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Bridges Between Our Hearts (Love that Does Not Die #3)

Jennifer Collins. Words in the Wings Press. $15.99 paperback (302p), ISBN 978-1-7376766-8-3; $7.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7376766-9-0


As Larissa resolves to live life to its
fullest, changing family configurations create emotional chasms she never imagined. Along this journey, she builds bridges to those she loves.

The Faces of Unborn Butterflies

Mariela G. George. Astarta. $19.50 paperback (270p), ISBN 978-954-350-364-3; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B0CQ38FBPV


Investigator Adriana Denkova, a Bulgarian immigrant, anchors the story, which delves into such themes as domestic violence and trauma. A tapestry of diverse characters enriches the narrative.

Familiar Setting

Maivo Suárez, trans. from the Spanish by Jacqueline C. Nanfito. Austin Macauley Publishers. $10.95 paperback (120p),
ISBN 979-8-88910-416-2; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 979-8-88910-417-9

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Suárez weaves together 10 tales that delve deep into the complexities of family, exposing the raw, often painful underbelly of relationships.

The Gambler’s Game: Based on the True Story of the Only American to Break the Bank at Monte Carlo

James Darnborough. Pinewood Media. $21.95 paperback (430p), ISBN 978-0-9971340-5-6; $21.83 audio (13 hrs. 33 mins.), ASIN B0CSLZDN9W

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This journey takes the reader from the 1880s Wild West to Gilded Age New York, Edwardian London, and Belle Epoque Monte Carlo.

Hackett at Large: Tales of a Reporter’s Life in Paris 1961–1968

Jack Fitzgerald. Victura Publishers. $9.99 paperback (156p), ISBN 979-8-8733-4075-0; $2.99 audio (3 hrs.), ASIN B0CT1L9JPC


A collection of humorous short stories about fictional American journalist Ben Hackett in Paris in the 1960s.

Little Ships

Sandra Scofield. Wellstone Press. $17.95 paperback (352p), ISBN 978-1-930835-31-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 979-8-3509-3875-3


When a young mother dies, her adolescent daughters and their inconsolable father move in with his parents, and the grandmothers struggle to find a way forward for them all.

Marriage and Hanging

Genevieve Morrissey. Genevieve Morrissey. $14.99 paperback (302p), ISBN 978-1-7351096-8-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7351096-9-5


In 1832, Rev. Josiah Woodley is arrested after a pregnant young mill girl is found hanged. It’s up to his wife, Rachel, to vindicate her husband, but can she uncover the truth in time?

Shorty Blue

R. Lee Walker.
iUniverse. $13.99 paperback (158p), ISBN 978-1-6632-3803-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-6632-3804-7


A story that explores the rivalry, conflicts, and jealousy that family members face when a loved one with money dies. It is a journey in human emotions.

The War on Sarah Morris

Kathleen Jones. Legacy Book Press. $17.99 paperback (238p)

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A book editor is demoted when her company is reorganized.

Wedding in the Sandcastle

Sayed H. Rohani.
Austin Macauley Publishers. $14.95 paperback (194p), ISBN 978-1-0358-2231-7; $4.50 e-book, ISBN

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This novel explores themes of love, ambition, and the consequences of a manipulation of a young girl who works herself into a passion.

What Lies Buried

Leslie Kain. Atmosphere Press. $18.95 paperback (346p), ISBN 979-8-89132-181-6; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B0CSWW8CFL


Gavin’s family’s mob past triggers his C-PTSD fight-or-flight responses. Katie vows to stand by him, but must choose between saving their marriage and saving their child and the self she buried long ago.


The 3rd November 2020 Conspiracy: Eliminate President Trump (Michael F. Black #2)

Edouard Onana. Black Diamond. $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-2-9820863-3-3

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Framed for murder amid election turmoil, former FBI agent Michael F. Black unravels a conspiracy that implicates the White House and unknown military forces. Will he save the country from its darkest hour?

Arctic Revelation: A Thousand Lifetimes in the Blink of an Eye

Hugh Finch. New London Publishing. $13.99 paperback (336p), ISBN 979-8-9897725-0-6; $5.99 e-book, ASIN B0CR5X1WJQ


With his career and
reputation on the line, Dr. Christian Yates refuses to abandon his controversial theory that human DNA contains an infinite repository of ancestral memories.

The Delusion

T.O. Paine. Dark Swallow Books. $3.99 e-book, ISBN 979-8-9866958-3-9; $13.99 audio (9 hrs.,14 mins.), ISBN 979-8-8686-0571-0

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A psychology graduate student must
rescue her professor before a narcissistic madman uses her research to gaslight the world.

Killing Johnny Miracle

J.K. Franko. Rum House Publishing. $19.99 paperback (440p), ISBN 978-1-8382759-3-8


Johnny is going to divorce Mary, and he can take everything she holds dear. But now that Mary has learned a few unforgivable truths, she’s motivated. Johnny is going to pay—with his life. But there are others with a score to settle with Johnny. And in the deadly game of retribution, there’s no knowing who will survive.

The Need to Know

Dan Lerch. BookBaby. 99¢ e-book, ISBN 979-8-3509-2246-2


The Devil’s Demons, a criminal motorcycle gang, is making tens of millions of dollars by murdering homeless men in a sinister scheme that is unprecedented in criminal history.

The Root of All Evil (A Clara and Iris Mystery #3)

Kim Carter. Raven South Publishing. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B0CTL1DVMB


A police detective presents PIs Clara Samples and Iris Hadley with an unusual double murder case. It’s already been solved, but family members of both the victims and the offenders have doubts that the jury got it right.

The Trap

Patrice Gilles. Austin Macauley Publishers. $14.95 paperback (208p), ISBN 978-1-0358-3047-3; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-0358-3048-0

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This high-stakes thriller offers a penetrating look into the dark corridors of statecraft, media manipulation, and international intrigue.

Trouble Rumbles at Dawn

K-Lee Starland. Austin Macauley Publishers. $32.95 (258p), ISBN 979-8-88910-135-2; $17.95 paperback, ISBN 979-8-88910-134-5

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Welcome to the tranquil yet precarious town of Indigo Flats, nestled in the vast expanse of west Texas. Its peaceful facade shatters when a prominent businessman is brutally murdered, and a cache of guns and drugs is unearthed, which sends shockwaves through the region, putting the feared Mexican Ortega cartel on high alert.


All the Dark Voices

Philip Myles Dane. Philip Myles Dane Publishing . $28.99 (344p), ISBN 979-8-9891533-1-2; $18.99 paperback (410p), ISBN 979-8-9891533-0-5

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A modern-day nomad charts the course to world peace through the unseen evil forces and their human counterparts. Three powerful women guide Thomas Shelton to success.

Humanity’s First Test: Books 1–5

Ignacio RB. 4th Floor Publishing House. $19.99 paperback (392p), ISBN 979-8-9901083-0-1; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 979-8-9901083-2-5

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Hard sci-fi covering the invention of an FTL phone and changing institutions that have stood for thousands of years.

Lann Dàn—Blades of Destiny (Dàn Cycle #1)

James Raquepau. Destiny Cycle Publishers. $11.99 paperback (326p), ISBN 979-8-9896602-0-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 979-8-9896602-2-3

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This fifth-century semihistorical fantasy set in Celtic Ireland initially pits pre-Viking Norse raiders against Tuatha gods and Gaelic warriors in a battle for the heart and soul of Emerald Erin.

The Shirker

Mark J. Schultis. Neo Apsis Publishing. $17.99 paperback (316p), ISBN 979-8-223-84621-5; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B0CMHCPHSP

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Vio Recarey looks for opportunity on the frontier world Obcasio II, where saving a local philanthropist could have lasting and fatal consequences for the entire planet.

A Southern Enchantress

Deborah Trahan, illus. by Ronaldo Alves. Atmosphere Press. $27.99 (364p), ISBN 979-8-89132-073-4; $18.99 paperback, ISBN 979-8-89132-044-4

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Mix together trapped spirits, a reluctant enchantress, and an irresistible rogue to learn that tarot and folk magic arrive in time to avenge an evil deed from the past.


Dark Awakening (The Crown of the Seven Realms #1)

A.L. Hampton. A.L. Hampton. $18.99 paperback (576p), ISBN 979-8-9892342-0-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 979-8-9892342-1-9

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Rhyland, an age-old vampire, is irresistibly drawn to Danica. Their love kindles amid shadows of danger in this epic, forbidden romance saga.

Earthquake Ethan (Forces of Nature #3)

R.L. Merrill. Celie Bay Publications. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B0CQFV9XLB


Actor Ethan shakes things up wherever he goes, and his manager, Arthur, is afraid he’ll be left in the wreckage. Can these two opposites find love on solid ground?

The Long Journey to You

Vincent Traughber Meis. Spectrum Books. $14.99 paperback (358p),
ISBN 978-1-915905-33-8; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B0CQFPYGWW

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Nathan’s traumatic past challenges but cannot stop the arc that brings him to Mateo.

Seven Days in Seattle

Rita A. Gordon. 12:56 a.m. $27.99 (272p), ISBN 979-8-9853566-6-3; $7.99 e-book, ISBN 979-8-9853566-5-6

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Raven Nichols flies to Seattle looking to recuperate from a breakup and reconnect with her sister the week before a career-defining meeting. What she finds turns her world upside down.

X in Provence

Tani Ruiz. Austin Macauley Publishers. $19.95 paperback (298p), ISBN 978-1-0358-1630-9; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-0358-1632-3

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A story of destructive love that portrays the other Provence, where beauty and beastliness collide to smash the stereotype of the region as an all-round paradise.


Doc, What Would You Do in My Shoes? How to Circumnavigate a Cancer Diagnosis

Gemaine Owen. Gemaine Owen. $9.99 paperback (92p), ASIN B0CVR5TYCN; 99¢ e-book, ASIN B0CVMDRR1L


This book offers answers to the cancer patient who may be overwhelmed with too many decisions to make at one time yet must make informed decisions about their care.

Enlightened Management: Insights on Creating a Respectful, Dignified, and Successful Work Environment

Alejandro Diaz. Alejandro Diaz. $15.99 paperback (82p), ISBN 979-8-8674-8671-6


Drawing on 35 years in management and personal experiences, Diaz shows a better way to manage, one where trust and respect are the key to ultimate success for all.

His Place at the Table

Diane Nares. Austin Macauley Publishers. $16.95 paperback (240p), ISBN 979-8-88693-847-0; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 979-8-88693-848-7

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Nares’s book introduces readers to the world of childhood cancer. This is a world that no one wants to enter. This reality became a place that she knew intimately.

Making Lemonade

Liana Shaw. Austin Macauley Publishers. $11.95 paperback (136p), ISBN 978-1-0358-2284-3; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-0358-2285-0

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The story of a child born and raised in a home filled with domestic violence and dysfunction, and her journey to overcome the lemons life gave her.

My Father’s Story: The Murder of the Best Man I’ve Ever Known

Eric Johnson. Eric Johnson. $24.99 (362p), ISBN 978-1-961804-30-2; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-0880-8892-0

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Johnson delves into the life and tragic death of his father, who was brutally murdered in his own home by his ex-girlfriend. She took not only his life but also that of his beloved dog.

Paris for Life: Notes from a Lifetime in and out of Paris

Barry Frangipane. Savory Adventures Publishing. $17.95 paperback (244p), ISBN 978-0-9836141-3-5; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9836141-5-9

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Frangipane experiences riots, bombings, and culture clashes, and helps to save a famous mime’s home from foreclosure in 1970s Paris.

Psychosis & Guitars

Batson Sludge. Batson Sludge. $7.75 paperback (66p), ISBN 979-8-8690-7471-3; $3.75 e-book, ASIN B0B791FDC4


A trippy, stream-of-consciousness book about music and mental illness. Music is the author’s therapy. Music is the author’s coping mechanism.

Spirit Guides on Speed Dial: A Pragmatic Approach to Getting What You Want

Jules Apollo. Utopian Forest. $19.99 paperback (208p), ISBN 979-8-9891599-0-1; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 979-8-9891599-1-8

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Curious about your spirit guides? This book offers simple scripts and pragmatic tips to help you start working with them in chapter 1. You might as well get their help—they’re already with you.

Still Rambling Down Life’s Road

Kevin Pettit. Authors’ Tranquility Press. $12.99 paperback (172p), ISBN 978-1-962859-09-7


Gain insight into life post–traumatic brain injury through unedited diary excerpts. Laugh, learn, and find resilience in adversity.

The Story of Billy Biscuit

Engbert Johansen. Book Vine Press. $9.99 paperback (18p), ISBN 978-1-955885-02-7


Billy Biscuit’s story is inspired by a remarkable real dog who left a lasting impression, prompting the author to ensure his memory lives on.

You Are a Sovereign Woman of Strength, Love, and Grace: Embrace Your Journey

Elizabeth Upton. Silver Woman of Fire Press. $12.99 paperback (134p), ISBN 979-8-218-29417-5; $1.99 e-book, ASIN B0CV8TM9CX

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This book helps you find the essence of your sovereignty and encourages you to live a life devoid of doubt, fear, and despair.


Give Your All to God: Be a Pleasing and Delightful Offering

Morris Williams. Author’s Fortune Press and Media. $9.99 paperback (192p), ISBN 978-1-956742-23-7


God is pleased that you want to devote your entire life to him. Do you know how to give every part of your life to God?

The Gospel of Fury: The World of Make Believe (Fury 3.1)

Ignatius Benjamin Fury. Expresso Publishing. $19.99 (264p), ISBN 979-8-89090-284-9; $11.99 paperback, ISBN 979-8-89090-279-5

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Mankind transitions from youth to accountability as God delivers his modern message through Angel Fury, guiding us to embrace history and embark on his mission.

Meet God: An Introduction to the God of the Bible

Greg Carman. Great Writers Media. $8.99 paperback (156p), ISBN 978-1-957148-48-9


The intent of this book is to provide a simple but accurate description of God, the creator and sustainer of life, as revealed in the Bible.

A Place of Love & Light: A Journey Back to Compassion, Authenticity, and Making a Positive Contribution to the World

Ellen Edmondson. Ellen Edmondson. $23.99 paperback (370p), ISBN 979-8-89109-026-2; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B0CMKLXJWR

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A collection of wisdom that expands your awareness and connection with your higher source and life’s purpose. It will steer your life toward a place of meaning, love, and purpose.

The Power of Your Smile

William J. Kalanta. WestBow Press. $13.95 paperback (162p), ISBN 978-1-6642-8554-5; $8.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-6642-8555-2


Using jokes and anecdotes, William Kalanta offers many reasons why a person should smile. He uses humor as a way of expressing profound, inspirational truths in a way that anyone can understand.


The Adventures of Miles and Millie

Therese Hoofnagle. Brilliant Books Literary. $9.99 paperback (28p), ISBN 979-8-88945-402-1; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B0CMFW1D7S


Miles and Millie are two basset hounds who love to tell the story of how they were saved by an animal shelter.


Angela Ellen Grey. Shady Oak Press. $16.99 paperback (340p), ISBN 978-1-961841-01-7; $7.99 e-book, ASIN B0CTK8F2PJ


The poems and prose from this coming-of-age Indigenous historical novel-in-verse are the dialogue and thoughts between two 13-year-olds.

Ickle Pickle

S.A Miller. Austin Macauley Publishers. $21.95 paperback (152p), ISBN 978-1-3984-9681-1; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-3984-9682-8

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A young boy persecuted by the school bully finds unexpected friendships of the canine type to help him overcome and win against all odds.

Maverick Learns to Tie His Skates

Gina and Abdul Usufzy, illus. by Jason Velazquez. Csit Publishing. $14.95 paperback (28p), ISBN 979-8-9884137-0-7, Amazon, Barnes & Noble

A young boy masters the skill of tying his skates in this story exploring themes of perseverance and independence.

Pickle Juice & Patty Cakes Ice Cream Adventure

Heather Marie, illus. by Hanif Roihan. PJ & PC Frenchie Publications. $19.99 (32p), ISBN 979-8-218-26891-6; $13.50 paperback, ISBN 979-8-218-23189-7, Amazon

Two French bulldogs frolic under the morning sun, encountering obstacles, learning the value of kindness, and savoring delightful ice cream treats.

Quite Early One Planet: The Arrival

Jerome Austin McNicholl. Brilliant Books Literary. $11.99 paperback (78p), ISBN 979-8-88945-452-6


This is a mythical tale about the origins of our alphabet as creatures with feathers, scales, and agile bodies.

Six Tidies Up

Adam Green, illus. by Alexandria Skaltsounis. Austin Macauley Publishers. $10.95 paperback (34p), ISBN 978-1-0358-1652-1; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-1-0358-1653-8

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Six is a six-toed mischievous cat who has fun and educational adventures with her family and friends.

Taking Flight

Elizabeth Melott. Brilliant Books Literary. $9.99 paperback (34p), ISBN 979-8-88945-344-4


In the faraway land of Mythia, where dragons once ruled the skies atop the Cloudtouch Peaks, a young dragon named Icy attends the prestigious dragon academy.

Where Is Grandma?

Shari Farris, illus. by Junior Mclean. Ferris Wheel Books. $13.99 paperback (26p), ISBN 979-8-9896862-0-9

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A game of hide-and-seek turns into a fun search for Grandma as Milla and her grandma play their special game.

The Young Samaritan

J. Schuyler Sprowles. BookBaby. $14.99 paperback (266p), ISBN 979-8-35093-110-5; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B0CQZ178J5

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A Samaritan boy in the time of Christ is forced to flee home. During his perilous journey, he encounters a band of sojourners led by a man they call rabbi. Many say he is the Messiah.