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Publius Valerius Poplicola. U.N.I.T. Publications. $15 paper (219p), ISBN 978-1-71988-073-2, Amazon

Set in a dystopian society that parallels our own, this novel bears witness to its downward spiral from the present day through 2052 via slice-of-life vignettes.

Death and Other Things: Stories

Kimberly LaRocca. Kimberly LaRocca. $6.99 paper (88p), ISBN 978-1-79425-245-5


In this collection of short stories, the many facades of death are examined, occasionally with a wry and backward glance and occasionally through gut-wrenching horror.

Inside the Mind of Martin Mueller

EA Luetkemeyer. BookBaby. $14.99 paper (150p), ISBN 978-1-5439-5040-3; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B07KBH28JB

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Retired billionaire Martin Mueller believes the prison he’s an inmate of is in the basement of his country estate and that his mission in life is to alter the course of human evolution.

In the Doghouse: A Couple’s Breakup from Their Dog’s Point of View

Teri Case. Teri Case. $26 hardcover (350p), ISBN 978-0-9997015-2-2; $15.99 paper (392p), ISBN 978-0-9997015-3-9

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Skip is a rescue dog who loves living with John and Lucy. But when John leaves Lucy, Skip’s world is turned upside down. Skip is determined to guide Lucy through her identity crisis, but he’s guarding a secret: he’s to blame for the breakup.

La Jolla Shores Murders: A Bishop Bone Mystery

Robert Rogers. Robert G. Rogers. $9.86 paper (422p), ISBN 978-1-983070-16-7


A party in a wealthy enclave north of San Diego ends with a murdered hostess. Bishop Bone takes the case at the request of ex-client who is being blackmailed.

Little Girl Leaving: A Novel Based on a True Story

Lisa Blume. Illumine. $16 paper (362p), ISBN 978-0-692-10406-4


Based on a true story and told from the first-person, present-tense perspective of the child, this novel presents various forms of child abuse and how children are forced to confront them.

No Ordinary Man: Obsession Defined This Soldier’s Secret Double Life

Nicky Webber. Media Publishers. $15.99 paper (306p), ISBN 978-0-9582314-1-1


Mick’s secret double life throughout WWII continued after he returned home in 1945. This true story explores this courageous ANZAC soldier’s fight for survival.

A Place, a Warrior, a Boy, and the Atlantic Charter

G.W. Canning. AuthorHouse. $20.99 paper (262p), ISBN 978-1-5462-4588-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-4589-6


The worlds of two young men on opposing sides of WWII collide as British and American leaders meet in Newfoundland, desperately searching for peace.

Remove This Cup: But Not My Will

H.L. Grey. Dorrance Publishing. $16 paper (198p), ISBN 978-1-4809-9116-3

The Studebaker family of Houston confronts the right and wrong in today’s issues of gender, race, religion, and politics. Are they permanently divided, or can they find common ground?

The Surgion’s Mate

Gerald Stulc. First Edition Design Publishing. $24.95 hardcover (318p), ISBN 978-1-5066-0957-7, Amazon

A historical fiction drama of adventure, romance, intrigue, and medicine during the Napoleonic Wars, involving a young man’s ambition and quest for his family.

A Walk with John: The Power of Love and Hate

Lauren Ball. iUniverse. $10.95 paper (116p), ISBN 978-0-595-44996-5


During a hike in the mountains, Lauren runs into John, an engaging fellow with a disarming smile who claims to have been sent to answer all of his questions—about life and anything else.


In the Cradle of Silence: Inner and Outer Journeys Through Beauty, Pain, Laughter, Reverie and the Infinite

Gary Siegel. Epigraph Books. $17.95 paper (168p), ISBN 978-1-948796-52-1


A poetic journey through inner and outer aspects of life. Each chapter is a self-contained flow of differing material.

Poems and Other Nonsense

Dexter Satterwhite. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (168p), ISBN 978-1-984511-91-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-984511-92-8


Satterwhite’s view of life and the human experience written in poetic verse and lines.

What Luck

Suzanne O’Connell, illus. by Jeffrey O’Connell. Garden Oak Press. $16.95 paper (137p), ISBN 978-1-73237-532-1

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A collection of contrasts: 85 poems, some erotic, some gritty, each mining the eccentricities of small moments and making the commonplace memorable.



Eve DeLange. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (126p), ISBN 978-1-984559-37-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-984559-41-8


FBI agents Ragetti and Smitty set out to piece together clues that lead them to solving two cases at one time.

The Case of Billy’s Missing Gun

S.J. Slagle. S.J. Slagle. $9.99 paper (143p), ISBN 978-0-463-90055-0; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B07NL87J6T

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Supersleuth Lucy James is hired to find the Colt pistol that may have belonged to Billy the Kid. Be careful what you wish for—a smoking gun conceals the truth. The Kid is back.

Chaos at Crescent City Medical Center: The Alexandra Destephano Medical Thriller Series, Book One

Judith Lucci. Bluestone Valley Publishing. $15.99 paper (373p), ISBN 978-1-5122-7163-8; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B00AU2KHPG


A New Orleans attorney’s Mardi Gras takes a bloody turn when the wife of Louisiana’s governor is discovered unconscious and covered with blood.

Death at Crooked Creek

Mary Ann Cherry. Mary Ann Cherry. $14.99 paper (399p), ISBN 978-1-72459-299-6


A tractor draped with an advertising banner struck Jessie O’Bourne as a fun way to promote Montana’s Crooked Creek Art Expo, until she saw the bullet holes in the back window.

The Desire Card

Lee Matthew Goldberg. Fahrenheit Press. $13.99 paper (309p), ISBN 978-1-912526-35-2, Amazon

Any wish fulfilled for the right price: that’s the promise the card gives to its elite clients. But the price may be more menacing than they could ever imagine.

The Destiny Relic

Ed Mitchell. California Coast Publishing. $15.95 paper (312p), ISBN 978-0-9668447-1-9; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9668447-8-8

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Hank Cameron is the most hated and most hunted man in the Middle East. He’s been framed for stealing a religious relic that could end or inflame warfare around the world.

Fat Chance

R.J. Leahy. R.J. Leahy. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B00B3DROPW


Wisecracking New York City PI Sean McDermott is coerced into helping solve a missing persons case in rural New Mexico.

The Jew: Novel Based on a True Story

Dominik Poleski. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (252p), ISBN 978-1-5245-8308-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-8309-5


This is a survival story of a Jewish teenager and his mother in a small, isolated, and backward town in a Communist totalitarian state, amid hostility, discrimination, injustice, and poverty.

The Last Chance Lawyer: A Daniel Pike Novel

William Bernhardt. Babylon Books. $14.99 paper (344p), ISBN 978-1-948263-36-8


Lawyer Daniel Pike agrees to handle a simple adoption but soon discovers connections to a much larger conspiracy involving Florida gangs, Salvadoran cartels, politics—and murder.

A Mutual Addiction

Mary Widdicks. Outmanned Publishing. $14.99 paper (316p), ISBN 978-1-73297-620-7; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-73297-621-4

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For Cressida Dunhill, dreamless sleep is like dying every night. Then she meets Vee and realizes a mutual addiction might save her dreams. But at what cost?

The Scribe’s Deceit

Michael Berens. MJBerens Research. $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-73204-052-6

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The sudden death of an old priest and the discovery of a mysterious ancient fragment send a young woman and her mother on a life-changing adventure in the Judaean desert.

The Toy Maker’s Key (Every Now and Then)

J. Monroe McCoy. Dorrance Publishing. $21 paper (338p), ISBN 978-1-4809-9283-2

Jim is a simple man with a simple plan—until fate takes him on a journey to another place and time. His logs tell of a dangerous serial killer. As of today, Jim is still missing.

Venice Beach: A Novel

Emily Gallo. CreateSpace. $12.95 paper (344p), ISBN 978-1-5054-5621-9

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Finn, a hard-drinking and cantankerous Irish writer, is in the midst of a downward spiral. After his wife’s death, he finds himself penniless and is forced to move in with his daughter.


The 21st Centuryon

Clay Moor. AuthorHouse. $13.95 paper (392p), ISBN 978-1-58721-955-9; $4.95 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-5480-1


Moor’s tale tells why, in the author’s view, America is a jumble of overlapping neuroses culminating in herd psychosis. It also mirrors the events of the society from years ago.


Jacques St-Malo. Ballista Press. $15.29 paper (342p), ISBN 978-0-578-44629-5; $5.14 e-book, ASIN B07M6V9Y21


World powers compete to control the genetics of intellect, and a man’s DNA holds a key piece of the puzzle.

Darkness on the Horizon

Christopher Renna. Christopher Renna. $10.99 paper (295p), ISBN 978-0-578-44403-1

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Two friends offer Morgan the love he doesn’t receive at home. Soon he learns their dark secret. Because of his love for them, it’s a secret he promises to keep.

Kairos (Quest for a New World #2)

Donald Morgan Edwards. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (238p), ISBN 978-1-984530-12-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-984530-11-0


Edwards is back with a story of survival as eight individuals and their children struggle to establish a human colony on a distant planet.


Marla L. Anderson. Wolfheart Press. $18.99 paper (432p), ISBN 978-0-9963249-2-2; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B07C74RTJR


Daniel Walker’s ambition to colonize a new world risks the life of the woman he loves and turns an unscrupulous nanotechnologist into a determined foe.

P.I.N.T.S. (Perpetrators Initiating Natural Tolerance Selection): The Blood Books, Vol. 1

T. Harris. Theresa M. Harris. $19.99 paper (376p), ISBN 978-0-692-09446-4


Twice-convicted felon Jane enters the Absolution Program to gain a new life. But Jane may find out the verdict regarding forgiveness has already been passed.

Project Tau

Jude Austin. KDP. $3.13 e-book, ASIN B01MF6X57D

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Clones (known as Projects) are viewed as no more than animals under the law. Kalin Taylor has never questioned this, until one day he ends up on the other side of that fence.

Prophecy of a Planet: The Meeting

Anthony B. Smellie. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (88p), ISBN 978-1-984571-67-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-984571-66-3

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Matoca makes an agreement with the Dark One to take control of Icka. Four clans find out and get together to stop him.


Bryan DeMinico. Balboa Press. $22.99 paper (362p), ISBN 978-1-982220-18-1

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In the year 3421, human, novus, and alien races coexist. The Galactic Interpol Society sends Agent Jonah to investigate stolen codes capable of crippling an artificial Earth-like planet.


Double Wow

Shellie Green-Baker. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (174p), ISBN 978-1-984509-36-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-984509-37-6


A young woman fights to get away from her abductor only to have him abduct her again.

The Portrait

Cassandra Austen. Apollo Grannus Books. $14.99 paper (337p), ISBN 978-1-73251-580-2; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-73251-581-9


Lady Catherine, banished to the countryside as a useless girl with a lame leg, inherits a secret family title. But one reckless decision from the past may ruin her chance at happiness.

Rock Hard (Chord Brothers #1)

M.J. Roberts. Eminent Press. $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-463-58395-1

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Drummer Ryder Chord has avoided feelings since the tragedy. Now Lexi tests his reserve and sanity. Rule #1 of bands: you never sleep with your friend’s sister when they’re both in the band.


640 Acres and Dirt Poor

Janet Godwin Meyer. AuthorHouse. $28.99 paper (590p), ISBN 978-1-5462-0555-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-0554-8


In her memoir, Meyer argues that working hard has its great advantages, especially when the same values are passed and practiced from one generation to another.

An Affair with Beauty—The Mystique of Howard Chandler Christy: Romantic Illusions

James Philip Head. North Loop Books. $46 hardcover (478p), ISBN 978-1-5456-3527-8


Painter Howard Chandler Christy returns to life through the eyes of his wife and former model Nancy, who inspires him to create his vision of beauty, the “Christy Girl.”

Always My Hero: The Road to Hope & Healing Following My Brother’s Death in Afghanistan

Renee Nickell. Lifewise Books. $29.99 hardcover (288p), ISBN 978-1-947279-70-4; $18.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-947279-69-8

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When a Marine was killed in action, his sister realized that siblings are often forgotten, fighting through PTSD with no support. She exchanged sorrow for strength to find hope.

Battles of Texas

Joseph P. Regan. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (306p), ISBN 978-1-5434-4456-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5434-4457-5


This book is an anthology of battles fought in Texas from 1758 to 1874 and is for readers with an interest in Texas or military history.

The Book of Enlightenment

Don. Dorrance Publishing. $9 paper (32p), ISBN 978-1-4809-6040-4

The author breaks down the different components of doubt, both theoretically and mathematically, with the aim of helping readers overcome doubts and evolve to enlightenment.

Creating Stories

Hank Quense. Strange Worlds Publishing.

$4.49 e-book, ASIN B01MZ6E3EM

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This book covers in depth both story design and storytelling.

Death to Life: Memoirs of Wendy Adams

Wendy Adams. Balboa Press. $17.99 paper (260p), ISBN 978-1-5043-0725-3


This memoir shares one woman’s journey from a troubled life to becoming a warrior for God.

A Dream for Peace

Ghoulem Berrah. Ghoulem Berrah Foundation. $29.99 paper (644p), ISBN 978-0-578-46076-5

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Freedom fighter for the Independence of Algeria, man of science, and lecturer at the Yale School of Medicine, Berrah describes his efforts to bring about world peace in this memoir.

Endless Days

Jayne McGregor. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (114p), ISBN 978-1-984555-46-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-984555-83-0


A single mother falls blindly in love with a handsome, fun-loving surgeon, but after moving in with him, she learns disturbing details about his past. Then his ex-wife cooks up a scheme that lands the woman in jail.

Family Terror Networks

Dean C. Alexander. BookBaby. $14.99 paper (264p), ISBN 978-1-5439-5323-7


This book analyzes the emerging and troubling facets of family terror networks.

From Liberty to Magnolia: In Search of the American Dream

Janice S. Ellis. Christian Faith Publishing. $37.95 hardcover (428p), ISBN 978-1-64114-753-8; $22.95 paper (428p), ISBN 978-1-64114-751-4

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Ellis recounts the journey of an African-American woman overcoming racism and sexism in America.

God Must Think I’m A Bad Ass

Essence Unique. Essence Unique. $8.22 e-book, ASIN B07GTB76VN


A 20-year-old is stricken with an incurable brain disorder. She endures nine brain surgeries, and her life is turned upside down. But she prevails and brings light to others.

I’m Alive: A Near Death Encounter, an Out of Body Experience

Jeannette Foltz. Dorrance Publishing. $10 paper (42p), ISBN 978-1-4809-4860-0

In this account of her out-of-body experience, Foltz argues that there is something beyond this world.

Inviting Muslims to Christ: Including Quotations and Commentary from the Bible and Quran

Randall Ireland. Middle East Religious Studies Foundation. $15 paper (254p), ISBN 978-0-692-81648-6; $3 e-book, ISBN 978-0-692-81650-9

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A message to Muslim believers that encourages them to compare the Bible and Koran, presented in a narrative of mutual respect for each faith.

The Irreducible Primary: A Dialogue on Nature, Spirituality, and the Human Condition

Rob Taylor. Rob Taylor. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B07JQLCFK6


An unapologetic challenge to perspectives on spirituality and how they are applied to the constructs of human conduct.

Just a Thought

Richard Byrd. AuthorHouse. $22.99 paper (106p), ISBN 978-1-5462-5228-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-5229-0


Each thought in this book is intended to elevate individuals into their own unique directions.

A Layperson’s Guide to Legal Research and Self-Help Law Books

Kendall F. Svengalis. New England Law Press. $99.95 hardcover (400p), ISBN 978-0-9963524-9-9, Amazon

A legal research and bibliographical guide to self-help legal literature with reviews of 800 titles in 85 legal specialties.

Leigh: He Carried His Disability with Grace and Dignity

Charlene McIver. Charlene McIver. $25 paper (170p), ISBN 978-0-648-41780-4

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A biography of the author’s son, who struggled with a physical disability, which covers surgical procedures and hospital shortfalls. His experiences within the hospital initiated changes.

Let’s Make a Contract: Getting Your Teen Through Substance Abuse

Ann Schiebert. Andrew Benzie Books. $16.95 paper (280p), ISBN 978-1-941713-84-6


This book provides step-by-step, up-to-date techniques to help parents lead their teen out of the drug abyss.

Lost Without Him

Carol Scutt. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (190p), ISBN 978-1-984562-11-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-984562-10-4


Scutt shares the journey of two teenagers’ love based on commitment and determination. Their love for each other and Christ drew them together during all the difficult times.

Loving Difficult People at Difficult Times: A Path Towards Enlightenment

C.E. Herman. Balboa Press. $14.99 paper (218p), ISBN 978-1-4525-8315-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4525-8316-7


Herman attempts to lead readers to an in-depth understanding of unconditional love.

Making Sense of God in This Chaotic World (No Plan B)

James Hammond and Joseph Hammond. Dorrance Publishing. $9 paper (34p), ISBN 978-1-4809-8701-2

The Hammonds present focused meditations on God’s love and purpose for humankind. They encourage readers to discover God in their own lives and how to rise up and be an overcomer.

Memories of a Devil: My Life as a Jesuit in Dachau

Chester Fabisiak. Danuta B. Fabisiak. $18.99 paper (452p), ISBN 978-1-73211-700-6


Fabisiak’s memoir of his imprisonment at the hands of the Gestapo during WWII is a valuable reminder of the depths of humanity’s depravity—and of its grace.

Mike Honeycutt’s World of Hunting and Fishing

Mike Honeycutt. Trafford. $13.99 paper (138p), ISBN 978-1-4907-8804-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4907-8809-8


This travel book shares a collection of narratives about the author’s hunting and fishing experiences in remote areas of the world.

The Mystery of Life: What’s It All About? Discovering the Truth in a Skeptical World

David E. Peeples. Xlibris. $18.99 paper (466p), ISBN 978-1-984510-59-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-984510-60-0


This book challenges the standard Western worldview while exploring the questions of origin, meaning, morality, and destiny.

Power to Pray: God’s Immense Purposes for Our Simple Prayers

Don Andreson. WestBow Press. $13.95 paper (168p), ISBN 978-1-4497-4818-0


The Bible is filled with stories of people who prayed and saw amazing results. The aim of this book is to increase faith in everyone, so that God can act on Earth as in heaven.

A Professor and CEO: True Story

Richard T. Cheng. Xlibris. $25.99 paper (704p), ISBN 978-1-5434-8132-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5434-8131-0


The book covers over 60 years. It describes the author enduring two wars and how he became the $240 million professor.


Tricia Morrison. Tricia Morrison. $9.99 e-book, ASIN B07NF5VW68


This book introduces readers to the life skill of resilience and brings a fresh perspective on navigating life in this tumultuous and complex world.

Revolutionary Powercycles: The Science of Sweat

Giacomo Fasano. Bookwhip Company. $17.99 paper (718p), ISBN 978-1-948801-97-3


This book offers a program of exercise intended to help readers sweat out harmful lead in the body.

Success Philosophy: Standing on the Shoulders of Sleeping Giants

Daniel J. Skaarup. iUniverse. $13.99 paper (114p), ISBN 978-1-5320-4623-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-4624-7


Skaarup aims to help readers learn how to achieve any goal and create success in any career field.

This Day’s Joy

Gina Prosch. Lohman Hills Creative. $14.99 paper (386p), ISBN 978-1-984130-73-0

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This micro-memoir, culled from Prosch’s Facebook page, works as a prescription for a more joyful life.

Unadorned in Love, in Bed, or Bedding: Wisdom Confucius Could Have Shared but Didn’t

Yang Hanlun. Partridge Publishing. $10.14 paper (64p), ISBN 978-1-5437-4854-3


This book is a collection of sayings wise ancients like Confucius—if they were still around today—would share with us on love, sex, marriage, and passion, in and out of the bedroom.

We Dwell in Possibilities: What American Women Think About Practically Everything!

Carlotta G. Holton. Dorrance Publishing. $16 paper (202p), ISBN 978-1-4809-9158-3

A journalist and author examines how American women have progressed and what’s next. Based on Holton’s intensive study of original research, interviews, and analysis.

Woven: Removing Masks, Reclaiming Identity, Restoring Relationships, Reinventing Leadership, Reaching the World

Cynthia K. Stiverson. iUniverse. $20.99 paper (312p), ISBN 978-1-5320-4126-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-4125-9


Stiverson shares the story of Woven Women, a sisterhood of love that helps women find support through a ministry with Christ.


Ace Carroway and the Great War

Guy Worthey. CreateSpace. $7.99 paper (112p), ISBN 978-1-976482-39-7

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Pilot Cecilia “Ace” Carroway is shot down behind enemy lines. She and her ragtag fellow prisoners must escape to freedom, but Ace won’t go without inflicting some damage first.

The Adventures of Vince the Cat: Vince Discovers the Golden Triangle

Heidi Bryant. Ipsum Agency. $11.58 hardcover (55p), ISBN 978-1-9993312-3-8; $6.42 e-book, ISBN 978-1-9993312-4-5

Vince, Heidi, and Jon journey to India, where they visit beautiful sites, experience a Hindu festival, sample the delicious cuisine, and eventually discover the Golden Triangle.

Aki & Paris (A True Story)

Mimi Chester. AuthorHouse. $20.99 paper (38p), ISBN 978-1-5462-4134-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-4133-1


This is the real story of an American family of a mom, a dad, an adopted white puppy, and a rescued Maine coon kitten.

A Circle of Sharks: The Secret List

Kelly Tully. Filiorum Publishing. $7.99 paper (112p), ISBN 978-0-9994315-7-3; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9994315-8-0

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A secret list of fears has come to life for 10-year-old Ren Singerson, and he will have to find the courage to save himself and the creatures that scare him the most.

Exile of the Sky God

P. Anastasia. Jackal Moon Press. $16.95 hardcover (282p), ISBN 978-0-9974485-7-3; $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-9974485-8-0


An adaptation of the lore behind the sky god Horus, one of the most powerful gods in ancient history. He embarks on a journey of self-discovery with extraordinary revelations.

Farmer’s Son, Military Career

Clarence Vold. Page Publishing. $17.95 paper (334p), ISBN 978-1-63417-861-7


Vold sought life beyond what he knew. Answering the call, he serves 30 years with honor in the U.S. Air Force and achieves the distinguished rank of chief master sergeant.

Gularian Islands

Tracey C. Ayres. Balboa Press. $10.64 paper (196p), ISBN 978-1-50431330-8

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A holiday ends in a plane crash on a remote island where strange things are happening.

Hello, My Name Is Bunny! London

Matt Bloom, illus. by Pippa Mayell. Matt Bloom. $21.95 hardcover (80p), ISBN 978-0-9976425-1-3, Amazon

Foxes in peril? No problem. Bunny Bloom to the rescue. This is the tale of a small kitty with a big heart who’s finally found her fur-ever home and is paying forward her good fortune.

Kennedy and Her Bink/Kennedy y su chupeta: Book 1

Maureen Sky, illus. by Maricella Obando Moya. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (24p), ISBN 978-1-5434-7677-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5434-7678-1


Kennedy loves her bink—her pacifier—and brings it everywhere. However, as she grows, Kennedy knows that she must part with her bink and substitute it for a soft blanket.

Not Gonna Write Poems: A Poetry Book for All the Non Poets

Michael A. Lee, illus. by Michael and Jessica Lee. Lulu. $27.98 hardcover (124p), ISBN 978-1-4834-9712-9; $11.97 paper, ISBN 978-1-4834-9565-1

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A collection of whimsical poetry and drawings for children and adults of all ages.

Olyvianna: The Incontinent Octopus

Cindy Graves, illus. by Mark Ruben Abacajan. Xlibris. $21.99 paper (30p), ISBN 978-1-5434-6368-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5434-6369-9


A young octopus learns to control her ink by releasing it, thus gaining control by expression, rather than repression.

Sassie’s New Home

Erin Albright, illus. by Alexandra Hombs. Albright Creative. $22.95 hardcover (20p), ISBN 978-0-578-45681-2; $14.95 paper (20p), ISBN 978-0-578-44332-4


This story helps children deal with pet loss. Lanie’s beloved dog, Sassie, dies. Lanie’s mom explains what heaven is like for dogs and Sassie’s important new job in heaven.

Smeagull the Seagull: A True Story

Mark Seth Lender, illus. by Valerie Elaine Pettis. Seahouse Press. $25 hardcover (56p), ISBN 978-1-7321929-0-4, Amazon

This is the true story of a wild herring gull who knocks on the door to be fed. When Smeagull disappears, it makes clear what an important family member he has become.

Sophia and Leo Save the Day

S.M. Scarlet. S.M. Scarlet. $9.99 paper (32p), ISBN 978-1-79525-591-2


Sophia and Leo couldn’t wait to start their winter adventures together. When they find out the animal rescue shelter will close down in a few days, they know they have to help save it.

Timothy Mean and the Time Machine

William A.E. Ford, illus. by Marcelo Simonetti. William Ford. $9.99 paper (26p), ISBN 978-1-73075-807-2


Timothy goes on a magical rhyming adventure as he skips through time and pranks with pirates, gets daring with dragons, and even teases a T. rex.