Jan 26, 2015
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One star = Really bad; there’s a reason this book is self-pubbed.

Two stars = Mediocre, but one or two bright spots.

Three stars = Good; worth reading.

Four stars = Very good.

Five stars = Excellent; must-read.

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The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users.

By Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick

Rating:  star star star star star 

THE ART OF SOCIAL MEDIA: POWER TIPS FOR POWER USERS is a comprehensive tool for both beginners and veteran users of social media.

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Rebels of Jupiter

By Russell Beideman

Rating:  star star star star star 

In author Russell Beideman’s gritty space opera, an uncouth young detective must weather violent political upheaval to help save his ring world colony and lay his rebel father’s ghost to rest.

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Nick’s Very First Day of Baseball

By Kevin Christofora

Rating:  star star star star star 

Nick is signed up for baseball and ready for his first day of baseball practice.

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Keeper Chronicles: Awakening

By Katherine Wynter

Rating:  star star star star star 

When Rebekah’s father is brutally murdered, her quiet life running a bed-and-breakfast is shattered as her heritage as a demon slayer is revealed to her. Rebekah must learn to accept her destiny, even if it means trusting someone who broke her heart years before.

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Djoliba Crossing: Journeys Into West African Music And Culture

By Dave Kobrenski

Rating:  star star star star star 

A musician tells the story of his travels in Guinea, West Africa, learning about the people, history, music and rituals of the country.

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Federation City

By D.A. Clark

Rating:  star star star star star 

The Federation, a dystopian city thriving in the aftermath of a Toxic Era, starts to unravel as teenage boys begin disappearing from the seemingly peaceful city. Taren Manning sets out to find his missing friend and finds himself kidnapped; kick starting an adventure that caroms into the city’s underworld and nearby Hinterlands.

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Gettysburg 1913: The Complete Novel Of The Great Reunion

By Alan Simon

Rating:  star star star star star 

GETTYSBURG 1913 takes place 50 years after the battle, at the Great Reunion of both Union and Confederate veterans, many in their 80s, who came together one last time to commemorate the battle.

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Water Lessons

By Chadwick Wall

Rating:  star star star star star 

A displaced Louisiana man seeks a new home and career in New England – but is he really meant to leave his roots behind forever?

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Fluency

By Jennifer Foehner Wells

Rating:  star star star star star 

Dr. Jane Holloway, an internationally respected linguist, has been asked to act as Earth’s ambassador on a journey to an apparently abandoned spaceship that’s on a collision path with an asteroid. The ship is far from abandoned, however, as Jane begins to communicate telepathically with a creature that insists that the fate of humanity (and beyond) is in her hands. But can she trust this creature?

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The Mural

By Jeffry R. Halverson

Rating:  star star star star star 

Phoenix journalist Tyler Anderson is disenchanted with his job, his city, and his life. He begs his editor to let him cover a story outside the city, hoping that some time away from the concrete and metal will allow him to clear his head. A mysterious mural has appeared overnight in the tiny town of Ketchum, and Tyler decides this story will be his big break.

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The Immigrant

By Alfred Woolacott III

Rating:  star star star star star 

A young Scotsman is brought to America as an indentured servant and must build a new life for himself and his family.

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Red Queen: The Substrate Wars

By Jeb Kinnison

Rating:  star star star star star 

As a new school year ramps up on campus, Justin Smith began another day at the Artificial Life lab running ALife simulations on human evolution.