May 24, 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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Flare
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Flare

By Jonathan Maas

Rating:  star star star star star 

In an unknown timeframe, Earth is seared by a flare-up of our sun. Those who venture outside during the day are rapidly burned alive.

Xelie
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Xelie’s Gift

By Michele McGuire

Rating:  star star star star star 

Yes, this is a story about a dog named Xelie. Author Michele McGuire met her Picardy Shepherd on a trip to Austria and enthusiastically brought the dog home to join with the others.

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Bleeding Gull

By Raed Anis Al-Jishi

Rating:  star star star star star 

Al-Jishi’s poetry collection BLEEDING GULL: LOOK, FEEL, FLY is a spare, arresting volume of short poems generally focused on the interplay between human nature and Mother Nature.

WhiteRiver
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The White River Killer

By Steven Wilson

Rating:  star star star star star 

A farmer and occasional journalist gets in over his head when he covers the murder of a young Arab student.

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Sleeping to Death

By G.D.Baum

Rating:  star star star star star 

A martial artist and bodyguard must solve the murder of his client’s brother, while mourning his late wife, watching his mentor die, and protecting those he loves.

BabyLook
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Hey, Baby Look

By Kate Shannon

Rating:  star star star star star 

Sparking chatter and vocabulary, HEY, BABY, LOOK is a beautifully designed board book that offers a simple, thoughtful narrative to provide visual stimulation and talking points for babies and toddlers.

System
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System: With His Face in the Sun

By Jon A Davidson

Rating:  star star star star star 

In a world controlled by the all-knowing System, its creator’s grandson must come to terms with the possibility that it may not be as benevolent as it seems.

Deceased
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Wife of the Deceased

By Dawn M. Bell

Rating:  star star star star star 

A widow must come to terms with the loss of her husband and learn to go on with her life without him.
Dawn Bell had a wonderful life—a beautiful daughter, a fulfilling job, good friends, and most of all, a loving and much-beloved husband.

Print
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Blackcloak

By W. James Chan

Rating:  star star star star star 

A man destined to be a powerful weapon struggles with self-identity as powerful forces race to claim him for their side. BLACKCLOAK: A MAN OF HIS SWORD is a dream-like adventure through a shattered mind in a world filled with strange creatures and unusual magic.

Freddy
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Freddy Fumple and the Mindmonsters

By Vegard Svingen

Rating:  star star star star star 

A 10-year-old boy moves to the country with his parents and older sister, only to realize that their new house is haunted and there are strange creatures popping up unexpectedly in his backyard.

Breakthrough
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The Breakthrough

By Frederic C. Hartman

Rating:  star star star star star 

An investigation into the negative emotions that keep us from becoming fully engaged in our present lives, THE BREAKTHROUGH aims to help readers become fully (and healthily) conscious.

Magee
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Nikki Magee

By Peter Wendt

Rating:  star star star star star 

An orphaned girl overcomes abuse through the help of a mob boss and finds success in a rock band. This book covers several years in the life of an amazing girl.