Aug 29, 2016
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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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WICKEDPRAYER
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Demons, death and the dark side in: WICKED PRAYERS

By S.D. Moore

Rating:  star star star star star 

WICKED PRAYERS is a cautionary tale for any would-be occultists considering dabbling in the darker arts: some things are better left dead.

FORESTBEAST
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A quest to save a young girl’s father in: LEGEND OF THE FOREST BEAST

By Don M. Winn

Rating:  star star star star star 

Three boys and a girl go on a quest to find Layla’s kidnapped father.

PEPPERY
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Trials and triumphs of historic Alexandria in: PEPPERY WINDS

By Lorenz Waldmann

Rating:  star star star star star 

PEPPERY WINDS is an adventurous epic novel set in the first century AD, opening with the drama of terrifying and murderous anti-Semitic riots in Alexandria, where Jews and Greeks had lived in peace for generations.

EVERYTHING
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A memoir combined with a self-help book on impotence in: EVERYTHING YOU NEVER WANTED TO KNOW

By Rick and Brenda Redner

Rating:  star star star star star 

Rick and Brenda Redner reveal their personal problems and how they arrived at important decisions to help anyone suffering from similar physical issues.

ANGELBOY
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Angels and madmen in: ANGELBOY VOL. 2

By N.M. Beguesse

Rating:  star star star star star 

A young angel with heroic powers finds himself in the middle of a dangerous feud between childhood friends in this fast-paced graphic novel.

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Dark, family secrets are uncovered in: THE CARSWELL COVENANT

By Steve Fisher

Rating:  star star star star star 

Two brothers nearly lose their lives uncovering their grandfather’s secret; a secret that could have long-lasting effects on both the religious world and the already strained relationship between the Jews and the Arabs.

RAVEN
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The battle is set against demons, a demon hunters and humanity in: RAVEN’S PEAK

By Lincoln Cole

Rating:  star star star star star 

A hell of a series start finds a demon hunter searching for a way of rescuing her adoptive father from the grips of a demon and solving the mystery of Raven’s Peak.

WARRIORWAY
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A saga featuring characters of mythological proportion in: WARRIOR OF THE WAY

By nathan Chandler

Rating:  star star star star star 

Nathan Chandler’s WARRIOR OF THE WAY is an ambitious undertaking that is reminiscent of another monumental tale with a deep backstory – Game of Thrones.

STONEWALLVALLEY
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An outcast against zombies in: STONEWALL VALLEY: BIFF CHRISTEN’S MEMORIES, BOOK I

By Ulysses Rubin Lüersen

Rating:  star star star star star 

Biff Christen is a smart-talking juvenile delinquent in a world where delinquency, and for that matter most other things, is not tolerated.

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A feast of ponderings and observations in: THE MAGIC TABLE

By Americo Petrocelli, PhD, VSC

Rating:  star star star star star 

An older man, living in a retirement home, muses on life, old age, his friends, and his memories in prose and poetry.

DEWDROP
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Good versus evil in a land of squirrels in: A DEWDROP AWAY

By C.A. Allen

Rating:  star star star star star 

A charming adventure, A DEWDROP AWAY translates the struggle of good versus evil into the squirrel land of Arborland and follows three key protagonists as they discover the truth about their land.

ROCKETSCIENCE
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Practical solutions to technical problems in: IT AIN’T ROCKET SCIENCE

By Susan C. Cooper

Rating:  star star star star star 

A no-nonsense approach to solving IT problems turns out to be easier than anyone in the business sector could possibly imagine.

COVEREDPACES
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Failed love affairs and self discovery in: COVERED PACES

By Luigi A. Juarez

Rating:  star star star star star 

Tired of unfaithful lovers, a woman moves from Los Angeles back to her hometown of Miami, Florida, only to discover that true love starts with oneself in this moving story.

VOICE
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Advice on leadership and becoming a leader in: FIND YOUR VOICE AS A LEADER

By Paul N. Larsen

Rating:  star star star star star 

A professional performance coach shares advice on how to become a leader in this well-organized guide to understanding your own personal values and authentically express them, whether in a team at work or as a mentor and example to others in your personal life.

POSTMODERN
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Form trumps content in: POSTMODERN DECONSTRUCTION MADHOUSE

By Peter Quinones

Rating:  star star star star star 

Reading POSTMODERN DECONSTRUCTION MADHOUSE is no ordinary romp through a short story collection: the sections that make up the collection range from stand-alone scenes, lists, and literary criticism, keeping readers on their toes.

HOUSE
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Politics, fraud and American democracy in peril in: THE PEOPLE’S HOUSE

By David Pepper

Rating:  star star star star star 

A journalist finds evidence of possible election fraud in this taut political thriller.

GROWSAYNO
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A kid’s guide to healthy and holistic eating in: IF IT DOES NOT GROW SAY NO

By Kerry Alison Wekelo

Rating:  star star star star star 

IF IT DOES NOT GROW SAY NO: Eatable Activities for Kids by Kerry Alison Wekelo is an activity book for kids that teaches a holistic approach to healthy eating.

RECEPTIONISTBOSS
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Advice applicable to any career mixed with a dash of memoir in: FROM RECEPTIONIST TO BOSS

By Nicole Smartt

Rating:  star star star star star 

Nicole Smartt offers plenty of lessons on how to get ahead in your career no matter your field, pulling from both her own observations and the lives of others.

CYGNUS
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Suspenseful yet quirky, a comedic sci-fi thriller about a virus with its own agenda: THE CYGNUS VIRUS

By T.J. Zakreski

Rating:  star star star star star 

A man downloads a computer virus from another planet with a terrifying agenda of its own in this enticing and sometimes quirky sci-fi thriller.

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Real World and Spiritual World Conflict Come Together in: GANESHA’S TEMPLE

By Rohit Gaur

Rating:  star star star star star 

While Kashmir is threatened by political discord between its residents, the teenage son of a government official must aid the gods in their own battle to regain power and harmony in the Veiled Lands.

CASTLES
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Southern secrets, scandal and murder in: PAPER CASTLES

By Terri Lee

Rating:  star star star star star 

While early 1960s Georgia is rocked by the stirrings of change and tragedy, a socialite’s high profile life collapses when her husband is found murdered in this gripping contemporary romance.

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Love, murder, betrayal, thieves, Russians, Colombians and the FBI in: IMPALA

By Andrew Diamond

Rating:  star star star star star 

What does it mean to live a “good” life and is that life worth living for all people?

IVY
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Sensuality and sexuality as a young teen becomes a woman in: GODDESS OF IVY TRILOGY (Books 1-3)

By Carol Madison

Rating:  star star star star star 

A naïve teenager grows into a woman, emotionally and sexually, in this poignant coming-of-age erotic trilogy.

FEARFACTOR
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Adopting a biblical understanding of fear as a way of life defines being a good Christian in SPIRITUAL FEAR FACTOR

By Tim Abraham

Rating:  star star star star star 

Set up as a three-part “classroom” concept (learning in the classroom, the lab of life, and for eternity), this work offers an in-depth look at fear.