May 04, 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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Secret
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Secret Something

By Amber Kay

Rating:  star star star star star 

SECRET SOMETHINGS is the story of a seemingly perfect love connecting two individuals borne out of their twisted minds. After years of struggling with her schizoaffective disorder and feeling stifled by her small town and overbearing family, Judith Kirby meets brilliant and handsome Bryce Clayton by chance.

Pianist
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Pianist in a Bordello

By Mike C. Erickson

Rating:  star star star star star 

PIANIST IN A BORDELLO is a novel about a liberal Democratic politician with the rather unlikely name of Richard Milhouse Nixon Youngblood. Since he is running for congress in Northern California, he has written an autobiography to address some of the questionable activities of his past.

Wildride
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A Wild Ride: The Adventures of Misty & Moxie Wyoming

By Niki Danforth

Rating:  star star star star star 

Ten-year-old Moxie Wyoming has high hopes for the tenth birthday. But instead of receiving a horse that she can ride at the barrel races or the rodeo, Moxie receives an old horse that has been retired.

Madness
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Madness, Miracles, Millions

By Joseph Semprevivo, Larry Semprevivo

Rating:  star star star star star 

This faith-based memoir highlights how the Semprevivo family overcame obstacles to create, own, and operate a multi-million-dollar, sugar-free cookie company.

Jabber
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Jabberwocky

By Theodore Singer

Rating:  star star star star star 

Astreus is the son of a noble family, the House of the Jabberwock, named for that great and terrible beast, which was seen once by the House’s founder five hundred years ago as it journeyed north.

Fall
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We Could Fall

By Kate Moschandreas

Rating:  star star star star star 

Emmy is in her forties, facing down an empty nest and a floundering marriage in the suburbs of Boston. Duncan is an Australian film star with a difficult past.

Nothingness
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The Nothingness

By JC Stockli

Rating:  star star star star star 

Evie Westvale is stuck in a never-ending spiral of drugs and drunkenness with no end or future in sight. Suddenly, a mysterious stranger starts showing up in her reality and her darkest dreams.

Outreach
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The Outreach Committee

By CL Woodhams

Rating:  star star star star star 

The women of the Outreach Committee all suffered at the hands of an abusive spouse, until each spouse suffered an “accident.” The abused women help arrange accidents for dangerous spouses and pass it on.

Wife
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Wife for Life

By Ramona Zabriskie

Rating:  star star star star star 

A detailed and personal-anecdote-filled guide for women who wish to learn how to love a man for life.
How do people stay married for thirty, forty, or even fifty years?

Heliocentric
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Heliocentric

By JW Lolite

Rating:  star star star star star 

HELIOCENTRIC is the second volume in a science fiction series that follows a hidden struggle between a group of human guardians and the Ankira, a race of humanoid aliens with glowing eyes and strange powers.

BOAR
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The Literature Preferred by Wild Boar

By Alice Eckles

Rating:  star star star star star 

In a post-apocalyptic world, former reality TV writer Deb and her husband Charles create a new life that is both rugged and quasi-mystical, thanks to a local and character-filled wild boar.

NosFairy
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NosFairytale

By Derick M M Lewis

Rating:  star star star star star 

A modern vampire must take on a criminal organization in order to protect, and then avenge, his girlfriend. The protagonist of this story is a vampire, but the old vampire tales are wrong.