May 31, 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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PRIMROSE2
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A witch, a wolf-shifting man and others looking for love in: PRIMROSE AND THE WOLF

By J.A. Fales

Rating:  star star star star star 

Life for one uniquely powerful, immortal witch turns into a topsy-turvy family matter when an ex-lover, wolf-shifter shows up on the witch’s doorstep seeking help in this lively paranormal romance.

Conversations
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A gift of a lifetime of lessons in: CONVERSATIONS ON THE BENCH: Life Lessons From The Wisest Man I Ever Knew

By Digger Cartwright

Rating:  star star star star star 

An account of one man’s lifetime of knowledge on how to lead a satisfying, successful and ultimately emotionally fulfilled life, divided into 25 essential lessons.

MAYNWARINGS
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A ranching empire is under attack in: THE MAYNWARINGS: A GAME OF CHANCE

By Digger Cartwright

Rating:  star star star star star 

A ranching mogul/senator returns from D.C to his Nevada homestead unaware that a series of sinister situations are in the works to take over Carson City and ultimately destroy his ranch empire.

SWITCH 4
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Betrayal, Madness, Love, and Telekinesis in: SWITCH

By Geoff Visgilio

Rating:  star star star star star 

When a young married couple struggles with imposter syndrome and newfound special powers, more than just their marriage is on the line.

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After a traumatic experience as a young girl, a woman finds her peace in: SCOUT’S HONOR

By Dori Ann Dupre

Rating:  star star star star star 

A young girl experiences a number of life-altering situations that shape her adulthood but finally lead her to a pivotal moment of self-realization.

HAULING
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Pushing through small town bonds in: HAULING THROUGH

By Peter Bridgford

Rating:  star star star star star 

A college graduate becomes part of a tight-knit lobstering community in Maine where a mysterious satellite lurks overhead, in this mysterious slice-of-life story.

Vampire2
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An afterlife-weary vampire is stalked in: THE VAMPIRE OF SHANGRI-LA

By Troy Bond

Rating:  star star star star star 

With the mysterious vampire slayer tracking him down, one vampire must choose between doing what’s right and what’s right for himself.

DADDY
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A suspect narrator recounts the story of a missing girl in: DADDY DEAREST

By Paul Southern

Rating:  star star star star star 

When a five-year-old girl steps into an elevator and disappears without a trace, her father must piece together the mystery of her whereabouts before it’s too late.

ALIBI
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Jealousy and betrayal meet in: BLUE ALIBI

By Markeith L. Porter, Irma C. Porter

Rating:  star star star star star 

When a police officer is shot and killed in the line of duty, the entire town of Princeton, South Carolina, weeps as one – but the townspeople appear to grieve more than his closest friends .

COLOR
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Summer camp fun juxtaposed with lessons about race in: COLOR WAR

By Bruce McCandless

Rating:  star star star star star 

A teenager in an idyllic summer camp in the 1970s American South must suddenly face some harsh realities about race in America and about life.

FORGET
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An unforgettable story about two inspiring trauma victims in:MAKE ME FORGET

By Patricia Strefling

Rating:  star star star star star 

MAKE ME FORGET is the inspirational story of two trauma survivors whose individual experiences and shared journeys toward recovery show that time, truly heals all wounds.

BUZZ
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Braving the streets of Chicago in: BUZZ RIDE: MEMOIRS OF A RIDE SHARE DRIVER

By P.M. White

Rating:  star star star star star 

In an experiment to discover what the rideshare business is about, one middle-aged business man takes it upon himself to tackle the dangers and excitement of becoming a rideshare driver.

PRACTICE
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A murder leads to the discovery of the seedy world of child prostitution in: WITH A LITTLE MORE PRACTICE: A Doctor Joe Nelson Mystery

By Paul Janson

Rating:  star star star star star 

The second installment of the Doctor Joe Nelson mystery series, this novel delves into the sleazy underworld of child prostitution in Las Vegas which the titular good-hearted protagonist refuses to ignore, even though he’s supposedly there to relax.

SMART
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Outsmarting technology in: SMART

By Joel Mentmore

Rating:  star star star star star 

When a friend goes missing, a failed startup developer must delve deep into the world of smart technology to save him.

RIPPLES
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A woman struggles with an abusive husband in: THE RIPPLES OF GUILT

By Angela Richmond

Rating:  star star star star star 

A middle-aged British woman reflects back on her tumultuous, dysfunctional life and its many hardships and regrets.

SIMON
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Complexities in the search for identity and freedom in: SIMPLE SIMON

By William Poe

Rating:  star star star star star 

A young gay man struggles with his identity as he recovers from drug abuse.

SATURN
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It’s science versus religion as an asteroid heads for earth in: THE DARKEST SIDE OF SATURN

By Tony Taylor

Rating:  star star star star star 

Two astronomers discover an asteroid on a potential collision course with Earth.

run ragged
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Female domination creates a modern day Orwellian environs in: RUN RAGGED

By Kari Aguila

Rating:  star star star star star 

Confinement sends a wake up call to the hideous truth behind a Re-education Center.

DARKNESS
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A demonic battle reaches its apex in: Servant of Darkness

By Simon J Cambridge

Rating:  star star star star star 

The ancient race of Ell stand at a precipice as Korfax unlocks earth-shattering power and takes the fight to the force behind the never-ending demonic forces.

HUNGRY3
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A means to coping with sexual abuse by rejecting touch in: HUNGRY FOR TOUCH

By Laureen Marie Peltier

Rating:  star star star star star 

With the help of an unconventional psychiatrist, a woman struggles to recover from childhood sexual abuse.

PARCHED
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A family faces peril as they travel across a post-apocalyptic earth in: PARCHED

By Andrew Branham

Rating:  star star star star star 

In a post-apocalyptic Earth where the sun has become a Red Giant causing extreme heat, massive drought, and near total dissolution of society, the Deforios family are chased from their home in California by armed marauders, and attempt a harrowing passage east to their hometown of Lorain, Ohio.

LIES
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The fantastical battle against demons continues in: SERVANT OF LIES

By Simon J. Cambridge

Rating:  star star star star star 

With immense power to rival the Creator, Korfax enters a world of political backstabbing while racing to defeat the dark forces intent on wiping out the Ell in a unique fantasy epic.

STARSTRUCK
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Lost in love and space in: STARSTRUCK

By Ryn Shell

Rating:  star star star star star 

An epic love story, STARSTRUCK traverses all of the genre’s tropes while maintaining a relationship it’s impossible not to love.

FIRE
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Angelic forces versus the demonic attacks of a fantastical world in: SERVANT OF FIRE

By Simon J. Cambridge

Rating:  star star star star star 

Intense world building results in a unique high fantasy epic following Korfax as he studies, masters, and becomes a major player in SERVANT OF FIRE.