Apr 30, 2016
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In a sea of guidance books, GIANT KILLERS provides a modern take on an ancient story

By Steve Lawson

Rating:  star star star star star 

Everyone has “giants” in their lives that need slaying—fears, worries, guilt, insecurity, etc.—but those giants can be overcome through self-awareness, combined with God’s grace. The Bible story of David and Goliath has long symbolized how people can overcome seemingly impossible situations to come out ahead. Former pastor and church planter, Steve Lawson uses this story […]

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Adventure and rediscovery of self on the Appalachian Trail in: THE WORLD WE LEFT BEHIND

By John R. Morris

Rating:  star star star star star 

The author, depressed by a breakup and a meaningless job, starts a thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail. John Morris and his fiancee had broken up, and his job as a security guard was starting to seem unfulfilling and dull. He found himself more and more tempted by a dream of achieving something really impressive – […]

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Talents buried in another realm, another timeline in: THE OWL FROM OBLIVION

By Rusty Biesele

Rating:  star star star star star 

For Stefan and his family, the special abilities they utilize in their world will be challenged when a torn timeline transports them to present-day Earth.

Jabber
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A charming and clever quest in: Jabberwocky

By Theodore Singer

Rating:  star star star star star 

JABBERWOCKY is a bright and beautiful collection of stories, which take a classic poem in new and engaging directions. Lewis Carroll would be delighted.

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 OUTREACH COMMITTEE tackles a difficult subject with an elegant solution: murder the spouses of battered women.

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.

Children
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All God’s Children

By Susan Kraus

Rating:  star star star star star 

After the tragic loss of her husband and the chaos that ensued, Grace McDonald thought she had left Kansas behind when she relocated to Alaska.

Olympics
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Authentic, raw and inspiring: The Cancer Olympics

By Robin McGee

Rating:  star star star star star 

THE CANCER OLYMPICS tells the heart-rending story of a middle-aged woman’s battle against colorectal cancer. The story begins with Canadian author Robin McGee, a physically fit psychologist, wife and mother in her 40s.

Commuter
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The Commuter

By Patrick Oster

Rating:  star star star star star 

Author Patrick Oster’s novel, THE COMMUTER, centers around the question: What happens when your curiosity of strangers gets the best of you? This story follows Barnaby Gilbert, a man whose life gets a lot more interesting after he’s laid off from his job.

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A man journeys into his sexuality to save his soul in: He & She

By Wayne Clark

Rating:  star star star star star 

A man of meager ambition and accomplishment experiences a midlife crisis that launches him into the world of S&M.

Questioning
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Advice on how to successfully navigate the health system in: Questioning Protocol

By Randi Redmond Oster

Rating:  star star star star star 

QUESTIONING PROTOCOL is an eye-opening narrative replete with humor, hope, and, most importantly, helpful tips about the health care system. No parent wants to see his or her child suffer.

Atlantis
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Keys to Atlantis

By Sally Copus

Rating:  star star star star star 

A young man, traveling back in time with his grandfather, must find the way to Atlantis and the antimatter needed to send his family’s time ship forward in time.
Jon Sinclair is a teenage time-traveler, the son and grandson of time-travelers.

Melt
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Melt

By Selene Castrovilla

Rating:  star star star star star 

MELT tells the story of two teenagers from opposite worlds who fall in love with each other despite how their circumstances threaten to tear them apart.

Nemo
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A group of idealistic scientists use gateway techonology to save the United States in: Nemo’s World

By Jeb Kinnison

Rating:  star star star star star 

NEMO’S WORLD is the second installment in Jeb Kinnison’s The Substrate Wars series. The action takes place in the near future where the United States has become a one-party oligarchy opposed by a group of rebel scientists and humanity is poised to destroy itself in the name of “security.”

Maui
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21 Days in Maui

By PL Como

Rating:  star star star star star 

In a beautifully down-to-earth illustrated journal of sorts, author P.L. Como reveals how a 21-day experience in Maui transforms her. Como leaves her corporate job, home , her soon-to-be-ex-husband, dogs and heads to Maui in an effort to ditch the ego’s needs and wants and find her voice.

Woody
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Woody Allen Reel to Real

By Alex Sheremet

Rating:  star star star star star 

Few celebrities present a more polarizing presence than Woody Allen. Yet much of that opinion has little to do with his professional contributions.

Rain
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War of Rain

By HW Vivian

Rating:  star star star star star 

WAR OF RAIN tells the story of Miri, a 15-year-old who lives in Boreala, a village in a parched desert where Rain is venerated. The citizens of Boreala compete with neighboring Stratos for Rain.

NAPA
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The Napa Affair

By Matthew James McDonald

Rating:  star star star star star 

A sommelier and wine buyer gets entangled in the murder of a wine critic in the breezy and fun page-turner THE NAPA AFFAIR. THE NAPA AFFAIR begins with sommelier Sebastian Carroll traveling through the cavernous wine cellar of a wealthy estate to show off his wine expertise by identifying wines as forgeries.

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The 52nd

By Dela

Rating:  star star star star star 

An immortal family of gods, goddesses, and demi-gods watch over a cycle of sacrifices to appease the denizens of the Underworld. For the first time, a sacrifice will survive, setting into motion an adventure tinged with romance that shatters the uneasy balance

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2349: Part One – The Global Union

By Kyle A. Miller

Rating:  star star star star star 

The far future finds Earth at peace and Mars successfully colonized. A seemingly benign businessman and inventor helped usher in an era of peace and tranquility through omnipresent technology.

Kingdom
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NYPD Detective and a Saudi princess join forces against terrorists in: The Kingdom of Assassins

By Eric Mackenzie

Rating:  star star star star star 

THE KINGDOM OF ASSASSINS is a global political thriller taking place ten years in the future.

Smallest
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Your Smallest Bones

By Sean Taylor

Rating:  star star star star star 

With humor, discomfort, numbness, and heartbreak, Taylor builds wondrous structures and then tears them down around you.

Becky
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A woman falls from grace in: The Confessions of Becky Sharp

By David James

Rating:  star star star star star 

In THE CONFESSIONS OF BECKY SHARP, the protagonist of Thackeray’s “Vanity Fair” recounts her life story.