May 04, 2016
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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 Kathryn 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.

DRACHEN
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Buried treasure and non-stop action come together in: DRACHEN

By Brendan le Grange

Rating:  star star star star star 

Opposing forces traverse Northern Europe to seek out a medieval treasure of mythical proportions.

ARCHANGEL
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Two humans plot to thwart an alien invasion in: ARCHANGEL DOWN

By C. Gockel

Rating:  star star star star star 

Humanity may have made first contact. Meanwhile, unaware of why they’ve been implicated as members of the mysterious Archangel Project, a potential alien invasion, two strangers set out to save a planet.

BLADE
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Magic adventure and battle in: THE MARTYR’S BLADE

By Joel Manners

Rating:  star star star star star 

THE MARTYR’S BLADE is a cohesive and exciting debut novel in the classic sword and sorcery style that starts this promising series.

MULTIVERSE2
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A young boy takes a spiritual journey in: VERSUS THE MULTIVERSE

By Kyle Darnell

Rating:  star star star star star 

Kyle Darnell is a young boy whose life changes forever after he gets into an argument with his older brother Chris and gets slammed to the ground.

MULE
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Local celebrity and defender of unwitting drug transports, becomes: THE BLIND MULE

By Russell S. Babcock

Rating:  star star star star star 

Well-researched and grounded in legal reality, THE BLIND MULE is intriguing look at the court system through the eyes of an accused.

JESTIVIAN
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Young adults from a magical kingdom against a force from the Dark Realm in: ERAFEEN. BOOK ONE: THE JESTIVAN

By David F. Ferris

Rating:  star star star star star 

A team of young adults from the Five Kingdoms of the Light Realm must unite and train to face a great danger.

REX
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A nomadic scavenger teams up with others to battle cyber mutants of a futuristic city in: REX STRAND: SCAVENGER OF THE WASTES

By Jonathan Carreau

Rating:  star star star star star 

A young scavenger navigates a devastated and polluted world on his trusty racing bike, battling mutants and mercenaries along the way, in REX STRAND.

MADNESS
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Religion, tradition and change collide within a small Appalachian town in: THIS MADNESS OF THE HEART

By Blair Yeatts

Rating:  star star star star star 

A sleepy college town in the coalfields of Appalachia becomes a dark and bloody ground for professor Miranda Lamden.

PASSING
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Paths interweave in: SIGNS OF PASSING

By Owen Thomas

Rating:  star star star star star 

SIGNS OF PASSING is a collection of loosely connected short stories, in which Owen Thomas’ eclectic group of characters interact and influence each other in subtle ways, often without knowing it.

IAMED
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Rocking a balance between stardom and brotherly love in: I AM ED

By R.A. Akerlund

Rating:  star star star star star 

Ed Henderson, left in charge of his brothers when their mother dies, leads them to stardom as a rock band.

ADDICTED
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A mother and daughter repeat a negative cycle in: ADDICTED TO LOVE

By Kathleen Murray

Rating:  star star star star star 

This dramatic and surprising coming of age story full of family and betrayal follows the unfortunate life of Sally Smithfield from birth to middle-age.

HEMBRY
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An American in England turns her nose up at aristocratic expectations in: WHEN IT RAINED AT HEMBRY CASTLE

By Meredith Allard

Rating:  star star star star star 

A 20-year old, willful American beauty arrives at Hembry Castle with her widowed father, the second son of the 8th Earl of Straton, to begin her resistant acquaintance with Victorian-era England.

SHADOWS
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A man drifts through an indifferent society and sexual encounters in: TANGLED SHADOWS

By Xavier Jay Richards

Rating:  star star star star star 

An aimless young man has a series of sexual encounters with women while navigating his way through an indifferent metropolis.

CASHCROP
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A mysterious fire leads to murder and marijuana in: MURDER FOR A CASH CROP

By Sue Star

Rating:  star star star star star 

A mysterious fire leaves behind a dead body and a lot of questions for karate instructor Nell Latterly.

REASON
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Control, corruption and big secrets in: THE REASON

By Quentin Brent

Rating:  star star star star star 

Zane Donovan is a man living the life many dream of: a beautiful, smart, faithful wife; two perfect children; a large, beautiful home in a desirable neighborhood and the perfect car.

HILL
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Atheism and Religion clash in an apocalyptic world in: CITY ON A HILL

By Ted Neill

Rating:  star star star star star 

After the Cataclysm, all religions were made illegal in the twin cities of Lysander and Fortinbras, the only communities to survive the fundamentalist war.

SNAPSHOTS
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Stories about cars, war, and life-altering moral choices in: SNAPSHOTS

By Alasdair Gardner

Rating:  star star star star star 

In this short story collection, the lives of a diverse group of characters occasionally intersect in a particular town – Roanoke, Virginia.

FOREIGNSHORE
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A girl pushes the social boundaries for her gender in: A FOREIGN SHORE

By Forrest Johnson

Rating:  star star star star star 

A teenage girl runs away from her family and ends up taking part in world-changing events, dressed as a man and marching with an army of foreign invaders.

DARK
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The kidnapping of a college student is just one in a chilling series of events in: IN THE DARK

By Chris Patchell

Rating:  star star star star star 

A mother’s search for her daughter leads to circumstances that go beyond her worst nightmares.

TERRORIST
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Lies and international intrigue in: TERRORIST TRAIL

By T. Amos Tolbert

Rating:  star star star star star 

After Jack Maddox discovers that his deceased parents worked for a covert government program, he is coerced into working for the same group to track down a freelance, international terrorist.