Dec 10, 2016
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Fiction

monarchs
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MONARCHS invites you into a world of glamor and intrigue

By Alex Chu

3.0

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An ambitious but discouraged cubicle drone is given a chance to achieve his dreams in MONARCHS. But is it worth the price he’ll have to pay?

somethings
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SOMETHING’S BOUND TO HAPPEN, a reflection on where the personal and the political meet

By Michael Kasenow

3.5

IR Rating

In Michael Kasenow’s latest collection of poetry, the author reflects on the personal, the political, and the intersection where these themes meet.

what-the
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WHAT THE RIVER KNOWS: CONVERSATIONS WITH THE NATURAL WORLD

By Andrea Freeman

4.0

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The cycles of human life reflected in the beauty of nature are the main focus of the collection of poems in WHAT THE RIVER KNOWS: CONVERSATIONS WITH THE NATURAL WORLD.

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DESCRIPTIONS OF HEAVEN

By Randal Eldon Greene

4.0

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DESCRIPTIONS OF HEAVEN is a short and moody chronicle by a husband who is watching his wife die of cancer while striving to make sense of it all.

game-over
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Humanity’s Last Hope For Survival Is A Gamer With Amnesia In GAME OVER

By Derek Edgington

2.0

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As the lone survivor and winner of the deathmatch, Ekko Everlasting is captured by a small group of rebels who explain that a central computer controls the world and everything in it and Ekko is, inexplicably, humanity’s last hope for survival.

the-beauty
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Be prepared for blood and betrayal galore in THE BEAUTY IN DARKNESS

By Leah Reise

3.7

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Newly turned vampire Edrea—whose sister sets out to find her when she goes missing—struggles to overcome her thirst for blood and figure out who to trust in this dark urban fantasy.

the-black
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THE BLACK RIVER CHRONICLES LEVEL ONE is an entertaining fantasy novel

By David Tallerman, Michael Wills

3.0

IR Rating

In a land of monsters, magic and mystery, teenagers learn how to be heroes in THE BLACK RIVER CHRONICLES LEVEL ONE.

chipped
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CHIPPED BLACK NAIL POLISH paints an authentic picture of puppy love

By Nicholas Tanek

3.0

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CHIPPED BLACK NAIL POLISH drops us into the mind of the angst-ridden Nicholas, who gets caught up in the whirlwind of an older woman and lands deep in the heart of 1989 counterculture, where the chief exports are sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll.

the-after
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A harrowing post-apocalyptic trek across a war-torn and devastated US in THE AFTER WAR

By Brandon Zenner

3.9

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THE AFTER WAR: PART I TO ALICE is a gripping tale about the great lengths people will go in order to stay alive and protect those they love in a cruel and lawless world.

dark-touch
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A young woman earmarked as trailer trash has mysterious powers in DARK TOUCH

By E.J. Powell

4.5

IR Rating

A young woman’s underwhelming life suddenly heads in another direction when she not only meets the love of her life but also discovers that she has incredible powers.

chasing
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Delicious erotic action in CHASING WREN’S TALE

By J.A. Fales

3.5

IR Rating

An immortal berserker werewolf hooks up with a nymph/yoga instructor– but will an old blood debt make him kill her instead?

skunks
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Irreverent Quests for Buried Treasure in SKUNKS DANCE

By St. John Karp

3.7

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Various eccentrics searching for a cache of hidden gold converge in the cheerfully bizarre town of Skunks Dance. Zany characters, in two timelines, are willing to risk everything to find the buried treasure in this YA romp.

telonaut
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TELONAUT, heartfelt, suspenseful, and imaginative

By Matt Tyson

3.2

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Set on Earth and on the far-off planet of NineDee, TELONAUT tells the story of two men—an interstellar traveler and a scientist—striving to progress the boundaries of the human race while struggling to protect those they love from a colonial planet gone rogue.

5-days
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Thrilling 5 DAYS TO LANDFALL Proves Mother Nature Should Not be Underestimated

By Robert Roy Britt

4.3

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Climate change is on a lot of people’s minds these days, and with the onslaught of recent deadly hurricanes wreaking havoc on our coastlines, 5 DAYS TO LANDFALL is as timely as it is thrilling.

god
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GOD, GRACE AND DUMB LUCK, a collection of short stories about life, love + the general shortcomings of life

By Phloyd Knucklez

2.3

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In GOD, GRACE AND DUMB LUCK, author Phloyd Knucklez tries his utmost to deliver a collection of short stories about life, love, desire and the general shortcomings of life itself.

vlad
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VLAD MORANSKI: A PIECE OF WORK really is a piece of work, and that’s a good thing!

By Ken Samanski

3.0

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Vlad Moranski is a small-time Canadian thief and gambler who has fled to Paris to peddle his book “French Like Me” to independent booksellers.

blood
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Discover a gripping southern gothic tale in BLOOD DIVINE

By Greg Howard

4.0

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A man with an uncontrollable power finds himself in the middle of a biblical battle between good and evil and must accept his destiny to save those he loves.

cat
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CAT BORN TO THE PURPLE, a poetic tale with a flair for description and a welcoming, hopeful heart

By C.L. Francisco

5.0

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A young cat must help her human partner, the woman saved from stoning by Yeshua ben Yosef, find healing and purpose in life.

the-lines
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Political parties of the future own everything in THE LINES OF UNION

By K.C. Bryce Fitzgerald

2.7

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THE LINES OF THE UNION hits close to home and flips American politics on its back to expose the unsightly underbelly of capitalism.

camp
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A young woman meets a sexy billionaire in CAMP JAMESON

By Wendy Lea Thomas

4.0

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Arabella “Aria” Mason recently got her heart broken by a man named Nate Gregor, with whom she had a one-night stand.

deluge
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The periodical cicadas usher in disaster in DELUGE

By Vincent Meis

3.0

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The Purvis family, affluent Southerners with a superstitious streak, flee cicadas in the night one summer—but misfortune closely follows.

corkscrew
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Drinking wine with Felix in CORKSCREW

By Peter Stafford-Bow

4.2

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A farcical tale of the steamy, immoral, and sometimes illegal acts that elevate one ambitious wine buyer to the top of his industry in very funny ways. But will they also get him in trouble?

pretty
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PRETTY BROKEN GIRL

By Jeana E. Mann

4.0

IR Rating

PRETTY BROKEN GIRL is romantic office erotica with emotional depth if not an entirely original plot.

triple
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TRIPLE SIX, a thriller that explores the age-old battle of good vs evil

By Erica Spindler

2.4

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TRIPLE SIX, a thriller that explores the age-old battle of good vs evil