May 31, 2016
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Family history, horror and humor collide in: AMBALLORE HOUSE

By Jose Thekkumthala

Rating:  star star star star star 

Part family saga and part mesh of sci-fi, paranormal, horror and off-beat humor, this is a story of Kerala civilization in the town of Amballore, India, an unusual community with a dark history.

COINMAN
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Social commentary highlighted through a curmudgeon’s antics in: COINMAN

By Pawan Mishra

Rating:  star star star star star 

The anti-hero known as “Coinman” is an irritating co-worker, an inattentive husband, a not-so-dutiful son…yet his apparent lack of love conquers all.

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Strange things are happening in Bufkin County, where monsters are real in: THE DOG THAT LAID EGGS

By Jonathan Maas

Rating:  star star star star star 

This absurd tale set in the mythical 19th century Bufkin County all starts when one pup, Salem, starts mysteriously laying eggs, one of which hatches into something most extraordinary, a cyclops resembling a pug with wings

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Football and the game of life in: THE EQUIPMENT GUYS

By Neil Kleid

Rating:  star star star star star 

Three boyhood friends bond over football, girls, and alcohol.

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Stories and poetry punctuated with humor: I PUNCHED MYSELF IN THE EYE

By Pamela Capone

Rating:  star star star star star 

Pamela Capone must be a riot at parties. She can turn the most mundane details of a day into witty poetry, and find a way to connect it all to God’s higher plan for us.

DORK
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A fun space-age quest to keep the cosmic water flowing in: ESCAPE FROM DORKVILLE

By Dean Ammerman

Rating:  star star star star star 

A pair of humans, an intergalactic plumber, a puffin, and an Ergonomics and Fiscal Engineer must journey to find the All and Everything in order to save the universe from drying out.

Freaks
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A colorful cast of characters and a bawdy tone in: Freaks I’ve Met

By Donald Jans

Rating:  star star star star star 

Hilariously vulgar and deceptively entertaining, FREAKS I’VE MET follows the unusual adventures of a new graduate as he seeks his fame and fortune.

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A goofy and irreverent take on Armageddon in: THE ANTICHRIST OF KOKOMO COUNTY

By David Skinner

Rating:  star star star star star 

Worried that his son might be the spawn of Satan, a dad will do anything to keep his child from realizing his dark destiny, much to the concern and annoyance of everyone else.

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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.

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Stalled

By C.R. Bruce

Rating:  star star star star star 

Woven through endless descriptions of vomit, urine, more vomit, and a persistent sexism that sometimes veers over the border into outright misogyny is an artfully plotted tale of friendship

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The Ice Cream War

By Paul Janson

Rating:  star star star star star 

The operators of competing ice cream stores unite in a purposefully comic tag-team to
solve the murder of one of their own.

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Black Wolf

By Andrés Aloi

Rating:  star star star star star 

BLACK WOLF is an effective depiction of youth from a male point of view in all its natural, yet crude, splendor.

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Desperate in D.C.

By Phoebe Thompson and Crystal Walker

Rating:  star star star star star 

This humor book about “money, motherhood, and manners in the nation’s capital” describes 11 months – August through June, plus an epilogue with July – in the life of two women living in an upscale Washington, D.C. community called The Village.

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Saint Wally

By Courtney Taylor

Rating:  star star star star star 

After a man commits suicide, he teams up with a cast of familiar characters to save God and all of Creation.

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Days of Amber

By Alex Chu

Rating:  star star star star star 

DAYS OF AMBER is a humorous, well-written account of life at a software development company.

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Slammin’

By Marcus Paul Cootsona

Rating:  star star star star star 

After his wife is mysteriously kidnapped, Wally Wilson discovers he has a gift. A killer power serve that could vault him to the top of the tennis world – at fifty-three! Coincidence, or not?

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Ralph Pincus

By Marcus Lambert

Rating:  star star star star star 

RALPH PINCUS introduces a unique lead character to the literary scene – an average Jewish thirty-something who teams up with a sorcerer and vampire to vanquish evil.

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Kate’s Escape from the Billable Hour

By Petula Parker

Rating:  star star star star star 

A young, well-paid lawyer spontaneously quits her job and heads to Spain in search of happiness, where she discovers contentment with life comes from being true to herself and not those around her.

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Red Bang

By Brandt Monroe

Rating:  star star star star star 

A scriptwriter turned IT manager must find his own soul in the chaos that is The Company.

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An Animal Life

By Howard Krum

Rating:  star star star star star 

AN ANIMAL LIFE is as smart as it is funny; brilliant characters, hilarious occurrences, and smart medicine make this a fun and engaging read.

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Labor Pains

By C.A. Huggins

Rating:  star star star star star 

LABOR PAINS by C.A. Huggins appears to be aiming for an “Office Space”-like effect, but is ultimately goes on far too long without developing a compelling or particularly witty conceit.

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Tales From Little Lump: Alien Season

By Jeff Folschinsky

Rating:  star star star star star 

This fast paced, amusing story takes place entirely in the confines of a small convenience store in Little Lump, Texas. There is a fisherman behaving very oddly, there are flying saucers, invisible alien ambassadors, and before all is said and done the US Army gets involved.

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Non-Friction

By Morgan Parker

Rating:  star star star star star 

When recently separated, self-involved, and self-published online author, Morgan receives a fan letter about his top-selling ebook “Sextual Encounters,” from Emma, he begins a journey of romantic discovery that will take him through marriage counseling, the grueling reality of group author events, and innumerable text messages.

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431 Superior

By DM Pratt

Rating:  star star star star star 

431 SUPERIOR is a dream come true. That is, Lucy and Nate Fair’s dream come true. Two divorced parents — with six daughters, two dogs combined — fall in love, and transform their ordinary lives into a sexy fantasia.