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Literary Fiction

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The Former Hero

By Jeffrey Allen Mays

Rating:  star star star star star 

The abduction of a little girl kick starts a noir-infused ride through a city ruled by villains. Before the tale’s completion, an impotent hero, a single mother, a Harley-riding loner, and a rundown detective will all face demons inside and out.

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The Vineyard

By Michael Hurley

Rating:  star star star star star 

THE VINEYARD starts with contemplations of suicide and to whom a suicide is truly beneficial.

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The Gertrude Threshold

By Christopher Brooks

Rating:  star star star star star 

In the future, scientist Stan Gertrude discovers the Sun is expanding so rapidly that its heat will consume the Earth within a few generations. After years of ineffective action, the Warming forces all underground, where the survivors can await the Gertrude Threshold, the day humanity will meet complete destruction.

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A Better World

By Belangela G. Tarazona

Rating:  star star star star star 

A BETTER WORLD follows the lives of three women, each facing dire circumstances due to war and violence. Life has not been fair to them, but they are determined to move forward despite the enormous hurdles presented by their respective, dismal plights.

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In the Shape of a Man

By Paul Clayton

Rating:  star star star star star 

In a bleak tale of two men and their families in South San Francisco, everything seems fairly miserable. Their daily lives, on the same street, are seemingly hopeless in opposite situations. But everything is not as it seems at first glance, it is all much worse.

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Trashed

By Robert Hagen Rich

Rating:  star star star star star 

After moving to New York, Hayden is struggling with a great deal. He is struggling to get by, to get the girl and to get a grip on his reality and how to get ahead without compromising who he sees himself to be. So far, he is succeeding at none of it.

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Mazie Baby

By Julie Frayn

Rating:  star star star star star 

A mother’s choice to end the abusive marriage she’s silently coped with comes with more baggage than freedom, and it takes the hands of a tiny town and a large dose of trust to finally free her.

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Nirmala: The Mud Blossom

By Fiza Pathan

Rating:  star star star star star 

NIRMALA: THE MUD BLOSSOM, by Fiza Pathan, is the heartbreaking story of a young Indian girl who endures numerous hardships, while living under the regime of abusive parents and a poverty-stricken lifestyle.

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The First Noble Truth

By C Lynn Murphy

Rating:  star star star star star 

Author C Lynn Murphy weaves a story of friendship and quiet passion between two very different, but equally wounded women, and lets the inquisitive reader find deeper meanings beneath the surface plot.

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Spring Moon

By Mary Ellen Courtney

Rating:  star star star star star 

In SPRING MOON, the sequel to Wild Nights, Hannah Spring finds herself living in Hawaii, married to Jon Moon, and the mother of two young children. But married life isn’t quite what she expected.

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Sex and Other Bits

By Fabiola Reynales de Berry

Rating:  star star star star star 

SEX AND OTHER BITS is equal parts fascinating and obscene. A sex-fueled book about a young girl’s maturity in love, lust and religious faith, author Fabiola Reynales de Berry’s book is a compelling read and explicitly NSFW (Not Safe For Work).

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After June

By Thomasin Heyworth

Rating:  star star star star star 

Ben Willows has always been reserved, and after his wife June passes away, he sees no need to change. But kindhearted June had other plans: before falling ill she made a young pregnant girl named Rose Swann promise that she would introduce herself to Ben.