Dec 10, 2016
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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.

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THE COLOR OF LOVE, a slightly over-the-top rom-com

By Ty Mitchell

2.0

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The story of a struggling artist and a Hollywood talent agent who fall into a relationship based on ulterior motives, but find themselves developing feelings for one another.

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A young man comes of age under the tutelage of his astrologer uncle in ASTROLOGER’S APPRENTICE

By David John Jaegers

2.0

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A young man comes of age under the tutelage of his astrologer uncle, but must decide whether or not to follow him on his quest to prove astrology’s scientific validity.

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Dark, family secrets are uncovered in: THE CARSWELL COVENANT

By Steve Fisher

2.0

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Two brothers nearly lose their lives uncovering their grandfather’s secret; a secret that could have long-lasting effects on both the religious world and the already strained relationship between the Jews and the Arabs.

KAYLEE
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Discoveries of love and music intertwine in: DISCOVERING KAYLEE

By Stu Kane, Hannah Wilkerson

2.0

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Two teens embark on a journey of self-discovery and romance against the turbulent backdrop of the music industry.

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

By Blair Yeatts

2.0

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

TERRORIST
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Lies and international intrigue in: TERRORIST TRAIL

By T. Amos Tolbert

2.0

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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.

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Family history, horror and humor collide in: AMBALLORE HOUSE

By Jose Thekkumthala

2.0

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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.

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A Floridian finds himself in a fantastical world of the past in: PRINCE DRAGONSLAYER

By CG Cactus

2.0

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A clever premise that is debilitated by an unlikable protagonist, PRINCE DRAGONSLAYER.

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Claustrophobia and what happens when amateurs delve into the world of illegal real estate transactions in: SHOCK TREATMENT

By Gene Caffrey

2.0

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Claustrophobia is the least of Owen Delaney’s problems when he’s asked to help a friend of a friend wrap up a dead woman’s affairs.

Hero
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The first book in a series of four, PROTECT HERO follows the life of a Navy SEAL.

By Gil Ortega

2.0

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Author Gil Ortega launches into immediate action as he describes Captain Ryan Williams doing CPR on his young daughter then flashes back to the events that occurred to put her in this dire situation.

Guilty
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The ethics of technology use in criminal cases explored in GUILTY OR INNOCENT.

By Ivan Bering

2.0

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A detective with disciplinary issues must help solve two rape/murder cases while figuring out how the criminal justice’s new mind-reading system is being fooled.

Magee
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Nikki Magee

By Peter Wendt

2.0

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An orphaned girl overcomes abuse through the help of a mob boss and finds success in a rock band. This book covers several years in the life of an amazing girl.

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Decay

By Mark Lingane

2.0

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Author Mark Lingane’s sci-fi novel, DECAY, is the second book in the Tesla Chronicles series. It follows several teenagers as they battle cyborgs in a world set far in the future.

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2349: Part One – The Global Union

By Kyle A. Miller

2.0

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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.

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Vectors

By Debbie Ingram

2.0

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VECTORS offers readers a fast paced adventure about a girl from a different planet entwined in a prophecy foretelling her destiny to save her home from an invading force.

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The Life We Lead Ascending

By George M. Nagle

2.0

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THE LIFE WE LEAD ASCENDING bounces across the globe, following the somewhat extreme adventures of James, a young man who moonlights as an agent for an organization devoted to ending drug-related crime.

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The Reality Master

By PM Pillon

2.0

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Ten-year-old Joey Blake can’t wait to go camping again with his grandpa Karl in nearby Big Sur, California. But while hiking in the area, a gleaming light leads to the discovery of a strange stone with the power to change reality.

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You Don’t Get To Wear That

By John Consoli

2.0

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Author John Consoli’s memoir chronicles his chaotic life under the thrall of his manipulative father.

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The Postulant

By Mario Iezzoni

2.0

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The title of Mario Iezzoni’s THE POSTULANT indicates to the reader that it is going to be largely about some aspect of women seeking a religious life in the Catholic Church.

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A Specter’s Journey

By Ekin Odabas

2.0

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A SPECTER’S JOURNEY opens with Jackie Clarke caught in a perilous gunfight trying to save his wife from her kidnappers. He endeavors into a sinister scheme, but his objective remains the same: save Melody. However, his mission is far from simple.

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Notes from the Book of Faces

By Anar Azimov

2.0

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Azimov admits that these selections are merely basic observations of his surroundings. With that in mind, readers can take it at face (or face-less) value. He introduces you to a moment in a day. How that matters in your own world is entirely up to you.

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A Lifetime Last Night

By David Homick

2.0

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Richard Dunham wakes up in an ICU, only to find that everyone is calling him “Michael Riordan.” The name is among the few things he remembers; the mystery deepens when a stranger appears with an unbelievable explanation.

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Cryo-Man

By Kevin George

2.0

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CRYO-MAN follows the adventures of Nikolas Edwards. Nikolas died of a long-term disease but made plans to have him cryogenically frozen. He awakens in the far future after being turned into a robot/human hybrid and journeys to recover his lost memories.

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The Hermaphroditic Contortionist

By D. L. Mangles

2.0

IR Rating

This is not one, but two books: a diatribe on Constitutional Law and a story about a drug deal. Unfortunately, the story about the drug deal, the better of the two stories, is buried within the bulk of this large book.

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Headcase

By Marc Rosenberg

2.0

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HEADCASE follows unhinged detective Ash Aiken as he searches for a serial killer responsible for the rape and mutilation of young women. The murderer, Louie Freckles, is a deranged young man who may have met his match in the increasingly-psychotic Lizzie, a girl he meets at his therapist’s office.

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High Andes

By Rolf Margenau

2.0

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Wylie Cypher, a battle-scarred Korean War veteran, is a lawyer with a high-powered New York firm in the early 1980s. While on a business trip in London, he ends up agreeing to take a package of bearer bonds to Peru, at the request of a prominent antiquities dealer who is the friend of a colleague.

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Straight Lines

By Gregory Sachett

2.0

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Crutching through record amounts of snow and ice with a broken leg would be a last-resort act of survival for most people. For Gregory Sacchet, however, the opening scene of his memoir is quickly revealed as an act of pitiful, misguided desperation.

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Zack’s Choice

By Harry Gilleland

2.0

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A promising young law student has his career derailed by a clever jewel thief, and must cooperate with the FBI to get back a priceless relic.

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Zack’s Choice

By Harry E. Gilleland, Jr.

2.0

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A promising young law student has his career derailed by a clever jewel thief, and must cooperate with the FBI to get back a priceless relic.

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Fixed

By Paddy Head

2.0

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In Paddy Head’s FIXED, we confront the seedy underbelly of rigged horse races and sleazy power struggles through the idealistic prism of Andy, an upright jockey whose talent far outmatches her experience with uncouth characters.

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Anonymous

By Jason Tanamor

2.0

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Unnamed prisoners, with monikers like “Unknown,” “Ambiguous,” “Nose” and “Stud” share stories, the sorts of stories that, depending on which TV show you watch, prisoners are either never or always relating: what brought them there.

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Dirtball

By Eric Olsen

2.0

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Author Eric Olsen’s DIRTBALL: DIARIES OF A WORTHLESS SOMBODY at first seems to be self-parody but, as a reader delves deeper into this book, they come to realize that it is confessional.

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This Is Where It Gets Interesting

By John H. Matthews

2.0

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The short stories in THIS IS WHERE IT GETS INTERESTING rarely do. Matthews is a Chicago-based short story writer who, like many others, aspires to writing quirky tales that take unexpected turns and lead to surprise endings.

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Hot Minnesota Sex Death

By M.R. Nesheim

2.0

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HOT MINNESOTA SEX DEATH is set in a place called Nede, a bizarre town frozen by the exile of a godlike creature to underneath an icy lake.

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Just Jane: Wicked Wild West

By P.T. Koi

2.0

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Jane is a woman doing a man’s job, and, by her own admission, isn’t particularly adept at her chosen profession of bounty hunting. When her town is subject to a vampire attack and the sheriff killed, she has to join forces with fellow bounty hunter Jasper – who she’d rather kill than work with.

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The Paladin

By Kevin Barber, Jr.

2.0

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A rogue member of an elite super powered organization reveals its existence to the rest of the world, creating chaos and risking total warfare.

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The Thirsty Hills

By Marona Posey

2.0

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A decades-spanning family saga, spins various tales of tragedy, woe, and occasionally triumph. The main action focuses around Daphne, a woman from rural Alabama, who has a child through rape, and later moves to the city of Decatur and raises a family.

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Tame a Wild Bride

By Cynthia Woolf

2.0

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A historical western mail order bride romance.

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The Boomer Survivor Kit

By William Courter

2.0

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THE BOOMER SURVIVOR KIT tackles a myriad of problems in one large volume. Not only a self-help book, it is a memoir of the author’s journey to a meaningful life.

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The Goodspeed Token

By Jon Day

2.0

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Lilly and Sebastian Kemp, ages 13 and 11, are two very smart kids struggling with issues common to a lot of kids. When Sebastian is given an old subway token by the elderly gentleman who teaches him chess, he is told that it will make him “as strong as you can be, but no stronger,” and “as smart as you can be, but no smarter”, and that once it has helped him achieve his goals, he should pass it on to another deserving recipient.

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Done With Death

By David Babineau

2.0

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When a gamer dies and becomes a grim reaper, he finds himself in the middle of an all-out war between Death and Lucifer.

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The Sultan of Monte Cristo

By Holy Ghost Writer

2.0

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The Sultan of Monte Cristo is the first in a series of sequels to the Count of Monte Cristo.

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Dear Midol

By Kevin Sutton

2.0

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Kevin Sutton’s DEAR MIDOL is a compilation of Sutton’s Christmas letters to his extended family and narrative nonfiction chapters that depict his and his wife Ellen’s experiences raising a family of girls.

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The Sixth

By Avery Hays

2.0

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Avery Hays’ second novel is ambitious, combining political intrigue and romance with Gertrude Stein’s famous art salon. Hays’ heroine, Florbela Sarmentos, is the Lisbon-born daughter of a revolutionary writer, Hermes Sarmento.

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Forever Us

By Sandi Lynn

2.0

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The story of Connor and Ellery Black continues in the last installment of the Forever Black Trilogy, Forever Us.

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The Improbable Return Of Coco Chanel

By Richard Parker

2.0

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Richard Parker has quite a tale to tell about his months working as Coco Chanel’s assistant during the design and construction of the Chanel Perfume Showroom in New York.

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Memoirs of a Gas Station

By Sam Neumann

2.0

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Early one May, Sam Neumann arrived in the breathtaking wilderness of Denali, Alaska with a smile on his face and adventure in his heart.

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Truce (Neighbor from Hell)

By R.L. Mathewson

2.0

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Truce is a framed story, its first and last chapters set in present-day America and its main story set in Regency England.

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High

By Charlene Quiram

2.0

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Verona Lamberti has just moved from New York to Virginia, and if that’s not too much for her to handle, she also starts getting visions of her classmates getting murdered, as well as their killer, a demon, and also, for some reason, eagles.

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Convicted (Consequences)

By Aleatha Romig

2.0

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Book #3 of the Consequences Series.

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Promise Me Light

By Paige Weaver

2.0

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The epic conclusion of New York Times bestselling book Promise Me Darkness…

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Edric Haven and the Ladder to the Sky

By Joshua L. Loveday

2.0

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Aje, a chronically bullied boy, finds a way to escape and become ever stronger. A hundred or years later, four imaginative children discover the same fantastical land to which Aje escaped, only to discover he’s become a cruel tyrant.

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Who We Are (FireNine #2)

By S. Q. Williams

2.0

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Eliza Smith broke Gage Grendel’s heart eight months ago, when she chose her ambitions over him.

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My Unexpected Forever (The Beaumont Series)

By Heidi McLaughlin

2.0

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They say you should expect the unexpected, I didn’t realize my unexpected would be the forever kind.

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That Girl Started Her Own Country

By The Holy Ghost Writer

2.0

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Zaydee is a mysterious woman. She is also pondering setting up her own nation with its own rules, at least in part to benefit women victimized by male abuse and a patriarchal society.

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A Life, Redefined

By Tracy Hewitt Meyer

2.0

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Amy, just wants to be loved. Trina, the younger cheerleading sister, wants everything everybody else is having, and Rowan just wants to be rid of the guilt and obligation this family is determined to place on her.

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Even Rock and Roll Has Fairy Tales

By Sherry Carroll

2.0

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What’s it like to hang out backstage with a rock star on tour? What kind of person sets out to become a groupie? Sherry Carroll spent her late teens and early twenties “past the barricade, through the security, inside the dressing room, and behind the hotel room door” and tells all about it in her memoir

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House of Darkness House of Light

By Andrea Perron

2.0

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The Perron family – Carolyn, Roger, and their five daughters – needed to get away from a bad bullying situation in their old neighborhood, and the beautiful farmhouse in Harrisville seemed like a godsend.

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The Point of No Return

By J.D. Combs

2.0

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Charlene is a 42-year-old married mother of five, whose husband Garrett would rather watch TV than talk to her, and will not stick up for her against his verbally abusive mother.

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The Peacemaker

By T.L. Criswell

2.0

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A well-intentioned but overly sincere novel about a 17-year-old Detroit youth who has to understand his past in order to face up to his mistakes.

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The Last Boyfriend (Forever Love)

By J. S. Cooper

2.0

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Lucky is a college student working her way through school as a waitress at Lou’s Diner, and Zane Beaumont is her biggest tipper. He’s also gorgeous, charming and sweet – but comes in every week with a different girl.

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Tropical Greed

By Susan LaDue

2.0

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A slight mystery wrapped in a story with an important message about the dangers of sea turtles poaching.

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Leather to the Corinthians

By Tom Lucas

2.0

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In a dystopic alternative reality where rampant consumerism makes everyone speak in catch-phrases and slogans, Sell Inc. is waging a war-for-profit between the King and his right-hand man.

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Modicum

By Scott Semegran

2.0

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“Modicum” is a best-of selection of bursts of whimsy from the Austin-native’s prolific output throughout the 2000s.

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Winding Back the Clock

By Ian Laurence

2.0

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The story begins with the quest of Katie Talbot, Countess von Arnitz, to reclaim family treasures, including her father’s signet ring and a Titian painting looted from her family’s house after WWII.

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Zenker

By Andrew Newton

2.0

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Teddy Mathews is a decent, hard-working middle class guy who stumbles upon a sinister plot to steal a mind control formula from a gifted, eccentric scientist.

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Since 1959: An Eight Year-old’s Initiation into the World of Cleveland Indians Baseball and Life in the Fifties

By William Boryk

2.0

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The book follows the fortunes of the Cleveland Indians baseball team in their 1959 pennant race. It opens with eight-year old Andy rising at 5:30AM to retrieve the newspaper (and milk delivered to the door step) and read the “Cleveland Indians starting line up for the 1959 baseball season opener.”

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Rising Sunsets

By D. H. Cermeño

2.0

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David Fletcher is an American who is starting a new life as a teacher in Japan. He leaves behind him his loving and supportive mother, but also a failed relationship with his girlfriend and his abusive father.

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Cassandra’s Heart

By Yasmina Kohl

2.0

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Cassandra works the high-end clothing store, Magical Ways. James Austin is the no-nonsense, down to earth guy who works at the Double L. ranch. When Cassandra, the beautiful witch, bumps into horse trainer James Austin, it’s love at first sight, but is that and great sex enough to keep them together or are they just too different?

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The Spectacular Simon Burchwood

By Scott Semegran

2.0

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Determined to reassemble reclaim his shattered life, Simon and a pair of oddball sidekicks embark on a quest to answer the “question of all questions”: Why is life so hard?

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Vampire Vintage Book One: Belladonna in Hollywood

By Alex Severin

2.0

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Belladonna hops aboard a bus to Hollywood, chasing her dream of starring in pictures opposite the magnetic Bela Lugoisi–only to get mixed up with a real vampire.

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The Brink of Destruction

By Mike Skurka

2.0

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The central protagonist of this potboiler tale is Laura Monroe, a rookie FBI agent from Chicago who was inspired to join the FBI to prevent a repeat of 9/11, which happened when she was a teenager. She witnesses the Willis Tower’s destruction from the windshield of her car and vows to bring the perpetrators to justice.

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The 21st Century Guide to Bachelorhood: Lessons Learned Over the Past 20 Years

By Brad Berkowitz

2.0

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Irreverent, brutally frank, sometimes salacious advice for bachelors, whether they’re seeking a soul mate or just looking to get laid.

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Dead On

By Robert Walker

2.0

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Marcus Rydell, former Atlanta cop, contemplates suicide with a gun in his mouth. The reason? Four years earlier Rydell and three other policemen were ambushed. Only Rydell survived and he can’t live anymore with the memory.

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Wright on Time: Arizona, Book 1

By Lisa M. Cottrell-Bentley, Illustrated by Tanja Bauerle

2.0

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A family of four with two homeschooled children who are being “roadschooled” by their parents, as they drive around the country in an RV.

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Xanta Claus

By Don Keeler

2.0

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Santa Claus’s job is not just to bring presents; it’s to bring hope to children, up to the age of ten. But why stop there? Even adults could use a little hope sometimes.

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5 Shots

By Jemir Robert Johnson

2.0

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A graphic novel that weaves five tales of murder, mayhem, and action a private eye who can read people’s minds.

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Rock Chick

By Kristin Ashley

2.0

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India “Indy” Savage is the owner of a used book store and coffee shop. She is unwittingly involved in a crime ring, when her best barista loses a bag of diamonds and bad guys begin shooting at him.

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Magician of Oz

By James C. Wallace II

2.0

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An attempt to create a classic children’s story that falls far short of the mark of a classic.

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One Hour Martin-izing

By Frank Saitta

2.0

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Marty and Cassidy Tyroni are a married couple who lead secretive lives.

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The Rands Conspiracy

By Jon Batson

2.0

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A mild-mannered office worker has a job that involves secret information. He escapes the slaughter of his co-workers and must both evade the killers and uncover the conspiracy.

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We All We Got

By Michael E. Lowenstein

2.0

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A book about the Pittsburgh Panthers, penned by a passionate fan.

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The Doll Brokers

By Hal Ross

2.0

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The violent and sexually graphic story of an independent woman as she stuggles to be successful in the modern toy industry.

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IndieReader’s Movie Review of the Week

Well, there is Jason Statham…but the rest of it sucks.