Oct 01, 2016
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STONEWALLVALLEY
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An outcast against zombies in: STONEWALL VALLEY

By Ulysses Rubin Lüersen

2.5

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Biff Christen is a smart-talking juvenile delinquent in a world where delinquency, and for that matter most other things, is not tolerated.

BROWNSUGAR
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A solid jolt of adrenaline in: BROWN SUGAR IN MINNESOTA

By Joe Field

2.5

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A young reporter tracks drug dealers selling a super-potent form of heroin.

RIPPLES
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A woman struggles with an abusive husband in: THE RIPPLES OF GUILT

By Angela Richmond

2.5

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A middle-aged British woman reflects back on her tumultuous, dysfunctional life and its many hardships and regrets.

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

By Kathleen Murray

2.5

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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.

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

By Alasdair Gardner

2.5

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

ANALOGUE
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Crime and a drug for peaceful purposes in: ANALOGUE

By Jack Rohrer

2.5

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Two men deal with the startling after-effects of an experimental treatment used to calm terminal cancer patients.

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Memories of a free-spirited childhood in the isolated town in: GROWING UP ALASKA

By Niki Breeser Tschirgi

2.5

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This sentimental memoir tells the story of the author’s childhood in the isolated Alaskan town of Tok.

NEWMONEY
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An NFL athlete shares his hard-earned wisdom on rapid wealth in: NEW MONEY: STAYING RICH

By Phillip Buchanon

2.5

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NFL athlete Phillip Buchanon wasn’t prepared for the impact his new and sudden wealth would have on his life.

LOVESTORIES
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Different vignettes spotlight friendships and relationships in: LOVE STORIES

By Prajwalit

2.5

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Set in India, five separate vignettes detail out episodes for characters of different ages, occupations, and family backgrounds as they grapple with finding , and holding onto, love.

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Life in the New York projects filled with grit, violence and hopeless in: BOSS

By Jennifer Paige

2.5

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Violence, rivalry and ambition threaten to destroy numerous lives in the New York projects.

DIED
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A woman’s loving memorial to her husband in: HE DIED

By Sharon Rice Maag

2.5

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A woman mourns the death of her husband from cancer.

Impossible
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How to solve problems and achieve your goals in: HOW TO DO THE IMPOSSIBLE AND A WHOLE LOT MORE

By Stan Reynolds

2.5

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Reynolds touts the use of his “Logic Die” to help in problem-solving and life improvement.

SUCCESS
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SUCCESS THROUGH SUPER SYSTEMS: A single dynamic to steer you through your life’s decisions

By Muthuswamy N

2.5

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Written by a veteran management consultant, SUCCESS THROUGH SUPER SYSTEMS sets out to explain how having a clear understanding of the systems in which we take part “can help us to be effective in whatever role we play in our lives.”

MYND
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High tech comedy and intrigue in: THE MYND-FYND MACHINE

By Andrew Salchert

2.5

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A precocious teenage boy genius invents a machine that reads brainwaves, and from there finds himself in way over his head.

Apocalypse
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With monsters terrorizing the earth, there’s still comedic value in: APOCALYPSE IDAHO

By Rich Lundeen

2.5

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An unsuspecting town in the Upper Midwest is hit with a plague of ravenous monsters, and a band of quirky survivors try to stop them before they overrun the whole earth.

Lake
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Horror is unleashed as demons invade a peaceful Irish town in: LAKE OF FIRE

By Mark Sant

2.5

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A demonic invasion takes over the British Isles and threatens the entire world.
Darrows Glen was a peaceful little Irish town – until the demons invaded.

Dreamland
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Historical Cameos, humor and suspense create comedic juxtapositions in THE DEVIL IN DREAMLAND

By Ray M. Schultze

2.5

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A spy thriller set in WWII-era Hollywood, full of intrigue and daring escapes.

Laguna
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Sun, surf and sizzle on and off camera in LAGUNA NIGHTS

By Kaira Rouda

2.5

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Former high school sweethearts and ex-reality TV stars are reunited in Laguna Beach, CA.
When Madison starred in the reality TV show “Laguna Nights” as a teenager, the whole world got to watch as her boyfriend Josh cheated on her.

Golem
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The Western Golem

By Capa Langley

2.5

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A young man named Olan witnesses a series of bizarre incidents after encountering a police officer who explodes into dozens of white mice.

Ashes
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Hands Full of Ashes

By Kim Hotzon

2.5

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A young widow journeys to Uganda to spread her husband’s ashes, and finds herself caught up in personal betrayal and civil unrest.

Madness
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Madness, Miracles, Millions

By Joseph Semprevivo, Larry Semprevivo

2.5

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This faith-based memoir highlights how the Semprevivo family overcame obstacles to create, own, and operate a multi-million-dollar, sugar-free cookie company.

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Incursion

By Jay J. Falconer

2.5

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An astrophysicist marooned in a parallel universe attempts to find and rescue his brother and keep himself and his friends safe from ruthless human and alien villains alike.

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Linkage

By Jay J. Falconer

2.5

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A pair of brothers find themselves facing the possible destruction of the human race when one of their experiments goes badly wrong.

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Nick’s Very First Day of Baseball

By Kevin Christofora

2.5

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Nick is signed up for baseball and ready for his first day of baseball practice.

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Water Lessons

By Chadwick Wall

2.5

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A displaced Louisiana man seeks a new home and career in New England – but is he really meant to leave his roots behind forever?

Desperate in DC
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Desperate in D.C.

By Phoebe Thompson and Crystal Walker

2.5

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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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Truth Insurrected

By Daniel P. Douglas

2.5

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William Harrison is a private investigator, a guy who can track down just about anything, but he meets his match when he stumbles upon a government conspiracy about to launch a secret war against an alien race.

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The Ellie Dalton Affair

By Billy McCoy

2.5

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Love might be a many-splendored thing but the characters in author Billy McCoy’s short story collection are not spared its indignities.

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The Evolution of Adam

By Dan Ford

2.5

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Author Dan Ford’s THE EVOLUTION OF ADAM revolves around a group of friends who realize that they are the reincarnations of members of the lost city of Atlantis.

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Kracker Flats

By Mario Iezzoni

2.5

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A huge hurricane drives a suburban woman and her kids from their protected upper-class community to a world full of rural eccentrics.

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The Dark Side of Glory

By Richard McMahon

2.5

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Tasked with writing the biography of a deceased Army veteran, Matthew Clark begins to uncover long-uncovered secrets of the general’s personal life.

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Life in Lemon Creek

By Kathryn Welch

2.5

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Lucy Rye is on the cusp of the big 4-0 and living on the lam. She flees the big city in an effort to hide from her main squeeze, Daniel – a colleague with a wife and children – and leaves behind an otherwise cushy life that includes a nice condo and a lucrative career. Tired and desperate, she shows up in the small town of Lemon Creek.

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Princess Lizzie and the Time Travelling Magic Cloak

By Dr. Van

2.5

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A young girl must travel through time in order to help her friend and by doing so encounters a world very different from her sheltered existence.

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Naked: Stripped by a Man and Hurricane Katrina

By Julie Freed

2.5

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Julie Freed married a hopeless romantic. As a young doctoral student she was ready to weather any challenges that life might throw at her new family. But a husband whose behavior soon grew unrecognizable and the gathering gale forces of Hurricane Katrina combined to upend her life entirely.

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The Shadow Prince

By Stacey O'Neale

2.5

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Rowan, the teenaged prince of Avalon’s twisted fire court, is taken by surprise when his vicious mother announces that she will be abdicating her throne in favor of him. However, Rowan’s mother, the malicious Queen Prisma, is not about to just give Rowan her crown. In order to be crowned king, Rowan must reenter the mortal world and kill the halfling princess, Kalin, of the air court.

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When the Shoe Fits

By Mary T. Wagner

2.5

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Like many other middle-aged women, Wagner endures a failed marriage, years of raising children, injuries from an accident, and a second career that started in her 40s. The essays recount many relatable experiences, such as traveling adventures, mid-life dating, and household struggles with clutter and cooking.

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Necessary Evil and the Greater Good

By Adam Ingle

2.5

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Demon Mestoph and angel Leviticus, a pair of unlikely best friends, are tired of waiting for the end of the world. So they hatch a plan to get kicked out of the afterlife and manipulate humans Marcus and Stephanie (and Sir Regi, an unusually talented Scottish terrier) into helping them.

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Nowhere Man

By Doug Williams

2.5

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Tom Fargo was once a passionate young anti-war protester, until his father was killed in the 9/11 attacks and he famously turned, becoming an emphatic patriot and supporter of national defense. Now he’s the top aide to Republican senator Penn Mallory, who is running for president.

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Imperfect Inside

By Scott M. Sullivan

2.5

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IMPERFECT INSIDE teeters between the genres of self-discovery and psychological fiction to cultivate a poignant lesson about the capacity of individuals to become agents of change.

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My Chicken Story

By Ruthie Robinson

2.5

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MY CHICKEN STORY is a quick read for someone who is interested in romance and mystery genres, without having to do much thinking.

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When Love Speaks

By Maha Khalid

2.5

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A conversation with a personified Love about the emotion, its origins, its functions, and how to properly experience it.

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Dreamwater

By Patricia Goodwin

2.5

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Patricia Goodwin’s DREAMWATER, sequel to 2011’s When Two Women Die, is a fantasy/historical novel that covers a lot of ground in two different time periods, full of paranormal and supernatural happenings.

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The Luck Particle

By J. K. Hayward

2.5

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It’s 2008, and in Switzerland, CERN is getting ready to switch on one of science’s greatest achievements yet: the Large Hadron Collider. They’re looking for the Higgs Boson, but what they don’t know is that a secret cabal called The Watchmen is trying to sabotage the LHC to keep them from finding something even bigger.

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The Soul Protector

By Mario Soldevilla

2.5

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This story of a reincarnated guardian angel and his assigned human blends historical fantasy, magical realism, and the hunt for a psychotic killer to create a muddled, but at times interesting, novel.

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Detective Riley’s First Case

By Mark Sheehan

2.5

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A tough, hard drinking cop named Riley, who doesn’t know how to play by the rules, finally finds himself in hot water with his supervisor and possibly pursuing a new profession.

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Labor Pains

By C.A. Huggins

2.5

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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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Abuse And Betrayal

By Richard Joseph

2.5

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ABUSE & BETRAYAL is one man’s story of how a 17-year marriage ended in an acrimonious divorce, costing him not only a stint in jail, but a considerable portion of his earnings.

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The Complete Guide To Being Evil

By Laura Stephenson

2.5

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A young mage in New York City takes on a powerful necromancer with the help of a young deviling.

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Thump

By Avraham Azrieli

2.5

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A young, attractive professional black man is the plaintiff in a sexual harassment case that challenges assumptions and prejudices.

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The Hanging Of Just Jane

By P.T. Koi

2.5

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A female sheriff in a West at war with well-endowed werewolves finds herself torn between law and justice, and may find herself hanging as a result.

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Undocumented Visitors In A Pirate Sea

By Jeffrey Roswell McCord

2.5

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This story of a professor who is contracted by the U.S. government to write about his experiences with unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, at sea, blends fiction and non-fiction with mixed results.

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Messages from Afghanistan

By Nancy Lachapelle

2.5

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This is a collection of emails the author sent home to the United States while embedded with the U.S. Army for six months. The book presents an unfiltered view of the Afghan people that one rarely, if ever, sees in the news.

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A Tuesday Afternoon in Chertsey

By Blackwater of the Fields

2.5

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A TUESDAY AFTERNOON IN CHERTSEY is one man’s account of his addiction to alcohol, and his gradual physical and mental rehabilitation at a Canadian rehabilitation center.

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That Autumn in Edinburgh

By Ciji Ware

2.5

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Dateline: 250 years later…a contemporary, stand-alone sequel to Ware’s historical novel Island of the Swans.

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The Ex Games 3

By J. S. Cooper + Helen Cooper

2.5

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The stunning conclusion to The Ex Games novella serial is here!

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Dyspeptic Definitions

By Igor D. Radovic

2.5

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DYSPEPTIC DEFINITIONS is a satirical dictionary that attempts to give sardonic, insightful, and/or humorous definitions of various English words and phrases.

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Sacred Road

By Todd Preston

2.5

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SACRED ROAD is a memoir about Todd Preston’s decision to leave behind his family, his career, and his lifelong membership in the Mormon Church.

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Leaving Paradise

By Haga Thunder

2.5

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LEAVING PARADISE is the tale of a man moving through the painful aftermath of a life filled with self-indulgence and how he is transformed with “the glint of a razor”.

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City Of Pawns

By Paul Lenzi

2.5

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CITY OF PAWNS is a book of poems ranging from haikus and limericks to longer works. The primary topic is politics (primarily conservative), though Lenzi branches out at times to others.

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With You

By Nashoda Rose

2.5

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Sculpt is an illegal fighter. He’s also the lead singer of a local rock band.

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Light From The Heart

By Patrick Paul Nicholas

2.5

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The ill-conceived incentive to seek pleasure, contentment, and a sense of self from exterior sources is prevalent throughout our culture. That’s the central thesis of LIGHT FROM THE HEART, encourages readers to get in touch with their inner selves, which will lead to a connection with a greater, universal whole.

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A Shade Of Vampire

By Bella Forrest

2.5

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On the evening of Sofia Claremont’s 17th birthday, she is sucked into a nightmare from which she cannot wake.

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A Chronicle Of Amends

By Tariq Saleim

2.5

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A CHRONICLE OF AMENDS is divided into four parts: poetry, reflections, a novella, and notes/probes. Within each part, the author presents his perceptions about the meaning of life.

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The Silent Partner

By Terrence King

2.5

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All three principal characters experience enormous frustration in their lives because, per a directive from the Almighty, a semi-disgraced angel named Homer can’t change the free will of humans.

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The Wizard’s Redemption

By Aaron Skinner

2.5

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The son of a ruler, a shoemaker, a disinherited nobleman and a young man with strange abilities must fight in their own way for what they love When their country is attacked by an overwhelming force led by a vicious and powerful wizard.

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Colin Preston Rocked And Rolled

By Bert Murray

2.5

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A Beatles fanatic and college sophomore gets himself in a twist when he tries to mix forever love with an education, though, by the end of the story, he claims that “…I got the best education one can get. An education in the geography of the human heart.”

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Everything’s Cool

By Justin Carroll

2.5

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An edgy, staccato narrative reveals that things are not so cool in EVERYTHING’S COOL.

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It Must Be Your Love

By Bella Andre

2.5

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This is the latest in Bella Andre’s popular series featuring the Sullivan family of Seattle, this time focusing on the brothers’ younger sister Mia Sullivan.

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The Twelve Attunements

By Cassandra Sturdy

2.5

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The premise of THE TWELVE ATTUNEMENTS is that our universe is not alone.

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Infinite Possibilities

By Lisa Renee Jones

2.5

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Secrets and lies. They are everywhere: haunting her, tormenting her.

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Investigative Medium – The Awakening

By Laine Crosby

2.5

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A memoir of the author’s discovery of her psychic abilities, including clairvoyance, clairaudience, and the ability to contact the dead.

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Sweet Home

By Tillie Cole

2.5

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Molly Shakespeare is a philosophy graduate student from England, orphaned at a young age by her father’s suicide and raised in poverty by her loving grandmother and a less-affectionate foster family.

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Maybe This Time

Moving in with my half-brother Xander, I had no idea what to expect.

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Curse Of The Griffin: Daniel’s Pride

By Jerome Walford

2.5

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Daniel Griffin was an orphan without any family and had been brought up by a local parish priest. Now he finds himself living in the abandoned underground sewer system. With his sketch book and his artistic skill he is trying to make a place for himself in the corrupt city of Anthrazit.

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Curse Of The Griffin: Daniel’s Pride

By Jerome Walford

2.5

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Daniel Griffin was an orphan without any family and had been brought up by a local parish priest. Now he finds himself living in the abandoned underground sewer system. With his sketch book and his artistic skill he is trying to make a place for himself in the corrupt city of Anthrazit.

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Cast No Stones

By Kevin Machell

2.5

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Cast No Stones is an autobiography of Kevin Machell, the son of a married Englishwoman and an American GI stationed in England during WWII.

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Worth the Fight

By Vi Keeland

2.5

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Elle is a young lawyer whose life appears to be going smoothly on the surface – she has a great job with a boss who loves her like a daughter, a terrific best friend, and a boyfriend who is ideal.

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Karma

By Nikki Sex

2.5

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Marcy Paget’s ex-husband, Trent Berger, is a complete and total jerk.

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Promo Cowboy

By Barry Fitzsimmons

2.5

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The promo cowboy herein is more ad man Don Draper (played by Jon Hamm in “Mad Men”) than midnight cowboy Joe Buck (played by Jon Voight in “Midnight Cowboy”).

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P Is For Prince

By Stu Gratton

2.5

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Kenzia Hartliss is facing the most important task of her life. She is in charge of a British secret service team assigned to protect Prince William, heir to the throne.

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Shine Not Burn

By Elle Casey

2.5

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Andie has a lifeplan that has apparently served her well so far, getting her out of a bad situation with her mother’s abusive boyfriend and into a profitable career as a lawyer, with success so close she can taste it.

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Breathless (Jesse)

By Eve Carter

2.5

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Jesse Morrison is a motocross racer who craves the adrenaline rush of the race, but since injuring his hand and left leg, he fears he will never race again.

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Sons of Prophecy: Davian’s Deception

By Steven Schmutz

2.5

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The countries of the Realm have been in Alliance for many years, since the rise and defeat of the evil Mahan, a Dark Lord whose ability to control others’ minds and wills made him immensely powerful. Now, Davian Ul, another Dark Lord, rises in Mahan’s place, in the mountainous keep of Tar Belg.

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The Rocker Who Needs Me

By Terri Anne Browning

2.5

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Drake Stevenson is a thirty-one-year-old rock star, with a troubled past and an alcoholic present, but a good heart nonetheless. When he meets seventeen-year-old Lana, the younger sister of a good friend, he is instantly, passionately attracted to her, and the feeling is mutual.

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Pulse (Collide Volume 2)

By Gail McHugh

2.5

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Emily Cooper has come to the realization, on the eve of her wedding to the violent Dillon Parker, that she does not want to marry him, having fallen hopelessly in love with his friend, Gavin Blake.

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Forever too Far

By Abbi Glines

2.5

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The final novel in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and IndieReader Bestselling Fallen Too Far series.

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The Wails of Mother Earth

By Nicholas Landon

2.5

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A story about a young boy struggling through a world mired in war and strife.

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Beauty from Surrender (Beauty Series #2)

By Georgia Cates

2.5

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After Laurelyn Prescott walks away from the love of her life, she returns to Nashville to pursue the only dream she has left. Determined to find a distraction from the pain of losing Jack Henry, she immerses herself in her music. But with her old life comes old acquaintances and new expectations.

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Promise Me Darkness

By Paige Weaver

2.5

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Maddy is an innocent “good girl” with a very “bad boy” best friend, Ryder, a playboy and something of a thug who has nonetheless been close to Maddy since they were six and nine.

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Real

By Katy Evans

2.5

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Brooke Dumas is a former sprinter until she tore her ACL – twice. She has since gone into sports rehab, hoping to help other injured athletes like herself. But her life changes when her friend drags her to see Remington “Riptide” Tate, a gorgeous, sexy fighter who has women screaming for him everywhere he goes.

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Dead to Me

By Bradford Brillowski

2.5

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Dead to Me follows the psychological world of Patrick, a young adult just setting out on his own, who is occasionally prone to cosmic visions.

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Spies and Lies: The Paradox

By Frederick L. Malphurs

2.5

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David Pearl is the head of an intelligence consulting firm that has been languishing for lack of business. When he is asked to track down and a Greek diplomat who has gone AWOL, he gets embroiled in a massive tangle.

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Parry Pretty and the Eight Realms

By S. J. Musgraves

2.5

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Parry Pretty is a brilliant, logical inventor who does not hold with fantasy worlds or magical creatures. So why is it that one day, she wakes up in a different realm, run by magical rules, with a quest of her own – to close the Slipstream that keeps time cycling over and over through the same eternal day?

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A Bad Veterinarian Never Goes Hungry

By Steve Rivas

2.5

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Dr. George Washington Carver, understandably nicknamed “Peanut”, was once a physicist who created a device called the Prophet, which created a rift in spacetime and received a message from the future.

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Tidal

By Emily Snow

2.5

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Now that Willow Avery is out of rehab, she’s got one chance left to prove herself before she’s officially on every producer’s crap list. At least, that’s what her parents and agent are claiming. She doesn’t really give a damn if she never makes another movie or not—she just wants to get on with her life, get back to her friends, and find her next escape.

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An American in Vienna

By Chip Wagar

2.5

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The book’s focus on the Eastern European front opens up new territory, most westerners are probably more familiar with the Western Front and its long and deadly trench warfare.

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A Lost Gun

By Wix Simon

2.5

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The story opens with a bang, or rather several, as Leotis Wilson kills his wife and children then sets out for the river to dispose of his gun. Detective Jessie Sands witnessed the killing and tails Wilson to the river.

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Softly at Sunrise

By Maya Banks

2.5

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Rachel, haunted by memories of her kidnapping by a terrorist group, counts her blessings daily. Now life is filled with second chances to work on her marriage, to have a child, to start a new job, and to appreciate the love of her extended family. But, once again, she is confronted with a situation that makes her wonder if her second chance may be short-lived.

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Love & Darts

By Nath Jones

2.5

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Nath Jones’ Love & Darts, a collection of twenty-four stories, gives readers an insight into the anxieties of the heartland of the United States today.

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The Crimson Battle Axe

By Curtis Oddo

2.5

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Gnarl, who wields the eponymous axe, fights against his oppressors, the humans, who for over a hundred years have enslaved his people. Thelady, the daughter of a human warrior, is an unlikely symbol of kindheartedness in an otherwise malicious species. She should be Gnarl’s natural enemy, but when Gnarl meets Thelady, he vows to protect her if she should ever need it.

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American Girl

By Roxanne Fontana

2.5

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Roseann Fontana begins her story years before her name change to Roxanne. She begins it in Brooklyn as a girl in love with music. Young Roseann is obsessed with The Beatles and is also filled with love for Brian Jones, and starts a fan club for him that goes international. It doesn’t matter that Jones is already deceased; he is loved and missed by many.

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Heart of Darkness

By Felicity Heaton

2.5

IR Rating

Aleksandr is a vampire prince who has renounced his heritage in order to fulfill a 400-year-old bloody and self-appointed quest, to vindicate the death of his sister by a vampire hunter. Elise is a vampire guard living to protect her bloodline family. Both are quite content in the lives they have chosen.

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Ros

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2.5

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Ros is the story of Marci Cramer and her race against time to save Ros, who has crash-landed her spaceship near Marci’s house. Add into the mix, Marci’s ex mother-in-law, a neurotic cat, a handsome government agent, and a die-hard alien hunter, and you have a wild, unconventional adventure filled with romance and intrigue.

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She Tells All

By Judah Lee Davis

2.5

IR Rating

Although Judah Lee Davis is no Dickens, Shakespeare or Fitzgerald, I doubt that any of those men could annotate the life of a nymphomaniac Southerner trying to find a man.

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Lucy Wagner gets in Shape

By Claire Matthews

2.5

IR Rating

After being dumped by her handsome and exercise obsessed boyfriend, couch potato Lucy Wagner decides to rein in her love for food, break out the running shoes and get into shape!

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Happily Ever Afton

Afton Lanford plans to live happily ever after with her beau Jason. When she finds out that he is having an affair with her bridesmaid, she feigns a romance with Cooper Stewart Carrington III, a stranger on the street.

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Summer’s Journey: Volume One – Losing Control

By Summer Daniels

2.5

IR Rating

A blend of contemporary romance and erotica, “Summer’s Journey” begins with Summer’s decision to recover from her recent divorce by seeking the sexual freedom she has always desired.

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Counting from Zero

By Alan B. Johnston

2.5

IR Rating

To invade a computer, a virus relies on human help, such as clicking on an unsolicited e-mail attachment or inserting an infected floppy disk. “Counting from Zero” is about attacks on computers and computer networks, the attackers, and the defenders.

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Wired

By Douglas E. Richards

2.5

IR Rating

Former Special Ops member David Desh suffered a horrible experience in Iran and is haunted by the memory. He is called out of retirement to track down a dangerous molecular biologist, Kira Miller, who may have discovered how to double the human lifespan.

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Fezariu’s Epiphany

By David Brown

2.5

IR Rating

Bruised by a rough childhood, a young man joins up with a legendary band of mercenaries and begins an exciting new life.

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Blood for Love

By Chris M. Finkelstein

2.5

IR Rating

The imaginary planet called D’ot is not a happy place. It is “peopled” with creatures who have evolved into reptilian humanoids. They are violent and sadistic and lack the basic compassion that is crucial in any society.

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Open Source

By Matthew M. Frick

2.5

IR Rating

“What if a ship carrying a cargo of stolen Russian missiles bound for Iran was mysteriously hijacked? What if Israel was secretly behind the hijacking? What if the guy who fills the vending machines in the break room figured the whole thing out?”

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The Faithful

By Jonathan Weyer

2.5

IR Rating

A Presbyterian pastor who is seriously questioning his faith is suddenly thrown into the midst of a paranormal murder mystery.

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Paris, Moi and the Gang

By Frances Gendlin

2.5

IR Rating

Documents Grendlin’s daily meanderings through modern-day Paris, a journey that’s mainly interesting to Grendlin.

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The Change Artist

By Carla Rieger

2.5

IR Rating

The plot transports the reader from modern-day Canada to 1940s Europe, and contains a wide cast of characters, including Nazis, Gypsies and carnival folk, along with more mundane Canadian accountants and lawyers.

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Percy: The Perfectly Imperfect Chicken

By Rick Rieser, Illustrated by Daniel Seward

2.5

IR Rating

The artwork in the book is fantastic. All the chickens are expressive and, though everything takes place in the one yard, the perspective on the yard and chickens varies in each scene.

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Murder of an American Nazi

By Tim Fleming

2.5

IR Rating

A a story about a small town police detective whose obsessive search for the truth leads him from a seemingly simple murder investigation down an insidious path of espionage, cover-ups, and violence.

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Shotgun Shopping: Adventures in How to Materialize Anything You Want Through the Metaphor of Shopping Fast, Cheap, and Fabulous

By Sheevaun Moran

2.5

IR Rating

Smart and incredibly helpful shopping techniques buried beneath stylistic shortcomings.