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By Lesley L. Smith

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Parallel worlds collide with universe shattering consequences in KAT CUBED

Would you risk ripping universes apart to save your world? Kat Garcia takes a leap of faith—in the name of science. Continue reading

By W. H. Raymond

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THEO AND A HORSE NAMED ROCKET

A young boy must find his way back to happiness after a double tragedy. Continue reading

By Connie Kerbs

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PATHS OF FEAR, a diverse anthology that will engage both mind and heart

A collection of short stories, essays, poems and collected proverbs concerning fear. Continue reading

By Renardo T. Newton

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A minister explains what Pentecostal power is in RELEASING END TIME POWER

A minister explains what Pentacostal power is and how to use it to counter the oncoming end times. Continue reading

By Ulysses Rubin Lüersen

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An outcast against zombies in: STONEWALL VALLEY

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

By Joe Field

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A solid jolt of adrenaline in: BROWN SUGAR IN MINNESOTA

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

By Angela Richmond

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

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

By Kathleen Murray

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

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. Continue reading

By Alasdair Gardner

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

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

By Jack Rohrer

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Crime and a drug for peaceful purposes in: ANALOGUE

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

By Niki Breeser Tschirgi

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

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

By Phillip Buchanon

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

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

By Prajwalit

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Different vignettes spotlight friendships and relationships in: LOVE STORIES

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. Continue reading

By Jennifer Paige

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

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

By Sharon Rice Maag

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

A woman mourns the death of her husband from cancer. Continue reading

By Stan Reynolds

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

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

By Muthuswamy N

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

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.” Continue reading

By Andrew Salchert

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

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

By Rich Lundeen

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

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. Continue reading

By Mark Sant

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

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. Continue reading

By Ray M. Schultze

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

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

By Kaira Rouda

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

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. Continue reading

By Capa Langley

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The Western Golem

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

By Kim Hotzon

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Hands Full of Ashes

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

By Joseph Semprevivo, Larry Semprevivo

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Madness, Miracles, Millions

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

By Jay J. Falconer

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Incursion

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. Continue reading

By Jay J. Falconer

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Linkage

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

By Kevin Christofora

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Nick’s Very First Day of Baseball

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

By Chadwick Wall

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Water Lessons

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

By Phoebe Thompson and Crystal Walker

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Desperate in D.C.

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. Continue reading

By Daniel P. Douglas

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Truth Insurrected

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. Continue reading

By Billy McCoy

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The Ellie Dalton Affair

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

By Dan Ford

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The Evolution of Adam

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. Continue reading

By Mario Iezzoni

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Kracker Flats

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

By Richard McMahon

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The Dark Side of Glory

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

By Kathryn Welch

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Life in Lemon Creek

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. Continue reading

By Dr. Van

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Princess Lizzie and the Time Travelling Magic Cloak

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. Continue reading

By Julie Freed

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Naked: Stripped by a Man and Hurricane Katrina

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. Continue reading

By Stacey O'Neale

2.5IR Rating

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The Shadow Prince

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. Continue reading

By Mary T. Wagner

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When the Shoe Fits

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. Continue reading

By Adam Ingle

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Necessary Evil and the Greater Good

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. Continue reading

By Doug Williams

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Nowhere Man

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. Continue reading

By Scott M. Sullivan

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Imperfect Inside

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. Continue reading

By Ruthie Robinson

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My Chicken Story

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

By Maha Khalid

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When Love Speaks

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

By Patricia Goodwin

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Dreamwater

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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By J. K. Hayward

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The Luck Particle

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. Continue reading

By Mario Soldevilla

2.5IR Rating

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The Soul Protector

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. Continue reading

By Mark Sheehan

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Detective Riley’s First Case

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. Continue reading

By C.A. Huggins

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Labor Pains

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. Continue reading

By Richard Joseph

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Abuse And Betrayal

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. Continue reading

By Laura Stephenson

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The Complete Guide To Being Evil

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

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Thump

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

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The Hanging Of Just Jane

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. Continue reading

By Jeffrey Roswell McCord

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Undocumented Visitors In A Pirate Sea

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. Continue reading

By Nancy Lachapelle

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Messages from Afghanistan

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. Continue reading

By Blackwater of the Fields

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A Tuesday Afternoon in Chertsey

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. Continue reading

By Ciji Ware

2.5IR Rating

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That Autumn in Edinburgh

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

By J. S. Cooper + Helen Cooper

2.5IR Rating

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The Ex Games 3

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

By Igor D. Radovic

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Dyspeptic Definitions

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

By Todd Preston

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Sacred Road

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. Continue reading

By Haga Thunder

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Leaving Paradise

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”. Continue reading

By Paul Lenzi

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City Of Pawns

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. Continue reading

By Nashoda Rose

2.5IR Rating

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With You

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

By Patrick Paul Nicholas

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Light From The Heart

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. Continue reading

By Bella Forrest

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A Shade Of Vampire

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

By Tariq Saleim

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A Chronicle Of Amends

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. Continue reading

By Terrence King

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The Silent Partner

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. Continue reading

By Aaron Skinner

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The Wizard’s Redemption

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. Continue reading

By Bert Murray

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Colin Preston Rocked And Rolled

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.” Continue reading

By Justin Carroll

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Everything’s Cool

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

By Bella Andre

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It Must Be Your Love

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. Continue reading

By Cassandra Sturdy

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The Twelve Attunements

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

By Lisa Renee Jones

2.5IR Rating

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Infinite Possibilities

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

By Laine Crosby

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Investigative Medium – The Awakening

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

By Tillie Cole

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Sweet Home

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. Continue reading

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Maybe This Time

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

By Jerome Walford

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Curse Of The Griffin: Daniel’s Pride

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. Continue reading

By Jerome Walford

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Curse Of The Griffin: Daniel’s Pride

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. Continue reading

By Kevin Machell

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Cast No Stones

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

By Vi Keeland

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Worth the Fight

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. Continue reading

By Nikki Sex

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Karma

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

By Barry Fitzsimmons

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Promo Cowboy

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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By Stu Gratton

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P Is For Prince

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. Continue reading

By Elle Casey

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Shine Not Burn

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. Continue reading

By Eve Carter

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Breathless (Jesse)

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. Continue reading

By Steven Schmutz

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Sons of Prophecy: Davian’s Deception

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. Continue reading

By Terri Anne Browning

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The Rocker Who Needs Me

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. Continue reading

By Gail McHugh

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Pulse (Collide Volume 2)

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. Continue reading

By Abbi Glines

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Forever too Far

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

By Nicholas Landon

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The Wails of Mother Earth

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

By Georgia Cates

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Beauty from Surrender (Beauty Series #2)

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. Continue reading

By Paige Weaver

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Promise Me Darkness

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. Continue reading

By Katy Evans

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Real

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. Continue reading

By Bradford Brillowski

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Dead to Me

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. Continue reading

By Frederick L. Malphurs

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Spies and Lies: The Paradox

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. Continue reading

By S. J. Musgraves

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Parry Pretty and the Eight Realms

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? Continue reading

By Steve Rivas

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A Bad Veterinarian Never Goes Hungry

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. Continue reading

By Emily Snow

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Tidal

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. Continue reading

By Chip Wagar

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An American in Vienna

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. Continue reading

By Wix Simon

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A Lost Gun

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. Continue reading

By Maya Banks

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Softly at Sunrise

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. Continue reading

By Nath Jones

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Love & Darts

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. Continue reading

By Curtis Oddo

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The Crimson Battle Axe

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. Continue reading

By Roxanne Fontana

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American Girl

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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By Felicity Heaton

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Heart of Darkness

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. Continue reading

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Ros

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. Continue reading

By Judah Lee Davis

2.5IR Rating

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She Tells All

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. Continue reading

By Claire Matthews

2.5IR Rating

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Lucy Wagner gets in Shape

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! Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

By Summer Daniels

2.5IR Rating

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Summer’s Journey: Volume One – Losing Control

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. Continue reading

By Alan B. Johnston

2.5IR Rating

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Counting from Zero

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. Continue reading

By Douglas E. Richards

2.5IR Rating

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Wired

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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By David Brown

2.5IR Rating

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Fezariu’s Epiphany

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

By Chris M. Finkelstein

2.5IR Rating

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Blood for Love

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. Continue reading

By Matthew M. Frick

2.5IR Rating

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Open Source

“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?” Continue reading

By Jonathan Weyer

2.5IR Rating

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The Faithful

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

By Frances Gendlin

2.5IR Rating

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Paris, Moi and the Gang

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

By Carla Rieger

2.5IR Rating

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The Change Artist

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. Continue reading

By Rick Rieser, Illustrated by Daniel Seward

2.5IR Rating

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Percy: The Perfectly Imperfect Chicken

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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By Tim Fleming

2.5IR Rating

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Murder of an American Nazi

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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By Sheevaun Moran

2.5IR Rating

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

Smart and incredibly helpful shopping techniques buried beneath stylistic shortcomings. Continue reading