Sep 25, 2016
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smith
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Smith (The Beckett Boys)

By Olivia Chase

3.0

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Aubrey moves to a new town in a new state when things with her ex-boyfriend turn abusive. When she lays her eyes on sexy bartender, Smith Beckett, she knows she’s in for trouble, and pleasure beyond her wildest dreams.

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Living without in DENIAL (SINGULARITY’S CHILDREN, BOOK 1)

By Toby Weston

3.0

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While certain characters shine, DENIAL is a slow and patchwork start to a dystopian science fiction series.

TITAN
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A determined mother battles for her family’s safety in a futuristic world in: TITAN

By Michael Van Cleve

3.0

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TITAN begins with an ominous poem/list of reasons why America fell and brought the rest of the world with her before rising as “Amerikka.”

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A steampunk and fantasy adventure in: IRONHEART

By Dakota Kemp

3.0

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A young man in a steampunk world discovers he has extraordinary fighting abilities, which elevate him from small-time gangster to revolutionary hero.

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A saga featuring characters of mythological proportion in: WARRIOR OF THE WAY

By Nathan Chandler

3.0

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Nathan Chandler’s WARRIOR OF THE WAY is an ambitious undertaking that is reminiscent of another monumental tale with a deep backstory – Game of Thrones.

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Good versus evil in a land of squirrels in: A DEWDROP AWAY

By C.A. Allen

3.0

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A charming adventure, A DEWDROP AWAY translates the struggle of good versus evil into the squirrel land of Arborland and follows three key protagonists as they discover the truth about their land.

CYGNUS
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Suspenseful yet quirky, a comedic sci-fi thriller about a virus with its own agenda: THE CYGNUS VIRUS

By T.J. Zakreski

3.0

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A man downloads a computer virus from another planet with a terrifying agenda of its own in this enticing and sometimes quirky sci-fi thriller.

FEARFACTOR
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Adopting a biblical understanding of fear as a way of life defines being a good Christian in SPIRITUAL FEAR FACTOR

By Tim Abraham

3.0

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Set up as a three-part “classroom” concept (learning in the classroom, the lab of life, and for eternity), this work offers an in-depth look at fear.

ELECTRICITY
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A solar storm threatens civilization in: ELECTRICITY

By Robert Lovinger

3.0

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An increase in solar flare activity, culminating in a massive solar storm, threatens life and civilization as we know it.

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Police dog to the rescue in: K-9 Cop: Case #1 – The Dreck Report

By Erna Mueller

3.0

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Bright and inquisitive Justin Andrews and his sister Vicky still grieve for their mother after her untimely death, and having an absentee, workaholic father makes their adjustment more diffi-cult.

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A young boy becomes a hero when his hometown gets overtaken by grotesque creatures in: MONSTER ZOMBIES ARE COMING FOR JOHNNY

By A.M. Shah

3.0

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Upon discovering that monster zombies are suddenly populating their school, a young boy named Johnny and his best friend, Alex, have an incredibly eventful day and in the process of getting to the bottom of the case, must try to make it out alive.

CURSE
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Good versus evil with humanity in the crosshairs in: CURSE THE DAY

By Zachary Koala Hardison

3.0

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The classic battle rages between good and evil as angels and humans conspire to bring down a murderous creature borne out of the human race’s apathy and indifference.

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Pondering aging and death in: THE HOURGLASS

By Pamela Cumings

3.0

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An older woman presents her thoughts, experience and analysis of the process of aging.

TWEENS
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Life advice to tweens from tweens in: NINE WAYS TO EMPOWER TWEENS WITH EMMA AND ELLIOT

By Kathleen Boucher

3.0

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Fraternal twins Emma and Elliot share life skills for 10- to 12-year-olds in this lively life guide for tweens.

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The curia comes to life in: OVERKILL: THE VATICAN TRIAL OF PIERRE TEILHARD DE CHARDIN, SJ

By Niels de Terra

3.0

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Pierre Teilhard de Chardin wore many hats: philosopher, geologist, paleontologist … priest. If you’re thinking that one of these things is not like the others, you’re right.

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A young couple fights betrayal and the passage of time to rekindle their love: IN THIS LIFE

By Christine Brae

3.0

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A young couple tries to recapture the romance of their first encounter after years apart and secrets discovered in this sweet and stirring literary romance.

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Poison, paranoia and conspiracy in: GLOSSOLALIA

By Tantra Bensko

3.0

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After an unscheduled pick up of an untraceable poison goes missing from her workplace, Nancy finds herself tangled in a conspiracy that threatens both her sanity and her life.

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A witch, a wolf-shifting man and others looking for love in: PRIMROSE AND THE WOLF

By J.A. Fales

3.0

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Life for one uniquely powerful, immortal witch turns into a topsy-turvy family matter when an ex-lover, wolf-shifter shows up on the witch’s doorstep seeking help in this lively paranormal romance.

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After a traumatic experience as a young girl, a woman finds her peace in: SCOUT’S HONOR

By Dori Ann Dupre

3.0

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A young girl experiences a number of life-altering situations that shape her adulthood but finally lead her to a pivotal moment of self-realization.

HAULING
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Pushing through small town bonds in: HAULING THROUGH

By Peter Bridgford

3.0

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A college graduate becomes part of a tight-knit lobstering community in Maine where a mysterious satellite lurks overhead, in this mysterious slice-of-life story.

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A young boy takes a spiritual journey in: VERSUS THE MULTIVERSE

By Kyle Darnell

3.0

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Kyle Darnell is a young boy whose life changes forever after he gets into an argument with his older brother Chris and gets slammed to the ground.

FOREIGNSHORE
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A girl pushes the social boundaries for her gender in: A FOREIGN SHORE

By Forrest Johnson

3.0

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A teenage girl runs away from her family and ends up taking part in world-changing events, dressed as a man and marching with an army of foreign invaders.

GHOST
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A teenager learns to exist . . . as a ghost: THE GHOST CHRONICLES

By Marlo Berliner

3.0

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A teenaged boy, killed in a car accident, must come to terms with his existence as a ghost.

COFFIN
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The battle of good and evil in society: SIR COFFIN GRAVES

By Leinad Platz

3.0

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This exploration of the forces of good and evil, and how they fight for power in a society is alternately hopeful and dark.

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Doomsday disaster threatens the power of love in: CROSSING IN TIME

By DL Orton

3.0

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When an ordinary couple seems to be the key to saving humanity, they both must separately travel across space and time to see whether or not their love truly can stand the test of the ultimate distance in a suspenseful and unpredictable ride.

EXIST
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Exploration into politics and philosophy through history in: A RIGHT TO EXIST: WHOSE RIGHTS ARE THESE?

By John Jeffrey

3.0

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A thought provoking exploration of how the principals of freedom and opportunity enshrined – if in rhetoric only – in the Constitution have gradually expanded to encompass broader swaths of society.

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Metaphysics fills the gap in: A HOLE IN SCIENCE

By Ted Christopher

3.0

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The author argues that science needs a transcendental explanation for the inheritance of complex traits like intelligence.

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Empowering sage advice as to living our lives and treating others well in: D IS FOR DUDLEY & OTHER NATURE TALES

By Ron Chandler

3.0

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D IS FOR DUDLEY & OTHER NATURE TALES is an entertaining children’s short story collection about animals that share their lessons on life.

OZ
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A hound at Hotel Del Coronado shares history with a little girl in: OZ, DOG OF THE DEL

By Taylor Baldwin Kiland

3.0

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A dachshund who lives at the Hotel Del Coronado escorts a little girl named Izzy around the island, introducing her to famous people and events.

MEDITATION
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Guidance on how to live a more mindful life in: CREATIVE MEDITATION AND MANIFESTATION: USING YOUR 21 INNATE POWERS TO CREATE YOUR LIFE

By Amara Honeck

3.0

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Author Amara Honeck brings her deep expertise and passion for her subject, honed from experience as a Shamanic Practitioner and Counselor.

KILLKING
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A sorcerer and king battle in the dark world of: TO KILL A KING

By Theodore Singer

3.0

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Kalath is a sorcerer among a barbarian tribe, minding his own barbarian business, when his wife gets kidnapped.

COALITION
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An FBI special agent and reporter work together to solve the conspiracy behind the murder of the President-elect in: THE COALITION

By samuel Marquis

3.0

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An FBI special agent and a reporter must unearth the conspiracy behind the assassination of the President-elect

FRACTURES
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An assassin continues her work in the afterlife in: FRACTURES

By Will James

3.0

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A professional assassin commits her last murder, dies, and finds herself recruited to reprise her role in the afterlife.

TRAINEE
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The dangers of being a doppleganger in: THE TRAINEE

By A.F. Knott

3.0

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Rodney Pepper is a strange man. Painfully awkward, heartbreakingly naïve, and prone to archaic monologues, he is adrift in college until a series of coincidences bring him to New Orleans.

Lilith
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A celestial saga filled with interpersonal and intergalactic relationships in: LILITH: EDEN’S PLANETARY PRINCESS (The Michael Archives Book 1)

By C.E. Robinson

3.0

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Angels and Generals and mortals and demons: a lot of drama can build up between these powerful forces over several thousand years.

Twisted
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Disturbing and weird; unflinchingly grim at every turn, TWISTED REUNION shocks and even charms.

By Mark Tullius

3.0

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This is a collection of sordid little short stories, where nothing is quite as it seems and people tend to meet rather grisly ends.

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A dystopian world’s super-human in: ROTVILLE

By Bryce Bentley Summers

3.0

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A genetically enhanced man, designed to be a super-gladiator, must break out of a prison in a quarantined city and rescue a pair of gifted children.

Bricks
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A woman endures a personal and professional crisis while managing her public relations firm in Miami, Florida in: BRICKS AND MORTAR

By Ten J. Howard

3.0

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It’s 2008 and Omega Bouvier, a powerful Manhattan real estate professional, celebrates with her team after closing one of the largest deals of the year – until news of the Bernie Madoff scandal prompts Omega to reflect back on the scandalous events that led to her current success.

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Terrorists on a high-stakes run in England as detectives give chase in: THE ELIMINATORS

By Ben Easton

3.0

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When a parole officer in England witnesses a mysteriously familiar individual break an explosives expert out of a prison van, he realizes he can’t quite shake his past — and the detectives in the city get embroiled in chasing down these dangerous terrorists.

SONG
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Music and steamy seductions in: THE SONG THAT SEDUCED PARIS (The Bel Homme Quartet: Book One)

By Cindy Irish

3.0

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Readers lamenting the loss of Jackie Collins, take heart: Cindy Irish’s Bel Homme Quartet is here to fill the void, beginning with the sizzling THE SONG THAT SEDUCED PARIS.

Moxie
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MOXIE’S PROBLEM: New adventures abound in an untraditional — and at times contemporary — Camelot

By Hank Quense

3.0

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In a Camelot that’s anything but glamorous, a group of three apprentice knights get their mettle tested as they set out on a number of different quests together.

LEAVE
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A detailed look at one man’s experience in rehab in: YOU CAN LEAVE ANYTIME

By Robert Dinsmoor

3.0

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A beautiful beach resort called Wetlands is a promising getaway spot with one little catch–it’s actually rehab.

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Tween softball drama with happy endings in: SILENCE IN CENTER

By Jody Studdard

3.0

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Protagonist, fourteen-year-old Melody Gold is part of Studdard’s Softball Star series. Melody fails to win a place on a Seattle-area tournament team when the coach turns her down because of her hearing problems: a condition that requires her to wear hearing aids.

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Aphabetical items and good manners in: Sharky Marky and The Scavenger Hunt (An Alphabetic Adventure)

By Lance Olsen and Thomas Perry

3.0

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Sharky Marky is off on a scavenger hunt in this light children’s rhyming story that demonstrates good behavior.

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Cheers for playing fair in: SHARKY MARKY AND THE BIG RACE

By Lance Olsen and Thomas Perry

3.0

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It’s a countdown to the finish line, but the winner is NOT the one who cheats in this children’s story about playing by the rules.

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Simple, basic, good sense advice to help you because MOTHER NATURE’S A BITCH

By Steven J. Block, MD

3.0

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The author, a cardiologist, offers advice on how to fool Mother Nature and live a long and healthy life.

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Death amongst the dog owners in: DROOL BABY

By C.A. Newsome

3.0

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When bodies start to pile up like a stack of well-chewed bones, will the mystery be solved by Lia and her loyal wolf pack or is her life actually in peril like her boyfriend believes?

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Man vs. Mother Nature in: BLIND THRUST

By samuel Marquis

3.0

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BLIND THRUST, spins a thrilling tale of what can happen when humans mess with Mother Nature.

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THE CAT AND CAYENNE: A fun blend of bewitched, bothered and bewildered.

By Claudie Hebert

3.0

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This first-person tale of family dysfunction, sexual identity, and strange voodoo comes with a soundtrack, of sorts.

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Aliens on Hawaii? Find out in: AN UNUSUAL ISLAND

By D.L. Finn

3.0

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A blend of science fiction and fantasy, AN UNUSUAL ISLAND follows a pair of American twins who discover an alien race hiding the remains of their world on what appears to be a Hawaiian island.

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KASMAH FORMA: The three worlds in one

By S. Vagus

3.0

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KASMAH-FORMA is part of the story of the peoples and places on the world of Kasmah, a planet of deserts, forests, and a city where learning and power struggles are intertwined.

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An aspiring journalist by day is paralyzed by prophetic dreams in: THE PHOENIX RISING: DESTINY CALLS

By Phenice Arielle

3.0

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A fantastical adventure through a refreshingly creative and elaborate world, THE PHOENIX RISING: DESTINY CALLS is heavy on plot and light on logic.

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A seedy cast of characters circle each other as each tries to find a place to survive in Brendan Noss’s BROKEN PLAYTHINGS.

By Brennon Noss

3.0

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The rape and murder of a wealthy family spurs into motion a gritty and raw descent into the seedy underbelly of human nature.

Resource Guide
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Concise and clear, THE SELF-PUBLISHER’S ULTIMATE RESOURCE GUIDE gets authors started on their road to self publication.

By Joel Friedlander and Betty Kelly Sargent

3.0

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A resource guide for almost anything a self-publisher may need.

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The Axe and the Throne

By M.D. Ireman

3.0

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A horde of marauding barbarians from the North with a secret agenda, a man who seeks revenge on these barbarians, a scheming palace eunuch, and a young servant girl from islands to the south—these are just some of the many characters who inhabit the world of M.D. Ireman’s THE AXE AND THE THRONE.

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Twisted Broad: Tales From an Internet Dive Bar

By Nicole Jackson Jones

3.0

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After a quiet (but not Mormon) upbringing in Utah, Nicole Jackson Jones launched herself into a life of debauchery, drinking, storytelling, and YouTube.

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Bleeding Gull

By Raed Anis Al-Jishi

3.0

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Al-Jishi’s poetry collection BLEEDING GULL: LOOK, FEEL, FLY is a spare, arresting volume of short poems generally focused on the interplay between human nature and Mother Nature.

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System: With His Face in the Sun

By Jon A Davidson

3.0

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In a world controlled by the all-knowing System, its creator’s grandson must come to terms with the possibility that it may not be as benevolent as it seems.

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Secret Somethings

By Amber Kay

3.0

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SECRET SOMETHINGS is the story of a seemingly perfect love connecting two individuals borne out of their twisted minds. After years of struggling with her schizoaffective disorder and feeling stifled by her small town and overbearing family, Judith Kirby meets brilliant and handsome Bryce Clayton by chance.

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Keys to Atlantis

By Sally Copus

3.0

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A young man, traveling back in time with his grandfather, must find the way to Atlantis and the antimatter needed to send his family’s time ship forward in time.
Jon Sinclair is a teenage time-traveler, the son and grandson of time-travelers.

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The Tides of Artalon

By K. Scott Lewis

3.0

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A fitting end to Lewis’s rich high fantasy series, THE TIDES OF ARTALON wraps up the character arcs for all of the series’s numerous characters.

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Earth’s Imagined Corners

By Tamara Linse

3.0

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Sara Moore is confronted with a marriage arrangement to her father’s cold-hearted business partner. James Youngblood tries to carve out a respectable life, plying his skills as a horse handler, following a stay in the local penitentiary. When the two characters meet, their mutually poor circumstances and rising attraction lead them to strike out on their own in Kansas City.

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Siren’s Rune

By Cory Baxter

3.0

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SIREN’S RUNE is an imaginative work about a woman on a mission to cross the ocean alone but unexpectedly falls in love with a time-traveling mermaid.

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The Glassford Girl

By Jay J. Falconer

3.0

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A young girl finds herself occasionally, and randomly, leaping forward through time.

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Kill With A Borrowed Knife

By Michael Wreford

3.0

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Part spy novel, part travelogue through Asia and Russia, KILL WITH A BORROWED KNIFE is a tangled web with more than one mysterious strand.

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Stalled

By C.R. Bruce

3.0

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

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One Love

By Thomas Duffy

3.0

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ONE LOVE, by Thomas Duffy, follows the story of Timothy Anderson, a down on his luck sad sack who rekindles a flame with his dream girl – after he’s already settled down with someone else.

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Build Wealth and Spend it All

By Stanley Riggs

3.0

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The author suggests financial strategies involving real estate investment for those seeking to build true wealth – and then explains why you should work to spend all your wealth before you die.

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Yummy Stories

By Lil L. Alexander

3.0

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YUMMY STORIES transports children to a magical land where animals and people thrive on healthy fruits, vegetables and social mores.

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‘Sweet Crude’ Odyssey

By Alex Sochi

3.0

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A Nigerian man with few opportunities enters the profitable-but-dangerous world of smuggling crude oil out of the Niger Delta for sale on the international market.

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Wild Dragon Soul

By Tatjana Garibaldi

3.0

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WILD DRAGON SOUL: TALES ABOUT A JOURNEY TO FIND THE INNER ARTIST is a collection of colorful and creative short stories centered on different characters that are trying to find their places in the unique worlds they inhabit.

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Rebels of Jupiter

By Russell Beideman

3.0

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In author Russell Beideman’s gritty space opera, an uncouth young detective must weather violent political upheaval to help save his ring world colony and lay his rebel father’s ghost to rest.

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Keeper Chronicles: Awakening

By Katherine Wynter

3.0

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When Rebekah’s father is brutally murdered, her quiet life running a bed-and-breakfast is shattered as her heritage as a demon slayer is revealed to her. Rebekah must learn to accept her destiny, even if it means trusting someone who broke her heart years before.

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The Immigrant

By Alfred Woolacott III

3.0

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A young Scotsman is brought to America as an indentured servant and must build a new life for himself and his family.

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Dublin in the Rain

By Andrew Critchley

3.0

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An Irish boy is born into tragedy and ultimately experiences a great deal more of it in his adult life before realizing the redemptive power of love and second chances.

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Passing Through Perfect

By Bette Lee Crosby

3.0

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Set in the 1950’s, PASSING THROUGH PERFECT is the story of Benjamin’s and his family’s struggle to live in a world that looks down on them for the color of their skin. When one of their own is killed in a hit and run and the justice system refuse to convict the white man responsible, the family must rely on their faith to try and build a new life for themselves in the North.

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Cover Up

By Damien Comerford

3.0

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An investigative journalist discusses five cases where he believes the truth has been covered up to protect the guilty.

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Gods Don’t Sleep

By T. Thompson

3.0

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Bryson planned to stop by the party briefly, but it only took a moment for his already fractured life to take a turn for the worse. Vampirized by a mystery girl, he is thrust into a struggle between the Greek gods and enlisted into the service of a God of the Underworld.

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Bobby Ether And The Temple Of Eternity

By R. Scott Boyer

3.0

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BOBBY ETHER AND THE TEMPLE OF ETERNITY continues the adventures of Bobby Ether, a boy with incredible talents, a family with secrets, and a penchant for landing in trouble. This episode finds him in Guatemala, searching for his friends and continuing to fight against the evil Core.

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Riding The Cursed Shoots

By Wendy D. Walter

3.0

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Being a tween girl is confusing enough without being saddled with an ancient Ashera and medallion, the Ledrith Glain, that attract demons and practitioners of magic.

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In the Shape of a Man

By Paul Clayton

3.0

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

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Swing Set

By Joann Kadish

3.0

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This erotic novel explores what happens when one discontented married couple ventures into internet porn and sex clubs.

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Twisted Body: Dance Theory of Argentine Tango

By Igor Polk

3.0

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TWISTED BODY: DANCE THEORY OF ARGENTINE TANGO, by Igor Polk, is not for the layman. The book contains complicated instructions for various steps and poses essential for the dance of Argentine Tango.

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Quickbane

By Chelsea Starling

3.0

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After a complicated labor and delivery, a dying woman spends her final moments bidding her baby girl goodbye and entrusting her into the care of her midwife. When the infant opens her eyes, they are a striking shade of violet, an indication that this is no ordinary baby.

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Cars and Other Things That Get Around

By Brandi Megan Granett

3.0

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CARS AND OTHER THINGS THAT GET AROUND is a collection of short stories dealing with the ranges of human life from getting ready for a first date, to losing a loved one, to realizing how unfair life can really be.

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Trashed

By Robert Hagen Rich

3.0

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

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Smile Again, Jenny Lee

By Carlo Caldana

3.0

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Two years ago, young tennis diva Jenny Lee was assaulted by an unknown attacker leaving her career in ruins. She’s determined to make a comeback, but, with her wealthy mother about to end her monetary support, she’s left to search for her long-lost father in hopes of regaining her financial footing and putting the mystery of his abandonment to rest.

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A Thistle’s Dance

By Aziz Ebubekir Kybartas

3.0

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A collection of poetry about identity, God, and the relationship of human and Divine.

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Try Not to Die at Grandma’s House

By Mark Tullius and Anthony Szpak

3.0

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A young boy and his sister try to survive a car crash, strange animal attacks, and most frightening of all, their grandparents, in a reader-guided adventure.

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Freedom for Joe

By Lee Burns

3.0

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A star quarterback, paralyzed by a football accident, must come to terms with his new state, and with the Divine.

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Culture vs. Copyright

By Anatoly Volynets

3.0

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The author argues for a form of intellectual property protection that allows free publication of intellectual property as long as the work is attributed to the proper creator.

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What We Leave Behind

By Catherine Eisen

3.0

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Catherine Eisen’s memoir, WHAT WE LEAVE BEHIND, details her family’s history over several generations living in Cicero, Illinois.

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The Imposter

By Sarah Pratt

3.0

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Chris, a brooding Detroit reporter, lost his wife and child in a fire seven years ago. Convinced an arsonist caused the fire, Chris seeks justice while dodging the city’s corruption and sin.

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Spirituality 101

By Ivan Figueroa-Otero, M.D.

3.0

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SPIRITUALITY 101: For Dropouts of the School of Life is an entertaining trip towards enlightenment that attempts to demystify man’s place in relation to the universe and yes, a higher power.

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Slammin’

By Marcus Paul Cootsona

3.0

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

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How the Water Falls

By K.P. Kollenborn

3.0

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Lena, a black South African woman of the Bantu tribe and Joanne, a white South African journalist, find commonalities in the midst of their differences and join forces in order to fight for justice and social reform.

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The Bird Room

By Chad Hoffman

3.0

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THE BIRD ROOM is an eclectic gathering of short stories, some of which fit neatly into the traditional horror genre, though most of them are completely and wholly psychological horror stories.

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White Rabbit

By Arthur Andrews

3.0

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Adrian Hoffman is an unassuming consultant with a happy family and satisfying career. Yet his quiet domestic bliss is cruelly interrupted by an ominous and deadly figure from his past. Can he avenge prior hurts or will his former life prove a terrible threat to his new one?

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The Gospel According To Judas

By John H. Doe

3.0

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A man shares eclectic experiences from twenty-five years of his life to help unravel the mysteries of existence.

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Sex and Other Bits

By Fabiola Reynales de Berry

3.0

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

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PsyBot: A Novel of the Near Future

By Nowick Gray

3.0

IR Rating

In the near future, Joe Norton works at a tech company. His girlfriend just broke up with him for sleeping with her sister, but his troubles have really just begun. He experiences a series of weird fantasies and visions and it becomes apparent he is the victim of a disturbing new experiment: a computer virus designed to infect a human brain.

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Avoid. Negotiate. Kill.

By C.W. Lemoine

3.0

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A fighter pilot and all-around military hardass Spectre has to deal with his decisions on previous missions, and the fallout from the events of Spectre Rising.

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Addison’s Mark

By Matt Kuvakos

3.0

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A cynical young man with bizarre visions finds himself caught up in the struggle between Good and Evil when he’s hired for the presidential campaign of his new girlfriend’s father.

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A Table on Kilimanjaro

By Janice Coy

3.0

IR Rating

A TABLE ON KILIMANJARO is a story that tries to showcase both adventure and the drama, though sometimes the latter slightly at the expense of the former, but it always remains a good read.

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School Days

By Carlos Perez

3.0

IR Rating

SCHOOL DAYS is a loosely-bound series of vignettes concerning the lives of students at Weeping Willow High, a school that is aptly named indeed.

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Mal Practice

By Paul Janson

3.0

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MAL PRACTICE is the story of Joe Nelson, a pediatrician being sued for malpractice in the death of four-year-old Linda Murphy, who was killed by an overdose of Lidocaine during routine treatment for an illness.

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Counterfeit Youth

By Narbeh Avanessian

3.0

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A wealthy young man with everything going for him attempts to find eternal life.

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Burning Uncle Tom’s Cabin

By Carl Waters

3.0

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Author Carl Waters calls BURNING UNCLE TOM’S CABIN a reimagining of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s classic Uncle Tom’s Cabin from minor character George Harris’ point of view.

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A Tragic Heart

By S. Elle Cameron

3.0

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Three emotionally-troubled teens find themselves in situations most adults wouldn’t handle well, and they must navigate uncharted waters to reach their own conclusions.

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Deadman’s Lament

By Linell Jeppson

3.0

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A pox-orphaned adolescent named Matthew (Mattie) must navigate his way through the brutal American West, eventually becoming a sheriff and revenging the death of innocent victims of a local gang while finding the courage to love unreservedly.

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Dirty Beautiful Words

By Brooklyn Brayl

3.0

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DIRTY BEAUTIFUL WORDS is a collection of poems by Brooklyn Brayl that deals with the journey to self, the discovery of the true identity hidden beneath what society in general, and those around us in particular, tells us who and what we should be.

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Dolly Vardon

By Anton Holden

3.0

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This is the life story of Dolly Vardon, born as an illegitimate child to a Victorian cook, boarded out with a woman she called “Mums” Dodd for most of her childhood, and essentially sold as a teenage sex slave to Harry Sidney Nichols, a bookseller with a pornography obsession and a foot fetish.

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The Gray Man

By L.N. Nino

3.0

IR Rating

Combining the literary and spiritual weariness of The Book of Disquiet with the playful weirdness of a lesser Borges story, THE GRAY MAN is a defiantly original, if flawed, novella.

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From Dreams to the Abyss

By L.A. Shane

3.0

IR Rating

By day, protagonist Jeff Colder is an intern at a major New Orleans newspaper, answering to the whims of his overbearing boss and editor. By night, he dreams.

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Diamond Girl

By Andrea Smith

3.0

IR Rating

DIAMOND GIRL should be applauded for an original and mildly hilarious premise. While this book will win no literary awards, its tight, driving narrative and likable, if occasionally preposterous, characters make it a quick and dirty read.

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The Overending

By Rick Johnson

3.0

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In a world of sentient animals, a group of rebels seek to free enslaved creatures from the tyranny of the High One.

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Beyond the Clearing

By Robin Mahle

3.0

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To mourn their dead friend Diane, a group of three women go to pamper themselves at the incredibly swank and new-agey Serenity Resort. But Serenity Resort is a pretty suspicious place, and not just because of the 6 a.m. wake-up calls and the fact that they don’t serve alcohol.

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Love Beyond Time

By Bethany Claire

3.0

IR Rating

How do Scotland and, to a much lesser extent, Austin, Texas, become the geographies of loss and love and meet over the course of four centuries? Through the mind of an architect-mother, the skills of a spell-casting 17th century relative, and the drama of a regal land-owning “laird-dom.”

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Reason’s Fifth Dawning

By Alan Jeskin

3.0

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REASON’S FIFTH DAWNING is a fictional tale of fighter pilot-turned MBA Eric Noble who writes a wildly popular book debunking the tenets of religious faith.

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Orbit Beach

By Jane Etarie

3.0

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ORBIT BEACH is a character study that is sometimes fascinating, sometimes disgusting, and mostly both, and while it may not be the most insightful of novels, it does offer a brilliant kind of anti-wisdom all its own.

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Raising John

By Jennifer Lesher

3.0

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Beginning from the playful, foreshortened point of view of a toddler named John, RAISING JOHN quickly segues into tragedy, albeit one that treads lightly on purposeful tear-jerking.

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The Brain Within Its Groove

By L. N. Nino

3.0

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THE BRAIN WITHIN ITS GROOVE by L. N. Nino is a horror-fiction novella supposedly based on an Emily Dickinson poem whose opening line lent the piece its title.

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The Buck Pass

By T. R. Whittier

3.0

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An ordinary dollar bill becomes extraordinary in its powers to positively transform the lives of those people who handle it.

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The Harlow Hoyden

By Lynn Messina

3.0

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A lively young woman tries to break up her twin sister’s unsuitable engagement, and ends up falling in love with a duke.

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Change Management In The Real World

By Kevin Rohan

3.0

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Change is inevitable. On that, we can rely and agree. The question, in business as in life, becomes how best to manage change to insure our future success, rather than our demise. The Holy Grail, according to author Kevin Rohan, is change management.

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I And You

By Beverly Garside

3.0

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A young woman raised in a Randian utopia realizes that her perfect country is not all that it seems.

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The Shop Of Shades And Secrets

By Colleen Gleason

3.0

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Fiona Murphy is a slightly scatterbrained, flighty, woman who is bequeathed an antique shop after a one-off, chance meeting with the owner who dies shortly their meeting. Enter one H. Gideon Nath III, straight-laced, uptight lawyer in charge of reading Nevio Valente’s will.

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Poetic Potpourri

By Marc Mullo

3.0

IR Rating

POETIC POTPOURRI is a collection of 21 poems that speak to the Marc Mullo’s diverse experiences and interests, including sports, feelings and North American countries. The poet admits he suffers from depression, and this book of poetry is a brave attempt at sharing his feelings, mostly positive, with the world.

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Night Flares: Six Tales Of The Vietnam War

By Robert M. Pacholik

3.0

IR Rating

The stories emanating from any war tell of inhumane treatments on both sides. These five thinly fictionalized tales and one word poem are no exception – and they seem to describe truth as the journalist-author and his Vietnamese comrades in arms experienced it.

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The Woodpecker Menace

By Ted Olinger

3.0

IR Rating

A volume of interconnected short stories involving both the animals and the people who inhabit a small peninsula in the Pacific Northwest.

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Achieve Anything In Just One Year

By Jason Harvey

3.0

IR Rating

Through 365 assignments, as general as “striking a balance between necessity and play” and as specific as journaling about how other people have injured us, ACHIEVE ANYTHING IN JUST ONE YEAR offers helpful one-page direction for each day of the year.

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Saving Chase

By M. Lee Lederhos

3.0

IR Rating

Cornflower-eyed Kate is under tremendous pressure to marry one-dimensional sadistic Manning Hayes in order to advance her father’s political career. Hayes stands to access Kate’s millions. The problem is Chase, a biracial Native American/Caucasian man who is passionately in love with Kate.

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Battleship Marine

By Lt. Col.Kent S. Ralston, USMC (RET.)

3.0

IR Rating

BATTLESHIP MARINE is an account of the fighting in Desert Storm seen from the perspective of a Marine Corps Executive Officer on board the USS Wisconsin. It differs from the usual accounts of the war with an account of the fighting on the eastern flank off the coast of Kuwait.

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Ride The White Horse

By Eddie Donnally

3.0

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In RIDE THE WHITE HORSE, Dr. Donnally recounts his career as a jockey, including his descent into its underbelly where he ran afoul of the U.S. Government and Boston’s Winter Hill Gang, both, and the potentially crippling injuries that accompany horse racing.

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The Book of Death

By RC Tadros

3.0

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THE BOOK OF DEATH by Australian writer Ramy Tadros opens with a lone man journeying through a magnificently ruined metropolis, where he encounters vile, boil-ridden citizenry dependent on the dictates of a corrupt and dying State.

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Forevermore

By Jim Musgrave

3.0

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In FOREVERMORE, author Jim Musgrave tackles one of literatures biggest mysteries: the death of Edgar Allan Poe.

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Dreamer’s Island

By Gretchen Hummel

3.0

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A post-pandemic future leaves the world divided, with the majority suspicious of the Islanders who had a better survival rate than those in the larger part of the former United States. An Islander and Tarot-card reader, Blair straddles these two worlds.

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Detonate

By David Greene

3.0

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A counterterrorism operative turned private investigator is drawn into a dangerous chase when he overhears a bombing plot on a train.

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Connected To Goodness

By David Meltzer

3.0

IR Rating

This is an exhausting yet energizing tale of one man empowered. Attorney-sports marketer David Meltzer tells a good story – his, primarily, of the rags to riches to rags to riches kind, underscored by his dedication to what he calls connected to goodness.

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Becoming Shamus

By Elizabeth Curtisse

3.0

IR Rating

BECOMING SHAMUS is the autobiography of a black Labrador named Shamus, from his adoption by a new family (including the wise older dog Lela) to his own welcoming of a new puppy to the family after Lela’s death.

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The Casquette Girls

By Alys Arden

3.0

IR Rating

After finally returning to New Orleans after a devastating hurricane, Adele Le Moyne discovers that more is wrong with her hometown than just the damage the storm incurred. Dead bodies are turning up everywhere, and all signs point to that most pervasive monster in YA novels, the vampire.

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Showdown At Shinagawa: Tales of Filming from Bombay to Brazil

By Bill Zarchy

3.0

IR Rating

SHOWDOWN AT SHINAGAWA is a collection of essays relating the author’s experience as a director of photography, shooting in various locations around the world, and occasionally running into celebrities.

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Look Away, Dixieland

By Marona Posey

3.0

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The story of a mother and two daughters, and how their lives change after the death of the mother’s abusive husband.

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Battleground State

By Natasha Patel

3.0

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The story of one campaign organizer’s hopeless and mad quest, and how she manages to regain faith in American politics, and in herself.

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Tales From Little Lump: Alien Season

By Jeff Folschinsky

3.0

IR Rating

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

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Solace Of Stone

By David de Wolf

3.0

IR Rating

Two people individually work their way through failed relationships and frustration in order to figure out who they are and what they want out of life.

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Torn from You

By Nashoda Rose

3.0

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Love is like an avalanche. It hits hard, fast and without mercy.

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The Proposition 2: The Ferro Family

By H.M. Ward

3.0

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There’s no doubt in my mind that Bryan Ferro is serious–if I don’t sleep with him, he’ll destroy me.

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Finding My Forever (The Beaumont Series)

By Heidi McLaughlin

3.0

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Book 3 of The Beaumont Series

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Broken Wing

By Anna Klay

3.0

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When a violent drifter arrives in a small town hoping to start a new life, his presence dramatically affects the residents there.

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The Inheritance

By Ellen Heath

3.0

IR Rating

Great Aunt Nana’s will is intruding in the life of every member of The Stahlings’ family. Will she bequeath the Alabama hospital to her great nephew Sam? Will he accept the executive position – and move from a bigger job in Arizona? What will happen to current CEO Webb Russell? How does heart-breaker Edwinna factor into the drama?

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431 Superior

By DM Pratt

3.0

IR Rating

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

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The Arrangement 12

By H.M. Ward

3.0

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Volume 12 in the New York Times Bestselling Arrangement Serials

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The Traveler

By Suthep Srikureja

3.0

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THE TRAVELER is a children’s book with a charming cover and a spiritual story. In this quick read, children ask their grandfather to tell them a story, and he responds with the tale of the Traveler, who had come to their location and marveled at the beauty of the place.

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Out of the Light of Darkness

By Edward M. Donnelly

3.0

IR Rating

The title of Donnelly’s latest literary effort sheds light on a condition that cannot be. Darkness cannot produce light. Or, can it? Donnelly’s collection of short stories illustrates this conflict as he challenges his characters to seek clarity amid shadows.

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The Devil’s Playground

By Cynthia Sens

3.0

IR Rating

In this story of time travel, the protagonist is profoundly affected by his appearance in a new century; his confusion is exacerbated by the uncontrollable ability to pop light bulbs and short out electronic equipment.

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Got A Bad Boss?

By Noelle Nelson

3.0

IR Rating

There’s an endemic of bad bosses in the workplace, no question. And Dr. Nelson’s tips on how to handle the seven different manager types is spot on.

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Promised Valley Rebellion

By Ron Fritsch

3.0

IR Rating

Set in prehistoric times. The central thrust of the book is a brother’s attempts to get a prince and his sister married. A secondary plot revolves around reconciling the hill and valley groups by recognizing their similarities, such as language.

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Beautiful Oblivion

By Addison Moore

3.0

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Reese Westfield comes from a world of old money, country clubs, cotillions, and expensive cars. She’s tired of dating Warren McCarthy just to make her father happy.

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Meant for Love

By Marie Force

3.0

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This is one of a series featuring the residents of Gansett Islands, and longtime readers of the series will find old friends appearing around every corner.

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The Mexican Hit Girl

By S.C. Smith

3.0

IR Rating

Mason Church is at a crossroad. Newly discharged from serving several tours in Iraq and Afghanistan he finds himself in Chelsea, Mass. with no job. He is recruited by the National Clandestine Services, a branch of the CIA, to “neutralize” a drug lord. During his search for his target he is joined by Valentina, a 16-year-old Mexican girl whose family was brutally murdered by the same drug lord.

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Temperature: Bitter Cold

By Adam Santo

3.0

IR Rating

Newly undead Sally eventually finds herself in rural Scotland, held hostage underground in a cemetery. She in turn taunts, and is tortured by, The Cross’ nefarious leader Demric. He already knows about Sally’s “bringer” powers, much more so than she even does

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Broken

By Kelly Elliott

3.0

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Whitley Reynolds’ dreams of a happy life in New York City go awry when her beloved boyfriend, Roger, becomes an abusive, controlling jerk who eventually lands her in the hospital.

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Winter Nova

By Preston Morgan

3.0

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A fantasy adventure of giants, swordplay, magic, and debate that has Empires battling for beautiful, far away cities.

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Robin’s Blue

By Pam Alster

3.0

IR Rating

Gorgeous Robin runs during the pre-AIDS, post-sexual revolution, empty inside. She runs away from an abusive father, an older “good girl” sister, and an often mentioned but mostly unseen evil stepmother. She runs away from an ill-conceived marriage. She runs through drugs (mostly cocaine); men, young and old; and friends, both innocent and not so innocent.

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Camelot’s Cousin

By David R. Stokes

3.0

IR Rating

When Vince Benton finds his old, faithful family dog dead one morning, he and his family decide to bury the dog under their cherry tree. But in digging the grave, he finds a mysterious satchel marked with the initials of one of the most famous Cold War spies ever, Kim Philby

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The Quest Within Me

By Daniel C. Davis

3.0

IR Rating

THE QUEST WITHIN ME, is an inspirational work aimed at young adults that does not use the lives of others to draw virtue from young readers.

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But By the Chance of War

By Richard C. Lyons

3.0

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BUT BY THE CHANCE OF WAR is an ambitious project indeed- a play in four parts, written in heroic couplets, covering the fall of the Gupta Empire to the invading Huns, the defeat of the Iroquois at the hands of the British, the Battle of Amiens in WWI, and a projected future nuclear apocalypse.

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Lady Justice and the Candidate

By Robert Thornhill

3.0

IR Rating

Benjamin Franklin Foster is running for President on a Third Party candidacy. His ideas on just about everything conflict with who has the power and how decisions get made in this country. It just so happens that Walt Williams, central character in this series, bears a striking resemblance to the candidate.

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Heaven Or Hell

By Roni Teson

3.0

IR Rating

Juan Torres, a reformed alcoholic, waits until his deathbed to contact what little of his family remains his adult daughter, whom he abandoned at the most traumatic period of her life, his grandson, whom he has never met, and his sister, who did her best to fill the gap he left.

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Breathing For Two

By Wolf Pascoe

3.0

IR Rating

An anesthesiologist’s account of his failures, triumphs, and lessons learned, in the business of knocking people unconscious.

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Where’s The Groom?

By Sophie Meyer

3.0

IR Rating

WHERE’S THE GROOM? is a romantic comedy about marriage, desperation, and our wedding-obsessed culture. The heroine, Ashley, is lonely after a series of breakups, surrounded by female friends who are engaged, married, or about to have children, and believes that marriage to the man of her dreams will make her happy.

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Sweet Surrendering

By Chelsea M. Cameron

3.0

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She’s his boss. He doesn’t care. This office isn’t big enough for the two of them…

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Jake Undone

By Penelope Ward

3.0

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Nina is a young woman with many fears – elevators, subways, many confined spaces – but she’s determined to go to nursing school in New York anyway.

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Treasure Your Love

By J.C. Reed

3.0

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The sensual romance that started with the New York Times bestseller Surrender Your Love continues…

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Secrets Collide

By Kathleen Brooks

3.0

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This is the fifth novel in the Bluegrass Brothers Series.

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Dare Not Speak

By Sean Gillis

3.0

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DARE NOT SPEAK is a photographic collection of portraits, mostly of teenagers and young adults, taken predominantly in the 1990s and 2000s.

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The Art of Forgetting

By Peter Palmieri

3.0

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Dr. Lloyd Copeland is an arrogant but brilliant neurologist, Driven to change his own destiny, his lack of social skills is tolerated largely because of his potential to heal. An inexplicable glitch in his protocol coincides with a medical review panel and suddenly, his life’s work is in jeopardy.

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Daniel’s Project

By Jacob Andrews

3.0

IR Rating

Jacob is a 19-year-old architecture student at Carnegie Mellon waiting for a train at Grand Central Station in 1976. His life is pretty uncomplicated until he meets Daniel, in his mid-thirties. The book is part allegory, part fable, part moral tale.

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Summer to Fall

By Albert Waitt

3.0

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Cam Preston shares his grandmother’s house in a vacation community on the coast of Maine. Things change once Cam’s grandmother dies and his family, over his protests, puts the house up for sale.

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The House of Order

By John Paul Jaramillo

3.0

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Author John Paul Jaramillo’s first collection of stories follows three generations of the Ortiz family in their hard and bitter (though beautiful) struggle to survive and prosper on the fringes of American society.

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The House of Order

By John Paul Jaramillo

3.0

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Author John Paul Jaramillo’s first collection of stories follows three generations of the Ortiz family in their hard and bitter (though beautiful) struggle to survive and prosper on the fringes of American society.

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The House of Order

By John Paul Jaramillo

3.0

IR Rating

Author John Paul Jaramillo’s first collection of stories follows three generations of the Ortiz family in their hard and bitter (though beautiful) struggle to survive and prosper on the fringes of American society.

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Brother

By Jim Murray

3.0

IR Rating

Dominic and Spencer Duffy are two brothers who fight constantly and just can’t get along. Unlike Cain and Abel, however, neither sibling is pure evil, or pure good. In this story, the role of evil incarnate belongs to Des Lynch, formerly known as Lar Mangan.

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The Keeper of the Stone

By J. E. Jardine

3.0

IR Rating

Alan lives a pointless life. Until one day when everything changes. While covering a story at the courthouse, Alan comes face-to-face with a desperately sick man, strapped with a bomb and hell bent on blowing up the building. Alan’s split second decision tagged him an instant hero, but there would be no accolades for him. Just more grey in a presently dull life.

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Reckless (Renegades)

By Skye Jordan

3.0

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When his girlfriend ditches him for a better prospect, stuntman Jax Chamberlain swears that he is done with women, and only interested in women for sex.

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Seduced (Book Three, Surrender Series)

By Melody Anne

3.0

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In this third novel of the Surrender series by Melody Anne, Arianna Harlow has decided that she can and must keep Rafe Palazzo out of her newly-rebuilt life.

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A Murder on Mardi Gras

By Jake Jasper

3.0

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Jake Jasper – yes, the author’s name is also the main character’s name – is a travel writer whose salad days are far behind him.

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Pandora’s Grave (Shadow Warriors 1)

By Stephen England

3.0

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With fifteen years in the Clandestine Service, paramilitary operations officer Harry Nichols is unquestionably the man for the job. He’s a tough, ruthless veteran operator.

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The Hapless Valet

By Lenhardt Stevens

3.0

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The charismatic and stylish, Draper Burns is at the center of this forward moving, novel can best be described as a kind of maze in which characters and their secrets are constantly increasing in complexity and intrigue.

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One Weight Loss Plan, Two Friends, Three Weeks

By April Paine and Stacey Wein

3.0

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April Paine and Stacey Wein met in college, and became bosom buddies, life-long friends who continuously struggled with weight loss and body images – that is, until they harnessed the most powerful tool ever: friendship.

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The Finest Line

By Catherine Taylor

3.0

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Mairead Kavanagh is a New Zealand politician’s daughter and a gymnast, somewhat spoiled since the death of her mother. She acts out by getting into alcohol, drugs, and dangerous situations.

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The Year Of The Cicadas

By Catie Hartsfield

3.0

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Catie Hartsfield relates her ordeal following her adult son’s 150-foot fall from a cliff during a hike. Surprisingly, the young man lives, but the family must deal with the traumatic brain injury (TBI) that remains.

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The Luck of the Weissensteiners

By Christoph Fischer

3.0

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Beginning in Bratislava in 1933, this story of historical fiction follows various civilians through the lead-up, duration, and aftermath of World War II.

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False Flag

By Jay Tinsiano

3.0

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Frank Bowen, unemployed and tired of his aimless life in England, decides to take a break and head to Asia. This begins an adventure that lands Frank in the midst of an international conspiracy with him as the only surviving suspect.

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The Cloud Seeders

By Jamie Zerndt

3.0

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Eighteen-year-old Thomas Banks and his kid brother, Dustin, live in a United States, where, in response to a worldwide drought emergency, water and electricity use are severely rationed and monitored by the government.

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Finn’s Trail of Friends

By Martha McKiever

3.0

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Matt is nine years old and very lonely. His only companions are his bratty sister Tara and his faithful, but unmannerly dog Finn.

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Cure

By Belinda Frisch

3.0

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When Miranda Penton arrives in Strandville her first stop to fill up on gas adds to her foreboding about moving to the town. Dozens of missing people flyers wallpaper the bulletin board behind the counter of Porter’s convenience store—all young women gone missing within the past year.

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Doublejack (Ilya)

By Scot Crawford

3.0

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Ilya, a woman living in the Victorian Era in New York City, has the sensibilities and smarts of someone of our own century. Her initial woes revolve around the murder of a man who richly deserves it. Ilya heads west, where she believes her ingrained frontier mentality may be a better fit, and where violent and capricious death is more the norm.

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Blood, Smoke and Ashes

By Bradley Convissar

3.0

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In 1950s Las Vegas, Molly Blackburn (aka “Jane the Ripper”) murdered her abusive husband and then went on to brutally murder ten other men before she was caught, convicted and executed. Decades later, a handyman sets his sights on a locker in a storage facility built on the old site of the prison where Molly was executed. When he sees what’s in the drawer of an antique vanity in the locker, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot. And then the dreams start.

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Self-Publishing!

By The Association of Independent Authors

3.0

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SELF-PUBLISHING! is a collection of articles giving comprehensive advice to new authors seeking to independently publish their books.

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Lost and Found: Book One of the Emi Lost & Found Series

By Lori L. Otto

3.0

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Nate and Emi met in high school and have been best friends for the last thirteen years. The trouble is; Nate is in love with Emi. He is afraid to reveal his feelings for fear of scaring her off and out of his life forever.

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Bully (Fall Away)

By Penelope Douglas

3.0

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Tate’s next-door neighbor, Jared, was her best friend until he came home from a summer with his father at the age of fourteen.

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Pulling Taffy

By Tinky Weisblat

3.0

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Pulling Taffy tells the story of Tinky Weisblat’s relationship with her mother, who is in the last year of her life due to the encroaching onslaught of Alzheimer’s.

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Wayfarers

By Winfred O. Cook

3.0

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In the days leading up to the American Civil War, Jerry and Daniel are close friends. Though Daniel is a slave and Jerry is the son of a plantation owner, the two are inseparable, falling into their proscribed roles of master and servant only when under the scrutiny of white folk.

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Purple

By Graham J. Sharpe

3.0

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One day a grape-colored cloud swirled around the world and stole away every human being between the ages of 18 and 65.

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The Dragon In Me

By Jeff Morris

3.0

IR Rating

This is a wise book (albeit one which could benefit from an editor), full of good advice about managing tragedy, addiction, and recovery, told from the point of view of one deeply affected by other people’s addictions.

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Past the Last Island

By Kathleen Flanagan Rollins

3.0

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An impossible Stone Age adventure through distant lands and strange new cultures, to a new world.

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Stumbling Thru: Hike Your Own Hike (Volume One)

By A. Digger Stolz

3.0

IR Rating

The journey so far (this is just volume one) is light, escapist fun: Stolz’s narrative is loose and rambling, with funny and interesting characters, and great little snapshots of trail life.

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The Sword of God

By Ann Chamberlin

3.0

IR Rating

Studded with the supernatural beliefs of an ancient time, portions such as a tongue searing ritual are rendered with plausible and thrilling ease. These moments however are often lost in the greater expanse of desert magic that is, rather dully, placed in the hands of the improbably frequent amount of characters with blue eyes.

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A Collector of Affections

By Judith Glynn

3.0

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A middle-aged divorcee travels to Spain to reconnect with an old flame. But soon after she arrives in Madrid, she begins a roller-coaster affair with another man.

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The Ups and Downs of Being Dead

By M. R. Cornelius

3.0

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The Ups and Downs of Being Dead is a science fiction novel set in the present day. Written by Marsha Cornelius, it follows Robert Malone, a former fashion industry powerhouse, through his experiences after he was cryogenically frozen.

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The Eye-Dancers

By Michael S. Fedison

3.0

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The Eye-Dancers begins with a shared dream—a nightmare involving a little girl with weirdly compelling eyes, that occurs separately to three twelve-year-old boys, all misfits in one way or another.

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Choose Yourself!

By James Altucher

3.0

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Choose Yourself! is a how-to manual about surviving the current economic collapse by stepping out of societally-established bounds and choosing your own passion and your own good over working for someone else.

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Evening Breezes

By Aaron Safronoff

3.0

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This volume of prose poetry has a story arc, following the narrator through his initial grief at losing his lover to his final reconciliation with the death.

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Lancaster House

By Taylor Dean

3.0

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This novel, about a peculiar house and Zoe Grayson, the young woman who lives there, begins in a psychiatric hospital.

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Shocking True Story

By Gregg Olsen

3.0

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Kevin Ryan is a writer in the much-maligned genre of true crime who desperately needs a devious, over-the-top story for the subject of his next book. How else can he keep his wife Valerie’s roots dyed and keep himself from handing out taco samples at the local supermarket?

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Lady Justice and the Watchers

By Robert Thornhill

3.0

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Lady Justice and the Watchers is a mystery/comedy novel in the series featuring retired real estate salesman, Walt Williams.

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Pieces of You (Shattered Hearts)

By Cassia Leo

3.0

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Pieces of You is the second in the Shattered Hearts series, featuring Claire, the daughter of a rape victim who committed suicide when Claire was seven.

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UnBeautifully

By Madeline Sheehan

3.0

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UnBeautifully is the second book in the Undeniable series, and follows the love affair between the scarred biker Ripper and the biker club president’s daughter, Danny.

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Surrender

By Melody Anne

3.0

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Raffaello Palazzo is a wealthy businessman scarred by bitterness after his ex-wife cheated on him and tried to take him for everything he was worth.

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For Love or Money?

By Graham Blackburn

3.0

IR Rating

For Love or Money? is a tale centering around the fate of the Harlech Mine Widows’ Fund, a sum of money designed, as the name would imply, to provide for the widows of miners killed in accidents.

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Normal

By Scott J. Holliday

3.0

IR Rating

Roy Pellerin knows the worst that man does to those who are different, suffering in a solitary confinement cell the size of a grave. This may be the worst of his life’s circumstances, but he was cursed from birth with a severe skin condition, ichthyosis, which even his father thought was a gator’s curse.

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Rock My Bed

Rock My Bed is the story of Audrey, a marketing professional, and Zach, also known as Riff, bad-boy lead guitarist for Black Falcon.

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What Will Happen to Walter?

By Susan Cardoza

3.0

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The fictional town of Cohannet, MA is a trap of sorts. Populated mainly by Portuguese immigrants and their descendants, it is a town that once thrived with factory jobs though now lays mainly dormant. Where textile machines once hummed, children now spray graffiti.

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Fallen Spire

By Aaron Safronoff

3.0

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Fallen Spire begins with a man haunted by Shades who torture him when he fails to do their bidding. But when he follows their commands, he unleashes a hell on earth, with the Spire at the center of civilization collapsing and releasing demons into the world to tear, maim, destroy and consume all living things.

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Leave of Absence

By Tanya J. Peterson

3.0

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Two mental patients, one suicidally depressed and the other schizophrenic, form a friendship that changes both their lives.

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How to Earn Your Keep

By Deahn Berrini

3.0

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Kit Lavoie, smart, pretty, but with bad taste in men, works hard for the money from the shady attorney employing her. Her brother, sweet-but-not-always-helpful Larry, works hard at a shady businessman’s home, but seeks love rather than money.

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From “Will You?” to “I Do”: A Groom’s Tale of Survival

By Drew Lloyd

3.0

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Part-memoir, part-send-up of matrimonial traditions, recounting the painstaking labor that goes into planning one’s own wedding.

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Incredible Aberration?

By Robert E. Bonson

3.0

IR Rating

A lean mystery-style novel that follows the adventures of Lt. James Erikson and his army, as they fight a battle in a world in which the lines between reality and illusion are not easily defined.

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If I Only Knew

By Gigi Scott

3.0

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The true saga of a Jewish Czech woman who immigrates to Israel as a teenager in the 1960s, goes through three dysfunctional marriages, and builds a successful career in the United States.

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Ascension (Legacy of Ruin)

By Jean-Marc Kerkerian

3.0

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Elemia is a distant land under the power of a strange force called the Ruin. Cities like Metropia that once brimmed with the hustle and bustle of urban life now stand mostly silent.

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The Lady on the Train

By Gerry Burke

3.0

IR Rating

“The Lady on the Train” is a follow-up to Gerry Burke’s first collection of Paddy Pest stories.

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Sara’s Promise

By Deanna Lynn Sletten

3.0

IR Rating

Sara is a loving wife to William, mother to Sam and Sandy, and a homemaker/artist whose only regret is not having time to finish a number of paintings that she’s started, because of the demands of her family

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The I Factor

By Paul N. Weinberg

3.0

IR Rating

Authors Paul N. Weinberg and Dr. Susan A. Dyer’s “how to” on building healthy relationships offering advice on various issues that arise in relationships and impede intimacy.

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Behold A Dark Mirror

By Theophilus Axxe

3.0

IR Rating

Teleportation technology has opened the galaxy to human colonization and travel, and Consolidated Shipping Enterprises (ConSEnt), the company founded by the inventor, is now one of the most powerful forces in human economy and government.

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The Anathemas: A Novel about Reincarnation and Restitution

By Victor Smith

3.0

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Rejected by his wife after a sudden fire at the Philadelphia publishing house where he works puts an end to his livelihood, Richard retreats to his Pennsylvania farmhouse in a wave of alcohol and self-loathing.

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Asphalt Warrior

By Kurt Boone

3.0

IR Rating

Rushing from one destination to another, the job of the New York City foot messenger may be straightforward, but is fraught with difficulties.

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One Great Year

By Rene DeFazio

3.0

IR Rating

By all outward appearances Max Quinn is just a fairly average computer repairman eking out a living in Seattle.

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Cascade

By Terri Kett

3.0

IR Rating

Cascade follows the career of Bai Jiang, who at the age of ten, joins the army of Li, an empire which has been engaged for many years in warfare with its rivals, Tanaka and their allies the Smiths (a more Western-style kingdom ruled by Queen Marigold).

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Beauty From Pain

By Georgia Cates

3.0

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This is the first volume of the series continued in Beauty From Surrender, and if you enjoy it, you may want to have the second book handy, because it ends on something of a cliffhanger.

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No Hope for Gomez!

By Graham Parke

3.0

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Gomez Porter inherits his antiques store from his parents. He knows little to nothing about antiques. To make ends meet, he willingly submits himself as a test subject in an experimental drug trial.

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The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club

By Duncan Whitehead

3.0

IR Rating

A bizarre and complex farce/thriller involving, among other things, old ladies from Georgia who take dogs for walks.

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The Shattered Swan

By Krystiana Stacy Kelly

3.0

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A compelling, fast-paced murder mystery follows the complex life of young dance student as she deals with both the aftermath of a devastating earthquake and the unfolding enigma of her aunt’s untimely death.

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The Sword of Oranam

By Skip Quimby

3.0

IR Rating

A lively young heroine helps in a dangerous quest for a magic sword on an interesting world.

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Roppongi

By Nick Vasey

3.0

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After spending some time in Israel, Australian Zack Morrissey returns to Tokyo, specifically its debauched Roppongi district.

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Mr. Grieves

An animal or plant — or maybe even an ovum — talks. Sometimes to itself, but more often to another of its kind. The idea is simple, but the execution is smart and almost always funny in Scott Semegran’s collection of 140 four-panel comics drawn between 2004 and 2008, “Mr. Grieves”.

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The Forger’s Apprentice

By Mark Forgy

3.0

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Having failed to create much of a stir in the art world working under his own name, painter Elmyr de Hory carved out a niche as someone who could produce convincing forgeries.

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Incredible Reality?

By Robert E. Bonson

3.0

IR Rating

When a nine-day cruise aboard a three-mast sailing yacht departing from Suva, Fiji gets caught in a storm, the passengers are shipwrecked on an island.

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Too Dumb to Meter

By Kennedy Maize

3.0

IR Rating

A candid work of nonfiction that chronicles the notorious history of the atomic bomb and it’s impact on politics, the dynamics of American fought wars and government.

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Four D

By Gregory Morrison

3.0

IR Rating

This four story collection addresses the following: What is happiness and how do we achieve it? What are we willing to sacrifice?

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The Fitzy Resolution

By Allen DeSena

3.0

IR Rating

Behind the scenes of the suburbs we know, life is regulated by the laws of the Central Canine Government, funded by “puppy allocation”, kept up to date by regular Squirrel Incident Reports, and enforced by Bulldog Police.

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The Unbridled Woods

By Emelia Nosser

3.0

IR Rating

“The Unbridled Woods” is an illustrated book for middle grade children, centering on twins Samantha and Matthew who live in Mississippi, circa 1845.

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Relics and Wonders: Lombard’s Amulet

By Kevin Mullikin & Randall Ridings

3.0

IR Rating

When a thirteen year-old girl is kidnapped from an elf palace, a series of events is set in motion that threatens to forever alter the world around her.

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The Demise of the Soccer Moms

By Cathryn Grant

3.0

IR Rating

Amy’s life is forever changed when she witnesses her mother being raped. As a frightened child, she never admits to what she saw and believes her father when he convinces everyone that her mother deserved it.

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Justa

By Susanna Deiss

3.0

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Light reading for romance lovers with an interest in early Roman history.

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No Alternative

By William Dickerson

3.0

IR Rating

An insightful novel about a teenager growing up under the influence of Kurt Cobain’s suicide in the early 1990s.

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Dreams of the Queen

By H. G. Mewis

3.0

IR Rating

Dr. Cassiopeia Baros is a scientist with a mission – to create a self-contained, transversible wormhole in her laboratory.

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Killing Bryce

By Tom Bradley

3.0

IR Rating

An epic novel extending across varied times and places whilst expounding on themes of religion, sex, race and, ultimately, the bonds of family

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Vida Nocturna

By Mark D. Diehl

3.0

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The thrilling and harrowing tale of a Sara and her involvement in the drug trade in decadent 1980s Chicago.

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Unnatural Selection

By Thomas Pryce

3.0

IR Rating

A shamelessly Darwinist adventure that illustrates a world in which all natural resources are depleted. The human race is forced to return to a primitive state in an effort to survive.

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The Testament of Judith Barton

By Wendy Powers and Robin McLeod

3.0

IR Rating

A creative segue to Alfred Hitchcock’s vintage thriller, “The Testament Of Judy Barton” takes us back to the young years of the popular “Vertigo”character, Judy Barton.

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Simon Says

By William Poe

3.0

IR Rating

A bittersweet novel that depicts a gay man’s life as he struggles to make peace with his sexuality and free himself from the hold of addiction.

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Little 15

By Stephanie Saye

3.0

IR Rating

Lauren Muchmore, age 15, is one heck of a basketball player. She’s so good that Coach Danny Krum from rival school St. Agnes, personally comes to her home to recruit her to play for him.

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Soldiers’ Field: A Novel of Postwar Germany

By Raymond M. Weinstein

3.0

IR Rating

David Streiber is a 19 year-old enlistee from Brooklyn, who joins the U.S. Army in 1959 as a means to escape his sheltered life in the Jewish Ghettos of Brooklyn, New York.

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The Nude

By Margaret Sisu

3.0

IR Rating

A provocative novel merging elements of the art world with primal facets of sexuality, secrecy and the ever evolving landscape of family and love.

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Severed Threads

By Kaylin McFarren

3.0

IR Rating

An epic novel about the struggles of a diver’s daughter as she tries to understand her father’s death and meet the challenges of an unexpected journey.

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Reddition

By John J Blenkush

3.0

IR Rating

Author John J. Blenkush’s novel tells the story of Lang Lawton, an inexperienced lawyer working at his uncle’s less than stellar law firm.

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Women From Venus

By Ed Brodow

3.0

IR Rating

In Author Ed Brodow’s collection of four short stories, he reveals protagonists who battle against self-doubt, bureaucracy and societal expectations.

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Mind Over Murder

By Cary Allen Stone

3.0

IR Rating

Atlanta police detective Jake Roberts waits to pick up a fugitive being returned by Interpol. Stunningly beautiful serial killer Lori Powers has been on the run in Europe. Jake, who had been having an affair with her while she was on her killing rampage, now has mixed feelings about locking her up.

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Fit to Kill

By Donnie Ray Whetstone

3.0

IR Rating

Detective Tara Tanner is a member of the La Flore Police Department. She is called in to take the lead in a murder case when a body is found in Sheridan Park on the city’s north side. As the body count rises Tanner becomes convinced a serial killer is at work.

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A Greater Monster

By David David Katzman

3.0

IR Rating

Katzman bundles all we associate with genre-plot, character development, obstacle and resolution—and tosses them into a hamper. There is no adequate way to describe this book in traditional terms.

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Epic Quest

By William Edward Rossbach

3.0

IR Rating

William Edward Rossbach’s young adult novel Epic Quest is a classic hero’s tale: a young servant named Josiah has three years to win his freedom.

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Awakening’s Treasure: Waking from Life’s Dream to Awakening’s Pull

By G.A.Codakiz

3.0

IR Rating

Awakening’s Treasure is “about who we think we are, waking up to who we are. It’s about the urge to awaken always going on within us, pushing us along our destined way.”

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Launch Out into the Deep

By Acacia Slaton Beumer; Poetry by Aaron L. Slaton

3.0

IR Rating

The book consists of parable-like stories, quotations from the bible, discussion points, poems and some pencil sketches, and addresses a wide variety of issues, that can affect everyone but are often associated with young adults, such as depression, peer pressure, sex and loneliness.

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Wilderness Heart

By Jacqueline Hopkins

3.0

IR Rating

Set in the dense forests of Idaho, Wilderness Heart is a modern-day romance novel exploring the issues of strong women, strong men and the conflicts that arise in a relationship that wavers between love and hate.

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The City of Lost Secrets: A Mara Beltane Mystery

By Katie McVay

3.0

IR Rating

Mara Beltane is rather successful chick literature novelist who has lost her direction and passion for her work, until she watches an investigative report about the burial tomb of Christ.

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Training Tessa

By Lyla Sinclair

3.0

IR Rating

Tessa has lost her job in Michigan and struggles to find a quick solution to pay her part of her ailing mother’s nursing home bill. As she applies for a position titled “Receptionist Plus” she has no idea how much of a plus she will need to perform.

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Scat

By Jim Graham

3.0

IR Rating

The narrative begins in July, 2203 in the Sinai Peninsula. Earth is divided into Western and Eastern Blocs, there are 21 billion people to feed and resources are dwindling. The people’s only hope for survival, besides seeking what’s left of Earth’s minerals, is to mine the Outer-Rim planets.

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The Oxbury Proposal

By James Easteridge

3.0

IR Rating

Jason Park, alias Tom Drake, has no memory. It’s 2028 and he’s scrambling around in Manhattan—now known as the Abandoned City—chased by men he doesn’t know and for reasons he can’t fathom.

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Mischief

By Will McIlroy

3.0

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Richard Kast, a British operative for the MI-5 begins his adventure in Scotland as a British ship is bombed. A scrappy street kid who found safe haven as a cop, Kast has evolved to higher status but retains his boxing roots with vigor.

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Rebooting My Brain

By Maria Ross

3.0

IR Rating

In her memoir, Rebooting My Brain, Maria Ross writes about life before, during, and after a brain aneurysm that hit her unexpectedly in 2008.

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The Meteor Predicament

By Denise Long

3.0

IR Rating

Thirteen-year-old Jen and her ten-year-old brother, Simon Peterson are hanging around outside their home in Ganth, Vermont, when suddenly Jen sees a large shiny object heading straight for the house. In the crater of the meteor the children find a small box, which they discover has the power to control weather.

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Paint Stop Boom

By Anna Sarelas

3.0

IR Rating

Michael’s life is torn apart when his mother and sisters are killed in a terrorist bombing. He flounders about not knowing what to do next. When he meets David, it seems that Michael has found purpose. He has also found a group of people who want to stop the terrorist attacks in a way that is strange but profound.

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Matadors

By Steve Bauman

3.0

IR Rating

What begins for Mike Norton as a night of catching up with friend-turned-acquaintance becomes a series of emails, to his ex-wife of thirteen hours, in which he re-examines life and the connections he has made.

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How to Manage Your Money When You Don’t Have Any

By Erik Wecks

3.0

IR Rating

Wecks, who has experienced financial hardships first hand, has written a book for those who want to make a lasting change in their belief about and the way they view and spend money. In order to do this, it is important to not only look at our financial situation, but the financial thinking of our culture. Only by doing so can people reclaim financial control of their lives and their self-respect.

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The Siren’s Call

By Matthew S. Urdan

3.0

IR Rating

Steve and Kip are successful lawyers. Initially rivals, they teamed up in high school to form an unbeatable team. As the story begins, Steve’s girlfriend has been tragically killed by a drunk driver. Steve begins hearing voices. After he confides this to Kip, his friend decides to take him to Hawaii to help him recover. But Kip is hiding a terrible secret from his partner and best friend, one that could destroy their relationship.

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The Seven

By Derek Edgington

3.0

IR Rating

While there are elements of known works like I Am Number Four, such as the absent parents, the best friend assigned to watch over the main character, a strange and sudden development of paranormal powers, The Seven draws on a new premise involving a battle within all the of Earth’s personified elements in order to control the very powerful protagonist.

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The Black Stone Prophecy

By Alex Baj

3.0

IR Rating

Alex Baj’s Young Adult Fantasy novel The Black Stone Prophecy is the first in a series centered around 12 year old Tom O’Malley and the magical realm of Nyi.

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Damian’s Oracle

By Lizzy Ford

3.0

IR Rating

An intricate tale, starring a humdrum suburban young professional named Sofia who courageously, if a bit too effortlessly, faces the gravitas of her inescapable destiny: she transforms into an Oracle, (an immortal clairvoyant).

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KenKarta: Battle of the Onoxmon

By Alison Kartevold

3.0

IR Rating

Princesses Veronica and Sophia live in a warm, safe, loving world where their parents just happen to be the King and Queen of KenKarta. It is part of another world that is filled with magic, talking creatures, and opportunities to develop their “Gifts.”

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Four Kings

By Christopher Sun & Jimmy Chan

3.0

IR Rating

James Hale, a history professor, is drawn into a world of mystery and dangerous manipulation, when he begins to investigate the murder of his close friend, Aaron Miller. Chief Inspector Darley and Miller’s daughter also become unwitting players in the game of deceit and even with great cunning, it looks as though they are not going to win against their opponent – the Illuminati.

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Winter Haven

Devon Lecusken returns to his hometown of Winter Haven with a bag full of, well, baggage, and its residents are not ready to bring on the welcome home brigade just yet. While news of Devon’s return spreads like a bad a rash, maybe love has the ability to save him.

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Borrowed Time

By C.J. Lyons

3.0

IR Rating

Police woman Kate O’Hern, and her partner Rob Hansen, are shot point-blank by Mason Blake, a madman. Hansen dies immediately and Kate is medically dead for eight minutes before being revived. (WELCOME BACK, CJ!)

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Pilgrimage of Love

By Anaiya Aon Prakasha

3.0

IR Rating

“Pilgrimage of Love” is a romance novel mixed with the heroine’s advice and instructions on how to find “The One” and how to heal the deep wounds that can result from love and loss.

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Future Tense

By Eddie Upnick

3.0

IR Rating

In this sequel to the well-received “Time Will Tell”, the year is 2022 and the world is bordering on chaos, with Russian Assault Team Specialists (aka “RATS”) running roughshod.

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The Mill River Recluse

By Darcie Chan

3.0

IR Rating

The Mill River Recluse opens with a mystery: An old woman commits suicide on a snowy night. Who is she? Why did she cut herself off from the town below?

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Mooring Madness

By John Holmberg

3.0

IR Rating

A charming, fast-moving mystery, set in the small coastal village of Seaford in the eastern US, where Lars Erikson and his wife, Ava, have retired.

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Sector 64: Coup de Main

By Dean M. Cole

3.0

IR Rating

A fighter pilot on a routine assignment happens upon a craft that can’t be anything but a spaceship. Before he knows it, his wingman and friend has apparently slammed into the desert floor.

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Cocksmith at the Helm

By J.A. Finisterre

3.0

IR Rating

NOTE: THIS IS A SEXUALLY EXPLICIT BOOK Myron Cocksmith is the Principal, wrestling coach and former student of Our Lady of Gethsemane, a Jesuit school rampant with talking portraits of past principals and staff and students preoccupied with sex.

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Glorify Each Day

By John Banks

3.0

IR Rating

Tommy Morrison is too complex a guy for his own good and the story he tells reflects the depth of his complexity.

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An Inconvenient Marriage

By Ruth Ann Nordin

3.0

IR Rating

It’s the late 1800s in Virginia, and Sue Lewis, a “spinster” in her early thirties, is hell bent on saving her family’s farm.

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Kandide and the Secret of the Mists, The Calabiyau Chronicles, Book 1

By Diana S. Zimmerman

3.0

IR Rating

Perfect for the 8-12 year old set, the book tells the story of Kandide, a spoiled nineteen year old fairy.

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Unknown

If you love Liam, like to watch women who kick-ass and want to see how Aidan Quinn has aged, this is the movie for you.

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Fortunate One

By Kevin Cohen

3.0

IR Rating

Kevin Cohen’s novel Fortunate One is a loud, broadly written, sometimes graphic but still intriguing story of the excesses of the Hollywood elite and the untold minions who work for them.

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Upcountry

By R.M. Doyon

3.0

IR Rating

Jane Schumacher, a political press secretary with a chip on her shoulder, left her isolated mountain town in upstate New York at the age of eighteen, vowing never to return. Yet return she does, twenty years later, asking for forgiveness. Why?

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Among Us Women

By Joan Lerner

3.0

IR Rating

A bold, yet sensitive story of three closely connected women living in the 1980’s and a dramatic testimony to the innate intelligence of all women who have the courage to look inward and walk forward.

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A Very Rich Man

By Dixon Long

3.0

IR Rating

A wealthy and socially prominent family reunites in the wake of a father’s aneurysm, and all hell breaks loose as a brother and sister uncover a wealth of secrets about their father’s past.

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Past Imperfect, Present Progressive

By Kerry Wood

3.0

IR Rating

A memoir written by a man whose life nearly spans iconic eras in American history-from his youth during World War II and his Army service during the Kennedy era to his coming of age during Vietnam and his tenure as an English teacher (and father) during the 70s and 80s.

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Swallow

By Tonya Plank

3.0

IR Rating

In this well-paced, semi-autobiographical novel, the protagonist’s journey of self-discovery threatens to destroy her perfectly mapped-out life as a sophisticated and successful New York attorney.

The Spirit
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The Spirit in the Desert: Pilgrimages to Sacred Sites in the Owens Valley

By Brad Karelius

3.0

IR Rating

Father Brad Karelius traverses the land of the Paiute Indian tribes, the earth now barren where families once walked. He also takes us inside his own walls–describing his family and their challenges in dealing with his son Erik’s seizures.

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The Golden Ring

By Nicole Brun-Mercer

3.0

IR Rating

The Golden Ring is a satisfying read for mystery lovers and for those interested in getting a glimpse of contemporary life in Russia.

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Rightfully Mine: God’s Equal Rights Amendment

By Aggie Villanueva

3.0

IR Rating

The compelling story of the wandering nation of Israel following their escape from Egypt and 40 years of exile in the desert.

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The Day of the Knights

By Jack Joseph Prather

3.0

IR Rating

A multi-layered thriller about a feud between a cop and a serial killer that is much bigger than its plot.

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The Last Cookie Club

By Gary Mahoney

3.0

IR Rating

This moving fictional tale is informed by real-life experience about the roots of food addiction.

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Social Climbers

By Beth Dunn

3.0

IR Rating

A illustrated novel and purported how-to guide for the upwardly mobile, Social Climbers features an 8th grade writing style, a plethora of typos, tense mistakes and spelling errors.

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Adam’s Daughters

By David Bowles

3.0

IR Rating

Part two in The Westward Sagas follows the Mitchell family as it struggles during the time of the Colonial and American Revolution.

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Seven Blackbirds

By Helen Winslow Black

3.0

IR Rating

By turns humorous, scandalous, and lyrical, Seven Blackbirds is the story of a woman as she struggles along the road toward wholeness in the heart of Oklahoma’s Green Country.

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Infinite Exposure

By Roland Hughes

3.0

IR Rating

From stock manipulations to terrorist control of the banking system, to harvesting organs and blood from suspected terrorists, to ambitious white collar types sabotaging co-workers and bosses.

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The Wild Things

By Dave Eggers

3.0

IR Rating

Based loosely on the story by Maurice Sendak about the confusions of a boy, Max, making his way in a world he can’t control, and the screenplay cowritten with Spike Jonze.

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Escape from Sunday School

By Ofer Aronskind

3.0

IR Rating

Four twelve year olds take Manhattan on an action-packed, non-stop adventure.

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North of Sunset

By Henry Baum

3.0

IR Rating

A noir-ish story about two seemingly different characters who are both cold, self-centered, seek fame and—who are in many ways—the same.