Dec 08, 2016
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somethings
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SOMETHING’S BOUND TO HAPPEN, a reflection on where the personal and the political meet

By Michael Kasenow

3.5

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In Michael Kasenow’s latest collection of poetry, the author reflects on the personal, the political, and the intersection where these themes meet.

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Delicious erotic action in CHASING WREN’S TALE

By J.A. Fales

3.5

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An immortal berserker werewolf hooks up with a nymph/yoga instructor– but will an old blood debt make him kill her instead?

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BE YOUR SPIRIT: A Guide to Health and Happiness Based on the Yoga Sutras

By Randy Niederman Ph.D, M. S. W.

3.5

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BE YOUR SPIRIT is a clear, straightforward guidebook for “the other side” and a wonderful set of mileposts for the spiritual seeker.

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Classic zombies, a sympathetic heroine and daring escapes in MAR RISING

By Craig Brusseau

3.5

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A mysterious organism turns humans into bloodthirsty zombies – but where did it come from, and can it be stopped?

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THE GIRL WHO COULD READ HEARTS

By Sherry Maysonave

3.5

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Kate Kindrick reads at the third grade level, has artistic potential and an active, playful imagination. She also has one power that sets her apart from her peers: she can see people’s hearts and read their emotions.

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Throwing off the wolfskin unleashes the beast in: STORM WOLF

By Stephen Morris

3.5

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Wearing the wolf skin he inherited from his grandfather, Alexei fights the storms that threaten his town’s livelihood . . . until he loses control of the wolf within.

DEMONBLADE
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Fantastical battles against a Demon King in: THE DEMON’S BLADE

By Steven Drake

3.5

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An unusually powerful mage armed with an ancient sword flees a vicious king, gathers unlikely allies, and discovers an eons-old prophecy that binds them all.

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A feast of ponderings and observations in: THE MAGIC TABLE

By Americo Petrocelli, PhD, VSC

3.5

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An older man, living in a retirement home, muses on life, old age, his friends, and his memories in prose and poetry.

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Real World and Spiritual World Conflict Come Together in: GANESHA’S TEMPLE

By Rohit Gaur

3.5

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While Kashmir is threatened by political discord between its residents, the teenage son of a government official must aid the gods in their own battle to regain power and harmony in the Veiled Lands.

GHOSTRAIN
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Travel between Pre and Post Apocalyptic worlds in: GHOST RAIN

By Paul Pereira

3.5

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Characters grapple through two separate time periods, one pre-apocalypse and one post, in this intriguing first part of The End of Reality series.

NOMAD
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A teacher’s tale that provides guidance in and out of the classroom: MR. NOMAD: TALES OF A TRAVELING TEACHER

By Dave Webb

3.5

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Part memoir, part guidebook for teachers new and seasoned, MR. NOMAD offers a humorous and refreshing look at a misunderstood profession.

THINGSTREE
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A young girl embarks on a yuletide trek to find her father, and herself in: THINGS ON A TREE

By D.L. Finn

3.5

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THINGS ON A TREE is the tale of a young girl’s magical Christmas journey to try to save her father and discover who she really is.

REVENGE
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Gender identity conflict and brutal resolution: IN THE MIND OF REVENGE

By Liv Haddon

3.5

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A young person, badly beaten by peers, exacts a brutal revenge and flees – but cannot flee internal demons.

DEBT
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Becoming debt free in: DEBT CLEANSE

By Jorge P. Newbery

3.5

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A unique perspective to breaking down the process debtors should take to become debt free.

DADDY
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A suspect narrator recounts the story of a missing girl in: DADDY DEAREST

By Paul Southern

3.5

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When a five-year-old girl steps into an elevator and disappears without a trace, her father must piece together the mystery of her whereabouts before it’s too late.

COLOR
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Summer camp fun juxtaposed with lessons about race in: COLOR WAR

By Bruce McCandless

3.5

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A teenager in an idyllic summer camp in the 1970s American South must suddenly face some harsh realities about race in America and about life.

PRACTICE
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A murder leads to the discovery of the seedy world of child prostitution in: WITH A LITTLE MORE PRACTICE

By Paul Janson

3.5

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The second installment of the Doctor Joe Nelson mystery series, this novel delves into the sleazy underworld of child prostitution in Las Vegas which the titular good-hearted protagonist refuses to ignore, even though he’s supposedly there to relax.

JESTIVIAN
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Young adults from a magical kingdom against a force from the Dark Realm in: ERAFEEN. BOOK ONE: THE JESTIVAN

By David F. Ferris

3.5

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A team of young adults from the Five Kingdoms of the Light Realm must unite and train to face a great danger.

SHADOWS
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A man drifts through an indifferent society and sexual encounters in: TANGLED SHADOWS

By Xavier Jay Richards

3.5

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An aimless young man has a series of sexual encounters with women while navigating his way through an indifferent metropolis.

REASON
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Control, corruption and big secrets in: THE REASON

By Quentin Brent

3.5

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Zane Donovan is a man living the life many dream of: a beautiful, smart, faithful wife; two perfect children; a large, beautiful home in a desirable neighborhood and the perfect car.

RUNES
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A teenage girl discovers the truth behind the people around her in: RUNES

By Ednah Walters

3.5

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A young teenage girl is drawn to a mysterious stranger in this sweet, paranormal romance.

DOGEGGS
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Strange things are happening in Bufkin County, where monsters are real in: THE DOG THAT LAID EGGS

By Jonathan Maas

3.5

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This absurd tale set in the mythical 19th century Bufkin County all starts when one pup, Salem, starts mysteriously laying eggs, one of which hatches into something most extraordinary, a cyclops resembling a pug with wings

CANDLE
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A novice lawyer fights for his firm and his life in: THE CANDLE ROOM

By Daniel K. Gentile

3.5

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A naïve lawyer escapes the venality of his former employers only to become entrenched in a murder case so horrifying that he nearly gets himself killed.

SECRETS
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Title: A Southern Californian man takes a Faustian journey in: SECRETS OF MEN IN A LIFEBOAT

By Todd R. Baker

3.5

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A man loses his job and broods over how to continue making ends meet for himself and his beloved young son as his fortieth birthday approaches.

COERCION
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Winston is not your average insurance salesman in: COERCION

By Amar Alwitry

3.5

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Forces of good and evil are at play in this sci-fi thriller centering on the division between two mind-power gifts: the ability to sense coercion and the ability to coerce.

DREGS
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A countdown to a new war begins in a post-apocalyptic world in: DREGS OF THE CULVER WASTE: SAND AND SCRAP

By Chris Sendrowski

3.5

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Outcasts eke out a living in the deadly Culver Waste digging for lost treasure until an earth-shattering chamber is found, setting in motion a post-apocalyptic epic reaching to the stars.

MOTIONS
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Tokyo experiences in: MOTIONS AND MOMENTS

By Michael Pronko

3.5

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Michael Pronko shares his detailed observations of the culture and life of one of the busiest cities on the planet.

REDZONE
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A military recruit fights in a segregated future in: REDZONE INCURSION

By David Norman

3.5

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In the twenty-second century, what was once Australia is now the site of perpetual conflict between wealthy, fascist BlueZones and impoverished, communist RedZones, their hostile segregation akin to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.

Courage
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A Nigerian-born American woman shares lessons learned from her struggles in: COURAGE TO PERSEVERE

By Tami Gilbert

3.5

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A Nigerian-born American woman tells her life story and offers advice based on her struggles and success.

SEVEN
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Sixth sense, romance and mystery collide in: THE FINAL SEVEN (The Lightkeepers #1)

By Erica Spindler

3.5

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Detective Michaela Dee Dare—alternatively called “Micki” or “Mad Dog,” depending on which side you get—didn’t join the New Orleans police department to be part of an experimental new program.

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A doctor puts his career on the line to treat his stigmatized patients in THE PAINFUL TRUTH

By Lynn R. Webster, MD

3.5

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A Utah doctor diagnoses the state of pain treatment in the U.S. as well as his personal struggles in giving his patients proper care.

Whirlwind
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Finding a positive way through the compulsions in: LIFE IN A WHIRLWIND OF NUMBERS 2ND EDITION 26 YEARS OF OCD

By David William Dahlberg

3.5

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Dahlberg’s autobiography tells of his battle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, also known as OCD, a debilitative mental condition that, unchecked, can destroy an individual’s life.

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An out of this world mystery in: SUNSPOTS

By Gary Martin

3.5

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The night shift of a space ship finds themselves in a deadly predicament.

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Talents buried in another realm, another timeline in: THE OWL FROM OBLIVION

By Rusty Biesele

3.5

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For Stefan and his family, the special abilities they utilize in their world will be challenged when a torn timeline transports them to present-day Earth.

Blood
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Enlightening information to encourage empowerment and self-advocating in: BLOOD TRAILS

By Ralph Giorno, MD

3.5

IR Rating

What you don’t know could kill you.
As the demands for quick results from lab testing increases, so do the dangers of misdiagnosis.

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Misfits versus a mysterious force in: FOEHAMMER

By Duncan Campbell

3.5

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A band of misfits are pitted against an evil from the depths of our world.

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PEACE BEHIND THE WIRE: A NONVIOLENT RESOLUTION

By Kit Cummings

3.5

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PEACE BEHIND THE WIRE: A NONVIOLENT RESOLUTION is the story of a revolutionary peace program which achieved success in some of the most violent prison populations in the nation.

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A woman pieces herself together in: LETTING MYSELF GO

By Brooke Newton

3.5

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Elaine Ryan finds herself lost, overweight and miserable with what her life has become.

OUTSHINE
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Two teens with extraordinary powers are juxtaposed against their normal teen desires in: OUTSHINE

By Nola Decker

3.5

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OUTSHINE is the tale of two mismatched teens whose shared concern leads to the discovery that they have way more in common with each other than mutual disdain and not much in common with the rest of the world.

STALKER
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A paperboy fights back against a dark, mysterious figure terrorizing his town in: A STALKER’S JOURNEY

By John C. Lukegord

3.5

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A STALKER’S JOURNEY depicts what happens when one man’s twisted mind goes wild, in this dark saga of random malevolence and its reverberation through an otherwise quiet New England town.

Freaks
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A colorful cast of characters and a bawdy tone in: Freaks I’ve Met

By Donald Jans

3.5

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Hilariously vulgar and deceptively entertaining, FREAKS I’VE MET follows the unusual adventures of a new graduate as he seeks his fame and fortune.

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A goofy and irreverent take on Armageddon in: THE ANTICHRIST OF KOKOMO COUNTY

By David Skinner

3.5

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Worried that his son might be the spawn of Satan, a dad will do anything to keep his child from realizing his dark destiny, much to the concern and annoyance of everyone else.

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A classic tale combined with supernatural romance and fantasy in: DEPRAVITY: A BEASTLY TALE

By MJ Haag

3.5

IR Rating

A heroine in a world filled with captivating secrets. This enchanting setting harkens back to the original fairy tale while still punctuated with colorful and thrilling twists.

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Four Seats

By Aaron Cooley

3.5

IR Rating

Terrorists once again attack America, this time zeroing in on the highest court in the land. On October 7, four Supreme Court Justices and over one hundred innocents are taken out in a bombing.

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The Secret Ballot

By Matthew Willson

3.5

IR Rating

A stirring alternate history that asks what would have happened if the 2008 American presidential election had used computerized voting. In an alternative 2008, it is two weeks until the election and the debut of a new, fully computerized federal election system.

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Ghostboy, Chameleon & the Duke of Graffiti

By Olivia Wildenstein

3.5

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A young teen’s superficial life is changed when he meets a sick little boy and embarks on an emotional and all-consuming literary journey to raise the younger boy’s spirits and let him dream of all the things he could have done.

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A Wild Ride: The Adventures of Misty & Moxie Wyoming

By Niki Danforth

3.5

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Ten-year-old Moxie Wyoming has high hopes for the tenth birthday. But instead of receiving a horse that she can ride at the barrel races or the rodeo, Moxie receives an old horse that has been retired.

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The Nothingness

By JC Stockli

3.5

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Evie Westvale is stuck in a never-ending spiral of drugs and drunkenness with no end or future in sight. Suddenly, a mysterious stranger starts showing up in her reality and her darkest dreams.

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The Literature Preferred by Wild Boar

By Alice Eckles

3.5

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In a post-apocalyptic world, former reality TV writer Deb and her husband Charles create a new life that is both rugged and quasi-mystical, thanks to a local and character-filled wild boar.

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All God’s Children

By Susan Kraus

3.5

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After the tragic loss of her husband and the chaos that ensued, Grace McDonald thought she had left Kansas behind when she relocated to Alaska.

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The Napa Affair

By Matthew James McDonald

3.5

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A sommelier and wine buyer gets entangled in the murder of a wine critic in the breezy and fun page-turner THE NAPA AFFAIR. THE NAPA AFFAIR begins with sommelier Sebastian Carroll traveling through the cavernous wine cellar of a wealthy estate to show off his wine expertise by identifying wines as forgeries.

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Luz, Rebound

By Jeania Kimbrough

3.5

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After a year spent studying abroad in Australia, American teenager Kara Jagger returns home to complete her senior year of high school. She struggles to reconnect with friends and her ex-boyfriend as well as to understand her relationship with a young man she dated while abroad.

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Second Helpings At The Serve You Right Cafe

By Tilia Klebenov Jacobs

3.5

IR Rating

In SECOND HELPINGS AT THE SERVE YOU RIGHT CAFE, two people are brought together by their love of morning coffee and sugary pastries but just as they start getting to know each other, their dark pasts and unexpected secrets threaten to unravel their burgeoning relationship.

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Approaching Twi-Night

By M. Thomas Apple

3.5

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A once-promising young baseball player begins to imagine a life outside of the diamond while reconciling his relationships with his father and his colleagues.

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The Woman in the Movie Star Dress

By Praveen Asthana

3.5

IR Rating

Genevieve Nightcloud, shopgirl at the Hollywood Clothing Store, believes in a theory of transference: “that clothing might carry something of the spirit of the owner” and that when old clothes are worn by new people, the chi of the original owner is transferred onto the new wearer.

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The Ice Cream War

By Paul Janson

3.5

IR Rating

The operators of competing ice cream stores unite in a purposefully comic tag-team to
solve the murder of one of their own.

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Lightfall

By K. Scott Lewis

3.5

IR Rating

What happens when a God-king dies? This is the question LIGHTFALL seeks to answer. Set a millennium after the prequel, Myth and Incarnation, LIGHTFALL introduces both a new cast of dynamic characters and a new species of being to Lewis’s already intricate world.

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The Good Luck Child

By Charley Mayhew

3.5

IR Rating

A young man must make his way in a Medieval fantasy world beset by larger-than-life terrors and unusually charming, occasionally dangerous, fellow companions.

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The Burden of Memory

By Welcome Cole

3.5

IR Rating

THE BURDEN OF MEMORY, the second book in the Blood Caeyl Memories series, finds various different characters on various quests, with Beam on a sort of astral plane receiving “memories” from the distant past, and his ally/frenemy Mawby having to let go of his prejudices to work with a giant named Wenzil.

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The Mural

By Jeffry R. Halverson

3.5

IR Rating

Phoenix journalist Tyler Anderson is disenchanted with his job, his city, and his life. He begs his editor to let him cover a story outside the city, hoping that some time away from the concrete and metal will allow him to clear his head. A mysterious mural has appeared overnight in the tiny town of Ketchum, and Tyler decides this story will be his big break.

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Black Wolf

By Andrés Aloi

3.5

IR Rating

BLACK WOLF is an effective depiction of youth from a male point of view in all its natural, yet crude, splendor.

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Everlast

By Richard Bard

3.5

IR Rating

A man who once saved the world from alien technology must now save his family from a vengeful maniac and the machinations of a greedy businessman.

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The Former Hero

By Jeffrey Allen Mays

3.5

IR Rating

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

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The Northern Star: The Civil War

By Mike Gullickson

3.5

IR Rating

Picking up about a decade from author Mike Gullickson’s first NORTHERN STAR book, THE CIVIL WAR takes place in a bleak future where the whole Middle East is occupied territory, the biggest corporation on Earth makes a mind-link VR-type internet, and the U.S. military’s most advanced weapon is cyborg super-soldiers.

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Wanderlush

By David Robert

3.5

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A hypochondriac, thinking he is near death, promises to take his wild, drunken mother on four vacations around the world.

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The Greater Good

By Scott N. Giarman

3.5

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A team of explorers must face down their own dark sides on a mission to the Red Planet.

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Heart To Heart

By Ifè Oshun

3.5

IR Rating

HEART TO HEART features the return of a smart, savvy, and talented heroine on a very original journey of self-discovery but the story loses momentum due to the ease at which she deals with the multitude of problems in her life.

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The Adventures of Horace, George and Ingle

By H.W. Cumming

3.5

IR Rating

Horace, George and Ingle are three brothers poised on the edge of adulthood. They are also princes. When a storm causes some unusual damage, the brothers – along with another young prince named Roland – must investigate this potential threat to the kingdom.

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Double Ugly

By Jim Murray

3.5

IR Rating

A police detective experiences a crisis of conscience when he has a heart transplant and finds himself taken over by another man’s quest for justice.

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Web of Betrayal

By Clare Price

3.5

IR Rating

Toby Eastman, a Vietnam veteran and computer programmer-gone-rogue, witnesses a friend being burned alive by drug runners in the Colombian jungle. Fast-forward to Silicon Valley, California, where Toby sets off on a crime spree. Peter Ellis, an ambitious reporter for the small-time Valley Tribune, is assigned to cover the story. Getting to the bottom of the story would be huge for Peter’s career.

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The Rummy Club

By Anoop Ahuja Judge

3.5

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In her late thirties, Divya Kapoor runs into one of her successful friends, Priya. Priya promptly draws a reluctant Divya back into the quartet that formed when the girls were sophomores. The four women share and, at times, hide their troubles and joys after beginning a weekly rummy night.

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Lake of Slaves

By Brian Duncan

3.5

IR Rating

LAKE OF SLAVES is a thoroughly researched historical novel featuring both real and fictional characters centered around a group of British settlers opposed to the slave trade in the 1880s Lake Nyasa region of Africa.

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Telemachus and Homer

By Scott Locke

3.5

IR Rating

Set in the years after the Trojan War, author Scott Locke’s TELEMACHUS AND HOMER tells the story of Telemachus, the son of Odysseus, who never gives up hope that his father will one day return home.

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Undertow

By K.R. Conway

3.5

IR Rating

Playful Sexual tension, romance, jealous cheerleaders who steal your clothes while you’re showering in the gym–these are the tropes of the Young Adult fiction genre. UNDERTOW adds an additional layer of intrigue and complication by making the majority of the principal characters confront their supernatural heritage.

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The Experiment of Dreams

By Brandon Zenner

3.5

IR Rating

Benjamin Walker is a dreamer, a very unique dreamer. For most people dreams are transient, occurring during sleep and rarely remembered after awakening. Ben Walker remembers his dreams in meticulous detail long after rising.

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Shades

By Brian Schwarz

3.5

IR Rating

A society much like our own is split 80/20 between those who have “O-Chips” (Organic Chips) installed in their bodies and the resistance, a group called N.O.W. (No O-Chip World) led by a fierce woman named Claire.

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Radium Baby

By St John Karp

3.5

IR Rating

Author St John Karp’s RADIUM BABY is the kind of zany little romp that you’re either on board with, or not. It takes place in 1927, a time when autogyros were all the rage, the Women’s Christian Temperance Union was still a thing, and radioactivity was not yet known to be extremely harmful.

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Degrees of Courage

By Shari Vester

3.5

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This epic story of the lives of three women begins with a death. The loss of her mother in the summer of 1901 redefines the course of Angela’s purpose and the fate of the women who follow.

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Twisted

By Lola Smirnova

3.5

IR Rating

Hand-cuffed, ball-gagged and wearing nothing but a motorcycle helmet – not your typical introduction, but it’s how readers first meet Julia, a young Ukrainian woman whose ambitions for a better life land her in an illogical place: the seedy world of the sex trade industry.

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24 Tales to Pass the Time

By Carlos Perez

3.5

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A collection of short slice-of-life stories with odd twists, strange premises, and quirky characters.

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Isabella Rockwell’s War

By Hannah Parry

3.5

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Isabella Rockwell has lived her entire life in British Empire-era India, learning shooting and riding from her father and herbalism from her father’s housekeeper, Abhaya (also the only mother-figure she remembers). When her father goes missing, and Abhaya dies, Isabella is shipped back to Britain to find a post as a servant.

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Big Jack is Dead

By Harvey Smith

3.5

IR Rating

Following the death of his father, Jack Hickman, Jr. recalls the violent, dysfunctional life of his father, and his own unhappy childhood.

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Snakebite Remedy

By Timothy L. Huffman

3.5

IR Rating

SNAKEBITE REMEDY is a collection of eleven short stories, ten poems and one play. The author Timothy L. Huffman subtitles this volume “short works sharp teeth.” Indeed, the stronger stories are both short and sharp.

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Awakening to the Dance

By Georganne Spruce

3.5

IR Rating

In her intimate memoir, AWAKENING TO THE DANCE, author Georganne Spruce’s journey will resonate deeply with women who are conflicted between their innate need to be independent, and society’s antiquated belief that one cannot have a fulfilling career and a successful family life at the same time.

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Awakening to the Dance

By Georganne Spruce

3.5

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In her intimate memoir, AWAKENING TO THE DANCE, author Georganne Spruce’s journey will resonate deeply with women who are conflicted between their innate need to be independent, and society’s antiquated belief that one cannot have a fulfilling career and a successful family life at the same time.

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The Map

By Boni Lonnsburry

3.5

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A manual for achieving the life you’ve always wanted through the mindful act of conscious creation.

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Doubt Among Us

By Anne-Rae Vasquez

3.5

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In this first installment, we meet Harry Doub; a brilliant computer gaming genius who lives a complicated life within a futuristic world. After burying his father, Harry discovers a legacy of secrets that could have a profound effect on the safety of his family.

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The Incredible Charlotte Sycamore and the Secret Traps

By Kate Maddison

3.5

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Charlotte Sycamore, 16-year-old inventor and sleuth-in-training, has returned to the pages in THE INCREDIBLE CHARLOTTE SYCAMORE AND THE SECRET TRAPS, Kate Maddison’s steampunk vision of Victorian England.

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To Hold the Sun

By Chas Watkins

3.5

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A journalist is sent to interview a mysterious man with interesting ideas about the brain, its functions,and how to take advantage of its capabilities and limitations to work positive change in one’s life.

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Tempted

By Paul Micheals

3.5

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A teenage boy must navigate the pitfalls life has thrown him, including some of his own making, in order to grow into his supernatural birthright.

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The Faithful

By S.M. Freedman

3.5

IR Rating

Inspired by the February 15, 2013 crash of a meteor in Russia; author S.M. Freedman has written a novel that explores religion, love, faith, science and humor.

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No Turning Back

By Dan Burns

3.5

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A collection of short stories, mainly science fiction, with the author’s commentary on the writing process.

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Dreaming Annapurna

By Leon David Dunn

3.5

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A young Canadian man tries to save a little Nepali girl from Maoist soldiers.

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Elvis Has Not Left the Building

By J.R. Rain

3.5

IR Rating

Elvis Presley, now hiding out as a private investigator named Aaron King, must help find a kidnapped Hollywood starlet.

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Playmates

By Jess C. Scott

3.5

IR Rating

Trevor and Tania Wilde are twins living in the bucolically named town of Pleasant Lake, ME. Their life, however, is anything but pleasant as they suffer the abuse of their alcoholic mother.

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The Rub

By J.A. Carter-Winward

3.5

IR Rating

THE RUB is the convoluted and torrid story of a strange love quadrangle that forms between two married couples. But it’s more complicated than even that.

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Embers at Dawn

By J.C. Loen

3.5

IR Rating

Crazy Cat, also known as Lee, also known as Lily, is one of the toughest and baddest outlaws around. Unfortunately, at this current stop, she finds that the marshal already recognizes her. But she has one thing on her side: he’s a crooked marshal, brutal and violent and extremely hated by the townsfolk.

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In the Comfort of Shadows

By Laura Bragstad

3.5

IR Rating

After the funeral of her “Dad,” adopted Ann is freshly motivated to seek out the history of her biological parents, a task she undertakes by traveling to Newland, Wisconsin, where her Austrian biological mother originally emigrated after World War II.

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In the Comfort of Shadows

By Laurel Bragstad

3.5

IR Rating

After the funeral of her “Dad,” adopted Ann is freshly motivated to seek out the history of her biological parents, a task she undertakes by traveling to Newland, Wisconsin, where her Austrian biological mother originally emigrated after World War II.

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Mending the Net

By Katherine Boyer, M.A.

3.5

IR Rating

A self-help book designed to help those who grew up in difficult families find inner and outer peace and happiness.

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Cayneian

By Aaron Dennis

3.5

IR Rating

In another world lies the accursed island of Volgunther, originally inhabited by a people called the Cayne who unleashed an immortal daemon and gained immense power. Though the civilization disappeared and the daemon sealed deep underground. Dysart, a descendant of Cayneians, has returned to defeat the Daemon once and for all.

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Fractured

By K.J. Pierce

3.5

IR Rating

A short collection of essays on friendship, love and relationships, by a woman who is, in her own words, “attracted to men who are emotionally stunted.”

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Sins of the Fathers

By Denise L. Buchanan

3.5

IR Rating

As a high school girl in Jamaica, Denise L. Buchanan was seduced by a Catholic priest, who subsequently impregnated her against her will and then paid for her abortion. Thirty years later, her struggle to come to terms with her anger, despair, and series of broken personal relationships motivates her to fly back to Jamaica from Los Angeles and confront her abuser.

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Into the Dark of Day

By Stu Jones

3.5

IR Rating

INTO THE DARK OF DAY takes place after “Day 40” of a world war that nearly destroys humankind. In this chaos, a group of men and women take refuge in a radio station where they transmit, seemingly in vain, trying to reach anyone else who may have survived.

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Penelope: A Novel Of New Amsterdam

By Jim McFarlane

3.5

IR Rating

The concept behind Jim McFarlane’s PENELOPE: A NOVEL OF NEW AMSTERDAM is a good one: a noir set in Colonial-era America. Its protagonist is Penelope Kent , an English woman living in Holland and who has just married an Anabaptist, though she is of Separatist upbringing.

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Lemonade Revealed

By Will Chluho

3.5

IR Rating

A young boy, shipwrecked and amnesiac, finds himself through relationships with three very different father figures.

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The Cards Of Life And Death

By Colleen Gleason

3.5

IR Rating

A malpractice lawyer finds love and deadly secrets in a small town in Maine after her psychic great-aunt’s death.

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Autumn For Dragonflies

By Theresa Sweet

3.5

IR Rating

A quiet, everyday romance about a somewhat-naïve freshman co-ed who’s being courted by two men – her tutor and her choir director.

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Counting To D

By Kate Scott

3.5

IR Rating

COUNTING TO D is the smoothly written tale of Samantha, a 15-year-old math genius with dyslexia. Her famous painter father abandoned her mother when he found out that Samantha shared his dyslexia.

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How to Be a Man

By Tamara Linse

3.5

IR Rating

What is gender, and how is it shaped by a constantly changing world? HOW TO BE A MAN is a notable collection of short stories not only for its literary merit, but for its bold thematic presentation.

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Cocoa Bear & Bennie Boy

By Ellie Meglio

3.5

IR Rating

COCOA BEAR & BENNIE BOY is a children’s book told from the perspective of a Bernese Mountain dog, Cocoa Bear, about the problems of coping with change.

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The Social Executive

By Dionne Kasian-Lew

3.5

IR Rating

THE SOCIAL EXECUTIVE is essentially a vigorous presentation, in short book form, aimed at convincing executives that they need to take advantage of social media opportunities now, or be reduced to irrelevancy.

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Bleeker Hill

By Russell Mardell

3.5

IR Rating

In Russell Mardell’s BLEEKER HILL, the United Kingdom has dissolved into a world of chaos and disorder. This is the world that Sullivan, the last remaining convict languishing in jail, is thrust into when he is forced to join a small group of Party members on the run from roving gangs that have overrun the […]

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Moon On Water

By Matthew Gasda

3.5

IR Rating

A man contemplates life, love, death and connection while interacting with lovers and roommates in a a stream of consciousness style prose poem.

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Come and Take It: Search for the Treasure of the Alamo

By Landon Wallace

3.5

IR Rating

At the intersection of race, treasure hunting and barely restrained passion lies COME AND TAKE IT.

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Anybody’s Daughter

By Pamela Samuels Young

3.5

IR Rating

ANYBODY’S DAUGHTER, the story of a teenage girl’s abduction into a forced ring of prostitution in Los Angeles, starts off in high gear and manages to create a believable, if occasionally message-heavy, story.

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Forever With You

By Laurelin Paige

3.5

IR Rating

Alayna Withers relationship with Hudson Pierce has tested both her and his ability to trust.

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Non-Friction

By Morgan Parker

3.5

IR Rating

When recently separated, self-involved, and self-published online author, Morgan receives a fan letter about his top-selling ebook “Sextual Encounters,” from Emma, he begins a journey of romantic discovery that will take him through marriage counseling, the grueling reality of group author events, and innumerable text messages.

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Spartanica

By Powers Molinar

3.5

IR Rating

Ty Mitchell is an intelligent kid, but his imagination often gets away from him. So, when he wakes up in the middle of the night to flashing lights and a brain rattling sound coming from his ’s “‘A’ Room” in the basement, he’s sure it’s a dream. There is only one problem. He isn’t waking up.

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Range Of Motion

By Paul F. Lenzi

3.5

IR Rating

A collection of poems and essays on topics ranging from quantum physics to the New Hampshire countryside.

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Bodies of Evidence

By Gregg Olsen and Rebecca Morris

3.5

IR Rating

Olsen and Morris take a new look at the Northwest’s most notorious crimes. Many of them made history.

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Ethan (Alluring Indulgence)

By Nicole Edwards

3.5

IR Rating

“Ethan” is part of the Alluring Indulgence series but was written to be read as a stand alone book as well.

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The Alexanders Boxed Set

By M. Malone

3.5

IR Rating

Three books in the Alexanders Series

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What Happens In Vegas Stays On Youtube

This rulebook offers guidance for participating in social media effectively without destroying your reputation.

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The Lie

By Ashley Fontainne

3.5

IR Rating

Karmen Moncrille bestselling writing career took off when she was quite young. Now, on the brink of turning 23, she is enjoying the lavish life of a successful author. But, Karmen has a secret. She sees famous dead people. And these encounters are the reason for her fortuitous career.

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Never Marry A Warlock

By Marilyn Vix

3.5

IR Rating

Apparently, betrayal and romance are painful in every dimension, not just the mortal one. When the witch Catherine comes home to find her warlock husband Rich in bed with her best friend, she blasts him in a supernatural fury into the pool and decides to get out of town.

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The Park Service

By Ryan Winfield

3.5

IR Rating

From New York Times bestselling author Ryan Winfield, a thrilling tale of friendship, betrayal, and adventure.

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The Quest Within Me

By Daniel C. Davis

3.5

IR Rating

Like so many of us, Daniel C. Davis wants to find happiness, direction and inner peace. Numerous life events lead to a series of epiphanies that prove that the happiness you seek comes from only one source – within yourself.

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Snowflakes and Coffee Cakes

By Joanne DeMaio

3.5

IR Rating

Snowflakes and Coffee Cakes is a heartwarming story, one that reminds us to look to winter’s stars. Because snowflakes can grant very special wishes … if only we believe.

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Until You (Fall Away Series)

By Penelope Douglas

3.5

IR Rating

A companion novel to Douglas’s “Bully”, told from Jared’s point of view.

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The Leaving Of Things

By Jay Antani

3.5

IR Rating

After graduating from high school, teenager Vikram moves to India with his mother, father, and younger brother to enroll in college. Aside from hamburgers, a less bribe-heavy culture and his Wisconsin girlfriend, Vikram mainly misses what he could have been.

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External Forces

By Deborah Rix

3.5

IR Rating

For Jessica Grant, life within the exceptionally harsh military training program headed by the Devotees is brutal, but at least it provides her with a means to escape her disapproving mother, who has always suspected that Jessica is a Deviant.

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Uptown

By J. T. Riggen

3.5

IR Rating

Mark Kennedy has been in jail for the past ten years. However, one day he is released into the custody of the FBI on condition that he assist them with a project. He agrees, and finds himself working as a security manager for a casino called the Uptown, the center of organized crime in Vermont.

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The Book Of Paul

By Richard Long

3.5

IR Rating

THE BOOK OF PAUL is a strange medley of mythology, religious prophecy, and modern-day torture porn, told with a faint sneer. Martin falls in lust/love with Rose, a young professional piercer who is as ornamented with nipple rings as her clientele. The problem: Martin’s “father” Paul is a sadist, a torturer, and hell-bent on finding a new human vessel in which he can reincarnate.

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The Unconventional Life Of Haee

By R.S. Vern

3.5

IR Rating

THE UNCONVENTIONAL LIFE OF HAEE is the story of a cat that leaves a comfortable home in search of adventure and finds companionship with other cats. The cats humorously impersonate feelings of wanderlust, unconventionality, and stubbornness

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Holidays with the Walker Brothers

By Nicole Edwards

3.5

IR Rating

You are personally invited to spend the holidays with the Walker brothers and their families.

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Swedish Lessons

By Natalie Burg

3.5

IR Rating

When 23-year-old Natalie Burg decides to flee from the ruins of a relationship to the boring, cheap countryside of Sweden, she thinks she’s in for an adventure. She is not wrong.

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Trouble

By Samantha Towle

3.5

IR Rating

Mia Monroe was freed from a lifetime of abuse when her vicious father died. But soon, she found herself entangled in another abusive relationship, this time with a lover.

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American Warrior

By James Snyder

3.5

IR Rating

All three parts of James Snyder’s AMERICAN WARRIOR are prison studies, with sprinklings of home life, sex, accidental drunken gunshot suicides, fight training, airborne escapes within ice-filled caskets, and ultimately, the awakening of protagonist, Paul’s soul.

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The Atlantis Gene: A Thriller

The Immari are good at keeping secrets. For 2,000 years, they’ve hidden the truth about human evolution.

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All the Pretty Lies

By M Leighton

3.5

IR Rating

Sloane Locke is the daughter of one police officer and the sister of three more, and has ben sheltered, protected, and overprotected since her mother’s death when she was six.

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The Adventures of Starfoot and Brown

By Rhoda Canter

3.5

IR Rating

THE ADVENTURES OF STARFOOT AND BROWN is a tale of two Chihuahuas, Bennett (alias Chief Inspector Detective Brown) and Lola (alias Sergeant Detective Starfoot). Bennett is the alpha dog and the brains of the pair, while Lola is a lovable food-obsessed airhead.

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I Left My Prostate In San Francisco

By Rick and Brenda Redner

3.5

IR Rating

I LEFT MY PROSTATE IN SAN FRANCISCO: WHERE’S YOURS? by Rick and Brenda Redner, tells the well-written and often excruciating story of Rick’s unexpected diagnosis of prostate cancer and the aftermath.

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The Parallel Conspiracy

By Richard Lori

3.5

IR Rating

THE PARALLEL CONSPIRACY begins with the murder of a physicist who has been working on a project designed to import large quantities of energy from parallel universes. His daughter Sue is devastated by her loss. Another lonely individual from another universe, John Fuller, a programmer and begins to help her solve the mystery of what happened to her father and why.

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Glory Hole

By Captain Terry Reece

3.5

IR Rating

Judd Parker, a man at his best in the pilot seat of an airplane, finds most of his life as a difficult to maneuver through as a landing a commercial jet on a fog-shrouded landing strip.

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I Heart My Little A-Holes

By Karen Alpert

3.5

IR Rating

Full of hilarious stories, lists, thoughts and pictures that will make you laugh so hard you’ll wish you were wearing a diaper.

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The Stormglass Protocol

By Tim Pratt and Andy Deemer

3.5

IR Rating

Jake was not having a good summer. His friends left him to go on vacation or to camp and he was alone in the neighborhood. He spent his time playing “secret agent”. Without warning, he is approached by two kids who claim to be real spies and they recruit him for a mission to save the world.

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Bloodlight

By Harambee K. Grey-Sun

3.5

IR Rating

Robert is a black student/wrestler in a mostly white high school in Virginia. The President has been murdered by the First Lady and Heartland Security has been created as part of sweeping laws that include stricter gun control.

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Carter Reed

By Tijan

3.5

IR Rating

Emma decided to skip the gym and went home early. It was the last easy decision she made because she found her roommate being raped by the boyfriend.

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Blood to Blood

By Ifè Oshun

3.5

IR Rating

Angel Brown is not your typical teenager. She’s mature for her age and solely focused on her promising music care – so much so that she’s willing to face her mother’s wrath and drop out of high school in order to pursue it full time.

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The Fairies Of Turtle Creek

By Jill Sayre

3.5

IR Rating

Precocious Claire Collins misses her deployed brother and isn’t too thrilled to have her long-lost grandmother return instead, a grandmother who’d missed most of her life to stay in England and whom she suspects is senile. Her grandmother acts and talks as if fairies are real.

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Out of Line

By Jen McLaughlin

3.5

IR Rating

Carrie Wallington is a Senator’s daughter, whose father is so overprotective that she’s never been able to have a friend she chose herself or go anywhere without a security detail following.

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Fishing For Light

By Nathaniel Sewell

3.5

IR Rating

Edward Tiberius Wilcox was average in almost every way that one could perceive. Yet to Professor Quan, a hermitic scientist living in the depths of an Appalachian cave, the circumstances of Edward’s birth set him apart.

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A Place to Heal

By C.A. Bodiford

3.5

IR Rating

Emma Sloan is incredibly beautiful, incredibly gifted, and incredibly unfortunate. When Mrs. Connell, Houston’s premiere socialite, hires Emma to remodel her guesthouse, Emma has every reason to believe her run with bad luck is over. It is through Mrs. Connell that Emma soars to the top of the food chain, and meets Blake Rochester, the man who forever changes her life.

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Managers, Martians & Monsters

By Jonathan M. Freiman, Ph.D.

3.5

IR Rating

Through the analysis of seven classic thrillers from the 1930s through the 1950s, this book reveals various monsters lurking in the workplace. Some films serve as more logical launching points than others, but all make entertaining introductions to each chapter.

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Ruin

By Rachel Van Dyken

3.5

IR Rating

Kiersten Rowe is a small-town girl whose innocence hides depression and deep grief for her parents, who died in a cave-diving accident.

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Freefall

By Tess Oliver

3.5

IR Rating

After leaving high school, with a hard won diploma and the title of most likely to break hearts, Alexander “Nix” Pierce has left his wild, out of control years mostly behind him.

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Into the Deep

Even though Charley is miles away from her home in Indiana, her heated passions threaten to be her undoing when her past love shows up.

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Rock Chick Revolution

By Kristen Ashley

3.5

IR Rating

Ally Nightingale has been a Rock Chick for years, one of a posse of attractive, intelligent young women who lead exciting lives and get romantically involved with gorgeous alpha males collectively labeled “The Hot Bunch”.

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Stripped

By Jasinda Wilder

3.5

IR Rating

He’s a movie star sex god. She’s a virgin… and a stripper.

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Journey to Virginland-Catena

By Armen Melkian

3.5

IR Rating

Armen Melkian looks to deconstruct the traditional novel, turn literary convention on its ear, and create another form. Catena is the first ‘epistle’ of the Journey to Virginland trilogy.

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The Day The Music Died

By Blair Evans

3.5

IR Rating

After hearing an argument that “Pornography will be the only non-commercialised art form” left, without the “pretentious claims” that are made by the music industry, Cameron sets off on a journey of transformation and self-discovery.

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Time for Love (The McCarthys of Gansett Island)

By Marie Force

3.5

IR Rating

TIME FOR LOVE continues Force’s romance series featuring the McCarthys of Gansett Island, but this time neither of the main characters is actually a McCarthy.

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Deadly Instinct

By K.E. Clark

3.5

IR Rating

“Deadly Instinct” opens with an unidentified man dying in the grass, and then flashes back one year earlier to introduce a slew of desperate characters.

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Forever Exposed: The Nikki Catsouras Story

By Lesli Catsouras

3.5

IR Rating

Forever Exposed is an excruciating book—and I mean that as a compliment. It tells the story of the anguish that Lesli and Christos go through following the sudden loss of their daughter, Nikki, who crashed her father’s Porsche (she stole the keys) into a tollbooth on the highway.

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The Bookie’s Daughter

By Heather Abraham

3.5

IR Rating

The Bookie’s Daughter is a candid memoir of growing up in a crazy, crime-ridden family.

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Him

By Carey Heywood

3.5

IR Rating

Sarah Miller hasn’t been home in seven years. She thought she could stay away forever. If it wasn’t for her big brother’s wedding, that is. Part of her even feels silly for staying away this long. It’s not like anyone even knew what happened. Well, except for him.

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All the Lights That Have Shone

By Paul McCormack

3.5

IR Rating

Paul McCormack’s All the Lights That Have Shone is a quietly ambitious collection of short stories.

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Trophy Husband

By Lauren Blakely

3.5

IR Rating

An adorable, funny, light piece of cotton-candy fluff. It is not remotely pretentious, and will not try to educate you or enlighten you or make you think ponderous thoughts about life, the universe, and everything – but it will very likely make you laugh, and charm you with the sweetness of a fresh romance.

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Conquer Your Love

By J.C. Reed

3.5

IR Rating

Meeting Jett was like bad luck. Dangerous. Unpredictable. And better avoided. In his game, the stakes are high. But are they worth the risk?

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Honeymoon for One

By Beth Orsoff

3.5

IR Rating

Being ditched at the altar is the least of Lizzie Mancini’s problems. Sitting in a Caribbean jail cell accused of murdering her “pretend” husband, however, is at the top of the list.

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The Mine

By John A. Heldt

3.5

IR Rating

A know-it-all guy named Joel finds a time portal deep beneath the Earth and gets stuck in 1941, affecting many lives and ultimately becoming a very different person.

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Alabaster Houses

By Lara McLaughlin

3.5

IR Rating

A time-jumping, multigenerational, multiethnic saga, centered around death, spirituality, love, and forgiveness.

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Rock with Me

By Kristen Proby

3.5

IR Rating

Rock With Me is a romance involving Leo Nash, front man for the rock band Nash, and Samantha Williams, sister of a famous actor, who is tired of dating celebrities and has promised herself never to do it again.

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Suddenly Royal

By Nichole Chase

3.5

IR Rating

Samantha Rousseau is used to getting her hands dirty. Working toward a master’s degree in wildlife biology while helping take care of her sick father, she has no time for celebrity gossip, designer clothes, or lazy vacations.

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The Silver Sphere

By Michael Dadich

3.5

IR Rating

The Silver Sphere takes place on the world of Azimuth, a planet with elements of both fantasy (mythical creatures, swords and sorcery, cloaks and horses and all) and science fiction (space ships and star darts).

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Sunday in the Park With Boys

By Jane Mai

3.5

IR Rating

The comic takes place largely in Janey’s mind; in fact, the distinction between reality and her own subconscious state is almost entirely absent.

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Patalosh: The Time Travelers

By Z Altug and Tracy Olgeaty Gensler

3.5

IR Rating

Orion Spence is the son of the Captain and Science Officer of the time- traveling Taloshian starship HMS Exploricus. The Taloshians are a race of powerful and highly technically-sophisticated beings (of multiple forms – some are plants, some cats, some bats, spiders, humans, or other species) who inhabit the island of Patalosh on the planet Lumina in another universe.

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Enchanted by Starlight

By Tina L. Hook

3.5

IR Rating

Three women, as teenage girls, are given magical gifts by shooting stars, leaving them Enchanted by Starlight.

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The Castilian Suite

By Graham Blackburn

3.5

IR Rating

The Castilian Suite is a detailed and intimate biography of a man’s growth from a rather spoiled and entitled youth to a disillusioned but dedicated middle age.

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Cochabamba Conspiracy

By Brinn Colenda

3.5

IR Rating

The Cochabama Conspiracy takes place in La Paz, Bolivia, where Lt. Col. Tom Callahan, Air Force flying ace, has been sent in order to undo some political and diplomatic damage done by his predecessor in the Military Group.

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Exodus, An ARKANE Thriller

By J.F. Penn

3.5

IR Rating

Joanna Penn, now writing under the name J.F. Penn, continues to delight fans of her ARKANE thriller series in Exodus, her third book in the series.

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Talk to Me: Workplace Conversations that Work

By Sue Johnston

3.5

IR Rating

“Talk to Me” mixes fictional situations that highlight the principles illustrated in the stories and offers practical exercises as a follow up.

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Chattanooga

By Chet & Dan Raymo

3.5

IR Rating

Told entirely through monologues from various characters, “Chattanooga” keeps the reader engaged and off balance.

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I Didn’t Kill Jesus

By Naomi Daniela Haber

3.5

IR Rating

Author Naomi Haber highlights the lasting effects of the Holocaust on three generations, while educating others about the horrors in order to stop such violence and senselessness from occurring again.

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The Colony

By Blaine Readler

3.5

IR Rating

Blaine C. Readler’s science fiction novel, The Colony, creates a terrifying antagonist in picturesque rural Wisconsin.

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Troll or Derby

By Red Tash

3.5

IR Rating

Fifteen-year-old Debra is trapped in a small town, doomed to spend her life taking care of her drug-addicted sister and their alcoholic mother, when all she really wants to do is skate in a roller derby. But things are never what they seem—they’re worse.

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My Last Summer With You: No Fanfare for a Withered Rose

By Fidelis O. Mkparu

3.5

IR Rating

This endearing first novel opens in 2010 but quickly segues into an extended flashback to 1977 and the college years of Joseph, a 17-year-old foreign student who has left his country to attend a small university in North Carolina.

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Beside My Doorstep

By Chloe Zola

3.5

IR Rating

Author Chloe Zola’s story weaves together elements of her mother’s Mexican and her father’s Jewish-American heritage blend of rites, rituals, language and personalities into her nomadic upbringing.

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Wright for America

By Robin Lamont

3.5

IR Rating

Wright for America is a political farce about a far-right-wing radio talk show host, whose motto is “hate sells,” and an actress who seeks revenge after an attack on her gay twin brother, which she believes was inspired by his vicious political commentary.

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Brightest Kind of Darkness

By P.T. Michelle

3.5

IR Rating

Sixteen-year-old, Nara, has a secret; she sees the future. Since the age of seven, she nightly dreams her entire next day and her dreams are never wrong.

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The Last Falcon

By Colleen Ruttan

3.5

IR Rating

Erynn, a 14 year old girl, is hiding in a cave after watching her father murdered by thieves.

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Carl, Willi and Blanche

By Barbara de la Cuesta

3.5

IR Rating

Carl, Willi and Blanche, in the process of traveling across Mexico (having left the US to protest oppressive wars and cruelty on the part of our government), are stranded in a small village by a car breakdown.

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Fallen Too Far

By Abbi Glines

3.5

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Blaire becomes entrenched in family secrets and turmoil when she falls for her bad boy stepbrother, in this sexy story of love, family and betrayal.

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Interview with a Jewish Vampire

By Erica Manfred

3.5

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Rhoda is a 41-year-old Jewish journalist, who gets picked up by a Jeff Goldblum lookalike who wants her to write his life story.

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Blood From A Shadow

By Gerard Cappa

3.5

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Con Maknazpy leaves his New York home for Northern Ireland thinking he will be helping his dead friend’s mother, but instead finds himself navigating dangerous international intrigues.

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Focus

By Ingrid Ricks

3.5

IR Rating

FOCUS is an inspiring insight into the author Ingrid Ricks’ battle with degenerative eye disease, and how she resolved and made peace with the debilitating condition.

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Ambril’s Tale, The Return of the Dullaith

By Wendy D. Walter

3.5

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A coming-of-age story of a teenager investigating a corrosive family secret.

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The Twenty and One Nights

By Barbara de la Cuesta

3.5

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Two dysfunctional families try to cope with work, bills, divorce, and teenage maladjustment. But the book is not as depressing as that summary might suggest, largely because of the interesting characters that people it, especially Hestor, the quirky narrator.

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Let Me Be the One

By Bella Andre

3.5

IR Rating

In LET ME BE THE ONE, the brand-new book in Bella Andre’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling series about the Sullivan family, an unexpected friends-to-lovers romance might not only turn out to be so much hotter than anything bad boy pro baseball player Ryan Sullivan has ever known…but much, much sweeter, too.

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The Secret of Spruce Knoll

By Heather McCorkle

3.5

IR Rating

Eren Donovan is a sixteen-year old girl who, after the death of her parents, moves to Spruce Knoll to live with her aunt. Here she discovers a secretive community of people with special powers and realizes that she too has channeling powers that have been hidden from her until now.

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The Mothers of Country Day

By Arlene Matthews

3.5

IR Rating

Torre Messina is a gifted 12 year old who earns a scholarship to a prestigious private school. But the shy and brilliant Torre does not fit in with his new classmates, who, aside from being older, are mostly children of economic privilege. He’s not the only one.

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Holiday Chick

By Amber L. Carter

3.5

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Holiday Chick, by Amber Carter, begins in the first person perspective of Aden, a 21-year old Bible camp counselor. After her father is in a life threatening accident, Aden is compelled to return to the sleepy Minnesota town of Holden, where her family now calls home.

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The Look of Love

By Bella Andre

3.5

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With THE LOOK OF LOVE bestselling author Bella Andre introduces you to a fun and emotional contemporary romance series about the Sullivan family. Because when a Sullivan bad boy falls…he falls hard. And it’s forever.

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The Toy Sorcerer

By Laura Hart

3.5

IR Rating

Fourteen year-old Alice Towers has awful dreams…nightmares really, where she is unable to walk. We are tossed into this scenario, which quickly moves from to unstable to surreal. It seems that Alice is trapped in The Realm of Dreams, where human dreams become reality.

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The Price of Guilt

By Patrick M. Garry

3.5

IR Rating

The Price of Guilt begins with a flashback, as Thomas Walsh sits in a jail cell and tries to come to terms with how he got there.

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Transcender-First Timer

By Vicky Savage

3.5

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Jaden Beckett is a 17 year-old girl whose mom has died. She lives with her dad and older brother, Drew, in Madison, WI. She’s 5’10, a Tae Kwon Do champion and trying her best to deal with her dad’s detachment after his spouse’s passing.

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Beautiful Disaster

By Jamie McGuire

3.5

IR Rating

Abby Abernathy (aka Pigeon) from Wichita, Kansas, is a freshman at Eastern University, trying to escape a disturbing past; there, she meets campus stud extraordinaire Travis “Mad Dog” Maddox, who sidelines as a prizefighter, sports a buzz cut and a wealth of tattoos, has a lifetime supply of condoms in his apartment and a string of “clueless bimbos” lined up to try them out.

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Birdie Down (Rebellion)

By Jim Graham

3.5

IR Rating

It is 2210 and a rebellion is underway in the outer reaches of human settlement. Earth doesn’t know about that yet, as the rebels have disabled the long-distance communication infrastructure.

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New Leash on Life

By Erna Mueller

3.5

IR Rating

New Leash on Life is the tale of Lieutenant Spencer Watley, a good, albeit cranky cop who, after a surveillance case that goes awry, ends up reincarnated as his police dog.

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The Vig

By John M. Nuckel

3.5

IR Rating

“We facilitate financial transactions for a fee. That…is what we call the Vig.” Everything has a price, as the three main protagonists of this story find out.

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Essential Nourishment

By Marika Blossfeldt

3.5

IR Rating

Visually stunning and packed full of mouthwatering recipes, Essential Nourishment puts the emphasis on an appreciation for the sensual pleasures of natural foods with a sensible approach to nourishment.

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Ladies of the Borobudur

By Barbara Haines Howett

3.5

IR Rating

Barbara Haines Howett’s eleven interlinked stories take us into the lives of ex-pat women in Indonesia in the early 1970s. There are two worlds to explore here: colorful Indonesia and the claustrophobic world of corporate wives–before feminism made its mark.

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Call Me!

Dani Ripper is a 24 year-old private investigator with a secret. At 15, she was kidnapped and held for two years by a crazy man, escaping only to become the center of a media firestorm.

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Her Dear and Loving Husband

By Meredith Allard

3.5

IR Rating

An alluring paranormal romance about Sarah Alexander, who has relocated from Los Angeles to Salem, Massachusetts, where she discovers James Wentworth and the secrets from both his and her past that will free her from the visions that plague her sleep.

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January Kills Me

By Evan Katy

3.5

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Samantha Rialto, a recently divorced, defensively snarky middle school music teacher, has taken up surveillance photography as a way to fill the gaps in her educator’s salary. That is until a particularly cold week in January when Sam finds herself entangled in a mystery involving dead people, copious amounts of cash and a nutty Tai Chi enthusiast.

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Brainrush

By Richard Bard

3.5

IR Rating

When terminally ill combat pilot Jake Bronson emerges from an MRI with extraordinary cognitive powers, everyone wants a piece of his talent–including Battista, one of the world’s most dangerous terrorists.

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Fuffys: F**ked Up Fairytales

By Bryan Paul Richards

3.5

IR Rating

Some tales are takeoffs on the familiar models–Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel, except here Rapunzel is incredibly horny, her prince well endowed.

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The Meteoric Rise of Simon Burchwood

By Scott Semegran

3.5

IR Rating

Weaves a heartrending portrait of lowered expectation: of a man eschewing, and ultimately embracing, mediocrity.

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Her Last Letter

By Nancy C. Johnson

3.5

IR Rating

The discovery of a hidden letter left by our narrator—Gwyn’s dead sister, Kelly—sends Gwyn searching for answers about Kelly’s recent death.

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Alternate Ending

By Aaron G. Niz

3.5

IR Rating

Josh Miller is a high school sophomore and tennis-pro wannabe. When his physics teacher presents the theory of alternate universes Josh wonders if it’s possible that there’s another world in which he’s not such a nerd.

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Besserwisser: A Novel

By Steve Anderson

3.5

IR Rating

Like a double wheat dark brew in a Munich biergarten, Steve Anderson’s latest book goes down easily. It is the loving tour of Munich you never got to take in your twenties.

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Whole Truth Eating and Recipe Guide

By Andrea Beaman

3.5

IR Rating

Designed to give the reader a deeper understanding of food and its effect on long-term health and vitality.

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The Braces Cookbook

By Pamela Waterman

3.5

IR Rating

Fifty comfort-food recipes perfect for tender-teeth days, including stay-soft cookies, soothing drinks, and delicious dinners.

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A Crack in Everything

By Vanessa Carlisle

3.5

IR Rating

A Crack in Everything introduces us to Tamina, a sex education counselor with unconventional addictions and a phobia to mismatching colors.

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Lily Hates Goodbyes

By Jerilyn Marler

3.5

IR Rating

The story was written to help younger children cope with the absence of a parent–in this case a father’s deployment in the military.

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Weaver of Song: The Birth of Silent Night

By Mary Helene Jackson

3.5

IR Rating

In the beautifully illustrated Weaver of Song, Mary Helene Jackson tells the fascinating story of “Silent Night” composer’s Franz Gruber’s struggle.

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The Broken Past: A James Buckner Mystery

By Christopher Gibbs

3.5

IR Rating

Set in Prohibition-challenged 1923, Corinth, MO is turned upside down when two murders are discovered the same day.

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Tangling with Tyrants: Managing the Balance of Power at Work

By Tony Deblauwe

3.5

IR Rating

Tangling with Tyrants provides field-tested, practical solutions drawn from actual scenarios in a variety of corporate settings.

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In Spite of the System

By Gary Gauger

3.5

IR Rating

A truly frightening story about mistaken identitiy that will keep you turning the pages. Here is a Kafka-esque experience that really happened.

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More Letters From Pemberley 1814-1819

By Jane Dawkins

3.5

IR Rating

More Letters From Pemberley is a continuation of Jane Dawkin’s first Letters novel. We again find Elizabeth Darcy, at her writing desk. Extending from 1814 to 1819, Elizabeth’s letters are no longer that of a homesick young woman finding solace with her younger sister.

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Toxin

By Paul Martin Midden

3.5

IR Rating

A fanatical right-wing religious group is threatening to destroy the United States from within and set up a religious oligarchy. It is up to a junior moderate Republican Senator, Jake Telemark, and the daughter of a famous politician, Dora Hathaway, to take down this group before their plans can come to fruition.

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The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Online Dating

By Dale Koppel, Ph.D.

3.5

IR Rating

This charming and helpful book is perfect for anyone new to the online dating experience, and especially women in their fifties and older.

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The Call of the World

By Trent Newcomer

3.5

IR Rating

A travelogue/memoir full of great descriptions; interesting tales; and insightful reflections on people and places.

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Spam & Eggs: A Johnny Denovo Mystery

By Andrew Kent

3.5

IR Rating

A PI novel, in the tradition of Raymond Chandler, but set in the 21st century with a tech-savvy hero.

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From the Abuela’s Window

By Nancy Toomey

3.5

IR Rating

From the Abuela’s Window is a story of ordinary people doing what they can to help each other and in small ways undermine a brutal system—it is about staying human when faced with inhumanity all around.

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To Love Mercy

By Frank S. Joseph

3.5

IR Rating

To Love Mercy takes place in racially segregated Chicago, circa 1948. Most African-Americans live in poverty, are denied upward mobility, and must deal with the prejudice of white people. The book is filled with authentic detail and prominent figures of the period and nothing is white-washed.

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

By Diana S. Zimmerman

3.5

IR Rating

Perfect for the 8-12 year old set, the book tells the story of Kandide, whose perfect childhood is ruined when her wing is injured and she is segregated with the rest of the Imperfect fairies.

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Stewards of the Flame

By Sylvia Engdahl

3.5

IR Rating

If you were tuned into the recent U.S. debate about mandatory health insurance and universal healthcare (and who wasn’t?), Stewards of the Flame is a particularly scary read.

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If You’re Ever in Key West

By Jane Dawkins

3.5

IR Rating

When Olivia, a 57 year-old Brit, is widowed by her American husband, she decides to move from New York to Key West, Florida. She considers herself content, until—on a visit to New York—a dashing attorney and a fellow Brit 15 years her junior falls head over heels in love with her.

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True Detective

By James A. Huebner

3.5

IR Rating

Seen through the eyes of two New York City police detectives, True Detective is an edgy murder mystery and a meditation on truth and faith in our post 9/11 age.

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Love, Fate and Afghanistan

By Tony Thomson

3.5

IR Rating

The author looks back on his heady youth in this hippy-era memoir of travels across the Middle East and India.

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A Suitcase Full of Faith

By Saskia Roell

3.5

IR Rating

A Suitcase Full of Faith is about traveling the world while listening to one’s heart, even when the obstacles may seem insurmountable.

3.5  |  

A More Obedient Wife

A series of entertaining fictional diary entries by two wives named Hannah, both married to early Supreme Court Justices.

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Wing Walking

By Harry Groome

3.5

IR Rating

In the spirit of Gordon Gekko and the big dogs of Michael Lewis’s Liar’s Poker, Wing Walking’s chief characters are egomaniacal, but with significant depth.

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Eat When You Feel Sad

By Zachary German

3.5

IR Rating

Twenty-two year-old Zachary German’s debut novel, Eat When You Feel Sad, is blowing up all over.

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That Same Summer

By Ofer Aronskind

3.5

IR Rating

From “capture the flag” game to nighttime commando operations, That Same Summer is a magical and wondrous world of sleep-away camp. from color war to judgment night, Ari takes the reader into

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Summer Sleep Away

By Ofer Aronskind

3.5

IR Rating

Sweet and innocent, Summer Sleep-Away will keep the 10-12 year olds engaged and remind adults what it felt like to be a kid far from away from home for first time.

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Spring House

By David Bowles

3.5

IR Rating

Historically accurate, Spring House brings the mores and manners of early American history alive while telling the story of Scots-Irish families, struggling to find happiness on the new frontier.

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The Deadly Jigsaw Puzzle

By Alma Bond

3.5

IR Rating

Will keep you riveted to the page with a fast moving tale of murder, intrigue and a bit of romance.

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Accidental Lessons

By David W. Berner

3.5

IR Rating

A memoir by Chicago journalist David W. Berner is a heart wrenching and inspirational account of self-discovery.

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Horsegod: Collected Poems

By Robert Bagg

3.5

IR Rating

A shocking, powerful collection of poetry in which the author tells his life story in exquisite verse.

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Able Was I

By Drew Banks

3.5

IR Rating

A gay protagaonist with a universal plight whose story unfolds against lovingly drawn, evocative depictions of New York City and Italy.