Fiction

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DEGREES OF LOVE

Rating: 3.5
An office affair shows business woman and mother Susan Sinclair what’s been missing from her marriage in this interesting and thoughtful portrayal of love.
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Sex, Drugs & Corruption: WELCOME TO PERU

Rating: 3.1
A mad, stream-of-consciousness tale about drugs, sex, and crime, from a self-assured narrator who is sometimes the villain, sometimes the hero, and often both.
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Conspiracy thriller fans keep their ears to the ground for ROOTS, RUMORS & WRATH

Rating: 2.5
In ROOTS, RUMORS & WRATH, the destinies of a young intern and relocated Syrian refugee, an honorably discharged former solider, and a cast that includes shadowy religious figures and zealous government agents converge on an ancient chest that might contain a globe shaking secret.
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AUNT SOOKIE & ME, teaching us to find the beauty in life’s peculiarities

Rating: 4.5
It’s 1968 in the deep South. After the death of her grandmother, Poppy Wainwright boards a Greyhound bus to start a new life with her crotchety old Aunt Sookie in Savannah, Georgia.
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The perils of navigating romance, sex, friendship, drugs, Judaism, and New York City in STAINER

Rating: 4.2
While coming of age stories set among wealthy Ivy Leaguers typically take a decidedly WASPy bent, STAINER has tackled that genre with a twist.
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NOW THAT WE’RE ALONE, just the right mix of horror and humor

Rating: 3.5
NOW THAT WE’RE ALONE is a darkly humorous blend of death, gore, and terror, featuring oddly relatable characters in horribly normal situations.
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BLOOD BUSINESS: Crime Stories from this World and Beyond

Rating: 4
BLOOD BUSINESS is an anthology that tracks the underbelly of human nature as it drags itself through the muck of our lesser angels in twenty-seven crime stories set in this world...and beyond.
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TIMING THE INFINITE

Rating: 2
TIMING THE INFINITE is an attempt to craft a love story out of a 21st century youth culture obsessed with computers, drugs and depression.
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A science fiction space romp in ROADKILL ON THE FLIPSIDE

Rating: 4.5
In the 4th book in the Warrensberg Trilogy, a nervous, persistent 16-year-old and a 17-year-old fiery warrior/business mogul embark on a whirlwind adventure, trying to solve the puzzle of how to prevent the entire universe from being sucked into a giant black hole.
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CITY OF ANGELS

Rating: 3
An orphaned young man must deal with government bureaucracy and an accusation of murder in order to become a champion boxer.
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Magic and mischief make for fluffy, harmless fun in STORIES FROM THE WITCH STORE

Rating: 3.2
In the sleepy town of Burnaville, Arelia the witch runs a potions store. To stave off boredom, she keeps a journal of her daily routine as she serves suspicious customers and makes magic with her supernatural friends.
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THE AMENDMENT KILLER

Rating: 4
A lofty mix of complex legality and toxic kidnapping, THE AMENDMENT KILLER is a wonderfully portrayed political car crash that will have a certain familiarity to many a reader right now. Not a literal parallel, perhaps, but a poignant one: a fast-paced yet complexly accomplished drama worthy of a full exploration.
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YESHUA'S LOOM: A TAPESTRY OF CATS

Rating: 4.5
A pair of cats accompany Aeliana and Chariton, followers of Yeshua of Nazareth, and act as their spiritual guides and companions through love, bereavement and newfound purpose.
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EAGLES AND HAWKS AND ALSO PEOPLE AS WELL is a bittersweet tale about growing up

Rating: 5
Enzo Prinziatta wants to become a baseball pro. However, his family, his girlfriend and his friends have other plans for him.
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LAST SONG AND DANCE

Rating: 2
An author goes back to his home town to write his final work before dying - but reality and fantasy collide and blend until it's unclear who's writing and who's being written.
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SAMMIE & BUDGIE

Rating: 3.5
Simon Burchwood’s son Sammie is definitely not your typical third grader.
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WENDALL’S LULLABY

Rating: 3.2
An epic mystery that blends science, political intrigue, and everyone’s favorite sea-mammal: the dolphin.
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The perils of power in THE HEALER’S CURSE

Rating: 5
THE HEALER’S CURSE is the thrilling tale of an emergency room nurse who discovers he has a gift for healing beyond anyone’s wildest dreams.
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Join in an exciting caper with ISABEL AND SIOFRA: THE HEIST OF 2098

Rating: 3.7
Isabel Akilina and Siofra O’Malley are new fifth-grade students at an elementary school on Earth’s moon in the year 2115. The two students are instantly united by their newbee status and their love of solving mysteries, but when their curiosity leads them to accidentally travel back in time, will they be able to solve the mystery of how to get home?
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Present-day minority politics overshadow future America in AGENTS OF HOPE

Rating: 4
AGENTS OF HOPE delivers a believable dystopian future of America, where new prejudice mimics that of the current day.
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Politics, Power and The Church mix up a fatal brew in THE SHEPHERD'S CALCULUS

Rating: 3.8
A chilling tale of how the Catholic Church's pedophile scandal continues to affect lives, even those not directly involved.
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HOW I’M SPENDING MY AFTERLIFE

Rating: 4.3
When HOW I’M SPENDING MY AFTERLIFE’s arrogant lawyer protagonist finds himself on the wrong side of the law, he enacts a complicated plot to fake his death so that his family can pocket the life insurance money—but things go awry when he returns to his home one final time and strikes up a ghostly relationship with his four-year-old daughter.
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THE WOLVES WITHIN OUR WALLS bursts with danger, intrigue, and questions of morality

Rating: 4.8
Zoe Wilkes is unable to pull her life together—until April 21, 2021, when the power blinks off, the internet goes down, and society collapses around her.
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Wheels within wheels turn and twist in SANCTION

Rating: 2.8
A murdered academic begins a cascading series of plots and schemes between Western intelligence agencies and non-state actors in SANCTION.