Back by popular demand, our Holiday Catalog includes books from published PNWA members.

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MAINSTREAM

The Esposito Caper by KK Brees

Crime is easy. Family is what's tough. And for Gino Esposito, family obligations could be the end of him. His grandfather wants to prove he's the genius behind another artist's works. All he needs is for Gino to steal a diary that's currently in the possession of the Mafia. Gino needs help, but all he's got is cousin Carla, an exotic dancer with aspirations of opening a ballet studio, and girlfriend Francesca, whose boss has got her framed for embezzlement. It's a recipe for family problems only faith, luck, and some really good mojo will solve. 

 

Awards for The Esposito Caper

2nd place winner in the 2010 PNWA Literary Contest; mainstream category

 

MuseItUp Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-77127-428-9

E-book: $5.95

www.karenkbrees.com 

 

 

Prisoners in Paradise by Kathryn Braund

Prisoners in Paradise invites you to visit a beautiful tropical island alive with intrigue, danger, and romance. Just imagine sailing away for a fantastic tropical getaway to explore the islands of your dreams. Suddenly your world begins to spin out of control. You find yourself grasping at survival skills you didn't know you had. This kind of exploring gets you more than you bargain for. You have been set down on a South Sea island where the unbelievable happens.

 

Kathryn Braund Publications

ISBN: 978-0-9720585-6-8

Paperback: $12.95

E-book: $12.95

www.kathrynbraund.net

 

 

Kodiak Tales by Harry B. Dodge III

Harry B. Dodge III has lived on Kodiak Island since 1975. He has spent years experiencing the landscape of Kodiak's remote regions, and he has brought the island to life for readers in his new book, Kodiak Tales. Dodge divides his book into two parts, the first being a collection of short fictional stories. Each piece has a different plot but the same underlying theme of illuminating Kodiak as a "source of natural inspiration," he says. The second half of the book is a collection of five works of nonfiction about Dodge's own experiences on Kodiak.

 

authorHOUSE

ISBN: 978-1-4490-5601-8

Paperback: $19.95

E-book: $3.95

 

 

The Hunts by Harry B. Dodge III

Four men embark on a bear hunt on Kodiak Island's remote south end. Old Ivory, an elusive and colossal bear, is their ultimate goal. Each hunter has a unique perception of the undertaking: a chance for redemption, a test of manhood, realization of a life-long aspiration, or a spiritual quest for cultural preservation. Kodiak's rugged terrain, harsh weather, and the canniness of the animal they pursue test their stamina and resolve and ultimately compel them to examine their individual values.

 

authorHOUSE

ISBN: 978-1-4567-2133-6

Paperback: $21.95

 

The Queerling by Austin Gary

Preston Nesbitt is a 16-year-old "memory prodigy," confined to a Portland, Oregon mental hospital for disavowing any knowledge of a viral YouTube video showing him being struck by a car that appears to pass through him.

 

"Brilliant esoteric fiction! A standout! The epilogue will blow readers' minds and beg a second reading! Gary is at the height of his literary powers, producing a character and a story that feels viscerally authentic long after the reality-bending conclusion."                                                          ~Foreword Reviews   (Oct. 7, 2013)

 

Awards for The Queerling

Short-list Finalist: 2012 Faulkner-Wisdom Competition

 

Deckle Press

ISBN:  978-1-4923-2627-4

Paperback: $12.99

E-book: $5.99

austin-gary.com

   

  

Miss Madeira by Austin Gary

Miss Madeira is the story of a brilliant but formidable "old maid" school teacher, whose career spanned much of the first half of the 20th century. Torn between her love for a woman who would become her sister-in-law and a gifted male student, Amelia Madeira lived a complex existence--closely paralleling the life of her favorite poet, Emily Dickinson. No one knew her shocking secrets, only that she produced several generations of students forever known as "Madeira's Kids."

 

Awards for Miss Madeira

Finalist: Faulkner-Wisdom Literary Competition

Short-List Finalist: 2011 ForeWord Firsts Debut Fiction Award

 

Deckle Press

ISBN: 978-0-9877-8210-6

Paperback: $9.89

E-book: $5.99

austin-gary.com

 
 

Two Loves Lost by Sandy Graham

A scrawny child hides his intelligence to minimize harassment. Only Sylvia Cairns sides with Delbert and a love between them is born. Delbert's true ability is discovered in high school and his early entry into university separates them. While he is in an air force summer training program, tragedy drives Sylvia to become a nun. Unable to contact her, he must carry on alone. He matures into Canada's youngest test pilot in time to live through the destruction of Canada's blossoming aviation industry. In this emotion-packed story, with two loves lost, can one endure?  

 

CreateSpace

ISBN-10: 1-4825-1120-7

ISBN-13: 978-1482511208

Paperback: $13.32

E-book: $6.00

www.sandygraham.net

 

 

Murder - On Salt Spring? by Sandy Graham

How can there be serious crime on this small island? It's too hard to escape with only a ferry--and besides, everyone knows each other. Gossip makes secrets common knowledge within minutes. Yet Carl Jenson is found in bed with a hunting knife in his chest.

Big-city detective Mattie Carlyle is sent out to help laid-back Cal Lockhart investigate the murder. Can their conflicting styles find common ground? Knocking heads one moment, feeling a strong attraction the next, will either prevail? And can the murder be solved? In fact, with Carl's home-wrecking history, is it murder... or perhaps retribution?

 

CreateSpace

ISBN: 1-4826-3451-1

ISBN: 978-1482634518

Paperback: $10.76

E-book: $4.99

www.sandygraham.net


The Dream Jumper's Promise by Kim Hornsby

A man goes missing off Maui and is presumed dead, leaving a new wife to wonder. Strange and terrifying dreams blur reality's edge, making the wife question her sanity, and when an old friend reveals he can enter dreams, she must decide if she trusts him enough to let him into her subconscious. Especially because of how he betrayed her ten years before. As they search for clues to the mystery, grave danger sets in to reveal things are not as they seem. 

 

Awards for The Dream Jumper's Promise

This novel is up for Best Indie First Book by Indie Romance Convention and is an Amazon Bestseller.

 

Top Ten Press

ISBN: 0615723578

ASIN: B00AA4FAJC  

Paperback: $7.98

E-book: $2.99

www.kimhornsbyauthor.net 

 

 

Home Fires by Judith Kirscht

Myra Benning gazes across the meadow to the sea and the Santa Barbara Channel Islands beyond, unbelieving that she, awkward daughter of the Minnesota prairie, could have ended up in such a place--and with a successful husband and two golden children to boot. Little does she know, her golden world is about to collapse. Faced with her husband's infidelity, she makes decisions that carry her family into the murky underbelly of her husband's idyllic family. She is soon unsure of what is real, what has happened, and who is guilty of what.

 

New Libri Press

ASIN: B00FW71PI2

E-book: $7.45

www.judithkirscht.com 

   

 

The Inheritors by Judith Kirscht

Raised in Chicago's Latino community during the sixties, Alicia Barron uncovers her mother's Caucasian roots when she inherits a time-worn mansion, the remnant of the estate of a Chicago industrialist who, she discovers, is her grandfather. Her search of the house takes her into the lives of past generations of women whose love carried them across forbidden boundaries, and into the conflict of class, nationality, and race that is the history of the city itself. The identity she finds there, however, leads to increasing conflict with her first great love, Ricardo Moreno, who wants Alicia to reject her gringo roots.

 

New Libri Press

ISBN: 978-1-61469-008-5 

ASIN: B0088QYXS8

E-book: $7.95

Paperback: $16.95

www.judithkirscht.com 

   

 

The Indian Shirt Story by Heather Lockman

A brewpub, a historic house, trouble with the local American Indian community, and unexpected attention from the biggest country music star ever to come out of Nashville: It's going to be a tough summer for Bess in the free-thinking, left-leaning, soy-eating, fish-loving town of Port Heron. American mythologies collide in a Northwest novel that's part love story, part modern politics, and part historical saga. Sharply observed but big-hearted, it's also a whole lot of fun.

 

"Charming, lovely, funny and sad." - Portland Book Review (5 stars)

 

Named an Editor's Top Pick by the staff at Musa Publishing.

 

Musa Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-61937-642-7

E-book: $5.99

heatherlockman.com 

 

  

Boundaries: A Love Story by Christine Z. Mason

A novel about abandonment and passion, chronicling an imprudent but profound love, a maelstrom of family secrets, and a tragedy, Boundaries: A Love Story tracks the conflicts between individual desire and societal expectations, weaving the story of cousins in love with the dynamics of two families living on opposite coasts. In the summer of 1980, sixteen-year-old Kaia Matheson travels from her home in Berkeley to Cape Cod for a family vacation. Intrigued by her rugged and intelligent cousin, Mark Karadonis, Kaia turns to him for companionship. Despite his misgivings, Mark is irresistibly attracted to his young cousin.

 

Robertson Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-61170-136-4

Hardcover: $26.95

www.ChristineZMason.com 

 

 

The Reckoning by Tanya Parker Mills

This Writer's Digest award-winning novel tells the story of a journey home gone terribly wrong. When journalist Theresa Fuller is captured and imprisoned inside Iraq on the eve of the U.S. invasion, visions of her expatriate childhood there begin to haunt her. Tormented by the relentless Colonel Badr, she only finds relief in her growing attraction to her other captor, Tariq al-Awali. But the more she remembers, the more she suspects he's connected to her past. Before American bombs fall, Theresa must come to terms with long-ago events and find a way out.

 

Awards for The Reckoning

2010 Writer's Digest International Self-Published Book Award Winner for Mainstream/Literary Fiction.  

2009 Next Generation Indie Book Award Winner for Multicultural Fiction 

 

BookSurge Publishing

ISBN: 978-1439200704

E-book: $2.99

 

 

The Turkish Mirror by Lisa C. Murphy

Tatyana is a French impressionist painter. Her teen daughter is a London graffiti artist. They will have little to do with each other until compelling events force them on a journey to a tiny fishing village in Turkey, where they find love, betrayal, and forgiveness.

 

Crispin/Hammer

ISBN: 978-0-9706405-5-0

Paperback: $13.99

murphyink.com 

 

 

The Wednesday Girl by Julie Nisargand

Paige Varanasi graduates from college and loses her identity. She doesn't remember a class where the professor told her about the bottomless pit waiting outside the gates of USC. Her degree seems to be written in invisible ink. The man she thought loved her didn't. Do you remember your twenties? The Wednesday Girl will bring them back in vivid detail. Hysterically funny, at times brutally sad, Paige gives us an uncensored look at her loves and losses in Hollywood as she forges a path to independence and self-respect.

 

Anima Books

ISBN: 978-0965475716

Paperback: $10.00

 

 

The Finishers: How to Work in the World Without Losing Your Soul by Julie Nisargand

Is your job too small for your personality? Listen to Tess Fielding talking to a career counselor:  "I want to bring what I know to work instead of feeling like I have to check it at the door. Sometimes when I go to work, I pack a briefcase full of things in the morning--books, business articles, writing instruments, special office supplies--and when I get to work, I empty my briefcase and leave the contents in the trunk." "Why?" asks the counselor. The Finishers answers this question.

 

Anima Books

ISBN: 978-0-9654757-3-0

Paperback: $14.95

 

The Legacy Letters: His Wife, His Children, His Final Gift by Carew Papritz

Huffington Post: "A Must-Read Book of Wisdom for Life...exquisite, intimate, passionate, humorous and genuine ..."

 

The Legacy Letters reveals to us the stories, memories, and music of a dying father, which ultimately becomes the practical, moral, and spiritual gift and guidebook for the children he'd never live to see, and for his wife, his redemptive story of love. Combining such inspirational books as Tuesdays with Morrie and the Chicken Soup series, Carew Papritz has created a beautiful book of life instructions that Kirkus Reviews calls "deeply immersive . . . authentic . . . emotionally potent." 

 

King Northern, Inc.

ISBN: 978-0-9857088-7-0

Hardcover: $12.95

E-book: $9.99

www.thelegacyletters.com

 

 

Each Unique and Fascinating by M. Ferguson Powers

"Heartwarming and humorous, a solid pick." -Kirkus Reviews

"A touching, wise book. Adventures grandparents will enjoy." -R. J. Franklin

 

Trillions are spent on war, but sacrifices by military families receive little attention. This novel was written after learning of a child being taunted by bullies that her deployed father would come home in a body bag. Julia (13) worries about her career military father's safety and mourns with her friend "Mister Blue" after his career military mother dies in the war. She's supported by her insightful grandparents, feisty younger sister, intelligent dog, and maturing puppy love shared by Mister Blue.

 

Whidbey Publishing LLC

ISBN: 978-0-615-54714-5 

Paperback: $11.95

E-book: $3.99

 

 

Riding Shotgun into the Promised Land by John Purdy

Riding Shotgun into the Promised Land is powered by quirky characters whose actions reveal the odd twists and turns of the American character in the latter 20th century and today. It follows a returning war veteran as he tries to reintegrate into family and friends, but instead finds himself on a journey over the blue highways that follow the Oregon Trail. The folks he encounters--from genetic engineers to militia members, Native Americans to New Age gurus--mark the change in land and people, but also reveal a core good will hidden in unexpected places.

 

River Canyon Press

ISBN: 0-9815914-1-4

ISBN: 0-9815914-1-8

Paperback: $11.66

E-book: $11.08

www.johnpurdy.net 

 

 

Couillon by Sara Stark

Janice is a naive, sheltered 30-something from one of New Orleans' old money families. Her mother wants her to marry within her station, but Janice is obsessed with Brad, a young player well below Janice and her mother's social status. When Janice makes a voodoo doll, Brad becomes the obsessed one, and Janice has to grow up fast. She learns that wishes should be well thought out and that dolls ain't for play.   

 

Nellie Writes
ISBN: 978-1-939039-00-2

E-book: $0.99

nellie-writes.blogspot.com 

 


An Untold Want by Sara Stark
An Untold Want follows three women as they search for self-worth. As if being born into a family of witches in a small Georgia town isn't enough to brand her as a social pariah, Maggie MacAllister came home from college with a PhD, baby Liz, and no husband. In the fifteen years since, she has allowed the Jacob's Creek campaign of whispers to mold her life into a wretched existence. When Maggie's daughter, Liz, works a love spell between Maggie and Liz's best friend Desi's father, the Three Fold Law creates havoc in all of their lives.

 

Awards for An Untold Want

Finalist in the 2012 PNWA Literary Contest, mainstream category   

 

Nellie Writes

ISBN: 978-1-939039-02-6

E-book: $2.99 

 

 

Colours in the Spectrumby Jayant Swamy

An epic tale of friendship and love, trust and betrayal, hope and despair, Colours in the Spectrum traces the emotional trajectory of Karan Khanna from a bright teenager with a promising future to an embittered soul-searcher eventually finding liberation through meandering self-realization. It is likely to appeal to those who liked Khaled Hosseini's Kite Runner or Jhumpa Lahiri's Namesake. The backdrop is Bangalore, the garden city of the seventies, transformed into the silicon city during the nineties.

 

Leadstart Publishing Private Limited (Frog Books)

ISBN: 978-93-82473-63-3

Paperback: $16.00

www.jayantswamy.com 

    

 

 

Tenderfoot by Mary E. Trimble
Corrie Stephens is eager to learn about ranch life, but reluctant to become involved--it's just not worth the heartache. Rancher J. McClure, on the other hand, has been alone too long. Tenderfoot draws the reader into the story's strong emotions based on family, love, and the firsthand adventure of the eruption of Mount St. Helens.  A romantic suspense story, Tenderfoot takes place on a working cattle ranch in 1980, the year the world remembers for the catastrophic eruption of Mount St. Helens. Although the story is fiction, incidents relating to the mountain are true and accurately portrayed.

 

Awards for Tenderfoot
SPUR Award Finalist, Western Writers of America, Best Western Long Novel

 

Original Publisher: Treble Heart Books

CreateSpace

ISBN: 978-0615831954

Paperback: $14.95
E-book: $3.99 

 

NONFICTION / MEMOIR
Women Under Fire: Abuse in the Military by Sarah L. Blum

Women Under Fire describes the culture of abuse toward women in the U.S. Military, including stories of servicewomen from WWII to Iraq and Afghanistan. It includes facts, figures, stories, and a call to action with specific recommendations to Congress and the military to provide effective compassionate care and justice to victims, plus accountability for perpetrators. This book clearly identifies the issues and what needs to be done to restore the honor and integrity of our military in relation to our women under fire. Comprehensive and effective action is needed before the abuse culture destroys our military.

 

Brown Sparrow Publishing   

ISBN: 978-1628220001

Paperback: $17.06

www.womenunderfire.net



Move -- And Other Four-Letter Words by Joan Brown
At each of their 21 new addresses, Brown and her three children learn to find comedy in the chaos and a silver lining  in whatever life throws at them. Her accounts of virtual single parenthood, the uneven quality of education, the difficulty in finding employment, and the raising and "letting go" of children prove that the themes of life remain ageless. Friends become family and moving offers the opportunity to discover other people, places and cultures. 

 

Awards for Move

Honorable Mention for Autobiography-DIY Book Festival

 

Hearthland Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-9841693-3-7   

Paperback: $15.95

www.HearthlandPublishing.com  

   

           

Colors of France: A Painting Pilgrimage by Margaret Hall Hoybach and Joan Brown 

Watercolor artist Margaret Hall Hoybach takes us along on her six-week painting pilgrimage through the French countryside that culminates in Monet's gardens at Giverny. Her impressionistic sketches intertwine with the story of her own interior odyssey. She and Brown carry us on the trip of a lifetime, a journey of the heart.

 

"[There is] flawless, subtle and cohesive synergy between the lovely watercolor images and the delicately written short essays, which read like pages torn from the author's travel journal--so personal and intimate."

--Writer's Digest Self-Publishing Competition

 

First Light Books

ISBN: 0-9717082-0-7

Hardcover, full-color illustrations: $24.95

Signed copies:

1-800-398-7414

  

 

Back on the Court: A Young Woman's Triumphant Return to Life, Love & Basketball by Sonya G. Elliot 

Struck by a train days before her wedding, author Sonya Elliott miraculously survives. Her fiancé does not. Sonya, a fashion model and college athlete, awakens in the hospital critically injured and without the man she loves. Relying on her "never give up" attitude, Sonya fights through grief and debilitating injuries and returns to the basketball court where she reignites her passion for the game, and more importantly, for life itself. Back On The Court is a passionate memoir that brings insight to the grieving process, is a captivating love story, and has an inspiring impact that will last a lifetime. 

 

Tigress Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-59404-045-0

Paperback: $14.95

E-book: $9.99

www.sonyaelliott.com

 

    

Never Say Goodbye: A Love Story Of Life After Death by Mary M. Fern

Never Say Goodbye asks the terrible question, "When one main branch is ripped from The Family Tree, can the tree survive?" With extraordinary verbal intensity, this authentic look into a family's grief tells of the unexpected and unwelcome journey they travel that leads, at last, to forgiveness and joy. "My only mission that mattered on this planet was to love, protect, nurture and teach my children and pass them safely into the future. I failed." And so it began.


Brighton Publishing LLC

ISBN 978-1-62183-081-8

ISBN 978-1-621830-80-1

Paperback: $12.95

E-Book: $5.99

marymfern@gmail.com



I Don't Know How Long My Short Term Memory Is . . . Strategies for People With Brains by Nancy Haller
 Are you living with some form or degree of brain injury? Are you experiencing brain fog? Are you totally brain tired? Do you know someone who has any of these issues? You are not alone--begin the conversation.Everyone is affected by brain issues in some phase of their life. Nancy speaks of her own brain injury resulting in "foreign accent syndrome." Wandering through the brain fog, experiencing brain exhaustion and participating in the care of family members, she attributes the Feldenkrais Method as a resource in her ability to cope and heal.

Included: 31 simple "30-60 second Moments of Awareness" designed to help you begin training your brain.

 

Awards for I Don't Know How Long My Short Term Memory Is . . .

Winner of the 2013 Indie Excellence Book Award

Finalist in the 2013 International Book Awards

Finalist in the 2013 USA Best Book Award


Lifetime Connections

ISBN: 0988179202

Paperback: $13.46 
www.nancyhaller.com

 

 

Tightwads on the Loose by Wendy Hinman

Tightwads on the Loose tells the story of Wendy and Garth, lured to sea by the promise of adventure. They buy a 31-foot boat that fits their budget better than it fits Garth's large frame and set sail on an open-ended voyage, never imagining they'd be gone seven years, or cover 34,000 miles at the pace of a fast walk. They live without most "necessities" and learn that teamwork and a sense of humor matter most as they face endless "character-building opportunities."

 

Salsa Press

ISBN: 978-0984835003

Paperback: $14.95

E-book: $5.99

 

 

Write Within Yourself: An Author's Companion by William Kenower

Author William Kenower believes that what it takes to write the book you most want to write is also what it takes to lead the life you most want to live. This collection of essays serves as a companion for those times when you need inspiration. Write Within Yourself will help you stay connected to the writer and the life within you.

"A book to keep nearby whenever your writer-spirit needs feeding." -Deb Caletti, author of He's Gone

 

Booktrope
ISBN: 978-1-62015-124-2

Paperback: $8.96

E-Book: $7.95 
williamkenower.com


Alaska Stories: A Memoir by Margret Kingrey
Alaska Stories is a tale of Margret's quest to discover the woman she is in her mid-forties. Feeling stuck in her career aspirations, her son would soon leave home, and with no romantic prospects in view, she decides to find adventure in her life. She runs away to Alaska. This is not the story of a big risk-taker. Margret lives in Anchorage where she works as an occupational therapist. She learns to value herself for who she is. Just as she decides to stay, life takes a turn and all of her dreams come true.
 
Infinity Publishing

ISBN: 0-7414-3420-2

Paperback: $17.95

 

 

The Next 15 Minutes by Kim Kircher

Kim Kircher's husband's illness wasn't something she could just blow up as she had done countless times on the ski slopes, dropping enough explosives until the avalanches fell where she could watch the mountain disintegrate from above. Instead, Kim faced the biggest double black diamond run of her life as the doctors put her husband on the transplant list while he fought bile duct cancer. The Next Fifteen Minutes is Kim's high-octane story of how she drew strength from her life among the ski slopes and the daring world that showed her how to survive and fight back.

 

Awards for The Next 15 Minutes

2012 Harold Hirsch Award (North American Snowsports Journalists Association)

Finalist in the 2010 PNWA Literary Contest, memoir/nonfiction category 

 

Behler Publications

ISBN: 978-1-933016-11-5

Paperback: $15.95

E-book: $9.99

www.kimkircher.com

 

 

Teaching Stories by Judy Logan

Drawing on over thirty years "knee-deep in adolescence" as a teacher in a public middle school, Judy Logan shows it is the very vulnerability of adolescence that makes it a time of tremendous opportunity for emotional, intellectual, and social growth. Uniting creativity and compassion, Logan's vivid classroom stories bring into focus numerous effective strategies for working with adolescents. Along the way, she explores how multicultural curricula, conflict resolution, team teaching and peer counseling can help educate our children in a rapidly changing world.

Above all, Judy Logan is a compelling storyteller who loves and respects her students and the work of learning.

 

CreateSpace

ISBN: 978-1484917763

Paperback: $10.00

 

  

Dear Babalu: Letters from an Advice Columnist by Peter J. Manos, illustrated by Toby Liebowitz
You know how hard it is to get good advice if you've ever faced an indifferent life guard when you complained of an octopus in the public pool; if you've ever accidentally sprayed your face with gold paint and were afraid of being mistaken for a false idol; if your husband failed to notice that you'd replaced yourself with a manikin; or if a ten-year old girl has been performing surgery on pets in your neighborhood. In his responses, Babalu may allude to Melville, Rowling, Joyce, Dahl, e.e. cummings, Disney, or Tolkien.


ISBN: 0615810845 

ISBN:9780615810843 
Paperback: $8.99

E-book: $3.99

peterjmanos.com

 

Mastering Astral Projection: 90-day Guide to Out-of-Body Experience by Brian Mercer

A practical guide to achieving conscious out-of-body experiences in ninety days. Presented in an easy-to-follow workbook format that progressively prepares readers for this incredible, life-changing experience.

 

Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738704678

Paperback: $14.99

www.kaladrious.com

 

 

Griefland: An Intimate Portrait of Love, Loss and Unlikely Friendship by Nancy Miller and Armen Bacon

We're living in an era of loss. People are losing aging parents, friends, jobs, breasts. And some, like us, have lost children. Our book shares the experience and creates a landscape and language for loss, showing readers that it's possible to walk through fire and emerge illuminated, recreated, better. As Nancy says in the book, "Maybe it's not a one-way trip, after all." This book is about the resilience of the human spirit, the astonishing power of friendship, and how having someone by your side through crisis can help you survive even the most searing of losses.

 

Awards for Griefland

Finalist in the 2013 International Book Awards sponsored by USA Book News

 

Globe Pequot

ISBN: 978-0-7627-8084-6

Hardcover: $14.65

Audio book (narrated by authors): $17.06

www.griefland.com

 

 

Pure Poultry: Living Well with Heritage Chickens, Turkeys and Ducks by Victoria Redhed Miller
Brimming with quiet humor, Pure Poultry is an immensely readable "how-to and why-to" memoir based entirely on personal experience--including plenty of lessons learned the hard way. Pure Poultry shows how heritage-breed poultry can enhance anyone's quality of life, whether you have a farm, a small backyard, or a neighbor with space to share. Pure Poultry is the first book in nearly a hundred years to focus specifically on heritage breeds of chickens, turkeys, and ducks and their role in a self-reliant lifestyle. 8-page color section included. All photography by the author.

 

New Society Publishers
ISBN: 0865717532
ISBN: 978-0865717534
Paperback: $15.34

E-book: $9.99 
canyoncreekfarms.blogspot.com
   
 

Fruit of My Spirit: Reframing Life in God's Grace by Deanna Nowadnick

In a memoir of missteps, Deanna Nowadnick writes of God's love and faithfulness. Reframing life in God's grace, she discovers an inexplicable love that has encircled her through joyous, sad, cringe-worthy, heartwarming, forgettable, and memorable moments in life. Fruit of My Spirit is for anyone who's ever questioned God's ability to love and forgive or wondered about their place in God's family or God's place in theirs. Nowadnick offers hope for those who question, secretly wonder, and fear to ask. Through stories of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control, you will experience the enormity of God.

 

Rhododendron Books

ISBN: 978-0-9835897-2-3

Paperback: $12.95

E-book: $1.99

www.deannanowadnick.com

 

 

Heart's Oratorio: One Woman's Journey through Love, Death and Modern Medicine by Mary Oak, afterword by Robert Sardello

This memoir is a love story, heroine's journey, and medical drama that explores the fragility and resilience of the human heart. A mother of four possible "carriers" of the same gene that resulted in her near-death, the author is challenged to reconcile a family heritage of natural healing with western medicine. Heart's Oratorio interweaves the mythic and personal realms as it asks: What is our right relationship, as modern humans, to the living earth, spirit, and technology?

 

Goldenstone Press

ISBN: 978-0-9832261-8-5

Paperback: $18.95

www.maryoak.com

 

 

North of Hope: A Daughter's Arctic Journey by Shannon Huffman Polson

In a debut memoir Terry Tempest Williams calls "soulful and brave" and Robert Clark says is "an enthralling story of loss, courage and redemption," author Shannon Huffman Polson confronts the horrifying loss of her parents to a grizzly attack, returning to retrace their same journey along an Arctic river. This deeply moving narrative is shot through with the human search for meaning in the face of tragedy. Polson's deep appreciation for the untamed and remote wilderness of the Alaskan Arctic moves her story effortlessly between adventure, natural history, and sacred pilgrimage.

 

Zondervan/Harper Collins

ISBN: 978-0310328766

Hardcover: $16.99

www.aborderlife.com

 

 

Your Career, Your Way! Personal Strategies To Achieve Your Career Aspirations by Lisa Quast

Your Career, Your Way! is the book for all women who don't want to trust their job satisfaction or career advancement to luck or fate. It is for those who have realized that achieving success requires more than hard work--it requires a plan. Use the easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and exercises to create your very own career strategic plan and achieve your dreams.

Career Woman, Inc.

ISBN: 9781936048083

Paperback: $14.95

E-book: $9.95

www.CareerWomanInc.com

 

 

The Outdoor Athlete by Courtenay Schurman and Doug Schurman

Take your outdoor experience to the next level. The Outdoor Athlete will prepare you for adventure with performance training programs designed to maximize outdoor enjoyment. Whether you're increasing upper-body strength for an upcoming climb or building endurance for a multi-day hike, The Outdoor Athlete will make sure you are ready. Authors Courtenay and Doug Schurman use their extensive outdoor and training expertise to provide conditioning programs developed for the unique demands of seventeen activities. The Outdoor Athlete is simply the most comprehensive resource available for outdoor adventurists. If you love the outdoors, you need The Outdoor Athlete.

 

Human Kinetics

ISBN: 978-0-7360-7611-1

Paperback: $17.95

www.bodyresults.com

 

  

The Rosetta Bone: The Key to Communication Between Humans and Canines by Cheryl S. Smith

Packed with unique insights and gentle training advice, The Rosetta Bone provides average dog owners with the know-how they need to decipher canine meanings, communicate effectively, increase training success, and share a deeper bond. It includes quotes from trainers, behaviorists, and veterinarians pertinent to the subject, and "Think About It" boxes to help you practice the skill of thinking outside the box. As you read the book, stop often to share what you're reading with your dog. That is the whole point of the book.


John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0-7645-4421-7

Hardcover: $24.99

www.writedog.com 

www.fishingformystery.com

 

 

Dog Friendly Gardens, Garden Friendly Dogs by Cheryl S. Smith
Sometimes our two passions--dogs and gardens--conflict. Let Dog Friendly Gardens show you how to design your garden with your dog in mind and be a guide to dog-friendly landscaping and training efforts. You can train your dog to stay out of certain areas, and direct digging and elimination to agreed-upon places. Considering the type of dog you have and how he or she uses the outdoor space can avoid a lot of conflict and result in a functional and beautiful design.

 

Dogwise

ISBN: 1-020242-07-7

Paperback: $19.95

E-book: $9.49

 www.writedog.com

 www.fishingformystery.com

  

  

A Broken Sausage Grinder: Is Our Government Fundamentally Flawed? by Hank Thomas

Everybody proclaims disgust with the political system, yet the system continues to get more disgusting. Is the hard-nosed partisanship in politics today the result of a flaw in the design of our system of government? Did our forefathers overlook something important when they were writing the Constitution? Designed as a tool to facilitate discussion, A Broken Sausage Grinder communicates the idea that "we the people" form the foundation for our government; if it isn't working as we intended, "we the people" have the responsibility to fix it.

 

iUniverse

ISBN: 978-1-4759-2235-6

ISBN: 978-1-4759-2234-9

ISBN: 978-1-4759-2236-3

Hardcover: $28.95

Paperback: $18.95

E-book: $3.99

www.hankthomas.authorsxpress.com



Tubob: Two Years in West Africa with the Peace Corps by Mary Trimble
Tubob
is a memoir of a newly married couple who discover themselves in new light as they work and learn about a different culture in a third-world country. They find strength and frustration trying to make a difference. Caught up in a military coup, they seek refuge in a house with 116 other people and wonder if their lives will ever be the same.   

 

CreateSpace

ISBN: 978-0615667942

Paperback: $15.95
E-book: $3.99     
www.MaryTrimbleBooks.com
   

 

Sharing Personal Stories: Creating, Writing, & Telling Stories People Love to Hear by Dave Waldo

Entertaining, fun, simple to read, and simple to follow, this enjoyable book is full of useful information, instruction, and encouragement for those who want to develop their storytelling skills. The author has included many of his own entertaining stories as helpful examples for how the reader might construct his or her own stories. The book was designed primarily to provide guidance and encouragement for public speakers, leaders, teachers, sales people, retirees, and everyone else who has a desire to become a better storyteller. Even if that isn't your goal, you'll enjoy reading this book because the stories are so entertaining.

 

CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781482062953 

ISBN: 978-1-63007-126-4

Paperback: $14.95

E-book: $3.99

www.davewaldo.com

 

 

Little Merchants: The Golden Era of Youth Delivering Newspapers by Sandra L. Walker

Multimillion-dollar businesses entrusted to youth--incredible! In the 20th century, legions of children handled the daily delivery of the immense newspaper business. Neither pampered nor perfect, kids with remarkable fortitude hefted a canvas bag, but their routines often detoured to adventures and misadventures. Compiled from hundreds of oral histories, Little Merchants shares their evocative stories, from hilarious to horrific and poignant to repugnant. The efforts of these entrepreneurs impacted their character. Come, explore the heyday and vintage photos of these American icons.

 

Orion Wellspring, Inc. of Seattle

ISBN: 978-0-9888192-0-7

ISBN: 978-0-9888192-1-4

Paperback: $16.95

E-book: $4.99

www.carrierchronicle.com

 

 

The Good Times Are All Gone Now: Life, Death and Rebirth in an Idaho Mining Town by Julie Whitesel Weston

"An important portrait of the interior West---the true stuff, raw and gritty, honest to the bone." - Craig Lesley, author of Burning Fence

 

The Good Times Are All Gone Now is a memoir of place, telling the stories of miners in Kellogg, Idaho in the mid-20th century. Deep mines, high wages, gambling and brothels--these elements defined the company town for almost 100 years. Weston joins stories of the townspeople with her own story of growing up there. Strands of community, mining, and her adolescence weave together against a background of the Cold War, post-McCarthyism, and labor strife. 

 

University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 978-0-8061-4075-9

Paperback: $19.95

www.juliewweston.com

 

 

Walking Sticks by Joyce Wilkens

This coffee table gift book is perfect for those who love hiking, nature, wood-carving and walking sticks. With more than 150 color photographs, thoughtful stories, poems and humor, Walking Sticks guides you into spectacular landscapes, creatively showcases unique walking sticks from around the world, and asks the question--What paths are calling you?

 "Joyce Wilkens has produced a priceless book of thought, wisdom and common sense . . . This book tantalizes the soul and sends you walking." (John Rosekelley, noted mountain climber/author)

 

ISBN: 978-0-578-12370-7

Photo/coffee table paperback: $16.99 (+ $4.00 s/h)

www.JoyceWilkens.com   

 
Teacup Art. . . and Reflections by Joyce Wilkens

With more than 130 color photographs, this book holds a dazzling display of teacups photographed with flair, uniquely showcased and steeped with heart-warming narrative, poems, and humor.  

 

"A total delight for my eyes! The wonderful photography highlights the exquisite artistry that has captured my imagination. Not only are the images on 'canvas' done with a mastery of composition, but also wonderful color. You have brought a new awareness to my enjoyment of the arts." -Terry Lee, artist

 

ISBN: 978-1-935265-81-8

Photo/coffee table hardcover: $16.99 (+ $4.00 s/h)

www.JoyceWilkens.com  


Smell the Blue Sky: Young, Pregnant, and Widowed by Valerie Willman

The day Valerie found out she was pregnant was the day her husband died. She didn't know how to be a widow. Widows were old, with white hair and sensible shoes. Not pregnant. Not 26 years old. She moved cross-country, delivered her baby, and sought catharsis in art and journaling. During her spiritual journey she discovered that falling in love again wasn't a betrayal, and soon enough, she was able to wear grief with grace. Smell the Blue Sky shares one woman's grief process and how she emerged from the darkness, stronger and wiser.

 

Luminare Press

ISBN: 978-1-937303-19-8

Paperback: $14.95

E-book: $2.99

valeriewillman.com

 

MYSTERY / THRILLER

 

Motorbikes and Murder by AC Christensen 

Mackenzie just wants to run away and be left alone. But she keeps getting found--by other bikers, a handsome FBI agent, and a serial killer, to name a few. Mackenzie finds redemption in an unlikely place--Sturgis, North Dakota--and with even more unlikely characters.

 

Tate Publishing and Enterprises, LLC

ISBN: 978-1-62994-934-5

Paperback: $19.99

www.acchristensen.com

 

 

Animal, Vegetable, Murder by Judy Dailey
Urban farmer Sunny Day Burnett lives in a gated community in Seattle. Gathering eggs, she finds the body of a Mercedes salesman in her organic Swiss chard. Worse yet, the dead man clutches a photograph of Sunny's late husband wearing a pink feather boa. Sunny hides the picture in her compost bin and calls the police. Then her attorney's house explodes.

 

"Filled with quirky yet believable characters, this first mystery is engaging up to and through the suspenseful conclusion. Sunny's asides about the environment and the importance of organic living help to make her a sympathetic heroine." -Booklist 

 

Awards for Animal, Vegetable, Murder

Claymore Dagger Award at Killer Nashville, 2011

 

Five Star/Cengage

ISBN: 9781432826918

Hardcover: $25.95. 
www.judydailey.com
 

Night Falls in the Gorge: A Pacific Northwest Mystery by Myrna Daly

The trip promises five days of hiking in the Columbia River Gorge, with lodging and gourmet meals at a small inn. When a late arrival makes a dramatic entrance, four people in the dining room recognize her, and two of them turn white. The next morning her body is found at the base of a waterfall. Jan Bentley, a freelance writer doing a magazine article on Cougar Lodge, is convinced that both police and popular opinion are targeting an innocent suspect in the young chef.

 

Graymist Publications

ISBN: 978-0-9741654-1-7

ISBN: 978-0-9741654-0-0

Paperback: $13.46

E-book: $2.99

 

 

The Alexandria Scrolls by Gordon Donnell

Owen Doran is a harmless dreamer, ill-prepared to deal with a collection of parchment scrolls looted in ancient times from the storied library at Alexandria and guarded through the centuries by a cut-throat monastic order. The scrolls are worth a fortune on the black market, if they can be extracted from the lawless mountains where Russian and Chechen forces fight a shadow war. When the last bullet is fired and the last canister of tear gas let loose, there may be no winners. 

 

iUniverse

ISBN:  978-1-4502-1426-1

Paperback: $12.56

E-book: $9.99

 

 

The Only Game In Town by Gordon Donnell

John Congo is a troubled gambler fleeing a dark past. He risks his life's winnings to reach for respectability, only to discover that he has bought into a billion-dollar swindle on the suckers' side of the table. He is a small player but life on the edge of the law has taught him to fight. His tactics attract the police and put him on a collision course with the woman he loves. People around him begin dying violently. Long odds and lethal consequences don't matter. He has everything on the table. This is the only game in town.  

 

iUniverse

ISBN: 0-595-438583-9

Paperback: $12.56

E-book: $3.99

 

 

The Middle Eye by Rebecca Jean Downey

When eleven-year-old Rosa Garcia disappears from an El Paso, Texas playground, Penny Larkin, a psychic viewer, is hired by Sheriff Leo Tellez to find her, fearing Rosa's been taken by a sexual predator. Penny's memories of a rape attempt by her foster father keep her from locating Rosa promptly. Angered and embarrassed, Leo fires Penny, forcing her to search for Rosa on her own. Will Penny find young Rosa and exorcise her own demons in the process, or will she fall into the clutches of a Russian child-trafficking ring? Find the answers in The Middle Eye.

 

Tate Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-62510-270-6

Paperback: $16.53

E-book: $8.99

www.rebeccajeandowney.com

 

 

Song of the Unsung by Gary Eddings

Not every asteroid is a planet killer. The ash and debris that was injected into the atmosphere and rose like a filthy, acrid cloud now hangs eerily suspended as a sixty-thousand-foot impenetrable wall at its outer boundaries. Unbeknownst to the survivors, over three hundred and thirty million lives perished within the three days following the event in Canada and the United States. The only place left unscathed on the North American continent is the far northern reaches of Alaska and Canada above the Arctic Circle. Its inhabitants don't understand what happened. Where did the world go?

 

CreateSpace

ISBN: 1470015358

Paperback: $13.49

E-book: $8.49

www.garyeddings.weebly.com

 

 

Buffalo Hump by Gary Eddings

At the end of the escape attempt from the U.S. Army in 1877 near the Canadian border, Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce declared, "I will fight no more forever," in order to save what was left of his emaciated band from further starvation and death. To this day, the Nez Perce haven't taken Joseph's vow to include all the tribe. Sometimes the war whistle must still be blown.

 

Champagne Books

ISBN: 9781927454794

E-book: $4.95

www.garyeddings.weebly.com

 

 

A Beautiful Heist (Agency of Burglary & Theft #1) by Kim Foster

Everyone has a talent. Some are just more legal than others. Cat Montgomery steals jewels for AB&T, the premier agency for thieves in Seattle. Career perks: good pay, great disguises, constant adrenaline rush. Drawbacks: the possibility of jail time. . . or worse. Now she's taken on a lucrative side job: recovering a priceless Faberge egg for an alleged Romanov descendant. If her luck holds out, this could be the case that allows Cat to retire with her conscience and her life intact. If not, it'll be her last job for all the wrong reasons. . .

 

Kensington Books

ISBN: 978-1601832092

Paperback: $13.50

E-book: $4.59

 

 

Toxic Relationship by Richard Hacker

Nick Sibelius wants peace and the love of a good woman. Failed dentist Barry Swenson wants to make a killing in toxic waste. Caught in a death spiral of toxic relationships, Nick must choose between love and justice. And not be killed dead--or worse. Sex, murder, and toxic waste--nowhere else but Texas.

 

 

 

Champagne Books

ISBN: 9781927454404

Paperback: $13.95

E-book: $4.99

www.richardhacker.com

 

 

Dirty Water by Richard Hacker

An open-and-shut case of vandalism leaves more questions than answers for PI Nick Sibelius. When entrepreneur Dan Hoyt makes a deal to partner in a desalination project with virtual gaming icon Izzy Zydeco, Hoyt begins to count his money. Hoyt's partner has more insidious plans, which involve a twisted business strategy to build a customer base for desalinated water by contaminating the Austin water supply for the next century. Working with his partner, Theresa, Nick must thwart Izzy and ultimately choose between justice and saving Theresa's life. Murder, drugs, and H2O--nowhere else but Texas.

 

Champagne Books

ISBN: 9781927454459

E-book: $4.95

www.richardhacker.com

 

 

The Bones and the Book by Jane Isenberg

Widowed by the 1965 earthquake, Seattle housewife Rachel Mazursky translates the Yiddish diary of a murdered young immigrant, Aliza Rudinsk, whose bones were unearthed by the same quake. Rachel shares her translation with the reader so Aliza's distinctive voice alternates with Rachel's own passionate account of her response to the diary. Aliza's story moves Rachel, compelling her to read between the lines while searching Seattle for clues to the young woman's murder.

 

Awards for The Bones and the Book 

2013 Willa Award from Women Writing the West, category of original soft-covered fiction

 

Oconee Spirit Press

ISBN: 978-0-9840109-2-9

Paperback: $14.95

E-book: $8.75 

www.JaneIsenberg.com 

 

  

Still Life with Badge by David W. Kannas

A love of women, an undiagnosed case of PTSD, an unwavering desire to put crooks where they can do less harm, and a willingness to bend the rules make Seattle Police Homicide Detective Don Lake a force for good that the Homicide Unit isn't quite ready for. Then there's Don's partner, Detective Chuck Weinstein, a gay Jew with a black belt in karate. Both find more than they bargained for while investigating the murder of a prostitute who recently arrived from Iowa--much more.

 

CreateSpace

ISBN: 978-1484819920

Paperback: $13.99

 

 

East End Girls by Rena Mason

Seized by the vicious killings of Jack the Ripper, Victorian London's East End is on the brink of ruin. Elizabeth Covington, desperate and failing to follow in her beloved father's footsteps, risks practicing medicine in the dangerous and neglected Whitechapel District to improve her studies. News of a second brutal murder spreads. Elizabeth crosses paths with a man she believes is the villain, triggering a personal downward spiral taking her to a depth of evil she never knew existed, and only she knows the truth that drives the madness of a murderer.

 

JournalStone

ISBN: 9781936564828

Paperback: $12.40

www.renamasonwrites.com

 

 

Bonereapers by Jeanne Matthews

Anthropologist and amateur sleuth Dinah Pelerin gets a crash course in the politics of genetic engineering when she visits the Norwegian Arctic and the Svalbard Global Seed Bank, known as the Doomsday Vault. In late December, polar night wraps the little town of Longyearbyen in endless darkness. The temperature rarely climbs above zero and bodies don't decompose in the permafrost. The dead have to be shipped south for burial and soon there are two murder victims headed south. 

 

"Fascinating story... an icy jog through the enduring night." -Carl Brookins 

 

Poisoned Pen Press

ISBN: 978-1-59058-620-4

Hardcover: $29.74

Paperback: $13.46

E-book: $4.99

www.jeannematthews.com

 

 

Her Boyfriend's Bones by Jeanne Matthews

In 1973, on the Greek island of Samos, a movie star murdered her boyfriend and a powerful colonel in the military junta, a crime for which she was executed. Forty years later, Dinah Pelerin arrives to spend a romantic summer with her Norwegian boyfriend and finds that the old murders cast a long shadow.

 

"A fine suspense novel with a strong female sleuth and a compelling setting." -Booklist

"... absorbing... Matthews combines her command of Greek history with details relating to the country's current political and financial woes for a potent mix of page-turning intrigue." -Publisher's Weekly 

 

Poisoned Pen Press

ISBN: 978-1-4642-0139-4

Hardcover: $20.28 

E-book: $6.99

www.jeannematthews.com

 

 

Mapping Charlie by Jane Meyerding

The first in a trilogy, Mapping Charlie introduces Kay Schneider, whose unique neurology makes her the main suspect in a murder investigation. Unable to recognize most people, Kay nevertheless proves to have skills that lead her to the truth--and into danger. The book, set in Seattle, has been called "a wonderful mystery novel that really pulled me in," and "the most realistic book about an autistic character I've ever read." Find the whole series (including Forest for the Trees and Ambivalent Advocate) on Amazon.

 

Lulu Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-557-97455-9

Paperback: $14.00

E-book: $5.99

www.planetautism.com/jane/



The
Devil's Apprentice by M.J. Moeller

"In Moeller's debut mystery thriller, a woman (Megan Archer) managing the restoration and sale of her late father's estate (in England) encounters secrets, lies and a mystery involving missing women. Her low-key romance with DI Debersham is well-handled, never detracting from the main mystery... and is consistently appealing.... The novel also has an entertainingly retro, gothic ambiance throughout... and, in a major plot point, even attends a seance. A fine debut that effectively combines the twists of a murder mystery with the scares of a ghost story ." -Kirkus Reviews 

 

CreateSpace

ISBN: 1475107579

ISBN: 9781475107579

Paperback: $12.50

E-book: $0.99

 

 

Burnt Offering by M.J. Moeller

A fire changes Taylor Marsh Casey from a newlywed into a widow. Peter's body and his beloved Rolex are found in the ruins of her art warehouse. Was Peter's death a tragic accident? Taylor believes Peter was murdered. As an agent for Art Research Kinetics, he had discovered a link to an art forgery ring between ARK and an auction in Central California. Despite danger, Taylor follows Peter's clues in order to vent her rage on his killer. Taylor invokes Peter's fire-damaged Rolex as a talisman for protection. She also packs her Glock 17... just in case.

 

CreateSpace

ISBN : 1493554980 

ISBN: 9781493554980

Paperback: $15.00

E-book: $6.00

 

Unstrung (A Blanchard House Mystery) by Cynthia Morrow

Althea Stewart has had it with Hollywood. Fed up with the dog-eat-dog life of a classical musician, her alcoholic ex-husband, and the shallow dating pool known as Los Angeles, Althea heads north to Washington with nothing more than her violin, viola, and a quirky but determined attitude. Althea soon convinces her best friend and colleague, cellist Grace Sullivan, to join her in opening a private music school in a rambling historic property in Kirkland. Anxious to uphold their outstanding reputations as hostesses with the most, Althea and Grace are determined to pull of their first holiday party in grand style. But instead, they unwittingly set the stage for the gruesome murder of a once-powerful Hollywood studio concertmaster.

  

Awards for Unstrung  

Editor's Choice Award from iUniverse  

 

ISBN: 978-1-4759-1113-8

ISBN: 978-1-4759-1112-1

ISBN: 978-1-4759-1114-5

Hardcover: $25.95

Paperback: $15.95

E-book: $3.99

 

  

Domestic Violins (A Blanchard House Mystery) by Cynthia Morrow

When violist and amateur psychologist Althea Stewart and her best friend, cellist Grace Sullivan, decide to host an elegant memorial luncheon at Blanchard House for Althea's deceased mother-in-law, Annabelle Pratt, they have no idea that the event will eventually erupt into a full-scale riot that culminates in the gruesome murder of a Russian chef. With the Blanchard House basement washroom a blood-splattered mess, everyone wants to know who murdered the chef known for his "killer" lemon chicken--including his long-suffering family, the local police, Interpol, a gang of Russian ex-cons, a determined stripper, and a houseful of musicians who have come from LA to Kirkland for a funeral but are suddenly prime suspects in a murder investigation.

  

Awards for Domestic Violins  

Editor's Choice Award from iUniverse
 

ISBN: 978-1-4759-9931-0

ISBN: 978-1-4759-9932-7

Hardcover: $25.95

Paperback: $15.95

 

 

The Ayatollah's Suitcase by Larry Mulkerin

Kirkus Review calls it "a triumphant alchemy of fact and fiction." 

Author William Bernhardt says, "You won't stop reading until you reach the last page."

 

A girl lies in the dark, listening for bombers. She prays for an American to accept Allah, before Saddam destroys the city. Declan Sullivan, the American, came to Kurdistan as her teacher and protector. Her father scouted for Declan's Green Beret team and was shot as a conspirator. When the bombing comes, poisoned gas kills thousands. Declan leads the girl's family out of the war zone, with the help of an expat Russian sailor, a Zoroastrian leper, a seductive surgeon, and a band of Peshmerga. He confronts powerful enemies, but his allies pay the price of his convictions.    

 

CreateSpace

ISBN: 978-1-4810-2582-9.

Paperback: $14.32

E-book: $3.99

 

 

Masquerade (A Robyn Kelly Mystery) by Liz Osborne

Patient Relations manager Robyn Kelly deals with conflict all the time at Madrona Bay Hospital. But when Congressman Jake Hamilton is found murdered in his room, Robyn's world is turned upside down. As Robyn risks her own life to delve into the secrets of those around her, she is forced to confront the fact that everyone is living a masquerade.

 

"Robyn is a likeable character and an engaging narrator. Novelist Osborne effectively intersperses interesting details about hospital routines and patient-relations work into the story." - Sue O'Brien, Booklist

 

Five Star

ISBN: 978-1-59414-538-4

E-book: $4.99 

www.lizosborne.com

 

 

Dirty Laundry (A Robyn Kelly Mystery) by Liz Osborne

During a full moon, people are quirky. But a full moon on Friday the 13th means anything is possible. Still, Patient Relations manager Robyn Kelly is unprepared to find patient Jason Hilliard strangled with IV tubing in his hospital bed. Can Robyn put together the clues in time? Or will she end up with nothing but dirty laundry?

 

"Osborne's delightful second Robyn Kelly whodunit provides an entertaining look at hospital life... a homeless man helps bring this clean-as-a-whistle cozy to a perfect conclusion." -Publishers Weekly  

 

Awards for Dirty Laundry

1st Place Cozy Mystery - Chanticleer Book Reviews 2012 published novel contest

 

Five Star

ISBN: 978-59414-857-6

E-book: $4.99

www.lizosborne.com

 

 

Capacity for Murder (A Professor Bradshaw Mystery) by Bernadette Pajer

When Professor Bradshaw is summoned to Healing Sands Sanitarium to investigate a death in the summer of 1903, he knows it was no accident. His only clue to foul play is as insubstantial as smoke--to anyone other than an electrical engineer. Suspects are limited to a handful whose lives--and lies--must be exhumed and examined. A sinister tale emerges as deep undercurrents turn personal. An everyday object provides the key, alerting Bradshaw that one among them is a walking dead man, and another possesses the capacity for murder.

 

Poisoned Pen Press

ISBN: 9781464201288

Paperback: $14.95

bernadettepajer.com



The NSA Files by Terry Persun

The NSA pulls Dan Johnston, practicing shaman, out of a comfortable but boring retirement to help them with a very unusual case where they believe politicians are being swayed through the internet and the use of totem animals. Dan has known for years that it's a strange world, but he's not exactly a technical geek, and has little knowledge of what it is the NSA wants him to do. As a shaman, he's used to going to other worlds, but not a machine world. So, he does what he knows how to do: enters through the people being affected.

 

Indie Published

ISBN: 978-1-48257-712-9

Paperback: $10.95

E-book: $2.99

www.TerryPersun.com

 

 

Stitches (Book One) by Courtney Pierce

Going to an estate sale can change your life--at least it does for Jean and Spence Collins. When Jean buys an old chest at the estate sale of an elderly widow, what she finds beneath its false bottom will transform their lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The ancient piece of fabric holds the key to immortality. And it ignites a passion in the Collinses to create a legacy in this life... with a little immortal help. Stitches is the first installment of a trilogy that follows these two boomers as they sleuth their way toward retirement.

 

CreateSpace

ISBN: 0988917505

ISBN: 978-0988917507

Paperback: $15.95

E-book: $2.99

www.stitchesthenovel.blogspot.com

 

 

Brushes (Book Two) by Courtney Pierce

The power of art makes big waves for Jean and Spence Collins--waves of magic! An inherited painting called The Dancing Boy has secrets to tell. The worlds of fine art, financial fraud, and magic converge to draw the Collinses into a deadly game of a Ponzi scheme. But they have a plan. Together with their friend at the FBI, Jon Segert, they find out the way to combat greed is to create a living legacy of generosity... with a little immortal help.

 

CreateSpace

ISBN:  0988917513

ISBN:  978-0-9889175-1-4

Paperback: $15.95

E-book: $2.99

www.stitchesthenovel.blogspot.com

 

 

OrcaSpeak by M. Ferguson Powers 

OrcaSpeak

is a Pacific Northwest orca protection organization in this moving story, which conveys the urgency of containing impacts of the military-industrial complex, including sonar testing, on orcas, whales, and ocean pollution. It also reveals the dedication and personal sacrifice that public protest can require.  

 

 

"Action-packed environmental thriller" -Kirkus Reviews

"Swift-moving story of adventure and redemption" -Wayne Ude, Northwest Institute of Literary Arts

"Covers critical issues about Southern Resident orcas" -Howard Garrett and Susan Berta, Orca Network (view orcas on www.orcanetwork.org)

"Captures the roles of protest in making public policy" -Allen L. Carpenter

 

Whidbey Publishing LLC

ISBN: 978-0615656007 

Paperback: $16.16

E-book: $5.99

 

 

Deadly Lode by Randall Reneau

A mining, murder, short-selling, offshore-trading, mobbed-up mystery-thriller.

 

Awards for Deadly Lode

2012 Richard Boes Award (best debut novel)

 

CreateSpace

ISBN: 978-1479131792

Paperback: $11.95

E-Book: $2.99

www.randall-reneau.com

 

 

Diamond Fields by Randall Reneau

In the steamy West African city of Monrovia, geologist Trace Brandon and his partner, Will Coffee, team up with expat mining engineer Gordon Watson and an Idaho potato-farmer-turned-diamond-miner known as the "Mormon." Together, they will make an extraordinary find--what miners call a "First Water Stone." But when rebels attempt a coup, Trace and his partners are caught up in violence and treachery that threaten to engulf them all. . .

 

Awards for Diamond Fields

2013 1st Place and Grand Prize Winner of the Royal Dragonfly Book Awards - Fiction (Five Star Publications)

 

CreateSpace

ISBN: 978-1480082267

Paperback: $11.95

E-book: $3.99

www.randall-reneau.com  

 

 

Made in China by Mark Reutlinger

Through outsourcing and a quest for cheap prices, America has become dependent on goods "Made in China" for everything from light bulbs and toothpicks to pharmaceuticals and heavy machinery. What if all of those goods suddenly disappeared from the marketplace? In this political thriller, a hostile Chinese government embargoes all manufactured goods headed for the West, leaving American consumers with almost nothing to buy or sell. Combining fact and fiction, Made in China weaves together a love story, a murder mystery, and a tale of political intrigue and industrial espionage that not only could happen, but indeed has already begun.

 

Abbott Press

ISBN: 978-1458203166

ISBN: 145820314X

Hardcover: $35.96

Paperback: $21.59

E-book: $3.49

 

Also available in a Chinese version, translated by Christine Sun (e-book only): E-book Dynasty, Melbourne

E-bookdynasty.net

Price: US $6.70

 

 

Born to Make the Kill by Jearl Rugh

Amy's furious and frequent clashes with her autocratic parents and the epic class wars with the queen of the high school campus lead her to flee the Iowa cornfields for the promised land. There she'll flirt with the cameras on the red carpet, see her name roll in movie credits, and those who thought her poor and pointless will realize just who she was born to be. But two years into her new life, entitlement inflates her self-worth, and she's subjected to an aberration so delusional even the value of her next breath lies in the balance.

 

CreateSpace

ISBN: 978-1-491-22576-9

Paperback: $13.05

E-book: $2.99

jearlrugh.com

 

 

Dead of Nyte by Jearl Rugh

Officer Kel Nyte's pursuit of advancement to detective falls a close second in precedence to the family she loves. But when she gets the promotion and makes her way onto a serial murderer case, she finds her dad the central focus of the investigation and her family the primary target. Now, prodded into the pursuit at the business end of a stun gun, anger and humiliation are not enough to perform an investigation of this scale. It takes coffee, lots of coffee, coffee only a skilled barista can deliver, and the wisdom of the recently-retired police chief, her terminally-ill father.

 

CreateSpace

ISBN: 978-1491092637

Paperback: $8.34

E-book: $2.99

jearlrugh.com

 

 

Motive by Peter Stockwell

What motive does a young mother and wife have to commit the ultimate sin of suicide? What motive does a father and husband have for killing his wife? What motive does her younger sister have for eliminating the rivalry for Roger Waite? Is Mary Waite's death suicide or murder? Detective Marc Jefferson has motive to uncover the answer, but his motive could ruin his marriage. Marc receives the call on a Sunday, his family day. He leaves a disappointed wife to uncover a mystery which has unsettling consequences. Can he solve Mary's death and keep his family life intact?

 

Westridge Art

ISBN: 978-0988647107

ASIN: B00CB9OJX2

Paperback: $12.95

E-book: $3.99

 

 

Murder at Cape Foulweather by The Sun City Sluts

Roz, Ruby Jean, Babs, Jamie and Paige--forty-ish and full of hell--call themselves the Sun City Sluts. Not from Sun City, not really sluts, they met at a writers' workshop, bonded tighter than a new panty girdle and the name, intended as a joke, stuck. While attending a writing workshop in a remote lodge, one of their classmates, Orchid L'Toile, meets a fate they consider worse than death: murder without adequate makeup while naked in the bathtub. Solving the murder, the Sun City Sluts live up to their creed: Men come and go, but girlfriends are forever.

 

Fat Lady Press

ISBN: 9781490329758

Paperback: $9.99

E-book: $2.99

marjoriereynoldswriter.com

susanclaytongoldner.com

marthapoundmiller.com

 

 

Frozen Treasure (A Robert Sable Mystery) by Sean E. Thomas

When Montezuma saw the Spanish coming, he sent warriors with most of his treasure north to the home of their ancestors (Alaska). An archeology professor, Edward Stone, and a friend stumble onto Aztec tablets in the Alaskan wilderness that have the potential to lead to a vast treasure. They pay for it with their lives. Sergeant Robert Sable and his team are assigned the case. Sable finds corrupt elements of the Mexican government who will use any method to get to the gold first, killing anyone in their path. Sable and his team must bend the law to stop the killers.

 

Whiskey Creek Press

ISBN:  978-1-61160-573-0  $17.95

E-ISBN:  978-1-61160-603-4 

Paperback: $17.95

E-book: $4.99

 www.seanethomas.com

 

 

Deadly Rites (A Robert Sable Mystery) by Sean E. Thomas

Priests are being crucified on inverted crosses in Alaskan churches. On the surface, it appears priests are killing priests. As Sergeant Robert Sable starts his investigation, he finds a similar trend across the lower 48 states. It seems that Alaska now has another serial killer. Sable must sort out the suspects and clues to find the killer.

 

Whiskey Creek Press

ISBN:  978-1611605440  

E-ISBN:  978-1-61160-330-9

Paperback: $17.99

E-book: $4.99

www.seanethomas.com

 

 

Second Nature by Don Thompson

Allison Walker is an enigma. It seems that the bright young owner of Rain City Yachts has another side to her personality--one irresistibly drawn to the field of medicine. Allison is diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder and committed to mandatory participation in a clinical trial at a prestigious psychiatric institute. But when she discovers her own misdiagnosis and the true source of her medical knowledge, she learns something even more disturbing:  the institute's executives are hiding deadly side-effects from the FDA and Allison is the only patient left alive with enough knowledge to expose them.

 

"Thompson's narrative not only provides well-timed and suspenseful plot twists and turns, it also manages to weave in genetics, psychology, and seafaring alongside often complicated and compelling characters. Thompson's keen ear for dialog yields lively scenes, which help push the well-paced narrative forward, giving readers palatable doses of scientific knowledge together with a story sure to keep them captivated."  - J.A. Garcia, The US Review of Books

 

Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4669-0237-4

ISBN: 978-1-4669-0238-1

Paperback: $14.09

E-book: $3.99

www.thompson-books.com

 

SCI-FI / FANTASY / PARANORMAL

An Alien's Guide to World Domination by Elizabeth Fountain

Louise Armstrong Holliday is the last person on Earth you'd expect to try to save the human race. But then she discovers her boss is an alien the color of lime Jell-O gone horribly wrong, plotting to destroy humanity. Attacked by flying books, overly-sensitive bat-crow monsters, and her own self-doubts, Louie must learn the truth about her closest friend, confront her oldest enemy, and make peace with her Aunt Emma, who annoys her as only true family can. She also has to rely on Buddy, the blind mini-Schnauzer who saves her life twice--and really is from Mars.

 

BURST! Books, a division of Champagne Book Group

ISBN: 978-1-77155-021-5

E-Book: $4.95

lizfountain.wordpress.com

 

 

A Thousand Perfect Things by Kay Kenyon

In an alternate 19th century, there are two warring continents on a re-imagined Earth: scientific Anglica (England) and magical Bharata (India). Emboldened by her grandfather's final whispered secret of a magical lotus, Tori Harding, a young Victorian woman and aspiring botanist, must journey to Bharata, with its magics and ghosts, to claim her fate. There she will face a choice between two suitors and two irreconcilable realms. In a magic-infused world of silver tigers, demon birds and enduring gods, Tori will find the thing she most desires, less perfect than she had hoped and stranger than she could have dreamed.

 

Premier Digital Publishing

ISBN: 978-1624670961

Paperback: $17.99

E-Book: $7.99

www.kaykenyon.com

 

 

Dawn of Creation by George Anthon Kibbie

Surely, the things that erupt from a wizard's wand are not in that twig. What forces are really at work to create lightning bolts and monsters?

These questions nag Donal. A man of position, he guards the Caldera, a great bowl-shaped hole from which the wizards draw their power. Life is predictable until a strange man crawls from the Caldera to collapse at Donal's feet. Following orders to kill anything from the Caldera save a wizard he raises his sword to strike, but cannot and gets answers he never imagined because the man knows what magic is. He created it!

 

CreateSpace

ISBN: 978-0-615-84921-8

Paperback: $7.23

E-Book: 3.99

www.tonykibbie.com

 

 

Wolf Castle: Spirits In The Orchard by Susan La Riviere

Mick O'Hara, an autistic boy, lives with his father and uncle, who are arborists at Wolf Castle Orchard in Yakima, Washington. The brothers lost money gambling at a mob-owned club but their debts were forgiven in exchange for two favors. When it comes time to deliver, the brothers refuse the mob's demands. Mick is

captured until the favors are granted, but he surprises the goons and escapes. When the Yakima Police Department fails to stop the criminals, Sheba, from "down the road," becomes Mick's partner and they battle the mob with their psychokinetic powers and bring them to justice.

 

La Riviere Productions

ISBN: 978-0-9793559-7-4

Paperback: $28.00

A CD with four tunes that correspond to the story will be included with the novel.

SMareaux@aol.com

 

 

Ghost of the Capitol Theatre by Susan La Riviere

In 1919, Frederick Mercy built a vaudeville theatre in Yakima, Washington that resembled an Italian Renaissance palazzo. After decades, it becomes a movie theatre where a mysterious young woman is a regular at the late feature on Monday evenings. During Psycho, she is garroted. Her spirit becomes a ghost who attempts to charm Rex Marvel, the projectionist, into finding her killer. When he spurns her, she shows her anger by igniting and nearly destroying the theatre. A host of characters bring her killers to justice, but the staff and the Capitol Theatre are nearly destroyed in the process.

 

La Riviere Productions

ISBN: 978-0-9793559-5-0

Paperback: $28.00

A CD with four tunes that correspond to the story will be included with the novel.

SMareaux@aol.com

 

Shadow Guardians by Brett Lawrence

Shadow Guardians is set in the present day Puget Sound area, only to launch into deep space. A small group of people, their lives turned upside down, are thrown together. They will have to cope with each other to survive. But will they?

 

"Brett Lawrence has provided us with a fresh and original work that explores the unnerving thought that we are not alone in our universe. Shadow Guardians is a heroic page-turner of a story that chronicles how seemingly ordinary choices can result in adventure, terror, surprise, and even unexpected love."  -Kathleen Papajohn, author of Maligned

 

Martin Sisters Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-62553-045-5

Paperback: $16.95

E-Book: $6.99

brettlawrence.net

 

 

The Evolutionist by Rena Mason

Las Vegas suburbanite Stacy Troy dreams that everyone is dead. Waking nightly to her own screams, Stacy is convinced she's on the brink of a mid-life crisis and begins secretly seeing a psychiatrist. Dr. Light and his methods seem strange and unconventional, but his treatments work, and her circumstances improve. Until the nightmares return with a vengeance and take on a life of their own. Uncertain what to believe, Stacy carries on, but the nocturnal world in her mind refuses to die. The images it reveals hold clues that lead her to a shocking discovery and a heartrending decision.

 

Nightscape Press LLP

ISBN: 9781938644085

Paperback: $11.69

www.renamasonwrites.com

 

 

Beyond the Ocean's Edge: A Stone Island Sea Story by D. Andrew McChesney

The Stone Island Sea Stories combine Age of Sail/Naval Adventure with a Science Fiction/Alternate World twist. During the Peace of Amiens, Royal Navy Lieutenant Edward Pierce commands a vessel searching for a lost, legendary island. There, Pierce and his shipmates discover themselves to be in a different but similar world. HMS Island Expedition sails headlong into violent battles, strange truces, dangerous liaisons, superstitions, and ancient prophecies. Detained by the equivalent of Great Britain, Pierce's outlook brightens when he discovers newfound friends working to liberate him and his crew.

 

Outskirts Press

ISBN: 978-1-4327-8037-1

Paperback: $19.95

E-Book: $2.99

www.stoneislandseastories.com

 

 

The Books of Epherea: The Angels Return by G.E. McCurry

When the rugged commander of the Epherean 'Angels' brings his remaining males back to 1190 BC Earth, he does not know what he has gotten into when they meet the small, fiery Epiphany and her tribe of Azzi Warrior women, called Amazons by the Greeks. A destructive Darkling entity has destroyed the Epherean planets and their females. They must find mates or die. Will the women stay when an evil creature who is invisible stalks them and might kill them all? Can the Ephereans survive long enough to convince the women to come with them to their new world?

 

Cetauri Press    

ISBN: 0615707483

Paperback: $13.84

E-Book: $2.99

The Wyrmstone by Lisa C. Murphy

When her parents die, Mimi inherits two brothers to raise, a houseful of their fantasy-gamer friends, and the Wyrmstone. Thus is she unwillingly launched into an adventure of heroic parenting, life and death fantasy gaming, and dragons unleashed. 

 

Crispin/Hammer

ISBN: 978-0-9706405-6-7

Paperback: $13.99

murphyink.com

 

 

Love, Eternally (Book One of the Roman Time Travel Series) by Morgan O'Neill

A witch's curse propels Gigi Perrin back to A.D. 408, to the court of depraved Roman Emperor Honorius and his admirable sister, Princess Placidia. There, Gigi grapples with the strange, new world of social upheaval and Visigoth barbarians straining at the very gates of an empire. Through it all, she must struggle with her powerful attraction to Senator Magnus, a man exotically different from anyone she has ever known. On the brink of a dark and war-torn age, Gigi and Magnus battle to save a princess and her people, ultimately finding love amid the chaos, before the fall of Rome.

 

Awards for Love, Eternally

Double Finalist in the 2013 Greater Detroit RWA Bestsellers' Book Awards, Best First Book and Paranormal categories

 

Crimson Romance

ISBN: 1440551529

Paperback: $14.95

E-Book: $4.99

www.morganoneill.com

 

 

After the Fall (Book Two of the Roman Time Travel Series) by Morgan O'Neill

Time traveler Gigi Perrin and her Roman husband Magnus join forces with the Visigoth King Alaric to march on Rome. Princess Placidia has fled there to avoid an arranged marriage. In an attempt to save Rome from barbarian invasion, Placidia puts aside her troubles and meets Alaric's delegation, headed by Prince Athaulf. The attraction between Placidia and Athaulf is instantaneous, but theirs is a forbidden love, destined to fail because of implacable politics and impending war. Bound by a friendship that transcends time, Gigi and Placidia must fight to protect the men they love, after the fall of Rome.

 

Awards for After the Fall

Semifinalist in 2011 The William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition, novel category

3rd Place Winner in 2011 The Golden Rose Contest, Mainstream Novel with Strong Romantic

 

Crimson Romance

ISBN: 1440551510

Paperback: $14.95

E-Book: $4.99

www.morganoneill.com

 

 

Dead of Knight by Nicole J. Persun

Book One in the Joined Trilogy: After a night of turbulent starfall--a grievous omen--six individuals begin an intersecting journey that even the gods could not have predicted. Elise learns the importance of pride, confidence, and freedom. Ryan leaves home to become an honorable soldier. After being forced into hiding, Gwen starts her life anew by cross-dressing as a male sailor. King Orson and King Odell--both former knights undeserving of their thrones--are power-stricken, grieving, and mad. As battles are fought, their true crusade is exposed: to mend that which neither of them can repair--their

minds.

 

Booktrope

ISBN: 978-1-62015-156-3

Paperback: $20.95

E-Book: $4.99

www.NicoleJPersun.com

 

 

A Kingdom's Possession by Nicole J. Persun

A wayward prince, his twin brother, a mystical woman of fire, and an escaped slave band together to free an outcast goddess. Max, a young woman who has escaped slavery, finds herself at the heart of a heated rebellion and complicated legend, as a flawed goddess is thrown from the heavens and forced to reside inside Max's body. A rogue king, lusting for the rewards the goddess will grant upon the kingdom that releases her from her human cage, hunts Max to release the goddess in the most ruthless way: through death.

 

Awards for A Kingdom's Possession

Winner: ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Finalist Award

 

Booktrope

ISBN: 978-1-93596-122-2

Paperback: $14.95

E-Book: $ 2.99

www.NicoleJPersun.com

 

 

Hear No Evil by Terry Persun

A colony of scientists, a megalomaniac, an alien race... which will prevail? Brandon and Palmer, soldier and pilot, pitch their skills against a high-profile negotiator bent on taking over an entire planet to gain access to the greatest find in the galaxy: intelligent alien life. If Garth Killjoy, President of IPF Section 204, gets his way he'll have the Earth Central government under his control. That means all bets are off when it comes to honesty or fairness while dealing with the colonists. Hear No Evil mixes space opera with science fiction mystery to deliver a fun-filled and dynamic story.

 

Booktrope

ISBN: 978-1-62015-116-7

Paperbac: $14.95

E-Book: $3.99

www.TerryPersun.com

 

 

Space Tripping With the Shredded Orphans by Sonya Rhen

When the Verity Aquinas crash-lands on the way to a concert, the Shredded Orphans seismic rock band find themselves stranded in the middle of the desert. Lix and the rest of the band must find their way back to civilization. By night the band plays concerts; by day Lix and the group are on a secret mission to save the universe, one slave at a time. Travel with the Shredded Orphans as they encounter ex-advertising slaves, unknown fauna and over-exposure to the sun on this "road" trip of galactic proportions.

 

CreateSpace

ISBN: 1453673857

ISBN: 978-1453673850

ASIN: B00G3IMG5K

Paperback: $12.99

Price: $2.99

sonyarhen.wordpress.com

 

 

Lost Under Two Moons by Lindsay Schopfer

Alone. Stranded. Richard finds himself on Other World, a place of fantasy and horror. With no companion but a makeshift journal, Richard must quickly learn the unfamiliar dangers around him as he struggles daily to survive. From the approach of winter to eerily intelligent packs of nightmarish creatures, each entry details another trial of life or death. But when Richard finds the remnants of an ancient civilization, he begins to wonder if he is truly alone, and whether or not the lost people of Other World still hold the secrets that could return him home to Earth.

 

Kindle Direct Publishing

ASIN: B007C9TRVA

E-Book: $4.99

www.lindsayschopfer.com

 

 

The Corsican by Tina Shelton

Syrah Ceballos has a ship and a plan. All she needs now is a captain crazy enough to follow through. Aurora Osha thought she would never fly again after being drummed out of the Navy. Spearheading an Underground Railroad to rescue slaves from intolerable conditions isn't easy, but somebody's got to do it. Adding to the list of problems, Syrah has made powerful enemies who will stop at nothing to bring her liberators down in a shower of laser fire. Will her strange alien technology and Aurora's leadership skills be enough to deliver their young slaves to freedom?


Anacrusis Press

ISBN: 978-1479364794

Paperback: $6.99

E-Book: $ 2.99

tinashelton.com

 

 

Inclemency by Tracy Shew

A new science fiction novella from bizarre urban fantasy writer Tracy Shew. A multinational commission strives to solve overpopulation through The Experiment, a bold move to multiply Earth through different spatial dimensions while mankind remains unmultiplied. The experiment goes awry, leaving the vestiges of humanity stranded on a solitary, strangely different Earth, a remarkable paradise populated by old men with inexplicable powers. With nods to Robert A. Heinlein and Ursula K. Le Guin, Inclemency asks questions about who we are in relation to ourselves, each other, and society as it tells of the deeper meanings of struggle and affliction.

 

Tracy Shew

E-Book: $0.99 

Whistle Down the Wind by Sibelle Stone

Escaping from the persecution of the European witch hunts, a powerful witch with the ability to control the wind joins forces with a handsome Cavalier on a mission to save the King of England and the colony of Virginia while a dangerous stranger hunts them both. Book One: Nights of the Mystic Moon.

 

 

 

Moon Valley Publishing

ISBN: 0983910332

ISBN: 978-0983910336

Paperback: $9.13

E-Book: $2.99 

www.sibellestone.com

 

 

Steampunk III: Steampunk Revolution

edited by Ann VanderMeer 

Includes the first major publication by Seattle author Malissa Kent, "The Heart Is the Matter."

Playfully mashing up the romantic elegance of the Victorian era with whimsically modernized technology, the wildly popular steampunk genre is here to stay. This entertaining and edgy new anthology is the third installment in the bestselling Steampunk series that includes Steampunk and Steampunk II: Steampunk ReloadedSteampunk Revolution features a renegade collective of writers and artists, including steampunk legends and hot new talents rebooting the steam-driven past and powering it into the future. In Seattle author Malissa Kent's "The Heart Is the Matter," a young woman with a hand-pump heart inadvertently becomes a star attraction in the 1889 Paris World's Fair.

 

Tachyon Publications

ISBN: 978-1-61696-086-5

Paperback: $13.63

E-Book: $7.99

www.malissa.com

 

ROMANCE / WOMEN'S FICTION

Compass North by Stephanie Joyce Cole

An unexpected journey of personal reinvention... While visiting Alaska, Meredith barely escapes a freak accident and is presumed dead. She stumbles into a new identity and a new life in a quirky small town. As new relationships grow, Meredith must overcome emotional wounds inflicted by her estranged husband to trust in herself again. But someone is looking for her, someone who will threaten her dream of a new life. Compass North explores themes of personal change, cowardice and courage, and whether it's possible to run away from your own life. 

 

Champagne Book Group

ISBN: 978-1-77155-008-6

E-Book: $3.95

 

 

Red Soles at Night, Christmas Delight (Novella) by Cary Morgan Frates

Audrey Wells is successful in everything but love. Her lifelong friends are all married and trying hard to find someone for her who shares the same outdoor passions and adventurous spirit. She's invited those friends to join her in the Christmas Ship Parade on board her sailboat, but her plans are crushed when her very expensive Louboutin shoes are knocked overboard, and later, her friends call with excuses because it has begun to snow. What more could go wrong? And how could she possibly predict that being left alone on Christmas would forever alter her world and her love life?

 

Books to Go Now

ASIN: B00FRCOM32

E-Book: $1.99

www.carymorganfrates.com

 

 

The Road Back Isn't Straight by James E. Gottesman

After a horrifying personal trial that shakes the foundations of her existence, Emma Braza's fears and notoriety prevent her from developing relationships. By chance, she meets a young surgical resident, Dr. David Milton, from a different cultural background, who helps her navigate through the difficult recovery. Her family's bigotry force her to make life-changing lose-lose decisions. The Road Back Isn't Straight is an engrossing adult romantic tale of deep sorrow and salvation. Funny, poignant and rich with compelling characters.

 

CreateSpace

ISBN: 10:0615711243

Paperback: $

E-Book: $

www.jamesgottesman.com

 

 

Necessary Detour by Kim Hornsby

Rock Star Goldy suddenly retires and escapes to her lakehouse in Northern Washington State to avoid the media fallout. And a deranged, letter-writing stalker. But she soon gets caught up what's going on in the house across the bay and can't stop spying to save her own life. As things heat up, Goldy is taken for a wild ride of deception, subterfuge and romance.

 

This novel is an Amazon Bestseller in both the Thriller category and Romantic Suspense.

 

The Wild Rose Press

ISBN-10: 1612177239

ASIN B00AU50M76

ASIN: B00EHKACH0

Paperback: $12.22

E-Book: $4.61

Audiobook: $17.46

www.kimhornsbyauthor.net

 

 

The Improv by M.J. McDermott

Based on a true story. It is 1982 at a New England university, and drama major Margo is thrilled to be cast as "Sheila" in the rock musical Hair. The director, Professor Harrison P. Adler, is known for his exhilarating, sexually-charged shows. However, there are creepy rumors about how he gets actors to break through their inhibitions. Harry prefers working with male students, encouraging them to become violent and explore their sexuality in carefully guided improvisations, or "improvs." Risking her future acting career and a hoped-for romance, Margo becomes a whistleblower to end the college professor's career.

 

Wooded Isle Press

ISBN: 0984489843

ISBN: 978-0984489848

Paperback: $12.99

E-Book: $3.99

www.mjmcdermott.com

 

 

The Pieces We Keep by Kristina McMorris

Inspired by true personal and historical accounts, The Pieces We Keep features a young boy whose violent, recurrent night terrors unseal a trove of family secrets tracing back to WWII. Watch this brief but memorable video to learn more: www.tinyurl.com/TPWK1

 

Special features: Reading Group Discussion Guide  

 

Kensington Books

ISBN: 978-0-7582-8116-6

Paperback: $15.00

E-Book: $9.39

www.KristinaMcMorris.com

 

 

Bridge of Scarlet Leaves by Kristina McMorris

A promising violinist secretly elopes with her Japanese-American boyfriend the night before Pearl Harbor is bombed, forever changing two families torn between sides. Learn more about the astounding true stories that inspired Bridge of Scarlet Leaves from the following video: www.tinyurl.com/McMorris-BSL

 

Special features: Reading Group Discussion Guide and Asian-fusion recipes!

 

Awards for Bridge of Scarlet Leaves

RITA Award and Golden Heart-nominated book

Holt Medallion Award

 

Kensington Books & Avon/HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 978-0-7582-4685-1

Paperback: $15.00

E-Book: $9.39

www.KristinaMcMorris.com

 

 

1000 Sleepless Nights by Connie Ann Michael 

There are two absolutes in war: people get killed and you can't stop it. Twenty-three-year-old Corpsman Emme Sawyer doesn't believe in absolutes. Excelling in school, Emme graduated early, flew through undergrad work, and was on her way to med school when she realized she wanted more. Joining the Navy, Emma deploys as a medical corpsman with a Marine Infantry Unit heading into the Helmand Providence in Afghanistan.

 

Entranced Publishing

ISBN: 987-14927 60474

E-book: $4.99

connie-avidreader.blogspot.com

 

 

A Night On Moon Hill by Tanya Parker Mills

Renowned author Daphne Lessing has never felt at ease in society, but a disturbing event in her once calm and controlled existence suddenly unearths events from her past and thrusts a child with Asperger's syndrome into her life. Ten-year-old Eric is obsessed with fishing and angels, and Daphne, an agnostic who fears the outdoors, has to make a choice: does she trust others to do right by him, or does she accept the role of guardian? And what about the man who came into her life with Eric? Will she shut him out as well?

 

Walnut Springs Press

ISBN: 978-1599928685

Paperback: $16.00

 

 

Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay

Growing up, Samantha found her best friends in the works of Austen, Dickens, and the Bronte sisters. The problem is that she now relates to others more comfortably as Elizabeth Bennet and Jane Eyre than as herself. Now, she will learn to write her own story--by giving that story to a complete stranger. 

 

 

 

Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 978-1401689681

Paperback: $15.99 

www.katherinereay.com

 

 

Miss Apple Pants by Charlotte Roth

When Dad announces they are moving to Seattle, 17-year-old Ella is far from happy, and she already hates the worst summer of her life. In the rain! But a chain of events changes everything; she finds a box of old love letters; she becomes best friends with tiny Miss T; she falls in love with Hans; and the sun actually shines! But summer ends abruptly when Ella is forced to make a decision that will change her life forever. Miss Apple Pants--set in 2012 and the '80s--is a celebration of life, love, motherhood, and that special bond of women across generations.

 

CreateSpace

ISBN-13: 978-1492270232

ISBN-10: 1492270237

Paperback: $11.69

E-Book: $2.99

www.charlotterothbooks.com

 

 

Promise Me by Deborah Schneider

Widow Amanda Wainwright arrives in Willow Creek, Montana, determined to keep a deathbed promise to her husband and help the people working for her mining company. If only she had any idea how to accomplish the task! When she meets a handsome, mysterious stranger who tempts her with sweet promises and long nights of lovemaking, she discovers her fiery, passionate nature just might lead her to disaster.

 

Moon Valley Publishing

ASIN: B009YZK7DW

E-book: $2.99

www.debschneider.com

 

 

Heirs & Spares by J. L. Spohr

One part history, two parts palace plotting, and a whole lot of juicy romantic intrigue. It's 1569: the Reformation inflames the Continent, whispers of war abound, but when Troixden's king William returns from exile, his beloved country on the brink of civil war, he needs the stability that comes with a bride and heirs. But his chosen queen, Lady Annelore, won't come quietly. Now the country's future lies in the hands of rulers who never wanted the power they've received nor dreamed that from duty and honor they might find a path to peace.

 

Plum Street Pree, 

ISBN: 978-0-9892173-0-9 

ISBN: 978-0-9892173-1-6 

ISBN: 978-0-9892173-2-3

Hardcover: $24.99

Paperback: $14.99

E-Book: $3.99 

Twelfth Night special (Jan. 5) $.99 only on Amazon

www.jlspohr.com

 

 

"One Step Over the Mistletoe Line" by Carmine Valentine (in Christmas by Candlelight - Seasons of Love: Book 4)

Claire's plan to get away to a secluded cabin for Christmas goes from perfect to complicated when her handsome neighbor RJ shows up in the middle of a snowstorm. She immediately realizes the potential for trouble at this cozy cabin with bear skin rug and hot toddies aplenty. If a Christmas Eve couldn't get any more dangerous, there's a bad Santa afoot. (This anthology also includes these titles: "A Heart Awakens" by Karen Sue Burns; "Christmas in Whistler" by Kim Hornsby; "Baby Blues Christmas" by Lori Leger; and "Gift from the Heart" by Trish Leger.)

 

Cajunflair Publishing

ISBN: 978-1940305042

Paperback: $11.99

E-Book: $3.99

www.carminevalentine.com

 

 

"The Last Blind Date" by Carmine Valentine

(in Sweet Summertime Love - Seasons of Love: Book 3)

When Mimi's best friend sets her up with Derek on a blind date, neither of them have a clue what's in store. At first the charming yet stubborn FBI agent falls short of Mimi's ideal man. After one evening on a dangerous, champagne-fueled thrill ride through the shadowy foothills of the Cascade Mountains, she begins to reconsider. (This anthology of short-story romances also includes the sweet and sensual love stories by these titles: "Summer Lovin'" by Karen Sue Burns; "Do-Over Summer" by Kim Hornsby; and "Still Loving Cat" by Lori Leger.)

 

Cajunflair Publishing

ISBN: 978-1940305011

Paperback: $11.99

E-Book: $3.99

www.carminevalentine.com

 

 

The Heart Leads Home by Sydell Voeller

Sarah Pendleton returns to her old-fashioned hometown of Mistletoe Valley--and to her conflicted past. She is the sole inheritor of her grandparents' estate. She must decide whether to sell the property, or make the painful choice of staying, especially when folks still remember her rebellious youth. She meets a handsome real estate agent and widower, Rich Stevens, who is also the youth pastor at the church where her grandfather formerly served as the minister. Can Sarah and Rich overcome their personal demons? Can the two of them--plus Rich's young daughter--become a forever family? 

 

Books We Love, Ltd.

ASIN: B00DFAVVAK

E-Book: $2.99

www.sydellvoeller.com

 

 

The Fisherman's Daughter by Sydell Voeller

Vanessa Paris receives word that her father has disappeared from his fishing boat in Puget Sound and rushes to her childhood home in the San Juan Islands to try to help find him. The possibility of losing her father now is almost too much to bear. But when Vanessa arrives at the family-owned tourist lodge, she meets Lowell Maxwell, who offers to help her search for her father. Back in high school, Vanessa harbored a secret, unrequited crush on Lowell. Now, he's a tough, jaded cop on leave from L.A., working for her father as a carpenter on a temporary basis, and even more dangerously appealing. 

 

Books We Love, Ltd.

ASIN: B00727LIBY

E-Book: $2.99

www.sydellvoeller.com

 
HISTORICAL / WESTERN

Headwind: The Intrepid Adventures of OSS Agent Katrin Nissen by KK Brees

Recalled to service in the OSS in the early days of WWII, Professor Katrin Nissen finds herself Winston Churchill's last hope to stop the Nazis before they reach Norway. To complete her mission, she must survive an encounter with a high-ranking SS Colonel and a double agent who's out for nobody but himself.

 

CreateSpace

ISBN: 978-1475262124

Paperback: $9.30

E-book: $3.99

www.karenkbrees.com

 

 

The Willows of Sky Pass by Mary Brockway

The Willows of Sky Pass covers the last years of the Great Depression and World War II from the viewpoints of two families who live in a small ingrown Cascade town. One family is Southern American, the other Japanese-American, and both see family members go to war. The Japanese son is killed in Italy.

 

Wings ePress  

ISBN 978-1-61309-872-1

Paperback: $17.95

E-book: $6.00

 

 

Second-Class Sailors by Lance Garland

After 9/11, Cash joins the Navy to become a Navy SEAL. During training he meets Danny, and they embark on an odyssey across the globe. In Thailand, Danny is raped by a shipmate and makes Cash swear never to tell. Torn between loyalty to Danny and a quest for justice, Cash testifies and becomes a witness in the trial. During the journey to the court martial, Cash and Danny's sexualities become a matter of personal discovery, as well as public knowledge used as evidence to invalidate their testimonies and military service, placing them in conflict with "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

 

FreeLancelot Publishing

Paperback: $12.99

E-book: $5.99

www.freelancelotpublishing.com 

 

 

From Prague to the Promised Land by Ulla Giesecke

In 1938, a Jewish family flees from their home country to Czechoslovakia, ahead of the Nazi invasion. Their flight leads them to France via Switzerland, and eventually to Tel Aviv, Israel. The family is comprised of banker Frederic Bartok, his wife Cornelia, an opera star and accomplished violinist, their twin daughters, the children's governess, and their trusted chauffeur. They are joined by the two orphaned children of the late Rabbi Englestein and his wife.

This story of survival is set within historical events, describing an odyssey that keeps the reader in suspense to the end.  

 

WestBow Press

ISBN: 978-1-4908-0112-4 

ISBN: 978-1-4908-0113-1

ISBN: 978-1-4908-0114-8

Hardcover: $37.00

Paperback: $22.00

E-Book: $3.99 

 

 

The Sign of the Eagle by Jess Steven Hughes

This breathtaking historical novel of action and suspense is set in the year 71 A.D. amid the exotic and vibrant streets of ancient Rome. Macha, the strong-willed daughter of a legendary Celtic British king and wife of the Roman tribune Titus, is the only one who can prove her husband innocent of treason, solve the murders of two slaves who possessed information that could have exonerated Titus, and ultimately save the life of the Roman Emperor Vespasian.

 

Sunbury Press

ISBN: 9781620030360 

Paperback: $16.95

E-book: $4.99

www.jessstevenhughes.com

 

 

Charlie Russell, The Cowboy Years by Jane Lambert

This engaging narrative chronicles the eleven years Charles M. Russell spent as an open range cowboy in Montana, in the time period 1882 until 1893. Charlie is cast as the centerpiece--a life role he played well--surrounded by a supporting cast of horses, ranches, cattle, calico queens, and friends who were working hard and playing harder. These were Russell's "bronc" years, the years which gave him the experiences which he literally drew from for his art career, enabling him to become the highest paid living artist of his time. A fun read.

 

Mountain Press Publishing

ISBN #: 978-0-87842-615-7

Paperback: $20.00 (+$4 s/h)

www.mountain-press.com

 


Seven Years Between by Pamela McDavid

Carol is the daughter of an alcoholic father whom she loves and fears, and a practical career-driven mother who does what it takes to care for her daughter during the challenging years of the Depression and WWII. After her parents' divorce, six-year-old Carol is left without a full-time parent to care for her and must live as a boarder with a series of three different families. Carol overcomes obstacles with courage, wit, and perseverance, and through it all she learns that love can nurture wounded hearts back to health. Sometimes tragic, often humorous, and always heartwarming, Seven Years Between will delight readers of all ages with its colorful cast of characters.

 

Awards for Seven Years Between

Top 10 finalist for the Christian Writers Guild, Operation First Novel for 2012

 

CreateSpace

ISBN: 978-0-9852514-0-6

Paperback: $14.99

E-book: $4.99

 

 

The Secrets of Casanova by Greg Michaels

Paris of 1755 is bloated with opportunity. That's the way Jacques Casanova, an unredeemed adventurer with an ever-surging appetite for pleasure, needs it. But times, men, and gods are changing--and Jacques' luck is fading. When he is thrust to the center of a profound mystery, he doesn't care if vice or virtue leads him onward. "After all," he declares, "a man who asks himself too many questions is an unhappy man." But as Jacques' challenges mount, what questions will he ask? What price must he pay to uncover a treasure of inestimable value? Loosely based on Casanova's life of intrigue.

 

Booktrope Publishing

ISBN: 9781620151785

Paperback: $19.95

E-book: $3.99

www.greg-michaels.com

 

 

Tree Soldier by Janet Oakley

One mistake can ruin a life. One mistake can transform it. A government forestry camp set deep in the mountainous forests of the Pacific Northwest might not seem the likely place to find redemption, but in 1935, Park Hardesty hopes for just that. Blaming himself for the fiery accident that caused his brother's disfigurement, planting trees, and mentoring tough, homesick New Jersey boys brings him both penitence and a renewed self-worth. When he wins the love of local naturalist Kate Alford, he also captures the ire of a camp officer who refuses to let her go.

 

Awards for Tree Soldier

2012 EPIC E-book award for Historical Fiction

Grand Prize Chanticleer Book Review

 

CreateSpace

ISBN: 978-1453896471

Paperback: $15.00

E-book: $3.99

historyweaver.wordpress.com

 

 

The Spirit Room by Marschel Paul

In The Spirit Room, set in 1850s New York, two adolescent sisters, Izzie and Clara, are forced into becoming hoax mediums by their reprobate father. While playing at being a medium, Izzie begins to hear voices and comes to realize she must confront the legacy of her mother, who under the spell of spirit voices committed suicide. When Izzie marries a water-cure physician and leaves town with him, Clara, no longer protected by her lost mother or older sister, must find the fortitude to refuse the path her father has chosen for her, a far darker place than hoax spiritualism.

 

Awards for The Spirit Room

Finalist for the Chaucer Awards for Historical Fiction 2013

 

Wasteland Press

ISBN: 978-1600478475  

Paperback: $19.95

Dryburgh Press

E-book: $6.99

www.marschelpaul.com

 

 

Constantinopolis by James D. Shipman
In 1453, Constantinople is the impregnable jewel of the East. It has stood as the greatest Christian city for a millennium as hordes have crashed fruitlessly against its walls. Mehmet II, the youthful Sultan of the Ottoman Turks, recklessly besieges the city against the advice of his council. If he fails, he will be usurped and killed. Behind the crumbling walls of Constantinople, Constantine XI desperately attempts to forge a coalition defense against the powerful Ottoman army. Two leaders, two peoples, two faiths battle for the future before the mighty walls of Constantinople.

 

CreateSpace
ISBN: 1490554319
Paperback: $14.95
E-book: $2.99 
james-shipman.com

 

   

The Untold Story of the Teddy Bear by Patricia Thorne
The Untold Story of the Teddy Bear reveals the first true history of the Teddy Bear. When the Steiff Company of Germany created the first toy bear of mohair plush with movable arms and legs in 1902, it didn't sell. The author has written the inspiring story of her grandfather who was the first toy buyer to purchase and see potential in the now famous toy bear. The book traces the fascinating history of the bear's origin and surprising growth in popularity, tying together the people and dramatic events that resulted in the establishment of the world's most beloved toy.

 
Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1324-4 

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1323-7  

Hardcover: $48.95

Paperback: $34.95
E-book: $9.99

www.teddybearsuntoldstory.com  

  

 

The Dry Diggin's Club by Bob Weldin

The Dry Diggin's Club is a story of multiple adventures, risk takings, romances, intrigue, and revenge by a  group of young mining professionals. One of the protagonists is a female geologist who breaks into the masculine domain of exploration geology and helps in the creation of the clandestine Dry Diggin's Club, where "what happens in the club stays in the club." Most adventures occur in the wilderness areas of Alaska, Idaho, and Montana. Some of the characters discover their soul mates and something within themselves that is more valuable than the riches they sought and occasionally acquired. Yes, there will be a sequel.

 

Miners Quest

ISBN: 978-0-578-10682-3

Paperback: $17.95 

minersquest@comcast.net

 

 

Last of the Buckaroos by Jim van de Erve

One of the most powerful and ruthless men in Nevada ranch country is out to turn a small ranching valley into a big housing development in the 1970s. Times are tough, and he is opposed by just two men: a cantankerous old foreman whose anger is his own worst enemy, and a young itinerant cowboy who has always left when the going got tough. Powerless, they have just one thing going for them: their love of the ranching life.

 

Fawn Glen Press

ISBN: 978-0-9897484-0-7

E-book: $2.99

www.jimvandeerve.com 

 

 

Day Unto Day by Louise Lenahan Wallace

Following the Civil War's heart hurt, Ethan Michaels, a widower, and Larissa Edwards, whose husband Zane died in the war, look forward to marrying and living in quiet thankfulness on the family farm in Ohio. Fate, however, decides otherwise. Larissa's daughter survives a deathly illness, but with tragic consequences that ripple far beyond the borders of their farm and village. Larissa and Ethan have planted their marriage in the rich soil of shared love, but when someone from Larissa's earlier life reappears, the roots stretching deep into their separate pasts yield heartbreak that threatens to destroy their new-found happiness.

 

All Things That Matter Press

ISBN: 978-0-9846297-1-8

Paperback: $18.99

www.louiselenahanwallace.com

 

 

The Longing of the Day by Louise Lenahan Wallace

Three-year-old Matt, hidden under a bush by the creek, clutches his infant sister and watches Indians massacre his parents. The Claytons rescue the orphans and raise them with their own daughter, Eve. Matt's brotherly care matures as forbidden love. Unable to speak the truth and hurt his adoptive parents or Eve, Matt leaves home to rove as a cowhand. Violent weather batters the open range cattle country as Matt and Eve battle their secret, tempestuous emotions. Will the family survive nature's wrath, vicious outlaw attacks, and the cruelty of fate? Who will carry on the Clayton ranching legacy?

 

Awards for The Longing of the Day

4th place winner in the Adult Genre Novel category in PNWA's 1994 Literary Contest

 

Ogden Publications

ISBN: 0-941678-65-2

Paperback: $10.00

www.louiselenahanwallace.com 

 

YOUNG ADULT

The Gaia Wars by Kenneth G. Bennett

Deadly secrets have been buried in the Cascade Mountain wilderness for centuries. Hidden. Out of sight and out of mind.

Until today... Warren Wilkes, age 13, doesn't like what a greedy housing developer has done to his peaceful mountain community, so he vandalizes the developer's property, flees into the wild, and stumbles upon an ancient human skeleton revealed by torrential rain. More than old bones have been exposed, however, and the curious artifact Warren finds makes him question his own identity and his connection to an ancient terror--a terror destined to rise again and annihilate all that Warren loves.

 

CreateSpace

ISBN: 1466211970

ISBN: 978-1466211971

Paperback: $11.69

E-book: $2.99

www.kennethgbennettbooks.com

 

 

Battle For Cascadia (The Second Book of The Gaia Wars) by Kenneth G. Bennett

When thirteen-year-old Warren Wilkes stumbles upon a mysterious relic deep in the Cascade Mountains while fleeing the law (The Gaia Wars), wonder reigns. Brimming with secrets and sentient energy, the relic leads Warren to a fantastic chamber, and to shocking revelations about his identity. Now wonder has turned to dread. A forgotten terror--a demon that knows Warren better than he knows himself--has risen again and is gathering power with a singularly evil goal in mind: to capture and enslave the wild spirit of the Earth itself. Warren must fight or see all that he cherishes destroyed.

 

CreateSpace

ISBN: 0615558526

ISBN: 978-0615558523

Paperback: $8.10

E-book: $2.99

www.kennethgbennettbooks.com



Aftersight by Brian Mercer

Four teenage girls who gain the ability to perceive the afterlife are recruited to a school for psychic sensitives for a grand design they are only beginning to understand. 

 

Astraea Press

ISBN: 9781621352143

E-book: $2.99

kaladrious.com  

   

 

Entrusted by Connie Ann Michael

Seventeen-year-old Emma wants what every teenage girl wants: good friends, good grades, and a good-looking boyfriend who only has eyes for her. Little does she know that in order to get one, she must sacrifice the other two.

 

Entrusted Publishing

E-book: $4.99

connie-avidreader.blogspot.com

 

 

Spell Check, Book 1: The Teen Wytche Saga by Ariella Moon

Ever since Evie's photojournalist dad died, fear prevents her from picking up a camera. If Evie can't pull it together, she'll lose her position as Yearbook Photo Editor. Even worse, she'll lose Jordan, her secret crush, if she can't stop her friend Parvani from casting a love spell on him. Despite a falling out, Evie never forgot Jordan. Now they're lab partners and the chemistry between them sparks. Soon the moon will be optimum for Parvani's magic. To save Jordan, Evie must join forces with the school Goth. Can Evie get her mojo back in time to check this spell?

 

Awards for Spell Check

Voted Book of the Month, June 2012, Long and the Short of it Reviews

First Place Winner in 2008 PNWA Literary Contest

 

Astraea Press

ISBN: 978-1478365044

ISBN 978-1936852970

Paperback: $8.54

E-book: $2.99

www.AriellaMoon.com

 

 

Spell Struck, Book 2: The Teen Wytche Saga by Ariella Moon

Goth outcast Salem believes her love spell failed. When Aidan Cooper chooses her over the popular girls, she knows the spell worked. But can magic stop her sister's next suicide attempt? Salem's last hope lies hidden within a damaged grimoire. A wrongful love spell nearly destroyed it. Was her rightful spell enough to restore it? Aidan must follow his kidnapper's No Attachments rule or risk never seeing Salem again. He should walk away, especially when he discovers she possesses the grimoire his ruthless captors seek. To protect Salem, he must destroy the spell book. But will she ever forgive him?

 

Astraea Press

ISBN 978-1-62135-185-6

ASIN B00E07ZACM

E-book: $2.99



The Lost Daughter of Easa by J. L. Mulvihill  

After falling through a portal, seventeen-year-old Elsie Lind awakens with amnesia and lost in an ancient forest. She must draw on her instincts of self-preservation to escape ravenous wild beasts, goblins, demons, and a dark witch who knows the secret of her past.   

 

Dark Oak Press/Kerlak Publishing  
ISBN: 978-1-937035-04-4

ISBN: 978-1-937035-05-1

eISBN: 978-1-937035-09-9  

Hardcover: $29.95
Paperback: $15.95
E-book: $2.99


The Boxcar Baby by J. L. Mulvihill

AB'Gale was born in a boxcar on a train bound for Georgia; at least that is what Papa Steel always told her. Fifteen years later, Papa Steel is missing and it's up to AB'Gale to find him. Aided only by a motley gang of friends, AB'Gale train-hops her way across the United States in a desperate attempt to find her papa and put her life and family back the way it was. In a steampunk dystopian world, fifteen-year-old AB'Gale Steel learns nothing is as it seems, and that monsters come in all shapes and forms.


Seventh Star Press, LLC

ISBN: 1937929205
ISBN: 978-1937929206
Paperback: $15.17

E-book: $3.99

 

 

Choosing Sunshine by Eileen Riccio

When you lose everything, you realize who you truly are. High school student Sage Parker has never faced a situation that she couldn't beat--until now. The sudden death of her father forces Sage and her mother to move from their home to a rundown apartment complex. With her mother spiraling into depression and unable to support them, Sage is cast into a world of uncertainty. Drawn to tough boy Julian, her choices become reckless and unsure. Can Sage face up to her actions? Will her time with Julian ruin her chances of more than just a friendship with Zach?

 

NITA Media and Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-9897967-0-5

ISBN: 978-0-9897967-1-2

Paperback: $8.99

E-book: $4.99

www.eileenriccio.com

 

 

The Owl Wrangler by William Vaughn

When the Seldith clan's Owl Wrangler mysteriously disappears, his son Hisbil, a teenage forest elf no taller than a mushroom, must take on this perilous duty or face exile. To clear his father's name, Hisbil gets help from his pesky little sister, who's almost learned to heal with a touch; a pretty and clairvoyant classmate, who knows what's on Hisbil's mind before he does; and a mysterious exiled clansman, whose motives are far from pure. Armed with little more than a wand he's never used, Hisbil ultimately discovers the real truth about his calling, his father, and the Seldith clan.

 

Beta V.

ISBN: 1492339393

ISBN: 978-1492339397

Paperback: $13.70

E-book: $

theowlwrangler.com

williamvaughn.blogspot.com

 

 

Quest for The Truth by William Vaughn

Quest for The Truth is book three in The Seldith Chronicles. When 'umans' wipe out one elven settlement after another, the survivors must renew their search for sanctuary. Among the orphans are Feesa, a faerie hiding amid the Seldith, and Foucosi, whose elven clan brutally persecutes faeries. Somehow, Feesa must find her way back to the faerie kingdom before the Seldith discover her true identity. While Hisbil tries to marshal the Guardians, they also must flee the boots and torches of marauding umans. He finds the clan's survival means facing up to their own prejudices and devotion to The Truth.

 

Beta V.

ISBN: 1492319872

ISBN: 978-1492319870,

Paperback: $11.94

E-book: $5.70

theowlwrangler.com

williamvaughn.blogspot.com

 

MIDDLE GRADE

The 7 Tales of Reverie by W. Edmund Hood

The 7 Tales of Reverie introduce King Ormund, Queen Allyson and Princess Miriam, together with Greyshanks the cat, and the land of Reverie, where the stories unfold. They are set in modern time, realistically portraying children and depicting fairies acting more like humans, with a little magic thrown in. Most of the tales begin in an ordinary town in this world, and then go into the daydream world of Reverie.

 

Xlibris

ISBN: 978-1-4797-9117-0

Paperback: $15.95

E-book: $3.95

home.comcast.net/~whood

   

 

Before The 7 Tales of Reverie by W. Edmund Hood

Before The 7 Tales of Reverie compiles seven adventures of Reverie's future King Ormund, his friend, Damien, his girl, Princess Allyson of Placidie, and Incense, the civilized dragon, as they grow from early childhood to young adulthood.  Each tale depicts Ormund and his friends a few years older than the one before

 

Xlibris

ISBN: 978-1-4931-1377-4

Paperback: $15.95

E-book: $3.95

home.comcast.net/~whood

 

 

The Mystery of Nan Madol: A Pacific Island Adventure by Christine Mason

Thirteen-year-old Sidney and her younger brother Peter fly with their anthropologist father to the island of Pohnpei in Micronesia, where they will be living in primitive conditions for a year. Sidney wants to solve one of the greatest mysteries of all time--who built the stone city of Nan Madol on Pohnpei a thousand years ago? Giants? Godlike creatures from another planet? Fourteen-year-old islander Jabro takes Sid and Pete on a trip that turns into a struggle for survival in the jungle, where they encounter a medicine man with magical powers and make an astounding discovery. 

 

Robertson Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-61170-025-1

Paperback: $9.95

www.ChristineZMason.com

 

   

Alien Ladder by Peter Waugh

A lone traveler has come from the outer rim of the galaxy to warn the people of Earth of an imminent alien invasion. However because of a navigational guidance failure, instead of landing in the vicinity of London, he lands near a small Scottish mining village. It is the winter of 1984 and the country is torn by a bitter and violent national strike. Instead of meeting the leaders of the country, the messenger makes contact with two frightened, underachieving teenagers. The rescue mission to Earth has got off to a bad start and it is about to get worse.

 

WestBow Press A Division of Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 978-1-4908-0980-9

ISBN: 978-1-4908-0981-6

ISBN: 978-1-4908-0982-3

Hardcover: $33.95

Paperback: $17.95

E-book: $ 2.99

 

 

Cleopatra's Legacy: The Emerald Ring by Dorine White

Twelve-year-old Sara Guadalupe Bogus' ordinary life turns upside down when she discovers an emerald ring once belonging to Cleopatra. Touching the ring sends a zap through her system, while putting the ring upon her finger causes it to stick like glue.

Now strange things are happening to Sara. She has troubling visions, can understand animals and learns to transform herself into an Egyptian cat. However, the worst thing is the strange man that shows up in town. He is hunting for the emerald ring. She has no choice. She can be hunted, or become the hunter.

 

Cedar Fort Books

ISBN: 9781462111336

Paperback: $13.99

E-book: $5.99

www.dorinewhite.com

www.dorinewhite.blogspot.com

 

CHILDREN'S CHAPTER / PICTURE BOOKS

Patrick the Naughty Pony by AC Christensen 

You'll laugh and cry along with precocious Annie and ex-circus pony Patrick. Patrick goes about doing what ponies do while Annie learns to manage, care for, ride and ultimately enter and win at a Horse Show. Annie, a shy young girl, transforms the naughty pony into a show pony with her love, hard work and persistence.

 

Tate Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-62994-938-8

Paperback: $19.99

www.acchristensen.com

 

 

I Can Be More Like Jesus by Angie Quantrell
Enjoy the adventures of Philippe and Etienne as they learn how they can be more like Jesus. Watch as the French brothers love others, use their manners, help, give, go to church, pray, read the Bible, tell about Jesus, praise God, and make friends. Try a new language as you read a special French sentence on each page. Learn to be more like Jesus!

 

Woman's Missionary Union, SBC, 2006 

ISBN: 978-1-56309-916-8
Hardcover: $12.99 


Let's Learn About . . . by Angie Quantrell
Join Molly and Mikey as they visit Miss Goodwin at church. Mikey wants to see what Molly learns at church. Miss Goodwin, Molly's fun and loving teacher, guides them as they learn about the nine Christian concepts--God, Jesus, Bible, Church, Self, Family, God's Creation, World, and Community. Enjoy learning as Molly and Mikey explore their classroom environment. Let's go learn!

 

Woman's Missionary Union, SBC, 2012

ISBN: 978-1-59669-507-8
Paperback: $10.99

   

 

Chee the Flea by Alan Shue
Have you ever seen a flea circus? Chee is the youngest member of the Zee family of circus fleas. They are hoping to put on a fabulous circus show tonight for all the local bugs, but their practice isn't going well. What will happen when the lights go on under the big top?

 

Bug Rhymes Books
ISBN: 978-0-9845687-0-3
Paperback: $5.99

   

 

Life Around a Lake (A Collection of Animal Poems) by Margie Keith Young

All of the animals around a lake are busy with things to do. So as you read about each animal today, can you learn something that's new? This collection of poems is a small tribute to some of the animals with which we have the pleasure of sharing life around a lake: a croaking bullfrog, a mother robin and her babies, a little opossum at night... and more. Margie Keith Young is a registered dietitian, freelance writer, and animal lover (not necessarily in that order!). Through writing, she hopes to educate, inspire, or simply put a smile on someone's face.

 

CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781478338321

Paperback: $8.50

 

POETRY

Requite Me: Poems of Love, Jealousy and Angst by Sonya Rhen

Requite Me: Poems of Love, Jealousy and Angst is a collection of poems from Sonya Rhen spanning several years. These poems are about love and love lost. They show the emotional roller coaster of adolescence at its peaks and valleys.

 

CreateSpace

ISBN: 978-1492703280

ASIN: B00G06MSEO

Paperback: $5.99

E-book: $2.99

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Above the Mountain by W. David Smith

These poems are moments with private people and what they dream when life changes. Five lives open, the last a questioning child who experiences near physical death in the midst of laughing adults, then a manifestation of a death much bigger than his own. The book concludes with the actual demise of a friend in childhood and a glimpse of the humanity behind one person's eyes the life of the vanished friend creates as years pass. 

 

Bristlecone Peak

ISBN: 978-0-9893753-1-3

Paperback: $9.90

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Against My Dreams: An Immigrant's Story by Linda Strever

These narrative poems are written in the voice of Gunnhild Olavsdatter Breland, daughter of a man who refuses to believe the earth is round. Born in 1894 in a tiny farm district in the mountains of Norway, she follows her older sister to New York City, a remarkable contrast to the landscape of her childhood. An exploration of an immigrant's life, this is a piece of the American story. It's also the story of a particular woman, marginalized by gender, national origin, mental illness and social class, who weaves Old Country wisdom with her own unique practicality and hard-won truth. 

 

Painted Snake Press

ISBN: 978-0-9896228-0-6

Paperback: $15.00

www.lindastrever.com

 

 

Women of the Bible - Their Stories in Verse by James Vasquez

In classic verse, Women of the Bible tells the story of many women who served God, his people, and their families in ways we often   overlook in our male-focused approach to the Scriptures. They were wives and warriors; one led an army into war and into peace; they brought prosperity to their homes and deliverance to their nations; they prayed against all odds and prevailed; and those who knew Jesus reached out to him in culture-defying ways. The book is especially appropriate at this Christmas season as a gift and for use in family devotions.

 

Wheatmark

ISBN: 978-1-60494-270-5

Paperback: $17.95

www.jamesvasquez.tateauthor.com

 

 

The Apostles' Acts - In Verse by James Vasquez

The Bible's Book of Acts describes the church's activities during the first generation of its existence. No other record exists of those years during which such God-driven events occurred, including miracles and Spirit-filled preaching that brought thousands into God's kingdom. It is easily the most action-filled book in the Scriptures. Why put these events of death-defying adventure, legal trials, even brutality into classic rhyming verse? Because that's what poetry is for. Significant events in world history have been put into verse and for that reason are recounted to this day. A special gift to family and friends at this time. 

 

WestBow Press

ISBN: 978-1-4497-7746-3

Paperback: $17.95

E-book: $ 3.99 

www.jamesvasquez.tateauthor.com

 

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