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December 2018 batch: Requests must be in by Tuesday, January 1st at 6pm EST.

Eight Times Up by John Corr (Orca Book Publishers)

Description: Ever since his mom left, Riley has been a mess. He feels nervous all the time. His heart pounds, his neck is tight, and he can't seem to turn off his brain. His dad signs him up for aikido, hoping it will help.
In the dojo, Riley meets boys who are much rougher than he is and a girl who is tougher than all the rest of them put together. For Wafaa, aikido is not her first choice. She was disqualified from competing in judo for wearing a hijab. From the first time she steps on the mat, it's clear she is far more skilled than anyone expected.
Through the teachings of their sensei, Riley and his classmates come to understand that aikido is not about winning or losing or about being perfect. Sensei shows them how to tap into their inner strength and find their place in the universe.

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On sale Apr 09

Trail of Crumbs by Lisa J. Lawrence (Orca Book Publishers)

Description: After moving into a dank and drafty basement suite in West Edmonton with her truck- driving father, nasty stepmother and taciturn twin brother, Ash, seventeen-year-old Greta doesn't have high expectations for her last year of high school. When she blacks out at a party and is told the next day that she's had sex, she thinks things can't get any worse. She's wrong.
While Greta deals with the confusion and shame of that night, her stepmother and father choose that moment to disappear, abandoning Ash and Greta to the mercy of their peculiar landlord, Elgin, who lives upstairs. Even as Greta struggles to make sense of what happened to her, she finds herself enjoying her new and very eccentric family, who provide the shelter and support that has long been absent from her life. Much to Greta's surprise, she realizes there is still kindness in the world—and hope.

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Almost Home by Valerie Fraser Luesse (Revell)

Description: With America's entrance into the Second World War, the town of Blackberry Springs, Alabama, has exploded virtually overnight. Workers from all over are coming south for jobs in Uncle Sam's munitions plants—and they're bringing their pasts with them, right into Dolly Chandler's grand but fading family home turned boardinghouse.

An estranged young couple from the Midwest, unemployed professors from Chicago, a widower from Mississippi, a shattered young veteran struggling to heal from the war—they're all hoping Dolly's house will help them find their way back to the lives they left behind. But the house has a past of its own.

When tragedy strikes, Dolly's only hope will be the circle of friends under her roof and their ability to discover the truth about what happened to a young bride who lived there a century before.

Award-winning and bestselling author Valerie Fraser Luesse breathes life into a cast of unforgettable characters in this complex and compassionate story of hurt and healing.

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Mending Fences by Suzanne Woods Fisher (Revell)

Description: Every saint has a past. Every sinner has a future.

Luke Schrock is a new and improved man after a stint in rehab, though everyone in Stoney Ridge only remembers the old Luke. They might have forgiven him, but nobody trusts him.

Amos and Fern Lapp allow Luke to live at Windmill Farm under two conditions. First, Luke must make a sincere apology to each person he's hurt—a four-page, single-spaced list. Second, he must ask each victim of mischief to describe the damage he caused.

Simple, Luke thinks. Offering apologies is easy. But discovering the lasting effects his careless actions have caused . . . that isn't so simple. It's gut-wrenching.

And his list keeps growing. Izzy Miller, beautiful and frustratingly aloof, also boards at Windmill Farm. Luke's clumsy efforts to befriend Izzy only insult and annoy her. Eager to impress, Luke sets out to prove himself to her by locating her mother. When he does, her identity sends shock waves through Stoney Ridge.

Bestselling and award-winning author Suzanne Woods Fisher returns to her beloved Stoney Ridge for this brand-new series featuring some of her readers' favorite characters.

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Never Let Go by Elizabeth Goddard (Revell)

Description: As a forensic genealogist, Willow Anderson is following in her late grandfather's footsteps in her quest for answers about a baby abducted from the hospital more than twenty years ago. The case may be cold, but things are about to heat up when someone makes an attempt on her life to keep her from discovering the truth.

Ex-FBI agent—and Willow's ex-flame—Austin McKade readily offers his help to protect the woman he never should have let get away. Together they'll follow where the clues lead them, even if it means Austin must face the past he's spent much of his life trying to forget. And even if it puts Willow's tender heart at risk.

In this fast-paced and emotional page-turner, bestselling author Elizabeth Goddard keeps the stakes high, the romantic tension sparking, and the outcome uncertain until the very end.

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The Vegetable Museum by Michelle Mulder (Orca Book Publishers)

Description: Thirteen-year-old Chloë left her whole life back in Montreal, including her mom and her best friend. Now she's stuck in Victoria with her dad and her estranged grandfather, Uli, who recently had a stroke. With nothing else to do, Chloë agrees to help Uli look after his garden—maybe she can find out why he and her dad didn’t speak to each other for years.
While helping, Chloë discovers that for decades Uli has collected seeds from people in the community, distinct varieties that have been handed down through generations. The result is a garden full of unusual and endangered produce, from pink broccoli to blue kale to purple potatoes.
But Chloë learns that the garden will soon be destroyed to make way for a new apartment complex. And the seed collection is missing! Chloë must somehow find a way to save her grandfather's legacy.

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Fat Angie: Rebel Girl Revolution by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo (Candlewick Press)

Description: More trouble at school and at home — and the discovery of a missive from her late soldier sister — send Angie and a long-ago friend on an RV road trip across Ohio.

Sophomore year has just begun, and Angie is miserable. Her girlfriend, KC, has moved away; her good friend, Jake, is keeping his distance; and the resident bully has ramped up an increasingly vicious and targeted campaign to humiliate her. An over-the-top statue dedication planned for her sister, who died in Iraq, is almost too much to bear, and it doesn't help that her mother has placed a symbolic empty urn on their mantel. At the ceremony, a soldier hands Angie a final letter from her sister, including a list of places she wanted the two of them to visit when she got home from the war. With her mother threatening to send Angie to a “treatment center” and the situation at school becoming violent, Angie enlists the help of her estranged childhood friend, Jamboree. Along with a few other outsiders, they pack into an RV and head across the state on the road trip Angie's sister did not live to take. It might be just what Angie needs to find a way to let her sister go, and find herself in the process.

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Isle of You by David LaRochelle (Candlewick Press)

Description: A deep breath and a little imagination are key in this gentle, beautifully illustrated story that will inspire little ones to lift their own spirits — and remember that they are loved.

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Summer of '69 by Todd Strasser (Candlewick Press)

Description: Drawing from his teenage years, Todd Strasser’s novel revisits a tumultuous era and takes readers on a psychedelically tinged trip of a lifetime.

With his girlfriend, Robin, away in Canada, eighteen-year-old Lucas Baker’s only plans for the summer are to mellow out with his friends, smoke weed, drop a tab or two, and head out in his microbus for a three-day happening called the Woodstock Music and Art Fair. But life veers dramatically off track when he suddenly finds himself in danger of being drafted and sent to fight in Vietnam. If that isn’t heavy enough, there’s also the free-loving (and undeniably alluring) Tinsley, who seems determined to test Lucas’s resolve to stay faithful to Robin; a frighteningly bad trip at a Led Zeppelin concert; a run-in with an angry motorcycle gang; parents who appear headed for a divorce; and a friend on the front lines in ’Nam who’s in mortal danger of not making it back. As the pressures grow, it’s not long before Lucas finds himself knocked so far down, it’s starting to look like up to him. When tuning in, turning on, and dropping out is no longer enough, what else is there?

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The Iliad by Gareth Hinds (Candlewick Press)

Description: In a companion volume to his award-winning adaptation of The Odyssey, the incomparable graphic novelist Gareth Hinds masterfully adapts Homer’s classic wartime epic.

More than three thousand years ago, two armies faced each other in an epic battle that rewrote history and came to be known as the Trojan War. The Iliad, Homer's legendary account of this nine-year ordeal, is considered the greatest war story of all time and one of the most important works of Western literature. In this stunning graphic novel adaptation — a thoroughly researched and artfully rendered masterwork — renowned illustrator Gareth Hinds captures all the grim glory of Homer's epic. Dynamic illustrations take readers directly to the plains of Troy, into the battle itself, and lay bare the complex emotions of the men, women, and gods whose struggles fueled the war and determined its outcome. This companion volume to Hinds’s award-winning adaptation of The Odyssey features notes, maps, a cast of characters, and other tools to help readers understand all the action and drama of Homer's epic.

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Where the Heart Is by Jo Knowles (Candlewick Press)

Description: If home is where the heart is, what would happen if you lost it? Compassion and humor infuse the story of a family caught in financial crisis and a girl struggling to form her own identity.

It’s the first day of summer and Rachel's thirteenth birthday. She can't wait to head to the lake with her best friend, Micah. But as summer unfolds, every day seems to get more complicated. Her “fun” new job taking care of the neighbors’ farm animals quickly becomes a challenge, whether she’s being pecked by chickens or having to dodge a charging pig at feeding time. At home, her parents are more worried about money than usual, and their arguments over bills intensify. Fortunately, Rachel can count on Micah to help her cope with all the stress. But Micah seems to want their relationship to go beyond friendship, and though Rachel almost wishes for that, too, she can’t force herself to feel “that way” about him. In fact, she isn’t sure she can feel that way about any boy — or what that means. With all the heart of her award-winning novel See You At Harry's, Jo Knowles brings us the story of a girl who must discover where her heart is and what that means for her future.

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Dreaming in Code: Ada Byron Lovelace, Computer Pioneer by Emily Arnold McCully (Candlewick Press)

Description: This illuminating biography reveals how the daughter of Lord Byron, Britain’s most infamous Romantic poet, became the world’s first computer programmer.

Even by 1800s standards, Ada Byron Lovelace had an unusual upbringing. Her strict mother worked hard at cultivating her own role as the long-suffering ex-wife of bad-boy poet Lord Byron while raising Ada in isolation. Tutored by the brightest minds, Ada developed a hunger for mental puzzles, mathematical conundrums, and scientific discovery that kept pace with the breathtaking advances of the industrial and social revolutions taking place in Europe. At seventeen, Ada met eccentric inventor Charles Babbage, a kindred spirit. Their ensuing collaborations resulted in ideas and concepts that presaged computer programming by almost two hundred years, and Ada Lovelace is now recognized as a pioneer and prophet of the information age. Award-winning author Emily Arnold McCully opens the window on a peculiar and singular intellect, shaped — and hampered — by history, social norms, and family dysfunction. The result is a portrait that is at once remarkable and fascinating, tragic and triumphant.

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Aliens in My Garden by Jude Gwynaire (Prodigy Gold Books)

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Description: ALIENS IN MY GARDEN takes ALDITHA the witch and HARPER (the talking, though not terribly bright owl) from their usual business serving the residents of the Garden on a path that pits them against SKOROS. The would-be evil wizard is useless at magic, great at engineering, has a brass wand, a smart alec who plans to take over the Garden. When a giant teacup lands in their world, they are introduced to CELESTE, a teenaged alien girl (who's really much older than she looks) and ALPHA, her bio-mechanoid co-pilot, who looks like a typical Grey alien.

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Chips in a Bag by Margaret Kelleher (Prodigy Gold Books)

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Description: In the shadow of heartbreak, new love blooms under the giant Irish sky.

It's been decades since the Brandon Lodge was at its peak: the idyllic background for many Irish summers and the romantic seeds its planted. Thirty years ago, this iconic landscape was the backdrop for a chance meeting between Clodagh Kenny and James Murray. It was there that they fell in love—and fell prey to heartbreak.

Years later, the site of the lodge has fallen under new management and those who once loved it have returned in order to restore it. Now a successful knitwear designer, Clodagh has found herself a solid businesswoman with a lovely daughter whom she has raised as her own. Looking to create a fresh start in the newly developed Brandon Lodge Enterprise Park, Clodagh seeks to plant the seeds of new birth in the land of her past mistakes. Elsewhere, James is busy ascending the corporate ladder, only to find that no matter how far he climbs—he cannot escape the past.

When their new lives become entangled once again—Clodagh and James must reconcile the past if they ever hope to become lucky in love once more.

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Dark Touch by Elle Lewis (Black Rose Writing)

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Description: Sloan left home a year ago. She is living in Seattle, alone. One night, a gesture of kindness turns sinister. She offers a homeless man money. He grabs her, and she feels an electric current race into her hand. The man's eyes turn pitch black. A painful burning sensation begins to spread beneath her skin. The man with the black eyes begins stalking her and is able to enter her dreams. Sloan is desperate to find out what he is, and what he wants with her. The book features new supernatural creatures as well as original lore.

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Deep Background by Rick Treon (Black Rose Writing)

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Description: Two years after an anonymous tip helps reporter Levi Cole break one of the biggest political scandals in recent history, the same anonymous conspirators expose him for fabricating parts of his stories. Levi resigns and returns to his rural Texas Panhandle hometown to win over Kat Hallaway – the married woman and fellow reporter he left behind – by helping her cover a grisly murder. But, as they get close to unraveling the mystery, Kat is kidnapped by the killer. When Levi finds Kat, he learns the identity of his tormentors and how they connect to the murder. Faced with the truth, Levi must decide how far he will go to rescue Kat and regain control of his life.

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Echoes of Grace by Caragh Bell (Poolbeg Press)

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Description: Even in death, love survives

Grace Molloy was the darling of the theatre scene. Young and dazzling, she gave it all up to marry the playwright Henry Sinclair, thirty years her senior. Then, one stormy night, she died giving birth to her daughter, Aurora.

Left with no memory of her mother, Aurora is raised by Henry and her nanny, Maggie, in a huge old house on the Cornish coastline. All the little girl has of Grace is a portrait – a painting of a woman in a white dress, her beautiful face frozen in time.

Aurora grows up, resembling Grace in looks and talent. She pursues her dream of being on the stage and soon achieves great success in the world of theatre, like her mother before her. Then a secret unfolds – a secret that could threaten all that she holds dear . . .

Echoes of Grace is the story of a young woman who, having overcome a painful past, must now embrace it to find her real self.

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Guilty Crown by Bree Deleon (Prodigy Gold Books)

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Description: To Morena Darkstorm, fighting for the equality of her citizens in her kingdom, Arisite, is a dangerous game in the vampyre court. The high nobles seek to enslave their lower silver counterparts to enhance their rule and to sign an alliance with their enemy kingdom of 100 years Kindred. She finds herself at odds with her family, speaking against the injustice of their lands with only the support of her closest servants, Lucille an ancient silver of great power and Amelia, a silver-haired maid with more power than she knows. When Alexander Lothbrok, a soulkeeper and the ruling King of the people, enters Arisite capital, Casai, he is beguiled by Morenas affection towards her people. Unknowingly, he finds himself at odds with an unlikely threat Amelia. With the girls' powers unlocking, Morena and Amelia become one in the same to protect the realms.

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Home to Cavendish by Antoinette Tyrell (Poolbeg Press)

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Description: 2002- Amidst the excess of the Celtic Tiger, Elenore Stack has inherited her beloved childhood home, Cavendish Hall, from her recently deceased parents. Charming and magical, if in need of much expensive,tender loving care, Cavendish is woven into the tapestry of Elenore’s life.She must somehow find a way to ensure its survival while retaining its dignity.

Enter Donnacha O’Callaghan, Elenore’s property developer boyfriend, who, unbeknownst to Elenore, has plans for Cavendish that will not only change the house beyond recognition but will wipe away Elenore’s precious childhood memories.

1922 – The Irish Civil War is raging across Co. Cork, and 16- year -old Lady Edith Cavendish, bored with the confines of Ascendancy life, embarks on a forbidden love affair with local rebel Tadgh Carey. But Edith is unaware of the dark secrets surrounding her, both outside Cavendish and within its walls, in the very rooms through which she walks.

Over the course of a Summer, as Elenore’s life unravels, a fateful discovery in a forgotten corner of Cavendish, becomes her life-line. As the prospect of losing Cavendish becomes ever more real, and Donnacha’s shady property deals bring the scrutiny of the Irish media to her door, Elenore escapes to East Hampton where a very special part of Cavendish’s history awaits in the form of the elderly Lady Edith.

The strength and endurance of female friendship is at the heart of Home to Cavendish, as Elenore discovers who she can really depend on, and as she and Edith form a bond, both women learn that sometimes you need to look back for a while before you can finally move forward.

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I Cannot Play With You by Dana Biscotti Myskowski (Black Rose Writing)

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Description: Sick with a disease that doesn’t officially exist, a state director for a U.S. Senator struggles to make sense of her boss’ suicide as she investigates the suspicious activities of the state’s other U.S. Senator and his sidekick, a nefarious rheumatologist—all while her best friend helps her manage her new and confusing symptoms of chronic Lyme. When the senator and doctor kidnap her, she escapes, only to have them track her down. But again, she skillfully eludes them and manages to lead help her way in time.

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Internal Lockdown by Ernie Quatrani (Prodigy Gold Books)

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Description: Over a morning, you can tend to your garden, paint a room, watch the morning news repeat its talking points. Over a morning, you can do the laundry or visit the doctor for a check-up; you can run errands. Over a morning, you can stop a school in its track, or lockdown an AP English class. Over a morning, you can get revenge.

Green Hill is a small, ordinary Pennsylvania town where nothing ever happens until the morning a shocking act of violence crushes its normalcy. One morning the school is interrupted by the frantic announcement calling for a lockdown. AP English teacher, Mike Zarlapski, swings into action, following the lockdown procedures. Although his students help pile as many desks in front of the classroom door as possible, their panic is not allayed as they communicate with what is now the outside world first-in responders, police entering the building, and the shooters who remain at large via cellphone.

Internal Lockdown, Ernie Quatrani's, first novel is raw, honest, and his most important story. Although it's his first, the book is told in a straightforward style from different viewpoints, but mostly through the lens of the kids locked in the classroom. Before there was Columbine, a student Mr. Quatrani taught murdered a classmate in a biology lab. The student walked out of the high school after deciding against shooting up the cafeteria. Mr. Quatrani was in the cafeteria proctoring a study hall. As a high school teacher, he functioned in a world where lockdown drills became routine, but there was much more to a lockdown than can be imagined, as Internal Lockdown reveals. The novel is based on his unfortunate experience and years of research.

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Introspection: Transformation by Steven Hamburg (Prodigy Gold Books)

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Description: After investigating the scene of a seemingly routine crash of a commercial airliner, United States authorities discover a substance later determined to be of extraterrestrial origin. Authorities subsequently confirm that there are aliens on Earth, and their response to this intelligence ensues.

Jake, a gifted sixteen-year-old high school student defined in his community by a tragic event, inherits superhuman cognitive abilities due to an alien encounter. Jake embarks on a journey to use his new abilities to help mankind prepare for an imminent alien invasion.

The seemingly invincible and impenetrable aliens, who roam undetected among earthlings, are methodically plotting their invasion since their home planet is dying and has nearly been depleted of all resources required to sustain life.

It becomes a race against time as Jake tries to save the world.

Introspection: Transformation is the first installment of a trilogy.

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Kingdom of Ash and Soot by C. S. Johnson (Prodigy Gold Books)

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Description: In an age of political unrest and racial divide, one girl's search for truth will determine the future of her kingdom.

Prague, 1870

For the last ten years, nineteen-year-old Eleanora Svobodová has worked as a servant in her stepmother's household, dreaming of the day she will be free to live life on her own terms.

But when her estranged grandmother, Lady Penelope, comes to Prague on behalf of Queen Victoria, everything changes. Throughout Bohemia, a string of murders and secret whispers hint at a larger coup, and Lady Penelope, as the leader of the Order of the Crystal Daggers, an ancient order of spies and soldiers that protect kingdoms and their rulers, is determined to discover the perpetrators. When she offers Eleanora the chance to help her prevent the kingdom from falling apart, she is hesitant to trust her. And while joining means freedom from her stepmother and protecting the people of Prague, Eleanora knows her life will never be the same—or her own.

Can she find a way to be free and still do the right thing? Or will joining the Order only lead to disaster?

With castle intrigue, true love, and family dysfunction, Cinderella meets Mission Impossible in this historical fiction spy adventure series from C. S. Johnson.

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Life After Death by TJ Graham (Prodigy Gold Books)

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Description: Devastated by the death of her husband of fifteen years, Mackenzie Hill manages to pull herself up from the depths of despair, dust off her journalism degree, and soldier ahead to raise their three children alone. Three years later, with the achievement of a major journalism award, her well-adjusted children happy, Mackenzie seems to have gotten her life back on track. Inside, she represses the pangs of loneliness and longing for her husband that gnaw at her heart. At the urging of her best friend, Joel Sanders, Mackenzie makes a failed attempt to explore dating. She gives in to the flirting of Keith Wilson, an Atlanta sex crimes detective, whom himself seeks relief from the cruel reality of life and death, intersections that he must battle daily.Enter Doctor Andre Quinton Lang. Following the brutal unsolved murder of his wife and daughter, he moves to Atlanta hoping to lose himself in a new city and his work, while still struggling to conquer the memories that continue to haunt him.Through chance events, Andre and Mackenzie meet, falling head-over-heels for one another. The two of them embark on what has the potential to be the loving, fulfilling relationship that they both need, unaware that in the shadows of their bliss lurks a killer who has followed Andre to Atlanta. A killer intent on rekindling the bloody act of vengeance that had shattered Andre's world three years earlier.

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Marty the Magnificent by Addie Broussard & Anthony Puttee (Two Umbrellas)

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Description: “A classic-style picture book that every parent with bedtime challenges can relate to.”

Marty is a playful koala who lives high up in the gum trees. He should be happily resting most of the day after eating his eucalyptus leaves. But Marty is full of energy and cannot sleep. He visits his friends Perry the Platypus, Hopper the Kangaroo, and Willy the Wombat to see if they can play. But they’re all sound asleep. With the advice from a wise owl, Marty decides to use his time to plan a magnificent show for his friends.

Become immersed in the Australian outback with this charming bedtime story that’s brought to life with vibrant watercolor illustrations.

Request Marty the Magnificent before it's available in stores.

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Mirador de la Memoria by Ewa Miendlarzewska (Prodigy Gold Books)

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Description: Mirador de la Memoria A Neuroscience-fiction Suspense Happiness is, after all, just a brain state. This statement takes Emma Printemps by surprise when she first interviews Dr. Paulina Kochanowska, an aging affective neuroscientist, and victim of her own inventions. Paulina is on house arrest, having been accused of ethical misconduct for experimenting with holographic human memory transfer. To fix the puzzling epidemic of human loneliness, Paulina together with a group of neuroscientists, tried to unite the experiences from several brains in one supercomputer emulation in Ticino in a secret venture Project Unison. But now, imprisoned in her Geneva home and awaiting the verdict, Dr. Paulina decides to confess her lifetime accomplishments to the young biography writer. They race against time to save her autobiographic memory from oblivion and uncover the truth about the algorithms inside her most brilliant neuroinvention the mysterious affective companion robot Salvatore.

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Nobody Knows Nobody by Manny Yunk (Prodigy Gold Books)

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Description: WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO SILENCE YOU?
It's war on The Dubb in North Philadelphia. Lil Money and his crew are winning. They were underdogs, but now there is no limit to what they will do to get money and respect in their territory. Robbery, torture, and murder help smart people comply with their demands. Undoubtedly, they eventually meet their match.

The posse decides to rob and kill Jose, who appears to be an easy target for them to cheat. Jose's wife Marita is the niece of Roberto, a powerful drug lord. Roberto despises Jose, but he loves his niece enough to kill everyone involved in the death of his niece's husband.

Lil Money and his crew cannot match Roberto's power when he comes after them. But after a twist of events, Roberto partners with Lil Money, elevating him and his crew in the drug game. Taking on this roll is no easy feat, and there are opposing forces that keep guns blazing and the death toll rising because the elevation doesn't eliminate the crew's unsettled beef that resurfaces continuously. They've harmed so many people who are gunning for them endlessly.

Will, the crew, stay strong, loyal, and survive the harsh reality that their actions have earned?

Trust is a significant issue in a game where NOBODY KNOWS NOBODY!

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One Week of You by Lisa Kline (Goldenjay Books)

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Description: For Lizzy Winston, one week will change everything.

Fifteen-year-old Lizzy Winston has always been a good kid—and she sees the good in most everyone else, too. When she meets the charismatic Andy Masters, she starts crushing hard. He distracts her from other parts of her life that she’s trying to hold together. Her grades are slipping, she causes her mom to miss a new job opportunity, and her friends’ actions are making her question what’s right.

Andy seems like a great guy. He’s funny and charming, the Clown Prince of Lakeside High. He loves digging up news stories for the high school TV station, but he’s got some secrets of his own. As he and Lizzy get closer, she grows skeptical of his motives. When she does her own digging on Andy, she learns that everyone has secrets—no matter how good they seem.

Someone’s pulling pranks at Lakeside, and Lizzy thinks she knows who it is. When the pranks escalate and put students in danger, she must decide where her loyalty lies. She doesn’t want to get a friend in trouble, but if she keeps quiet, someone will get hurt. In one week, she learns that adulthood brings new, complicated responsibilities. Is she ready to do the right thing if it means losing her friends?

“Kline has a gift for writing complex characters and creating stories with a beating heart.“ -Emily Smith Pearce, author of Isabel and the Miracle Baby and Slowpoke

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Phoenix: Field of Mars by Jackie Anders (Black Rose Writing)

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Description: When Kyla stumbles in on a special ops mission in her client’s lab that takes her from 2017 to 8 A.D., she finds herself involved in a hunt to stop a biochemical scientist who wants to unleash a deadly virus on the unsuspecting 1st Century people to change the present. To her disdain, she has no choice but to follow these soldiers in order to survive in Ancient Rome. However, a beautiful distraction like Kyla, is not a good thing for their squad leader, Capt. Ericksen. Duty, fear, love, and beliefs collide in this story that transcends time and empires of both past and present.

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Phonics by Corey Bryan (Black Rose Writing)

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Description: We got words spelled like they sound, misspellings “On Purpose,” and the right way to solve some major reading and writing issues for early readers. See, Rudy makes a lot of mistakes learning to write, spell, and read. With every letter he gets wrong, with every word he crosses out, and every time he gets sad, he grows. Rudy never gives up, and he knows with a lot of practice, help, and tons of questions, he will know All The Words Ever!

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Prince of Secrets and Shadows: The Order of the Crystal Daggers #2 by C. S. Johnson (Prodigy Gold Books)

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Description: PRAGUE, 1870

After joining the Order of the Crystal Daggers, led by her dauntless grandmother, Lady Penelope, Eleanora Svobodová set out to save her kingdom from oncoming devastation.

And she failed. 

Following the attack on Prague Castle, Eleanora is determined to redeem herself. She sets out to win Karl’s trust while distancing herself from Ferdy, whose secrets and lies have done nothing to stop her from falling in love with him. As she struggles to let him go, questions about the mission and her mother’s past cause a rift between Amir and Lady Penelope and add to the growing discord between Eleanora and her brother. 

But when a cunning provocateur arrives in Prague, Eleanora discovers there is an even more deadly game afoot, one that reaches into Amir's past and threatens Lady Penelope's future. Now, the members of the Order must work together if they are to uncover the true enemy hiding in Bohemia. 

Can they work together despite their divisions? Or will their division lead to even more destruction? 

Full of spies, secrets, and plenty of suspense, Prince of Secrets and Shadows is the second book in The Order of the Crystal Daggers, a spy adventure series from C. S. Johnson.

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Revlenion and the Guardian Manifesto by Kalvin Klaus (Prodigy Gold Books)

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Description: This is the most authentic, terrifyingly adventurous, YA novel to come along in many years.
The kids are the best-kept secret...

In 1975 members of the Divine Seraphion Society were exterminated by an evil force. The surviving members have one hope: the birth of the cherished guardian predetermined to bring a new manifesto to protect beauty and freedom throughout sacred, Revlenion. Thirteen years later, a curious phenomenon aligns the stars, setting tragic events into motion.

On the night of Landon Tuolumne's twelfth birthday, he and his sister, Makari, are left feeling forgotten and lost. Rescued by a distant relative, the siblings are brought to a quiet, seaside town. Soon after they're led onto fortuitous paths between two mysterious creatures. One, a tinker man intent on freeing himself from a trinket that could bring fame, fortune, and fantasy to its possessor. Two, a young detective with an invitation to a marvelous place where he hopes to guide the siblings carefully, but they must believe in the magic that awaits them.

In this tale of charm and malice, two siblings embark on a spellbinding adventure into a sacred land where they must endure whimsical horrors before returning home to enjoy the happiness and acceptance they've always fancied.

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Ruby Hope Valley by Diane Williams Gordon (Black Rose Writing)

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Description: Betty Anne, a lonely Christian woman in her fifties, who lives in the town of Ruby Hope Valley, carries a hidden secret in her heart, until she meets a young Amish girl whom she befriends after joining an Amish quilting group. They become lifelong friends and share many experiences of happiness and sorrow. Betty Anne becomes a true friend of Sara Jane and her Amish family as they struggle with Kidney disease, adoption, death and an emotional homecoming.

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Secret Seekers Society and Solomon's Seal by J. L. Hickey (Black Rose Writing)

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Description: Get ready for another epic adventure as we follow Hunter, Elly and all of their friends as their journey continues into the world of the supernatural and unknown. Following directly after the events of the first book, the children start their new lives as future members of the Secret Seekers Society! But first, the children have to go through six years of training, known only as the 'Enlightenment'. What will the children learn about in their first year? What new friends will they meet? The story delves deeper into the spiritual realm of the paranormal. Learning about a magical and ancient ring known as Solomon's Seal, (known to grant its wearer the ability to speak to animals and spirits) the children must decide if playing with the spiritual realm, and potentially speaking to their parents one last time is worth the risk of putting their souls in danger. With rumor's spreading that their parents were "double agents" and working with the evil Aten Corp. the children are desperate for answers. Is the ring real? Does it truly grant its wearer such powers, or does Solomon's seal hide a deeper evil? Get ready for the ride of your life, as nothing is ever as it seems inside of the Belmonte Estate...

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Secrets by the Knoll by Julie Metros (Prodigy Gold Books)

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Description: Inspired by a true story, Secrets By The Knoll transforms you back to the early 1900's to a farm in Des Moines, Iowa.

The brutal murders of two children upheave the Johansson family and their community. The typical farm family forced into the spotlight as the entire city and surrounding towns react with immense curiosity. Crowds gather at the murder scene and funeral home. They parade by the Johansson farm and picket outside the police station.

As the family grieve and move on with their lives, Detectives Harding and Maloney diligently work to solve the murders piecing together the evidence they have. But they are missing essential items - the murder weapon and motive!

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Still Not Satisfied by S. A. Brown (Prodigy Gold Books)

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Description: Christian Goodman loves the ladies. When an old girlfriend calls, it's game on until her game plan forces him to the sidelines. While there, his grandmother and best friend lose faith in him. With no one left, he finds Dr. Devin Rainey in her own struggle. Christian enters her life only to serve as a reminder of what she is missing, thus, creating tension between the two. She fights to remain professional, but personal needs force her to leave Christian, too. Completely alone, he turns to an unlikely ally to assist him in his quest for satisfaction.

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The Changeling's Daughter by R. Chris Reeder (Black Rose Writing)

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Description: Unusual things have been happening to Brynn McAwber. A strange little man keeps showing up at her door. She's being watched by a mysterious woman with a sword strapped to her back. And her body keeps…disappearing.
When Brynn discovers the terrible truth about herself and her family, she embarks on a perilous quest, which takes her far from Indiana, far from the world she knows, into the Land of Annwfyn, home of brownies and bwbachods, xanas and zephyrs, goblins and gods.
This is the story of a girl who finds out she's supposed to be the villain but decides to be the hero anyway.

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The Drunk Detective by Mary Jean Curry (Prodigy Gold Books)

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Description: Dotty Davis belongs to that sub-genre of hard-boiled, sleazy, overweight, boozing, and otherwise disgusting private detectives increasingly offered as protagonists working for the "betterment" of humankind. Nonetheless exhibiting a modicum of charm through her heavy-handed humor, Dotty proceeds to wiggle her way out of several murder charges after answering a middle-of-the-night call from the male prostitute living downstairs from her. Soon after, Dotty, removed a dead, Catholic nun from his bed, someone rigs an explosion, sending the gigolo to the hospital. And then there's more dead bodies for Dotty to contend with, and both the police and a killer are looking for her.

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The Rigel Affair by L M Hedrick (Black Rose Writing)

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Description: Abandoned by his part-Cherokee Ma, Charlie Kincaid escapes servitude with his uncle. He jumps a boxcar, accompanied by his schoolmate Roxy, who is escaping troubles of her own. Charlie becomes a US Navy Diver.
Mattie Blanc is from a genteel New Zealand family. But when her brother’s friend persuades her to take a ride, it all goes horribly wrong. Desperate, she flees her family’s stifling expectations for a new life in Auckland.
After the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack, Charlie sets sail for Auckland aboard the USS Rigel. And there she is, the girl of his dreams. Mattie is everything that Roxy isn’t—sophisticated, tender, and patient. But the war intervenes… Rigel embarks for the Pacific war zones.
Charlie’s letters are sporadic. Mattie is tormented by doubts; did he truly love her, or was it only a dream?
The Rigel Affair produces a rip-roaring wartime romance and chilling danger unknown to most.

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The Venn Effect by W.K. Rader (Prodigy Gold Books)

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Description: Entrepreneurs can be made, but this one was born.

Bill Rader started his journey at a very young age, building his first standard right of passage business - a yard care service while only ten years old - and grew it to the largest ten-year-old owned and operated business in the community while obtaining his first education in business. These early trials propelled him to his first licensed business at age 16.

Refereed to as his first real business, as it had paid employees, licenses, insurance, and government run-ins - Bill grew this company and sold it while in his senior year of high school. He also learned his first and most valuable lesson in business:

Do what you love!

The Venn Effect holds the promise to be a game changer in entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs can be born or made, as long as they learn, understand and employ the lessons learned from a life-long entrepreneur.

The Venn Effect premise is simple: first do what you love then do what you know lacking either, failure is guaranteed. These are just two of the business lessons that Bill discusses in his popular keynote entitled the Venn Effect and now he is taking the keynote to book form, diving deeper into his world as an entrepreneur with not only lessons but tips on how to get ahead, be noticed and succeed - even if faced with a life-changing disease.

Bill is not the kind of speaker or writer that is typical. He has never been a me too person, has always strived for separation by difference through originality. This is displayed through his experiences and success.

The Venn Effect is a fast-paced, easy read, providing the reader a desire to turn the page to see whats next. Just like with his speeches, Bill grabs his audience and in a non-threatening way is able to move them along through real-life experiences that can be both funny and thought-provoking.

Entrepreneurs will ask - why can t I do this? - and they will employ at least one tip to further their enterprise.

Business Students will learn the right and wrong way to create and move a company forward.

The general public will say - I can do this even with a disability or challenge

The Venn Effect can be experienced by anyone who has a desire to succeed.

Let the Venn be part of your life!

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The War Blog by Glen Sobey (Black Rose Writing)

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Description: Ridiculed by boys as “Twig,” Crystal Rose declares war against the objectification of girls as she tries to cope with her mother’s abandonment and addictions. The War Blog’s Crystal Rose Rises from Nothing in Rural Alaska to Fight Sexism.

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Addictarium by Nicole D'Settemi (Prodigy Gold Books)

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Description: Drugs. Sex. Detox. Art. Recovery. Prostitution. Music. Street life. Poetry. Toxic love. And, those are just on the surface. The layers and complexities of Addictarium will shock and enthrall you...
When wild-child, and south Florida escapee, Danielle Martino finds herself curled in a ball on the cold tile floors of her filthy rank bathroom in the tiny studio she rents with her fiancé and partner-in-crime, she knows it's time to quit abusing heroin. Severely impaired from shooting a bad batch of black tar heroin, and already partially blind from the infection that the muddy poison has caused, she is forced to hitch a Greyhound bus to New York City, and to abandon her care-free, American-bohemian, drug infested lifestyle.
Hailed everywhere as a beautiful, unique, honest, raw and poetic account of recovery, Addictarium takes readers on a compelling journey through the life and eyes of the narrator; a creative, nomadic, deep but, incidentally broken young woman, and underlines the contributing factors to what it's really like to suffer from addiction. With magnificent candor and sometimes emotionally crippling descriptions we witness Danielle's fight towards recovery from more than just heroin, as Addictarium brings the readers on a fascinating and harrowing, brutal tale of a young women's recovery from total and mass self-destruction.
—Addictarium highlights in the starkest of lights, why it is so difficult for addicts to receive the recovery they seek when they finally do decide to put the drug down.

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How to Wine With Your Boss by Tiffany Yarde (Prodigy Gold Books)

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Description: Fourteen years of working in highly competitive international corporations will teach a person a lot about relationships, politics, and the "natural order" of things. There's no one way to the top of a respective field but there are tactics that many people employ to build trust and to make sure their hard work doesn't go unnoticed. How to Wine With Your Boss teaches you about positioning, tact, and how to tool your passions. Wine is Tiffany Yarde's story. For much of her career in accounting, marketing, and human resources, she has used her wine knowledge to connect with people. In How to Wine With Your Boss, readers are taking through her journey of how she built relationships with colleagues who didn't come from where she came from or necessarily saw the world through her lens. She gives readers an opportunity to build professional development skills while demystifying wine enthusiasm and potentially helping readers gain a new curiosity on the subject. People don't grow in isolation; they grow in community, so join Tiffany on this wine trip through grape regions, styles, and wine parties. While on the road, she'll share the bumps hit, and the resilience she fostered along the way.

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It Happened in San Antonio by Gil Dominguez (Black Rose Writing)

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Description: Most Texans and many Americans have heard of the Alamo and the main figures associated with the heroic battle that took place there. But how many Americans and even Texans know that it was in San Antonio that Robert E. Lee made the fateful decision that would change his life and the course of American history? Or that John F. Kennedy’s last official act as president was made at Brooks Air Force Base? And how about the fact that the majestic figures of four of our greatest presidents carved on Mount Rushmore first were models created in a little studio near Brackenridge Park? These and other fascinating but relatively unknown facets of local history are explored in It Happened in San Antonio: Lesser-Known Events in the History of the Alamo City.

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Beyond Farwin Wood by Drea Damara (BHC Press)

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Description: Anything can happen on Blinney Lane...

Agatha Blinney’s curse is unleashed when Franci Doltman dresses up as her favorite movie star. Now the storeowners on Blinney Lane must rally together to save Franci before the possession claims her forever.

Valerie Millville is tired of her controlling mother, disappointing men, and being misunderstood. Determined to escape her life on Blinney Lane, she and troublemaker Ricky Allister volunteer to find a cure by venturing inside one of the cursed weeping books.

From mythical lands to peculiar allies to other worldly creatures, Valerie learns not all stories are written in stone—or even in one dimension. Can she and Ricky save Franci in time or will their friend become another casualty of the curse that binds Blinney Lane? Will Farwin Wood show them secrets undiscovered or are mysteries merely in the eye of the beholder? Get ready for an adventure that will transport you into the pages of a fantasy world beyond reality.

Perfect for fans of THE PRINCESS BRIDE and STARDUST.

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Collision: Stories by J.S. Breukelaar (Meerkat Press)

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Description: A collection of six of J.S. Breukelaar's darkest, finest stories plus six new works, including the uncanny new novella, "Ripples on a Blank Shore." Relish the gothic strangeness of “Union Falls,” the alien horror of “Rogues Bay 3013,” the heartbreaking dystopia of “Glow,” the weird mythos of “Ava Rune.” Plus an introduction by award-winning author, Angela Slatter. It's clear that this collection from the author of American Monster and the internationally acclaimed and Aurealis Award finalist, Aletheia, announces a new and powerful voice in fantastical fiction.

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Madame Koska and Le Spectre de la Rose by Ilil Arbel (BHC Press)

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Description: Meet the elusive, enigmatic and undefeatable Madame Koska, the fabulous haute couture designer and owner of a new atelier in 1920’s London who has a knack at solving crimes that simply confound the police.

In Madame Koska and Le Spectre de la Rose, Madame Koska encounters a baffling murder mystery while designing costumes for London’s most famous ballet company. Who has killed the lead dancer and why? It’s up to Madame Koska to solve what the police cannot!

Perfect for readers who enjoy fun mysteries and Agatha Christie!

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Nevertheless by Greg Bechtel and Rhonda Parrish (EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing)

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Description: Nevertheless (Tesseracts Twenty-One)

A Collection of Optimistic Speculative Fiction

Nevertheless (Tesseracts Twenty-one) is a collection of optimistic speculative fiction stories, each optimistic in a slightly different way. These stories explore the optimism that drives us to seek out new worlds, that inspires us to sacrifice for others or fuels us to just keep going when everything seems lost and in so doing turn the idea upside down and inside out.

One of the reasons best reasons doing an anthology of optimistic future this year was because no matter which side of the political or social spectrum you land on, it's been a tough year. Nevertheless we try to remain optimistic. Nevertheless, we don't give up. Nevertheless, yes, we persist. The stories in this anthology of optimistic SF are some of the darkest optimistic stories you'll ever read but, nevertheless, they are optimistic. And powerful.

Featuring works by these Canadian visionaries:

James Bambury, Meghan Bell, Gavin Bradley, Ryan Henson Creighton, Darrel Duckworth, Dorianne Emmerton, Pat Flewwelling, Stephen Geigen-Miller, Jason M. Harley, Kate Heartfield, R. W. Hodgson, Jerri Jerreat, Jason Lane, Buzz Lanthier-Rogers, Alison McBain, Michael Milne, Fiona Moore, Ursula Pflug, Michael Reid, S. L. Saboviec, Lisa Timpf, Leslie Van Zwol, Natalia Yanchak

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Pretense by John Di Frances (RELIANCE BOOKS)

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Description: PDF / ePub

PRETENSE, the first book of tHE IMBROGLIO TRILOGY, opens in the Slovak Republic and Poland, capturing the rising wave of sentiment currently surging across Europe against increasing EU dominance and control.

Europe is plunged into a spiral of events threatening the future of the free world. A political thriller, PRETENSE weaves a compelling tale of conspiracy and suspense, personality and wit, which will keep you coming back for the Imbroglio Trilogy books THE BAIT! and REVELATIONS.

A dark cloud hangs over Europe after the brutal murders of two heads of state, just days apart. Growing civil unrest erupts across Europe threatening the stability of national governments.

Tasked with finding the criminals, Interpol’s Marek Frakas, also known as “The Wolf,” joins forces with top police investigators of several nations. This cadre includes the lovely Adrianna Bartoszek, a young forensic weapons expert who has no problem holding her own on the male-dominated team.

A tense game of ‘cat and mouse’ is soon underway as authorities move quickly to apprehend the three suspects. They track them from the Slovak Republic to Poland and on to Germany where another tragic event leads to more deaths. From there the story moves to the beautiful Greek island, Mykonos. Meanwhile, pressure mounts for the investigative team.

When dubious information repeatedly thwarts their efforts, one fact becomes obvious. Behind these assassinations lies a sinister plot which appears to stretch westward to the United States, implicating the CIA. But do the facts reflect reality or is there an unseen mastermind working behind the scenes to destabilize Europe and NATO?

As time begins to run out, Marek decides to trust his instincts and contact an old friend. As a result, help is offered from a most unlikely source. But frustration caused by past mistakes has planted seeds of distrust within the investigative team. They are at an impasse and differences must be resolved before moving forward.

More action follows and as though lost in a maze of mirrors, the investigative team is blindsided once again. Can they uncover the truth before it’s too late? There are still more twists to come and an explosive cliffhanger ending.

Reviewers praise for PRETENSE:

“Exotic locales, posh accommodations, handsome men and gorgeous women engaged in dangerous, often lethal behavior—these are things that often lure readers to international thrillers. Add plots that twist, agendas that may not be what they seem, plus revelations that shock—and voila, the genre’s literary cake is baked! Fortunately, PRETENSE is loaded with all of the above… Authenticity and credibility shine. The author’s technical mastery of weaponry, organizations, and processes has the feel of a Tom Clancy deep dive. His depictions of haute hotels, photogenic scenery, and foreigners and foreign places put one in mind of Robert Ludlum’s world.”

Joe Kilgore, The US Review of Books

“PRETENSE is a riveting … finely written political thriller … crafted with red herrings that enhance the suspense and make for a delightful reading experience. The plot is cunningly done, with twists that no one will see coming and suspense permeating every moment of the story. The crispiness and clarity in prose combine with natural-sounding dialogues to create the drama that makes for a cinematic experience. I felt as though I was riding alongside the characters because they are just so real.”

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Skull and Pestle: New Tales of Baba Yaga by Kate Wolford (World Weaver Press)

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Description: She can be the enemy of your nightmares or the spirit guide to your dreams. Her hair is wild and gray. Her teeth are made of iron, and she travels using a giant mortar and pestle and lives in a shack on chicken feet surrounded by a fence of skulls and bones. She is Baba Yaga, a crone who ruthlessly uses the needy and greedy for her own devices. And in this anthology of new stories starring Baba Yaga, she lands in some spectacular scenarios.

A Jewish resistance fighter in World War II Poland must gain the help of Baba Yaga to vanquish three supernatural men and avenge the loss of her comrades. A young mother leaves her family to serve the witch in penance for committing a terrible wrong. One story delves into Baba Yaga’s tragic origins, while another re-examines the classic tale of Vasilisa, following the young girl who comes to Baba Yaga for fire on her own journey from maiden to mother to crone. One tale transports the witch from the forests of Russia to the swamplands of the American South, expertly weaving together Slavic and African-American folklore, and another brings her right into the modern day, as a young boy goes looking for a witch to put a spell on a school bully and gets more than he bargained for.

Introduction by Amanda Bergloff
“Vasilisa the Wise” by Kate Forsyth
“A Tale Soon Told” by Lissa Sloan
“Baba Yaga: Her Story” by Jill Marie Ross
“The Partisan and the Witch” by Charlotte Honigman
“The Swamp Hag’s Apprentice” by Szmeralda Shanel
“Boy Meets Witch” by Rebecca A. Coates
“Teeth” by Jessamy Corob Cook

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The Butterfly by Paul M. Hedeen (BHC Press)

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Description: In The Butterfly, Paul M. Hedeen takes us back to the fall of 1963, a few weeks before President Kennedy’s assassination. An obscure émigré Russian professor dies of a stroke—or so it is believed. The professor’s eccentricities and complicity create both mystery and jeopardy as his documents lead his student backward into a century of famine, political terror, and war and forward into a bewildering underworld of malevolent opportunists, unstable identities, and improvised histories.

When the student falls in with the troubled daughter of the Nazi elite, she becomes his lover, guide, and tormentor as both are irresistibly drawn into the dark aftermath of World War II. Memoirs, fairy tales, fiction, and scenarios interweave and reveal the postwar fate of Eva Braun and secrets concerning the famous Holocaust photo, “The Last Jew in Vinnitsa.”

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The Genome Rally by Arlene F. Marks (EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing)

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Description: The most dangerous race in the galaxy is the race against time.

And the second most dangerous race? The Galactic Great Council believes it’s the Humans. However, as the captain and officers of the Earth ship Marco Polo are about to find out, Humanity has plenty of competition for that title.

While visiting Kula’as, Captain Takamura and his crew are recruited by aliens for a covert mission. The Thryggians may be close to breaking out of their pocket universe using a psi-powered heavy ship left over from an ancient war. If they succeed in activating the ship, they’ll be unstoppable. Can a bickering bunch of Humans and aliens work together to find and steal the vessel before it is too late?

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Tomorrow by Merilyn Ruth Liddell (EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing)

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Description: Tomorrow

A misguided experiment. A devastated world.
A chance for rebirth.

In a world decimated by a killer virus, an isolated mountain community is left more dysfunctional than dystopian.

Small town. Big secrets.

It's a place where...

...neighbors still look out for neighbors,

...a feisty senior sasses the man who controls the town,

...a doctor finds a unique use for local bullies,

and the lives of three strangers unexpectedly intertwine...

...Martha, a reclusive doctor seeking a solution to the mystery of the pandemic,

...Jake, a cab driver seeking his birth mother,

...Sophie, a young, desperate pregnant woman seeking safe haven from abuse.

Brought together by violence, these unlikely friends forge an alliance that may help reshape the world.

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Adventures in Black and White by Philippa Duke Schuyler & Tara Betts (2Leaf Press)

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Description: ADVENTURES IN BLACK AND WHITE, a memoir-travelogue, was first published by world-renowned child prodigy Philippa Duke Schuyler in 1960. In this first revised edition of ADVENTURES IN BLACK AND WHITE since its initial publication, scholar Tara Betts provides a critical introduction to this updated volume, including minor edits and annotations of the original text. Recognized as a prodigy at an early age, Schuyler was heralded as America’s first internationally-acclaimed mixed-race celebrity. Her father, a conservative African American journalist, and her mother, a white Texan heiress, dedicated Schuyler’s development to the cause of integration with the claim that racial mixing could produce a superior hybrid human, a claim that Schuyler resisted, but would nonetheless hurl her into a destructive identity crisis that consumed her throughout her life. When the transition from child prodigy to concert pianist proved challenging in America, Schuyler, like many black performers before her, went abroad during the 1950s for larger audiences. Schuyler’s witnessing first-hand the dissemblage of European colonies in Africa and the Middle East is the focus of ADVENTURES IN BLACK AND WHITE. This narrative connects the Harlem Renaissance to the prelude of the Civil Rights Movement at a time when the public conversation on interracial identity in America was just beginning. As Schuyler begins to write about Africa—“the homeland of her ancestors”—readers can begin to understand how the young musician would eventually find her way as an author and a journalist, and the books that followed.

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How I Motivated Myself to Succeed by Shelley Wilson (BHC Press)

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Description: Turn Over All Fears, Leave That Self-doubt Suitcase at the Door, and Get Ready for a Motivational Marathon

After writing her self-help memoir How I Changed My Life in a Year, award-winning blogger and
motivational author Shelley Wilson received so many letters asking how she managed to stay motivated
and elicit much-needed change in her life, she knew it was time to share everything she’d learned on her
journey so far.

How I Motivated Myself to Succeed incorporates fifteen years of research, inspirational tools, techniques,
and alternative therapies. Turning to holistic health in a bid to begin the healing process—physically,
emotionally, and spiritually—proved to be a lifesaver for the author: “I’m not a floaty kaftan and bells-on-my-fingers kind of girl. I love pizza, duvet days, and reading young adult fiction! So, for me, it wasn’t
about discovering an entirely new way of life but integrating the personal development techniques I
learned into my usual daily routines.”

Key topics include setting resolutions and goals, list writing, celebrating achievements, life planning and
organization, self-care for the body, mind and spirit, freeing yourself from fear, motivational tips, and a
twelve-month productivity plan to use those fifty-weeks wisely. Also included are affirmations, uplifting
quotes, power words, and happy weeks challenges.
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No Vacancy: Homeless Women in Paradise by Michael Reid (2Leaf Press)

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Description: NO VACANCY, HOMELESS WOMEN IN PARADISE describes an incredible journey of Michael E. Reid’s discovery of 500 women living without shelter in one of the most affluent sea-side communities in California, to uncovering the complicated reasons for its existence — even in the place so many call “paradise.” One by one, bodies were being found dead in plain sight, high above the glittering cities of Monterey, Pebble Beach and Carmel. When Reid, an Episcopalian priest, found out he took action and co-founded the Fund for Homeless Women, which he now manages full time. NO VACANCY captures Reid’s journey into this landscape with a personal story that delves into the complex realities of homelessness, and how existing well-intentioned policies and programs often widen the gap between the indigent and mainstream societies. By sharing these women’s stories, Reid has provided an unvarnished look at the culture of long-term homelessness with a fresh approach. He also explores issues related to marginalization, belonging, and the effects of long-term gender-based bias in sociocultural practices as it particularly relates to women and people of color. Th is is especially relevant today when communities face weakened political and financial support from the government and their communities. In the United States, we all live with the growing reality of homelessness, even in the places where one least expects it. NO VACANCY will inspire and encourage readers to take the next step to help make a difference for the greater good, and onto the circuitous road of grassroots social change.

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Condor: The Short Takes by James Grady (MysteriousPress.com/Open Road)

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Description: The legendary CIA spy is back—in a gripping collection featuring an all-new novella, by the New York Times–bestselling author of Six Days of the Condor.
 
James Grady, the “king of the modern espionage thriller” (George Pelecanos, award-winning writer/producer of The Wire), first introduced his clandestine CIA operative—codename: Condor—in a debut novel that became Three Days of the Condor, one of the key films of the paranoid era of the 1970s, and is now the basis for the hit AT&T original series, Condor, starring Max Irons and William Hurt.
 
In this explosive collection featuring a new introduction on the writing and publication history of Condor, a never-before-published original novella, and short fiction collected for the first time, Grady brings his covert agent into the twenty-first century. From the chaos of 9/11 to the unprecedented Russian cyber threats, Condor is back.
 
Egalleys are available in epub and mobi formats.

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Through Mountains and Valleys: Reflections From the Sunroom by Sherolyn Porter (BHC Press)

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Description: In her new devotional THROUGH MOUNTAINS AND VALLEYS, Sherolyn Porter shares her personal stories and experiences with God as he makes Himself known in the midst of “life as usual,” revealing the tenderness of His loving grace, His encouragement to persist when we don’t feel like we can, and the absolute truth that we all matter in His “grand scheme of things.”

When we open our eyes to see Him, the ordinary will become most extraordinary.

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God's Will and Other Lies by Penny Mickelbury (BLF Press)

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Description: In this stunning departure from her mystery writing, Penny Mickelbury’s collection of stories God’s Will and Other Lies, attends to the lives of Black women, mostly aging and elderly, all determined to face life with strength and grace.

A nearly blind woman is determined to venture out into the world alone, and must face the consequences of her travels. A woman estranged from her community ponders the meaning of hearsay and its devastating consequences. A middle-aged woman leaves the danger of the city only to find it lurking in her own backyard. And in the novella, “Into the Fire,” Mickelbury follows the life of a southern family as they strive for success amidst the violence and uncertainty of 1960s Detroit.

In beautiful and exacting prose, Mickelbury gives voice to an often-overlooked coterie of women in this superb collection of fiction.

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Black Dove by Robin Wyatt Dunn (John Ott)

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Description: "A terse , taut read sometimes miserably bleak splintered with moments of dark humour and heightened poetics."

— Saira Viola, author of Jukebox

Love and war in the Middle East:

Robert is a disillusioned reporter; Rachel an agent for Mossad. Modeled on the Song of Solomon, Black Dove explores the intricate interconnectedness between love and war, violence and friendship, and the complicated relationship between the United States and Israel.

When Robert moves to Jerusalem to chase his beloved, he finds that changing addressees changes something within him, and he abandons the role of disinterested observer to aid in the transformation of the Middle East, and the United States. But what he discovers is that Mossad is actually working against a Jewish-only state, and that to aid the Palestinian people they must subvert parts of their own government.

Black Dove reveals how the Middle East is a crucible for change around the world, and in the human heart.

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