Today's Featured Books

Thrill-Bent by Jan Richman

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Journalist and armchair thrill-seeker Jan Richman gets a freelance assignment to write about the nation’s old-fashioned wooden roller coasters. Jan takes off across the U.S. to report on a fanatical sub-culture. This picaresque research junket dovetails with the wedding of her Tourette’s-riddled father, whom she hasn’t seen in years. Brazen and stingingly funny, Thrill-Bent zooms from Coney Island to New Orleans to the San Fernando Valley as our heroine learns how to be truly impulsive in a buttoned-down world. Starting at $7.26 on Amazon / Kobo / Barnes & Noble


Savvy: Navigating Fake Companies, Fake Leaders, and Fake News in the Post-Trust Era by Shiv B. Singh and Rohini Luthra, Ph.D.

General Nonfiction

We face a crisis of trust because people feel there is no longer any truth. Misrepresentation, exaggerated truths, and outright fake news have become a world-wide phenomenon. Finding truth is like searching for a needle in a haystack and it is only getting harder. Savvy makes it easier. A Finalist at the American Bookfest Best Book Awards, Savvy is a highly-readable analysis of how it happened and how we might return truth to it's necessary prominence. $9.99 at Amazon


The Lesson by Cadwell Turnbull

Science Fiction and Fantasy

An alien ship rests over Water Island. For five years the people of the US Virgin Islands have lived with the Ynaa, a race of super-advanced aliens on a research mission they will not fully disclose. They are benevolent in many ways, but meet any act of aggression with disproportional wrath. After the death of a young boy at the hands of an Ynaa, three families find themselves at the center of the inevitable conflict, witnesses and victims to events that will touch everyone and teach a terrible lesson. Starting at $8.69 from Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo / Google Play


Office Preserves by Galen Surlak-Ramsey

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Without a doubt, Preser Tech is the most bizarre office he’s ever been in. The employees wear tattered clothes. Receptionists answer pretend phones, and the CEO wants everyone working for the rest of their lives. Literally. When Toby tries to leave and security threatens his life, he realizes he’s in trouble. Sadly, only a deranged secretary with a fetish for poisoning coworkers is willing to help. Now Toby must pry her secrets while avoiding being her next victim if he’s going to get home alive. What happens as the day wears on is hilariously disturbing and completely out of this world. Starting at $3.99 from Amazon / Kobo / Google Play / 


The Coronation by Boris Akunin

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

After five years abroad building up a business as something of a private investigator, the handsome, stuttering Fandorin is back in Moscow—and on a case that entangles him with the highest echelons of Romanov royalty. When kidnappers take a Grand Duke's son on the eve of the coronation of Tsar Nicholas II and demand a large diamond from the royal scepter as ransom, it's up to Fandorin to find the boy before the coronation. Starting at $7.38 from Amazon / Google Play / 


The Great American Deception by Scott Stein

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

Private Investigator Frank Harken’s worldwide fame has only made him more cynical. And living in a giant mall covering the entire USA only serves to drive him nuts on a daily basis. So when a femme fatale barges in asking Harken to track down her sister, he knows when he’s heard an offer too good to be true. But as he digs deeper into the missing dame’s disappearance, he uncovers a deadly plot that could take down the best part of a society gone bananas. $6.95 from Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Google Play


Willingly by Marc Frazier

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

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Willingly is an exploration of identity, memory, and alarm and their interactions with the natural world. It is a full-length collection of contemporary poetry. As one critic put it, "Each poem a gem cut and polished to a fierce brightness. It is about that yearning for something more and about the meaning of what we have." $7.99 at Adelaide BooksAmazon / Barnes & Noble / 


The Complete Cardinal Guide to Planning for and Living in Retirement by Hans "John" Scheil

General Nonfiction

The financial complexities we face in retirement can be daunting. The landscape of Social Security, Medicare, insurance, benefits, investments, and planning for long-term care presents many choices, challenges, and opportunities. The Complete Cardinal Guide gives you the tools you need to understand how to make informed decisions that are right for you. $1.99 at Amazon / Barnes & Noble / 


Come Back to Me by Sharon Sala

Romance

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After a devastating fire pitted their families against each other, high school sweethearts Phoebe and Aidan were torn apart. Twenty years later, Aidan is called back to Blessings, Georgia, nervous about confronting his painful past. As Aidan tries to make up for lost time with the family he didn't know he had, Phoebe and Aidan rediscover long-suppressed feelings. But the past won't lie buried, and old enemies threaten to destroy the peace they've fought so hard to find. Starting at $5.98 from Amazon / Barnes & NobleKobo / 


Cady and the Bear Necklace by Ann Dalman

Children and Young Adult

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Cady, a 13-year-old girl of Native American heritage, has experienced big changes in the past year—her father’s marriage to a much younger woman, a new baby brother, and a move from Minnesota to Michigan where she is attending a reservation school for the first time in her life. One day at school Cady finds an eagle feather on the hallway floor and reports it to the principal. He thanks her for this act of honor and tells her that a mystery might soon appear in her life. $5.99 from Amazon / 


The Light From the Darkside of the Moon by Norman G. Gautreau

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

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A remembrance of love in a time of war: 92-year-old Henry Budge defies most of his family by escaping a rehab hospital to make his way to France for the ceremonies of the 70th observance of D-Day. Before he dies, he hopes to at last address a grief he has allowed to simmer for decades and to rekindle memories of Élodie Bedier, the French Resistance fighter with whom he fell in love 70 years earlier. $1.99 from Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo / 


Wireless and More Steam-Powered Adventures by Alex Acks

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Customer uploaded imageCaptain Marta Ramos, the most dangerous pirate in the Duchy of Denver, is back, and she and Simms are up to their goggles in trouble. Has General del Toro found a way to use the Infected as an army, and can Captain Ramos work with her arch enemy, Colonel Geoffrey Douglas, to stop him? And what about the Rail King and his nefarious plans? Check out the next installment of the exciting adventures of Captain Ramos and her valiant crew to find out more! $4.99 from AmazonBarnes & Noble / 


The Poison That Purifies You by Elizabeth Kadetsky

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

In story after story in this collection, Kadetsky pushes the boundaries of comfort and makes your heart pound. Earthquakes, kidnappings, marauding monkeys; men who thieve and menace and hurt; acts of love and God and shame—it’s all there, in Kadetsky’s bright and mesmerizing world. A stunning short story collection. From $7.63 at Amazon / CR Press / 


The Shooting: A Novel by James Boice

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

A tour de force about gun violence. Clayton Kabede is a regular New York City kid, the son of immigrant parents living in the basement unit of an upscale apartment building where his father works as the superintendent. Lee Fisher lives in the penthouse of that same building — wealthy, paranoid, and armed. This is the story of their encounter - and the past and future lives of a sprawling cast of characters whose lives wrap around and intersect with theirs. Starting at $4.26 at Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Publisher / 


After Kilimanjaro: A Novel by Gayle Woodson

Romance

Dr. Sarah Whitaker is burned out. When her fiancée suggests spending a year at a hospital in Africa and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro together, she jumps on board. When he backs out, she embarks on the adventure alone. Sarah quickly falls in love with the gentle people, exotic wildlife, and natural beauty of Tanzania, but she is shocked by the high rate of maternal mortality and the scourge of female genital mutilation in the country. She helps by developing a program to train tribal birth attendants in a remote mountain village. Meanwhile, her engagement is in doubt - and another man has entered the picture. If Sarah survives this year, her life will never be the same again. $9.99 at AmazonBarnes & Noble / 


Landslide by Melissa Leet

Romance

Jill grows up in an expansive Garden with her best friend Susie. The Garden’s realm has many rooms, each a showcase of her mother’s designs. Into the Garden, tragedy strikes, a landslide crashing in. When loss hits hard, how to find the resilience to go on, especially when you are only a young girl? Teeming with poignant grief, humor, and love, Landslide is a resplendent exploration of the truth that death can sometimes open paths as wondrous as those created by life. $3.16 at Amazon /


Why Do They Hate Us? Making Peace with the Muslim World by Steve Slocum

General Nonfiction

One of the top 10 books on religion and spirituality of 2019, Slocum's book is essential reading. ”Well-researched, cogently argued… avoids clichés and deeply examines the complex relationship between Islam and the West.” - Booklist. ”A clear, concise, and thoughtful introduction to Islam.” - Kirkus. $7.99 at Amazon


Piloting Your Life by Terri Hanson Mead

General Nonfiction

In Piloting Your Life, diverse women from around the world share their personal stories of learning, growing and thriving through midlife to inspire you to explore and experiment. These messages and stories transcend age providing women of all ages with permission to design and live a life of our own creation. "Essential reading for any woman about to enter midlife, whether they want to or not! " - Reedsy Discovery. $9.99 from Kobo / Apple / Amazon


The Sadness by Benjamin Rybeck

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

Kelly Enright flees Arizona returning to her hometown of Portland, ME. Her only plan is to track down her estranged but well-off father. Her twin brother, Max, is living in their deceased mother's home, and if anyone's more screwed up than Kelly, it's Max. Max dreams of completing his unfinished project from a decade earlier, but there’s a major problem: Evelyn, his actress and muse, has disappeared. As Max's search for his lost leading lady becomes increasingly, absurdly self-destructive, Kelly must help her brother, who has never recovered from their mother's death. Starting at $8.89 from Amazon / Barnes & Noble


The Awful Truth About The Name Of The Rose by Marco Ocram

Mystery Thriller Crime and Horror

Mega-selling author, Marco Ocram, is on the edge of a nervous breakdown, and needs complete rest. Police Chief Como Galahad—Marco’s main character—needs a volunteer to go under-cover at the Abbey, a remote celebrity retreat run as a medieval monastery, where something fishy is afoot. There’s only one solution—Marco books into the Abbey for a detox, just a few days before a hundred A-listers fly in for a grand gala dinner. Could anything go wrong? Will you be amazed by the ending? You bet! Starting at $6.95 from Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo


Bookish and the Beast by Ashley Poston

Children and Young Adult

Rosie is feeling stuck—on her college application essays, in her small town, and on that mysterious General Sond cosplayer she met at ExcelsiCon. Most of all, she’s stuck in her grief over her mother’s death. Vance has been Hollywood royalty for as long as he can remember. When a tabloid scandal catches up to him, he's forced to hide out somewhere the paparazzi would never expect to find him. Rosie and Vance’s paths collide and as they begrudgingly get to know each other, their careful masks come off—and they may just find that there’s more risk in shutting each other out than in opening their hearts. $9.99 from Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo


Won't You Be My Neighbor? by Fred Rogers

Children and Young Adult

For the first time ever, Mister Rogers’s beloved opening theme song is a board book to share with the youngest readers. With bright, upbeat illustrations by Luke Flowers and sweet lyrics fans will know by heart, readers follow Mister Rogers through his neighborhood as he greets the familiar, lovable cast of characters from the show. A welcome follow-up to the best-selling treasury A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, and published alongside a board book edition of the affirming song “It’s You I Like,” these Mister Rogers Poetry Books are perfect gifts for the newest and oldest fans alike. $5.99 from Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo


The Book of X by Sarah Rose Etter

Science Fiction and Fantasy

The Book of X tells the tale of Cassie, a girl born with her stomach twisted in the shape of a knot. From childhood with her parents on the family meat farm, to a desk job in the city, to finally experiencing love, she grapples with her body, men, and society, all the while imagining a softer world than the one she is in. Twining the drama of the everyday — school-age crushes, paying bills, the sickness of parents — with the surreal — rivers of thighs, men for sale, and fields of throats — Cassie’s realities alternate to create a blurred, fantastic world of haunting beauty. Starting at $8.69 from Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo


Spectrum by Martin Ott

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Spectrum is a novel about racism and walls, and holds up a mirror to our current political landscape. It’s a novel about the outer spectrum of what we love and hate, and the inner spectrum of the people we love and hate. The novel chronicles the lives of two scientists, once lovers, whose shared invention was used to catastrophic ends, and the war they’ve waged against one another for hundreds of years. This invention fuels everything in the city but is also falling apart at its core. $2.99 from Amazon / 


Tales from The Beach House: A Novel by James Aylott

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Customer uploaded imageA satiric work of fiction that sharply captures the “Man-Bites-Dog” world of contemporary South Florida. The Beach House, a crumbling old motel, is home to a collection of eccentric residents, each in search of something – fast money, an easy hustle, fleeting romance, enduring love, fame, power, dignity, happiness… a place they can call home. This eclectic gang is compelled by necessity to band together when a sinister developer threatens the very existence of The Beach House. $3.99 from Amazon /