5 Nassir’s White Coat by Artigua Kilpatrick
6 The Primus Initiative by Robert Davies
7 8: A Song For the Peach Tree In My Master’s Garden by Christopher M. Struck
8 A Fastball For Freedom by Gary Morgenstein
9 The Phantom of the East Tower by Ellen Alexander
10 The Confrontation by Evan D. Heuker
by Raymond Henri
12 Shh… It’s Our Secret by Lizzie Chantree
13 Sirgrus Blackmane Demihuman Gumshoe and The Dark-Elf by William Schlichter
14 Love Match
by Laire McKinney
15 Bury the Lead
by Mischa Thrace
16 The King’s Seal
by Amy Kuivalainen
17 Children of Shadows by N.J. Simmonds
18 Not Alone
by Sophocles Sapounas
19 Hunt It, Clean It, Cook It, Eat It by Haley Heathman
by Rosie Cranie-Higgs
21 The Witchfinder by J. Todd Kingrea
22 Among the Hunted by Caytlyn Brooke
23 ZRT: Division Tennessee by Stephanie Grey
24 Cry of the Firebird by Amy Kuivalainen
25 Look to the Sun by Emmie Mears
26 The Ter’roc Evolution by Jason Stadtlander
27 A Life, Freed
by Tracy Hewitt Meyer
28 True North
by Gary Eller
29 Self-Help For the Helpless by Shelley Wilson
30 Information, Resources, & Subsidiary Rights
Nassir’s White Coat A Picture Book for Children
by Artigua Kilpatrick (Illustrated by Rebecca Fischer) Children’s Fiction Laminated Hardcover | 9781643971759 | $17.95 | 40 pages 9.210 h x 6.140 w | Carton Qty: 68 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643971766 | $7.99 For ages 4 through 8
Summary___________________________________ When Nassir, an albino gorilla with a pure white coat is born, the gorilla community does not know what to do. Frightened at how “different” Nassir is to the rest of the gorillas, poor Nassir is shunned by everyone but his mother. But, when Nassir displays an act of courage, his community comes to realize Nassir is just like them. A wonderful story of acceptance and diversity.
Praise “a fantastic book for children to understand about…race and racism.” —All Books Great and Small “a wonderfully written and beautifully illustrated book with a powerfully potent and impacting message in this era, especially.” —Maryanne’s Book Shelf “I thought that this book was superb. It touches on racism and discrimination due to someone looking different—the story is told very well… The illustrations in the book are lovely and they really brought the book to life…” —Donna’s Book Blog “Very cute book. I like the moral of the story very much.” —LibraryThing Early Reviewers
Author Bio Artigua Kilpatrick loves to write and learned at an early age just how wild her imagination could be. Born and raised in Wakulla County, just outside of Tallahassee, Florida, Artigua was also involved in sports. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Saint Leo University.
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Rebecca Fischer is a writer/graphic designer who lives in a small town in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California with a bunch of cows, horses, and two cats. Along with a passion for reading and writing, she is also a self-taught artist.
The Primus Initiative
A Specimen Chronicles Novel
by Robert Davies Fiction | Science Fiction Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643972220 | $26.95 | 322 pages 9 h x 6 w | Carton Qty: 18 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643972237| $15.95 | 322 pages 9 h x 6 w | Carton Qty: 22 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643972244 | $7.99
Summary___________________________________ A war that began twenty years ago has arrived at last, and humanity will join the fight to save five civilizations from extinction. After a twenty-year journey across space, the mysterious and dreaded Namadi fire ships are arriving. Their mission to destroy five civilizations will cost the lives of billions across the galactic sector if the ships can’t be stopped in time. The only hope to defeat them hinges on the success of a daring operation.
Praise “expect to become lost in a series of well-developed characters with their own complex backstories…rich and well thought out…” —New York Journal of Books “A great read for all with many surprizes and twists…” —LibraryThing Early Reviewers “one of the best written books I’ve read in recent memory. Just brilliant!” —FanFiAddict. com
In a desperate race against time, Darrien Norris and Onallin Rantara must lead a team of commandos to a remote world in search of crucial information to destroy their enemy. The Namadi are drawing closer and where their foe is scheduled to emerge is the most prized secret in galactic history—one they are prepared to kill for. With surprises waiting at every corner, Darrien and Onallin have no choice but to trust new allies before it’s too late. Time is against them, and the race for survival has begun.
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Robert Davies enjoys writing science fiction as well as exploring other genres. His work includes the science fiction series The Specimen Chronicles (Specimen 959, Echoes of Esharam, The Primus Initiative), When the River Ran Dry, and The Seventh Life of Aline Lloyd. When not writing, he enjoys music and flying. He lives in southwest Washington with his family and four mildly overbearing cats.
8: A Song For The Peach Tree In My Master’s Garden A Novel
by Christopher M. Struck Fiction | Historical Fiction Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643971230 | $26.95 | 274 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 22 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643971247| $15.95 | 274 pages 9 h x 6 w | Carton Qty: 26 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643971254 | $7.99
Summary___________________________________ Seven Samurai Have Betrayed Him… One By One He Will Remind Them Of What They Taught As an impressionable youth at the local samurai school of the Yoshioka’s, Miyamoto Musashi, who goes by the nickname Hachi, accidently meets his master’s daughter, Umi, in a forbidden garden beneath a peach tree. It’s love at first sight and although it’s forbidden, she asks him to meet her again. But she does not return.
Praise “This origins tale of Miyamoto’s life is beautifully rendered with awe-striking talent for writing and originality. A reader gets to know well the character’s heart and soul, his personal journey and achievements. This is one of those exceptional stories, noted for its originality in depiction and literary in language.” —Best Historical Fiction
Hachi is determined to become the greatest samurai that has ever lived so he can earn the right to see Umi again. As he trains under seven great samurai, he never forgets Umi and his desire to be with her grows. When Hachi suffers a great betrayal, he is driven by his own sense of justice and the driving force of what it means to be a samurai while he searches for peace and tranquility. A classic tale of devotion and revenge, Miyamoto will come face to face with his own destiny in this origins tale of his life.
“a beautifully descriptive work of historical fiction.” —Fran Eichenauer, NetGalley Reviewer “I found the story interesting and the plot was good. I liked the atmosphere it pictured.” —Ana Gabriela Ramírez, NetGalley Reviewer
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Christopher M. Struck enjoys writing contemporary and historical fiction. His debut novel Kennig & Gold is a 1940s love-at-first-sight iconic American tale inspired by true events. He enjoys traveling, studying foreign languages, and is especially fond of the Japanese culture. He resides in New York City where he writes reviews for Cabaret Scenes Magazine and BroadwayWorld.
A Fastball for Freedom A Dark Depths Novel
by Gary Morgenstein Fiction | Science Fiction | Dystopian Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643971865 | $30.00 | 480 pages 6 h x 9 w | Carton Qty: 14 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643971872 | $19.95 | 500 pages 9 h x 6 w | Carton Qty: 14 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643971889 | $7.99
Summary Baseball historian Puppy Nedick is back, on the run from the government that lists him and his friends as traitors. Challenged by weaponized religion and a new Family figurehead, Puppy will stop at nothing to fight against the new regime. He and his friends struggle with returning to their lost loves and keeping the ones they love away from harm. Can baseball once again impact the robot- and hologram-run world or will the world plunge into a deeper darkness?
Praise for The Dark Depths series “1984 meets Shoeless Joe.” —Mark Rosenman & AJ Carter, Sports Talk NY Live on A Mound Over Hell “[a] must-have for every baseball fan…” —Parade Magazine on A Mound Over Hell “There’s a lot happening here, and baseball is used in a very different way from anything else I’ve read. It’s fun stuff…” —Joe Posnanski, writer at MLB.Com on A Mound Over Hell “The high octane A Fastball for Freedom is the Empire Strikes Back of the series and we can’t wait for more.” —Charles Briede, Editor, FoFNation.com on A Fastball for Freedom
In A Fastball for Freedom, the sequel to Gary Morgenstein’s criticallyacclaimed science fiction-novel A Mound Over Hell, a war-weary 22nd Century world turns to baseball, robots and faith to bring together a hate-ravaged planet and avoid a final cataclysmic global conflict.
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“An outstanding work of literary fiction...” —RockwaterReports.com on A Fastball for Freedom “a plot that is breathtaking by its speed and high adventure… a wonderful reading experience.” —Geekstronomy.com on A Fastball for Freedom “a wonderful testament to one of life’s eternal truths—that only baseball can save humanity.” —Ernie Paicopolos, Editor-in-chief, FenwayNation.com on A Fastball for Freedom
Author Bio Gary Morgenstein is the critically acclaimed author of The Dark Depths series (A Mound Over Hell, A Fastball for Freedom), a unique dystopian science fiction baseball saga. He enjoys sports, yoga, and taking care of his beloved pug. Gary lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, playwright-director-theater critic Marcina Zaccaria.
The Phantom of the East Tower A Chroncles of Dinswood Novel
by Ellen Alexander Young adult fiction | Adventure | Mystery | Ages 10-14 Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643971957 | $25.95 | 276 pages 5.5 h x 8.5 w | Carton Qty: 22 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643971964 | $14.95 | 276 pages 5.5 h x 8.5 w | Carton Qty: 26 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643971971 | $7.99
Summary Emma’s freshman year has finally begun but not in the way she had hoped. Not long after arriving, Emma learns some shocking news: Doug has a new girlfriend. Although heartbroken, that’s not all on Emma’s mind. One night while getting some fresh air, Emma glimpses a mysterious phantom on the castle’s east tower. Spurred on by other strange encounters, Emma launches into an investigation to find out if what she saw was real and, if so, what it could mean. What she discovers is unlike anything she expected and sparks a secret adventure through the academy’s underground caverns.
Praise for The Dinswood Chronicles “I loved this wonderful adventure! …just the kind of book I wish I had read more of when I was actually in my middle grade years.” —Avalinah’s Books on The Secret of Dinswood “This is a great book for middle graders and adults both. I enjoyed this read…” —Jo Ann Hakola, The Book Faerie & Member of IOBA on The Secret of Dinswood “A fun read…witty and entertaining.” —Annarelix Book Blog on The Missing Mortals
When an unforeseen danger threatens to undo all that she’s accomplished, Emma must gather her courage and do the right thing. But what will it cost? And will she and Doug ever be the same again?
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“…a very entertaining story full of adventure and loveable characters.” —Vivacious Book Nerd on The Missing Mortals “a lovely book to pick up if you are in the mood for an exciting middle-grade adventure novel.” —Rajiv’s Reviews on The Phantom of the East Tower “a fast paced middle grade fiction book…the characters were fun and likeable.” —Lucy Stewart, NetGalley Reviewer on The Phantom of the East Tower
Author Bio Ellen Alexander is the author of The Dinswood Chronicles, an exciting mystery-adventure series featuring Emma Higsby and her friends at Dinswood Academy. Blending the intrigue of Nancy Drew, the lasting friendships of Harry Potter, and the fun and adventure of The Goonies, this series is appropriate for readers age 10+. Ellen, a retired teacher, resides in the small town of Dixon, Missouri with her husband Jim. She enjoys spending her days writing stories inspired by the great mysteries she grew up reading.
The Confrontation A Warriors Legacy Novel
by Evan D. Heuker Young Adult Fiction | Fantasy | Science Fiction Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643972275 | $26.95 | 390 pages 5.5 h x 8.5 w | Carton Qty: 16 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643972282 | $16.95 | 390 pages 5.5 h x 8.5 w | Carton Qty: 18 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643972299 | $7.99
Summary The war against the Daigatons has just begun… Following their first battle, the Warriors and their friends split up to gather resources and rally forces to fight Vile and the Daigatons on their home planet. But splitting up soon presents challenges that prove there are many things that can divide them besides distance. As secrets, distrust, and tensions swirl, the unlikely band of heroes find themselves at odds with each other.
Praise “There is much to enjoy in this action-packed fantasy work. …Heuker invites the reader to escape into another world with fascinating characters and descriptions.” —DrJReads
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As their list of allies grows, so does their list of enemies, and along the way, they each learn that there’s more to their unique Warrior abilities than they realized. When they discover secret knowledge and uncover a plot to destroy everything in existence, the Warriors will have to figure out how to band together once more if they hope to survive.
Author Bio Evan was born and raised in a small town in Michigan where there are more cows than people. He favors science fiction and fantasy, and he credits The Hobbit as his biggest writing influence. A graduate of Oakland University, he holds a BFA in theater acting. When not writing, he enjoys RPG video games.
A Tear of God Novel
by Raymond Henri Fiction | Science Fiction | Fantasy Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643972169 | $25.95 | 304 pages 5.5 h x 8.5 w | Carton Qty: 20 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643972176 | $15.95 | 304 pages 5.5 h x 8.5 w | Carton Qty: 24 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643972183 | $7.99
Summary Three years after the Battle of Rift Ridge, Mink is still struggling as he adjusts to his new life as a Machinist in the high-tech world of Freeland. Two goals push him to keep going: developing his newly discovered affinity for metal and avenging his lost love. Both will require him to break the law. Mink’s unique talents are illegal to use but his skill of manipulating metal soon catches the attention of a clandestine revolutionary group, who offer to help him achieve his objectives in exchange for sharing his abilities.
Praise for the Tear of God series “I found this book to be a journey totally unexpected, and utterly worth taking.” —Alexandra Smith, Goodreads Reviewer on Elements
When a plot to destroy his former home is discovered, Mink will have no choice but to trust an unknown ally and hope that his newly acquired skills will be enough to save them before his past catches up to him.
“a little undiscovered gem…will appeal to a wide age range. Recommended for scifi fans.” —Paul, Goodreads Reviewer on Elements “[writes] characters like you’ve known them all of your life and [you are] best friends with them… [It’s an] on the edge of your seat type of a book…” —Corey Clark, Goodreads Reviewer on Elements “I have to stress the ability of the author to form a strong character…it’s fantastic to go along with Mink for a while… Four stars!” —LibraryThing Early Reviewers on Machines
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Author Bio Raymond Henri is the author of the science fiction/ fantasy Tear of God chronicles. An alleged geek who is overly fascinated by too much, his writing is an amalgam of rich details seldom found together but make a great combination, much like children and sleep. He resides in Georgia with his wife and three children where he is currently working on the next novel in his series.
Shh… It’s Our Secret A Novel
by Lizzie Chantree Fiction | Women’s Fiction | Uplit Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643972015 | $25.95 | 268 pages 5.5 h x 8.5 w | Carton Qty: 22 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643972022 | $15.95 | 268 pages 5.5 h x 8.5 w | Carton Qty: 28 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643972039 | $7.99
Summary Violet has a secret that could change the lives of everyone she knows and loves, especially the regulars at the run-down café bar where she works. After losing her parents at a young age, they are the closest thing she has to a family and she feels responsible for them. Kai is a jaded music producer who has just moved outside of town. Seeking solitude from the stress of his job, he’s looking for seclusion. The only problem is he can’t seem to escape the band members and songwriters who keep showing up at his house.
Praise “A story that’s both heartwarming and heartfelt…you’ll be rooting for Violet to find her voice in this 5 star modern romance.” —A.M. Castle, International bestselling author of The Perfect Widow “A beautiful love letter for anyone who’s ever wanted more and been too afraid to ask.” —Heidi Catherine, bestselling author of The Soulweaver “Lizzie Chantree creates unique characters you truly root for and unique plots that keep you turning the pages. In the romantic fiction world she is top of her game!” —Isabella May, Author of Oh! What a Pavlova “Great, fast read with interesting characters and good plot. I kept thinking this would be a good Hallmark movie.” —Cynthia Fisher, NetGalley Reviewer “I really liked this book. It’s a love story, but it’s also a story about growth and overcoming one’s own fears.” —Connie Liñares, NetGalley Reviewer
When Kai wanders into the bar and Violet’s life, he accidently discovers her closely guarded secret—she can sing. Can Kai help her rediscover her self-confidence or should some secrets remain undiscovered?
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Author Bio International bestselling author Lizzie Chantree enjoys writing books full of friendship and laughter featuring women with unusual, adventurous businesses, who are far stronger than they realize. In addition to writing, she is also an award-winning inventor. She started her own business at the age of 18 and became one of Fair Play London and The Patent Office’s British Female Inventors of the Year in 2000. Lizzie’s work has been featured in Writing Magazine, Writers’ Forum Magazine, Essex Life Magazine as well as BBC Essex, Essex Radio, and many more. She lives with her family on the coast in Essex, UK.
Sirgrus Blackmane Demihuman Gumshoe and the Dark-Elf A Novel
by William Schlichter Fiction | fantasy | mystery | alternate history Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643971834 | $25.95 | 212 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 26 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643971841| $15.95 | 212 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 34 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643971858 | $7.99
Summary___________________________________ Bacardi and Coke. Neat. Not the usual drink of choice for a mountain dwarf. Then again, Detective Sirgrus Blackmane is no ordinary dwarf—at least not since the Great War. Being a gumshoe during Prohibition might appear glamourous, with secret speakeasies, all-night cocktail parties, and scantily clad women displaying their knees, but crime and conspiracy lurk beneath the city’s shining illusion.
Praise “Readers are in for some fun.” —Publishers Weekly “The world building is rich, letting unusual fantasy elements compete with realism, as with agents who use cars instead of dragons, and with revolvers that supplant wands…a unique blend of fantasy and noir that is, at turns, hilarious…” —Foreword Reviews Magazine
When Sirgrus’s partner and fellow war veteran is found dead on the scene of a rum-running bust, he vows to find the killer. But this quest for justice leads him straight into a tangled web of underhanded deals with demihuman mobsters who are fighting for control of the rum supply. And when two more corpses turn up, Sirgrus must work double-time if he wants to find the killer—and avoid becoming the next crime scene.
“an absolute delight to discover…It has all the hallmarks of great pulp fiction…” —23rd Legion “I simply cannot put it down, it is amazing! …it should be a movie!” —LibraryThing Early Reviewers
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Author Bio William Schlichter is an award-winning screenwriter and author who enjoys writing science fiction, fantasy, and horror and exploring the phantasmagorical world of the undead. When not writing, William enjoys traveling, and teaching acting, composition, and creative writing. He resides in Missouri where he is currently working on his next novel.
Love Match A Novel
by Laire McKinney fiction | Women’s contemporary fiction | romance Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643971988 | $25.95 | 278 pages 5.5 h x 8.5 w | Carton Qty: 22 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643971995 | $15.95 | 278 pages 5.5 h x 8.5 w | Carton Qty: 26 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643972008 | $7.99
Summary Coming to America meets Pretty Woman in this modern-day fairy tale of finding love in the most unexpected places. Serena McAllister is devastated to find her fiancé has cheated on her—again. And when she learns her newspaper is outsourcing jobs to freelance writers, she’s desperate to land the last remaining staff position. Unfortunately, her rival Jane Childers wants the coveted spot as well. Vowing to do whatever it takes to land the job, Serena decides to write a provocative article about the objectification of women across the world by joining a modern-day harem.
Praise “This book has it all, love heartbreak, drama, and rivalry. It’s a fast paced read that you won’t want to put down. LOVE MATCH is one of my favorite books of 2021!” —No Shelf Control “if you are looking to escape into a fun sexy rom/com this is a good choice.” —Spines & Binds
When she arrives at the tiny tropical paradise known as Birin Island in the Pacific Ocean she meets Prince Shailemon Sharma, who is dealing with his own issues of grief and an oppressive culture. When sparks begin to fly, they discover that attraction can lead to so much more—and that there are no barriers of culture or country when love is on the line.
“McKinney crafts words so well-written I almost packed a bag. Instead I’ll suggest this one to friends but warn them they might stay up all night.” —Heather Douglass, NetGalley Reviewer
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Author Bio Laire McKinney enjoys writing fiction for women across many genres. Her debut novel, Destiny Fulfilled, was well-received and is earning great reviews. She believes in a hard-earned happily-ever-after, endearing characters, and complex conflict. When not writing, she can be found traipsing among the wildflowers, reading under a willow tree, or gazing at the moon while pondering the meaning of it all. Originally from West Virginia, she now lives in Virginia with her family and beloved rescue animals. Laire McKinney is the pseudonym for Tracy Hewitt Meyer. Under her given name, she is an award-winning author of gritty, edgy YA fiction.
Bury the Lead A Novel
by Mischa Thrace Young adult fiction | mystery Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643972190 | $22.95 | 228 pages 5.5 h x 8.5 w | Carton Qty: 22 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643972206 | $12.95 | 228 pages 5.5 h x 8.5 w | Carton Qty: 28 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643972213 | $7.99
Summary Sherlock Holmes may not have been a journalist, but that doesn’t stop high school senior Kennedy Carter from embracing his methods. With her sights set on becoming an investigative reporter, Kennedy lives by the famous detective’s rules: observe the obvious, eliminate the impossible, and avoid romantic entanglements at all costs. Kennedy has her heart set on winning the $10,000 Excellence in Emerging Journalism award so she can finally escape her small town and see the world with her very own kind-hearted Watson—best friend and school photographer Ravi Burman.
Praise for Bury the Lead “Sufficiently thrilling.” —Kirkus Reviews “[a] thrilling and gripping ride that promises to keep you up all night, with an ending that has you holding your breath for answers!” —Along the Lines “This book will go over well with fans of the Good Girls Guide to Murder series.” —Jennifer Lee, NetGalley Reviewer “I have read many mystery books and this one stood out to me…the story was very gripping and had many twists along the way…” —Maria Maldonado, NetGalley Reviewer “I wasn’t expecting the asexual representation…it was really well written and a great surprise! …The mystery was also well done and it kept me guessing.” —Liz, Goodreads Reviewer “one of those ones I just couldn’t put down. The characters are believable, the growth is real, and it was a good time…” —LibraryThing Early Reviewer
But research into a local urban legend and a murder investigation she can’t resist are threatening to derail her plans. To find the killer preying on her graduating class, she and Ravi team up to investigate the deaths and work to uncover the story of a lifetime—if it doesn’t cost them their lives first.
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Author Bio Mischa Thrace enjoys writing fiction for young adults. Her debut novel, My Whole Truth (Flux Books), earned rave reviews. She has worked as an English teacher, a horse trainer, a baker, a librarian, and has amassed enough random skills to survive most apocalypses. She loves tea, all things geek, and not getting axmurdered on long walks in the woods. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and the best oneeyed dog in the world.
The King’s Seal
A Magicians of Venice Novel
by Amy Kuivalainen fiction | Fantasy | Contemporary Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643972428 | $26.95 | 344 pages 5.5 h x 8.5 w | Carton Qty: 18 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643972435 | $15.95 | 344 pages 5.5 h x 8.5 w | Carton Qty: 22 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643972442 | $7.99
Summary The search for the legendary ring of King Solomon has begun, and Penelope must sift through its long and convoluted history of lost emperors, crusaders, and other famous historical figures—including one with whom the magicians share their own complicated past—if she hopes to find it in time. As Penelope’s magic continues to grow stronger with the coming high tide, she and Alexis will have to depend upon each other more than ever to keep everyone they care about safe from the continuing attacks by Thevetat’s priests.
Praise for The Magicians of Venice “Fans of fantasy, murder mysteries, and romance will admire Kuivalainen’s skill…” —Publishers Weekly on The Immortal City “an exciting and page turning novel which draws from many influences to create a new take on the Legend of Atlantis.” —Crime Classics on The Immortal City “lives up to its predecessor. Kuivalainen is working in a new space in urban fantasy, one that includes sweet romance, mystery, mythology, and alternative history elements, which only expands the series’ appeal.” —Booklist on The Sea of the Dead “To put it simply, Amy Kuivalainen has hit it out of the park again…” —Escape Reality Open a Book on The Sea of the Dead “Addictive and wonderful and I want more.” —Anna Szabó, NetGalley Reviewer on The King’s Seal
When the magical high tide finally peaks, the long-awaited battle against Thevetat will begin, and Penelope, Alexis, and the magicians will have to rely on both powers of old and new if they hope to defeat their enemy once and for all.
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Author Bio Amy Kuivalainen is a Finnish-Australian writer who is obsessed with magical wardrobes, doors, auroras, and burial mounds that might offer her a way into another realm. Until that happens, she plans to write about monsters, magic, mythology and fairy tales because that’s the next best thing. She enjoys practicing yoga and spending time in the beautiful city of Melbourne.
Children of Shadows An Indigo Chronicles Novel
by N.J. Simmonds fiction | fantasy | adventure Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643972077 | $30.00 | 504 pages 5.5 h x 8.5 w | Carton Qty: 12 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643972084 | $17.95 | 504 pages 5.5 h x 8.5 w | Carton Qty: 14 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643972091 | $7.99
Summary Ella is struggling. About to turn forty, and a single mother to Indie - one very peculiar sixteen-year-old - the last thing she needs is to add any more complications to her life. But when she meets Enzo she suspects her brush with angels may not be over yet. Luci has been busy. With the help of her whisperers she’s tracked down all the Nephilim she needs to destroy Archangel Mikhael and the Angelic Realm. The only problem is that her son Zac won’t speak to her, and he’s the key to securing the final ingredient. The descendant.
Praise for The Indigo Chronicles “[touches] on some weighty topics… Debut novelist Simmonds blends romance with fantasy [that will] appeal to those who like their romance laced with a bit of grit…” —Kirkus Reviews on The Path Keeper “...ambitious...crafts an interesting world where archangels rule all beings and every soul chooses its path.” —Foreword Reviews Magazine on The Path Keeper
When fate no longer exists, and love can’t be trusted, all that’s left is family. But will the bond of blood be enough to unite two worlds? It’s time for destiny to meet its maker.
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“Simmonds writing flows like poetry, each sentence meticulously crafted.” —Julia Wierzbicki, author of The Scavenger on The Path Keeper “The book was amazing, and I loved it even more than the first book! It’s a rarity that books get better as the series goes along – and this one certainly knocked me off my feet.” — Avalinah’s Books on Son of Secrets “If you’re looking for an excellent writer that can make you feel what the characters are feeling—this is that book.” — Last Page Books on Son of Secrets
Author Bio N.J. Simmonds is the author of The Indigo Chronicles (The Path Keeper, Son of Secrets, Children of Shadows). She enjoys writing gritty stories with historical elements and complex women. Originally from North London with Spanish parentage, N.J. Simmonds currently lives in the Netherlands with her husband and two daughters.
A Graphic Novel
by Sophocles Sapounas Fiction | Fantasy | Science Fiction Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643971865 | $16.95 | 186 pages | 8.5 h x 8.5 w | Carton Qty: 21 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643972268 | $9.99
Summary______ A teenage girl with nothing more than a jacket and a handful of clues searches for her uncle in a post-apocalyptic world with a young amnesiac as her sidekick all while evading a horde of zombies.
Praise “an easy read and nicely engaging.” —John Dodd, NetGalley & Goodreads Reviewer
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Hunt It, Clean It, Cook It, Eat It A Wild Game Cooking Memoir
by Haley Heathman Nonfiction | biography & memoir | cooking Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643971476 | $16.95 | 240 pages 5.5 h x 8.5 w | Carton Qty: 30 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643971490 | $7.99
Summary___________________________________ Wild game hunting and cooking enthusiast Haley Heathman shares her journey into the sport along with practical hunting advice, tips, and informative how-to recipes to “tame the game” out of meat in this memoir cookbook. Big game, waterfowl, and upland birds can be tricky to hunt and even trickier to make delicious for dinner. With details on how to ensure you’re ready for the hunt, how to chase and clean your prey, and how to prepare it so guests are impressed, Haley Heathman will have you out in the field in no time. Confused on how to hunt and prepare upland birds? New to plucking a duck? Unfamiliar with calling deer? Haley covers them all. When you come back from the field, choose an easy but decadent recipe that will enhance the natural flavors of the meat without any of the typical game flavor that turns so many hunters and diners away. Take the mystery out of hunting and cooking wild game one species at a time with Haley Heathman.
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Haley Heathman developed her taste for fine cuisine traveling the globe and working side by side with some of the world’s most accomplished chefs. A lover of hunting and wild game, she uses her culinary skills to elevate wild game from mere survival gruel to tasty, refined meals that even non-hunters will enjoy. She lives in Florida with her family.
A Whiteland Novel
by Rosie Cranie-Higgs fiction | Horror | Dark fantasy Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643972336 | $26.95 | 372 pages 6 h x 9 w | Carton Qty: 16 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643972343 | $15.95 | 372 pages 6 h x 9 w | Carton Qty: 18 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643972350 | $7.99
Summary A year ago, a plan was started. A year ago, a witch was found. A year ago, a dark magic vowed to keep the sisters bound. A year ago, two girls left Whiteland...but Whiteland will never leave them. On New Year’s Eve, a huldra escapes. She, and the Kyo, have only two things in mind for the two sisters: punishment and revenge. When Kira and Romy end up back at the mountain village, they want to hide. Little do they know that the further they go, the closer they are heading toward madness.
Praise for book one, Whiteland “takes readers down a terror-filled rabbit hole in the Swiss Alps. This powerful series launch will haunt readers well after they’re done reading.” —Publishers Weekly “Winter time. In the woods. Swiss folklore. Female lead. Revenge! …there is plenty to capture your interest. I genuinely shivered…” —Scream Magazine “an incredible and immensely fascinating novel that draws on Norwegian and Scandinavian folklore to create an illusory, darkly fantastical and dreamlike tale that is highly unique in its narration and genre…morbidly delightful!” —Muskoka Style Magazine “difficult to put down…a breath of fresh air to read a beautifully imaginative horror story…” —The Little Bookery “The universe Cranie-Higgs has built is original and many of the creature are thoroughly frightening. She’s used an amalgam of folk tale, fantasy, and nightmare to create Whiteland. It’s a powerful opening for readers who enjoy the genre.” —Librarything Early Reviewers
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Author Bio Rosie Cranie-Higgs is an English writer obsessed with folklore, wine, bullfinches, and the magical worlds inside her head. She pines for mountains and snow, loves true crime, and coffee. She likes to write about darkness and ghosts. She lives in Lally, Switzerland, with her husband.
A Deiparian Saga Novel
by J. Todd Kingrea fiction | horror | fantasy Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643972367 | $26.95 | 340 pages 6 h x 9 w | Carton Qty: 18 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643972374 | $15.95 | 340 pages 6 h x 9 w | Carton Qty: 20 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643972381 | $7.99
Summary In a post-apocalyptic world where tyranny and medieval torture reign supreme and witch burnings are an everyday occurrence, a top Witchfinder must confront the very Church he serves when he learns of its dark past and twisted plans for the future. The Church of the Deiparous rules with an iron fist and its rising star, Witchfinder Imperator Malachi Thorne, is committed to leading its cause. Thorne is a man on the fast track to greater things so when a convicted traitor and heretic escapes his grip, he won’t tolerate it marring his perfect record. As he pursues his quarry, he must confront demons, sorcery, and a cult of witches out for his blood. But when Thorne comes face to face with the Church’s dark past and its twisted present, his faith is tested to its limits. Now Thorne must decide who and what he believes in—and what he will do about it.
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Author Bio Todd and his wife, Felicia, currently live in outside Attagon (Chattanooga, TN) with their dogs, plenty of 80s metal, and the crawling chaos of an everexpanding movie collection. He is currently working on his next novel.
Among the Hunted A Skyglass Novel
by Caytlyn Brooke fiction | fantasy Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643971803 | $26.95 | 320 pages 9 h x 6 w | Carton Qty: 18 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643971810 | $15.95 | 320 pages 9 h x 6 w | Carton Qty: 22 Also available in: Ebook | 9781643971827 | $7.99
Summary Kaitaini is a wind nymph living peacefully in Olean, a nymph sanctuary in the ethereal realm, with her sister nymphs who all control wind, water, and plants. Her kind is less powerful than the gods and is looked down at by them as second class, and Kaitaini’s life changes forever when Zeus targets someone she loves. Now on a very personal mission traversing the ethereal realm, she is determined to keep the power he wields for herself and her sister nymphs.
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Blake is an eighteen-year-old senior in high school whose life also changes forever when Kaitaini travels to the human realm in dire straits and he crosses paths with her. Thrust into a mythical world he never knew existed, Blake is suddenly hunted and his life is now in danger.
“a haunting story that the reader will not soon forget. Vivid descriptions allow the reader to see the swamp in both of its incarnations—as everyone sees it, and the sparkling silver wonderland that is the domain of the fairies.” —InD’Tale Magzine on Dark Flowers
Armed with determination and honor, will Blake, Kaitaini, and those closest to them battle against enraged gods and fierce creatures and persevere?
“a work of paranormal fiction so utterly haunting and undeniably eerie it’s sure to tingle your spine.” —Literary Classics on Dark Flowers
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“fast-paced, imaginative, and compelling… Wired is a scary story about the dangers of addiction, delivering a powerful lesson without feeling didactic. It is a great book…” —Foreword Reviews Magazine on Wired “An original and riveting read from cover to cover, Wired is unreservedly recommended…” —Midwest Book Review on Wired “a very powerful read. It gives you a very raw look at addiction, not sugar coating it… This book will make you think.” — Lotus Reviews on Wired
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Author Bio Caytlyn lives in Elmira, NY with her husband Daniel, her two children, and her orange tabby cat, Ana who is only slightly overweight. She can quote any Disney movie and believes that everyone should wear polka dots.
ZRT: Division, Tennessee A Novel
by Stephanie Grey fiction | science fiction | dystopian Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643972701 | $24.95 | 208 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 22 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643972718 | $15.95 | 208 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 28 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643972725 | $7.99
Summary Three years have passed since the zombie outbreak almost destroyed the world. Humanity fought back and the Zombie Response Team was created, an organization that has numerous divisions throughout the United States that are dispatched to destroy the dwindling undead population.
Praise for Stephanie Grey “this book did not disappoint. It did, in fact, live up to everything that I thought it would be.” —Books, Tea, Healthy Me on The Immortal Prudence Blackwood “It was refreshing to have a strong and powerful female lead that appeared normal to the outside world, rather than looking like a superhero. I absolutely loved this book, and would highly recommend it.” —For Books Sake on The Immortal Prudence Blackwood “It sucks you in and keeps you hungry for more until you reach the mind-blowing ending.” —Gwendalyn’s Books on The Immortal Prudence Blackwood “[a] feel-good story…[with a] quirky supporting cast…” —Publishers Weekly on A Witchly Influence “[the] feel-good paranormal book of the year.” —Raisa Guedes, NetGalley Reviewer on A Witchly Influence “entertaining…” —LibraryThing Early Reviewers on A Witchly Influence
Division Tennessee Team Leader Elisabeth Mayfair, an Abnormal who gained superhuman abilities after she was bitten, has noticed an unsettling pattern: an uprising of zombies in the small town of Pine Valley, Tennessee. Elisabeth and her team are tested to their limits as they face hordes that appear out of nowhere, a plot that will throw Pine Valley into chaos, and betrayal as they search for the cause of the outbreaks. Will they be able to discover the source in time or will the virus spread and be the downfall of humanity?
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Author Bio Stephanie Grey is a graduate of East Tennessee State University with a degree in journalism. Writing has always been her passion, and she enjoys exploring different genres. Her debut novel, The Immortal Prudence Blackwood about an immortal hunting serial killers, earned rave reviews from readers and is quickly becoming a cult favorite. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, visiting museums, reading, and playing with her cat. One day she may even turn into a crazy cat lady because nothing in life is interesting without a little bit of crazy.
Cry of the Firebird
A Firebird Faerie Tales Novel
by Amy Kuivalainen fiction | Fantasy | Contemporary Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643971896 | $26.95 | 348 pages 9 h x 6 w | Carton Qty: 22 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643971902 | $15.95 | 348 pages 9 h x 6 w | Carton Qty: 22 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643971919 | $7.99
Summary A firebird is reborn on the borders of Russia, a gate to a world of monsters and magic is breaking, and only a reluctant, untrained shaman stands in the way of the flood of supernatural darkness... After the murder of Anya’s shaman grandfather, the Finnish God of the Dead arrives to give her a mission. Anya must awaken her magic and take up the family mantle of Gate Keeper to the Otherworld before monsters and dark gods escape and start a war in the real world.
Praise for Amy Kuivalainen “Fans of fantasy, murder mysteries, and romance will admire Kuivalainen’s skill…” — Publishers Weekly on The Immortal City “lives up to its predecessor. Kuivalainen is working in a new space in urban fantasy, one that includes sweet romance, mystery, mythology, and alternative history elements, which only expands the series’ appeal.” — Booklist on The Sea of the Dead
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Joined by Yvan, a Skazki prince who can transform into the legendary firebird, Anya is hunted by the prince’s dark-magic wielding brother, and they are forced to flee for safety. Along the way, they meet a cast of friendly and hostile forces, and Anya learns the secret history of her family. But Anya’s magic is unstable, and she finds herself returning to the real world, bringing all of her new enemies with her...
Series Information Other books in the series include Ashes of the Firebird and Rise of the Firebird as well as two spinoff novels The Exorcist and the Demon Hunter and Of Starlight and Midnight.
Comparative Titles The series incorporates many genres and will appeal to a large fanbase, including fans of The City of Lost Fortunes by Bryan Camp, The Shadow and Bone Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo, the Dark Swan series by Richelle Mead, and The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne, and the hit TV show Supernatural.
Author Bio Amy Kuivalainen is the author of The Magicians of Venice series and the Firebird Faerie Tales series. A Finnish-Australian writer who is obsessed with magical wardrobes, doors, auroras, and burial mounds that might offer her a way into another realm, she enjoys mashing up mythology and lore into unique retellings about monsters and magic. Amy enjoys practicing yoga and spending time in the beautiful city of Melbourne.
Look to the Sun A Novel
by Emmie Mears fiction | literary | science fiction | dystopian Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643971575 | $26.95 | 332 pages 9 h x 6 w | Carton Qty: 20 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643971582 | $17.95 | 332 pages 9 h x 6 w | Carton Qty: 22 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643971599 | $7.99
Summary The National People’s Voice speaks for Sanmarian and all of Kael. For fifteen years, they have ruled Kael in relative peace. For fifteen years, they have quietly snuffed out dissent wherever they found it. Rose Abernethy and Beo Mataya are two strangers drawn together by one thing alone: Red Sunrise, a book no-one else seems to have read. A book only two types of people ever ask about—collectors...and the NPV. A book both Rose and Beo feel was written just for them.
Praise for Emmie Mears “...[the] message of hope, acceptance and courage during the worst of times will entrance the reader with its artistic flair, complexity and delivery of raw emotion.” — InD’Tale Magazine on Look to the Sun
As winter falls in Sanmarian’s cobbled streets and the fifteen years of calm seethe into violent protests in the city square, Red Sunrise’s secrets pull Rose and Beo into the twisted mysteries of Sanmarian’s past and into the centre of a forgotten tragedy that inked itself into the city’s very blood.
“Mears has crafted a highly detailed world…will leave readers eager for Carin’s further adventures.” — Publishers Weekly on Hearthfire
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“This outstanding fantasy novel will resonate with readers in the real world: it could truly be about anyone coming to the realization that their way of life does indeed affect others…” — Booklist on Hearthfire
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“Masterful storytelling.” — Ellie Ann, New York Times Bestselling Author on Hearthfire A powerful story about the choices we make and don’t make.” — Anne Marie Bennett, Author of All You Need Is Love and Lilacs on A Hall of Keys and No Doors “extraordinarily believable and the characters are sensitive and accurate.” — InD’Tale Magazine on A Hall of Keys and No Doors
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Author Bio Emmie Mears is the author of over ten adult fantasy novels, including A Hall of Keys and No Doors, the Ayala Storme series, and the Stonebreaker series. Their bilingual work as M Evan MacGriogair was longlisted for a Hugo award in 2020. An autistic queer author, singer, and artist, they live in Partick, Scotland with their two cats and dreams.
The Ter’roc Evolution A Ter’roc Trilogy Novel
by Jason Stadtlander fiction | science fiction Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643972138 | $26.95 | 260 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 22 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643972145 | $15.95 | 260 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 20 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643972152 | $7.99
Summary Can Earth survive when worlds collide? The Ter’roc: Evolution is the first in a three part series which contains references to ancient structures such as the pyramids of Giza, Stonehenge and more, but reveals the larger purpose behind these structures steeped in mystery—purposes wondered about but never before revealed.
Praise for Jason Stadtlander “This novel turns the crime/thriller genre on its head…an intriguing idea…” —Ignite Books on The Steel Van Man “…a great suspense story with a twist…I found myself not wanting to put the book down…” —LibraryThing Early Reviewers on The Steel Van Man “…one of the best collections around…[the author] writes with intelligence and passion…I just love this book!” —Kath Middleton, Goodreads Reviewer on Ruins of the Mind “Each story is unique and well written. Be it hidden worlds, courageous battles, or mystery, all are great reads” —Carrie Webb, Goodreads Reviewer on Ruins of the Mind
When a teenage tom-boy named Shawn ventures into the storm drain near the railroad tracks in Swampscott, Massachusetts, she stumbles upon more than a few blue glass pieces she is foraging. She comes face to face with Sam’loc of the alien ter’roc species, the initial link to discovering ancient hidden truths and a key revelation concerning humanity’s past. This initial face-to-face with Sam’loc draws Shawn unexpectedly into a world never before encountered—knowingly at least—by others. In the process, she is called upon to challenge more than she ever thought possible and rises to the occasion in surprising ways. The ter’roc and ishkan are ancient alien species which seeded the Earth with humans tens of thousands of years ago. They have remained hidden, however, watching over and guiding us unobtrusively when needed. Now are they making themselves known to help defend Earth against a threat too powerful to fight alone. It is certain to mean the end life as we know it—but will it be the end of life?
Author Bio Originally from Ohio, Jason resides in northern Massachusetts. He has had a love for writing since he wrote his first story in sixth grade. Since then, he has written more than two hundred short stories, and he has published numerous articles and columns in newspapers, magazines, and The Huffington Post. He is also the author of the short fiction collection, Ruins of the Mind, and the suspense novel The Steel Van Man. He enjoys connecting and philosophizing with his readers through book signings and speaking engagements.
A Life, Freed
A Rowan Slone Novel
by Tracy Hewitt Meyer Young Adult fiction | Contemporary Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643972107 | $21.95 | 228 pages 5.5 h x 8.5 w | Carton Qty: 26 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643972114 | $12.95 | 228 pages 5.5 h x 8.5 w | Carton Qty: 34 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643972121 | $7.99
Summary Rowan Slone is settling into her first semester at college. On her own for the first time, she’s enjoying her work at the animal shelter, and she’s finally feeling in control of her life. But the past is back. When her old boyfriend texts out of nowhere, Rowan starts to feel that familiar fear that her life is about to be turned upside down—and not in a good way. Her mother’s new psychiatrist wants Rowan involved in her therapy even though Rowan wants nothing to do with her.
Praise for the Rowan Slone Series “A searing portrayal of a teen navigating her dysfunctional family that leaves readers hopeful. Meyer astutely captures the horrors of selfharm and domestic violence.” —Kirkus Reviews on A Life, Redefined “a deep, emotionally intense novel… Meyer is an author worth keeping an eye on...” —InD’Tale Magazine on A Life, Redefined “This is the kinda book that is going to stick with me for a very long time. I cannot stop thinking about it…” —Megan’s Book Corner on A Life, Redefined “A piercing and heartwarming sequel.” —Kirkus Reviews on A Life, Forward “Ms. Meyer has created a story with emotion rolling off the page...” —InD’Tale Magazine on A Life, Forward “A story full of love, hope and compassion… based on a realistic problem with a good solid positive ending being as happily ever after as it could be.” —Christine Schultz, Educator on A Life, Forward
When tensions begin to arise between her and best friend, Jess, who is struggling being a new mother, Rowan becomes confused and angry at her friend who is leaving her to pick up the childcare slack. It’s time for Rowan to finally deal with her past. Will soul-searching help her achieve that elusive sense of peace and family she’s always craved or will the pain of the past prove too great?
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Author Bio Tracy Hewitt Meyer is the award-winning young adult author of the Rowan Slone novels and The Reformation of Marli Meade. Much of her work centers around the challenges teenagers face, and she has tackled the tough topics of teen pregnancy, self-harm, and domestic violence. She holds a B.A. in English and a Master of Social Work. When not writing, she works as a mental health therapist for adults and couples. She lives in Virginia with her family and beloved pets where she is currently working on her new novel.
True North A Novel
by Gary Eller fiction | Literary | historical Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643972398 | $30.00 | 440 pages 9 h x 6 w | Carton Qty: 14 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643972404 | $18.95 | 440 pages 9 h x 6 w | Carton Qty: 16 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643972411 | $7.99
Summary True North weaves the stories of three Great Plains families together in a pattern of mistakes, secrets, and long-held grudges spanning the 1930s-1960s. Everyone in Rolland has a story. Everyone has a secret. Everyone thinks they’re only connected to their neighbors by the backwater town they share. Ida Florence knows that love doesn’t always work out how you think it will. Leah, married to a man who is not her son’s father, does too. Fawn learns this the hard way after her husband leaves for war. When Leah’s rumored former lover is found dead, everyone assumes he was murdered by her father. But the truth is complicated and old hostilities between the two families are rekindled. Ida Florence and Leah have more in common than they realize, but they’ll never know unless they finally whisper long-held secrets. Bertie and Fawn have a secret of their own, and they’re determined to let the truth die with them. And when Ida’s son, Richie Lee, faces a defining choice, it may alter his life forever. But forgiveness can change everything and sometimes sharing secrets is the only way to break their hold. Sometimes finding your way can be as simple as simply looking up because everyone leaves something behind.
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Author Bio A native of North Dakota and long-time resident of Alaska, Gary Eller earned a B.S. in Pharmacy from North Dakota State University and later an M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He now writes from Ames, Iowa where he resides with his two cats. He’s also taught fiction and nonfiction at Iowa State University.
Self-help for the Helpless
A Beginner’s Guide to Personal Development, Understanding Self-care, and Becoming Your Authentic Self
by Shelley Wilson fiction | fantasy | adventure Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643971735 | $12.95 | 120 pages 5.5 h x 8.5 w | Carton Qty: 45 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643971742 | $7.99
Summary Have you ever felt helpless? Do you struggle to understand why you feel disconnected from your friends or family? Does the idea of finding answers seem too overwhelming? Self-help for the Helpless shows you how looking after your needs can be a powerful tool for your mental, physical, and emotional health. Feeling adrift or overwhelmed by life can leave you cut off, numb, and powerless. Unlike the self-help books that show you why you feel a certain way, this book will show you how to make positive changes. It will guide you through the process of reclaiming your authentic self, taking control of your life, and learning to survive and thrive.
Praise for Shelley Wilson “A thought-provoking self-help book told in a friendly, relatable way.” —Samantha Tonge, bestselling author of Doubting Abby on How I Changed My Life in a Year “a super book, being practical, thoughtful and helpful.” —Linda’s Book Bag on Meditation for Children “…this book will definitely motivate and inspire…” —The Lovely Librarian on How I Motivated Myself to Succeed
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In Self-help for the Helpless, you’ll discover what self-help means, how to become more self-aware, understand your core values, and map out what your best life looks like, as well as tap into the 31-day self-help toolkit. Be the person you deserve to be and join bestselling self-help author and award-winning personal development blogger Shelley Wilson on a journey of self-discovery and recovery.
Author Bio Shelley Wilson divides her writing time between motivational non-fiction for adults and the fantasy worlds of her young adult fiction. Her non-fiction books combine motivation and selfhelp with a healthy dose of humour, and her YA novels combine myth, legend and fairy tales with a side order of demonic chaos. Shelley’s multi-award-winning motivational personal development blog has received several awards and has been named a Top 10 UK Personal Development Blog. Her motivational website, Motivate Me, will inspire you with workshops and more. Shelley is an obsessive list maker who loves pizza, vampires, mythology, and history. She resides in Solihull, West Midlands, UK, where she lives with her three teenager
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