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Finding Myself

by Olga Sushinsky

The Savage Peak by Jon David

The Andromeda’s Ghost by Becca Fox

Bishop to Queen by Lexy Wolfe

A Fine Mess by Kim Duke

Serpent Rising

by Victor Acquista

Remeon’s Crusade by J.W. Garrett

Northern Light by Deb Davies

Alina: A Song For the Telling by Malve von Hassell

Girls I Know

by Robert E. Hoxie

The Sea of the Dead by Amy Kuivalainen

Crystal Heart

by Whitney Morris

Salvation

by J.S. Bailey

A Witchly Influence by Stephanie Grey

Stormie’s Heart

by Stormie Conway


Whiteland

by Rosie Cranie-Higgs

Range of Light by Scott Neuffer

Shelter: Lost and Found by R.A. Conroy

Trailer Baby

by Kathryn Sanoden Pearson

A Life, Forward

by Tracy Hewitt Meyer

The Perfect Tear by Connie Lansberg

The Wandering Palestinian by Anan Ameri

The Beast

by Erik Martin Willen

Rebirth

by Bets Davies

Stel Parad

by Lisa Menzel

The Magic Number by Natalie Gibson

Sanction Four by Kurt Winans

The Collectors by Greg Jolley

Be Still My Grieving Heart by Shannon Potsiadlo

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July 2, 2020

Finding Myself A Novel

by Olga Sushinsky FICTION | CONTEMPORARY | WOMEN’S FICTION Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643970677 | $25.95 | 288 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 20 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643970981 | $15.95 | 288 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 24 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643970998 | $7.99

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Praise “I just want to read and reread this book again and again. It was such a deep book but written in a way you just wanted to keep reading till the end. You could see yourself in the characters and you really could feel what they are going through.” — Amanda Yates, Margaritas and Camouflage Book Blog “…a good tale of self-discovery…you can clearly see the passion that the author put into writing this.” — Julie Angela Yu, NetGalley Reviewer

Although Rebecca O’Connor-Smith is somewhat content, she secretly longs for a more fascinating life. Her dead-end office job bores her, and her husband, Jason, while sweet, is more interested in settling down in suburban Toronto than going on adventures with her. So, when an opportunity to be a part of an archaeological dig in southern Israel arises, she takes it. Despite the current hostilities of the country, Rebecca is passionate about the culture, history, language, and even music of Israel. Getting the chance to use her skills and knowledge obtained from her archaeology major in a place she loves is a dream come true. Spending three weeks digging in the treasure trove of the Israeli desert makes her feel fulfilled like never before. However, the dig inspires her to further her archaeological degree despite the financial toll it will have on her marriage. Moreover, Rebecca finds herself attracted to another volunteer who intellectually challenges her in ways her husband never did. Torn between a secure, comfortable life with a man she loves and a challenging, exciting academic career with no guarantees about her future, Rebecca must choose what kind of life she wants to live for herself.

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Olga Sushinsky graduated with a B.A. in History and French and an M.A. in Near Eastern Civilizations from the University of Toronto. Her longtime fascination with ancient Israel inspired her to write her debut novel, Finding Myself. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading light fiction with happy endings, visiting local galleries, and spending time with her family.


July 9, 2020

The Savage Peak

A Morgalla Chronicles Novel

by Jon David YOUNG ADULT FICTION | FANTASY Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643970745 | $24.95 | 264 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 22 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643971087 | $14.95 | 264 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 28 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643971094 | $7.99

Summary___________________________________ The Morgalla Chronicles is a fresh young adult series that follows the life of Morgalla, a teen with a good heart and a dark secret. She’s a demon from hell. Nobody’s perfect. When Morgalla and her mentor are forced to abandon their sanctuary on a far-off world, they must return to the realm of hell. The only problem is teen Morgalla has never been around her own kind before, and she’s finding she doesn’t fit in. Smaller than the average demon, she not only holds contradictory views to her own culture, she possesses a unique talent most demons don’t have.

Praise “…different from typical YA fantasy series set in magical world’s. David was able to create multiple vivid worlds and multi-dimensional characters in a short book.”

When Delilah makes a life-changing decision for her, Morgalla finds herself on the run on another world as she tries to adapt and fit into a culture where both demons and humans coexist.

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Author Bio Born and raised in southeast Michigan, Jon David is the author of the Morgalla Chronicles, a series featuring a misunderstood demon heroine. The Savage Peak, book one in the series, is his debut novel. Upcoming titles include Diary of a Lonely Demon, The Shadow of Hell, and War of the Dark One. A self-proclaimed nerd, Jon’s other interests include comics and anime.


July 16, 2020

The Andromeda’s Ghost An Andromeda Chronicles Novel

by Becca Fox FICTION | SCIENCE FICTION Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643970820 | $26.95 | 332 pages 9 h x 6 w | Carton Qty: 18 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643971100 | $15.95 | 332 pages 9 h x 6 w | Carton Qty: 22 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643971117 | $7.99

Summary Fifty years after humanity desperately sought and found a new home on Jurthaan IV, tension with neighboring planet Palnach necessitates a peace treaty as well as the arranged marriage of Princess Kylee Wen Dao to Palnach’s Prince Maju. Taren Platinum is the best—now banished—guard on Princess Kylee’s security team. He’s also in love with her. After crashing the royal wedding, rescuing the princess, and fleeing Jurthaan IV in a stolen spacecraft, Taren finds himself on the run with Kylee, pursued by soldiers from both Jurthaan IV and Palnach.

Praise “a well written, and interesting book.” — Mary’s Book Corner “an exciting book with various twists that I didn’t really see coming…” — Kristy Penner, Goodreads “Wow! The world building…is exceptional and details were well researched.” — Amina Ismail Onia, NetGalley “Fox has crafted a competent and engaging novel.” — LibraryThing

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The lovers crash-land on Cartiss, leaving them stranded on a dying planet with targets on their backs. To escape, Taren must repair the ship with the help of a select few trustworthy citizens from the downtrodden city of Hurren. Without an official governing authority, the local gangsters are running Hurren and refusing to spread the wealth. While Taren’s priority is getting off Cartiss and disappearing somewhere safe, Kylee believes he has what it takes to turn things around in Hurren. Drawing attention to himself is the last thing he wants to do, but his princess is right. If there’s one thing Taren can’t overlook, it’s those who threaten the lives of innocents, even when his own life is on the line.

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Author Bio Becca lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, her baby boy, an ancient orange tabby cat, and a Mini Australian Shepherd who thinks she’s a forever puppy. Becca enjoys reading and writing, but also binge-watching shows on Netflix and baking treats she shouldn’t be eating.


July 23, 2020

Bishop to Queen

An Emeralis Synth Chronicle, Book 2

by Lexy Wolfe FICTION | SCIENCE FICTION Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643970790 | $25.95 | 336 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 18 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643971124 | $15.95 | 336 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 22 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643971131 | $7.99

Summary___________________________________ Will synthetic intelligence evolve to reflect the best or worst of their creators?

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“…a captivating, futuristic tale well told by an experienced author.” — Paul V. NetGalley Reviewer “…an interesting book!” — Andy Winder, NetGalley Reviewer “A book worth the read from all perspectives.” — Devika Primić, Goodreads Reviewer “…well structured and thoughtful. A recommended read.”

Ravenhawk, Cybercorps Corporations rogue synthetic creation, and Viktor Chernovich, a renegade pure human, have joined a secret society known as Caïssa’s Gambit to fight corrupt corporations and a government corrupted by those corporations to protect society from collapse. But another threat, once considered a mere philosophical possibility, lurks behind it all that if mishandled, could spell the end of both human and synthetic futures.

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— LibraryThing Early Reviewers “A gritty, intriguing and thought provoking premise…a dramatic and tragic tale of a society destroyed by power and control…” — Sandy, Goodreads Reviewer

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Other Books in the Series Ravenhawk

Lexy Wolfe is a fantasy and science fiction author from Lebanon, PA. Her previously published works include Doom and the Warrior and The Sundered Lands Saga. Her new series, The Emeralis Synth Chronicles, focuses on a futuristic Earth run with cyborgs and corrupt corporations. Of Two Minds, the next installment in the series, is slated for publication in 2021.

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July 30, 2020

A Fine Mess

An Odd Little Book on Surviving Life’s Disasters

by Kim Duke NONFICTION | MEMOIR | HUMOR Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643970974 | $21.95 | 86 pages 8 h x 5 w | Carton Qty: 72 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781947727762 | $14.95 | 86 pages 8 h x 5 w | Carton Qty: 72 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781948540308 | $7.99

Summary_______ ____________________________ Kim Duke knows all about it… Is life getting you down? Does it feel like one bad experience after another? Are you ready to fight back? Then arm yourself with Kim Duke’s latest book as she shares gritty, funny, and odd advice about life’s ups and downs with snarky tongue-in-check wisdom. Filled with amusing photos and quotes about life, you’ll soon be laughing at any fine mess that life throw’s your way.

Praise “…funny, insightful, and poignant…incredibly relevant to the current state of the world.” — Kayla’s Reading Korner “I loved this, such an easy read… This has left me with a lot of positive thoughts on how to deal with issues.” — Life Via a Line Book Blog “A Fine Mess by Kim Duke will bring you on a journey of discovery, figuring out what’s really important, and how you can get through your own struggles.” — Makaiya May, NetGalley Reviewer “…not at all what I had expected to read when I picked up this book, but in the very best possible way. It is so much more.” — Andrea Pole, NetGalley Reviewer “Quite a nice gem… The book acknowledges how we can put our own tragedies into perspective while we can accept support gracefully!” — LibraryThing Early Reviewers

International writer, speaker, and author Kim Duke knows a thing or two about fine messes. When she was fifty, she was hit by a fine mess called breast cancer. She’s known for her easy, humorous style when talking about the tough stuff. She’s been covered by Cosmopolitan, NBC News, CTV, and CBC and her work has been featured on The Globe and Mail and the internet sensation, Medium.com.

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Author Bio Kim Duke is famous for her easy, humorous style when talking about tough stuff. Kim’s been featured in national media like Cosmopolitan, NBC, CTV, CBC throughout Canada and internationally. Her personal essays have been featured in the national Canadian newspaper, The Globe and Mail and the international French sensation, Story Machine. She lives in Alberta, Canada with her husband and slightly nutty dog.


August 6, 2020

Serpent Rising

A Saga of Venom and Flame Novel

by Victor Acquista FICTION | THRILLER | CONTEMPORARY Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643971148 | $26.95 | 304 pages 9 h x 6 w | Carton Qty: 20 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643971155 | $15.95 | 304 pages 9 h x 6 w | Carton Qty: 24 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643971162 | $7.99

Summary___________________________________ Ever since her great aunt left her alone in a cave when she was ten, Serena Mendez has been haunted by the traumatic incident. Now she’s an unemployed, pill-popping twenty-one year old suffering from nightmares and PTSD. When her psychiatrist suggests she visit her great aunt to get to the root cause of her ailment, she reluctantly agrees it’s time to confront the past.

Praise “...a fascinating blend of mystery, thriller and the supernatural.” — Gary Morgenstein, author of A Mound Over Hell “Victor Acquista’s terrific new novel defies genres: it’s a techno-mythological thriller-cummystical travelogue, with a sassy heroine and a soulful geek at its heart. A Da Vinci Code for the digital age.” — JJ Amaworo Wilson, author of Damnificados

Accompanied by her geeky friend Bryson, they travel to a Navajo Reservation to meet with her great aunt and return to the cave where it all began. But what she discovers points to an ancient conflict between the Illuminati and a Luminarian sect with origins to Atlantis—and she appears to be at the center of it all. With more questions than answers and only a handful of clues, Serena embarks on a mystical journey across six continents to learn more. But sinister forces oppose her. Pursued by a powerful enemy, Serena must evade capture and fulfill her true destiny. Can she expose dark secrets and a hidden conspiracy? Or will those who wish to remain in the shadows find her first?

“I was swept away from the first page in this wonder-filled, mystical, and compelling novel.” — Patrick Kendrick, award-winning author of American Ripper

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Author Bio Victor Acquista has become an international author and speaker following his careers as a primary-care physician and medical executive. He is known for “writing to raise consciousness.” His multi-genre works include fiction and nonfiction and often incorporate social messaging to engage readers in thought-provoking themes. When not pondering the big questions in life and what’s for dinner, he enjoys gardening and cooking. He lives with his wife in Ave Maria, Florida.


August 13, 2020

Remeon’s Crusade A Realms of Chaos Novel

by J.W. Garrett FICTION | SCIENCE FICTION | FANTASY Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643971179 | $25.95 | 336 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 18 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643971186 | $15.95 | 336 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 22 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643971193 | $7.99

Summary_______ ____________________________ To discover her future, a young woman must first go back… To unite a family bond, she must break it… To find love again, she must let it go. Arista’s family loves her, seeks to protect her, but her bonds of love are strained and tested upon the death of her mother, Whisterly. Leaving behind the council chair of Remeon, and a powerful generational legacy of witches ready to take Arista in, uncertainty hangs in the air.

Praise “Garrett’s seamless blend of Science, Fantasy, and Historical fiction is mind-bending…nothing short of spectacular.” — John Darryl Winston, author of the IA series “Remeon’s Crusade is a page-turner to be enjoyed from the first page to the last.” — Pam Peffer, NetGalley Reviewer

As Arista explores her new role and the powers surrounding it, she discovers love—and all the dangers with it. As her father grieves and her family questions the past, Arista must face the truth with courage, staring fiercely into the heart of the unknown. Full of political, mystical, and familial intrigue, Arista must choose whether to accept or forsake her inheritance, and consequentially the ones she loves.

“An engrossing and entertaining story…” — Annarelix Book Blog

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Other Books in the Series Remeon’s Destiny Remeon’s Quest

Author Bio J.W. Garrett has been writing in one form or another since she was a teenager. She currently writes from the sunny beaches of Jacksonville, Florida where she lives with her family, but loves the mountains of Virginia where she was born. Her writings include science fiction and fantasy as well as poetry and short stories. Since putting the final touches on Remeon’s Quest, she has been hard at work on the next book in her Realms of Chaos series. When she’s not hanging out with her characters, her favorite activities are reading, running and spending time with family.


August 20, 2020

Northern Light

A Coast-to-Coast Michigan Mystery

by Deb Davies FICTION | MYSTERY | CONTEMPORARY Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643971209 | $24.95 | 248 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 24 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643971216 | $14.95 | 248 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 30 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643971223 | $7.99

Summary___________________________________ This new series by Deb Davies will especially appeal to readers of mysteries and stories based in Michigan. Rich in Michigan’s local flavor, beauty, and culture, Deb Davies brings that true “up north feeling” into her writing. After the death of her husband, Claire is finding it hard to adjust to being a widow in northern Michigan. She and her cat quickly find themselves surrounded by visitors, including her best friend, Laurel.

Praise “…an atmospheric psychological thriller…Thoroughly enjoyed...” — Lynn Beck, Reviewer at NetGalley, The Washington Post & Washington Life Magazine “[An] enjoyable book...I didn’t figure out the ending at all.” — LibraryThing Early Reviewers

The empty house soon feels more like home until a raven mysteriously appears inside, resulting in a disastrous mess, and a new friend for houseguest Charles, an eccentric ornithologist. Although the company initially offers the support and distraction Claire needs, random attacks soon escalate and no one is safe. When the unlikely group comes face-to-face with someone intent on murder, will their newfound friendship be strong enough to protect them?

“…a great afternoon read.” — Colleen Mark, NetGalley Reviewer “Deb Davies is an author to watch.” — Book Keeping Book Blog

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Author Bio Deb Davies enjoys writing mysteries about her favorite place: Michigan. She is passionate about rescued animals and nature, and also enjoys classical music. She resides with her husband, Rick, in an old farmhouse and they summer in a cabin on a trout stream near Luzerne, Michigan. Northern Light is the debut novel in her Coastto-Coast Michigan Mystery series.


August 27, 2020

Alina: A Song for the Telling A Novel

by Malve von Hassell FICTION | HISTORICAL Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643970721 | $23.95 | 232 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 24 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643971049 | $12.95 | 232 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 32 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643971056 | $7.99

Summary___________________________________ Alina: A Song For the Telling is a coming-of-age story of a young woman from Provence in the 12th century. Although written for middle grade/ young adult, this timeless and classic tale will be enjoyed by readers of all ages. “You should be grateful, my girl. You have no dowry, and I am doing everything I can to get you settled. You are hardly any man’s dream.” Alina’s brother, Milos, pulled his face into a perfect copy of Aunt Marci’s sour expression, primly pursing his mouth. He had got her querulous tone just right.

Praise “The book was really good and I wasn’t able to put it down.” — Darian Altomare, NetGalley Reviewer “…an enjoyable read…” — LibraryThing Early Reviewers “…a wonderful story that kept my attention throughout. Highly recommended!” — Amy Bruno, Goodreads Reviewer “…wonderful…Rich atmospheric details and compelling characters makes for a stunning read.” — Gwendalyn Books Blog

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I pinched my lips together, trying not to laugh. But it was true; Aunt Marci had already introduced me to several suitors. So far I had managed to decline their suits politely. Maybe Alina’s aunt was right. How could she possibly hope to become a musician, a trobairitz, as impoverished as she was and without the status of a good marriage? But fourteen-year-old Alina refuses to accept the oppressing life her strict aunt wants to impose upon her. When the perfect opportunity comes along for her to escape, she and her brother embark on a journey through the Byzantine Empire all the way to Jerusalem. Alina soon finds herself embroiled in the political intrigue of noble courts as she fights to realize her dream of becoming a female troubadour.

Author Bio Malve von Hassell is a writer, researcher, and translator. Born in Italy, she spent part of her childhood in Belgium and Germany before moving to the United States. She lives in Southampton, New York, close to the ocean and a bay beach where she meets flying sea robins and turtles on her morning walks with her rescue dog Loki. She enjoys reading, playing chess with her son, gardening, anything to do with horses, and dreams of someday touring Mongolia on horseback.


September 10, 2020

Girls I Know A Novel

by Robert E. Hoxie FICTION | CONTEMPORARY | LITERARY Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643970264 | $24.95 | 264 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 22 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643970271 | $14.95 | 264 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 28 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643970967 | $7.99

Summary___________________________________ Searching for love, Francis King is about to discover the mystery and magic of the female sex… Twenty-three-year-old Francis King is dumped by the last girl he thinks he’ll ever love. Heartbroken and alone, he is thrust into the digital age of dating and a single life he’s never known: a world of hookup culture riddled with noncommittal relationships.

Praise “I absolutely adored this book. The characters were so real that it sucked you in and made you feel a part of the story. You didn’t want it to end!” — Alicia Goeser, NetGalley Reviewer “…fun…with A LOT of character! Definitely recommend this book!” — Kay’s Book Reviews “This book was interesting…in the best way possible… I related to parts of the book in a few aspects, especially with this being a ‘Hook up’ culture. Dating is hard, so I understood that completely. It’s scary how accurate this book is for so many situations!” — Sarah Cook, NetGalley Reviewer “…you could call [it] a strenuous search for real love. However, I’d call it a[n] homage to womanhood. And a rather good one, too. Written in the good old tradition of Henry Miller and Charles Bukowski.” — LibraryThing Early Reviewers

He wanders into the tight-knit bar scene of Memphis, Michigan. A city of thirty thousand people, a few bars, drugs and alcohol, and casual sex on any given night. With determination to find happiness, and a new sexual drive, Francis becomes entangled with many women at once where he discovers the mystery and magic of the female sex.

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Author Bio Robert E. Hoxie is from a small rural town in Michigan where his love for storytelling was born. He holds an MFA in Screenwriting from Boston University. In addition to writing, Robert is an optioned and produced screenwriter. He enjoys fishing, harness horse racing, and his two very fat cats.


September 17, 2020

The Sea of the Dead

A Magicians of Venice Novel, Book 2

by Amy Kuivalainen FICTION | CONTEMPORARY | FANTASY | ADVENTURE Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643971339 | $26.95 | 292 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 20 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643971346 | $15.95 | 292 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 24 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643971353 | $7.99

Summary___________________________________ The battle for Venice might be over, but the war is just beginning… Penelope’s and Alexis’s adventure continues in this exciting second installment of The Magicians of Venice series. Penelope has accepted her role as the new Archivist for the magicians, but with war brewing on the horizon and the tide of magic on the rise, she’s going to have to learn her way around this new and dangerous world if she has any hope of outsmarting their enemies.

Praise “…lives up to its predecessor. Kuivalainan 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 “Kuivalainen infuses the Atlantis legend with dark magic to great effect…” — Publishers Weekly “There are certain books that you read over again just so you can live in its world a little longer. The Sea of the Dead is one of those books.” — Erica Campanella, NetGalley Reviewer “To put it simply, Amy Kuivalainen has hit it out of the park again…” — Escape Reality Open a Book Blog “What a great series… The world building is phenomenal…” — Just Jaime Reviews

Other Books in the Series The Immortal City

When Penelope’s friend and fellow archaeologist uncovers a scroll containing a magical secret lost in the Dead Sea for two thousand years, Penelope and Alexis must travel to Israel to find them before Abaddon and Kreios get there first. To defeat Thevetat and his followers, they’ll need to find a weapon capable of ending him for good. As her old life collides with her new, Penelope will soon discover the price of keeping the magicians’ secrets safe.

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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 her time hanging out with her German Shepherd, Duke in the beautiful city of Melbourne.


September 22, 2020

Crystal Heart

A Crystal Heart Novel

by Whitney Morris MIDDLE GRADE & YOUNG ADULT FICTION | FANTASY Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643970691 | $25.95 | 304 pages 9 h x 6 w | Carton Qty: 20 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643971001 | $14.95 | 304 pages 9 h x 6 w | Carton Qty: 24 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643971018 | $7.99

Summary___________________________________ When eighteen-year-old Mellissa Hail meets the magical changeling Gregory, she discovers an ancient and enchanted world of leprechauns and elves. Now she must come to terms with believing in magic and her destiny— that she is the chosen one to guard the Heart Crystal. But time is running out and the seal that guards the evil leprechaun Kadon is breaking. Can she save mankind in time?

Praise “[Morris] is a wonderful storyteller…” — Sandra Norman, Goodreads Reviewer “The plot is great, you have elves, magic, leprechauns, what’s not to like about that? … it’s a good story…!” — LibraryThing Early Reviewers “I liked this book a lot…an extremely good read… I definitely recommend this book for anyone with an interest in fantasy, magic, and elves.” — Hope You Like the Book Blog

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“An excellent fantasy novel…” — Brynn Morse, NetGalley Reviewer “…refreshing…” — Darian Altomare, Goodreads Reviewer

Author Bio Whitney Morris has had a passion for story telling since she was young. With her nose constantly stuck in a book, she is raising four children to be fellow bookworms with her husband, in South Yorkshire. Whitney is a cat lover with two cats of her own, crazy about owls and addicted to chocolate.


September 24, 2020

Salvation

A Chronicles of Servitude Novel, Book 5

by J.S. Bailey FICTION | SUSPENSE | SUPERNATURAL Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643971360 | $26.95 | 326 pages 9 h x 6 w | Carton Qty: 18 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643971377 | $15.95 | 372 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 20 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643971384 | $7.99

Summary___________________________________ Bobby Roland’s adventures are drawing to an end. Things are not going well for Bobby Roland, a socially awkward psychic who foresees disasters and spends his days fighting evil. Desperate and in pain after an encounter with a cursed object, Bobby’s hunt for a new Servant is interrupted by Jane, a mysterious black magic practitioner determined to live forever. When a spirit of a murdered child named Layla reaches out to Bobby for help, he’s suddenly got his hands full.

Praise for the series “…a fast-paced thriller all the way to the final period of the final sentence…” — G.S. Jennsen, author of Starshine for Solemnity “…action packed, [a] fast read, and entertaining. Highly recommended!” — Annarellix Book Blog “…readers who like suspense with some paranormal elements should definitely check out this series!” — Laurie Lucking, author of the Tales of the Mystics series for Servant

Other Books in the Series Solitude (novella) Servant Sacrifice Surrender Solemnity

Bobby knows he can’t let Jane succeed in her quest for immortality, regardless of her threats. Banding together with his friends, they’re determined to take Jane down, and discover shocking secrets in the process.

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Author Bio J.S. Bailey enjoys writing eerie tales of the supernatural that keep readers on the edges of their seats. She has published six novels and twenty short stories, with more on the way. Bailey is fond of long walks in the woods, British television, and lots of burritos. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband and cats.


October 1, 2020

A Witchly Influence A Novel

by Stephanie Grey FICTION | CONTEMPORARY | HUMOR Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643971391 | $26.95 | 262 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 20 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643971407 | $15.95 | 262 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 28 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643971414 | $7.99

Summary___________________________________ Fate can show up as anything… As a freshly minted divorcee, witch Carmen Devereaux returns to her hometown in North Carolina. With this decision comes another change in her life: Fate has decided that she is to become an Influencer, someone who guides others onto the path that they were meant to take. When she’s assigned to Abby Windsor, a young schoolteacher, as well as her own stepbrother, Finn Cleary, she soon encounters several obstacles, including getting stuck in her own past.

Praise “[a] feel-good story…[with a] quirky supporting cast…” — Publishers Weekly “…[the] feel-good paranormal book of the year.” — Raisa Guedes, NetGalley Reviewer “This was a great…engaging and entertaining read.” — Jen Ryan, Librarian

A quirky, fun, and lovable cast of characters, including Lenny the Snowman—a grumpy, old snowman who really loves trashy reality shows, especially ones about real housewives; Egbert the Lobbyist Pencil—a pompous pencil who lobbies on magic and loves tasty cuisine; and Muse Siobhan Waters, who is thoughtful and down to earth, help guide and inspire Carmen whenever she gets stuck working on her assignment. Along the way, Carmen learns to influence others…and herself. Humorous and light-hearted, A Witchly Influence is the perfect feelgood book of the year.

“The cast of characters are wonderful and you will find yourself laughing at loud.” — Crystal Prescott, NetGalley Reviewer

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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 jiujitsu, 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.


October 8, 2020

Stormie’s Heart Healed by Animals

by Stormie Conway NONFICTION | ESSAYS | ANIMALS Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643971421 | $22.95 | 200 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 28 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643971438 | $12.95 | 200 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 38 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643971445 | $7.99

Summary___________________________________ From ferrets to horses, to rabbits and dogs, animals have incredible healing power. In her new collection of essays, pet-sitter Stormie Conway looks at how animals have impacted her life and shares the antics of her furry and feathered animal friends. From hilarious to heartfelt, Conway’s essays not only entertain, but also remind us how much humans connect with animals.

Praise for Stormie’s Joy “…delightful and sometimes heart wrenching… The stories will draw you in and make you smile and cry…” — Linda Marcus, Goodreads Reviewer “…beautifully written…a powerful true-life account of survival of the human spirit through an incredible bond with animals.” — Gina Bores, Goodreads Reviewer “…an absolute delight. This book touches your heart and warms your soul along with fits of laughter!” — Malinda Morris, Goodreads Reviewer

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Author Bio Stormie Conway is a writer and licensed paralegal. Upon retiring from the corporate world in 2009, she obtained her Veterinary Assistant certificate and launched a successful pet-sitting business. She writes poetry and has submitted several articles to local newspapers, many classified as “Editor’s Choice.” When not writing, she enjoys cooking, horseback riding, and hiking over dirt trails through sleepy woods. She lives in Sussex County, New Jersey.


October 15, 2020

Whiteland

A Whiteland Novel

by Rosie Cranie-Higgs FICTION | HORROR | DARK FANTASY Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781948540728 | $26.95 | 328 pages 9 h x 6 w | Carton Qty: 18 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781948540735 | $15.95 | 328 pages 9 h x 6 w | Carton Qty: 22 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781948540742 | $7.99

Summary___________________________________ In a lonely Swiss mountain village, Kira’s holiday erupts. It’s winter, it’s eerie, and out in the woods something imbeds its claws into her sister. When Romy returns, she’s different. She’s violent, inhuman, and by rights, should be dead. Even though things aren’t normal, all their parents care about is that she’s still alive.

Praise “…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 “…difficult to put down…a breath of fresh air to read a beautifully imaginative horror story…” — The Little Bookery “This book was everything I wanted it to be. I loved the writing…the plot and storyline in the book. It gave me all the feels I was looking for when I started reading this. I highly recommend…” — Rustic Book Reviews “…like an adult fairy tale—a combination of Narnia, Alice in Wonderland, folktale, and Norse mythology all rolled into one epic horror fantasy. This definitely has all of the makings for a truly remarkable story…” — Elle, Goodreads Reviewer “The spookiness is perfect…it delivers. It delivers strong…I honestly couldn’t put it down. It was sooooo good.” — Milica Stanojević, NetGalley Reviewer

In the otherworldly forest, Kira starts to pry, but secrets like to be kept. With the help of Callum, a sarcastic Scotsman, Kira stumbles upon the folkloric world of Whiteland, eating all she knows. If Kira runs away, she’ll be safe. If she doesn’t, her family might not survive. In the end, there’s no mercy in revenge.

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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 plans to visit all major cities and try their food. She grew up across Europe, and now lives in Lally, Switzerland, the alpine village where her debut horror novel, Whiteland, is set. Other books in the series include Karliquai, releasing 2021 and Memento Mori, releasing 2022.


October 22, 2020

Range of Light A Novel

by Scott Neuffer FICTION | CONTEMPORARY | LITERARY Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781948540926 | $26.95 | 180 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 30 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781948540933 | $15.95 | 180 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 40 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781948540940 | $7.99

Summary A journey of finding oneself in an increasingly material world...An escape from censorship toward hoped-for redemption...A path to forgiveness and restoration....

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One bright morning in the summer of 2011, three strangers fortuitously meet at the start of Yosemite’s famed Mist Trail—a disillusioned investment banker with two million dollars in cash in his tent, a Chinese dissident artist escaping political persecution but not his own demons, and a middle-aged single woman trying to rebuild her life after a terrible divorce. Each hiker is seeking something as they explore the Mist Trail, but by the end of the climb, two of them will be dead. Containing elements of satire, neo-noir, and geopolitical thriller, Range of Light at heart is a literary work of fiction that captures and reveals the complex, unraveling lives of three strangers in one of America’s most iconic natural settings. Beneath the thundering falls of Yosemite, these disparate lives crash together in a dramatic climax, revealing both the worst and the best aspects of the human heart.

Author Bio Scott Neuffer is the author of the upcoming literary fiction novel Range of Light and Scars of the New Order, his debut short story collection. He is the editor and founder of the literary journal, Trampset, and his book reviews have appeared in Shelf Awareness. His work has been featured in Atticus Review, Entropy Magazine, Foreword Reviews, Wilderness House Literary Review, and elsewhere. A writer, journalist, poet, and musician, he lives in Nevada with his family where he is currently working on his next novel.


October 29, 2020

Shelter: Lost & Found A Novel

by R.A. Conroy FICTION | CONTEMPORARY Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643970769 | $29.95 | 500 pages 9 h x 6 w | Carton Qty: 14 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643970899 | $18.95 | 500 pages 9 h x 6 w | Carton Qty: 18 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643970905 | $7.99

Summary___________________________________ Homeless and shy teen Peggy Dillan is on the run from a secret past. After daring to save a stray dog from a tormenting gang, she finds herself running right into the Farroway Animal Shelter and into something unexpected. There she meets an eccentric group of misfits in charge of the abused and neglected animals: no-nonsense, allergyridden Betty; cantankerous cat lady Clara; caring animal cop Joe; and Terry—the optimistic, patient, and diplomatic warden.

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Enlisted into their ranks, Peggy learns to navigate the run-down, problem-ridden shelter while searching for a way to save the stray dog, Lucky, from his abusive owner. As Peggy struggles to help save the sinking shelter, she learns it’s possible to change the world “one corner at a time” with courage and conviction.

Author Bio An award-winning filmmaker, author, artist and speaker, R. A. Conroy’s life reflects one spent in both animal welfare and the arts. From veterinary hospitals, zoos, wildlife centers and animal shelters, to easel, stage and Hollywood film studios, Conroy creates compelling, entertaining, inspiring works that give voice to the voiceless.


November 3, 2020

Trailer Baby A Novel

by Kathryn Sanoden Pearson FICTION | CONTEMPORARY | WOMEN Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643970738 | $25.95 | 316 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 30 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643971452 | $15.95 | 316 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 40 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643971469 | $7.99

Summary Psychologist Cary Taylor’s life just isn’t what it used to be. She dreads her job and no longer finds it exciting. Her family barely spends more than a few minutes together in the same room. She and her husband are drifting apart, and their fifteen-year-old daughter has developed an attitude. When Cary discovers her daughter is pregnant by a boy from the wrong side of the tracks—and he is the son of one of her clients—her already out-of-control life suddenly gets more complicated.

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Cary’s never imagined having a relationship with a client beyond the fifty-minute hour, much less someone so different from her. Cary must come to terms with her own fears if she is going to salvage her already rocky relationship with her daughter—and piece their family back together. Told from the perspectives of both mothers and the young couple, Trailer Baby gives us a refreshingly honest, yet uplifting story of hope and healing, and how the heart can open up to love.

Author Bio Raised in Japan by culturally sensitive missionary parents, Kathryn Sanoden Pearson learned to speak Japanese the same time she learned to speak English. After high school she moved to the United States for college, got married, and became a Licensed Psychologist. Together she and her husband raised three sons who are all married, and now finds great joy in their seven grandchildren. She loves sushi, ramen, chocolate and a great cup of coffee. She and her husband live in Vadnais Heights, Minnesota.


November 5, 2020

A Life, Forward A Rowan Slone Novel

by Tracy Hewitt Meyer YOUNG ADULT FICTION | CONTEMPORARY | SELF-HARM Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643971506 | $21.95 | 220 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 24 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643971520 | $12.95 | 220 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 34 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643971537 | $7.99

Summary Appalachian teen Rowan Slone has left her dysfunctional, violent past behind. She’s ready for her senior year in high school, she has a new job that she loves, and a safe place to call home. Rowan is close to achieving everything she’s ever wanted—a sense of family, a sense of purpose, and a sense of self. But there are cracks in Rowan’s new life as relationship issues threaten to send her future crumbling to the ground, including managing selfharm impulses. When her long-held secret is discovered, Rowan must find the courage to fight for the most important thing yet—herself.

Praise “A piercing and heartwarming sequel.” — Kirkus Reviews “Ms. Meyer has created a story with emotion rolling off the page...” — InD’Tale Magazine “[this series] can give a very real look at life to teenagers...” — Beneath the Jacket Reviews “a great YA book for teenagers to read, and I definitely urge you...to get yourself a copy of both books and read them.” — Ordinary Girlz Book Reviews

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Other Books in the Series A Life, Redefined A Life, Freed (releases August 19, 2021)

Tracy Hewitt Meyer is an award-winning author of young adult fiction. She has a B.A. in English and a Master of Social Work, and much of her writing focuses on the challenges teenagers face, including pregnancy, self-harm, and transgender. Tracy lives in Virginia with her family and rescue dog.


November 12, 2020

The Perfect Tear A Tsera’s Gift Novel

by Connie Lansberg FICTION | FANTASY Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643971544 | $26.95 | 296 pages 9 h x 6 w | Carton Qty: 16 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643971551 | $15.95 | 340 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 18 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643971568 | $7.99

Summary___________________________________ The twelfth dimension is a realm of pure invention, where the combination of song and DNA sequences bring forth creations of beauty and excellence. It is here that the angelic, otherworldly being Tsera resides as the Main Creator. But when her position is challenged by Lerion, a confident young novice who dreams of ruling the universe, Tsera must place her hope in a human being named Eleanor who lives on planet Earth.

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Eleanor is a timid girl who lives at the abbey. Like her mother before her, she has an incredible gift of song, and her singing can yield food from barren land—a gift Mother Superior doesn’t want to lose. When mysterious mists and sinkholes begin threatening her planet, Eleanor discovers she is the key to her world’s survival—and Tsera’s last hope. With the help of her friends and her pet goat, Eleanor must embark on a journey to find the perfect tear and save Earth.

Author Bio Connie studied scriptwriting in Melbourne, Australia and is a member of AWA. She is also a jazz singer/songwriter with several songs placed in local television shows, and is a regular performer in the city deemed to have the best live music scene in the world. Writing books was a natural progression for Connie. The Perfect Tear, the first book in the series, Tsera’s Gift, is her first full-length novel. She writes in a cinematic style which reflects her love of movies and has recorded an album of original songs to accompany the book. She is currently working on the second book in the series and will record ten original songs for this book as well.


November 19, 2020

The Wandering Palestinian A Memoir

by Anan Ameri NONFICTION | BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR |POLITICAL Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643971308 | $26.95 | 264 pages 9 h x 6 w | Carton Qty: 20 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643971315 | $16.95 | 264 pages 9 h x 6 w | Carton Qty: 22 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643971322 | $7.99

Summary___________________________________ The Wandering Palestinian starts in 1974 in Beirut, Lebanon, where at age twenty-nine, Ameri, a free spirited urban middle class professional woman, met and fell in love with a US citizen, and followed him to Detroit. Without speaking English, knowing how to drive, or having a permit to work, and without family or friends, life in Detroit, a city still marked by the scars of the 1967 rebellion, was rather difficult. Ameri felt uprooted and isolated as well as stripped of her identity and independence.

Praise “…a masterful book capturing the intimate ways one woman’s immigration story can contribute to the transformation of U.S. society at large …a must-read…” — Nadine Naber, Professor, University of Illinois and author, Arab America “…a beautifully written book…a joy to read.” — Louise Cainkar, Scholar of Arab Americans and Professor, Marquette University “…a riveting, 40 year-long journey…I was hooked immediately. I couldn’t put it down.” — Diana Abouali, PhD., Director of the Arab American National Museum

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Armed with resilience and determination, the author found comfort in becoming involved with the Detroit’s large and politically active Arab American community. An involvement that helped her break away from her isolation, resume her activism, and pave the way for her to become a recognized and respected leader in her community. The vignettes of The Wandering Palestinian are both humorous and poignant. With a keen eye of a trained sociologist, the book gives an insight into the Arab American communities struggles, hopes, and aspirations to find their rightful place in the American mosaic. These are also personal stories of love and a failed marriage, struggle with depression and therapy, as well as activism that took the Ameri to live in Washington DC, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Jerusalem. Then back to Detroit to be with her newly found love, and a new career that led her to play a pivotal role in the creation of the Arab American National Museum in 2005.

Author Bio Dr. Anan Ameri is a scholar, author, activist, and community organizer. She is the founding Director of the Arab American National Museum (AANM) and Palestine Aid Society of America. Ameri holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Jordan, an MA from Cairo University, and a Ph.D from Wayne State University in Detroit. The recipient of numerous awards, in 2016 she was inducted into the Women’s Hall of Fame in Lansing, Michigan, and the recipient of ACCESS’s Arab American of the Year award.


November 24, 2020

The Beast

A Nastragull Novel, Book 5

by Erik Martin Willén FICTION | SCIENCE FICTION | SPACE OPERA Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643971605 | $26.95 | 300 pages 9 h x 6 w | Carton Qty: 26 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643971612 | $15.95 | 332 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 30 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643971629 | $7.99

Summary As Alexa and her friends struggle to escape from a moon-sized habitat in the lawless Gala system, the universe’s major powers are gearing up for total war. Marengo, the largest and richest inhabited planet in the universe, is under blockade. Tens of millions have already died in border skirmishes between Florencia, Nastasturus, and the organized pirate clans. Then there’s Alec von Hornet’s independent Section 21, anchored by the militant Grisamm Order and disenchanted elements from all the other powers.

Praise for the Nastragull series “After the Swedish detective miracle, we can now, thanks to Willén, perhaps be looking forward to a science fiction wonder in Swedish literature.” — The Culture Magazine (for Hunted) “…space opera at its best!! This is one fastmoving story…” — Carole-Ann, Goodreads Reviewer (for Pirates) “…fast-paced, full of interesting characters I wanted to know more about, creatively descriptive… I recommend this book to those who like space opera” — Chris G. Wright, author of Alliance (for Pirates)

After surviving the most horrendous torture ever devised, Alec was forced to accept Alexa’s tragic death. Those experiences, combined with the universe’s voice in his head, have him teetering on the edge of madness. Now Alexa has been reported alive. Torn between duty and love, Alec begins his transformation into the dark, malevolent entity that posterity will someday call… The Beast.

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Author Bio Other Books in the Series Pirates Hunted Dawn Sets in Hell Section Twenty-one

Erik Martin Willen has been creating science fiction worlds since he was a young boy, including working with a friend on a short-lived comic book version of Nastragull. Erik loves creating worlds of epic proportion and exploring those worlds in the stories he creates. Erik currently lives in a small village in south Sweden where he is working on his next novel.

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December 1, 2020

Rebirth A Novel

by Bets Davies FICTION | SCIENCE FICTION Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643970851 | $25.95 | 260 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 20 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643971063 | $15.95 | 260 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 22 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643971070 | $7.99

Summary___________________________________ Gavin Lewis is a typical college student: he has a moody best friend, Topher, and leads a generally uninteresting life. One day, he accidentally resurrects an ancient Celt who is being pursued by the very woman whose powers brought her back to life. Now, with the help of an unlikely band of friends and family—complete with three dogs—Gavin and Topher go head-to-head to dark magic. Fighting otherworldly beings simply to survive is now at the top of their to-do list as they all learn what it means to be reborn.

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Author Bio Bets Davies has degrees from the University of Michigan, Mills College, and the University of Michigan again—this time staying in Ann Arbor, Michigan to live. She enjoys mixing together genres and sub-genres. She does the same with dancing. She lives with a protective macaw, a rabbit killing cat, an empathetic pit bull, and sneaky hound mutt. At the moment she is avoiding animal shelters and buying children’s toys instead. When not writing, she draws, and tries to remember how to play the bassoon.


December 3, 2020

Stel Parad

A Novel Based on True Events

by Lisa Menzel FICTION | HORROR | HISTORICAL Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643970202 | $26.95 | 278 pages 9 h x 6 w | Carton Qty: 22 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781947727441 | $15.95 | 316 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 26 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643970219 | $7.99

Summary___________________________________ You will not give me alms. My life shall be a stel parad. A numb parade of days. I curse this place. Chicago: 1845. I&M Canal gravedigger Enda Hughes buries a hanged man on Suicide Hill. A priest dies of a sudden heart attack. When a curse is found pinned to the church door from a stranger claiming he was denied alms, it sets off a chain of mysterious events that begin to plague the town of Keepataw.

Praise “…incredibly evocative...brilliant.” —Matthew Bird, Producer (Fortitude / The Musketeers) “A workman piece. Like something from David Mamet meets Wong Kar-Wai.” —Tom Burstyn, Cinematographer (Hell on Wheels)

When the canal foreman alerts Enda to an order of phantom monks seen wandering the cemetery, it calls everything she and her apothecary husband, Keir, know into question. As revengeful deaths, ancient visions, sinister monks, and visitations from unsettled spirits plague their town, the Hughes and encamping tribe must use their medicine and magic as a barrier to save themselves from the unholiest of brotherhoods.

Series in Development Currently, the novel is a series in development with interested A-list cast and crew, and the TV series format has already received heavy interest from many of the largest producers in the industry.

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Author Bio Lisa Menzel’s ancestors were immigrant farmers in Minnesota who fed the mocked and starved Chief Medicine Bottle in their soup kitchen. She began her writing career as a Chicago rock music journalist for Lumino Magazine. Today, she is a producer, developing several series and films, including her upcoming historical horror novel, Stel Parad. She splits her time between Los Angeles and the Midwest, and her home is above one of Chicagoland’s most haunted cemeteries along the I&M Canal, the focal point of Stel Parad.


December 8, 2020

The Magic Number

A Witchbound Saga Novel, Book 3

by Natalie Gibson FICTION | ROMANCE | PARANORMAL | EROTIC Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643971636 | $25.95 | 232 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 24 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643971643 | $14.95 | 232 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 32 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643971650 | $7.99

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Camilla Lovejoy is barren because her natural healing ability cannot differentiate between a desired pregnancy and a unwanted parasite, but wants children desperately. Nanae is the Nephilim with healing talents that could enable Camilla to carry a child to term, but Nephilim cannot procreate. They turn to a friend and sometimes lover of the Daughters of Women, Israel. Izzy, as his friends call him, is happy to aid Camilla achieve her dream of motherhood. He loves Camilla but has always felt there was something missing in the traditional two person relationship. Now with Nanae in the mix he may have found the perfect solution. Can Nanae share his Sinnis with another man? Can Camilla handle her lovers loving each other? Will Israel survive the appetites of both? Will the hunger that Nanae battles constantly win and force him to destroy everything that he has come to love and need?

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Other Books in the Series For the Love of Magic The Dying Art of Magic

Born and raised in northeast Texas, Natalie Gibson adores the color green and reveres the forest and the tortoise. Get her too far from the pine tree farm she grew up on, and she can’t breathe. Natalie has always loved reading, but it wasn’t until her daughter was born in 2008 that she discovered the joy of writing. Her stories always have strong females who change the world, magical creatures that battle their baser natures, and seriously evil bad guys who don’t. Natalie’s fantastical worlds coexist with our own; otherworldly violence, sexuality, and the supernatural are hidden behind a thin veil.


December 10, 2020

Sanction Four A Novel

by Kurt Winans FICTION | THRILLER | POLITICAL | ESPIONAGE Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643971667 | $26.95 | 200 pages 9 h x 6 w | Carton Qty: 26 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643971674 | $14.95 | 232 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 32 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643971681 | $7.99

Summary___________________________________ With her guaranteed freedom from a lengthy federal prison sentence as the lure, a woman in her early thirties is recruited to become an assassin of four sanctioned targets.

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Kristen Royce, a former lieutenant in the United States Navy who has been disgraced via treason and placed in federal prison with a fabricated identity, is given the opportunity to balance out her previous wrongdoings by working alongside Secret Service Agent Heath Bishop as they pursue and attempt to kill specific individuals. Although Heath is aware who ordered the sanctions and why, Kristen, who has now become Madison Sinclare, is kept in the dark.

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Author Bio Within the course of his high school years, Kurt wrote articles for the school newspaper before embarking on his university experience as a journalism major. After eighteen months along that path, Kurt spent a semester backpacking through Europe on a few dollars a day just as many in his age group had done. The multiple cultures, history, art, and languages throughout the continent made a lasting impression on him, which fueled his desire to explore even more of what was out there. Kurt subsequently left university life behind him and began a few different careers that enabled him to live in and discover what various regions of the United States had to offer. Unable to escape the allure of his writing or storytelling, Kurt quickly began to develop journals of his adventures. Those scribblings provided him with an excellent foundation for future reference, and once he began writing them, he never stopped.


December 15, 2020

The Collectors A Novel

by Greg Jolley FICTION | THRILLER & SUSPENSE Hardcover w/Jacket | ISBN 9781643971773 | $23.95 | 172 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 30 Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643971780| $14.95 | 172 pages 8.5 h x 5.5 w | Carton Qty: 40 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643971797 | $7.99

Summary___________________________________ Pierce Danser is on the hunt for his soon-to-be ex-wife, the actress Pauline Place, who’s disappeared from the Black Island film set in the heat swarmed waters off the Mexican coast. A wealthy “collector” with a black heart and dangerous, evil mind has kidnapped her, planning a forced marriage to complete his manage of twisted museum pieces.

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As Pierce starts down the winding, dark, and deadly path in pursuit, his journey is a roller coaster through a horror show. No matter the grisly and dangerous obstacles, he is determined to rescue Pauline, even if it means the loss of his own life. The clock is ticking, his resources are slim and he’s up against a man of great means as well as a twisted, cruel vision.

Author Bio Greg Jolley earned a Master of Arts in Writing from the University of San Francisco and lives in the very small town of Ormond Beach, Florida. When not writing, he is a student and researcher of historical crime, primarily those of the 1800s.


December 17, 2020

Be Still My Grieving Heart

A Mother’s Journey of Pregnancy Loss and Healing

by Shannon Potsiadlo NONFICTION | MEMOIR | GRIEF & LOSS Trade Softcover | ISBN 9781643971285 | $9.95 | 128 pages 8 h x 5 w | Carton Qty: 52 Also available in: Ebook | ISBN 9781643971292 | $7.99

Summary___________________________________ Be Still My Grieving Heart shares the author’s personal experiences of pregnancy loss, her struggle through grief, and the recovery of her spirit through healing and self-care.

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While in the third trimester of pregnancy, Shannon faced the heartbreaking diagnosis of a condition that imperiled the baby as well as her own health. As a result of these complications, Shannon birthed and said goodbye to her baby during the 26th week of pregnancy. She didn’t know how she would ever recover from the devastating heartbreak of this loss. Battling grief and depression, Shannon began journaling as way to process her feelings. Then, years later, she faced another heartbreak with a pregnancy loss at 8 weeks. Shannon began writing again, and became moved to share her experiences of grieving with others. This book tells the story of how she found her own path to healing—through years of prayer, writing, counseling, and other healing modalities.

Author Bio Shannon graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Dance. She has gracefully danced her way through most of her life. After becoming a mother, Shannon began working at the library part time and led creative movement and story times for children. Having so many magnificent books at her fingertips at the library inspired her write and explore her creativity. Shannon is fond of journaling, bird watching, and boating. She lives in Austin, Texas with her musical husband and two fairy princess daughters. Shannon has a passion for holistic healing and loves spending time with her family and friends.


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