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by Tobias MaxwellReeling from personal tragedy, Sally Gardner and her parents try to move on with their lives in their new home at 2165 Hillside Road in New Rochelle, NY. The future doesn’t seem so bright as simply doable until a ghost and questionable porn, a cult and the Y2K millennium bug that consumed everyone back in 1999, along with the unmistakable hue of Mormon entanglements become a haunting mystery that must be solved. When Zelda, with her own connection to Hillside, joins forces with their friendly l... more
by Mallory J. Stevens
When Nanushka the cat didn’t show up for Saturday’s show,
Clive and Sydney knew something was wrong.
“Nanushka is missing!” they cried. “Where could she be?!” What could they do?
Lovable, dancing armadillos Clive and Sydney, who star with Nanushka at the Pine Tree Forest Theater, end up going on quite an exciting adventure searching for their friend Nanushka. Do the clues provided by Marsha the f... more
by Elizabeth ConteJane was just like any twenty-nine-year-old woman, or so she thought. A business trip from the crowded streets of Los Angeles to the countryside of England was supposed to be a reprieve for Jane Reynolds. She needed a break from…well, from everything: crowded commutes, endless days of work, and mostly, being alone. All Jane wanted was to stop crying from a broken heart and move on. But her first night out in the bustling streets of London, and encounter with a young man who looks eerily simil... more
by Matthew BartkowskiRupture State was born from a simple observation of the blatant divisiveness we find pervading our society today. From its fictional setting it endeavors to then reflect back the implications of this antagonism. Along the way it tackles the intersecting themes of individuality versus community, and security versus fragility. Though the events it chronicles occur in the future, Rupture State is not science fiction as that genre has come to be known. It uses the progression of time as a mechani... more
by Andy AdkinsIn 1968 in the jungles of Vietnam, a wounded 19-year-old Tom Reilly fought off an enemy ambush and carried his best friend out. Only, his buddy died before they could safety be evacuated. Years later, Tom faces another dire situation. His father has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. They have not spoken since 1975, when Tom walked out of his life. With his teenage son, Chris, who has never met his grandfather, Tom visits Ed, a decorated WWII veteran, for the first time in 25 years. The fightin... more
by Dr. SiuGIGANTIC LIES meet EMPOWERING TRUTHS in this masterfully written, fun, family friendly book finally bringing children, parents, and educators the real history of Christopher Columbus
by C. M. BoersAt eight years old, moving to the cabin in the middle of the woods seemed like a never-ending vacation, even without my mom. The emptiness of her absence was filled with adventure and exploration and, of course, my dad. His thoughts on it were probably far different than mine though. I mean, an attack of biowarfare on our home that killed countless and forced the rest to live underground, that’s enough to cause at least a few gray hairs and more than a few sleepless nights. Eight years later,... more
by Eric Dion MargolisWhen their maverick great-uncle dies and leaves behind a cryptic will, sixteen-year old Matt Rosen and his older sister Becca leave their California suburb on a road trip to find a long-lost, magic family bracelet. Matt doesn’t care about his family, his Judaism, or history at all—only his great Goyish uncle who gave him a key to something greater. But as they follow the clues left behind by the bracelet to New York City and beyond, they discover an unexpected and disturbing relationship between... more
by S.A. BeachTessie and Lola Save the Dogs is a social-emotional grounded story of how two dogs use their talents to help lost animals find their way back home or into a shelter. Tessie is one of the fastest and most agile dogs in the world while Lola discovers she has an uncanny ability to master computers and can read her owner’s emails. Together, they formulate a plan to find and save the animals in need. Tessie must overcome her fears and discover her inner bravery to venture into the unknown city while ... more
by Lorraine HaasThe Scent of Gardenias is the heart-wrenching story of a young woman who seeks to escape an impoverished life. After eloping with an older man, tragedy strikes when he is killed in World War II. Now with a child to support, Margaret Rose continues to make poor choices by marrying again. A chance encounter with nurses in training takes her far from home, but she soon finds that life away from home is wrought with deception and heartache. Editor quote: "The Scent of Gardenias is a coming-of-ag... more
by Lawrence GoliczJosephine goes undercover as a rich married woman in Siesta Key in Florida, where she purposely meets a dentist named Julio, suspected of having too much money as a dentist with a million dollar polo team. A former barrel racer in rodeos at an early age, can Josephine help Julio, hurt on the field, win a Polo match in West Palm? Josephine also risks exposing her cover with military skills in a chopper attack by a Miami drug king. And Julio's mother, Lucia, jealous and suspicious, plans to kill h... more
by Sarah V. BarnesSet more than 6,ooo years ago, She Who Rides Horses: A Saga of the Ancient Steppe (Book One) begins the story of Naya, the first person to ride a horse. Daughter of a clan chief, bolder than the other girls but shunned by the boys because of her unusual appearance, Naya wanders alone through the vast grasslands where her people herd cattle and hunt wild horses for their meat. But Naya dreams of creating a different kind of relationship with the magnificent creatures. One day, she discovers a fil... more
by Susan PapasA coming of age story for Young Adults and Adults alike. 14-year-old Sadie is a boarding-school rebel, with a heart full of dreams. Sadie defies the rules and regulations of her strict English boarding school with minor acts of rebellion: reading to room-mates after lights out, organising midnight feasts, accepting dangerous dares. But in her fourteenth summer she risks everything to go in search of the love and romance she yearns for. It is the summer of 1959, and the shadow of Worl... more
by Dr. Chhavi Gandhi JunejaPranay Ahuja and Drishti Kapoor are quintessential young, happily married couple in their thirties in the Garden city of Bangalore. Their seemingly smooth ride through life is jolted by a hurricane when Drishti learns about her issues of infertility. With constant failures, miscarriages, and continuous In-vitro fertilization procedures, Drishti spirals into depression. The chase for the baby leads to a strained relationship with her parents, finding solidarity in the people with the same circums... more
by B. Alexander Owen
B. Alexander Owen’s debut novel takes readers into the chaotic and drug dependent world of Stiv Baker, a part-time writer and long time Oxycodone addict.
When Stiv’s monthly trip to the pharmacy goes terribly wrong, one disaster follows the next. With growing anxiety and the onset of withdrawals, he sees his life spinning out of control.
He must pull out of the dangerous riptide of addiction or lose everything including his marriage.
Although drug addiction and r... more
by Sawyer Ique“Big Chin Moves To Heroland! by Sawyer Ique is a very engaging and captivating story. Big Chin went from helping Van to helping his new community in Heroland. He was very helpful and that is a valuable example for children. They can understand the message and they will remember the lesson.” -Excerpt from review by Alma Boucher for Readers' Favorite You might be wondering to yourself, how did Power-Man and Big Chin get along and meet with each other? What family did Big Chin live with initiall... more