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to-do-justiceWhite Winter: To Do Justice (Volume 1)
By Laurie Marr Wasmund

1917: In a world at war, three young, Irish-Americans grapple with questions of love, faith, and the very nature of the human heart. Trapped in a meaningless job, Kathleen O’Doherty volunteers as a Red Cross relief worker in order to pursue her passion: sketching. In France, her vision is shaped by the two men who love her–and by the knowledge of how easily love can be lost in a dangerous and violent world. Kathleen’s cousin, Sean Sullivan, enlists in the American Expeditionary Force to escape from his father’s tyranny. Doubted by his comrades, he struggles to balance his deep faith with the horrors he encounters as a soldier in the trenches near Verdun. At home in Colorado, Sean’s sister, Maggie, marries the man she has always loved. Yet his resistance to the war effort threatens to take from Maggie everything she has ever wanted–including her husband. Rich in period detail, this first book in the White Winter Trilogy chronicles the beginning of a journey through a ravaged and fear-filled world toward hope, tolerance, and an understanding of the human condition. ISBN-10: 0985967536 / ISBN-13: 978-0985967536 / Available on amazon and signed copies from the author.

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The-Semester-of-our-DiscontentThe Semester of Our Discontent
By Cynthia Kuhn

English professor Lila Maclean is thrilled about her new job at prestigious Stonedale University until she finds one of her colleagues dead. She soon learns that everyone, from the chancellor to the detective working the case, believes Lila—or someone she is protecting—may be responsible for the horrific event, so she assigns herself the task of identifying the killer. More attacks on professors follow, the only connection a curious symbol found at each of the crime scenes. Putting her scholarly skills to the test, Lila gathers evidence, but her search is complicated by an unexpected nemesis, a suspicious investigator, and an ominous secret society. Rather than earning an “A” for effort, she receives a threat featuring the mysterious emblem and must act quickly to avoid failing her assignment…and becoming the next victim. Print ISBN-13: 9781635110098 / ePub ISBN-13: 9781635110104 / Kindle ISBN-13: 9781635110111 / Hardback ISBN-13: 9781635110128 / Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo, Tattered Cover, and Bookbar.

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Life at the Speed of UsLife at the Speed of Us
By Heather Sappenfield

Silence is safe. Fate is not. When Sovern Briggs survives a car crash, she stops talking to seal in memory the final sounds of her mother’s life and to save others from being hurt by her words. Dyslexic, Sovern interprets the world in patterns, and this intensifies in her mourning silence. As conflict with her father builds and as failure in high school looms, Sovern seeks relief in a dangerous boyfriend and the adrenaline of taking risks. On the one-year anniversary of her mother’s death, these needs collide, leading Sovern to a snowboarding accident. This collision with a tree triggers Sovern’s ability to tap into other universes and opens a world of possibility for changing her past and her future. Life At The Speed Of Us weaves the wintry world of skiing with the Ute history of the Central Rockies. It brings together the struggles of dyslexia, math genius, cutting-edge physics, and love as it follows Sovern’s reluctant journey toward grace. Available at The Bookworm of Edwards, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound. Publisher: Flux / Price: $11.99 / ISBN: 9780738747309

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The View From Who I WasThe View From Who I Was
By Heather Sappenfield

One night, Oona Antunes literally splits in two. Her spirit, weary of a life lived without love or meaning, exits her body but does not leave altogether. She watches herself dance with an unwanted date, sneak out of the winter formal alone, and then curl up in the woods near her house to quietly freeze to death. But Oona’s body is found before it’s too late, forcing Oona down a path to recovery she is not convinced she wants to make. As her body heals, Oona watches herself tentatively build a new life, but she will have to face some very hard truths about herself and her family if she truly wants to live. Approaching teen suicide directly and honestly, this debut novel packs a walloping emotional punch. Alternating Oona’s first- and third-person narratives is a brutally effective device illustrating just how detached teens can feel from their own lives. Raw but with insight and tenderness, this story deftly explores life’s varied riches that come from the connections we build with others. Available at Audible.com, The Bookworm of Edwards, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound. Publisher: Flux / Price: $9.99 / ISBN: 9780738741741

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The-Lives-Between-UsThe Lives Between Us
By Theresa Rizzo

The Lives Between Us is about family and love. It’s about desperate people doing what they need to, to save the ones they love. Grief-stricken reporter, Skylar Kendall, plots revenge on Michigan Sen. Hastings who opposed life-saving stem cell research and therapy. She gains access to Hastings, learning secrets that would launch her career and satisfy her need for retributionŠ Only, she hadn¹t counted on falling in love. Available from Amazon US, Barnes & Noble, and iBookstore. ISBN-13: 978-0-9890450-6-3 / Digital: 978-0-9890450-8-7

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Silent-SentrySilent Sentry
By Theresa Rizzo

Someone wants Gianna Donnatelli. Preferably alive. Alive and compliant. He’s willing to kill to get to her. But she’s got family. The Scarfilis and Donnatellis love deeply and protect fiercely. “Family takes care of family” is the code they live by. When a hacker threatens Gianna Donnatelli’s life, Dr. Joe Scarfili is determined to keep her safe, only he has no police or tech experience, and Gianna’s penchant for aiding Detroit’s underprivileged is the same kind of altruism that got his wife killed. Gianna protects Joe with the same unyielding resolve. Gianna pushes all his insecurity buttons. Joe tries her patience like no other. But together they’ll fight to save each other and their love… Or die trying. Award-winning author Theresa Rizzo delivers a thrilling crime novel packed with suspense, romance, and redemption. Available on Amazon US, Barnes & Noble, and iBookstore.

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DARK-WATERSDark Waters
By Chris Goff

With millions of lives hanging in the balance, Dark Waters, Chris Goff’s explosive new thriller is a series debut that mirrors global headlines and will have readers frantically turning pages. Here’s what colleagues are saying: “Great characters, action and location—altogether terrific.” — Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author; and “Whip-smart, informed, and tightly woven…Chris Goff crushes the genre in her debut effort.” — Mark Sullivan, New York Times bestselling co-author of Private L.A. ISBN-10: 1629531928 / ISBN-13: 978-1629531922. Available on AmazonBarnes and NobleTattered CoverIndie Bound.

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A-Parliament-of-OwlsA Parliament of Owls
By Christine Goff

In A Parliament of Owls, the sixth entry in Goff’s Birdwatcher’s Mystery series, US Fish & Wildlife Agent Angela Dimato discovers a murdered soccer mom sprawled among the prairie dog mounds on the Rocky Mountain Arsenal national wildlife refuge. With trademarked instinct, Angela digs toward the truth. But when the investigation takes a sinister twist, putting more lives at stake, Angela finds she must turn to the case’s only eyewitness—a burrowing owl—for answers. ISBN-10: 1941286623 / ISBN-13: 978-1941286623. Available on  AmazonBarnes and NobleTattered CoverIndie Bound.

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the children's trainThe Children’s Train: Escape on the Kindertransport
By Jana Zinser
In November 1938 on The Night of the Broken Glass, the Jewish people of Germany are terrified as Hitler’s men shatter their store windows, steal and destroy their belongings, and arrest many Jewish fathers and brothers. Parents fear for their own lives but their focus is on protecting their children. When England arranges to take the children out of Germany by train, the Kindertransport is organized and parents scramble to get places on the trains for their young family members, worried about what the future will hold. Soon, trains filled with Jewish children escaping the Nazis chug over the border into Holland, where they are ferried across the English Channel to England and to freedom. But for Peter, the shy violin player, his sister Becca, and his friends Stephen and Hans, life in England holds challenges as well. Peter’s friend Eva, who did not get a seat on the Kindertransport, is left to the evil plans of Hitler. Peter, working his musician s hands raw at a farm in Coventry, wonders if they should have stayed and fought back instead of escaping. Available on Amazon.

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the-secret-life-of-anna-blancThe Secret Life Of Anna Blanc
By Jennifer Kincheloe

It’s 1907 Los Angeles. Socialite Anna Blanc is the kind of young woman who devours purloined crime novels—but must disguise them behind covers of more lady-like reading. She could match wits with Sherlock Holmes, but in her world women are not allowed to hunt criminals. Anna buys off her chaperone and secretly takes a job as a police matron with the LAPD. She discovers a string of brothel murders, which the cops are unwilling to investigate. Anna seizes her one chance to solve a crime, and risks losing her father, her social standing, and the man she almost loves. ISBN-10: 163388080X / ISBN-13: 978-1633880801. Available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Tattered Cover, Indie Bound, or Kobo.

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The-BooksellerThe Bookseller: A Novel
by Cynthia Swanson

Denver, 1962: Kitty Miller has come to terms with her unconventional single life. She loves the bookshop she runs with her best friend. She comes and goes as she pleases, answering to no one. There was a man once but it didn’t quite work out. Then the dreams begin. Denver, 1963: Katharyn Andersson is married to Lars, the love of her life. They have beautiful children, an elegant home, and good friends. It’s everything Kitty Miller once believed she wanted —but it only exists when she sleeps. Can she choose which life she wants? If so, what is the cost of staying Kitty, or becoming Katharyn? Available from: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound and Books-A-Million. ISBN-10: 0062333003 / ISBN-13: 978-0062333001

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escaping yesterdayEscaping Yesterday
By Pamela Nowak

In 1905, Elitch GardensŠ is an amusement park on the verge of expansion and two troubled people are escaping traumatic pastsŠ, one very present dangerŠ, and a love neither expected. Lottie will risk everything to save her daughter. Caleb believes she is a manipulative huckster intent on conning his friends and ruining the park¹s tranquility. But when Lottie¹s past catches up to her, they unite, standing together against a treacherous villain and facing the complicated memories haunting them both. ISBN: 978-1-4328-3104-2 / Order on amazon.com or cengage.com.

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ChangesChanges
By Pamela Nowak
A spirited librarian with a hidden heritageŠ. An ambitious attorney with his own view of the lawŠ. The 1879 Trial of Standing Bear. ŠWhat begins as a quest for legal equity becomes a search for identity. Dangerous prejudice, political intrigue, an unstable Indian agent, and the subtle differences between justice and the law confront Lise and Zach as they discover smoldering love and a shared passion for changing the world. Now they must accept change in themselves.ISBN: 978-1-4328-2753-3 / order on amazon.com.

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bed-of-thornsBed of Thorns
By Lee Mossel

Bad choices, hard times, and consequences. Set in turn of the 20th century Ohio, Indiana, and central Montana, Bed of Thorns describes Rose Schirrack’s troubled life of making bad choices particularly when it came to men. A fateful decision—to become the non-working teenage madam of a brothel—led to still more hard times. Hoping to escape her past and change her circumstances, she makes a hasty bargain with a virtual stranger. Now isolated on a homestead in frontier Montana, Rose is caught between the stranger’s increasingly bizarre behavior, the growing pains and independence of her teenage sons, and the needs of a new lover, cowboy artist, Ev Marion. Bed of Thorns plays out with undercurrents of desperation, obsession, sex, paranoia, and revenge. As the story unfolds, it becomes clear that bad choices have consequences. ISBN-13: 978-1516841073 / available on amazon.com.

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Murder-on-the-Tracks-coverMurder on the Tracks
By Bruce W. Most

Murder is easy . . . redemption is hard. On a summer evening in 1949 Denver, veteran street cop Joe Stryker and his over-eager rookie partner discover a body on the railroad tracks near the city’s skid row. Just another nameless victim who “won’t rate space in the want ads.” Except for the crushed head and the missing hands. And that the victim might be linked to the fate of a missing wealthy banker and the murder two years before of Joe’s partner. This is his shot at redemption for his partner’s death. But as Joe is soon to learn, redemption can come at a high price. ISBN: 978-1-626943-33-9 / Available in trade paperback and ebook through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Black Opal Books, and ebook through Smashwords. Signed copies are available through the author’s website (brucewmost.com).
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the Simple TruthThe Simple Truth: BP’s Macondo Blowout
By J.A. Turley

The facts-based novel dramatizes the drilling of the 3-1/2-mile-deep exploration well from aboard the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon drilling rig. Fictional characters are surrogates for surviving offshore personnel and the eleven who died. Only the reader knows that each day of progress, each decision made, takes the crew closer to the self-made lethal disaster that awaits them. The author’s writing platform is fueled by engineering degrees, Harvard Business School, a petroleum-engineering professorship, and 25 years of applicable offshore experience. His characters are molded from his multiple perspectives: academic, on-the-rig, petroleum engineering, executive management, and as a writer of fiction. Turley is a professional speaker on the topic both domestic and international. The paperback (ISBN 978-0-9858772-1-7) and E-book are available through Amazon and in Denver from The Tattered Cover.

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strangers-lovers-and-the-winds-of-timeStrangers, Lovers and the Winds of Time
By Dale Lovin
When a former prosecuting attorney in Los Angeles and a former FBI Agent in New Mexico are victims of brutal assaults, a window to the past is opened. Years earlier, the prosecutor and agent were responsible for the trial and conviction of a white supremacist in the murder of a black man. The highly publicized court proceedings had thrust the abhorrent philosophies of supremacists beneath a glaring spotlight. Now, in the belief that their atrocities are divinely directed, purveyors of hate relentlessly track their victims in a campaign of revenge. Flashbacks to disturbing episodes of intolerance in our nation’s history lay the foundation as former FBI Agent Brad Walker encounters faces and voices from his past. Sprinkled with documented investigations into modern-day white supremacist crimes, dramatic action unfolds from the Southwest to the West Coast in a poignant reminder of the words of William Faulkner: The past is never dead, it’s not even past.” Strangers, Lovers and the Winds of Time is the second Brad Walker novel of suspense, following The Mirror in the River. ISBN-10: 1610091612 Available on amazon.com.

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The-Mirror-in-the-RiverThe Mirror in the River
By Dale Lovin

When a wealthy woman mysteriously disappears near Aspen, Colorado, former FBI Agent, Brad Walker, finds that his love of fly-fishing in remote mountain areas has planted him directly in the crosshairs of corrupt politicians and a kingpin in the world of human trafficking. When murdered bodies are discovered in a desolate mountain area, it becomes brutally apparent that the life of the missing woman is in peril. Under the weight of this realization, events spiral and, in a long-forgotten mountain canyon in the midst of a raging storm, Brad Walker faces a lonely confrontation with evil. This book offers an eye-to-eye look at the tragedy of human trafficking and the loss of human dignity that is its sad companion. The emotional burden of law enforcement officers who enter this world and a love story between a man and his wife lead the reader on a journey through some dark shadows of our modern world. Natural beauty and daunting weather of the Rocky Mountains become living characters as the story unfolds between Washington, DC and Colorado. ISBN-10: 0865348448 Available on amazon.com.

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Midnight in MalamuleteMidnight in Malamulele
By Darla Bartos

Annabelle Chase, a Denver crime reporter, discovers a bizarre murder in a locked-down Mother of Angels convent in Malamulele, South Africa. She and local Detective N.F. Baloyi begin the hunt. Cultural differences and outrageous accusations made earlier by the dead Nigerian nun points the police in the direction of Annabelle’s best friend Sister Bridget. Annabelle must be vigilant and prove her innocence. When Annabelle and Bridget’s car is caught in a freakish thunderstorm on a dirt road in bumper-to-bumper traffic, the sudden appearance of a black spitting cobra in the back seat leads them to suspect there’s something evil lurking about … Midnight in Malamulele was a 2015 International Book Award Finalist in the “Fiction: Multicultural” category and Finalist in the “Best Cover Design: Fiction.” ISBN 978-1-5029-4504-4 Links for ordering: Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble

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Hard-TwistedHard Twisted
By C. Joseph Greaves
In Dust Bowl Oklahoma, a homeless man and his thirteen-year old daughter are befriended by a charismatic drifter who lures father and daughter to Texas where he murders the father and kidnaps the daughter, taking her on a one-year crime and killing spree across the American Southwest. Based on true events, Hard Twisted was hailed as a “taut and intriguing thriller” (London Sunday Times) and a “gritty, gripping read, and one that begs to be put on film” (Los Angeles Times) and was a finalist for the 2013 Oklahoma Book Award in Fiction. ISBN: 978-1-62040-069-2. Available (from Bloomsbury) wherever books are sold.

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Last-HeirThe Last Heir
By Chuck Greaves

A finalist for the 2015 Colorado Book Award, this third installment in the Jack MacTaggart series of legal mysteries finds Jack in California’s storied Napa Valley where the disappearance of the heir to a winery empire unravels a tangled web family secrets in which blood may be thicker than water, but money is a powerful anticoagulant. “MacTaggart is full of awesome!” (Library Journal.) ISBN: 978-1-250-04556-0. Available (from St. Martin’s Minotaur) wherever books are sold.

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My-Heart-Lies-HereMy Heart Lies Here
By Laurie Wasmund

In 1913, the United Mine Workers of America led a strike against John D. Rockefeller that would end in war. In this novel of the Ludlow Massacre, Christian Scott is torn between her dedication to her brother, Alex, who clings to his Scottish heritage, and her love for Pearl, an orphan whose flight from abuse and poverty lands her on the Scotts’ doorstep. At the same time, she secretly joins with a passionate Greek man on a dangerous course of resistance against the coal company and the brutal Colorado National Guard that threatens to destroy everything–and everyone–she loves. Order on amazon.com. ISBN: 978-0-9859675-0-5

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clean-cutClean Cut
By Laurie Wasmund

Pindall, Wyoming, population 658, where winters are long, Main Street is short, and everything is about to change. For Shari Brock, who loses her husband in a tragic accident, change arrives with his illegitimate daughter, Erica. Meanwhile, Shari’s son, Jason, embarks on a cockeyed crime spree. But that isn’t all: the local sawmill is taken over by a multinational corporation, a wolf appears out of nowhere, and the yearly town celebration becomes a battlefield. A cast of vivid characters lends both grace and humor to this romance of the Western heart–all surrounded by the beauty of Yellowstone National Park. Order on amazon.com. ISBN: 978-0-9859675-2-9

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The-Taste-Of-MetalThe Taste of Metal
By Joe Hnida
I was in love, so much so that I abruptly quit my job back home, cashed out my 401k and hopped a plane from the east coast to the Mile High City. Waiting for me was Denver’s notoriously wicked Colfax Avenue where the drugs just sort of happened. What followed was a mad, chaotic journey through the emotional depths of a bittersweet addiction. And even though it nearly killed me, I grew to covet it, I even begged for it; the precarious situations, the constant killing of time, the sleepless nights, the loneliness, the fear, the desire, the ache, the denial…But I guess that’s the whole point, it’s not the drugs I’m talking about anymore, at least not the ones you’re thinking of. ISBN: 978-1495397813 Available on amazon.com.

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Chasing-the-ButterflyChasing the Butterfly
By Jayme H. Mansfield
From a vineyard in the south of France to the sophisticated city of Paris, Ella Moreau searches for the hope and love she lost as a young girl when her mother abandoned the family. Ella’s journey is portrayed through a heartbroken child, a young woman’s struggles during the tumultuous times surrounding World War II, and as a reflective adult. Through a series of secret paintings, her art becomes the substitute for lost love, the visual metaphor of her life. But when her paintings are discovered, the intentions of those she loves are revealed. ISBN – 978-1941103371 Order here: Amazon,
Tattered Cover, Barnes & Noble, Bookies.

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EschenEshen
By Michale H. Davison

A political and philosophical treatise cleverly disguised as a science fiction adventure and love story. ISBN 978-0-9792437-8-3 (paperback)

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Public-TrustPublic Trust
By JM Mitchell

Ranger Jack Chastain returns to the canyons of New Mexico after fighting wildfires, and steps into a political firestorm. He wants to run, but a beautiful woman makes him take a stand. When mysterious provocations pit neighbor against neighbor, a battle between ‘self interest’ and ‘do the right thing’ ensues, trapping Chastain between people who face hard truths about who they can really trust, and a fire that can change everything. Hardcover (ISBN 978-0-9852272-2-7), paperback (ISBN 978-0-9852272-4-1) and epub (978-0-9852272-3-4) Distributed by Applewood Books, through Ingram, and available from your favorite independent book store, Amazon.

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Height-Of-SecrecyHeight of Secrecy
By JM Mitchell

High on a treacherous canyon wall, a man from the pueblo clings to a ledge. Furiously working to rescue him, Ranger Jack Chastain is nearly killed. Now he wants answers and the man refuses to talk. After learning the secret revolves around a death sixteen years before, ghosts from his own past threaten his new life in New Mexico, forcing a choice between a man who can save a collapsing coalition or a Native American with something to hide. Paperback (ISBN: 978-0-9852272-5-8) and epub (978-0-9852272-6-5) Distributed by Applewood Books, through Ingram, and available from your favorite independent book store, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

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Just BeginningJust Beginning
By Theresa Rizzo

From award-winning author, Theresa Rizzo, comes this prequel to bestselling Just Destiny. Jenny’s life has been a series of screw-ups, but when she and Gabe fall in love, she grabs happiness with both hands, determined to prove herself to all those doubting Thomases—even if that means hiding her past from her one true love. ISBN-13: 978-0-9890450-4-9 / Digital: 978-0-9890450-5-6. Order on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

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he belongs to meHe Belongs to Me
By Theresa Rizzo
He Belongs to Me is a love story . . . a tale of betrayal and deception and of a young mother’s determination to recover what belongs to her. Forced to leave her baby and tricked into relinquishing her parental rights, four years later Catherine Boyd is back and she’ll do anything to regain custody of her son–even reconcile with the husband falsely accused of killing their son’s twin. All in the name of love for a little boy, generations of pain and tragedy are exposed in a courtroom drama. ISBN-13: 978-0-9890450-1-8 / Digital: 978-0-9890450-0-1. Purchase on Amazon, Amazon.ca, Kindle, Barnes & Noble, or at iBookstore.com.

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Just DestinyJust Destiny
By Theresa Rizzo
Just Destiny is a love story wrapped in suspenseful courtroom drama. It’s about a grieving young woman, willing to risk embarrassment and possibly revealing long-held family secrets in court, for the right to conceive her dead husband’s baby, and her lawyer, best friend’s struggle to help her, despite his reservations. ISBN-13: 978-0-9890450-2-5 / Digital: 978-0-9890450-3-2. Order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, or Smashwords.

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Vintage ClubVintage Club
By Darrin Gibby

Can wine really make you live forever? Yes, if the grapes are an ancient varietal—or so the members of the Vintage Club believe. Made up of some of the world’s wealthiest industrial magnates, the club conducts secret scientific research to discover what has eluded humans throughout history: the elixir of life. Their quest hits a snag when scientist Walter Trudell is murdered. The prime murder suspect is his godson Reggie Alexander, a patent attorney whom Trudell once saved from a life of poverty in northeast Washington, D.C. As soon as news of the murder spreads, Reggie goes into hiding—soon after his wife and son disappear. After being chased by mysterious assailants, beaten unconscious, and planted with a bug, Reggie must come to grips with his own private demons while figuring out how to save his family. The Vintage Club is a thriller that both explores the ancient Christian symbolism of wine and imagines ways that modern nanotechnology could be used to discover the fountain of youth. ISBN 978-1938467653 Order here.

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A Signal ShownA Signal Shown (The Wisdom Court Series, Book Two)
By Yvonne Montgomery

Filmmaker Brenna Payne’s joy at her invitation to Wisdom Court is clouded by grief following
the death of her beloved grandmother. When she arrives at the Boulder institute, she finds a
supernatural maelstrom taking over the house, and her increasingly terrifying dreams. ePublishing Works!, ISBN 9781614176480 (print on demand-paperback) or 9781614176473 (ebook). Order on amazon.com.

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edge of the shadowEdge of the Shadow (The Wisdom Court Series, Book One)
By Yvonne Montgomery

Forensic artist Andrea Bellamy arrives at famed institute Wisdom Court to pursue her dream of becoming a painter. When she begins trance-painting a man she’s never seen, she enters a nightmare caused by the evil that has haunted the Boulder landmark for more than a century…Edge of the Shadow is a fast-paced metaphysical thriller. ISBN 9781614176466 (print on demand- paperback) or 9781614176459 (ebook). Order on amazon.com

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heretics a love storyHeretics: A Love Story
By Mary Saracino

Set in the 1480s and this is the tale of Shardana and Sarda—twin sister healers in Orune, a remote village in the mountainous Barbagia region of Sardinia—and their encounters with Antonio Albóndiga, a heretic-obsessed Spanish priest who’s fervent wish is to become a member of Spain’s Inquisitional Tribunal. After Antonio is exiled to Orune, the sisters welcome him and their families try to integrate him into the village—although many of the villagers are initially suspect and are not eager to embrace the stranger, who is unable to speak their dialect.Just when it seems that Antonio is ready to accept his fate and become a member of this community, he happens upon Shardana and Sarda engaging in a pre-Christian ritual with other townswomen and his inquisitional fervor is reignited. He brands the women as heretics and burns them in effigy. Will the twin sister healers be able to transform the hate that holds his heart hostage? Or will Antonio prevail? Order in paperback or as an ebook on amazon.com.

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Tutankhamen SpeaksTutankhamen Speaks
(A Quest Companion Book)
By Cheryl Carpinello

Long ago the old texts of ancient Egypt alluded to scrolls in which King Tut spoke to the people from beyond the tomb. Many archeologists put this down to an incorrect translation of the ancient Egyptian texts. Others swore to the accuracy of the translation. None of that mattered because the scrolls in question could not be found. Scholars labeled it a hoax, something that never existed. It was ludicrous to imagine someone speaking from the grave. They were wrong on both accounts. Order from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, or Smashwords.

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Patterns_of_DeceitPatterns of Deceit
Four Couples’ Stories of Love Lost

By Violet Lee Hunt

Love is what makes the world go ’round. But what happens when love sours? In this collection of fiction short stories, author Violet Lee Hunt delves into the love lives of four couples and describes what happens between them and how their love ends. The stories in this collection are titled, “The Enigma”, “Solid Gold”, “Cornflower Blue”, and “Serpentine Wiles”. Click here to order the print version of Patterns of Deceit. ISBN 978-0-98348291-8 Click here to order the ebook version of Patterns of Deceit. ASIN B004UMP0V8

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Injured CougarInjured Cougar
By Violet Lee Hunt

A senior woman has reached a crossroads in her life. Finding herself in retirement after forty-five years in high-stress jobs and a round-the-clock care-giver role tending to her 97 year-old mother, she soon discovers her health is rapidly fading and she will soon be cripple and wheel-chair bound if she doesn’t take action. She finds the best orthopedic surgeon to perform two major joint replacement operations for her knee and hip. Upon their first meeting in the hospital, the two have an immediate connection. When she discovers a dark, mysterious secret about the doctor, they become intertwined in a passionate relationship that takes her on a fantastical journey toward her own self-discovery. Click here to order the print version of Injured Cougar. ISBN 978-0-98348293-2 Click here to order the ebook version of Injured Cougar. ASIN B004ULW80K

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To Tuscany with LoveTo Tuscany with Love
By Gail Mencini

Can one college semester abroad change the course of a person’s life? For Bella Rossini it did. Bella Rossini thinks she can handle anything until her mother sends her to Italy for a semester abroad and she is thrust into living with seven strangers in a foreign country. In one whirlwind summer, while uncovering the charms of Italy, these eight students discover both friendship and love. Returning to Tuscany thirty years later, their dreams, anger, secrets, and disappointments create an emotional kaleidoscope. Their reunion sends them on a startling collision course that none of them could have predicted. For information on where to purchase To Tuscany with Love, visit http://gailmencini.com/buy/. ISBN: 978-1-938592-00-3 (paperback) / ISBN: 978-1-938592-01-0 (ebook)

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rocky mountain angelsRocky Mountain Angels
By Jodi Bowersox

When Mari Baker moves in next door, Benjamin Rhodes knows she’s the girl for him. Who cares if she’s ten years older than he is. She’s perfect. When Mari Baker moves in next door, Eli Rhodes is captivated by her fiery spirit and brunette curls. Sure, she’s nothing like the singles bar hook-ups he usually entertains, but someone like her could make a man change his ways. When Mari Baker moves in next door, Joe Rhodes is unofficially engaged to Beth Havland, so why is this little snippet of a woman getting under his skin? Yeah, she’s sweet and smart and shares his faith, but he and Beth have made plans. At least they’ve talked about making plans. When Mari Baker moves to Colorado Springs, she’s looking for a fresh start–a new path. The first path she walks, however, is up the steps of the big Victorian house next door after she slips on the ice and throws her purse down the storm drain before she even has a chance to open the door of her new rental. The Rhodes brothers become her rescuing angels that night, and the next path that forms is the one between their house and hers. ISBN-10: 1495317544 / ISBN-13: 978-1495317545 Available on amazon.com r for a signed copy, visit the author’s website at jodibowersox.com.

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The Lord's MotelThe Lord’s Motel
By Gail Storey

In the novel The Lord’s Motel (Persea Books, NY), Colleen Sweeney is in love with the wrong man, but who hasn’t fallen in love with the wrong person, at least once? Web Desiderio is the social director on a cruise ship. Desperate to work out the connection between love and eroticism, Colleen indulges Web in his sexual peccadilloes, heading straight for disaster, until she meets Gabriel Benedict, a freshly divorced emergency room doctor from a wealthy Texas family, with a small son. She works as a librarian for Service-to-the-Unserved, and lives in the Lord’s Motel, an apartment building so named by its ascetic, vegan manager. Outrageous and politically incorrect, Colleen is funny, sexy, and tragic in her wish to love and be loved. Praised by The New York Times Book Review as “a tale of unwise judgments and wise humor.” For more info and to order visit gailstorey.com. ISBN 0-89255-178-X (hardcover), ISBN 0-89255-194-1 (pbk)

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God's Country ClubGod’s Country Club
By Gail Storey

In the novel God’s Country Club (Persea Books, NY), the sequel to The Lord’s Motel, Colleen Sweeney stores most of her belongings, along with her checkered past, in a mini-warehouse. Her heart set on Gabriel Benedict, a freshly divorced emergency room doctor, she moves in with him into his Houston condo complex, God’s Country Club. Can Colleen leave her past behind and start a future with her Mr. Right? Can Gabriel accept her as she is, still on the run from her kinky relationship with Web, responsible for her homeless father in Boston, and about to be downsized from her job as a librarian? Colleen navigates her way to love in this sendup of political correctness, class, debutantes, self-improvement strategies, networking, and bachelorette parties—at once hilarious and moving. A Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection. For more info and to order visit gailstorey.com. ISBN 0-89255-219-0 (hardcover), ISBN 0-89299-242-5 (pbk)

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worthy of trust and confidence copyDon Brewer’s prize-winning novel, Worthy of Trust and Confidence, is an unusual adventure, since it details the actions of Secret Service operatives while investigating counterfeit currency in the Old West in 1898. The Prologue and Epilogue relate the actions of a trio of cousins who are researching a family history project. The trio become embedded in the consciousness of the three main characters in the book, and follow the case from beginning to end, while experiencing life through their character’s eyes, heart and mind. This unique work of fiction is a classic old style Western mystery. There are bank robbers, crooked politicians, a love interest, and a shootout. ISBN: Hard Cover: 9781590950548 / Paper Cover: 9781590950555 Available through Books-A-Million, DonaldBrewer.com, or TotalRecallPress.com. If anyone would like a personalized autographed copy, please email Don at donbrewerbooks@gmail.com.

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RED TIDERed Tide
By Peg Brantley

Can a dog handler and a troubled FBI agent stop a madman before he kills thousands of innocent people? Ebook ISBN: 978-0-9853638-0-2 Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9853638-1-9. Order on amazon.com.

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THE MISSINGSThe Missings
By Peg Brantley

Are the mutilated bodies of young men and women the result of a cult… or commerce? Ebook ISBN: 978-0-9853638-2-6 / Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9853638-3-3. Order on amazon.com.

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THE SACRIFICEThe Sacrifice
By Peg Brantley

When the head of the drug cartel responsible for the murders of his family approached Mex Anderson with an offer that would reveal the individuals behind the murders, it might lead to the one thing that would allow Mex to heal: revenge. Ebook ISBN: 978-0-9853638-4-0 / Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9853638-5-7. Order on amazon.com.

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Double Dare-MadiganDouble Dare
By Mike Madigan

A FAST-PACED THRILLER SET IN WILDFIRE COUNTRY
Never dare someone who runs on one leg … A passionate outdoorsman, Cutter suffers an amputated leg, but it can’t stop him from building an “adventure ranch” in the remote San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado. Adrenaline junkies come craving ancient whitewater rapids and cliff-edged bike trails. But Double Dare Ranch draws someone else, an old enemy bent on revenge. Radic Vuko uses his mercenary tricks and a beautiful pawn named Serena to sabotage Cutter’s dreams. Which will prove more deadly: the bloodthirsty fugitive, or a killer wildfire? Michael Madigan’s books are available through his website.

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UY*C-CALcovrUrsula’s Yahrtzeit* Candle
By Steven R. Berger
Ursula Frank has lived and seen it all from Nazi-scorched Europe to pre-Castro Cuba, was looking for a clever exit her mortal coil by going into East L.A. at night. Unintentionally she interrupts the gang initiation of Reuben Montanez, a 17-year-old good guy who was simply hoping for a better life than his honest hard-working (deceased) brother. Little does Reuben know that Ursula might have the answer to his hopes of a better life, if only she can share it with him before it is too late—for either of them. Earned Honorable Mention at the 2013 Southern California Book Festival.

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innocent bystanderInnocent Bystander
By Steven R. Berger
Chuck Gray, a family man whose worked at a paper supply house for two decades can’t help but be attracted to Felicia Tafoya, a beautiful coworker more than 20 years his junior. Chuck offers Felicia a ride home. The next morning detectives ask Chuck questions about the rape and murder of a woman matching Felicia’s description, and before he realizes it, Chuck is arrested. Innocent Bystander explores the ordeal one man faces when considered a suspect in a violent sex crime, and the resulting fallout with his wife, children and colleagues. Is there such a thing as “innocent until proven guilty” anymore?

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5thEstate-BergerThe 5th Estate
By Steven R. Berger
A late night knock sends writer Sebastian Wren mentally back 30-some years because the woman at the door resembles his former lover, Morgan O’Connor. It is Morgan’s born-out-of-wedlock daughter Chelsea. She came to solicit Sebastian’s help to retrieve her kidnapped mother. Sebastian realizes Chelsea could not be his daughter, but the twin mysteries of her parentage and her mother’s abduction, along with a scant clue on a cell phone, send the pair to L.A. The couple trek north only to face kidnappers that manage to pull a switch; Morgan is free, but Chelsea becomes captive, and a plot more sinister than kidnapping and simple ransom is finally revealed. Earned Honorable Mention at the 2013 Southern California Book Festival.

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The Rising Mist coverThe Rising Mist-The Final Book of The Mist Trilogy
By M.J. Evans
The exciting final installment of the Mist Trilogy is here at last! Urijah, the Lord of Celestia, trades himself for the safety of the humans and becomes Hasbandana’s prisoner in the Dark Kingdom. Nick and Bethany seek the help of Animara, the ancient fairy and holder of all healing arts, to find a way to heal the evil unicorn so that he will free Urijah. Currently available only in ebook format at all sources. Click here to purchase on Amazon.

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Singular-Prophecy-coverA Singular Prophecy
By Gary Raham
Young paleontologist, Ryan Thompson, is thrilled when he discovers a new species of giant marine reptile. Joy turns to fear when he touches an artifact buried among the mosasaur’s ribs. Suddenly, he must fight a mental takeover by an alien intelligence committed to transforming the Earth into a refuge for her own species. As Ryan and his girlfriend, Skeets, attempt to thwart alien plans to colonize Earth begun in the deep past, even this crisis becomes trivial when the uneasy symbiosis of Ryan and the alien, Siu, generates a new entity with the power to transform the entire universe.
ISBN: 978-1468005004; Kindle edition; Paperback

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My Sister is my Best Friend CLC GOLDMy Sister is my Best Friend
By Nicole Weaver

Sisters are very special: Meet two sisters that do everything together. This delightful story transcends all cultural barriers. It will warm the heart of little girls from all over the world.
Las hermanas son muy especiales: Conozca a dos hermanas que hacen todo juntas. Esta bella historia trasciende todas las barreras culturales. Tocará el corazón de todas las niñas del mundo.
Les sœurs sont très spéciales : Rencontrez deux sœurs qui font tout ensemble. Cette jolie histoire transcende toutes les barrières culturelles. L’histoire va réchauffer le cœur des petites filles dans le monde entier. ISBN 978-161633209 Click here to purchase from the publisher directly. Click here to purchase from Amazon.com.

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Rope Burn by Bruce W. MostRope Burn
By Bruce W. Most

Rope Burn is about a former Baltimore detective, Nick DeNunzio, who comes west to escape his troubled past and hires on as a Wyoming stock detective to stop a string of cattle thefts. Chasing rustlers ought to be a lark for a big city cop. But when people begin turning up dead, Nick realizes it’s not just cows being led to slaughter. To catch the rustler and stop the killings before he is the next victim, Nick must literally unearth a seven-year-old murder, confront his own dark past . . . and become a cattle thief himself. Rope Burn is available on Amazon as a trade paperback and E book. Or you can order discount copies directly from the author (brucemost@comcast.net; 303 942-1823) ISBN13 978-1493674268

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Cinnamon Girl Explains It AllCinnamon Girl Explains It All
By Jodi Bowersox

Four years after the loss of her family, C.G. Harrellson is still a splintered soul. Blaming herself, she denies herself any opinions save the opinion column she anonymously writes as a release valve. Even though Detective Wolf Hunter is busy tracking down a serial killer, he can’t help being intrigued by the strange, little reporter who has been assigned to meet with him weekly to write a crime report, patiently pulling her out of her numb, emotionless existence to start again. Eventually Wolf’s case sends him in search of the elusive Cinnamon Girl, herself. Little does he realize, she’s as close as a kiss. ISBN: 1490436308 Available as an ebook from amazon.com.

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