By Logan Lo
Smashwords, $4.99, 73 pages
This brisk, informative read is geared mostly toward men because, “Generally speaking, men are less skilled than women when it comes to dating.” The author chalks this up to guys not discussing relationships amongst themselves much—something that’s reflected in and/or exacerbated by men’s magazines, which don’t exactly pour on the relationship advice. This book helps fill that void.
The logistics of organizing a date usually falls to a man, and whether women realize it or not, that can be an additional source of stress on top of the basic “Will she like me?/Will I like her?” variety. That’s …
By James North
Crooked Cat Publishing Ltd, $9.14, 344 pages
When Caroline Dupré’s environmentally active husband is killed in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, she’s told it was an accident—the result of aggressive crowd control for an overly zealous mob at an environmental conference. Then she is asked to take over his former position in the U.S. at the environmental organization he founded. At first hesitant, she finally decides it is what the deceased would have wanted . . . until a phone call brings not only his death into question, but the deaths of several others. Dupré is convinced that her husband was targeted for …
By Jeremy Kisner
Aviva, $19.95, 181 pages
“This book is not an ‘introduction to investing’ book.” And true to their words, Luna and Kisner present a concisely written handbook for “those hardworking successful individuals” who’ve been there and did it, and are still doing it – investing their hard-earned money. But what makes A Good Financial Advisor Will Tell You… different from the countless number of investment books available to the common investor? Luna and Kisner focus on new concepts without gracing endless pages with overwhelming amounts of statistics and charts. Plus, they dedicate a full chapter on the most pervasive and chronic issue that …
By Thomas A Lewis
CreateSpace, $9.95, 236 pages
For his seventh book, the writer, historian, and environmentalist Thomas A. Lewis analyzes the current, and upcoming, economic and environmental collapse in an equally engaging and troubling new novel called Tribulation. The implied meaning of the title is that mankind has faced its trials and been found guilty. Now comes the sentence.
The story is set in the near future, beginning in 2021. The retired William Trent – it would be wrong to spoil the surprise of what his former job was – is, at first, reluctant to believe his son, Brian, when the latter tells him that …
By James Raven
Global House Publishing, $1.50, 227 pages
An explosive psychological thriller that could really hit home. Robyn Tate is a middle-aged police detective who lives on her own and has an addiction to online porn. But what she doesn´t know is that there is someone watching what she does while watching the porn, until she receives an email with an attachment. Then her life turns upside down as she tries to figure out what to do while she and her work partner are also trying to solve a murder.
Wow, this book completely blew me away; I loved it. I was hooked from …
By Rebecca Demarest
Createspace, $6.99, 288 pages
In Undeliverable by Rebecca Demarest, the author centers the novel around a metaphor of lost mail for a lost child. There are such chapter titles as the first, “A Brief History of the Mail Recovery System” to “Return to Sender” to “Long Term Storage” as the novel takes the protagonist Ben Grant on a determined search for his lost son, acquiring a job with the mail recovery system to use its database for the search. In the course of the quest, Ben’s marriage breaks up, he develops an alcohol problem, clashes with coworkers, and, more positively, begins a …
By Shelley Davidow
Hague Publishing, $4.49
Sixteen-year-old Lucy has been struggling with depression ever since the car accident several months ago, which took her mother’s life and left her paraplegic. But one night she sees something to bring her back to living, something inexplicable: strange glowing balls of light hovering over the creek on her remote Australian ranch. Lucy, an accomplished cellist with perfect pitch, finds the strange lights hum in different tones and leave unusual geometric patterns in the sand on the edge of the creek. Internet research connects her with Jonathan, a young music student in Scotland, who is interested in …
By Karen Fielding
Seren Books, $12.17, 192 pages
American Sycamore crafts a world bound to the winding, burbling Susquehanna River. A world where time seems to stand still, the inhabitants armoring themselves in paranoia against the evils of a rapidly changing world. The book is a fascinating exploration of the intertwining of normalcy and insanity that flows through the lives of the character, like the Susquehanna River that flows throughout the book. It raises, explores, and leaves open questions of what is normal, what is safe, and what is sane.
The story, like the river that serves to tie the threads of the book together—both geographically …
By Christie Havey Smith
Emerald Shores Publishing, $14.99, 166 pages
In an effort to reconnect with the beauty and joy of life, Havey Smith tried to view the world from the perspective of those who are the best in reveling in pure happiness – children. Here, she chronicles her year of seeking amazement, letting go, being attentive to her inner voice, being present in the moment, and learning to open her heart. Her story is wonderful and offers insights that can benefit everyone.
“My children don’t go searching for beauty or meaning. They simply stumble upon it at every turn because they are still so …
By Aldo Fynn
Amazon Digital Services, $1.99, 138 pages
Iggy yearns to be accepted. He’s miserable at his school, Naysayer Academy. The kids tease him, the lunch ladies humiliate him, and his teacher is constantly beating him. Naysayer Academy values cheating, lying, and deception, but Iggy’s a kind soul. He isn’t like the other kids; he wants to be kind, honest, and loving. This might be the reason he’s constantly being thrown in the dumpster by Teddy The Bully. But as depressing as his life may be, Iggy doesn’t ask for much. His only possession is a red ring, which was found on his …