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All Nature Sings
Carol J. Rottman
Credo House Publishers
c/o Dirk Wierenga
14140 Payne Forest, Grand Haven, MI 49417
Nature will go on without us, forever blooming, but it doesn't mean we can't help it along the
way. "All Nature Sings: A Spiritual Journey of Place" is a collection of full color photos and
natural memoir from Carol J. Rottman as she reflects on her own little patch in nature, and how it
taught her much about life and spirituality. Blending spirituality with memoir and
environmentalism, "All Nature Sings" comes to readers with a lot and leaves them with a lot to
think about, highly recommended.
I Only Want to Get Married Once
Gefen Publishing House
600 Broadway, Lynbrook, NY 11563
9789652294982, $12.95, www.gefenpublishing.com
Ranking up divorces isn't many people's ideas of a good time. "I Only Want to Get Married
Once: Dating Secrets for Getting It Right the First Time" is a guide for those who want to avoid
the worst aspects of marriage and dating to help find people find what they really want in a
spouse and to see if their potential mate will still be loved after the honeymoon is over. "I Only
Want to Get Married Once" is a top pick for those who hold divorce as the last thing they
1341 Seventh Street, Berkeley, CA 94710-1409
9781933132464, $40.00, www.spuytenduyvil.net
As the 1950s ended, it became clear to the whole world everything wasn't all right. "Light Years:
An Anthology on Sociocultural Happenings" delves into the media with a focus on poets as the
1960s began and how in the East Village of Manhattan, New York, it became known of what was
going to spread across the country. Racial issues, urbanization and modernization, woman's
liberation, and more, "Light Years" tells a story of the artistic movement that heralded some of
the major changes that the decade was known for.
The Metaphysical Studies Shelf
Nancy L. Eubel
A. R. E. Press
215 67th St. Virginia Beach, VA 23451
If you could change your past, you could change your future. "Mindwalking: Rewriting Your Past
To Create Your Future" is a metaphysical self-help guide designed to help readers realize the
power of self-hypnosis and how to affect one's perceptions of their own past and find their own
empowerment in their own lives and find what they really believe in and want out of life.
"Mindwalking" is interesting and will help many readers find a better future for themselves.
The Key of Life
Randolph J. Rogers
PO Box 4204, Charlottesville, VA 22905-4204
The answers may be lying in wait, but you just have to look harder. "The Key of Life: A
Metaphysical Investigation" discusses how to look for answers in one's life, as author Randy
Rogers seeks to give readers advice and tips on finding their way and their answers, and to open
themselves to the answers that may be around them. For any metaphysical thinker looking for
answers, "The Key of Life" is a much needed read, highly recommended.
1925 Oakcrest Avenue, Suite 7, Saint Paul, MN 55113-2619
9781557788900, $14.95, www.paragonhouse.com
Why the obsession over the date of December 21st, 2012? "2012: The Meaning and the
Message" offers author Bob Waxman's take on the phenomena as he tries to separate the facts
and fiction about the Mayan people to help gain a better understanding of 2012 and what it really
means. Could it be the Apocalypse or something far less, perhaps something different altogether?
"2012" is a different take on the debate, well worth considering.
Conversations With Jerry And Other People I Thought Were Dead
11654 Plaza America Drive, Suite 123, Reston, VA 20190-4700
9780982456705, $19.95, www.amazon.com
"Conversations With Jerry And Other People I Thought Were Dead" is a medium assisted
collection of seven interviews that Irene Kendig conducted with men and women who had passed
from this life to the next. A 256-page compendium that includes an informative introduction, a
'Notes to the Readers' section, and an Epilogue, "Conversations With Jerry And Other People I
Thought Were Dead" features extended 'conversations' that touch upon a wide range of issues
and questions. Of special note for students of metaphysics is what happens to human beings
when transitioning from a physical to the non-physical life. Offering a wealth of spiritual
wisdom, insights, and perspectives, "Conversations With Jerry And Other People I Thought
Were Dead" is a fascinating and informative read which is strongly recommended for both
personal and community library collections.
The Business Shelf
The Smarter Home Office
Great Meadows Publishing
10 Old Colony Lane, Arlington, MA 02476
Working from home is meant to be a dream, but why does it often turn into a nightmare? "The
Smarter Home Office: 8 Simple Steps to Increase Your Income, Inspiration, and Comfort" is a
guide to working from home with comfort and ease to improve one's efficiency and work
experience from home. From avoiding the complications, to keeping oneself comfortable while
still maintaining all important focus, "The Smarter Home Office" is a wise and thoughtful read
for anyone who wants to control their own workplace.
Turbulent Times Leadership
Peak Performance Press
1163 South Main Street, Suite 306, Chelsea, MI 48118
9780976950639, $17.95, www.tomconnellan.com
Even when things are going the worst, one can make the best of it. "Turbulent Times Leadership
for Sales Managers: How the Very Best Boost Sale" is a guide to good business in bad times, and
how to make the best of sales. From bumping sale in bad economies, doing the impossible, bad
business practices and knowing whose the culprit when things go bad, "Turbulent Times
Leadership" is a very fascinating read for anyone who wants to endure the worst of times.
Thomas J. Salerno, Jordan A. Kroop, & Craig D. Hansen
PO Box 4250, Frederick, MD, 21705
9781587983009, $174.95, www.beardbooks.com
Bankruptcy is occasionally unavoidable, but even bankruptcy can be taken in grace. "The
Executive Guide to Corporate Bankruptcy" is an extensive, complete and comprehensive guide to
corporate bankruptcy. At first defining bankruptcy, starting the process for the corporation, the
vital reorganization process, bankruptcy courts, facing the harsh reality of bankruptcy, working
with the courts, surviving bankruptcy, taxes, working the way of debt, how there's no easy way
out, and avoiding the lies and falsehoods commonly associated with corporate bankruptcy. With
no shortage of research and expert opinions, these three bankruptcy lawyers in the form of
Thomas Salerno, Jordan Kroop, and Craig Hansen, provide a highly useful resource. Enhanced
with elaborate and useful appendixes, "The Executive Guide to Corporate Bankruptcy" is a must
for any business leader facing what is feared most to companies.
The Self-Help Shelf
Manual for Living
Seth David Chernoff
Spirit Scope Publishing
6525 Gunpark Drive, Suite 370-249, Boulder, CO 80301
9780984093090, $15.95, www.spiritscope.com
Understanding reality is the key to understanding life. "Manual for Living: A User's Guide to the
Meaning of Life, Reality" is an inspirational guide from Seth David Chernoff for reaching higher
in one's life. From what is lacking in one's quest for fulfillment, not fearing the reaper, and being
happy with one's life and how it's proceeding, "Manual for Living" gives readers a good dose of
food for thought and is solidly recommended.
7035 Meade Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15208
9780980235548, $14.95, www.pearhousepress.com
The challenges one faces in life are all about if you can change yourself to meet them.
"Evolutionary Work: Unleashing Your Potential in Extraordinary Times" is an inspirational
guide from Patricia DiVecchio as she urges readers to go further and push themselves further
with seven tools that can help one evolve themselves to meet one's problems and solve them
well. "Evolutionary Work" is a fine read with plenty of motivation, very highly
Live Happily Ever After... Now!
Terry M. Drake
Lake House Publishing
9780615360867, $15.95, www.lakehousepublishingonline.com
The only thing standing between oneself and happiness is oneself. "Live Happily, Ever After...
Now!: 9 Simple Steps to Create the Life You Want!" is a guide for readers who want to push
themselves towards a happier life and may not realize that to get what they want it may be
simpler than you think. Discussing the barriers in one's mind, understanding why we are the way
we are, and more, "Live, Happily, Ever After...Now!" is a helpful and thoughtful read that
shouldn't be missed by those looking for a life renovation.
Standing up to Experts and Authorities
The Solomon Press
98-12 66th Ave., Suite 2, Rego Park, NY 11374-4397
9780934623872, $26.95, www.solomonpress.com
Knowledge is power and power can corrupt. "Standing Up to Experts and Authorities: How to
Avoid Being Intimidated, Manipulated, and Abused" is a discussion of keeping one's opinions
and ideas strong when even experts and authorities are human and can be wrong. Encouraging
skepticism and not to simply accept everything as gospel from the powers that be, "Standing Up
to Experts and Authorities" is a useful read for anyone who never stops questioning.
The Strengths Book
Alex Linley, Janet Willars, & Robert Biswas-Diener
c/o Wax Marketing, Inc.
333 Grand Avenue, Suite 204, St. Paul, MN 55102
9781906366094, $19.99, www.cappeu.com
There is no such thing as universal weakness. "The Strengths Book: Be Confident, Be
Successful, and Enjoy Better Relationships by Realizing the Best of You" is a guide to finding
one's own personal strengths and playing your life to them. Looking at many aspects of life, the
authors seek to help readers find the skills they excel at in life and how to make them become
better people and better successes at life. "The Strengths Book" is a fine read and one not to be
Vaporize Your Anxiety
PO Box 178122, San Diego, CA 92177
If it's all in your head, your head alone is enough to beat it. "Vaporize Your Anxiety: Without
Drugs or Therapy" is a guide to beating anxiety through one's own willpower. Millions of
Americans cope with anxiety, and many use drugs to combat it, but drugs aren't always the
answer. Tom Stone gives readers the tools they need to beat their own anxiety and take control fo
their own life by themselves. "Vaporize Your Anxiety" is a powerful read, not to be
The Inner-Work of Leadership
Jane Phillip Publications
28 Cold Springs Road, Thornton, NH 03285
9780984425402, $19.95, www.innerworkofleadership.com
It takes more to be a leader than a take-charge attitude. "The Inner-Work of Leadership: A Guide
to Personal and Organizational Transformation" is a guide to taking charge of oneself so that one
can take charge of others. A clear mind with moving thoughts is a key tool in realizing one's
potential as a leader and the importance of solving one's own problems before taking on the
problems of others, Barry Brownstein gives readers solid advice for becoming a better leader.
"The Inner-Work of Leadership" is an invaluable tool for any potential leader with doubts.
Keep Your Sanity
Plain & Simple Books
66512 Schoolhouse Rd, North Bend, OR 97459
Stress can devastate lives. "Keep Your Sanity: Understanding and Coping with Stress in a Changing World" discussing how to keep one's head when everything seems to want to take it to the funny farm. A good mental health is a key to a good physical health, and Carol Denbow explains why. "Keep Your Sanity" is a simple and to the point read and solidly recommended.
Five Spheres Press
1050-17th Street, NW, Suite 520, Washington, DC 20036
Finding the right path through life can often be a challenge in of itself. "Full Alignment: A
Practical Guide to Transforming Your Life vision into Action" is an inspirational guide to finding
one's best route through life, by laying out obtainable goals for oneself and staying true to these
self-created deadlines. Simple and to the point, "Full Alignment" may drive readers to the goals
they need to succeed in life.
The Path of Greatest Advantage
William J. Dubin
7703 North Lamar Blvd., Suite 330, Austin, TX 78752
9780981897202, $39.99, www.psycharts.com
To control one's life is a powerful thing. "The Path of Greatest Advantage: A Self-Guided Kit to
Enhance the Power of Your Will" is a guide to will power as William J. Dubin seeks to help
readers take control of their lives by taking control of their minds and trumping the temptations
of life, no matter what is currently ailing you. With plenty of inspirational advice, and enhanced
with a CD full of resources to help the reader on their journey to willpower, "The Path of
Greatest Advantage" is a core addition to any self-help collection.
The Health/Medicine Shelf
The Ounces Countdown
12707 E. Mansfield Ave., Suite D307, Spokane Valley, WA 99216
If you start with a little, it can roll into a lot. "The Ounces Countdown: Weight Loss Approach" is
a guide to the weight loss process and how to get it rolling through focusing on the little things
one can do to improve their health and their lives through an understanding out what the body
needs and what the body wants. "The Ounces Countdown" is a read that shouldn't be missed for
anyone trying to understand the finer points of weight loss.
Roya Sayadi & Joel Herskowitz
PO Box 661, Natick, MA 01760
9780981960128, $14.95, www.swallowsafely.com
Swallowing, something done effortlessly everyday can be a risk of death. "Swallow Safely: How
Swallowing Problems Threaten the Elderly and Others" discusses swallowing disorders and the
challenges that face older people in the everyday task of eating. The dangers of medications,
precautions that can be taken, and more, "Swallow Safety" is a useful resource for anyone caring
for an elderly relative.
2524 Nottingham, Houston, TX 77005
9781886298330, $19.95, www.bayoupublishing.com
Cancer is a foe that many will face, and many will lose. "Breast Cancer: No One Chose This
Journey" is an inspirational read from Fran Padgett as she reflects on her own challenges with the
cancer as well as the tales of those around her. Support in others, dealing with the news, the
disappointment, the support from family, and more, "Breast Cancer" is a moving volume that
will lend strength to those who seek it and need it most.
The Fiction Shelf
Drowning in Christmas
Judith K. Ivie
Mainly Murder Press
PO Box 290586, Wethersfield, CT 06109-0586
9780982589977, $14.95, www.mainlymurderpress.com
When life isn't going that hot, it's hard to appreciate the Christmas spirit. "Drowning in
Christmas" tells the story of Kate Lawrence and her miserable Christmas, when everyone around
her seems to be way more into the event than she ever thinks she could be. And with all this
chaos going on around her, a murder surely isn't helping things. "Drowning in Christmas" is an
exciting mystery, not to be missed.
Hanging By The Thread
Donald B. Anderson
1579 Monroe Dr., Suite F, Atlanta, GA 30324
Evil is nothing if not persistent. "Hanging By The Thread" tells of a resistance group called The
Thread standing against a secret society seeking to overthrow the government and take control of
it for themselves. In a last act of patriotism, one man must lead the way to keep America's
constitution intact, making "Hanging By The Thread" a political thriller with a message.
The Haunting of Andrew Sharpai
c/o Strategic Book Group
PO Box 333, Durham, CT 06422
9781608607976, $16.95, www.eloquentbooks.com
One lost love will prepare one for another. "The Haunting of Andrew Sharpai" tells the story of
American wanderer Andrew Sharpai in a search for love. Finding and losing it, he learns a lot
along the way as he finds his newest challenge, an enchantress and finds himself at the mercy of
a curse that may finally end his travels. "The Haunting of Andrew Sharpai" is a fine pick for
anyone looking for a for a riveting novel of love and loss.
From This Moment On
Bold Strokes Books
PO Box 249, Valley Falls, NY 12185
Love can help heal all in itself. "From This Moment On:... Love May Once Again Be Possible" is
the story of two women faced with crushing loss. Not knowing if they'll ever recover who find
something to love again, through each other, they find a way to continue and find that their love
may be something more than something to bond together with. "From This Moment On" is a fine
read for coping with loss as well as being a touching lesbian romance tale.
Something for Nothing
PO Box 690106, Stockton, CA 95269-0106
9781934376218, $17.00, www.balona.com
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. "Something for Nothing: A Diploma for Your Life
Experience" tells the story of a brilliant mouse and how he is faced against a university giving
out diplomas for something that may not require it - life experience. He finds that the purest
intents are not involved, and the truth may bring it crashing down. A thoughtful and entertaining
read, "Something for Nothing" is not to be simply ignored.
PO Box 896, Greenfield, MA 01302
Cultures often share things they find reprehensible. "Forty Wolves" is a story of an American in Turkey looking for his long lost mother. But his search turns sour as he bands with the people of the village against murder and religious extremism. A riveting read that is as exciting as it is thoughtful, "Forty Wolves" is a pick that provokes and stimulates the mind.
Secret of Dragonfly Island
P. A. Bremmer
75345 Rd. 317, Venango, NE 69168
9780984593408, $7.99, www.patriciabremmer.com
It's not unusual to think one's camp counselors are inhuman, but it's rare such suspicions are true.
"Secret of Dragonfly Island" tells the story of fourteen students as they become trapped on a
remote island with no way to contact their families, and camp counselors with the strangest odors
and habits. A story of survival, mystery, and adventure, "Secret of Dragonfly Island" is an
exciting read for younger readers, highly recommended.
PO Box 872412, Vancouver, WA 98687-2412
9780979777394, $13.99, www.cheyennepublishing.com
Coming to understand oneself is one of the most marvelous things. "Norman Miguel" is the story
of a teacher coming to terms with who he is. Through the people around him, he learns much
about the world and much understanding, as well as finding someone who will stay with him for
the rest of his days. "Norman Miguel" is a charming and thoughtful piece of gay fiction, highly
Eric S. Brown & Jessy Marie Roberts
Pill Hill Press
343 W 4th St., Chadron, NE 69337
A small chance for survival is a better pick than no chance. "Kinberra Down" is a science fiction
thriller following the crew of Kinberra, as when a disaster brings their craft down onto an
unfriendly planet, they see just how strong their will to survive is. Monsters lying in wait all
around the arctic region, "Kinberra Down" is riveting read through and through.
The Wild Soccer Bunch
PO Box 10445, Beverly Hills, CA 90213
9780984425709, $12.95, www.widlsoccer.com
When it comes to the field, sometimes you gotta play for your right o play. "The Wild Soccer
Bunch" tells the story of Kevin and his buddies the Wild Bunch as they face off against Mickey
and his Unbeatables. Seemingly outmatched, The Wild Bunch takes the challenge to reclaim
their field and meets the Unbeatables head on. A fun and exciting read for young soccer fans,
"The Wild Soccer Bunch" is a top pick.
Of Song and Water
232 Third Street, #A111, Brooklyn, NY 11215
No one goes through life without questioning themselves. "Of Song and Water" is the story of
jazz guitarist Coleman Moore, who finds himself questioning his path in life and turning to the
sea. But in his questions, he opens up new problems revolving around his daughter, his music,
and the people he calls friends. "Of Song and Water" is a riveting novel of facing mid life crisis,
very highly recommended.
Michelle Kaye Malsbury
All Things That Matter press
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Slip B-41B, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
9780984421947, $18.99, www.allthingsthatmatterpress.com
Deceit is striking gold. "The Swindler" is the story of Skip Horowitz, a man who lies, cheats, and
steals his way to economic prosperity, and creating his own empire out of something that isn't
there. Gaining people following him, knowledgeable of his ways or not, author Michelle
Malsbury tells a fun tale of Wall Street and those who exploit it to the fullest extent. "The
Swindler" is a top pick for general fiction collections.
The Dream Maker in the Desert
10120 North Surfside Circle, Aurora, OH 44202
9780615352077, $13.95, www.moxiepublicatons.com
Superheroism is not without its downsides. "The Dream Maker in the Desert" is a story following
Emmet Watts, as he joins the society of individuals out to maintain the balance of Good and evil.
His first test, however, may leave him a wreck that won't be able to do much of anything, let
alone maintain the balance in the world. Faced with his own nightmares and short comings, "The
Dream Maker in the Desert" is an exciting read that shouldn't be overlooked.
The Wapshott Press
PO Box 31513, Los Angeles, CA 90031-0513
9780982581315, $13.50, www.wapshottpress.com
Terror is not something limited to only one sex. "Electricland" follows Agent Titania as she is
faced with a series of female terrorists, and is tasked with figuring out their motivations and
understanding how to fight back against them. A woman's family is often more important than
their life, and vengeance is not something to be underestimated. "Electricland" is a fun and
riveting novel with plenty of suspense.
A Place for Delta
Whale Tale Press
PO Box 15262, Atlanta, GA 30306
To take care of a polar bear cub seems crazy, but people who would actively seek its death seem
crazier. "A Place for Delta" tells the story of Joseph, a man who travels to Barrow, Alaska to help
his aunt care for an orphaned polar bear cub. But the strange endeavor only becomes more
interesting when danger seems to waiting for Delta, the cub, at every turn. "A Place for Delta" is
a fascinating read of Alaska, polar bars, and adventure.
J. F. Althouse
Wolf Pirate Project
4801 SW 164 Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33331
9780982234358, $16.00, www.wolf-pirate.com
History is something that is best understood through experience, but Jordan Wright never thought
it'd be like this. "Second Sight" tells the story of a man who makes the discovery of a portal that
links the artifacts of ancient history the world of Atlantis. But his discovery changes his world
forever, and there may not be a way back. An exciting story that blends mythology and history,
"Second Sight" is a top pick and very highly recommended read.
Owe It to the Wind
J. R. Armstrong
PO Box 1187, Fowlerville, MI 48836
Is the bonds of high school romance enough to weather five years apart? "Owe It to the Wind:
Three Lives, Two Loves, One pact" follows the romance of high school sweethearts Michael and
Meg. When Michael graduates and goes to a college far away to escape his abusive house hold,
he pledges to return to Meg in five year's time. But a lot can happen in five years and "Owe It to
the Wind" uses the concept to make for an exciting read.
Gerald and the Wee People
10940 South Parker Road, #515, Parker, CO 80134
9781432755966, $16.95, www.outskirtspress.com
It's hard to find help when people doubt who you're helping even exists. "Gerald and the Wee
People" follows Gerald as he protects a village of small people who only he seems to be able to
see and interact with. But Gerald's troubles only grow when he finds he alone can't protect him,
and finding help seems so difficult. "Gerald and the Wee People" is a fascinating fantasy, highly
Diane Lee Moomey
Day's Eye Press and Studios
PO Box 628, El Granada, CA 94018
9780961971410, $18.00, www.moomz.com
Finding one's place in the world is an invaluable skill. "...Place..." is a collection of short stories
of sorts from Diane Lee Moomey creating images of places and the people who come to them.
With an artistic flair sure to make readers ask questions and make them read further, "...Place..."
is a riveting read that shouldn't be missed.
The Mad Scientist's Club
Bertrand R. Brinley
Purple House Press
PO Box 787, Cynthiana, KY 41031
9781930900103, $18.95, www.purplehousepress.com
Sometimes creativity running wild leads to trouble. Sometimes it leads to great things.
Sometimes it leads to both. "The Mad Scientists' Club" is a collection of short stories collection
from Boys' Life Magazine over forty years ago. Following a group of seven boys as they get their
hands on technology and let their ideas run wild, they face their own trouble and save their town
on multiple occasions. An anthology that will hold timeless and entertaining, "The Mad
Scientists' Club" is a fun read and top pick.
Paper Chase Farms
PO Box 448, Middleburg, VA 20118
9780984189823, $24.95, www.huntcountrysuspense.com
Returning home is almost never the warming experience one expects it to be. "The Kill" tells the
story of Abigale Portmann as she returns home to Virginia after decades away. When her uncle
turns up dead and an old flame seems to be the culprit, the truth seems hard to find and the
reporter in Abigale won't just let the most obvious explanation stand. "The Kill" is an exciting
mystery, very highly recommended.
Janice M. Van Dyck
2840 West Bay Drive, #222, Largo, FL 33770
9780982614006, $16.00, www.winstonhigginspress.com
The dignity of death is a hotly debated topic to many in today's world. "Finding Frances" is a
novel that discusses death with dignity as author Janice M. Van Dyck discusses the topic through
the character of Frances Baldwin, a woman who wants to end her life on her terms. But between
her decision is her family, and her son is overcome, not knowing what to do on the matter.
"Finding Frances" is a thoughtful piece on the subject, highly recommended.
The 473rd Annual Witch Trials
Press for Change Publishing
3364 Victoria Ave, Lafayette, CA 94549
9781933249032, $9.99, www.pressforchange.com
To fail or succeed at the trials are not universal desires. "The 473rd Annual Witch Trials" tells a
story of a world where people meet annually to measure their potential as witches. But being a
witch or not being a witch doesn't seem to be the common goal, as some want to be cleared of
their witch craft while others only seek more power. Still others come with other goals... " The
473rd Annual Witch Trials" is a fascinating read for anyone who loves a good witch-driven
Daughter of the Morning Star
4026 Stone Way N. #501, Seattle, WA 98103
9781935420064, $17.95, www.rubythroatpress.com
When society falls apart, someone has to rise to be the protector. "Daughter of the Morning Star"
is a novel following Mary, a former white woman among the Abenaki Indians as she returns to
Salem. Faced with a society of abuse and injustice, she delves into the deeper ends of the dark
side of Salem and seeks to give hope and support to those who no one else will care for.
"Daughter of the Morning Star" is an enticing historical novel, and very highly recommended
The Simpering, North Dakota Literary Society
G. F. Skipworth
7660 SW Oleson Rd., Portland, OR 97223
9780982471074, $14.50, www.rosslarebooks.com
It's one thing to win an entire town in a poker game; it's another to create an a small empire of
femininity. "The Simpering, North Dakota Literary Society" tells the story of Farika Zingarella,
an ex-nun who becomes the owner of The Simpering, a small town in North Dakota. Along with
other wise women by her side, she stands against the changing times of the world. With humor
and much to think about, "The Simpering" is quite the read, very highly recommended.
Turn For Home
P. D. Publishing
PO Box 70, Clayton, NC 27528
9781933720746, $16.99, www.pdpublishing.com
The biggest fear in some people's lives is being known what they are. "Turn for Home" tells the
story of recent divorcee Brenna Lanigan who finds her newest love in a woman by the name of
Cassidy Hyland. Working on a television show, the two have the eyes of the paparazzi ousting
them as lesbians. And for Cassidy, her ex-husband suddenly has a problem with her raising their
son. "Turn for Home" is a riveting read of drama and romance, highly recommended.
To Love and To Cherish
c/o Lara Zielinsky
4719 Darwood Drive, Orlando, FL 32812
9781600544132, $16.99, www.loveyoudivine.com
Gay love has often been labeled as sodomy, an act of pure lust. But for many women, there is
much more than lust involved. "To Love and To Cherish" is a collection of stories, lesbian
erotica of sorts, with a focus of relationships that are much more than just the sex in the equation.
Marriage is a common element, making this collection unique with an overlying message. "To
Love and to Cherish" is a fine collection and a solidly recommended read.
Gregory F. Tague, editor
Editions Bibliotekos, Inc.
562-76th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11209
9780982481936, $15.95, www.ebibliotekos.com
A new country is like a new world. "Common Boundary: Stories of Immigration" is a collection
of short stories form many writers as they provide a thoughtful look into immigration and what it
means to be a new person in America. With differing tones and much in the way of thought for
the country, "Common Boundary" is an intriguing look at immigration and provides an
entertaining and thoughtful read.
The Specific Gravity of Grief
21527 104th Street Ct E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
Cancer is a vile mistress for many in life. "The Specific Gravity of Grief" is a combination of
novel and memoir from Jay Lake as he combines his own experience with cancer into a novel
which he relays as a life not quite his own, but telling his story. "The Specific Gravity of Grief" is
a thoughtful take on the cancer story and the grief that follows the loss to the disease, highly
Packard Island Publishing
3025 Evergreen Drive, Wooster, OH 44691
9780978618421, $24.95, www.packardisalndpublishing.com
When high ranking officials including the president go missing, a fugitive on the run may be the
best chance at justice. "Tan Lines" follows investigative reporter Emerson Moore as he finds
himself accused of assassinating the President who vanished before his renomination for
reelection. Emerson has the entire country after him, and to do his job as a reporter and remain a
free man, he has to find out what happened to the president, and lurking around Lake Erie and its
unique events may be the key to his success. "Tan Lines" is an exciting read that shouldn't be
The Universal Essence
Dean Lincoln Minton
PO Box 35038, Panama City, FL 32412
Honor in a way is its own piece of immortality. "The Universal Essence" is the story of a student
on a quest to save his master and clear his name at around 1000 AD. Thoughtfully analyzing the
aspects of life that never change with a tale of adventure and alchemy, he finds that forgiveness
of past transgressions are not easy and is not universally accepted or revered as a virtue. "The
Universal Essence" is intriguing and a read for any fiction reader who wants a thought provoking
The Biography Shelf
PO Box 190, Harrisburg, VA 22803
9781932676143, $24.95, www.vision-publishing.com
To not let faith dwindle is an art that escapes many as they age. "Vera's Journey: A True Story of
God's Faithfulness amid Sudden Deafness and a Century of Change" tells Vera's story of a
woman aging but never forgetting the high importance God and faith in her lifetime. As she aged,
she kept her faith and inspired much thought and faith in those around her. Judy Yoder tells a tale
that is truly uplifting and makes "Vera's Journey" is not to be missed by any reader driven by
faith, highly recommended.
An American Entrepreneur
William T. Phillips
Phillips Service Industries, Inc.
11878 Hubbard Street, Livonia, MI 48150
9780984400805, $25.00, www.psi-online.com
You don't need an ivy league education to be wildly successful. "An American Entrepreneur" is a
biography of Bill Phillips, an Arkansas farm boy who became a juggernaut in science and
national defense. Telling his remarkable story of how he clawed up, fought in wars, and made his
way up the corporate ladder, "An American Entrepreneur" is a choice pick for any biography
collection, especially those looking for business leader memoirs.
A Couple Faces Death
Magic Mountain Publishing
PO Box 962, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
9780964678934, $17.95, www.magicmountainpublishing.com
After decades of life together, one can't imagine life without. "A Couple Faces Death: My Life
After Anne, Growing in Acceptance and Peace" is the memoir of Bill Nerin, coping with losing
his wife after so many years together. A life changing thing, the event made him shift his
perspective of life and he seeks to give other elderly couples the strength to continue on after the
fact. "A Couple Faces Death" is a must for any couple who wants to understand the worst thing
that can happen in their lives.
Magic Carpet Flying
Blue Butterfly Books
2583 Lakeshore Boulevard, West, Toronto, ON, Canada, M8V 1G3
9780978498252, $14.95, www.bluebutterflybooks.ca
Life has no rails, no prevention of it going up, down, or anywhere else. "Magic Carpet Flying:
The Ride of Your Life" is a thoughtful memoir from Pamela Ryan, psychologist. Overcoming her
own rough upbringing and the harshness of life, she states how she took control of her life and
turned it into the freedom of a magic carpet ride. "Magic Carpet Flying" is thoughtful and
uplifting, highly recommended.
Until I Smile at You
212 3rd Avenue North, Suite 290, Minneapolis, MN 55401
9781935097167, $16.95, www.twoharborspress.com
Every story is different when facing life. "Until I Smile At You" is the story of Roseann
Lombardi and growing up Italian on Long Islands around World War II and during the graceful
period following it. Telling an overwhelmingly human story with plenty that readers will
resonate with and relate to. "Until I Smile at You" is a heartwarming read that shouldn't be
missed for those looking for a bright spot in life.
Little Madhouse on the Prairie
Marion Elizabeth Witte
Angel Heart Publishing
PO Box 24557, Ventura, CA 93002
9780982225425, $19.95, www.amazon.com
Life on the farm is not always the serene and happy picture it was on television. "Little
Madhouse on the Prairie" is the memoir of Marion Witte, telling her own story of growing up on
a small farm house, where she faced abuse from her mother on a regular basis that took her years
to recover from. Stating how she overcame her own traumatic childhood and with plenty of
wisdom from those now facing the same, "Little Madhouse on the Prairie" is an insightful look at
the dark side of rural life.
An Uncommon Life
The Magic Zoo
PO Box 1116, Clearwater, FL 33757
9780984452347, $16.95, www.merryrosenfield.com
When life could end in an instant, you value every moment to its fullest. "An Uncommon Life:
Surviving the Loss of a Gifted Child" tells the story of two parents faced with their adult child's
heart disorder which limited her life. Cedar took ever moment she had to fulfill her dreams of
acting and writing, fearing for the worst but hoping for the best. "An Uncommon Life" is a tragic
yet inspiring tale, highly recommended.
The Poetry Shelf
Cleveland State University Poetry Center
2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
9781880834893, $15.95, www.csuohio.edu/poetrycenter
Award winning and highly educated, Elyse Fenton brings readers much to enjoy in "Clamor".
Discussing today's issues with the war and our place in the world and the need for peace among
wars, she shows her love for poetry as well as getting a message out there. "Clamor" is not a read
to be overlooked. "Endurance": I used to stand in doorways and know/there was no human way
to go on or through.
Pleasure Boat Studios
201 West 89th Street, New York, NY 10024
9781929355648, $14.00, www.pleasureboatstudio.com
When we see the world, we come with out own conclusions, and we may not know truly where
they come from. "Unknown Places" is a collection from Hungarian poet Peter Kantor as he
provides readers wit a bit of Hungarian thought, translated into English to give readers a taste of
the cultural literature. "Unknown Places" is a fine addition to any world poetry collection.
"Tune": We all want/to be free!/Hey, you!/What are you looking for here?/Hey!/Can't you see
there's no entry/except to authorized persons?!/Can't you read?/Can you hear me?/Sprechen Sie
Deutsch?/Parlez-vous francais?/Are you deaf/Who are you?/What are you looking for?
303 Bedford Ave., Buffalo, NY 14216
9781935402619, $16.00, www.blazevox.org
Through time and life's changes, there are no shortage of lessons to be learned. "Tough Skin" is a
collection of poetry and prose from Sarah Eaton as she tells a simple and profound story of the
world and its changes and the lives that occur within. With an intriguing cast of characters,
"Tough Skin" is a fascinating and very highly recommended read, not to be missed.
Suzanne Kay Miller
Cascadia Publishing House
126 Klingerman Road, Telford, PA 18969
9781931038768, $12.95, www.cascadiapublishinghouse.com
You get a lot of experience going through life, and sometimes it can prove very hard to manage.
"Storage Issues" is a collection of poetry from Suzanne Kay Miller, who reflects on her own
experience as a Mennonite and a woman and the cultural challenges that come before her.
"Storage Issues" tells a unique story, highly recommended. "3 A. M.": She wakes a
moment/before roots tear rock.//She weeps as nails/shred canopy.//She jerks in bed/when
shoulder hits carpet.//She hears the tree fall/when it falls alone.
The Music Shelf
Chicago Jazz and Then Some
Jean Porter Dmytryk
PO Box 71426, Albany, GA 31708
9781593935368, $19.95, www.bearmanormedia.com
The world of jazz has created a community all of its own. "Chicago Jazz and Then Some, as told
by one of the original Chicagoans, Jess Stacy" looks into the history of Chicago Jazz through the
eyes of Jess Stacy. Writer Jean Porter Dmytryk tells Stacy's stories of the old days of Jazz and
gives readers an exciting and thought provoking history of the music's scene over the decades.
"Chicago Jazz and Then Some" is a must for any Jazz fan or Chicago music fan.
The Travel Shelf
Nicky Brink & Stephen R. Bown
Brindle & Glass
340-1105 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC V8V 3P9
9781897142240, $22.95, www.brindleandglass.com
North America has a massive wilderness that is unlike any place else in the world. "Forgotten
Highways: Wilderness Journeys Down the Historic Trails of the Canadian Rockies" delves into
the hiking adventures that one can experience in the Rocky Mountains, tracing the footsteps of
the pioneers who carved the way through these rough mountains hundreds of years ago. With tips
on making the exploration one of marvel and fun, "Forgotten Highways" is a must for any
outdoors man who wants to see the Rocky Mountains up close and personal.
The Human Sexuality Shelf
Women's Anatomy of Arousal
Mango Garden Press
PO Box 3184, Kingston, NY 12402
9780578033952, $19.95, www.mangogardenpress.com
Pleasure for a woman has always been a more arduous science than it is for men. "Women's
Anatomy of Arousal: Secret Maps to Buried Pleasure" is a guide for women to figuring out and
understanding what exactly does it for them, a fact that many women go through their lives not
truly understanding. With nothing held back, Sheri Winston helps women explore themselves
and gain that secret that leads to great sex. "Women's Anatomy of Arousal" is a must for any
woman who wants that fulfilling experience every time they go home.
Tinder James, editor
419 South 19th Ave East, Duluth, MN 55812-2028
9780984371402, $14.95, www.racypages.com
A pleasant surprise is always nice, but some can be a good deal nicer than others. "Surprise: An
Erotic Fiction Anthology from Racy Pages" is a collection of sexy short stories from a wide array
of authors as they use their pens to excite and entice, providing food for thought along the way.
For anyone who isn't afraid of a little fire, "Surprise" may prove quite the surprise.
The Money/Finance Shelf
Navigating Through the Risk
MPCT Publishing Company
PO Box 904, Royal Oak, MI 48069
Credit cards have become the preferred way to pay for many. "Navigating Through the Risks of
Credit Card Processing" is a guide to setting one's business up to accept credit cards and what
risks lie ahead for a business accepting credit cards as a system of payment. The contracts, the
negotiations, getting the money, and so much more, "Navigating Through the Risks of Credit
Card Processing" is a must for any business who wants to open up the convenience for their
consumers and doesn't want to be burned in the process.
Save Your Money, Save Your Family
2721 Tulip Tree Road, Nashville, IN 47448
When the worst hits, it all comes down to how you've prepared. "Save Your Money, Save Your
Family: A Foolproof, 28-Day Plan for Recession Proofing Your Family" is a guide to living on
the edge and on a tight budget. With plenty of ideas on staying on budget, staying true to one's
compact wallet, and much more, Toni House gives a highly useful read, and makes "Save Your
Money, Save Your Family" a top pick for any who want to be prepared for a money crisis.
The Christian Studies Shelf
The Christian Lady's Dating Constitution
Holy Fire Publishing
717 Old Trolley Road, Suite 6, Publishing Unit #116, Summerville, SC 29485
You have to set rules somewhere. "The Christian Lady's Dating Constitution: A Memorandum
Addressed to Christian Teens, Parents, and Young Adults" is a dating advisory for young
Christian women who want to keep her faith and her values in today's un-Christian value filled
world. Lots of advice and suggestions for finding the right man to push further with while
avoiding the bad apples, "The Christian Lady's Dating Constitution" is a strong pick for any
young Christian woman.
It's Hard to Have a Mouse-free House
Mary Ellen Stewart
Mouse Free Publishing, LLC
6172 Clifton Oaks, St. Louis, MO 63129
9780984491605, $14.99, www.mousefreehouse.com
Little annoyances in life are completely unavoidable. "It's Hard to Have a Mouse-Free House:
God's 10 Disciplines for a Happier, Healthier, and More Prosperous Life" is a guide to enduring
the little annoyances and evils of life and how to live a much happier serene life in the process.
With ten disciplines to practice when faced with these challenges, "It's Hard to Have a
Mouse-Free House" is a top pick for any Christian toughing out the storm of life.
Facing Financial Struggle
Upper Room Books
1908 Grand Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212
9780835810272, $10.00, www.upperroom.org
Faith and the ability to continue on can be your greatest friend during money troubles. "Facing
Financial Struggle: 28 Days of Prayer" discusses faith and its role for Christians facing financial
crisis. The discipline not to make it worse, realizing that one isn't alone, planning better
financially and more, Wessel Bentley gives readers plenty of faith to live by. "Facing Financial
Struggle" is a must for any Christian in crisis.
Angel Without Wings
M. Katherine Weil
PO Box 50748, Phoenix, AZ 85076-0748
9780964226425, $16.95, www.southwestpublishing.us
Stigmata is seen as a wonder, but how does one live with such a state? "Angel Without Wings" tells the story of a woman who lived with the gift, or curse depending on who you ask, of Stigmata. Bearing a burden similar to that of Christ, Mary Alice Mason was forced out of service as a nun by religious persons. She felt it was God's will to marry the man who would become her husband; after her death, her widower became ordained to serve as a priest of the Catholic church for the remainder of his life. "Angel Without Wings" is a fascinating exploration and a solidly recommended read.
The Bible Believer's Job Search Handbook
1663 Liberty Drive, Bloomington, IN 47403
9781449701444, $9.95, www.iuniverse.com
Keeping the faith can be hard when rejection is everywhere you turn. "The Bible Believer's Job
Search Handbook" is a guide to keeping the faith and using scripture to keep one motivated when
on the job search. With advice on pursuing one's job that is good for anyone, "The Bible
Believer's Job Search Handbook" is a fine pick for any Christian on a job hunt.
The Mustard Seed Collection
Dorothy R. Swygert
Rekindle the Heart
PO Box 219, Hampton, VA 23669
The Bible has a lot to offer young readers in morals and entertainment. "The Mustard Seed
Collection: Biblical Plays and Vignettes for Youth and Young Adults" is a collection of plays
and stories aimed at younger readers who want to in a way experience the stories of the Bible and
the life of Christ all on their own. For any Sunday School or Church collection, "The Mustard
Seed Collection" is a fine volume to add.
Medicine From God
PO Box 428, Enumclaw, WA 98022
When you're at your weakest, you need it the most. "Medicine from God; Scripture Verses to
Encourage and Comfort the Sick" is a collection of inspirational scripture at those who are faced
with a disease, most commonly those of an extended nature and commonly challenge the spirits
and determination. Designed to uplift the spirits and promote wellness, "Medicine From God" is
a very inspirational and highly recommended read.
Credit Card Usury and the Christian Failure to Stop It
Paul Peter Jesep
Bishop Paul Peter
PO Box 464, 1737 Union Street, Schenectady, NY 12309
The tale of the money lenders and Jesus is one that rings profound for many Christians, yet with
today's economic crisis, this story seems to have been forgotten. "Credit Card Usury and the
Christian Failure to Stop It: A Call to Social Justice Against the Money Changers" looks at the
current crisis and condemns those who would exploit the poor and calls to a more complete stand
against these underhanded tactics. Calling these abuses social injustices, "Credit Card Usury and
the Christian Failure to Stop It" is an intriguing look for any Christian concerned about the
The Religion/Spirituality Shelf
A Different Kind of Sentinel
E. J. Drury II
PO Box 9306, Richmond Hts., MO 63117-0306
9780979702310, $19.95, www.rivendellbooks.com
There's many sides to every person, and appreciating those is a key to a happier life. "A Different
Kind of Sentinel: The Strange Case of Sir Eodor and She Who Must Be Obeyed" is a spirituality
guide that looks into the many aspects of human nature, and the aspects that make up our souls.
With plenty of food for thought, "A Different Kind of Sentinel" is a fascinating and very highly
recommended read that shouldn't be overlooked.
The End Of All Worries: We Are All One
9016 Palace Parkway, Austin, TX 78748
9780984258025, $14.95, www.positive-imagining.com
There are uniting factors among all of us, no matter where we come from and what we do. "The End Of All Worries: We Are All One: Scientific and Spiritual Testimonies To the Unity of All Things" is a spiritual and metaphysical discussion of the factors that unite all of mankind and how realizing this leads to a stronger understanding of mankind and the world around us. "The End Of All Worries: We Are All One" is quite the read and has many thoughtful ideas, recommended.
Cold River Studio
6120 Bresslyn Road, Nashville, TN 37205
9780984229888, $24.95, www.coldriverstudio.com
God was once an explanation for everything, but as time and science advances, the role of God
has most definitely changed. "Re-Imagining God: A Spiritual Journey" discusses God in the age
of science and how today, traditional religion has lost power, but that even though faith has
seemed to be lost, finding faith may still be possible. Written by a former Presbyterian minister,
he encourages readers to find their own vision of God. "Re-Imagining God" is a fine and
recommended collection that shouldn't be missed.
The Way of Play
Act on Wisdom
PO Box 12484, Tucson, AZ 85732-2484
9780979362811, $15.00, www.actonwisdom.com
Play is as old as spirituality, and as old as humanity itself. "The Way of Play: Reclaiming Divine
Fun & Celebration" is a unique exploration of spirituality and the joy of play, as Victor Shamas
spins a story as well as discussing the countless ways to play and how we do so in life. From
pondering the universe to the more adult pleasures, "The Way of Play " tells of a journey and the
spirituality of thought that unites all of us and is older than any faith.
Creating a Healthy Life and Marriage
Judith Anne Desjardins
Spirit House Publishing
3435 Ocean park Blvd. #107-418, Santa Monica, CA 90405
9780984387502, $28.95, www.spirithousepub.com
A good marriage and a happy life are goals often sought but hard to realize. "Creating A Healthy
Life and Marriage: A Holistic Approach: Body Mind, Emotions, and Spirit" is a spiritual and
uplifting guide from Judith Anne Desjardins as she gives a spiritual approach to a better life,
urging readers to look inside themselves and their partner in searching for that that peace of mind
and life. With plenty of tips and tools to get to that happiness of life, "Creating a Healthy Life
and Marriage" is a top pick and solidly recommended read.
The Life That is Really Life
9781452827285, $11.99, www.twominutesermon.com
Simple truths drive people further in life. "The Life That is Really Life: How Biblical Truth Can
Transform Your Spiritual, Emotional, Physical, and Relational Health" is a spiritual guide form
Tobin Crenshaw as he presents the many truths of life according to him as he hopes readers will
find his writing and use it to positive effect in their lives. From condemning wide range
medication for depression, empowering relationships, and the power of memory, "The Life That
is Really Life" is a top pick for any spiritual and philosophical reader.
The Social Issues Shelf
Save the Teens
Carolyn C. Zahnow
Brand New Day Publishing
9780974173153, $16.95, www.save-the-teens.com
The weight of the world can be too much, combined with the perception no one cares. "Save the
Teens: Preventing Suicide, Depression, and Addiction" is a memoir of Carolyn C. Zahnow along
with her own urges to help other mothers cope with the worst feelings they can have - the loss of
a child. Losing her own son to his suicide, she urges mothers to take a more active role in their
child's lives, and help them fight teenage depression and addiction as the root causes of suicide.
"Save the Teens" is a powerful yet tragic read, highly recommended.
At the End of the Day
Diane Durrill & Marianne Moore
2885 Lyncrest Drive, Nashville, TN 37214
With all the debate and negativity in today's media, patriotism can be hard to remember. "At the
End of the Day: A Tribute to America" is a compilation of writing and poetry encouraging
patriotism and unity for America by looking at the bonds that unite America and keep it stronger
in spite of its political divisions. "At the End of the Day" is uplifting and thoughtful, and very
The Environmental Studies Shelf
Addicted to Energy
Elton B. Sherwin
Energy House Publishing
540 Cowper Street, Suite 201, Palo Alto, CA 94301
9780982796108, $18.95, www.energyhousepublishing.com
More than ever, the American need for energy seems unquenchable. "Addicted to Energy: A
Venture Capitalist's Perspective on How to Save Our Economy and Our Climate" discusses why
America seems to have such a massive need for fuel and other energies, looking at the many
causes that are both social and political. Not entirely the doomsayer, Elton Sherwin gives readers
hope with plenty of thoughts to wean America off its fuel dependence in the future. "Addicted to
Energy" is a read not to be missed for anyone concerned with the environment.
The Education Shelf
Vocabulary Games for the Classroom
Lindsay Carleton & Robert J. Marzano
555 North Morton Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
9780982259269, $34.95, www.marzanoresearch.com
A good vocabulary is a cornerstone to good education. "Vocabulary Games for the Classroom' is
a collection of games for teachers to play with their students to help them gain a better grasp of
the finer words in the English language. With plenty of example activities for any primary or
secondary school grade level, terms for different subjects, questions, and how to emphasize the
importance of vocabulary, "Vocabulary Games for the Classroom" is a strong pick and solidly
recommended read for any language teacher.
The Fantasy/SciFi Shelf
The Sand Dragon
Michael F. Stewart
Double Dragon Publishing
PO Box 54016, I-5762 Highway 7, East, Markham, Canada, ON L3P 7Y4
9781554047437, $15.99, www.double-dragon-publishing.com
The dragon is a legend that has captivated the world for centuries. "The Sand Dragon" tells the
story of paleontologist Kim Axon as she discovers a dinosaur skeleton that could be something
far more. An ancient evil surrounds the area, and Kim is baffled to understand it, but must before
it consumes the community around her. "The Sand Dragon" is a top pick and solid
recommendation for fantasy readers.
Armor of Light
Ellen L. Ekstrom
5195 Central Avenue, Delta BC V4K 2H1
9781926760391, $13.65, www.ireadiwrite.com
It's easy to ignore the problems inside when faced with a more immediate danger. "Armor of
Light" tells the story of George Ascalon, a noble who has returned from the Crusades but is
saddled with one last task to deal with the problems of a neighboring land. While the task is no
cakewalk, George, as he leads his sister and others, finds that what he has shoved aside for his
mission can't be kept like that for much longer. "Armor of Light" is a riveting fantasy, a solidly
Pamel S. K. Glasner
Emerald Book Co.
PO Box 91869, Austin, TX 78709
Miller Wright & Associates, Inc (publicity)
1650 Broadway, Suite 1210, New York, NY 10019
9781934572337, $24.95, www.emeraldbookcompany.com
Empathy is within s all, but some feel it stronger than others. "Finding Emmaus" is the first book
fo the Lodestarre series, a historic fantasy telling a story of two Empaths who live three hundred
years apart whose talents are written off as mental illness. Through this gap, the two Empaths
seek to understand their talents and what it means, even when society snubs them. "Finding
Emmaus" is a thoughtful and fascinating read and take on society through fantasy, highly
Paul M. Schofield
219 Hemlock Ln, Murphy, NC 28906
9780984478002, $16.95, www.galacticpublishers.com
The worst has the chance of repeating itself if good people don't act quickly. "Trophy" is a
science fiction thriller as Lt. Janet Rogerton chases a criminal through space and time, seeking to
repeat the tragedy that almost drove humanity to extinction before. Faced with the flaws of
human nature and the structure of the government spanning the earth, "Trophy" is a top pick for
any looking for a good science fiction read.
Dead Forever Apotheosis
PO Box 14946, Portland, OR 97293-0946
9780971796058, $16.95, www.deadforever.com
Godhood isn't all it's cracked up to be. "Dead Forever Apotheosis" is the second novel in the
Dead Forever series, as William Campbell continues his series as the conflict spills onto other
planets bring more into the war. Stuck between saintliness and being branded a heretic, a hero
has to find a way to bring about peace or otherwise meet a final end in a world where ends don't
seem to be so final. "Dead Forever Apotheosis" is a fun and enticing fantasy that will be hard to
The Humor Shelf
With One Eye Open
40 East 9th Street, #9L, New York, NY 10003
9780615376486, $10.19, www.pollyfrost.com
If you're not laughing at your life, you're doing it wrong. "With One Eye Open" is a collection of
writing and other works from Polly Frost as she launches her dedicated assault on humor and lfe
around her. With plenty of musings and thoughts, Polly's work does well in offering much to
think about and makes for a fun and fascinating read. "With One Eye Open" is a solid addition to
any humor collection.
The Science Shelf
Living With Evolution or Dying Without It
K. D. Koratsky
PO Box 473627, Charlotte, NC 28247
For anything to persevere, it must change and adapt. "Living with Evolution Or Dying Without
It: A guide to Understanding Humanity's Past, present, and Future" describes the evolution of all
things, and how humanity has succeeded and thrived through their changes over their existence.
Stating that even religion has evolved through the centuries, K. D. Koratsky gives readers a
scientific and thoughtful analysis of the ever changing universe we live in. "Living With
Evolution or Dying Without It" is a fascinating read, highly recommended.
The Mystery/Suspense Shelf
15462 Gulf Boulevard, Madiera Beach, FL 33708
There is often more than single side to any event. "Blind Landing" looks into the crash of a plane
going from Sydney, Australia to London and the events that led to it. Terrorists, insurance
interests, and more, aviation expert Peter Talbert is placed on the case and it may be more than
he can handle. For those who love a good mystery, "Blind Landing" may be the book for
PO Box 470554, Celebration, FL 34747
9780984249701, $14.95, www.stratosspherepublishing.com
Luck is limited and relying on it too much will put someone in a bad way quick. "Smuggler's
Moon: Underneath the Radar" is a thriller following Ricky Culpepper as he flies over Vietnam
and finds that his luck may just run out and he may just run into a whole new problem altogether.
"Smuggler's Moon" is a fun read that shouldn't be missed for adventure novel fans.
Murder on Elbrus
Charles G. Irion & Ronald J. Watkins
9780984161829, $19.95, www.irionbooks.com
Going up against the Russian army is easy. It's his allies that seem to be the real problem.
"Murder on Elbrus" tells the tale of Scott Devlon as he becomes entrenched in the murder of a
high ranking Russian official on a mountain in Europe. With the Russian army on his tail, Scott
is forced to battle the media, the Russian mob, and plenty of people with their own agendas,
leaving him with little to trust and an ever growing pile of problems. "Murder on Elbrus" is a
fascinating and fast paced read, highly recommended.
Bell Bridge Books
PO Box 300921, Memphis, TN 38130
9781935661931, $12.95, www.maureenhardegree.com
Ghosts can be pain in the neck, especially when you have the usual laundry list of teenager
problems to deal with. "Haint Misbehavin" is the first book of the Ghost Handler Series
following Heather Tildy as she finds out she has to become a ghost handler and deal with the
slew of ghosts that surround her and help them find their way to the next world. but she finds
being a shrink for the undead isn't easy or necessarily fun. "Haint Misbehavin" is a fun mystery
that will entice many young readers.
Murder in La-La Land
Naomi Hirihara, Eric Stone, Juliet Backwell
12221 Merit Drive, Suite 950, Dallas, TX 75251
Reflex PR (publicity)
c/o Amelia Marshall
PO Box 803100, Santa Clarita, CA 91380-3100
In the search for fame, everyone finds something even if it's not what you really want. "Murder in
La-La Land" is a collection of short mysteries delving into the darker side of Los Angeles and
everyone's search for fame. Many authors converge and give a non-stop package of
entertainment, and provide no shortage of fun. "Murder in La-La Land" is a riveting collection
and solidly recommended.
The Parenting Shelf
Desperately Seeking Parents
Dathan A. Paterno
West Bow Press
1663 Liberty Drive, Bloomington, IN 47403
Abby Kraus PR (publicity)
1036 N Dearborn, #802, Chicago, IL 60610
9781449700171, $13.95, www.desperatelyseekingparents.com
A parent is an incredibly powerful figure in a child's life. "Desperately Seeking Parents: Why
Your Child Needs a Parent in Charge and How to Become One" delves into parenting and the
importance of a parent being the authority figure int heir child's life, the person to look to for
guidance. With plenty of tips for creating a family constitution and more, "Desperately Seeking
Parents" is an important read, and a powerful tool for parents.
Soul to Soul Parenting
15115 Highway 36, Deadwood, Oregon, 97430
9781936214143, $16.00, www.wyattmackenzie.com
Empathy is contagious. "Soul to Soul Parenting: A Guide to Raising a Spiritually Conscious
Family" is a guide for parents who want to help open their children's minds to the spiritual side of
life, how to integrate spirituality into everyday life, and practices that will unite and empower
families. For parents looking for positive ways to build stronger bonds, "Soul to Soul Parenting"
is highly recommended.
Teach Your Kids to Think!
Maria Chesley Fisk
That's Good Thinking
3905 State Street, Suite 7191, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
9780984199808, $14.95, www.thinkparenting.com
The mind is a terrible thing to waste and nurturing it is an important part of growing up. "Teach Your Kids to Think!: Simple Tools You Can Use Every Day" is a guide for parents to encourage thought and thinking in their children by giving them daily exercises to keep a good and intent mind as they grow up, as a good and analytical mind now will lead to a good and analytical mind later. "Teach Your Kids to Think!" is a must.
Adopting Your Parents
Revolution Mind Publishing
135 Macewan Park Circle NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3K 4A3
9780973936230, $14.95, www.adoptingyourparents.com
As old age sinks in, aid will be required. "Adopting Your Parents: What to Know Before Taking
the Plunge" is an advisory guide for anyone whose about to be faced with caring for their elderly
parents and wants to help them live the last decades of their life well and without pain for either
side of the fence. Understanding the needs, the wants, and the elderly in general, "Adopting Your
Parents" proves to be a powerful resource that shouldn't be missed.
The Economics Shelf
103 Remsen Street Cohoes, NY 12047
9781930388178, $15.95, www.thecadencegrp.com
Wealth is all about knowing where to go and where to look. "Unexpected Treasures: 72 Ways to
Uncover Your Hidden Wealth" is a guide to motivating oneself to finding that fortune in life and
stay steadfast on one's search. Encouraging readers to stay at it in the face of failure, finding their
own niche, and how a good pursuit of wealth can be a good search in life. "Unexpected
Treasures" is not to be missed.
The Sports Shelf
Race Track Attack Guide
Sericin Publishing Company
1979 Mar Vista Avenue, Altadena, CA 91001
9780984172412, $16.95, www.racetrackguides.com
Pushing a machine to the limit with the combination of skill has often been the allure of the
motor sports enthusiast. "Race Track Attack Guide: Willow Springs International Motorsports
Park" is a guide for the amateur or professional auto sports enthusiast who wants to maximize
their performance on this famed track. With turn by turn analysis, "Race Track Attack Guide" is a
must for anyone tweaking their game or any who want to be an informed fan of any race.
The Pets/Wildlife Shelf
So Easy to Love, So Hard to Lose
Jan Gen Press
PO Box 2574, Briarcliff, Manor, NY 10510
Losing a pet can be a daunting thing. "So Easy to Love, So Hard to Lose: A Bridge to healing
Before and After the Loss of a Pet" is a helpful guide to coping with both the impending death of
a beloved pet and dealing with these tragedies. With tips on making the pet's passing as painless
as possible, the event, coping, and moving on, Laurie Kaplan provides a shoulder for pet lovers
to cry on and cope with, making "So Easy to Love, So Hard to Lose" a solidly recommended
The Buddhist Studies Shelf
The Buddha and The Dream of America
The Tribute Series
PO Box 12144, Eugene, OR 97441
9781929159215, $12.95, www.tributeseries.com
It's all about putting one's thought to it. "The Buddha and the Dream of America" is a collection
of musings from James Hilgendorf as he presents a series of simple thoughts as he draws on
Buddhist philosophy and offers insights on the many topics of life. From the afterlife to faith to
self-esteem, "The Buddha and the Dream of America" is an intriguing delve into spirituality and
The Crafts Shelf
It Wood be Fun
Martin and Lawrence Press
PO Box 682, Groton, MA 01450
The Cadence Group (publicity)
103 Remsen Street Cohoes, NY 12047
9780982073209, $19.95, www.thecadencegroup.com
A Good craft teaches perseverance and patience. "It Wood Be Fun: Woodworking with Children"
delves into the value of crafts for young people along with plenty of starter projects and advice
for working with wood to create and build. From useful items to trinkets to toys, "It Wood Be
Fun" is a must for any parent who wants to introduce their child into the wonderful world of
The Judicial Studies Shelf
Exoneration: The Trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg and Morton Sobell
Emily Arnow Alman & David Alman
Green Elms Press
PO Box 15186, Seattle, WA 98115-0186
9780977905836, $24.95, www.greenelmspress.com
Too often, innocence is proven after death. "Exoneration: The Trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg and Morton Sobell" looks at the infamous spy case of the Rosenbergs, a couple that was accused of selling
secrets to the Soviet Union back in the 1950s. Fifty years later, new evidence emerges that brings
a different light to the Rosenbergs and their actions. For those intrigued by the inner workings of
the cold war and how politics conflicted with justice, "Exoneration" is a fascinating and solidly
The Philosophy Shelf
Progressive Independent Media
PO Box 126, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
9781615770755, $14.95, www.progressivepress.com
From birth to death in the past generation, television has always been there for them. "The
Telescreen: An Empirical and Philosophical Study of the Destruction of Consciousness in
America" discusses how television is affecting America and its spirituality. Culture has changed
more than ever, and it has greatly changed how people look at the world. "The Telescreen" is not
a read to be missed.
The Criminology Shelf
Wanted: Gentleman Bank Robber
Nish Publishing Company
880 NE 25th Avenue, Suite 2-102, Hillsboro, OR 97124
9780615268453, $15.95, www.lesrogge.com
Who says you can't be a nice guy and a criminal at the same time? "Wanted: Gentleman Bank
Robber, The True Story of Leslie Ibsen Rogge, One of the FBI's Most Elusive Criminals" is the
story of Rogge, a man who by much speculation has knocked over more banks than many famed
outlaws put together. Captured twice and escaping, but never harming anyone, "Wanted:
Gentleman Bank Robber" is certainly an engaging story of the other side of the law, highly
The Jobs/Careers Shelf
Get the Job You Want in IT
3209 Stonehurst Cir, Kissimmee, FL 34741
IT is a hot industry with lots of people searching for that ideal position. "Get the Job You Want
in IT: Insider Strategies for a Successful Job Search Campaign" is a guide for the job hunter who
wants to be prepared to find the job they are looking for and how to land the employment.
Outlining how corporate IT works and how to appeal to these practices, "Get the Job You Want
in IT" is a useful and very highly recommended resource for job hunters.
Getting to The Top
Silicon Valley Press
c/o Jane Wesman public Relations
322 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1702, New York, NY 1001
9789843905109, $19.95, www.gettingtothetop.com
The corporate ladder is a tall and daunting one. "Getting to the Top: Strategies for Career
Success" is a guide for gaining that all important advancement in one's life and moving above
and beyond what is expected of them. You can take the success of one's career into one's own
hands and Kathryn Ullrich hopes to give readers a thoughtful guide to reaching that next level in
their career. "Getting to the Top" is a guide to the ambitious who don't know how to be.
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