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Spotlight Book! “This Jealous Earth” by Scott Dominic Carpenter

“I found myself finishing one story and instantly turning to the next. ”
– Butler (amazon reviewer)

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“Engaging…charmingly nostalgic.” — Publishers Weekly

“Incredibly moving…Carpenter’s writing is clear and delightful.” — A.K. Mayhew, The Rumpus

A man puts his beloved pets to the knife; a family prepares for the Rapture; a woman in a department store slips a necklace into her purse. Whatever the situation, the characters in This Jealous Earth: Stories find themselves faced with moments of decision that will forever alter the course of their lives. Always moving and often touched with humor, Carpenter’s stories examine the tension between the everyday and the transcendent—our struggle to grasp what lies beyond our reach. Whether hawking body parts in a Midwestern city, orbiting through the galleries of a Paris museum or plotting sibling tortures in an Arizona desert, his characters lead us through a series of dilemmas of universal appeal.

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Spotlight Book! “Memories of the Dead” by Phillip R. Hall

“ When I sat down to read the book, I had no intention of staying up til 2:30 a.m. on a work night and reading it in one sitting. ” – stacie groves (amazon reviewer)

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A terrible evil is coming, and for Locarno the only escape is through death. Undertaking a dark ritual designed to extend his life–a ritual that he does not even comprehend–he unleashes a horror from within…a horror that saves family, friends, loved ones, and humanity itself from something even worse–Dies Irae…

Here are his private remembrances of the days surrounding his first encounters with vile creatures hell-bent on unleashing the end of the world.

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Spotlight Book! “Fealty” by Eva Caye

I love this family – the Sinclairs! The author, Eva Caye has written an entire series with intelligent, sincere heroes and heroines. The characters are inspiring. These are people who care deeply about each other and their subjects. The conflicts are not some flimsy fantasy but true conflicts which are realistic to the situation.  –  kathy fendel

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As the Heir Second of a multi-planetary empire, raised with proper Imperial paranoia, unable to trust anyone outside of his family, Prince Phillip Sinclair has no one he can truly call a friend, much less a lady to trust with his love. A medical emergency finds him meeting Alex Guinard, a no-nonsense, intellectually astute and emotionally troubled medic with many of the same problems and interests, including the love of a good fight and a pure dedication to the Service.

Phillip and Alex become responsible for creating a sociological phenomenon that inspires the Royalty of the Sinclair Demesnes to hone their defensive skills and unite in a society of Fight Brothers. Although Alex is Low Royal, as he becomes more involved in the Imperial Family through his friendship with Phillip and romance with Sophia, he starts a game which results in Phillip finding the lady of his dreams. Talk about the best friend a man could have, by God! Even the Fight Brothers get in on the action!

The return of Crown Prince Zhaiden from his diplomatic tour heralds an era of conflict that leads to his divorce. Beyond grateful for Phillip’s support, Zhaiden immerses himself in the Fight Club, for he had few opportunities for training, and none for associating with men of rank, for two years. Their honor weaves bonds of loyalty and trust as they support each other through romances, deaths, assassination attempts, and political minefields to represent a new society that takes the galaxy by storm.

This futuristic romance is the third book of the seven-part To Be Sinclair series. The saga continues with FEALTY and its companion volume ROYALTY, which detail the romances and political struggles of the Prince Second and Crown Prince of the Sinclair Demesnes. A few scenes describe sexually explicit behavior.

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Spotlight Book! “Attic of the Mind” by Hemmie Martin

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This is a taut psychological story that involves dealing with past and moving on in the future. The central character Lilith Fields was a vulnerable woman who refuses to be trapped emotionally by her past. This book is about finding strength from within; its about hope and struggle against a backdrop of people struggling with their own demons.  ~ Mr. P.J. Martin (Amazon reviewer)

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The time is right for Lilith Fields to seek revenge. Twenty-five years have passed since the sadistic abuser tortured the patients of the psychiatric ward, and now Lily has decided he must meet his final judgment. As her plan unfolds she discovers she is not the only one with a dark secret. Now, only time will tell if Lily’s demons will be vanquished, and just how many people are really involved.

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Spotlight Book! “Another Unknown Soldier” by A.M. Smith

This book takes place in 1943 and when a group of men are parachuted into enemy territory to do a very important and vital job. The characters are varied and interesting in their styles, different nationalities, and personalities. The writer has been able to capture the atmosphere of risk and danger facing the men and the difficulties they encounter while they blend as a team.  –  janette

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When a covert asset deep within the Third Reich makes unscheduled contact, his message is short but clear. He has information and needs extraction.

But is everything as it seems? With no mention of the intel’s significance, one word races to mind: bait. Could it be a trap?

In spite of the dangers, there is only one way to find out….they are going in.

Some secrets are worth the risk….

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Spotlight Book! “Redemption” by Marcus Abshire

Anyone who’s into high paced action or the supernatural will be into this book. Expect engaging characters, unexpected twists, and a satisfying conclusion. There’s a buddy adventure, espionage, treason, and military combat set in a world of the hidden supernatural and functional magic. This is genre literature done right.  – Adam Ant

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John Adams is a Special Forces combat wizard, trained to kill the things that go bump in the night by the very country that has betrayed him. Desperate for answers he seeks the one man he trusts the most. Hunted by Otherworld assassins and the U.S. military, John sets out on a journey that will lead him on a path for the truth. Only in the end he may yet discover his REDEMPTION.

John Adams has been trained since childhood to kill monsters. He’s good at what he does. Believing his life’s work has been spent making the world a better place, he feels betrayed when he discovers that his country may be kidnapping soldiers to create unthinking killing machines. With the help of his partner, Nathan Blackcrow, an engineer wizard, Peotr Stragnoff, a 500 year old werebear, and Cynthia, an immortal Gryphon, John begins a journey that will give his life a new purpose. With the help of his friends John learns that killing first, asking questions later may not be the best policy.

Redemption is a fast-paced fantasy/military roller coaster ride. An exciting adventure that tells the story of a wizard who finds that his life isn’t as black and white as he thought.

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Spotlight Book! “Heavens Door” by Grant James Turner

I really liked this story.I really wanted to see Chris find his way and be happy,I thought the ghost seemed real and I could imagine that I was there with Chris through the adventure.  –  Judith Thrush

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Christopher Riordan is called in to investigate the haunting of Edgecomb House, a rest home for the terminally ill, a home where peace can only be achieved once the residents have died.

Darkness lingers within the walls of the house, but someone from somewhere offers a helping hand. Is it a hand Riordan can trust?

Over the weeks stay he discovers the truth about the house and about himself.

Will you discover the truth?

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Spotlight Book! “The Timekeeper” by Jordana Barber

This book was exciting, it sucked you in on the first chapter and kept you interested through the rest, great read, can’t wait for the next one!  –  Rtkatana

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The Timekeeper, one of the manipulators of the threads of fate, is now the target of Angels. After being on the protected list of every race known since her existence, Ilana is now forced to knock the rust off her Assassin training. Her death will trigger the end of time, but with her Dragon husband, a Demon King, and her own group of oddball guardians as her only chance, she might be able to save herself. Deception lingers in the Timekeepers world, and the beginning of the end of time hangs in the balance.

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Spotlight Book! “Zug Island: A Detroit Riot Novel” by Gregory A. Fournier

It is wonderfully written, sensitive, and to the point. The actual riot highlights the tension between the races at this point in our history. The final page or two will bring a tear to the eye of the most hardened reader.  –  harvey t. sampson

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Zug Island: A Detroit Riot Novel tells a Huck Finn-meets-heavy-industry tale about a suburban white kid who gets a crash course in race relations. Set in 1967 against a backdrop of industrial blight and urban decay, the book follows Jake Malone and Theo Semple as they stumble in and out of rhythm on Detroit’s mean streets to discover that the face of racism comes in every shade of color.
After getting kicked out of college, Jake needs to find work in Detroit’s frozen rust belt. Armed with a shovel and a keen sense of self-preservation, he enters the dark reaches of Zug Island and must prove his worth, not only to himself but to everyone around him. He is befriended on the job by Theo; their friendship grows until put to the test outside the well-defined boundaries of the coke ovens. There they find that racial discrimination, enshrined behind Detroit’s segregated suburban neighborhoods for decades, is alive and well.
Then one sweltering, early Sunday morning, an aggressive Detroit police squad puts into motion a raid on a “blind pig” that ignites the heart of the city, setting old hatreds ablaze, leaving much of the town in ruins and suburbia witness to its worst fears. Hell has come to town.

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Spotlight Book! “Sanctuary” by Glyn Smith-Wild

“A beautiful story with twists and turns that I was not expecting which added excitement and intrigue. ” – Amazon Reviewer

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Mystery, Suspense, Romance, Abduction, Murder – it’s all here.

Ben Coverdale, a 30-something guy with a successful business but not much luck with women, moves from England to France to start a new life there, but his hope of peace and tranquility is short-lived when he receives a strange, garbled email from an old flame.

The past that he thought he had left behind catches up with him in ways that he could never have imagined.

This reader loved it!

This is one of the most well written books I have read this year. The characters were realistic and interesting. The story was unpredictable which made it fun to read. The author clearly has a lot of knowledge about the settings he writes about which he passes on to his readers. I picked up a few things in the story which may be useful in the future. Our protagonist Ben is an unlikely hero, who probably surprises himself as his story unfolds. I really loved this story, and I am looking forward to reading the sequel. I highly recommend this book. 
–  SEN Books

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