Title: On a Cold Day in Hell
Author: Stephen Parkes
Genre: Non-fiction / Memoir / Legal Thriller
On a Cold Day in Hell opens with Parkes committing a crime for which he is arrested and sent to jail. The majority of this book takes place there with Parkes awaiting sentencing and the impending threat of his transfer to prison.
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Title: Night Vision: An Oupire Romance
Author: Caroline Davis
Genre: Paranormal Romance
This novel is part “realizing one’s place in the world,” part romance, taking readers on a journey with Lily Schmidt, an oupire who lives in a watchful community of oupires in Brookton.
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Author name: Rolf Margenau
Genre: Mystery / Thriller
For a thriller, this is a lighter-hearted romp, where difficulties are readily swept aside and worries evaporate before the heroes, Dr. Lucy Mendoza and Grant Duran, the latter an ex-Marine with a network of friends and a range of skills that might make James Bond envious.
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Title: One Bite at a Time
Author: Brandon Faircloth
Genre: Horror / Short Story Collection
In One Bite at a Time, Faircloth showcases a collection of twenty-five short horror stories ranging from creepy to spine-chilling. The first in the collection centers a little girl whose new obsession with drawing takes a sinister turn. A deadly popular app, a haunting childhood toy, a scarecrow that’s come to life–the diverse stories that follow continue the theme of life reimagined through frightening tales of the ordinary gone odious.
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Title: Zena: Soldier
Author: Edward Lake
Genre: Lesbian Fiction / Science Fiction
This story reads a bit like Hunger Games meets Mulan as it retells a young woman’s struggle to protect her family while fulfilling her dream of being a soldier—despite her being a woman and being drawn, romantically, to other women.
Zena is a slave whose family lives on North Star, the home of gladiatorial battles hosted by a gambling corporation. In Zena’s world, every person is born with a holy place in life, and her place is on the bottom—but if anyone besides her family knew about how she truly feels about her female peers, she wouldn’t even be a slave anymore. She’d be dead.
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Title: Chasing the Blue Sky
Author: Will Lowrey
Genre: Fiction / Animals / Pets
In Chasing the Blue Sky, Toby, a lively, young Pitbull mix, tries to find a place to call home.
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Title: The Sandbox
Author: JW Patrick
Genre: Young Adult / Science Fiction
In The Sandbox, anything is possible. For Isla, Dan, and Sonny, the Sandbox is a safe haven for them. Another world, or rather, a world within ours, that seems to be connected to their reality, but they aren’t entirely sure how. The teens are thrust into the alternate universe, and as they quickly discover the powers of the surreal place, they struggle to figure out what it is, what it’s capable of, and what it’s even doing here.
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Title: The Robber of Youth
Author name: Keith Julius
Genre: Literary Fiction
This story takes readers along the journeys of Rosaletta Guiterrez, a fifteen-year-old who watched her brother die and was turned out of her mother’s home in the same night, and Melanie Cox, a new Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) who longs to help children navigate the court system and find a better life as a result.
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Title: Losing Normal
Author: Francis Moss
Genre: Young Adult / Dystopian / Science Fiction
Losing Normal explores the dangers of rapidly evolving technology and the effect it has on everyone, including people like Alex Rinato. People never quite see Alex as “normal” because he is on the Autism spectrum. He and his friend Emilio even call themselves “weks”–weird kids. The new technology that has been popping up all over the city makes Alex feel even more like a “wek.” But when one of the newest educational televisions is installed in his classroom, Alex isn’t sure if he’s the weird one after all.
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Title: Foundation Focus Freedom: The 3 STEP PROCESS for Transforming your Mindset, Overcoming your Fears, and Harnessing Unimaginable Success
Author name: Terence Young
Genre: Self Help / Personal Development
This detailed book is designed for those who are ready to examine their lives and move forward from their current patterns of thought. The author, a former OB-GYN, uses the concept of birth and pregnancy to structure the development of a new way of thinking, working toward “delivering an enhanced version of yourself.”
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