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We Found a Hat

Two turtles have found a hat. The hat looks good on both of them. But there are two turtles. And there is only one hat. . . . Evoking hilarity and sympathy, the shifting eyes tell the tale in this brilliantly paced story in three parts, highlighting Jon Klassen’s visual comedy and deceptive simplicity. The delicious buildup takes an unexpected turn that is sure to please loyal fans and newcomers alike.
Hold on to your hats for the conclusion of the celebrated hat trilogy by Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen, who gives his deadpan finale a surprising new twist.

A Child of Books

A little girl sails her raft across a sea of words, arriving at the house of a small boy and calling him away on an adventure. Through forests of fairy tales and across mountains of make-believe, the two travel together on a fantastical journey that unlocks the boy’s imagination. Now a lifetime of magic and adventure lies ahead of him . . . but who will be next? Combining elegant images by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston’s typographical landscapes shaped from excerpts of children’s classics and lullabies, A Child of Books is a stunning prose poem on the rewards of reading and sharing stories—an immersive and unforgettable reading experience that readers will want to pass on to others.

One More Cup Of Coffee

Follow author Tom Pappalardo on a black coffee tour of cafes, diners, and convenience stores, as he travels the potholed side streets and witch-cursed back roads of Western Massachusetts. Grab a table and sit. Nod and smile at whatever the waitress brings you. Does it taste like a 9-volt battery dipped in old, hot Coke? Good. You’re in the right place.

THEM

When stock trader Devon Heathrow finds a mysterious device, a new world is open to him. He is plunged into a world of violence and uncertainty. Otherworlders murder his wife, his daughter and him.

Devon was dead.

Revived…hurt and alone, he does the only thing he can do…run. Armed with nothing he is forced to hide in the shadows, doing the unimaginable to survive. He is continually haunted by nightmares and pursued around the world by dark agents.

Now inextricably entwined in an unknown plan, a tormented Devon must return home to get the answers he so desperately needs. He returns to where it all began seeking redemption and revenge, but how?

Don’t trust your eyes, your ears or what you think you know because sometimes, it’s not skill, hard work or luck that determines who wins and who loses, or who succeeds and who fails…

sometimes it’s Them.

2017-04-24T21:36:26+00:00 Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Staff Pick|0 Comments

Half Bad

In modern-day England, witches live alongside humans: White witches, who are good; Black witches, who are evil; and sixteen-year-old Nathan, who is both. Nathan’s father is the world’s most powerful and cruel Black witch, and his mother is dead. He is hunted from all sides. Trapped in a cage, beaten and handcuffed, Nathan must escape before his seventeenth birthday, at which point he will receive three gifts from his father and come into his own as a witch—or else he will die. But how can Nathan find his father when his every action is tracked, when there is no one safe to trust—not even family, not even the girl he loves?

In the tradition of Patrick Ness and Markus Zusak, Half Bad is a gripping tale of alienation and the indomitable will to survive, a story that will grab hold of you and not let go until the very last page.

  • : Sally Green
  • : Penguin Teen
  • : 03/04/2014
  • : 0670016780
  • : B00DGZKJ8O
  • : https://vimeo.com/87531472
  • : cushmanovich@gmail.com
  • : Film 14
  • : http://www.film-14.com

Searching for Beautiful

The highly anticipated third novel in the Searching For series from Jennifer Probst, “one of the most exciting breakout novelists” (USA TODAY), featuring a runaway bride and the man who wants to be more than just her best friend…

Genevieve MacKenzie has her life completely under control. About to wed the charming Chief doctor at the local hospital, she’s an up-and-coming surgeon with everything she could ever want. Until an escape through the church window on the day of her wedding sends her life into a tailspin…and flings her right into her best friend’s arms.

When Wolfe catches his best friend falling out a window on her wedding day, he doesn’t ask questions. He whisks her away, determined to watch over her and discover the truth behind her desperate escape. But when his feelings turn more than platonic, he realizes he may risk his most important relationship in order to protect his damaged heart, and the woman he loves.

Can Genevieve and Wolfe’s friendship turn into something deeper—or is it already too late for true love?

  • : Jennifer Probst
  • : Gallery Books
  • : 05/26/2015
  • : 1476780099
  • : 978-1476780092
  • : B00LD1OLTG
  • : https://vimeo.com/125941337
  • : cushmanovich@gmail.com
  • : Film 14
  • : http://www.film-14.com

A Shade of Vampire

On the evening of Sofia Claremont’s seventeenth birthday, she is sucked into a nightmare from which she cannot wake. A quiet evening walk along a beach brings her face to face with a dangerous pale creature that craves much more than her blood.

She is kidnapped to The Shade, an island where the sun is eternally forbidden to shine. An island uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet. She wakes here as a slave, a captive in chains.

Sofia’s life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn when she is selected out of hundreds of girls to take up residence in the tree-top harem of Derek Novak, the dark royal prince.

Despite his addiction to power and obsessive thirst for her blood, Sofia soon realizes that the safest place on the island is within his quarters, and she must do all within her power to win him over if she is to survive even one more night.

Will she succeed? Or is she destined to the same fate that all other girls have met at the hands of the Novaks?

Chosen Girl of Myth and Legend

“SHE IS MY LIGHT, SHE IS MY AIR, SHE IS THE HEART, THE SOUL, THE ESSENCE—SHE IS HOME. I MAY NOT WANT TO FEEL THIS WAY, BUT THE BINDING HAS ENTWINED US IN AN UNSHAKABLE BOND THAT NO BEING CAN TEAR APART.”

Holy Roman Empire: Battle of Krakow

An introductory novel of a book series project created by a group of artists hailing from the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom. The Holy Roman Empire series is an amalgamation of Historical Fiction and Historical Fantasy, set in our world’s medieval times. Battle of Krakow begins this colossus through the undertaking of a war between the titular Holy Roman Empire and their eastern, closest neighbour – the Kingdom of Poland.

  • : Denis Habulinec
  • : 05/12/2017
  • : 978-80-260-6012-3
  • : https://youtu.be/wQ2idb44bzA
  • : denis.habulinec@gmail.com
  • : Jan Cechl

The Dante Deception

Natalie Brandon knows a 700-year-old Dante manuscript up for auction is a fake, but no one believes her because she was diagnosed with schizophrenia. To help stop the auction, she turns to her sister Beth, a history professor. But Christof, the forger, can’t let them succeed. He needs money from the sale to avenge the death of his true love at the hands of a Russian mobster. To silence Natalie and Beth, he enlists the help of a British baron and a fledgling bureau of spies. But Christof’s allies have their own agenda, and as his quest for vengeance spirals out of control, he targets Natalie as the cause of everything that’s gone wrong. Can Natalie stay alive long enough to stop Christof and prove she’s right about the forgery?

  • : Jenni Wiltz
  • : Decanter Press
  • : 08/29/2016
  • : 1-942348-05-3
  • : 978-1-942348-05-4
  • : B01L8DY2EC
  • : https://youtu.be/4sySA4eCvE4
  • : jenni.wiltz@gmail.com
  • : Jenni Wiltz
  • : http://jenniwiltz.com
2017-04-14T22:51:10+00:00 Mystery/Thriller, Staff Pick|0 Comments

Cashmere

This high-stakes sequel to Velvet proves that when you’re the only human caught in a paranormal war, high school can get a little tricky. With Adrian’s brother trapped in hell, the Praetorian Guard has made Stony Creek their base of operations, but Caitlin has a bad feeling they’re more interested in her than in finding Lucian. Caught in a sea of conspiracies and lies, Caitlin and Adrian perform a risky magical procedure in an attempt to protect Caitlin from compulsion.

Relieved that her nightmares have ended, Caitlin is disturbed to find that something even stranger has taken their place. Determined to get on with her life, even amid a crazy paranormal manhunt, she applies for a competitive summer fashion internship in New York. Searching desperately for answers about what Caitlin might be, how Adrian’s father is involved, and where Lucian has been taken, Caitlin and Adrian must rely on each other to survive. But when the truth finally comes to light, the consequences are unimaginable.

And the question still haunts them both: even if they survive, how will they deal with the fact that Adrian is immortal and Caitlin is not?

RIVEN, Official Book Trailer

Which Reality Would YOU Choose? Seventeen year-old Emily’s dad is in prison for securities fraud and her mom’s strung-out on pain meds, leaving Emily to parent herself and her younger brothers and sister. She’s got things mostly under control until a couple weeks before Dad’s release, when voices start whispering in her head, and Gabe, the hot lifeguard at the pool, notices the strange brands engraved on her arm…the ones she’s trying desperately to hide. Emily doesn’t know how the symbols got there or what they mean. They appeared overnight and now they’re infected and bleeding. She’s pretty sure she’s losing her mind. Stress, insomnia, and her wounded egos drive Emily to self-medicate, which has to be why the nightmares from her childhood have resurfaced, why they’re commandeering her conscious even when she’s awake. It has to be why the fairytale creatures she created as a little girl insist they need her help. Triggered by the return of her childhood abuser and unable to cope with reality, Emily slips completely inside her elaborate fantasy world. She’s powerful in the First Realm, maybe even more powerful than her attacker. It would be so easy to stay there, to lose herself in enchantment…to lose herself in love. But something sinister lurks in the forest shadows. Emily soon discovers her demons have followed her inside her fairytale. They’re hunting her. With the help of the Fae, she frantically searches for the weapons she needs to defeat her greatest fears and escape back to reality before the man who tortured her can prey on her younger brothers and sister, too. Time is running out…

  • : Jane Alvey Harris
  • : Jane Alvey Harris; 1 edition
  • : 07/25/2016
  • : 1944244166
  • : 978-1944244163
  • : B01KWP8B58
  • : https://vimeo.com/190207542
  • : adam@film-14.com
  • : Film 14
  • : http://www.film-14.com

Hells Bend – A Moment From Eternity

Have you ever heard of the “ripple effect”? Have you ever considered that one selfish, stupid decision could change your family…your community…your whole life…forever?
In this story, based on true-life events, Jake Adams discovers that his choices have unintended consequences—both for good and for evil. And through those choices, God displays how He weaves the threads of a life into a tapestry, working “all things together for good”…even selfish, stupid decisions.

Hell’s Bend is a gripping, fast-paced story with clever plot twists and some surprising outcomes that entertain and challenge both teen and adult readers.- Tim Wildmon, President, American Family Association

In this debut novel, Angie Camp crafts a fast-paced, engaging novel with characters who illustrate the best and the worst of Christ-followers. With its surprising plot twists, engaging characters and too-real conflicts, it will keep the reader up late and challenge any serious reader to take inventory of his own faith.-Randall Murphree, Editor, AFA Journal, American Family Association

“To mourn is to know God and His deepest wounds for His Son who bore our infirmities and our sorrows. This intimate, honest, and unforgettable story of tragedy and triumph takes you on a journey, as despair is conquered and the wounded are made whole again.”–Merle Temple, The Redeemed

“God’s grace and mercy is something many of us hold on to as we navigate life. The unexpected ups and downs, the decisions we make and the people’s lives we touch and are touched by, help define who we are. Hell’s Bend is a story that shows all of this to be true. I had intended to read Hell’s Bend” over a week of traveling, but God had another plan. Once I started it, I could not put it down until I was finished! I was riveted by the stories of each person and the twists and turns they each encountered. God has a plan. You’re in it. How will you handle the bend in your life?”- Stephen Tybor III, President – Eight Days of Hope/Hope Reigns

“A young man’s arrogance and pride – with a spoonful of boyish lust for a classic muscle car – is a formula for disaster. And yet, this is a story of redemption and grace. A novel of pain, brokenness, and second chances…Hell’s Bend has it all.” – Chad McMahan, Senator, Mississippi Senate District 6

Angie Camp is a worship leader, speaker and first-time author. The single mother of five resides in Northeast Mississippi where she is continuing her education through Liberty University Online in Christian Counseling.

Barry Westmoreland, a native of North Mississippi, served as co-author for Hell’s Bend: A Moment From Eternity. Although a salesman by trade, his own life experiences inspired Barry to initiate this project. He and his wife, Donna, currently reside in South Alabama.

  • : Angie Camp / Barry Westmoreland
  • : Xulon Press
  • : 03/23/2016
  • : 978-1-4984-6910-4
  • : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHcDoJB5Aok
  • : msrep62@bellsouth.net
  • : Mike Russell
2017-04-18T18:33:27+00:00 Faith Based, Staff Pick|0 Comments

Elegy in Scarlet

When crime consultant Scott Drayco’s long-AWOL mother returns and is charged with murder, he becomes obsessed with uncovering the truth even though everyone tells him to walk away. As he falls deeper into secrets, lies and cons, he begins to suspect the case may be all part of an elaborate scam … where the only one being fooled is Drayco himself.

  • : BV Lawson
  • : Crimetime Press
  • : 10/27/2016
  • : 0-9904582-9-6
  • : 978-0-9904582-9-6
  • : B01M7V6PUZ
  • : https://youtu.be/WZ4A7-LDf4U
  • : bv@bvlawson.com
  • : Crimetime Press
  • : http://www.bvlawson.com/
2016-11-05T15:52:31+00:00 Mystery/Thriller, Staff Pick|0 Comments

ESFIR IS ALIVE

The story of a young Jewish girl before, during, and after the Holocaust. Inspired by a true story of survival.

In the Graveyard Antemortem

Seventeen-year-old Lisa Jacobs is determined to solve her father’s gruesome murder. But before she can investigate in her own small town, she is forced to spend the summer with her Uncle Clayton, the owner of Grand Hallow–a massive funeral and mortuary operation the size of a small city. Her move to Grand Hallow only deepens the mystery as she begins to suspect the strange and chilling occurrences there are linked to her father’s death. With the help of her acid-tongued best friend and deadbeat brother, Lisa must unravel the secrets of Grand Hallow–before it’s too late. In the Graveyard Antemortem is a mystery/suspense novel with a healthy dash of horror.

  • : Stephen Stromp
  • : Kindle Press/JournalStone Publishing
  • : 09/06/2016
  • : 194537327X
  • : B01HN4DJ9E
  • : https://vimeo.com/181563339
  • : stephenstromp@gmail.com
  • : stephenstromp.com
  • : http://stephenstromp.com

Bully

“The L Word” meets “Kramer vs Kramer.” When Wendy meets Windy they quickly fall for each other, despite Wendy’s plans for a baby. But when Windy reveals herself to be a deadbeat, Wendy breaks it off, only to be horrified to find Windy has filed for custody of Wendy’s own daughter to fatal effect…

2016-10-21T19:34:34+00:00 LGBT, Staff Pick|0 Comments

Burn Baby Burn

Nora Lopez is seventeen during the infamous New York summer of 1977, when the city is besieged by arson, a massive blackout, and a serial killer named Son of Sam who shoots young women on the streets. Nora’s family life isn’t going so well either: her bullying brother, Hector, is growing more threatening by the day, her mother is helpless and falling behind on the rent, and her father calls only on holidays. All Nora wants is to turn eighteen and be on her own. And while there is a cute new guy who started working with her at the deli, is dating even worth the risk when the killer likes picking off couples who stay out too late? Award-winning author Meg Medina transports us to a time when New York seemed balanced on a knife-edge, with tempers and temperatures running high, to share the story of a young woman who discovers that the greatest dangers are often closer than we like to admit — and the hardest to accept.