Subject: Best indie books for this week

Below are this week's recommendations of best-selling and award-winning indie & small press books.
LibraryBub Books April 7
Suspended (Vagabond Circus Book 1) 
by Sarah Noffke

Vagabond Circus caters to the nonbelievers, to show them that there’s still magic in the world. If they believe then they care, and if they care, then they don’t destroy. That’s Dr. Raydon’s mission. And that’s why this ringmaster directs. That’s why he puts on a show that makes people question their beliefs. 

But when a stranger joins the cast of Vagabond Circus then mysterious events start happening. The once orderly grounds of the circus become riddled with hidden threats. And the ringmaster realizes not only is his circus and its magic at risk, but also his very life. 


Category: Science Fiction

The Spirit of Stone-and-Light Canyon
by Linda C. Quattrochi 

Seventeen-year-old Abigail Brodie Carson—Abby—is adventurous, self-assured and, too often, impulsive. So when she first heard the chilling legend of Stone-and-Light Canyon from her creepy neighbor she had to find that place, despite the dark warning and haunting nightmares.

As Abby and her two best friends Jake and Mayumi explore the secret canyon hidden in the rugged New Mexico wilderness, they encounter far more danger than an ancient spirit. And it soon becomes clear that their survival depends on outsmarting not only an invisible and tenacious force, but also a sinister, flesh and blood, inhabitant of this eerie world.


Quattrochi's story is a first-rate adventure thriller.—Jack Magnus of Readers' Favorite

Honors: Readers' Favorite Five Stars.

Category: Mystery

Interrupted Summer 
by Eric Gillies Bernardez

A pair of eagles appear to have mutated into a huge and ferocious subspecies due to a botched experiment. Marco Vega tracks one of the giant predators to its nest in the wild to help in their conservation. His trek across the Southeast Asian Frontier is not without danger—but that doesn't lessen his resolve to find the eagles' domain. He locates the nest on a cliff and survives a fall, only to realize that he's trapped on the ledge. While Marco's interactions with the raptors are for his preservation, they also reveal his true intentions—to help save the majestic eagles he has come to care for.

Interrupted Summer is highly recommended.—Jack Magnus of Readers' Favorite

Honors: Readers' Favorite Five Stars.

Category: Action & Adventure

Wild Raspberries 
by Connie Chappell

When Callie MacCallum sews her first quilt after the death of her lover, Jack Sebring, she doesn’t realize she’ll be drawn into a Sebring family battle between his wife and daughter-in-law. Callie only wants to fulfill her promise to Jack that she return to their weekend cabin in the West Virginia mountains, the place where their twenty-year love affair was safely hidden. Instead, her emotional and reminiscent trip becomes crowded with the two Sebring women, a grief counselor, and the massive role Callie assumes. She obligates herself to speak for Jack, on behalf of his young grandson.

A very nice piece of women's fiction that many readers will enjoy. —Renee Taylor of Readers' Favorite

Honors: Readers' Favorite Five Stars.

Category: Women's Fiction

The Dream Travelers 
by Cindi Elli 

A mysterious book, a Dream Traveling wizard, a special dog named Spike, numerous historical teachers and a wise Gramps all send three children (ages 8-12) on an adventure of a lifetime—one that changes their lives forever. 

The children have been inspired to make a positive difference in the world, and now they can because they have the power to dream on.

The book holds the power to change the life of any child fortunate to discover it.  Jerry Jacob, ABC News Anchor

Honors: Missouri Press Association - First Place in Journalism for series on Amish living.

Category: Historical Fiction

In case you missed last week's books, here they are again:
The Descendant (Guardians of the Worlds)
by Ally Capraro 

Possessed villains. Intriguing guardians. Multiple worlds.

Ava Davenport thinks she’s just a regular girl. Little does she know, she is the descendant and the key to the evil Xemlix plan of enslaving Earth, but the Lapo guardians are watching.

Lose yourself in this out-of-this world fantasy romance!

Ally Capraro does an absolutely stellar job of telling this breathtaking […] story. She very cleverly integrates fantasy, science fiction, and paranormal into a romantic adventure to make this compelling tale leap right out of its pages. Stephen Fisher of Readers’ Favorite

Honors: Readers' Favorite Five Stars; Amazon Best-seller.

Category: Fantasy Romance

Adi's World
by Jo-Marie 

Adi's World is a very tiny place, inside a hollow sugar maple tree. Life is good for Adi and her friends until two of the students create a disaster. They carve a hole in a branch, and that hole is expanding! If something can't be done fast, Adi's school may fall out of the tree. The adults try, but can't solve the problem, so it's up to Adi & her friends.

The plot is refreshingly original and highly imaginative, making readers dream, think and imagine. Mamta Madhavan of Readers' Favorite

Honors: Readers' Favorite Five Stars; 2015 Winner of the Writers You Should be Reading contest.

Category: Fantasy

Close Your Eyes  
by Sarantos 

Close your Eyes is the 2nd book to the fiction fantasy trilogy by Sarantos. Sarantos continues his epic adventure with his motley crew of companions entering into the past via a vortex and appearing as if by magic on the Marie Celeste – prompting a new hypothesis on just why the famed historic ship was found afloat and empty. Upon their return from this short adventure, Sarantos, Brad & Wallis find themselves in a new conflict against the Metalists. The Metalists seem determined to take control of Yarrowtopia in their bid to source new life-giving sustenance. Having foolishly depleted their own natural resources in ways that ironically the human mind of Sarantos is all too familiar with, the group tries to survive their encounter with these deadly creatures. They can take on human form as if by will and are undetectable as Metalists except by the elves! Can they locate them all in time to prevent Yarrowtopia from losing all of its inhabitants? The race is on.

Category: Epic Fantasy

Out of Bounds
by Bob Moseley 

Jason Jefferson has uncovered the scandal of the year - but how much will he risk to see his story on the front page? Out for the football season due to injury, Jason decides to explore his newly hatched dream of becoming an investigative reporter. A natural on the field with strong ties to the team, Jason wants nothing more than to combine his love of football with his investigative aspirations; he never expected that in pursing one, he might have to sacrifice the other. Filled with the twists and turns of a true mystery novel, OUT OF BOUNDS re-imagines the notorious Watergate scandal set against a backdrop of competitive football, hot girls, and the pitfalls of high school. Who is Deep Throat? Who is at the root of this scandal and how many players are involved? To get to the truth, the guilty parties won't be the last to run out of bounds.

Bob Moseley really hit home on a heartfelt and unique coming of age story, and kept me at the edge of my seat throughout the story. Kelly Atwood of Readers' Favorite

Honors: Readers' Favorite Awards Finalist, Young Adult.

Category: Football

Empowering Women to Succeed: Tough Times Don't Last But Tough Women Do  
by Randi Goodman 

Immerse yourself in the most emotionally raw, powerfully compelling stories of those on the journey of women’s empowerment. These tenacious individuals have faced life-altering challenges and changes, and it’s all captured lyrically and beautifully in the pages within Empowering Women to Succeed.

This book is a compilation of stories from 15 real women, and one real man, who have experienced life’s triumphs and hardships, and had the resolute perseverance to achieve profound personal and professional success—each with a distinct definition of what it means to succeed. 

Honors: #1 International Best Seller in "Women & Business" category.

Category: Women & Business

We trust that your readers will enjoy our hand-picked selection.

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Alinka Rutkowska
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