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 August 4
Destiny Awaits (Juniper Grove Chronicles Book 1)
by Jaidis Shaw

She wants a normal life. They want her dead. Destiny has other plans.

Alayna’s foresight couldn’t prepare her for the tragic accident that claimed the lives of her parents. With everything gone, Alayna moves to Juniper Grove in hopes of starting over.

Jayden knows that he’ll do anything to protect Alayna. When a vampire selects Alayna as his next victim, Jayden must ensure her safety – even if that means bringing Alayna into a world she never knew existed.

If you like vampire and shifter novels, you will absolutely love this one.Simone Lilly-Egerter for Readers' Favorite

Honors: 2015 Readers' Favorite Book Award Finalist for YA Paranormal.

Category: Paranormal

The Job Book: Find Yourself and a Job in 30 Days 
by Dr. Gerald J. Regni 

A personal career owner’s manual, matching the reader and his/her lifelong career. It's invaluable for individuals, career and guidance counselors, educators, universities, colleges and life coaches.

The purpose of this book is to restore a feeling of vigor by discovering and defining careers that best fit you and your unique attributes and natural skills that you will want to develop throughout your life.

To accomplish this, we have broken down the information into small, digestible, and very doable steps. This book is meant to be used regularly and referred to over time as a tool for measuring progress.

Everything the job-seeker needs is included in The Job Book. Carla Trueheart for Readers' Favorite

Honors: Readers' Favorite Five Stars.

Category: Self-Help > Success

Unlocking the Truth of Daniel (Digging Deeper) (Volume 1)
by Laura J. Davis  

Do you long to immerse yourself in God’s Word and discover its truths for yourself? 

The new and exciting Digging Deeper Series was created just for you! 

Will there really be a seven-year peace treaty with a man known as the Antichrist? Who are the Kings of the North and South and what role do they play in the end-times? Have the prophecies of Daniel already been fulfilled? Using Scripture and history as our guide, this study will seek to reveal the truth. Undertake a journey through the Book of Daniel and discover God’s plan for your life.

The author skillfully takes readers on a step by step journey through the Book of Daniel.—Ruffina Oserio, for Reader's Favorite

Honors: Readers' Favorite Five Stars.

Category: Religion & Spirituality

Legal Thriller: The Reform Artists: A Legal Suspense, Spy Thriller (The Reform Artists Spy Novel Series Book 1) 
by Jon Reisfeld 

Who are the Reform Artists?

That's the question plaguing Martin Silkwood, successful CPA and devoted father of two, as his life spirals out of control. Martin has one week in which to prove he's innocent of the domestic violence charges his estranged wife has brought against him. If he fails, he could lose everything.

Martin can either play by the rules, trusting in a legal system that already presumes he's guilty, or he can accept help from this shadow organization that goes to extremes to achieve its ends. Either way, his life will never be the same.

An excellent legal thriller. Maria Beltran for Readers’ Favorite

Honors: Amazon Best-seller.

Category: Legal Thriller

The Light of Innocence: Christian Living 
by Carl Marshall

What does innocence mean if we cannot see its light? 

The author studied the King James version of the Holy Bible to discover Christian living and was overwhelmed with its misconceptions.

Part one of the book deals with the basics: Christ Kingdom on earth.

Part two details the author's personal experience and his path.

Light of Innocence is Marshall's story. This book is well organized and well written. I found this text to be inspiring. He covers many topics including baptism, Christian living, the virgin birth and church rituals. I highly recommend this book.. —Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

Honors: Readers Favorite Gold Award Winner.

Category: Christian Living

In case you missed the books featured in the last newsletter, here they are again:
The Ohana 
by CW Schutter

A child is dying. Her life depends on an explosive secret her grandmother has kept from their Ohana (family). As Mary Han wrestles with the toxic revelations, she must finally face the past she fought so hard to forget. A secret that opens windows to an emotionally powerful saga that reveals three generations of Hawaii's multi-ethnic Asian families.

Shadowy pasts, buried resentments, and painful memories converge into a melting pot of assumptions and potentially violent confrontations when the immigrants meet in the sugar cane fields of Kohala, Hawaii where a savage, unthinkable crime and a failed strike draw the three families together in an uneasy alliance.

Honors: Golden Scroll 1st Place Winner, Amazon best-seller.

Category: Japanese Historical Fiction
97: Rise of the Battle Bred
by V. L. Holt  

Jane’s ordered world changes when a new boy moves in just a few doors down. William McLeod isn’t your typical senior. He has the build of an MMA fighter, the skills of a parkour expert, and can quote Jane Austen’s fiction no problem. He’s also pretty evasive when it comes to the simplest of questions. 

Where is he from? What does his dad do? Why does he keep following Jane around like a puppy dog in training? There is that other thing too. The thing where he keeps dying in battle and resurrecting! William descends from an ancient Warrior race, created to be invincible in battle. It’s kind of a secret, until he’s faced with a life or death situation involving the cute girl he just met..

Category: Paranormal Romance

The Girl with the Chicken-House Pony 
by Doris Anderson 

Twelve-year-old Annie Thompson used to be friendly and cheerful. She loved her home in Southern California, and she loved school.

Now Annie has a secret. When she was nine, an older boy named Lonny molested her more than once, threatening to kill her and her parents if she told. Annie is withdrawn, suspicious, and depressed.  

Then Precious, a six-year-old brown-and-white Welsh pony appears in Annie's life. The pony, too, despite the neglect it has received, is a survivor. Together, Annie and Precious embark on a journey that takes them both to a better place. 

It not only brings awareness of the importance of making [...] children feel safe and protected, but also teaches [...] that [...] horrific experiences need to be discussed with somebody they trust. —Rosie Malezer for Readers’ Favorite

Honors: Readers' Favorite Five Stars.

Category: Children's Literature


The Healer
by C. J. Anaya   

A girl, a prophecy, and two warring gods equals destiny.

Hope hides a dangerous secret; a gift powerful enough to heal the breach between the living and the dead. 

With two warring gods vying for her love, and a fallen deity determined to take her for his own evil purposes, she must either accept her destiny or take matters into her own hands.

The Healer is an excellent example of Fabulism/Magical realism, combining myths and fables from the Japanese culture, as well as touching on a few others. C.J. Anaya has an excellent writer’s voice and sets a brilliant pace. K.J. Simmill for Readers’ Favorite

Honors: Readers Favorite Five Stars, Amazon best-seller.

Category: Fantasy

Jesus (Yeshua) is a Worm...and a Snake Too, Among Other Things
by Kendall T. Shoulders  

Jesus made many bold claims about himself throughout scripture. The boldest being that he is the Son of God. This primary claim alienates many around the world. 

Of the many claims that Jesus made, one stands out as being the most obscure but intriguing characteristics in scripture. Jesus called himself a "worm." How can a man who claims to be equal with God also make himself equivalent to a worm? 

If this is true, what does it mean for all of those who believe in him? What does it mean for all of those who do not?

This has been the single best read on the various aspects of the Bible that lay people need help with to understand and appreciate. —Dr. Oliva Dsouza for Readers' Favorite

Honors: Readers' Favorite Five Stars.

Category: Bible Study

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

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Alinka Rutkowska
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