Subject: Great Indie & Small Press Books in Your Library Jan 14

Below are this week's recommendations of best-selling and award-winning indie & small press books.
LibraryBub Books Jan 14
Divorced, Desperate and Dead 
by Christie Craig 

After a disastrous marriage and divorce, Detective Cary Stevens vowed he’d never let another woman into his heart. But when his latest investigation puts him in the way of a bullet, his bachelor days—and one-night stands—may be numbered. On the brink of death, he finds himself in Room Six, a waiting room in the hereafter where in-betweeners’ fates are truly decided. He resigns himself to dying of boredom, if nothing else, in the lineup of senior citizens with their AARP magazines, when in walks the one woman who could make him want a second chance at life . . . and love. 

Chloe Sanders learns the hard way that no good deed goes unpunished when she pushes a little girl out of the way of a moving car and wakes up in some type of purgatory. Or maybe it’s heaven, because she couldn’t have asked for a more good-looking man with whom to await her final judgment. The sweeping glances of his bedroom eyes and sharp-tongued flirtatiousness tell her Cary’s certainly no angel, but is he real? When she finally wakes up, Chloe’s determined to find out if he’s truly a man of magnificent flesh and blood or just a figment of her imagination. But before she can track him down, will the murderer that first put them both in Room Six come back to finish the job? 

Honors: New York Times Best-selling Author.

Category: Romantic Comedy

True Calling
by Siobhan Davis 

Welcome to Novo: Your new home in Space. For Ariana Skyee, Planet Novo was everything it promised to be until the authorities introduced "The Calling" as their response to repopulation. Now, all seventeen-year-olds are to participate in this Bachelor-style pageant to find their perfect match, marry, and have children.

But that's not Ariana's only concern. Thanks to the government-sanctioned memory erase, Ariana has no recollection of Zane, the mystery boy who haunts her dreams. Things are further complicated when the pageant commences and her feelings for fellow Cadet Cal Remus intensify. Together, they start to realize not everything about their new home is not as it seems.

Entangled in a dangerous web of deceit, Ariana sets out to identify the truth. Conflicted over warnings that Cal isn't trustworthy and alarmed at the government's increasing interest in her, she doesn't know where to turn. But her search for the truth comes at a high personal price. 

Honors: Amazon Best-seller.

Category: Paranormal & Fantasy

Forgive Us Our Trespasses
by. M. L. Steinbrunn  

Brooks knows the moment he meets Vivian that he will do whatever it takes to protect her, even if it means leaving her. Running from his past, he spends the next decade trying to forget the shattered heart that he left behind. 

Is there any betrayal worth the cost? Are there some sins that cannot be forgiven? After a lifetime of rebuilding the walls guarding her heart, Vivian confronts the harsh reality that some fortresses are not meant to stand. Winding through a gray fog of disappointment and deceit, she must conquer her deepest fears to accept the love she believes she is too unworthy to have. 

As the paths of these two battered hearts cross once more, together they seek redemption for their sins. However, when the secrets of their pasts come knocking on their door, forgiveness and love will be tested, and they will be forced to answer the question: “When the lies run out, will the truth finally set you free?”

Category: Contemporary Romance

The Children of Darkness
by David Litwack 

The Children of Darkness is about a society devoid of technology, the result of an overreaction to a distant past where progress had overtaken humanity and led to social collapse. The solution—an enforced return to a simpler time. But it’s also a coming of age story, a tale of three friends and their loyalty to each other as they struggle to confront a world gone awry. Each searches for the courage to fight the limits imposed by their leaders, along the way discovering their unique talents and purpose in life.

"A tightly executed first fantasy installment that champions the exploratory spirit." - Kirkus Reviews

Honors: Winner: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award; Summer 2015 Best Book in Science Fiction; Winner: Awesome Indies: Seal of Excellence.

Category: Science Fiction

Plain Jane: Brunettes Beware
by Cristyn West 

A city paralyzed by a serial killer stalking the night, taking a most gruesome trophy. The only thing standing in the murderer's way is an F.B.I. profiler  recently released from a mental institution. Plain Jane combines the swift pace of Patterson with the macabre of Harris.

"Wickedly macabre and blisteringly paced, Plain Jane marks the debut of a thriller for the new millennium. Brash, funny, terrifying, and shocking, here is a story best enjoyed with all the lights on. Don't say I didn't warn you!"
James Rollins, NYT Best Seller of Bloodline

Honors: Amazon Best-seller. 

Category: 
Thriller & Suspense
Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble  
by D. Robert Pease

Noah lives for piloting spaceships through time, dodging killer robots and saving Earth's animals from extinction. Life couldn't be better. But the twelve-year-old time traveler learns it could be a whole lot worse. His mom is kidnapped and taken to Mars; his dad is stranded in the Ice Age; and Noah is attacked at every turn by a foe bent on destroying Earth... for the second time.

Noah Zarc is the first book in a middle grade science fiction series for kids 9-13 years old—an out-of-this-world, action-packed thrill ride.

Honors: Mom's Choice award winner; Awesome Indies Approved; Readers Favorite Gold medal winner; Character Building Counts award winner; Eric Hoffer Award winner; Amazon Best-seller.

Category: Children's Science Fiction

Queen Veronica's Visitors
by Dawn Menage

Queen Vernita invites twelve wonderful friends to visit with her during each month of the year. Queen Vernita and her friends enjoy fun activities throughout the Oceaneers Kingdom. 

Parents and teachers will love teaching the monthly calendar, days of the weeks and seasons through the storytelling adventures of Queen Vernita and her friends.

HonorsThe Queen Vernita's series has won 31 won awards: EVVY, Readers Favorites, Mom's Choice, Story Monster approved, Purple Dragonfly awards, Readers Views and USA Best Book Award.

Category: Children's Book

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