Subject: Great Indie & Small Press Books in Your Library Nov 19-25

Dear Friend,

Below are this week's recommendations of best-selling and award-winning indie & small press books.
LibraryBub Books Nov 19-25
Perception 
by Lee Strauss 

Seventeen year old Zoe Vanderveen is a GAP - a genetically altered person. She lives in the security of a walled city on prime water-front property alongside other equally beautiful people with extended life spans. Her brother Liam is missing.

Noah Brody is a natural who lives on the outside. He leads protests against the GAPs and detests the widening chasm they've created between those who have and those who don't. He doesn't like girls like Zoe and he has good reason not to like her specifically.

Zoe's carefree life takes a traumatic turn. She's in trouble and it turns out that Noah, the last guy on earth she should trust, is the only one who can help her.

Honors: Amazon Best-seller with over 350 reviews.

Category: Science Fiction

Water on the Moon 
by Jean Moore 

Early one morning, Lidia Raven, mother of teenage twins, awakens to the sound of a sputtering airplane engine in the distance. After she and her girls miraculously survive the crash that destroys their home, they're taken in by Lidia's friend, Polly, a neighbor who lives alone on a sprawling estate. 

But Lidia has other problems. Her husband has left her for another man, she's lost her job, and she fears more bad news is on the way when she discovers a connection between her and Tina Calderara, the pilot who crashed into her home. In the months following the crash, Lidia plunges into a mystery that upends every aspect of her life, forcing her to rethink everything she thinks she knows.

Honors: 2015 Independent Publishers Gold Book Award for contemporary fiction; Amazon Best-seller.

Category: Parenting & Families

A Life Singular
by Lorraine Pestell

A six-part contemporary fiction serial, A Life Singular tells the story of a successful celebrity writing his autobiography after the tragic loss of his wife. In essence a love story, its themes are triumph over adversity, the choice between right and wrong, and how one influences the other.

Sales proceeds go to two Australian non-profit organisations assisting young people with their education: The Smith Family and EdConnect Australia.

Honors: New Apple Awards for Literary Fiction (Official Selection General Fiction, November 2015); Shelf Unbound Notable Book of 2014.

Category: Romance

Death By A HoneyBee
by Abigail Keam

Josiah is a beekeeper trying to stay financially afloat by selling honey at the Farmers' Market. She finds her world turned upside down when a man is found dead in her beeyard, only to discover that the victim is her nemesis. The police are calling the brutal death murder and Josiah is the number one suspect!

Josiah makes the rounds of quirky characters that can only be found in the lush Bluegrass horse country. Fighting an unknown enemy in the glamorous world of Thoroughbreds, oak-cured bourbon, and antebellum mansions, Josiah struggles to uncover the truth in a land that keeps its secrets well.

Honors: USA BOOK NEWS - Best Book List of 2011 Finalist; Readers Favorite Gold Medal Award 2010 for Women's Literature.

Category: Mystery


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I, Hero: The Beginning
by Jason Zandri   

An everyday man, living less than an ordinary life in New York City, simply makes his way about his work life and one at home. A kind heart and an empathetic soul, who tended to think of others before he thought of himself.

With his childhood totally left behind and gone with the final resting of his father, Nathan has come to terms with his past as he forges his life in the present, unaware of what lies ahead.

An unlikely friendship, a random act of violence, a budding romance, all part of a life changed.

Honors: Amazon Best-seller.

Category: Graphic Novel.

Anonymous 
by Christine Benedict

Strange things begin to happen when Debra and her husband buy an old farmhouse amid fifty-three acres of desolate farmland. It doesn’t matter what room she’s in – floorboards creak when she’s all alone. Gossip that the house is haunted ignite worries of inheriting schizophrenia. Her new friend, Julie, has her own problems when a stalker hides behind anonymous sexually oriented letters. One story entangles the other as their friendship grows.

The story is inspired by the author’s hundred-year-old farmhouse, the mental illness in her own family, and letters from the man who stalked her, who remains anonymous to this day.

Honors: 
Winner of the 2015 Eric Hoffer Book Award; Finalist for The 2015 First Horizon Book Award; Finalist for the 2015 Indie Book Award. 2015 Remarkable attainment by The Ohio Senate.

Category: Supernatural

Last Words 
by Rich Zahradnik 

In March of 1975, as New York City hurtles toward bankruptcy and the Bronx burns, newsman Coleridge Taylor roams police precincts and ERs. He is looking for the story that will deliver him from obits, his place of exile at the Messenger-Telegram.

A break comes at Bellevue, where Taylor views the body of a homeless teen picked up in the Meatpacking District. Taylor smells a rat: the dead boy looks too clean, and he's wearing a distinctive Army field jacket. Taylor's efforts  put him on the hit list of three goons who are willing to kill any number of street people to cover tracks that just might lead to City Hall. 

Honors: Bronze Medal for mystery/thriller ebook in the 2015 Independent Publisher Awards; Honorable Mention for mystery in the 2015 Foreword Reviews; IndieFab Book of the Year Awards; Finalist in the mystery category of the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

Category: Mystery

Clarence and the Traveling Circus
by Melissa C. Northway MS 

Clarence and the Traveling Circus teaches kids to follow their dreams, no matter how big. Although he is nervous, Clarence proves to others and himself that he can achieve his dream if he believes in himself. 

See what happens when the traveling circus comes to his town - will Clarence be able to follow his dream and overcome his fears?

Honors: Readers Favorite Illustration Award; Amazon Best-seller.

Category: Children's Book 

A Wild Ride: The Adventures of Misty & Moxie Wyoming
by Niki Danforth 

Upon waking on the morning of her tenth birthday, Moxie Wyoming Woodson embarks on a summer of magic, mayhem and adventure. With rodeo champion Granny Rose as her inspiration, Moxie’s birthday dreams kick up visions of a fine young horse that will also help her take on the more grown-up chores on her family’s Wyoming ranch.

When her father unloads from his trailer the old sway-backed grey-flecked little black horse, Misty, Moxie’s hopes lie trampled in the barnyard dust. What she cannot see, but will come to discover, is that her new horse is special in more than just the way she brings this intrepid heroine into her own.

Honors: Amazon Best-seller; Readers Favorite 5 Star Review.

Category: Children's Book

The Miracle Mitzvah Moose
by Dawn Wynne 

A young girl named Abbey feels sad and lonely after moving to a new home. On the first night of Hanukkah, she spots a moose outside her window which seems intrigued with the lonesome child. When an antler of the moose's rack becomes illuminated by the light of the moon, Abbey feels a connection and she looks for the animal nightly. 

As the moose appears and the meaning of Hanukkah is understood, Abbey believes in the possibility of her new life. She begins a journey to help others. When she gives, she receives in return and understands that transitions give opportunity for new and rewarding experiences. 

Honors: Readers' Favorite Book Award Honorable Mention.

Category: Children's Book
We trust that your readers will enjoy our hand-picked selection.

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