Subject: Great Indie & Small Press Books in Your Library Nov 26-Dec 2

Dear Friend,

Below are this week's recommendations of best-selling and award-winning indie & small press books.
LibraryBub Books Nov 26-Dec 2
Rats  
by Joe Klingler 

One man on a decades old mission. A woman who hunts him. And the bullet they share. Joe Klingler's acclaimed debut novel explodes from the remnants of a war long past to headlines of Washington secrets masquerading as corporate incompetence when two modern-day warriors face off. Both skilled at violence. And deception. Both accustomed to winning.

Claire Ferreti, an Army sniper soon to be drawn into a black-ops mission, sips sake in Washington D.C. with her lover, a young, ambitious General whose geosecurity specialty remains classified. When a boy finds a small machine, Claire and the Demon embark on a collision course that leads to a test of skill, a clash of ideologies, and Claire's unconscious body lying in a typhoon-ravaged jungle. In that instant she becomes the hunted, the Demon's tool for survival, and an unforeseen threat. As the General pursues them into a labyrinth of cyber-secrets, political necessity and financial reality collide like a fireball piercing steel pipe.

Honors: 2015  International Book Awards Finalist, Fiction: Thriller/Adventure; 2015 Finalist - Beverly Hills Book Awards, Political Thriller; Shortlisted for the 2015 International Rubery Book Awards for Fiction; Kirkus Reviews Recommended Read.

Category: Mystery

Butterfly Messages
by
 Jamie Elizabeth Tingen

Magnolia Gardner is crippled with reminiscences of her first love, Ashton Lee Johnson as she packs for her high school reunion. Stumbling upon an old photo reawakens heartbreak, forcing her to relive the bizarre events that fateful day on Sugar Mountain 40 years earlier. Could she recapture something lost so long ago? 

A wise old handyman named Scratch explains how butterflies know more about living than humans and how to squeeze all the juice out of every day. While primarily a love story, secrets abound in Butterfly Messages, making it an emotionally suspenseful story.

Honors: Readers' Favorite Finalist, Women's Fiction; 2012 USA Best Book Award, Finalist Women's Literary; National Indie Excellence Award Finalist, Regional Fiction; Great Southeast Book Festival Honorable Mention.


Category: Women's Fiction

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Where They Bury You, A Novel 
by Steven W. Kohlhagen

In August 1863, during Kit Carson's roundup of the Navajo, Santa Fe's Provost Marshal, Major Joseph Cummings, is found dead in an arroyo near what is now the Hubbell Trading Post in Ganado, Arizona. The murder, as well as the roughly million of today's dollars in cash and belongings in his saddlebags, is historically factual. Carson's explanation that he was shot by a lone Indian, which, even today, can be found in the U.S. Army Archives, is implausible. Who did kill Carson's ''brave and lamented'' Major? 

The answer is revealed in this tale of a group of con artists operating in 1861-1863 in the New Mexico and Arizona Territories. 

Honors: Winner of 2015 National Indie Award for Excellence in "Inspiration" category (Beverley Hills, CA).

Category: Historical

A Love Story How God Pursued Me and Found Me
by Samantha Ryan Chandler 

Emotionally and financially devastated by the annihilation called divorce, Samantha writes to unveil her own love story of how God pursued her, a woman from Nowhere Louisiana, to reveal her identity and security in Him. 

The author writes this true story from a place of experiencing such devastation in order to uncover and convey the truth to her three young daughters who experienced the ravages of separation from their mother. Her story speaks of the lie and plan of her husband that he perpetrated upon her after reveling and planning her demise for four years. .  


Honors: Indie Excellence Book Award 2nd. place; Amazon Best-seller; Amazon Best-seller.

Category: Spirituality

Shattered Lies 
by S. J. Francis 

She wants to know the truth, but some secrets might be better left alone. 

Kate Thayer has a good life as a veterinarian, running the family horse farm — until she uncovers an act of unimaginable treachery by those she trusted most and learns that everything she knew about herself was a lie. 

Her paternal grandmother, the woman who raised her, is behind a number of devastating secrets Kate is compelled to discover. But the deeper she digs, the more betrayal she finds, changing her life in ways she could have never foreseen.

Honors: Semi-Finalist, 2015 Authors Book Cover contest.

Category: Women's Fiction

Dobyns Chronicles 
by Shirley McLain 

In March of 1975, as New York City hurtles toward bankruptcy, this story allows us to follow young Charley, who was born in 1872, living with his parents in Texas, and later brother David and sister Viola. Glimpsing the lives of the Dobyns family showed that the family was filled with love and lots of hard work. Sadly though, in 1888 the world changed forever when tragedy struck the Dobyns family, leaving sixteen-year-old Charley in charge of his siblings. He is determined to hold his family together, and Dobyns Chronicles allows readers to follow along on his life's journey. 

Dobyns Chronicles is a work of historical fiction and gives you a feel of what Texas and Oklahoma were like in the years from 1872 to 1955.


Category: Contemporary Fiction

I, Hero: Nathan Returns 
by Jason Zandri 

Nathan is back in New York City, the place where it all started, nearly one year later. While he has been away, he has been establishing a base of operations and trying to follow the direction his life has taken – making a difference and answering the call for help where and when he is needed.

He connects back with old friends who help him rediscover the man he used to be to in order to help him be the man he has become and the man who he must be.

Magical forces come into play, pulling on nature itself, which introduces an unexpected challenge to Nathan while he is at this perilous juncture.

Honors: Amazon Best-seller.

Category: Science Fiction

Writing Tips and Tricks: More Than 40 Ways to Improve YOUR Writing Today
by Kim Lambert 

Do you love to write, but struggle to do so? If so, this is the book for you. 

Packed with tips and tricks, to get you unstuck from ‘writer’s block’ and to improve your writing in dozens of ways, there are tips about all aspects of writing, for both fiction and non-fiction authors.

Honors: Amazon Best-seller.

Category: Writing Skills

Ancient Guardians: The Uninvited 
by S. L. Morgan

Reece Bryant, a college student from Earth, had her entire life turned upside down when she discovered her true genealogy. Not only did she discover that life exists beyond Earth, but also that being brought into the dimension of Pemdas would change her life forever. After she falls helplessly in love with the Emperor of Pemdas' son, Levi Oxley, she happily accepts his proposal of marriage, and she couldn't be more excited to start her new life with him in this enchanting dimension. Everything is ideal, and Reece has never felt more content in her life, until unexpected occurrences begin to take place. 

In this installment of the Ancient Guardians series, you will be left guessing as you turn each page, and wondering who is orchestrating the bizarre events occurring within the protected lands of Pemdas. Prepare to encounter the Guardians as fierce warriors, bold and unafraid to do anything within their power to protect the Key, which they have sworn to guard for centuries.

Honors: 2015 Readers' Favorite Gold Award Winner.
Night Buddies, Impostors, and One Far-Out Flying Machine
by Sands Hetherington 

For young John Degraffenreidt, lying awake at night is no reason to fret when it brings a bright red crocodile named Crosley out from under his bed. Night Buddies like Crosley promise a big adventure to any kid not sleepy yet--and tonight is no different! Out of bed, and into the city, John starts on a very special Program (Night Buddies-speak for adventure) with his crocodile friend. Crosley is a unique, wacky character, the only red crocodile in the world for sure, but look-alikes have started popping up all over town, committing crimes, causing confusion, and making Crosley crazy at the sight of them.

The imposters must be stopped, and Night Buddies John and Crosley are just the ones to stop them! 

Honors: Winner of the Bronze Moonbeam Children’s Book Award in the category of Reading Skills/Literacy; A Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for Best Book in the category of Juvenile Fiction; Finalist in the USA Best Books Award for Children’s Fiction; Winner of National Indie Excellence Award; Winner of Reader Views Reviewers Choice Award; Winner of Global e-Book Award.

Category: Children's Book

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

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Alinka Rutkowska
CEO, LibraryBub