Subject: Best indie books for this week

We are delighted to recommend the following books from the independent publishing sector.
LibraryBub Books February 8
Eagles and Hawks and also People as well
by Frank Marcopolos

How does the song go? "I've got the world on a string." That’s Enzo Prinziatta, the star player of the New Paltz Hawks, a baseball team of a small college in upstate New York. Enzo’s well on his way to the big leagues and big paychecks. His girlfriend’s pregnant with his baby, and life’s great.

Enzo's late father was a beloved man, even idolized. But at the height of Enzo's life and career, the disclosure of a secret about his father threatens to ruin it all. Will Enzo’s plans all fall apart or will his faith in God see him through?

It is the interaction of ‘also people as well’ that makes this sports novel sing. — San Francisco Review of Books

Honors:  seen on NBC, ABC and Fox

Category: Literature & Fiction

Will You Believe in Me?: a story about skiing and friendship
by Matt Sterbenz

Will you believe in me? Do you trust me? Do you think I am crazy? This is a story about friendship and skiing where two skiers meet and dream BIG dreams. If you believe in the foundation of trust, you will be inspired as you find yourself skiing down the slopes of Will You Believe in Me? A Story About Skiing and Friendship. 

This true story shows how trust can empower people to turn dreams into reality.

Honors: seen on NBC, ABC and Fox

Category: Children's

The Writer's Process
by Anne H. Janzer

Many authors want to find more time to write. They cannot add hours to the day, but they can adjust their writing process to become more productive and creative.

The Writer's Process combines field-tested practices of successful authors with research from cognitive science about how our minds work. By combining these, authors will be well on the path to finding their best writing process, bypassing the obstacles that slow them down.

Anne Janzer explains why separating the writing process into different steps makes authors more productive. She also advises how to overcome writer's block.

While there is already a glut of writing books on the market, Janzer has managed to contribute something to the genre that is uniquely worthwhile for writers of any level. — IndieReader

Honors: Silver Medal, Writing Category, Foreword INDIE Awards; seen on NBC, ABC and Fox

Writing Skills

ISBN: 978-0986406225
How I Beat Macular Degeneration in the Early Stages and How You Can, Too!
by Alan N. McClain

This is a new total health program for adults. It builds energy and facilitates career success. It improves vision and includes many proven health tips, such as restricting unhealthy foods and limiting sun exposure that can harm eyes. It enables those over 50 to avoid a condition currently affecting one in three people over the age of 65. The condition causes blurred vision that prevents reading, driving, and recognizing faces.

Simple and affordable, the program has helped.many people to experience crystal-clear vision as never before, with energy levels like people of many years younger! In this book, you can read how to boost your daily energy levels and radiate happiness to those around you. Those who follow the program can enjoy higher vitality, with energy to pursue interests and a happier way of life, inspiring those around them to achieve the same.

Honors: seen on NBC, ABC and Fox

Category: Self-Help

ISBN: 978-1515250500

Seasoned with Gratitude: 250 recipes and blessings celebrating the greater nourishment of real food
by Kathryn Lafond

This is an innovative cookbook infusing mouth-watering recipes with reverence for the sacred gift of life. In recipes from breakfast through desserts, discover morsels of scientific research and folk wisdom, as well as blessings and practices to share and nurture awareness of our place in the circle of life. Recipes include succulent one-pot dishes, 30-minute meals or those that take all-day. Also featured are robust meat or vegetable stocks, healthy fats, and savory ways to include abundant vegetables.

Seasoned with Gratitude is a cookbook for all dietary persuasions — vegetarian and carnivore, paleo and gluten-free. It encourages the use of fresh, sustainably-raised ingredients. Author Kathryn Lafond reminds us that preparing and eating food is how we heal, comfort, and connect with others and suggests by including the secret ingredient of gratitude, we just might gain even greater nourishment.

Honors: Bronze Medal, Cookbooks (General), 2017 Living Now Book Awards; seen on NBC, ABC and Fox

Category: Health & Fitness

ISBN: 978-0997217506
In case you missed the books featured in the last newsletter, here they are again:
The Man with the Sand Dollar Face
by Sharon Cassano Lochman

Hattie Crumford, a quirky widow in her early sixties, takes her first job answering the phone in a private investigator's office. Running a little late one morning, she discovers an agitated man pacing at the office door. He insists he must see the PI immediately. 

In the midst of his anxious demands, he clutches his chest and collapses. Shocked, Hattie runs for help. Upon returning, the man has disappeared. Detective Hugo Gabby and Hattie’s boss, Wallace C. Woodard, are skeptical and dismissive of her story. To prove it’s not her wild imagination, Hattie sets out to find the missing man using only the cryptic note he left in his place and his last words as her clues.

As the story unfolds, Hattie Crumford finds herself embroiled in an international drug trafficking ring. Everything hinges on the man with the sand dollar face.

Honors: Amazon Best Seller; seen on NBC, ABC and Fox

Category: Mystery & Thriller

ISBN: 978-1627471817

Available at Amazon here »
Savage Isle (prequel to Stranded)
by Beverley Scherberger

Carl and Laralee and their team of scientists are hired by the Spanish government to develop a highly secret, revolutionary serum. Their goal — to create an army of carnivorous monkeys that would give Spain an indisputable advantage over its enemies. They succeed beyond their wildest dreams. Greatly increased intelligence is, however, an unexpected side effect that causes serious complications; the beasts are thinking, reasoning and increasingly dangerous.

After one death and several serious attacks on workers, the scientific team is relieved to learn their request to move the facility to a larger island with more security and built-in safeguards has been approved. While awaiting news of a moving date, additional experiments with orangutans also prove successful. James and Julie, the most advanced, skilled and lovable of the facility’s apes, have mated. Will they produce the amazingly intelligent offspring the team expects?

During the facility’s relocation, a terrible storm wreaks havoc with their plans and the new island turns out to be anything but a safe haven. Carl and Laralee, Doc Gustav and Teresa, and the rest of the team battle for survival against their own nightmarish creations.

Honors: seen on NBC, ABC and Fox

Category: Mystery & Thriller

ISBN: 978-1981493845

The Healthy Habit Revolution: create better habits in 5 minutes a day
by Derek Doepker

Many people are aware of something they know would change their life for the better but are missing out because they can't get motivated to do it consistently. They find that even if they have temporary success in making good choices, they fail to make lasting change and eventually go back to their old ways.

The problem isn't that they're weak-willed. The real problem is they're taking the wrong approach. They're not utilizing the proven scientific insights discovered in modern psychological research that show how people can transform their habits in the shortest amount of time possible and get a truly lasting change.

The Healthy Habit Revolution takes cutting-edge research from behavioral, cognitive and human-needs psychology and puts it into a step-by-step blueprint for creating better habits.

If there was one book that I would cling to in order to avoid wallowing in a maelstrom of bad and negative habits, it would be The Healthy Habit Revolution, a perfect book to read before and after each day, and whose words can easily become mantras to live by. — Readers’ Favorite

Honors: Readers' Favorite five stars; seen on NBC, ABC and Fox

Category: Self-Help


Lessons from a Difficult Person: how to deal with people like us
bySarah H. Elliston 

The funny thing is that Sarah Elliston never realized she was a ‘difficult person’ — someone who harangued people until she got her way, threw temper tantrums, talked over her bosses and pointed out what she thought were their misconceptions. In her family, where she felt bullied, the only way she knew how to get someone's attention and approval was to voice her opinion — and loudly! Without standing her ground, how could she do what she thought was best for herself and everyone else around her? She wasn't intentionally mean-spirited. She was just trying to do what she thought was right! Until a kind, but firm, boss woke her up! With great compassion, and strength, her boss pointed out that her actions had consequences. That in being ‘difficult’, she was not only disrupting the office camaraderie and production, but impeding her own professional advancement.

This was the beginning of her transformation; Sarah started on the journey away from the difficult person, and towards the woman teaching others how to deal with difficult people. She has published this vital manual to enable others to awaken the challenging personality, and change both the relationship and the environment.

Honors: seen on NBC, ABC and Fox

Category: Self-Help

ISBN: 978-1627474061

Hayley's Courage
by Linda M. Steiner

Hayley was born with a birthmark on her face and that made her feel different. This is a true story of Hayley's journey to confirm that with confidence and love, she conquered her feeling of looking different. She learned that being beautiful is inside and out and children need to love themselves from the inside.

This book was written as a resource for parents and/or professionals to use when discussing with a child what it feels like to be different. The story focuses on a girl with Sturge-Weber syndrome but the lessons are universal. Children with cancer, diabetes or learning disabilities all face a similar problem of how to be accepted as part of their peer group.

Honors: seen on NBC, ABC and Fox

Category: Children's

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

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