Subject: Best indie books for this week

We are delighted to recommend the following books from the independent publishing sector.
LibraryBub Books January 11
The Original Instructions
by Manitonquat (Medicine Story)

A Native American (Wampanoag) elder has recorded 12 essential wisdom teachings passed to him by traditional elders when he was young.  The elders told him these instructions were not exclusive to First Nation people but were for and needed by all human beings but had been lost in the conquests of civilization.

The instructions include a respect for nature, opposition to injustice, and general virtues, such as humility, generosity and hospitality.

A rapturous operating manual for the soul. — Kirkus

Honors: seen on NBC, ABC and Fox

Category: Self-Help

Behind the Door
by A. Gavazzoni

When Lara dies at the hands of a Manhattan lawyer during a sex game, his defense attorney, Carl, hires Simone, a psychiatrist, professor and author of books on sexual behavior to help him buttress his argument that Lara’s death was accidental. 

To help his defense, Carl’s client has written a detailed account of his steamy, year-long relationship with Lara. Carl gives the text to Simone for analysis. 

While evaluating the presumed killer’s writing, Simone continues to receive psychiatric patients with sexual disorders and unusual fantasies, and to research strange sexual behavior for her next book. Meanwhile, Simone’s clinical partner, friend and research colleague, Edward, is working with the police to capture a serial killer who is torturing and killing women. From hot and unusual sex and interesting psychiatric patients to the swing houses of New York and Paris, this fast-paced page-turner is a blend of mystery, suspense, humor, romance and erotica.

The story was fast-paced, intense, and very well written. — Readers’ Favorite

Honors: Golden Book Award; Category Winner, Erotica, Book Excellence Awards; Honorable Mention, Readers’ Favorite Awards; Honorable Mention, Paris Book Festival; seen on NBC, ABC and Fox

Category: Mystery & Thriller

Harnessing Heaven
by Clifford Michaels

This book demonstrates how people can tap into the power of the soul as part of a dynamic process of self-discovery.

It reveals the seven principles for clarifying life’s purpose. It explains spirituality and a higher plane of guidance, grace and wisdom. Presenting a crash course in understanding the dynamic reality we live in, it shows how to determine the purpose and passion of our lives.

The author introduces divine teachings we need to know in order to evolve. He also shows how we can raise our energy vibration for health and listen to Heaven.

Written in clear and beautiful prose, this book is the tool you’ll need to take control of your life, and find and embrace your purpose. — Readers’ Favorite

Honors: Gold Medal Winner, Readers' Favorite; seen on NBC, CBS and Fox

Religion & Spirituality

Monitors of Mayhem
(Book One of the Monitors series)

by Darleen Johnson

When Yellowstone blows up in a mega-volcano, life changes worldwide. Curious to watch how the dominant species reacts, extraterrestrial sociologists arrive and must establish themselves so they may observe this rare cataclysm.

Told from the point of view of both a Monitor and a human in a town in central California, humanity's struggle is reported as it happens. With unexpected resilience and mutual respect, the cooperative efforts made by everyone involved create an unexpected saga during interesting times.

Honors:  seen on NBC, ABC and Fox

Category: Science Fiction

ISBN: 978-1947995796
How to Succeed in Business
by Marcelle della Faille

The success of a business necessarily involves expanding, having customers and growing sales. Is this based on coincidence or luck? In How to Succeed in Business, Marcelle della Faille allows people to express their full potential and to find within themselves the answers to this and other questions.

Enriched with concrete cases and teaching exercises, the training provided in these pages is entertaining and clear. She reveals the path of spiritual entrepreneurship by which to live a dream life and explains that it is possible to attract money while doing something we love to do.

Honors: seen on NBC, CBS and Fox

Category: Business & Finance

ISBN:  978-1540522191

In case you missed the books featured in the last newsletter, here they are again:
The Accidental Anarchistfrom the diaries of Jacob Marateck

by Bryna Kranzler

This book is set in Russia in the early 20th century. By the time he was 25 years old, Jacob Marateck had been sentenced to death three times — and lived to tell about it. A hot-headed and impulsive young man, he stood up for his friends and for what he believed in, often defending the honor of the Jewish people, even in the anti-Semitic Russian army and against the Polish police. His strong moral foundation (that was frequently his undoing) allowed him live life on his own terms and gave him the courage and strength to survive poverty, starvation and the horrors of war.

Marateck's story, which is based on the diaries he kept during the Russo-Japanese War, in which he was a soldier, is told in his own voice, which is remarkable for its humor and optimism despite the circumstances. The Accidental Anarchist is the story and experiences of an ordinary man who lived during extraordinary times.

Honors: Winner, General Non‐Fiction, Sharp Writ Book Awards; Readers’ Favorite Award for Historical/Cultural Non-Fiction; National Indie Excellence Award for Historical Biography; Winner, Historical Biography, International Book Awards; Winner, Historical Biography, USA Best Book Awards; seen on NBC, ABC and Fox

Category: Biographies & Memoirs

ISBN: 978-0984556304

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Rule #1 Don’t Be #2

by Daniel Milstein

Bestselling author, motivational speaker and business CEO Daniel Milstein shares what has inspired him and how he inspires others in his fourth book.

A man known for motivating others and overcoming his own challenges to create the Gold Star Family of Companies, Milstein lays out 25 rules for success. Rule #1 Don’t Be #2 is a motivational kick-in-the-pants that can propel someone from mediocrity to the top.

Honors: Winner, Business Non-Fiction, 2017 Independent Author Network Books of the Year Awards; Winner, Business, Hollywood Book Festival; Winner, Business, The Beach Book Festival; Runner-Up, Business, New York Book Festival; seen on NBC, ABC and Fox

Category: Business & Money

ISBN: 978-1947165038

The Ultimate Guide to Healing Your Past (Volume Two)
by Frank Healy

People have large treasure chests of lessons embedded in their memories. The key to learning more about themselves, about life and about success is to learn from everything that has happened. Learning from events that happened long ago can enrich our lives and make us wise and successful.

This book goes through a variety of techniques to help people learn from all of their memories. As a licensed professional counselor and life coach, Frank Healy has used these techniques to help countless clients.

Those who read Heal Your Memories, Change Your Life will know how it is possible to heal the feelings from past memories, and how to access more happy memories. In this second volume, readers will learn how to extract valuable lessons from those memories. This will help people to advance in life as they have more knowledge. When they have learned to learn from their memories, they can apply the knowledge immediately to learn from anything that happens in the present.

Everyone considers themselves intelligent and believes they know how to navigate the journey of life they are on. They want their relationships to work, to fare well in their jobs and like them, and to know how to handle situations. This book will help people mine the treasures of their memories by teaching them to learn from everything.

Honors: Amazon #1 in Cognitive Neuroscience; seen on NBC, ABC and Fox

Category: Self-Help


Awakening (Book One of the Ydron Saga series)
by Raymond Bolton

How does a world equipped with bows, arrows and catapults, where steam power is just beginning to replace horses and sailing ships, avert a conquest from beyond the stars?

Prince Regilius has been engineered to combat the Dalthin, a predatory alien species that enslaves worlds telepathically, and to do so he must unite his people.

But when his mother murders his father, the land descends into chaos and his task may prove impossible. Faced with slaying the one who gave him life in order to protect his world, he seeks a better way. Set in a vast and varied land where telepaths and those with unusual mental abilities tip the course of events, Awakening goes to the heart of family, friendship and betrayal.

Honors: seen on NBC, ABC and Fox

Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy

ISBN: 978-0991347100

Kindred Journeys
by Marjorie Tapley-Olson

Kindred journeys: two journeys woven together across time and across half a continent. One begins in the fifties, when a woman finds herself with babies born unexpectedly early as she travels west. With no money and no way to care adequately for them, she heads home with the help of kind truckers, chance encounters and the ability to fabricate a story on the spot. But as she has to fend off an attacker and elude the suspicion of kidnapping, she leaves them, one by one, with people who run into misfortune themselves. As soon as she can save money, she intends to go back for them, but a series of misfortunes and twists of fate delay her until it's too late.

Another journey begins decades later, when a cop and a nurse meet in a class, and suspect they share more than an interest in writing. As evidence builds that they're related, each makes unsettling discoveries about their own past. They start a search for a mother they never knew, finding more chapters than they could have imagined in the story of their life.

Kindred Journeys is a rare kind of fiction with a narrative voice that will stay in the reader's head for long, a story that combines family, love, and adventure to take readers on a very memorable ride.  Readers' Favorite

Honors: seen on NBC, ABC and Fox

Category: Literature & Fiction

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

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Alinka Rutkowska
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