Subject: Great Indie & Small Press Books in Your Library Feb 18

Below are this week's recommendations of best-selling and award-winning indie & small press books.
LibraryBub Books Feb 18
Southern Comfort
by Ciana Stone

They were just online friends. Neither expected the passion or danger that would happen when they met face-to-face. They say nothing ever happens in Cotton Creek. That might have been true once, but not anymore.

"A page turner! I couldn't put it down. Ciana has a way of weaving a tale that leaves you spellbound. Sweet, funny, and with a splash of danger! Definitely a story you can get lost in." - Candid Book Reviews

Honors: #1 in Western Romance on Amazon.

Category: Western Romance

Night of the Chupacabra 
by Michael Hebler 

The American West is treacherous for the wandering man. Hot and desolate conditions give home to many dangerous creatures, including one elusive beast which no traveler has laid eyes upon until the night Drake Byrne and his family passes through. Their encounter becomes a gruesome attack that rips the Byrnes apart, expected never to reunite. 

Five years later, Drake's search finally comes to an end when he stumbles upon the town of Dillmore Valley. Hidden in the hills, the walls that protect the populace, and its secrets, quickly become their prison when the cunning creature shadowing Drake terrorizes the town.

Honors: 2014 National Independence Excellence Award (NIEA) - Best Horror.

Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Forced Journey - The Saga of Werner Berlinger (Far and Away)
by Rosemary Zibart, illustrated by George Lawrence 

Escaping Nazi-controlled Germany, Werner struggles to create a new life in New York City. Werner has a goal - get a foothold in America. Father had promised that he and Werner's little sister would follow. This dimly burning ember of hope lit the boy's path.

Werner meets a mischievous fellow refugee named Anika, uses his fists with neighborhood bullies and makes a friend, Sam, while caring for his new Mutti, Esther.

Forced Journey: the Saga of Werner Berlinger is the second in the series and was inspired by true accounts of children who fled Nazi-held Europe and came to America.

Honors: 2014 Silver Nautilus Book Award for Middle Grade Fiction; 2015 New Mexico/Arizona Book Award Historical Fiction.

Category: Historical Fiction

Sir Stan the Bogeyman
by Stacie Morrell 

Do dark places bother you? The space under your bed… The closet, door slightly ajar… Do you believe in the Boogey Man? Who is he? Where did he come from? What does he want? Maybe he has a story to tell? And we should listen.

Honors: The Wishing Shelf Book Awards - Bronze Medal.

Category: Children's Book

Rosco the Rascal Goes to Camp
by Shana Gorian, illustrated by Ros Webb

Rosco the Rascal, a spirited German shepherd, and his human pals, James and Mandy, are spending a week at summer camp. Although seven-year-old Mandy is excited, she’s worried she might become homesick. Her ten-year-old brother James has a prank-playing bunk mate who's causing trouble in his cabin this year. And, when good-natured Rosco must spend a week alongside the grouchy resident dog at Camp Hickory Ridge, suddenly the week becomes much more complicated. 

Find out if Rosco and the kids can take a week filled with archery, swimming, and capture the flag, and turn things around to make lasting summer memories, in this third adventure of the Rosco the Rascal series. 

Honors: Readers' Favorite Five Stars.

Category: Children's Book for ages 8-10

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

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