Subject: Great Indie & Small Press Books in Your Library Jan 7

Below are this week's recommendations of best-selling and award-winning indie & small press books.
LibraryBub Books Jan 7
The Breakthrough: Breaking the Spells of Painful Emotions and Finding the Calm in the Present Moment 
by Fredric Hartman

Dr. Hartman paints a compelling picture of emotional pain and its context within the human mind. Set in the dramatic backdrop of a therapy session as a stage play, featuring Dr. Hartman as the psychologist and Human Consciousness itself as “the patient,” this is ultimately a practical guide for anyone locked within the grip of troubling memories or painful feelings.

He explains, in simple terms, how to decipher the disguised meaning of painful emotions as they flare up through one’s mind. 

Honors: Finalist, 2014 International Book Awards in Self-Help: General category;
First Place LuckyCinda Award in Self-Help; Winner, 2015 Beverly Hills Book Award in General Self Help.

Category: Happiness

Ripples Through Time  
by Lincoln Cole 

Ripples through Time tells the story of Calvin Greenwood: a family man in his eighties, Calvin is alone for the first time in over sixty years. His wife recently passed away and he isn't taking her death well. 

Edward, a longtime family friend, comes to check on him during this time of need. Edward understands just how dangerous things are, and he's hoping to talk Calvin out of doing the unthinkable. He just hopes he isn't too late to help. Help, however, can be difficult to accept.

Honors: Literary Classics Inspirational/Visionary Award 2015.

Category: Family Life

Cinder & Ella
by Kelly Oram 

YA contemporary retelling of Cinderella. After a terrible tragedy Ella finds herself living with a father who'd abandoned her as a child and his new family. Desperately alone, she reaches out to the only person she has left in the world; her old anonymous Internet friend Cinder.

Hollywood heartthrob Brian Oliver is having trouble proving he’s mature enough to be an A-list actor. In order to douse the flames on Brian's bad-boy reputation, his management stages a fake engagement for him. Brian decides he'll suffer through it until a surprise email from an old Internet friend changes everything.

Honors: Kelly Oram is a multi-award-winning author.

Category: Contemporary Romance

Running Wide Open 
by Lisa Nowak  

When 15-year-old Cody Everett gets shipped off to live with his uncle Race, he’s sure he’ll be in for the same disappointment and abuse he’s gotten from every other adult in his life. The last thing he expects is for Race and his speedway buddies to become the family he’s always longed for. Now the question is whether or not Cody can get a handle on his super-charged temper before it messes up his last chance to get his life on track.

Honors: 2009 Kay Snow Award First Place in Juvenile Fiction, 2014 Kindle Book Review Best Kindle Book Awards Finalist.

Category: Boys & Men

The Whipped Parent: Hope for Parents Raising an Out-of-Control Teen
by Marney Studaker-Cordner LMSW

A practical, realistic and easy-to-understand resource to help parents deal with out-of-control adolescents’ frustrating behaviors — behaviors that can leave even the most experienced parents “whipped.” It is written in everyday language, with humor and hope.

Provides answers to help parents meet the challenge of raising an out-of-control teen. From the book— Out-of-control teens include those who are described by mental health professionals as being oppositional-defiant and conduct disordered.

Category: Teenagers

Bobbie Lamont 
by Zelmer Wilson

Twenty years after briefly dating Miller Hoffman during the summer of 1990 while staying with her aunt in Birmingham, Alabama, Bobbie Lamont has become a successful but troubled woman who has given up on love. And then she learns that Miller has written a novel inspired by their relationship. Reading it will unlock memories and gave her the courage to take another chance at love.

Contemporary Romance
Ancient Guardians: The Awakening  
by S.L. Morgan

In the third book of the Ancient Guardians Series: The Awakening, EVERYTHING WILL CHANGE. Treaties will be broken—Mysteries will be exposed—Lives will be lost as the new Emperor of Pemdas, Levi begins restoring hope to the grieving lands and the people who lost so much during the battle of Armedias. With the healing initiated, Levi moves quickly to make Reece his wife. Not long after their enchanted wedding, the appearance of an enigmatic man coincides with newfound, supernatural powers in Reece that she and Levi struggle to understand. But nothing could have prepared either of them when the impossible is revealed.

Honors: 2015 Readers' Favorite Gold Medal Winner.

Category: Fantasy

by Kim Richardson 

Sixteen-year-old Kara Nightingale is unpopular, awkward and positively ordinary—that is until one day she is struck by a bus and dies...
Within moments her life changes from ordinary to extraordinary when she wakes up in a mysterious world with a new career—as a rookie for the Guardian Angel Legion. Love is forbidden among the guardians. And when gorgeous David arrives as her training officer, Kara finds herself torn between her feelings for David and her job. As she struggles to understand the responsibilities of her new job, Kara realizes she is different from the other angels and discovers a mysterious inner power. Determined to embrace her hidden talents, Kara undertakes a desperate mission under the growing shadow of an ancient evil and save the mortal world—if she can survive the encounter.

Honors: Readers' Favorite Book Award Winner.

Category: Fantasy

Little Bird Lost  
by Steve Larkinson 

One of the baby birds seems to be missing. His greedy siblings have pushed him out of view! A tale of sibling rivalry and their parents love for ALL their offspring.

The series of high-quality photographs accompanied by the simple rhyming tale provide a rare opportunity of a 'birds-eye' view into the nest. The reading content is aimed at 3-5 year-olds, but the photographs and the story that they tell will fascinate all age groups. The length and content make it a perfect bedtime story, a great start for beginner readers and a superb study of real-life nature and family life that demonstrates how care and compassion persists amongst even the tiniest of creatures.

Honors: Winner of the 2015 Literary Classics Gold Book Award for Rhyme.

Category: Children's Book

Rosey: The Imperfect Angel
Sandra Peckinpah  

Although she has been laughed at because she is different, a little angel is chosen to go to earth as a special baby.

Category: Children's Book
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