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Book: Longing for Home by Lisa M Wayman
Seventeen-year-old Irena clutches all of her belongings, waiting to be processed through Ellis Island in 1892. She hopes for a better life than she had as a Slovenian maid. "Life in America is difficult and unsettling," she thinks. "I had the sensation of disintegrating. I felt myself in little pieces. Was I Slovene, American or even maybe Irish? Catholic or Pagan? For a moment I wasn't sure even [...]
 
Book: Streets of the Near West Side by William S. Bike
Streets of the Near West Side tells the tales of the individuals and events for which the thoroughfares of one of the most interesting neighborhoods in one of the most fascinating cities in the world are named. Presidents, priests, politicians, pharmacists, physicians, soldiers, businessmen, real estate developers, financiers, philanthropists, Revolutionary and Civil War battles, Indian chiefs, [...]
 
Book: Doing Max Vinyl (Annie Ogden Mystery) by Frederick Lee Brooke
Product Description From Reviews on Amazon and Goodreads "I have read a great many Indie books recently and every once in a while you find a true gem. DOING MAX VINYL is one of those gems." "Read this book--you won't be disappointed. BTW, I may just add Annie Ogden to my five-top-people-to-have-lunch-with list!" "I particularly enjoyed two of the male characters, Ike and Tranny, a couple of [...]
 
Book: The Gay Detective - Nick and Norm in Chicago by Kenneth D. Michaels
The premier of Nick Scott's TV talk show, The Gay Detective, appears to be a big hit until his first guest ends up murdered. Nick, also a detective with the Chicago Police Department, and his older, straight partner Detective Norm Malone hunt this heinous serial killer tagged The Reaper. This Odd Couple encounters both personal and professional conflict as this suspenseful noir thriller races to [...]
 
Book: Along the Ravenswood (Chicago Stories Book 2) by Eileen Robertson Hamer
For architect Seraphy Pelligrini a chance to renovate the Ravenswood church designed by famed Chicago architect Louis Sullivan is the commission of a lifetime. For Tommie MacKinnoin, commissioning Seraphy is a way to repair their broken friendship. But when they discover the body sealed in the font, Seraphy falls into a web of intrigue and violence. A secret journal points the way, but as she and [...]
 
Book: One Mississippi by Howard Littleson
ONE MISSISSIPPI - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008YX5INY - . . .It only takes one second of time - to have your life change forever. . . Joplin Missouri, 1933, Kathryn Nash believes that her life has finally changed for the better. Her abusive husband of eighteen years, Clayton, has passed away suddenly and she has met an intriguing handsome stranger, John Stevens. Will a dark secret from Kathryn's [...]
 
Book: I Bleed Cubbie Blue - My Six Decades as a Cubs Fan by Doug Erlandson
Experience It for Yourself. 60 Years of Cubs Love. A Meticulously Researched Memoir You are about to enter the world of a lifelong Cubs fan. Combining personal memories and reflections with meticulous research, native Chicagoan Doug Erlandson describes his affection for a team that has raised but ultimately crushed his hopes countless times, a team to which he remains intensely loyal after nearly [...]
 
Book: Tip of the Iceberg by D.C. Lozeau
There is no accounting for time when one is unconscious. And one's thoughts can't interpret the difference between the subconscious and the real world. Just as the fogginess starts to clear, the unknown makes one's thoughts a blur of confusion. Such is the case with an auburn-haired, young lady, lying on a cold, stainless-steel table Anthony "Tony" Thomas has one desire in life: to follow in the [...]
 
Book: Daughters (Volume 2) by Florence Osmund
Twenty-four-year-old Marie Marchetti has just experienced a life-altering revelation--the identity of her real father. As she packs for her first visit with him and his family, she wonders how her life is about to change, how they will receive her, and what she will learn about her own identity. A lot happens as a result of Marie's Thanksgiving visit, and in her search for peace and truth in her [...]
 
Book: You Belong To Me by Marlie Bridges
Gallery owner Erin Reilly is starting over in Chicago and running a new gallery after leaving her abusive ex-husband behind. Haunted by the past, she's still determined not to look over her shoulder every time the phone rings or someone knocks on her door. When sexy corporate lawyer, Colin Marshall, enters her life, he represents everything she wants in a man and more. After his wife cheated on [...]
 
Book: Mere Mortal by Katie Roman
Samantha Dunmore would be thrilled to live quietly with her dog. However, working as a social worker for vampires makes life anything but. When an ancient vampire brings trouble right to Samantha's doorstep she must step out of her quiet life and into a world of villainous vampires, werewolves with hero complexes, and witches out to make mischief. Armed with attitude and a blessed baseball bat [...]
 
Book: The Feral Pistillate - An Anonymous Man Novel by Warner B. Bair II
ANON AND CHARLIE ON THE MEAN STREETS OF CHICAGO! Before he kidnapped special prosecutor Penny Monroe, gangster Geno Cardelli should have checked who her parents were. Big mistake. Because Penny's father is the Anonymous Man and he won't bother with traditional notions of justice when he comes barreling at Cardelli like a runaway freight train. And worse, Cardelli will have to face Charlie where [...]
 
Book: Coming Out Can Be Murder by Renee James
First he wants her then he wants her dead. Bobbi Logan's life and career begin to spiral downward when she comes out as a transgendered woman. But the gutsy hairdresser is determined to live her "new" life authentically, even as she is drawn into the investigation of her brutally murdered friend. The Chicago police have all but said they're not interested in the death of a "tranny" and the media [...]
 
Book: Where Do I Belong by Donna Lee Comer
Kara was abandoned by her mother and left on the steps of an orphanage at three weeks of age. Her early life was very challenging...in and out of foster homes but nowhere did she find a place to truly call home. At the age of 15, she was adopted by the Nolan's, a seemingly loving couple, and she did her best to fit in. However, not everything is as it seems. One day Mrs. Nolan is found dead in [...]
 
Book: Living with Markus by Florence Osmund
Forced to choose between cultivating a satisfying life for himself and rescuing his dysfunctional family members from their certain demise causes Marc to question the importance of family. Having put an embittered past behind him, Marc builds a successful landscaping business with clientele from the affluent suburbs of Chicago and starts to appreciate the finer things in life and he's found the [...]
 
Book: Chicago Chase (Educated Injun Book 2) by R.L. Kiser
A killer leads three lawmen a merry chase into dangerous renegade Kiowa territory. How will they get out of this one? In the late 1800s American west U.S Marshal Tyrone Narrowhawk and his big partner Merle Johnson bust a cattle rustling ring in pursuit of a killer named Pearson. But capturing this slippery devil turns out to be no easy task. They are joined by Hawk's old mentor, a [...]
 
Book: Ill 4 Life! Our Time, My Story by J. Wrice Sr.
ILL 4 LIFE! OUR TIME, MY STORY is about my time as an Ill-State Assassin and my group Tha Chamba. What is a Ill-State Assassin you ask. It's an music organization that reigns in the Chicago hip hop golden era in the 80's, 90's and the beyond. It's based on my life in the music industry. The trials and tribulations of thirty members trying to make it big. Friends turns enemies, relationships, [...]
 
Book: Backseat by Tom Wascoe
Michael's freshman year of college has not gone well either socially or academically. In 1969, failure from college or dropping out of school means the draft and possibly Vietnam. Michael desperately wants success, acceptance and popularity. He believes that pledging a campus fraternity can help put him on the right path. As the final hurdle to get into the fraternity, he must hitchhike 1,500 [...]
 
Book: The Clone's Mother by Cheri Gillard
Nurse Kate has a date! An actual date, with a real person. Not just a Friday night with her finicky cat or a movie marathon with George Clooney. Mack is more than she could have ever hoped for. But there's one catch: Mack's lab partner, Kate's creepy gynecologist, is up to something. Something dark. Kate finds evidence that the unethical doctor has used his patients as guinea pigs to make a [...]
 
Book: Abandon All Hope by M.J. Schiller
* This is a COLLECTION not a SERIES, so there is no need to read them in order. Different characters, different settings. All involve rock star main characters. It was one of those mornings for newspaper-writer/photographer Hope Creswell. The alarm clock didn't go off and she cut her finger on broken glass. Not one to let such things get her down, Hope headed into her assignment meeting with [...]
 
Book: The Hambledown Dream by Dean Mayes
Australian Denny Banister had it all; a successful career, a passion for the guitar, and Sonya - the love of his life. Tragically, Denny is struck down with inoperable cancer. Andy DeVries has almost nothing; alienated from his family, moving through a dangerous Chicago underworld dealing in drugs, battling addiction while keeping a wavering hold on the only thing that matters to him: a place at [...]
 
Book: Old Town Nights (Blood & Company Book 1) by Linda Lee Williams
When Abby Lawrence shows a house to Ambrose Slater, she's unable to resist the sexy, enigmatic man--a powerful mortal with fangs. After she meets the vampire's quirky clan, her feelings for him become more conflicted. His brother's disastrous marriage to a regular woman further complicates matters for the couple. Ambrose and Abby face a heart-rending decision: To risk losing their love or to set [...]
 
Book: Sisters of the Night (Blood & Company Book 2) by Linda Lee Williams
Emaline Hoffbrau is a beautiful, confident vampire. After losing the vampire man she loved, she doubts that her soul mate exists. When the charming Garrett Thompson comes along, he turns her world upside-down. Can Garrett accept what Emaline is? Or will he break her heart in a different way? Juliana Slater is a gorgeous, manipulative vampire. She's married to Chad Browning, a "regular man." [...]
 
Book: That Kind Of Girl by Christy Ogilvie
THAT KIND OF GIRL - A tragic house fire forces Maggie Cameron to contact her wayward son in the autumn of 1933. Her granddaughters haven't seen their father in ten years. An unsettling reunion in Chicago brings with it ever more disturbing challenges. Blurred boundaries, psychic visions and unspeakable secrets call for desperate solutions in this midwestern gothic tale, a family drama told in [...]
 
Book: The Shoulders of Giants (A Jake Abraham Mystery) by Jim Cliff
A missing girl. A ruthless killer. A rookie P.I. P.I. Jake Abraham just got his first client - a disgraced former police captain whose daughter has disappeared. When the girl shows up dead, Jake is drawn into a dangerous world of organised crime, police corruption, infidelity and serial murder. With a terrified city in the grip of a brutal killer who's always one step ahead of the police, Jake [...]
 
Book: SUPERHERO - Blue Knight Episode I, Dark Ship - First of seven exciting stand alone episodes by Allen Pollens
Get to know new superhero, Blue Knight, a crusader who goes forth with respect for all the brave knights who preceded him. Witness his commitment to a code of conduct. See how he confronts the modern world with special powers. Observe him as he shows his human side when he stumbles in his encounter with international art thief, Rene Artiste. In this first of eight exciting episodes, find out how [...]
 
Book: Live from the Road by P.C. Zick
When Meg asks her best friend if life is just about divorce and death, she knows she's almost hit bottom. But before she drowns in her beer, an idea leaps onto the bar, attaching itself to Meg and Sally, throwing them in a van with their grown daughters. Route 66, from start to end, awaits them. In this fiction travel book, visit Buddy Guy's Legends nightclub, Springfield, Illinois, St. Louis and [...]
 
Book: The Coach House by Florence Osmund
2012 BRAG Medallion honoree! When Marie discovers the extent of her husband's involvement in 1940s Chicago underground activities, she gives up what had appeared to be the perfect life a good job, a loving husband, and the promise of starting a family. In her pursuit of a new life, fate draws her to Kansas where she finds refuge in a coach house apartment tucked away behind a three-story [...]
 
Book: Painted Black (Street Stories Book 1) by Debra R. Borys
Jo Sullivan just wanted some new material for her column in Winds of Change, a weekly rag willing to dust the dirt off the seamier side of Chicago. Then she meets fifteen-year-old Lexie Green, with her haunting eyes, eerie tale, and the terror that sends the girl fleeing into the night. When Lexie disappears, Jo finds herself haunted by her own dark past and unable to ignore the anonymous faces [...]
 
Book: Single Girl Summer by Deanna Kimberly Burrell
Relationships aren't complicated... People are! Button Jackson knows two things for sure: all men cheat and all women are rivals. So it's no surprise that the impeccably dressed restaurateur hasn't had a serious boyfriend, close girlfriend, or any connection of substance in years. Meghan Cherry has the opposite problem. Reeling from a painful divorce, the techie with a desire to unleash her [...]
 
Book: First, I Love You (The Downey Trilogy) by Genevieve Dewey
One part Godfather, two parts Emma and a dash of Casablanca... Omaha Detective Tommy Gates has kept his gangster father at arm's length his whole life. Mickey Downey has spent the better part of the last two decades trying to find ways to get back the son he lost through Witness Protection. Now Tommy has taken an opportunity to work on a Federal Human Trafficking Joint Task Force in Chicago where [...]
 
Book: Boxed Set - The Coach House and Daughters by Florence Osmund
Two-Book Series: The Coach House - When Marie discovers the extent of her husband's involvement in 1940s Chicago underground activities, she gives up what had appeared to be the perfect life a good job, a loving husband, and the promise of starting a family. In her pursuit of a new life, fate draws her to Kansas where she finds refuge in a coach house apartment tucked away behind a three-story [...]
 
Book: Dilemma by Jacquie Johnson
In Chicago, the name Jon Elliott garners attention. When the legal mastermind offers to mentor Alexis Winters, Bingham, Elliott and Bright's newest associate, she jumps at the opportunity sure this will launch her career. But Jon has a dark side, one that demands unquestioning loyalty and a willingness to defy the spirit of the law, if not the letter. Thrust into Jon's world and expected to play [...]
 
Book: SUPERHERO - Blue Knight Episode I, Dark Ship by Allen Pollens
Get to know new superhero, Blue Knight, a crusader who goes forth with respect for all the brave knights who preceded him. Witness his commitment to a code of conduct. See how he confronts the modern world with special powers. Observe him as he shows his human side when he stumbles in his encounter with international art thief, Rene Artiste. In this first of eight exciting episodes, find out how [...]
 
Book: The Widow's Son by Bruce Steinberg
Enjoy the music, politics, fashion, televison and movie fare of the 1960s. Did you know that 2 days before the blizzard of 1967 that brought the Midwest to a halt, it was a balmy 65 degrees? Or that Wild Thing by the Troggs kicked the Beatle's Paperback Writer off the top of the pop charts? Or that Gomer Pyle USMC replaced the Dick Van Dyke Show? These details unique to 1966 and 1967 also include [...]
 
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