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Book: The Purpose of Fantasy - A Reader's Guide to Twelve Selected Books with Good Values and Spiritual Depth by Philip Martin
Good fantasy literature is far more than a bunch of elves, dwarves, or other imaginary creatures running around fighting dragons, ogres, or orcs and having adventures. The Purpose of Fantasy looks at some of the core spiritual values of a dozen beloved fantasy books. With an introduction about fantasy literature in general, it holds up to the light a key purpose of fantasy: to ask spiritual or [...]
 
Book: Overlords Karma; Miami's Urban Chronicles; Volume 1 by Thomas Barr Jr.
Overlords Karma; Miami's Urban Chronicles; Volume I, an urban literary fiction portrays a biopic of the career of African-American politician; Arthur E. Teele; set in Miami's Overtown community. A Miami city commissioner commits suicide, after being overwhelmed by the trials and tribulations he faced as a professional minority which are comparably different from his nonminority counterparts. For [...]
 
Book: The Expelled by Mois Benarroch
An unexpected encounter at the central bus station with a woman identical to the Expelled's wife but thirty years younger, who happens to be the same person. An adulterous relationship that is not quite what it seems. A bus hijacked by terrorists, where two castes are formed, one superior, the front people, and another inferior and oppressed, the back people that support and justify the [...]
 
Book: Gates to Tangier by Mois Benarroch
WINNER OF THE YEHUDA AMICHAI PRIZE . "KAFKA'S HEIR, PERHAPS." . "If I had a nomination vote for the nobel prize he'd be in the running." Klaus Gerken, Ygdrasil editor. . An international bestseller published in 8 languages (Spanish, Italian, French, German, Portuguese, Hebrew, Arabic, English). When the father of the Benzimra family dies, he leaves a will informing his family of an illegitimate [...]
 
Book: The Crystilleries of Echoland by Dew Pellucid
An award-winning teen fantasy-mystery Described by readers as "complex", "intriguing", "imaginative", "gripping", "Harry Potter-like". THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN disappear from our world. No one sees the kidnapping; or if they do, they forget. But one toddler returns after a week, riding a wolf with a falcon circling over him. That boy is Will Cleary. Will tries to live a normal life. But his twin [...]
 
Book: Saint Paul Trois Châteaux - 1948 - A Novella by C. JoyBell C.
There are those who say life is a pathway one paves with many things: time, space, questions, answers, desires, fulfillment, and loss. They believe we carefully arrange each for cause and consequence to give life order and structure. Life, however, provides an alternative outlook, where it lays its elements according to its own will. The pavement is not carefully arranged; rather the elements lay [...]
 
Book: Deathsworn Arc 1 - The Last Dragon Slayer by Martyn Stanley
Saul Karza, wizard of the Empire, has been given a quest by the Empress herself: To find and slay a mythical 'noble dragon' - said to be near invulnerable. Instead of leading a large band of soldiers, archers and spell-casters; he sets out with two immigrant dock-workers and a homeless dwarf. What Saul needs is the legendary 'Last Dragon Slayer' on his side, because on this deadly quest, it's not [...]
 
Book: Chi'Town's Queen by Fatima Munroe
Growing up on the streets of Chicago, Athena Wilson had it rough. With an absentee mother and no knowledge of who her father was, she saw things that no child should see at a young age. Kenard, her boyfriend and first love, taught her everything she needed to know to survive on the streets. However, once she crossed paths with Walter, her life took an unforeseen turn which caused her to leave the [...]
 
Book: Chi'Town's Queen 2 by Fatima Munroe
Still making moves behind closed doors, Athena is back and still as ruthless as ever. O's urgent message sends her over the edge, but she has to handle the situation with the manners of a lady and actions of a boss. Kayden is released from rehab, and he and his twin brother Kenard work on repairing their broken relationship. Kayden proves himself more than capable to run Chicago, but is that [...]
 
Book: Mya (His Majesty's Elite Book 1) by Missy Sheldrake
Her voice is her power. As the daughter of a vagabond scoundrel, aspiring minstrel Mya has spent her childhood wary of her magical voice while traipsing through dangerous jungles in pursuit of her father's dream fortune and glory. She never imagined Pa's latest scheme would have her tangling with thieves, sailing across the world on a ship full of pirates, kissing a prince, meeting the foxy elf [...]
 
Book: The Sound and the Echoes by Dew Pellucid
The Sound and the Echoes is a high-concept, fantasy for middle grade and young adult readers, with 27 black-and-white illustrations. Imagine that everyone around you has a mirror image living somewhere else. Your world is like a sound, which produced that other world of echoes. And in this land men are governed by a terrible law?no Echo is allowed to live after his Sound dies. One Sound [...]
 
Book: Becoming - Part 2 of the Siblings' Tale (Elisabeth and Edvard's World) by Astrid V.J.
Leaving behind all they know, Elisabeth and her brother, Edvard, flee beyond the mountains. Elisabeth must break the mind-link her stepmother, Olivia, has forged or else the kingdom of Vendale will fall into ruin while the love of her life becomes a puppet to the witches' coven. In an attempt to force Elisabeth and Edvard to return, Olivia sends her magic after them, pursuing them with all the [...]
 
Book: In the Calyx by Libre Paley
What kind of woman would swap mundane reality for erotic adventure? Charlotte is worn out juggling the demands of work and home. Until one steamy summer day she steps out of her workplace and into an anonymous black car sent to collect her. She wakes up in the in the opulent setting of "The Estate" to meet its owner, the formidable and enigmatic 'Mrs. K'. Charlotte's host presents her with the [...]
 
Book: When Darkness Falls by Murasaki Hideki
When darkness falls, one man rises up to fan the flames. He is the architect of revolution; his steely grey eyes focused on victory and the domination of his world. Time is running out; his enemies are legion. He faces possible betrayal by members of his own family and stands to lose the one woman he loves to another man. Drake Halifax must find a way to retrieve the Cities from Resistance [...]
 
Book: Hat Dance (Detective Emilia Cruz Book 2) by Carmen Amato
Acapulco's Detective Emilia Cruz battles her own worst fears as she hunts for a violent arsonist and a missing girl in this riveting crime thriller set against Mexico's drug war. "A thrilling series." -- National Public Radio Emilia's new lieutenant is a drunk. Her partner vowed to never work with a woman. And . . . her romantic dinner with new boyfriend Kurt Rucker abruptly ends when the [...]
 
Book: Lucena by Mois Benarroch
In one of his major works, Lucena, Benarroch goes from time travel to social comment, which brings to mind the hilarious novels of Kurt Vonnegut Jr. An old odd ancient man is reaching the age of 1,000 years and has to pass his legacy to his great great great grandson, and prepares him for a journey that will last a thousand years. His first days begin in the Jewish city of Lucena at the beginning [...]
 
Book: Tales From Old Japan - a short story anthology by p.d.r. lindsay
Catch the enchantment of 16thC and 17thC Japan, country of the misty mountains, towering castles, (shiro) magical shrines, gods and spirits lurking everywhere to catch the unwary, and that code of honour, of duty at all costs, the life of the honourable samurai. The four stories in this anthology, based on the myths and legends of Edo Japan, of the best of the Samurai era, capture the scent, [...]
 
Book: Living and Dying in the Rainbow Light - Volume III of the Lincoln County Law Trilogy by Jerri Blair
Elizabeth Shaw finds herself in a dilemma of great magnitude when she's appointed by Judge J.T. Lockman to represent the most hated man in the rural county where she practices law. Her client is accused of killing a popular legal assistant who worked for the most powerful lawyer in the county, a man who's also about to announce his candidacy for governor of the state. Elizabeth's dream that she [...]
 
Book: Butterfly, a Novel by Julie O'Yang
Reigan, a young neurologist from Shanghai discovers a naked woman in the morgue of his hospital, her skin is completely covered in fish scales. Desperate to be cured of her rare disease, the mysterious patient unveils a terrible secret she has carried for decades. Her revelation shatters his world, as she begins to recap her tragic, horrifying memories. Within the next 24 hours while a great [...]
 
Book: Blood Brothers by Jody Zimmerman
A Page Turning Southern Gothic Psychological Thriller The Largest Art Heist in History Thirty-three year old Philip Hampton is an award winning freelance writer and investigative journalist. His younger brother, Billy, an A-list New Yorker, is on the brink of stardom in the international art market. Orphaned as children, the two brothers are the only family either has until Billy is murdered. [...]
 
Book: The Briton and the Dane - Timeline by Mary Ann Bernal
Dr. Gwyneth Franger, a renowned expert in early medieval England, is set upon learning the truth about the death of Lord Erik, the last descendant of the powerful House of Wareham. Her quest becomes an obsession, a condition that began with the discovery of a portrait of the tall and valiant warrior. Digesting troves of mildewed scrolls and source documentation only enhances her belief that Lord [...]
 
Book: Hot Minnesota Sex Death by M. R. Nesheim
Ole and Lena Ingersson, leaders of the utopian town of Nede, die during a sexually convoluted act, creating doubt, panic and fear to flow through the town's citizens. Their death allows the mischievous Mucus Adonis to return. Ole and Lena's son Inger leaves to investigate his parents' death, hoping to discover either truth or reason behind their passing. Mucus preys on Oddmund Ingersson's vanity [...]
 
Book: Toxic by Vicki V. Lucas
He failed to save his sister. Now a stable boy must join forces with two other teens and an elusive winged horse to free their world from a deadly plot to poison humanity. While facing global annihilation from toxic water in Eltiria, Kai is trying to save his sister from death. But when he seizes his only chance to make enough money to pay for healers, his plans are torn to shreds, and he finds [...]
 
Book: Invisible by Jeanne Bannon
Lola's not pretty. Lola's not popular. Lola wishes she could disappear ... and then one day she does just that... For seventeen-year-old Lola Savullo, life is a struggle. Born to parents who are cooler than she could ever be, Lola's dream of becoming a writer makes her an outsider even in her own home. Bullied and despised at school, Lola only has the support of her best pal Charlie and Grandma [...]
 
Book: ZWOOSH! by Marie Rose
Fly to the stars in your very own rocket ship. Wave at the mean, green Martians. Picnic with Moon Men. Play tag with the comets. Win a blue ribbon space race. Just before your bedtime. Inspired by the palette of Vincent van Gogh, let's go on a colorful space journey as we explore the colors of the rainbow and planets in our solar system through the power and wonder of a child's whimsical [...]
 
Book: My Country - Essays and Stories from the Edge of Wilderness by Nowick Gray
Back-to-the-land memoir weaves essay, story, nature and magic realism, homesteading and wilderness survival. My Country expands the containers of essay and story, adventure and lyric, naturalism and fantasy, to overlap and mingle in this collection unified in its spirit of place, the forests and mountains of interior British Columbia.
 
Book: Brown Scarf Blues by Mois Benarroch
WINNER OF THE YEHUDA AMICHAI PRIZE "KAFKA'S HEIR, PERHAPS." Reeling from the deaths of two loved ones, an Israeli writer travels to Spain--his ancestors' homeland--for a conference of Sephardic Jews. In Seville, he finds a scarf that comforts him for thirteen days. Then, just as suddenly, it vanishes in Madrid. For the writer, the scarf becomes a symbol of loss: of goodbyes to things and people. [...]
 
Book: A Gathering of Butterflies by Sean C. Wright
Tales of steely but vulnerable women of color will melt your heart while lifting your spirits... A fierce grandmother keeps her grandson from the clutches of Old Scratch in Devil Does Dallas. An alien abduction transforms a large, miserable woman in Hazel Hogan. A country girl meets a city girl on her birthday, and struggles to decide if the girl's heart is dark or light in Bubble Bath Twelve. [...]
 
Book: Waking Wonderland - being the first part of Edith's Misadventures Under Ground (The War for Wonder Book 1) by Matthew R.R. Morrese
Edith Liddell hated the Looking-Glass; she never needed her imagination for anything. December 14th, 1863: In her darkest hour, Edith knows her sister is to blame for the destruction of their family's ordinary world, but when a mysterious stranger offers the Liddell girl a chance to discover how it all fell apart, the temptation to know is too great. However, there is a price: "Your tears, your [...]
 
Book: A Beautiful Bounty - Book One of the Davenport Trilogy by Melissa Lurquette
An Adventurous Twist On An Historical Western Tale of Action and Romance! A Beautiful Bounty: Book One of the Davenport Trilogy Passion is easy. Love is fraught with risk! Shiara Montgomery, young and independent, is convinced that marriage is not for her, despite her father's insistence. With a harsh step-mother, an absent mother, and unconventional ideas, Shiara enjoys her independence and [...]
 
Book: The Enchanted River Race by Caldric Blackwell
When eleven-year-old Amy Lorovia is chosen to captain her district's ship in her village's enchanted river race, she anticipates a friendly romp down the river. She quickly discovers, however, the race is anything but friendly, and she finds herself facing mystical landscapes, magical obstacles, and cutthroat competition. With the help of her two best friends, Amy must rise to the occasion or [...]
 
Book: In the Light of the Full Cold Moon (Moon Sage Theosophies Book 1) by Susan Elizabeth Girard
Savannah begins her sacred walk with Ratiffa (Ra-teef-a), 'a Wise Old Sage' who lives in the woods at a magical homestead in the Temperate Rainforest. Through meditation, visualization and 'soul flying' she discovers an Alternate, Parallel World that is beyond anything she could have ever dreamed and finds the peace, love, harmony, joy and purpose she has been so desperately seeking all of her [...]
 
Book: Adventures of Tommy Smurlee by Dr. Judith Rolfs
The Adventures of Tommy Smurlee - Rated Excellent: Reviewed in Church Libraries Journal Outstanding reading for girls and boys nine and up. Join Tommy Smurlee for an extraordinary summer at Dunster's Camp of Mystery and Inventions. Exciting adventures await at a camp where children develop their imaginations, and thinking skills. Watch Tommy Smurlee and the Silver Team encounter a gyrating [...]
 
Book: A Novel Idea by Eddie Jones
Do you dream of writing a novel? If so, start your story today. This quick study guide helps you learn the basic elements of novel writing so you can make real progress right now! A Novel Idea includes instructional materials, notes, and handouts from workshops taught by the author over the past 10 years at writers' conferences. The intent of this book is to PRESENT the basic elements of novel [...]
 
Book: Mary's Message - An Alternative History of Mary Magdalene and Jesus by Ann Crawford
The untold love story between the Bible's two most powerful characters. In history books, Mary of Magdala has been described as a prostitute--a person of low moral character and little consequence. In reality, she was a powerful healer and priestess of the cosmos. She was commanding, intelligent and fierce... and deeply in love from the moment she met Yeshua, also known as Jesus of Nazareth. This [...]
 


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