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FICTION / COZY MYSTERY / MURDER MYSTERY

A Murderous Grudge

By J.M. Roberts

Daylily Press

295 pages

Available in paperback, eBook

 

What does an internet stalker, a mountain lion and a murderer have in common? They are all after romance writer Peggy Rector. Peggy thought returning to her rural Texas hometown would bring peace and quiet, instead she finds herself caught up in a murder mystery and an old flame lighting her fire. She needs to catch the killer before she becomes the next victim.

 

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FICTION / ROMANCE / WOMEN'S FICTION

  

Alex Wilde series

By HK Jacobs

Wilde Type, November 13, 2020, 343 pgs.

Becoming Wilde, June 13, 2021, 335 pgs.

Ever Wilde, May 11, 2022, 315 pgs.

Available in paperback, eBook, and audio book

 

The Alex Wilde Series tells the story of a woman physician as she navigates career challenges, harrowing adventure, and unexpected romance while working in pediatric hospitals all over the world. In order to have love, she must sacrifice her vulnerability--a price that she's never been willing to pay. Until Ian...

 

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FICTION / HUMOR SCIENCE FICTION / FRIENDSHIP

Alien Neighbors

By Nancy Golden

Golden Cross Ranch LLC

386 pages

Available in hardcover, audio book, paperback, eBook

 

 

Star Trek collides with Armageddon in this human-alien friendship where an introverted human nerd and an alien college professor with an irrepressible sense of humor form an unlikely alliance in an effort to save both their worlds and, ultimately, each other. Stealing a spaceship and kidnapping an alien are not out of the question... A fun and uplifting story with an optimistic view of the future! 2022 North Texas Book Festival Award Winner - 2nd Place in Adult Fiction

 

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FICTION / CHRISTIAN FICTION / ROMANCE

An Unlikely Gift

By Vickie Phelps

167 pages

Available in paperback, eBook

 

Cara Phillips has had doubts about Christmas ever since Brandt Peters abandoned her on their wedding day. Then an unlikely gift comes her way to remind her of the true meaning of the holiday.

 

 

 

 

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FICTION / MYSTERY / CRIME

Angels in Dallas

By SD Levin

206 pages

Available in eBook, paperback

 

Angels in Dallas is mystery thriller against the backdrop of Dallas’s mid-1980s newspaper war. Awash in Texas history, ancient Judaica, government secrets and the power of an eons-old mythic book of knowledge, and peopled by quirky characters including hard-boiled, hard-drinking reporter Sam Silver, who stumbles upon the biggest story of his life. 

Angels in Dallas is a wild ride from the streets of Dallas into the immortal universe.

 

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FICTION / MYSTERY / ROMANTIC SUSPENSE / ADVENTURE

   

The Annalisse series

By Marlene M. Bell

Stolen Obsession*, January 2018, 294 pgs.

Spent Identity*, November 2019, 378 pgs.

Scattered Legacy, November 2021, 352 pgs.

Copper Waters, October 7, 2022, 340 pgs.

Available in paperback, eBook, and audio book*

 

A tempting romance intertwines international adventure with a dynamic couple struggling to uncover their pasts--without losing each other in the process.


 

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FICTION / ROMANCE / LGBTQ / ROMANTIC COMEDY

Barefoot, Pregnant, and a Small-Town Girl

By Madison McCall

95 pages

Available in eBook

 

Mario Drake is a hot-shot real estate agent who thinks he’s God’s gift to the world. He’s arrogant, rude, greedy, and insults anyone in his path just for fun, and that’s when he’s being nice. So when things don’t go as planned with a potential real estate deal, he has to adjust to a new persona and way of life. You could say his life is turned upside down in more ways than one.

 

Pick up a copy of Barefoot, Pregnant & A Small-Town Girl and find out what happens when a city slicker with a huge ego goes from guy to gal.

 

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FICTION / COZY MYSTERY / CULINARY MYSTERY / WOMEN SLEUTHS

 

Bean to Bar Mysteries

By Amber Royer

Available in hardcover, paperback, and eBook

Grand Openings Can Be Murder, February 2, 2021, 268 pgs. (Visit the Lone Star Lit Tour Page)

70% Dark Intentions, July 20, 2021, 266 pgs. (Visit the Lone Star Lit Blitz Page)

Out of Temper, February 1, 2022, 264 pgs. (Visit the Lone Star Lit Tour Page)

A Shot in the 80% Dark, July 15, 2022, 285 pgs (Visit the Lone Star Lit Blitz Page)

A Study in Chocolate, coming January 17, 2023, 289 pgs

 

Felicity Koerber has returned to her home town of Galveston, Texas to open a bean to bar chocolate shop. She's living with her Aunt, Naomi and her pet lop eared bunny, Knightley, moving from one house to another as her aunt repairs and flips them. Once a massage therapist, she now finds herself making people feel better by having them taste chocolates made from beans from around the world. Also solving the occasional murder while deciding how much romance she wants to let into her life.
 

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FICTION / LITERARY FICTION / CRIME FICTION

Beasts of the Earth

By James Wade

Blackstone Publishing

309 pages

Available in hardcover, audio book, paperback, eBook

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Beasts of the Earth tells the story of Harlen LeBlanc, a groundskeeper whose carefully maintained routine is overthrown by an act of violence. As the town searches for answers, LeBlanc strikes out on his own to exonerate a friend, while drawing the eyes of the law to himself and fending off unwelcome voices from his traumatic past. Twenty years earlier, young Michael Fischer does his best to survive deep in the swamps of Louisiana where he is on the run from his abusive father. Michael is taken in by a dying poet and his lover, who extract from him a promise: to be a good man, whatever that may require. The novel deftly intertwines these stories, exploring themes of trauma, violence, and morality, while producing a revelatory conclusion that is both beautiful and heartbreaking.

 

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FICTION / RURAL FICTION / SMALL TOWN / WESTERN

The Big Empty

By Loren C. Steffy

Stoney Creek Publishing

310 pages

Available in hardcover

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When Trace Malloy and Blaine Witherspoon collide on a desolate West Texas highway, their fender bender sets the tone for escalating clashes that will determine the future of the town of Conquistador.

 

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FICTION / DYSTOPIAN TEXAS / THRILLER

Blue Running

By Lori Ann Stephens

Moonflower Publishing

352 pages

Available in audio book, hardcover (UK), paperback (US)

 

In the new Republic of Texas, guns are the law and nothing is forgiven.

 

Bluebonnet Andrews is on the run across the Republic of Texas. An accident with a gun killed her best friend, but everyone in the town of Blessing thinks it was murder. Now, she has no choice but to run. In Texas, murder is punishable by death.

 

On the road she meets Jet, a pregnant young woman just as determined as Blue to get out of Texas before she’s caught and arrested. Even if Blue and Jet reach the wall, they face armed vigilantes who guard the border with murderous intensity. No one is allowed in or out of the Republic alive.  But some things are worth dying for.

 

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FICTION / TIME TRAVEL / SCIENCE FICTION/ CHRISTIAN

Chain Reaction

By C.J. Peterson

Texas Sisters Press

266 pages

Available in paperback, eBook

 

Tori St. James woke to her worst nightmare – framed for the murder of her best friend. She and her family’s past did not help her case in court. On the day of her sentencing, her world was turned upside down by her…great-great-great-grandson? Traveling back from the future in hopes of changing his family history, Tripp St. Claire went to the one relative he thought would be the best to help him on his mission. Will Tripp and Tori change so much that they cease to exist? What would you do to save the future generations of your family?

 

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FICTION / COZY MYSTERY / FEMALE SLEUTH / COZY ANIMAL

Charleston Conundrum

By Stacy Wilder

Wild Hawk Press

266 pages

Available in paperback, eBook

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Liz Adams never imagined when she moved to Charleston with her truth sniffing Labrador retriever, Duke, that she would use her skills as a private investigator to avoid winding up on Death Row. Her best friend, Peg, murdered, shot by Liz's gun. At the insistence of Peg's father, Private Investigator Liz Adams, and her Labrador, Duke, rush to solve the case. Tensions flare between Liz and the cops as she rises to the top of their suspect list. Riding a roller coaster of emotions, Liz discovers many secrets Peg kept from her despite the two being best friends. As the investigation unfolds, a cast of suspects emerges. . . the ex-husband, the boyfriend, a coworker, neighbors, even a few family members.

Charleston Conundrum travels from Charleston, South Carolina, to Paris and back in the emotional unraveling of Peg's life and death to a killer ending.

 

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FICTION / DYSTOPIAN 

Children of the Garden

By A. Borroel

130 pages

Available in paperback

 

Lonely are the ones whose hearts and dreams are heavy.

Meet 8 strangers who have found themselves trapped underneath in a bunker from an ongoing war. Their sanity and hope are tested each day that they wait for help to arrive. A teacher, bum, nurse, runaway, college kid, army vet, and two children navigate their way in their dark days as they learn to cope and survive with each other.

Every night gets a little harder and every day gets a little madder.

 

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FICTION / ROMANTIC SUSPENSE / CHRISTIAN FICTION

Concrete Evidence

By DiAnn Mills

Tyndale House Publishers

416 pages

Available in hardcover, audio book, paperback, eBook

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SOMETIMES A SMOKING GUN ISN'T ALL THAT IT APPEARS TO BE! On the family’s Brazos River Ranch in Texas, Avery Elliott helps run her grandfather’s commercial construction business. Raised by Senator Elliott, Avery has never doubted her grandfather is the man of integrity and faith she’s always believed him to be …. until the day she finds him standing with a gun over the body of a dead man.

 

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FICTION / MYSTERY / HUMOR

The Covey Jencks Mysteries Series

By Shelton Williams

KDP

Available in paperback, audio book, and eBook

 

Covey Jencks (Covey Jencks Mysteries, Book 1)August 28, 2019, 195 pages. Covey Jencks is an amateur detective novel set in West Texas and featuring an interracial couple, Covey Jencks and JayJay Qualls.

Covey and JayJay Get Educated (Covey Jencks Mysteries, Book 2) September 2019, 209 pages, Covey and JayJay investigate a triple murder and stumble into a political conspiracy. Visit the Lone Star Lit Tour Page.

The Chinese Murder of Edward Watts (Covey Jencks Mysteries, Book 3), December 8, 2020, 233 pages. Covey and JayJay must navigate through a political uproar while investigating a possible spy ring, suspected Chinese gangsters, and an active ghost. Visit the Lone Star Lit Tour Page.

The Covey Jencks Mysteries: Love and Murder Deep in the Heart of Texas (Omnibus Edition), February 7, 2022, 438 pages. Visit the Lone Star Lit Tour Page.

 

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WOMEN'S FICTION / MAINSTREAM / BOOK CLUB

Dire's Club

By Kimberly Packard

Abalos Publishing

363 pages

Available in paperback, eBook

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Dying isn’t just hard on the ones left behind, the regret of unfinished lives weighs heavily on the terminally ill. That’s where Dire’s Club steps in, a specialty travel agency that takes a small group of dying people on one final adventure—so they can be free of guilt, be more than a diagnosis, and find a way to confront life…and death.

A life coach with a death wish, a rock god, a telenovela star, a grandmother living her life-long dream, and a young tech genius round out this group of strangers facing death together. But when tragedy strikes, their bond is shattered. Lies and fraud surface, forcing the dying to come together to save someone’s life.

Everybody dies. The lucky ones have fun doing it.

 

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FICTION / HISTORICAL / MYSTERY / ROMANCE

Enemies of Doves

By Shanessa Gluhm

TouchPoint Press

324 pages

Available in hardcover, audio book, paperback, eBook

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When Joel and Clancy Fitchett find themselves at the center of a murder investigation, whispers of their past start to resurface—a history they hid and buried long ago. Their decision now will change everything. A second lie, a second pact and— hopefully—a second chance. College student Garrison Stark is on a mission to find out if Clancy Fitchett is his biological grandfather. Though Clancy has been missing since 1946, Garrison plans to find him and discover the truth. But after unearthing sixty years of secrets, Garrison realizes the truth may be more than he bargained for. Told in alternating timelines, Enemies of Doves is a tale of family secrets, deception, and the search for truth. Perfect for fans of Kate Morton and Allen Eskens.

 

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FICTION / WOMEN'S HISTORICAL FICTION / BIOGRAPHICAL

Evelyn Evolving: A Story of Real Life

By Maryann Miller

Next Chapter Publishing

288 pages

Available in hardcover, audio book, paperback, eBook

 

"Evelyn Evolving is a heartfelt story of one woman’s journey through some of life’s most difficult trials, a coming-of-age that readers won’t soon forget. Maryann Miller captures the spirit of a woman who refuses to be defeated with great tenderness and, what’s more, enduring hope." — Kristy Woodson Harvey, bestselling author of Slightly South of Simple

 

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FICTION / CHRISTIAN / ACTION / ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

 

The Fallout Series

By Lisa Harris

Available in audio book, paperback, and eBook

Survival: Fallout Series Book One,  October 19, 2021, 236 pgs.

Hunted: Fallout Series Book Two, February 7, 2022, 234 pgs. 

Frequency: Fallout Series Book Three, May 17, 2022, 232 pgs.

Deception: Fallout Series Book Four, October 10, 2022, 234 pgs

Shattered: Fallout Series Book Five, coming February 28, 2023

 

In today’s world, law enforcement agencies across the country rely on forensic tools, DNA testing, and crime labs. But what if that technology was suddenly no longer available? No one in the small, west Texas town of Shadow Ridge knows what took down the power grid, or when it’s going to be back up, but everyone knows exactly where they were the moment it went down. And now, with no electricity, no internet, and no modern technology, the men and women responsible for keeping the town safe are going to have to learn how to fight crime all over again.

 

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FICTION / WOMEN'S FICTION / CONTEMPORARY WESTERN

The Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch

By Julia Brewer Daily

Admission Press, Inc.

323 pages

Available in hardcover, audio book, paperback, eBook

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Emma Rosales is the heiress of the largest ranch in Texas—The Thorn. All the responsibilities of managing a million acres now fall into her fifth-generation hands. A task Emma could handle with her eyes closed…if The Thorn were any ordinary property. The Thorn is home to many things. Clear, cloudless skies. Miles of desert scrub and craggy mountains. A quiet disrupted only by whispers of the wind. And an ancient web of secrets won’t let Emma out alive without a fight. The Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch is a family saga as large as the state of Texas.

 

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FICTION / MYSTERY / CULINARY / CHICAGO

Finding Florence

By Judy Alter

Alter Ego Press

224 pages

Available in  paperback, eBook

 

Irene is back in town. And Henny’s life is a mess. Irene’s “voices” have told her that something is horribly amiss with a person dear to her. When she arrives, she learns that a death notice for Florence Sherman, her sometime friend, been published in the Sun-Times. Once Irene discovers her friend’s body is missing, the diva chef refuses to leave Chicago until she solves the mysterious disappearance. But, with Irene in Chicago, Henny’s successful “From My Mother’s Kitchen” TV cooking show and her precious time with Patrick, husband of her dreams, are seriously compromised by Irene’s insistence that finding Florence trumps any other concerns.

Finding Florence shares a nice bit of Chicago history and lots of food talk, and an appendix of recipes is included.

 

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FICTION / WESTERN ROMANCE / SMALL-TOWN STORIES

Finding My Destynee

By Natalie Bright & Denise F. McAllister

Wolfpack Publishing / CKN

245 pages

Available in  paperback, eBook

 

Destynee Olsen has always heard that her life’s destiny is more important than she is. Realizing that the road to stardom means leaving behind a piece of her heart, she must decide what she really wants. Is this her dream or her over-bearing mother’s? Travis Olsen promises to support his wife’s ambitions and it comes at a great cost. Being a single parent is not the sacrifice he had in mind. There is no question that his wife has an unbelievable talent, but that means their son may grow up without a mother.

Will Travis and Destynee end up on the same path? Sometimes it takes courage to speak the truth and stop denying your true heart’s desire.

 

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FICTION / ART HISTORICAL FICTION / ESPIONAGE THRILLER

For the Minds and Wills of Men

By Jeff Lanier

Boyle & Dalton

310 pages

Available in hardcover, paperback, eBook

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A gripping, historical art mystery set in 1950s cold war Manhattan, a story of art, love, and espionage. While recovering a stolen Jackson Pollock for a wealthy client, art insurer Will Oxley falls for the client’s daughter, Liz Bower, who leads him deep into the rebellious and seductive world of the abstract expressionist painters. But when Will learns the painting⁠—and Liz⁠—may be hiding communist secrets better left hidden, he finds himself torn between exposing the girl he loves or risking his life by trusting her instead. Realizing nothing is as it seems, Will is caught between communist espionage, secret government programs, and the grip of cold war fear, suspicion, and betrayal where trust is all he has left …

 

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FICTION / FAMILY SAGA / WOMEN'S FICTION / ROMANCE / SISTERS

The Golden Hearts Club

By Cinda K. Swalley

347 pages

Available in paperback, eBook

 

A young woman's determination to help a lonely motel owner find a new home becomes the catalyst that changes many lives. Megan and Katie Summers are leaving on their long-planned road trip, but Katie is apprehensive because her dreams are confusing; a mysterious fire, two sisters screaming, an Indian woman with a long grey braid, a white horse, and trees that want to hurt her. She didn't know how to interpret them. Katie believes her mission in life is to spread the word that kindness can change lives, so she creates a club called The Golden Hearts Club and initiates new members when they show compassion toward others. Unplanned detours change the course of their trip and their lives as they develop new friendships, experience hostile situations, and find love in an unlikely place.

 

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FICTION / WOMEN'S SAGA / 20TH CENTURY FICTION

I'll Be Seeing You

By Joanne Kukanza Easley

Red Boots Press

227 pages

Available in paperback, eBook

 

Young Lauren knows she doesn’t want to be a ranch wife in Palo Pinto County, Texas. After she’s discovered by a modeling scout at the 1940 Fort Worth Stock Show, she moves to Manhattan to begin her glamourous career. After a setback, she drifts into alcoholism and promiscuity. By twenty-four, she’s been widowed and divorced, and flees her problems with geographical cures. Lauren’s last escape lands her in Austin, where she eventually achieves sobriety and starts a successful business, but happiness eludes her. In 1985, Lauren is stunned when Brett, her third husband, resurfaces, wanting to reconcile after thirty-three years. The losses and regrets of the past engulf her, and she seeks the counsel of Jane, a long-time friend from AA. What will Lauren decide?

 

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FICTION / LITERARY / FAMILY SAGA / SMALL TOWN / RURAL 

 

Jackson's Pond, Texas--The Series

By Teddy Jones

MidTown Publishing

 

Jackson's Pond, Texas, (#1), October, 2013, 252 pages, available in paperback, and eBook 

Slanted Light, (#2), August, 2020, 263 pages, available in hardcover, paperback, and eBook. Visit the Lone Star Lit Tour page.

Making it Home, (#3) July, 2021, 275 pages, available in hardcover, paperback, and eBook. Visit the Lone Star Lit Tour page

Marva Cope, (#4), Coming 2023


In Jackson’s Pond, Texas, seventy-four-year-old Willa Jackson sets out to maintain her independence and fully realize her artistic talent. Her daughter attempts to take charge of Willa, although her hands are full of her own problems. Willa’s past in Jackson’s Pond, the town named for the pond on their ranch, provides a backdrop for her determination to secure her future and her family’s as she follows her creative heart. In Slanted Light, Claire Havlicek, Willa’s granddaughter, collapses under the weight of threats to her thirteen-year marriage, her children, her two primary care clinics, and the family ranch. When Claire admits her limits, her family helps her learn that being human, weaknesses and all, can be the source of strength and joy. In Making It Home, fifty-five-year-old Melanie Jackson Banks encounters racism, intolerance, and violence both in her family’s distant past and in current day Jackson’s Pond. She leads family and community efforts to create reconciliation for past wrongs and also to demonstrate strength and defiance in the face of vandalism, cross-burning, domestic violence, threats to Jackson Ranch’s operation, and kidnapping. In the midst of this stormy period, she finds allies in her mother’s long-time companion, Robert Stanley; her mother, Willa Jackson; her daughter Claire Havlicek; and many others.

 

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FICTION / CRIME FICTION / MURDER MYSTERY / FEMALE FBI AGENT

 

Kendall Beck Thriller Series

By Leanne Kale Sparks

Crooked Lane Books

Available in hardcover, audio book, eBook

 

The Wrong Woman (#1), February 8, 2022, 314 pages

Every Missing Girl (#2), Coming February 7, 2023, 310 pages

 

FBI Special Agent Kendall Beck teams up with Denver Homicide Detective Adam Taylor to hunt down criminals in the Mile High City of Denver, Colorado. When Kendall's best friend goes missing, and is found murdered, Kendall teams up with Adam to hunt down a murderer and uncover a possible sinister reemergence of Denver's most notorious serial killer, the Reaper. Kendall soon returns the favor when Adam's niece is missing, and the hunt to find her before the investigation becomes a death inquiry forces the dynamic duo into high gear. But has the young girl run away, or is she the victim of a crime?

 

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FICTION / TWISTED HISTORY / HUMOR / DYSTOPIAN 

Liberty Bell and the Last American

By James Stoddard

347 pages

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Americans love their Constitution. In seventeen-year-old Liberty Bell’s era it has become a myth.

After the Great Blackout obliterates the world's digitized information, America's history is forgotten. Only confused legends remain, written in The Americana, a book depicting a golden American age.

Raised on The Americana's stories and ideals, Liberty Bell joins secret agent Antonio Ice on a quest for her country. But forgotten technologies are reawakening. Historical figures such as Albert Einstein, Harriet Tubman, and Thomas Jefferson live again.

Only Liberty can return the American continent to the freedom of its forefathers. For, as The Americana says, “Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it—and forfeit all coupons, discounts, and travel miles.”

A humorous, poignant celebration of America and its Constitution.

 

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FICTION / LITERARY FICTION 

Odd Birds

By Severo Perez

Texas Christian University Press

278 pages

Available in hardcover and eBook

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The year is 1961. Seventy-year-old Cosimo Infante Cano, a Cuban-born artist in need of inspiration, follows his lover to Texas in what was to be a temporary sabbatical from their life in France. Unexpectedly, he finds himself stranded in San Antonio, nearly penniless, with little more than the clothes on his back and an extraordinary pocket watch. His long hair and eccentric attire make him an odd sight in what he has been told is a conservative cultural backwater. His new friends feel empathy for his impoverished condition, but his unconventional actions and uncompromising ethics confuse them. He creates charming drawings he refuses to sell and paints a house simply for the pleasure of making a difference. In the process he forever alters the lives of those who thought they were helping him.

 

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FICTION / SCIENCE FICTION / SPACE OPERA

Records of the Argos Series

By Michael J. Farlow

Available in paperback and eBook

 

Crucible (#1), February 2021, 313 pages

Retribution (#2), November 2022, 324 pages

 

Records of the Argos is a new series that follows the adventures of a young intelligence spaceship captain, his unlikely crew, and a quirky AI as they carry out their missions in a post-war environment. Some missions are assigned. Others may not be. All involve unexpected twists and turns as they try to deal with unplanned situations far from home. While the time frame begins two years after a galactic war narrowly won by the Consortium over the Arkon empire, some Arkon are still a threat. Over time there will be new races out there that present dilemmas and dangers to the Argos and the Consortium.

 

Take a ride with the adventures of the Argos. Tales of adventure, peril, and unwavering camaraderie.

 

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FICTION / CONTEMPORARY / PARANORMAL ROMANCE / SUSPENSE

Saddled Hearts

By Jan Sikes

Wild Rose Press

341 pages

Available in paperback, eBook

 

 

 

 

Colt Layne owns the Layne Horse Sanctuary. He lives an idyllic life between caring for the animals and playing music with his band. That is until a stranger appears with unreasonable demands. When someone murders the man, Colt is arrested. He’s been framed, but by whom and why? He needs to talk with his deceased grandfather. But that’s impossible. Or is it? Sage Coventry is gifted with the ability to communicate with the deceased. Skeptical but desperate, when Colt consults with her, he gets more than messages from beyond the grave as she breezes into his heart with sweet patchouli fragrance and tempting lips he longs to kiss. The race against time to clear his name and save the ranch launches them on a mission that brings shocking revelations.

 

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FICTION / FAIRY TALES / FUTURISTIC ROMANCE

Silver Hollow (Borderlands Saga, #1)

By Jennifer Silverwood

Silverwood Sketches

401 pages

Available in hardcover, paperback, eBook

 

Into a land of Fae, Dragons, and the power of Excalibur... Amie ignores the unexplained mysteries in her life, until a psycho stabs her in an alley and she’s brought back to life by a familiar stranger. With no choice, Amie follows her savior across the Atlantic to Silver Hollow. Turns out, her father’s family is Seelie royalty, and Amie’s next in line for the throne. The only problem is she can’t control her magic and her father wiped her memories. To save her long-lost family, Amie will need to learn to trust her long-lost lover, Emrys (the Merlin). Silver Hollow is a place of ancient traditions and hidden dangers, where fae trade favors for lives and dragons dream of freedom.

 

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FICTION / LATER-IN-LIFE ROMANCE / ROMANTIC COMEDY

Someday Belongs to Us

By Margie Seaman

Stoney Creek Publishing

224 pages

Available in hardcover, paperback, eBook

 

It’s never too late to find love on the high seas. Kate Caldwell’s romance novels offer happiness to her readers—and to herself. But at 72, she is dismayed that she’s never met someone with whom she could form a true connection of the heart. Struggling with the latest installment in her series about a handsome, eighteenth-century pirate, Kate is awakened during a particularly violent thunderstorm by the presence of a man in her room. Realizing that this was either a dream or a figment of her imagination, Kate befriends the sea-faring apparition and together they produce two successful books about the life of Captain Edward Peregrine. Little did Kate know that there were troubled waters ahead and that she would share a fiery passion with Edward that would span the constraints of time.

 

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FICTION / NOIR / SCIENCE FICTION

Thunder Road

By Colin Holmes

CamCat Books

384 pages

Available in audio book, hardcover, paperback, eBook

 

In 1947, the first stop wreckage from Roswell made was the Fort Worth Air Base. The next day an Army Major vanished from his Top Secret job there, owing a sizeable gambling debt to a local mobster. Down-on-his-luck former Ranger Jefferson Sharp is hired to find the Major and collect. Together with his gal-pal, the vivacious Roni Arquette, Sharp searches from the hideaway poker rooms of Thunder Road to the Nevada desert. They confront murderous operatives and dead-ends until an otherworldly clue reveals a conspiracy between a new Central Intelligence Agency, the newly christened Air Force, and the Chicago mob. Together they’re covering up an interplanetary secret that will change Sharp and Roni’s lives and may determine how long their lives may be.

 

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