our staff picks
Brian's 99 Cents- The Uncanny Valley by Bryan R. Dennis: A fitting homage to the Golden Age of science fiction, this collection of short stories showcases the amazing talents of an author with an incredibly bright future.
Kimberly's Chaotic Corner- Running by Patrice Fitzgerald: Behind the walls of the White House, this fast paced thriller takes Vice President Catherine Young on a journey she'll never forget.
AB's Newbies- The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors by Michele Young-Stone: In her heartfelt debut novel, Michele shows both the beautiful and grotesque sides of human nature. Love and hate clash like lightning across a night sky in this brilliant piece of character-driven fiction.
Katie's Y. A. Hotspot- Open Minds by Susan Kaye Quinn: A young adult dystopia that stands above the rest with action-packed plotting, interesting characters and a unique world you can't help but be sucked into.
Readers' Choice Awards
chosen by popular demand
First place- Mageborn: The Blacksmith's Son by Michael G. Manning: The tale of Mordecai, the village blacksmith’s son. Over several days and through many twists and turns, Mordecai learns he is actually the son of a murdered duke, falls in love, makes a mortal enemy, and discovers he is a brilliant wizard.
Second place- Marina Melee by Lynne M. Hinkey: This hilarious tale of an ex-pat's attempt to run a marina in the tropics will keep you laughing from beginning to end.
Third place- Rex Rising by Chrystalla Thoma: An imaginative YA fantasy that pushes the boundaries of that genre. Readers will enjoy the sympathetic characters, the elaborate settings and the page-turning action.
Fourth place- My Memories of a Future Life by Roz Morris: A heartfelt piece of literary fiction that follows a piano player as she learns about herself through visions of the future.
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