In the event your To-Be-Read pile is diminishing with all the down time Covid-19 provides, we’re doing our best to replenish it. Take a look at our June releases:
Murder Walks on Peachtree Street by Nancy Arrant Williams; Mayflower Marty by Luan Hamill; Keep Running, Maggie McRooney by Edna Waidell Cravitz; Child of Destiny by T.E. Bradford; The Jindentors by Derinda Babcock, and Winter’s Light by Erica Marie Hogan.
Murder Walks on Peachtree Street is the story of Makkie Yeats, a middle-aged divorced woman in Azalea, Missouri—where all the streets are named after flowers—tricked into moving in to her childhood home with her Type A sister.
Their 80-year-old mother, Jane, orchestrates everything. She convinces Zoe to sell her beautiful house and Makkie to give up her charming garden apartment. Jane, meanwhile, is moving to Fair Oaks, a mansion-turned-Senior-Bed-and-Board next door. She wants to be pampered and prays her daughters will resolve their differences before she dies.
Makkie is part of the “Overheated Generation,” menopausal and miserable. Things get hotter when Zoe, who gets the last word on everything, refuses to turn on the air conditioning during an unprecedented heat wave. Distraught by the drama, Makkie goes to visit her friend Ferdy and stumbles into a murder plot and conspiracy—and an attractive FBI agent.
Paperback $12.99; E-book $3.99
ISBNs: 978-1-951970-97-0 (paperback) 978-1-951970-98-7 (trade) -978-1-95197099-4 (e-book)
See Plymouth, Massachusetts through the eyes of a pet bulldog.
Marty, the funny little bulldog, just loves his hometown in historic Plymouth, Massachusetts. Tag along with him as he visits some of his favorite places and see why he thinks his hometown is so special.
Paperback $10.99; E-book $4.99
ISBNs 978-1-951970-71-0 (paperback) 978-1-951970-72-7 (hardcover) 978-1-951970-73-4 (e-book) 978-1-95197074-1 (trade)
An annoying little brother, a class bully – and now – writer’s block. What else can go wrong for Maggie McRooney?
Twelve-year-old Maggie McRooney wants to win the very first sixth-grade poetry contest. She wants to win the blue ribbon. After all, she’s written dozens of poems, and everyone tells her she’s a gifted poet. But life gets in Maggie’s way. She misses her big brother who’s a soldier in Vietnam, and she’s tired of dealing with her annoying kid brother, the Little Mosquito. Then there’s Katrina Lucas, Queen of the Meanies, who takes pleasure in bullying Maggie, especially in front of Maggie’s first crush, Tommy Vidalis. Her Lithuanian grandmother comes to live with Maggie’s family after a car accident, and that means sharing her bedroom with her kid brother. You’ve got to be kidding! What teenager wants to share her bedroom with her little brother?
What could possibly make Maggie’s life worse? The unthinkable … writer’s block! Will Maggie ever be able to burst through that writer’s block and write a winning poem? And will she ever be able to stand up to the bully Katrina?
Paperback $10.99 e-book $3.99
ISBNs 978-1-64949-000-1 (paperback) 978-1-64949-001-8 (trade) 978-1-64949-002-5 (e-book)
Across the Divide, A Storm Is Brewing.
In a world where power determines position, word is spreading of the girl who possesses all three factors of magic. Some feel her existence heralds a new era. Others cling desperately to old traditions. The struggle will pit neighbor against neighbor in a conflict poised to spiral into civil war. At the heart of the maelstrom an adversary thirsty for domination wields a weapon of untold magnitude. When power can be harvested like wheat, no one’s magic is safe—even the Trine’s.
Paperback $14.99 e-book $4.99
ISBNs 978-1-951970-81-9 (paperback) 978-1-951970-82-6 (trade) 978-1-951970-83-3 (e-book)
A Tale of Three Kingdoms
Who are the near-mythical people called the Jindentors? Trezlandians and traders from the neighboring countries of Vindor and Binrom call them the Invisibles or Melting Ones and believe they can turn into rocks, trees, or birds of prey. A few whisper they are descendants of time-travelers.
Many who trade with the Jindentors want to find the source of their healing silver water and the location of their silver mines. As war with Vindor and Binrom looms, Trezlandian King Laydor needs the Jindentor skills and tactical knowledge that saved his father’s kingdom four decades earlier. His military advisors demand conscription in violation of treaties, and others want to increase Jindentor taxes in order to pay for the war.
Paperback $14.99 E-book $4.99
ISBNs 978-1-951970-78-9 (paperback) 978-1-951970-79-6 (trade) 978-1-951970-80-2 (e-book)
Winter’s storm rages over the Ice Mountains. The final battle has come!
As the end of the war approaches, the Winter Queen gathers her loyal followers. Yet, even with their strength, she feels her own diminishing. Better than anyone, Adlae Sundragon, the Winter Queen and true heir to the throne of Sunkai, knows the inner workings of the power she holds. Something is wrong, and the mysterious prophecy of the Winter Queens who came before haunts her.
Across the land, the Almaër Dominÿe comes to Sunkai, leading the People of the Dragon. The Heir of Molderëin carries the Sword of Kläerjaen over the treacherous Molderëin Mountains and the Eventide Sisters are divided between the light and the dark. As winter swirls fiercely around them all, Adlae Sundragon knows the time has come. Her fate is upon her.
The battle between good and evil will rage across the Kliat Plains as the Winter Queen commands the final assault for Sunkai’s throne.
Paperback $14.99 e-book $4.99
978-1-951970-84-0 paperback, 978-1-951970-85-7 trade, 978-1-951970-86-4 e-book
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