April 16, 2024

The Three Layers of a Moment: The Pioneer Ranch Saga, Book Three

This third book in Samar Reine’s Pioneer Ranch Saga series follows the journey of former showjumper and veterinarian Bryce, who is facing an existential crisis stemming from her turbulent marriage, precarious animal rescue business, and deteriorating ranch.

The installment opens with the death of Bryce’s husband’s grandfather. Bryce’s adopted brother, a seer, intuits Bryce’s grief […]

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April 10, 2024

The Eye of God

Aeternus Costin’s The Eye of God provides a thoughtful attempt at reconciling a conception of God with scientific orthodoxy.

Costin is an autodidact, not a classically trained philosopher; nonetheless, he’s well-read and his arguments are considered, though still vulnerable to critique. Costin posits that gravity is God. His definition of gravity matches the scientific orthodoxy, […]

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March 26, 2024

At the Mercy of the Sea

At the Mercy of the Sea, third in the Country for Castoffs series, follows three young teenagers growing up in the 17th century and facing life challenges in the New World.

The novel opens with a chance meeting between Etienne, a 12-year-old French immigrant; Abraham, a slightly younger boy struggling to win approval from his […]

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December 11, 2023

Monologues for Young Adults: 60 Original Monologues to Stand Out, Inspire, and Shine


Actor and casting director Mike Kimmel pens a collection of monologues for today’s aspiring young adult actors. Created for the audition process, Kimmel’s original pieces offer a refreshing variety of contemporary voices engaged in lively inner dialogue and self-reflection.

Written with performance in mind, the relatable, timely monologues bring a story of each speaker to […]

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November 14, 2023

Sea of Red

James Bultema draws on his experience in the military and the LAPD for a wire-taut account of a conventional war between America and China.

With its detailed depictions of military technology, tactics and geopolitics, it would be convenient to categorize this debut novel by amateur historian Bultema alongside the likes of Tom Clancy or Vince […]

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July 25, 2023

The Night of the Burning Car: A Mystery Thriller

In Rob Lubitz’s gripping mystery thriller, a fictional rural county in North Carolina becomes the backdrop for a tale of racism and corruption.

In 1948, while driving late at night on a North Carolina country road, a white man, Billy Dalton, heroically rescues a battered black woman and her little girl from a burning vehicle. […]

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July 10, 2023

Soul Scepter: Time Marauders

Eric Westergard’s Soul Scepter is an ambitious, YA, historical adventure novel with science fiction elements.

Because of his father’s act of terrorism, Will Donovan has been bullied his whole life. When a paramilitary organization tries to kidnap Will’s uncle, a scientist examining a mysterious alien weapon, Will and his friends, along with the villains, are […]

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July 4, 2023

The Curse of the Boran

Robert A.G. Erickson’s The Curse of the Boran is an adventurous YA fantasy in which destiny and duty forge friendship, courage, and resiliency.

Set in the Kingdom of Duscany, the novel follows 16-year-old twin sorcerers Prince Leonard (Lenny) and Princess Cassandra (Cassy) as they help friends fulfill their purpose.

When Bella the Dryad casts a […]

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June 6, 2023

It Was A Privilege To Care For Her

Some 38 individual doctors, 97 appointments and almost five years of treatment for metastatic breast cancer are part of the physical and spiritual journey reported in Keith Klafehn’s detailed journal about his wife Muriel’s final illness.

Klafehn’s diary begins in 1998, with Muriel’s diagnosis of Stage III breast cancer and subsequent mastectomy and chemotherapy, which […]

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April 25, 2023

Secrets of the Rabbi’s Mafia

Irv Segal’s novel, the first in a planned series, introduces Jake Cooper, a former yeshivah student who becomes an unlikely detective.

Jake, divorced and having just left Chicago’s Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, dips his toe into the modern dating scene by attending a Jewish singles night. There, he meets Mindy, another former member of the insular […]

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