Conceivable: The Unlimited Potential of the Unborn

Pastor Ray Lane

Outskirts Press, 110 pages, (paperback) $20.95, 9781977269225
(Reviewed: May, 2024)

Pastor Ray Lane highlights exceptional moments of his life in this brief memoir aimed at fostering and encouraging anti-abortion, pro-life views.

In 1931, Lane’s mother asked her doctor for another abortion. The doctor requested to speak with her husband and convinced the Idahoan farming couple to keep “the baby that could have died.” Over 90 […]

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Murder in the Grand Bazaar: An Intellectual Thriller

Miles Nilsson Fowler

Prosthetic God Publishing, 160 pages, (paperback) $9.99, 9798218291211
(Reviewed: May, 2024)

Miles Nilsson Fowler’s Murder in the Grand Bazaar is an historical thriller involving Felix Markarian, an American professor and biblical scholar who travels to Turkey to authenticate a controversial Christian codex.

It’s 1997, and Ahmet Tatlik, a Turkish antiquities dealer, has just purchased an ancient Coptic Christian text and smuggled it out of Egypt. He […]

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The Faeries of Fable Island

Alicia Cahalane Lewis

Tattered Script Publishing, 154 pages, (paperback) $17.00, 9781737521969
(Reviewed: May, 2024)

This fantasy novel from Alicia Cahalane Lewis is a deeply philosophical and contemplative reimagining of Scottish novelist J. M. Barrie’s classic Peter Pan narrative.

In 2024, Megan Elida Fay, 16, lives in a dilapidated house on the Maine coast with her aunt. The remote stretch of coastline is a tourist hotspot, as it has been […]

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Nabukko

K. R. Gadeken

K.R. Gadeken, 367 pages, (ebook) $8.99, 9798990421325
(Reviewed: May, 2024)

K.R. Gadeken’s immersive genre-bending novel, Nabukko, is set on a bizarre planet with inhabitants who do not remember how they got there.

Eff Sharp finds herself alone on an unknown planet with barely any recollection of her past. After surviving for months, she encounters a group of people similarly stranded on the planet. At first, […]

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The Yellow Diamond

Michelle Grahame

AuthorHouse, 270 pages, (paperback) $15.71, 9781728374796
(Reviewed: May, 2024)

In this Regency mystery and romance, a 28-year-old widow protects her ward’s dowry but loses her heart to a marquis.

Amanda Fletcher arrives at the home of the dowager Marchioness of Coverdale with her charges, Rosalie and Sir Piers Abbot, to prepare for Rosalie’s first London season. Having received anonymous notes demanding the return of […]

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The Legacy of HarlemLIVE: Youth Empowerment Through Journalism and Experiential Learning

Rich Calton and The HarlemLIVE Alumni

HarlemLIVE Publishing, 430 pages, (paperback) $14.95, 9781733471381
(Reviewed: May, 2024)

Rich Calton, a teacher and the founder of HarlemLIVE, shares the inspiration behind and lessons learned from spearheading a youth-led journalism organization that left a lasting impact.

HarlemLIVE thrived from 1996 to 2011. Organized by Calton to foster creativity, teach skills, and cultivate confidence, HarlemLIVE was an Internet-based periodical that involved young people reporting on […]

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Do Good While Doing Well: Invest for Change, Reap Financial Rewards, and Increase Your Happiness

Marcia Dawood

Amplify Publishing, 210 pages, (hardcover) $28.00, 9798891381247
(Reviewed: May, 2024)

In this feel-good guide to “doing good” and getting rich, Marcia Dawood, who serves on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee, explains the ins and outs of “angel investing.”

Unlike traditional investing in stocks and bonds, angel investing, she explains, is putting “money, time, or expertise” into early-stage companies with […]

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Staplewood Park

Michelle Grahame

AuthorHouse, 274 pages, (paperback) $15.85, 9781728375496
(Reviewed: May, 2024)

A blend of mystery and romance, Michelle Grahame’s historical novel, Staplewood Park, follows the romantic journey between a widow and lord as they work to uncover the identity of a man found injured on the side of the road.

During a break from school, Nicholas, son of Lord Charles Hargreaves, loses control of his horse-drawn […]

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The Kings’ Assassin

Ed Cannon

Xlibris, 454 pages, (paperback) $23.99, 9781984511683
(Reviewed: May, 2024)

Ed Cannon fuses equal parts magic, murder mystery and thriller in this sprawling tale combining old-fashioned whodunit tension with the complex worldbuilding of the best epic fantasy.

Prince Sillik returns to Illicia—the city that has ruled “the known world” for centuries— after being gone seven years, only to find his father, King Saldor, murdered and […]

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In Extremis

Matt Duggan

ManVsFilm, 476 pages, (paperback) $14.99, 9781733794343
(Reviewed: May, 2024)

In Extremis—the second novel in Matt Duggan’s “The Rosy Dream” trilogy—spotlights the 1990s Los Angeles misadventures of Jack Darmody, an aspiring writer determined to forge an artistic legacy.

When Jack was seven years old, his parents died in a car accident, and the night is seared into his memory. Now it’s 2008, and Jack is […]

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