We had so many incredible submissions last month, it was hard to pick one. So for July we have decided on a collection of stories from authors T.D. Trask and Dale Elster, set in the fictional town of Rock Creek, NY.
A town in the middle of nowhere, on the way to nowhere. A town ruled by quiet, country boredom, nestled between rolling hills and dense forests. Bordered by vast stretches of farmland. A quaint community of friendly faces, charming landscapes, picket fences. An idyllic rural existence. Maybe it is. But the locals have another name for their town: Deadsville.
Another month and another great round of titles! Here is June’s choice: Ascenders by C.L. Gaber. Gaber gives us an imaginative and creative look into afterlife, giving the reader a new perspective on life to wonder about.
Walker Callaghan doesn't know what happened to her. One minute she was living her teenage life in suburban Chicago... and the next minute, she was in a strange place and in a brand new school with absolutely no homework, no rules, and no consequences. Walker Callaghan, 17, is dead. At the Academy, you learn the lessons of an after-lifetime.
May sees spring come to life. But the Spring showers didn't dampen the quality of content we received! Here's the Editors’ Choice for this month: This Time by JF Holland. An adult contemporary romance, this is the second book in the Dennison Property Story Series. It tells of Alison Pope, a young widow with an infant daughter, who is enjoying her job with Dennison Property Services. It’s giving her a lifestyle that’s comfortable and safe, something Alison was desperately missing.
When Rob Philips comes along, Alison finds herself slipping outside of that comfort zone. But when her past begins to catch up, her hard won security too seems to ebb further away. Can Alison open up and let Rob into her complicated life and her heart? And can Rob learn to let go of his past and finally accept he is capable of finding love and helping Alison heal? This time, it could be all theirs for the taking.
Another month and another great round of titles! Here is April’s choice: Hannahwhere by John McIlveen. This constantly surprising novel has some very dark moments, but John McIlveen's clean, clear prose carries you through them and back into the light of the good, decent people who fuel this story with their desperate efforts to do the right thing.
In a suburb on Boston's North Shore, a catatonic little girl is found behind a dumpster. She is a mystery. As Social Worker Debbie Gillan pieces together the puzzle of the child's identity, she discovers the child had disappeared two years earlier along with a twin sister. She also discovers HANNAHWHERE, an alternate world that is both a haven and a prison.... Life altering trauma becomes the key to unraveling the truth about the children, about Hannahwhere...and about Debbie herself. Truths that could either save them or destroy them all.
February was a short month, but we were not short on some great submissions. Without further ado, we present: Beasts and Savages by Emma Woods as the Editor’s Choice for March. From winning a Young Author's award in the fourth grade, Emma now has a bachelor's degree in Language Arts Education. Her debut YA novel is set in an absorbing fantasy world, where men and women are divided.
The story of Lea Corre, who was taught to value community, family, and the hunt. Her blood stems from a long line of proud hunters. When Lea's monthly changes come and she prepares for her own hunt, she questions the brutality and morality of the deadly custom. As she uncovers dark secrets and delves into her mother's broken past, she determines she will make her own fate. Along the way she encounters Tanner, her intended prey. His village has decided to take a stand against the tyranny of women. When Lea's prey becomes her captor, she learns more about their lives, the world, and herself. In the end, Lea must choose between two worlds, in which neither she belongs.
We saw so many great titles come through this month, it was difficult to choose a number one - but here it is: Don't Forget To Breathe by Cathrina Constantine. Bone chilling horror and heart pounding romance come together to make an enthralling read.
Don't Forget to Breathe encompasses so much: heartbreak, mean girls, the bad boy, the good boy, murder and mystery. It tells the story of 16 year old Leocadia, who arrives home to find her mom’s bloody body. Unaware that the killer still lingers, she is grabbed from behind and then everything fades to black. A year later Leo’s dreams are getting worse—she’s starting to remember. More bodies are discovered that seem to be linked to her mom’s homicide. Will Leo let her memories threaten her into a relapse or, will she fight to find her mother’s killer – only to become his next victim?