Fires of Change by Sarah Lark

Fires of Change by Sarah LarkSarah Lark, author of The Fire Blossom, continues her epic family saga as a defiant new generation of women comes of age amid social unrest and precarious love in colonial New Zealand.

It’s 1863, nearly twenty years since Ida Lange came to New Zealand to change her life and realize a dream. With her best friend, Cat, she established a thriving sheep farm on the continental plains where their combined families settled—and succeeded. But the idyll of Rata Station could be reaching an end. The fires of change are coming again, and this time it’s Ida’s and Cat’s daughters—Mara, Carol, and Linda—who will get swept up in the ensuing chaos.

The spirited Mara is in the first blush of romantic awakening with a half-Maori boy torn between two heritages. Mara’s love for him is a greater risk than either of them can imagine. Carol, engaged to the son of a local sheep baron, has a prospect that seems safe—yet fate has other plans. And Linda, Carol’s sweet-natured “twin,” who holds the family secret of her heritage close to her heart, can’t imagine a life outside Rata Station. Then a sudden tragedy throws the families into peril and desperation.

As tensions escalate between the warring Maori tribes and English settlers, Mara, Carol, and Linda struggle to overcome increasing hardships for themselves and for each other. Drawing on their strong will, resilience, and unbreakable bond, they’ll do anything to secure their future at Rata Station before it slips away forever.

The End of the Day by Bill Clegg

The End of the Day by Bill Clegg*Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this shipment may be delayed.*

Following his acclaimed New York Times bestseller, DID YOU EVER HAVE A FAMILY, Bill Clegg returns with a deeply moving, emotionally resonant second novel about the complicated bonds and breaking points of friendship, the corrosive forces of secrets, the heartbeat of longing, and the redemption found in forgiveness.

A retired widow in rural Connecticut wakes to an unexpected visit from her childhood best friend whom she hasn’t seen in forty-nine years.

A man arrives at a Pennsylvania hotel to introduce his estranged father to his newborn daughter and finds him collapsed on the floor of the lobby.

A sixty-seven-year-old taxi driver in Kauai receives a phone call from the mainland that jars her back to a traumatic past.

These seemingly disconnected lives come together as half-century-old secrets begin to surface. It is in this moment that Bill Clegg reminds us how choices—to connect, to betray, to protect—become our legacy.

Deeply observed and beautifully written, this novel is a feat of storytelling, capturing sixty years within the framework of one fateful day.

Millicent Glenn's Last Wish by Tori Whitaker

Millicent Glenn's Last Wish by Tori WhitakerThree generations of women—and the love, loss, sacrifice, and secrets that can bind them forever or tear them apart.

Millicent Glenn is self-sufficient and contentedly alone in the Cincinnati suburbs. As she nears her ninety-first birthday, her daughter Jane, with whom she’s weathered a shaky relationship, suddenly moves back home. Then Millie’s granddaughter shares the thrilling surprise that she’s pregnant. But for Millie, the news stirs heartbreaking memories of a past she’s kept hidden for too long. Maybe it’s time she shared something, too. Millie’s last wish? For Jane to forgive her.

Sixty years ago Millie was living a dream. She had a husband she adored, a job of her own, a precious baby girl, and another child on the way. They were the perfect family. All it took was one irreversible moment to shatter everything, reshaping Millie’s life and the lives of generations to come.

As Millie’s old wounds are exposed, so are the secrets she’s kept for so long. Finally revealing them to her daughter might be the greatest risk a mother could take in the name of love.

Strange Labour by Robert Penner

Strange Labour by Robert   PennerWe're giving away eight (8) copies of Robert G. Penner's Strange Labour. Enter for your chance to win one.

"With this brilliant debut, Penner thoughtfully upends the tropes of post-apocalyptic fiction" -- Publishers Weekly

The Puzzle Women by Anna Ellory

The Puzzle Women by Anna ElloryBerlin, 1989. Siblings Rune and Lotte are shaken awake by Mama and told to follow her quietly into the night. Last time they snuck away from Papa, with Mama bruised and broken, they were back within a week. But this time they are starting a new life, Mama says—where nobody can ever hurt them again.

Ten years later, the memories of their escape are blurry; Mama is long gone and the siblings are back at Papa’s house. But when they receive a mysterious notebook that seems to have come from Mama, Papa tears it apart. Could there be more to their past than they’ve been led to believe?

With Rune paralysed by fear, Lotte takes their fate into her own hands. When she learns about the ‘Puzzle Women’ working tirelessly to reconstruct files shredded by the former secret police, she begs them to help her piece Mama’s story back together. But as Papa’s threats against both siblings escalate, can they unite to learn the full, brutal truth in Mama’s own words at last?

The Fallen by C.N. Crawford

The Fallen by C.N. CrawfordWin a *signed* copy of the Fallen--the new fantasy romance from C.N. Crawford.

In Dovren, even the angels sin.

Most nights, I dance and laugh with friends till the morning birds start to sing. But then disaster strikes.

A sinfully sexy angel strides in to my favorite dance hall and compels me to work for him--in Hades Castle. Sure, I always wanted to see the inside of the ancient fortress that looms over the city. But the fallen angel is a brutal tyrant--and I think he killed my sister.

Now, he wants me to pretend to be his wife. Instead, I plan to assassinate him. Too bad the only way to kill an angel is to seduce him. And the sensual charms of the fallen will make it hard to stay on task.

But this is a battle, and he’s my beautiful enemy. We are fighting with weapons of desire, and we're both at risk of losing ourselves in this war.

For readers of Laura Thalassa, Jennifer Armentraut, Sarah J. Maas, and K.F. Breene.

Cuyahoga by Pete Beatty

Cuyahoga by Pete BeattyEnter for a chance to win one of 25 copies of CUYAHOGA by Pete Beatty, an October Indie Next Pick!

"A hilarious and moving exploration of family, home, and fate...you won't read anything else like it this year.”
—Buzzfeed

“As comically genius as a Coen Brothers film; with narrative skill and voice as singular as Faulkner.”
—Natalie Jenner, author of The Jane Austen Society

"This marvelous tragicomic tale impressed upon my head and heart—twin joys.”
—Mitchell S. Jackson, author of Survival Math

The Secrets to Living a Fantastic Life by Allen Lycka

The Secrets to Living a Fantastic Life by Allen LyckaEnter to win 1/100 author signed copies of the #1 best selling Amazon book of the Great Covid Pandemic of 2020.
"This self-help book invites readers to transform their lives by embracing qualities like vulnerability, tenacity, and enthusiasm.” Kirkus Review
"These two remarkable victors have constructed a book worthy of their histories. " SPR – Self Publishing Review
"This book shows that life is not about what happens to you but how you respond to the things that happen" Seattle Book Review
"Can near-death ordeals be the catalyst for transforming your life for the better? In "The Secrets of Living a Fantastic Life", the authors share age-old truths and wisdom they discovered in their personal healing journeys. “What does not kill me makes me stronger,” and in this life-affirming book, happier and more fulfilled." — Rod Raglin, San Francisco Book Review
"This book is one of the favorites I have read this year. The cohesive storyline and the positive views are thestandout point of this book. How the story is told is a refreshing novelty" AntoneLamaria, Online Book Club Review
"The Secrets to Living a Fantastic Life by Dr. Allen Lycka and Harriet Tinka is a definitive guide that will truly turn your life from a dead-end to wide open spaces where you believe anything can be achieved." – READERS FAVOURITE

An American Covenant by Lucile Scott

An American Covenant by Lucile ScottA history of mystic resistance and liberation and of five women who transcended the expected to transform America.

For centuries, women who emerge as mystic leaders have played vital roles in American culture. For just as long, they’ve been subjugated and ridiculed. Today, women and others across the nation are once again turning to their mystic powers to #HexThePatriarchy and help fight the forces that seem bent on relegating them to second-class citizenry.

Amid this tumult, Lucile Scott looks to the past and the stories of five women over three centuries to form an ancestral spiritual coven: Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans; Cora L. V. Scott, nineteenth-century Spiritualist superstar; Helena Blavatsky, mother of Theosophy; Zsuzsanna Budapest, feminist witch and founder of Dianic Wicca; and Marianne Williamson, presidential candidate and preacher of the New Age Gospel of Love. Each, in their own ways, defied masculine preconceptions about power.

A scathing queer feminist history and a personal quest for transcendence, An American Covenant opens our eyes to the paths forged by women who inspired the nation in their own times—and who will no longer be forgotten or silenced in ours.

A Life Worth Living by Louise Guy

A Life Worth Living by Louise  GuyAre some white lies simply too big to forgive?

Eve and Leah are identical twins—but beyond that, they’re polar opposites. Struggling journalist Leah envies Eve’s seemingly perfect life—the loyal husband, the beautiful twin daughters, the stellar career—little knowing that what Eve longs for most is Leah’s independence.

When a shocking event upends their world, one woman seizes a split-second chance to change everything and follow her sister down a different life path. It’s a spontaneous choice, but there’s no going back. How will she deal with the fallout when covering up one untruth means lying to everyone—about everything?

One thing is clear: both twins have secrets, and both just want to be happy. But what price will they pay to live the life they’ve always wanted?

The Loop by Jeremy Robert Johnson

The Loop by Jeremy Robert Johnson*Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this shipment may be delayed.*

“Unputdownable…Fans of The Twilight Zone, The X-Files, and Stranger Things will be especially thrilled.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A satisfyingly dark satire of, well, everything…Imagine Blake Crouch and Mira Grant re-writing Chuck Wendig’s Wanderers—fans of all three authors are part of the wide audience who will flock to this heart-pounding and deeply unsettling tale.” —Booklist

Stranger Things meets World War Z in this heart-racing conspiracy thriller as a lonely young woman teams up with a group of fellow outcasts to survive the night in a town overcome by a science experiment gone wrong.

Turner Falls is a small tourist town nestled in the hills of western Oregon, the kind of town you escape to for a vacation. When an inexplicable outbreak rapidly develops, this idyllic town becomes the epicenter of an epidemic of violence as the teenaged children of several executives from the local biotech firm become ill and aggressively murderous. Suddenly the town is on edge, and Lucy and her friends must do everything it takes just to fight through the night.

Peasants and Kings by Emma Slate

Peasants and Kings by Emma SlateEnter for a chance to win one of 3 signed paperback copies of PEASANTS AND KINGS by Emma Slate! Don't want to wait? Pre-Order an ebook copy now and read on release day!

Hadrian's smile was slow and vicious. "The world is made up of peasants and kings. But I am no king. I'm an emperor."

I'm being hunted by my family's enemies.

To disappear, I take on a new identity and enter the opulent and sinful world of The Rex Hotel as Eden Smith.

I'm safe. Until I meet him.

Hadrian Rhys.

Beautiful, mysterious and brutal--Hadrian is a man who uses his power to shape the world.

He's a man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.

And he wants me.

But Eden Smith is an alchemy of lies, a fabrication, a sham.

Bloodlines, alliances, and murderous restitution lie buried deep within my past.

My name is Sterling Miller.

You won't believe who I am.

The Twin Paradox by Charles Wachter

The Twin Paradox by Charles Wachter100 signed copies of the science thriller The Twin Paradox!

Wesley Morris, Critic at Large, The New York Times says: “This is skillfully structured, suspenseful, handsomely descriptive, mysterious science-fiction. It moves fast and brims with humor and wonder about morality and the nature of genius and the self. Once again, and amazingly enough, Charles Wachter manages to meet us where we are in the uncertain, ever-shifting moment.”

With ten years passing for every three minutes on a remote stretch of Texas coast, planes fall out of the sky, evolved species are on the hunt, and people die inside one of the most vicious ecosystems ever grown—all a result of the government’s efforts to slow down time.

A lot can happen in ten years. That’s the point. Governments are always racing for supremacy, for scientific breakthroughs, for technological advantages—and these things take time.

Until something goes wrong.

With the grounded yet massive world building of READY PLAYER ONE, thrilling scientific questions of JURASSIC PARK, and the time-bending teen drama of BEFORE I FALL, Wachter’s THE TWIN PARADOX is a brilliantly plotted tale that is both intimate and massive, relentless yet deliberate, and explores the themes of self-acceptance, self- confidence, selection in a richly hued and unforgettable world. Ultimately the eternal question of Nature versus Nurture is boiled down into one single, final question:

Do we get to choose who we are?