“Nine Bear Lodge” by Keith A. Hamilton

Two men who fled the Fall of the Berlin Wall come face-to-face with their horrific past when, out of pure coincidence, they end up vacationing at the same lodge. One was a smuggler who was ruthlessly beaten and tortured by the other, who was an officer. Set in the lush forests of the Bella Coola Valley in beautiful British Columbia, the men struggle to immerse themselves in the idyllic setting due to the past rearing its ugly head. What will happen when the ex-smuggler approaches his biggest adversary? Read and find out! … More “Nine Bear Lodge” by Keith A. Hamilton

“Don’t Pine for the Moonshine” by Che Sauntioga

Che Sauntioga’s “Don’t Pine for the Moonshine” is a new, different kind of fantasy. Instead of wizards and faeries or vampires and werewolves, we have a parallel-like universe with humans—some of whom possess magic and some who do not. Ten and Ginger are two non-magical individuals who have been selected by a famous moonshiner for a very important job: engineer a fake ghost of another musician. There’s just one complication: as far as they know, this other moonshiner is not yet dead. … More “Don’t Pine for the Moonshine” by Che Sauntioga

“Antipodes” by J.C. Mehta

“Antipodes” is a delight for anyone with a flair for word play. As an admirer of poetry of all kinds, I found it impressive to have a body of work that strives to achieve an equal balance that evokes such powerful sentiment while adhering to a rigid structure.

One key theme is the author’s background as a Native American. From the opening piece “America de’Colonizer,” both the original version and its reflected antipode convey the destruction of colonization… … More “Antipodes” by J.C. Mehta

“The Guest House: Stories of a Nervous Mind” by Shannon Terrell

In The Guest House: Stories of a Nervouse Mind author Shannon Terrell has given the reader an in-depth and very personal look into a life filled with anxiety disorders and how to deal with them, and she has done it in a very honest and well-written manner. … More “The Guest House: Stories of a Nervous Mind” by Shannon Terrell

“Nonni in Japan: Around the World at 80 Years Old!” by Jon Svensson

Everyone dreams of visiting a country, and for Icelandic author Jon Svensson, who is often called “Nonni,” his “dream country” to visit was Japan. He was fascinated by Japan as a boy and learned everything he could about it as he grew up. It is when he is in his elderly years that he finally makes that dream come true, and his book, “Nonni in Japan,” is about his adventurous sailing trip to Japan, as well as his many experiences there. … More “Nonni in Japan: Around the World at 80 Years Old!” by Jon Svensson

“An Optimist by Degrees” by John E. Madigan

“An Optimist by Degrees” is an emotional fictional work by John E. Madigan, that tells of Tom’s quest to uncover secrets and lies that dissipated the company he so selflessly worked for. Full of devastation and anger as he overlooks the old factory, Tom is unable to cope with his biggest challenge of negative emotions, since now he has to piece together a part-time, contract, or temporary job to keep afloat financially. … More “An Optimist by Degrees” by John E. Madigan

“Salt & Light: The Complete Jesus” by Jonathan G. Dean

“Salt & Light; The Complete Jesus” is a deeply researched publication that attempts to impart understanding and knowledge relating to the existence of an extraordinary human being, Jesus of Nazareth. His personality, works, and words are the backbone of this meticulous read, as substantiated by the Canada-based researcher and award winner, Jonathan G. Dean. This book seeks to reconstruct beliefs and disintegrate confusing information and views about Jesus as professed by diverse religions such as Judaism, Christian, Islam and Buddhism. … More “Salt & Light: The Complete Jesus” by Jonathan G. Dean

“Saint Bedouin’s Fruits” by Johannes Cicek

“Saint Bedouin’s Fruits” by Johannes Çiçek is a compilation of various thoughts and counsel, focusing on the author’s purpose of “investigating and receiving the Holy Mysteries of Christianity.” Çiçek showcases various writing formats throughout his work, the reader will notice times of storyline, scripture verses from the Bible and hymns interjected, and informational/educational sections served as a commentary of the verses, songs, or other topics, such as biology, layers, senses, hormones, psychology, Christianity, evolution, etc. … More “Saint Bedouin’s Fruits” by Johannes Cicek

“Where the Lilacs Bloom Once Again: Friddie’s Story” by Roni Rosenthal

Where the Lilacs Bloom Once Again is an honest and extremely captivating story of Friddie and members of her family living in a pre-World War II world in Romania. With this book, the author has given readers a true and very engaging account of the horrible hardships that this family went through during a horrible time. … More “Where the Lilacs Bloom Once Again: Friddie’s Story” by Roni Rosenthal