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  • The Theory of Talking to Trees
      by Karl Dehmelt
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    Officially rated 3 out of 4!
    View official review by katiesquilts - Published December 28, 2016

    Genre: Other Fiction
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    About the Author: "Karl Dehmelt is a writer and student at Loyola University in Baltimore. His first novel, The Hard Way Back to Heaven, was accepted for publication by Apprentice House Press of Baltimore when he was 18, and was subsequently published in October 2015. His second novel, The Theory of Talking to Trees, will be available for purchase in October 2016, also through Apprentice House; his third novel, Good Friends, will be available from Apprentice House in 2017. He strives to honor his family and friends with each word he writes as he passionately pursues his vocation."

  • Atlantis Child
      by KL Watkins
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    Officially rated 4 out of 4!
    View official review by katiesquilts - Published December 28, 2016

    Genre: Young Adult
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    About the Author: "KL Watkins grew up in the mountains of Colorado where she first discovered her passion for writing. Driven by her desire to share tales, to wrap strangers in the warm blanket of new worlds, she worked her way up from poems and short stories, to novels. When she's not writing, she spends her days hiking, fishing, and relaxing with her husband, and her Flemish Giant, Bucky."

  • The 11.05 Murders
      by Brian O'Hare
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    Officially rated 4 out of 4!
    View official review by katiesquilts - Published January 4, 2017

    Genre: C/T/M/H
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    About the Author: "Author Biography Because of a debilitating illness, Dr.Brian O’Hare [B.A., ADCE(Hons.), M.A., Ph.D] took early retirement in 1998 from his post as Assistant Director of a large Regional College in Newry in Northern Ireland. It transpired that he had an irreversible liver disease (a childhood affliction) that required a liver transplant. Married with three children and ten grandchildren, he now enjoys full health, plays golf, and writes from time to time. He is author of articles in several educational journals, has written substantial reports published by the Dept. Education (NI) and the University of Ulster, most recently a report for YouthAid/UU(NI) entitled The Excluded Adolescent. He has also written a non-academic, book-length memoir entitled A Spiritual Odyssey: Diary of an Ordinary Catholic which tells the story of his liver transplant and the spiritual awakening that helped him through two years of serious illness. [Published by Columba Press, Blackrock, Co. Dublin]. This was followed by a couple of forays into fiction with Fallen Men, (Irish contemporary fiction), The Doom Murders (the first in a mystery thriller series set in Belfast). The 11.05 Murders, second in the Inspector Sheehan Mysteries series.The Miracle Ship (a biography, religious non-fiction.) The third book in the Inspector Sheehan Mysteries Series, The Coven Murders is currently being written."

  • Soul of a Warrior
      by Denna Holm
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    Officially rated 4 out of 4!
    View official review by katiesquilts - Published December 18, 2016

    Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
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    About the Author: "A retired FEI competitor in dressage, she earned her United States Dressage Federation Bronze and Silver Medals. After Denna retired from training and showing horses, she decided to try her hand at writing novels in paranormal and science fiction romance. She used the unique personalities of her many wonderful students to help bring life to her characters. Denna and her husband Lee make their home in the beautiful State of Oregon with their two loyal German shepherds, one energetic border collie, and two very spoiled cats. Denna and Lee enjoy spending time camping and fishing with their children and grandchildren."

  • One Last Vigil
      by Keith Edward English
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    Officially rated 4 out of 4!
    View official review by katiesquilts - Published November 19, 2016

    Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
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    About the Author: "Keith lives in Stockton, CA with his wonderful fiancé and two kids. He's a black belt in Krav Maga, teaching children and adults in the art, and utilizes his bachelor's degree in business administration preparing financials and taxes for all manner of business owners. When he isn’t getting his head banged around or crunching numbers, he enjoys head banging to metal, most craft beers, gardening, drawing, and most of all, spending time with his loved ones, especially outdoors."

  • Bitching Bits of Bone
      by Dr Norman Mounter
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    Officially rated 4 out of 4!
    View official review by katiesquilts - Published October 11, 2016

    Genre: Historical Fiction
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    About the Author: "Norman Alexander Mounter is originally from Herne Bay in Kent. After attending the Geoffrey Chaucer School in Canterbury, he went on to study Medicine at the Victoria University of Manchester, qualifying as a doctor in 1996. He moved to the Isle of Wight with his family in 2011 to take up the post of Consultant Pathologist at Saint Mary’s Hospital."

  • Defender of Jerusalem
      by Helena P. Schrader
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    Officially rated 4 out of 4!
    View official review by katiesquilts - Published September 29, 2016

    Genre: Historical Fiction
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    About the Author: "Award-winning novelist Helena P. Schrader has a PhD in History from the University of Hamburg. She has published numerous works of fiction and non-fiction. Her non-fiction books include "Sisters in Arms" about women pilots in WWII, "The Blockade Breakers” about the Berlin Airlift," and "Codename Valkyrie," a biography of General Olbricht based on her dissertation. Helena has also published historical novels set in World War Two, Ancient Sparta and the Middle Ages. “Defender of Jerusalem” won the 2015 Chaucer Award for Historical Fiction Set in the Middle Ages, and the Silver Award for Spiritual/Religious Fiction in the 2016 Feathered Quill Literary Awards. It was also a semi-finalist for the M.M. Bennetts Award for Historical Fiction and a B.R.A.G. Medallion honoree."

  • Hyde's Corner
      by J B Bergstad
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    Officially rated 4 out of 4!
    View official review by katiesquilts - Published June 23, 2016

    Genre: Historical Fiction
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    About the Author: "J B Bergstad numbers salesman, trucker, firefighter, Guest Relations Supervisor for a major television network, and thirty years of management and entrepreneurial experience in the field of transportation-logistics among his career pursuits. Now retired, Jim and his wife have their home in South Carolina where it's summertime, most of the time, and "the living is easy." Jim is working on his Hyde's Corner Trilogy, a family saga work that chronicles the life and times of the Burks family from 1877 through the 1960s. Two of the three Hyde's books are completed and available in both eBook and Paperback formats. Jim's published novels appear on Amazon, B&N, and other major bookseller websites. Book III - Murderous Intentions of the Hyde's Corner Trilogy has a tentative release date of late 2016. Meanwhile he continues to work on short stories as a change of pace. His latest working title is The Hanging of Trelany. Jim’s work has appeared in the Jimson Journal, Midwest Literary Magazine, The Quill, Indie Searchlight, Scissors and Spackle, Pedigru Review, The Monarch Review and The Feathered Flounder to name a few."

  • Innocents Beware
      by Daniel R Holladay
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    Officially rated 3 out of 4!
    View official review by katiesquilts - Published August 4, 2016

    Genre: C/T/M/H
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    About the Author: "Daniel R. Holladay is a native Tennessean, a multi-degreed historian, mathematician, chemist, Veterinarian, Public Health Officer, ex law enforcement and Federal Investigator. He was a pioneer in cancer research in the 60's at ORNL in Oak Ridge, TN. He has been a hunter, a tennis player of note for over 30 years and a University Tennis Coach. He writes about what he knows for the pleasure of his readers."

  • Elliza & Melkio
      by Mark J Jannetta
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    Officially rated 4 out of 4!
    View official review by katiesquilts - Published June 30, 2016

    Genre: Children's Books
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    About the Author: "Mark Jannetta was born and raised in Buckinghamshire, England and moved to the USA in 1999 to work for an inner-city children’s ministry in Brooklyn, New York. Afterwards he became a children’s pastor for an urban youth, focused church in Tampa, FL. While there he built a skate park and started his own non-profit skate ministry. He married Annalise; a British girl in 2004 and they now have two daughters: Ella-Maria and Aliza Joy. Mark also moved the family to Joplin, MO and then Memphis, TN mostly focusing on pioneering new skate ministries, supporting inner-city ministry or a combination of both. In 2011 Mark and Annalise became US citizens and a month later Mark signed up for the US Army. In 2012, after graduating Infantry OSUT at Ft. Benning, he was stationed at Ft. Knox as part of the prestigious 1st Infantry Division and 1-26 Battalion. In 2013 he deployed for eight months to Afghanistan attached to a Special Forces team. During this time he was able to self publish books for his daughters back home as gifts."

  • Love Stories
      by Prajwalit
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    Officially rated 2 out of 4!
    View official review by katiesquilts - Published October 25, 2016

    Genre: Romance
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    About the Author: "Prajwalit is the pen name of the author Dr. Pradip Chauhan. He has earned his M.B.B.S. and M.S. Degree from Saurashtra University, Gujarat and working as Lecturer in the Pandeet Deendayal Upadhyay Medical College, Rajkot, Gujarat. His area of interest is fiction, romance, paranormal, occult, and spiritual writings. He had already published many international research articles in Medicine. He had strong educational background and he has vast reading of Guajarati, Hindi, English literatures."

  • Sweet Amber
      by William Lynes, MD
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    Officially rated 3 out of 4!
    View official review by katiesquilts - Published June 14, 2016

    Genre: Other Fiction
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    About the Author: "William Lynes, MD is a 62 year old retired physician writer of fiction. The award winning Luger Rounds, Pirates, Scoundrels, and Kings and the two Lee W. HIckok novels 606 University and Sweet Amber are available online. He lives with his wife Patrice in Temecula California."

  • Like a Shag on a Rock
      by Vaughan Humphries
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    Officially rated 3 out of 4!
    View official review by katiesquilts - Published May 29, 2016

    Genre: Other Fiction
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    About the Author: "Vaughan Humphries was born in Lower Hutt, New Zealand, and has spent the better half of his life to date staying as far away from the place as possible. After a string of successful columns in local newspapers, he was coerced into writing a feature-length book, some of which might have made it into the final cut you see before you. He currently lives in Thame, Oxfordshire and has developed a taste for Guinness and old cars."

  • Divide Then Conquer
      by Thad David and J.L. Koszarek
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    Officially rated 3 out of 4!
    View official review by katiesquilts - Published May 11, 2016

    Genre: C/T/M/H
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    About the Author: "Thad David is a former US Marine Recon Sniper born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1982. He graduated from Saint Stanislaus College Preparatory School in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi in 2001 before leaving for Boot Camp in Parris Island. He spent four years serving his country performing two tours in Iraq; first for the initial invasion in 2003 and again in 2004. Upon returning from his second tour, he spent six months as an Instructor for Pre-Recon School. Thad David later attended the University of New Orleans where he began studying Biology and Chemistry. With an unexpected turn of fate, he left university and went to Africa where he worked anti-piracy security on ships. His time aboard ship in West Africa inspired him to create a mobile game called ZOMBIE COMPANY CRUSADE. Thad currently lives in Fort Collins, Colorado where he works on his video game, ZOMBIE COMPANY CRUSADE as well as ILLUSION OF POWER, the second novel in the series inspired by his game."

  • Don't Speak
      by J. L. Brown
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    Officially rated 4 out of 4!
    View official review by katiesquilts - Published March 25, 2016

    Genre: C/T/M/H
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    About the Author: "J. L. Brown combines her love for sports, politics, and current affairs in her writing. Two of her short stories, Justice for One and Behind the Gates, were published in cc&d magazine in 2014. A native of Fairfax, VA, she currently resides with her wife in Seattle, and is working on the second book in the Jade Harrington series."

  • An Untold Want
      by Sara Stark
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    Officially rated 4 out of 4!
    View official review by katiesquilts - Published February 22, 2016

    Genre: Other Fiction
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    About the Author: "What do you get when you combine a love of cemeteries, mythology, psychology, and story telling with an authentic Southern voice? Me, Sara Stark Sara Stark is Nellie Williamson's alter ego. After all, writing is an acceptable form of schizophrenia. Nellie grew up on a farm in middle Georgia, but having been married to a Navy man for nearly fifteen years, she has lived in most parts of the US at one time or another. Nellie has degrees in Classics, Mathematics, and Mechanical Engineering. She's spent the past twenty-something years in the crazy and demanding world of Corporate America. So when the morass of making a living got boring, as a creative outlet, she took up writing, and Sara emerged. Nellie still works in Corporate America, at least until Sara publishes more. Their current home is Seattle, Washington. Nellie has certificates from the University of Washington in Literary and Popular Fiction, has attended three writers' retreats, and for her novel An Untold Want, she was a finalist in the Mainstream Literary Contest at the 2012 Pacific Northwest Writers' Association (PNWA) Conference."

  • My Ladybird Story
      by Magus Tor
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    Officially rated 4 out of 4!
    View official review by katiesquilts - Published January 13, 2016

    Genre: Young Adult
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    About the Author: "Magus Tor graduated from the National University of Singapore and has worked as a medical doctor for more than ten years. He is single and presently living with his parents in Singapore. Although he does not currently have any writing awards or special qualifications, he enjoys writing about topics that pique his interest."

  • Bending Nature
      by Samantha Stone
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    Officially rated 3 out of 4!
    View official review by katiesquilts - Published January 4, 2016

    Genre: Young Adult
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    About the Author: "I love vampires. I love the paranormal and writing about it. I am working hard on Bending Nature 2. I have 4 other novels that I hope will get published. I love my fans, so feel free to write to me on facebook."

  • The Why-What-Where-and-How of Owning and Operating a Successful Business
      by Joe Seric
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    Officially rated 2 out of 4!
    View official review by katiesquilts - Published December 3, 2015

    Genre: Non-Fiction
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    About the Author: "Joe Seric (1964 - ) was born in Adelaide, Australia of Immigrant parents. After listening to his Grandfathers personal stories of survival during the Russian Revolution, World War 1 and World War 2, he developed a passion for storytelling. It was not until over a decade of service in the military and 25 years of business experiences (as a CEO, Business Consultant and Owner of a Start Up), that he has been able to put his talents and experiences to writing. His works span the genres of Business, Personal/Professional Development and Science Fiction. In addition to writing, his interests include travel and adventure."

  • Jeep Tour
      by Gail Ward Olmsted
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    Officially rated 4 out of 4!
    View official review by katiesquilts - Published November 11, 2015

    Genre: Romance
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    About the Author: "My first visit to Sedona, AZ prompted me to start writing JEEP TOUR, my first novel. I fell in love with the red rocks and blue skies. My second novel is Guessing at Normal, a rock and roll love story. I am currently working on a sequel to JEEP TOUR, which will be based in Ireland. A hopeless romantic, I am married to the love of my life. I am mom to two young adults and three cats, and I enjoy reading, music and travel. I am a professor in the School of Business & Information Technology at Springfield Technical Community College in Springfield, MA. I was the recipient of the Deliso Endowed Chair Award and was recently recognized by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’s Department of Higher Education as one of “29 Who Shine”."

  • Bubbles
      by John T. Sonne
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    Officially rated 4 out of 4!
    View official review by katiesquilts - Published October 23, 2015

    Genre: C/T/M/H
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    About the Author: "John T. Sonne was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has been living and raising his family in western Missouri since 1991. John has been married to his lovely wife since 1990. They have two wonderful, adult sons. His first novel, THE SUIT (2012), is a heartwarming tale of Christmas. It is a timeless story of a man at the low point in his career trying to salvage a penniless Christmas for the sons he adores. A miraculous solution to all of his troubles presents itself, if he can gain the courage to take a massive leap of faith. THE SUIT is squeaky clean and appropriate for all ages. John takes a bizarre turn in his second book, BUBBLES (2014), a Horror/Satire novella. BUBBLES is the story of a mutating goldfish living in a man-made backyard pond. An incredible sequence of events leads to endless mutations and the ability to take on the strengths and characteristics of the unfortunate creatures it consumes. BUBBLES contains Mature Content that is appropriate for adults only (and not all adults). While readers will find a common voice in these first two books, the content could not be at further ends of the spectrum. THE SUIT is filled with love, kindness and optimism. BUBBLES, not so much. Readers are encouraged to read the descriptions of these books very carefully and not assume the will enjoy one based on liking the other."

  • Omega Plague: Collapse
      by P.R. Principe
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    Officially rated 3 out of 4!
    View official review by katiesquilts - Published October 16, 2015

    Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
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    About the Author: "About the Author P. R. Principe has served on active duty as a commissioned U.S. Air Force officer and has lived in Italy, France, and the United States. In between writing and contemplating civilization's collapse, he spent time in Glastonbury, England, learning to forge a broadsword, and obtained his amateur radio license."

  • Surviving on a Whisper
      by Emilee King
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    Officially rated 2 out of 4!
    View official review by katiesquilts - Published September 10, 2015

    Genre: Young Adult
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    About the Author: "Emilee King is a college student pursuing a degree in psychology with a minor in writing and rhetoric. Author of the YA novel Surviving on a Whisper, Emilee writes like she breathes and enjoys catering to the demographic of readers she belongs to. Her perfect day includes rain, Netflix, Sprite, a big blanket, and her only child, her Macbook Air, which is how her favorite stories come to life."

  • Sherlock Holmes And The Nine-Dragon Sigil'
      by Tim Symonds
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    Officially rated 3 out of 4!
    View official review by katiesquilts - Published January 18, 2017

    Genre: C/T/M/H
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    About the Author: "Tim Symonds was born in London. He grew up in Somerset, Dorset and the Channel Island of Guernsey. After several years travelling widely, including farming in the Highlands of Kenya and living along the Zambezi River in Central Africa, he emigrated to the United States. He studied at Göttingen, in Germany, and the University of California, Los Angeles, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in Political Science. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. 'Sherlock Holmes And The Nine-Dragon Sigil' was written in a converted oast house near Rudyard Kipling’s old home, Bateman’s, in the English county of East Sussex. Other detective novels by the author include - Sherlock Holmes And The Mystery Of Einstein’s Daughter, Sherlock Holmes And The Case Of The Bulgarian Codex; Sherlock Holmes And The Dead Boer At Scotney Castle, and Sherlock Holmes And The Sword Of Osman."

  • Language Learning - Outside the Box!
      by David Bolton
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    Officially rated 3 out of 4!
    View official review by katiesquilts - Published September 2, 2015

    Genre: Non-Fiction
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    About the Author: "David Bolton was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1955. At the age of 21, he moved to Kassel, Germany, where he lived for 13 years. There, he taught music (piano) and English, eventually co-founding a music school and a translation agency. In addition, he researched astrology and the phenomenon of clairvoyance. Desirous of new experiences, David moved to Spain in 1990. During the years that followed, he taught several subjects, and continued his investigations into the paranormal. As a language teacher, David has explored and developed novel techniques designed to facilitate the learning process. These methods are revealed in his book "Language Learning - Outside the Box!" A second book on this topic, "The Secrets of Successful Language Learning", can be downloaded for free at one of his sites. A specialist in baroque music, David appeared in many recitals as a concert harpsichordist while living in Madrid. In his work "How to Memorize Music", he gives practical advice on the subject for intermediate/advanced students of any instrument. Long interested in the area of self-improvement, and special mental techniques that can help people attain their goals, David has also written a book on how to lose weight - "Six ridiculously Simple, yet amazingly Powerful Techniques that will help You to Lose Weight". David's research into the paranormal resulted in the creation of three books: "A True Ghost Story", "Seven Psychics - My Sojourn in the Realm of Clairvoyance" (both available at Amazon) and "Interviews with Psychics". David's other interests include psychology, humor, philosophy, history, and the implications of quantum physics. David has resided in Japan since 2009."

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