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Old 06-05-2012, 01:07 PM   #1
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This title won the Governor General's Literary Awards / Prix littéraires du Gouverneur général Nominee for Children's Literature - Text (2010) for new Canadian authors and is highly rated everywhere.

Scars by Cheryl Rainfield
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Kendra must face her past and stop hurting herself—before it's too late....

An edgy, realistic, and hopeful novel about a teen survivor of sexual abuse who uses self-harm to cope.

Kendra, fifteen, hasn't felt safe since she began to recall devastating memories of childhood sexual abuse, especially because she still can't remember the most important detail – her abuser's identity. Frightened, Kendra believes someone is always watching and following her, leaving menacing messages only she understands. If she lets her guard down even for a minute, it could cost Kendra her life. To relieve the pressure, Kendra cuts; aside from her brilliantly expressive artwork, it's her only way of coping. Since her own mother is too self-absorbed to hear her cries for help, Kendra finds support in others instead: from her therapist and her art teacher, from Sandy, the close family friend who encourages her artwork, and from Meghan, the classmate who's becoming a friend and maybe more. But the truth about Kendra's abuse is just waiting to explode, with startling unforeseen consequences. SCARS is the unforgettable story of one girl's frightening path to the truth.


Many teens secretly self-harm; it is often a painful, hidden issue. Cheryl Rainfield has drawn on her personal experience of self-harm, sexual abuse, and trauma/dissociation, to offer an insider perspective in SCARS.

She shows Kendra cutting for many of the same reasons that she has — to relieve unbearable emotional pain; to escape or suppress abuse memories and related overwhelming emotion; to not kill herself; to shut herself up; to try to feel better; to silently cry out for help; and to punish herself. Although cutting hurt Cheryl, it also helped her survive.
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:15 PM   #2
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One of the highest rated books on GR is now free at least for today.

Beautiful, Naked & Dead by Josh Stallings. Crime thriller.
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BEAUTIFUL, NAKED AND DEAD is hard-boiled crime novel. Moses McGuire a suicidal strip club bouncer is out to avenge the death of one of his girls. From his East L.A. home, through the legal brothels of Nevada and finally to a battle with the mob in the mountains above Palo Alto, it is a sex soaked, rage driven, road trip from hell.
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:20 PM   #3
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Another high rated Christian romance.

In Name Only by Ellen Gable
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Caroline Martin's life has finally taken a turn for the better. After years of hard work, she has met a virtuous and wealthy man whose love seems to promise the kind of life realized only within the comforting novels she keeps on her night table. Tragedy, however, will teach Caroline of the complexity with which God Himself authors the lives of those who turn towards Him. Gold Medal Winner in Religious Fiction, 2010 IPPY Awards.
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:27 PM   #4
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JR Rain is giving us his first in the Knighthorse series today. Hard-boiled mystery is how Amazon classifies it.

Dark Horse by J.R. Rain
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When high school student Derrick Booker, the only black student at a posh Orange County high school, is accused of killing his white girlfriend, ex-college football hero and detective Jim Knighthorse is hired to dig a little deeper into the murder. It doesn't take long for Knighthorse to realize that not all is as it seems at tranquil Huntington High, from a band director who preys on the innocent to a vice-principal with a secret agenda of her own. Not to mention someone's hired a professional killer to keep Knighthorse permanently off the case.

As the investigation continues, Knighthorse's personal life is shattered by the discovery of new evidence relating to his mother's unsolved murder, a murder dating back twenty years. Reeling from the discovery, a determined Jim Knighthorse sets out to bring two killers to justice.
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:40 PM   #5
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If you're in the mood for a conspiracy theorist mind control semi-believing author, he has a book for you. Good reviews by respectable authors.

Mindbenders by Ted Krever
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If you could hear the thoughts of every person for three blocks around-the regrets, rationalizations, commercial jingles, the lies that hide what they can't bear to think--how could you ever trust anyone? And if you could make them believe anything you wanted, how could you ever trust yourself?

Max Renn is a legend of the Soviet mind control program, a genetic experiment, the product of three generations of psychics bred by the state for their power. Before his first mission, the Soviet Union collapses and he disappears.

We meet him twenty years later in the Everglades, keeping as far from people as he can get, until his best friend-his only friend-is murdered and he is forced to assemble a team of people like him to fight the international conspiracy behind the murder.
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:43 PM   #6
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If you missed this small press sci-fi freebie in Feb and April, here it is again.

Stars Rain Down by Chris J. Randolph
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:55 PM   #7
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This epic fantasy was published in 2009 by a very small press in Kentucky. Decent reviews but sample first. I wasn't impressed. It's the first in a series. Free for 2 days.

Crown of Vengeance (Fires in Eden) by Stephen Zimmer
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Strange mists engulf Janus Roland, Erika Laesig, Mershad Shahab, and several others going about their lives in a quiet midwestern town. When the mist dissipates, they all find themselves looking up into the bright skies of a new, incredible world.
Without explanation of why it has happened, or any notion of where they are, they embark upon a grand adventure within the fantastical world of Ave. Some find themselves in the lands of the Saxan Kingdom, while others have emerged within the lands of the Onan, one of the tribes in the Five Realms confederation.
Storms of war loom over both Saxany and the Five Realms, as invasion forces mass under the inspiration of The Unifier, a mysterious, captivating figure whose influence has swept across the surface of Ave ever since His rise to power in the Gallean duchy of Avanor. It is a war that will be fought in the skies, upon the seas, on land, and even in places non-physical in nature.

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Old 06-05-2012, 02:05 PM   #8
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A self pubbed fantasy. Sample and reviews ok. Sample recommended.

Dawn of War (Blood War #1) by Tim Marquitz
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For hundreds of years, the bestial Grol have clawed at the walls of Lathah without success. Now armed with O'hra, mystical weapons of great power, they have returned, to conquer.

Witness to the Grol advance, Arrin can abide his exile no longer. He returns to Lathah, in defiance of death, with hopes to save his beloved princess and the child born of their illicit affair. He finds her unwilling to abandon her people. At her behest, Arrin searches for a sanctuary for them only to be confronted by the Sha'ree, a powerful race long thought gone from the world. Through them, he learns it is not just the Grol that threaten the land.

Empowered by a magic never before seen, the savage nations spread chaos and ruin across the realm. With Lathah under siege, and the world on the brink of cataclysmic war, Arrin must strike a deal with the Sha'ree to take the fight to the Grol, or forever lose his one true love: his family.
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:16 PM   #9
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Something different. A children's mystery published several years ago by a rather prolific and "eclectic" author. May be selfie as I never heard of Kannapolis Fog Emporium.

The Holmes and Watson Mysterious Events and Objects Consortium: The Case of the Witch's Talisman by Elmore Hammes
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Kevin and Ginny are best friends. They enjoy spending their summer vacations exploring Sharper's Woods, coming up with neat experiments, pretending to be Sherlock Holmes and Mister Watson, and sometimes just sitting in the clubhouse of The Holmes and Watson Mysterious Events and Objects Consortium. They are the only members of the club, but that doesn't stop them from having fun.

Sometimes their exploring gets them into trouble, either for going somewhere they shouldn't have or by finding something that was better left unfound. In this case, it is a strange metal object, a talisman, which calls forth, unbeknownst to Kevin and Ginny, a powerful witch. The kids do know that weird events have been happening in their small town. Animals have been found dead, and then they disappear. The metal object they found has a strange effect on Ginny when she touches it. It will take all their detective skills and courage to solve the mystery, and to defeat the witch once they realize who they are up against.

This is a middle-grade mystery/fantasy, with a reading level approximately that of the first Harry Potter book.
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This is the Jon Evans title ATDrake mentioned that wasn't available to Canadians but it is free to Ukers. Published by HarperCollins and St Martins back in 2006 or 7.

Invisible Armies by Jon Evans
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In a world where security cameras prove what you have done and databases define who you are, the few who know how to manipulate the technology can play God. They can change the future; they can alter the past. They can make big money, they can save the world, and they can get away with murder over and over again.

Danielle Leaf grew up believing she was safe. Now she knows she was wrong.
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Sweet Cherry Ray
by Marcia Lynn McClure. Romance

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Black Jack Haley and his band of outlaws spent a lot of time in the town of Blue Water. Drinking, gambling and keeping company with saloon girls, even the fact that retired Texas Ranger Arthur Ray lived nearby did nothing to discourage Black Jack and his boys from spending their time and stolen money in the small western town. Still, though the outlaws never harmed any of Blue Water's citizens, Arthur Ray knew men like Black Jack could turn on a dime. An outlaw was an outlaw and not to be trusted. Thus, the once Texas Ranger protected his family as best he could-demanding that his daughter, Cherry, dress as a man and remain as inconspicuous as possible. Though Cherry secretly longed for the feminine attire the other young ladies in Blue Water enjoyed, she understood her father's concerns-and loved him all the more for it.And so, life was fairly uneventful for the people of Blue Water, including Cherry Ray-until the day when a stranger rode into town. Handsome and intimidating, the stranger kept his business to himself. Yet, by the look of the gun at his hip, folks began to wonder if another outlaw had arrived in Blue Water. But that didn't keep Cherry Ray and her curious nature from crossing the stranger's path one too many times..
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Dark Horse by J.R. Rain
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I don't know if this has been listed before. Possible repeat.

Jolea Harrison is offering her Guardians of the Word series free today at least the first four titles. It looks sorta like YA fantasy/occult +romance-y stuff. Not my thing so didn't sample. The author's page: http://www.amazon.com/Jolea-M.-Harri...r_dp_pel_pop_1
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Jolea Harrison is offering her Guardians of the Word series free today at least the first four titles. It looks sorta like YA fantasy/occult +romance-y stuff. Not my thing so didn't sample. The author's page: http://www.amazon.com/Jolea-M.-Harri...r_dp_pel_pop_1
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