July Book Giveaway winners

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Justin Fights Sleep  (2 Copies)
Ashley Vien
Loving Healing Press
ISBN: 9781615993765       

Justin Fights Sleep is a funny and fantastical story about a boy who has decided that sleep is not for him and how he learns from the consequences of his decision. According to Parents Magazine, sleep fulfills several biological and mental imperatives including promoting growth, protecting the heart, controlling the appetite, boosting the immune system, reducing the chance for accidents, increasing attention span, and improving learning at school. Let Justin's story be a fun and gentle introduction into the importance of sleep hygiene for your family!

Winners: Ben Jacobs, Cara Burns


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Only in Key West (1 Copy)
Kenneth D. Michaels
La Mancha Press
ISBN: 9780998324203

When vacationing Chicago detectives Nick and Norm witness a tragic accident involving a famous entertainer, the local police chief asks for their help. The duo's investigation uncovers crime and corruption in paradise as they come face-to-face with a ruthless killer...As homegrown eccentrics, drag queens, and dwarves rush to their aid in this heart- pounding thriller!

Winner: Christina Finn


You Can Transform Your Life (3 Copies)
Darity Wesley
Lotus Wisdom Publishing
ISBN: 9780999542507

STEP INTO A NEW LIFE ... A NEW WAY OF BEING!

This book provides processes, tools and practices to take you on a journey of transformation. If you have ever dreamed of making changes in your life and wondered "How do I even begin?" You Can Transform Your Life will show you how. It provides a simple step-by-step plan for transformation to support you every step of the way!

Allow these 52 Oracle messages of inspiration, affirmation mantras and symbols, to be your guide. Discover practical tips and tools for deep inner transformation, leading you along a fascinating path of self-discovery and to new levels of awareness.

Whether you desire a complete life makeover, or simply want to learn new ways to enhance your life experience, You Can Transform Your Life provides a plan that can support and guide you on a journey of personal growth and spiritual transformation.

Winners: Rhonda Luby, Donna Rhodes, Petra Gaytan


Dreaming Sophia (1 Copy)
Melissa Muldoon
Matta Press
ISBN: 9780997634808

Dreaming Sophia is a magical look into Italy, language, art, and culture. It is a story about turning dreams into reality and learning to walk the fine line between fact and fantasy.

When tragedy strikes, Sophia finds herself alone in the world, without direction and fearful of loving again. With only her vivid imagination to guide her, she begins a journey that will take her from the vineyards in Sonoma, California to a grad school in Philadelphia and, eventually, to Italy: Florence, Lucca, Rome, Verona, Venice, and Val d’Orcia. Through dreamlike encounters, Sophia meets Italian personalities—princes, poets, duchesses, artists, and film stars— who give her advice to help put her life back together. Following a path that takes her from grief to joy, she discovers the source of her creativity and learns to love again, turning her dreams into reality.

Winner: Anne Berger

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Waking Isabella (1 Copy)
Melissa Muldoon
Matta Press
ISBN:  9780997634822

Waking Isabella is a story about uncovering hidden beauty that, over time, has been lost, erased, or suppressed. It also weaves together several love stories as well as a few mysteries.

Nora, an assistant researcher, is a catalyst for resolving the puzzle of a painting that has been missing for decades. Set in Arezzo, a small Tuscan town, the plot unfolds against the backdrop of the city’s antique trade and the fanfare and pageantry of its medieval jousting festival. While filming a documentary about Isabella de’ Medici—the Renaissance princess who was murdered by her husband—Nora begins to connect with the lives of two remarkable women from the past. Unraveling the stories of Isabella, the daughter of a fifteenth-century Tuscan duke, and Margherita, a young girl trying to survive the war in Nazi-occupied Italy, Nora begins to question the choices that have shaped her own life up to this point. As she does, hidden beauty is awakened deep inside of her, and she discovers the keys to her creativity and happiness. It is a story of love and deceit, forgeries and masterpieces—all held together by the allure and intrigue of a beautiful Tuscan ghost.

Winner: Renee Alfrey


A Short Joy for Alma Hedman (5 Copies)
Frances Webb
Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, LLC
ISBN: 9781946539991

Two cultures, embodied in Alma, an ex-nun, and Carmelo, a newly arrived young man from Puerto Rico, hit head-on in this '80s-era story about language and obsession.

A Short Joy for Alma Hedman begins as Alma, a troubled postulant nun, leaves her convent for an uncertain outside world. She brings with her strong religious beliefs, embodied in a handmade cross she wears around her neck. Her life collides in the big city with Carmelo, a young Puerto Rican who can barely speak English.

Unable to get a job in America without learning better English, Carmelo enrolls in Alma's ESL class at a community college. Both are outsiders, and as it turns out, both have much to learn from the other.

Alma, an ex-Episcopalian postulant, is leaving the convent for good. On the drive home, her mother tells her, "We'll stop at Bloomies - you have no clothes I'm sure; no home, no man." Alma responds with religious platitudes, including, "Virginity is the highest calling." Their annoyance with each other builds until Alma tells her mother to stop the car. As her mother drives off, Alma hears her yell, "Go find a church."

 Both Alma and Carmelo have been dropped in a strange environment and have much to learn. What can these two learn from each other?

Winners: Susan Marshall, Kim Salmi, Linda Leonard, Doris Combs, Lisa Fialko


The House Always Wins (2 Copies)
Brian Rouff
Huntington Press
ISBN: 9781944877064

Anna Christiansen's small-town life is about to go haywire. A young reporter stuck in a dead-end job, Anna falls head over heels for an interview subject, the bass player in an up-and-coming alt band. In short order, she pulls up stakes, moves to Las Vegas, gets married and pregnant, and moves into a big fixer-upper haunted by the ghost of a Sin City racketeer. That's when she gets notice from a corrupt casino owner that he's buying up all the properties on her street to make way for a parking lot. But Anna has poured her heart and soul into the house, and digs in hard to fight the system, not the easiest of tasks in a city where bribery, mayhem, and murder are standard operating procedures.

Can Anna's tough-guy ghost provide the help she needs to prevail in this dangerous cat-and-mouse game? Will Anna's life be left in ruins? Or worse? 

Part road trip, part coming-of-age saga, part mystery, part ghost story, The House Always Wins is all Vegas.

Winners: Jane Beeman, Marie Rauch


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Punk Love Foucault (3 Copies)
Gabe Riggs
ISBN: 9780692918326

Punk Love Foucault gives voice to the borderland existence that is transgender life in a society driven by sex and self-doubt no matter who you are. It is a coming-of-age story of a transgender youth who rebels against even the meaning of transgender. Within this atypical circumstance, it critically engages in the existential underpinnings that propel all of our relationships, from the familial to the strange. Instead of just confessing how hard it is to be "abnormal," this memoir is about how hard it is, period, to be alive in a world that isn't ready to accept anyone.

Winners: Nikita Carroll, Joy Adair, Jerry Marquardt


Roll the Dice (1 Copy)
Wayne Avrashow
Fiery Seas Publishing
ISBN: 9781946143327

What happens when one of America's biggest rock stars leaves the Las Vegas stage to run for the United State Senate?

The ultimate celebrity candidate, Tyler Sloan is no stranger to politics - his estranged father was a California governor who narrowly lost a Presidential campaign. He runs as a political independent, refuses campaign contributions, and dismisses special interests and lobbyists.

Sloan is caught in a political campaign fraught with; sexual scandal, corruption and conflicting loyalties. Will he be able to navigate through political turbulence and his own past to win the race?

Winner: Charlene Firlus


-100: A Time-Travel Horror Romance (5 Copies)
Jonathan Maas
Cynical Optimist Press
ISBN: 9781986041942

Now in development with Olumide Odebunmi and Tolu Awosika, the screenwriters of Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassin’s Ball!

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When Kela invents a device that can send herself back in time, she decides the first person she’ll tell will be her boyfriend, Adam.

Before she can tell him though, he breaks up with her.

Kela goes home and makes a decision: she will use the device to go back, one day at a time, and end things with Adam first—on each and every day of their one hundred day relationship.

After these one hundred days, she will have effectively erased their relationship from this existence, and any other.

Never Go Back in Time

But both Kela and Adam will soon understand that the universe disallows time travel for a reason. There are some things that should not be seen, and some horrors that the human mind shouldn’t even attempt to understand.

If they want to survive these one hundred days, they must find a way to move forward together, even if it means unleashing the inconceivable terrors lurking just beyond our conception.

Winners: Diane Pollock, Oveta Perry, Amanda Dekker, Emily Steiner, Hannah Crider


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