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Got Bipolar?: An Insider's Guide to Managing Life Effectively  (2 Copies)
Alfredo Zotti
Loving Healing Press
ISBN: 9781615993628     

Marshal the Skills and Resources You Need to Live Your Best Life!

This book is about how to recover from bipolar disorder, or at least how to attempt to recover from it. Sufferers will be briefly introduced to new coping skills including: emotional regulation, method acting, empathy development and relaxation. In order to get the most out of this book, you'll need to develop your own strategies, based on the recommendations of this book.


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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!


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.

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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.


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.


-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.

 

One Chance (2 Copies)
Sarah Frank
Bealu Books
ISBN: 9780999092415

Being an orphan is tough and not knowing why makes it that much harder for Sandy. But now she's being sent to a new orphanage and middle school and needs to look forward not back. Before moving, Sandy meets Brian at school, and he reveals the existence of the magical Stone of Discedo that allows whoever has it to time travel. Maybe this is her one chance to go back in time and find out what happened to her parents. However, the stone has its own history and its own rules. Twelve years ago, it was stolen from a lab in Germany, and many people want control of its magical powers. Suddenly, Sandy, Brian, and the other orphans are thrust into a world of threatening notes, robbery, and murder. Will they be able to follow the stone's rules to go back in time and change history, so Sandy can have her one chance to find out what happened to her parents? Or will the stone fall into the wrong hands again?


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