Author: S.A. Vanderwarf
Genre: Science Fiction
Release Date: October 11, 2022
As Josh becomes a young man…
…he discovers a daunting secret within himself.
What is this underdog going to do as he faces challenges about the future of humankind that no one has ever dealt with?
The nerdy Joshua Messias is in for some awakening surprises as he discovers secret after secret about his life. For Josh, the journey into manhood is one wild ride filled with fascinating technology, self-discovery, and a beautiful girl.
This is one science fiction novel that will keep you guessing as you find that one answer only leads to more questions. Jump into this clean coming-of-age story that young adults will love!
Promise Me Aloha
Author: Taylor Bennett
Genre: Young Adult
Series: Tradewinds #5
Release Date: October 5, 2021
How can two people come together when everything else is falling apart?
Olive Galloway always knew that Brander Delacroix wasn't going to date until he found the girl he wanted to marry, and she's still marveling over the fact that he decided to date her. But he did, which means it isn't much of a surprise when he drops down on one knee in the sand the year after Olive graduates from college. What does come as a surprise is the sudden realization that she'll no longer be Olive Galloway living at home with Grams and Macie. She'll be Olive Delacroix, building a new life in Hawaii with one of her very best friends.
With that understanding, however, comes a tidal wave of pressure. Between bothersome dealings with soon-to-be in-laws, a mountain of over-the-top wedding preparations, and a trio of explosive family secrets, Olive begins to wonder if she'll be able to make it down the aisle with all of her hair intact. She's thankful for Jazz, her best friend, who is ready and willing to support her through it all, but she can't help wondering why Jazz hasn't found a happily ever after of her own.
As the wedding day draws near and one final devastating secret comes to light, Olive's perfect world comes dangerously close to spinning off its axis. It will take plenty of faith and prayer (and no small amount of shave ice) to set things right before the wedding bells begin to ring and she promises Brander her aloha...forever.
Author: Katherine Barger
Series: The Exiled Trilogy #1
Release Date: November 2, 2020
While her classmates prepare for elite careers across America, Nyssa Ardelone trains for her secret job as the president’s dream interpreter. But when her mentor lies to the president about the prophecy in his latest dream, Nyssa must figure out why before the lie unravels. What she learns could destroy her own future.
Fearful of a rumored rebellion, the president has launched a gas attack on Nyssa’s hometown, and her mentor lied about the dream to protect the survivors from more harm. When Nyssa learns her parents were injured in the attack, she flees with a stranger sent to steal the antidote—a stranger who claims to know her.
Together, they race to deliver the cure as well as an interpretation of another prophetic dream only Nyssa can provide. But a devastating loss dulls her caution, and she learns too late that not everyone is trustworthy. To survive the president’s deadly pursuit, Nyssa must break every rule she’s ever followed, learning along the way that faith is the only thing that can save her.
Author: Hope Bolinger
Genre: Young Adult
Danny knew his sophomore year would be stressful . . . but he didn't expect his school to burn down on the first day.
To make matters worse (and they were about to get a lot worse), he -- and his three best friends -- receive an email in their inboxes from the principal of their rival, King's Academy, offering full-rides to attend the town's prestigious boarding school. Danny wants nothing to do with King's Academy and says no. Of course his mother says yes. So off he goes to be bullied and picked on for not being part of the popular and rich "in crowd."
From day one at King's, Danny encounters hazing, mocking insults from girls at the "popular and pretty" table, and cafeteria food that, for such a prestigious school, tastes as if it were purchased from a military surplus supply warehouse. If he survives, Danny will have to overcome his fears of failure, rejection, and loneliness--all while standing strong in his beliefs and walking into the fire.
Author: Joshua Light
An atheist and a Christian work with powerful superconductors to tear a hole in space, and also tear a hole in time. A greedy lab partner wants it all, so pitches the atheist one year into the future, to a world where millions of people have disappeared, a megalomaniac runs the world, the the atheist's technology is blamed for the mass disappearance.
The Christian scheduled a tour of Biblical history, which happened to be in memory when the atheist entered. And now he's on the tour
A relic hunter is conscripted to hitchhike with the atheist into the past, and both leave a world everyone wants to forget, into a world nobody remembers, of giants, extraordinary technology, evil beings, and the whole world about to be destroyed with water.
The Vikings of Loch Morar
Author: William D. Burt
Series: The Creation Seekers #2
Jonathan Oliver is chasing down an intruder on Lake Oswego’s Iron Mountain when he discovers some long-buried artifacts. One of these relics sparks a remarkable spinoff from the Oliver family’s anti-gravity inventions. Together, Jon and his father incorporate their breakthrough into a revolutionary submersible design. At the invitation of Dr. Graham MacKenzie, the Gyrosensors team travels to one of Scotland’s wildest and remotest regions—and its deepest lake—to develop their secret prototype.
While staying at Dr. MacKenzie’s retreat center, they meet a pretty but mysterious Frenchwoman going under an assumed name. Across the loch, the reclusive caretaker of a Victorian-era hunting lodge is hiding staggering secrets of his own that concern Creation Science. During the prototype's construction and sea trials, Jon and his family confront enemies on land, in the air and under the water. In the end, Jon rekindles a long-lost love in Christ and finds an ancient, holy treasure-hoard.
Stick to the Funny Stuff
Author: Donnell Owens
Genre: Young Adult
A genuinely funny book about humanity's pain-glazed moods, that's suitable for groan folks as well as little ones... Author/cartoonist Chicken Doodle Soup has done it again!!! Not what he did last time, in which the Los Angeles Police Department had to put him under house arrest - in a house marked for immediate demolition. No, Mr. Doodle Soup has given us two hilarious stick-figure performers, OPRAH FAT-FREE and THIN DIESEL, and invited them to "Stick To The Funny Stuff", as they humorously relate serious issues they had to confront, in order to get on with the (funny) business of living their lives. Don't be surprised if you see yourself in any of these circumstances. But, you may be surprised by the solution handed them, to assist with the often difficult task of being able to cope and conquer! Wanna lose the grim feelings that grind your smiles into depression piles? Then, stick to the funny stuff...and discover a potent method of laughing off your troubles!
The Lake Lights
Author: William D. Burt
Series: The Creation Seekers # 1
What are the mysterious lights flitting above Oregon's Oswego Lake on moonlit nights? Marsh gas? Ball lightning? Holdovers from the dawn of Creation? Or not-so-mythical creatures slinking in the shadows of half-remembered Scottish legends?
When young Jonathan Oliver makes it his personal project to track down the source of the elusive Lake Lights, his search takes him to Iron Mountain’s abandoned Prosser Mine and its whispered, age-old secrets. After his brilliant physicist father is kidnapped by Taliban insurgents in the wilds of Afghanistan, a grieving Jon is left to decode a cryptic message leading to yet more mysteries and a remarkable, game-changing invention.
While Jon and his grandfather concoct their own contraption to explore the Prosser Mine, they must also match wits with a devious, unscrupulous scientist who will stop at nothing to steal the device Jon has found and sell it to a shadowy criminal organization. Jon’s dual discoveries not only help him to deliver his city from total annihilation but also ultimately rock the scientific world to its very foundations.
Author: T.K. Ware
I could’ve died that day, along with my unborn child.
I can only imagine your expression after hearing that. Please don’t judge me as if you’re perfect. I’m opening up to you— a stranger, a fellow church-goer, a reader of drama-filled books, a distant friend. Regardless of the nature of our acquaintance, I’m confident in the fact that you can’t hurt me. I’ve suffered enough and our connection is only by the gateway of literature. I’m glad I got that part out of the way because there is so much I want to tell you.
I won’t bore you with a repetition of words or events from my last confession. Instead, I’ll tell you the events that led up to the worst moment I can remember— that morning when all I could do was cry out in horror. You may ask why I didn’t tell you all of this in the beginning. Well, my rebuttal would be, when do we ever do things completely right?
Be patient with me and I’ll tell you everything.
Let’s start from the beginning, shall we?
The Pastor's Daughter
Author: T.K. Ware
Ebony had a secret….
An ill-advised relationship with a married man in the church sent Ebony down a path of regret, which led to an unplanned pregnancy. When the pressure of being the pastor's daughter and carrying a married man's child weighs upon her, emotions flare. Shortly afterwards, she threatens to publicize the entire affair, deciding to bear the consequences of the matter.
After an untimely event, and unprecedented conviction, Ebony is forced to confess as she battles with thoughts of betrayal to God, the church, and herself.
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