We have officially started the summer season. Are you looking for a new book to read? Something different, maybe from an author you have never tried before? Sure, there are sizzling authors out East and out West, but what about authors from the Midwest? Well, I’ve got a list for you today from some of the best authors from the middle of our great nation. Check out these mind blowing reads from the Midwest.
10,000 Miles with 10,000 Reasons: A Journey Into The Heart Of Africa by Nancy Frantz– Read the amazing story of a couple who journeyed to Africa to adopt three orphaned children from a remote African village. Sparked by the couple’s one correspondence with a 13 year old girl, they started on the most extraordinary journey of their lives.
Finding Peace After Abuse by Junion Seabaugh– This is an inspiring book about one woman’s recovery from physical, sexual and emotional abuse and how her faith in God brought her through it.
Bold-The Birth Of Fine Art by Celly Luyinduladio– This is a book of realistic and visionary poetry about life.
Shadow Of Soul by Carrie Lowrance– Shadows of soul. Everyone has them. Shadows of pain. Shadows of anger. Shadows of broken love. Those emotions and situations that follow us all through our lives. The memories we can’t forget. The loves we’d give anything to get back-or gain in the first place. The shadows that haunt us forever. Take a walk through the shadows in this deep, dark desolate book of poetry and find out what you have been suppressing in the shadows of your own soul.
Shelter at the Lighthouse by Ahava Maure– These poems explore one’s dual perception of a love experienced and aims to explore beyond written expression.
The Knight Of Cups, The Danse Book 1 by Kevin Wright-This book is about a Chicago cop named Tom Chapel who discovers the world is darker than he ever thought possible. Where creatures like vampires lurk in the alleys and where the most dangerous predator is not what you would think. Are his experience and skills up to the task?
Zombie Turkeys by Andy Zach-This is a unique story about an underdog reporter named Sam Melvin whose life changes forever after meeting zombie turkeys. He and his editor must stay alive as they track this turkey apocalypse.
Rabbit in Red by Joe Chianakas– Bill Wise has blood in his past and Jaime Stein has felt the betrayal of death. Both love horror movies. Now nineteen teenagers have gathered at Rabbit in Red studios to be involved in the competition of their lives, created by horror produce Jay “JB’ Bell. Can Bill and Jaime come face to face with real horror and save their friends? Or will they all fall victim to Jay’s twisted plans?
No Ordinary Season by James V. Jacobs-This is a story about a high school cross country team and the human lessons they learn on their journey to become a better team.
Killer Within Her Eyes by S.J. Salvatore-Scarlett Preston is a teenager who is afraid to fall in love with her best friend. Then her brother R.J. is murdered. Her older sister, McKinsey, is coming to terms with who she is as a person and also has a dark past that haunts her on a daily basis. As their lives come tumbling down, they confide in each other. Alex Dent is a no nonsense, get to the truth cop out of Colorado, but when this murder case lands in his lap, it threatens to destroy his way of life. Follow these characters as they unveil themselves through this twisted story of love, sex, murder and injustice from a psychotic individual hell bent on revenge.
Beneath The Bridge by Jason Henderson-A father and daughter are on the run from Seattle where her mother was murdered and California where her boyfriend turned out to be more than she bargained for. Jake Dickson struggles to fit in at school and is absolutely struck by the new girl, stopping at nothing to meet her. Even if involves a trip to a local lot under a bridge where the school bully and a local Goth hang out. While together during their first meeting, a man appears covered with blood. The four teens must form friendships and shed their pasts while exploring the strange events under the bridge.
Under The Tequila Sun by Sam Saladino– This book focuses on a children’s home, a vindictive teen, and a talented artist who paints with passion and revenge. This story combines a colorful cast of characters, other various situations and suspense.
Thuringer: The Officer by Brandon C. Hovey– This action book with elements of science fiction tells the story of Martin Thuringer, an officer of the United States Earth Navy.
The Worlds Of Earth by Pauline Marquez– When Jennifer Hanning’s parents went out for a walk after dinner one night, her father disappears. Her mother returns and is terrified to talk about what happened. To make matters stranger, Jen is having nightmares where a voice is summoning her into the same forest where her father disappeared. Join Jen on her journey to find this mystical being that has been calling her name, as she realizes how much trouble her father is in and is quickly drawn into a war that has been waged against Mankind since the very beginning.
KC’s Redemption by Judy Doyle– This book is about a convicted felon who is determined to show her family, friends and community that she is repentant. Elliot is adjusting to life outside of prison but struggles without support from a very specific person. Can she overcome her fears as she is harassed by a stalker?
Stranded In Time by Kelly Sue Landon-A great time travel mystery set in the 1970’s about a college student trying to learn more about her Mother’s past.
Muder In The Library by Linda Lowery– This is a book about Larissa Lou Rue, reference librarian and sleuth who has to keep patrons in line while battling a tornado, a rabid group of quilitng ladies and library ghosts.
Baby Baby by Victoria H. Smith-This book is about a case of mistaken identity, a billionaire with a second chance at life and the doctor who falls for him.
Don’t Eat Your Boogers (You’ll Turn Green) by Carrie Lowrance-Do your kids have too much green in their diet? Then tell them, “Don’t eat your boogers, you’ll turn green!” Goober McGee has a bad habit. He eats his boogers. His older brother, Sludge, warns him that he could get a case of Boogeritis. Goober thinks he is just pulling his leg. But one day he wakes up and he is all green, everywhere! Goober is in a panic. How does he get rid of it? Follow Goober on his quest to get well by learning to try new foods and promising to never eat his boogers again.