Of Blood and Brothers Vol. 2, by E. Michael Helms

Detective Carrie Shatner has just about run out of tolerance for her criminally inclined family members. The Shatners have long since passed toeing the line. They have obliterated that line, and they are getting increasingly reckless with their criminal endeavors. Carrie is trying to figure out what to do about her family when Sergeant Jerrod Hardy of the Texas Rangers pops back up in her life with a warning…Texas’s Department of Public Safety has just started investigating the Shatner family, and their time as the leading crime family in East Texas is about to come to an end. It’s time for Carrie to make a choice—save herself or go down in a blaze of glory with the rest of the Shatners.

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Of Blood and Brothers Vol. 1, by E. Michael Helms

Detective Carrie Shatner has just about run out of tolerance for her criminally inclined family members. The Shatners have long since passed toeing the line. They have obliterated that line, and they are getting increasingly reckless with their criminal endeavors. Carrie is trying to figure out what to do about her family when Sergeant Jerrod Hardy of the Texas Rangers pops back up in her life with a warning…Texas’s Department of Public Safety has just started investigating the Shatner family, and their time as the leading crime family in East Texas is about to come to an end. It’s time for Carrie to make a choice—save herself or go down in a blaze of glory with the rest of the Shatners.

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Among the Remnants, by Josh Gortler

Among the Remnants, by Josh Gortler When three-year-old Joshua Gortler and his family were forced from their hometown in Poland during World War II, they scrambled for safety across border after border, finding refuge at last in Europe’s Displaced Persons Camps. Undocumented and unschooled, Gortler spent his adolescence learning how to survive. When his family…

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Jimmy and Fay, by Michael Mayo

Jimmy and Fay, by Michael Mayo It’s March 2, 1933. King Kong is premiering at Radio City Music Hall, and Fay Wray is about to become the most famous actress on earth. So what’s she doing hanging around a rundown Manhattan speakeasy? This Hollywood scream queen has come to see Jimmy Quinn, a limping tough guy who…

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Everyone Goes to Jimmy’s, by Michael Mayo

Everyone Goes to Jimmy’s, by Michael Mayo Young Jimmy Quinn is delivering a bribe for the infamous racketeer Arnold Rothstein when a bomb goes off on Wall Street, killing thirty people and scaring every banker in the city right down to his spats. Twelve years later, Rothstein is dead, and Jimmy is doing his best…

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Jimmy the Stick, by Michael Mayo

Jimmy the Stick, by Michael Mayo Jimmy Quinn was a gunman, bootlegger, and bagman, running with mobsters the likes of Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky, and Vincent “Mad Dog” Coll, until a bullet in the leg and the murder of Arnold Rothstein ended his career. Quinn bought a speakeasy in downtown Manhattan and settled into a…

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Tears of Innocence, by Bill Rapp

Tears of Innocence, by Bill Rapp In the autumn of 1945 Karl Baier, a young American military officer, arrives in a devastated Berlin, the once mighty capital of the Third Reich. His assignment: to hunt down, debrief, and, in some cases, resettle German scientists who helped build the German war machine. He is not alone,…

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How We Survive Here, by Claire Gebben

How We Survive Here: Families Across Time by Claire Gebben

How We Survive Here (334 pages), is a memoir by Claire Gebben with letter translations by Angela Weber. In 2008, Claire Gebben’s relative from Freinsheim, Germany, came to the Pacific Northwest, bringing with her fifteen letters, dated 1841 to 1900. As the two begin translating the Old German Script, they become captivated by the stories. Via 19th-century…

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Sirocco, by Danielle A. Dahl

Sirocco by Danielle A. Dahl

Sirocco: A French Girl Comes of Age in War-Torn Algeria (274 pages), is a memoir by Danielle A. Dahl about her adventures growing up under threat of terrorism. Sirocco is a finalist in two categories of the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards: Memoirs (Historical/Legacy/Career) and Historical Nonfiction. “Sirocco is the riveting account of the…

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Army of the Potomac, by Peter G. Beidler

Army of the Potomac by Peter G. Beidler

Peter G. Beidler’s newest work is a slice of history from the American Civil War, as revealed in the letters of his great grandfather, William Cross Hazelton. Army of the Potomac: The Civil War Letters of William Cross Hazelton of the Eighth Illinois Cavalry Regiment (242 pages) is an absorbing mix of love letters, historical…

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