We Flushed It Down the Potty by Rebecca Shelley

Title: We Flushed It Down the Potty (Smartboys #2)

Author: Rebecca Shelley

Illustrator: Abby Goldsmith

Publisher: Wonder Realms

Release Date: November 26, 2010

ISBN: 978-1461078944

Size: 110 pages, 5×8, paperback

Genre: Childrens (Grades 4–6)

Series: Bees In My Butt (bk 1)

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In this second Smartboys Club book, the Smartboys face off with a bully who flushes Vinny’s heirloom ring down the toilet, but Monkey’s creative solution to stop the bully lands him in big trouble.

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The Price of Gold by Alison Palmer

Title: The Price of Gold

Author: Alison Palmer

Publisher: CreateSpace

Release Date: November 19, 2010

ISBN: 978-1456356682

Size: 304 pages, 5×8″, softcover

Genre: Paranormal Romance

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Met’s life is filled with traditions and secrets. It’s not easy being a shape-shifter with the golden blood of the Egyptian gods running through his veins. Cassie has her own secrets. She’s just trying to protect herself and that means there are some things you don’t tell anyone. There is no room for romance when your life is consumed by secrecy, but sometimes love has a different idea of what two people need.

The Star Prophecy by Joan Sowards

Title: The Star Prophecy

Author: Joan Sowards

Publisher: Walnut Springs

Release Date: November 1, 2010

ISBN: 978-1935217879

Size: 300 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Historical

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“You are crazy. No Nephite has ever returned.”
Most people laugh when they hear of Enoch’s dream of returning to Jerusalem to find the infant Messiah. Even Enoch’s future father-in-law mocks him when he asks for a postponement of his long-awaited wedding to his beloved Rebekah. A few take Enoch seriously–the shipbuilder Omnihah, Enoch’s teacher David, and the prophet Nephi.
Five Years before, a Lamanite named Samuel had stood on the wall of Zarahemla and prophesied that “five years more cometh” and the Christ would be born in Jerusalem. Time is running out! Enoch knows he must set sail across the great water in search of his dream–to see the face of the Messiah.
The Star Prophecy is a surprising story of courage and love, faith and fortitude. Sail with Enoch and his friends across the sea through hardship and adventure in search of the Christ child.

Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card

Title: Pathfinder

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Release Date: November 23, 2010

ISBN: 978-1416991762

Size: 672 pages, 5.5×8, hardcover

Genre: YA Fantasy

A powerful secret. A dangerous path.

Rigg is well trained at keeping secrets. Only his father knows the truth about Rigg’s strange talent for seeing the paths of people’s pasts. But when his father dies, Rigg is stunned to learn just how many secrets Father had kept from him–secrets about Rigg’s own past, his identity, and his destiny. And when Rigg discovers that he has the power not only to see the past, but also to change it, his future suddenly becomes anything but certain.

Rigg’s birthright sets him on a path that leaves him caught between two factions, one that wants him crowned and one that wants him dead. He will be forced to question everything he thinks he knows, choose who to trust, and push the limits of his talent…or forfeit control of his destiny.

Suspicions by Christine Kersey

Title: Suspicions

Author: Christine Kersey

Publisher: Self

Release Date: November 22, 2010


Size: ebook; 72,000 words

Genre: Suspense

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When a neighbor boy is kidnapped for ransom, Stacey Hunter is stunned to discover that circumstantial evidence points to her husband. Not able to believe he could be involved in such a horrifying crime, she sets out to discover who is really behind the kidnapping.

Complicating Stacey’s efforts is the odd behavior of her supervisor, Patricia Summers, who has taken a keen interest in Stacey’s husband. Though uncertain of her husband’s faithfulness, Stacey presses on with her investigation to flush out the kidnapper and is faced with losing everything she loves, as well as her own life.

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The Christmas Chronicles: The Legend of Santa Claus by Tim Slover

Title: The Christmas Chronicles: The Legend of Santa Claus

Author: Tim Slover

Publisher: Bantam

Release Date: November 2, 2010

ISBN: 978-0553808100

Size: 176 pages, 5.5×7, hardcover

Genre: Holiday

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Snow is falling, and the clock ticks toward midnight on Christmas Eve while countless children, too excited to sleep, anticipate the arrival of Santa Claus. But in Tim Slover’s deeply charming and utterly thrilling new novel, that’s the end rather than the beginning of the story. In this richly imagined tale of Santa’s origins, the man in full finally emerges. The Christmas Chronicles is at once an action-packed adventure, an inspiring story of commitment and faith, and a moving love story.

It all starts in 1343, when the child Klaus is orphaned and adopted by a craftsmen’s guild. The boy will grow to become a master woodworker with an infectious laugh and an unparalleled gift for making toys. His talent and generosity uniquely equip him to bestow hundreds of gifts on children at Christmas—and to court the delightful Anna, who enters his life on a sleigh driven by the reindeer Dasher and becomes his beloved wife.

Still, all is not snowfall and presents. Klaus will be shadowed by the envious Rolf Eckhof, who will stop at nothing to subvert him. But in the end, Santa’s magic is at last unleashed, flying reindeer come to his aid, and an epic battle between good and evil is waged in the frosty Christmas skies.

Water and Other Stories by Daron D. Fraley

Title: Water and Other Stories

Author: Daron D. Fraley

Publisher: Self

ISBN: 978-1452394633

Release Date: September 2010

Size: ebook

Genre: Short story collection, Contemporary, Speculative, Historical

Short story collections are not eligible for Whitney Awards.

This anthology was put together specifically for Smashwords as a free ebook offering. It contains the following stories:

PETITIONS: A short story about a homeless man (contemporary fiction).

ANGEL’S SONG: A companion short story to the novel “The Thorn”, book one of “The Chronicles of Gan” (speculative fiction).

WATER: Based on the account found in the Gospel of John, chapter 5, verses 1-16, and the painting by Carl Bloch, “Healing at the Pool of Bethesda” (historical fiction).

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Bees In My Butt by Rebecca Shelley

Title: Bees In My Butt (Smartboys #1)

Author: Rebecca Shelley

Illustrator: Abby Goldsmith

Publisher: Wonder Realms

Release Date: November 19, 2010

ISBN: 978-1456599805

Size: 108 pages, 5×8, paperback

Genre: Childrens (Grades 4–6)

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Take Monkey, a literary genius with flatulence; Bean, a science and math guru; Vinny, a computer whiz who can’t keep her mouth shut; and Art, an artist who can shoot a basketball like a pro, confront them with a mess of fourth grade trouble, and watch the fun explode.

In Bees in My Butt, the first book of the Smartboys Club series, the members of the Smartboys Club use their skills to battle a group of crazed Ninjas that take over the school. And it happens on a day when Monkey has the worst case of flatulence imaginable.

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Perilous by Tamara Hart Heiner

Title: Perilous

Author: Tamara Hart Heiner

Publisher: WiDo

Release Date: November 16, 2010

ISBN: 978-0979607080

Size: 265 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: YA Suspense

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Jaci Rivera has plans for her sophomore year: go to regionals with the track team, make the honor roll, and eat too much pizza with her best friends, Callie and Sara. Her biggest concern is Amanda, the pushy girl who moved in a few months ago.

What she doesn’t plan for is catching a robber red-handed, or being kidnapped. The desperate thief drags her and her friends 2,000 miles across the Canadian border. They escape from his lair, only to find that he has spies and agents watching their path home, waiting to intercept them and take them back.

Then Jaci finds out something about her family. Somethings which irrevocably connects her to the kidnapper, and makes her questin their chances of escape.

The Broken Road by Shannon Guyman

Title: The Broken Road

Author: Shannon Guyman

Publisher: Cedar Fort/Bonneville

Release Date: November 12, 2010

ISBN: 978-1599554198

Size: 272 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Romance

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When Allison moves her two younger siblings back to Alpine, Utah, she’s hoping they can overcome their father’s dark legacy.

Reuniting all your favorite characters from Makeover and Taking Chances, this inspirational tale of love and forgiveness will remind you that a family consists of the people who love you most and that nothing in the past can dim the brightness of your future.

Hashbrown Winters and the Phantom of Pordunce by Frank L. Cole

Title: Hashbrown Winters and the Phantom of Pordunce

Author: Frank L. Cole

Publisher: Bonneville (CFI)

Release Date: November 13, 2010

ISBN: 978-1599553986

Size: 128 pages, 5.5×8, softcover

Genre: Middle Grade

Series: The Adventures of Hashbrown Winters (book 1), Hashbrown Winters and the Mashimoto Madness (book 2)

Life at Pordunce is back to normal — well, as normal as ever in the three-ring circus that passes for Hashbrown’s elementary school. But everything changes when a ghostly presence starts roaming the halls. And even worse, Hashbrown’s club may be about to lose one of its founding members. Can Hashbrown save the day?

This snort-worthy, fun-filled roller-coaster ride of a book is guaranteed to get you giggling — assuming you can pry it away from your kids long enough to read it yourself.

Growing Up Gracie by Maggie Fechner

Title: Growing Up Gracie

Author: Maggie Fechner

Publisher: Cedar Fort/Bonneville

Release Date: November 8, 2010

ISBN: 978-1599554532

Size: 240 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: General (Youth?)

As the fifth of six kids, it’s sometimes hard for Gracie Fremont to see what makes her special. But with the help of friends, family, and her faith, Gracie discovers that even the most ordinary girl can do extraordinary things.

Told with sweetness, humor, and heart, this unique coming-of-age story will resonate with readers of all ages.

Cartels and Combinations by Mike McPheters

Title: Cartels and Combinations

Author: Mike McPheters

Publisher: Cedar Fort/Bonneville

Release Date: November 15, 2010

ISBN: 978-1599554877

Size: 256 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Suspense

Mike McPheters, author of Agent Bishop, is back with the harrowing account of a Mexican-American family caught in the crossfire between the Vultures, a dangerous drug cartel, and US Homeland Security.

Based on a true story, Cartels and Combinations proves the reality of latter-day evil and how we can find protection and peace in heeding the words of ancient and modern prophets and apostles alike.

Lucky Change by Susan Law Corpany

Title: Lucky Change

Author: Susan Law Corpany

Publisher: Bonneville

Release Date: November 10, 2010

ISBN: 978-1599553924

Size: 240 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: General

After a fluke lottery win, Karen Donaldson—the ward charity case—is determined to use her millions to pay back all the kindness she’s received. But the future holds a few more surprises for Karen, her neighbors, and someone she thought was gone forever.

Sweet, funny, and full of heart, this off-beat comedy is perfect for anyone who’s ever dreamed of making it big.

No Way Out by Christine Kersey

Title: No Way Out

Author: Christine Kersey

Publisher: Self

Release Date: November 8, 2010


Size: ebook; 67, 000 words

Genre: Suspense

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Abby Breuner fears the worst. Pregnant with her third child, and having problems at work, Abby is alarmed when her husband, Eric, vanishes without any warning. The police seem unable—or unwillingto help. And what appeared to be a close-enough-to-perfect life gets permanently turned upside down when she finds an ominous book and a large amount of cash stowed in a forgotten corner of her closet

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The Jaguar Prophecies by Phyllis Gunderson

Title: The Jaguar Prophecies

Author: Phyllis Gunderson

Publisher: Cedar Fort

Release Date: November 8, 2010

ISBN: 978-1599554624

Size: 224 pages, 6×9 paperback

Genre: Speculative

When Matt Howard receives a mysterious invitation to attend a Mayan festival in Mexico, she jumps at the chance to escape her everyday life as an archaeology professor and mom to a crabby thirteen-year-old. Little does Matt know she’s about to be plunged into a world of ancient secrets concealed for centuries. Now, with the help of a few unexpected allies, she’ll have to accept her role as messenger of the jaguar prophecies and warn the world of what’s coming before it’s too late.

In this thrilling novel, Phyllis Gunderson draws on her own experience and research to present a convincing story of what humanity is about to face. Travel the globe and discover what so many ancient civilizations knew, even without modern science to confirm their findings. The evidence is everywhere: in the stars, in the ruins of ancient temples, even in our own backyards. Full of action and suspense, The Jaguar Prophecies is a must-read that will change the way you think about the past, the present, and the future.

The Book of Malchus by Newell & Hamblin

Title: The Book of Malchus

Author: Neil K. Newell with William J. Hamblin


Release Date: N2010


Size: 416 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Historical

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A book for all who believe and especially for those who want to believe.

It is A.D. 410 and Rome, the symbol of order and civilization, has fallen — sacked by and army of barbarians. Renowned pagan philosopher Lucius Crescentius struggles to make sense of it. Why had the gods allowed it? Could it be they are merely stone after all? Has everything he has known all his life — everything he has studies, believed, and worked for — been a lie?

But as Lucius struggles to understand his world, he makes a startling discovery: a hidden and mysterious record written by a long-dead ancestor — a merchant explorer by the name of Malchus. Malchus’ tale reveals a story of high adventure on the sea, of unexpected romance, and of barbarian ways in a strange, faraway land. He also tells of an even stranger story about a chance encounter with a man from Galilee that is destined to change his life forever.

In Rome, chants of death and destruction fill the streets. How can Lucius reconcile yesterday’s Rome with the chaos of today? As Lucius struggles to make sense of a world turned upside down, he turns to the strange and exciting Book of Malchus, hoping that within those pages, he might discover a new path and new meaning for his life.

Absolution by Jennifer Laurens

Title: Absolution (#3)

Author: Jennifer Laurens

Publisher: Grove Creek Publishing, LLC

Release Date: October, 2010

ISBN: 978-1933963822

Size: 220 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: YA Paranormal

Series: Heavenly (book 1), Penitence (book 2)

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Zoe’s secret is out. And the powers of Hell are ravenous to claim her soul. Her brother, Luke, knows her secret: that she sees both good and evil spirits. Her boyfriend knows. At least Matthias is her guardian angel again. But now Hell’s most ruthless leader will stop at nothing to have her soul.

Albert, Matthias’ father, is relentless in his hunger for Zoe. He wants to destroy Matthias and will use Zoe to do so.

The battle between Heaven and Hell tests everything Zoe has. As she witnesses everyone important in her life suffering, she’s brought to the ultimate choice: will she sacrifice her soul to save the ones she loves?

It All Started with Autumn Jones by Jack Weyland

Title: It All Started with Autumn Jones

Author: Jack Weyland

Publisher: Deseret Book

Release Date: ? 2010


Size: 176 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: YA

When Nick Baxter signs up for a class from the infamous Dr. Thomas Penstock, all he wants is the “A” he needs to get into law school. What he isn’t counting on is the outspoken girl in his class: Autumn Jones. When Autumn stands up on the first day of class and openly disagrees with Dr. Penstock, Nick is amazed, but also a little scared for her. Doesn’t she know Penstock is the meanest, most narrow-minded professor on campus? He can’t believe it when he actually convinces himself to stand up with Autumn and defend the beliefs they share.

Nick and Autumn begin studying together, preparing arguments for the discussions in Penstock’s class. Autumn is like no one Nick has ever met, and as they spend more and more time together, he finds himself falling for her. There’s just one major complication: Autumn doesn’t feel the same way. Autumn and Nick make a great team, but she is writing to a missionary and doesn’t want to let go of that relationship.

When Nick is able to help Autumn with a family crisis, he realizes she really is the girl he wants to spend the rest of his life with; but how can he compete with her perfect missionary? Will Autumn ever realize she and Nick could be more than just a good team?

Heroin Guns by R.L. Tyler

Title: Heroin Guns (Vince & Cat, book 1)

Author: R.L. Tyler (aka Rebecca Shelley)

Publisher: Wonder Realms

Release Date: November 2, 2010

ISBN: 978-1456357771

Size: 274 pages, 5.5×8.5, paperback

Genre: Suspense

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A personal nightmare.

A ruthless drug lord.

A country torn by war.

President’s Special Forces agents Vince and Cat go undercover into Afghanistan to do the impossible—shut down the flow of heroin from Kabul. But the mission turns deadly, launching Vince and Cat into the most harrowing adventure of their lives.

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Towers of Midnight by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson

Title: Towers of Midnight (#13 in the Wheel of Time series)

Author: Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

Publisher: Tor Books

Release Date: November 2, 2010

ISBN: 978-0765325945

Size: 864 pages, Hardcover

Genre: Fantasy

The Last Battle has started. The seals on the Dark One’s prison are crumbling. The Pattern itself is unraveling, and the armies of the Shadow have begun to boil out of the Blight.

The sun has begun to set upon the Third Age.

Perrin Aybara is now hunted by specters from his past: Whitecloaks, a slayer of wolves, and the responsibilities of leadership. All the while, an unseen foe is slowly pulling a noose tight around his neck. To prevail, he must seek answers in Tel’aran’rhiod and find a way–at long last–to master the wolf within him or lose himself to it forever.

Meanwhile, Matrim Cauthon prepares for the most difficult challenge of his life. The creatures beyond the stone gateways–the Aelfinn and the Eelfinn–have confused him, taunted him, and left him hanged, his memory stuffed with bits and pieces of other men’s lives. He had hoped that his last confrontation with them would be the end of it, but the Wheel weaves as the Wheel wills. The time is coming when he will again have to dance with the Snakes and the Foxes, playing a game that cannot be won. The Tower of Ghenjei awaits, and its secrets will reveal the fate of a friend long lost.

This penultimate novel of Robert Jordan’s #1 New York Times bestselling series–the second of three based on materials he left behind when he died in 2007–brings dramatic and compelling developments to many threads in the Pattern. The end draws near.

Dovie’andi se tovya sagain. It’s time to toss the dice.

Every Graceful Fancy by Anita Stansfield

Title: Every Graceful Fancy (Dickens Inn, 5)

Author: Anita Stansfield

Publisher: Covenant

Release Date: November 1, 2010

ISBN: 978-1608611218

Size: 320 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Romance

Series: The Best of Times (v1), A Far, Far Better Place (v2), A Loving Heart (v3), Tranquil Light (v4)

What could be more unlikely than a romance between a traumatized and unwed expectant mother and a charming, wealthy, and ambitious young man with philanthropic dreams of astonishing proportions? Acclaimed, bestselling LDS author Anita Stansfield does not hesitate to take on tough and sensitive issues, and has a gift for handling them with wisdom and compassion.

In this compelling conclusion to a remarkable series, the Dickensian Inn once again proves itself to be a place of warmth and welcome—a place where, under the gentle tutelage and friendship of proprietors Chas and Jackson Leeds, the light of the gospel and the miracle of forgiveness change people’s lives and bring peace and healing.
Every Graceful Fancy is a story of courage and quiet heroism, a captivating novel about people and the choices that define them. Ms. Stansfield’s gift for creating an engaging story with characters we know and love sweeps the reader along in these pages toward a genuinely satisfying, happy, and graceful ending.

Oh, Say Can You See by L.C. Lewis

Title: Oh, Say Can You See (Free Men & Dreamers, vol 4)

Author: L.C. Lewis


Release Date: October, 2010



Genre: Historical

Series: Dark Sky at Dawn (v1), Twilight’s Last Gleaming (v2), Dawn’s Early Light (v3)

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Although the British raids have left Washington a devastated, blackened city, the battered Constitution has held and the presidency has survived!

But the struggling government has no home. The British saw to that. Gone is the Capitol, her magnificent library, and the chambers of the Congress and the Supreme Court. Gone also is the President’s House, and every relic and document not secreted out of the city.

Next on the list of British prizes—the rebellious port city of Baltimore! A victory here would assure the Americans’ capitulation, but a loss would dilute the importance of the destruction of Washington.

But has the raid on Washington stiffened the backs of the Americans? This is the question gnawing at the leaders of both armies as the toll of the war mounts on both sides.

Lend Me Your Mind by Michelle Erickson

Title: Lend Me Your Mind (Chest of Souls, Book 2)

Author: M. Erickson

Publisher: lulu.com

Release Date: October, 2010

ISBN: 978-0557716234

Size: 328 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: YA Speculative

Series: Chest of Souls (Book 1)

Brenna assumed everyone could modify an entire species, raise the dead, and speak with Deity because she’s done all of those things and more. Yet, even with all her power she can’t make Talon love her. Talon has questions no one will answer. Like why he has to keep moving, what his father does for a living, and what really happened to his mother. The answers he does receive aren’t comforting. Odd things have started to happen – the ship he is on sinks, a woman from legend rises from the sea, and he has to keep a secret he never wanted to know. Everywhere he goes, danger tracks him, from the Ammon Islands to the far western shore of Utak. Through it all he can feel where Brenna is and her most powerful emotions, but isn’t sure what it means