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Gardens of the Soul: Making Sacred and Shamanic Art

Nolton reminds readers through her engaging and encouraging words that creation as a spiritual pursuit is worthwhile, if challenging, work. Welsh visionary artist Faith Nolton shares stories and paintings from her path as a shamanic guide and artist in Gardens of the Soul: . . . read more

Elective Procedures

A tale of murder and plastic surgery told with crisp, memorable dialogue. Elective Procedures, by Merry Jones, combines many familiar aspects of a pulp mystery novel—an exotic locale, multiple suspected killers, the protagonist becoming a potential victim. Instead of a . . . read more

Deadly Echoes

Nonstop action, exotic locales, keep this thriller fresh and exciting. Philip Donlay’s Deadly Echoes is a thrill ride from start to finish. In his fourth outing, Donovan Nash finds himself up against his longtime sworn enemy, Garrick Pearce. Globe-trotting and nonstop . . . read more

In Velvet

This thrilling novel has a breathless pace that combines science and nature to create nail-biting tension. Bears are hibernating in summer and Irish elk have returned from extinction. With such strange occurrences happening in Yellowstone Park and a vendetta-fueled sheriff . . . read more

Never Say a Mean Word Again: A Tale from Medieval Spain

Appealing acrylic illustrations, a wonderful story, and an important message make this book enjoyable for children and adults. A story of bullying, acceptance, and friendship, Never Say a Mean Word Again: A Tale from Medieval Spain, by Jacqueline Jules, is loosely inspired . . . read more

Mahavira: The Hero of Nonviolence

This rich, colorful treat teaches children and parents the roots of a nonviolent faith that inspired Gandhi and MLK. Mahavira: The Hero of Nonviolence is a beautifully illustrated children’s story based upon the life of a teacher of the Jain faith. With lots of bright . . . read more