|SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for June 2018 (by Revenue)|
|1||1||A Short Season||Jake Gronsky & David Bohner||Sports Memoir|
|2||3||Gettysburg Eddie||Lawrence Knorr||Baseball|
|3||7||Chicken Bone Beach||Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks||History|
|4||5||Jack the Ripper Suspect Dr. Francis Tumblety||Michael Hawley||True Crime|
|5||13||Scorched Earth: General Sullivan and the Senecas||John L. Moore||History|
|6||—||The Marines’ Lost Squadron: The Odyssey of VMF-422||Mark Carlson||Aviation History|
|7||—||Tulpehocken Trail Traces||Steve Troutman||History|
|8||8||Freemasons at Gettysburg||Sheldon Munn||History|
|9||6||The Boys from Brookdale||Joe Regenbogen||Biography|
|10||—||History of Lykens Township Volume 1||Gratz Historical Society||History|
|11||—||The Penn’s Manor at Spread Eagle …||Steve Troutman||History|
|12||14||Tories, Terror, and Tea||John L. Moore||History|
|13||10||Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed.||Mike Campbell||History|
|14||—||History of Lykens Township Volume 2||Gratz Historical Society||History|
|15||2||The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment||Mark Pendergrast||Legal History|
|16||4||Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam||Doug Beed||Military Memoir|
|17||—||The Ripper’s Haunts||Michael Hawley||True Crime|
|18||—||Raising Monarchs||Sue McGovern||Nature|
|19||22||Traders, Travelers, and Tomahawks||John L. Moore||History|
|20||20||Rivers, Raiders, and Renegades||John L. Moore||History|
|21||16||Cannons, Cattle, and Campfires||John L. Moore||History|
|22||15||Dreams of My Comrades: The Story of MM1C Murray Jacobs||Scott Zuckerman||Military Memoir|
|23||—||Indian Villages and Place Names in Pennsylvania||George Donehoo||History|
|24||19||Pioneers, Prisoners, and Peacepipes||John L. Moore||History|
|25||17||Bows, Bullets, and Bears||John L. Moore||History|
|MILFORD HOUSE PRESS – Bestsellers for June 2018 (by Revenue)|
|1||NEW||Atonement||Kyle Alexander Romines||Western|
|2||18||Where Elephants Fought||Bridget Smith||Historical|
|3||—||The Sea Is a Thief||David Parmalee||Historical|
|4||—||The Closer||Alan Mindell||Sports Fiction|
|5||1||The Titan Strain||Virginia Soenksen||Dystopian Thriller|
|6||—||The B Team||Alan Mindell||Sports Fiction|
|7||—||The Wolf of Britannia I||Jess Steven Hughes||Historical|
|8||—||The Broken Lance||Jess Steven Hughes||Historical|
|9||NEW||The Man Who Hated History||Donald Dewey||Detective Thriller|
|10||NEW||Plus and Minus||Donald Dewey||Detective Thriller|
|11||10||Who’s Killing the Brooklyn Dodgers?||Donald Dewey||Detective Thriller|
|12||—||Winter of the Metal People||Dennis Herrick||Historical|
|13||8||The Fantasy League Murders||Donald Dewey||Detective Thriller|
|14||9||Fortune’s Lament||John Cressler||Historical|
|15||5||Wake Up and Smell the Bees||Donald Dewey||Detective Thriller|
|16||—||The Wolf of Britannia II||Jess Steven Hughes||Historical|
|17||—||Shadows in the Shining City||John Cressler||Historical|
|18||—||Murder Run||Shelly Frome||Murder Mystery|
|19||6||Emeralds of the Alhambra||John Cressler||Historical|
|20||—||Three Rogues at Gettysburg||J Geoffrey Barber||Historical|
|HELLBENDER BOOKS – Bestsellers for June 2018 (by Revenue)|
|1||—||The Ripper’s Hellbroth||Michael Hawley||Supernatural Thriller|
|2||NEW||Dead Kill 3 – The Ridge of War||Tom Malafarina||Supernatural Thriller|
|3||NEW||From the Dark||Tom Malafarina||Supernatural Thriller|
|4||2||The Keeper of the Crows||Kyle Alexander Romines||Supernatural Thriller|
|5||—||The Devil Tree||Keith Rommel||Supernatural Thriller|
|6||4||Southside Sinners||Keith Rommel||Crime Thriller|
|7||—||The Cursed Man||Keith Rommel||Psychological Thriller|
|8||—||Dead Kill 2 – The Ridge of Change||Tom Malafarina||Supernatural Thriller|
|9||—||Dead Kill 1 – The Ridge of Death||Tom Malafarina||Supernatural Thriller|
|10||—||The Lurking Man||Keith Rommel||Psychological Thriller|
|ARS METAPHYSICA – Bestsellers for June 2018 (by Revenue)|
|1||2||Living in the Afterlife||Michele Livingston||Metaphysical|
|2||8||The Complete Story of the Worldwide Invasion of the Orange Orbs||Terry Ray||Paranormal/UFOs|
|3||1||Messages from Beyond||Michele Livingston||Metaphysical|
|4||5||Pythagoras the Mathemagician||Karim el Koussa||Historical Fiction|
|5||4||Jesus the Phoenician||Karim el Koussa||Religious History|
|6||9||Let Me Carry You Home||Susan Kiskis||Travel Memoir|
|7||10||The Phoenician Code||Karim el Koussa||Metaphysical Fiction|
|8||7||Der Lange Verborgene Freund||John George Hohman||Folk Magic|
|9||3||Soaring Minds Journal & Workbook||Michelle Hoffer||Self-Help|
|10||6||The Dream Alchemist||Anna-Karin Bjorklund||Travel Memoir|
|BROWN POSEY PRESS – Bestsellers for June 2018 (by Revenue)|
|1||—||Middle of the Road||Ben Anderson||Literary Fiction|
|2||3||The Sins of Rachel Simms||Dennis Clausen||Literary Fiction|
|3||2||The Search for Judd McCarthy||Dennis Clausen||Literary Fiction|
|4||4||Shitepoke||Michael Barton||Literary Fiction|
|5||—||Restitution||Courtney Frey||Literary Fiction|
|6||—||Contemporary Photo Impressionists||T K McCoy||Art|
|7||—||The Journey Called Life||Christina Burns||Personal Memoir|
|8||1||Downtown Details: An Artful Perspective of Newport, Pennsy…||PCCA||Architecture|
|9||—||The Heatstroke Line||Ed Rubin||Climate Fiction|
|10||—||Live from the Cafe||Tory Gates||Literary Fiction|
When Joe Farrell and Joe Farley researched Pennsylvania graves, an old movie inspired them to shed light on the graves of famous people in New York.
The Joes ventured to the Big Apple and its boroughs to visit the graves of the rich, famous, and infamous.
This first volume of the Gotham Graves series focuses on those persons famous in and around New York City who were fascinating figures in their times, such as:
- Louis Armstrong
- Anne Bancroft
- Nellie Bly
- Jim Farley
- ...& more!
This second volume of the Gotham Graves series focuses on those persons interred in and around New York City who were interesting figures in their times, such as:
- "Gentleman Jim" Corbett
- Andrew Carnegie
- Irving Berlin
- Lou Gehrig
- ...& more!
Farrell and Farley have combed New York City to bring you the most entertaining biographies about interesting people buried in New York.
"I might sound a bit strange, but have always found a sort of peace walking through graveyards and reading the headstones of all who have gone before me. I try to read as many books as I can find on graveyards and cemeteries, and people’s final resting places, so this book was of special interest. Not to play favorites, but the one who got my attention in this book was Dorothy Kilgallen. I’ve always been interested in her life, and also supposedly controversial death. Thank you to Netgalley and Sunbury Press, Inc for an ARC of this book."
~ Julie, Amazon costumer
About the author:
In 1975, Joe Farrell hired Mr. Farley to work in the Governor’s Action Center. Nine years later Farrell would repeat his mistake by hiring Mr. Farley to work for him at the Public Utility Commission. On May 21, 2010, after 35 years of state service he retired. Mr. Farley has not returned to work because he has been unable to find a cushy high paying position like Joe Farrell’s. In addition, Mr. Farrell has apparently learned from his past mistakes as he has not attempted to hire Mr. Farley a third time. As a result, Mr. Farley has concentrated his efforts at co-authoring his books Keystone Tombstones.
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It’s hard to imagine what life might have been like way back when around 50 AD or so, but if we were to try, it might look a little something like Marcellus’s life in The Peacekeeper, the latest novel by author Jess Steven Hughes. Though his life would have been on the more dramatic side, for sure, Hughes’s latest addition to his Brittania Romanus series showcases ancient Romans in a dramatic and captivating way.
Rome during the extremely early years of around 40 AD – 70 AD, Rome is being ruled by a vast array of emperors who were known for their vicious governing styles. The empire had a large army, the Roman army that was one of the largest and most effective killing machines at the time. Deeply organized, trained, and properly equipped, no other military stood any sort of chance against the Romans.
This is where our protagonist, Marcellus, comes into play. He is hidden away in the thick of the Roman army as a Spanish centurion. His thrilling adventures against his main nemesis, Anicius Pedius Gallus, only add to the story. Marcellus even falls in love with Eleyne, a British/Celtic princess. His tales do not end there, however, as Marcellus’s story is truly only just beginning. This story contains everything needed for a riveting adventure, but set in Ancient Rome so as to add a bit of historical education to the mix as well.
Historical fiction is so intriguing because it shows its readers that drama, mystery, and even other daily, relatable events can happen at any point in time, to anyone. People can get so caught up in their own lives and get the idea that history is simply in the past and irrelevant. However, books such as The Peacekeeper, as well as other historical fiction works, remind us that life hit people just as fast back during the days of the Roman Empire just as much as it hits us now. It connects us to a time that is thought of as long gone and insignificant. True readers, though, know that this is not true, of course. We are all human and all connected, no matter where in the world or what time period you live in.
I had a chance to talk with the author of the “Thanatology” series and learned some interesting background about his books. The series came about because of Keith’s fixation with death. I would venture to say that most of us have questions about death we would like answered as well as fear. Many of us might even try to forget about our inevitable fate and refuse to acknowledge it as often as possible. For someone like Keith, who has experienced multiple brushes with death, the ideas of death and dying have become enigmas. He regards his feelings as an ebb and flow of curiosity spattered by fear. On occasion, he asks the question “how bad could it be” not in a suicidal way, but seeking more knowledge. Because it is impossible to know for sure what death is like, he imagines it instead. His novels create a window into what the other side of life could be. Much of the “Thanatology” is surprisingly based on real events and people. The main character in “The Lurking Man,” Cailean, is based on his own alcoholic grandparents and the theme of an abused child mimics his mother’s unfortunate life growing up.
Each of his books is a challenging read, but Keith knows his audience isn’t a bunch of dummies. Readers will figure it out if they pay attention, though these are not the sort of books one can daydream through. You have to stand on your toes or you’ll wind up confused. Keith describes it as “thinking man’s fiction.” The purpose of each book is for readers to stop and reflect on their own lives so that they ultimately lead better lives than the characters.
Finally, the beauty of the series is that the first three books can be read in any order. This allows for flexibility for potential readers to choose which book sounds most intriguing to them so that they can become better immersed in the fictional world. The fourth book in the “Thanatology” pulls pieces from the first three, so it is easier to understand if those ones are read first.
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Rachel Sims, an indomitable spirit in an intolerant religious community, is rumored to have left her husband for a man driving an expensive car from another state. Like Hester Prynne in Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, she becomes the symbol of sin and adultery. Years later, another young woman becomes convinced that the true story of what happened to Rachel Sims is trapped in her own early life memories.
Rachel Sims, a young Midwestern farm wife, disappears in 1952 under mysterious circumstances while apparently on her way to a clandestine meeting with a man who is not her husband. Some people in a nearby small town claim they saw her leaving the area “with a well-dressed gentleman driving a car with Iowa license plates.” Others assign various nefarious motives to her disappearance. Only Charlie Flanigan, a cemetery caretaker known to the locals as “Crazy Charlie,” refuses to accept the ugly gossip about Rachel Sims. He insists he still sees her walking the riverbanks on Hodges Island on dark spring evenings when the lilacs are in bloom. After the death of her mother twenty-two years later, Laura Fielding, a graduate student with a bonding disorder and a history of broken relationships, discovers that her family may have been living under stolen identities. She also has vague memories and dreams that are unconnected to anything she remembers from her early childhood experiences. With the help of psychiatrist Ned Finley, an eccentric researcher who studies human memories, she attempts to solve the mystery of her lineage by bringing her early life memories to the surface through regressive hypnosis. They are assisted by Finley’s friend Aurther Schlepler, a retired psychic who once helped police departments solve difficult homicide cases, but who has taken up permanent residence in the Farmington State Mental Hospital. Laura eventually visits Point Tyson, where she learns that her mysterious past may be connected to the disappearance of the young farm wife, who reportedly left the area with a wealthy man. Although the townspeople believe Rachel Sims was an immoral woman who abandoned her husband for a better life, Laura suspects the real reasons for the young farm wife’s disappearance might be found in her own early life memories.
"Excellent story line which was gripping from start to finish. Great Characters. I would highly recommend this book"
~ Net Gallery
About the author:
Dennis M. Clausen was born and raised in a Minnesota small town near the South Dakota border. His early years on the prairie provided the inspiration for his novels and other literary works that chronicle the struggles of these small towns to survive in modern America. In addition to writing and publishing since the early 1980s, he has been a professor of American literature and screenwriting at the University of San Diego for forty-six years. Currently, he is working with Sunbury Press on several literary projects. The Search for Judd McCarthy and The Sins of Rachel Sims, novels that feature the fictional character Ned Finley’s research into early-life and other human memories, are scheduled for publication in early summer of 2018. The Accountant’s Apprentice, a novel set in San Diego at a time when the homeless population was increasing dramatically, is scheduled for publication in October of 2018. My Christmas Attic, the story of a young boy struggling with dyslexia and the loss of his father in the Korean War, will be published in late November of 2018.
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by Dennis Clausen
BROWN POSEY PRESS
Trade Paperback - 6 x 9 x .7
FICTION / Literary
FICTION / Psychological
FICTION / Small Town & Rural
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Coast to Coast Newspaper publishes a compelling review of R.E.M.F. - Vietnam's Other GIs, written by John VanDevanter Carter.
Roberta Deen, from Coast to Coast Newspaper, recently published her review of John VanDevanter Carter's book, R.E.M.F. - Vietnam's Other GIs. This is a nonfiction, historical novel about the Vietnam war.
She names R.E.M.F. - Vietnam's Other GIs as a "page-turner" after finishing the book herself.
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