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We empower authors to publish books that look, feel and read like the highest quality books on the shelf. And we are proud that reviewers, critics and readers agree. Here is a selection of titles that reached audiences thanks to our Books Fluent team, as well as the team at our sister publicity company, Books Forward.

A Disturbing Nature by Brian Lebeau


“A Disturbing Nature is one of the best psychological thrillers I have read this year.” —Readers Favorite

Literary Titan Book Awards silver winner

Runner-up in General Fiction for the Beach Book Festival Awards

San Fransisco Book Festival Honorable Mention

Foreword Indies 2023 Finalist in Thriller & Suspense

Hall of Mirrors: Virginia Hall, America’s Greatest Spy of WWII by Craig Gralley


Named a “Best Book of 2020” by Kirkus Reviews ​

“Inspired…a fascinating, electric account of a heroic woman.” —Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

“A very satisfying read.” —Historical Novel Society

“Empowering…I turned away from family and phone calls to find out what happens next.” —Independent Book Review (Top Story)

Craig Gralley was also interviewed by NPR’s Morning Edition, the Washington Post, and the New York Post.

Ignatius Series by D. A. Mucci


Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts heralded this fantasy adventure series as “just terrific”.

Independent Press Award 2022 Distinguished Favorite

Finalist in Young Adult Fiction with the National Indie Excellence Awards

“I really did love diving into this world. The hero of the story, Ignatius, aka Iggy, is easy to like and root for…It definitely sets up for an exciting sequel” —Fairie Review

Silver in Readers’ Favorite’s Fiction for Audiobook

Finalist in Young Adult Fiction with the National Indie Excellence Awards

​The Lighthouse by Christoper Parker


Finalist in Contemporary Fiction with the National Indie Excellence Awards

“Bloody amazing. The Lighthouse will have you laughing then weeping. I couldn’t put it down.” —Tina Shaw, author of The Children’s Pond

“A suspenseful and seriously fun thriller.” —Kirkus Reviews

“The Lighthouse is a satisfying supernatural novel in which human spirits and resilience win out over loss and despair. ” —Foreword Reviews (4 stars)

“A mysterious lighthouse, compelling surprises, and a meditative look at moving through grief.” —BookLife

Silver in Readers’ Favorite’s Fiction – Chick Litafter Finalist in Contemporary Fiction with the National Indie Excellence Awards

The Exodus Series by Robert Stadnik

“The story itself read like “Guardians of the Galaxy” mixed with “Star Trek” and a little bit of “X-Men.” —Marina in Wonderland

“If you like stories set in space in the future with moral dilemmas, this book is for you.” —Let Zygons be Zygons

​One Must Tell the Bees: The Final Education of Sherlock Holmes by J. Lawrence Matthews (narrated by Thomas Judd)


Named a finalist in Chanticleer’s 2021 Global Thriller Book Awards.

“4.5 stars: I’ve not been moved in such a way by a story in some time. Overall, a solid Sherlockian tale.” —The Audiobook Review

“Bracing storytelling.” —Kirkus Reviews

​The Case of the Disappearing Beaune: A Sherlock Holmes Christmas Story

“The prose beautifully evokes Edwardian London at Christmastime… A treat for Holmes enthusiasts looking for a brisk and satisfying holiday read.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Beautifully Written and Immediately Engaging” —The Sherlock Holmes Society of London Summer Journal, 2022

The Book of Souls Series by Kevin Moore


An Amazon Editors’ Pick for Best Science Fiction & Fantasy

No. 1 in Amazon’s Paranormal Suspense

Top 10 in the Kindle Store’s Horror

“…one of horror’s rising stars…” —Signal Horizon

“An eerie tone permeates the entire story, with even mundane events feeling off-kilter. The whole cast seems to have multiple personas, all tinged with darkness.” —Foreword Clarion Review

The Dark Side of Memory by Tessa Bridal


“The Dark Side of Memory is a violent yet elegiac portrayal of the tragic Cold War disappearances of Uruguayan citizens.” —Foreword Clarion Reviews (5 stars)

“A bright star in a constellation of works about the violent conflicts of the mid-20th century in Latin America, the book casts a profound human gaze on a most devastating personal and social tragedy.” —Roberto Gutierrez Varea, Latinx Studies, U. of San Francisco

Blood Moon Prophecy by Dilani Kahawala


Named a “Highly Anticipated” and “Top Ten” book by One Book More

“…a delightful, inventive fantasy novel whose young cast grapples with a sense of destiny in a magical world.” —Foreword Clarion Reviews

Tools of a Thief by D. Hale Rambo


Tools of a Thief is a well told fantasy with good structure. I surely traveled far and fast through a new timeslot of historical encounters. Rambo wields language and skill in the craft of writing into an easy and enjoyable novel.” —StoryCircle Book Reviews

Stop Drifting: Become the Switch Master of Your Own Thought & Pivot to Positive by David Ibarra


Named a “Best First Line of of March 2021″ by Publishers Weekly ​

“Stop Drifting is an engaging self-help guide that suggests steps for developing positive personal and business mindsets.” —Foreword Clarion Reviews

“Expertly written, organized and presented, Stop Drifting: Become the Switch Master of Your Own Thought & Pivot to Positive by David Ibarra is a life-changing, life-enhancing, life-celebrating, DIY instructional guide and manual that is an especially and unreservedly recommended addition to personal, professional, community, college, and university library Self-Help/Self-Improvement collections.” —Midwest Book Review

The Measure of Gold by Sarah C. Patten


“An engrossing supernatural spy story… dreamy yet dark…[with] a touch of whimsy.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Poetic…a touching World War II novel that features both fantasies and cruel sacrifices.” —Foreword Clarion Reviews

“Compelling…a powerful tribute to the brave women of the French Resistance.” —BlueInk Reviews

​Harry and the Pelican ​by Amy Leaf

2021 Purple Dragonfly Awards Honorable Mention in Picture Books 5 and Younger

“This beach quest will grab the attention of kids longing to find adventure and will remind parents and grandparents of the joy that comes with watching children discover new places for the first time.” —Miami Living Magazine

​Richard Eager ​by Col. Richard Ernest Evans and Barbara Evans


Finalist in History: Military with the Best Book Awards

“A splendid war memoir!” —Impressions in Ink

“WWII pilot’s gripping stories illuminate a pivotal piece of aviation history in the 75th anniversary year of the U.S. Air Force” —Knoxville Daily Sun

Independent Press Award 2023 Winner in Military Nonfiction

​Moonstone Hero ​by David Sklar


“In the musing adventure novel Moonstone Hero, three strangers are forced together after a mountain climbing emergency.” —Foreword Clarion Reviews

“The story’s greatest strength lies in its portrayal of how diverse lives intersect during an emergency…fast-paced, contemplative” —Kirkus Reviews

Odd Woman Out: Exposure in Essays and Stories by Melanie Chartoff


“Odd Woman Out is a celebratory memoir in which the underside of fame is addressed with humor and wisdom.” —Foreword Clarion Reviews (4 stars)

“It’s inspiring but not schlocky. It’s a killer comedy sketch production, not a sappy Hallmark channel movie. Here’s hoping Chartoff plans more work in this vein, as this first gush of her reflections prove she’s tapped quite a strong one.” —PopMatters

​Kindness Matters: Sharing Bees by Antoinette Clark

“Kindness Matters is a charming picture book in which friends work together to solve a problem.” —Foreword Clarion Reviews (4 stars)

“With beautiful and colorful illustrations this story is sure to capture and keep the attention of new or beginning readers!” —Mrs. Mommy Booknerd’s Book Reviews

​David Massie Series by Andrew Nehring


“A fun, action-packed adventure ready-made for a new generation of YA readers.” —IndieReader

“This will certainly have kid appeal for its time travel, action and who wouldn’t enjoy learning about CP the Time Cop?”—Log Cabin Library

​Katy’s Ghost by Trish Evans


“Has moments of wit and sublime epiphany…moving.” —Kirkus Reviews

“I was pleasantly surprised with a conversational writing style, like I was just visiting with a friend the whole time I read.” —Books I Think You Should Read

​Julian Fox, The Dream Guardian by EJ Miranda


“Imaginative…the book provides a fun diversion for readers who enjoy such fanciful journeys.” —BlueInk Reviews

“I got pulled into the story right from the start. The characters, in particular Julian but also his brother, were very interesting to read about. The writing was good too, the pacing fast enough to keep me entertained throughout. Fans of YA novels and fantasy novels will love this one, no doubt!” —I Heart Reading

Dwarf Story by Professor W. W. Marplot

“A fascinating tale of humans meeting mythology in a huge battle, not just a physical one but a battle of wits too. It is a well-written story, perfectly aimed at its audience, and is full of action.” —Reader’s Favorite Reviews (5 stars)

“Imaginative…thrilling…In the exciting fantasy Dwarf Story, the mythical world intersects with our own as a legendary war draws near.” —Foreword Clarion Reviews (4 stars)

A Lesser Mortal by Kimberly Hess

“This wonderful biography brings to life Sarah B. Cochran, a philanthropist, college trustee, and coal industry executive in the early 1900s…Kimberly Hess masterfully explores the many facets of her life, helping us to understand Sarah’s transformation after the death of her husband and son, and her powerful use of philanthropy to advance the causes she believed deeply in.” —Joan Marie Johnson, author of Funding Feminism: Philanthropy, Monied Women, and the Women’s Rights Movement

Kimberly Hess was interviewed on numerous public radio and history podcasts, including The Historian and Herstory.

The Authors of this Dream by Seth Mullins


“This is a fascinating glimpse into life as a musician and an insightful adventure into spiritual awakening and healing that I couldn’t put down.” —Bookish Lotus

“This is a great story of healing and self-discovery.” —Shelf Indulgence

Lost Love’s Return by Alfred Nichols


“An emotional tale of war, love and second chances….will have your heart pounding.” —USA TODAY

“Fast-paced and immersive… endearing story of an American WW1 vet who, despite the passage of time, cannot forget a British nurse.” —Booklife

“…. dissects our humanity and seeks to teach life lessons to those who read it.” —Copiah Monitor

“…refreshing in the world of Southern literature.” —Jackson Free Press

“…moral to this book is that the decisions you make are lasting.” —Rankin County News

Dutybound by Mark A. Alvarez

Shortlisted for the 2021 Chanticleer International Books Awards

“Alvarez brings to this epic fantasy an ambitious, philosophical bent, a resonant clash between generations, and a colorful, highly visual aesthetic. ” —BookLife

Finalist, 2021 Ozma Book Award for Fantasy Fiction (CIBA)

Accidental Sisters by Katherine Caire


“Judicious in pacing out its revelations … Her search is detailed in thrilling terms, as is her exhilaration at meeting her biological sister and first experiencing family mirroring.” —Foreword Clarion Reviews

“A short soul-stirring new memoir … that is beautifully told” —Londonairy Little Free Library

Moral Code by Lois and Ross Melbourne


“I would especially recommend it for fans of YA (who may have had their fill of dystopia) and of authors like Becky Chambers, John Scalzi, and Martha Wells.” —Fanbase Press

Moral Code eloquently and excitedly explores how artificial intelligence can not only set moral boundaries — but also how they can revolutionize the future.” —Bibliotica

“…a provocative science fiction novel featuring the union of two unrivaled, intelligent technologies.” —Foreword Clarion Reviews

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