On the Couch: A Dog's Tale, David Johnson, Shoofly Books
On the Couch: A Dog’s Tale by David Johnson
Nagi’s story describes his journey from pound imprisonment to life with an extremely dysfunctional, yet animal-loving, couple. Forced to become a mental health co-therapist, Nagi seeks solace in his relationships with two neighbor dogs, Tina Weiner and Sugar Bear, and an overly chatty beetle of questionable lineage, Rex. He becomes Nagi’s mentor, quick to offer up unsolicited advice, along with far-fetched life experiences, so far-fetched, in fact, that the reader will question whether Rex is a compulsive liar or a sage from ancient times. Somehow, Nagi learns to make the best of his new life, living with two delusional parents whose love turns sour and a cast of characters who will leave you wondering who is crazier than who and which one needs to spend the most time “on the couch.” The reader soon discovers that the “couch” is where truths and innermost thoughts are revealed. ISBN: 978-1-943050-47-5
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Cowboy Girls by Rissa, Godfrey Coppinger, HBE Publishing
Cowboy Girls by Godfrey Coppinger
“There’s nothing to do” is a phrase never spoken by Rissa and her sister, Steph. Curiosity and imagination are the name of the game for these two girls as they romp through the day and into the night, chasing cows, dragons, and aliens.   ISBN: 978-1-943050-46-8 Release date: February 15, 2017
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Relics: The Long Dark Cloak, by Vicki Thomas, HBE Publishing
Relics: The Long Dark Cloak by Vicki Thomas
Thirteen-year-old Ivan Kimble travels to an ancient forest in Southern England, searching for Peter, his older brother. Ivan’s quest is interrupted when he half-heartedly agrees to help save the life of Zephyrus, a huge Kingwood oak tree, who was severely wounded with the revered Silver Axe. The lad is guided by a wise and honorable spirit, imbued in the Long Dark Cloak, to help find a healing sap to save Zephyrus’s life—or the forest will be lost forever. The journey is filled with a myriad of strange and mythical creatures that hinder his search to save Zephyrus. When war is declared, Ivan finds himself fighting to save his own life and the many friends he has made. He becomes a hero of the forest. When at last he finds his brother, he must ask himself if Peter is the same person he remembered. ISBN: 978-1-943050-53-6 Released: February 1, 2017  
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Lands of Mother: 18 by Jon Latham, HBE Publishing
Lands of Mother: 18 by Jon Latham

The Earth is no longer. The Apocalypse is not what was expected and all life is transferred to a new existence, a new world. Mother. A living, feeling land, very much involved in the day to day lives of her citizens. The King hung his head as he watched his Queen’s head tumble and roll. He felt suddenly filthy. His blade was covered with blood. He tried to think of the means to clean it in an attempt to get his stomach not to heave. “May Mother have mercy on us.” Pamela was dead. The new Queen has landed. In his debut novel, Latham creates a world filled with all the expected human characteristics, but adds the element of an active, caring and passionate ecology.   ISBN: 978-1-943050-43-7 Release date: February 1, 2017

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Morning Star Horse by Margarita Engle, HBE Publishing, Bilingual
Morning Star Horse / El caballo Lucero (Bilingual) by Margarita Engle

Award winning author Margarita Engle brings a tale of history mixed with a touch of fantasy. “When Mamacita chose to call me Estrellita, it was her way of imagining a little bit of starlight, deep down in that cavern where only rare streaks of day or night could reach—now, Lucero and I will be Morning Star and Little Star, a lit-from-within racing team!” A young girl stricken with rickets and her mother face the aftermath of the Spanish-American War, the challenges of a new century and innovative teachers. Dreams realized and dreams crushed exploring the freedoms only a magical horse can offer.   “Cuando Mamacita decidió nombrarme Estrellita fue su modo de imaginar un poco la luz de las estrellas, en el fondo de esa cueva a la que solo llegaban escasas luces del día o de la noche. Ahora Lucero y yo seremos el caballo del alba y la pequeña estrella: ¡un equipo de carreras iluminado por dentro!” Una chica joven lisiado con ricketts y su madre enfrentan las secuelas de la Guerra Hispano-Americana, los desafíos de un nuevo siglo y profesores innovadores. Sueños Realidad y sueños aplastados explorando las libertades sólo pueAden ofrecer un caballo mágico. Autor galardonado Margarita Engle trae un cuento de historia mezclada con un toque de fantasía.   ISBN: 978-1-943050-26-0 Release date: January 25, 2017

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Morning Star Horse by Margarita Engle, HBE Publishing, Spanish
El caballo Lucero (Spanish) by Margarita Engle

“Cuando Mamacita decidió nombrarme Estrellita fue su modo de imaginar un poco la luz de las estrellas, en el fondo de esa cueva a la que solo llegaban escasas luces del día o de la noche. Ahora Lucero y yo seremos el caballo del alba y la pequeña estrella: ¡un equipo de carreras iluminado por dentro!” Una chica joven lisiado con ricketts y su madre enfrentan las secuelas de la Guerra Hispano-Americana, los desafíos de un nuevo siglo y profesores innovadores. Sueños Realidad y sueños aplastados explorando las libertades sólo pueAden ofrecer un caballo mágico. Autor galardonado Margarita Engle trae un cuento de historia mezclada con un toque de fantasía.   ISBN: 978-1-943050-28-4 Release date: January 25, 2017  

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Morning Star Horse by Margarita Engle, HBE Publishing
Morning Star Horse by Margarita Engle

Award winning author Margarita Engle brings a tale of history mixed with a touch of fantasy. “When Mamacita chose to call me Estrellita, / it was her way of imagining a little bit / of starlight, deep down in that cavern / where only rare streaks of day or night / could reach—now, Lucero and I will be / Morning Star and Little Star, / a lit-from-within racing team!” A young girl stricken with rickets and her mother face the aftermath of the Spanish-American War, the challenges of a new century and innovative teachers. Dreams realized and dreams crushed exploring the freedoms only a magical horse can offer.   ISBN: 978-1-943050-24-6 Release date: January 25, 2017  

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Swan Garden (paperback)
The Swan Garden tells the story of a young woman who survives a brutal assault and rape, gives birth in a mother baby home, and the abuse she receives in the Magdalene Laundry. After finding a way to get away, she attempts to create a life for herself, but never forgets who was taken from her and why. As the years pass, she learns truths once denied to her.
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Betrayal: Never Waste a Soldier (paperback)
The author presents his tale within the context of what is now known to history – things we could not know in the period between 1965 and 1973 during which the levels of American ground combat forces in Vietnam exceeded half a million troops. The war is now widely seen as a ghastly mistake claiming 60,000 of America’s best. He includes many historical references in the book to give the reader context for a war most don’t understand.
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Finding Pony (Signed & Limited First Edition hardback)
FINDING PONY is a true to life and genuine telling of the difficulties that youth in the foster family & adoption system experience. It is a gritty story told from the point of view of those most affected by other’s actions, those with the most to lose. Disillusioned by the institutions designed to help, Jesse is forced to become an adult, and does his best to protect his sister and their way of family, sometimes without much success. Jesse is a villain. Jesse is a hero. Jesse is a survivor. Chance encounters teach him not everyone is who they appear, there are reasons and there are consequences for everything.
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Finding Pony (paperback)
FINDING PONY is a true to life and genuine telling of the difficulties that youth in the foster family & adoption system experience. It is a gritty story told from the point of view of those most affected by other’s actions, those with the most to lose. Disillusioned by the institutions designed to help, Jesse is forced to become an adult, and does his best to protect his sister and their way of family, sometimes without much success. Jesse is a villain. Jesse is a hero. Jesse is a survivor. Chance encounters teach him not everyone is who they appear, there are reasons and there are consequences for everything.
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How Far Is Heaven? (hardback)
A touching story dealing with the loss of a grandparent and Mikey's question of why. Told in the simple terms of a conversation, his mother explains how to deal with one of the most difficult situations we will all have to encounter some day. Illustrated with wonderful water-color illustrations, "How Far is Heaven" offers a starting point in a parent-child discussion.
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