Category: Authors

New Book Release: “Costruendo il fratellino” (Building Baby Brother) by Steven Radecki (translated by Flavia Idà)

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Italian edition of Building Baby Brother (Costruendo il fratellino) written by Steven Radecki and translated by Flavia Idà.

Dapprima sembrava una buona idea …

I figli cresceranno sempre, che ne siamo pronti o no.

Una verità che ho imparato dall’essere genitore è che prima o poi i figli ti faranno domande difficili e forse anche scomode, alle quali si aspettano che tu abbia una risposta.

È vero anche che spesso ci è difficile negare ai nostri figli le cose che più desiderano – come la libertà.

It seemed like a good idea at the time …

Children will always grow up, whether we’re ready for them to or not.

One truth about parenthood that I’ve learned is that there will come a time when your children will ask you difficult, and perhaps even uncomfortable, questions for which they expect you to have the answers.

It’s also true that we often find it difficult to deny our children the things that they most desire — like freedom.

Building Baby Brother (Costruendo il fratellino) is available in hardcover, trade paperback, and digital editions.

New Book Release: “Figli del tempo sbagliato” (Children of the Wrong Time) by Flavia Idà

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Italian edition of Children of the Wrong Time (Figli del tempo sbagliato) by Flavia Idà.

“Potreste dire di essere stati amati dalle persone giuste, per i motivi giusti, nel modo giusto e al tempo giusto?”

I cittadini della Generazione Avanti devono guadagnarsi il diritto di riprodursi, superando un estenuante tirocinio ideato al fine di sradicare l’infelicità umana causata dalle scelte fatte a caso. Michael Holmes e Nora Savins sono pronti ad affrontare il tirocinio; ciò che non sanno è che alcune cose al mondo nasceranno sempre da scelte fatte a caso.

“Would you say you were loved by the right people at the right time in the right way and for the right reasons?”

Michael Holmes and Nora Savins stepped into the ornate atrium of the Department of Vital Privileges and looked up at the life-size marble statue of the Founding Father, a smiling young man who held in his hand an ancient movie script rolled into a scroll.

Figli del tempo sbagliato (Children of the Wrong Time) is available in hardcover, trade paperback, and digital editions.

The Best Gift You Can Give an Author is a Review

During this holiday season, when you’re looking for the perfect gift for that author friend or family member, here’s something that will fit every budget:

Leave a review.

There are a lot of important business-related reasons why leaving reviews is important to a book and author’s success. (We will discuss these in detail in another post.) The most important part:

Leave a review.

For authors and books, the two most important places to leave reviews are Amazon and Goodreads. You can even post the same review in both places!

Did you know:

Give the author in your life the perfect gift for the holidays.

Leave a review.

There is a size that fits every budget — and you don’t even have to gift wrap it!

New Book Release: “Pious Rebel” by Jory Post

We are extremely pleased and honored to be able to announce the immediate availability of Pious Rebel by Jory Post.

After her partner dies suddenly, Lisa Hardrock realizes how little she knows about the life she’s been living — and starts exploring her questions in a blog that unexpectedly goes viral.

Following the sudden death of her domineering partner, Lisa Hardrock begins to discover how little she really knows about the life she’s been living for the last seven years — and the man she was living it with.

As she confronts the secrets and unpaid debts her partner left behind, Lisa also begins to investigate the mysteries of her own life by beginning to write. Begun as a journal for her daily thoughts, her blog ends up going viral

Along the way, Lisa discovers the truths and lies about those she has considered friends, learns more about Central Valley motorcycle gangs than she ever thought she needed to know, and unexpectedly ends up with a pantry full of sockeye salmon for her cat, Eloise.

Pious Rebel is available now in hardcover, trade paperback, and digital editions.

Join Us for the (Virtual) Book Launch Celebration for “The Found Child” by Nancy Wood

Join us for readings and live Q & A with author Nancy Wood about The Found Child (A Shelby McDougall Mystery).

(Virtual) Book Launch for “The Found Child” by Nancy Wood

Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020
Time: 10:00AM Pacific Time

For more information about for the event, visit our website: paperangelpress.com/found-child/launch-event.

The Found Child (A Shelby McDougall Mystery) is available now in hardcover, trade paperback, and digital editions. Signed editions are also available.

New Book Release: “The Found Child” by Nancy Wood

We are extremely pleased to be able to announce the immediate availability of The Found Child (A Shelby McDougall Mystery) by Nancy Wood.

Private Investigator Shelby McDougall is out for revenge.

Repeated miscarriages have caused Shelby’s marriage to disintegrate. Financial ruin lies ahead. A cheek swab sent to an online ancestry service turns up a surprise child: Shelby’s genetic offspring — found in the misty ether of the internet.

The only way Shelby can hang on to her shredding sanity is to take things into her own hands and, once and for all, locate and apprehend Helen Brannon — the woman responsible for hijacking her fertility … and her future.

As Shelby closes in on her target, the stakes get higher and higher. But when Shelby finds Helen Brannon … how far will she go?

The Found Child is available in hardcover, trade paperback, and digital editions. Signed editions are also available.

And for a limited time, get the digital editions of the other books in the “Shelby McDougall” series, Due Date and The Stork, for only 99¢!

Visit Us at NASFiC 2020!

We are excited to inform you that we will be (virtually) attending NASFiC 2020 from August 21st through August 23rd.

Visit us in the virtual Dealers Room to meet our authors and receive special deals on our books.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for ongoing updates during the convention!

Join Us for the (Virtual) Book Launch of “Love on Fire” by Leah RS Braun

Join us for the (virtual) book launch event for Love on Fire: Practicing Embodied Intimacy After Sexual Trauma by Leah RS Braun.

(Virtual) Book Launch of

Register for the event here: paperangelpress.com/love-on-fire/event

Walk again with Leah RS Braun as she guides her readers through the swirling and often murky waters of recovery from sexual trauma.

Love on Fire: Practicing Embodied Intimacy After Sexual Trauma is available now in hardcover, trade paperback, and digital editions. Signed editions are also available.

New Book Release: “Grimaulkin Collected” by L. A. Jacob

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of Grimaulkin Collected by L. A. Jacob.

Mike LeBonte went to prison for summoning demons and using magic. At the age of 18, he is let out for good behavior. Now he’s trying to make a better life for himself.

He’s trying to stay out of trouble. However, trouble finds him, because someone has summoned a demon in a local park, and he is called in to assist the police in figuring out who did it — that is, if he didn’t do it himself.

At the same time, he is attempting to make inroads with a handsome young man in the city, the owner of a New Age store in downtown. Mike also assists his cousin who is being stalked by someone—or a group — while fighting off his new boyfriend’s ex.

And when you think it’s over, someone has summoned Lucifer. But with the help of modern chemistry, Mike doesn’t have magic anymore.

This is just a few of the adventures that befall Mike, also known by his prison name: Grimaulkin.

Grimaulkin Collected is available in digital formats from Amazon, Kobo, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, and Apple Books.

Call for Submissions: Heartwreck

Heartwreck: Romantic Disasters at Sea

Life at sea presents many challenges, and finding (and keeping) love is one of the biggest. Heartwreck: Romantic Disasters at Sea is a collection of true and semi-true stories about love gone wrong on the high seas, curated by Melanie Neale, Emily Greenberg, and Laureen Hudson, and published under our Unruly Voices imprint.

Rough weather, small spaces, long days in the boatyard, and an eclectic mix of personalities make personal relationships among the seafaring community challenging and rife with struggles. We’re looking for personal essays and memoir/creative nonfiction pieces about your experiences. Be real, be honest, be funny, be brave. Maybe a relationship fell apart and you got stuck with a boat you didn’t think you wanted. Maybe, after five days at sea with a partner and five months to go, you realized you can’t possibly live with that person on a small boat. Whatever the disaster, if it happened on or around boats, we want to read about it.

Submission Details

We are seeking submissions for this anthology. Our targeted release date is October 2020. Please carefully read the submission guidelines, as we will only consider submissions that follow the guidelines.

Open for Submissions: January 1, 2020 through July 30, 2020
Expected Publication: October 2020
Story Length: 2,000 – 5,000 words
Payment: 0.02 per word + two (2) contributor copies

You can find our general submission guidelines on our Submissions page.

Submission Requirements

Please submit your complete story in standard manuscript form in digital format (DOCX, RTF, or ODT) to submissions (at) unrulyvoices.com. (If you want bonus points, also attach a MOBI file; that will help our editorial team be able to read it faster.)

Please include “Heartwreck Anthology” in the subject line of your submission.

Include the following in your cover letter/email:

  • Title of your story
  • Your real name
  • Your physical mail address
  • Your preferred email address
  • Genre
  • Approximate word count

Submission Guidelines

  • Your story can be from whatever genre best fits its theme. However, we are not looking for erotica or stories that contain excessive gore or violence.
  • No simultaneous submissions, please. You may submit more than one story, but please send each one as a separate submission.
  • We will accept stories that have been previously published. If your story has been published before, please provide proof that you hold the current publishing rights for it when you submit your manuscript.
  • We highly recommend that you change any names based on real people in your story to protect the innocent — and to prevent possible further harassment by the guilty.

Check this page for the latest information about the Call for Submissions for this anthology.