This fall is unlike any others, with stress and pressure for parents, students, and humanity as a whole. We’re all doing the best we can to keep our focus on the things that matter and survive the day to day grind. Because of this, you may be looking for ways to relax, unwind, and perhaps escape.
Whether you have kids learning from home, are working from home yourself, or just want to stop thinking about it all for a while, these authors and books can help you escape from the harsh realities of our times. If you’re ready to pack up and leave planet Earth, help solve a mystery, scare your pants off, or find some empowerment, these books have you covered.
The Junker Blues Series by Lon E. Varnadore
The Junker Blues Series by Lon E. Varnadore will not only help you escape; it will take you straight to outer space. This Sci-Fi Space Opera Adventure is action-packed. The main character, Marcus, lives between the Asteroid Belt and Mars, where he makes his living as a junkologist searching shipwrecked space ships for advanced tech. Marcus discovers something that could make him rich, if he can survive long enough to sell it. In The Belt, the second book of the series, Marcus must make a deal to save himself once again, but what will he need to give up in return? If you’re looking for a new series to get lost in, The Junker Blues will be a whirlwind of misadventures you won’t want to put down.
A Wistful Tale of Gods, Men and Monsters by David Ruggerio
Halloween this year may not include costume parties, trick-or-treating, or bobbing for apples. Instead, you can read a spooky tale that’ll keep you up at night. A Wistful Tale of Gods, Men and Monsters is a classic scary tale that begs the question: can an entire village be evil? Set in a quaint New York village, lurking underneath the façade is a secret so wicked not even children are safe. Watch out for David Ruggerio’s Next spooky novel, A Prison Without Locks, coming soon.
Double Blind: The Icelandic Manuscript Murders by Sara Winokur
If you need something extra, this book will send your mind spinning. Double Blind will take you on an intriguing ride through the cultural landscape of Iceland through the rural farmland and icy fjords. But this isn’t your relaxing tour guided trip, you’ll be put to the task of figuring out this crime-thriller one clue at a time. Tag along as Brynja must use her DNA forensics background to figure out the unsolved mystery of her twin brother’s disappearance.
The Last Surviving Dinosaur: The TyrantoCrankaTsuris by Steven Joseph
With many schools opting to start virtual learning, parents and children are spending a lot of time together (some may say too much time!). Nerves may be frayed as the pandemic works to stress out parents and students alike. So, what can we all do to not only reframe our crankiness, but help our children understand their feelings as well? Grab a copy of The Last Surviving Dinosaur: The TyrantoCrankaTsuris, it encourages children, and parents, to balance their feelings of crankiness with positive feelings in pursuit of happiness. Coming soon is Steven Joseph’s new novel The Grownup Guide to Effective Crankiness: The Crankatsuris Method.
These two must-read books are coming soon this fall:
Fine by AmyLea Murphy
There is nothing quite like getting lost in a mystery novel, searching for the answers, and eagerly turning the pages to discover more. Anna Williams, the picture-perfect teenager, suddenly disappears without a trace. Her sister Katie decides to take the unsolved disappearance into her own hands. She learns of the dark secrets of her sister’s life in the months before she vanished. Curl up with the hot young adult mystery novel of 2020, coming soon, pre-order now!.
The Perfect Revenge by WilD
The first in The Perfect Revenge series, The Dragonfly Rises will help readers feel a small token of justice during these times of social and political turmoil. Proclaimed as a women’s empowerment novel, the perfect revenge follows the main character, Zoey, as she grows from under the cruel thumb of her narcissistic uncle and transforms from a scared and helpless child to a strong and capable woman. Examining the root of her traumatic past, Zoey decides it’s time to enact the perfect revenge. Pre-order your copy now.