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As Summer Heats Up, Check Out Great Reads
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Take advantage of some free time and enjoy a good book, a great way to spend a summer afternoon.

(NAPSI) Take some time to relax and read this summer, with some suggestions in different genres offered through BookBites.


“The Shadow Girl” by Misty Mount

“A powerful fantasy that combines a coming of age theme with insights into changing family relationships, the impact of past worlds on present lives, and a shy girl’s unexpected changes.”—Midwest Book Review

Shy, thirteen-year-old Zylia has always known she was different. She’s disappearing from this world and doesn’t know how to stop it. Then she stumbles across a family mystery surrounding the disappearance of her great-aunt Angelica years earlier. During her quest to unravel the mystery, Zylia discovers she’s able to cross the boundary and enter the “in between” world. Now, it’s up to Zylia to save herself before she’s trapped “in between” forever. Purchase at


“Median Gray” by Bill Mesce Jr.

At a time when New York’s mean streets were their meanest, one NYPD detective at the end of his career takes one last chance to correct a 20-year-old injustice, and another cop at the beginning of his career tries to stop him before a police department already scarred by corruption investigations takes another hit.

“Smart, gritty, and authentic, ‘Median Gray’ delivers a crackling tale complete with complex and damaged characters, and a keen eye for what cops know and think.”—SFPD Sgt. Adam Plantinga, author of “400 Things Cops Know” and “Police Craft”. Purchase at


“Sentinels” by L.C. Conn

“From page one, you’ll be swept up into this battle of good and evil with all of creation at stake.”—San Francisco Book Review

In his rage, Chaos destroys the world he created. From his destruction, Order is born. Order brings forth pure beings known as Sentinels. From the Sentinels comes the One True Child. Carling, raised as a normal daughter of The People, was brought up to believe in the value of love and caring, only to learn of the more sinister teachings of Chaos and his plans for her. Forced to face her fears, she must leave the only family she has known. Chaos hunts Carling until their ultimate encounter. Can Carling stand as the Sword of Order? Failure means the destruction of her world. Purchase at


“Broken Promises” by Anne Willow

Julia needed a new start. The unexpected death of her favorite aunt sends Julia to the artist town of Grand Marais. There she starts to weave tattered threads into a new tapestry while rediscovering her love of sketching and running the antique shop, Past Imperfect. Everything is just starting to go right when a mysterious package arrives bearing an antique letter opener.

Julia’s natural curiosity is piqued, but before she can untangle the mystery it’s found embedded in Tom Peterson’s chest. The tapestry of her new life begins to unravel as she is named a prime suspect. Now Julia works to solve the mystery and the murder. Purchase at


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