Readers’ Favorite Book Awards winners

Readers\' Favorite Book Contest Award Winner  Readers\' Favorite Book Contest Award WinnerCongratulations to John K. Manos and Bob Boone, winners in the 2016 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards! Manos’s thrilling novel Dialogues of a Crime received a silver medal in Realistic Fiction. Boone’s story collection, Back to Forest High, was granted Honorable Mention in Fiction, Anthology. Read their reviews by clicking on the book titles. Well done, gentlemen!

The Mystery at Black Partridge Woods now on sale

The Mystery at Black Partridge Woods, Pat Camalliere’s second novel in the Cora Tozzi Historical Mystery Series, is now on sale from Amika Press.

The Mystery at Black Partridge Woods by Pat Camalliere
Cover photography by Richard Hoyt Lee.

Wawetseka, a Potawatomi woman, is shocked when a body washes up near her village, but events soon turn worse: her only son is arrested for murder. To free him she must track down the real killer. Her investigation takes her through the wilderness of 1817 northern Illinois and to Fort Dearborn as she races desperately, fighting the harsh terrain and the realities of vigilante justice.

Two centuries later, Wawetseka’s descendent, Nick Pokagon, a charismatic young scientist, partners with Cora Tozzi, Cisco, and Frannie to publish Wawetseka’s adventures. But then Cora and her friends are attacked.…

Read more and buy now at Amazon and Amika Press. Coming soon to Kindle, Kobo & Nook!


Broken Girls now on sale

Tess Ballis, an associate of Amika Press, has just published her first novel.

Broken Girls by Tess Ballis. Cover photography by Katherine Evans.
Broken Girls by Tess Ballis. Cover photography by Katherine Evans.

I’m seven years old, and he has just done something bad. He has left me, and I stare at the stained sheets, too stunned to speak.

I’m nine years old, and I no longer wear pigtails because he loves innocence. It doesn’t stop him.

I’m twelve, and I scream for help. Make so much noise that the neighbors are bound to hear. He holds me down and teaches me not to scream.

Eden Wright’s parents have both verbally and physically abused her for years. Her best friend, Lacey, is facing problems of her own. When Lacey’s boyfriend commits a horrible act, it is all too familiar to something Eden has suffered herself. Desperate to escape the memories that have been haunting her, she has to face the frightening truth that she has spent her whole life trying to forget.

Broken Girls is a powerful, promising novel from this new author. Check it out now on Amazon.