great novels--great reads

We have science fiction/ fantasy, horror/ thriller and romance!

As we're maintaining social distancing to fight the coronavirus pandemic, stay home and read.  And why not read something from San Joaquin Valley Press?   And remember shipping is always free in the United States when you order through the website.


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If you enjoyed Voodoo in Savannah, you won't want to miss A Hanging in Tucson.  Or get them both at one low price.  See the bundle offer at the bottom of the page.


Affair of State, Worlds of Jack Lawson #3, is coming June 2, 2020.  In this original fantasy novel, the abduction of a princess on her way to a marriage of state sets off a welter of absolute chaos as several factions fight each other for her, and a demon is unleashed to add to the fun.  

Horror/ Thriller

Voodoo in Savannah

A Hanging in Tucson

A Hanging in Tucson

Voodoo in Savannah, a ghost story by Deirdre Hutchins

 

by Deirdre Hutchins

Paranormal Investigators League Book #1


Join the Paranormal Investigators League as they travel around the country investigating reports of haunted houses.

The team is used to investigating what people believe to be supernatural occurrences, and usually what they find is not supernatural at all.  But at a certain venerable Steamboat Gothic style house being restored in Savannah, Georgia, the team discovers a genuine ghost.  In their usual way, they exorcise the spirit and everyone is happy - until they discover that a Voodoo curse has left more than one ghost in the house... and one of them is angry.


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Paperback edition  $13.99

Perfect bound  5" x 7"  241 pp.

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Also available as an ebook for Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook.


4 stars from Online Book Club.

"It's a way fun read! Great characters. Suspenseful plot!" - Vicky H. of Fresno, CA


A Hanging in Tucson

A Hanging in Tucson

A Hanging in Tucson

A Hanging in Tucson, a ghost story by Deirdre Hutchins

 

by Deirdre Hutchins

Paranormal Investigators League Book #2


The Paranormal Investigators League is back in their second adventure in the series.  Join Duncan, Paige, Nelson and Duane as they help a single father named Jack investigate the Shadow Man haunting his four-year-old son inside his restaurant. Local Tucson legend tells of a cowboy named The Chief who loved gambling and skirting the law.  What does his restless spirit want with the little boy? The investigators must solve the case before anything happens to the restaurant or-- even worse-- something happens to Jack’s son. 


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Paperback edition  $13.99

Perfect bound  5" x 7"  236 pp.

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"I love her stuff!" - Vicky H of Fresno, CA


"I have very much enjoyed both of the Paranormal Investigator books! I am so excited for the next book or books coming in that series." - Angela F. of Monongahela, PA

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Medflies

Strange New World

Strange New World

Medflies, a science fiction book by Jack Lawson

By Jack Lawson

The first novel in the Worlds of Jack Lawson, Medflies is serious speculative fiction on a possible future for human interstellar exploration.  In Medflies human colonists on the planet Olympus are faced with an alien species that they cannot communicate with.  They live in what is apparently peaceful coexistence for several decades, but then the aliens turn hostile. The humans have become pests to the aliens, even as medflies are pests on Earth.  What do the humans do?  What would you do?


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Paperback edition     $13.99

Perfect bound, 5" X 7", 210 pp.

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(Medflies is also available as an ebook for $3.99 from Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble Nook.)


Gabi (author of A Pirate's Promise below) thought Medflies a good read and now she's clamoring for a sequel.  Eleazar (designer of our wargame Battles for Prydain) liked the story, especially the action.  Another reader, Gonzalo Juarez of Sacramento, echoed Eleazar.  Read it and make your own opinion.  And let me know what you think

Strange New World

Strange New World

Strange New World

Strange New World, Fantasy book by Jack Lawson

By Jack Lawson

The second novel in the Worlds of Jack Lawson takes you on an adventure with gangland executioner Gat Teague as he leaves his world of cops and robbers and enters the Land of the True Magic.  He becomes the unwilling guardian of Princess Marissa, protecting her from her evil half-sister, Clotilde, her dragon and her Creatures.  Nothing is like the world he knew.  After a lifetime being a villain, does he have what it takes to become a true hero?


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Paperback edition $13.99

Perfect bound, 5"x7", 272 pp.

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(Strange New World is also available as an ebook for $3.99 from Amazon Kindle.)


Gabi thought Strange New World was better than Medflies.  She said she roared through it in two days and couldn't put it down!


"The Worlds of Jack Lawson" is a series of short unrelated science fiction and fantasy novels designed to show the range of the imagination of Jack Lawson, an author based in Fresno, California.  The novels are not sequels of each other.  They feature different characters and different situations.  Other titles will appear from time to time in 2020, with Worlds #3 scheduled for release later lthis month.

Affair of State

Strange New World

Affair of State

Affair of State, a novel by Jack Lawson

By Jack Lawson  

The third novel in the Worlds of Jack Lawson is a swords and sorcery extravaganza. A marriage is contracted between the prince of one kingdom and the princess of another. The thing is, no one wants the marriage to happen, including the princess herself. Join the mayhem in the mountains as the princess gets kidnapped, escapes from one group, and then falls into the hands of another. The madness in the mountains continues when one nobleman conjures a demon to obtain the princess.  And the demon is hungry. Join the riotous adventure and decide whose side you are on...


Coming June 2, 2020

Romance Novels

A Pirate's Promise

A Pirate's Promise

A Pirate's Promise

A Pirate's Promise Romance book by Gabriela Lawson

By Gabriela Lawson

Elizabeth Cameron is shocked to learn that the gorgeous but infuriating man she tried to deceive is none other than the heir to the Downling Dukedom, Lord Anton Eddington. But he has a secret of his own.  Sneaking aboard his ship one night, she finds her curiosity satisfied in a totally unexpected way.  What do you suppose Lord Anton's secret is? And as he sails to the West Indies with Elizabeth aboard, is she his prisoner or ...?  


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Paperback Edition     $12.99

Perfect bound, 5.5" X 8.5", 304 pp.

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A Count's Caress

A Pirate's Promise

A Pirate's Promise

A Count's Caress Romance Novel by Gabriela Lawson

By Gabriela Lawson

In a thrilling sequel to A Pirate's Promise, Elizabeth Cameron's friend English debutante, Laureene Douglas, accompanies her father to France where she becomes the unexpected houseguest of the darkly handsome French Count, Remi Laroche. But England and France are about to go to war.  What will happen to Laureene's budding romance with the Count?  Does love stand a chance in the fires of war? Will the lovers even survive?


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Paperback Edition     $12.99

Perfect bound, 5.5" X 8.5", 252 pp.

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Buy the bundle and save!

The Worlds of Jack Lawson and the Paranormal Investigators League Series are both available as sets - buy a set (or buy both) now to save money.