Best Books 2018

December 5, 2018

The wait is finally over... Here are our choices of the best fiction and nonfiction titles published in 2018. So, if you’re wondering how many of these you have read this year, or if you are looking for some good reads or holiday gifts (books are great gifts), our 2018 Best Books List has definitely something for you. 

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1 The Sea View Cafe

The Sea View Cafe

Michael Graeme | Romance

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Fleeing a toxic marriage and a job that's killing him, Finn winds up in the forgotten seaside town of Carrickbar. It's winter and, like Finn, the country is frozen and in crisis, BREXIT-blues hanging over everything. All the old certainties have been blown away, and America has gone mad. Things don't look good for anyone, least of all him. But he's about to walk into the Sea View Cafe where Hermione's waiting. She's a woman with an eye for suffering and a heart ever ready to heal. If anyone can fix things, she can. It just that she has a habit of coming up with the most unexpected solutions. But hey, if it works?....

2 Made for Me

Made for Me

Sarah Gerdes | Romance

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Recruited to Switzerland for her dream job, Danielle Grant's goals are disrupted when she falls in love. Unexpectedly, she is forced to choose between the safe path of immediate gratification and the harder road that may provide genuine happiness and fulfillment. Danielle's journey continues in Destined for You, the second book in the Danielle Grant Series. Read the first ten chapters for free at sarahgerdes.com.

3 The Prince and The Escort

The Prince and The Escort

Marilyn Cruise | Romance

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BOOK 1 in a 4-part series. I always dreamed I'd be lawyer, that I'd meet my prince charming & we'd live happily ever after. That was before my parents died in an accident where my sister lost her legs. And now life just sucks. I just started a job as an escort so I can support my sister & save up for her prosthetics. & my dream of happily ever after? Ha! There's no time for that. I'm stuck doing the adult thing. That's until I meet Prince Erik, & he reminds me of what it's like to feel again, to dare to dream again, & to believe in the fairytale I'd shoved so deep down I thought it was gone. One touch from him is a jolt to my heart, & suddenly I'm feeling things I really shouldn't. 'Cause let's face it—Fairytales don't come true, do they? For books 2-4: email marilyncruise75@gmail.com

4 Altered Perceptions

Altered Perceptions

Kenn Gordon | Mystery

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This is the first part of the Andy McPhee Trilogy. Altered Perceptions see's the formation of SIS Team Seven and the Black Door operations. A fast paced action thriller where team seven find themselves in a race against terrorists as well as trying to escape the clutches of just about every security organisation in the world when they are put on a international hit order. Just when Andy and Team Seven think they have a handle on the situation, new information will lead them in yet another direction.The real question is will they survive and more importantly will billions of innocents survive. This book is based on fact, but it has been fictionalized. Names have been changed to protect real people. We in the UK DO make weapons of mass destruction Bio/Chem/Genetic are made at CDE Porton Down

5 Break The Habit

Break The Habit

Charles Brown | Self-Improvement

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Our habits determine our character, the type of person we project to the rest of the world and, ultimately, our destiny. So if we embrace bad habits –those habits which have a negative impact on who we are – then those same habits will prevent us from achieving excellence in our lives, holding us back from reaching our fullest potential.

6 The Legend of the Ring

The Legend of the Ring

Alina Udrea | Short Stories

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This is the story of an orphan girl who finds a ring which heightens her skills and improves her reflexes. Read to find out more. Second volume is up for sale. If you want to buy it, you can here: https://payhip.com/b/gW2x

7 Archangel Down

Archangel Down

C. Gockel | Sci-fi Fantasy

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In the year 2432, humans think they are alone in the universe. They're wrong.Commander Noa Sato plans a peaceful leave on her home planet, Luddeccea, but winds up interrogated and imprisoned for her involvement in the Archangel Project. A project she knows nothing about.Professor James Sinclair wakes in the snow, not remembering the past 24 hours or knowing why he is being pursued. The only thing he knows is that he has to find Commander Sato, a woman he's never met.A military officer from the colonies and a civilian from Old Earth, they couldn't have less in common. But they have to work together to save the lives of millions - and their own. Every step of the way they are haunted by the final words of a secret transmission: The archangel is down.

8 Exploring Deep Concepts & Mysteries of the Bible

Exploring Deep Concepts & Mysteries of the Bible

Neal Fox | Religious

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Many Bible concepts are difficult to understand. This book explains subjects such as salvation by faith in Christ, the Trinity, what eternity will be like, why Jesus taught the way He taught, the soul vs human spirit, prayer, Old Testament relevance, the Tribulation, the Millennium, and many other deep Bible concepts. It also explains what the Bible calls the "mystery" which was hidden until the Church Age. The more we understand about the deep concepts of the Bible, the more we know God Himself and Jesus Christ our Savior. From the author of "The Future Times".

9 Dark & Cold

Dark & Cold

Ciara Attong | Romance

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A King who secretly abuses his wife, daughter and power. A Princess with no Freedom. A Queen with no Fear. A twisted tale of Love, Hate, Unforgiveness and Regret. Dark and Cold; a story about overcoming oppression, finding true potential, and falling in love.

10 Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence

Lewis Alerson | Self-Improvement

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Do you ever feel out of touch with your emotions? Unable to fully comprehend how you feel about certain situations, or struggle to make meaningful connections with others? Many problems in life, including maintaining relationships and professionally succeeding may stem from poor emotional intelligence. This is the ability to process and comprehend what it is we are feeling to properly navigate through life.This book delves into the aspects of emotional intelligence, and how to enhance your score so that you may have a better quality of life and more success. You will learn how to master your emotional intelligence through self-awareness and reflection. Once you can understand your emotional connections, you can better understand the thoughts, feelings, and emotions of others.

11 Love Hurts

Love Hurts

Jonathon Waterman | Romance

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Romance. It is such a wonderful thing. There is nothing like being in love - no matter who you are or what age you might be. Yet, should misconduct or abuse creep into the picture - one can discover: LOVE HURTS. Please join two Freshman year, college-age teens (Chad and Jose Jr. - Maria's kids from my novel: Hopeless Love) as they share their adventures and misadventures when they begin the part of life that deals in the world of Romance.

12 Virtual Heaven

Virtual Heaven

Taylor Kole | Sci-fi Fantasy

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Alex Cutler accepts a job working on the world's first Virtual Reality hub and feels blessed. What starts out as fun, turns dark when a close friend and founder dies while connected, unearthing bizarre and unnatural side effects. This captivating story of one man's dream to entertain and comfort soon becomes a provocative thriller, raising questions about technology's effects on morality, religion, and the limits of human potential.

13 Blood Royal

Blood Royal

Evan Ansot | Fiction

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Four thousand years ago, a man made an agreement with his God that would change the world, effecting the lives of billions of people. Part of the agreement was that all the world would be blessed through this man's seed, creating a Holy Royal Bloodline which extends to the present day. Beginning with Abraham, to his great grandson Judah, King David, Jesus Christ, and beyond, this controversial bloodline is sending shock waves felt on a massive scale. Through a series of events, beginning in 1985, a man finds he is the carrier of this sacred bloodline. Chosen to help bring forth a new age. Blood Royal is his story.

14 Success Mindset

Success Mindset

Edwin R. Quimby | Self-Improvement

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Successful people all have one thing in common – they’ve trained their mind to be programmed to achieve. At the core of reaching your goals and getting what you want is your mind-set, playing a hugely influential part in how you approach working towards your goals and the way in which you pick yourself back up from failure.

15 Derek Vortimer MBA  Manager of Worlds

Derek Vortimer MBA Manager of Worlds

Uncle Jasper | Sci-fi Fantasy

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Newly minted MBA Derek Vortimer wanted a management job in a big company. What he got was a job managing an unruly medieval country, a host of fantastic creatures, battles to fight and keeping the peace between three strong willed women.

16 A Minor Glitch

A Minor Glitch

Michel Poulin | Sci-fi Fantasy

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Scientific genius, savvy businesswoman, filthy rich, beautiful, ruthless : all words used frequently by others to describe Tasha Lenoir, founder and owner of the powerful Lenoir Industries consortium. She may be rich and powerful, but Tasha also has many enemies. That is why Tasha always go around accompanied by her personal bodyguard, Terry Clarkson. On this day in October of the year 2624, Terry again accompanies Tasha on a business trip to Paris, along with Tasha’s executive secretary and her top aerospace engineer. The trip by matter transporter from New York to Paris was supposed to take only a fraction of a second. However, the four women never rematerialize in Paris and are never seen or heard of again.

17 Bridge Burned: Bridge of the Gods Book 1

Bridge Burned: Bridge of the Gods Book 1

Elliana Thered | Romance

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Iris is Alfar, the only race that can open bridges between the Nine Worlds. On the morning she first meets Heimdal, Watcher of Asgard, she is smitten by his golden good looks and charmed by his quiet confidence. When tragedy strikes her world, she is forced to flee with him to his. Heimdal is sworn to protect Asgard but soon struggles to take his duty as seriously as his growing feelings for Iris. And Loki? He can't decide whether to let Iris redeem him or punish her for trying. Swept up in a decades-old conflict, Iris is caught between a god she might love and a friend who could be either victim or villain. With her heart and possibly her life on the line, she must learn to discern truth from lies—because trusting the wrong person could destroy entire worlds.

18 Puzzle Master

Puzzle Master

T.J. McKenna | Sci-fi Fantasy

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Cephas Paulson is a man out of time in the year 2202. An expert on religion, the government has assigned him the role of hunting down the remaining ‘Christian cults’ left in an atheistic world. Desperate to end religion once and for all, the U.S. government hatches a bold plan. Cephas becomes one of three time travelers to be sent to the crucifixion to get video evidence proving Christ a fraud. Watched by both the government and the Christians, everyone’s plans change when a new religious group known only as ‘Four’ appears. To succeed, Cephas must walk the line between two worlds and two beautiful women. One represents the temptation of the world of man while the other the Godly world that Cephas is secretly trying to understand. But are these worlds and these women what they appear to be?