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Argon Press offers free review copies of selected books to people who agree to provide an honest review on a public website (your blog, Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, etc.).  We believe this is an effective way to promote our books.

The following books are available at this time:

The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Wizards by Steve LeBel (a young adult fantasy)

  • Genre: Young Adult Fantasy, Fantasy, Science Fiction, for young adults and adults
  • Description:  Bernie fixes broken universes for a living. Unlike other gods, who tend to take a hell-fire-and-brimstone approach to problem-solving, Bernie prefers a more gentle approach.  Bernie’s job is to restore production on the planet Photox, but he soon discovers a world caught up in a civil war. With a hard-to-please boss breathing down his neck and a personal life in desperate need of relationship advice, Bernie’s chances of success are dwindling fast. The gods on Bernie’s world are no help. If he fails to restore production, they will destroy Photox’s entire population.  Bernie is desperate to keep this from happening, even if the murderous wizard causing all the problems is powerful enough to hurt a god…
  • Length: 99,100 words (340 pages)
  • ISBN-13 (print edition): 978-0-9908831-5-9 and 978-0-9908831-4-2
    ISBN-13 (ebook edition): 978-0-9908831-3-5
  • Publication Date: May 1, 2017 (print book), June 15, 2017 (ebook)

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The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Lost Girl by Steve LeBel (a young adult fantasy novella)

  • Genre:  Young Adult Fantasy, Fantasy, Science Fiction, for young adults and adults
  • Description:  The prequel to the award-winning young adult fantasy, The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Putty. All of God Town is in an uproar. A child has been lost. The Town mobilizes, and an exhaustive search is carried out, but as the day wears on, the fear grows that little Emily may be lost forever. Despite growing evidence, the gods continue to resist the idea little Emily has wandered into the woods, a place feared by even the gods themselves. Yet, a young god named Bernie isn’t afraid, and with the help of his friends, Suzie and Lenny, they embark on a rescue so daring no god would ever consider it. They will search the woods, and, if necessary, they will even search the deadly area beyond The Town known as the Unknown Territory. A fascinating tale of a most unusual hero on a courageous quest.
  • Length:  85 pages
  • Publication Dates:  May 1, 2016  (ebook), June 1, 2016 (print)

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Bargain Paradise Book CoverBargain Paradise by Darlene Blasing (humorous fiction novella)

  • Genre:  humorous fiction for young adult and adult
  • Description:  A humorous tale of an obsessive gardener and her neglected husband. Gardeners will see a bit of themselves here. Non-gardeners will finally learn what possesses someone to spend every daylight hour (and more) puttering around in the “dirt”.
  • Length:  49 pages
  • Review Copy Availability:  Now
  • Purchase at:  Amazon.com

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A Corporal No MoreA Corporal No More by J. Scott Payne (historical Civil War fiction novel)

  • Genre:  historical fiction for adult
  • Description:  Weary of his trade’s danger and drudgery, a Pennsylvania lumberjack enlists in the Union Army to fight the Confederacy. He quickly learns that the infantryman’s lot is to suffer… and perhaps, to die.
  • Length:  105k words
  • Review Copy Availability: Now
  • Publish Date:  April 1, 2014
  • Purchase at:  Amazon.com

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the SHORT of it - Book Coverthe SHORT of it… by H. William Ruback (anthology)

  • Genre:Fiction Anthology
  • Title: the SHORT of it…
  • Author: H. William Ruback
  • Description:An anthology of fiction including some of the earlier works of H.William Ruback. Packed full of stories, lyrics and poems ranging in topic from romantic encounters, to the mysteries of the nature of Dragons and Wizards, a journey through the darker elements of things, and finally the dissidence of youth. A timeline chronicling the growth of a fiction writer.
  • Review Copy Availability:  Now
  • Publication Date: February 15, 2014
  • Purchase at:  Amazon.com, Nook

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