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Mind vs. Matter

by Konrad Koenigsmann

(5 Stars – 9 Customer Reviews)

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Konrad Koenigsmann’s “Mind vs. Matter.” The world has been carved into empires after World War III and the mysterious leader of a shadowy organization makes plans to take over the entire planet. A new force emerges, a father and son, who have unparalleled mental capabilities and they begin to use their mental prowess to battle for control of the world. This book is a gripping and thought-provoking award-winning novel.

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Jennifer Fales

At Outskirts Press, Inc., we take great pride in celebrating the work of our successful self-publishing authors, and we do so each week through our Self-Publishing Author Spotlight. This week we highlight self-publishing author Jennifer Fales, who has published four successful titles with Outskirts Press.

Learn more about award winning author Jennifer, her interested and her published works through this week’s Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.

author (4)About the Author:

Jennifer Fales was born in Jacksonville, Florida, and lived in Cocoa Beach and Melbourne during her high school and college career. She then moved out to Southern California in 2004. Jennifer is a huge fan of Stephen Colbert. English is her native tongue, followed closely by sarcasm. Her interests run the gamut from science to the supernatural, with a little kickboxing thrown in for good measure. She currently resides in Corona California.

She is a 2011 Foreword Reviews Book of the Year award winner.


cover (17)Shadows and Fire

Shadows of Fire is an adventure of epic proportions. It transports the reader into the parallel future, where mankind has created its own worst nightmare – a hybrid species of supernatural beings that demands a high toll in return for peace. Follow the adventure of a tortured man seeking redemption and a brother and sister, the unwilling product of both worlds, torn apart, determined to reunite with one another.

Product details…
Format: 6 x 9 paperback white, 112 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Nov 03, 2011)
ISBN10: 1432778463
ISBN13: 9781432778460
Genre: FICTION / Science Fiction / General



The Seraph Contingency: Anael’s Tale

The Seraph Contingency is a 2013 Readers Favorite International Book Award winner.

When angel meets demon, prepare for all Hell to break loose. What do a five year old and a ferryman have in common? What does a goddess have to do with a golf course? What’s with all the artifacts in Hell? And what business could a seraph possibly have down there? To find the answers, you have to start with a beautiful, bored angel sneaking out of Heaven and wandering into the one dive bar in Purgatory. Add abduction courtesy of a devious demonic Duchess with a checkered past looking to expand her wardrobe. Call in the Cavalry in the form of one powerful Transporter demon with interesting tattoos, an active libido, and a nagging conscience. Toss in a colorful cast of characters, including a violet haired vixen with a mind-bending condo near the beach, a cigar smoking witch and one amazing little boy, for good measure. Season the mixture liberally with science, laughter and magic. Stir until trouble rises, skip the ice and let it all boil over into the wildest party Hell has ever known.

Product details…
Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 266 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Nov 30, 2012)
ISBN10: 1478716991
ISBN13: 9781478716990
Genre: FICTION / Action & Adventure

cover (18)Sleight of Hand: Shadow Games

In a world where predators rule, war is always at the doorstep, and wolves flirt like nobody’s business, a young woman struggles to define herself and protect the powerful house she is aligned with from disaster. Sleight of Hand is the highly anticipated sequel to the award-winning Shadows and Fire, where humans and human/animal hybrids known as Supernaturals exist in a dystopian parallel future. The book follows adult twins Lilith and Laydon as they try to find their own identities—one leaning toward darkness and the other toward light—as they develop their powers deep in the shadowy world of the domes. The threat of war looms on the horizon and in the midst of this growing conflict Lilith has a vision tied to a suicide bomber. His words hold a clue to her power but also tie to the blackmail of the powerful dragon house she belongs to. Lilith, Augustin, the retired warrior priest she considers her sensei and father, and the Dragon House allies must face a maze of lies, clever gadgets and danger in a quest to unravel the truths behind the bombers ultimate riddle and an ugly secret. Her psychotic brother and a well-heeled night club owner won’t make it easy along the way.

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Format: 5 x 8 paperback cream, 306 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Dec 30, 2013)
ISBN10: 1432799738
ISBN13: 9781432799731
Genre: FICTION / Action & Adventure

cover (19)The Robusta Incident

The Robusta Incident introduces readers to Howard Danishefsky. He’s a smart-mouthed chemist working for his ex-lover turned tight-skirted, ball-busting boss, Melinda Carpenter, in the shiny downtown office of an international coffee conglomerate known as the Robusta Corporation. He has a legendary astrophysicist father in the Consortium of Evil that he’s never met, a dead Russian mother who still keeps in touch, and a brilliant young daughter he loves but rarely sees. More importantly, he also has an evil genius complex that is about to go through the roof. When Howard finds himself pushed past his tolerance limit once again by Carpenter’s cutthroat machinations and the Robusta Corporation’s mindless culture, he takes it as his cue to “evil up” seeking revenge so nefarious it’s guaranteed to gain the attention of the Consortium. What better way to do it than by adding a little “something extra” to the new coffee he’s been given carte blanche to develop and using the entire office as his own personal test group? He’s convinced he has it all under control, until his secret ingredient gains him the interest of a voodoo queen, an ancient professor, and a guy so far past his expiration date deodorant doesn’t even stand a chance.
Product details…
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback cream, 307 pages
Publisher: Jennifer Fales (Jan 09, 2015)
ISBN10: 0990779106
ISBN13: 9780990779100
Genre: FICTION / Horror


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2012 Reader Views Literary Award Winners in Self-Publishing Announced

The Reader Views 2012 Literary Award Winners have been announced! Congratulations to all Outskirts Press authors who won. Here is the full list:

Along the Chisholm Trail and Other Poems by George Rhoades

Second Place
Along the Chisholm Trail and Other Poems
George Rhoades

Chessman and His Nine Lives on Death Row by Terrence W. Cooney

Second Place
Societal Issues (Politics/Society/Etc)

Chessman and His Nine Lives on Death Row
Terrence W. Cooney

Death of a Man by Marilyn Carr

Honorable Mention
Death of a Man
Marilyn Carr

Family Likeness by Wilson Awasu

Honorable Mention
Religion (Eastern/Western)
Family Likeness
Wilson Awasu

The Farm by Charles C. Anderson

Second Place

The Farm
Charles C. Anderson

Jump-Starting Real Job Creation in America by Gary R. Patterson

Honorable Mention
Jump-Starting Real Job Creation in America
Gary R. Patterson

The Keya Quests: The Battle for Shivenridge by Glenn Skinner

First Place
The Keya Quests: The Battle for Shivenridge
Glenn Skinner

*The Keya Quests also won the Blazing Award for the “Best Fantasy Book”

Sacred Transitions by  Julie M. Milne, PhD

First Place
Body, Mind and Spirit
Sacred Transitions: Taking a More Conscious Role With Dying
Julie M. Milne, PhD

Sound of Silence by Chris Williams

Honorable Mention
Teen and Young Adult
Sound of Silence: A Choice that Matters
Chris Williams

Surviving Mental Illness by Linda Naomi Katz

Life Journeys Award for the Best Memoir or Biography
Surviving Mental Illness: My Story
Linda Naomi Katz

Unspent Time by Graham Parke

Honorable Mention
Unspent Time
Graham Parke

Congratulations again to all of the award-winning authors.

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Outskirts Press Authors Get Noticed as an Award-Winning Author with Readers Favorite Award Submission

Are you looking to gain notoriety as a successful self-published author? The best path to success in writing is to become an award-winning author. With our Readers Favorite Book Award Submission, you have an opportunity to not only gain that notoriety but also receive additional free targeted book marketing services/promotion.  If your book has a copyright of 2011 or 2012, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity you don’t want to miss!

So what do you get when you win? In addition to the ability to promote your work as an “award-winning” book, you get critical exposure on both the Readers Favorite and Outskirts Press award channels — in addition to the following:

  • Award-Winning Author Recognition — Each winner/finalist will be able to promote themselves and their book as an award-winning author and award-winning book, respectively. We make it easy by offering authors many options for to enhance their book covers and online presence upon winning an award.
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    Medal Award Ceremony and Media Coverage — Winners and finalists are invited to the Readers Favorite Medal Award Ceremony during the week of the Miami Book Fair International, the largest book fair in the nation. The street fair will feature hundreds of booths manned by authors, publishers and other literary professionals. Readers Favorite will have a full booth all three days of the street fair where they will display all the winning books from to hundreds of thousands of visitors. Authors who are able to attend the event may bring books for sale at the booth.

  • Book Review and Critique — All entrants receive a complete book review which will be posted on the Readers Favorite website, Barnes & Noble, Google Books and Facebook (unless your book has already been reviewed by the Readers Favorite team).
  • Display of your Book Cover, Summary and Award Image on Readers Favorite Website — Winners and finalists will be featured on Contest Results Page via a link under the search box at the top left of every page on the Readers Favorite website.
  • Professional, High Distribution Press Release — Both Readers Favorite and Outskirts Press announce the results of the competition through premium press releases and blog posts sent to a variety of media contacts and other authors.

The best (and easiest) part is: we can handle all of the submission details for you, including: sending a copy of your book to the judges, paying your award submission fee, and completing the entry forms for you (for two categories). This all comes with our Readers Favorite Book Awards Submission option.

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Talented Outskirts Press Authors are Finalists in the 2011 ForeWord Book of the Year Awards

We’ve featured many of our award-winning authors and books on our blog recently. Today, we’re proud to announce the Outskirts Press authors that have made it into the finals of ForeWord’s Book of the Year Awards.
ForeWord’s Book of the Year Awards program was created to spotlight distinctive books from independent publishers. The judges —working librarians and booksellers—review the entries based upon on their experiences with patrons and customers.

Here are the four finalists:

The winners will be determined by a panel of librarians and booksellers selected from our readership. Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners, as well as Editor’s Choice Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction will be announced at a special program at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim this June. The winners of the two Editor’s Choice Prizes will be awarded $1,500 each.

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2011 Reader Views Literary Award Winners in Self-Publishing Announced

The Reader Views 2011 Literary Award Winners have been announced!

Congratulations to all Outskirts Press authors who won.  Here is the full list:

A Master @ Life! by Harold L. Lamma II

Second Place
A Master @ Life!
Harold L. Lamma II

What to Charge by Laurie Lewis

First Place
What to Charge
Laurie Lewis

*What to Charge also won Second Place in the Writing/Publication category

Millennial Fears by Debbie Boucher

Second Place
General Fiction
Millennial Fears
Debbie Boucher

The Art of the Roman Catacombs by Gregory S. Athnos

First Place
The Art of the Roman Catacombs
Gregory S. Athnos

Russia's Prestige by Kashif Parvaiz

First Place
Russia’s Prestige
Kashif Parvaiz

SAT & BAF! by Doug DePew

Second Place
Doug DePew

Making a Meal of It by Jui-shan Chang, PhD

Second Place
Making a Meal of It
Jui-shan Chang, PhD

The Lament by Ercell H. Hoffman

Second Place
The Lament
Ercell H. Hoffman

Breaking The Bonds Of Adult Child Abuse by Sister Renee Pittelli

First Place
Religion (Eastern/Western)
Breaking the Bonds of Adult Child Abuse
Sister Renee Pittelli

I Want To Know My Future by Linda Dipman

Second Place
Religion (Eastern/Western)
I Want to Know My Future
Linda Dipman

March Forth by Marci A. Schmitt

First Place
March Forth
Marci A. Schmitt

House of Cards by Theodore Jerome Cohen

Second Place
Societal Issues (Politics/Society/Etc)
House of Cards
Theodore Jerome Cohen

Outskirts Press authors swept most categories – with the most winners in History/Science, Religion (Eastern/Western), and Self-Help categories.

Congratulations again to all of the award-winning authors.

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