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The 2012 USA Best Book Awards (Part 5)


Originally posted on USA Book News

Fiction: Romance

WINNER
Book Title: What the Heart Knows
Author: Mara Purl
Publisher:Bellekeep Books
ISBN: 978-1-936878-01-7

Finalist: Broken Wings by Alexandrea Weis – World Castle Publishing – 978-1937593360
Finalist: Dark Persuasion by Vicki Hopkins – Holland Legacy Publishing – 978-0-9832959-7-6
Finalist: Highway to Love by Dani Burke – Second City Books, Division of Windy City Publishers – 978-1-935766-53-7
Finalist: Whisper Privileges by Dianne Venetta – Bloomin Thyme Press – 978-098-32464-6-6

Fiction: Science Fiction

WINNER
Book Title: The Immune
Author: Doc Lucky Meisenheimer
Publisher:LJS & S Publishing
ISBN: 978-0-9667612-2-1

Finalist: Legends of the Vacaras: The Diary by John Fennell, II – CB Publishing and Design – 978-1-56411-581-2
Finalist: Remnant: an anthology by Roland Allnach – All Things That Matter Press – 978-0984629701
Finalist: Splintered Light by Lee Denning – Twilight Times Books – 978-1-60619-020-3
Finalist: Time Pullers by Horton Deakins – 4RV Publishing, LLC – 978-0982659410

Fiction: Short Story

WINNER
Book Title: When Hummers Dream
Author: Mara Purl
Publisher: Bellekeep Books
ISBN: 978-1-936878-61-1

Finalist: Feeding Mrs. Moskowitz and The Caregiver by Barbara Pokras and Fran Pokras Yariv – Syracuse University Press – 978-0-8156-0978-0
Finalist: Next O & W Train from Tennessee by JR Holbrook – xlibris – 978-1-4691-8802-7

Fiction: Thriller/Adventure

WINNER
Book Title: Shut Your Eyes Tight
Author: John Verdon
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 978-0307-71789-4

Finalist: Collision of Lies by John J. LeBeau – Oceanview Publishing –
978-1-60809-045-7
Finalist: Greco’s Game by James Houston Turner – Comfort Publishing – 978-1-936695485
Finalist: Q: Awakening by G.M. Lawrence – Variance – 978-1-935142-53-9
Finalist: Run To Ground by D.P. Lyle – Oceanview Publishing – 978-1-60809-057-0
Finalist: The Calypso Directive: A Novel by Brian Andrews – Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. – 978-1-61145-494-9
Finalist: Tidal Wave 23: A New World Order Thriller by Thomas J. Ryan – Thomas J. Ryan – 978-0-9856263-0-3

Fiction: Visionary

WINNER
Book Title: Exultation: Erotic Tales of Divine Union
Author: Jacqueline Sa
Publisher: Roots & Legends
ISBN: 978-0-9840324-0-2

Finalist: Dreamer’s Island by Gretchen Hummel – iUniverse – 978-1-4620-4483-2
Finalist: Lady Grace by Sandy Nathan – Vilasa Press – 978-1-937927-00-4

Fiction: Western

WINNER
Book Title: Maps of Fate
Author: Reid Lance Rosenthal
Publisher: Rockin SR Publishing
ISBN: 978-0-9821576-3-3

Finalist: Double Crossing by Meg Mims –
Astraea Press – 978-1466223202
Finalist: Secret History of the Cherokees by Deborah L. Duvall, Murv Jacob and James Murray – Indian Territory Press – 978-0983266204
Finalist: The Whip by Karen Kondazian – Hansen Publishing Group – 978-1-60182-302-1

Fiction: Young Adult

WINNER
Book Title: The Whitest Wall
Author: Jodee Kulp
Publisher: Better Endings New Beginnings
ISBN: 978-14563248498

Finalist: Freedom Road by T.M. Souders – CreateSpace – 978-1479283231
Finalist: Guardians Inc.: The Cypher by Julian Rosado-Machain – CreateSpace – 978-1466455337
Finalist: Pirate & Hoopoe by Diarmid Cammell & Karima Cammell – Dromendary Press – 978-0-9788966-0-7
Finalist: Unchained by L.B. Tillit – Saddleback Educational Publishing, Inc.- 978-1616517922
Finalist: Untraceable, Book I in the Nature of Grace Series by S.R. Johannes – Coleman & Stott – 978-0984799121
Finalist: WANTED: Dead or Undead, The Zombie West Series (Book #1) by Angela Scott – Evolved Publishing – 978-1622538515

Health: Addiction & Recovery

WINNER
Book Title: Sexual Addiction: One Couple’s Journey to Discover the Strategies for Healing
Author: Gary & Sharon Worrell
Publisher: Selah Publications
ISBN: 978-0-9851047-0-2

Finalist: 50 Strategies to Sustain Recovery from Bulimia by Jocelyn Golden – Living As You – 978-0615558745
Finalist: Alpha Chick: Five Steps for Moving from Pain to Power by Mal Duane – Alpha Chick Press – 978-0983412908
Finalist: Braided Cord: Tough Times In and Out by Liz Kulp – Better Endings New Beginnings – 978-0-9842007-1-9
Finalist: The Garrett Gomez Story: A Jockey’s Journey Through Addiction & Salvation by Rudolph Alvarado with Garrett Gomez – Caballo Press of Ann Arbor – 978-0-9824766-6-6

Health: Alternative Medicine

WINNER
Book Title: Alive! An Energy Plan For Life
Author: Rae Hatherton
Publisher: Tibetan Energy Medicine Press
ISBN: 978-098683580-3

Finalist: A Beautiful Medicine: A Radical Look at the Essence of Health and Healing by David Mercier – Still Pond Press – 978-0-9852425-0-3
Finalist: Empowered Healer, Gain the Confidence, Power and Ability to Heal Yourself by Susan Allison, Ph.D. – Balboa Press – 978-1-4525-3777-1
Finalist: Prescriptions from Paradise by Carlos M. Viana – Healing Spirit Press – 978-0-9789920-4-0
Finalist: The Cycle of Sound: A Missing Energetic Link by Dorinne S. Davis – New Pathways Press – 978-0-9824187-1-0

Health: Cancer

WINNER
Book Title: My Hope & Focus Organizer: A Tool to Simplify, Track and Support All Aspects of Your Cancer Experience
Author: Puja A.J. Thomson
Publisher: Roots & Wings Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-928-66309-6

Finalist: Surviving Cancer After Surviving Cancer: Coping With the Emotional Side of Cancer by Kevin L. Murphy – Headline Books, Inc. – 978-0938467403

Health: Death & Dying

WINNER
Book Title: Begin Here: Helping Survivors Manage
Author: Kat Reed
Publisher: Kat Reed
ISBN: 978-1616232733

Finalist: Alone and Alive, a practical guide for dealing with the death of your husband by Janet Boyanton – Shafer Publishing – 978-0-9747720-2-8
Finalist: Grief Quest: A Workbook & Journal to Heal the Grieving Parent’s Heart by Lilly Julien & I.J. Weinstock – Dreamaster Books – 978-0-9829322-2-3

Health: General

WINNER
Book Title: The Take-Charge Patient: How You Can Get The Best Medical Care
Author: Martine Ehrenclou, M.A.
Publisher: Lemon Grove Press
ISBN: 978-0-9815240-3-0

Finalist: Pieces Missing: A Family’s Journey of Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury by Larry C. Kerpelman, Ph.D. – Two Harbors Press – 978-1-937293-06-2
Finalist: Recipes for Repair: A Lyme Disease Cookbook by Gail Piazza & Laura Liazza – Peconic Publishing, LLC – 978-0983097709

Health: Medical Reference

WINNER
Book Title: The Take-Charge Patient: How You Can Get The Best Medical Care
Author: Martine Ehrenclou, M.A.
Publisher: Lemon Grove Press
ISBN: 978-0-9815240-3-0

Health: Psychology/Mental Health

WINNER
Book Title: Mindshare: Igniting Creativity and Innovation Through Design Intelligence
Author: Nikos Acuna
Publisher: Motion Publishing
ISBN: 978-0985806613

Finalist: Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself: The Workbook by Candace Plattor, MA – Being At Choice Consultants – 978-0-9813850-3-7

Health: Women’s Health

WINNER
Book Title: Grade A Baby Eggs: An Infertility Memoir
Author: Victoria Hopewell
Publisher: Epigraph
ISBN: 978-1936940110

Finalist: Hot Flashes and Half Ironmans: Middle-ages Endurance Athletics Meets the Hormonally Challenged by Pamela Fagan Hutchins – SkipJack Publishing – 978-0615634128
Finalist: How I Lost My Uterus and Found My Voice: A Memoir of Love, Hope, and Empowerment by Michelle L. Whitlock – iUniverse – 978-1-4620-7056-5

History: General

WINNER
Book Title: Dressing for Altitude: U.S. Aviation Pressure Suits – Wiley Post to Space Shuttle
Author: Dennis R. Jenkins
Publisher: NASA
ISBN: 978-0-16-090110-2

Finalist: Last Waltz on the Danube: The Ethnic German Genocide in History and Memory by Ali Botein-Furrevig, Ph.D. – ComteQ Publishing – 978-1-935232-59-9

History: Media/Entertainment

WINNER
Book Title: Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History
Author: Manny Pacheco
Publisher: Book Publishers Network
ISBN: 978-1-937454-14-2

Finalist: Put the Needle on the Record: The 1980s at 45 Revolutions Per Minute by Matthew Chojnacki – Schiffer Publishing – 978-0-7643-3831-1

History: Military

WINNER
Book Title: Blackhorse Riders: A Desperate Last Stand, An Extraordinary Rescue Mission, and the Vietnam Battle America Forgot
Author: Philip Keith
Publisher: St. Martins Press
ISBN: 978-0-312-68192-0

Finalist: Great Civil War Heroes and Their Battles (Sesquicentennial Edition) edited by Walton Rawls – Abbeville Press – 978-0-7892-1064-7
Finalist: Rough War: The Combat Story of Lt. Paul J. Eastman, a “Burma Banshee” P-40 and P-47 Pilot by Walt Shiel – Jacobsville Books – 978-1-934631-15-7
Finalist: Trembling in the Balance: The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal During the Civil War by Timothy R. Snyder – Blue Mustang Press – 978-1-935199-12-0

History: United States

WINNER
Book Title: Dressing for Altitude: U.S. Aviation Pressure Suits – Wiley Post to Space Shuttle
Author: Dennis R. Jenkins
Publisher: NASA
ISBN: 978-0-16-090110-2

Finalist: Boston’s Notable Addresses: Historic Homes and the Residents That Made Them So by James R. Holland – A Bit of Boston Books – 978-0-9788637-9-1
Finalist: Bound for the Future: Child Heroes of the Underground Railroad by Jonathan Shectman – Praeger Press – 978-0-313-39727-1
Finalist: The American Challenge by Robert C. Etheredge – MiraVista Press – 978-0966580440

Home: Decorating/Interior Design

WINNER
Book Title: EcoChi: Designing the Human Experience
Author: Debra Duneier
Publisher: Debra Duneier
ISBN: 978-0-578-09730-5

The 2012 USA Best Book Awards (Part 1)
The 2012 USA Best Book Awards (Part 2)
The 2012 USA Best Book Awards (Part 3)
The 2012 USA Best Book Awards (Part 4)
The 2012 USA Best Book Awards (Part 5)
The 2012 USA Best Book Awards (Part 6)
The 2012 USA Best Book Awards (Part 7 – Final)

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