Fiction & Literature Book Reviews

HUSH, MY INNER SLEUTH by M.E.  Meegs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 21, 2018

"Possibilities abound in this meta-noir page-turner."
College grad Willie Tigue, "looking forward to an adventure," gets one in spades when she is seemingly possessed by a freshly deceased private eye in 1940s Hollywood. Read full book review >
MISS JANE by Kat  Meads
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2018

"A sharp and tightly crafted tale of campus exploitation."
A young college student begins an affair with her history professor in this novel. Read full book review >

POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE by William Cobb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2018

"A meandering, comically flat sendup of higher education."
Cobb's farcical novel explores the sexually dysfunctional dynamics of a college campus. Read full book review >
A TINY PIECE OF SOMETHING GREATER by Jude Sierra
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2018

"A realistic look at living and loving in the context of mental illness by an #ownvoices author that doesn't lose sight of the romance."
The Florida Keys provide the setting for love between a laid-back Brazilian dive instructor and a Wisconsin-bred trainee with secrets behind his ice-blue eyes. Read full book review >
COMPULSORY GAMES  by Robert Aickman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2018

"As unnerving as it is sinuous; an absolute delight."
A collection of dark, eerie tales from a master of weird fiction. Read full book review >

THE DREAMACHINE by William Dickerson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2018

"While portions fall victim to bland violence, this thriller explores a variety of intriguing topics."
A sci-fi novel examines a web developer's bizarre past and dangerous future. Read full book review >
YOUNG TERRORISTS by Matt Pizzolo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2018

"A well-done terrorist tale for those with a taste for in-your-face, rage-fueled, vicious carnage."
A radical underground group fights against tyranny in this graphic novel set in the near future. Read full book review >
AFTER THEY GO by J.  Mercer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2018

"An often engaging mix of soap-operatic melodrama and rom-com gratification."
Four women discover that their conflicts can bring them closer together in this novel about family, love, and self-esteem. Read full book review >
A HOWL OF WOLVES by Judith Flanders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2018

"Anyone interested in mysteries and books and humor—and who isn't?—will enjoy Flanders' latest delightful novel."
Theater people may be superstitious, but even they don't expect to find the director hanging from the rafters on opening night—in the middle of the play. Read full book review >
SO LUCKY by Nicola Griffith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2018

"Original but disappointing."
A narrative of disability and its consequences. Read full book review >
JANE SEYMOUR, THE HAUNTED QUEEN by Alison Weir
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2018

"Deft, authoritative biographical fiction."
The brief reign of a reluctant queen. Read full book review >
DARKER WITH THE LIGHTS ON by David  Hayden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2018

"Those seeking challenging, nontraditional wordplay stories will find much here to ponder."
Short stories that will puzzle, perplex, and provoke. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >