Fiction & Literature Book Reviews

THE EXTRA KEY by Kevin Polman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 6, 2016

"A strangely appealing story with a frustrating but relatable protagonist."
Polman (Mantis Religiosa, 2016 etc.) offers a novel about a grieving widower and his friends.Read full book review >
BLAME by Tony Holtzman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"By integrating themes of genetic research, ethical conundrums, unlawful death, and racial discrimination, this multifaceted novel delivers a brisk, riveting tale of greed and clinical malfeasance."
A medical scientist conducts controversial experiments involving human memory and age with disastrous results. Read full book review >

NEVER CRY AGAIN by Jim Cole
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2016

"An engaging coming-of-age tale for fans of historical drama."
An impoverished boy takes a journey through the rural South of the 1930s and '40s in Cole's debut novel. Read full book review >
TREE by Melina Sempill Watts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2017

"An ingenious and satisfying tale about a single live oak."
A debut novel tells the story of life in a California valley through the eyes of a tree. Read full book review >
RUNNING TO DUNCAN'S FIELD by W.B. Cannon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A free-wheeling text with playful writing and underdeveloped secondary characters."
A passionate English teacher rebels against bureaucracy as his dog meditates on life and death in Cannon's debut novel. Read full book review >

A WARRIOR'S CRY by Cindy Enderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2017

"A delicate dance with a clear, uncompromising message that 'There is no white towel in the corner of belief.'"
A collection of flowing, psalmlike poetry about maintaining faith in the face of affliction. Read full book review >
DANCING UP THE LADDER by Loy Holder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A mostly breezy read that sheds light on one woman's relatable struggle."
Debut author Holder offers a novel about an abused young mother's quest to survive. Read full book review >
REHUMANIZED DREW by K.M. Baginski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2017

"A rich, complex meditation on love and mortality among supernatural beings."
A fallen angel on the run due to an international conspiracy finds himself in love in this second series installment by Baginski (Windstalker, 2015). Read full book review >
TENDER NO JUDGMENT by Elle St. John
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2017

"An often effective blend of offbeat romance and high-stakes action-adventure."
Love blossoms between unlikely partners in St. John's (No Boundaries, 2016, etc.) steamy contemporary romance.Read full book review >
F.O.X. by Kelly Oliver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2017

"A dark, engaging biomedical mystery with a clever, no-nonsense detective."
Crime strikes close to home in Oliver's (Coyote, 2016, etc.) third series installment featuring the unconventional cowgirl-philosopher-sleuth Jessica James.Read full book review >
THE FREEPORT ROBBERY by Michael P. King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2017

"Another exceptional account of heart-of-gold con artistry."
King's (The Blackmail Photos, 2016, etc.) fourth outing with the Travelers, a husband-and-wife con artist team, sees them chasing stolen artwork. Read full book review >
ARCHIE OF OUTLANDISH by Lynnette Kraft
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2017

"Offbeat, emotionally engaging, and authentic."
In Kraft's romance, two quirky 20-somethings embrace each other's weirdness. 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 >