Fiction & Literature Book Reviews

DISPOSABLE THOUGHT by Steven T. Bramble
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2015

"A dense, ambitious social saga with a sci-fi tinge."
A literary novel chronicles a young man's peculiar relationship to objects. Read full book review >
THE CAMEL AND THE SCORPION by C.C. Rising
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A nerve-racking, vibrantly dramatic tale with an empathetic protagonist."
In Rising's debut thriller, a Texas college professor in 1977 tries to prove the innocence of her young student, a suspected terrorist imprisoned in Israel. Read full book review >

THREE FOR A DOLLAR by Shirley Russak Wachtel
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A plainspoken and ultimately involving collection of tales laying bare the complexities underneath normal suburban life."
A series of interconnected short stories centers on one community and many of its people. Read full book review >
NEW YORK by Terence Clarke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"A sweet and well-paced series of urban vignettes."
A collection of short stories explores New York City across time. Read full book review >
THE FOURTH BOOK OF FIVE by R.P. Poe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A playfully surreal but enthralling story of society's castoffs."
In Poe's (The Long Forgetting, 2016, etc.) dramatic novel, a drifter and a wayward teenager find common ground at a boardinghouse for people with disabilities.Read full book review >

BIOHAZARD LEVEL 4 by David Lyons
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A tightly packed bioweapon story provides momentum and plenty of obstacles for the recurring protagonist to overcome."
The latest in Lyons' (Waters of Oblivion, 2014, etc.) Jock Boucher thriller series finds the retired judge facing off against his nemesis, who plans to unleash plague-infested mosquitoes in the United States.Read full book review >
THE POLITICS OF POF AND POOF by Francis Qinlan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2017

"A quirky heist tale with too much emphasis on the theft, leaving its more vibrant features behind.

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A host of eccentric criminals and an intrepid investigator get lost in the management of the U.S. Postal Service in this novel. Read full book review >
THE RAVEN GOD by Alane Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A fast-paced, satisfying capper to a trilogy that's sure to enchant fans of adventure-driven fantasy."
Sam and his brave friends must rally to defend Orkney in the final installment of Adams' (The Red Sun, 2015, etc.) YAfantasy series.Read full book review >
TEARS OF THE ASSASSIN by William Schiele
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A whirlwind debut, packed with excitement, espionage, and an increasingly dangerous main character who never lets up."
The evolution of a restless serviceman-turned-contract-killer takes some unexpected twists and turns in this debut thriller. Read full book review >
THE LAST STAGE TO BOSQUE REDONDO by Gary L. Stuart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2017

"A Western tale packed with intriguing historical issues but lacking fully developed characters."
This third installment of a series revives Marshal Angus Esperraza for another eventful ride, this time joining a research expedition retracing the forced relocation of the Navajo. Read full book review >
COLORED EDGES by Sharon Skolnick-Bagnoli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"An entertainingly creative work, but one that lacks coherence and plausibility."
A journalist turns to color therapy to transcend her emotional pain in this eclectic novel. Read full book review >
WHEN GODS WAR by F. Howard Billings
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A simplistic sci-fi saga."
In this debut novel, a strange, young, grassy, and lopsided planet named Zeon faces catastrophe. 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 >