Fiction & Literature Book Reviews

IMOGENE'S ELOISE  by Marguerite Quantaine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2014

"A thrilling premise and a strong heroine hampered by shaky execution."
In this debut romance novel, a young woman becomes infatuated with a stranger and tries to track her down in New York City. Read full book review >
WAKE UP AND ROAR by Eli  Jaxon-Bear
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A succinct introduction to an intriguing set of spiritual teachings."
A series of spiritual conversations led by a teacher of enlightenment. Read full book review >

THE CAVES OF QUMRAN by Diamond  Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 23, 2013

"Despite some missteps, this tale about a missing Dead Sea Scroll delivers a solid series opener."
Three young people search for a priceless artifact that a gang of thieves also pursues in this YA adventure. Read full book review >
WHERE EAGLES DANCE by Marian  Sepulveda
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"An engrossing tale about a spunky heroine caught between two worlds in the Old West."
A white orphan girl finds refuge with a Native American tribe in 1850s California in this debut historical novel. Read full book review >
A SECOND CHANCE  by Marcia  Whitaker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2017

"A quirky, uplifting love story."
In Whitaker's debut romance, a young doctor gets another chance at love when he discovers that his deceased childhood sweetheart has been reincarnated nearly two decades later. Read full book review >

THE BETTER MONSTERS by Puneet  Dutt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 2017

"An exciting poetic work that lives up to its emotional and linguistic potential."
A complex work of poetry about seeking one's rightful place in the world. Read full book review >
SOME PLACE BETTER THAN HERE by Landen Wakil
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2017

"A magnetic coming-of-age novel."
A debut novel of young love, '90s-style grunge, and teenage angst. Read full book review >
WHERE THE GREEN STAR FALLS by William Jack  Stephens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2017

"A beautifully crafted story about grief that portrays a rich physical and emotional environment."
A man finally finds himself after tragedy turns his life upside down in this novel. Read full book review >
THE TRUE BLUE REVOLUTION by Jerry  Willbur
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2018

"A creative but overwrought work of cultural commentary."
A political satire that imagines an organization of highly organized psychopaths commandeering American politics. Read full book review >
THE FRONTMAN by Ron  Bahar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2018

"A funny, raucous, nostalgic, and emotional journey through the politics of family, young love, peer pressure, and individuality."
Set to the soundtrack of 1980s music, this tale follows an awkward teenager coming of age while finding love and redemption in the Midwest. Read full book review >
THE MOON-GLO MIASMA by Barlow  Eckel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2017

"An illuminating, if sometimes-painful, dissection of a relationship."
Eckel's debut novel offers a 63-year-old man's remembrance of a high school relationship, told with the wisdom of experience. Read full book review >
THE CAMEL AND THE SCORPION by C.C. Rising
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2017

"A nerve-wracking, 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 >
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 >