Fiction & Literature Book Reviews

Kinross Flat by David Roy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 2015

"A simple story well told, full of local history and Kiwi lore."
Roy delves into a family's history in his debut novel, inspired by true events. Read full book review >
Swiftshadow by DS Kane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 28, 2014

"Slightly subpar installment in a still solidly entertaining spy series."
In the third installment of Kane's (DeathByte, 2014, etc.) Spies Lie series, a covert operative-turned-fugitive must use her formidable intellect to figure out who betrayed her to terrorists. Read full book review >

The Witch-Fiddler by Deborah Bradford
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Predictable but nonetheless engaging."
Inspired by Celtic mythology, Bradford's debut fantasy novel follows its title character from unhappy childhood through the evolution of her powers as a caillagh (witch).Read full book review >
The Aries Appointment by Kathy Kale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2015

"A light read for fans of female-driven mysteries."
In Kale's (Harm, 2014, etc.) novel, the first in a series, astrologer Morgan Sterling's delicately balanced routine gets shaken up when a charming detective solicits her professional help solving a cold kidnapping case. Read full book review >
A Foundation of Lies by L.S. Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2015

"A competent crime thriller."
Miller (Nectar of the Gods, 2015, etc.) returns with a novel about a builder who becomes embroiled in the dangerous, duplicitous world of organized crime. Read full book review >

The Unlikely Death by Niko Ford
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A sci-fi pairing of Holmes and Watson that makes for a rambunctious, intelligent read."
In Ford's debut sci-fimystery, Sherlock Holmes is the murder victim, but he has the unique opportunity to solve his own death with help fromDr. John Watson, the man imprisoned for the crime. Read full book review >
The Children of Darkness by David Litwack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2015

"A tightly executed first fantasy installment that champions the exploratory spirit."
Litwack (The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky, 2014) begins a new fantasy series about a post-apocalyptic future run by religious fanatics.Read full book review >
HIGHLANDER UNDONE by Connie Brockway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A smart, captivating romance that is both charming and intense."
A wounded Scottish captain devises a plan to discover the traitor who caused the deaths of his men, driving him undercover and forcing him to deceive and possibly endanger the vulnerable woman he's falling in love with. Read full book review >
The Antichrist of Kokomo County by David Skinner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2015

"A stylish novel from a fine comedic storyteller who hopefully has more than one book in him."
Skinner's debut novel is a clever, funny chronicle of an apocalypse narrowly averted, and of greatness diverted. Read full book review >
Fossil Island by Barbara Sjoholm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An entertaining, thoughtful story of old-fashioned romance, complicated by dawning modern mores."
A teenage girl in 19th century Denmark navigates first love and widening life prospects in this rich historical novel based on the life of artist and ethnographer Emilie Demant Hatt. Read full book review >
Heavy Weather by Normandie Fischer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2015

"A heavy, suspenseful North Carolina novel about parenthood, human connection, and how to make peace with the cards you're dealt.
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Set in the coastal town of Beaufort, North Carolina, Fischer's (Becalmed, 2013, etc.) novel focuses on a multifarious cast whose very different lives end up intertwining in ways they never expected. Read full book review >
Acid Head Buddha by Anthony Lojac
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2015

"A free-wheeling, fast-paced hippie fantasy of one young man's search for meaning in life."
Lojac's picaresque debut novel offers the psychedelic adventures of an Everyman on a quest for enlightenment. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
author of EVER AFTER
July 1, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's eagerly awaited Ever After, the third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy, continues the saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly's acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie's boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down. "This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close," our reviewer writes. View video >