Fiction & Literature Book Reviews

Marsco Triumphant by James A. Zarzana
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2016

"Compulsively readable military sci-fi with a strong humanist side that isn't overwhelmed by bloodshed and doomsday weapons."
Zarzana's (The Marsco Dissident, 2013) bravura second installment in his ongoing saga continues his broad-canvas approach to political power plays, betrayals, and invasions at the end of the 21st century. Read full book review >
Demons of the Hallowed Dome by C.F. Sheridan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2016

"An effective spacefaring tale with plenty of morsels for genre fans."
In Sheridan's sci-fi debut, the first of a planned trilogy, humanity's military forces fight back against an alien species, but there may be a bigger threat in play. Read full book review >

Alex by Adam J. Nicolai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 21, 2011

"More curious than spooky, but featuring a riveting protagonist haunted by his own guilt."
A tormented father must decide whether he's seeing the ghost of his dead son or visions brought on by psychosis in this thriller. Read full book review >
The Smallest Angel by Richard Seib
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 28, 2016

"While slow at times, this sentimental book about a mysterious woman nevertheless manages plenty of surprises and an overall uplifting message."
A sci-fi novel explores the importance of faith in a violent world. Read full book review >
Poseidon & Cleito by Andrew J. Peters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2016

"A fresh twist on an old sea myth, complete with magic, intrigue, and plenty of old-school adventures."
A novel offers a historical reimagining of ancient tribes, the story of Atlantis, and the man who would become known as Poseidon, Bridler of the Sea. Read full book review >

Daddy 3.0 by Rob Armstrong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 2016

"An appealing comedy delivers many laugh-out-loud moments for the reader who has dealt with a fractious toddler or attempted to cope as an outsider in any type of clique."
A debut book chronicles the improvement of a fictional dad from the 1.0 to 3.0 versions. Read full book review >
Sacred Planet by Austin Rogers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2016

"An ambitious, ardent launch that sets a stellar precedent for installments to follow."
In Rogers' debut, the first book of a planned sci-fi series, a prime minister's daughter may be the key to evading an interstellar war. Read full book review >
Forever Built of Days by Jessie Witt Pannell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2016

"A striking and courageous volume of poetry with an original voice."
A debut poetry collection explores faith and family. Read full book review >
Bold by Mbuta Luyinduladio Celly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"An ambitious collection—which asks the world to stop its destructive ways and recognize the importance of Africans—that remains hampered by nebulous and unspecified pronouncements."
A narrator rails against racism and ignorance in this debut poetry volume. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A gripping, transporting story of self-determination set against fate."
A poor archer in medieval Poland takes aim at the love of his life in this epic novel from Martin (Hologram: A Haunting, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >
Vendetta by Bert Silva
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2016

"There's nary a dull moment in this complex, relentlessly plotted, if bloated, maritime potboiler sure to keep readers alert."
An energetic tale explores murder, revenge, and corporate deceit playing out on the high seas. Read full book review >
Unrest by Sandra Ann Heath
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2016

"Suspense and romance join cultural upheaval in Tehran to help capture a unique moment in world history."
An American teenager learns about love and loss in the midst of 1978's Iranian Revolution. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
author of SEINFELDIA
August 22, 2016

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s new bestseller Seinfeldia is the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld —the cultural sensation that changed television and bled into the real world. Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their silly little sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. NBC executives didn’t think anyone would watch either, but they bought it anyway, hiding it away in the TV dead zone of summer. But against all odds, viewers began to watch, first a few and then many, until nine years later nearly 40 million Americans were tuning in weekly. In Seinfeldia, TV historian and entertainment writer Armstrong celebrates the creators and fans of this American television phenomenon, bringing readers behind-the-scenes of the show while it was on the air and into the world of devotees for whom it never stopped being relevant, a world where the Soup Nazi still spends his days saying “No soup for you!” “Armstrong’s intimate, breezy history is full of gossipy details, show trivia, and insights into how famous episodes came to be,” our reviewer writes. “Perfect for Seinfeldians and newcomers alike.” View video >