Fiction & Literature Book Reviews

OUTSIDE THE LINES by Anna Zabo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 18, 2017

"Fans will enjoy returning to the sensual comforts of Bluewater Bay, although the lack of conflict and plot may leave some wanting more."
The 22nd installment of the Bluewater Bay series, a LGBTQI romance series set on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, sticks to its winning formula of character, relationships, and sensuality. Read full book review >
NEW HAND by L. A. Witt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 18, 2017

"Mark this one on your calendar."
In his first year alone, a handsome widower begins a May-December romance with an adorable boyfriend in the latest installment of the Bluewater Bay series. Read full book review >

MY BROTHER'S KEEPER by Donna Malane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 19, 2017

"An entertaining combination of detective work, psychological thriller, and romance gone wrong."
A New Zealand woman who finds people for a living has yet to find herself in Malane's second novel (Surrender, 2010). Read full book review >
SISTERS OF THE CROSS by Alexei Remizov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 19, 2017

"Dark and beguiling; Remizov is a writer worth knowing about, and this slender volume makes a good start."
An all but forgotten, little-translated Russian writer emerges from the shadows with this sometimes-bleak, sometimes-surreal tale. Read full book review >
ONE MORE LAST DANCE by Jerry Antil
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 25, 2017

"A delightfully quirky tale both unpredictable and affecting."
An adventure-driven novel chronicles an eventful road trip taken by a dying man and the Cajun French version of Forrest Gump. Read full book review >

THE DUKE OF HER DESIRE by Sophie Barnes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 26, 2017

"Well-crafted characters and an inventive plot."
A charming sequel to A Most Unlikely Duke (2017). Read full book review >
A DEVIOUS DEATH by Alyssa Maxwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 26, 2017

"An unusual twist rooted in the recent horrors of World War I adds interest to a typical country-house mystery."
Money may be the root of all evil, but is it the motive for murder? Read full book review >
A DISTANT HEART by Sonali Dev
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 26, 2017

"Another beautiful, breathtaking novel from a not-to-be-missed author."
A young Indian woman is finally healthy thanks to a heart transplant, but when she becomes the target of a notorious crime lord, she has to depend on the man she loves to protect her. Read full book review >
COUNT TO INFINITY  by John C. Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 26, 2017

"Intriguing, astounding stuff, though likely to appeal only to those who've read Wright's previous installments."
Curious to learn why our universe, at the largest scale, consists of clumps and filaments of matter interspersed with enormous voids—and have several billion years at your disposal? Draw up a chair. Wright has all the answers. Read full book review >
THE WANTED by Robert Crais
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 26, 2017

"In his 21st book, Los Angeles ace Crais (The Promise, 2015, etc.) extends his streak of sharp, enjoyable thrillers."
In the latest Elvis Cole book, a teenager involved in a series of high-end burglaries is pursued by a murderous, wisecracking duo—possibly dirty cops—hired to recover a stolen laptop. Read full book review >
KAPPY KING AND THE PUPPY KAPER  by Amy Lillard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 26, 2017

"Lillard (Pattern of Betrayal, 2015, etc.) kicks off a new series that seems aimed less at mystery buffs than armchair tourists seeking a rather sentimental look at the Amish lifestyle."
Two wildly different Amish women bond over a murder. Read full book review >
BETTER DEAD  by Pamela Kopfler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 26, 2017

"Banter and battling guide the plot, which is never as important as the leads' cutting interactions and the promise of romance."
In this first installment of the B&B Spirits series, the ghost of a playboy husband haunts a recent Louisiana widow who strikes a deal to use the haunting to increase business—but at what cost? 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 >