Fiction & Literature Book Reviews

THE COMPLETE STORIES OF LEONORA CARRINGTON by Leonora  Carrington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2017

"Feels a bit dated but nevertheless a key work in the history of literary weirdness."
The first complete collection by English surrealist Carrington (1917-2011) includes three previously unpublished stories. Read full book review >
THE FREEPORT ROBBERY by Michael P. King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2017

"Another exceptional account of heart-of-gold con artistry."
King's (The Blackmail Photos, 2016, etc.) fourth outing with the Travelers, a husband-and-wife con artist team, sees them chasing stolen artwork. Read full book review >

AHE'EY by Jamie Le Fay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2017

"A bracing mix of emotionally and intellectually honest fantasy."
In this romantic tale, a champion of women's empowerment stumbles on a hidden—and seemingly perfect—society. Read full book review >
AGENTS OF THE UNDERTOW by Jack McDaniel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"This gripping sci-fi-esque yarn ably incorporates social and political themes."
Years after fighting off a plague infection, survivors become the target of a dubious administrator who's convinced they still carry the lethal virus in this dystopian novel. Read full book review >
THE FIRST WORD by Isley Robson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"Lovely writing and a sweet romance make for a promising debut."
An emotional romance blossoms between a single father and the occupational therapist who cares for his special needs child. Read full book review >

BURNTOWN by Jennifer McMahon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"Weirdly entertaining but anticlimactic in the end."
McMahon (The Winter People, 2014, etc.) swoops readers off to a setting straight out of a modern, but much starker, Grimm's fairy tale in this odd story with a touch of the supernatural. Read full book review >
TO ME I WED by K.M.  Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"Fun and flirty despite its flaws."
Events planner Lily Perry hooks up with sexy chef Vin Caro at her sister's wedding but is determined not to fall under his spell; he's disappointed her before, and she knows the time is right to focus on herself and her growing business, no matter how tempting he might be. Read full book review >
ANTIQUES FRAME by Barbara Allan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"The amusingly ditzy duo, endlessly involved in dubious detection (Antiques Fate, 2016, etc.), manages to solve yet another case despite their generally clueless air."
A mother-daughter sleuthing team has to solve an uncomfortably personal murder. Read full book review >
A GOOD DAY TO BUY by Sherry Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"Harris' fourth (All Murders Final!, 2016, etc.) is a slam dunk for those who love antiques and garage sales. The knotty mystery has an interesting premise and some surprising twists and turns as well."
You meet a lot of people at garage sales. Some are made to be murdered. Read full book review >
EVERY BODY ON DECK by G.A. McKevett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"Savannah and Dirk's spousal sparring would pack more of a punch if they weren't squashed in by the whole mishpocha. Here's hoping their next outing will give them more room to romp."
A private eye's plum job turns sour when her client cuts her loose. Read full book review >
SKULLSWORN by Brian Staveley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"Lacking the grand heft of the trilogy, this is a pleasantly grim and emotionally complex divertissement that will give pleasure to fans and tie up some loose ends—and can also be an accessible entree for new readers, who will undoubtedly go on to consume the rest of the series."
The beautiful, enigmatic assassin Pyrre, a supporting character in the Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne (The Last Mortal Bond, 2016, etc.), takes center stage in this prequel to the series. Read full book review >
LOST RIDER by Harper Sloan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"Sexy and mostly satisfying."
A rodeo champion returns to his small hometown and has to figure out how to repair the relationships he damaged years ago when he left, both with his siblings and with his soul mate. 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 >