Fiction & Literature Book Reviews

Finding Lien by R. Bruce Logan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"A tense and distressing tale of a sad and all-too-common kidnapping in an exotic land."
A look at the sex trade in East Asia, told as a suspense novel. Read full book review >
In Love With Freedom by Steven Aavang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2011

"An intelligent novelization of a notable life."
A dramatization of the life of Romanian princess Catherine Olympia Caradja. Read full book review >

Infinity by Jus Accardo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A fun YA sci-fi story with a compelling cast of characters."
A rebellious teenager discovers a family secret that involves hopping between dimensions and confronts a dangerous killer in Accardo's (Embraced, 2015, etc.) latest novel.Read full book review >
The Stove-Junker by S.K. Kalsi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015

"With a labyrinthine, but coherent structure, this tale about an enigmatic widower turns out to be as sincere as it is dark."
A debut drama follows an elderly man re-examining his life and beliefs as he awaits the imminent End of Days in 2012. Read full book review >
Roscoe Hammer by Dave Gallemore
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An evocative, elegiac bildungsroman."
A small-town Missouri childhood informs a county prosecutor's sense of purpose in this debut novel. Read full book review >

Crimson Park by C.J. Booth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2016

"A thriller with an endlessly twisty plot and plenty of lingering questions for a third book to answer."
A California cold-case division finds that the disappearance of a B-movie director/producer isn't nearly as straightforward as it initially seems in Booth's (Olive Park, 2011) sequel.Read full book review >
After the Wedding Came the Marriage by Stella  Louise
FICTION & LITERATURE

"At its best, an engaging story of surviving tragedy with a universal, moral message."
An attempted murder and a severe beating test two people's Christian faith and capacity for forgiveness in Louise's debut mystery-drama. Read full book review >
Submerged by Louis Wiid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2016

"A sturdy, intense adventure in which humanity wins out over greed."
High finance in an era of globalization serves as the backdrop for Wiid's debut thriller. Read full book review >
The Band 4 by Marguerite Gruen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2016

"A whimsical, if unbelievable, romantic fantasy about a celebrity couple."
When an American tourist and a member of a successful British band fall in love, will they live happily ever after? Read full book review >
A Will To Survive by John Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2016

"A well-told story of endurance, creativity, and tenacity."
A pilot and his three passengers veer off their flight path and crash in a remote Canadian wilderness in this debut novel of survival. Read full book review >
Half Mortal by Heidi Garrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2015

"Dynamic characters choose sides on the battlefield and in their hearts, aptly setting the stage for the next book."
In this second installment of a YA fantasy series, a half faerie must decide whether incarnating a wicked entity will stop a fiendish princess from seizing the throne in the Realm of Faerie. Read full book review >
Rain & Other Mellow Things by Nisha Singh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2016

"Flawed but zealous, this thematically strong book of poetry denounces oppression."
A collection of poems cries out against prejudice encountered by immigrants and women. 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 >