Fiction & Literature Book Reviews

CADE'S REBELLION by Edward  Sheehy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 2018

"An action-packed but overwrought and proselytizing real estate tale."
A debut novelistic dramatization focuses on a community's battle to halt aggressive gentrification. Read full book review >
TRUMPED by Francis J.  Roche
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2018

"Though its execution isn't entirely successful, this slapstick political tale repeatedly hits a bull's-eye."
In this debut farce, the U.S. president makes it his personal mission to take out his enemies in Iran and North Korea. Read full book review >

SECRET KEEPER by Jane Alvey Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2018

"Heavy emotions outweigh adventure in this energetic sequel."
In this second installment of a trilogy, a teenager battles demons across multiple planes of reality. Read full book review >
LITTLE DID I KNOW by G.G.P.  Saaina
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A well-developed and enchanting odyssey involving an apparition who ends up aiding the living."
Helping a spirit to find peace allows a woman to put to rest some of the ghosts in her own life in this debut novel. Read full book review >
JUPITER STORM by Marti  Dumas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2017

"In more ways than one, a tale about young creatures testing their wings; a moving, entertaining winner."
A fifth-grade New Orleans girl discovers a mysterious chrysalis containing an unexpected creature in this middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

CHRONICLES OF SPARTAK by Steven A. Coulter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A sometimes-diverting dystopian fantasy with an unconvincing romance and inconsistent politics."
A bisexual, teenage slave squares off against the combined might of church and state with the help of his rich husband in this sci-fi thriller. Read full book review >
LICENSE TO ILL by Russell T.  Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 4, 2017

"A witty and refreshingly original political drama."
Two lawyers attempt to overturn Obamacare on spiritual grounds in this debut novel. Read full book review >
CROOKED PRINCIPLES by Kevin Cady
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 2017

"A dense, riveting tale starring a pair of private detectives who thrive in the murkiest circumstances."
In this thriller, two ex-feds hunt a serial killer with 12 mutilated victims in as many years, all within a small Alaskan town. Read full book review >
THE NUMBERS MAN by Pat  Muir
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A companionable but often dull account of romantic travails."
A romantic comedy that details the internet dating exploits of a newly single writer. Read full book review >
THE ISLAND by Jean Ayer
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Moody, polished, and indelible."
Ayer's (Dead Drunk, 2014, etc.) short story collection centers on Margaret Wollaston and her prolonged struggle with alcoholic husband, George. Read full book review >
BIOHAZARD LEVEL 4 by David Lyons
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A tightly packed bioweapon story provides momentum and plenty of obstacles for the recurring protagonist to overcome."
The latest in Lyons' (Waters of Oblivion, 2014, etc.) Jock Boucher thriller series finds the retired judge facing off against his nemesis, who plans to unleash plague-infested mosquitoes in the United States.Read full book review >
THE AMERICAN GIRL by Steve Sohmer
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An epic and illuminating tale of moviemaking in the Third Reich."
A historical novel documents the rise of an American filmmaker in Nazi Germany. 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 >