Fiction & Literature Book Reviews

LURES by John DiFelice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2017

"Insightful, imaginative fictions strengthened by a clear moral undertone."
DiFelice's (American Zeroes, 2016) debut short story collection offers up a complete world in nine offbeat tales. Read full book review >
DEATH ON THE NOT-SO-BLUE DANUBE by Irv Sternberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2016

"Short but diverting whodunits featuring a laudable part-time detective."
Murder seems to follow a Denver stand-up comedian who ends up playing the part of an amateur sleuth in Sternberg's (Cobalt Blues, 2016, etc.) collection of three mystery novellas. Read full book review >

JOACHIM: THE HERETIC by M.L. Stainer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2017

"An excellent, comprehensive read for any serious student of the Elizabethan Age and anyone concerned with intolerance."
This sequel to Stainer's Joachim's Magic has Joachim Gans back in Elizabethan England where he is accused of heresy while his apprentice, Reis Courtney, works his way toward manhood. Read full book review >
STEEL WOMBS by R.C. Lindholm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2017

"An uneven but often enjoyable thriller."
In this debut novel, an American geologist spends part of his retirement investigating a strange science project in Mexico. Read full book review >
THE SURGEON'S WIFE by William H. Coles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"A solid medical drama upended by an unsteady romantic plotline."
An illicit romance generates a whirlwind of trouble for a seemingly cursed couple in Coles' (Sister Carrie, 2016, etc.) novel.Read full book review >

DEATH's GRIP by Ken L. Gould
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2017

"A well-crafted sci-fi thriller despite its unlikely hero and dangling conclusion."
A reporter's obsession with the takedown of a corrupt billionaire pulls him into the secret, macabre biotech world of a mad scientist and his diabolical benefactor. Read full book review >
A WORLD ON THE ISLAND'S EDGE by Matthew Rudd Reynolds
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2017

"A strong fantasy series launch that also delivers earnest drama."
In Reynolds' debut fantasy, a young girl befriends a golden dolphin with supernatural powers and encounters a world of mystical creatures. Read full book review >
BREWING REASON by Edward W. Grey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 22, 2016

"An intriguing brief against religion set in a stiff and uninvolving romance."
Sparks fly when a fundamentalist Christian boy and a militant atheist girl fall in love in this debut novel of free-thinking ideas. Read full book review >
THE IGUANA PROJECT by Dale Arden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Sci-fi and criminology deftly merge in this well-paced tale."
In this debut novel, a lawyer hopes that cutting-edge techniques in suspended animation can solve his problems with the Mafia. Read full book review >
IMHOTEP by Jerry Dubs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"An intelligently constructed and exciting peek into the distant past.



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In this historical thriller, three Americans find themselves transported to ancient Egypt and thrust into the political intrigue of the day. Read full book review >
PARADIGM LOST by R. Roderick Rowe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2017

"An inventive tribal tale hampered by problematic racial attitudes and extraneous details."
In this novel, a young man in a future Pacific Northwest finds his purpose in a homoerotic culture that combines Native American-derived spirituality with militarism. Read full book review >
A GAME OF DECEIT by Kim Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2017

"An impressive thriller by an author worth following."
Falling for the wrong man could prove life-threatening for an interior designer in this debut novel. 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 >