Fiction & Literature Book Reviews

THE RAVEN GOD by
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A fast-paced, satisfying capper to a trilogy that's sure to enchant fans of adventure-driven fantasy."
Sam and his brave friends must rally to defend Orkney in the final installment of Adams' (The Red Sun, 2015, etc.) YAfantasy series.Read full book review >
TEARS OF THE ASSASSIN by William Schiele
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A whirlwind debut, packed with excitement, espionage, and an increasingly dangerous main character who never lets up."
The evolution of a restless serviceman-turned-contract-killer takes some unexpected twists and turns in this debut thriller. Read full book review >

THE LAST STAGE TO BOSQUE REDONDO by Gary L. Stuart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2017

"A Western tale packed with intriguing historical issues but lacking fully developed characters."
This third installment of a series revives Marshal Angus Esperraza for another eventful ride, this time joining a research expedition retracing the forced relocation of the Navajo. Read full book review >
COLORED EDGES by Sharon Skolnick-Bagnoli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"An entertainingly creative work, but one that lacks coherence and plausibility."
A journalist turns to color therapy to transcend her emotional pain in this eclectic novel. Read full book review >
WHEN GODS WAR by F. Howard Billings
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A simplistic sci-fi saga."
In this debut novel, a strange, young, grassy, and lopsided planet named Zeon faces catastrophe. Read full book review >

DANCING FOR THE GENERAL by Sue Star
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"An elaborate but exhilarating mystery spotlighting an entirely capable heroine."
An American teacher in 1957 Turkey becomes unwittingly entangled in murder and political unrest in this thriller. Read full book review >
THE OLD WORLD AND OTHER STORIES by Cary Fagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Fagan's clever and wide-ranging stories put the act of imagining front and center."
A collection of microfiction takes anonymous photographs as its inspiration. Read full book review >
MURDER IN AN ENGLISH VILLAGE  by Jessica Ellicott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"As formulaic as its title suggests, Ellicott's debut delivers the traditional trappings of the cozy mystery without adding any bothersome complications or emotions."
Two ladies of a certain age rekindle their friendship and solve a murder in 1920 England. Read full book review >
A PLAGUE OF GIANTS  by Kevin Hearne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A genuine page-turner: dependable entertainment with no claims to profundity."
The author of Besieged (2017, etc.), kicks off a new doorstopper fantasy trilogy in which a peaceful continent suffers coincidental invasions by different giant races.Read full book review >
WILDE IN LOVE by Eloisa James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"A charming, romantic, and unexpectedly funny start to a very promising new series. A must for James fans and a sure bet for everyone else."
An adamantly private lady seeks a sensible match, but a notorious and rakishly handsome adventurer proves difficult to resist in the first of a Georgian-set historical romance series. 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 >
BLOOD MEMORY SOCIETY by D.A. Field
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2017

"Methodically maps out its concept; an admirable start to a series rife with potential."
A doctor must aid a handful of people with life-changing abilities, all of whom are targets for assassination, in Field's debut thriller. 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 >