Fiction & Literature Book Reviews

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 POLITICS OF POF AND POOF by Francis Qinlan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2017

"A quirky heist tale with too much emphasis on the theft, leaving its more vibrant features behind.

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A host of eccentric criminals and an intrepid investigator get lost in the management of the U.S. Postal Service in this novel. Read full book review >

THE JOURNAL by Linda Lee Keenan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 13, 2015

"An impressively inventive story, but one that lacks believability or gravity."
A clairvoyant joins a secret investigative team that seeks to reunite families torn asunder by World War II in Keenan's (With Love From Poland, 2015) historical thriller.Read full book review >
THE GAME CHANGER by Dave Droge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"A dense, tedious novel about combustive family issues.

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Dröge's (The Consortium, 2016, etc.) novel explores the fraught relationship between a Dutch businessman and his artist daughter.Read full book review >
A DEADLY DISCOVERY by Ed Day
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Not earthshaking, but an often entertaining discovery that ably sets up a sequel."
The inventors of a world-changing technology flee for their lives from those who want it for themselves in Day's debut thriller. Read full book review >

CULLING THE HERD by Edward R.  Etzkorn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2018

"A briskly paced scientific thriller whose main character could benefit from more racial awareness."
A group of radical scientists concerned with overpopulation take matters into their own hands in this debut novel. Read full book review >
BOLLYWOOD INVASION by Ricardo  Alexanders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 28, 2018

"An imaginative, if rather shallow, rock ‘n' roll fantasy."
Alexanders (The Last Resistance: Dragon Tomb, 2017) tells the story of a teenager who wakes up in an alternate universe and becomes a rock star in this YA novel. Read full book review >
DEAR MR. ALBERT, …IT’S ME, PRINCE!  by Sophie "Paris"  Ginsburg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 19, 2018

"A cute canine story that encourages gratitude as well as compassion toward prisoners and the disabled."
In this children's book, a service dog for veterans finds a new home. Read full book review >
THE LAST RESISTANCE by Ricardo  Alexanders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2017

"An epic and inventive Far East, space-invasion reimagining of World War II."
In 1939, an incredible archaeological discovery in China leads to contact with an ancient race of aliens—who fatefully join the Allied cause—in this debut novel. Read full book review >
WRONG DEAL by Shivani  Bandral
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 14, 2017

"An unevenly written detective story that still effectively pays homage to its hard-boiled predecessors."
Bandral's debut crime novel draws on classic detective-novel tropes as a team from the Walmtop Police Department encounters a puzzling murder. Read full book review >
DEAD IN TANGIER by John Harlan  Hughes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 2018

"A well-written and intriguing mystery; readers should look forward to the hero's further adventures."
On the eve of the Spanish Civil War, an Italian detective in Morocco investigates a series of crimes in this debut historical novel. Read full book review >
THE JOURNALS OF RAYMOND BROOKS by Amit  Bobrov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 16, 2016

"An unpredictable, briskly paced series opener."
In this fantasy novel, a warrior recounts her long life spent battling figurative and literal demons. 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 >