Surrounded by Stones by Terry Daly Karl
Released: Aug. 31, 2015

"A well-paced paranormal mystery."
Karl's debut novel spins a mysterious tale of murder and haunting in a small town in New York state. Read full book review >
Peacemaking by Lance LoRusso
Released: Nov. 12, 2015

"A navel-gazing but forthright and entertaining spiritual novel."
A veteran cop questions Jesus Christ about the darkness and human suffering he's seen during his 30 years on the job in LoRusso's (The World Class Rainmaker, 2012, etc.) novel.Read full book review >

Dog Medicine by Julie Barton
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A heartfelt page-turner about depression and how dogs can save us from ourselves."
In this moving debut autobiography, a chronically depressed short story writer tells how her relationship with her dog saved her life. Read full book review >
The Gift by Carlos Valverde
Released: Nov. 15, 2015

"A sweet, beautifully illustrated story for families."
Children learn how God gives parents babies in Valverde's (The Grumpy Frog, 2013, etc.) picture book.Read full book review >
Money Green Memories by Scarlett G. Brade
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"A sexy suspense novel despite some loose plot threads."
A traumatized Toronto heiress experiences new dangers and first love with a mysterious, covert operative in this debut romantic thriller. Read full book review >

The First by Kipjo Ewers
Released: July 18, 2015

"A fun read but one that's rough around the edges."
In Ewers' (EVO Uprising, 2015) novel, a woman is stronger than steel, can heal almost instantly, and can leap tall buildings in a single bound, but she's not sure if she's a superhero. Read full book review >
Conjuring Casanova by Melissa Rea
Released: June 7, 2015

"A light, enjoyable romp through time."
A lonely doctor conjures up a famous lover in Rea's time-traveling romance. Read full book review >
Clean by Mia Kerick
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"A compassionate look at the harrowing problem of addiction, anchored by strong characters and a message of hope."
Two high school seniors grapple with family and school pressures and try to break free of drugs and alcohol in Kerick's (Come to my Window, 2015, etc.) YA novel. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 17, 2015

"Readers may appreciate some of this book's sewing tips, but it falls short as a more general guide to revitalizing marital sex."
This marital advice book by the pseudonymous author ScissorMan offers an unusual idea: cutting up a spouse's clothes. Read full book review >
MAROON RISING by John H. Cunningham
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"Breezy, winsome, and endlessly diverting."
In the latest installment of Cunningham's (Second Chance Gold, 2014, etc.) adventure series, Buck Reilly dodges bullets and faces off against kidnappers while searching for Jamaican treasure.Read full book review >
In Absence of Fear by Celeste Chaney
Released: Nov. 5, 2015

"A compelling novel to tease readers' paranoia."
Chaney imagines a society under total surveillance in this debut sci-fi thriller. Read full book review >
Some Kind of Ending by Conon Parks

"An unapologetically manic and original novel about a drifter who heads for the Aleutian Islands in the 1980s."
Parks offers the postmodern adventures of an unlikely fisherman in this 20-year-old novel. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jason Gay
November 17, 2015

In the 1990s, copies of Richard Carlson’s Don't Sweat the Small Stuff (and its many sequels) were seemingly everywhere, giving readers either the confidence to prioritize their stresses or despondence over the slender volume’s not addressing their particular set of problems. While not the first book of its kind, it kicked open the door for an industry of self-help, worry-reduction advice guides. In his first book, Little Victories, Wall Street Journal sports columnist Gay takes less of a guru approach, though he has drawn an audience of readers appreciative of reportage that balances insights with a droll, self-deprecating outlook. He occasionally focuses his columns on “the Rules” (of Thanksgiving family touch football, the gym, the office holiday party, etc.), which started as a genial poke in the eye at the proliferation of self-help books and, over time, came to explore actual advice “both practical and ridiculous” and “neither perfect nor universal.” The author admirably combines those elements in every piece in the book. View video >