The Embryo of My Manhood: Second Edition by Kris 'Godspeed2' Amos
FICTION & LITERATURE

"With this invigorating torrent of words, the author should leave readers energized and inspired."
Amos (The Embryo of My Manhood: First Edition, 2014) offers a new collection of poetry, influenced by rap.Read full book review >
Somethin' for Nothin' by M.T. Bass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"A familiar plot fortified by delightful characters in a glacial setting."
Recovering a decades-old crashed plane promises a fortune for a small group in Alaska, provided everyone can avoid double-crosses and murderous drug dealers, in Bass' (In the Black, 2015, etc.) thriller.Read full book review >

It's Just So by Brenda Faatz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"An anarchic romp for kids who enjoy suspending logic and reason during their school day."
A rhyming, read-aloud debut children's book that tracks the mercurial adventures of a young girl during her first day at a new school. Read full book review >
We've Been Thinking... and It Works by Steve Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE

"The ideas in this earnest but sometimes-muzzy work are hit-and-miss, but the visuals are vibrant."
Homeless people struggling to build a community ponder themselves and society in this photographic meditation, the second installment of Wilson's (The Success of Failure, 2012, etc.) American Street Philosophers series.Read full book review >
The Book of Sonny by Bob Laurie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2016

"A heartfelt story of a broken family beginning to heal."
A badly fractured family suddenly faces a crisis in Laurie's debut novel. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 2015

"A prescient memoir about one woman's emotional triumph over war and religious persecution."
Debut author Softic shares her family's moving ordeal in war-torn Bosnia-Herzegovina in a meditation on the sustaining power of faith. Read full book review >
Hit Out by Darren Musial
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An enjoyable Chicago detective story starring an eight-ball-playing protagonist."
Musial (Break Shot, 2015) returns with another Max Deacon mystery in this novel of crime and pool.Read full book review >
Who Am I? by Megan Cyrulewski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 2014

"While providing some insights into mental illness and abuse, this work becomes too mired in the maneuvers of a father to engage a broad readership."
A debut memoir offers a straightforward account of an emotionally abusive marriage. Read full book review >
The Other Woman by Abigail Van Alyn
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A slow-paced but tense story with enough urgency to keep the pages turning."
This debut novel revolves around an alpha-male psychiatrist with an Ivy League pedigree and two female patients who set out to learn potentially dangerous truths about him. Read full book review >
Mystery on Mount Dusk by Aleah Taylor
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 25, 2015

"Readers should gladly follow this tale's young hero, whether he's facing evil spells or a typical childhood."
In this debut YA fantasy, a 10-year-old boy learns that the secret of his new hometown lies with the strange disappearances of two families centuries ago. Read full book review >
The Burden of Sweetberry by Carol Gosa-Summerville
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2016

"A stirring tale rooted in the language and experience of the Alabama community it depicts."
In this debut historical novel, a Southern African-American enclave struggles with a public tragedy. Read full book review >
Sacred Prayers to God by Mick Pollitt
RELIGION
Released: March 30, 2016

"A prayer journal that lacks polish and an effective presentation."
Pollitt offers 500 prayers to God in this Christian volume. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Morgan Matson
July 25, 2016

From Morgan Matson, the bestselling author of Since You’ve Been Gone, comes The Unexpected Everything, a feel-good YA novel of friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans. Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan. Future? A top-tier medical school. Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around). Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby—pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else? Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks. So it’s no surprise that Andie’s got her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all. “Romance fans will find plenty to enjoy, as Andie gradually lets down her guard and risks the messy and unpredictable wonder of first love,” our reviewer writes. “A novel best read on a lazy summer day with sand between the toes.” View video >