Leading Up, Down and Across by Jochen Hekker
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 20, 2016

"A practical guide to the fundamentals of effective leadership as well as an intriguing peek into Dutch military life."
A debut book offers leadership lessons from a former officer in the Netherlands armed forces. Read full book review >
The Android in the Black Wool Suit by J. Cropper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2015

"A story that seems to be just getting started, but its grounded, futuristic intrigue could bring readers back for possible sequels."
In Cropper's sci-fi debut, artificial-intelligence tablets in the mid-21st century defy their original code by acting in self-defense—and may see humans as a threat. Read full book review >

It's Never Over by David Methvin Pierce
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A choppy, heavy-handed thriller."
A woman avenges her childhood rape and the death of her sister by embarking on a killing spree in Pierce's (Whatever Happened to Spanky Ledbedder?, 2014, etc.) novel. Read full book review >
Mystery of the Thief in the Night by Janelle Diller
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 28, 2014

"A spirited, engaging tale filled with intriguing nautical details and local color."
Two resourceful 9-year-old girls, one from the U.S. and one from Mexico, solve the mystery of dinghies stolen from sailboats at a popular anchorage spot in a lagoon. Read full book review >
Demons & Angels by J.K. Norry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 16, 2014

"Takes time to find its footing, but a promising start for a sure-to-be epic tale of combative worlds."
After surviving a serious injury, a man soon realizes that he not only sees and hears demons, but feels destined to hunt and kill them in this series-opening supernatural debut. Read full book review >

Bougainvillea Blues by Dublin Galyean
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2014

"A touching coming-of-age story about a boy who has to deal with more troubles than any kid should."
A 12-year-old boy experiences the magic of first love while coping with serious family problems in this debut novel. Read full book review >
Gridley Girls by Meredith First
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016

"Readers who stick around for the reveal will be rewarded with a tale about two women's secrets that's both entertaining and surprisingly touching."
Old friends reminisce about their emotional high school years in this debut novel about acceptance. Read full book review >
You'll Like Linton by Rue L. Cromwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2015

"Meticulous and candid, this slow-moving volume about small-town life should attract aficionados of American history."
An isolated farm boy discovers the wonderful—and war-torn—world outside his fence. Read full book review >
Shots Fired in the Melting Pot by T.C. Clover
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2016

"An intriguing tale involving reality show alliances that lacks a strong plot."
Clover imagines the combative contestants of a future reality show in this debut novel. Read full book review >
Healer by Ellyn E. Hugus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2016

"A rewarding, though brief, finale to the Peace Keeper trilogy."
In this final fantasy-series installment, Hugus (Plant Speech, 2011, etc.) brings another of her Children of the Earth into focus as a final battle against their elemental adversary approaches.Read full book review >
Devil Knows by David Joseph Kolb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2015

"Long after the book is closed, the reader will be pondering that time and place and how it still reverberates in the American psyche."
Here is a novel "ripped from the headlines"…provided you found the headlines in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692. Read full book review >
In Memory Of..... by Bonnie DiMichele
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2016

"While offering vibrant color photographs, this book delivers earnest, but uneven poems."
These collected verses, illustrated with the author's own photographs, address themes of loss, grief, and memory. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Swan Huntley
June 27, 2016

In Swan Huntley’s debut novel We Could Be Beautiful, Catherine West has spent her entire life surrounded by beautiful things. She owns an immaculate Manhattan apartment, she collects fine art, she buys exquisite handbags and clothing, and she constantly redecorates her home. And yet, despite all this, she still feels empty. One night, at an art opening, Catherine meets William Stockton, a handsome man who shares her impeccable taste and love of beauty. He is educated, elegant, and even has a personal connection—his parents and Catherine's parents were friends years ago. But as he and Catherine grow closer, she begins to encounter strange signs, and her mother, Elizabeth (now suffering from Alzheimer’s), seems to have only bad memories of William as a boy. In Elizabeth’s old diary she finds an unnerving letter from a former nanny that cryptically reads: “We cannot trust anyone . . . “ Is William lying about his past? “Huntley’s debut stands out not for its thrills but rather for her hawkish eye for social detail and razor-sharp wit,” our reviewer writes. “An intoxicating escape; as smart as it is fun.” View video >