Katerina's Tears by Michael Amicone Galitello
Released: Dec. 4, 2014

"An affecting debut about a young woman's suffering and triumph."
A sweet, sad tale of love lost and found in the world of high fashion. Read full book review >
The Tattooed Arm by M. Simpson
Released: July 5, 2015

"A colorful, enjoyable novel with a fearless, savvy heroine."
A 1930s woman makes a frightening leap into the criminal underworld in Simpson's debut Australian noir thriller. Read full book review >

Released: Aug. 31, 2015

"A worthy read for the gun lover or for someone looking to better understand military life."
A comprehensive introduction to the art of precision shooting. Read full book review >
Despots of Deseret by Johnny Townsend
Released: April 15, 2015

"More vibrant parables about doubts and blasphemies that hide beneath a veneer of piety."
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints grapple with the harshness of church teachings in these ironic but heartfelt stories. Read full book review >
With the Children by Henry Webb
Released: Jan. 30, 2015

"Top marks for its class."
Set in a Harlem grammarschool, Webb's feel-good debut novel rises above its familiar premise: newbie teacher vs. troubled students.Read full book review >

London Road by Tessa Smith McGovern
Released: March 21, 2011

"Tales with subtle, positive but never saccharine transformations that feel fully earned."
In seven short stories, residents of a London boardinghouse reach moments of clarity. Read full book review >
The Appalachian by Kirk Ward Robinson
Released: July 14, 2015

"The literary equivalent of the titular trail: it takes time to reach the end, but the trek is worth it."
A man hiking on the Appalachian Trail recollects the loves and losses he's experienced throughout his 128 years in Robinson's (Life in Continuum, 2012, etc.) epic drama.Read full book review >
Voodoo Moon by Suzon Tropez Holmes

"Vividly rendered gothic settings and intriguing characters help advance the historical and supernatural elements despite weak editing that trips up the narrative momentum."
In Holmes' paranormal fantasy, a Confederate officer's attraction to a mysterious, beautiful woman leads him into the mystical world of voodoo. Read full book review >
Pokergeist by Michael Phillip Cash
Released: July 15, 2015

"Bet on this funny, well-written tale of second chances."
After poker champion Clutch Henderson drops dead after losing the International Series of Poker, his ghost haunts wannabe player Telly Martin, touching off an uproarious adventure in which both the living and the dead discover their true selves. Read full book review >
Destroying Angel by Missy Wilkinson
Released: July 9, 2015

"A sometimes-endearing tale that almost succeeds but attempts too much."
Grief, teenage drama, alien bird-men, and a reality-warping drug combine in the quirky cocktail of Wilkinson's debut coming-of-age novel. Read full book review >
Lucy Lick-Me-Not and the Greedy Gubbins by Claudine Carmel
Released: July 2, 2015

"A wild tale helmed by a charmingly clever kid."
Child heroine Lucy Lick-Me-Not is back, and this time, she's taking on the seasons and the lack of a white Christmas. Read full book review >
Released: March 22, 2014

"A thriller that ably rakes through werewolf tropes in search of new territory."
From the author of The Whaler Fortune (2014) comes a Victorian supernatural thriller about a good man coping with a science-born curse.Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
September 1, 2015

Vanessa Diffenbaugh is the New York Timesbestselling author of The Language of Flowers; her new novel, We Never Asked for Wings, is about young love, hard choices, and hope against all odds. For 14 years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children—Alex, now 15, and Luna, six—in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty’s parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life. “Diffenbaugh’s latest confirms her gift for creating shrewd, sympathetic charmers,” our reviewer writes. View video >