Second-Class Sailors by Lance Garland
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 1, 2015

"A courageous exploration of the power of love and sexuality to transcend institutional boundaries."
A crime novel about the aftermath of a brutal act that examines sexuality's uneasy place within the strictures of military life. Read full book review >
Firebrand by Aaron Barnhart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"An accessible, historically rigorous tale."
Barnhart (The Big Divide, 2013) offers a YA novel about faith and courage, inspired by the true story of an immigrant who joined Kansas' anti-slavery cause during the Civil War. Read full book review >

Home: Interstellar by Ray Strong
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 2, 2014

"Technical detail and digression sometimes slow down this complex, compelling tale of galactic intrigue."
Hard sci-fi with a heart, Strong's debut is the story of a young woman fighting a corrupt system to keep a promise to her dying mother—and maybe, in the process, find a planet to call home. Read full book review >
COLLATERAL JUSTICE by Bili Morrow Shelburne
FICTION & LITERATURE

"This noir-shadowed melodrama's realistic characters will hold readers' interest."
In Shelburne's (Clemmie, 2012, etc.) novel, a man reluctantly returns to his small, Southern hometown for his estranged mother's funeral and becomes inextricably caught up in the lives of his former childhood friends. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"An optimistic view of short-lived humans."
A wide-ranging debut exploration of how civilization deals with the reality of the finite life. Read full book review >

A WOMAN IN LOVE by Elizabeth Stall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2015

"An anguished, one-sided, but sometimes-joyful love letter."
A debut chronicle of a woman's love life from her first kiss through marriage, its breakup, and a subsequent painful parting with a lover. Read full book review >
Candidate  by Tracy Ewens
ROMANCE
Released: June 12, 2015

"A fluffy romance with a happy ending that will satisfy even the stodgiest political analyst."
Love and politics make uncomfortable bedfellows in Ewens' (Premiere: A Love Story, 2014, etc.) latest romantic caper. Read full book review >
Released: May 10, 2015

"An enthusiastic, authoritative program for turning one person's trash into another person's treasure—and making a profit along the way."
A step-by-step debut guide to selling items on eBay. Read full book review >
The Lady and the Minstrel by Joyce DiPastena
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2015

"A nuanced, passionate love story that will transport readers to King John's England.
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DiPastena (Loving Lucianna, 2014, etc.) offers a historical novel about a forbidden romance in 13th century England. Read full book review >
The Giggling Boy by Ra Lynn Lonewalker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2015

"A fantastical, horrifying, and thought-provoking journey through one of America's darkest chapters.
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LoneWalker (On the Other Side of the Golden Gate, 2013, etc.) explores the horrors of Native American mission schools in a fictionalized blend of history and mythology.Read full book review >
Teeth Fairies by Ingrid Bencosme
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 20, 2015

"Sure to win over young fairy lovers about to lose their first teeth."
Tired of tooth brushing battles? Try tempting your early grade schooler with this debut picture book and plush setin the tradition of Elf on the Shelf.Read full book review >
What's the Laugh Giraffe? by Uncle Mo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2015

"A slim little book of clever rhymes and visual puns with an unfinished production quality and abrupt divide between phrases and rhyming pairs."
How many ways can you ask someone what's happening? Uncle Mo (The Valentine's Day Train, 2014) comes up with several alternate, rhyming ways to broach the question in this silly picture book of puns. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Beatriz Williams
June 23, 2015

In Beatriz Williams’ latest novel Tiny Little Thing, it’s the summer of 1966 and Christina Hardcastle—“Tiny” to her illustrious family—stands on the brink of a breathtaking future. Of the three Schuyler sisters, she’s the one raised to marry a man destined for leadership, and with her elegance and impeccable style, she presents a perfect camera-ready image in the dawning age of television politics. Together she and her husband, Frank, make the ultimate power couple: intelligent, rich, and impossibly attractive. It seems nothing can stop Frank from rising to national office, and he’s got his sights set on a senate seat in November. But as the season gets underway at the family estate on Cape Cod, three unwelcome visitors appear in Tiny’s perfect life. “A fascinating look at wealth, love, ambition, secrets, and what family members will and won’t do to protect each other,” our reviewer writes. View video >