Where There's Dark... by David Smith
Released: Feb. 5, 2016

"A brief, but detailed and complex reevaluation of the fundamentals of physics."
An engineer proposes a different understanding of the formation of the universe. Read full book review >
Seasons of Heaven by Nicolas Augusto
Released: June 16, 2016

"A supernatural tale that falls flat due to confusing plot developments and saccharine characterization."
Augusto's debut novel tells a complex tale of suffering, bravery, and the bonds between the living and the dead. Read full book review >


"An immersive, if occasionally rudderless, journey through the memories of an international playboy."
A fictional memoir focuses on a jet-setting lothario, whose extended residence in Asia transforms his life. Read full book review >
AutoFlick by John Bancroft
Released: June 20, 2016

"An American coming-of-age tale told with warmth and humor."
In Bancroft's debut novel, a Boy Scout becomes a man in a small Pennsylvania town in the late 1960s. Read full book review >
Released: May 16, 2016

"A solid history of the Singer company from the invention of the sewing machine to the days of leveraged buyouts."
A corporate history of one of the world's leading sewing machine manufacturers. Read full book review >

The Blackmail Photos by Michael P. King
Released: Aug. 28, 2016

"A tightly executed thriller, and the high point of a great series."
In this third installment of his Travelers series, King's (The Computer Heist, 2016, etc.) con-artist couple target a would-be politician.Read full book review >
The Courageous by Chris Deeroy
Released: July 19, 2016

"An unusual combination of spirituality and magic that may appeal to a mystical Christian crowd."
A debut memoir that elevates office politics and corporate backbiting to the level of religious and metaphysical battles between forces of good and evil. Read full book review >
Juicy Jack Adventures: The Great Chinchilla Chase by Leigh Carrasco

"Young readers will enjoy Jack's adventures while learning about the value of loyalty and a little about Peruvian culture."
A reluctant hero makes guinea pigs cool in this illustrated chapter-book sequel set in Peru. Read full book review >
Marsco Triumphant by James A. Zarzana
Released: April 14, 2016

"Compulsively readable military sci-fi with a strong humanist side that isn't overwhelmed by bloodshed and doomsday weapons."
Zarzana's (The Marsco Dissident, 2013) bravura second installment in his ongoing saga continues his broad-canvas approach to political power plays, betrayals, and invasions at the end of the 21st century. Read full book review >
Demons of the Hallowed Dome by C.F. Sheridan
Released: March 11, 2016

"An effective spacefaring tale with plenty of morsels for genre fans."
In Sheridan's sci-fi debut, the first of a planned trilogy, humanity's military forces fight back against an alien species, but there may be a bigger threat in play. Read full book review >
Alex by Adam J. Nicolai
Released: Dec. 21, 2011

"More curious than spooky, but featuring a riveting protagonist haunted by his own guilt."
A tormented father must decide whether he's seeing the ghost of his dead son or visions brought on by psychosis in this thriller. Read full book review >
The Smallest Angel by Richard Seib
Released: July 28, 2016

"While slow at times, this sentimental book about a mysterious woman nevertheless manages plenty of surprises and an overall uplifting message."
A sci-fi novel explores the importance of faith in a violent world. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Andrea Beaty
August 30, 2016

In Andrea Beaty and David Roberts’ new picture book Ada Twist, Scientist is like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie: scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. Not afraid of failure, she embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But this time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble! Inspired by real-life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, Ada Twist, Scientist champions girl power and women scientists, and brings welcome diversity to picture books about girls in science. “Cool and stylish,” our reviewer writes. View video >