BEAUTY AND CHAOS by Michael Pronko
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Nov. 7, 2014

"An elegantly written, precisely observed portrait of a Japanese city and its culture."
An American expatriate's perceptions of Tokyo, from its places to its moods. Read full book review >
THE SILVER SHIPS by S.H. Jucha
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A good, meat-and-potatoes space-opera adventure."
In Jucha's debut sci-fi novel, a bright, pragmatic starship captain from a far-future human-colonized world finds his life changed by an exciting, ominous discovery in deep space. Read full book review >

The Mage's Dilemma by Daphne Ashling Purpus
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 16, 2015

"Newcomers should probably begin earlier in this fantasy series, but fans will no doubt enjoy reading the further adventures of old friends."
When nefarious excavators set off a volcanic eruption in Draconia, the country's telepaths pool their skills to save the city in this latest YA fantasy series installment. Read full book review >
NEON PHANTOMS by Sean McCloy
THRILLERS
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"An exciting debut that will provide hours of entertainment for both aspiring film buffs and cinematic masters."
A rare slasher film takes over a video store manager's life in this cinematic suspense novel. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 25, 2014

"A quick, emotional, and educational memoir about Alzheimer's."
Vincent describes her attempt to save her mother from the encroachment of Alzheimer's disease in this medical memoir. Read full book review >

Released: March 2, 2015

"Although short and somewhat awkwardly written, this volume contains some profound truths and offers a concise survey of how to attain not only inner peace, but communal harmony."
A slender self-help treatise on the aspects of humanity that contribute to a healthy, community-engaged life. Read full book review >
SURREALITY by J.D. Bradley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 21, 2014

"A work by a down-to-earth writer who tells it like it is, even when life seems harsh, unfair, or downright bizarre."
A gritty collection of true-life stories featuring themes of retribution and comeuppance. Read full book review >
The Shape-Shifters by Peter Goldman
THRILLERS
Released: March 14, 2015

"Precarious politics take precedence over murder in this striking genre entry."
Private eye Max Christian helps a friend who's running for Congress and enters a seedy world of murder, drugs, and politics in Goldman's (The Last Minstrel Show, 2012, etc.) latest thriller. Read full book review >
A ROSE FOR STANLEY by Victoria L. Burke
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Told from a bitter narrator's narrow perspective, this dog story ends up more disturbing than charming."
In Burke's short story, a city employee has a violent breakdown at work and goes on medical leave, during which he meets and adopts a friendly bulldog—but their time together soon becomes threatened. Read full book review >
CROSS DOG BLUES by Richard M. Brock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 6, 2015

"A heartening read for blues fans as well as anyone interested in the history of American music and civil rights."
In his debut novel, Brock weaves together two unexpectedly intertwined tales to illustrate the wide-reaching impact of the blues on American history. Read full book review >
THE SEVENTH THUNDER by Larry Brooks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"A frantic but never confusing story enhanced by its characters and tantalizing religious theme.
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In Brooks' (Deadly Faux, 2013, etc.) latest thriller, a widower's unpublished apocalyptic novel may actually have prophesied the end of times.Read full book review >
DEADLY FAUX by Larry Brooks
THRILLERS
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Filled with enough twists to make a roulette wheel dizzy."
In Brooks' (Pressure Points, 2013, etc.) thriller, Wolfgang Schmitt's latest undercover gig for the FBI puts him at a Las Vegas hotel-casino to bring down mobsters. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fatima Bhutto
April 14, 2015

Set during the American invasion of Afghanistan, Fatima Bhutto’s debut novel The Shadow of the Crescent Moon begins and ends one rain-swept Friday morning in Mir Ali, a small town in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas close to the Afghan border. Three brothers meet for breakfast. Soon after, the eldest, Aman Erum, recently returned from America, hails a taxi to the local mosque. Sikandar, a doctor, drives to the hospital where he works, but must first stop to collect his troubled wife, who has not joined the family that morning. No one knows where Mina goes these days. But when, later in the morning, the two are taken hostage by members of the Taliban, Mina will prove to be stronger than anyone could have imagined. Our reviewer writes that The Shadow of the Crescent Moon is “a timely, earnest portrait of a family torn apart by the machinations of other people’s war games and desperately trying to survive.” View video >