The Outreach Committee by C.L. Woodhams
Released: Nov. 21, 2014

"A heavy-handed message weighs down this crime caper."
Woodhams (Sweet Justice, 2002) delivers a comeuppance to abusive husbands in this thriller.Read full book review >

"An often good read, particularly for Civil War enthusiasts."
Political intrigue in Britain threatens to scupper Trenton Grey's plans to continue as a Confederate blockade runner in Wonnell's (‘290': Volume I: Blockade Runner, 2015) sequel.Read full book review >

The Scorch of a Skilten by Nashat Zaman
Released: July 1, 2015

"An entertaining tale for adventure-hungry readers."
In Zaman's well-paced debut YA novel, 11-year-old Clara Skilten has adventures at a training academy. Read full book review >
Gaza, Wyoming by Seth Colter Walls
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"Unusual and flawed yet packed with the kind of imaginative brio that fans of political satire will find irresistibly zany."
America under new (and questionable) leadership provides a creative backdrop for this energetic, offbeat political satire, journalist Walls' (Incesticidal Nurturing: The Life-Affirming Brilliance of Nirvana's Weirdest Album, 2013) fiction debut.Read full book review >
Star Force: Inception (SF1) by Aer-ki Jyr
Released: Feb. 6, 2012

"An early installment that does little to make readers eagerly await later books in the series."
Jyr's (Apex, 2015, etc.) short sci-fi tale provides a rushed narrative of the creation of Star Force, an elite team devoted to defending Earth against dinosaur aliens. Read full book review >

Land of Dreams by E. J.  Densmore

"Splendid romance from an author to watch."
Haunted by possibilities, depressed by realities, an English professor finds herself surprised by love in Densmore's engrossing debut romance. Read full book review >
SHOT DOWN by Steve Snyder
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"A gripping story for readers in search of either drama or historical edification."
An account of one pilot's experience in World War II that's part biography and part world history. Read full book review >
Only Wheat Not White by Varsha Dixit
Released: June 2, 2014

"A modest international romance, likely to please fans of the genre."
In Dixit's (Wrong Means Right End, 2012, etc.) romance, a young Indian woman must make her way personally and professionally in America.Read full book review >
Ultimate Destiny by Joslyn McGhee Johnson
Released: July 5, 2015

"An underexplored, underwritten opportunity for what could have been a thrilling subversion of masculine action novels."
Debut author Johnson's action-driven thriller outlines a violent revolution as three powerful women form an alliance to subvert the patriarchy. Read full book review >
Hawai'i in War and Peace by Bill Fernandez
Released: May 10, 2015

"Engrossing and identifiable."
A young teen at a Hawaiian military school near the end of World War II contemplates his future in Fernandez's (Kaua'i Kids in Peace and War, 2013, etc.) autobiographical series.Read full book review >
Beautiful Hero by Jenny Lau

"Celebrates survival but also provides a street-level view of Khmer atrocities in a powerful reminder of what can happen when revolutionaries turn tyrannical."
In this death-defying family saga, Lau chronicles her slow, agonizing escape from Cambodia during the country's gruesome revolution in the 1970s. Read full book review >
The Boy From Lwów by Norma Olbert
Released: Dec. 17, 2014

"A lean, engaging account of a heroic young man's resistance and survival under communist and Nazi occupation."
Olbert's debut biography chronicles her husband's experiences as a young man in Poland during the second world war. 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 >