The Fairytale Chicago of Francesca Finnegan by Steve Wiley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Cynicism and adult words stave off sappiness but don't remotely dampen the magical story's genuine charm."
In this fantasy debut, a wealthy but discontented businessman remembers his childhood journey through Chicago's hidden, enchanted side with creatures and anthropomorphic animals. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"A rich, well-documented collection for students of photography and Jewish culture."
Through interviews, portraits, essays, and photos, this large-format book explores the role of Jewish ancestry in the work of more than 70 leading American photographers. Read full book review >

KATA'S FATHER by John M. Zurak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"A sprawling fable that illuminates Bosnian culture and history through unique, multidimensional characters."
This magical realist debut novel explores a family's connection to the mountains of post-World War II Bosnia. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"An enjoyable, if slightly meandering, story of Jamaican culture and wilderness peril."
In this debut memoir, a man recalls a boyhood misadventure in which he and some teenage schoolmates became hopelessly lost in a treacherous jungle. Read full book review >
Leaving Time and Tennessee by Lorraine Andrews Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2016

"An often delightful fantasy that will stick with readers long after they turn the last page."
A debut time-travel romance that romps through more than 200 years of history. Read full book review >

Celestial Bodies in Orbit by Eve Littlepage
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 22, 2012

"An absorbing look at an often misunderstood profession."
A former stripper recounts her experiences on and off the stage. Read full book review >
Thieves of the Black Sea by Joe  O'Neill
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A satisfying, action-packed return to the world of the Red Hand and a daring trio."
In this fourth volume of an adventure series, a resourceful Moroccan orphan named Tariq and his loyal friends set out to return an ancient diary to its rightful home. Read full book review >
R U Medically Curious? by Larry Romane
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: April 7, 2016

"A readable and diverting health care treatise for laypeople."
A medical primer delivers basic information on common—and a few uncommon—ailments. Read full book review >
Murder by Munchausen by M.T. Bass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 2017

"A fast-paced, entertaining, but incomplete sci-fi tale that could use a sequel to tie up several loose ends."
A dark, futuristic thriller features a disgraced police detective who hunts not just a brutal criminal, but also the androids the culprit uses to kill humans. Read full book review >
THE FORGOTTEN FEDERATION by Fiction Factory Incorporated
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2016

"Exuberant and entertaining, slyly avoiding camp with plausible, albeit superpower-infused, characters."
A scientist assembles a second-generation group of superheroes to battle a global government bent on dominating humanity in Fiction Factory Incorporated's debut sci-fi tale. Read full book review >
TIME TO HEAL by Todd McClimans
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 2, 2016

"A well-constructed, compelling addition to an ongoing time-travel tale."
McClimans (Time Underground, 2015, etc.) returns to the time-traveling adventures of teens Kristi Connors and Ty Jordan in this third volume of his YA sci-fi series.Read full book review >
SWORD OF SHADOWS by Karin Rita Gastreich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"Lush, evocative descriptions carry readers through an unforgettable journey."
A practitioner of magic struggles with her forbidden love for a king as she and her friends/students are threatened by impending war in the second of Gastreich's (Eolyn, 2016, etc.) fantasy series. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >