MELHARA by Jocelyn Tollefson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2017

"A violent, dramatic, and ultimately hopeful debut despite some pacing issues."
In this contemporary horror/fantasy novel, a Canadian woman confronts her destiny when a demon claims her as his queen. Read full book review >
MONSIEUR PIERRE by Anne Dana
written and illustrated by Anne Dana
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 18, 2017

"This story provides a charming, warm introduction to Paris for kids, ending on a happy note."
In this debut illustrated children's book for ages 3 to 5, a French octopus gets lonely and leaves his native fountain to explore Paris and beyond. Read full book review >

Blood Family by Brent Winter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2017

"A clever, engaging view into dark places."
Fantasy and horror blend in Winter's debut novel about a man who discovers his family's links to the supernatural. Read full book review >
THE SASSAFRAS CROSSING by Lindrith Davies
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2016

"Gentle, music-infused romantic drama taking place in an out-of-the-way spot on the Eastern Seaboard."
A new life of friends and young love begins for Robin George when he forsakes his Maryland family's retail empire to work as a bridge tender. Read full book review >
THE INFIDEL NEXT DOOR by Rajat Mitra
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A moving, melancholy story about history, hatred, and the never-ending battle between tolerance and bigotry."
Mitra's sprawling debut novel set in 1989 tells of a Hindu priest who tries to re-establish a temple in conflict-ridden Kashmir and of some of his Muslim neighbors. Read full book review >

AWAKENING MACBETH by Carmen Amato
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 2016

"A suspenseful, page-turning paranormal romance."
An academic at the University of Virginia confronts her father's death and a supernatural threat in this novel by Amato (King Peso, 2016, etc.). Read full book review >
Released: March 30, 2016

"Written with brevity, clarity, and wisdom, this guide stands a notch above the myriad self-help books available today."
A work aimed at personal development provides steps to help readers discover, embrace, and achieve their purposes in life. Read full book review >
THE BIG OVERNIGHT by Libby Kirsch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2016

"A light and amusing whodunit that proves time spent in the company of the heroine is time well spent indeed."
Stella Reynolds investigates a pair of murders in this latest installment of Kirsch's (The Big Interview, 2016, etc.) chick-lit mystery series. Read full book review >
THE TATRA EAGLE by J. Victor Tomaszek
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"A grand, if sometimes grandiose, portrayal of a szabla-wielding hero. "
Tomaszek (Dance the Golden Calf, 2016, etc.) offers a sweeping novel of historical military fiction set in 17th-century Poland. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 28, 2015

"This helpful guide for new landlords examines the management process in-depth, providing a personal touch and firsthand insights."
A manual delivers advice on managing rental properties. Read full book review >
FANNY AND DORA’S SOUTH AMERICAN ADVENTURE by Jason Le Grange
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2016

"It's a pleasure following Fanny and Dora on this breezy, funny tour of beautiful places."
An amusing fictional travelogue of two British spinsters on a South American adventure. Read full book review >
THE ODD PLIGHT OF ADONIS LICHT  by David Perlstein
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A brain-twisting but often memorable tale."
In Perlstein's (Flight of the Spumonis, 2015, etc.) latest novel, a frumpy, overwrought, 30-something art curator is transformed, as if by magic, into the handsome man that he always wanted to be. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 20, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >