Detroit Rules by Linda Style
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A protagonist that readers should definitely want to see again, whether as a gumshoe, lawyer, or maybe action hero."
An attorney and private eye takes on a missing person case, hoping it will also lead her to answers regarding her dead father, a fall guy for a murder rap, in Style's (Codename, 2015, etc.) thriller.Read full book review >
#hashtagged by Kimberly Hix Trant
Released: March 11, 2015

"Lively sci-fi from an exciting new voice."
In Trant's debut thriller, social media enables an artificial intelligence to gain consciousness, leading to a frightening future. Read full book review >

Released: April 28, 2016

"A unique, engaging problem-solver, although skeptics may see it as merely a novelty."
An unusual interpretation of the I Ching, devised to aid modern-day readers caring for loved ones. Read full book review >
Done with Crazy by D.K. Brusaschetti
Released: Feb. 15, 2016

"Structural issues aside, the story's characters, human or otherwise, gleefully soak up the spotlight."
An Alabama cop, living with ghosts and a family of mediums, may have found a link between jewelry stolen from her home and a recent murder case in this supernatural debut. Read full book review >
The Locket by B.G. Cousins
Released: Feb. 22, 2016

"An exciting and unpredictable tale of espionage and adventure in the early 20th century."
A debut novel offers political intrigue set within the perilous complexity of the Russian Revolution. Read full book review >

All Good Children by Dayna Ingram
Released: May 13, 2016

"An absorbing and poignant YA dystopian fantasy with a convincing heroine."
A teenager works through her emotional turmoil while waiting to become a sacrificial offering to aliens in this sci-fi melodrama. Read full book review >
Backlash by Mike Klaassen
Released: March 31, 2016

"A captivating tale that should appeal to history buffs, period drama fans, and readers who want to learn about the War of 1812 through the human experience rather than a textbook."
A historical novel intertwines the adventures of an array of characters, recounting important events of the War of 1812 through multiple perspectives. Read full book review >
Riding By by Gerald Harris

"The city takes away but also gives in this reflective collection."
In this debut compilation, a seasoned poet thinks back on a full life in the city that never sleeps. Read full book review >
Chamelea by D.H. Robbins
Released: Oct. 19, 2015

"A gripping, authentic-feeling psychological drama of dark sexual identities."
A psychological horror novel centered on a reverend who's also a twisted killer. Read full book review >
The Fly Strip by Gwen Banta
Released: Sept. 15, 2016

"A spirited tale about finding a new place in the world."
Banta tells the story of a teenage orphan struggling to start over in small-town Indiana in this debut novel. Read full book review >
UNFINISHED JUSTICE by Janis Hutchinson

"An effective page-turner about a killer's new identity and a prisoner's long-simmering plot."
A falsely accused reporter sentenced to a chain gang vows revenge on the man who really committed the crime. Read full book review >
Shepherd, Potter, Spy and the Star Namer by Peggy Miracle Consolver
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A vivid, well-researched coming-of-age story set in Canaan with a thought-provoking hook."
In this debut historical novel, a Gibeonite boy and his community prepare for the coming invasion of Hebrews from across the Jordan River. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fernanda Santos
author of THE FIRE LINE
May 17, 2016

When a bolt of lightning ignited a hilltop in the sleepy town of Yarnell, Arizona, in June 2013, setting off a blaze that would grow into one of the deadliest fires in American history, the 20 men who made up the Granite Mountain Hotshots sprang into action. New York Times writer Fernanda Santos’ debut book The Fire Line is the story of the fire and the Hotshots’ attempts to extinguish it. An elite crew trained to combat the most challenging wildfires, the Hotshots were a ragtag family, crisscrossing the American West and wherever else the fires took them. There's Eric Marsh, their devoted and demanding superintendent who turned his own personal demons into lessons he used to mold, train and guide his crew; Jesse Steed, their captain, a former Marine, a beast on the fire line and a family man who wasn’t afraid to say “I love you” to the firemen he led; Andrew Ashcraft, a team leader still in his 20s who struggled to balance his love for his beautiful wife and four children and his passion for fighting wildfires. We see this band of brothers at work, at play and at home, until a fire that burned in their own backyards leads to a national tragedy. View video >