The Hearts of Dragons by Josh VanBrakle
Released: Oct. 16, 2015

"A fantasy sequel with well-developed characters that doesn't disappoint."
In the second installment of this Japanese mythology-inspired fantasy series, Iren Saitosan, a member of a warrior race known as the Maantecs, sets out to regain his magic-using ability, uncovering many secrets about his past along the way. Read full book review >
A Broken Sausage Grinder by Hank Thomas
Released: May 23, 2012

"Interesting historical review but light on conclusions."
Brief but thorough overview of the origins of America's political system. Read full book review >


"A thriller with sound action and a reliable protagonist, but it falls victim to overelaboration."
In Fox's debut adventure novel, a couple stumbles upon what may be pieces of a long-lost treasure, which piques the interest of greedy cartel members. Read full book review >
Africa Macabre by Jack Stephens
Released: June 5, 2015

"An enjoyable compilation of dark tales for readers who prefer twist endings."
Stephens' debut collection offers stories and vignettes set in post-apartheid South Africa and featuring dark, punchy conclusions, as well as unrelated poems of love, introspection, and spirituality. Read full book review >
White Tiger Legend by Hu Yuan Nabe
Released: July 17, 2014

"An action-stuffed chronicle of one boy's journey to self-enlightenment and martial arts mastery with heavy existential and spiritual philosophical undertones."
Set presumably in 12th-century China, an action-packed YA read about a young Shaolin monk named Zi who embarks on a harrowing journey of self-discovery after his temple and everything he ever knew are destroyed. Read full book review >

Sundog by Jeff Janoda

"A detailed but exhausting epic that examines the Luftwaffe's doomed mission in Russia."
An ambitious historical novel set on the eastern front during World War II follows a band of German pilots. Read full book review >
Going Places by Kathryn Berla

"A delightful, realistic novel about a lovable high school senior dealing with normal—and not-so-normal—teenage issues."
A multifaceted coming-of-age story about a teenage boy's forays into love, lust, and entrepreneurship. Read full book review >
Money Matters Made Simple by Anne M. Schwab
Released: Jan. 26, 2015

"Responsible guidance in a handbook for readers at the beginning of financial literacy and planning."
A guide to the basics of personal finance and planning for long-term financial stability. Read full book review >
Sentiaverum by Derek McEldowney
Released: April 13, 2015

"A swift look at the internal struggles of one particularly unbalanced artist."
From debut author McEldowney comes a novel about the internal struggles of a young artist. Read full book review >
Dream Wrecks by Dick Heimbold
Released: Sept. 18, 2014

"A stylish novel about an intrepid painter and a Mexican drug lord that blends artists, guns, and money."
A former Marine haunted by dreams of war seeks healing through painting, but his art lands him in a different kind of nightmare in Heimbold's debut thriller. Read full book review >
Requiem Shark by W. E. Burnette
Released: March 25, 2015

"Strong characterizations and realistic relationships help make this shark tale a satisfying, accomplished read."
A quest for vengeance after a tragic death turns a ragtag group of strangers into a family in Burnette's (Christmas in Sunny California, 2011, etc.) adventurous narrative.Read full book review >
Edges First by Jay W. Murphy
Released: July 18, 2015

"Missing the nuance from Tony's last adventure, but an exhilarating and complex story more than make up for it."
In Murphy's (Tag Day, 2013) thriller, the CIA recruits a man with a unique talent, but an internal struggle for power within the agency may put him and his family in danger. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jason Gay
November 17, 2015

In the 1990s, copies of Richard Carlson’s Don't Sweat the Small Stuff (and its many sequels) were seemingly everywhere, giving readers either the confidence to prioritize their stresses or despondence over the slender volume’s not addressing their particular set of problems. While not the first book of its kind, it kicked open the door for an industry of self-help, worry-reduction advice guides. In his first book, Little Victories, Wall Street Journal sports columnist Gay takes less of a guru approach, though he has drawn an audience of readers appreciative of reportage that balances insights with a droll, self-deprecating outlook. He occasionally focuses his columns on “the Rules” (of Thanksgiving family touch football, the gym, the office holiday party, etc.), which started as a genial poke in the eye at the proliferation of self-help books and, over time, came to explore actual advice “both practical and ridiculous” and “neither perfect nor universal.” The author admirably combines those elements in every piece in the book. View video >