Cat Post by DJ Ass Maggots
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2016

"A smart, sarcastic illustrated look at the cat-keeping lifestyle.
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A short collection of humorous vignettes from the life of a cat owner. Read full book review >
Song of the Blackbird by D.B. Michaels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016

"A well-crafted mash-up of romance and prison life."
In this first installment of a planned, prison-set series, a new doctor takes a job where her half brother is incarcerated, but she hides their relationship from the attractive warden. Read full book review >

Pivotal Velocity by Arthur Bozikas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2015

"An overly complicated thriller about a flawed hero dealng with a mysterious mobster."
A fraud investigator strives to protect his family after he is blackmailed and drawn into a criminal underworld. Read full book review >
Journey to Myrtos by Robert Mitchell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 14, 2011

"A genre-blending mission report from an atypical disillusioned Vietnam vet."
In this memoir, Mitchell (Nurturing the Souls of Our Children, 2005) describes his Vietnam service and his political, sexual, and philosophical awakening during a subsequent European journey of self-discovery.Read full book review >
Body Archaeology by Kate Lee Diehl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2015

"Poems and images that ask readers to appreciate a searching body for its beauty and grace."
Diehl's debut poetry collection showcases the arduous search for human connection and self-understanding. Read full book review >

You Can't Un-Ring the Bell by Shirley J. Gilbert
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 14, 2016

"A well-intentioned but meandering meditation on pain and healing."
A seasoned psychologist offers wisdom and experience about facing life's hardships in this compact self-help volume. Read full book review >
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: March 4, 2016

"A coherent, comprehensive exploration of evolution, genetics, and what it means to be human."
A neuroscientist looks at evolution and the future of Homo sapiens.Read full book review >
The Cleaning Crew by Richard D. Hayes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2016

"This tale about a state's political uprising will likely inspire both incredulity and smiling approval."
A debut political novel focuses on a revolution that intends to wrest power in Massachusetts from corrupt officials. Read full book review >
Crossing Borders by J.E. Wells
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 2016

"An ambitious and topical story about a courageous Southern lawyer."
A Mexican drug cartel and a U.S. senator target an attorney after he takes a case involving illegal immigration in this debut thriller. Read full book review >
American Dictator - Changing of the Guard by Rick Ainsworth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 21, 2015

"A well-crafted parable about the vulnerability of democracy to demagoguery."
In Ainsworth's debut novel, a wildly popular president quickly consolidates extraordinary power and threatens the fabric of democracy. Read full book review >
Placement by Kimberly Van Sickle
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 3, 2015

"A muddled story that mixes trenchant themes with melodramatic plotting."
Van Sickle's debut YA novel traces how a young man of privilege makes his way from prep-school to the front lines of World War II. Read full book review >
Behind The Mask by Dana Ridenour
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"A vivid, suspenseful story about a torn agent on a complex covert mission."
An FBI agent working on her first undercover assignment becomes too close to one of the domestic terrorists she seeks to expose in this debut crime novel. 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 >