Imperfect Paradise by Dan Dembiczak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2014

"A pleasant read for both its lush tropical setting and uplifting message."
In Dembiczak's debut novel, a woman on her honeymoon discovers deep truths about herself as she explores the paradise of Hawaii. Read full book review >
THE BOY WALKER by David Perlstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2014

"A funny, affecting novel about fragmented lives that slip the leash."
In Perlstein's (Slick!, 2011) winsome fable, a protective dog and the therapeutic effects of stand-up comedy help heal a wounded family. Read full book review >

THE SILENCE AND THE LIGHT by Kevin McCormick
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 14, 2014

"A fine sequel in a sci-fi series that's proving to be a must-read."
McCormick (A Voice in the Thunder, 2012) delivers on the promise of the first book in his Children and Ghosts sci-fi quintet with this grand sequel. Read full book review >
FOOL'S RETURN by Lynda Chervil
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Feb. 14, 2014

"Readers looking for a heroine with brains and beauty will enjoy following Gabrielle's appealing journey. "
A compelling mystery/adventure about past lives and cutting-edge technology, set on the coast of Maine. Read full book review >
RED CAPS by Steve Berman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2014

"An LGBT fantasy-tinged story collection that, despite a few stumbles, delights and entertains. "
The stories in this collection track a philosophical imp who harvests teeth, a strange creature from the New Jersey Pinelands, a magical yearbook and something sinister in the sewer. Read full book review >

THE YEARS OF ZERO by Seng Ty
HISTORY
Released: Feb. 14, 2014

A survivor of the Khmer Rouge regime tells his story. Read full book review >
QUEEN OF HEARTS by Colleen Oakes
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 14, 2014

"A wonderfully entertaining twist on an old classic."
A story set in the world of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, as seen from a very different perspective. Read full book review >
LIFE by Lisa Sugarman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 13, 2014

"Appealing, embracing essays about everyday life."
In this collection of previously published opinion columns, Sugarman shares her gently humorous, inspirational musings about life. Read full book review >
THE HOUSE AT 758 by Kathryn Berla
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 13, 2014

"A moving, mysterious coming-of-age story."
A debut YA novel that grapples with a slew of difficult issues, including grief, stepfamilies, loneliness and first love. Read full book review >
ONE CREEPY STREET by Lee Jordan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 13, 2014

"An enjoyable book for young readers ready for mild scares. "
Don't text and drive—or fly. In his debut picture book, Jordan shows that it's a lesson a witch is never too young to learn. Read full book review >
Flight of the Tarantula Hawk by Michael Allan Scott
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Feb. 13, 2014

"Solid characters and Lance's alluringly grim dreams help distinguish this murder mystery."
Psychic crime-scene photographer Lance Underphal is back. In Scott's (Dark Side of Sunset Pointe, 2013) latest thriller, this tortured character tries to use his visions to help police find a murderer who's injecting victims with Botox. Read full book review >
NO RETURNS by Gail Giles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2014

"The first movement in an ambitious song cycle of a tale which, despite a few sour notes, offers entertaining characters."
Giles (Dark Song, 2010) and Vanasse (Out of the Wilderness, 2013) team up for a paranormal novel, the first in a series featuring three teenage musicians in an unwitting Faustian bargain, a mysterious librarian and a supernatural James Cagney wannabe. Read full book review >