WHAT FREEDOM SMELLS LIKE by Amy Lewis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 27, 2014

Debut author Lewis, a performance poet and actor, recounts her journey from self-hate to self-love, set against the supernatural backdrop of reconnecting to her abusive husband following his death. Read full book review >
Chaos Theory As Applied to Love, Baseball, and the Rest of the Universe by Mark Herder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 22, 2014

"A funny, poignant novel that shows how baseball and love exist in a realm beyond reason."
In Herder's (The Second Coming of Jesse James, 2014) fine new novel, tension flares on the Freiburg High School baseball team when a girl becomes the starting pitcher. Read full book review >

THE CURSE OF CAPRICORN by Kaye Freemartin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

"A rare sci-fi sequel that improves upon its strong predecessor."
In the second book of Freemartin's sci-fi Zodiac Mysteries series (The Cusp of Aries, 2013), a nightclub owner uncovers a class-based conspiracy. Read full book review >
ALL WE LEFT BEHIND by Nancy Herman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2013

Herman's first historical novel tells the true story of 13-year-old Virginia Reed, a member of the ill-fated Donner Party. Read full book review >
ON THE WILD COAST by Patrick J. Lee
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 10, 2014

"A richly rendered, if sometimes uneven, story simmering with vivid characters and set in an unforgettable locale."
A multilayered debut mystery in which the body of an unidentified white man washes up on the rocks of a backwater settlement in post-apartheid South Africa. Read full book review >

FAR AWAY, I LAND by Viki Alles-Crouch
FICTION & LITERATURE

Individuals of Hungarian, Sri Lankan and English descents cross paths in Alles-Crouch's debut novel. Read full book review >
The Rock and Roll Band in My Armpit by Robbin Tenglin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 12, 2013

In the Tenglins' debut book illustrated by Stalker, offbeat tales of whimsical characters are told through goofy, rhythmic poetry and equally eccentric illustrations. 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 >
EARTH ESSENCE by Helmut Norbert Taferner
FOOD & COOKING
Released: March 7, 2014

"A hearty and savory collection, with a few sweet delights thrown in. "
A collection of healthy alternatives to traditional comfort food. Read full book review >
COLLISION by Michael Phillip Cash
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 10, 2014

"Not exactly profound, but top-notch literary escapism with nonstop action, well-developed characters and jaw-dropping plot twists."
At breakneck speed, Cash's (Schism, 2013, etc.) second installment in the Darracia saga blends elements of sci-fi and fantasy as it continues to chronicle the adventures of a small group of heroes desperately attempting to unite a war-torn planet. Read full book review >
Love and Mayhem on The Sunny Isle of Jamaica by Hope Hamilton Tate
THRILLERS
Released: Feb. 22, 2014

"A spirited, diverting thriller that's marred only by some narrative repetition."
In Tate's debut romantic thriller, the answer for a woman being obsessively pursued by dangerous men may lie in uncovering her mother's mysterious past. Read full book review >
Fabulous Farrah & the Sugar Bugs by Heather Finn
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 18, 2013

"A clever, if text-heavy, debut picture book with a bite."
In Finn's debut picture book, an 8-year-old realizes that not brushing her teeth has led to a disastrous result: a tarnished smile. Read full book review >