Books to Discover

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"A spectacular novel of colonial China that should put this first-time author on the map."
Debut novelist Banks crafts a sweeping tale of seduction, betrayal and war. Read full book review >
T by Mitchell J. Rycus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 23, 2013

"A fascinating tale of how chance interconnects the lives of a handful of strangers."
In Rycus' (The Soil Is Dead, 2012, etc.) novel, a dying man receives an unexpected gift while vacationing in Bali. Read full book review >

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"Literary dynamite."
In Smith's debut novel, a former American soldier hiding out in a small African country can't escape the ghosts of his past. Read full book review >
ZIGZAG by Landon J. Napoleon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1999

"An unaffected, moving, and astonishing insight into the heart of a troubled, silent genius."
A remarkable debut portraying the inner life of a disturbed ghetto teenager as he attempts to grow up in the frightening world he's inherited. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2016

"A fast-paced and thought-provoking legal thriller built around the hot-button issue of immigration."
A heroic federal judge will stop at nothing to save the life of his son. Read full book review >

A Theory of Nothing by Thomas Barlow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2016

"A cheekily ironic takedown of academic adventures in absurdity.
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Barlow's (Between the Eagle or the Dragon, 2013, etc.) debut novel provides a farcical look at the pursuit of junk science in the hallowed halls of the academy.Read full book review >
Reconfigure by Epredator
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2015

"A short but punchy tale of a techie who gets in too deep."
Epredator (Cont3xt, 2016) tells the story of a young coder who's suddenly able to manipulate reality in this sci-fi novel.Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 24, 2016

"This cautionary tale of buried treasure and murder shows how wrong choices lead to tragic results."
A debut author follows the dictum "Write what you know" by building a historical novel around an Old West myth from his corner of Utah. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2016

"A stirring reminder of the horrors of war and a distinctive take on the timelessness of love."
Two teenage girls from different centuries become strangely connected through personal tragedy and the events of World War I in this debut novel. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 20, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >