Fiction

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RICE & ROCKS

Rating: 4.5
A young boy goes on a journey with his aunt and magic pet parrot to see how people enjoy rice and beans all over the world.
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DREAM ELECTRIC

Rating: 3
A virtual reality game becomes real in DREAM ELECTRIC.
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BILLY BEDIVERE IN THE QUEST FOR THE DRAGON QUEEN

Rating: 4.5
BILLY BEDIVERE IN THE QUEST FOR THE DRAGON QUEEN is a solid fantasy quest adventure for early middle-grade readers.
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SOLE SILENCE

Rating: 4
In SOLE SILENCE, author M.AR.S brings the social media age into the cliques that inevitably form in high school, with a character that did not grow up on even the most basic of technologies and, as a result, is shunned because of it.
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NUMBERS GAME

Rating: 3.8
Imagine a nation in which every citizen’s net societal worth can be boiled down to a single rating – one that is forever tattooed on their forehead for all to see. Now imagine what would happen if the system that awarded those ratings was broken – perhaps even corrupt. That’s the premise of NUMBERS GAME.
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THE AMARANT

Rating: 2.8
Part high school drama and part paranormal adventure, THE AMARANT brings fiction to life when a high school student uncovers the existence of vampires and unlocks a deadly secret about her own genetic makeup.
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MAIL-ORDER ANNIE

Rating: 4
The main character in MAIL-ORDER ANNIE is a trailer park-dwelling English teacher named Frank who is afflicted with considerable sexual frustration.
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PINK SLIPS

Rating: 5
Not since "Rosemary’s Baby" has a thriller revealed how vulnerable women are when pregnant.
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Drugs, photography and murder in DARKROOM

Rating: 5
DARKROOM is a highly-polished atmospheric descent into a seedy world of drugs, murder and photography populated by vibrant characters.
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RADAR ROAD: THE BEST OF ON IMPULSE

Rating: 4.5
RADAR ROAD: THE BEST OF ON IMPULSE is a collection of twenty-five exquisite short stories artfully strung together by Best New American Voices nominee Nath Jones.
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MISTS OF THE SERENGETI

Rating: 4.7
"Everything is one...we are all connected." That profound Maasai saying is the theme brilliantly explored through the characters and plot of this new romantic literary fiction.
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SOMETIMES I'M SO SMART I ALMOST FEEL LIKE A REAL PERSON

Rating: 3.7
SOMETIMES I'M SO SMART is an intriguing, illuminating look at the problems with refusing to acknowledge others as people, not pawns.
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THE LAST TRAIN

Rating: 3.8
THE LAST TRAIN by Michael Pronko features mystery, intrigue and thrills in the heart of the Tokyo metropolis.
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THE DEAD DAYS JOURNAL: VOLUME 1

Rating: 3.8
Leona (Leo) Marrok is one of the last humans to survive the apocalypse, or “Dead Days.” Life for her small community, held together by her father, Vincent, gets even more difficult with the emergence of a new supernatural threat, causing a tragic rift between father and daughter that threatens to tear their community apart.
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Heartfelt Romance and Complex Characters Make SHELTER MY HEART A Worthwhile Read

Rating: 4.5
When SHELTER MY HEART's Jenny Lynch meets handsome billionaire Devon Soames, she's down on her luck, unsure of her future, and panicking about a family member in mortal trouble.
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An ancient prophecy threatens the fates of a warrior princess and her people in APOLLO’S RAVEN

Rating: 4.5
Caught between a forbidden romance and the loyalty to her kingdom, a Celtic warrior princess with mystical powers must break a sinister curse.
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A LOOSE END

Rating: 4
David Morsilli’s A LOOSE END is an admirable juggling act combining the CIA, stolen art, and Hitler into what is essentially a North-By-Northwest chase novel.
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REFUSING EXCALIBUR

Rating: 3.4
The galaxy is at war, and nobody knows it quite as well as Victor Selan, whose planet has just been blown unceremoniously to smithereens.
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THAT WOMAN

Rating: 4
THAT WOMAN centers on a 17-year-old female forced into indentured servitude, and treated in every possible way, as the “master’s” “property.” Once freed, she seeks pay-back amidst the hard-scrabble, impersonal, money-obsessed New York.
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THE TRUTH ABOUT GOODBYE

Rating: 5
In THE TRUTH ABOUT GOODBYE, an aging chorus boy named Sebastian Hart is still grief-stricken a year after his husband’s death.
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SOLOMON BULL

Rating: 4
SOLOMON BULL is a suspenseful tale that makes telling commentary on American Indians and the U.S. government.
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DEVASTATED LANDS

Rating: 4
DEVASTATED LANDS follows Shane Cooper, a loner who prefers wilderness to people. But after the huge eruption of Mount Rainier, Cooper becomes a reluctant savior guiding a group of survivors back to civilization.
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BACKSTRAP

Rating: 5
The theme in BACKSTRAP is damaged goods, personified in the main character, an Iraq War vet and recovering drug addict.
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BORN IN RAINDROPS

Rating: 2.9
A diverse collection of poems from poet Danny Callahan, BORN IN RAINDROPS explores several themes, including love, loss, and 1950’s sex symbols.