"Because many of the stories’ endings are ambiguous, they would make excellent fodder for book club discussion. But any reader with a love of fine writing in short story format should find pieces to savor among these well-written offerings."
"This standout book delivers a tightly woven plot that unwinds through dramatic scenes rendered with depth...this is a smart, wise and big-hearted book. With the right marketing strategy, There’s More Than One Way Home could easily be a bestseller."
"This is everything a good supernatural thriller should be: It’s fast, fun, and has undeniable thematic depth. Two (hairy and clawed) thumbs up."
Like the roiling waves that attract Dana, the narrator of Kathleen Doler’s suspense novel, the story washes over readers and leaves them caught in the currents, excited and breathless.
"Steve Dimodica’s exciting thriller revolves around a young woman caught in the aftermath of Chile’s 'Dirty War'...Accidental Evils is an engrossing read that should enthrall fans of action-packed and intelligent suspense."
"A sweeping and engaging historical romance, Angelina’s Secret has emotion, action, suspense, and above all, an epic and timeless love. Diane Merrill Wigginton delivers the key elements of an enjoyable historical romance. She draws readers in with vivid descriptions of settings and characters, creating the feeling of a period drama on film."
"Together, the text and pictures imbue the characters with a warm, winning joie de vivre that’s impossible to resist...Bedtime for Buzzy is sure to be a hit for young readers—as well as their grateful parents."
"Manning considers Austen’s Fanny to be too “insipid” a heroine to inspire reader interest. Thus, she alters the story beginning with Austen’s play scene in Chapter XV...Many try to emulate Austen; not all succeed. Here, Manning triumphs. She has retained Austen’s spirit, while providing a stronger Fanny who will surely win today’s readers."
"A page-turning romantic comedy that acknowledges the different ways people mourn and the importance of family and friends in healing, this is a thoroughly enjoyable read."
"Equal parts science fiction, Christian eschatology, and apocalyptic thriller, this is a grand-scale work of speculative fiction that explores the myths and prophecies of all of the above...Fans of Biblical myth-powered novels like Tim LaHaye’s Left Behind series will find this thought-provoking series absolutely riveting. In a word: rapturous."
"Hel’s Storm, the second in a fantasy quest duology inspired by both classic and modern epics, provides a gripping read filled with clever characters and exciting action...Readers will heartily welcome this series to the epic fantasy genre."
"This is an epic quest, powerful coming-of-age tale, and significant social commentary wrapped in a rip-roaring adventure featuring pirates, demons, and immortal black mages. Readers will want to buckle up and enjoy the ride! "
"Each of the seven Arabian Nights tales the author reproduces here is followed by a new story in which Johnson re-imagines the text for contemporary adult readers. It’s a clever idea, handsomely executed in impeccable prose...This is a delightful collection. So. seven down, just 994 bedtime stories to go."
"A unique and exciting paranormal romance, The Night Everything Fell Apart brings angels and demons to life, all while blurring the line between good and evil...Packed with thrilling action and heady romance, this is a fantastic read for fans of paranormal romance."
"Hemingway is firmly in his scenes, skillfully drawing readers into Jane’s world. Jane’s voice is particularly strong. In Hemingway’s hands, she is a living, breathing presence—a vibrant character Austen herself would applaud."
" Schmidt has tapped into the real world of high school relationships and narrated the novel in a language her readers will understand—even crave. In doing so, she has transformed what might have been a trite story into something utterly fresh and original."
"Poignant, quirky, cleverly humorous and infinitely relatable, Now That We’re Adults could easily be a big-screen ”dramedy” appreciated by the generation it portrays and still thoroughly enjoyed by others."
"Scarred’s pace is nearly cinematic, every action scene ripping with desperate man-to-man violence...Historical fiction and Civil War buffs will wish Scarred were closer to the epic length of Gone with the Wind, simply because the subject never grows tiresome."
"An extraordinarily entertaining fusion of speculative fiction, adventure fantasy, post-apocalyptic fiction, and regional folklore....A storytelling tour de force, Flatlander should appeal to fantasy fans and anyone with ties to Vermont. Maple syrup and a sturdy pair of boots not included."
"Larkin’s linear writing style, interesting premise, and satisfying conclusion will appeal to detail-oriented readers intrigued by a worst-case scenario threatening the nation. With buckled roads, collapsed buildings, injured people, and no way to reach others, this is an eye-opening cautionary tale."