WINKIE, by Clifford Chase, Grove Press

  In Cliff Chase’s scathingly funny and surprisingly humane debut novel, the zeitgeist assumes the form of a one-foot-tall ursine Everyman — a mild-mannered teddy bear named Winkie who finds himself on the wrong side of America’s war on terror. After suffering decades of neglect from the children who've forgotten him, Winkie summons the courage … Continue reading WINKIE, by Clifford Chase, Grove Press

SILENT THUNDER, by Iris Johansen, Roy Johansen/ St. Martin’s Press

  Number-one bestselling author Iris Johansen teams up with Edgar Award winner Roy Johansen and the result is an explosive, tour-de-force thriller. . . . It was the assignment of a lifetime. . . . Brilliant marine architect Hannah Bryson has been given the job of a lifetime. A U.S. maritime museum has just acquired … Continue reading SILENT THUNDER, by Iris Johansen, Roy Johansen/ St. Martin’s Press

THE LOST PROPERTY OFFICE, by James R. Hannibal, Simon Schuster

James R. Hannibal presents a thrilling adventure through history, complete with mysteries, secret items, codes, and a touch of magic in this stunning middle grade debut. Thirteen-year-old Jack Buckles is great at finding things. Not just a missing glove or the other sock, but things normal people have long given up on ever seeing again. … Continue reading THE LOST PROPERTY OFFICE, by James R. Hannibal, Simon Schuster

NO HUGS FOR PORCUPINE, by Zoe Waring, Running Press/Kids

Embrace what makes you unique and encourage compassionate friendships with Porcupine and Armadillo in this delightful picture book that makes a great gift for Valentine's Day or for any day when a hug (or kiss) is needed. Poor Porcupine just cannot be hugged-his quills are too spikey! Each night, before settling down to sleep, all … Continue reading NO HUGS FOR PORCUPINE, by Zoe Waring, Running Press/Kids

XAVIER, ST. GRISWOLD COLLEGE FOR ABANDONED BOYS, by E.M. COOPER, Book One, Self-Published

OVERVIEW: In the first book of the Xavier fantasy series, a 13-year-old boy’s life is pitched into turmoil after his parents abandon him at St Griswold College deep within the Mourn Forest. What secrets have Xavier Jones’ parents hidden from him? Why is the principal, Ms Ratchet so eager to unearth them? Alone and afraid, … Continue reading XAVIER, ST. GRISWOLD COLLEGE FOR ABANDONED BOYS, by E.M. COOPER, Book One, Self-Published

LOVE THY BODY, ANSWERING THE HARD QUESTIONS ABOUT LIFE AND SEXUALITY, by Nancy R. Pearcey, Baker Books/Baker Publishing Group

Are transgender people discovering their authentic self? Is the hookup culture really liberating? Does abortion lead to equality for women? Does homosexuality contradict our biological sex? In Love Thy Body, bestselling and award-winning author Nancy Pearcey takes on the hard questions about life and sexuality. A two-time winner of the ECPA Gold Medallion Award, Pearcey … Continue reading LOVE THY BODY, ANSWERING THE HARD QUESTIONS ABOUT LIFE AND SEXUALITY, by Nancy R. Pearcey, Baker Books/Baker Publishing Group

INFINITY (Chronicles of Nick, #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon, St. Martin’s Griffin

At fourteen, Nick Gautier thinks he knows everything about the world around him. Streetwise, tough and savvy, his quick sarcasm is the stuff of legends. . .until the night when his best friends try to kill him. Saved by a mysterious warrior who has more fighting skills than Chuck Norris, Nick is sucked into the … Continue reading INFINITY (Chronicles of Nick, #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon, St. Martin’s Griffin

FORSAKEN, A UNIT 51 NOVEL, Book Two, by Michael McBride, Kensington Books

"McBride writes with the perfect mixture of suspense and horror that keeps the reader on edge." --Examiner See my review of Book One Here   IT HAS SURVIVED At a research station in Antarctica, scientists discovered a strange and ancient organism. They thought they could study it, classify it, control it. They couldn't. IT HAS … Continue reading FORSAKEN, A UNIT 51 NOVEL, Book Two, by Michael McBride, Kensington Books

THE KING’S WITCH, Frances Gorges Trilogy, Book One, by Tracy Borman, Atlantic Monthly Press

In March of 1603, as she helps to nurse the dying Queen Elizabeth of England, Frances Gorges dreams of her parents’ country estate, where she has learned to use flowers and herbs to become a much-loved healer. She is happy to stay at home when King James of Scotland succeeds to the throne. His court … Continue reading THE KING’S WITCH, Frances Gorges Trilogy, Book One, by Tracy Borman, Atlantic Monthly Press

A LADY’S GUIDE TO ETIQUETTE AND MURDER, by Dianne Freeman, Kensington Books

In this exciting historical mystery debut set in Victorian England, a wealthy young widow encounters the pleasures—and scandalous pitfalls—of a London social season . . . Frances Wynn, the American-born Countess of Harleigh, enjoys more freedom as a widow than she did as a wife. After an obligatory year spent mourning her philandering husband, Reggie, … Continue reading A LADY’S GUIDE TO ETIQUETTE AND MURDER, by Dianne Freeman, Kensington Books