Nonfiction: Biography. Wednesday Books. 304 pp.
A charming, relatable, and hilarious collection of essays documenting a young woman's attempt to accomplish thirty life goals before turning thirty.
Fiction. Koehler Books. 329 pp.
Shannon Clarke raised a family and worked waterfront jobs in America's oldest seaport. Her childhood dream to become a sea captain is revived when her long-lost seafaring uncle Patrick visits with a salty tale of their maritime family ancestry of pirates and privateers. He shares recovered family letters and artifacts from the Golden Age of Piracy. They take to the sea in Patrick's brigantine to follow the siren song of their ancestors in quest of destiny, truth, and treasure. The voyage is fraught with raw forces of nature, past traumas and present day sea robbers, as their talents and beliefs of family, identity, and purpose are shaken to the core.
Fiction: Fantasy. Red Adept Publishing. 307 pp.
Immortal protector of humanity and one-time hero of the Trojan War, Diomedes -- better known as Steve Dore these days -- is horrified to discover that what human authorities think is a mentally unstable cannibalistic murderer is actually a gateway to something ancient and apocalyptic. Racing against a cosmic timetable, Diomedes is drawn into a dark and sinister underworld in a desperate attempt to stop another uprising.
Fiction. Atria. 384 pp.
From the author of the acclaimed novels The House Between Tides and Beyond the Wild River, a rich, atmospheric tale set on the sea-lashed coast of west Scotland, in which the lives of a ninth-century Norsewoman, a nineteenth-century woman, and a twenty-first century archaeologist weave together after a body is discovered in the dunes.
Fiction: Romance. Soul Mate Publishing. 271 pp.
When the Duke of Murnane accepts an unofficial fact finding mission to Canton on behalf of the queen in 1838 he expects to work to heal him. He certainly doesn't expect to confront his wreck of a marriage in such an exotic locale, or to find the love of his life. Zambak Hayden follows her brother to China to escape the pressure to make a suitable marriage. When she finds the brother drawn into the world of greed, smuggling, opium, and corruption she resolves to both sort out the truth and to protect her brother from becoming prey to all of it -- if only she could stop yearning for the one man she can't have. Can love survive when troubles and war explode around them?