Read an excerpt from The Night Flowers by Sara Herchenroether

Read an excerpt from The Night Flowers by Sara Herchenroether

Sara Herchenroether mixed supernatural horror and crime to perfection in her debut thriller The Night Flowers. She follows two women trying to solve a gruesome cold case from the 1980s and along the twists and turns, readers discover a lot more about them as they inch closer and closer to solving the crime.

Detective Sergeant Jean Martinez and Laura MacDonald, a woman in the late stages of cancer treatment, are a formidable duo readers won’t soon forget. They shine in this atmospheric book that will have readers on the edge of their seats from page one.

The Night Flowers is out now. You can read an excerpt from the book below.

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Read an excerpt from We Are A Haunting by Tyriek White

Read an excerpt from We Are A Haunting by Tyriek White

We Are A Haunting by Tyriek White is a poignant family drama that takes place over three decades. From a headstrong grandmother to a grieving grandson, the family at the center of White’s novel is haunted in many ways but they always have hope. Sometimes, however, hope is their own haunting. White’s lyrical prose and fully realized characters prove he is a writer firing on all cylinders. This ode to the hustle of the working class will leave readers breathless.

We Are A Haunting is out now. You can read an excerpt from the book below.

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Read an excerpt from Flux by Jinwoo Chong

Read an excerpt from Flux by Jinwoo Chong

Flux by Jinwoo Chong is time-travel crime noir that will break your mind. The wild ride is written with pitch-perfect tension and Chong delivers on everything that is set up. The book left my jaw on the floor page after page and is one of the most fun times I’ve had reading a book. Period.

The story follows the lives of three individuals intersecting in mind-bending ways. There’s an 8-year-old whose mother dies in an accident. A 28-year-old who loses his job. A 48-year-old who is disconnected from his family. Their lives and stories weave in unexpected ways.

Buckle up for one wild ride that you won’t want to get off of.

Flux is out now. You can read an excerpt from the book below.

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Read an excerpt from Wolfish by Erica Berry

Read an excerpt from Wolfish by Erica Berry

Wolfish: Wolf, Self, and the Stories We Tell About Fear by Erica Berry is the type of nonfiction book that any can read regardless of their interests as long as they like damn good writing. She blends science and history to get a better sense of what drives us. Is there a small wolf inside all of us? Through this cultural criticism, Berry smashes expectations for what a book can do.

Throughout Wolfish, Berry expertly dances through information without bogging the reader down. Her grasp on structure should be studied by all writers regardless of mode.

Wolfish is out now. You can read an excerpt from the book below.

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Read an excerpt from I Keep My Exoskeletons To Myself by Marisa Crane

Read an excerpt from I Keep My Exoskeletons To Myself by Marisa Crane

Marisa Crane’s debut novel, I Keep My Exoskeletons To Myself, explores queer parenthood in a near-future dystopian America. In it, Kris is a new mother who is grieving the loss of her wife. She’s also a “Shadester,” a person who has been stripped of civil rights protections due to something she did in her past.

The novel is written in beautiful, vivid fragments that will leave a lump in your throat. Crane taps into their characters’ inner psyche with pitch perfect insight. There is a sense of very real realism in this very weird speculative work of fiction. I first read Crane’s book in August 2022 and I can say I have thought about it at least once a week. Exoskeletons will stay with readers long after the last page. It will haunt readers. It will change how readers think about parenthood, grief, and our country. It’s a must read for anyone looking for one of the best books of 2023.

I Keep My Exoskeletons To Myself is out now. You can read an excerpt from the book below.

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