Out of Body by Jeffrey Ford

After being injured in a robbery, Owen, a small town librarian, finds he has the ability to leave his sleeping body behind and wander the streets unbound by the laws of nature. It is in this space between dreams and reality where he meets fellow “sleeper” Melody and learns that this new world is far more dangerous than it appears, inhabited by unimaginable horrors that lurk around every corner. Continue reading Out of Body by Jeffrey Ford

Shakespeare for Squirrels by Christopher Moore

Pocket of Dog Snogging, the infamous fool, is at it again, this time within a farcical re-imagining of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Marooned by pirates on the beaches of Athens, Pocket and his trusty apprentice—the simpleton Drool—along with their hat-shagging monkey, Jeff, soon find themselves entangled in a royal scandal involving the murder of Pocket, a magical jester who has been serving both the kingdoms of men and fairies. Continue reading Shakespeare for Squirrels by Christopher Moore

The Down Days by Ilze Hugo

As a deadly laughing disease grips a city in South Africa, decimating the population, it is no small thing to say that strange events are on the rise. But for Sans, a seasoned ponytail thief, and Faith, a professional dead collector and amateur “truthologist”, their lives are about to get a whole lot more complicated, especially after a series of child abductions and ghost sightings have them crossing paths on their way to the truth. Continue reading The Down Days by Ilze Hugo

Race the Sands by Sarah Beth Durst

Within the desert lands of Becar, kehok racing is king, and these animal abominations, formed from the reincarnated souls of the realm’s most morally corrupt individuals, have long been hunted down, captured, and ridden into glory. For Tamra Verlas—a former rider turned trainer—these bloodthirsty monsters are more than just sport, they are a way of life. Continue reading Race the Sands by Sarah Beth Durst

The Unsuitable by Molly Pohlig

Iseult Wince, a Victorian woman with a reputation unbecoming of her role and social status, has, through a rigorously nurtured eccentricity, managed to repel any suitor her overbearing father has laid out in front of her. Aided and admonished by the spirit of her dead mother—who speaks to her from inside a scar on her neck—Iseult endures the life of an undesirable through compulsive self-harm and a litany of uncouth and unstable behaviors. Continue reading The Unsuitable by Molly Pohlig