Everything Solid has a Shadow RELAUNCH

Michael Antman’s Everything Solid has a Shadow has an exciting new cover, thanks to fantastic artist Anton Khodakovsky. Check it out, wow!

If you haven’t yet read this “hauntingly beautiful dream”, now is the perfect time! Here’s what reviewers are saying:

“In Michael Antman’s Everything Solid Has a Shadow, one man’s soul-searching journey to unearth the mysteries of his past and his present unfolds like a hauntingly beautiful dream from which you won’t want to wake.” —Randy Richardson, President, Chicago Writers Association

“Deeply touching” —Philadelphia Inquirer

“Emotionally satisfying” —Kirkus Reviews

“Four stars out of four” —Online Book Club

“A page-turner that also engages the reader in deep metaphysical exploration” —Building the Perfect Chicago Book Collection

“A literary joy” —Readers’ Favorite Five-Star Review

“Unique, original…unreservedly recommended” —Midwest Book Review

“Exceptional magic realism…beautiful” —Windy City Reviews

Kirkus Reviews, The Healer’s Daughters—Jay Amberg, author

Via Kirkus Reviews, The Healer’s Daughters — Jay Amberg, Author

Reviews are coming in. Here’s what Kirkus says about The Healer’s Daughters: “Amberg…shines at creating distinctive characters. Elif and others, for example, conduct a ritual to remember lost lives, which is a striking contrast to others who use the ‘Bergama Bombing’ to boost their political careers. Moreover, Amberg deftly shows how viewing unfamiliar cultures as exotic can […]

Life Long named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2017

Best of 2017Congratulations to Ronald L Ruiz! His latest novel, Life Longhas been named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2017. From the review:

Ruiz proves to be a very sharp social critic, and no detail gets past him in this richly imagined book. A highly recommended novel that appeals to both the heart and the head.

Ron joins Amika author John K Manos in being named to this prestigious list. Pick up your copy of Life Long now on paperback or Kindle. And happy reading in the new year!

Kirkus Reviews starred review for Life Long

Ronald L. Ruiz’s new novel, Life Long, has received a starred review from Kirkus. Congratulations, Ron!

Ruiz is a strikingly good writer, and his chapter detailing Ray’s “break”—and the terrifying, evil voices in his head—is a sojourn in hell; readers will understand why Ray is in a panic to get his prescription refilled and why the voices terrify him. Obstacles multiply endlessly, and the descriptions of Ray’s long days and nights on the bus, and of the dreary and dehumanizing bus terminals, will likely make many readers deeply grateful for their better circumstances. Ruiz proves to be a very sharp social critic, and no detail gets past him in this richly imagined book. A highly recommended novel that appeals to both the heart and the head.

Read the full review here. Get your copy of Life Long, and explore Ruiz’s other titles, now on Amazon.

Dialogues of a Crime, new edition!

Amika Press is proud to announce our first ever re-release, a revised and fully redesigned edition of John K. Manos’Dialogues of a Crime.

Dialogues of a Crime by John K. Manos
Cover photography by Nicole Shackelford. Type is Bell & Baskerville, set by Sarah Koz.
Dialogues of a Crime by John K. Manos
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This new edition includes a foreword by Peter Ferry, author of the novels Travel Writing and Old HeartHere’s the first paragraph:

The most haunting line in John Manos’s outstanding novel Dialogues of a Crime is “I made a mistake that changed everything.” All of us have made that mistake, and Manos’s powerful story evokes the moment when we did, the mistake that we made and the burden of guilt and regret that we have carried with us ever since, and it does so without a hint of nostalgia or self-pity. His prose is disarmingly honest in that way that a good writer has of speaking about what’s in his heart because it’s in our hearts too, and we are just a little bit uncomfortable but also greatly relieved that he has found us out. Manos’s novel engages us as all good literature does. It takes us by the heart, the mind and occasionally by the throat. It changes us.

Kirkus Reviews named Dialogues of a Crime to their Best Books of 2013, and calls it a “character-driven crime novel ruled by complex men facing the past.” If you haven’t read this book, now is the perfect time to get started! Pick yours up today on Amazon, Amika Press or Kindle.