Everything Solid has a Shadow now on sale!

Welcome to our newest author, Michael Antman! His novel, Everything Solid has a Shadow, is now on sale. Kirkus Reviews calls it “…Convincing and emotionally satisfying. An absorbing tale of mystery and romance, rich with symbolism and elements of magical realism.”

Everything Solid has a Shadow
Cover illustration by Dan McCarthy.

Charlie Alessandro is a musician and a marketing executive who ought to be happily satisfied. He is successful in his career, involved with a sleek and confident woman, and enjoying a fulfilling creative outlet with his guitar. Yet his seemingly complete life is troubled at every turn by something dark that happened to him when he was very young.…

Read more and buy now on Amazon, AmikaPress.com or Kindle.

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.

Self-Publishing Review, Bone Box

Self-Publishing Review on Jay Amberg’s Bone Box.

Jay Amberg, Author

An exciting review today from Self-Publishing Review. Highlights below. Remember, only two days remaining to enter the Goodreads Book Giveaway.

What helps this story hit all the right spots, is Amberg’s ability to bring not just the characters to life, but Turkey as well.…Amberg not only sets the scenes, he does it with ease making the reader nearly feel at home in an exotic land.…

All the characters are nuanced, and at times, everyone’s motives are questioned.…Most of the turmoil is boiling under the surface, adding to the tension. Who and what will explode creates anxiety adding layer upon layer of intrigue and suspense.

The lingering questions of what’s real and what isn’t keeps the reader invested in the story. It’s not just the mystery about what’s inside the ossuary and if the artifacts are authentic.…Politics, religion, sexuality, culture, deceit, greed, and prejudices turn this thriller into a page-turner…

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News & Reviews

The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte on Huff Post Books, part of ‘Stereotype-Busting Women In Historical Fiction’: “…a heart-wrenching high drama.”

Bone Box well-received by Fran Lewis of Just Reviews: “…will mystify, entrance, enthrall and captive readers.”

The Mystery at Sag Bridge book release party is this Sunday 26 April at Smokey Row Antiques. Visit the Smokey Row Facebook page or Pat Camalliere’s site for more information.

Update: Pat Camalliere interviewed by Dan Farnham of Suburban LifeFull interview on AmikaPress.com.