Head First, No Helmet by Robert P. Winkler: “Our intrepid hero stands at the cusp of adulthood, staring into the abyss from the safety of childhood. An entire world of choices lay before him as he looks to the future. He was always told he can do whatever he puts his mind to. Should he go to college? Get a job? Get two jobs? Find a wife and have some kids? Maybe fly on a plane for the first time, or move across the country? Go hunting or learn a martial art? How about all of the above.” (January 2013)
Iron Bloom by Billy Wong: “A young woman with a kind heart and extraordinary constitution, Rose becomes a warrior to better the world. Despite the wealth and fame she wins as one of the greatest champions of her time, the bloody reality of her new life is nothing like her ideal dream. She yearns for a chance to escape the violence. She finds that chance in Ethan, the leader of an altruistic pacifist group. But when a barbarian horde invades their kingdom, Rose knows that she can make a difference by taking up her sword again. Will her need to protect her homeland cost her the man she loves?” (January 2013)
Broken Things by G.S. Wright: “The world has changed. People live forever, but children are a thing of the past. To meet the demands of want-to-be parents, children have been replaced with androids… very life-like androids.” (February 2013)
Misfortune by Kenneth Carter: “The story of William Murphy, an unfortunate young man who suddenly finds himself in the middle of Olympus, realm of the Greek gods. Guided by a young woman named Ty, he discovers that he’s come to possess the power of a god (or at least half of one). Unsure as to how or why he came to wield this power, the god’s of Olympus are torn.” (January 2013)
The Teacher’s Guide to Spying by Daniel Abbott: “My name’s Fox. Augustus Fox. Or Gus to my friends. English teacher, part time carer for an autistic brother, a really rather amateur poker player, and soon to be something of a reluctant spy. When a recently arrived Russian gangster asks me to privately tutor his son, MI5 come calling and I soon find myself caught up in a web of lies and deceit – and not even allowed to blog about it.” (February 2013)
Gatsby’s Grand Adventures by Barbara Cairns & illustrated by Eugene Ruble: “Introducing Gatsby, the gallery cat, who loves exploring famous paintings at night. When he forgets to jump out before dawn, strange things happen to Winslow Homer’s ‘Snap the Whip.’ Children who enjoy animals and art will learn about an artist’s work through the adventures of a mischievous cat.” (November 2012)
The Christmas Cottage by Samantha Chase: “Lacey Quinn did not believe in happily ever after or the legend of the Christmas cottage. As maid of honor for her best friend Ava, her duties included decorating the cottage for the newlyweds. It was a simple enough task, but she hadn’t counted on sexy Ean Callahan, the bride-to-be’s brother, to be assisting her. Spending the evening ensconced in the overly romantic setting while a blizzard howls outside has Lacey wondering if fairy tales really do come true…” (November 2012)
Looking for a new book? Visit our new Coming Attractions page, a growing list of books written by GalleyCat readers.
We’ve sorted the list alphabetically, but you can search for your favorite genre inside the growing collection. Click here if you want to download a copy of the spreadsheet (CSV file) and sort the information yourself. We will update this spreadsheet frequently and highlight some of the books in our weekly Coming Attractions post.
Click here to submit your book to our permanent database of new books. Please fill in all the blanks and keep your descriptions brief. Authors, publicists, editors, and readers can all make use of this new section, but use the author’s name in the blanks. As always, you can also post literary events on our Facebook wall. (Image via Flickr user IaasB)
Food of Ghosts by Marianne Wheelaghan: “Nothing ever happens on Tarawa, a coral atoll in the middle of the Pacific. Then a mutilated body is found in a children’s nursery hut. Detective Sergeant Louisa Townsend from Edinburgh is on the island, helping train local police officers in basic detecting skills. She is asked to find the killer and jumps at the chance to be in charge of her first murder investigation.” (November 2012)
Sticks, Stones, and Dragon Bones by Evelyn Ink: “A door that leads nowhere… A key to open it. A map of a land that doesn’t exist, and a monster that does.” (October 2012)
Dear Tiz by Aslaug Gørbitz: “This story is about two seventeen year old girls who live in two different centuries. They are connected in ways they have yet to discover. The men in their lives are chivalrous and honorable, not to mention multi-ethnic – the Italian, the Irishman, the American Indian and the Norwegian. There is true love, adventure, pioneering and a little magic involved. No wait, maybe it is the hand of God.” (January 2013)
Behind the Tears by Marita A. Hansen: “Everyone sees Ash as the toughest of the Rata brothers, the tall, tattooed man who is untouchable. But not many know of his past, of a tormented youth, which almost saw him take his own life.” (February 2013)
Last year photographer Rachel Hulin inspired hundreds of online articles with surreal photographs of her baby floating like a pint-sized superhero through different hotel rooms, barns and stairways.
One year later, that series of photographs is now a book, Flying Henry. We’ve included a few photographs from the book below. Here’s more about the new picture book.
A fantasy children’s book intended for infants and toddlers, Flying Henry follows the story of a baby who develops a magical ability to fly. Aware of his rare gift, he soars through his home, into nature, and unfamiliar places, testing the limits of his new skill by examining the world around him from the sky and embarking on great adventures. But, eventually Henry grows lonely and has to learn a very important secret about flying in order to fully enjoy his gift. Realistic looking flight rendered by artist Rachel Hulin with the willing support of her son, Henry, is an exceptional addition to the genre of photographic children’s books and will appeal to adults as well.