SING IN THE MORNING, CRY AT NIGHT now available as audiobook!


SING IN THE MORNING, CRY AT NIGHT by Barbara J. Taylor is now available as an audiobook  — just in time for the holidays!

The audiobook, available at both Audible and Amazon, is narrated by actor and writer Tavia Gilbert, who worked hard bringing to life the novel’s varied languages and scenes with singing.

An audiobook is a perfect holiday gift for family members or friends with a long commute or who like to listen to books at the gym while working out!


PaperBackSwap Blog offers readers free copy of THE LOVE BOOK after interview


Nina Solomon, author of KJB’s forthcoming novel THE LOVE BOOK, was recently interviewed by PaperBackSwap Blog. Following in the footsteps of her debut novel SINGLE WIFE, her new work is described by the interviewer as a search for identity, where a woman’s sense of self evolves beyond simply a wife, mother, and object of male attention.

SINGLE WIFE was a Literary Guild, Book-of-the-Month Club and QPB selection, and was praised by Elle as having “both flair and heart,” and fans of her work are counting the days until THE LOVE BOOK is released in January. Read the full interview.

Readers who comment on PaperBackSwap Blog will also be entered into a drawing for a brand new trade-size paperback copy of THE LOVE BOOK on Friday, December 19. Learn more about Nina Solomon by visiting her author’s website.



Huffington Post interviewed Jason Carney about STARVE THE VULTURE


With only one month left until STARVE THE VULTURE is officially released, author Jason Carney sat down to talk with Loren Kleinman from the Huffington Post in an interview about how he came up with the unique name for the memoir, overcoming the cycle of abuse, and how poetry ultimately saved him.

STARVE THE VULTURE has been described as: “A lyrical, mesmerizing debut from Jason Carney who overcomes his own racism, homophobia, drug addiction, and harrowing brushes with death to find redemption and unlikely fame on the national performance poetry circuit. Woven into Carney’s path to recovery is a powerful family story, depicting the roots of prejudice and dysfunction through several generations.”

Interested in getting a copy? Check out STARVE THE VULTURE in Akashic’s Catalog of Books.


SING IN THE MORNING, CRY AT NIGHT nominated for 2014 Lime Award


Barbara J. Taylor’s SING IN THE MORNING, CRY AT NIGHT was one of three works of historical fiction nominated for a 2014 Lime Award by The Christian Manifesto. Nominated for “Excellence in Fiction” along with THIEF OF GLORY by Sigmound Brouwer and THE SENTINELS OF ANDERSONVILLE by Tracy Groot, the winner will be announced on December 13.

Book Referees reviewed Nina Solomon’s THE LOVE BOOK


After finishing the novel, the Book Referees reviewer said to expect: “Love. Friendship. Second Chances. Old flames. Unexpected times.”

The story revolves around a group of four women taking a single’s bike trip through Normandy when they discover a mysterious red book about love. Besides a search for true soul mates, the novel is also a serious exploration of the difficulties women routinely encounter when their lives do not turn out the way society, their families, and they themselves may have planned.

“Overall, love will find you at the right time, and I’m thankful this book found me. Everybody needs to read this like, right, now. You won’t regret it.”

THE LOVE BOOK is available from Kaylie Jones Books in January 2015.

Read the full review here. 


Officials continue searching for source of WE ARE ALL CREW confidential book jacket leak


U.S. officials continue an extensive search for the source of an unprecedented leak of confidential documents. Earlier this week a file containing the final cover design for Bill Landauer’s upcoming novel, WE ARE ALL CREW, was distributed globally on a deep web site frequently visited by hackers and black market traders. At this time no leads have been reported but officials are looking for any information leading to the identification of these criminal perpetrators.

The final cover, pictured above, features a blurb from novelist Marlon James (author of A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS): “We Are All Crew is hilarious and sad, slapstick and grotesque, fantastical, phantasmagorical, but never, ever just child’s play.” The novel is officially released in January 2015. For more information, visit Akashic Books.



Kaylie Jones’s THE ANGER MERIDIAN to be released on July 2015


Imprint founder Kaylie Jones’s new novel, THE ANGER MERIDIAN, will be released by Akashic Books in July 2015. Read the description below:

“Merryn Huntley is rudely awakened to the many bad decisions she has made in her life when she is told by two Dallas police officers that her wealthy husband Beau has been killed in a car accident, along with a local waitress. Merryn’s first instinct is to flee in order to protect her nine-year-old daughter, and the only place that feels safe enough is her mother’s beautiful, isolated home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Merryn’s mother, the redoubtable Bibi, always said to her as a child, When you tell a lie, make sure you keep it as close to the truth as possible, because it will be easier to remember. Ironically, from the moment Merryn arrives, she is forced into twisting the truth—about how much she knew of her husband and his shady business affairs; about her own secret lovers; and most importantly, that she is beginning to doubt the one person who has always been the greatest influence in her life: her mother.

The situation worsens when two FBI agents show up and begin to ask Merryn questions about her husband’s business, which only intensifies her need to continue lying. While Merryn’s perfect world begins to crumble around her, she must decide whether or not she can face the most painful reality of all—that she has been lying to herself her entire life.”

The book is now featured in the Akashic Book Catalogue.