Friday, August 31, 2012


Just a reminder that ZOVA tumbles, too. In the last few weeks, we've posted exclusive pictures, excerpts, and news over at our Tumblr page, so feel free to follow. In the meantime, here's a glimpse of our most recent post:

“All people want things,” said Dean, having stopped in from work to supervise Gordon’s move-in. “Ask anyone on the street if they want something, they’ll say, ‘Sure.’ But then ask them what they want exactly. If they say happiness, that’s too general. They didn’t answer your question. Everyone wants happiness. But how are you going to achieve it? You need a game plan. You need goals. You need to figure out what they are and write them down. That’s what I do. And that’s what works.”

- from Hat Trick, by Brad Keene

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Escape from Hat, by Adam Kline and Brian Taylor

A week from today, we'll be celebrating the exclusive Amazon release of Adam Kline and Brian Taylor's epic adventure, Escape from Hat.

Who are we kidding. We're celebrating it now! Nerdist News is running a fantastic giveaway competition over at their equally fantastic website. Which is your opportunity to snag a copy by the release on September 4th. Just in time for school.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Uprising, by Jessica Therrien

Today, all across the blogosphere, you'll be running into one particular image we are particularly fond of. The cover for Jessica Therrien's second novel, Uprising, due to be released early in 2013, is being shared by dozens (and dozens) of different writers, readers, and reviewers across the wide world of the web. Yes, that is happening today. For those of you who devoured her first novel, Oppression, and have been waiting with bated breath for its sequel, rest assured. The months are ticking by more quickly than you could have hoped, and there are plenty of teasing revelations we'll be sharing with you along the way. And so, without further ado:

For more links and a sneak peek at a passage from the highly anticipated novel, take a look at Jessica Therrien's blog. There's also the Goodreads page, where you can share your eagerness with other readers, and Jessica's Twitter and Facebook page, where you can follow more news in bite sized form. In other words, we've got you covered.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Hat Trick, by Brad Keene

Today we're announcing the much anticipated release of Hat Trick, by Brad Keene, a novel about one man's journey to discover who he is after a lifetime of imitation. The novel begins inauspiciously, the very first sentences grounding us in a particular and unremarkable Californian scene: "South of Paloma. Beach side. Next to the buckets of bath salt." It doesn't take long before the fragility and complexity of Gordon Lake, Hat Trick's conflicted protagonist, rises to the surface. You will enjoy his journey, not least for it's surprising moments of tension and rebellious adventure, but also because there's something about Gordon Lake that reminds us of ourselves. We're excited to share this new release with you, and look forward to hearing from our readers on Gordon and his many lives. In the meantime, happy reading.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Rest in Peace

The last few days have been solemn ones, as many big names in the film, music, and book industries have passed away. Most personally for us at ZOVA, one of the first authors in our catalog, Jeff Sherratt, passed away over the weekend. We will certainly miss him, and we wish him well through whatever lies ahead.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Hat Trick, by Brad Keene

Gordon Lake doesn't know who he is or what he should do with his life. For the past twenty-seven years, he's been a mirror image of his father, and it's never occurred to him to live any other way. When Gordon finds himself alone, faced with a life all his own, he realizes for the first time that he is a blank slate. Determined to find definition and purpose, he moves to Los Angeles, the city of lost souls, and embarks on a social and psychological experiment - living three completely separate lives as three completely different roommates to some of the most disparate, confused people in LA.

ZOVA Books is thrilled to introduce Brad Keene, an established screenwriter best known for The Gravedancers and From Within. Hat Trick is his debut novel, and a brilliant literary performance guaranteed to establish Keene as one of the break-out writers of the year.

Hat Trick will be available for sale this month. We'll be counting down the days with you.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

San Diego Bound!

In case you were looking for a reason to head down south, Dr. Bernstein will be signing copies of his novel Flashblind at Warwick's in La Jolla this weekend, on August 5th. You can read more about the event, the book, and Dr. Bernstein himself in the press release below - or just show up and find out for yourself.

Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) August 01, 2012
Dr. Paul Bernstein will be introducing his newest, controversial release, “Flashblind,” in La Jolla, discussing the grim truth behind the work of fiction, as revealed in his extensive research via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
“Flashblind,” a medical thriller, brings to light the actual history of government sponsored radiation experiments on American citizens throughout the atomic age. Funded by the US Department of Energy--the same agency responsible for testing nuclear bombs--carefully guarded genetic research experiments were done in secret for decades.
Award-winning author and medical director for Kaiser Permenente in San Diego, Dr. Paul Bernstein will discuss this new and highly acclaimed novel, "Flashblind," at a book signing on Sunday, August 5, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Warwick's at 7812 Girard Avenue, La Jolla.
“Flashblind” builds upon information Dr. Bernstein uncovered by FOIA requests to various government entities while performing educational research for the medical community. The facts he uncovered quickly revealed themselves to be dramatic and shocking enough for fiction, and the novel “Flashblind” was born. While an entertaining read in its own right, the book also serves to educate readers about the real history of radiation experiments and the conspiracy behind their decades-long cover-up.
The novel begins as the race for the genetic holy grail, the cure for cancer, is on. World-renowned geneticist, Jake Holden, has less than a month to complete his research that will save his brother. Jake is mired in a government conspiracy and pitted against a multibillion-dollar pharmaceutical conglomerate. Big Pharma wants to patent the cure. A trillion-dollar drug. Jake wants the cure for his brother and the public good.
"Flashblind" asks many questions that many Americans would want answered: How far would our government go to win a nuclear war, and would they allow thousands to die each year from cancer as part of a conspiracy of secrecy?
Beginning with the Manhattan Project and based on the proceedings of the US Commission on Human Radiation Experiments, Flashblind follows one family’s struggle to survive a modern day government and big pharma conspiracy. The greatest scientific race of modern time has the potential to either cure or kill.
For more information please contact the author at paulbernstein(at) "Flashblind" is published by ZOVA Books in Los Angeles, California.
About the author:
Paul Bernstein, MD, author of the acclaimed novel, Courage to Heal, is a Head and Neck Surgeon and the Medical Director for Kaiser Permenente, the largest medical group in San Diego. In addition to being the former Chair of the Head and Neck division of the American Cancer Society, he has appeared on CBS, CNN, Fox, NBC and local media outlets as a medical expert.