Forge Books

One Blood

By Denene Millner - Published 2023


Lolo and Tommy’s marriage begins with a lie, originating in Lolo’s abusive childhood, the scars of which prevent pregnancy. But it ...Read Review

The Bell in the Fog (Evander Mills, 2)

By Lev AC Rosen - Published 2023



PI Evander “Andy” Mills keeps an office above Ruby’s, a mixed gay bar, where both men and women seek love and community ...Read Review

The Murder of Andrew Johnson (The John Hay Mysteries, 3)

By Burt Solomon - Published 2023



Andrew Johnson, the seventeenth president of the United States, dies of a stroke (known then as apoplexy) on July 31, 1875. This historical novel imagines ...Read Review

Can’t I Go Instead

By Lee Geum-yi - Published 2023


In the near-feudal Korea of the 1920s, Chaeryeong, a nobleman’s daughter, is to be given a peasant girl as a “birthday present.” ...Read Review

Paperback Jack

By Loren D. Estleman - Published 2022


Paperback Jack is a love letter to the paperback publishing industry that blossomed in all its tawdry glory after World War II. Jacob ...Read Review

The Last Crown (The Bold, 2)

By Elzbieta Cherezinska - By Maya Zakrzewska-Pim (trans.) - Published 2022



Covering the years between 997-1018, this Viking saga continues the story begun in The Widow Queen. Świętosława of the Duchy of ...Read Review

The Picture Bride

By An Seonjae (trans.) - By Lee Geum-yi - Published 2022


Korea, 1917. Willow is offered the opportunity of going to live in Hawaii as a “picture bride.” Her family is poor, living in a ...Read Review

Midnight on the Marne

By Sarah Adlakha - Published 2022


Alternate History

Few people, especially writers, can resist a “what if?” In this book, Adlakha asks the question: What if the Allies had lost the ...Read Review

Elmer Kelton’s The Unlikely Lawman (Hewey Calloway, 4)

By Steve Kelton - Published 2022



Hewey Calloway is a cowboy’s cowboy who rode with Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders. He’s never met a horse he ...Read Review

December ’41

By William Martin - Published 2022



In the sunny wonderland of Hollywood, a German assassin begins a thousand-mile-long journey to take out America before it can enter the war ...Read Review