Indie Book Reviews (page 10)

THE RED DOT CLUB by Robert Rangel
Released: May 1, 2018

"A book that vividly captures the experiences of cops as they make life-or-death decisions."
A former Los Angeles peace officer presents a collection of first-person accounts involving the use of lethal force. Read full book review >
THE KIDNAP VICTIM by Michael P. King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2018

"This Travelers tale delivers another exceptional slice of gamesmanship, slippery morals, and emotional fallout."
This fifth installment of a series sees married grifters attempt to tweak their con artistry with fresh talent. Read full book review >

WHAT MY LEFT HAND WAS DOING by Joann  Castle
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2018

"An edifying blend of American history and personal reflection."
Debut author Castle recounts a life devoted to social activism in the tumultuous 1960s and '70s. Read full book review >
JAMHURI, NJAMBI & FIGHTING ZOMBIES by Ted Neill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2018

"An entertaining, piquant set of fantastical yarns."
Kids battle arrogance, selfishness, guilt, and a cannibal zombie apocalypse in this lively suite of African-themed middle-grade fantasy stories. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2018

"A straightforward and memorable manual about discovering strength through seven virtuous steps."
In this debut guide to a purposeful life, a martial arts teacher weaves her autobiography into lessons about finding inner power. Read full book review >

Released: April 30, 2018

"A frank, funny self-help book perfect for those who view the genre with a healthy bit of skepticism."
A guide promises to help readers get out of ruts and start living more authentic, fulfilling lives. Read full book review >
THE TREE OF LIFE by Timothy  Browne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2018

"An unusually thoughtful action-adventure tale, sometimes sabotaged by an excess of ambition."
A medical thriller details a surgeon's humanitarian mission in eastern Turkey, a region ravaged by sectarian strife and terrorism. Read full book review >
THE SEER'S CURSE by J.J.  Faulks
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 28, 2018

"Tales of myth intertwine in this lush and often engaging fantasy."
The line between the Land of Mortals and the Land of Gods is blurred in Faulks' debut YA fantasy novel. Read full book review >
THE LIGHT IN HIS SOUL by Rebecca  Schaper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 28, 2018

"A moving, passionate personal narrative of trauma and healing."
A woman reconnects with her schizophrenic brother when he reappears in her life after a 20-year absence in this debut memoir, written with novelist Jones (Choke Hold, 2017, etc.). Read full book review >
IN ALL SERIOUSNESS...TOTALLY FUNNY BIBLE STORIES  by Darnnell  Reese
Released: April 28, 2018

"Unexpectedly sunny versions of some of Scripture's most famous narratives with some useful takeaways."
A Christian author's account of humorous stories from the Bible. Read full book review >
CASANOVA COWBOY by Jo Ann  Bender
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 27, 2018

"A meandering cowboy tale."
A rugged ranch hand shakes up life in a quiet Montana town in this novel. Read full book review >
WELCOME TO SINGLEHOOD by Jessamine Pearl
ROMANCE
Released: April 27, 2018

"An often sweet, fast-paced romance with little character development but a strong first-person perspective."
Pearl's debut romantic comedy follows an opinionated bookkeeper who embarks on a quest for "the real thing." Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >