Indie Book Reviews (page 4)

FROM A SINGLE SEED by Teri Ames
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 2016

"A tense, cautionary page-turner from start to finish, with well-defined protagonists and some riveting scenes."
A young coed from a prestigious Vermont college goes missing, and the local police suspect her boyfriend is guilty of foul play in Ames' (All about the Greater Good, 2016) chilling novel.Read full book review >
McCormac by John Benacre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 2016

"A likable, pragmatic protagonist comes of age in a comprehensively detailed, chaotic period in history."
An adolescent boy develops a political ideology during Ireland's tumultuous Troubles in Benacre's (Shape, Shine and Shadow, 2016, etc.) latest short story collection.Read full book review >

BOB ON THE JOB by Gregory Howard Gebhart
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 25, 2016

"A charming tale that offers parents an opportunity to teach their young children about the versatility of trucks."
A large-print debut picture book showcases the many tasks that Bobcat trucks can accomplish. Read full book review >
GHOSTS CAN ONLY GO STRAIGHT by Kenneth Behar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 2016

"Strong, wide-ranging tales that more than fulfill the promise of the author's first book."
In the year 2000, as the millennium shifts, the characters in these 11 short stories shift their own perceptions by connecting with others. Read full book review >
THE SEINFELD ELECTION by C. Owen Paepke
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Nov. 24, 2016

"A brief but astute primer on the nation's economic vulnerabilities."
An analysis of the grim economic challenges that may confront the United States in the near future. Read full book review >

MUST BE RELEVANT TO MAKE SOME MONEY by Phil Copeland
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 24, 2016

"Extremely well organized and written with a keen observational eye; makes a strong case for business leaders to increase their awareness of key strategic areas and hone skills that can make their companies significant and profitable."
A debut book addresses specific fundamentals of achieving business relevancy. Read full book review >
A SEASON TO DIE by Michael Mucci
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 23, 2016

"A measured pace as methodical and practical as the murder story's diplomatic protagonist."
Philadelphia Sheriff Chris DeAngelo returns to solve the killing of a political candidate's wife, complete with a plethora of suspects and motives, in this thriller. Read full book review >
RAMPAGE IN MISSOULA by Jake Orlo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 23, 2016

"An absorbing investigation energizes both the plot and the tough-guy lead."
In Orlo's (The Christmas Cougar, 2015, etc.) thriller, a Montana cop hunts his partner's assailant. Read full book review >
THE TEACHER APPEARS by Brian Leaf
Released: Nov. 23, 2016

"An earnest attempt at providing constructive advice, but its filler intrudes on its more engaging content."
Leaf (Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi, 2016, etc.) offers an eclectic collection of prompts designed to inspire and energize yoga practitioners.Read full book review >
Size Matters by Cathryn Novak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"Like a slice of a favorite dessert, thoroughly enjoyable, but gone too soon."
Two peculiar loners bond over the culinary arts in this debut novel. Read full book review >
Over the Edge by Meredith Wild
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"A satisfying continuation that offers appealing characters and plenty of risqué action."
A provocative proposition leads to a tantalizing relationship in the third novel of Wild's (Into the Fire, 2016, etc.) romance series.Read full book review >
Secret Heart by Danielle Dreger
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"A well-constructed but generic foray into the world of high school dating."
A high school musician embarks on a rocky relationship in this debut YA romance. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >