Indie Book Reviews (page 5)

BLOODING  by Charlotte  Zang
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"Nerve-wracking tale proving that nothing is scarier than the unknown."
A student slowly realizes that urban legends in a small Vermont town may be closer to reality in Zang's (Consuming Beauty, 2014, etc.) eerie thriller. Read full book review >
A DOOMSDAY KILLING by Glenn H.  Ickler
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"Mitch's cheerful devotion to his work—absurd subjects, gloomy colleagues, and all—will make any reader a believer."
In Ickler's (A Cold Case of Killing, 2016, etc.) mystery, a newspaper reporter investigates a religious cult whose leader says that the end of the world is only two weeks away. Read full book review >

CATALYST by Rachel Grant
ROMANCE
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"Distinctive and satisfying romantic suspense."
When an American aid worker disappears in South Sudan, an unlikely ally comes to her rescue in this sequel. Read full book review >
THE MARRIAGE OF MISS JANE AUSTEN by Collins Hemingway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"Tragedy makes Jane Austen more relatable than ever in this concluding installment."
Jane Austen struggles under the burden of loss in the final volume of Hemingway's (The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen: Volume II, 2016, etc.) trilogy. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"A well-organized fount of executive prudence."
A retired business executive draws practical lessons from a long corporate career. Read full book review >

ANOTHER’S FOOL by Steven Key Meyers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 2017

"An intriguing but uneven Red Scare tale."
A man attempts to throw a music festival while informing for the FBI in this novella. Read full book review >
PIERCING THE BIG BANG by Steven A. Zecola
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 20, 2017

"A peculiar guide to large-scale cooperation and achievement, disguised as a sci-fi fable."
Diverse alien cultures predating the Big Bang face the contracting of their universe and attempt to survive the Singularity apocalypse. Read full book review >
THE BETTER MONSTERS by Puneet  Dutt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 2017

"An exciting poetic work that lives up to its emotional and linguistic potential."
A complex work of poetry about seeking one's rightful place in the world. Read full book review >
KARINA by E. B.  Mann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2017

"Speculative idealism grounded by its real-world setting; a likable, modern-day parable."
A debut novel sees a girl coming to terms with the defining facial scar that has ruined her standing at school. Read full book review >
THE BOOK SISTERS  by Hope  Andersen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2017

"A beautifully composed novel of individuality within sisterhood."
Andersen tells the story of a set of colorful sisters fumbling their way through life in this debut novel. Read full book review >
ASX-TRA by KL  Thorn
Released: Nov. 18, 2017

"A twisty psychological thriller that will appeal to fans of erotic romance."
A woman's attempt to revitalize her marriage leads her on a voyage of self-discovery and danger in Thorn's (ASX, 2016) sequel. Read full book review >
LIFE LESSONS by Mary A. Faderan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 17, 2017

"A bounty of self-help advice that fails to tap into the potential of the author's personal story."
A scientist-turned-writer imparts wisdom about corporate America and faith. 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 >