Indie Book Reviews (page 5)

Dying to Give by Gary B. Shelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 21, 2016

"An often moving tale that humanizes the process of organ donation."
Shelly's (Discovering Computers, 2012, etc.) novel explores the quandaries of a family struck by unthinkable tragedy. Read full book review >
CYPHERGHOST by DS Kane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 21, 2016

"Not the strongest espionage tale in the series, but still an entertaining one."
In this seventh installment of the Spies Lie series, a talented young hacker seeks revenge on behalf of her dead boyfriend. Read full book review >

CLAW HAMMER by Paul Dale Anderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 21, 2016

"A kitschy murder-mystery thriller with a retro feel."
Anderson (The Devil Made Me Do It Again and Again, 2016, etc.) tells the story of a vicious series of murders in a small Illinois town in this thriller.Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Nov. 21, 2016

"A balanced, informative handbook appropriate for any woman concerned about her breast health."
A surgeon offers a guide to talking to a doctor about breast cancer. Read full book review >
THE EMBASSY by Dante Paradiso
HISTORY
Released: Nov. 21, 2016

"A compelling account of an obscure international crisis."
Paradiso (The Pure Life, 2005) tells the story of the how the staff of the American embassy in Monrovia attempted to halt the second Liberian civil war.Read full book review >

CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE by John W. Dennehy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 2016

"A colorful and captivating time-travel adventure with fearsome creatures."
A punk rocker wakes up in a Victorian world where unusual beasts plague Boston—still under British rule—in this debut steampunk thriller. Read full book review >
MANAGING FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY by Goski Alabi
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 19, 2016

"An impressive history of quality management with questionable practical applications."
An analytical study of modern quality management that includes a comprehensive history of its practice. Read full book review >
BEHIND THE SCENES OF JENNA CASTORON by Chelsie Keller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2016

"An often engaging portrayal of a woman re-examining everything that's made her the person she is."
In the second installment of Keller's (Behind the Scenes of Jenna Shale, 2016) series, a woman reflects on the loves and trials in her life, with her memories taking the form of TV episodes.Read full book review >
Pearl of the Seas by Ruth Finnegan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 17, 2016

"Rollicking and wise, this sailing story mixes prose, poetry, and song, offering a special lyrical gift."
A tale for young readers draws on the enchantments of sea travel. Read full book review >
EXILES by Lawrence J. Epstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 2016

"A flavorful Lost Generation-era confection with a promising protagonist."
A haunted American World War I veteran stumbles into a murder mystery among the 1920s Paris literary set in this first installment of a planned series. Read full book review >
The Pendant Saga by J.A. Knighted
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 16, 2016

"A complex but promising start to a colorful time-bending adventure."
The Pemberton siblings fall into a portal on their grandfather's property, leading to adventures involving pirates and a mystical world in this first installment of a debut children's fantasy series. Read full book review >
BETRAYAL OF FAITH by Mark M. Bello
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 2016

"Engaging characters elevate this courtroom drama beyond the conventional."
In Bello's debut legal thriller, a case against a pedophile priest in Michigan leads a lawyer to confront a secret organization that's willing to go to great lengths to protect the church. 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 >