Indie Book Reviews (page 642)

The Monsterjunkies by Erik Daniel Shein
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: March 14, 2014

"A worthy, faithful companion to the prose novels."
A graphic novel adaptation of the Monsterjunkies YA adventure.Read full book review >
EDEN UNLEASHED by Jacob Duringer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2014

"An intriguing premise rooted in provocative philosophical questions, but the promising beginning is undermined by a weak second half."
A brilliant, idealistic student's noble intentions go horribly awry in Duringer's sci-fi novel. Read full book review >

The Castle MacQueed by Kayce Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2014

"A well-told, if occasionally implausible, time-travel tale."
In Bennett's debut novel, a group of adventurers on a mysterious mission journey back in time to a medieval castle. Read full book review >
Something Good by Darlene Deluca
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2014

"This tale's seedy premise featuring a Texas waitress evolves into an absorbing story of redemption that's hard to put down."
An unlikely romance begins in a greasy spoon outside a soulless chain hotel. Read full book review >
True Love; Breaking the Cycle of Failed Relationships by Rhonda Fried
NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 2014

"Earnest advice on finding true love."
Fried, in her first self-help book, promotes self-love before seeking romance, with plenty of mental exercises, self-affirmations and personal anecdotes along the way. Read full book review >

The Reincarnation of Vincent Van Gogh by Don M Forst
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2014

"A bold, thoughtfully crafted novel that's full of passion."
Forst's debut novel combines elements of a mainstream thriller, a reincarnation-powered mystery, crime fiction, romance and art history to create a unique, engaging story. Read full book review >
Manage It Right! by Carlos Zorea
NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 2014

"Tough-love business management advice that never loses sight of the big-picture economy."
A demanding road map for turning around a failing business. Read full book review >
IN THE STATE I'M IN by Michael Angliss
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 12, 2014

"Genre fans will savor the espionage and political intrigue while cheering a spy who can dodge bullets with sophistication."
Australian spy Luthan Fennes returns for his third outing in Angliss' (Stingerbones, 2013, etc.) thriller series, this time to find who's behind the bombings of German embassies throughout the world. Read full book review >
CODE OF HONOR by V. C. Weeks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2014

"An often by-the-numbers political thriller that finds its vigor through its use of all-too-recent American history."
Weeks' debut novel follows a single soldier in a fictionalized version of the United States' 2002 march to war in Iraq. Read full book review >
BY ACCIDENT OR DESIGN by Howard Dimond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2014

"The characters' concerns lead to some provocative ideas and discussions, which can get lost in the meandering narrative."
Michael, his companion Janet, their son, David, and their friends continue their adventures while searching for philosophical and scientific truth in the latest installment of Dimond's (Return of the Light Prince, 2010, etc.) series. Read full book review >
RANDOM NOTES ON PARADISE by John D Vernon
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 12, 2014

"An occasionally insightful but extremely uneven exposition of inner serenity."
A collection of sayings and observations on the nature of peace and paradise as both a destination and a state of mind. Read full book review >
Climbing Jacob's Ladder by Carole Love Forbes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2014

"An engrossing tale of courage and perseverance that will appeal to history buffs and champions of women's rights."
Historical fiction about influential young women fighting personal and political battles in the volatile era of Colonial America. 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 >