Indie Book Reviews (page 647)

RUDY'S BLUEPRINT by Rudy Blunce
Released: March 7, 2014

"A rousing pamphlet that deserves to spread like wildfire."
A brief self-help volume that covers the basics of life in a humorous, no-nonsense manner. Read full book review >
City Times and Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2014

"Aiming toward philosophical, even existential concerns, these light-fingered lyrics leave too much unsaid."
Meditations on love and wisdom in a slim poetry collection from Naik (English/Shree Ambaji Arts Coll.; Poetry Manifesto, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

Released: March 7, 2014

"A charming, unique way to introduce youngsters to great art while providing an important message."
Two brothers, including a future famous artist, follow a mischievous young fox on a journey of discovery through a landscape of famous paintings in this debut children's book. Read full book review >
ROGUE ALLIANCE by Michelle Bellon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 6, 2014

"An intoxicating start to a tale about facing down the ghosts of the past."
An emotionally haunted detective and a laboratory-made vampire struggle with their unnatural attraction in the first book in Bellon's (Embracing You, Embracing Me, 2012, etc.) new Rogue Saga. Read full book review >
BAD BLOOD by Noel Tulipan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 6, 2014

"Medical thriller fans will appreciate the tantalizing plot and a markedly absorbing murder trial."
The sudden death of an intern at a Nashville hospital in 1996 leads to speculations of murder and vengeance in Tulipan's debut medical thriller. Read full book review >

Released: March 6, 2014

"A solid self-help work containing informed advice for living."
A self-help guide that presents readers with a five-year plan to become more active and actualized. Read full book review >
CHOOSE YOUR OWN ROLES by Bradley Franc
NON-FICTION
Released: March 6, 2014

"Practical, optimistic tips for focusing on goals in business and in life."
A business consultant and entrepreneur shares his advice on how to live a purposeful life, both personally and professionally. Read full book review >
OULANEM by Paul Majkut
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2014

"An impressive denouement to Marx's unfinished play."
Majkut (Asterion, 2014, etc.) offers a fresh take on the classic revenge tale inspired by the early writing of Karl Marx. Read full book review >
Clawing for the Stars by Bob Villarreal
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 2014

"An often riveting account that details the interior life of the solo mountaineer as well as his adventures scaling some of the highest and most treacherous peaks in the world."
An aging former Catholic seminarian, ex-Marine and businessman, debut author Villareal recounts solo climbing the high Andes. Read full book review >
TWIG BENDERS by Cate Bailey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2014

"An often engaging look at the daily lives of those in a thankfully bygone era."
Young-adult readers will enjoy the memorable characters in Bailey's fictionalized memoir about her small-town childhood in segregated 1950s Kentucky. Read full book review >
AN UNPLANNED ENCOUNTER by Jonathan R. Husband
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2014

"An unusual story about the way a single event can change the course of someone's life."
Two lives are forever changed after a sexual assault during World War II in this debut novel inspired by real-life events. Read full book review >
My Soul Immortal by Jen Printy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2014

"The hero-heroine couple ignites an absorbing plot, with an ending that promises more to come."
An immortal man meets a woman with more than a passing resemblance to the love he lost a century and a half ago in Printy's fantasy-romance debut. 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 >