Indie Book Reviews (page 7)

Live, Laugh, Love Like a Teenager by Karina Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2016

"A moving and readable volume of verse that confronts universal themes of love, trust, and heartbreak in a modern vernacular."
A debut collection of 73 short pieces of poetry and prose traces the gamut of adolescent emotions, from hopeful ebullience to disappointment and despair. Read full book review >
Gravity Breaker by Jonathan R. Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 29, 2016

"An engaging superhero story with deep themes."
When a biracial single father discovers he can control gravity, he must decide how far he'll go to protect his family in this novel. Read full book review >

Expressions by Jamaal Watkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 29, 2016

"A compilation built around puns and familiar Christian platitudes, with some surprisingly dark and intimate exceptions"
Watkins offers a debut collection of short poems on love, life, and the joy of Christian faith. Read full book review >
Released: June 28, 2016

"An intriguing prescription and road map for relationship success."
A life coach makes the case to balance feminine and masculine energy for better connections with others and oneself in this debut self-help guide. Read full book review >
Secrets of the Suburbs by Alisa Schindler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2016

"A fun but ultimately forgettable romp despite its well-developed characters."
Veteran essayist Schindler's (Murder across the Street, 2016) debut novel depicts the steamy après-soccer shenanigans of a suburban mom.Read full book review >

Red Rover, Perdition Games by L.E. Fraser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2016

"An absorbing tale that will delight mystery lovers and those who like a good dose of suspense."
Private eye Sam McNamara is back for a third adventure in Fraser's (Skully: Perdition Games, 2015, etc.) new thriller, investigating a crime that hits close to home and forces her to suspect her own friends. Read full book review >
The Cygnus Virus by Terry Zakreski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2016

"A seriocomic novel that explores the possibilities of futuristic technology and the classic tropes of a mismatched duo."
Debut author Zakreski offers a sci-fi novel about a lawyer dealing with an intergalactic computer virus. Read full book review >
Blood Horizon: The Novella by R.O. Sawyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2016

"A compulsively readable, taut thriller in which a strong protagonist risks her life—and her heart —to survive a madman's quest for vengeance."
A novella focuses on crime-world retribution. Read full book review >
The Magic Table by Americo W. Petrocelli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 25, 2016

"For anyone beyond the 'Magic Table,' this book holds accumulated wisdom, shared with humor and purpose."
Poems and stories from an agile, curious mind less concerned with formal writing conventions than with self-expression and emotional connection. Read full book review >
Limboland by Leigh Goodison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 25, 2016

"A tightly woven medical thriller fusing justice for abuse victims with the tapped power of the mind."
Goodison's (The Jigsaw Man, 2015, etc.) second volume in the St. Augustus Chronicles centers on two half sisters who may be psychically linked. Read full book review >
The Road to Walden North by Sheila Post
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2016

"A subtle novel that's a glowing testament to the enduring power of ideas."
Debut author Post crafts a whimsical tale about an academic's unexpected walk upon a road less traveled. Read full book review >
Infinity Minus One by John R. Snyder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2016

"A delightful compilation by a poet who has much to offer."
In this poetry collection, Snyder (Tending the Light, 2015) invites willing readers in with poignant commentaries on life, death, and fatherhood, among other topics.Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
author of SEINFELDIA
August 22, 2016

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s new bestseller Seinfeldia is the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld —the cultural sensation that changed television and bled into the real world. Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their silly little sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. NBC executives didn’t think anyone would watch either, but they bought it anyway, hiding it away in the TV dead zone of summer. But against all odds, viewers began to watch, first a few and then many, until nine years later nearly 40 million Americans were tuning in weekly. In Seinfeldia, TV historian and entertainment writer Armstrong celebrates the creators and fans of this American television phenomenon, bringing readers behind-the-scenes of the show while it was on the air and into the world of devotees for whom it never stopped being relevant, a world where the Soup Nazi still spends his days saying “No soup for you!” “Armstrong’s intimate, breezy history is full of gossipy details, show trivia, and insights into how famous episodes came to be,” our reviewer writes. “Perfect for Seinfeldians and newcomers alike.” View video >