Indie Book Reviews (page 8)

Jump Reactor by Michael Allen  Sales
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2015

"An absurdist sci-fi romp."
In Sales' first sci-fi novel in an announced trilogy, a superpowered mutant in the 23rd century trains for his alien-influenced destiny. Read full book review >
The Place by Linda  Orvis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2015

"A quietly shocking page-turner that chooses to be poetic instead of preachy."
In Orvis' (In the Mousehole, 2014) romantic thriller, a woman tries to resolve her fantastic double life.Read full book review >

Flutes and Tomatoes by Wade Stevenson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2015

"A paean to the tomato and a song of natural devotion."
An exploration of love's loss and life's recovery from Stevenson (The Color Symphonies, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: May 22, 2015

"A helpful, hands-on approach for preserving personal sanity and professionalism when dealing with irrational co-workers."
A practical guide to recognizing, adjusting for, and dealing with difficult people in the workplace. Read full book review >
DEVIL'S GARDEN by Lance Tuck
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 21, 2015

"A darkly satisfying novel by a writer with an eye for action and unnerving detail."
In Tuck's debut fantasy thriller, a spiritual crisis unfolds involving infernal antagonists. Read full book review >

CONFUCIUS SAYS by Veronica Li
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2015

"An affecting look at caring for aging parents and a story of the nuances of Chinese culture."
A story of a woman caring for her parents with as much filial piety as she can muster. Read full book review >
Breathing Deep by John C. Larizzio
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 20, 2015

"This earnest collection of essays on nature and self takes a close look at one individual's experience."
A book of meditations on nature and life. Read full book review >
Non-Negotiable by Sam Silverstein
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 19, 2015

"Especially following a historic banking crisis, this is a timely lesson on the importance and commercial value of ethical commitment."
A practical business guide that advocates a correlation between success and integrity. Read full book review >
Home Is Where Your Boots Are by Kalan Chapman Lloyd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2015

"Featuring a heroine worth accompanying home, this brief yet punchy debut begs for a sequel."
A down-home attorney becomes an amateur sleuth in this quirky overture to the MisAdventures of Miss Lilly series. Read full book review >
BLOWN by Chuck Barrett
THRILLERS
Released: May 19, 2015

"A long, exhilarating chase gloriously riddled with bullets and intrigue."
In Barrett's (Breach of Power, 2013, etc.) latest thriller, a CIA operative becomes the unwitting protector of a man in Witness Security who's targeted by a myriad of groups. Read full book review >
EVERY DAY A HOPE by marci
Released: May 19, 2015

"A sweet, simple roundup of illustrated inspirational thoughts."
This debut picture book for a general audience deploys text and drawings to showcase a series of musing, motivational messages. Read full book review >
The ButterflyFree Project by Jim Talentino
Released: May 19, 2015

"A smorgasbord of unusual short pieces that sometimes enlightens but often befuddles."
Talentino turns his father's written recollections of his colorful life (as, among other things, a hockey player and a priest) into a monumental ethical, metaphysical, and spiritual meditation. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >