Indie Book Reviews (page 9)

FROZEN STATUES by L.E. Fraser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2017

"The author tests her sleuths in this grim and engrossing series entry."
In this fourth volume of a series, two private investigators tangle with their own tortured pasts while hunting a serial killer. Read full book review >
LIFE LONG by Ronald L. Ruiz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2017

"A highly recommended novel that appeals to both the heart and the head."
To be fleeing cops and bad guys is scary enough, but imagine, as novelist Ruiz (Giuseppe Rocco, 2017, etc.) does, that you're also schizophrenic—and on the run, as it were, from yourself.Read full book review >

DEADLY HARVEST by Thomas Ramey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2017

"A potent, educational work whose simple presentation doesn't weaken its message."
Ramey's (Saving Sam, 2012) graphic novel takes a look at the ways that humanity is devastating the planet and the frightening prospect of humanity's extinction.Read full book review >
CAROLINA CRUEL by Lawrence Thackston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2017

"A dark page-turner with an engrossing Southern sensibility."
A mystery novel renders an intricate landscape of history and violence. Read full book review >
Appointment with ISIL by Joe Giordano
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2017

"A roller-coaster ride to the finish, this book confirms Giordano as a writer to eagerly watch."
Giordano (Birds of Passage, 2014) introduces Anthony Provati, a reckless Lothario who becomes a hunted man in a global showdown of vicious organized criminals and terrorists. Read full book review >

CYRUS  by Mason Balouchian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2017

"A dramatic and instructive history of the birth of Persia."
A work of historical fiction focuses on the life of Cyrus the Great, the founder of the Persian Empire. Read full book review >
THE ALCHEMY OF ILLUMINATED POETRY® by Xianna Michaels
NON-FICTION
Released: June 14, 2017

"A colorfully written guide to entering the 'Inner Sanctum' of one's creativity."
A handbook that aims to help readers discover spiritual truth through unconventional poetry composition. Read full book review >
LURES by John DiFelice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2017

"Insightful, imaginative fictions strengthened by a clear moral undertone."
DiFelice's (American Zeroes, 2016) debut short story collection offers up a complete world in nine offbeat tales. Read full book review >
BLOOD MOON by Ruth Hull Chatlien
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2017

"A subtle dramatization of the conflict between white settlers and Native Americans in the 19th century."
In this work of historical fiction set in the Midwest during the Civil War, Sioux warriors seize a woman and her children. Read full book review >
THE COLOR OF MY COFFEE by R.P. Heinz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2017

"A coming-of-age tale that bridges cultural gaps with sincerity and laughs."
In this debut novel, a white suburban teenager runs a car detailing service in 1960s California, finding among his employees a mentor in a charismatic, Southern black man. Read full book review >
THE GLASS CITY by Jen Knox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2017

"A set of penetrating and absorbing tales."
In Knox's (After the Gazebo, 2015, etc.) latest short story collection, characters struggle to maintain connections with others despite natural disasters and more mundane circumstances, such as aging. Read full book review >
WAGES OF SIN by Mark Wheaton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"An often entertaining, action-heavy thriller that hits some familiar beats."
In Wheaton's (City of Strangers, 2016, etc.) third series installment, Father Luis Chavez and Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Michael Story investigate a massive money-laundering scheme.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 >