Indie Book Reviews

AMERICAN STATIC by Tom Pitts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2017

"An absorbing and highly charged story of violent payback with considerable collateral damage."
Ex-cops, killers, and junkies collide in and around San Francisco in this thriller. Read full book review >
A GAME OF DECEIT by Kim Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2017

"An impressive thriller by an author worth following."
Falling for the wrong man could prove life-threatening for an interior designer in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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 >
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 >

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 >
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 >
A WISE MAN TAUGHT ME HOW TO DEFY GRAVITY AND NOW I’LL TEACH YOU. by Nathaniel Whitten
Released: June 13, 2017

"An eclectic, entertaining, and often enlightening examination of the inner workings of the mind."
A work focuses on how to expand consciousness using tools and ideas gleaned from metaphysics, yoga, and philosophy. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 13, 2017

"A helpful and well-researched plan for improving gut health, reducing inflammation, and avoiding disease triggers."
In this guide to holistically handling psoriasis and arthritis, the author provides keys to healing and wellness through nutrition. Read full book review >
THE SPIRITUALITY OF AWE by Kirk J.  Schneider
NON-FICTION
Released: June 13, 2017

"A cogent plea to neither reject nor embrace technology but to try instead to look beyond it."
A psychologist weighs in on the spiritual potential of computers and social media. Read full book review >
LIVES OF THAI TEMPLE BOYS by Maitree Limpichart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2017

"Evocative profiles of Thai young adults growing up in hard circumstances but with a hopeful future."
Youths living at a Buddhist temple in Bangkok wrestle with the basics—cheap food, among them—in these coming-of-age stories. Read full book review >
CHICAGO by Sonya Thompson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2017

"A simple but engaging Christian memoir."
A series of gentle reminiscences about the author's childhood and early adulthood. 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 >