Indie Book Reviews

BLOOD FICTION by Diane Elliott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"An emotionally intuitive and impeccably written tale focusing on a female adventurer."
A niece sets out on a quest to better understand an enigmatic aunt in this novel. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 23, 2017

"A refreshingly unconventional and bold account of a culturally complex place in Africa."
A part-historical, part-fictional debut book focuses on a Danish settlement in Ghana. Read full book review >

CATALYST by Rachel Grant
ROMANCE
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"Distinctive and satisfying romantic suspense."
When an American aid worker disappears in South Sudan, an unlikely ally comes to her rescue in this sequel. Read full book review >
THE ADVENTURES OF SARA SPRINGBORN AND MR. WOLLO BUSHTAIL by William Crow Johnson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 15, 2017

"A diverting tale that champions nature as convincingly as its heroes do."
In Johnson's (The Sword is Whet, 2017, etc.) middle-grade fantasy, a young girl and a squirrel, communicating telepathically, endeavor to broker peace between humans and forest creatures. Read full book review >
TASTE AND SEE by Vikram  Kolmannskog
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2017

"A lyrical study of passion, both religious and carnal."
A gay man finds spiritual exaltation in the realm of the senses in this debut poem. Read full book review >

A PORNOGRAPHER by Arch  Brown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 2017

"An engrossing panorama of porn's heady past."
A celebrated porn director looks back on the bawdy soul of his genre's golden age in this frank, psychologically probing debut memoir. Read full book review >
GLORIANA by Bertram Fields
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"A comprehensive and unusual look at England's most famous queen."
Fields (Shylock: His Own Story, 2015, etc.) tackles the knowns and unknowns of England's Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) in this work of history.Read full book review >
THE STORIES WE TELL by Patsy Sims
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"An engrossing anthology of work, full of intimate details, from veterans of magazine journalism."
An anthology of landmark long-form articles written by female journalists. Read full book review >
WHISPER OF DEATH by Patricia Wynn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"A gripping series continues with energy and thrills to spare."
The latest book in Wynn's (Acts of Faith, 2014, etc.) historical detective series finds the hero known as "Blue Satan" and lady-in-waitingHester Kean investigating the murder of an English lord.Read full book review >
WOLVES AND ROSES by Christina Bauer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"An entertaining foray into lifestyles of the rich and magical."
A teenage girl, slated for a fairy-tale life, yearns for normality in this contemporary YA fantasy novel. Read full book review >
SCOOP OF THE YEAR by Tom Claver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2017

"A smartly restrained and persistently witty crime tale even at its grimmest."
For a British journalist, maintaining a career and financial stability can be murder—and may even call for it—in this thriller. Read full book review >
THE SLEEPING KING by Laurel  Colless
Released: Oct. 25, 2017

"A fantasy tale featuring delightful characters that primes readers for an ongoing series."
In Colless' middle-grade debut, a young boy may be a prophesied king who, according to legend, will save the world when it needs him most. 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 >