Indie Book Reviews

THE WINGMAN by David Pepper
Released: Feb. 19, 2018

"A cinematic and dramatic story full of delightful twists."
A labyrinthine political thriller that details a plot to steal the American presidency. Read full book review >
THE BALLAD OF HUCK & MIGUEL by Tim DeRoche
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2018

"A smart, highly entertaining update on a classic story."
DeRoche reimagines Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in modern Los Angeles. Read full book review >

THE BOY WHO SWALLOWS FLIES by Michael F. Stewart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2018

"Unabashedly, a young hero from the margins shocks, then ultimately conquers the mainstream in this strangely compelling oddity."
A middle-grade novel tells the story of an outsider who searches for something that will make him special. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 15, 2018

"A must for future and current retirees; an entertaining excursion through the world of philosophy for everyone else."
An intriguing combination of economics, philosophy, history, and advice aimed at readers who wish to plan for a meaningful retirement. Read full book review >
ALL SYSTEMS DOWN by Sam  Boush
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2018

"A tightly plotted tale with characters that could energize a planned series."
In Boush's debut thriller, a North Korean cyberattack cripples America's infrastructure, sparking chaos and leaving the country vulnerable to a military invasion. Read full book review >

LOVE OVER LATTES by Diana A.  Hicks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2018

"A sexy and irresistible tale for fans of contemporary romance."
Visits to a coffee shop lead to an unexpected romantic connection for two lonely strangers in this debut novel. Read full book review >
GHOST BULLY by Brian  Corley
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"An absurdly humorous novel of the paranormal whose enthusiasm and profundity make it truly exceptional."
In Corley's debut fantasy/comedy, a ghost learns that the afterlife has its own unique set of pitfalls, including direct threats from demons. Read full book review >
BY A CHARM & A CURSE by Jaime  Questell
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A dark idea for a YA story, executed deftly and with feeling."
In Questell's debut YA novel, a teenage girl has her first kiss and becomes trapped by a traveling carnival's magical spell. Read full book review >
BENEATH THE LION'S WINGS by Marie Ohanesian  Nardin
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Good escape reading in this tale of love and tough decisions in Venice."
In Nardin's romance, a young woman's life radically changes when she decides to leave America for Venice and a handsome gondolier. Read full book review >
CROOK'S HILL by Peter Fritze
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 5, 2018

"A gripping story of suspense, laced with heavy emotion and family drama."
In Fritze's (False Guilt, 2015, etc.) thriller, suspicious deaths, other illegal business, and family secrets cause havoc in the lives of two brothers. Read full book review >
THE TRAVELER by Tom  Kubiak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2018

"A complex political thriller for adventurous readers—and well worth the effort."
Following the reunification of Germany, the KGB recruits an operative to retrieve stolen bearer bonds crucial to Russia's Canadian presence in this debut novel. Read full book review >
THE AMAZING MR. MORALITY by Jacob M. Appel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2018

"Another excellent Appel collection of intelligent, humanistic, and witty stories that bite."
These short stories and a novella explore, with Appel's (Millard Salter's Last Day, 2017, etc.) trademark dark humor, contemporary life and its ethical dilemmas. 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 >