Indie Book Reviews

Hallow Mass by J.P. Mac
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2016

"An imaginative back story and a rollicking plot make this an entertaining addition to the genre of occult fiction."
A university gets ensnared in a paranormal battle over a dangerous book in this debut horror novel. Read full book review >
Leave a Mark by Stephanie Fournet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2016

"A touching and striking modern love story."
Opposites attract when a troubled tattoo artist lands in a medical resident's ER in this contemporary romance novel. Read full book review >

SLEEPING GIANTS by Sylvain Neuvel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"Like the giant alien artifact in the story, this novel is so much more than the sum of its parts—a page-turner of the highest order!"
This stellar debut novel—revolving around a top-secret project to assemble the ancient body parts of a giant humanoid relic buried throughout the world by aliens—masterfully blends together elements of sci-fi, political thriller and apocalyptic fiction. Read full book review >
Audubon by Peter B. Logan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 2016

"A slow but informative read that is likely to appeal to history and art buffs."
A weighty, prodigiously researched biography of John James Audubon. Read full book review >
Collateral Damage and Stories by Bob Mustin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2016

"Often despondent, but the brooding characters will stick in readers' heads like emotional glue."
A collection of subdued tales features characters who can neither evade the past nor confront the inevitable future. Read full book review >

Hangin' Tough by Rebecca Wallwork
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 21, 2016

"A surprising, somewhat convincing argument for a group's and record's artistic merits."
Debut author Wallwork puts the 1980s and '90s boy band's smash album into critical perspective for this latest installment of the 33 1/3 book series. Read full book review >
FLASH CRASH by Denison Hatch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 2016

"A thriller that's a little too convoluted for its own good but succeeds at updating the Masters of the Universe mindset to the present."
In Hatch's debut novel, a Wall Street worker becomes the victim of an extortion scheme that ultimately forces him to confront his past. Read full book review >
A MAN OF GENIUS by Lynn Rosen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2016

"Slow but lovingly crafted and complex; a nightstand book for lovers of Wuthering Heights and Bleak House."
The execution of an architect's will reveals complex relationships in Rosen's debut novel. Read full book review >
Girl on the Run by Daryl Wood Gerber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 2016

"Readers will be shocked by this exciting, fast-paced thriller's twists and turns."
Gerber (Fudging the Books, 2015, etc.) offers a dark suspense novel filled with desperation and cat-and-mouse games.Read full book review >
The Egg Thief by Alane Adams
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"A delightful take on the theme of a boy and his dog, full of detailed—and frequently funny—images and a valuable message about paying attention to the needs of your neighbors."
A boy tries to figure out how to replace some missing eggs in this picture book about community and family. Read full book review >
Romancing the Nerd by Leah Rae Miller
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016

"A hip, funny handling of age-old questions about identity and belonging."
A teen rom-com about a nerd who becomes popular. Read full book review >
Connected Underneath by Linda Legters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2016

"A potent story that offers an engaging meditation on the most basic desire—to know oneself."
As a family secret festers, a father strives to connect with his adrift teenage daughter in Legters' emotional debut novel. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >