Indie Book Reviews

Released: Oct. 9, 2015

"A smartly observed, important work by an IT expert with a keen eye on the future."
A timely, insightful exploration of the transformational change occurring in information technology. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 7, 2015

"A smart caper with a heroine to match."
When her new job at a movie studio turns deadly, the daughter of a renowned private investigator is her company's only hope—and the highlight of this debut mystery. Read full book review >

Firebrand by Aaron Barnhart
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"An accessible, historically rigorous tale."
Barnhart (The Big Divide, 2013) offers a YA novel about faith and courage, inspired by the true story of an immigrant who joined Kansas' anti-slavery cause during the Civil War. Read full book review >
The Antichrist of Kokomo County by David Skinner
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A stylish novel from a fine comedic storyteller who hopefully has more than one book in him."
Skinner's debut novel is a clever, funny chronicle of an apocalypse narrowly averted and of greatness diverted. Read full book review >
Art in the Blood by Bonnie MacBird
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A worthy addition to the adventures of Sherlock Holmes."
In this debut mystery, famed detective Sherlock Holmes and partner Dr. Watson face a villain obsessed with procuring the recently discovered Marseille Nike. Read full book review >

Stones in the Road by E. B. Moore
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"An appealing Amish twist on a classic narrative."
In a second Amish-themed novel, Moore (An Unseemly Wife, 2014) spins her grandfather's journey West into the rich tale of a prodigal son.Read full book review >
The Vivisection Mambo by Lolita Lark
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A fine anthology of some of the best contemporary poetry around."
Fresh new writers rub elbows with past masters in this scintillating collection of verse. Read full book review >
Emma G. Loves Boyz by Taro Meyer
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Sweet but deafening, Emma's contagious enthusiasm amplifies this wholesome fan letter for younger readers."
The exuberant journal of a star-struck fan who vows to stop at nothing—even doing chores!—for a chance to see her favorite boy band perform live. Read full book review >
Lord Byron's Prophecy by Sean Eads
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A sometimes-engrossing, sometimes-overwrought journey to the soul's dark side."
The notorious Romantic poet spiritually presides over a modern-day fable of forbidden desire, apocalyptic foreboding, and campus melodrama. Read full book review >
The Theta Prophecy by Chris Dietzel
Released: Sept. 28, 2015

"A terrifying glimpse at a believable future."
Dietzel (The Last Teacher, 2015, etc.) offers a chilling sci-fi novel about big government run amok in the future. Read full book review >
Grendel's Mother by Susan Signe Morrison
Released: Sept. 25, 2015

"An enchanting, poignant reimagining of Beowulf."
Morrison's (The Literature of Waste, 2015, etc.) historical novel explores the legend of Beowulf.Read full book review >
The President Factor by Pat Obermeier
Released: Sept. 24, 2015

"A timely caricature of the worst and the best of American politics."
Incisive political satire by television veteran and debut novelist Obermeier that features two banes of modern-day society—bipartisan posturing and reality television shows. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Elin Hilderbrand
October 13, 2015

In Winter Stroll, a sequel to last year's holiday novel Winter Street, Elin Hilderbrand improves on the first by delving deeper into the emotional lives of the Quinn clan. Christmas on Nantucket finds Winter Street Inn owner Kelley Quinn and his family busily preparing for the holiday season. Though the year has brought tragedy, the Quinns have much to celebrate: Kelley has reunited with his first wife Margaret, Kevin and Isabelle have a new baby; and Ava is finally dating a nice guy. But when Kelley's estranged wife Mitzi shows up on the island, along with Kevin's devious ex-wife Norah and a dangerously irresistible old fling of Ava's, the Inn is suddenly overrun with romantic feuds, not to mention guests. “Although some of the Quinns' problems are resolved, many are not, happily promising a third installment next year,” our reviewer writes. View video >