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 >
NON-FICTION

"A well-informed exam-preparation guide."
Debut author Chaplin offers a training manual for technicians preparing for certification exams in industrial ultrasonic inspection. Read full book review >

ISLAND LEGACY by Linda Cardillo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2017

"A tender, spirited family tale to complete a warm, earnest series."
In this conclusion to Cardillo's (Dancing on Sunday Afternoons, 2017, etc.) dramatic trilogy, a grief-ridden widow and her teenage son search for solace at her family's island cottage. Read full book review >
GOLDEN MARY by John M. Brewer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 21, 2015

"A briskly paced, entertaining historical romance."
In Brewer's (Quests, 2016, etc.) historical novel, a land deal brings romance and mortal danger into the life of a member of the House of Commons in 1536.Read full book review >
THE SUN AND THE MOON by Leslie McAdam
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2016

"A steamy, sun-drenched California romance with some intriguingly serious undertones."
A reserved and vulnerable West Coast lawyer takes a chance on a stranger. Read full book review >

KEEP IN A COLD, DARK PLACE by Michael F. Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 18, 2017

"A darkly funny rural tale with a scary bent."
A middle-grade novel tells the story of a girl's monstrous discovery on the family farm. Read full book review >
THE SUGAR BABY CLUB by Teresa Lo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2017

"A fun, fast-paced tale set in the LA sugar-daddy dating scene."
A new-adult novel chronicles a college student's adventures among older, wealthy men. Read full book review >
THE FABRICATIONS by Baret Magarian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2017

"A resplendent tale about an unlikely prophet that deserves to be pondered at length and acted on."
When a hack London novelist tries to redeem both his career and his friend's aimless life, a messiah is accidentally born. Read full book review >
THE TIME HUNTERS AND THE BOX OF ETERNITY by Carl Ashmore
Released: Nov. 28, 2011

"A sharp, swashbuckling series entry that promises bolder—and darker—times ahead."
This YA sequel pits time-hopping tweens against gangsters and pirates in search of an ancient relic. Read full book review >
STING OF THE HEAT BUG by Jack Sheedy
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 2012

"A carefully constructed remembrance that offers poignancy without sacrificing sincerity."
An elegiac reflection on growing up, deferring dreams, and understanding loss. Read full book review >
THE INTERVIEW by Matt Chapman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 28, 2014

"A series starter with impressive momentum and a puzzle that will bring readers back for future volumes."
A journalist interviews a teenager who's been institutionalized his whole life for his parents' crimes in Chapman's (33 Bones, 2011, etc.) sci-fi-infused thriller. Read full book review >
GIDDYAP TIN LIZZIE by Harold Thorpe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 3, 2012

"An engaging first installment in a family saga that will have readers eagerly awaiting the next three."
Thorpe (Bellamy's Ball, 2015, etc.) offers a historical novel about the O'Shaughnessys of rural Wisconsin.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 >