Indie Book Reviews

A Dangerous Remedy by Russell Fee
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A well-written mystery about a unique community imbued with a palpable sense of place."
A new sheriff tries to untangle a web of murder, domestic terrorism, and secrets in a debut thriller from Fee. Read full book review >
Heart of Mystery by Mark Laporta
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"An engrossing YA sci-fi sequel, in which ideas share the stage with the cast."
The second volume in Laporta's (Heart of Earth, 2014) YA series about a young alien defending Earth from galactic conquerors.Read full book review >

Eternal Harmony by Ron R. Rickards
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 7, 2016

"A worthwhile contribution to the ongoing debate about the nature of religion and rationality."
A scientist takes a philosophical stand against the idea that science has a monopoly on reason. Read full book review >
Lord of the Fallen by John Forrester
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN

"A resilient female protagonist braves the perils of wizardry, ancient cults, and college life."
A teen girl who dabbles in magic finds herself immersed in a war between kingdoms and the gradual rise of a potentially dangerous cult in Forrester's (Death Mage, 2015, etc.) YA fantasy novel. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: April 1, 2017

"This readable discursion on sin, faith, and salvation offers an inventive, informed take on Eden and the nature of faith."
This exegetical work scrutinizes what happened in the Garden of Eden to better clarify the concepts of sin and redemption.

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Blue News by Lance LoRusso
CURRENT AFFAIRS

"A perceptive work provides practical and timely suggestions for improving communication after critical incidents such as officer-involved shootings."
A police officer-turned-attorney examines the relationship between law enforcement and the media. Read full book review >
HISTORY

"A well-researched, if extremely lengthy, book that provides a solid analysis of the Kennedy assassination evidence and reports."
A researcher examines competing theories regarding the John F. Kennedy assassination, and concludes that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. Read full book review >
Never Enough Flamingos by Janelle Diller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2016

"Peopled with some enduring characters and driven by both compassion and sarcasm, this is a vivid, surprising page-turner."
A dark secret hides just below the surface in Sweethome, Kansas, where the Great Depression and drought have brought poverty and despair to the peaceful Mennonite farming community. Read full book review >
Justice Restored by Howell W. Woltz
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"This impressively cogent work about mass incarceration provides concrete actions to curb the excesses of a government apparatus spinning out of control."
A book delivers a scathing indictment of the American criminal justice system. Read full book review >
Wine Into Water by Ray Keating
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2016

"A first-rate mystery makes this a series standout, even if the titular protagonist splits his hero status with others.

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Keating's (Murderer's Row, 2015, etc.) latest in his thriller series finds combat-trained pastor Stephen Grant immersed in murder, espionage, and counterfeit wines. Read full book review >
Edna and Luna by Gleah Powers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 28, 2016

"An appealing story of human resilience and connection with two memorable female protagonists."
Two unconventional women build an uneasy alliance that evolves into family. Read full book review >
The Dog and the Jet Ski by James B. Dworkin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A crowd-pleasing, comical adventure with only brief moments of danger, told in child-friendly prose and accompanied by gorgeous images."
An Irish setter's ocean mishap turns into a rescue by a dolphin and a lifeguard in this second children's book series installment by author Dworkin and illustrator Chelich (The Dog and the Dolphin, 2014). Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >