Indie Book Reviews

A SOLITARY AWAKENING by Kevin Cady
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2016

"The ending may not be a surprise, but characters enmeshed in a diligent investigation never fail to mesmerize."
Two detectives working for the FBI chase a killer choosing seemingly random victims from around the United States in this debut thriller, the first of a proposed series. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"Highly readable and sufficiently evocative to sense the scent of sea air in the pages."
Hinman (Tightwads on the Loose, 2012) serves up a second real-life maritime adventure.Read full book review >

ASCENSION by Hannah Rials
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An entertaining and promising series opener about an appealing human and vampire hybrid."
A teenage girl with special abilities uncovers disturbing family secrets and a possible conspiracy while spending the summer in New Orleans in this debut novel. Read full book review >
THE SABRAEL CONFESSION by Stephen J. Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A vast, Conan-style saga with an inspiring protagonist who battles demons."
In this religious fantasy debut, an angel chronicles his adventures in heaven and on Earth. Read full book review >
BEYOND THE INFLECTION POINT by Andrew Currie
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 28, 2016

"A sharply articulated and ideology-free assessment of the world's economic future."
A scholarly analysis contends that indefinite economic growth is unlikely, suggesting morally responsible ways to prepare for a future without it. Read full book review >

BABIES & BUILDINGS  by Yasser Osman
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

"A quick, comprehensive guide to successful project management."
Osman offers tips and strategies in this manual for project managers. Read full book review >
FATAL OPTION by Chris Beakey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A character-driven tale that maintains its sincerity, even in its most nerve-racking moments."
In Beakey's (Double Abduction, 2007) thriller, an investigation into a tragic accident during a blizzard reveals a string of secrets—including a murder.Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 13, 2014

"A colorful, spirited gem for aspiring actors or groups looking to improve teamwork."
A book provides guidelines for learning the art of improvisation. Read full book review >
JUSTICE FOR WARDS COVE by Douglas Fryer
HISTORY
Released: July 16, 2016

"An outstandingly methodical commentary on the American legal system and its political components."
An exhaustive account focuses on one of the most contentious court cases in U.S. history. Read full book review >
ICE DREAM’S WISH by Nasrin Mottahedeh
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN

"An engaging and beautifully illustrated tale about the bountiful rewards of kindness."
A snowman explores his wintry world with unexpected results in this debut children's book. Read full book review >
ORDOWAHL THE HUGE AND UGLY by Joel Hinrichs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 10, 2015

"A stately opening of an engaging new fantasy series."
Hinrichs' (A Grownup's Garden of Verse, 2009) historical fantasy tale sees a prince banished from his father's kingdom and gaining experiences that he never found in books.Read full book review >
INCOMPATIBLE WITH NATURE by Tracie Frank Mayer
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A parent's inspiring memoir, full of love, humor, and heartache."
A mother faces her child's congenital heart condition in this debut book. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >