Indie Book Reviews

MATING IN CAPTIVITY by Helen  Zuman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2018

"An engrossing and offbeat story of ideological bonds that chafe—and sometimes liberate."
A young woman experiences a sexual awakening—and romantic frustration—in a kooky cult in this debut coming-of-age memoir. Read full book review >
WRATH OF THE FURY BLADE by Geoff  Habiger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018

"This rich fusion of crime and fantasy should enchant readers."
A killer targets high-ranking victims in a society of elves obsessed with genetic purity. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"A successful, relatable account that explores the metamorphosis from fear to love in one woman's life."
In this memoir, an author uses the metaphor of a butterfly emerging from a cocoon to illustrate her journey to a more fearless, aware, and fulfilled life. Read full book review >

"A cogent and well-written examination of fans, this book belongs on the shelves of music lovers."
A historical study explores the reactions of music fans to inventive changes by artists. Read full book review >
PETER by Jacquie  Hoekstra
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"An engaging Peter-focused guidebook to deeper Christian understanding."
An inspirational journey that draws upon the story of a key apostle. Read full book review >

WAKE UP AND ROAR by Eli  Jaxon-Bear
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A succinct introduction to an intriguing set of spiritual teachings."
A series of spiritual conversations led by a teacher of enlightenment. Read full book review >
FIXING THE U.S. CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM by Paul Brakke
Released: Jan. 10, 2018

"A thorough and innovative look at a burgeoning national problem."
A book calls for the reform of the American criminal justice system. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 10, 2016

"A stimulating and moving examination of American health care."
A health care professional recalls a life of entrepreneurial success and the lessons learned from hardship. Read full book review >
THE PUDDLE CLUB by Michael W.   McGruther
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 3, 2018

"A fine teaching tool that offers advice for getting through a golf game—and through life."
In this debut middle-grade fantasy novella, a young girl plays through an adventurous golf course that teaches her as much about herself as it does about the sport. Read full book review >
THE RIVEN STARS by Stephen Renneberg
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 20, 2018

"A steadily paced and exhilarating espionage tale involving the threat of galactic war."
In this fifth installment of a sci-fi saga, a 47th-century intelligence agent spies on aliens who may have forged an alliance with a hostile race. Read full book review >
A SECOND CHANCE  by Marcia  Whitaker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2017

"A quirky, uplifting love story."
In Whitaker's debut romance, a young doctor gets another chance at love when he discovers that his deceased childhood sweetheart has been reincarnated nearly two decades later. Read full book review >
THE BETTER MONSTERS by Puneet  Dutt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 2017

"An exciting poetic work that lives up to its emotional and linguistic potential."
A complex work of poetry about seeking one's rightful place in the world. 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 >