Indie Book Reviews

Released: Sept. 15, 2016

"An insightful, smoothly written, and useful guide for new canine owners."
A book offers bits of advice for potential dog parents. Read full book review >
Time Pieces by Mike Lubow
Released: June 23, 2016

"Overall, a satisfying collection of vignettes about family and career suitable not only for fans of the author's previous works, but also for new readers."
A random assortment of over 100 short texts that reflect on a life well-lived. Read full book review >

From a Distance by Susan LeGrow
Released: June 22, 2016

"A romantic, uplifting fictional take on rebuilding a life after a loss."
In LeGrow's (Interiors, 2015) novel, total relaxation—and a sweet love story—is just around the corner for a Canadian woman who takes a vacationin St. John's, Newfoundland.Read full book review >
Released: May 23, 2016

"While not a definitive history of rock, this book nevertheless provides an illuminating and intriguing look at how the genre became a cultural touchstone."
A debut book explores rock 'n' roll's origins in a broad historical and societal context. Read full book review >
Payload by K.D. Adamson

"A global fraud tale remains laudable in its frankness; it's not what the baddies are hiding, but the frightening lengths they'll go to stay in power."
London investigators look into possible corporate fraud involving a shipping company that may retain secrets by resorting to murder in this debut thriller. Read full book review >

Rice & Rocks by Sandra L. Richards
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"A beautiful, amusing tribute to family traditions."
In this illustrated children's book, a young boy learns to be proud of his family's Jamaican food traditions. Read full book review >
Streak of Fire by Frank E. Webb, III
Released: May 16, 2016

"A gleeful and action-packed, if utterly unbelievable, ride."
In this debut thriller, a war between the United States and North Korea approaches, and only a teenager with peculiar powers can stop it. Read full book review >
Good Girl by Christina Frank
Released: June 17, 2016

"A well-paced novel that may appeal to fans of Fifty Shades of Grey."
A financial offer leads a young woman into a relationship with a mysterious businessman in this debut erotic romance. Read full book review >
Devil in False Colors by Jack Winnick
Released: Aug. 24, 2016

"A novel with formidable villains and plentiful action and suspense."
Two government operatives investigate a series of anti-Semitic murders that apparently involve Islamic State terrorists in Winnick's (East Wind, 2015, etc.) latest series thriller.Read full book review >
Threeway by Steven Lubliner
Released: July 9, 2016

"A slim, funny satire of America's electoral culture."
Lubliner (A Child's Christmas in Queens, 2014) takes on presidential politics in this satirical novel.Read full book review >
Released: May 19, 2016

"An energizing roundup of tips on alleviating headache pain."
A chiropractor discusses types, causes, and drug-free treatments for headaches in this health guide. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 4, 2016

"Tightly organized and well-written; answers fundamental questions about what it takes to broaden the scope of a business into international markets."
A debut book provides advice from a localization expert for companies that want to go global. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Melissa Sweet
author of SOME WRITER!
September 26, 2016

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, two-time Caldecott Honor winner and 2014 Kirkus Prize finalist Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter. “Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A masterful biography that will enchant young readers.” View video >