Indie Book Reviews

The Antichrist of Kokomo County by David Skinner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2015

"A stylish novel from a fine comedic storyteller who hopefully has more than one book in him."
Skinner's debut novel is a clever, funny chronicle of an apocalypse narrowly averted, and of greatness diverted. Read full book review >
Fossil Island by Barbara Sjoholm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An entertaining, thoughtful story of old-fashioned romance, complicated by dawning modern mores."
A teenage girl in 19th century Denmark navigates first love and widening life prospects in this rich historical novel based on the life of artist and ethnographer Emilie Demant Hatt. Read full book review >

Heavy Weather by Normandie Fischer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2015

"A heavy, suspenseful North Carolina novel about parenthood, human connection, and how to make peace with the cards you're dealt.
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Set in the coastal town of Beaufort, North Carolina, Fischer's (Becalmed, 2013, etc.) novel focuses on a multifarious cast whose very different lives end up intertwining in ways they never expected. Read full book review >
True Love's Kiss by Robert Rustad
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 14, 2015

"Accessible, entertaining analysis via a feminist lens."
The treatment of gender and romance in Disney "princess" films is explored in this debut essay collection. Read full book review >
Ad Nauseam by Jeff Koob
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 26, 2015

"An illumination and critique of a commercial culture that distorts reality for gain."
In this brief but smoldering tract, a psychologist deconstructs contemporary advertising as psychologically perverse, endlessly manipulative, deceitful, and ubiquitous. Read full book review >

Clientelligence by Michael B. Rynowecer
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Deftly written and well-presented; principals of any service firm will appreciate this treasure trove of useful intelligence for business improvement."
An in-depth study of what it takes to develop and maintain superior relationships with clients. Read full book review >
Silver Voyage by Sandy Mason
THRILLERS
Released: Feb. 26, 2015

"Thrilling, with a perfect mix of brains and bravado."
In his sixth Johnny Donohue Adventure, Mason (Havana Moon, 2012, etc.) sends his sleuth after a treasure supposedly lost in the wake of World War II. Read full book review >
The Seventh Seal by Frank Heiberger
THRILLERS
Released: May 13, 2015

"A fast-paced thriller with some intellectual meat on its bones."
Heiberger's (The Feud, 2014, etc.) fourth novel weaves together theological themes and archaeological intrigue into a rollicking action adventure story as a seafaring academic seeks out a holy book before its profanation destroys the world. Read full book review >
Shades of Africa by Toko Loshe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2015

"A deeply impressionistic, compelling novel about a young girl's life in the waning days of the British Empire."
A photo album in prose about the brutality of life in British South Africa. Read full book review >
Kingdom of Speculation by Barbara Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2015

"Poetry that excites and mystifies in all the best ways."
Goldberg pulls hard truths from simple tropes in this superb collection of verse. Read full book review >
Eat It Later by Michael Alvear
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: June 1, 2015

"A wellness strategy that's more about changing the way one thinks about food than about controlling every morsel that passes one's lips."
A weight-loss guide that relies on the power of delayed gratification to reach one's goals. Read full book review >
Clarion Call of the Last Kallus by Peter  Krass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2015

"This clever mystery will particularly delight hard-core wordophiles—and send them scrambling for the dictionary."
In Krass' (Carnegie, 2011, etc.) novel, a National Security Agency assassin finds that things aren't what they seem after he carries out orders to kill a fellow agent. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
author of EVER AFTER
July 1, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's eagerly awaited Ever After, the third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy, continues the saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly's acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie's boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down. "This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close," our reviewer writes. View video >