Indie Book Reviews

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 >
CLING by Jeff Menapace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 14, 2016

"Elevates the dystopian genre with snappy writing, well-drawn characters, intriguing back story, and bracing battles."
In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a woman with special powers and a small band of underground survivors take on a cruel warlord. Read full book review >
SHIFT by Theresa Henson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2011

"An emotionally nuanced tale for those who crave fresh fantasy storytelling."
In this fantasy debut, widespread change comes to a realm populated by humans, dragons, and ethereal caretakers. Read full book review >

ASSASSINS by Mike Bond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"An exhilarating spy novel that offers equal amounts of ingenuity and intrigue."
In Bond's (Killing Maine, 2015, etc.) latest thriller, an intelligence operative spends decades immersed in America's struggle with Islamic terrorists.Read full book review >
SHOTGUN PREACHER by Thomas Morgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2016

"A first-rate raconteur tells engaging tales of family and faith."
A boisterousnovel about a rough man in search of the meaning of life.Read full book review >
FRANKIE JONES by J.R. Klein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"An introspective tale of self-discovery that's worth reading for its lyricism and insights."
In Klein's debut novel, a man travels across the country and around the world, searching for happiness and meaning in his life. Read full book review >
KIDNAPPED INNOCENCE by Rebeca Gomez Galindo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2016

"A little bit of thriller, a little bit of romance make this coming-of-age story a lot of fun."
The kidnapping of the daughter of a prominent Mexican banker forces the young woman to face uncomfortable truths about her sheltered upbringing. Read full book review >
SCORING WITH SANTA by Theresa Roemer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"A sexy tale for modern women that's as steamy as a locker room shower."
Roemer (Naked in 30 Days, 2016, etc.) and Rose (His Human Slave, 2016, etc.) deliver an erotic romance that features a battle of the sexes between a fitness club owner and a football legend. Read full book review >
Love-40 by Victor Cauthen
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A rambling but evocative family saga of two gifted tennis stars and their families."
A debut novel about the powerful role that tennis plays in the lives of two young men. Read full book review >
SHAND by Otis Aubert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2016

"A simple plot and sharply focused characters makes this a very satisfying tale."
In Aubert's debut novella, the first installment in a series, a young man leaves home to escape familial expectations >and find adventure. 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 >