Sep 02, 2015
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Staff Picks  |  

5 (Indie) Protagonists with Super-Powers

Are you a reader who yearns for the supernatural, magic powers and/or a cosmic sense of wisdom? We’ve got some books for you.

SlushPile

The Slush Pile Brigade

Samuel Marquis

Rating:  star star star star star 

Simmer

Simmer and Smoke

Peggy Lampman

Rating:  star star star star star 

Mask

The Mask Maker

Ken Ulano

Rating:  star star star star star 

Latest Reviews
fireworks
Tasty Bits  |    |  August 31, 2015

Final Firecracker

Word had come down that there was only one firecracker left in New Jersey.


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Dancing
IR Book Review  |  August 28, 2015

COME DANCING’s memorable heroine and witty writing are the cornerstones of this novel. by Leslie Wells

Rating:  star star star star star 

COME DANCING is the story of a lovable young book publisher’s assistant who finds herself thrust into a world she never expected when she falls into a whirlwind romance with the guitarist of a famous rock band.


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saving mona
All About the Book  |    |  August 27, 2015

Gerri Chanel on “Saving Mona Lisa: The Battle to Protect the Louvre and its Treasures During World War II”

Saving Mona Lisa is a fascinating read for anyone interested in history, art, France, Paris, the Louvre or simply a gripping, inspirational story.


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Island
IR Book Review  |  August 28, 2015

Aliens on Hawaii? Find out in: AN UNUSUAL ISLAND by D.L. Finn

Rating:  star star star star star 

A blend of science fiction and fantasy, AN UNUSUAL ISLAND follows a pair of American twins who discover an alien race hiding the remains of their world on what appears to be a Hawaiian island.


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go set
Alike But Indie  |    |  August 26, 2015

If You Liked “Go Set A Watchman”, You’ll LOVE…

Choosing an indie book is hard. We’re here to help.


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DrinkDirt
IR Book Review  |  August 26, 2015

A vengeful ex-con seeking justice leaves a trail of bodies in: DRINK DIRT, EAT STONE by Kyle Fleishman

Rating:  star star star star star 

A member of the Native Syndicate gang is sent to prison for murder. After serving his time, he is released but not after being given a task from Michael Wolfe, a fellow prisoner and fellow member of the gang.


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spanners
All About the Book  |    |  August 25, 2015

Jonathan Maas on His Award-Winning Sci-Fi Book “Spanners: The Fountain of Youth”

The idea that differing lifespans could give beings strange powers came about when I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Namibia, Africa.


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Kasmah
IR Book Review  |  August 24, 2015

KASMAH FORMA: The three worlds in one by S. Vagus

Rating:  star star star star star 

KASMAH-FORMA is part of the story of the peoples and places on the world of Kasmah, a planet of deserts, forests, and a city where learning and power struggles are intertwined.


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Betty-photo-1
IR Interview  |    |  August 24, 2015

Former Trad Publisher Betty Sargent Talks BookWorks + Her Interest in Indie

Former EIC of William Morrow, Exec Editor of Harper Collins + Delacorte Press, Fiction + Books Editor of Cosmo on Joining the Indie Team


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Doomsday
IR Book Review  |  August 24, 2015

Against popular opinion, a scientist seeks contact with aliens in: AWAITING THE DOOMSDAY by Paul Slutsky

Rating:  star star star star star 

A scientist must decide the best interests of humanity while on a mission to make contact with a mysterious extraterrestrial craft.


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indie voice
Indie Voice  |    |  August 21, 2015

Genre Discrimination: Speaking Out In Defense of Romance

French Students Self-Pub Books for Underprivileged Haitian Kids, How to Price Your New Indie Book, A Bestselling Indie Helps Puts Kids to Sleep + more in this week’s round-up


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Depravity
IR Book Review  |  August 24, 2015

A classic tale combined with supernatural romance and fantasy in: DEPRAVITY: A BEASTLY TALE by MJ Haag

Rating:  star star star star star 

A heroine in a world filled with captivating secrets. This enchanting setting harkens back to the original fairy tale while still punctuated with colorful and thrilling twists.


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