The Rumble Hunters

By Courtney B. Dunlap

Five year old James is awakened in the night to a rumbling sound. He heads out to investigate the sound. Along the way he is joined by his siblings and their variety of pets. The adventure has them exploring in the dark where their imagination make the shadows come alive . Through delightful prose and wonderful illustrations the kids finally find the source of the noise. It is a delightful book that will have your kids giggling at bedtime. I loved this book! It was fun the illustrations were fabulous!

Color Blind Friends

by William Bentrim

In this book Mikey, who is white, and Dejon, who is black discuss the events of 2020. From the pandemic, wearing masks, corrupt cops, racial unrest and looting. They agree that there are good and bad in all groups. It is a refreshing look at adult subjects from the prospective of a young person. The boys c0me to realize that change is needed and they can help make that change for future generations. This is an excellent book for our current times and events.

Little Black Girl

by Brittany Green

Little Black Girl is a wonderfully written and illustrated story that reminds young girls of their worth. The author references famous black women from Egyptian Queens to current pop culture icons like Oprah and Beyonce. This story encourages young girls to reach their potential and to always remember their worth.

A Place With A Past

by Marlene Ratledge Buchanan

Some secrets stay dead and buried. Some come back to haunt you.

Patty was mourning the death of her beloved  Great Aunt Belle, or “Ring a Ding, as she called her. As the only living  family member, she became the heir to the family farm and the surprising contents. Patty never expected to inherit two ghosts, and family secrets that had long been buried. In a town where everyone knows everything about their neighbors, murder, moonshine, and mystery threatens her happiness with William. Will Patty and William be able to solve the mystery and put the spirits to rest or will Clarisse and Morton drive them away? This cozy mystery will have you thinking twice about opening closed doors.

My 10 Red Hot Reads!

To me anytime is a good time to read. Summer is here and some folks are headed to the lake or the mountains or the beach to relax. Why not take along a great book to read while you are relaxing? Some of my personal favorites will be listed below. Check out the review page for more information on what the book is about. Although I am calling them “red hot reads” they are not all romance or sizzle. There might be something here for everyone. They are listed in no particular order.

  1. Love Me True by Melissa Crosby
  2. Crimson Dreams by Georgiana Fields
  3. Cold Fear by Rick Mofina
  4. Sorrow Wood by Raymond Atkins
  5. Bertha by Mike Ragland
  6. Madam May by Janet Hogan Chapman
  7. Jaybird’s Song by Kathy Wilson Florence
  8. Protecting Melissa by Mary Marvella
  9. Fireworks in Jubilee by Linda Joyce, Melissa Klein, Rachel Jones
  10. Finding Faith in Maryville Tennessee by Julia Lynch

Welcome to Indie Author Book Reviews

Just a few books by some of my favorite indie authors .

Hello, and welcome to Indie Author Book reviews. I have been a book reviewer for a number of years and had a blog with various book reviews, product reviews and recipes. I stopped reviewing about two years ago when my time and energy was needed elsewhere. the time is now right for me to start back. On this blog I will only be reviewing indie authors. Why, only indie authors and not traditionally published? There are so many great indie authors out there that people are not aware of. They have great stories that would rival most any by traditionally published authors. My hope is to give support to those hard working authors and help you find you next favorite book.

Mary