Indie book reviews

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Our Reviewers won’t judge your book as compared to other self-published titles, but against other books, period. Our ratings are based on the following criteria, although reviewers are able to award partial stars (i.e. a 1.3 or a 4.7), rather than rounding up or down to a whole or half number.

1/5

Really bad 
Work on it.

2/5

Mediocre
1-2 bright spots.

3/5

Good
Worth reading.

4/5

Very Good
1-2 spots that need work

5/5

Excellent!
Must-read.

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IR Approved

THE WATER’S FINE

By Janice Coy
Rating:
4.5 / 5

After their week long scuba diving excursion is rocked by tragedy, two women share a friendship forged from grief and work to overcome their trauma...

IR Approved

SECTION ROADS

By Mike Murphey
Rating:
4.5 / 5

SECTION ROADS tells the story of a small-town cozy, alternating between suspense and humor, while covering a broad territory of friendship and enmity, homicide, and...

IR Approved

WHAT WE DO FOR LOVE

By Anne Pfeffer
Rating:
5.0 / 5

WHAT WE DO FOR LOVE is a captivating story about the depths of a mother’s love.

THE SCREAM OF THE EAGLE

By Marcus Lynn Dean
Rating:
3.5 / 5

James Mendez is the son of one of the wealthiest and most powerful men in the world, in a future where the gap between rich...

THE CHOKER

By Lee Carl
Rating:
4.3 / 5

When a necklace worth millions appears in an eagle's nest, witnessed by a world of on-line nest-cam watchers, secrets unravel involving the highest echelons of...

DIFFERENT

By Datta Groover
Rating:
3.8 / 5

Datta Groover’s DIFFERENT is a profound exploration into the meaning of family and the value in overcoming challenges, which sit in deep-lying family issues to...

IR Approved

DEADBREAK

By Jorge Sanchez
Rating:
4.8 / 5

In the aftermath of DEADBREAK, the outbreak of a fungus that brings the dead back to life as flesh-eating zombies, Jeremiah Reid must travel across...

ON THIS DAY

By Joseph DiFrancesco and Oak Anderson
Rating:
3.8 / 5

America fights back when the next 9-11 style attack launches in ON THIS DAY.

IR Approved

DÉJÀ VU ALL OVER AGAIN

By Larry Brill
Rating:
4.0 / 5

The hero of DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN heads back to high school to recapture his youth…and lost love.

IR Approved

NO EASY MONEY

By Delvin Chatterson
Rating:
4.0 / 5

An organized crime syndicate learns that a computer entrepreneur is no pushover in NO EASY MONEY.

IR Approved

THE MIND OF GOD

By Bevan Frank
Rating:
4.0 / 5

Follow Elizabeth Greene as she tracks clues left by her suddenly missing father in THE MIND OF GOD.

IR Approved

#WALK

By Ovid House
Rating:
4.1 / 5

#WALK plots out the personal and professional struggles of a populist, grassroots movement to bring a more pure democracy to the United States.

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