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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SHE’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

By Steve Bensinger
Rating:
2.8 / 5.0

SHE’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS is a holiday novel that tells the story of one family’s struggle with grief and loss.

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WALK THE DOG

By Isabel Jolie
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

WALK THE DOG by Isabel Jolie brings two unlikely characters -- a creative, moneyed new adult and an in-debt vet -- together in an emotionally...

THE ALBUM

By Sian Ceinwen
Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

The ex-girlfriend of an international rock star reflects on the joys and heartbreaks of their relationship when she sees him for the first time in...

IR Approved

WE’RE HERE FOR YOU MY GODDESS

By Lynda Colucci
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

No longer a neophyte of the dom/sub culture, the housewife heroine of I’M HERE FOR YOU MY GODDESS is back for more lifestyle exploration in...

TRUST ME

By Isabel Jolie
Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

Olivia Grayson fled abroad to get over her heartbreak after discovering her lover's infidelity, but now she's back, a business student with a plan for...

THE LETTERS SHE LEFT BEHIND

By Cami Nihipali
Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

THE LETTERS SHE LEFT BEHIND by CL Walters explores the nature of love and loss, along with the complexities of a possible crime.

RESUMING EDEN

By M Brown
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

As the apocalypse comes to a climax, Earth is conquered by an inter-dimensional, godlike being intent on guiding humanity into a better era. In the...

IR Approved

THE NEXT ELECTION

By Landon Wallace
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Having withdrawn from the Texas gubernatorial election to spare his family scandal, Blake Buchanan knows his marriage and his political career are likely over. But...

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TWO SCANDALS ARE BETTER THAN ONE

By Nancy Yeager
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

TWO SCANDALS ARE BETTER THAN ONE is the third book in Nancy Yeager’s "Harrow’s Finest Five Series" and follows Lady Lucinda Wagner and she attempts...

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THE KNOWING

By Brit Lunden
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

A mysterious car accident near his property in Bulwark, Georgia causes JB Stratton to reflect on his high school romance with his wife, Ellie Bronson,...

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POLARITY

By Virginia Ford
Rating:
4.8 / 5.0

A divorced doctor undergoes a sexual awakening and delves into the world of online kink in hopes of finding her perfect BDSM partner in POLARITY.

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BURNING CANDLES

By Sue Star, Bill Beatty
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

A young woman with a troubled past flees to a new life in Brazil only to find that the danger she thought she escaped has...

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