Indie Book Reviews

  • One star = Really bad; there’s a reason this book is self-pubbed.
  • Two stars = Mediocre, but one or two bright spots.
  • Three stars = Good; worth reading.
  • Four stars = Very good.
  • Five stars = Excellent; must-read.
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LAST SONG AND DANCE

Rating: 2
An author goes back to his home town to write his final work before dying - but reality and fantasy collide and blend until it's unclear who's writing and who's being written.
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THE ABCs OF RETAIL MANAGEMENT

Rating: 4.5
A retail manager explains the basics of how to successfully run a store.
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SAMMIE & BUDGIE

Rating: 3.5
Simon Burchwood’s son Sammie is definitely not your typical third grader.
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WENDALL’S LULLABY

Rating: 3.2
An epic mystery that blends science, political intrigue, and everyone’s favorite sea-mammal: the dolphin.
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The perils of power in THE HEALER’S CURSE

Rating: 5
THE HEALER’S CURSE is the thrilling tale of an emergency room nurse who discovers he has a gift for healing beyond anyone’s wildest dreams.
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Join in an exciting caper with ISABEL AND SIOFRA: THE HEIST OF 2098

Rating: 3.7
Isabel Akilina and Siofra O’Malley are new fifth-grade students at an elementary school on Earth’s moon in the year 2115. The two students are instantly united by their newbee status and their love of solving mysteries, but when their curiosity leads them to accidentally travel back in time, will they be able to solve the mystery of how to get home?
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Present-day minority politics overshadow future America in AGENTS OF HOPE

Rating: 4
AGENTS OF HOPE delivers a believable dystopian future of America, where new prejudice mimics that of the current day.
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Politics, Power and The Church mix up a fatal brew in THE SHEPHERD'S CALCULUS

Rating: 3.8
A chilling tale of how the Catholic Church's pedophile scandal continues to affect lives, even those not directly involved.
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HOW I’M SPENDING MY AFTERLIFE

Rating: 4.3
When HOW I’M SPENDING MY AFTERLIFE’s arrogant lawyer protagonist finds himself on the wrong side of the law, he enacts a complicated plot to fake his death so that his family can pocket the life insurance money—but things go awry when he returns to his home one final time and strikes up a ghostly relationship with his four-year-old daughter.
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THE WOLVES WITHIN OUR WALLS bursts with danger, intrigue, and questions of morality

Rating: 4.8
Zoe Wilkes is unable to pull her life together—until April 21, 2021, when the power blinks off, the internet goes down, and society collapses around her.
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Wheels within wheels turn and twist in SANCTION

Rating: 2.8
A murdered academic begins a cascading series of plots and schemes between Western intelligence agencies and non-state actors in SANCTION.
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TERMINAL SECRET, an action-packed suspense that packs a wicked punch of mortality and morality.

Rating: 4
Would you kill for revenge? Two smart aleck detectives team up with a mastermind private investigator to solve a series of shocking deaths that rock one of the Nation’s most popular crime locales.
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FINAL SEASON: Monsters and eldtritch horrors may be no match for humanity's own capacity for evil

Rating: 4.1
FINAL SEASON is a mind churning, abstract masterpiece that reveals humanity’s insecurities, emotions, and subconscious thoughts through first person accounts.
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BAJA CLAVIUS: MOON MEN DEEP INSIDE

Rating: 3.3
From lawless desert brutality to bombastic gay sex to secret celestial time travel, BAJA CLAVIUS: MOON MEN DEEP INSIDE rides quite the otherworldly wave
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True love, tries to overcome death in PAST OBSESSION

Rating: 4.3
PAST OBSESSION: A TIME TRAVEL THRILLER, asks the age old question of whether we can change history and if we do, will it negatively upset the world as we know it?
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David Rice weaves wonder and world-building in SPARKWEAVER

Rating: 3.5
Continuing the events from STARWATCHER, SPARKWEAVER follows the redemption of the former royal starwatcher Muren, even as his homeland sinks into the chaos brought on by the rule of a cruel and capricious king.
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UNLOCKING THE CAGE: From punching bags to personal stories

Rating: 3.4
UNLOCKING THE CAGE is a detailed account of one former fighter's journey around the United States to find out what motivates fighters to fight and who they are beyond the cage.
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A government secret has a devastating impact on World War II servicemen in BETRAYED: SECRECY, LIES, AND CONSEQUENCES

Rating: 4.4
BETRAYED tells the true story of Allied airmen whose imprisonment at Buchenwald during World War II was kept top-secret by U.S. intelligence so that former Nazi rocket scientists could be brought to America without public controversy.
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LONERS AND MOTHERS

Rating: 4
A collection of short, lyrical poems on topics ranging from the natural world (and the emotions it stirs) to family and other relationships.
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IF IT BLOWS THREE DAYS

Rating: 2.9
Rob Wheat has led a fast-paced, alcohol-fueled life, one that’s slowly fallen apart at the seams. Having suffered a stroke, he finds himself mixed up in a death, though he’s not entirely sure how. In the aftermath, who are his friends, and who’s playing on his disabilities?
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Three clever and captivating stories weave in themes of companionship and friendship in BOYS

Rating: 5
Two short stories and one novella, set during three stages (school age, adolescence, young adulthood) of three different boys, capture the essence of companionship and friendship.
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ALI’S BEES

Rating: 4.5
A displaced boy from Iraq uses his knowledge of beekeeping to make friends at his new school in America in ALI’S BEES.
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DENNIS AND GREER Finds True Love In The Written Word

Rating: 3.9
DENNIS AND GREER, edited by Molly Gould, is a collection of love letters from the Vietnam War era that chronicles the evolving romance and relationship of the two titular characters.
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Humor and horror mix and match in RENTED SOULS

Rating: 4
Dwarf was just another average guy until he got tricked into selling his soul to a demon. Now he finds himself embroiled in the not-so-secret war with extra-dimensional monstrosities threatening our world... with horrifying and hilarious consequences.