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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INDIAN SUMMER AND OTHER STORIES

Rating: 4
INDIAN SUMMER AND OTHER STORIES is a series of subtle remembrances, drawn by a deft hand, suggesting the world is at six-and-sevens normally, not on that rare and odd day.
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THEO AND A HORSE NAMED ROCKET

Rating: 2.5
A young boy must find his way back to happiness after a double tragedy.
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CHRIS KRINGLE'S COPS

Rating: 3
A young girl, grieving the loss of her mother, must take over her mother's old job – as a cop in the service of Santa Claus himself.
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WHEN THOUGHT TURNS TO LIGHT

Rating: 3.2
WHEN THOUGHT TURNS TO LIGHT by Patrick Paul Garlinger is a clear and concise overview of popular spiritual thought and practices.
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THREE YOUR LIFE

Rating: 3
Building on a solid foundation to achieve success in life is the engine that drives THREE YOUR LIFE.
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IF OUR WORLD WAS WHITE

Rating: 3
"IF OUR WORLD WAS WHITE" explains what would happen if colors were lost to the world.
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SEEKERS: Finding Our Way Home

Rating: 3
Paul Dunion EdD offers advice to spiritual seekers on how to continue their quest for a deeper and better self throughout their lives.
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MONARCHS invites you into a world of glamor and intrigue

Rating: 3
An ambitious but discouraged cubicle drone is given a chance to achieve his dreams in MONARCHS. But is it worth the price he’ll have to pay?
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LESSONS LEARNED, stories about the life of a likeable and admirable man

Rating: 4
An Air Force veteran, husband, father, and “real-life Clark Griswold” tells stories from his long and eventful life.
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MADAME BEY’S: HOME TO BOXING LEGENDS

Rating: 3.9
An in-depth look at an unheralded female boxing trainer, and the cast of characters that defined her.
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SOMETHING'S BOUND TO HAPPEN, a reflection on where the personal and the political meet

Rating: 3.5
In Michael Kasenow's latest collection of poetry, the author reflects on the personal, the political, and the intersection where these themes meet.
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WHAT THE RIVER KNOWS: CONVERSATIONS WITH THE NATURAL WORLD

Rating: 4
The cycles of human life reflected in the beauty of nature are the main focus of the collection of poems in WHAT THE RIVER KNOWS: CONVERSATIONS WITH THE NATURAL WORLD.
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DESCRIPTIONS OF HEAVEN

Rating: 4
DESCRIPTIONS OF HEAVEN is a short and moody chronicle by a husband who is watching his wife die of cancer while striving to make sense of it all.
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Humanity’s Last Hope For Survival Is A Gamer With Amnesia In GAME OVER

Rating: 2
As the lone survivor and winner of the deathmatch, Ekko Everlasting is captured by a small group of rebels who explain that a central computer controls the world and everything in it and Ekko is, inexplicably, humanity’s last hope for survival.
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Be prepared for blood and betrayal galore in THE BEAUTY IN DARKNESS

Rating: 3.7
Newly turned vampire Edrea—whose sister sets out to find her when she goes missing—struggles to overcome her thirst for blood and figure out who to trust in this dark urban fantasy.
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THE BLACK RIVER CHRONICLES LEVEL ONE is an entertaining fantasy novel

Rating: 3
In a land of monsters, magic and mystery, teenagers learn how to be heroes in THE BLACK RIVER CHRONICLES LEVEL ONE.
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PATHS OF FEAR, a diverse anthology that will engage both mind and heart

Rating: 2.5
A collection of short stories, essays, poems and collected proverbs concerning fear.
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CHIPPED BLACK NAIL POLISH paints an authentic picture of puppy love

Rating: 3
CHIPPED BLACK NAIL POLISH drops us into the mind of the angst-ridden Nicholas, who gets caught up in the whirlwind of an older woman and lands deep in the heart of 1989 counterculture, where the chief exports are sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll.
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A harrowing post-apocalyptic trek across a war-torn and devastated US in THE AFTER WAR

Rating: 3.9
THE AFTER WAR: PART I TO ALICE is a gripping tale about the great lengths people will go in order to stay alive and protect those they love in a cruel and lawless world.
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A young woman earmarked as trailer trash has mysterious powers in DARK TOUCH

Rating: 4.5
A young woman's underwhelming life suddenly heads in another direction when she not only meets the love of her life but also discovers that she has incredible powers.
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Relive the 2015-2016 Cleveland Cavaliers season with KING JAMES BRINGS THE LAND A CROWN

Rating: 3.8
Starting with the loss of the 2015 NBA Championship, KING JAMES BRINGS THE LAND A CROWN explores the long quest for redemption at the 2016 finals.
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Delicious erotic action in CHASING WREN'S TALE

Rating: 3.5
An immortal berserker werewolf hooks up with a nymph/yoga instructor– but will an old blood debt make him kill her instead?
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INTO THE FUNHOUSE, a story of life

Rating: 4
INTO THE FUNHOUSE is not a story of being healed and renewed; it is a story of a father, a husband, a dedicated employee, a man who is sick—who keeps on living despite it all, or perhaps, because of it all.