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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SOLE SILENCE

Rating: 4
In SOLE SILENCE, author M.AR.S brings the social media age into the cliques that inevitably form in high school, with a character that did not grow up on even the most basic of technologies and, as a result, is shunned because of it.
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PLAINS TO THE PACIFIC

Rating: 5
PLAINS TO THE PACIFIC is the autobiography of Robert Slothower, a pioneer farmer and rancher whose life and adventures spanned several states and over eighty years.
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NUMBERS GAME

Rating: 3.8
Imagine a nation in which every citizen’s net societal worth can be boiled down to a single rating – one that is forever tattooed on their forehead for all to see. Now imagine what would happen if the system that awarded those ratings was broken – perhaps even corrupt. That’s the premise of NUMBERS GAME.
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EXPECTING SUNSHINE

Rating: 5
The author, mourning for a baby son who died in her arms at birth, must confront the depths of her loss and find healing when she becomes pregnant with her third child.
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REAL FOOD FOR HEALTHY PEOPLE: A recipe and resource guide

Rating: 4.5
REAL FOOD FOR HEALTHY PEOPLE is the recipe and resource guide that proves eating well can be done deliciously.
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THE AMARANT

Rating: 2.8
Part high school drama and part paranormal adventure, THE AMARANT brings fiction to life when a high school student uncovers the existence of vampires and unlocks a deadly secret about her own genetic makeup.
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FEDERAL PRISON HANDBOOK

Rating: 5
Christopher Zoukis, a prison inmate turned writer, advocate, and law student, offers a comprehensive guide to how to survive, avoid conflict, and seek out opportunities to better oneself while incarcerated.
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A JOURNEY WITH PANIC

Rating: 5
The authors explain cognitive behavioral techniques for dealing with panic attacks.
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BABY BOOMER ENTREPRENEUR

Rating: 4
BABY BOOMER ENTREPRENEUR gives the reader strategies on how to achieve financial independence that, unfortunately in books of this type, can only be validated by practicing them.
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MAIL-ORDER ANNIE

Rating: 4
The main character in MAIL-ORDER ANNIE is a trailer park-dwelling English teacher named Frank who is afflicted with considerable sexual frustration.
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PINK SLIPS

Rating: 5
Not since "Rosemary’s Baby" has a thriller revealed how vulnerable women are when pregnant.
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Drugs, photography and murder in DARKROOM

Rating: 5
DARKROOM is a highly-polished atmospheric descent into a seedy world of drugs, murder and photography populated by vibrant characters.
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RADAR ROAD: THE BEST OF ON IMPULSE

Rating: 4.5
RADAR ROAD: THE BEST OF ON IMPULSE is a collection of twenty-five exquisite short stories artfully strung together by Best New American Voices nominee Nath Jones.
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MISTS OF THE SERENGETI

Rating: 4.7
"Everything is one...we are all connected." That profound Maasai saying is the theme brilliantly explored through the characters and plot of this new romantic literary fiction.
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SOMETIMES I'M SO SMART I ALMOST FEEL LIKE A REAL PERSON

Rating: 3.7
SOMETIMES I'M SO SMART is an intriguing, illuminating look at the problems with refusing to acknowledge others as people, not pawns.
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THE LAST TRAIN

Rating: 3.8
THE LAST TRAIN by Michael Pronko features mystery, intrigue and thrills in the heart of the Tokyo metropolis.
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CREATING STORIES

Rating: 4.5
The author explains how to write a coherent and compelling work of fiction.
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DESPAIR TO DELIVERANCE: A True Story of Triumph Over Severe Mental Illness

Rating: 3.2
DESPAIR TO DELIVERANCE: A TRUE STORY OF TRIUMPH OVER SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESS explores the shifting relationship between a therapist and her client in an interesting case study of a woman suffering from multiple psychiatric disorders.
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THE DEAD DAYS JOURNAL: VOLUME 1

Rating: 3.8
Leona (Leo) Marrok is one of the last humans to survive the apocalypse, or “Dead Days.” Life for her small community, held together by her father, Vincent, gets even more difficult with the emergence of a new supernatural threat, causing a tragic rift between father and daughter that threatens to tear their community apart.
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Heartfelt Romance and Complex Characters Make SHELTER MY HEART A Worthwhile Read

Rating: 4.5
When SHELTER MY HEART's Jenny Lynch meets handsome billionaire Devon Soames, she's down on her luck, unsure of her future, and panicking about a family member in mortal trouble.
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WHAT IS MAN

Rating: 3
WHAT IS MAN is a book for Christians looking for a strategy that keeps them sane and happy in the oft-times bruising and unkind modern world.
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An ancient prophecy threatens the fates of a warrior princess and her people in APOLLO’S RAVEN

Rating: 4.5
Caught between a forbidden romance and the loyalty to her kingdom, a Celtic warrior princess with mystical powers must break a sinister curse.
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A LOOSE END

Rating: 4
David Morsilli’s A LOOSE END is an admirable juggling act combining the CIA, stolen art, and Hitler into what is essentially a North-By-Northwest chase novel.
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REFUSING EXCALIBUR

Rating: 3.4
The galaxy is at war, and nobody knows it quite as well as Victor Selan, whose planet has just been blown unceremoniously to smithereens.