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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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Worth Dying For

By M. Lee Lederhos

Rating:  star star star star star 

US Army Ranger Henry Black Bear, a Lakota Sioux, is witness to the wrongful death of a friend in Ranger School at the hands of a sadistic, racist staff sergeant. The sergeant is put on trial and Henry is one of the men to give a deposition to specialist Olivia Chelouche. He isn’t supposed to see Olivia again, but Henry can’t get her out of his head.

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Ange’el

By Jamie Le Fay

Rating:  star star star star star 

ANGE’EL offers readers the chance to enjoy a well-blended mix of reality and fantasy. There are also elements of politics, history, romance, action, and science fiction.

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Kracker Flats

By Mario Iezzoni

Rating:  star star star star star 

A huge hurricane drives a suburban woman and her kids from their protected upper-class community to a world full of rural eccentrics.

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Diving for Pearls: A Thinking Journey with Hannah Arendt

By Kathleen B. Jones

Rating:  star star star star star 

DIVING FOR PEARLS is, in effect, a dual biography of Kathleen Jones and Hannah Arendt, a journey in which Jones explores Arendt’s life and works for insight into her own life and the human condition in general.

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Waiting for the Voo

By Dean Ammerman

Rating:  star star star star star 

Buried beneath the outlandish circumstances of world annihilation is a lesson in empowerment.

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Swing Set

By Joann Kadish

Rating:  star star star star star 

This erotic novel explores what happens when one discontented married couple ventures into internet porn and sex clubs.

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The Northern Star: The Civil War

By Mike Gullickson

Rating:  star star star star star 

Picking up about a decade from author Mike Gullickson’s first NORTHERN STAR book, THE CIVIL WAR takes place in a bleak future where the whole Middle East is occupied territory, the biggest corporation on Earth makes a mind-link VR-type internet, and the U.S. military’s most advanced weapon is cyborg super-soldiers.

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The Postulant

By Mario Iezzoni

Rating:  star star star star star 

The title of Mario Iezzoni’s THE POSTULANT indicates to the reader that it is going to be largely about some aspect of women seeking a religious life in the Catholic Church.

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Black Moon Draw

By Lizzy Ford

Rating:  star star star star star 

When Naia is magically transported from our world to one depicted in a book she read, she must fight to understand unfamiliar dangers, her own unreliable powers, and the terrifying but alluring Shadow Knight bent on conquering it all.

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A Star Called Lucky

By Bapsy Jain

Rating:  star star star star star 

A formerly successful businesswoman turned investigator for the New York State Department of Corrections becomes involved in a search for a legendary miracle cure in India.

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Twisted Body: Dance Theory of Argentine Tango

By Igor Polk

Rating:  star star star star star 

TWISTED BODY: DANCE THEORY OF ARGENTINE TANGO, by Igor Polk, is not for the layman. The book contains complicated instructions for various steps and poses essential for the dance of Argentine Tango.

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Witch’s Dark

By Ken Davis

Rating:  star star star star star 

All is not well in Colonial Massachusetts in 1736.The witches of Salem have become restive, demons prowl the colony and the Rattlesnake Society is challenging the iron fist of the Crown. In order to protect Boston from the spells cast by the witches, Gov. Whitelocke has employed Dr. Ephraim Rush as the colonial Doctor of Magical Sciences.