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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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December 9, 2022

RUSALKA

By R. Van Brabant
Rating:
3.7 / 5.0

In this short novel of survival horror four teenagers have gathered at a lakeside cabin to pay tribute to their recently departed friend. Under the...

IR Approved
December 9, 2022

LOVE STORIES

By Katherine Villyard
Rating:
4.8 / 5.0

Sixteen gripping, speculative short stories that unmask the faces of love beating in the hearts of mortals, Gods, mystics and robots – including a string...

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December 9, 2022

SQUEEZE: A Romantic Adventure

By Hiram Davis
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

A "romantic adventure" that pairs an offbeat rom-dram premise with an action/thriller outline.

IR Approved
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

A 9/11 conspiracy thriller that takes a serious-minded, analytical look at the sprawling chain of events that may have led to America's most devastating terrorist...

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December 7, 2022

A SONG FOR LEONARD

By A.I. Fabler
Rating:
4.8 / 5.0

A man flies from England to New York only to find himself captive in the U.S. after his passport is confiscated. Told it was an...

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Rating:
4.8 / 5.0

A former military contractor under government protection flees with his girlfriend across the United States, chased by a cunning killer who has a job to...

December 5, 2022

Texas Toast

By Mark Leggett
Rating:
2.5 / 5.0

Growing up, Sunny Evans had very little contact with her mom, but when she learns she's been murdered in her hometown, Sunny goes there looking...

December 5, 2022

UNANIMITY

By Alexandra Almeida
Rating:
3.8 / 5.0

A powerful young woman in charge of a massive virtual universe resurrects its gloomy creator in the hopes of preventing its destruction.

IR Approved
December 5, 2022

KILLER CLONES

By WLVE
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Out for revenge for the death of his daughter, a CIA agent becomes involved in halting an evil scientist’s plot to replace world leaders with...

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December 5, 2022

THE MAGICAL LANDS OF MIDENDHIL

By Davide Simon Mazzoli
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

A teenage boy’s world is turned upside down when he discovers that he originates from a magical land called Midendhil and that this realm is...

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December 2, 2022

LIGHT OF HONOR (Primeval Origins, Book 2)

By B.A. Vonsik
Rating:
4.4 / 5.0

In B.A. Vonsik's LIGHT OF HONOR, humanity's oldest myths and legends are real. And when past and future collide in an eternal conflict between light...

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December 2, 2022

BEYOND THE FATHER

By Opëshum Patroz
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

On the tiny world of Xżyber, rival factions vie for dwindling resources as a mysterious god looks on, in BEYOND THE FATHER, the first novel...

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