Indie book reviews

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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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WILLOW’S RIDGE

By Gisèle L Grieves
Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

When carefree, twenty-five-year-old Ally is set up on a blind date by her friend and business partner, Cassie, she does not give it too much...

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SAFELIGHT

By Casey Lown
Rating:
4.8 / 5.0

Torn between her head and her heart, an aimless young woman with baggage to spare attempts to write herself the future she’s always wanted by...

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WAR STORY

By Rolf C. Margenau
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

In the dark days of World War II, four Americans of German descent experience the conflict between the United States and Nazi Germany. Through their...

ORPHEUS RISING

By Lance Lee
Rating:
3.9 / 5.0

A stifled boy, his grieving father, and a dancing elephant brave many trials on a quest to the underworld to save the boy’s mother, rediscovering...

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DARCY LANE

By James T. Graham
Rating:
4.8 / 5.0

After witnessing a horrific act of violence at the age of seven, a young woman struggles to outrun her past and the impossibly long shadow...

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COUNTRY HEARTS

By Gisèle L Grieves
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

Jenny is recovering from an unimaginable tragedy when Sam inadvertently comes to her rescue, again and again in Gisèle L. Grieves' COUNTRY HEARTS.

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SEARCHING FOR JIMMY PAGE

By Christy Alexander Hallberg
Rating:
4.9 / 5.0

Music and madness merge as a young girl searches for her identity in the wake of a family tragedy in Christy Alexander Hallberg's SEARCHING FOR...

I TOLD YOU SO! DONALD TRUMP: THE AWFUL YEARS

By Stump Connolly
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

Longtime political correspondent Stump Connolly collects five years' worth of his coverage of Donald Trump.

THE MUSIC STALKER

By Bruce J. Berger
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

Kayla Covo, whose mother Adel struggles with schizophrenia, is a musical prodigy and a superstar in the world of classical music by her early teens....

EUDORA SPACE KID: The Great Engine Room Takeover

By David Horn
Rating:
3.8 / 5.0

EUDORA SPACE KID is a new series for elementary readers about a spunky girl who is determined to conduct experiments on her spaceship home, no...

THE RAYBRIGHT CAPER

By B.B. Teeter
Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

When Harvey Grant recruits a kid named Mark Hatcher to help him with a complex heist, he knows exactly what he’s getting. Mark, a bisexual...

PINK GALLERY TO MAR SUITE

By C L
Rating:
1.1 / 5.0

In a future where androids are self-aware and ubiquitous, PINK GALLERY TO MAR SUITE follows unit ICQA-1037, whose programming doesn’t prevent killing humans, as he...

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