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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FALLIBLE: A Memoir of a Young Physician’s Struggle with Mental Illness

By Kyle Bradford Jones
Rating:
4.8 / 5

FALLIBLE is Kyle Bradford Jones's memoir of a being a young physician while struggling with mental illness.

IR Approved

VESTIGE

By Monique Gliozzi
Rating:
4.5 / 5

Psychologist Dr. Maxwell Stein is visited by a client from the past with an urgent message. As he uncovers this woman's story of being plagued...

IR Approved

THE DAGDA RING

By Neal DenHartog
Rating:
4.5 / 5

Two teenagers must find a magic ring in order to protect the souls of those who dream at night in THE DAGDA RING.

IR Approved

HANDS OF THE SON: Christ Victorious

By Michael E. Doren
Rating:
4.0 / 5

The year is 2093 and Armageddon is just seven years away. The world is ruled almost exclusively by Sharia Law and Lucifer is preparing for...

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DID YOU HEAR ABOUT STUART’S DESERT BURIAL?

By David Bath
Rating:
4.0 / 5

DID YOU HEAR ABOUT STUART’S DESERT BURIAL? is a sex and crime-infused Western-American road story, with hints of “Lolita” and “Thelma & Louise.”

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NINE WAYS TO EMPOWER TWEENS #LIFESKILLS

By Kathleen Boucher
Rating:
5.0 / 5

NINE WAYS TO EMPOWER TWEENS #LIFESKILLS is packed with useful tips, exercises and references to help teenagers build a strong personal foundation. 

IR Approved

HOMOAMERICAN

By Michael Dane
Rating:
4.0 / 5

In HOMOAMERICAN, Michael K. Dane tells the story of his life, including his mother's escape from an abusive household, a career built on showmanship that...

IR Approved

UNTOLD MAYHEM: An Assortment of Violence

By Mark Tullius
Rating:
4.0 / 5

UNTOLD MAYHEM is a collection of short horror stories, each of which revolves around or culminates in an act of violence. Some feature supernatural specters...

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TOXIC COOKOUT

By Rob Dinsmoor
Rating:
4.6 / 5

TOXIC COOKOUT is a biting yet appetizing collection of short stories ranging from real-world horrors to fantasy tales involving otherworldly predators turned loose on suburbia.

IR Approved

ENTWINE

By Tracey Shearer
Rating:
4.0 / 5

The central mystery of ENTWINE concerns who is murdering the young women of a sleepy Scottish town and why.

IR Approved

SPIRALS OF FATE

By Tim Holden
Rating:
5.0 / 5

SPIRALS OF FATE takes readers through a fictionalized account of Kett's Rebellion, an uprising by farmers and laborers that took place in Edward VI's short...

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THE JOURNEY OF AN ACORN

By Corey Wolff
Rating:
5.0 / 5

THE JOURNEY OF AN ACORN is the story of how a little acorn abandoned a life of pain and discovered the secret to a meaningful...

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