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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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OVER THE HILLS OF GREEN

By E. V. Svetova
Rating:
3.2 / 5

A stand-alone story in E.V. Svetova’s Green Hills series, OVER THE HILLS OF GREEN brings a fresh take to the fantasy genre by grounding its...

A Colorado mayor learns to balance love and work in BEST LAID PLANS & OTHER DISASTERS

By Amy Rivers
Rating:
2.5 / 5

Gwen Marsh struggles to balance a relationship with the rigors of becoming the mayor of a Colorado town in BEST LAID PLANS & OTHER DISASTERS.

CHIPPED BLACK NAIL POLISH paints an authentic picture of puppy love

By Nicholas Tanek
Rating:
3.0 / 5

CHIPPED BLACK NAIL POLISH drops us into the mind of the angst-ridden Nicholas, who gets caught up in the whirlwind of an older woman and...

Stories about cars, war, and life-altering moral choices in: SNAPSHOTS

By Alasdair Gardner
Rating:
2.5 / 5

In this short story collection, the lives of a diverse group of characters occasionally intersect in a particular town – Roanoke, Virginia.

IR Approved

Four women in modern day Germany live with psychological scars in:DANDELION ANGEL

By C. B. Calico
Rating:
4.0 / 5

In modern day Germany, several women navigate adulthood after perilous childhoods.

IR Approved

A man, damaged and lost, finds his humanity in: Henry’s Re-Entry

By Welcome Cole
Rating:
5.0 / 5

A wry, self-loathing nihilist reconnects with humanity.

Dublin in the Rain

By Andrew Critchley
Rating:
3.0 / 5

An Irish boy is born into tragedy and ultimately experiences a great deal more of it in his adult life before realizing the redemptive power...

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