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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THE SECRET SIGN OF THE LIZARD PEOPLE

By Kevin E. Buckley
Rating:
0.0 / 5.0

IR Approved

THE VOYAGES OF RALF (Volume 1. The Arc of Purchaser)

By R.M. Kozan
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Strap in for a thrill ride of aliens, space travel, warfare, and a Douglas Adams sense of humor in R.M. Kozan's THE VOYAGES OF RALF.

IR Approved

TRUMP DOG

By Jim Tilberry
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

Sad-sack Jerry Kendall, who is mostly alone in the world, gets a new dog that unexpectedly becomes infamous for an accidental faux birthmark resembling America's...

IR Approved

THE SECRET OF ROSALITA FLATS

By Tim W. Jackson
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

When Cal Batten learns he's inherited a tropical house in THE SECRET OF ROSALITA FLATS, he's set on selling the cluttered monstrosity as soon as...

BEAUTIFUL BELLIGERENCE

By Brent Beamer
Rating:
3.1 / 5.0

BEAUTIFUL BELLIGERENCE is a ribald, outrageous tale from indie rocker Brent Beamer about himself and three friends who go on a weekend trip to escape...

IR Approved

UNPLUGGED

By Joe Barrett
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Dan Johnson used to have it all: money, success, and a gorgeous girlfriend. But then he threw it all away to unplug from the modern...

IR Approved

TALES OF WONDER THE SAGA OF STICKITVILLE

By Richard R. Wyly
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

A town full of oddballs in the Rocky Mountains conducts its quirky annual traditions in the midst of a bizarre mystery after a stranger crashes...

IR Approved

JOE’S ODYSSEY

By Nick LaTorre
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Bored with his everyday life, a middle-aged man steals a gangster's yacht and sails around the world in Nick LaTorre’s JOE’S ODYSSEY.

IR Approved

TOXIC COOKOUT

By Rob Dinsmoor
Rating:
4.6 / 5.0

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

DAISY IN THE DOGHOUSE

By Joe Barrett
Rating:
4.7 / 5.0

DAISY IN THE DOGHOUSE is Joe Barrett's send-up of the digital age.

GHOST BUSTING MYSTERY

By Daisy Pettles
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

Modern Midwest Grannies Tackle An Old Fashioned Murder Mystery in GHOST BUSTING MYSTERY.

SOURPUSS: A Dark Comedy

By Merricat Mulwray
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

SOURPUSS is a dark comedy/satire that lashes out at multiple targets including college students, athletes, and especially fraternities.

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