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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IR Approved
January 27, 2023

A FERAL CHORUS

By Matthew J. White
Rating:
4.4 / 5.0

Guy Hastings is tasked with finding the money that was swindled from his recently deceased uncle. If he can locate it he just might turn...

January 16, 2023

TAKING THE SHORT BUS: Teacher, I Need You

By Bruce Beryl Fisher
Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

A time-period accurate coming-of-age story and a humorous look at special education in the mid-1970s that avoids rose-colored glasses.

IR Approved
November 2, 2022

HOSPITAL! A Medical Satire of Unhealthy Proportions

By Kyle Bradford Jones
Rating:
4.6 / 5.0

A humorous tale that revolves around the absurd goings-on inside a hospital, specifically Dr. Camus, a foul-mouthed and coarse man, whose idiosyncrasies dictate the rhythm...

IR Approved
July 4, 2022

MAKE AMERICA BEAUTIFUL AGAIN

By Bo Bancroft
Rating:
4.7 / 5.0

A clever political satire that pairs subtle commentary with a compelling drama.

IR Approved
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

A politically-charged satire that pushes the proverbial envelope of convention in just about every direction.

IR Approved
February 4, 2022

HERE WE GO LOOP DE LOOP

By William Jack Sibley
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

In the small Texas town of Rita Blanca, a woman is in love with a man who happens to be in love with another man.

IR Approved
August 9, 2021

DEFECTIVE FOR HIRE

By D. R. Lowrey
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

A displaced Englishman and amateur pet detective bites off more than he can chew when he finds a dead body on a rich widow’s estate...

IR Approved
June 2, 2021

LOST ON A PAGE

By David E. Sharp
Rating:
4.6 / 5.0

Comedic moments abound in LOST ON A PAGE, a brisk, action-packed meta-adventure that guides readers through a realm comprised of fictional genres.

May 17, 2021

OOF: An Online Outrage Fiesta for the Ages

By Strobe Witherspoon
Rating:
3.4 / 5.0

When a controversial new book is poised to take the world by storm, the internet has far too much to say about it. How will...

Rating:
3.9 / 5.0

LACKING EVIDENCE TO THE CONTRARY: A LOWBROW NOVEL OF QUESTIONABLE NECESSITY by Mark A. Henry is slapstick political parody of a patriotic sort.

March 29, 2021

THE FRED VALENTINE SHOW

By Vincent Glen
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

A teenage boy brings his band of talking animals to a failing Las Vegas hotel hoping for a performance gig. He is hired as an...

February 12, 2021

ONE JADED ROSE

By James Byron Books
Rating:
3.2 / 5.0

ONE JADED ROSE pairs a plucky but hard-luck entrepreneur with a debonair man of mystery and places them into a series of multilayered capers.

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