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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
October 3, 2022

BLOOD SAPPHIRE’S REVENGE

By Bruce Farmer
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

A globe-trotting duel between a sophisticated and complex female sniper and a cartoonishly monstrous villain.

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Rating:
4.1 / 5.0

A hypothetical version of an otherwise unknown story featuring the Knights Templar and their famed treasure.

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Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Captain Shoelace is a teenage pirate with a goldfish as his mate. He may not be able to tie his laces but he proves more...

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November 10, 2021

JUST RIVER

By Sara B. Fraser
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

Carol’s daughter is in jail after fighting back against her abusive partner Ethan. Now Ethan is trying to worm his way back and Carol and...

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October 15, 2021

THE DIABOLUS LEGACY

By Saul Kenneth Falconer
Rating:
4.6 / 5.0

New South Wales in the 1870s is no place for the faint-hearted: anarchy, public brawling, and bloodshed reign on the streets of Sydney Cove. Enter...

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April 23, 2021

THE IMPORTANCE OF NOW

By Paul Schumacher
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

THE IMPORTANCE OF NOW is a story, narrated by its three principal characters, about overcoming one's poor choices and learning to live in the moment...

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April 12, 2021

THROUGH A FOREST OF STARS

By David C. Jeffrey
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

The reissue of an originally published a stand-alone dystopic sci-fi adventure, the newest incarnation of THROUGH A FOREST OF STAR is now in a shorter...

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December 23, 2020

GLORY DAYS

By J.P. Michaels
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

GLORY DAYS is a novel about a sportscaster who goes back to his hometown for his silver-anniversary high-school reunion and confronts the reality of racism...

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December 21, 2020

SEASON OF WAITING

By Jim Christopher
Rating:
4.2 / 5.0

Jim Christopher’s debut novel, SEASON OF WAITING, is an evocative father and son journey about the weight of one’s choices. As each man seeks a...

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November 2, 2020

ACTS OF HOPE

By Martin Elsant
Rating:
4.7 / 5.0

In ACTS OF HOPE, Book Two of Martin Elsant’s Inquisition Trilogy, star-crossed lovers Maria Lopes and Aristedes Coelho go their separate ways, each trying to...

October 9, 2020

HE LANDS IN PALM SPRINGS

By John Shekleton
Rating:
3.8 / 5.0

Joseph Tierney, recently diagnosed with HIV in the novel HE LANDS IN PALM SPRINGS, is the former pastor of Mater Dei, a large urban Catholic...

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August 24, 2020

DRAGONFLIES AT NIGHT

By Anne Marie Bennett
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Loving a famous music man. Life after death. Soul connection. The fine novel DRAGONFLIES AT NIGHT by Anne Marie Bennett explores all this and more.

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