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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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HEALING AND TRANSFORMATION: Moving from the Ordinary to the Extraordinary

By Eric Alsterberg
Rating:
3.3 / 5.0

A long, strange trip toward spiritual growth, HEALING AND TRANSFORMATION blends practical self improvement exercises with fringe metaphysical philosophies to create a wholly original —...

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SPIRITS BESIDE US

By Chris Lippincott
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

SPIRITS BESIDE US by Chris Lippincott is a half-mystical, half-practical primer into the world of how modern-day mediums talk with the dead.

IR Approved

WALKABOUT (An Open Letter to my Grandson)

By Ricardo Suarez-Gartner
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Author Ricardo Suarez-Gartner, in an effort to provide his grandchildren with a sense of their family history, tells first his own story, then that of...

WALKING WITH THE ENEMY

By C. Read
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

In the early 1990s, C. Read joins a Bible study group and thinks she's found her family in Christ. Soon, however, the manipulations and sexual...

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THE WIZARD OF SACRAMENTO: Governor Jerry Brown

By William Smithers
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

THE WIZARD OF SACRAMENTO is a rebuttal to the chorus of praise showered on Former California Governor Jerry Brown.

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I WILL WRITE LOUDLY SO YOU CAN HEAR ME

By Karyn M. Bruce
Rating:
4.7 / 5.0

I WILL WRITE LOUDLY SO YOU CAN HEAR ME recounts Karyn M. Bruce's life story in a series of poems about abuse, loneliness, resilience, and...

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DOES SHE THINK OF ME

By Cathy Thrun
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

DOES SHE THINK OF ME by Cathy Williams-Thrun is one woman's discovery of what teenage birth mothers, adoptive families, and sorrowful choices made long ago...

THE BREAKTHROUGH IN TWO ACTS

By Fredric C. Hartman, Ph.D.
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

THE BREAKTHROUGH IN TWO ACTS debates the definition of mind and the origins of negative emotions, offering a bold approach for achieving lasting freedom from...

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BECOMING AMERICAN: A POLITICAL MEMOIR

By Cary D. Lowe
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Cary D. Lowe tells the story of his life: from growing up in postwar Europe as the son of an intelligence officer, to his immigration...

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A SINGLE DESPERATE PRAYER

By Ludmila Ritz
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

An honest, sometimes raw, account of a young girl’s first years as a street kid that is both heartbreaking and life-affirming – A SINGLE DESPERATE...

SHAKEN AWAKE: The Complete Trilogy

By Allen Madding
Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

After a homeless man dies on the steps to his Atlanta church, and a freak snowstorm leaves his church full of stranded people, the Rev....

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TEN PAST NOON: Focus and Fate at Forty

By Tucker Lieberman
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

What do trains, eunuchs, and writer Edward Dilworth Cumming have in common? Tucker Lieberman's unusual biography TEN PAST NOON: FOCUS AND FATE AT FORTY.

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