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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
November 24, 2023

OVERMORROW

By H.L. Cherryholmes
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

Whatever it may appear to be at first, OVERMORROW by H.L. Cherryholmes never stays that way for long: a "bottle story" that spans time and...

IR Approved
November 1, 2023

THE SOUL SECTOR

By Michael Karolewski
Rating:
4.8 / 5.0

Michael Karolewski's THE SOUL SECTOR is a complex, emotionally charged fever dream of a story, a lesson in morality and coping with grief that introduces...

September 18, 2023

FIND THEM

By Julia Ash
Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

Danger lurks around every corner for first-time ghosthunter Nora Bliss in Julia Ash's FIND THEM, an enjoyable paranormal thriller.

September 11, 2023

MAJKEN’S STORY

By Douglas Robinson
Rating:
3.9 / 5.0

Douglas Robinson's MAJKEN’S STORY is a fun story, and the adventurous spirit of the titular hero makes it easy to get swept up in this...

August 21, 2023

FISHER’S LUCK

By Rhya Tenney
Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

Well-imagined and often fun, Rhya Tenney's FISHER’S LUCK is a good first entry of a new, eccentric series with lots of potential.

August 4, 2023

CALIFORNIA ROLL: A Paranormal Journey

By Argent Amos
Rating:
3.6 / 5.0

Argent Amos's CALIFORNIA ROLL (A Paranormal Journey) is a unique and intriguing story helmed by a blue-collar Everyman who transforms into an action hero (and...

IR Approved
April 21, 2023

BEWICCHED: The Sea Wicche Chronicles

By Seana Kelly
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

With an intriguing back story that can be expected to be further revealed, Seana Kelly's BEWICCHED (The Sea Wicche Chronicles) is a well-written contemporary fantasy...

IR Approved
July 27, 2022

WHO THE MONSTERS ARE

By Nadine Little
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

Part monster-hunting urban fantasy, part read-it-in-a-tub-by-candlelight shagfest, Nadine Little's WHO THE MONSTERS ARE has something to satisfy fans of multiple genres.

June 20, 2022

OBSIDIAN’S AMULET

By Karen Bailey
Rating:
3.7 / 5.0

Karen Bailey's OBSIDIAN’S AMULET, book two of a trilogy, is a solidly well-written erotic paranormal romance set in the secret realm of Rashwa concerning two...

IR Approved
May 18, 2022

MYSTIFIED

By Julia Ash
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

Details of a spiritual plane are integrated seamlessly in Julia Ash’s MYSTIFIED, a twisty mystery novel with likable and empathetic characters, great world-building and an...

IR Approved
November 12, 2021

NOT RIGHT NOW

By K. Thomas
Rating:
4.8 / 5.0

K. Thomas’s paranormal romance NOT RIGHT NOW shows a skillful and intriguing return to the world of Time to Wake, pairing well-imagined character relationships and...

IR Approved
September 10, 2021

SOUL COLLECTOR

By Duvay Knox
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

A modern urban folktale with its own cadence and soul, Duvay Knox's SOUL COLLECTOR shoves aside literary constraints to tell a darkly funny, poignant, and...

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