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

PORNO VALLEY

By Philip Elliott
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

It’s 2000, recent widower and private investigator, Mickey O’Rourke is feeling too old for the gumshoe game but this last job intrigues him; a laidback,...

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A SINGLE TEAR

By Nemo James
Rating:
4.7 / 5.0

Two men go fishing a few metres apart, silently, for years, until a subtle moment causes the silence to end and their passions to meld....

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THE SWEETEST THERAPY

By Chase Cassine
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

THE SWEETEST THERAPY, written by a clinical social worker and therapist, offers baking as a therapy for coping with grief, loss, and depression, and presents...

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ROBIN’S FOLLY

By Janice Coy
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Recently widowed and retired, Robin Larking feels every one of her fifty-nine years. One morning, she impulsively sets out for a hiking trip to the...

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ELIOR, PRINCE OF FAE

By Joshuan Rivera Jiménez
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

Elior is a prince of the Faerie realm. Or he used to be before waking up in modern-day New York with no memory of getting...

UTOPIA PROJECT – Everyone Must Die

By Billy Dering
Rating:
3.2 / 5.0

A chilling plan to kill most of the world’s population and build a new, regimented society is challenged by a small group of young men...

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WHERE ARE WE TOMORROW?

By Tavi Taylor Black
Rating:
4.2 / 5.0

WHERE ARE WE TOMORROW? follows Alex Evans, an electrician working for a world famous pop star, who with the help of her long-lost childhood friends...

EYES LAST SEEN DYING

By Colin Adams
Rating:
3.7 / 5.0

After suffering the traumatic death of her fiancé right before their wedding, Lena’s life falls apart. Dragged from the ruined streets of her crumbling town...

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THE POET AND THE ANGEL

By Jennifer Chapin
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

An eight-year-old girl living in modern-day Granada meets the ghost of 20th-century poet Frederico Garcia Lorca in a marketplace and the two engage in a...

SORCERERS REBORN: Earth

By Richard B.
Rating:
2.5 / 5.0

A man inherits the power of an extraterrestrial sorcerer and seeks to awake the power in his fellow sorcerers so that they may stop a...

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THE BOOKSELLER

By Peter Briscoe
Rating:
4.4 / 5.0

THE BOOKSELLER is a short piece of literary fiction featuring three brief stories and a novella about the mysterious theft of rare books from an...

A LOVE ATTEMPT

By Morhaf AL Achkar
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

A LOVE ATTEMPT is a sincere and valiant ‘attempt’ to try to simplify the most complex of human dynamics in all its forms.

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