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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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BEST MAN

By Chris Delyani
Rating:
0.0 / 5

IR VERDICT: BEST MAN by Chris Delyani is a slow burn story, that takes its time to make readers feel emotionally invested in the characters,...

THE WINTER SISTERS

By Tim Westover
Rating:
0.0 / 5

IR VERDICT: Tim Westover's THE WINTER SISTERS is a story about characters in a frontier town that are both frightened and fascinated by healing powers...

LOVE LOSS LIGHT

By Karen Trench
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0.0 / 5

IR VERDICT: In the moment that tragedy strikes and grief and sorrow kick in with the full force of our fears and emotions, it seems...

YOUR PRECIOUS SIGHT

By Eichin Chang-Lim
Rating:
0.0 / 5

IR VERDICT: Dr. Eichin Chang-Lim’s humanity shines through in YOUR PRECIOUS SIGHT: An Optometrist's Most Memorable Cases, a comforting companion to exploring one’s eye health. With...

THE RUNAWAY WIDOW

By Patricia Pierson
Rating:
0.0 / 5

IR VERDICT: THE RUNAWAY WIDOW in Patricia Pierson's story is 75-year-old Mary, who “runs away from home” and her estranged stepdaughter’s plans to declare her...

WALK WITH ME: One Hundred Days of Crazy

By Ernesto H Lee
Rating:
0.0 / 5

IR VERDICT: WALK WITH ME: One Hundred Days of Crazy by Ernesto H Lee is a solid love story with believable, well-developed characters, that meshes...

THE SERPENT, THE PUMA, AND THE CONDOR

By Gayle Marie
Rating:
0.0 / 5

IR VERDICT: A riveting tale of Spanish conquest in Peru and a priestess's quest to protect her people, THE SERPENT, THE PUMA, AND THE CONDOR...

WHERE THOUGHTS AND STORIES END

By Solomon Katz
Rating:
0.0 / 5

IR VERDICT:  With clear explanations on spiritual aspects of Life plus insightful, reasonable, win-win suggestions regarding how today's societal issues might be solved, the inspirational...

ALL FAMILIES INVITED

By Kathleen Goodman
Rating:
0.0 / 5

IR VERDICT: Beautifully illustrated (by Jo Edwards) with colorful big-eyed characters, ALL FAMILIES INVITED by Kathleen Goodman describes eight-year-old Annabel, who wants the school’s father-daughter...

THE BOY WHO DANCED WITH RABBITS

By J.R. Collins
Rating:
0.0 / 5

IR VERDICT: There once was a time when Native Americans and early settlers from elsewhere lived in harmony. THE BOY WHO DANCED WITH RABBITS by...

SILVER SPOONS

By Sarah Dickinson
Rating:
0.0 / 5

IR VERDICT: SILVER SPOONS is author Sarah Dickinson’s heart-wrenching novel about a couple dealing with addiction. Dickinson deftly presents the despair of both the heroin...

GENERAL MEADE: A NOVEL OF THE CIVIL WAR

By Robert Kofman
Rating:
0.0 / 5

IR VERDICT: GENERAL MEADE covers the American Civil War from the perspective of the titular Union commander. Packed with maps and recreated letters, author Robert...

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