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

WASTING TIME…Book 2 in the Physics, Lust and Greed Series

By Mike Murphey
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

Mike Murphey's WASTING TIME is a science fiction novel and book 2 in the Physics, Lust and Greed Series.

IR Approved

THE HAPPINESS JOURNAL: Your daily inspirational sips toward reaching happiness

By Viet Hung
Rating:
4.2 / 5.0

THE HAPPINESS JOURNAL is a collection of Viet Hung’s blog posts--written after leaving behind his corporate identity to seek happiness--that aims to help readers follow...

IR Approved

FIXER

By Sally Vedros
Rating:
4.8 / 5.0

In FIXER, Sally Vedros follows the lives of five friends living in upscale San Francisco.

IR Approved

THE IRA AND RETIREMENT PLAN OWNER’S GUIDE TO BEATING THE NEW DEATH TAX

By James Lange
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

THE IRA AND RETIREMENT PLAN OWNER'S GUIDE TO BEATING THE NEW DEATH TAX is a thorough discussion of IRA tax avoidance strategies by James Lange,...

THE ODD AND THE STRANGE: A Collection of Very Short Fiction

By Harvey Havel
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

THE ODD AND THE STRANGE by Harvey Havel is a collection of urban tales that toe the line of reality.

THE APRICOT OUTLOOK OF KATHERINE KOON HUNG WONG

By Dennis Wong
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

Dennis Wong's THE APRICOT OUTLOOK OF KATHERINE KOON HUNG WONG is a concise, detailed biography of a mother written by her devoted son.

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A JACK FOR ALL SEASONS

By Lesley L. Smith
Rating:
4.3 / 5.0

A JACK FOR ALL SEASONS is a combination of science fiction, adventure, and humor and is the third in Lesley L. Smith's Space Operetta series.

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SCEPTER OF FLINT

By N.L. Holmes
Rating:
4.2 / 5.0

A royal scribe, Hani, living in a kingdom of ancient Egypt, is assigned by the king to investigate recent robberies of new tombs, and soon...

THE LAST PASSENGER TRAIN

By Robert M Goldstein
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

In 2017, Robert M. Goldstein and his wife Mindy boarded The Canadian, one of the rare remaining passenger trains traveling thousands of miles from Toronto...

EXISTENTIAL THREAD

By Rick Strater
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

Revived in a dystopian future some 223 years after his death, Jake Conary must unravel his own role in civilization’s destiny in order to save...

A BOOK OF DAYS

By Richard Snodgrass
Rating:
3.7 / 5.0

When an ensign arrives in a colonial boundary fort to inspect its defensive structure in 18th century Pittsburgh, he finds himself thrown into the midst...

AMERICAN DREAMING: The Odyssey of “Yew”

By William Wall
Rating:
3.7 / 5.0

AMERICAN DREAMING: The Odyssey of “Yew” is a political satire that parodies (among other things) the current administration, right wing politicians, big corporations, and hyper-conservative...

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