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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
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5/5

Excellent!
Must-read.

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June 12, 2024

THE BLUE GIRL, CANDY LEE CAINE

By Mickey J. "Mike" Martin
Rating:
4.7 / 5.0

Mickey J. "Mike" Martin's THE BLUE GIRL, CANDY LEE CAINE is a poignant yet heartbreaking romance story that explores mental health, trauma, identity, abuse, and...

IR Approved
June 12, 2024

ROSES IN DECEMBER

By Mark A Gibson
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

Like its predecessor, Mark A. Gibson's ROSES IN DECEMBER is a book that does not shy away from brutality, tragedy, and heartbreak. However, it does...

June 12, 2024

DRAGONFLY DANCES: Poetic Musings on Life

By Sandi Duverneuil
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

Sandi Duverneuil's DRAGONFLY DANCES: Poetic Musings on Life is a thoughtful collection of poems about life, love, and death that is at its best when...

IR Approved
June 10, 2024

A MEMORY OF FICTIONS (OR) JUST TIDDY-BOOM

By Leonce Gaiter
Rating:
4.4 / 5.0

A MEMORY OF FICTIONS (OR) JUST TIDDY-BOOM is a bold novel. Author Leonce Gaiter is willing to take chances with the structure of the book,...

IR Approved
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

Richard Brock's WIN THE TALENT GAME: A Guide to Lateral Hiring for Law Firms and Lawyers is a highly readable book that provides interesting insights...

IR Approved
June 10, 2024

A SONG THAT NEVER ENDS

By Mark A Gibson
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

A heartwarming and frequently heartbreaking tale of a young man's life, Mark A. Gibson's A SONG THAT NEVER ENDS carries a message of hope and...

IR Approved
June 7, 2024

TALES OF THE PATRIARCHS

By Jim Shankman
Rating:
4.1 / 5.0

With TALES OF THE PATRIARCHS, Jim Shankman weaves a complex tapestry of ambition and romance set in the silent film era, offering an admittedly challenging...

Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

Written by his wife, Katherine J. Batsis, DR. ANDREW BATSIS, HUSBAND! DENTIST! KIWANIAN! SANTA CLAUS? is a comprehensive and well-rounded tribute to its subject. For...

IR Approved
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Despite its perspective jumps, Trevor B. Spisto's THE TIGER AND THE CRANE is a charming story for young readers with well-rounded characters and endearing humor.

IR Approved
June 5, 2024

LITTLE SHIPS, A Novel

By Sandra J Scofield
Rating:
4.7 / 5.0

In LITTLE SHIPS, A Novel, author Sandra Scofield’s unembellished words and quixotic characters build a heart-breaking, beautifully crafted story of a deeply flawed extended family.

IR Approved
June 3, 2024

RIGHT ACROSS THE BAY

By Quinn Avery
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

RIGHT ACROSS THE BAY is an enthralling thriller with more than its fair share of twists and turns. Quinn Avery displays a knack for hooking...

IR Approved
May 27, 2024

ALWAYS JULIA: The Art of a Life

By Ava Zacardi
Rating:
4.1 / 5.0

Ava Zacardi's ALWAYS JULIA: The Art of a Life is a wholesome and emotional story about how it’s never too late to find closure and...

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