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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THE KING WHO WOULD BE MAN

By Brian Plank
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

In a novel that reads like a memoir, THE KING WHO WOULD BE MAN by Brian Plank attempts to shine light on the troubled predicaments...

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THE IRA AND RETIREMENT PLAN OWNER’S GUIDE TO BEATING THE NEW DEATH TAX: 6 Proven Strategies to Protect Your Family from The SECURE Act

By James Lange
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

BEATING THE NEW DEATH TAX is aimed at a very specific audience: Americans who have an income substantial enough to make it worthwhile to find...

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NEVER TURN YOUR BACK ON THE TIDE (Or, How I Married a Lying, Psychopathic Wannabe-Murderer and Kinda Lived to Tell)

By Kergan Edwards-Stout
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

Actor/activist Kergan Edwards-Stout is quite the character, and NEVER TURN YOUR BACK ON THE TIDE (Or, How I Married a Lying, Psychopathic Wannabe-Murderer and Kinda...

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THE VOYAGES OF RALF (Volume 1. The Arc of Purchaser)

By R.M. Kozan
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Strap in for a thrill ride of aliens, space travel, warfare, and a Douglas Adams sense of humor in R.M. Kozan's THE VOYAGES OF RALF.

BLIND PONY: As True A Story As I Can Tell

By Samantha P Hart
Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

To become the person who wrote the memoir, BLIND PONY: As True A Story As I Can Tell, Samantha Hart had to negotiate—or, better, survive—some...

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TRUMP DOG

By Jim Tilberry
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

Sad-sack Jerry Kendall, who is mostly alone in the world, gets a new dog that unexpectedly becomes infamous for an accidental faux birthmark resembling America's...

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THE RING OF MANN

By David Thomas Kay
Rating:
4.8 / 5.0

THE RING OF MANN is a historical thriller combining suspense, mystery, family drama, and a small dose of the supernatural.

THE GROWTH QUOTIENT

By Subbarao Mukkavilli
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

Subbarao Mukkavilli's THE GROWTH QUOTIENT is a self-help book to inspire people to maximize their potential.

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MOOSE

By Ron Potter
Rating:
4.7 / 5.0

Billed as a “speculative memoir”, MOOSE is a somewhat mind-bending journey through time and parallel existences told autobiographically by Ron Potter.

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SEX, ROMANCE, AND INDISCRETION

By Sean Develin
Rating:
4.6 / 5.0

When former Special Forces operative Wolfram O’Neill saves Rachel Jennings from drowning, romance ensues—but to find true love they’ll have to overcome Rachel’s romantic baggage,...

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IN ONE LIFETIME

By Graham Forlonge
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

Motorcycle cop. Police diver. Professional footballer. Husband. Father. In the memoir IN ONE LIFETIME by Graham Forlonge, the author experiences murder, plane crashes, mine explosions,...

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LOST ONE STANDING

By Hector Hill
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

A clever teen tries to outsmart a criminal mastermind when his New England prep school is held hostage in Hector Hill's LOST ONE STANDING.

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