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

WHO’S THERE? A Collection of Stories

By Dimas Rio
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

WHO’S THERE? includes five short stories--enlivened by their exotic settings in Indonesia, Scotland, and beyond-- trace the unfortunate fates of their thoroughly modern, hapless male...

IR Approved

PROPHET REBORN (Perfect Prophet Book 2)

By Diane M. Johnson
Rating:
4.2 / 5.0

Brothers clash, seeking mercy and redemption, with the help — and hindrance — of divine intervention in Diane M. Johnson’s PROPHET REBORN, the sequel to...

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ROSENEATH

By Dana McSwain
Rating:
4.6 / 5.0

After suffering a devastating loss, a young couple hopes to build a new life in an old, abandoned house, but find instead that they’ve bought...

THE BANISHED

By Ron Gabriel
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

A set of coeds find themselves drawn into the battle of a gifted witch named Travis, who’s at war with his coven in THE BANISHED.

THE POOR AND THE HAUNTED

By Dustin McKissen
Rating:
3.8 / 5.0

In the wake of a series of haunting events, Jimmy Lansford struggles to reconcile his violent childhood with his idyllic adult life in Dustin McKissen's...

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A NARRATIVE IN FLUX

By Cori H. Spenzich
Rating:
4.7 / 5.0

Adam entertains a disheveled stranger named Glenn in his home. In return, Glenn entertains Adam with a series of fantastic tales.

THREE DAYS IN ASHFORD

By Ty Tracey
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

Ty Tracey's THREE DAYS IN ASHFORD is a thriller with supernatural elements, wrapped inside a mystery.

MAYHEM

By Michael Molisani
Rating:
2.5 / 5.0

MAYHEM is a paranormal urban fantasy that follows the exploits of Margaret, aka Lady Mayhem, the lead “battlewitch” in an army fighting over the remains...

PERFECT PROPHET

By Diane Johnson
Rating:
3.9 / 5.0

PERFECT PROPHET follows the religious journey of an atheist guitar player in a death-metal band after he miraculously survives a highly public assassination attempt.

THE GORDON PLACE

By Isaac Thorne
Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

Dead Things and Daddy Issues Come To Life In THE GORDON PLACE.

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MARY MONSTER

By Matt Ingwalson
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

MARY MONSTER is a horror title, anchored to Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, perhaps the first horror novelist and author of Frankenstein.

HOBBS’S HORRIFIC ARTS AND GIFTS

By Wendy Drinkwater
Rating:
2.0 / 5.0

Wendy Drinkwater takes a playful look into the world of creepy collectibles and horror films in HOBBS'S HORRIFIC ARTS AND GIFTS.

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