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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

HEARTS OF MERCY

By Joan Donaldson
Rating:
4.0 / 5

HEARTS OF MERCY is an engaging, late 19th-century romance infused with rich historical detail.

IR Approved

INCEPTION

By Laxmi Hariharan
Rating:
4.0 / 5

Sparks fly between a powerful female dragon shifter and a seductive immortal warrior who must come together to save the world from a race of...

LOSER’S ROAD

By Kalan Chapman Lloyd
Rating:
3.9 / 5

Cash Stetson is a multi-talented hunk of handsome who has a long history of spectacular mistakes that hurt his entire community. When the reader meets...

IR Approved

TINY TIM AND THE GHOST OF EBENEZER SCROOGE

By Norman Whaler
Rating:
5.0 / 5

TINY TIM AND THE GHOST OF EBENEZER SCROOGE: THE SEQUEL TO A CHRISTMAS CAROL is a story envisioning the life of Tiny Tim and the...

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SURRENDER MY HEART

By L.G. O'Connor
Rating:
4.8 / 5

After forty years spent harboring secrets that have prevented her from pursuing her lifelong love, Katherine "Kitty" McNally finally musters up the courage to come...

A romantic, slow-burn thriller in KAT & MAUS

By Brad Chisholm & Claire Kim
Rating:
2.5 / 5

Mark Bell is a man who knows what he likes and provides others with little say in the matter. When he finds out his wife...

LIKE PEACHES AND PICKLES

By Muriel Ellis Pritchett
Rating:
3.5 / 5

A bright and capable woman must cope with losing the job of her dreams to office politics in LIKE PEACHES AND PICKLES.

MAKING LEMONADE

By Muriel Pritchett
Rating:
3.5 / 5

MAKING LEMONADE is a sentimental account of a divorced woman’s journey towards renewal through the powers of art and of love.

A romantic hero with a dark secret in UNLOVED

By Katy Regnery
Rating:
3.0 / 5

UNLOVED is a romance between a gentle man living as a virtual hermit in the mountains of Maine and a woman from San Francisco who...

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MISTS OF THE SERENGETI

By Leylah Attar
Rating:
4.7 / 5

"Everything is one...we are all connected." That profound Maasai saying is the theme brilliantly explored through the characters and plot of this new romantic literary...

IR Approved

Heartfelt Romance and Complex Characters Make SHELTER MY HEART A Worthwhile Read

By L.G. O'Connor
Rating:
4.5 / 5

When SHELTER MY HEART's Jenny Lynch meets handsome billionaire Devon Soames, she's down on her luck, unsure of her future, and panicking about a family...

DARK HEALER

By E.J. Powell
Rating:
3.5 / 5

E.J.Powell takes the romantic Dracula image and applies it to a female vampire who has the power to seduce even a male character bent on...

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