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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 SAFE LIST

By G.S. Fairbairn
Rating:
3.9 / 5

Dangerous secrets are rampant in THE SAFE LIST, including the one that disturbs 19-year-old rock megastar Kalynn Stearne’s sleep in this novel about love’s power...

SLEEPING TOGETHER

By Kitty Cook
Rating:
4.5 / 5

When SLEEPING TOGETHER’s Vanessa Brown can’t handle the pressure from her baby-crazy husband anymore, she turns towards an experimental sleeping pill, but she never expects...

THE BOOK FIX

By Marydale Stewart
Rating:
3.5 / 5

A librarian in a little town is faced with an effort to censor his book selections, and must choose between his conscience and his job.

IR Approved

I’M HERE FOR YOU MY GODDESS

By Lynda Colucci
Rating:
4.5 / 5

A restless suburban housewife explores daring new sensual horizons in the racy debut romance I’M HERE FOR YOU MY GODDESS.

TORN: A Forensic Romance

By Angela Applewhite
Rating:
3.0 / 5

A married forensic scientist falls in love with her boss while tracking down a murderer and a drug ring.

THE CAPTAIN & THE QUEEN

By Phillip Vega
Rating:
3.8 / 5

THE CAPTAIN & THE QUEEN is a touching tale of falling in love for the first time.

FOUNTAIN OF TEARS

By Gabriel Mabante
Rating:
3.7 / 5

Truth in human history is complicated because the people living it are complicated, as the novel FOUNTAIN OF TEARS attempts to explore.

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...

IR Approved

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...

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