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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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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...

LOVE BY KNIGHT, a romance set against the backdrop of an archaeological dig in Egypt and the history of the Templar Knights

By AC Chenier
Rating:
2.8 / 5

LOVE BY KNIGHT: A Past Lives Series Novel is a romance set against the backdrop of an archaeological dig in Egypt and the history of...

A Colorado mayor learns to balance love and work in BEST LAID PLANS & OTHER DISASTERS

By Amy Rivers
Rating:
2.5 / 5

Gwen Marsh struggles to balance a relationship with the rigors of becoming the mayor of a Colorado town in BEST LAID PLANS & OTHER DISASTERS.

DREAMING SOPHIA, a nice introduction to Italian life and culture

By Melissa Muldoon
Rating:
3.0 / 5

DREAMING SOPHIA is a journey to Italy in the way a young woman from America might hope to live it, replete with sketches in art...

I’LL BE LOOKING AT THE MOON

By Lucia Barrett
Rating:
3.0 / 5

A young woman, raised in a dysfunctional family, finds love, self-worth, and independence in France.

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SACRED GROUND

By M. Lee Lederhos
Rating:
4.1 / 5

In the third and final book in the McCloud Family Trilogy, M. Lee Lederhos reveals the story of Tom McCloud, the family patriarch.

BEFORE THE STORM, a romance swirling with secrets

By Leslie Tentler
Rating:
3.7 / 5

The novel is primarily focused on Samantha Marsh, formerly Trina Grissom, a woman on the run from her past with an abusive criminal.

CHIPPED BLACK NAIL POLISH paints an authentic picture of puppy love

By Nicholas Tanek
Rating:
3.0 / 5

CHIPPED BLACK NAIL POLISH drops us into the mind of the angst-ridden Nicholas, who gets caught up in the whirlwind of an older woman and...

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A young woman earmarked as trailer trash has mysterious powers in DARK TOUCH

By E.J. Powell
Rating:
4.5 / 5

A young woman's underwhelming life suddenly heads in another direction when she not only meets the love of her life but also discovers that she...

Delicious erotic action in CHASING WREN’S TALE

By J.A. Fales
Rating:
3.5 / 5

An immortal berserker werewolf hooks up with a nymph/yoga instructor– but will an old blood debt make him kill her instead?

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PRETTY BROKEN GIRL

By Jeana E. Mann
Rating:
4.0 / 5

PRETTY BROKEN GIRL is romantic office erotica with emotional depth if not an entirely original plot.

THE COLOR OF LOVE, a slightly over-the-top rom-com

By Ty Mitchell
Rating:
2.0 / 5

The story of a struggling artist and a Hollywood talent agent who fall into a relationship based on ulterior motives, but find themselves developing feelings...

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