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

The Neurotic’s Guide to Avoiding Enlightenment

By Chris Niebauer Ph. D
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

This is a densely written work on the psychological interaction between reality and perception, specifically the left-brain interpretation of our environment.

Spirituality 101

By Ivan Figueroa-Otero, M.D.
Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

SPIRITUALITY 101: For Dropouts of the School of Life is an entertaining trip towards enlightenment that attempts to demystify man’s place in relation to the...

The Map

By Boni Lonnsburry
Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

A manual for achieving the life you’ve always wanted through the mindful act of conscious creation.

To Hold the Sun

By Chas Watkins
Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

A journalist is sent to interview a mysterious man with interesting ideas about the brain, its functions,and how to take advantage of its capabilities and...

IR Approved

Modern Magic

By Matthew Krajewski
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

MODERN MAGIC: RECLAIMING YOUR MAGICAL HERITAGE is for those interested in reconnecting with their unique magical selves, as well as with the magical people and...

IR Approved

Your Wild and Precious Life

By Jesse Gros
Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

YOUR WILD & PRECIOUS LIFE is a book about making big changes in order to discover and lead a passionate life, regardless of what that...

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Quotable

By Quotable Cards
Rating:
5.0 / 5.0

QUOTABLE: 20 YEARS OF BLACK AND WHITE offers a plethora of quotations to stimulate hearts and minds and motivate.

Sins of the Fathers

By Denise L. Buchanan
Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

As a high school girl in Jamaica, Denise L. Buchanan was seduced by a Catholic priest, who subsequently impregnated her against her will and then...

Light From The Heart

By Patrick Paul Nicholas
Rating:
2.5 / 5.0

The ill-conceived incentive to seek pleasure, contentment, and a sense of self from exterior sources is prevalent throughout our culture. That's the central thesis of...

A Chronicle Of Amends

By Tariq Saleim
Rating:
2.5 / 5.0

A CHRONICLE OF AMENDS is divided into four parts: poetry, reflections, a novella, and notes/probes. Within each part, the author presents his perceptions about the...

The Quest Within Me

By Daniel C. Davis
Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

Like so many of us, Daniel C. Davis wants to find happiness, direction and inner peace. Numerous life events lead to a series of epiphanies...

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Wise Men and Other Stories

By Mike O'Mary
Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

A collection of holiday-related essays that blends humor and poignancy in the tradition of Robert Fulghum, Dave Barry, Bill Bryson, P.J. O'Rourke and other great...

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