Indie Book Reviews

  • One star = Really bad; there’s a reason this book is self-pubbed.
  • Two stars = Mediocre, but one or two bright spots.
  • Three stars = Good; worth reading.
  • Four stars = Very good.
  • Five stars = Excellent; must-read.
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THE GOD PRESUMPTION

Rating: 5
THE GOD PRESUMPTION explores how the Western interpretation of the Biblical god has damaged the world, while offering hope of restoration through the realization of our connection with each other and the earth.
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PRACTICE THE JEALOUS ARTS

Rating: 5
Like bindweed climbing, twisting around, and choking the stems of flowers, jealousy strangles lives in the two mystery novellas forming the second book of Delia C. Pitts’ Ross Agency Series.
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MADE FOR ME

Rating: 4.5
Fresh out of options, a young woman auditions for a reality show to jump-start her career as a fashion designer.
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SHATTERING DREAMS

Rating: 3.5
Courtly intrigue, dangerous magic and shadowy assassins abound in this fantasy series starter.
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TWO MOUNTAINS: KILIMANJARO TO QUADRIPLEGIC AND BACK

Rating: 4.7
TWO MOUNTAINS blatantly sets up its narrative construct: the author writes in parallel sections about his attempt to trek up Mount Kilimanjaro and his battle to overcome a mysterious paralysis.
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HATE: A Novel of Vitriol, Vengeance, and National Debate

Rating: 3.5
When a hate crime turns life upside down for a wealthy San Diego couple they turn into vigilantes, channeling their grief, money, and talents toward violent payback.
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A DUDE’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING HIS WEDDING

Rating: 4.5
A DUDE’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING HIS WEDDING is out to help the dude’s dude get through the wedding process with his relationship intact.
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THEO AND THE FORBIDDEN LANGUAGE

Rating: 4.4
THEO AND THE FORBIDDEN LANGUAGE follows the journey of a young rabbit from a small village as he sets out on a journey to use his secret knowledge of the written language to fulfill his destiny to defeat the humans that threaten all of animal-kind.
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DIGGING INTO CYDONIA

Rating: 3.2
A subterranean dystopian nightmare with the most killer video games.
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PANCAKE MONEY

Rating: 4.5
Two homicide detectives' investigation of the media-branded Holy Man Killer reveals a promiscuous devastation of lives rooted in family trauma, the ethical ambiguity of institutions, and blood-loyal culture.
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EMPEROR HON

Rating: 3.7
EMPEROR HON tells the story of a rising rebellion through the POV of Zachary, a young man gifted with all twelve supernatural abilities.
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THE OLD WORLD DIES

Rating: 4
A collection of individuals- an artist, two elderly ladies, a taxi driver and his beautiful Mexican wife - find their lives intersecting in a Paris ringed by rioting, crime-ridden social collapse.
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THEN NOW AND FOREVER

Rating: 3
THEN NOW AND FOREVER are the memoirs of a young woman with an eventful extralegal life.
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THERE IS A GENERATION

Rating: 3.4
THERE IS A GENERATION is a story about two teenage runaways, and the difficulties and rugged characters they encounter.
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THE ART OF WORSHIP

Rating: 4
A father passes down the knowledge of sex, love, and reverence in the steamy THE ART OF WORSHIP.
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CAVEMAN AT THE END OF THE WORLD

Rating: 5
Ella's life is turned upside down by a mysterious caveman whose unspeaking presence somehow alters everything she has always assumed to be true about her life.
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MONDAYS WITH MORTY: OFFBEAT LESSONS FOR SUCCESS

Rating: 3.7
Jim Tilberry Tickles The Funny Bone In MONDAYS WITH MORTY: OFFBEAT LESSONS FOR SUCCESS
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CATWALK FAIL

Rating: 4.5
CATWALK FAIL, written by model, actor, and writer Jason Godfrey, is a hilarious and insightful look at the psyche of a model desperate to hold on to the source of his validation, even as it tears him apart.
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BEHIND THE FORGOTTEN FRONT

Rating: 4.3
BEHIND THE FORGOTTEN FRONT is a fictionalized account of the American fight in Burma during World War II.
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GRAFFITI CREEK

Rating: 3.5
When a young gay woman is wrongfully accused of committing two murders, she embarks on an escapade fighting for her life and meets allies whose loved ones tried to expose the corruption of crooked officials in an unseen documentary.
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WILL

Rating: 5
Three escaped slaves do whatever it takes to earn their freedom in the historical fiction novel, WILL.
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MIND TO MOUTH: A Busy Chick's Guide to Mindful Mealtime Moments

Rating: 4
The author discusses a method of mindful eating that encourages healthy appreciation for the process of preparing food and the pleasure of eating it.
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ISLAND FEVER: A NOVEL

Rating: 3
An American nurse practitioner working temporarily on Arno Atoll in the Marshall Islands finds love and a new way of life in ISLAND FEVER: A NOVEL (JIMJERAN BOOK 1).