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 MAKER

Rating: 3.7
THE MAKER follows thirteen year old Nate Smith on a whirling space adventure to save the world and discover himself.
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THE MOON-GLO MIASMA

Rating: 3.7
THE MOON-GLO MIASMA by Barlow Eckel is a vivid, detailed character portrait of an ordinary man and the romance that nearly ruined his life.
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WHEN IT’S NEVER ABOUT YOU

Rating: 4
WHEN IT’S NEVER ABOUT YOU is a guide to discovering “self-full living” and putting an end to fears of not pleasing everyone.
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HARDBARNED! One Man's Quest for Meaningful Work in the American South

Rating: 4.2
HARDBARNED! is the humorous protest and testimony of a thinking man, trapped in search of purpose through various forms of employment, none of which ultimately succeed.
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LEGIONS OF LILITH, a modern fable about the return of the fallen first wife of Adam

Rating: 4.5
LEGIONS OF LILITH is a mysterious and eerie tale of a mundane resort town that abruptly becomes the center of a mythological confrontation between Lilith, the first wife of Adam, and Nieth, her angelic foil.
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ADA: SOLSTICE VOLITION

Rating: 4.9
ADA: SOLSTICE VOLITION is a riveting YA read that depicts life in the Pacific Northwest decades after a comet crashes into Earth.
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THE TORCH BETRAYAL

Rating: 5
An OSS agent is determined to redeem himself over an incident that got him drummed out of the Navy in a desperate mole hunt that, if not uncovered and silenced, will result in the deaths of thousands of Allied soldiers.
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THE MAP TO ABUNDANCE

Rating: 4
In this “rags to riches” success story from which author Boni Lonnsbury--with no other place to go courtesy of foreclosure and bankruptcy, pulled herself up by her bootstraps--the reader is given a strategy on how to do the same.
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COFFEE SHOP UNIVERSITY

Rating: 3.8
Mythology, philosophy, and psychology combine in this examination of one man’s search for meaning in COFFEE SHOP UNIVERSITY.
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With suspense and surprising twists, THE FORMER ASSASSIN hits its mark

Rating: 4
In THE FORMER ASSASSIN, Nikki Stern gives her sympathetic hitwoman a heart as well as a worthy opponent.
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ARRANGEMENT IN BLACK AND WHITE

Rating: 2.9
ARRANGEMENT IN BLACK AND WHITE is a portrait of a damaged woman who struggles to shake off her traumatic past and restrictive present to pursue an artistic career.
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HAIR LOSS: OPTIONS FOR RESTORATION & REVERSAL

Rating: 4
HAIR LOSS: OPTIONS FOR RESTORATION & REVERSAL is a thoroughly researched, academic examination of male pattern baldness and how to overcome it.
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ZONE 14

Rating: 4.1
A practical guide to developing sporting, and broader potential in young people, Ruben Perczek’s clever strategies could apply to athleticism, careers or life. ZONE 14 is aimed at fostering potential and inspiring progress. In its wisdom and simplicity, it surpasses most of the pack of texts trying to do the same.
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Quantum computing’s “dark side” gets a dash of romance and a sprinkle of gambling addiction in CONSERVATION OF LUCK

Rating: 3
Computer Engineering whiz and head-turner Ella Hote never gambled on the fact that her Master’s degree project – the quantum computer she invented – can swing the pendulum of luck and misfortune.
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GOD VERSUS THE IDEA OF GOD

Rating: 4
Author Thomas Richard Harry boldly excavates the skepticism commonly shared by humans about the mystery of God’s existence.
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FEAST: A GITKSAN STORY

Rating: 4
A young man's untimely death is met with ritual and mourning, especially from the cousin who viewed him as a brother and a lifesaver.
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PRIVATE MONEY LENDING

Rating: 4.3
From joint tenancies to loan servicing, the PRIVATE MONEY LENDING teaches business finance 101, educating the reader and suggesting a low risk, high reward way to invest money.
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THE LOVE THAT DARE NOT SPEAK ITS NAME

Rating: 3
A series of stories about people in various cultures coming out of the closet, and the different reactions they receive from their families, friends, and societies.
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THE LAST FAITH

Rating: 3.7
THE LAST FAITH asks and answers life’s greatest questions
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Small But Monumental Moments of the Past in SERENDIPITY

Rating: 4
SERENDIPITY shows how history is comprised of apparently trivial moments coming together to make big changes. A busted canon, a job rejection, a casual meeting, a fortuitous mistake can change life on a grandiose, sometimes worldwide scale.