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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DREAMING OF FROZEN YEARS: The Story of Anna Natasha Lee

Rating: 3.5
Debut author Aaron McCool paints a familiar picture of the juvenile dramas of college life in “Dreaming of Frozen Years,” but also the dark side of debauchery.
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DENVER MOON: THE MINDS OF MARS

Rating: 4.5
Denver Moon is a first generation Mars-born detective. As a monochromatic, she’s immune to the red fever that seems to randomly affect the citizens of Mars City, driving people insane and turning them into bloodthirsty murderers.
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A PROPHET WITHOUT HONOR

Rating: 4.5
A PROPHET WITHOUT HONOR by Joseph Wurtenbaugh is a visceral historical novel with a twist.
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THE PARIS WRITERS CIRCLE

Rating: 4.9
In THE PARIS WRITERS CIRCLE, when a group of troubled expats meet and discuss their writing, they find that their literary skills and their lives are improved by connecting with these unlikely friends.
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LIKE PEACHES AND PICKLES

Rating: 3.5
A bright and capable woman must cope with losing the job of her dreams to office politics in LIKE PEACHES AND PICKLES.
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MAKING LEMONADE

Rating: 3.5
MAKING LEMONADE is a sentimental account of a divorced woman’s journey towards renewal through the powers of art and of love.
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EXHUMATION: An Epic of Existentia (Acts of the Sojourner, Book One)

Rating: 2.8
EXHUMATION: An Epic of Existentia (Acts of the Sojourner, Book One) is a story of high fantasy and strange adventure.
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AN AMERICAN CAGE

Rating: 4.2
AN AMERICAN CAGE is a fast-moving, action-packed story of a prison break.
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JATE'S BOY

Rating: 4.5
Mobsters, corrupt politicians, and horse racing are a match made in suspenseful heaven in JATE’S BOY.
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SHATTERED TRIANGLE

Rating: 5
Three childhood friends follow the familiar male relationship trajectory of only coming together at a funeral. In this case, it is the murder of the politician’s wife and three children, seemingly from an expert hitman.
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MYSTIC

Rating: 3.8
A crime thriller involving a religious-inspired murder and a drug racket infiltrating a sleepy mountain town in Wyoming.
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ART: BECOME CONFIDENT FAST forges a key to the gateway of the visual art world

Rating: 4.3
Aron Kuehnemann tackles the insular nature of visual art and the oft-elusive understanding of its actors and objects in ART: BECOME CONFIDENT FAST.
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SKIN FOOD

Rating: 3
A group of young adults must outrun a Korean zombie apocalypse and make it to safety together.
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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.