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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STOLEN OBSESSION

Rating: 4
STOLEN OBSESSION is a risqué adventure full of mystery and mayhem.
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OVER THE MOUNTAIN

Rating: 4.5
OVER THE MOUNTAIN is a compelling coming-of-age novel which follows a teenage girl through her high school years in 1960s Alabama.
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THE BISHOP BURNED THE LADY

Rating: 4
A country cop and doctor, a teenage daughter and a sex trafficking cult all factor in the mystery THE BISHOP BURNED THE LADY.
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PHANTOM PACT (The Bearer's Burden)

Rating: 3.9
In a world filled with both medievalism and technology, a mystical warrior sets out on a journey with a princess to reclaim their realm from a terrifying race of dark wraiths from another world. 
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THE LOVE FOOL

Rating: 2.7
A transplanted PR rep navigates a new city and old feelings as a past relationship catches up with him in Rome.
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DISTURBED

Rating: 3.5
A young man fights real and imagined ghosts in this suspense-filled story set against the history of Pennsylvania coal country.
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BLINDING FEAR

Rating: 4.4
BLINDING FEAR is a thriller with a vast cast of characters that looks to the stars, but focuses the drama to expose the different ways people react to an impending event that will change everything.
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THE PRESERVATIONISTS

Rating: 4.3
THE PRESERVATIONISTS is a coming-of-age story about a boy struggling to escape his depressed hometown and win the heart of a girl who is reluctant about his advances. 
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UNTIL FOREVER

Rating: 4.4
Author Luisa Cloutier’s distinct voice shines through with palpable authenticity in UNTIL FOREVER, a touching love story/memoir.
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THE BOY FROM THE FORGE

Rating: 2.7
A dark and slightly hedonistic teen drama set in America’s industrial heart,
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THE RABBIT SKINNERS

Rating: 3.9
THE RABBIT SKINNERS is a mystery in which a heroic FBI agent on medical leave investigates the disappearance of a young girl in his Arizona hometown.
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CONTINENTAL DRIFT

Rating: 4
A man’s philosophical search for freedom through the ‘60s counter culture to Reagan’s morning in America.
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THE TRAIL RULES

Rating: 4.5
As a teenager charts the course for the next steps in her life, a scenic, yet dangerous trail becomes the metaphor for her journey in self-discovery.
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THE FIVE WISHES OF MR. MURRAY McBRIDE

Rating: 4.5
One-hundred-year-old Murray McBride is still recovering from the recent death of his wife and debating whether life is worth continuing.
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THE MATRIARCH MATRIX

Rating: 3.1
THE MATRIARCH MATRIX is a globe-trotting thriller with hints of sci fi and spirituality.
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THE GIRL ON CAMERA

Rating: 4
A young woman, feeling stuck in a rut, auditions for a reality show on a whim - but gets more than she bargained for...
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SLIPPER

Rating: 3
A young orphan among an aristocratic English family fights her way out of a lifetime of abuse to find her own sense of purpose and happiness.
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DARK MANA: REDEMPTION

Rating: 3.6
A paranormal romance that seeks to balance an epic universe of gods, monsters, and magic, while focusing on a personal, intimate story about family and love.
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THE BIOGRAPHIES OF ORDINARY PEOPLE: Volume 1: 1989–2000

Rating: 4.2
In THE BIOGRAPHIES OF ORDINARY PEOPLE, writer Nicole Dieker ponders, in a fluid, methodical, and episodic prose, the ramifications of “ordinary” lives.
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THE BUILDING

Rating: 5
THE BUILDING centers on a construction project gone awry as America’s savings and loan crisis begins in the mid-1980s. It’s also a dark love story about poisonous jealousy and bad choices.
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THE HOPE STORE

Rating: 2.5
Hope becomes a hot commodity in THE HOPE STORE.
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8 SECONDS TO MIDNIGHT

Rating: 3
A United Islamic State terror plot risks setting off a nuclear bomb in New York City on New Year's Eve - can Commander John Hart stop them in time?