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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DYNOMIKE

Rating: 3
Little Dynomike catches the "love bug" from a friend, and spreads it around via hugs.
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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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SONGS FOR LUCY

Rating: 3
SONGS FOR LUCY is an appealing love story about a young woman who seems to have everything.
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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?
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RELICS OF THE DIVINE: THE CELESTIAL FLAME

Rating: 3.5
A young religious apprentice receives a pair of mystical artifacts to bring peace to his kingdom.
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FLAT EARTH THEORY

Rating: 3.7
FLAT EARTH THEORY combines romance and intrigue in an unlikely way to create an entertaining and fast-moving story.
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MIGUEL TRAVELER # 1: THE MAN FROM TEXAS

Rating: 4
MIGUEL TRAVELER # 1: THE MAN FROM TEXAS by Daniel McFatter is a mystical adventure in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
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RECONCILIATION: HEAVEN AND EARTH

Rating: 4.7
A widow of an astrophysics professor becomes embroiled in a battle to protect her husband's research into ET phenomena and a mysterious sphere that gives her telepathic abilities.  
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Fast and furious sci-fi action dominates ESCAPE VELOCITY

Rating: 3.5
When Lieutenant Wyatt Wills gets assigned on a scout mission to planet Juliet, little does he know he'll be soon facing police state, insurgents and telepathic zombies.
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LUNACY & DEATH

Rating: 4.5
The author shares his reminiscences and views from a career spent as an aide in a psych ward and a Forensic Technician and Medical/Legal Death Investigator in a county morgue.
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THE AMAZON DETECTIVE AGENCY

Rating: 3.5
A Supreme Court police officer finds a dead justice - and tries to solve his murder before the FBI can in THE AMAZON DETECTIVE AGENCY.
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SURRENDER MY HEART

Rating: 4.8
After forty years spent harboring secrets that have prevented her from pursuing her lifelong love, Katherine "Kitty" McNally finally musters up the courage to come clean about her dark past in SURRENDER MY HEART.
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PANTHER ACROSS THE STARS

Rating: 3
Native American leader Tecumseh struggles to keep his people from being overwhelmed by the new nation of America - but shipwrecked aliens might hold the key he needs.
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A romantic, slow-burn thriller in KAT & MAUS

Rating: 2.5
Mark Bell is a man who knows what he likes and provides others with little say in the matter. When he finds out his wife has been hiding images of herself sleeping with other men, he becomes obsessed with whether or not she may be cheating on him or if all of this is just a window into her past life.