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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GHOST BULLY

New homeownership comes with a deadly price for two roommates when their ghostly resident commits murder, tossing one of them into the weird and perilous afterlife.
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THE DOG THIEF AND OTHER STORIES

THE DOG THIEF AND OTHER STORIES is an insightful exploration of ways in which people rescue animals and animals reward their rescuers.
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APE MIND OLD MIND NEW MIND

Who hasn't wondered if something separates humans from animals and, if so, what? In APE MIND OLD MIND NEW MIND, retired psychiatrist John V. Wylie translates his own years of wondering into a intriguing theory.
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LESSONS FROM MY GRANDFATHER

A useful primer on finding your life’s groove and working to on what’s important, LESSONS FROM MY GRANDFATHER is delivered through the lens of nostalgia and motivational memories.
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THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT EDGEFIELD: Shining a Light on the Black Community through History, Genealogy & Genetic DNA

Precipitated by the deaths of immediate family members, two women of color boldly attempt and triumph in tracing the history and providing an in-depth account of their enslaved ancestors.
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ORCASEKAI (Memoirs of a Lost Universe)

The final installment in the series of a mind-bending trilogy that seeks to not just redefine our experience of life and time but also what existence means by undoing and reassembling the concept of reality itself.
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WELCOME TO SUGARVILLE - A NOVEL IN STORIES

WELCOME TO SUGARVILLE - A NOVEL IN STORIES stylistically hails back to television's Twilight Zone and the pulp fantasy fiction of mid-century America.
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SOME PLACE BETTER THAN HERE

SOME PLACE BETTER THAN HERE is a novel told by two teenagers, Danny and Mary, who find each other one summer against a landscape of conflict and familial pressures.
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THE MAD HATTER’S SON: An Annie Collins Mystery

A nurse who reluctantly helps an old friend with a strange illness becomes involved in multiple murder cases that put her own life in danger in this entertaining mystery novel.
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IT IS ABOUT YOU: How the Government Works and How to Help Fix It

In PowerPoint format, legal professor and lawyer Deborah Cupples examines some different ways people can help remedy the nation’s controversy-ridden federal government.
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TRUE GRANDEUR: A HOLLYWOOD NOVEL

An arrogant young man gets a powerful lesson in art, truth, beauty, and humility from a wild relationship with a young Hollywood socialite in TRUE GRANDEUR: A HOLLYWOOD NOVEL.
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Best Reviewed Books of January

The best reviewed books: January edition
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CHILDREN OF ANOTHER BIBLE

A rogue angel, Kulkuz, having created another race/species of humans, attempts to protect them from her fellow angels and demons, and from their human kin.
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THE LANGUAGE OF BEARS

When Adam Green was a child, his parents woke up one night and walked into the bear-ridden forest, never to return.
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WAITING FOR FRIDAY

WAITING FOR FRIDAY is a novelistic depiction of a “cold case” murder in a sleepy small town in 1942 California. 
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UTOPAI

Characters aiming to better understand society and existence debate philosophical ideologies in UTOPAI.
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DREAMING OF FROZEN YEARS: The Story of Anna Natasha Lee

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

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

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

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

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

MAKING LEMONADE is a sentimental account of a divorced woman’s journey towards renewal through the powers of art and of love.