Indie Reads – Book Reviews for May 2017

Indies Unlimited does not review books, but we do have a couple of renowned reviewers on staff. We thought a great way to celebrate indie writing would be to ask those reviewers for their top indie picks of the month. Here are this month’s top picks from our experts:


ghost walk cover melissa bowersockGhost Walk by Melissa Bowersock

“As ever, Bowersock’s style is spot on: her words are carefully chosen.”

Read the rest of the review by Cathy Speight.

Ghost Walk is available through Amazon.com.
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Indie Reads – Book Reviews for April 2017

Indies Unlimited does not review books, but we do have a couple of renowned reviewers on staff. We thought a great way to celebrate indie writing would be to ask those reviewers for their top indie picks of the month. Here are this month’s top picks from our experts:


A One Way Ticket to Dead by DV BerkomA One Way Ticket to Dead by DV Berkom

“…packed…to the brim…with action, heart-in-your-mouth suspense, thrills and chills…”

Read the rest of the review by Cathy Speight.

A One Way Ticket to Dead is available through Amazon.com.
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Indie Reads – March 2017

Yes, we know we’re a little late. So sue us. In any case, these books deserved a spotlight even though our admin has been busy. So, without further ado….

Indies Unlimited does not review books, but we do have a couple of renowned reviewers on staff. We thought a great way to celebrate indie writing would be to ask those reviewers for their top indie picks of the month. Here are this month’s top picks from our experts:


Yucatan DeadYucatan Dead by DV Berkom

“The usual suspense, tension, explosiveness … and gutsiness are packed tightly into this … novel…”

Read the rest of the review by Cathy Speight.

Yucatan Dead is available through Amazon.com.
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Oops. That Book Review’s Not Verified

verified review on amazon hook-881444_960_720Way, way back in September of 2013 I wrote an article about verified reviews. In the world of Indie publishing, especially where anything directly related to Amazon is concerned, three-and-a-half years is a lifetime. Much of what I wrote then is either no longer true or suspect. In this article, I’m going to talk about some of the changes and why you, I, or a random reader might care. (Or maybe not.)

At the time I suggested that the only reason someone might care about whether a review was verified was if they thought the review seemed questionable. Then the “verified” flag would indicate the reviewer had actually bought the book or other item from Amazon. For someone looking at reviews and trying to decide on a purchase, the verified flag might still not be that useful. I suspect some people who are more attuned to happenings regarding Amazon might be concerned about fake or paid reviews, and pay a little more attention. But if they’re aware of these issues, they’re probably aware that reviewers who were willing to write a glowing review for a price have options to make sure those reviews showed as verified purchase reviews anyway. Continue reading “Oops. That Book Review’s Not Verified”