“A Bastard’s Indie Book Reviews TBR List”
May/June 1) A Better Ten Commandments: A guide to living life with, and on purpose by James Miller 2) 10202040: The Dream Dialogues #1 by Trevor Elder 3) Theo Paxstone and the Dragon of Adyron by James TurnerTBR List 4) When the Eye Sees Itself by Eric Borgerson 5) Las Hermanas by Raedene Jeannette Melin 6) A Life Worth Living; The Journey of an Authentic Soul by Carla Feagan 7) Lachesis’ Allotment: A Short Collection of Notes, Observations, Questions, and Thoughts by Diana R.A. Morris 8) Something’s Happening Here: A Memoir of the 60s by Dennis Hicks 9) Colossal Chaos from Out of the Blue by Stache Publishing 10)Self-Discipline: Grow Your Mental Toughness To Resist Temptation, Become More Motivated And Finally Get Things Done! (Self help, Self Improvement, Self Control) by Keith Coleman

Summer Reading List: 1) OMO by J.H.M. Okthos 2) Jake, Lucid Dreamer by David J. Naiman 3) Full Circle by Regina Timothy 4) Chinawoman’s Chance: Volume 1 (Portia of the Pacific Historical Mysteries) by James Musgrave 5) A Tongue in the Sink: The Harrowing Adventures of a Baby Boomer Childhood Paperback by Dennis Fried Ph.D. 6) Chinawoman’s Chance: Volume 1 (Portia of the Pacific Historical Mysteries) by James Musgrave 7) Suffering Ends When Awakening Begins by Robert Crown 8) Intricate Deceptions (Intricate, #1) by Jennifer Rayes...9) Dear Mr. Pop Star by Dave Dawson 10) The Sweetness Run: A Comedy Novel by Wendys Donuts Fall TBR 1) “#uncensored: inside the animal liberation movement” by Camille A. Marino 2) Conflict: Canadians in WWI, A Short Story by Eric Halpenny 3) The Gathering (The Uprising, #1) by Bernadette Giacomazzo 4) Dark Chains by LaTasha “Tacha B.” Braxton 5) Goldilocks Lives in Leamington: and other tales of university life by Geetanjali Mukherjee 6) The Cretin Gene by Brendan Ball 7) 3 Hour Dad: Reading Is Believing by Adam T Hourlution 8) Dead Cats: And Other Reflections On Parenthood by Jesse McKinnell”

October-December TBR 1) The Adventures of Venessa & Teddy by Miejoiee McClinton 2) BROTHERS & KINGS: (Book 1) (CONQUISTADORS TRILOGY) by Dennis Santaniello 3) Clarkston’s Curse: One Child’s Quest to Make Sense of the Tragedies in Her Hometown by Ann Margaret Johns 4) Dead Cats: and other reflections on parenthood Paperback by Jesse McKinnell 5) WHERE WILDFIRES GLOW Mutch Katsonga 6) Look for Me Under the Rainbow by Bernard Jan 7) Lucky Star by Holly Curtis 8) THE WALL (Volume One) - Guardian’s Redemption by Some Guy 9) Greyhound Therapy by J.R. Conway 10) Petro and The Flea King by Kenneth Kit Lamug 11) The Silliest Stories Out of Bustleburg: America’s Worst City by Jimmy Misfit 12) Maharishi & Me: Seeking Enlightenment with the Beatles’ Guru by Susan Shumsky 13) Inevitable Ascension: Crossing Worlds (Inevitable Ascension #2) by V.K. McAllister 14) ME: Don’t Think About It by Adrian Bartholomew 15) N9ne: It Gets Easier by Bryana Holcomb,Crystal Porter Bazemore

A Bastard's Book Review Policy/TBR List/Podcast

Review policy Instructions ...PLEASE READ!


I am  mostly interested in reviewing novels and short stories from indie writers (my favorites are non-fiction and coming of age stories)  ; however, I will consider reviewing other genres on a select, case-by-case basis. However, here are the genres I WILL NOT review under any circumstance:

  • Romance

  • Erotica


I will write a brief, concise and to-the-point review as I don't believe in reviews that summarize the entire novel.  I only accept mobi files or PDF files.  I will be honest but constructive in my reviews. 

I check all submissions and emails currently I am on Beijing time.  I will consider each submission, but I will not guarantee I will review your book or reply to your submission.  Open for past, present , and future publication dates. All accepted books are placed in order of queue  and reviews are written as quickly as  humanly possible ( I have a full time gig and projects of my own)   My limit will likely depend on my availability. 

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I will rate your novel on a 5 star scale as follows:

5 stars - Excellent

4 stars - Good

3 stars - Average

2 stars - Not great

1 star - Bad. Really bad

For questions you can email me at contact@lifeofabastard.com or submit your review request using the form below.

What to include in your request:

  • Title of the book
  • Author
  • Formats available
  • Synopsis
  • Publication Date
  • Publisher
  • Genre
  • Goodreads Link (if available) 
  • Amazon Link
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Beyond the Spiral Gates
A World Without Color: A True Story Of the Last Three Days With My Cat
The Usurper King
The Single Dad's Guide to the Galaxy: Parenting in the Real World
First Look Through the Window: A Journey of Self-Discovery
Tales of the Whirling Rainbow: Authentic Myths & Mysteries
The Addiction Nobody Will Talk About: How I Let My Pornography Addiction Hurt People and Destroy Relationships
Life After America: A memoir about the wild and crazy 1960s
Tale of a Job Interview at OhlalaLand
Chuck D. Presents This Day in Rap and Hip-Hop History
Now Playing Podcast: Underrated Movies We Recommend
Our Legendary Ladies Presents Harriet Tubman
ABC in action: Children's alphabet book. Teach toddlers, preschool & kindergarten kids the ABC's and letter phrases.
Say Goodbye to Anger: How not to want to punch them in the face
U.S. Taxes for Worldly Americans: The Traveling Expat's Guide to Living, Working, and Staying Tax Compliant Abroad
Check out my book Life of a Bastard vol.1

Check out my book Life of a Bastard vol.1