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A Bastard’s Indie Book Reviews

"A Bastard’s Indie Book Reviews TBR List”

Fall TBR 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” 9) The Husband Aaron Daniel Behr

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“A Bastard’s Indie Book Reviews TBR List”

Winter 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 16) Thirsty Scholars by Andrew Calderone 17) The Last Feast by Zeb Haradon 18) Sergei and Hans by Dennis Santaniello 19) Amidst This Fading Light by Rebecca Davis

Damien Black's Projects 2018

Rerelease of "Life of a Bastard Vol.1" (White Cover)

Life of a Bastard Vol. 1 Japanese, Italian, Portuguese, and Chinese (Sampler for Crowdfunding) versions are in progress.

Bright Light / Killing in the Name of Chapter one Graphic Short Stories

Life of a Bastard Vol. 2 2019

2019 TBR List

January 1) "Children of Kronos by Rosa Anderson & Nancran 2) "The Enigma Factor (The Enigma #1)" by Charles V. Breakfield, Roxanne E. Burkey 3) Sovrin's Star (Mississippi Connection Book 1) by John Reyer Afamasaga 4) Far Away and Further Back Paperback by Patrick Burns 5) My Father's Favor by Nonye Akuba 6) The Nasty C Word: Codependency by Leilani Anastasia 7 ) Caina by Joe Albanese 8) Intricate Intentions (Intricate, #2) by Jennifer Rayes 9) Near Death in the Gila National Forest by Don Lubov 10) MurderLand: A Crime Novel by Joseph Mark Glazner 11) THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO MEMORY IMPROVEMENT TECHNIQUES by Achievement Pyramid 12) Story-Flash: Step-by-Step Technology of Plot Development by Alexander Astremsky 13) The Unstoppables: Food Police by Demetrius Sherman 14) Robodocs by T. 'Gus' Gustafson 15) Xiyuan Bridge by Xiao Long Lin 16) The Spiritualist Murders (Portia of the Pacific Historical Mysteries, Book 2) by James Musgrave 17) The Last Amazon by Jamison Stone 18) Legal Pad Musings: Poems From Yellow Paper by A. Rose

Spring (Starting May 2019)

1) Nothing is Predictable Special Edition 2) Haze: The Devil of Dublin by Haze O’Hagan 3) Justice My Way: Memoirs Of A Black Prosecutor by Martinis Jackson 4) Thrill Kings: The Size Of Minneapolis Upright: Interdimensional Sci-Fi by Rik Ty 5) A Backpack, a Eurorail Pass and Some Serious Baggage by Jennie Withers 6) Bully Brother: A true story of brotherly heartache and love by Craig M. Dial 7) INSTANT WISDOM: 10 Easy Ways to Get Smart Fast by Beth Burgess 8) Career Criminal by D. Henderson 9) Buy My Book: Not Because You Should, But Because I'd Like Some Money by John Edward Marszalkowski

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

Review policy Instructions

2018 tbr list is full...PLEASE READ!


2019 tBR Instructions

Request a review for 2019 (write "for Spring 2019" in the subject line)

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 accept mobi files , Epub , and Paperback files (No Longer Accepting PDFs) .  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 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

  • Book Trailer Link (YouTube if available )

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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