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Professional Book Reviewers For Authors and Publishers since 2002

Book Reviewers For Authors and Publishers

The latest and best book reviews, news and literary commentary. A quick search on google for book review sites and the search results would take a month of Sundays to trawl through. The self-publishing phenomenon shows little sign of abating and for the majority of authors, the pursuit of informative and unbiased book reviews is an essential element of their book marketing strategy. At BookViral we have been reviewing books since 2002 . We are proud to be recognised as one of the best book review sites and when it came to the redesign of our website it was important to us that we held true to our original vision. To provide critical book reviews that readers could trust. But what is a book review and more to the point why do some reviews carry more weight than others. You might think it something of a silly question. Book reviews in their thousands are posted to the likes of Amazon on a daily basis but for book review websites to really inform potential readers they have to be much more than a simple thumbs up. That’s why at BookViral we do so much more than simply review a book…………READ MORE

What Our Readers Are Reading

Cozy Culinary Mysteries

Cozy Culinary Mysteries

A strange letter brings the Davidson family together after difficult times. The patriarch of the family, Dean, blighted by the first stages of Alzheimer’s, visits the local Marshall with a shock confession, splitting wide open a previously dormant investigation.

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Practical & Motivational Self Help

Practical & Motivational Self Help

Lynn has set out to create a straightforward support system, that’s resilient enough to withstand anything life may throw at it and it’s clear from the start that there’s a sharp and enquiring mind behind the pen.

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YA Urban Fantasy Horror

YA Urban Fantasy Horror

An Urban Horror Fantasy that’s not for the faint-hearted, White spins his debut novel with engaging prose with a plot that’s suspenseful and imaginative in its execution and delivers plenty of unexpected twists and turns along the way.

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Christian Fiction and Romance

Christian Fiction and Romance

Combining insightful writing, luminous characterization and a lively plot Chasing The Wind’s cumulative emotional power captures us unaware in its ability to move us as deeply as it does.

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Psychological Thrillers

Psychological Thrillers

Fourteen-year-old Brady is ‘in’. In a neighbourhood where alcohol and drugs are what makes the world go round, it’s not a bad position to be in. However, the arrival of a new and cocky kid of the block, Alex, spells disaster.

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Christian Crime Action & Adventure

Christian Crime Action & Adventure

When tragedy strikes in the form of a double murder, Pastor Grant draws on his previous skills as a SEAL and a member of the CIA, whilst using his religious and ethical knowledge to solve a complicated case.

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What's New & Rising

New Age Personal Transformation

New Age Personal Transformation

A treasure trove of wisdom from author, Steward Mair, ‘The Right Royal’ wakes us up to the true meaning of happiness as it traverses the length and breadth of human existence in a little under 200 pages.

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Short Story Fiction Collections

Short Story Fiction Collections

With just ten stories in all, Divyank writes about situations in which characters, are often put in situations fraught with uncertainty and proves quite adept at evoking social nuance. This is clearly evident in stories like Separation Anxiety, Back To Darkness and A Long March Home where tragedy, relationships and predatory sexual behaviour are briefly illuminated.

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Coming Of Age Historical Fiction

Coming Of Age Historical Fiction

There’s real soul to this coming-of-age story as Presti beautifully renders the sights and sounds of a bygone era. All are meticulously observed as he explores the veracities of family, calamity, politics and racial divide during a period of turbulent change.

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Dystopian Fiction Reviews

Dystopian Fiction Reviews

One of those novels that demands thought, compels the attention, and refuses to be dismissed The Cage is the kind of novel that makes Dystopian Fiction so unique with Smith pulling off a relative rarity by creating a genuinely original read.

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Police Procedurals Book Reviews

Police Procedurals Book Reviews

Firing on all cylinders as a crime thriller and police procedural there’s something elemental about Brenham’s writing that proves wholly riveting. Once Upon A Crime lunges for our collective viscera in its opening sequence and never lets go.

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International Mystery & Crime

International Mystery & Crime

Thrillers are a much-debased genre these days, depending on generic plots and established tropes for much of their content. “No More Lies” has the standards of an earlier, more classic time, when plot, character and dialogue stood on their own, and narratives kept you riveted right up until the last page.

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BDSM Erotica short stories

BDSM Erotica short stories

Another saucy release, Studies in Spanking: More Red-Hot Tails once again finds Ardie Stallard on top form with great writing and colourful characters that are sure to get you hot under the collar!

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How Science Fiction Authors Are Shaping Our Future

As fantastical as science fiction seems, there is often something familiar about the incredible concepts dreamt up by its writers. In fact, not only familiar at times but eerily accurate about future advances. Is this some kind of scientific prophesy? Is there something sinister going on?

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More Author Publishing Tips, News & Views Recommendations

The Crimson Quill Award

Now in it’s 10th year the Crimson Quill Awards continue to be the main criteria our readers use when selecting their next best read.  Our reader recommended award these are the books they have enjoyed most and recommended to their friends.  All the books we review are eligible for recommendation but with strict rules in place to ensure all recommendations are authentic and a minimum of 100 nominations required you can be confident of a good read whichever one you choose. 

Is self=publishing worth it?
Author Blogs
Editorial Team

Is Self-publishing really worth it?

Let me let you into a secret. You are unlikely to become a rich writer. And before you start waving Harry Potter and Game of Thrones under my nose, please scroll back to the word ‘unlikely’.

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Best Books About Religion
Author Blogs
Editorial Team

Writing About Religion – The Good & The Bad

It is estimated that there are approximately 4,300 religions in the world. Even then, the concept of religion itself is hard to understand – in some people’s eyes synonymous with spirituality, and in others largely a vehicle for control.

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Why Do We Love To Be Frightened?
Author Blogs
Editorial Team

Why Do We Love To Be Frightened?

Dusk creeps upon you as you make your way home, bringing with it the stillness and dark of night. As one sense shutters another opens, magnifying each whisper of wind-every shuffle on the pavement behind you.

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Authors and rejection
Author Blogs
Editorial Team

Dealing With Rejection For Authors

As writers, we knowingly place ourselves in a position where we will undoubtedly face more rejection than the average person and it seems to me that how we handle that part of the creative process is often key to our success.

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Fiction and survival stories
Author Blogs
Editorial Team

Fiction & Survival Stories

I read with both fascination and disgust as I learned how he was attacked by a bear who scalped him and left part of his skull flapping open but was not prepared to lay down and die.

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The Occult -why the fascination with dark fiction?
Author Blogs
Editorial Team

The Occult -why the fascination with dark fiction?

While the occult is a broad umbrella, hiding its many forms under its silky black folds, it’s concepts have endured through time, enjoying many a resurgence through the ages. The term ‘occultism’, is relatively new, not used in French or English literature, for instance, until the 19th Century, although the term ‘occult sciences’ was commonly used in the 16th Century to describe practices such as astrology, alchemy, mysticism, and natural magic.

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The Formula For Writing Classic Whodunits!
Author Publishing Tips
Editorial Team

The Formula For Writing Classic Whodunits!

Few Crime Fiction authors genuinely excel at successfully misleading their readers and revealing an unlikely suspect as the real villain of the story and those that do can invariably be found at the very top of Whodunit Bestseller lists.

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Book Reviews That Readers Trust.

From humble beginnings in 2002 as a book review club BookViral has grown to become the first choice in book reviews for authors around the world and one of the biggest book review sites on the web. BookViral reaches millions of potential readers through best practice SEO and a trusted social media presence ensuring readers get unbiased, critical recommendations they can trust. 

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