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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

The Aspirant

A highly enjoyable and spirited read from the start, there’s a lot for readers to like about The Aspirant. A memoir underpinned by a fluid narrative as author Matthew Joseph paints realistic pictures of India’s geographical, cultural and political landscapes from bygone eras.

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Black and Native American Historical Fiction

Black and Native American Indians Historical Fiction

Meticulously researched and rousingly told, Standing Against The Wind is first and foremost entertaining with confident pacing and compelling characters, but it also proves an intriguing and enlightening foray into a tumultuous and pivotal period in Black and Native American Indian history.

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Law Enforcement Biographies

A Black Man’s Life In Law Enforcement

Brutally honest and loaded with insights, Reynold’s looks back over thirty two years as a police officer and detective to share what it’s really like to serve on the frontline whilst dispelling many widely held myths along the way.

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World War 2 Historical Fiction Reviews

World War 2 Fiction Reviews

Chrystyna Lucyk – Berger’s World War 2 Fiction presents the reader with a remarkable, tense and heart breaking story of suffering, courage and survival on both a macro and a micro level.

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Illustrated Children's Books To Read

Children’s Explore The World Fiction

In her charming follow up to ‘A Globe Adventure’, Theresa Lynn offers her new tale ‘Beyond the Clouds-A Space Adventure’. In her now familiar blend of entertaining and educational literature, Lynn takes us far from Earth, in a wonderful exploration of the Universe.

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Must Read Dark Fantasy Horror Novels

Must Read Dark Fantasy Horror

Deliciously dark, Fawn gives us an intriguing plot as he brings his characters to life with vivid prose and quick-fire staccato dialogue that ensures the pace rarely falters whilst impressing with his ability to make familiar generic materials fresh.

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New US Historical Fiction

New US Historical Fiction

An enthralling and powerful evocation of time and place, character, moral choices, immoral certainties, human nature and fate with Sullivan creating an emotional eddy that draws you in from one page to the next.

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What's New & Rising

South Africa Family Life Fiction

South Africa Family Life Fiction

A fascinating foray into the world of apartheid in South Africa, ‘My Brother Themba’ is a touching story of two ‘brothers’ of differing parentage, forcefully separated but fighting for their relationship by the shocking segregation laws that existed right up until a democratic government was elected 1994, and still exist in practice implicitly to some extent today.

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Supernatural Thriller Fiction Reads

Supernatural Thriller Fiction Reads

Readers looking for a genuine nerve shredder need look no further than Tibury’s Tales From the P.I.T Crew: Case of the Wayward Son! An entertainingly eccentric supernatural thriller that envelopes the reader in a blood curdling nightmare it’s definitely one to be read with the lights on!

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Coming Of Age Biographies & Memoirs

Coming Of Age Biographies & Memoirs

Charismatic, measured and authentic in its depiction of the pains, confusions and insecurities of the teenage experience, Stark Hunter’s characters (names changed to protect their identities) simply come to life as he powerfully crafts visual images from a decade of change.

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New Legal Thriller Series

Legal Thriller Series

When it’s good, there is no more riveting fiction genre than a legal thriller, and Shaiken’s Automatic Stay is among the best you will read.
As with Shaiken’s “Fresh Start” it’s less about the destination than the journey, where the stakes have become so high that lives and corporations are potentially on the table.

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Lawyers & Judges Biographies

Lawyers & Judges Biographies

Smart, insightful, and warm Shaiken’s tone is uplifting and pleasantly humorous; quite a feat when discussing a career in the American legal system, distilling titillating observations into engrossing narratives that take us from forklifts to courtrooms before finally embracing his passion for the creative arts.

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U.S. Historical Fiction best new releases

U.S. Historical Fiction

Percy Hope’s come a long way since the summer of 1898 when he first set foot in the goldfields of the Alaskan wilderness and Neil Perry Gordon’s final release in his ‘Goldfield Trilogy’ builds on the strength of previously released novels Hope City and Cape Nome.

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Books on Deserts Ecosystems 

Books on Deserts Ecosystems 

Full of poetic resonance and deeply imaginative imagery, Drew Signor takes his readers on an unparalleled journey of discovery, as both the spiritual implications of nature and the mysteries of history unfurl around you.

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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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Siegfried Sassoon- War Poetry.

One man who was able to size up war for everything it is was Siegfried Sassoon, who was cruelly torn from a life of leisure as a country gentleman and immersed into all the trauma of World War 1

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More Author Publishing Tips, News & Views Recommendations

The Crimson Quill Award

Now in it’s fifth 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. 

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Fiction and survival stories
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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 Importance Of Historical Fiction
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The Importance Of Historical Fiction

Whilst there is undoubted value in considering historical context, not least because past forces, individuals and trends both shape the present and provide valuable lessons for our future decisions, is historical fiction of any value?

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Author Blogs
Editorial Team

Should Authors Blog Or Is Blogging Dead?

When Huffpost Editor-in-chief Jimmy Leach announced the closure of its blogging platform he said that “publishing thousands of blogs has been a distraction from the delivery of impactful, targeted investigations, explainers, breaking news and lifestyle and entertainment journalism.”

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Book Reviewers For Authors and Publishers
Author Publishing Tips
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Love and Heartache

You don’t have to be a romantic to believe in broken hearts and yet heartbreak is an intrinsic part of the romantic cycle.

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What Makes A Great Plot?
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Editorial Team

What Makes A Good Plot?

You know the ones! The edge of your seat, knuckle gnawing, nail biting books. So, what makes for a good plot. Is there a magic recipe? Or is it just potluck?

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Social commentary in literature
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Editorial Team

Social Commentary In Literature

Never before has the voice of social commentary in literature sung higher. Freedom of speech has brought with it a cacophony of loudly spoken, written and sometimes harshly promoted opinion and judgement.

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