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Much More Than Your Average Book Reviews Site

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 Great Balance – A Paranormal Angel Romance

An extraordinary woman’s abilities lead an angel of a man to her doorstep…
With the promise of her expansion now funded, he invites her to join him on a mysterious quest… utilizing a secret skill that few know she possesses.
But the devil has other plans.

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Best literary Short Stories

Resistance, Revolution and Other Love Stories

K asks us “Is love the most revolutionary of all acts?” And in doing so delivers a swiftly morphing exploration of love that finds a fine balance between sensory impulse and moral testament. Each story being distinct but all drawn together with a common undertone that echoes the wants, struggles and aspirations of life as we seek to make meaning of it.

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Crime Mystery Novels set in Spain

Darkness In Granada – A Crime Mystery

For some thirty years, four friends have been hunting all over Spain for the man who made their school years pure hell. They are running out of time. If they don’t find him soon, he will be too old and may die before they can bring him to justice.

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Best Dystopian Thrillers

The Bystander – A Dystopian Thriller

A woman and her son prepare to start a new life… A homeless failed stockbroker walks the streets of New York City, just waiting for another

chance…A C.I.A. operative lies comatose in a hospital bed…Their lives, and many more, are destined to cross when the world is struck by an incredible
global phenomenon…

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What's New & Rising

Best New Legal Thrillers This Year

Fresh Start

A superb critique of the banking investment mentality, and one that comes at a time when the financial community is especially vulnerable, Fresh Start proves a powerful and highly entertaining read.

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Historical Fiction UK The Fire Of Winter

The Fire Of Winter

With ‘The Fire in Winter’ D.K. Marley offers the reader her own unique insight into the muddy, murky and blood soaked world of eleventh century Scotland.

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Best Epic Fantasy Novels

A Step Through The Empty

Brynte Godric quickly learns being crowned king was the easy part. Keeping that crown is what’s dangerous. With everyone from a world-ruling organization to his mother after the crown, Bry has a lot of fighting ahead. So he’s surprised the arranged marriage to the shy young Princess Stori goes better than expected. With it, he has averted one war. Now on to the next!

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Chains of Nobility by Brad Graft

Graft, a former U.S. Marine, does not simply talk the talk. He has also walked the walk in his creation of an intriguing and believable world., His superb eye for detail is tribute to the fact that he spent weeks researching and living with Nomadic herders in Mongolia

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Paranormal military romance novels

The Academy Cap and Gown

With John Connelly as a father Kate drew the short straw but when Pete Davenport walked into her life she couldn’t have imagined how her life would change or the danger she would find herself in!

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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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Is There A Future In Self Publishing

The last year has demonstrated that people will not stop buying books. They offer pleasure, escape, entertainment, and at the very least distraction. But what is the future of self-publishing?

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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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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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The Secret Of Viral Book Sales

Why do some books go viral while the vast majority fall flat? You might think it’s about advertising. You might think it’s about having a great book. But are you right?

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Fiction and immortality
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Fiction and mortality – living forever.

We are constantly and enduringly fascinated with fictional accounts of parallel existence, alternative realities and genetic engineering. Films such as ‘The Fountain’ present immortality as attainable, whilst books such as ‘The Book Thief’ (Markus Zusak) explore the nature of death, in this case by death himself acting as narrator.

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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. 

BookViral also offers a full suite of author services, including, book editing services for unpublished and self-published authors, website design and bespoke SEO that help authors get discovered by more potential readers as well as industry influencers, such as publishers, agents and film executives.