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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

Sword and Sorcery Fantasy Reviews

Sword and Sorcery Fantasy Novels

By any stretch of the imagination, Knucker has delivered an intriguing debut novel. A sweeping, sword and sorcery fantasy read that delivers a vivid and authentic fantasy vision with world-building at its best.

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CDL Business Accounting

CDL Business Accounting

When people talk about setting up their own business, they often fear the prospect of recording financial transactions but Ryder takes away the fear and shows his readers that managing accounts needn’t be taxing.

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American Poetry Reviews

American Poetry Reviews

Greg Wyss opens the door into his weird and wonderful mind where nothing is taboo. If you are looking for the naked truth about love, lust, religion and politics, this anthology is for you. Although penned in the 70’s and reflective of its idiosyncrasies, these poems are timeless in their accuracy and perceptions of human nature, delving deep into the psyche of the brash and the desperate.

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Medical Thrillers Goodreads

The enduring sorrow of those waiting for heart transplants is ripe for drama and Rowley grapples with provocative concepts in thoughtful terms whilst demonstrating a sure hand for staging scenes, creating strong characters and setting a tone.

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Biblical Dystopian Fiction

Biblical Dystopian Fiction

Dystopia with a difference, Drago gives us an intricately constructed world of Proto-humans and strange Mythological creatures, where strange measures of time and distance make for an unfamiliar setting in which to give birth to his twisted tale of biblical endeavour.

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LGBTQ Humorous Fiction

LGBTQ Humorous Fiction

Quick to relax into a stream of clever repartee and amusing situations, it’s so easy to get swept up in The Moonballer’s pace and pleasures, that it would be almost churlish to resist its charms and infectious comic gusto as Sotto brings his “wanna-be-downtown suburb of Torpedo Valley” and queer tennis organization to life.

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Political & Social Science book

Political & Social Science book

Bringing a lifetime’s worth of personal insights together The Ranting of an Uneducated Reactionary demands reflection yet it isn’t a taxing read as Phillips most importantly presents a broadly accessible perspective.

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What's New & Rising

Best police procedural novels 2023

Best police procedural novels 2023

Avoiding the pitfalls of cliché his seven ‘Brady Cops’ are uniformly strong with their identities pivoting on their successes and failures which in turn justifies an intriguing array of coincidences and surprises.

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20th Century History of the U.S.

20th Century History of the U.S.

An absorbing read from start to finish Perlsweig’s foray into 20th Century Social & Cultural History of the U.S. proves particularly poignant given the continuing presence of Covid and the ongoing Ukraine war.

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Family Life Drama Fiction

Family Life Drama Fiction

Readers looking for a novel that tackles the complicated subject of adoption from a legal and ethical perspective without losing sight of the human element, When Forever Breaks is definitely the novel to read!

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Urban Fantasy Romance

Urban Fantasy Romance

Smart, suspenseful and satisfyingly unpredictable Forever Ends proves a genuine treasure of a read. Comfortably managing to avoid the genre’s many syrupy pitfalls to give us a story that quickly morphs in the imagination.

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Teen & Young Adult Fantasy fiction

Teen & Young Adult Fantasy fiction

Giving us an intriguing plot that’s deliciously dark at times Smith’s colourfully visual imagination is once again evident as she brings her characters to life with a feisty narrative to deliver everything a reader could want from a Teen & Young Adult Fantasy novel.

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Native American Literature

Native American Literature

Readers looking for a genuine nerve shredder need look no further than The Genesis 6 Project! A novel that makes it readers feel like active participants in its unfolding horror as Ferguson keeps them on the edge of their seats throughout.

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Crime Fiction and Police Procedurals

Crime Fiction and Police Procedurals

A dark and compulsive immersion that finds Harris confidently orchestrating an atmosphere of danger and dread for a descent into an underworld inhabited by the most ruthless of London gangsters he’s a meticulous author of a type that is becoming increasingly rare.

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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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Editorial Team

What Makes A Great Thriller

Possibly the trickiest of all writing genres, the thriller comes with high expectations, which are hard to fulfil. So what do we expect from a thriller, and why do we enjoy reading them so much?

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Books Of Enchantment
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Books Of Enchantment

As the years advance, I have lost count of how many books I’ve read but on reflection, it hardly seems relevant. What is truly noteworthy is how many leave a lasting impression on us.

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Fiction and survival stories
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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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Is self=publishing worth it?
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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
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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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The Occult -why the fascination with dark fiction?
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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 Essentials Of Author Branding

With so many titles in any given genre is more important than ever that authors establish a significant and differentiated presence in a genre that attracts and retains loyal readers.

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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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