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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

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YA Fiction About Self Harm Book Reviews

YA Fiction About Self Harm

Incredibly powerful, instantly compelling and often heart-breaking, Belko hasn’t picked an easy subject on which to write but her willingness to steer away from a prescriptive approach means she reaches her readers on a powerful emotional 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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Newly Released Dark Fantasy Novels

Newly Released Dark Fantasy Novels

Something dark is brewing in Montreal and it’s sure to capture your imagination in Bruce Mitchell’s Helruna: An Anglo-Norse Tale of Terror. A magic that has spanned the centuries, manifested in the forces of good and evil as destinies reveal themselves.

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New Military Science Fiction Releases

New Military Science Fiction Releases

For the most part, many of the newest releases in military science fiction merely flit over their cornucopia of SF concepts. But seeking to use rather than explore them, Lancaster gives us something highly original with Deep Range providing his readers with a genre familiar read without the clichés!

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Book Reviewers For Authors and Publishers

THE LIGHT WITHIN THE DARKNESS

Every debut novelist faces the challenge of constructing an entirely new world or delving into the mysteries of this one but with THE LIGHT WITHIN THE DARKNESS Schimanski seems to have embraced both and it proves an intriguing choice.

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Recommended Introvert Memoirs

Recommended Introvert Memoirs

We journey with Benjamin through romance, business, adventure, and personal grief, where the oxymoron of both the self-sufficiency and the sometimes needy side of introversion becomes all too apparent.

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New Literary Fiction This Year

Expecting To Fly New Wings

A beautifully observed snapshot that brings the angst of youthful thoughts to the fore, Smiths characters simply come to life as she creates vivid images of her young protagonist’s year of change. Providing richness of detail, a powerful theme and impressive mastery of a constantly shifting tone.

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What's New & Rising

Historical Romance War Story

Historical Romance War Story

The sensitivity with which McCarron deals with war is a testament to her evident forethought-of relationships forged and lost and of the horrific experiences and lasting pain which is its ultimate legacy.

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Urban Horror Stories

Urban Horror Stories

If you want to read a good horror novel about a child from hell which will keep you on tenterhooks from its nightmarish opening scene to its chilling last page then Grace Tainted Blood is definitely the read for you!

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Family Saga Memoirs

Family Saga Memoir

From a persecuted and reviled existence in their beloved Armenia, a ‘land of singing in the streets, fine foods and gardens and orchards beside the shores of Lake Van’, ‘Destiny of Determination-Faith and Family’, sees the survival of a fractured family as they struggle to make a new life for themselves in the United States.
With a focus on Hrang, the youngest son, this uplifting memoir spans over a Century of love and loss, and of acceptance and discrimination.

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Supernatural Crime Thrillers

Supernatural Crime Thrillers

It’s rare that a novel leaves you glued to your seat, wanting to read it again, but Silver Or Lead is certainly one of them as Cox delivers an exquisitely crafted Crime Thriller with a supernatural twist.

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Biographies & Memoirs of Women

Biographies & Memoirs of Women

Beautifully and honestly written, ‘From the Flood’, is the spellbinding childhood memoir of Suzanne Jones, encompassing the great floods of Hurricane Agnes in the 70’s, and the magical world which blossomed from its putrid destruction and devastation.

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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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War & Military Action Fiction

War & Military Action Fiction

An interesting and thought-provoking glimpse of the German resistance during World War II, ‘Resistance’ is the debut novel from Andy Murphy which also explores the roots of the real-life, wild and rebellious, Edelweiss Pirates.

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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. 

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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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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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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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.