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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

High Fantasy Adventure

High Fantasy Adventure

An original and intriguing exploration of the High Fantasy genre, Landsfor: Discoveries and Revelations is the first release in Bansal’s Landsfor Series and by any stretch of the imagination, it proves to be a strong start.

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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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Time Travel Crime Fiction

Time Travel Crime Fiction

A briskly involving British crime novel, fans of gritty, era-defining police dramas are going to love Retrospective with author Huw Evans reminding us the genre still has enough juice to take readers for a thrilling ride.

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Conspiracy and Crime Thrillers

Conspiracy and Crime Thrillers

A riveting combination of conspiracy and suspense that throws surprises at the reader regularly Girls, Crimes, and the Ruling Body proves a taut and exciting read with Ziman leveraging his own experiences as Director of Legislation in New York State and a lobbyist in Washington, DC to good effect.

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U.S. Alternative Historical Fiction

U.S. Alternative Historical Fiction

Provocative, often deeply unsettling, it’s underpinned by a weighty and deeply thought-provoking plot with Speiser’s narrative wide-ranging and restlessly probing as he introduces his readers to an eclectic cast of superbly imagined characters.

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Women's Sagas

Women’s Sagas

An intensely fascinating read where we quickly come to understand who the characters are and what their lives are like Rude Awakening proves a fine start to James’ Barwell Trilogy series.

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What's New & Rising

AI Science Fiction

AI Science Fiction

Touching on philosophy, socio-ethics and humanity’s uneasily symbiotic relationship with technology Nate Monroe taps into our existential fears with foresight to keep us reflecting long after the last page is turned.

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Metaphysical & Visionary

A powerful Metaphysical & Visionary novel The Doctrine of Recovery proves a genuine page-turner with Mutandis delivering a real sense of authenticity, which in part is down to extensive research as he deconstructs our current way of life, materialism, religion and politics to create a Utopian vision for future generations.

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Space Fleet Science Fiction

Space Fleet Science Fiction

An extraordinary science fiction novel, grandly conceived, brilliantly executed and wildly entertaining. It’s a science fiction fan’s delight. There’s real passion, real emotion, edge-of-your-seat adventure, and a tactile sense of evil that is stronger here than in previous releases.

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Women's Literary Fiction

Women’s Literary Fiction

In a moving multi-generational family saga, Frances-Marie Coke takes us deep into Jamaican culture and tradition. Her story takes her reader far back to a time of surprising but deep-rooted prejudice, not only between races but within communities and families, tearing them apart and resulting in mistreatment and neglect.

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Nobody's Children

Biographies of the Vietnam War

A vivid and impassioned Vietnam War Biography Nobody’s Children: recollections from the maintenance line Vietnam ’67-’68 is the real war in Vietnam, told without histrionics or self-pity.

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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. 

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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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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Author Publishing Tips
Editorial Team

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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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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Author Blogs
Editorial Team

Top Tips For Writing Suspense

There are a number of essential techniques an author must master if they ever want to top a bestsellers list and none more so than the ability to deliver genuine suspense.

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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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