Book Reviews For Authors and Publishers

Professional Book Reviewers For Authors and Publishers since 2002

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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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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Science Fiction Adventure

A bracing Science Fiction Adventure Aian D. Grey introduces us to a near future where the chaotic effects of climate change have taken their toll on the planet with dire ecological consequences.

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Children's Fantasy & Magic Books

Children’s Fantasy & Magic Books

Another Jimmy Crikey corker from Wallace. E. Briggs, ‘Jade-the Youngest Ever Witch’ takes his readers back into a mysterious society beneath their own, and on into amazing worlds full of other-worldly creatures and strange happenings.

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Women's Sagas Literary Fiction

Women’s Sagas Literary Fiction

A guiltily pleasurable read, the charm of James’ Barwell Trilogy has stemmed from its vivid and unique characterizations and the final release in James’ trilogy will certainly meet the expectations of her readers.

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What's New & Rising

Dystopian Fiction Reviews

Dystopian Fiction Reviews

One of those novels that demands thought, compels the attention, and refuses to be dismissed The Cage is the kind of novel that makes Dystopian Fiction so unique with Smith pulling off a relative rarity by creating a genuinely original read.

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Coming Of Age Historical Fiction

Coming Of Age Historical Fiction

There’s real soul to this coming-of-age story as Presti beautifully renders the sights and sounds of a bygone era. All are meticulously observed as he explores the veracities of family, calamity, politics and racial divide during a period of turbulent change.

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BDSM Erotica short stories

BDSM Erotica short stories

Another saucy release, Studies in Spanking: More Red-Hot Tails once again finds Ardie Stallard on top form with great writing and colourful characters that are sure to get you hot under the collar!

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Suspense Thrillers

Suspense Thrillers

A Phone to Kill For is the first book in Paul Hillman’s Charlie Smythington Mystery Series and there is much by the way of heavy-duty intrigue to keep fans of suspense novels engaged throughout.

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New Age Personal Transformation

New Age Personal Transformation

A treasure trove of wisdom from author, Steward Mair, ‘The Right Royal’ wakes us up to the true meaning of happiness as it traverses the length and breadth of human existence in a little under 200 pages.

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Police Procedurals Book Reviews

Police Procedurals Book Reviews

Firing on all cylinders as a crime thriller and police procedural there’s something elemental about Brenham’s writing that proves wholly riveting. Once Upon A Crime lunges for our collective viscera in its opening sequence and never lets go.

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Short Story Fiction Collections

Short Story Fiction Collections

With just ten stories in all, Divyank writes about situations in which characters, are often put in situations fraught with uncertainty and proves quite adept at evoking social nuance. This is clearly evident in stories like Separation Anxiety, Back To Darkness and A Long March Home where tragedy, relationships and predatory sexual behaviour are briefly illuminated.

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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. 

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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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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Why Do We Love To Be Frightened?
Author Blogs
Editorial Team

Why Do We Love To Be Frightened?

Dusk creeps upon you as you make your way home, bringing with it the stillness and dark of night. As one sense shutters another opens, magnifying each whisper of wind-every shuffle on the pavement behind you.

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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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Social commentary in literature
Author Blogs
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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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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