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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

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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Myths and Legends Fantasy Fiction

A rivetingly suspenseful Urban Fantasy novel that deftly intertwines elements of Celtic myth and Christian doctrine Skellig proves a superb second release in E R Barr’s “The Tales of Conor Archer” series.

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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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Christian Fiction and Romance

Christian Fiction and Romance

Combining insightful writing, luminous characterization and a lively plot Chasing The Wind’s cumulative emotional power captures us unaware in its ability to move us as deeply as it does.

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Political Thriller

Political Fiction

An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, Siren Song is an epic mosaic of interrelated characters and the ripples their actions leave in their wake.

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High Tech Science Fiction

High Tech Science Fiction

Punchy, fast-paced and well-written, with an air of authenticity, Watters clearly knows his stuff, embedding technically plausible detail whilst creating an authentic world in which to place his characters.

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What's New & Rising

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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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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Thrillers and Military Romance

Thrillers and Military Romance

A taut and edgy thriller Julian D Parrott’s Of Love and Honour proves to be a genuine pageturner and one that’s sure to get noticed by avid readers of the Thriller and Crime Fiction genres with its slick stylized plot and relentless forward momentum.

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Colonization Science Fiction

Colonization Science Fiction

A gratifyingly vivid read with depth, intrigue and an edgy narrative, Ben Kilgore leads his readers on an unforgettable journey to an earth many thousands of years removed from the one we now know.

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Historical Fantasy Fiction

Historical Fantasy Fiction

Told in the main through the eyes of Robert’s wife Elizabeth de Burgh it would be a diehard cynic who denied Hutchins’ descriptive prowess and the extensive in-depth research that underpins his narrative.

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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. 

Book Reviewers For Authors and Publishers
Author Publishing Tips
Editorial Team

Love and Heartache

You don’t have to be a romantic to believe in broken hearts and yet heartbreak is an intrinsic part of the romantic cycle.

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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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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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Author Blogs
Editorial Team

How To Stop Author’s Burnout

When it comes to burn out Authors are probably the last group of people you would think off! But the publishing industry has changed beyond recognition and the demands of a modern author are significantly more complex than they were a mere decade ago.

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Why Do We Love To Be Frightened?
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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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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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