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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

Psychological Thrillers

Psychological Thrillers

Fourteen-year-old Brady is ‘in’. In a neighbourhood where alcohol and drugs are what makes the world go round, it’s not a bad position to be in. However, the arrival of a new and cocky kid of the block, Alex, spells disaster.

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Rise of the Cinthians

Rise of the Cinthians

With the second book in his ‘Chronicles of Remedy’ series, MJ McCoy takes us deep into a newly formed fantasy world where the Grove, a settlement formed after Armageddon-style destruction by dark energy, grows rapidly into a functioning society.

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Crime Action And Adventure

Crime Action And Adventure

Another jackpot for Keating in the form of his new novella, For Better, For Worse, as we re-join Pastor Steven Grant in another nail-biting, wholly original tale of retribution and revenge.

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First Contact Science Fiction

First Contact Science Fiction

Kilgore proves that first-contact novels need not be cold or mechanistic with mindblowing technology to create an impact and most importantly they work best when they seem well within the realm of possibility.

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True Crime Novels 2023

An extremely affecting reading experience, down to the very last page. True crime Fiction rarely gets better than Saint Bloodbath with Frederick Douglass Reynolds once again demonstrating a prodigious talent for writing in his chosen genre.

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Best New Crime Thrillers Of 2023

Best New Crime Thrillers Of 2023

Polished and engrossing, ‘Lethal Connections: The Poison ID Unit delivers in every way a crime thriller should with a novel that gives its readers a classic slice of intrigue, suspense and stylistic verve.

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Family Saga Fiction Reviews

Family Saga Fiction Reviews

Taking its readers deep into the souls of its characters in an immersive and exciting read, D.M Williams’s latest novel ‘Definition of Flawless’, steps outside the boundaries of normality as it takes us on a journey of whirlwind romance, thrilling mystery and endless twists and turns, whilst filling the spaces between with the day to day business of living.

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Marriage Relationships

Marriage Relationships

In a modern world of fractured relationships and disloyalty, ‘Ruth Ready’, with its title based on the account of Ruth, presents a refreshing and unselfish look at the institution of marriage from a biblical viewpoint.

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What's New & Rising

YA Urban Fantasy Horror

YA Urban Fantasy Horror

An Urban Horror Fantasy that’s not for the faint-hearted, White spins his debut novel with engaging prose with a plot that’s suspenseful and imaginative in its execution and delivers plenty of unexpected twists and turns along the way.

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YA Fantasy Romance Novels

YA Fantasy Romance Novels

With far too many releases in the genre falling short of expectations, there’s a strong argument for some kind of moratorium being declared on the indiscriminate use of the term “YA Fantasy Romance” but Billie Kowalewski gives us an inspired combination of seriousness and playfulness that reminds us what the genre is all about.

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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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Sword, Sorcery and Low Fantasy

Sword, Sorcery and Low Fantasy

A vividly imagined novel with an emotionally gripping core and a crafty plot Blender’s Story proves a smashing start to Beth Schluter’s Servants of the Wheel. A series that’s sure to find popular appeal amongst fans of Dark Fantasy and Heroic Sword and Sorcery.

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Daisy Roberts is Dead is nothing if not an original novel, especially in the realm of the supernatural. In the hands of a less astute author, it might have turned into a heaping serving of metaphysical gobbledygook but Claire Gallagher takes us on an unpredictable and mesmerizing journey with many astonishingly tender moments. With a narrative that embraces the sensibilities of the genre, Gallagher does a fine job of capturing the contemporary everyday textures of life with heartfelt observations on sorrow but without the need for lump-in-the-throat histrionics. It’s sincere with the gentle, nourishing quality of a fairy tale that you want to believe, but the unsoftened impact of gut-level entertainment.

Ghost Paranormal Romance

A wonderfully disarming read about love and loss Daisy Roberts is Dead refreshingly avoids many of the genre’s syrupy dangers leaving the reader with the truth of the matter. Which is the way it should be.

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Christian Suspense Fiction

Christian Suspense Fiction

Edgy with smart dialogue, at first glance, Chasing Shadows might seem like a conventional romance, but it’s a snapshot of two lives: of a journalist whose success and integrity have placed her life at risk, and a bodyguard whose tragic backstory and strong moral compass have left him desperately seeking reconciliation with a sister he thought was lost to him.

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Teen & Young Adult Dark Fantasy

Teen & Young Adult Dark Fantasy

YA Readers looking for a Dark Fantasy nerve shredder need look no further than The Fall Of Eden! An amalgamation of everything that is universally loved by young adult fantasy readers, Yukari Morgan reminds us why the genre remains so popular.

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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 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. 

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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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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Armageddon and Fantasy Fiction
Author Blogs
Editorial Team

Armageddon and Fantasy Fiction

From films to books to politics, Armageddon is a term which represents a culmination of cataclysmic events- devastating to humans, and destined to change the worlds of both heaven and earth forever.

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prejudice and racism in literature and fiction
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Editorial Team

Authors writing about prejudice and racism in literature

Whilst the issues of prejudice and discrimination are multi-faceted and complicated beyond belief, a key moment for me was the day I picked up ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’. Harper Lee implicitly drilled down the relative unfairness of human existence into my 12-year-old brain, creating a sense of outrage that has stayed with me throughout my life.

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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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