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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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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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British Crime Fiction

British Crime Fiction

An edgy, thought-provoking crime thriller filled with suspense and tension throughout, John G. Gemmell takes his readers on a harrowing journey. One underpinned by a captivating plot and taught prose as he blunts the edge of predictability.

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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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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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Politics & Current Affairs

Politics & Current Affairs

You don’t have to agree with Dingwall. But his thoughts are informed by information readily available to those who care to look. He has invested much time in doing so and the result is an illuminating read underpinned by personal insight as he presents a broadly accessible perspective to his readers.

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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. 

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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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The Importance Of Historical Fiction
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The Importance Of Historical Fiction

Whilst there is undoubted value in considering historical context, not least because past forces, individuals and trends both shape the present and provide valuable lessons for our future decisions, is historical fiction of any value?

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Why We Love Superheroes & Reading About Them

In our quest for an answer to the question ‘’Why do we love Superheroes?’’, we wanted to gain the perspective of ‘’we’’- the humans, and the psychology behind why we are drawn to these recognisable but otherworldly creatures.

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Science Fiction Authors & The Future Shape Of The World
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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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Armageddon and Fantasy Fiction
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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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The Essentials Of Author Branding

With so many titles in any given genre is more important than ever that authors establish a significant and differentiated presence in a genre that attracts and retains loyal readers.

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Why we like reading Memoirs

What makes a memoir so alluring? After all, they are not generally stuffed full with action, suspense, romance or mystery, which provide the highs and lows or other literature.

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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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