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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

Books About Digital Nomads

Digital Nomads – The Paradise Chapter

Have you ever dreamed of leaving your job and humdrum life behind? Have you ever wanted your vacation to continue indefinitely?
Have you ever fantasized about dropping everything you know and boarding a plane to the other side of the world?

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Dachshund Immortal

Dachshund Immortal isn’t your Marley & Me type of sap-story, simply written to extract tears from its readers. Revermann has written a multifaceted story that’s not only sweet and sensitive but gripping and earnest too.

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Who’s My Stalker

Romantic thrillers often lack the intensity of the mainstream genre, but this certainly isn’t the case with Who’s My Stalker. A clever and sometimes disturbing romantic thriller, it marks the arrival of author Dorse Green to the genre and one to which he seems exceptionally well suited.

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Travel and personal transformation books

Questing Marilyn – A Travelogue

Travel with Marilyn on a journey to sacred and historic sites in England and Ireland while sharing the process of how changes in thinking can result in Author, Marilyn Barnicke Belleghem M.Ed., has been a Marriage and Family Therapist for over 30 years. She uses her personal experiences to reveal how she applies life skills to her adventures.

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Best Epic Fantasy Novels

A Step Through The Empty

Brynte Godric quickly learns being crowned king was the easy part. Keeping that crown is what’s dangerous. With everyone from a world-ruling organization to his mother after the crown, Bry has a lot of fighting ahead. So he’s surprised the arranged marriage to the shy young Princess Stori goes better than expected. With it, he has averted one war. Now on to the next!

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What's New & Rising

Dark Urban Fantasy

Dark Urban Fantasy Series

Consistently surprising and stuffed to the gills with wild plot devices protagonist Adrian Gray ( War Child) is certainly in a class of his own with his efforts to appease an ever-growing cadre of gods and demonic incarnations always delightfully gruesome and grin-inducing.

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THE LIGHT WITHIN THE DARKNESS

Every debut novelist faces the challenge of constructing an entirely new world or delving into the mysteries of this one but with THE LIGHT WITHIN THE DARKNESS Schimanski seems to have embraced both and it proves an intriguing choice.

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The White Colossus

A remedy to irrelevance, The White Colossus is an anthology of significant depth that blends a menagerie of stylistic prose with expansive implications

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Otzi’s Odyssey

With Gordon’s previous releases including The Bomb Squad and Hope City, his readers know he isn’t an author to dish up archetypal historical novels and Otzi’s Odyssey certainly isn’t an exception!

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science fiction detective novel

Science Fiction Detective Novel

A gratifyingly graphic page-turner with depth, intrigue and edgy noir backdrops, Cory Wilson leads his readers on an unforgettable journey into the heart of darkness with Missing on Orbital 4 and it certainly isn’t slow off the mark!

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Siegfried Sassoon- War Poetry.

One man who was able to size up war for everything it is was Siegfried Sassoon, who was cruelly torn from a life of leisure as a country gentleman and immersed into all the trauma of World War 1

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Is There A Future In Self Publishing

The last year has demonstrated that people will not stop buying books. They offer pleasure, escape, entertainment, and at the very least distraction. But what is the future of self-publishing?

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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. 

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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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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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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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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. 

BookViral also offers a full suite of author services, including, book editing services for unpublished and self-published authors, website design and bespoke SEO that help authors get discovered by more potential readers as well as industry influencers, such as publishers, agents and film executives.