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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

All the best psychological thrillers have an irreducible, inexplicable element, beyond their cleverness and craft and such is the hold Terror Bay has from its opening pages with Towles her flair for gripping twists with narrative style.

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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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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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Christian Crime Action & Adventure

Christian Crime Action & Adventure

When tragedy strikes in the form of a double murder, Pastor Grant draws on his previous skills as a SEAL and a member of the CIA, whilst using his religious and ethical knowledge to solve a complicated case.

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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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History of Civilisation & Culture

History of Civilisation & Culture

All over the world, there are fantastic ruins and improbable objects which cannot be explained by conventional theories of history, archaeology, and religion. It’s good to keep an open mind, and it’s good to be sceptical, but neither one of these attitudes can be an end in itself and by asking us to question conventional views Martin makes this her guiding principle throughout.

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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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Teen & Young Adult Coming of Age Fiction

Teen & Young Adult Coming of Age Fiction

Rivera’s commentary is as accurate as it is nostalgic, with fascinating attention to detail as he re-creates a time before mobile phone and computers, where blackboards and paper displays were the order of the day, and kids were kids.

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What's New & Rising

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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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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psychological suspense novels

psychological suspense novels

Very few authors are truly adept at capturing the emotions of their characters but in Drawn From Life Sarah P Blanchard does just that to deliver a Psychological Thriller with an exciting blend of melodrama.

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Best memoirs of men

Best memoirs of men

It’s a story of strength, resilience and faith that spans decades, and from Hunce Cleaver’s perspective tells of the sorrows and joys, hardships and successes of the Cleaver family.

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The Latest Magical Romance Novels

The Latest Magical Romance Novels

Darcy Daniel does a remarkable job of capturing the tension and anxiety that comes with not only first love but being different whilst giving us an affecting evocation of a man who can literally give his life to save another.

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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. 

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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Best Books About Religion
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Writing About Religion – The Good & The Bad

It is estimated that there are approximately 4,300 religions in the world. Even then, the concept of religion itself is hard to understand – in some people’s eyes synonymous with spirituality, and in others largely a vehicle for control.

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Fiction and survival stories
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Fiction & Survival Stories

I read with both fascination and disgust as I learned how he was attacked by a bear who scalped him and left part of his skull flapping open but was not prepared to lay down and die.

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Why Do We Love To Be Frightened?
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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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Authors and rejection
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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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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 Occult -why the fascination with dark fiction?
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The Occult -why the fascination with dark fiction?

While the occult is a broad umbrella, hiding its many forms under its silky black folds, it’s concepts have endured through time, enjoying many a resurgence through the ages. The term ‘occultism’, is relatively new, not used in French or English literature, for instance, until the 19th Century, although the term ‘occult sciences’ was commonly used in the 16th Century to describe practices such as astrology, alchemy, mysticism, and natural magic.

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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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