Our most popular publishing tips, editorial views and reviews.

Created on the basis of views and searches only. The pages here aren’t influenced by advertising to ensure a genuine reflection of what our readers are currently reading on the BookViral Reviews site. 

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email
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.

Read More »
What Makes A Great Plot?

What Makes A Good Plot?

You know the ones! The edge of your seat, knuckle gnawing, nail biting books. So, what makes for a good plot. Is there a magic recipe? Or is it just potluck?

Read More »

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.

Read More »

The Dawn Of Speech

Best Poetry Book Reviews From BookViral Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin A BookViral Review Of The Dawn Of Speech By Joseph

Read More »

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.

Read More »

Dragons In The Clouds

A novella of epic proportions Blair taps into our continued fascination with Dragon lore whilst bringing a refreshing new perspective that is free of trite clichés.

Read More »

Mynd Adref: Unveiled Reality series

An amalgamation of everything that is universally loved by young adult fantasy readers there’s magic, friendship and adversity whilst every character is wonderfully nuanced with an intriguing back-story that adds to their development.

Read More »

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!

Read More »

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

Read More »
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!

Read More »

A Season Of Disruption

Walker’s intention is to show how close we all are, at any moment in time, to unexpected, monumental and life-altering change and she is determined but understated in her narration.

Read More »
Gaslamp Fantasy Novels

Gaslamp Fantasy Novels – Escape

Sometimes, something a little different appears on our radar and that’s certainly true of Rosalind Tate’s Shorten Chronicles series in which fate appears to turn on a whim and the search for the way home becomes something of a conundrum.

Read More »
Sexual Abuse Biographies

Child Sexual Abuse Biographies

Insightful and beautifully written, The Part That Burns by Jeannine Ouellette conveys an extraordinary level of intimacy, with her unique personality and indomitable spirit shining through from the very first page.

Read More »
Black and Native American Historical Fiction

Black and Native American Indians Historical Fiction

Meticulously researched and rousingly told, Standing Against The Wind is first and foremost entertaining with confident pacing and compelling characters, but it also proves an intriguing and enlightening foray into a tumultuous and pivotal period in Black and Native American Indian history.

Read More »

Powerless – The Soothsayer Triology

A superb conclusion to Smitley’s epic Soothsayer series Powerless proves nothing less than a masterclass in fantasy fiction, with its scope, depth of characterization and fascinating settings earning it parity with the best in its genre.

Read More »
Airstream Travellers On The Road

Journeys with A Tin Can Pilgrim

Compellingly humble and refreshingly far from the pseudo catharsis offered by the majority of memoirs Rozell gives us a spiritual odyssey and a powerful reflection on the important things in life.

Read More »

The Pig Wars

After inadvertently causing her father’s death with her magic in battle and now Lady Renna discovers she must fight for her life.

Read More »
World War 2 Historical Fiction Reviews

World War 2 Fiction Reviews

Chrystyna Lucyk – Berger’s World War 2 Fiction presents the reader with a remarkable, tense and heart breaking story of suffering, courage and survival on both a macro and a micro level.

Read More »
Elizabethan Historical Fiction Reviews

Elizabethan Historical Fiction Reviews

This is a story of family, honour, loyalty and faith. It is a story and a chronicle of treachery and betrayal and of the enduring strength of family bonds. C.J. Richardson tells an exciting and stirring tale with warmth and passion in a compelling and captivating account of the times.

Read More »
World War and military action WW1 Fighter Pilot Novel

War and Military Action WW1 Fighter Pilot Novel

With successive generations, it can be easy to lose track of the epic scope of World War I but in ‘Flights for Freedom’ Burgauer has given us a story that creates vivid images and emotions that are easy to grasp. And in doing so he helps us make sense of the horror to which his novel portends.

Read More »
book-reviews genre romance suspense

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.

Read More »
Best New Legal Thrillers This Year

Fresh Start

A superb critique of the banking investment mentality, and one that comes at a time when the financial community is especially vulnerable, Fresh Start proves a powerful and highly entertaining read.

Read More »
Military Thriller Novels set in South America

Panama Red A Military Action Thriller

An action military thriller that delivers, it’s the first book in Edward’s Dirk Lasher series and there is plenty of heavy-duty action here. Definitely enough to sate readers with genre appetites, but there’s no supercilious over-thinking.

Read More »
Powerful US Historical Fiction

Powerful US Historical Fiction

The best historical fiction novels tell stories about characters achieving something extraordinary and here Ford uses this premise to not only explore political ambition and the twisted corridors of power but the divisions and conventions of race and gender too.

Read More »
Police procedural and detective fiction novels

Gripping police procedural

Police Procedural Fiction Book Reviews From BookViral Share on facebook Share on google Share on twitter Share on linkedin A Gripping Police Procedural You Won’t

Read More »
Historical Fiction UK The Fire Of Winter

The Fire Of Winter

With ‘The Fire in Winter’ D.K. Marley offers the reader her own unique insight into the muddy, murky and blood soaked world of eleventh century Scotland.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

Xanadu’s Cavern

Xanadu’s Cavern is the third book of Mallory O’Connor’s occult thriller series. The book continues to follow the adventures of psychic Epiphany Mayall as she confronts art theft, environmental destruction, and murder.

Read More »
First Contact Science Fiction

Framandi Alliance – A First Contact Novel

As galaxies merge, territorial conflicts have been reignited. And, its consuming civilizations. Now, all independent, intelligent life is vulnerable. Jón and Ásta must overcome vastly superior odds, to protect the world they love.

Read More »
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.

Read More »
Love between older and yopunger people

Cenotaphs

Cenotaphs is not a novel about love per se and not about sex, but about an idea and the age difference between Ben and Samantha aside Marcello elevates to a spiritual level the common fantasy in which two complete strangers are irresistibly drawn to each other.

Read More »
Gardening and Greenhouses

Black Thumb Greenhouse

Not only a pleasure to dip into but also one of the few guidebooks that can be read cover to cover and feel genuinely enlightening Isaly begins with a succinct introduction and continues with a minimum of fuss.

Read More »
Dating and death

Real Estate, Dating, and Death

Singular and wholly captivating, Real Estate, Dating, and Death: Book Two in Addison’s Vivianne Murphy Mystery Series will have readers addicted both to the chemistry between protagonists Vivianne and Venice and to the tingly suspense that ripples beneath the surface.

Read More »

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.

Read More »
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!

Read More »
The Occult -why the fascination with dark fiction?

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.

Read More »

Chains of Nobility by Brad Graft

Graft, a former U.S. Marine, does not simply talk the talk. He has also walked the walk in his creation of an intriguing and believable world., His superb eye for detail is tribute to the fact that he spent weeks researching and living with Nomadic herders in Mongolia

Read More »

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.”

Read More »
Serial Killer Fiction

Winter Garden – Crime Thriller

Uncompromising and utterly compelling, Winter Garden proves a wonderfully atmospheric read from the start where clever narrative twists and memorable characters combine to provide a powerful and malevolent tale of warped revenge.

Read More »
Faith Based Memoirs

Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops

Emotionally charged and powerfully thought provoking, Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops proves a remarkable debut memoir from Allison Hong Merrill. Sharing reflections on her life that articulate the complexities, failings, contradictions and triumphs of love and cultural identity.

Read More »

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.

Read More »
Fiction and immortality

Fiction and mortality – living forever.

We are constantly and enduringly fascinated with fictional accounts of parallel existence, alternative realities and genetic engineering. Films such as ‘The Fountain’ present immortality as attainable, whilst books such as ‘The Book Thief’ (Markus Zusak) explore the nature of death, in this case by death himself acting as narrator.

Read More »

Jeremy and the Witches’ Medallion

Compelling reading, underpinned by a clever and exciting plot, Jeremy and the Witch’s Medallion al is the new release from Randy Gauthier that confidently blends the vital elements of fantasy with the hindsight of historical fact.

Read More »
Social commentary in literature

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.

Read More »
Poetic Reflections

Poetic Reflections – Verbul’s Notes

Verbul’s Notes is a methodical journey of life, through a poet’s perspective:
“The quietest people sometimes have the most to say; Ink is our temptations handcuffs, the page, its cage & sometimes it’s expressed as a poetic awakening.”

Read More »
Beethoven In Love;

Beethoven In Love by Howard Jay Smith

A daring, compelling, and impeccably researched historical novel that offers dramatic new insight into the life of the greatest composer the world has ever known. Its fresh perspective and deeply felt understanding of Beethoven’s motivations, passions, and challenges speak eloquently to us today, connecting us to our own successes, failures, and dreams, and ultimately to the true consequence of our lives.

Read More »

The Crimson Quill Award

Now in it’s third 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 Millennium Book Award

Now in its 5th year the Millennium Book Award goes from strength to strength whilst still maintaining the ethos upon which it was founded. The award celebrates and recognizes exceptional writing. Not the size of an author’s following, their social media reach or the fervour generated by a substantial marketing budget the Millennium Book Award continues to grow as a Readers Favourite and an award they can trust.

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. 

© Copyright 2019 BookViral Reviews. All Rights Reserved.