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New Release Health Fitness & Dieting

New Release Health Fitness & Dieting

Potted inspiration with no fancy frills. Dennis McVicker tells it as it is; simply and unapologetically. The basic truth-you will be happier if you achieve and maintain a healthy weight. You will be happier (and definitely healthier) if you take exercise. And you don’t need pills or fads to do so.

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World War II Historical Fiction

World War II Historical Fiction

In a powerful and haunting historical novel that straddles past and present, Witt leads his readers on an unforgettable journey into the heart of darkness.
A gratifyingly evocative page-turner with real-world resonance Witt does an uncommonly good job of holding our interest whilst exploring more of the nuts and bolts of the Holocaust than we usually get from similarly themed reads.

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Book Reviewers For Authors and Publishers

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.

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Inspirational Quotes Books

Inspirational Quotes Books

Best Inspirational Quotes Books Reviewed By BookViral “Carefully constructed snippets explore the intricacies of life…” Buy On Amazon UK Buy On Amazon US Robert on

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Thrilling Action & Adventure Novels

Thrilling Action and Adventure Novels

The pace of Hoover’s novel is rapid, almost hectic at times, the touch glancing and he doesn’t linger on any of its settings too long. Shaping even the most casual scenes decisively as the lines between right and wrong become heavily blurred.

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System Exposed Heartbeat of my Life

Survival Biographies & Memoirs

Evan’s memoir is no sugar-coated tale of suffering and redemption-rather a candid account of her own personal struggles in reaction to being torn from loving parents at the tender age of 8 and left at the mercy of a cruel and white-washing care system.

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Medieval Historical Fiction Reviews

Medieval Historical Fiction Reviews

A rousing historical adventure and a delightfully confident novel from Isard who delivers a read packed with densely packed intrigue and chases The Guild of Salt and the King’s Messenger proves a powerful debut.

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The Importance Of Historical Fiction

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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New Police Procedurals

New Police Procedurals

A classy, edgy debut for Harris and one that’s sure to get his Summary Justice series noticed by avid readers of the genre, Eye For An Eye proves a genuine pageturner!

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Family Life Fiction Reviews

Family Life Fiction Reviews

Duck’s writing is light and easy to read, her plot vibrant and a pleasure to follow, but what sets her novel apart is a clear understanding of how family dynamics, in their differing guises, shape our years, with character development at the heart of her narrative.

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Teen & Young Adult Romantic Fantasy

There’s all the drama and sensibilities expected of the Teen & Young Adult Romantic Fantasy genre with a sprightly narrative and richly layered detail that creates a genuine sense of time and place. But what makes Galloay’s novel most notable is her unerring ability to delve into the minds of her characters who she vividly brings to life.

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Christian Mystery & Suspense Thriller

Christian Mystery & Suspense Thriller

A crackling, fast-moving thriller that’s not afraid of sentiment, Persecution: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel takes its readers into the framework theatre of clandestine operations with a narrative that fulfils its purpose with vigour and confidence.

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Best Books About Religion

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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Christian Meditations

Christian Meditations

Mark Worden offers us his own personal spiritual reflections in ‘He Is’-Knowing God through 50 Meditations’. Taking phrases and passages from scripture and pondering on each ‘God is’ phrase, Worden encourages his readers to reflect deeply on the multi-faceting representation of God found in the Bible, how God is evident in nature and creation, and in how he interacts with humankind

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crime thriller book reviews

Everything Chernov writes is storytelling sinew and it’s rare to find extraneous detail that doesn’t move his narrative forward as he takes the time to favoured tropes and conventions of the genre and fine-tunes them to deliver a disturbing narrative which reminds us why the best crime thrillers never age.

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The Formula For Writing Classic Whodunits!

The Formula For Writing Classic Whodunits!

Few Crime Fiction authors genuinely excel at successfully misleading their readers and revealing an unlikely suspect as the real villain of the story and those that do can invariably be found at the very top of Whodunit Bestseller lists.

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Historical Russian Fiction

Historical Russian Fiction

A bitter, bloody tour de force Chernov unflinchingly explores the random horror, grisly spectacle and the ugliness of war and ideology with a narrative that has an intoxicating, classic feel about it and instantly submerges its readers in the period.

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American Poetry Reviews

American Poetry Reviews

Greg Wyss opens the door into his weird and wonderful mind where nothing is taboo. If you are looking for the naked truth about love, lust, religion and politics, this anthology is for you. Although penned in the 70’s and reflective of its idiosyncrasies, these poems are timeless in their accuracy and perceptions of human nature, delving deep into the psyche of the brash and the desperate.

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Grief & Bereavement Biographies

A memoir with a difference, ‘Travels and Tribulations’ showcases Tyrel Nelson’s sophisticated and original literary skill as he peppers his work with uniquely crafted imagery, which pulls you into his story. Putting his expertise to excellent use, Nelson places you firmly within the group of beer-swilling and ‘air chewing’ hombres or riding the polished timber wagons down the daunting Devil’s Nose, as he relays his nostalgic collection of adventures.

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Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction

Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction       

Few fantasy writers demonstrate Thomas’ narrative range and The Unifier packs in impressive world-building, superb characterization and original magical constructs in a novel little over 300 pages long as Thomas reminds us why the Sword and Sorcery Fantasy genre remains unerringly popular.

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Military Historical Espionage Thriller

Military Historical Espionage Thriller

A taut, exciting read that throws surprises at the reader on a regular basis Assignment Potsdam; Countdown To War proves a powerful debut for Charlie FitzGerald’s Colonel McDesmond Series and a must-read for fans of Military and Historical Fiction Espionage Thrillers.

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Armageddon and Fantasy Fiction

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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Christian Women's Issues

Christian Women’s Issues

An engaging, intriguing and potentially life changing read ‘Come and See’ offers a refreshing ‘non-preachy’ look at the idea of Jesus as a channel through which emotional and moral equilibrium can be regained.

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Sword and Sorcery Fantasy Reviews

Sword and Sorcery Fantasy Novels

By any stretch of the imagination, Knucker has delivered an intriguing debut novel. A sweeping, sword and sorcery fantasy read that delivers a vivid and authentic fantasy vision with world-building at its best.

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First Contact Science Fiction Novels

First Contact Science Fiction Novels

Seamlessly integrating futuristic hi-tech Latoria is quick to build a kinetic atmosphere which explores future militarism along with its underpinning values system which in turn adds an important degree of moral and intellectual depth.

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RH Fantasy Reviews

RH Fantasy Reviews

See A Witch About A Curse certainly has all the ingredients required to pique the curiosity of its target audience but whereas most YA offerings omit (relatively) complex motifs and themes in favour of building tangible relationships between good-looking clothe horses, Hussain gets the balance just right.

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Suspense Thriller Reviews

Suspense Thriller Reviews

With its relentless pace and clever plot, Zipline makes for an appealing and compelling read but it’s not a read to be rushed with it being the progress of Michael’s plot, not the process, which makes Zipline particularly intriguing.

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Books on Philosophical Movements

Books on Philosophical Movements

In a mind-bending investigation into the nature of reality, Tom Arant invites his readers to dive headlong into the proverbial rabbit hole with arguments that are intellectually rigorous and worryingly convincing!

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Crime Romance Thriller

Moore appreciates the value of having fun with a plot, turning its clichés into fresh experiences and infusing energy into the margins of what might otherwise have been a predictable story and on this level, Explosive Forces works great as both unconventional crime thriller and offbeat romance.

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Dystopian Science Fiction Thriller

Dystopian Science Fiction Thriller

It’s rare that a novel leaves you glued to your seat, wanting to read it again, but Like Shadows in the Night is certainly one of them as Armon Mikal delivers a unique and cleverly conceptualised Dystopian Science Fiction Thriller.

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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.

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Children's Mysteries

Children’s Mysteries

There can be little doubt that the spirit of the children’s adventure stories has crept back into modern society and Pentagon Pirate Gang; The Secret of the Orchard by J W Nelson is a timely reminder that they’re here to stay with a mysterious adventure that’s built on archetypal plot strands which tie together oh so well.

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YA Fantasy Adventure series

YA Fantasy Adventure series

When writing for younger readers fantasy doesn’t have to be clever, but it does need to stoke the embers of imagination and it’s this that Knight does so well. With an inventive plot and strong pacing it inspires much sentiment whilst a powerful emotional centre draws us to her feline characters.

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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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History of Buddhism

History of Buddhism

Writings on Buddhist enlightenment in the main fall into four major categories. The literal, moral, allegorical, and anagogical with many books proving complex and challenging reads. This has led to many authors on the subject floundering in the complexity of interpretation whilst others like Nora D’Ecclesis simply seek to enlighten and inform.

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U.S. Short Stories

U.S. Short Stories

In a beautifully written debut collection of short stories Lauren Wilson gives us a reflective meditation on ordinary people’s expectations and assumptions with stories that are emotionally rich whilst feeling fresh and disturbingly relevant in today’s world.

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Fantasy Fairy Tales

Fantasy Fairy Tales

With mythical creatures and diabolical baddies to spare, Awakening (book 1 mythics and mortals trilogy) is a novel that actually gets its hooks in you without ripping a host of pages from familiar best sellers in the genre.

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Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction

Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction

Tautly paced and superbly written, this dark roller coaster Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction Fantasy is a must-read for readers wanting a genuine nerve shredder! A novel that makes the reader feel like an active participant in its unfolding horror it’s one to be read with the lights on!

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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?

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Kathleen Boucher builds on her previous success with her new confidence-building journal ‘Nine Ways to Empower Tweens #lifeskills’. Following on from her previous award-winning books for younger children, Boucher gives accessible and motivational advice on continuing the journey of life towards positivity and success.

Children’s Activity Books

Kathleen Boucher builds on her previous success with her new confidence-building journal ‘Nine Ways to Empower Tweens #lifeskills’. Following on from her previous award-winning books for younger children, Boucher gives accessible and motivational advice on continuing the journey of life towards positivity and success.

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New Psychological Fiction

New Psychological Fiction

Happenstance, serendipity and luck dominate as the lives of characters crash against one another like pinballs in Tom Evans’ All Is Not Well. A novel that perfectly captures the unscripted events and coincidences of real life, where you can do your utmost best, and it’s never quite good enough.

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Military & War Biographies

Masterfully conveying warmth, atmosphere, and personality, using a no-frills narrative approach, whilst enriching his prose with insightfully chosen dialogue McNelly gives us reflective vignettes that come to life as we enter the mind of John Henry Shields.

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Family Life Fiction Drama

Family Life Fiction Drama

The best Family Life Fiction Drama novels tell stories about characters doing something extraordinary and here Callahan uses this premise to open up the vast, still largely uncharted terrain of providence and the human heart.

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Christian Historical Fiction

Christian Historical Fiction

Powerfully written in an evocative style, ‘Faith and Fortitude’, Crispin Rogers’ historical account of his likely ancestor, John Rogers (the first of 287 Protestant martyrs under Queen Mary) is and the intermingling of state and church towards their own corrupt ends.

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Biblical Dystopian Fiction

Biblical Dystopian Fiction

Dystopia with a difference, Drago gives us an intricately constructed world of Proto-humans and strange Mythological creatures, where strange measures of time and distance make for an unfamiliar setting in which to give birth to his twisted tale of biblical endeavour.

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New Dark LGBTQ Literature

New Dark LGBTQ Literature

Anderson doesn’t have to try to be outlandish he was born to write that way. He excels at pitch-black comedy, is a master of wicked one-liners and as with The Omnipotent the relentless self-interest of Anderson’s central character, Treyton Templeton, spreads like a particularly vehement poison ivy into every aspect of his being.

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Best New Historical Thrillers

Best New Historical Thrillers

One of those rare novels that catch you up in something bigger than yourself, namely, an archetypal desire to enjoy a powerful escapist read, Gods In The Ruins proves a powerful start to E. R. Barr’s Vatican Archives series. A viscerally effective supernatural thriller that is by turns atmospheric, eerie, evocative and above all ensures readers are always curious about what comes next!

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Fiction and immortality

Life and Death – 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.

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Hot Billionaire Romance Novels

Hot Billionaire Romance Novels

One of those rare Billionaire Romance novels that actually works Awakened by a Billionaire weaves romance, sex and intrigue into a no holds barred steam fest with Sorel proving herself to be once again on fine form!

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Angels & Spirit Guides

Angels & Spirit Guides

In ‘Desert Angels’ you will find a thought provoking and inspiring book, who’s content belies its length. Despite offering a mere 70 odd pages, author Lyman Ditson crams every paragraph with challenging perspective, propelling the reader headfirst into deep thinking and self-reflection.

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Family Saga Memoirs

Family Saga Memoir

From a persecuted and reviled existence in their beloved Armenia, a ‘land of singing in the streets, fine foods and gardens and orchards beside the shores of Lake Van’, ‘Destiny of Determination-Faith and Family’, sees the survival of a fractured family as they struggle to make a new life for themselves in the United States.
With a focus on Hrang, the youngest son, this uplifting memoir spans over a Century of love and loss, and of acceptance and discrimination.

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Historical Romance War Story

Historical Romance War Story

The sensitivity with which McCarron deals with war is a testament to her evident forethought-of relationships forged and lost and of the horrific experiences and lasting pain which is its ultimate legacy.

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CDL Business Accounting

CDL Business Accounting

When people talk about setting up their own business, they often fear the prospect of recording financial transactions but Ryder takes away the fear and shows his readers that managing accounts needn’t be taxing.

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Romantic Psychological Fiction Novels

Romantic Psychological Fiction Novels

Cleverly plotted, beautifully characterized, dark and utterly compelling it’s clear from the start that Wojciechowski knows how to weave an intriguing narrative and she is quick to hit her stride to give us a haunting and idiosyncratic read with a savvy emotional payoff about taking chances and moving forward.

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Jealousy In Relationships

Jealousy In Relationships

Classic stanza’s that reach the heart and soul  with prose that slip from thought to heart to remind us we are never alone. With worldwide downloads exceeding 250K and the beautiful Heathcliff’s Soul included this is one poetry book you must read.

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Biographies & Memoirs of Women

Biographies & Memoirs of Women

Beautifully and honestly written, ‘From the Flood’, is the spellbinding childhood memoir of Suzanne Jones, encompassing the great floods of Hurricane Agnes in the 70’s, and the magical world which blossomed from its putrid destruction and devastation.

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Business Management & Leadership Book Reviews

Business Management & Leadership

Browse the bookshelves and you’ll find a glut of books on the subject of starting your own business. Unfortunately, the quality and content of many fall far short of their assurances and it’s often difficult to find those that add any real value, but the CDL Minded Business Startup Strategy Collection from Joe Ryder and Eric Balma is one that quickly establishes its credentials.

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Two-Hour Romance Short Reads

Two-Hour Romance Short Reads

As their relationship deepens, Joann begins to harbour secret feelings towards her new business partner, but the plot thickens as more characters become embroiled in their lives, leading to some surprising conclusions, great danger, a treasure map and a ghost or two added for good measure.

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Latest Historical Thrillers

Latest Historical Thrillers

A sophisticatedly crafted and exhilarating read, the intrigue and thrills begin from the very first page and don’t stop till the end as Keating delivers an absolute corker of a Historical Thriller!

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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.

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