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Parody Science Fiction Novels

Parody Science Fiction Novels

A mischievously clever and slickly humorous sci-fi comedy novel The Alas League saga continues with The Lost Ark with Falardeau delivering fun and reflection in equal measure as he gently tweaks the fanaticism of science fiction while at the same time validating it.

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Children's Environment eBooks

Children’s Environment eBooks

As part of a beautiful series, ‘Spencer the Spark’, written by Rana Boulos, is an adorably cute but scientifically accurate tale of nature. Featuring Spencer, along with Polly the Pinecone, the story tells the tale of wildfires from an anxiety-free perspective, making it accessible to the very young.

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Dark Comic Crime Fiction

Dark Comic Crime Fiction

Pumped up, jumped up but so much more than just an attention-grabber Anderson pitches a literary grenade and Pillow Squawk proves another fabulous page-turner!

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Heroic Fantasy Reads

Heroic Fantasy Reads

A novel that embraces traditional action idiom whilst managing to be electrifyingly exciting Powter’s subsequent release to The Young proves every bit as good as his debut.

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Comic Science Fiction Novels

Comic Science Fiction Novels

It’s one of those rare reads that is not only original – something that is increasingly hard to find in the written word – but has tonal shifts you won’t expect with Falardeau refusing to succumb to a tiresome commercial formula for a science fiction series.

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Fantasy Fiction About Wizards & Witches for Young Adults Book Reviews

Fantasy Fiction About Wizards & Witches for Young Adults

Prepare to be whisked away into a fabulous fantasy world of real magic in this inspired write by. ‘Wind’ makes for an inspiring novel, catapulting the reader into a tumultuous tale rooted in real life, with a backstory of a fractured universe which desperately needs to be reconnected.

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New Dark Fantasy Releases 2022

New Dark Fantasy Fiction Reviews

Readers looking for a Dark Fantasy nerve shredder need look no further than Will of Magic Chokehold of Darkness! A dark fantasy read 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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YA Fiction About Self Harm Book Reviews

YA Fiction About Self Harm

Incredibly powerful, instantly compelling and often heart-breaking, Belko hasn’t picked an easy subject on which to write but her willingness to steer away from a prescriptive approach means she reaches her readers on a powerful emotional level.

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Must Read Rock Memoirs

Must Read Rock Memoirs

A far cry from the tell-all memoirs about the cocaine-fueled, vanity-charged horror of the music industry by ego-addled narcissists we’ve become immune to Taylor gives us something far more grounded.

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Must-Read Financial Thrillers

Must-Read Financial Thrillers

Yeoman’s writing is fastidious, smart and more than a bit portentous as it probes the house of cards we have come to call the monetary system but readers don’t need to understand a lot about global monetary drivers to follow the story as she re-imagines the classic nuclear family formula but with a sharp sense of irony and a slow-burn narrative to immerse us.

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THE OMNIPOTENT

A novel that is less about plot than it is about character, and the twisted logic of screwball humour, in which everybody acts the craziest just when they’re trying to make the most sense there’s nothing tired or formulaic about Anderson’s writing.

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Teen Action & Adventure Fiction

Teen Action & Adventure Fiction

Roach blends a familiar and believable setting-divulging just enough technical detail and ‘NASA’ secrecy to enthral her young readers with her magical tale, creating the twists and turns of an exciting story that keeps you on the edge of your seat until its finale.

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Newly Released Dark Fantasy Novels

Newly Released Dark Fantasy Novels

Something dark is brewing in Montreal and it’s sure to capture your imagination in Bruce Mitchell’s Helruna: An Anglo-Norse Tale of Terror. A magic that has spanned the centuries, manifested in the forces of good and evil as destinies reveal themselves.

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New Military Science Fiction Releases

New Military Science Fiction Releases

For the most part, many of the newest releases in military science fiction merely flit over their cornucopia of SF concepts. But seeking to use rather than explore them, Lancaster gives us something highly original with Deep Range providing his readers with a genre familiar read without the clichés!

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Science Fiction Authors & The Future Shape Of The World

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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New YA Fantasy Time Travel Novels

A wholly original tale of time travel, Baldwin has delivered a narrative that is beguiling in its simplicity, yet rich in detail and sure to capture the imaginations of all who turn its pages.

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Genetic Engineering Science Fiction

Genetic Engineering Science Fiction

A contemporary thriller that resonates with a haunting sombreness, Stanley’s Project Automatica: Initiation Protocol combines the conventions of several different kinds of thrillers into one gripping story.

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Exciting New YA Adventure series

A whimsical, fantastic excursion to another dimension Parker keeps the momentum going while keeping readers glued with suspense, action and twists. In many ways, it’s indicative of a subgenre that’s ever-increasing in popularity and yet it’s no cliché.

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New Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction

New Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction

Dystopian fiction, more often than not, leans towards the bleak whilst relying heavily on genre tropes but Utopia? is something a little different. A novel with ideas that whilst unnerving is refreshingly original.

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Gut Health Books for Women

Gut Health for Women

As with A Beginner’s Guide to Sustainable Plant-Based Weight-Loss, the amount of ground covered is truly impressive. From the role of the gut to gut facts. From prebiotics to gut microbiota and how gut microorganisms influence our emotions and the way we behave Corbitt demystifies gut science so that we may understand the laws that govern it.

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Murder Mystery - Darkness In Cordoba

Murder Mystery – Darkness In Cordoba

Best-selling crime authors regularly dissect religion in ways that are palatable to readers looking for escapism, and that’s exactly what Bradley does in his latest release Darkness in Cordoba. The fifth novel in his wonderfully entertaining Andalusian Mystery Series.

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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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Clash of the Viking Gods

By any stretch of the imagination, Raj Kalani has delivered. A sweeping, science fiction fantasy read that delivers an original fantasy narrative with highly imaginative world-building at its core.
Shrewdly conceptualized and expansive Kalani confidently embraces the requisites of the science fantasy fiction genre without the need to revert to time-worn tropes.

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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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Recommended Crime Action Thrillers

Recommended Crime Action Thrillers

An engrossing re-immersion into the violent and clandestine world Jack Lamburt Foreign Justice is Etzil at his best in his popular Vigilante Justice series where the body count isn’t for the faint-hearted!

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Recommended Romance Literary Fiction

Recommended Romance Literary Fiction

Combining masterful writing, luminous characterization, narrative intelligence and a superb enveloping plot The Stitching of Sofina’s cumulative emotional power takes readers by surprise, capturing us unawares in its ability to move us as deeply as it does.

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Genetic Engineering Science Fiction

Genetic Engineering Science Fiction

Strikingly original and cheekily ambitious Tony Rudd’s Aspergers Assemble:The OVIBOS Apocalypse delivers a science fiction geeks smorgasbord of a novel! Grounded with real world relevance and exciting at the same time with Rudd invalidating character tropes to take us on an adventure that proves wholly entertaining.

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Inspirational Survivor Memoirs

Inspirational Survivor Memoirs

Unflinching in its honesty, it’s clear from the start that there’s a sharp and enquiring mind at work as her prose recount pivotal events in her life. There’s no grandstanding, no saccharine attempt at drama, or sense of contrived events and at times it can prove a harrowing read.

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Recommended Introvert Memoirs

Recommended Introvert Memoirs

We journey with Benjamin through romance, business, adventure, and personal grief, where the oxymoron of both the self-sufficiency and the sometimes needy side of introversion becomes all too apparent.

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New US Historical Fiction

New US Historical Fiction

An enthralling and powerful evocation of time and place, character, moral choices, immoral certainties, human nature and fate with Sullivan creating an emotional eddy that draws you in from one page to the next.

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New Literary Fiction This Year

Expecting To Fly New Wings

A beautifully observed snapshot that brings the angst of youthful thoughts to the fore, Smiths characters simply come to life as she creates vivid images of her young protagonist’s year of change. Providing richness of detail, a powerful theme and impressive mastery of a constantly shifting tone.

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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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Meth Murder & Amazon

Meth Murder & Amazon

Wholly original and darkly humorous it’s not one of those portrayals of men at a certain age looking for that missing ‘something’ with superfluous optimism, but a heady rollercoaster of a trip with Gerry cleverly orchestrating whiplash changes of mood and unexpected direction.

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Books About The American Dream

A Changed America

From the continuing climate crisis, gender issues, big tech, pandemics and race there is a continuous wave of new titles illuminating the issues of the day but it’s rare that we take time to stand back and reflect on the incremental changes that shape our world and the countries within it.

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New Women's Fiction 2022

New Women’s Fiction 2022

Thought provoking and tender, Maksimow’s debut novel explores the very serious subject of abuse and the challenges faced by estranged parents in a read that’s sure to have you hooked from the start.

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New Medical Thriller Novels

Coitioned A Medical Thriller

An elegantly coiled puzzler that spins a tale of PTSD and pharmaceutical malpractice E. W. Johnson M.D. weaves absorbing plot threads into the cunningly unpredictable that like his previous release, virulence, observes how the shadier subsets of society operate in a needy, greedy, paranoid and duplicitous age.

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BEST THOMAS JEFFERSON BIOGRAPHY

Thomas Jefferson Biography

In Hyland JR’s prologue, he states – ‘My biography is an entirely new and provocative
look at the intimate period of Jefferson’s turbulent later life, through the eyes of his oldest and most trusted relations’ – and he has certainly made good on that promise.

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New American Anti-Poetry

American Anti-Poetry

Stark Hunter demonstrates anti-poetry with a twist in his new Opus ‘The Pink Oleanders’, which features the life story of the Moore family, spanning 3 generations and 35+ years. With reflective vignettes of somewhat ordinary scenarios brought to life and given flavour by Stark’s individual approach to prose. Each vignette is divided into snapshots of memory, creating a stand-alone insight into life against the background of the ‘Hoover Street House’.

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New Literary Fiction Novels

New Literary Fiction Novels

A novel with many meaningful messages strewn throughout we are left in little doubt as to the calibre of the author behind the pen with few so adept at capturing the emotions of their characters as JoDee Neathery.

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cyborg science fiction

Cyberpunk Science Fiction

Cyberpunk Science Fiction Reviews From BookViral Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin A Cyberpunk Science Fiction Novel Isaac Nasri Share on facebook

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prejudice and racism in literature and fiction

Authors writing about prejudice and racism in literature

Whilst the issues of prejudice and discrimination are multi-faceted and complicated beyond belief, a key moment for me was the day I picked up ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’. Harper Lee implicitly drilled down the relative unfairness of human existence into my 12-year-old brain, creating a sense of outrage that has stayed with me throughout my life.

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Law Enforcement Biographies

A Black Man’s Life In Law Enforcement

Brutally honest and loaded with insights, Reynold’s looks back over thirty two years as a police officer and detective to share what it’s really like to serve on the frontline whilst dispelling many widely held myths along the way.

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New In Eco Thrillers

New In Eco Thrillers

Environmental fiction is moving away from its roots in science fiction to take on a harder edge with chilling real-world resonance and this is certainly true of Treezz.

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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.”

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childrens explore the universe fiction

Children’s Explore The Universe Fiction

In her charming follow up to ‘A Globe Adventure’, Theresa Lynn offers us her new tale ‘Beyond the Clouds-A Space Adventure’. Told in her familiar blend of entertaining and educational prose as she takes us far from Earth, in a wonderful exploration of the Universe.

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Illustrated Children's Books To Read

Children’s Explore The World Fiction

In her charming follow up to ‘A Globe Adventure’, Theresa Lynn offers her new tale ‘Beyond the Clouds-A Space Adventure’. In her now familiar blend of entertaining and educational literature, Lynn takes us far from Earth, in a wonderful exploration of the Universe.

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Must Read Dark Fantasy Horror Novels

Must Read Dark Fantasy Horror

Deliciously dark, Fawn gives us an intriguing plot as he brings his characters to life with vivid prose and quick-fire staccato dialogue that ensures the pace rarely falters whilst impressing with his ability to make familiar generic materials fresh.

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Children's Books on Family Life

Children’s Books on Family Life

In the heart wrenching narrative of a young boy speaking to a father no longer with him, ‘I’m all grown now, Papa’ is written through the eyes of the author, in a biographical journey through his young child-hood in Haiti.

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LIFE LESSON KIDS BOOKS

HAVE IT YOUR WAY

Stacy Mitchell uses her obvious experience in child handing in the creation of ‘Have it your way: Sometimes a little tough love is all we need’. And whilst this charming little tale-focused on a week in the life of a little Chinchilla named Aiden-is an engaging and fun read in its own right, Stacy also uses the story to promote reflection in her young readers.

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must read metaphysical fiction

Sunnyside Up -Must read Metaphysical Fiction

It’s a real pleasure to read a story centered on and held down by two leads like Adelaide and Felicity Somers. Their wacky eccentricities underpinning the grim relentlessness of Martin’s narrative and foreshadowing neatly pitched swerve balls that will keep her readers guessing throughout.

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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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The Aspirant

A highly enjoyable and spirited read from the start, there’s a lot for readers to like about The Aspirant. A memoir underpinned by a fluid narrative as author Matthew Joseph paints realistic pictures of India’s geographical, cultural and political landscapes from bygone eras.

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Deep Love Poems

DEEP LOVE POEMS Reviews

You deserve to be loved and Thief Of Hearts is your story told countless times over. A poetry collection for those who have loved, lost and dared to love again. A timeless poetry collection for those romantic souls who believe in unconditional love but have experienced the highs, lows and darker places love takes us.

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Goodbye Love Poems

Goodbye Love Poems Reviews

For my part, I never went seeking a Goodbye Love Poem when I lost the love of my life. The poem I found was quite by chance at the suggestion of a friend. I have since read other Goodbye Love Poems but Love’s Last March by Stephan J Myers is the one I return to time and time again.
Rhythmically enthralling and conjuring powerful imagery it’s not long and yet it helped condense and reconcile all my feelings into a few perfectly pitched stanzas. Reminding me that lovers never really die if we hold them in our hearts!

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Book Reviewers For Authors and Publishers

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 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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