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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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Parenting & Families Stories

Parenting & Families Stories

With an interesting slant on human societal behaviour, James Sherwood Metts offers us ‘Planet Storyland and the Words of the Few’, an implicitly written account of human evolution, history and ultimately, folly, presented from a unique viewpoint.

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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.

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Medical Thrillers Goodreads

The enduring sorrow of those waiting for heart transplants is ripe for drama and Rowley grapples with provocative concepts in thoughtful terms whilst demonstrating a sure hand for staging scenes, creating strong characters and setting a tone.

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New Superhero Fiction Series 2022

Part alternative reality; part fantasy, The Krishna Kid in North Korea marks a new beginning for author, Clifford J Mikkelson, as he launches a new Superhero series featuring protagonist, Krishna Das, who is blessed with Superpowers with a difference.

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Urban Horror Stories

Urban Horror Stories

If you want to read a good horror novel about a child from hell which will keep you on tenterhooks from its nightmarish opening scene to its chilling last page then Grace Tainted Blood is definitely the read for you!

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Books Of Enchantment

Books Of Enchantment

As the years advance, I have lost count of how many books I’ve read but on reflection, it hardly seems relevant. What is truly noteworthy is how many leave a lasting impression on us.

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Original Space Opera Novels

Original Space Opera Novels

Something of a rarity in an age of voluminous genre releases it’s ambitious, impressive and visually powerful with the kind of attention to detail that makes Francis’ far-flung worlds and incredible future technology seem tantalizingly real.

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War & Military Action Fiction

War & Military Action Fiction

An interesting and thought-provoking glimpse of the German resistance during World War II, ‘Resistance’ is the debut novel from Andy Murphy which also explores the roots of the real-life, wild and rebellious, Edelweiss Pirates.

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New Science Fiction Releases 2022

New Science Fiction Releases 2022

A notably original and assuredly paced novel, O’Joseph certainly knows how to build a visually intricate and gripping tale. From conception to execution his plot is wholly engaging as he confidently navigates multiple threads, proving it’s not impossible to give readers both a puzzle-box narrative and an exploration of what it means to be human in an alien world.

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Supernatural Crime Thrillers

Supernatural Crime Thrillers

It’s rare that a novel leaves you glued to your seat, wanting to read it again, but Silver Or Lead is certainly one of them as Cox delivers an exquisitely crafted Crime Thriller with a supernatural twist.

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Why Do We Love To Be Frightened?

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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Political Thrillers & Suspense

Political Thrillers & Suspense

A compelling alternative history novel with some big ideas woven into it readers seeking an intelligent and thought-provoking read won’t be disappointed with “The Plot To Save America” exploring subversive notions about integrity, liberty, and political change.

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Grief & Bereavement Memoir

Grief & Bereavement Memoir

Donna McCart Welser creates a lasting and poignant memoir of her husband, Ray (Rue), in her first book, ‘Rue’s Butterfly’. Capturing the essence of a thoughtful, loving man with a wicked sense of humour and timing, and the impregnable relationship they shared, she leads her reader through a journey of happiness and pain, of satisfaction and loss, and how to move on whilst retaining and honouring the memory of another.

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Spiritual Literature & Fiction

Spiritual Literature & Fiction

A fascinating snapshot of long-established practices giving way to modern views, ‘Red: Fate and Time Inseparable’ exposes traditional views on male dominance, personal appearance and parental control, leading the reader to question both customary and contemporary wisdom and accepted societal behaviour.

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American Civil War Fiction

American Civil War Fiction

A story of strength, faith and resilience that spans but six short years and yet tells of the sorrows and joys; hardships and successes of best friends Hiram and Robert. A story that has been meticulously researched to give us an impassioned, edifying portrait of two remarkable young men.

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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.

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Fiction and survival stories

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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Police Procedural Fiction

Police Procedural Fiction

A well-constructed and thought-provoking police procedural that maintains a prevailing sense of suspense and authenticity throughout character development and intelligent storytelling are the two ingredients that make Retribution an exceptionally good read.

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Children's Books on School

Children’s Books on School

A book comprising of the ‘Facebook Blog’ meanderings of Bridgette Campbell, Denham Hall is an amusingly wry observation of the upper class, seen through the eyes of an oestrogen-fuelled pubescent teen. A tale of English snobbery at its best, this collection of mini-stories makes for a refreshingly unique tongue-in-cheek read.

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Dystopian Science Fiction Novels

Dystopian Science Fiction Novels

Ignition 2084 is an angry beast with a crazy collide-o-scope plot that bristles with intelligence. A kinetic combination of visual style, amazingly detailed characterizations and original combat tech in ‘Hanzo Gear’ and the Reikiken “Aura Sword” that practically jumps off the page!

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New in Asian Literature

New in Asian Literature

Exquisitely written with a raw intensity, Muhammad Ali Bandial’s ‘I Dream of Rain’ is a powerful exploration of time and circumstance, and the drivers which form and mould personality and relationships.

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LGBTQ Humorous Fiction

LGBTQ Humorous Fiction

Quick to relax into a stream of clever repartee and amusing situations, it’s so easy to get swept up in The Moonballer’s pace and pleasures, that it would be almost churlish to resist its charms and infectious comic gusto as Sotto brings his “wanna-be-downtown suburb of Torpedo Valley” and queer tennis organization to life.

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Arthurian Fantasy Fiction Novels

Arthurian Fantasy Fiction Novels

The term epic has become too freely used in respect of Arthurian Fantasy Fiction but in the case of Godfrey’s Crusade it’s more than warranted with Mark Howard delivering the kind of rousing, large-scale adventure that marks the best sword and sorcery epics.

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Middle East Terrorism Thrillers

Middle East Terrorism Thrillers

A novel that takes off with lightning speed Burton has delivered a fearless and ambitious read that’s written with equal parts passion and calculation with compelling real-world relevance combined alongside taut dialogue and multiple plot threads that favourably fall on the right side of contrived.

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What Makes A Great Thriller

Possibly the trickiest of all writing genres, the thriller comes with high expectations, which are hard to fulfil. So what do we expect from a thriller, and why do we enjoy reading them so much?

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Genetic Engineering Science Fiction novels

Genetic Engineering Science Fiction

Brockwell’s imagery is second to none, as Zoe changes irrevocably following a spider bite, with her creator cleverly introducing arachnid characteristics into her transfiguration-not least that of the repulsively fascinating practice of eating one’s lover!

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Historical Fantasy Fiction

Historical Fantasy Fiction

A tale of human (and mystical) nature in all its forms, ‘White Raven’ keeps you on the edge of your seat, drawing you into a fantastical but strangely familiar world!

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U.S. Historical Fiction best new releases

U.S. Historical Fiction

Percy Hope’s come a long way since the summer of 1898 when he first set foot in the goldfields of the Alaskan wilderness and Neil Perry Gordon’s final release in his ‘Goldfield Trilogy’ builds on the strength of previously released novels Hope City and Cape Nome.

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South Africa Family Life Fiction

South Africa Family Life Fiction

A fascinating foray into the world of apartheid in South Africa, ‘My Brother Themba’ is a touching story of two ‘brothers’ of differing parentage, forcefully separated but fighting for their relationship by the shocking segregation laws that existed right up until a democratic government was elected 1994, and still exist in practice implicitly to some extent today.

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Essay Collections About Soldiers

Essay Collections About Soldiers

The essay collection has become a curious genre in recent years but for every writer that proves themself a sophisticated and shrewd observer of reality, another dismays us when ego takes the reigns. But Gibbons’ essays refreshingly escape any sense of vanity as he shares powerful stories that are both questing and vulnerable in their candour.

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New Age Dreams

New Age Dreams

A truly insightful book, ‘Ten to Life-The delirium tales of a COVID survivor,’ presents the stark reality of unfettered and uncontrollable hallucination. Author, Mike Joyner endured 18 days of terrible bizarre and dark fantasies stretching decades as his mind sought to make sense of his trauma and drug fuelled treatment.

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New Releases In Satire Fiction

New Releases In Satire Fiction

A superbly written sitcom-style foray into the world of teaching teens, ‘Peter Sutcliffe’s Waiting in the Corridor’ is a hilarious account of term six at Southgreen Academy, a secondary in the South-East of England.

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British & Irish Historical Literature

British & Irish Historical Literature

An interesting new take on the life of Saint Patrick and a praiseworthy release from Kinread The Missionary is more entertaining than Bible-adjacent stories are usually allowed to be and makes for a highly enjoyable read.

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Black & African American Poetry

Black & African American Poetry

Following on from his excellent poetry collection ‘Situationship’ which was recognised by the 2020 North Street Book Prize, Osamase Ekhator offers us ‘I Am You’, an anthology of works dissecting love, religion and social injustice.

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Lawyers & Judges Biographies

Lawyers & Judges Biographies

Smart, insightful, and warm Shaiken’s tone is uplifting and pleasantly humorous; quite a feat when discussing a career in the American legal system, distilling titillating observations into engrossing narratives that take us from forklifts to courtrooms before finally embracing his passion for the creative arts.

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Coming Of Age Biographies & Memoirs

Coming Of Age Biographies & Memoirs

Charismatic, measured and authentic in its depiction of the pains, confusions and insecurities of the teenage experience, Stark Hunter’s characters (names changed to protect their identities) simply come to life as he powerfully crafts visual images from a decade of change.

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Motivational Self Help Books

Motivational Self-Help Books

An informative and conversational guide that aims to help readers harness the power of positivity and minimize the impact of negativity in their lives LEARN TO LIVE LIFE! proves a must-read and a genuine opportunity to embrace transformational change.

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Books on Deserts Ecosystems 

Books on Deserts Ecosystems 

Full of poetic resonance and deeply imaginative imagery, Drew Signor takes his readers on an unparalleled journey of discovery, as both the spiritual implications of nature and the mysteries of history unfurl around you.

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New Legal Thriller Series

Legal Thriller Series

When it’s good, there is no more riveting fiction genre than a legal thriller, and Shaiken’s Automatic Stay is among the best you will read.
As with Shaiken’s “Fresh Start” it’s less about the destination than the journey, where the stakes have become so high that lives and corporations are potentially on the table.

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American Historical Non-Fiction

A powerful and illuminating look at the historical and political events of Jeffries’ life “I Could Have Been One” should be considered required reading for anyone in search of a thoughtful, thorough, and approachable survey of history and the events that have shaped our lives.

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Christian Mystery & Suspense

A vivid and insightful author JLR has an acerbic eye for the pressures and poignancies of his characters which combined with his ability to craft an edgy and intriguing plot rapidly draws his readers in.

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Best Hard Science Fiction Series

Hard Science Fiction Series

Mind-bogglingly imaginative and wholly addictive Tomorrow’s End: The path of a savior proves a superb debut from G R Morris and one which will leave fans of the Hard Science Fiction genre salivating for more!

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New Romantic Erotica 2022

New Romantic Erotica 2022

A read that’s not only teasingly erotic and offers gut-level entertainment but is unusually profound and it’s clear from the opening chapter that Moody has an intimate grasp of his subject.

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Biographies & Memoirs of Women

Biographies & Memoirs Of Women

An intriguing blend of travelogue and memoir, it’s a fascinating and informative journey of discovery as Cassandra Campbell-Kemp’s immersive narrative delves deeply into Italy’s topography, landscape, food and people.

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Authors and The Great Romantics

Have you ever come home to a hot bath strewn with rose petals and filled with bubbles, in a bathroom bedecked with scented candles and an ice cold glass of champagne fizzing invitingly on the side. If not you might be thinking poor me but you might want to think again!

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Thriller & Suspense Action Fiction

With lusty lewdness, Anderson’s trade mark double entendres and grippingly orchestrated multiple plot strands it’s the kind of smart, witty, polished novel that restores one’s faith in the art of storytelling.

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Dementia Biography

It’s a biography about what happens when the relationships between people are irrevocably impacted by the unscripted events of life with Gray admirably exploring the unique and confusing nature of dementia.

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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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