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Coming of Age Fantasy eBooks

Coming of Age Fantasy eBooks

A novel whose every chapter pulsates with the desire to be a transportive, immersive work of Epic Fantasy fiction Season Of The Dragon proves a superb start to Natalie Wright’s Dragos Primeri series.

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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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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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Romantic Contemporary Fantasy

Romantic Contemporary Fantasy

A conceptually original novella from Rori Thornton and Book 1 in the Demon King’s Gardener series, In Which a Demon King Does Not Have a Romantic Interest in His Human Gardener is an intriguing contemporary fantasy.

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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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Historical Fiction USA

Historical Fiction USA

A powerful exploration of hope and resilience The Invisible Ones certainly isn’t an archetypal tale of abuse, loss and resilience with Jaime Grookett giving us a story that, despite its historical setting, feels immediate and real.

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British Murder Mystery Novels

British Murder Mystery Novels

Original crime fiction with a sublime twist, ‘Anita’s Lot’ prospers in every way a Murder Mystery should with Clive Lord giving his readers a peak beneath the veneer of the glamorous and exclusive world of art auctions.

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Biographies of People with Disabilities

Biographies of People with Disabilities

Writing with a transparency and honesty rarely seen in this type of biography, Christine Staple-Ebanks immerses her reader not only into her own world, but also that of wider responsibility, and the ongoing struggle as an advocate in providing a rightful standard of living to those with disabilities.

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Noir Fiction Mystery

Noir Fiction Mystery

Filled with shadows both literal and figurative, “Fast Times, Big City” elegantly combines the hard-edged pessimism, crackling banter, and edginess of classic noir fiction as Shelly Frome takes us back to New York in 1959.

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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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Humorous and Satire Science Fiction

Humorous and Satire Science Fiction

Undeniably original and audaciously humorous Mike Murphey has delivered an off-the-wall science fiction geeks smorgasbord of a novel! A novel that invalidates time-travelling tropes and clichés to take us on a laugh-out-loud journey that challenges reality.

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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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Love Triangle Romance eBooks

Love Triangle Romance eBooks

Underpinned by a great cast of characters Deceivious is a smart novel that refreshingly defies the usual genre categories, gets under your skin in ways you won’t anticipate.

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Time Travel Science Fiction

Time Travel Science Fiction

A finely tuned science fiction thriller with cleverly orchestrated twists and well-crafted future technology Future Unfolds has all the hallmarks and style of a first-rate bestseller and is an unreservedly recommended Golden Quill read!

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Coming of age historical fiction

Coming of age historical fiction

The strengths and foibles of human beings are what Stevens’ novel is all about, and his character Sam Bott is one of the most vividly etched male characters you will come across in a novel.

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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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Must Read Poetry Anthologies

Must Read Poetry Anthologies

Pithy and powerful, poetry is never more poignant than when it’s shredding the veneer of social sensibilities, exposing grim truths and raising consciousness and poets like Xam Eitsirhc demonstrate why poetry is necessary and sought after in moments of emotional turmoil and identity crisis.

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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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Supernatural Graphic Novels

Supernatural Graphic Novels

In The Nosferatu Conspiracy Graphic Novel: Lady of the Loch Brian James Gage gave us an evocatively powerful example of graphic storytelling using emerging media and Circle of 6 Graphic Serial | Vol. 1: Welcome Home finds him once again on form.

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Practical & Motivational Self Help

Practical & Motivational Self Help

A powerful and inspirational guide to embracing personal transformation and achieving success Way of the Cobra: Unleash Your Inner Badass bucks the trend for empty platitudes that fill the pages of far too many Motivational Self Help books.

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Military Thriller and Superhero genres

Military Thriller and Superhero genres

Whereas many military and superhero thrillers rely on stereotyping and crude motivations to move their stories along Shulkin has delivered an altogether more sophisticated read as enormous consequences hang by slender threads.

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Religious Historical Fiction

Religious Historical Fiction

With a delicacy befitting the word of God, Sprowles crafts a fascinating and believable account from just one Bible verse – that of the stranger in the Garden of Gethsemane who flees on the night of Jesus betrayal

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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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Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Books

Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Books

Readers who don’t like The Festival of Hungry Ghosts may need their pulse checked… Because it’s the kind of read that comes along once in a blue moon and will make you forget yourself right through to the end.
A deliriously funny, darkly disturbing and crazily original read the plot evolves from the arrival of The Big Bad Wolf in the real world where he becomes a private eye!

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Eco Espionage Thrillers

Eco Espionage Thrillers

Emotionally charged and powerfully thought-provoking, despite all the real-life horror in evidence across our planet, readers’ appetites for Espionage Eco thrillers continue to gain momentum, reflecting our growing awareness of environmental issues.

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Coming Of Age Fiction

Coming Of Age Fiction

Robyn Michaels explores musical ambition and the twisted road to success but also the dictates of unshakeable love and the congruence between spiritual beliefs and everyday moral conduct.

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Colonization Science Fiction

Colonization Science Fiction

A gratifyingly vivid read with depth, intrigue and an edgy narrative, Ben Kilgore leads his readers on an unforgettable journey to an earth many thousands of years removed from the one we now know.

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Best Thought Provoking Espionage Thrillers

Best Thought Provoking Espionage Thrillers

With its rapid pace, smart plot and top-notch characters Sutter’s Odd Man Out is not only appealing and compelling but one of those rare literary commodities these days: an intelligent read that leaves you deep in thought.

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Black & African American Urban Fiction

If you’re looking for a read about infidelity, drop what you’re doing and read Future Consequences. A novella and book one in Phillip Keels’ East End series which gets straight to the heart of the matter.

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Dark psychological thriller

Dark psychological thriller

Government cover-ups and conspiracies run rampant in the UFO community, but it’s hard to deny some of the hard facts and it’s these that Hauge’s dark psychological thriller taps into to give us a wholly original read.

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Post Plague Dystopian Fiction

Post Plague Dystopian Fiction

A novel that will keep your bedside light burning long into the night it is satisfying on so many levels that it stands shoulder to shoulder with the likes of George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.

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Historical WWII British Spy Thriller Fiction

Historical WWII British Spy Thriller Fiction

Originality and authenticity always make for great books and Colonel Peter Haden’s epic World War 2 spy thriller ‘HEDDA’ unapologetically delivers on both counts as it sweeps the reader along in its swiftly escalating drama and suspense.

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International Police Thrillers

International Police Thrillers

Every bit as thrilling and engrossing as Chernov’s previous releases, Commissar and Severed Echoes, Cold Trace sees the return of Nick Severs in another smart and enormously enjoyable thriller.

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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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Women's Crime Fiction

Women’s Crime Fiction

A hauntingly riveting read that quickly cranks up a full head of steam, What Happens In Montana delivers a compelling sense of fun and a sure-footed plot with Kim McCollum careful not to sacrifice pace for superfluous detail.

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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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Alternative Reality Fiction

Alternative Reality Fiction

A wholly original read, ‘Diana’s Letter (If Diana had lived) showcases Serdar Atmaca’s sophisticated and penetrating prose as he peppers his work with, which pulls you into his story.

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Parenting & Relationships (Books)

Parenting & Relationships (Books)

An absorbing fictional tale with biographical undertones, ‘From the Sea Come Seashells,’ is the heart-wrenching story of Steven, who finds himself reunited with his Grandfather after years in care.

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Western Literary Fiction

Western Literary Fiction

For Western readers who appreciate meticulous story-craft and the ability to dodge broad genre clichés it certainly won’t disappoint with its taut, smart and satisfying plot.

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YA Paranormal Romantic Fiction

YA Paranormal Romantic Fiction

A thoroughly enjoyable read, ‘A Life Cut Short’ delivers in every way a Paranormal Romance novel should whilst being an example of what has become rare in the genre — a read that takes genre tropes and uses them to give readers something new and original.

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Historical Fantasy Fiction

Historical Fantasy Fiction

Told in the main through the eyes of Robert’s wife Elizabeth de Burgh it would be a diehard cynic who denied Hutchins’ descriptive prowess and the extensive in-depth research that underpins his narrative.

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Most Popular Romantic Relationships Novels

Romantic Relationships Novels

A roller coaster emotional journey impeccably orchestrated by Terrell Another Me is not simply a novel about love and sex, though both have their place. It’s about an idea. About ingrained prejudices missed opportunities and events often beyond our control.

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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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