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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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!

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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.

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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

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.”

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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.

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Books About Digital Nomads

Digital Nomads – The Paradise Chapter

Have you ever dreamed of leaving your job and humdrum life behind? Have you ever wanted your vacation to continue indefinitely?
Have you ever fantasized about dropping everything you know and boarding a plane to the other side of the world?

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The Devil, Angels, and Demons

Like most people, Alida has contemplated one of life’s biggest mysteries: What happens to your soul when you die? What if it is stolen by a cruel demon, and your eternity’s resting place becomes an empty locker in a secret cavern?

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Indian Myths and Legends

Sita: Now You Know Me

A powerful and enigmatic re-imagining of Sita in a story that evolves far beyond her reference in Valmiki’s Ramayana, Sita: Now You Know Me is sure to engender much reflection as Sini Panicker weaves a tale of literary eloquence.

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Best Dystopian Thrillers

The Bystander – A Dystopian Thriller

A woman and her son prepare to start a new life… A homeless failed stockbroker walks the streets of New York City, just waiting for another

chance…A C.I.A. operative lies comatose in a hospital bed…Their lives, and many more, are destined to cross when the world is struck by an incredible
global phenomenon…

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Childrens Books About Dogs

Everybody Loves Grace Book 5

Grace, a Finnish Lapphund, asks to go on a road trip to the East Coast so she can visit where her mommy grew up and her big brother lived for five years. In the process, she gets to some of the things on her bucket list including seeing the United States, having fun at Koziar’s Christmas Village, visiting Nathan’s new apartment, and exploring historic Philadelphia.

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Best Childrens Dog Books

Everybody Loves Grace Book 2

An amazingly true story that captures the heart as it moves us from laughter to tears and teaches us to believe in the power of love. This is a story of one dog’s ability to love unconditionally and maintain her courage through periods of uncertainty.

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How To Stop Author’s Burnout

When it comes to burn out Authors are probably the last group of people you would think off! But the publishing industry has changed beyond recognition and the demands of a modern author are significantly more complex than they were a mere decade ago.

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Children's Dog Books

Everybody Loves Grace

An amazingly true story that captures the heart as it moves us from laughter to tears and teaches us to believe in the power of love. It is a story that you will want to go on forever and ever.

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Best literary Short Stories

Resistance, Revolution and Other Love Stories

K asks us “Is love the most revolutionary of all acts?” And in doing so delivers a swiftly morphing exploration of love that finds a fine balance between sensory impulse and moral testament. Each story being distinct but all drawn together with a common undertone that echoes the wants, struggles and aspirations of life as we seek to make meaning of it.

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Paranormal military romance novels

The Academy Cap and Gown

With John Connelly as a father Kate drew the short straw but when Pete Davenport walked into her life she couldn’t have imagined how her life would change or the danger she would find herself in!

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Best New YA Fantasy Novels

Breaking The Fog

A captivating mix of magical mysticism and adventure Breaking The Fog is an intricate, intrigue-laden read which plays to the best in this popular genre and it’s clear from the start that Mitchell is quite adept when it comes to fantasy world-building.

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Family Saga Novels

The Godfather Connection

A new crime family saga begins under the watchful eyes of Godfather Uncle Vincent. Family loyalty, romance, and betrayal ensue in this exciting new drama of a crime family’s rise from humble beginnings in Italy to New York and onto the casinos of Vegas …

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Best Apocalyptic Fiction Novels

99% Down

“The world might not have ended, but most of us that are left wish it had. My name is Rowan Keys. I had a family once. But now, it’s just me. My dad said we were the lucky ones. That wasn’t true. I’m just part of the 1% left waiting to die.”

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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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