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How To Get Your Book Reviewed

Updated on October 10, 2014

Books Received and Reviewed Featured Here

Over the past few years I have been reviewing books on my book review blog. I review books that are in my extensive book collection but increasingly I am reviewing books that authors or publishers have sent me as part of promoting their new books.

As a book lover I am always pleased to receive new books to read and review and I am particularly happy to help self-published authors promote their work; someday I would like to write a book and who knows, I might need similar help getting the word out.

On this page I will highlight the books that I have been sent for reviewing and continue to add them as I am sent new books. I will also outline how you can get you book reviewed and featured on this page and on my book review blog.

How You Can Get Your Book Featured On This Page

Simple really, just contact me either through my squidoo account or my book review blog and I will give you my address so you can mail me the book.

What do You get?

When I receive your book I will create a promotional post on my blog like this one - Example Promotional Posting and then a review page after I have read the book.

I will also add your book to this page.

If you want to promote your book further, for $25 I will also create a page for your book here on squidoo and create 5 links from 5 different domain names to begin promoting it. Contact Me.

The Missing by Jane Casey

The Missing is a gripping thriller set in England surrounding a police investigation into the abduction and murder of a twelve year old schoolgirl.

Read my review of: The Missing

Missing
Missing

Jenny Shepherd is twelve years old and missing...Her teacher, Sarah Finch, knows better than most that the chances of finding her alive are diminishing with every day she is gone. As a little girl her older brother had gone out to play one day and never returned. The strain of never knowing what has happened to Charlie had ripped Sarah's family apart. Now in her early twenties, she is back living at home, trapped with a mother who drinks too much and keeps her brother's bedroom as a shrine to his memory. Then, horrifically, it is Sarah who finds Jenny's body, beaten and abandoned in the woods near her home.

 

Against The Flow by Tom Fort - An intriguing look at fishing and life in Eastern Europe

An interesting description of travelling around Eastern Europe twenty years apart, using fly fishing as a medium to meet local people.

Recommended

Against the Flow: Wading Through Eastern Europe
Against the Flow: Wading Through Eastern Europe

"Twenty years ago, Tom Fort drove his little red car onto the ferry at Felixstowe, bound for all points east. Eastern Europe was still a faraway place, just emerging from its half-century of waking nightmare, blinking, injured, full of fears but importantly full of hope too. Things were different then. Czechoslovakia was still Czechoslovakia, Russia was the USSR and the Warsaw Pact had not formally dissolved. But what did exist then, as they do now, were the rivers: the nations' lifeblood. It was along and by these rivers that Fort travelled around Eastern Europe meeting its people and immersing himself in its culture. Since that trip though, much has changed and so he decided to make the journey again."

 

The 7 Gifts That Came To Earth

A remarkable allegorical tale

The Seven Gifts That Came To Earth is a set of seven stories linked by a narrative, full of memorable characters and bizarre events. I probably would not normally have chosen this book, but enjoyed it enormously.

Read my review of: The Seven Gifts That Came To Earth.

The 7 Gifts That Came To Earth
The 7 Gifts That Came To Earth

The 7 Gifts That Came To Earth

by: John Mellor

Price: $22 including p£p worldwide.

"Seven precious gifts are bestowed on the Earth but not revealed. A young boy is charged with finding them."

"The singer emerged and his music raged across the land, a wild, swirling cloud of chords, laying waste like locusts to all that was soulless before it."

"I come not to bring peace, he said."

When The Sax Man Plays, Part 1; Making It by Yvonne Marrs - The Trials and Tribulations of a Fledgling Band

When The Sax Man Plays is an entertaining read, with a raw and unfettered writing style. I found myself wanting to know what would happen next.

Read my review of: When The Sax Man Plays.

When the Sax Man Plays: Making it Pt. 1
When the Sax Man Plays: Making it Pt. 1

"Jason Bottelli is a young and extraordinarily gifted saxophonist who takes up a post as Head of Music at London's Impervious College. By night he plays at a jazz club; by day he teaches and wows the students with his talent. It seems he can do nothing wrong.

But Jason comes up against a difficult challenge when he is commanded to mentor a band to win the Annual talent Contest, for his very capable protegees have been dissuaded from entering. Jason finds that he has his work cut out for him in more ways than one: with only four weeks to the qualifying rounds he has to put a band together, choose material and rehearse."

 

Mercury Falls by Robert Kroese - Angels, The Antichrist and Linoleum

A very original and humourous look at Heaven, Hell and Armageddon with some totally unexpected characters.

Read my review of: Mercury Falls.

Mercury Falls
Mercury Falls

"Years of covering the antics of End Times cults for The Banner, a religious news magazine, have left Christine Temetri not only jaded but seriously questioning her career choice. That is, until she meets Mercury, an anti-establishment angel who's frittering his time away whipping up batches of Rice Krispy Treats and perfecting his ping-pong backhand instead of doing his job: helping to orchestrate Armageddon. With the end near and angels and demons debating the finer political points of the Apocalypse, Christine and Mercury accidentally foil an attempt to assassinate one Karl Grissom, a thirty-seven-year-old film school dropout about to make his big break as the Antichrist. Now, to save the world, she must negotiate the byzantine bureaucracies of Heaven and Hell and convince the apathetic Mercury to take a stand, all the while putting up with the obnoxious mouth-breathing Antichrist."

 

Thoughts - Life of a Suicide by Dillan Kane - A Sombre Look at Suicide

This wasn't exactly my cup of tea but this is a view of suicide from an author who has lost a relative through suicide. Those with a more spiritual side than I may enjoy it.

Read my review of Thoughts: Life of a Suicide.

Thoughts: Life of a Suicide
Thoughts: Life of a Suicide

"My brother committed suicide in 1999 at the age of 16. Like any suicide it didn't seem to need to have to happen,but it did. This is my attempt to try to understand the impulses of suicide and heal from the aftermath. It is also my attempt to define what death is and what it means to me,interwined with what life means."

 

Birdwatchingwatching by Alex Horne - Birdwatching Is In The Genes

As a birdwatcher it was a delight to read about this former sceptic gradually becoming enchanted by birds and becoming an enthusiastic birdwatcher.

Read my review of Birdwatchingwatching.

Birdwatchingwatching: One Year, Two Men, Three Rules, Ten Thousand Birds
Birdwatchingwatching: One Year, Two Men, Three Rules, Ten Thousand Birds

"Alex Horne’s dad has always been a birdwatcher. Alex wasn’t so sure. But, determined to get to know his father better, Alex challenged him to a competitive Big Year: from January 1st to December 31st 2006, they would each attempt to see as many species of bird as possible, governed by the basic rules of birdwatching, plus a couple of their own: the birds had to be wild, free and alive; they had to actually see the birds; and they could travel anywhere in the world to do it. The one who saw the most birds over the course of 365 days would be declared the winner."

 

Married Lovers by Jackie Collins - Sun, Sea and Sex!

Married Lovers was not really my sort of book but with a fast-moving plot, a raunchy set of characters and sexy action I am sure Jackie Collins' fans were happy.

Read my review of Married Lovers.

Married Lovers
Married Lovers

"Cameron Paradise, a stunningly beautiful twenty-four-year-old personal trainer, flees her abusive boyfriend in Australia and ends up in L.A. Cameron soon gets a job at a private fitness club where she encounters the city's most important players. She has plans to open her own studio, and while every man she meets comes on to her, she is focused on working hard and saving money to achieve her goal. Until she meets Ryan Richards, that is. An extremely successful independent movie producer, he's married to overly privileged Mandy Richards, the daughter of Hamilton J. Heckerling, a Hollywood power-player son-of-a-bitch mogul. Ryan has never cheated on his demanding Hollywood Princess wife, but when he meets Cameron, all bets are off.

Only internationally bestselling author Jackie Collins knows what happens when lust and desire collide with marriage and power. And the results lead to murder. "

 

The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston & Mario Spezi - Italy's Very Own "Jack The Ripper"

This is the really compelling true story of Italy's most infamous serial killer; The Monster of Florence. Having once worked as a fingerprint and forensic officer I was enthralled by this well told story.

Read my review of: The Monster of Florence.

The Monster of Florence
The Monster of Florence

"Douglas Preston fulfilled a lifelong dream when he moved with his family to a villa in Florence. Upon meeting celebrated journalist Mario Spezi, Preston was stunned to learn that the olive grove next to his home had been the scene of a horrific double murder committed by one of the most infamous figures in Italian history. A serial killer who ritually murdered fourteen young lovers, he has never been caught. He is known as the Monster of Florence.

Fascinated by the tale, Preston began to work with Spezi on the case. Here is the true story of their search to uncover and confront the man they believe is the Monster. In an ironic twist of fate that echoes the dark traditions of the city’s bloody history, Preston and Spezi themselves became targets of a bizarre police investigation."

 

Tracks by Mike Gordon - An Interesting Techno-thriller

Tracks was an entertaining read in a genre that I would not normally have touched. An original idea for a plot, interesting characters and a great start.

Read my review of Tracks.

Tracks
Tracks

"The future of the surveillance society". In Boston, Global HealthCare Corporation is hoping to recover its fortunes with a new micro-chip technology which can eradicate disease - until Peter Miller, the brilliant but troubled architect of the program, quits his job and goes to work at a psychiatric hospital in London, helping develop a system to track dangerous patients. When a deadly threat to the US emerges, a covert Federal agency becomes involved, and Miller is caught up in a web of lies, love, insanity and murder - and finds he's opened the door to a frightening future."

 

If you have read any of the books that I have received from authors for review let me know here. Or maybe you have been tempted to read one from what you have read here?

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      LoriBeninger 5 years ago

      I will be self-publishing in a few months (target is 9/18) and am finding that few "standard" review sources will touch self-published works (can't blame them, as I'm sure there is a lot of garbage out there). Since I'm bucking the traditional publishing route anyway, it's nice to know that there are non-traditional options for getting reviewed too! I'll "talk" to you soon about my book!

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      Mary Norton 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I have not yet written one but this is a service I would appreciate.

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      nickupton lm 7 years ago

      @anonymous: Look forward to reading it.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      What a good idea NIck. When I finally finish my book, then I may just send it to you!