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Leave a comment with the title, genre, word count, a brief blurb about your book, and a way to contact you below.

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  1. I agree that we need/crave honest reviews of our work. Will you please consider reviewing my fantasy novel? Entitled, "A Twist of Fate," it runs about 80,000 words and I can provide it in whatever format you prefer. I can be contacted on Goodreads (where this book is listed) or via e-mail at markwj01@bellsouth.net.

    This story takes place on the planet Ecru, in a medieval milieu. A magician searches for a healer that he believes can cure his wife's illness (they do not have a word for it, but it is leukemia). Traveling with his best friend, they pick up a couple of companions along the way, encounter various people who hint at the magician's destiny, and do battle with everything from goblins to a minor deity.

    Thank you for your consideration.

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  2. Hello Royce,

    I hope I find you in good spirits. I have a book you might find interest in. This short memoir follows my journey with depression and suicide ideations before and in the military. I've written the book under a pen name for multiple reasons and it can be found here on amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XSP14JX

    I will also include a description of the book below .

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    August two-thousand sixteen. Nothing spectacular about this month; nothing out of the ordinary. But for me, Brittany M. Tucker, it was the beginning of what felt like a hellish joke. A seed given directly from Satan. I was battling suicidal ideations, and even went on to attempt it; twice. From July to February of the following year, I was bent on finding a way to happiness and freedom. I was running from doubt, hopelessness, agitation, self-hate, irritability, embarrassment, and self-loathing. I didn’t see an end to my troubles, or a patch for my wounds. All I saw was more failure, more sickness, more regret, and no hope. I did not want to live anymore. I did not want to smell the sunflowers a final time, I didn’t want to eat pizza one last time, and I surely didn’t want to hug my parents one last time. I wanted to die. I wanted to disappear. I wanted to cease to exist.

    This intensely, and sometimes inappropriately, detailed work, follows my path from suicidality to ever changing mood stabilizers, and finally; contempt. I describe my suicide attempts in grave detail; my thought process and inward feelings. I talk about my sexuality in relation to my mother, father, and siblings. I speak about my affair, and how it intertwined with my second suicide attempt. I address my life in the military, and how every aspect took a toll on my career. This work covers a lot of ground and can relate to multiple people in more than one category. Gay and Lesbian individuals deal with suicide and family issues as I did. Military members endure a different environment of mental health than most civilians.

    Parents who have children who’ve committed suicide often wonder why, they cannot understand how the brain works, and why an individual would go as far as to make a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Similarly, there are teens and young adults who right now are seeking help, compassion, and understanding. Most importantly, they are seeking someone, with the same background, to tell them why they should not do it.

    My memoir is about hearing that voice. The beacon that one can listen to and see a light of hope. While in alcohol addiction treatment, we were “forced” to read the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. It was a moving read, filled with compassion and understanding. I want to invent the same concept for those who struggle with suicide. Too many people suffer from this affliction and I want to assist in being a voice of reason, because there is hope. Someone just has to show it to them.

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    1. Thank you for your interest, however memoirs and I don't usually get along well and I don't feel like I this one would be a good fit for me.

      Again, thank you.
      Royce

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  3. "Long Daze at Long Binh: The humorous adventures of two Wisconsin draftees trained as combat medics and sent off to set up a field hospital in South Vietnam."
    Humorous memoir, 160,000 words.
    Website is http://www.longbinhdaze.com.
    Email: danmark@pacificwest.com

    Over the past half century there have been hundreds of first-person accounts written about the Vietnam War. Nearly all have been chiefly concerned with either: a) the rigors and horrors of combat, b) how wrong and/or tragic the war was, or c) how right and/or honorable it was.
    In their new memoir "Long Daze at Long Binh: The humorous adventures of two Wisconsin draftees trained as combat medics and sent off to set up a field hospital in South Vietnam," the authors cast all those considerations aside.
    Instead they focus on the many humorous aspects of the realities encountered in a combat zone, as well as vivid descriptions of what daily life was like for the nearly 2.5 million Americans sent to Vietnam not as combat troops but as support personnel.
    (Sample chapters at longbinhdaze.com)

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    1. I sent you a message a few days ago regarding the new book "Long Daze at Long Binh." I've discovered that the email address I gave you is no longer valid because the domain pacificwest.com has apparently been purchased by a third party.
      My working email address now is danmark@sprynet.com
      while the website for the book is still longbinhdaze.com.

      Sorry for the confusion!

      Dan Markham
      danmark@sprynet.com

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  4. Title: Forgotten Reflections
    Author: Young-Im Lee
    Genre/Category: Historical Thriller/Adventure/ Young Adult

    DARE TO DREAM IN THE MIDST OF WAR.

    1945. Rice fields seem endless in a quaint farming village of South Korea, yet Iseul and the villagers have been on the verge of starvation for as long as they can remember; the last of their Japanese colonizers have taken every last grain with them. In the newly independent Korea, Iseul dreams of what her future might bring. Yet, war is on the horizon, and the boy she has fallen for is an alleged North Korean communist spy.

    Amidst war, Jung-Soo and Jia embark on a comic journey of self-discovery across the mountainous peninsula, where they are aided by the occasional legendary ghost and animals. Music helps them pass the time, as does the radio and the crafty carpentry skills of Iseul who would eventually make history with her handcrafted hanji paper. Unexpected friendships are forged, love burgeons and betrayal taints their elusive dreams.

    In the current international climate where North Korea takes center stage, “Forgotten Reflections” ponders on what the Korean War means to South Korea, spanning three generations as the nation rises from the ashes.

    All the best,
    Young Im Lee
    youngimleeauthor@gmail.com

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  5. Hello!

    Title: Fractured Past
    Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal

    Alanna isn’t sure what she is anymore.

    After the experiments, she’s cursed with a power she can’t control. Now, Alanna must seek out the very species that ruined her life; the talnarins. These creatures are capable of doing things no human can do, but she’s desperate for their help.

    Alanna finds herself in an unknown world, her very existence a threat. Now she needs to prove her innocence or she stands to lose her entire life’s purpose…revenge.

    Word count: 78,264
    The word count is subject to change as the novel is still currently with my editor. I wanted to let you know in advance that my novel will not be available to read until July 3rd as it is still with the editor. However, I am reaching out now in hopes of securing ARC readers before my release day on July 14th. I hope this isn't a problem.

    My email is d.e.chapman.author@gmail.com

    Thank you!

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  6. Hi I am Clifton Kenny, an indie author. My email is cliftonkenny11@gmail.com. I am wondering if you might be interested in reviewing My book, Reflections. If the synopsis appeals to you, I'd be happy to forward you a free ePub or MOBI edition. The book is 262 pages in the hard copy edition. The intended audience in adults age 18 and up who like historical fiction, fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction. Thanks for your consideration. :)

    A humble youth. A paranormal gift. A haunting history. In 1974, Shane Sullivan is a quiet, gangly teen in the suburbs of Boston who discovers he can explore the ancestral memories of a person’s lineage. Confused and frightened, his pursuit of this supernatural ability takes him down a dark and unexpected road of history long forgotten —or rewritten by historians.

    With the aid of his two friends, Jimmer and Paige, he contemplates a more ruthless version of the reality he thought he knew. Shane finds himself on a shocking journey into a celestial world of truth that puts him face-to-face with his own destiny.

    Filled with ghostly, historic discoveries of good versus evil, Reflections is a faithful, mystical tale about one teen’s unique coming of age.

    https://www.amazon.com/Reflections-Clifton-Kenny-ebook/dp/B015WOUNP0

    Thanks,
    Clifton Kenny

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  7. Loading: Life

    YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novel

    Around 69,570 words

    enchaffinauthor@gmail.com

    Everyone has a special ability in Devi Omega. Everyone except Hero Leander, the official troublemaker of Class 1B. But his life gets even worse when he is partnered with Annie Mei Fields on a history project. Not only is she a straight-A student and the top Charisma-user of the school, but she is determined to make him do his part of the work.

    As they hit the books, though, they soon discover that an evil corporation is kidnapping teens in order to cure a deadly disease. Hero thinks the two shouldn’t get involved. That is until his only friend is also taken.

    Hero and Annie Mei put their lives on the line in order to save their world. But with gang attacks, drug deals, twisted corporate goons, and a teacher that won’t get off their case, these two unlikely fighters have little time to think about their next step. Can they save the world and still get a passing grade?

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  8. Hello.

    I am a recently published author seeking attention and reviews. My fantasy novel, Dead Kings: The Dawnmaiden, is here:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071S1124H

    It is definitely not of the currently popular YA, so if it does not interest you, I understand. If it does appeal to you or you want to know more, please let me know. I can send you a copy in whichever format you prefer.

    My e-mail is: aaronjer@superjer.com

    Thank you for your consideration.

    -A.J. Wilson

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  9. Hi,

    Hope you’re doing well! For your consideration, below please find information for a review request for my client’s new book that I think you will enjoy!

    Title: “The Stratus Estate”

    Author: M. Coté Warner

    Genre: Fiction, Sci fi & Fantasy

    Brief summary of book: The first of a planned trilogy, the story is told through the eyes of main character Phillip Stratus who lives in the very distant utopian future. There is something different about Phillip – he lives with his large, quirky, adoptive family, all of whom are powerhouse players in the City of Tarkenwore; and he is best friends with Vive Tarkenwore, the heiress to the prodigious throne of Earth. Vive is the conceptual child of Queen Nacthelian and King Hasamelis, very tall supernatural beings that have ruled the planet for 2,000 years. Phillip and Vive have many unusual adventures together before the age of 14. However, they soon begin to discover exactly what makes Phillip different from all other Terrans.

    Brief author bio: Morgan Coté Warner is an accomplished artist who spent 10 years of imagining, drawing, conceptualizing and writing to bring her debut novel “The Stratus Estate” to life all the while battling an extreme illness she is still recovering from. Inspired by the works of authors such as J.K. Rowling and C.S. Lewis, Warner is excited to introduce readers to her own science fiction and fantasy world. She currently lives in Eagle River, Alaska with her boyfriend and two goofy dogs. To learn more about Warner please visit her website Deinoncoté Studios and facebook fan page.

    Good Reads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35025397-the-stratus-estate?from_search=true

    Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Stratus-Estate-M-Cot%C3%A9-Warner/dp/1543410642/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1496786416&sr=8-1&keywords=the+stratus+estate

    Page Count: 322

    Release date: April 10, 2017

    Publisher: Xlibris Publishing

    Thank you for your consideration!
    Mark

    I can be reached at mflores@lavidge.com

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  10. Hello Royce,

    Have you ever wondered about the afterlife?

    Christian Michael Anderson has. In fact, as he sits at his desk bemoaning his current state, the afterlife is precisely where he wants to be. Christian hasn’t been doing so well lately. He’s out of work, out of money and out of alcohol, but when he loops a stolen rope through the exposed rafters in his ceiling and places that noose around his neck, his adventure has only begun…

    Welcome to the world of my 114,000 word paranormal fantasy novel The Adversary’s Good News, a divine comedy – inverted. This book contains the chronicles of Christian’s adventures through the afterlife. It’s here amid life after death where Christian encounters joke-telling gargoyles, the “Great Beast” imprisoned in a cage, a drug-dealing Tinkerbell, and much more. Eventually, however, Christian realizes he’s entered a psychologically haunted world far beyond anything his nightmares ever envisioned. During his imprisonment in the serpentine city of Pandemonium, he discovers death is a trap. Instead of being the escape he envisioned, it’s forced him to confront his own, personal demons.

    I’m Israfel Sivad – poet, novelist and founder of Ursprung Collective, an international spoken/music/visual art project. Today, I want to invite you to experience The Adversary’s Good News, the novel Self-Publishing Review has called “a book about big ideas that will have you looking differently at your own life by book’s end.”


    My first novel, Crossroads Blues, was compared to the work of Fyodor Dostoevsky by Palmetto Review. The Adversary’s Good News has already been nominated for the 2016 Chanticleer Paranormal Book Award. My writing has appeared in the Santa Fe Literary Review, The Stray Branch and Badlands Literary Journal. I hope you’re interested in reviewing The Adversary’s Good News for your blog. I would be happy to send you a free review copy in the format of your choice. You can reach me at ursprung.collective@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing back from you.

    Sincerely,
    Israfel Sivad
    www.IsrafelSivad.com
    ursprung.collective@gmail.com

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  11. Hey Royce!

    I'll keep it short for the comment, but I'm hoping you might be interested in reviewing "The White Light of Tomorrow" by D. Pierce Williams. It's science fiction, 350 pages in paperback (sorry I don't have a word count!)

    Here's the blurb:

    In a future dominated by the Church and defended by the sword, one piece of forbidden technology may change all the rules.

    A future cataclysm has landed mankind in a new Dark Age. The Church decides what leftover pieces of technology may and may not be used, employing armed knights to enforce its rules and collect its tithes. Adrian of Tarsus is one such enforcer, but Adrian is secretly using his position to acquire forbidden Machina in hopes of curing his adopted daughter of her increasingly severe illness -- an illness he fears is tied to the most heretical technology of all.

    If you think you might be interested, please let me know--you can reach me at shannon@ryderswriters.com

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  12. Greetings!
    My name is Wendy Saddler, with Authors Large and Small, and we are a company that promotes up and coming authors. We have several authors in the Fantasy, and YA realm, that will greatly interest you. These books appeal to many young readers, as well as fantasy fans, including one that offers an interactive board game. Please check out the titles below and see for yourself, just what we offer.


    EXIT LIVES by Jamel Gross
    Can One Who Lives A Life of Crime Change?
    When a person is trapped in a world where crime is the norm, it’s unlikely for him to ever get out unscathed and take a different path. But is there hope – and a chance – for him to live a new life? Readers will find out as author Jamel Gross’s novel Exit Lives introduces the powerful character of Leather and his life of crime.
    In this horror novel, the story follows a deranged man named Leather who commits lots of crimes and soon becomes insensitive to the impact of his actions on his victims and clueless about normal society. He only knows and understands his world of crime.
    Fatefully, his world turns upside down when an unexpected thing happens. This incident is the trigger that spirals his life in a different direction. Exit Lives gives readers a look at life through both sides of the coin.

    Sergey Mavrodi's paranormal suspense Lucifer's Son.
    Not for the shy and timid! As raw as a Russian winter.
    Does the Devil exist?
    Is there really a fallen angel named Lucifer?
    Are the temptations that beset mankind really the products of an evil Satan? Are the fires of Hell a reality? And your answers to these questions are:_____? Undecided, perhaps? Then, read on.
    Compared favorably by many to renowned authors of horror and suspense such as Stephen King, Dean Koontz and Bram Stoker, Russia's Master of Horror Sergey Mavrodi introduces us to his world... the world of angels and devils, of Lucifer and Lucifer's son, the world of temptation and seduction in his latest masterpiece of deviltry and suspense. In a world of horror and fear that is almost too realistic to be fiction, Mavrodi's characters burst forth from the pages, come alive and open up their innermost beings... revelations that will shock and mesmerize the reader, who--while filled with fear and anxiety--will be unable to put LUCIFER'S SON down until the last terrifying conclusion.

    Given your web site/blog's focus I think a review of these books would be a good fit. Please let me know if this interests you and I'll have the authors send you a copy. If you have any questions, please contact me at wendy.saddler@hotmail.com, or cedeptula@sbcglobal.net

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  13. Here are some more books that we offer.
    Locker Rooms, by Patty Lesser.

    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? What if the biblical hell was a real place, where real people suffered unspeakably? It is real, and it is a horrifying place, where the souls of good people are imprisoned with no hope for escape or rescue ... until Alida appears. Putting her life in jeopardy, Alida battles a wicked demon and even the true devil to win the right to free the souls and return them to their own graves, where they can rest in peace. Locker Rooms is a story of love and hate, friends and enemies, religion and history, and the eternal battle between good and evil. It tells the story of a lost woman who changes her life when she saves the souls of good people being imprisoned by a demon for his own narcissistic pleasure. What she experiences in the process will change her life forever.

    Rebeckah Davis' fantasy Claire Voyant.
    Claire Voyant has plans when she turns eighteen. She wants to change her name and go off to college, being as normal as possible. But when her grandmother mysteriously dies, Claire learns that her name wasn’t some sort of practical joke, but a clue to the magic her future holds. Suddenly she is surrounded by ghosts, realizing that her calling, before she even knew it, was to help lost spirits. But one spirit wants to cause trouble for Claire and until she figures out how to control her gift, he might just take her life.

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  14. Jennifer Ott's Desperate Moon, historical romance with fantasy elements. (YA or adult)
    Countess Katerina Vaduva roams Eastern Europe as a vampire for nearly six hundred years experiencing the horrors of mortal man - wars, plagues, genocide and torture. For centuries, she seeks shelter and security in the castles of counts and sultans. When her husband the Count of Slovakia passes, she pursues a new life with a colonel in the Prussian military. While her husband quests victory at battle, Katerina desires a naturalist scientist who seduces her with knowledge and a greater understanding of herself, for this she will risk everything for the one thing she never had - immortal love and the pursuit of progress. This novel humanizes vampires and the monsters/outcasts and shows centuries of human history from an outside perspective.

    Joy Coates' Integrity: An Obsidian Guardians novel. Fantasy novel for teens and adults. Audra moves to the small town of Integrity to get away from everyone and be anonymous. There, she discovers that there's truth to the legend of gargoyles coming to life to protect certain people, who have certain destinies to protect the balance of the universe. Her guardian, Castile, failed to protect his past charges, but can he succeed with Audra? This paranormal suspense is part of a series.


    Jordan Acker's The Shadows. (YA or adult) Future society where intergalactic war has finally come to an end because humans have defeated the tyrannical Balithians. However, an assassin kills a human politician, putting the peace at risk. Can a few agents go and find the man who calls himself Red Blaze and prevent a return to war?

    Mordraud Chronicles by Fabio Scalini. Medieval fantasy where three brothers find themselves caught in an epic battle between the free kingdoms and the powers that be, who shape the world to their purposes through music and chants. Compared to the Witcher series, focuses on characters and the varying moral choices they make to survive the war and freezing winter. Much more effort goes into character and psychology that also applies to real life than into creating fantastical characters, although the landscape gets evoked well here. Published by an Italian startup, Rampart.

    Given your web site/blog's focus I think a review of these books would be a good fit. Please let me know if this interests you and I'll have the authors send you a copy. If you have any questions, please contact me at wendy.saddler@hotmail.com, or cedeptula@sbcglobal.net

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  15. Hello!

    I ran across your book blog, and was wondering if it's possible to submit my sci-fi thriller novel to you for review. It's a little over 105K words.

    Quick synopsis:

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    RISE OF THE ACES

    What if you woke up one day with a superpower?

    What if thousands of others around the world did the same?

    And what if they would stop at nothing to take your power for themselves?

    For Lucas Decker, part of a group of people with strange abilities known as Aces, there is only one answer: hide. Hide your ability, stay under the radar, and hope nobody notices you. But when a deadly accident leaves him with the ability and memories of another Ace, he's caught up in a dangerous conspiracy that may expose the origin of their mysterious powers...if it doesn't kill him first. Now, with the help of Angela Cross, an agent for the enigmatic Veil Network, he must uncover the truth while trying to stay one step ahead of government agents, other Aces eager to kill him for his power, and a sinister, shadowy organization trying to silence him by any means necessary.
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    Thanks!

    C. J. Williams - ghostrider9876@yahoo.com

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  16. Hello, Royce!

    I would be interested in having you review my new, science-thriller, Wendall’s Lullaby.

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    Hundreds of dolphins have mysteriously beached themselves in Galveston, Texas, and Dr. Angela Clarke is on a mission to understand why. The US National Director for Marine Mammal Health and Stranding jets to Texas—unknowingly a pawn in the national security plans of THE FEW.
    An intimate group of former military men, THE FEW has infiltrated key positions within the government and orchestrated Dr. Clarke’s appointment—hoping her conservative, by-the-book approach will protect the top secret project a retired admiral sees as a lasting tribute to his dead son.
    When more animals hit the beach and an unusually large group of dolphins is spotted massing in the waters of Tampa Bay, Dr. Clarke must rely on an unconventional team—sorting through the ideas of her action-oriented South African beau, the conspiratorial rants of her ex-lover, the innocent insight of a 12-year old boy and the genius of a washed-out MIT grad student —in a race to save a charismatic species loved for its built-in smile.

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    If you are interested, I’m happy to gift you a Kindle version of Wendall’s Lullaby. It's also available on Kindle Unlimited.

    Thank you for your consideration.

    Kip Koelsch
    kipwrites@hotmail.com
    https://kipwkoelsch.wordpress.com/

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  17. Hi Royce,

    If you like superhero fiction, my novel, Almost Invincible, is about 50K words. The blurb is below:

    A theme park turns into a death-trap of sadistic supervillains…

    White Knight is the most popular superhero in the country—which is bad news for David Del Toro, formerly White Knight, who retired from heroics years ago and just wants some peace and quiet. When the White Knight ride at a superhero-inspired theme park has a grand reopening, Dave is more than happy to give his complimentary tickets to his daughter and her friends and spend the day at home. But then the park gets taken hostage by supervillains.

    The man known as Bloodbath spent the last decade in a maximum-security prison and blames White Knight for putting him there. He’s given an ultimatum: the hero comes to face him, or he’ll kill every tourist in the park. Dave barely managed to beat Bloodbath while in his prime and doesn’t like his chances now that he’s old and busted. But unless he does something, every innocent person in the park is going to die…including his daughter.

    Thanks,

    Kristen
    kristen@kristenbrand.com

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  18. Hi Royce,

    My name is Nygel Oglesby and I see that you review fantasy novels along with your sci-fi. I'm a fantasy author myself, but I'm not contacting you for a review. I happen to be running a special Halloween giveaway that I think you and your readers might be interested in.

    I'm doing a free fantasy prize pack giveaway including all of the items shown in the image attached to this email:
    -An antique crate
    -Three bestselling fantasy novels (Hard copy of Dance With Dragons, the way of kings, and the Deadhouse Gates.)
    - An antique dagger
    - Vintage glass mug
    - A vintage drinking flask
    - And more

    A free giveaway is always something great to offer your readers and it could benefit the both of us! If you're interested, just let me know. Feel free to take a look and use the link below for the contest signup page and the provided image. You can reach there or at my email, nygelbooks@gmail.com.

    Thanks for your time. I look forward to hearing back from you,

    Nygel

    https://nygeloglesby.wordpress.com

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  19. Hello! :)
    I'm looking for ARC readers to read and review my book, Gold Shadow. It's YA Dystopian (Romance later in the series) that contains violence, some profanity, and talk of hard subjects. There's a very diverse set of characters as well. I have the book in PDF and Mobi format. 
    Word Count: About 120,430
    Here is the Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35655066-gold-shadow?ac=1&from_search=true 
    Here is my email: lcperry614@yahoo.com
    Thanks so much for your time!

    Sincerely, 

    L.C. Perry

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  20. I am looking for a review of my new epic fantasy, Scions of Azazyel: War in Heaven.
    You can blog me at www.rkwheeler.com or email, drrobwheeler@gmail.com

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  21. Hi Royce,
    Recently wrote my first novel, hoping you might be interested. Here's the amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0776PFQ2B/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1510029583&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=ben+woollard+light+bearng
    and my email: woollardbenjamin@gmail.com

    The description:

    In the wake of a complete societal collapse, the former United States has reconstituted itself into a number of settlements clustered around the central city of New DC, where a newly formed government hopes to rebuild the once great nation. Out of this chaos there arises a group known as the Singulars, who claim to have access to a device capable of merging human beings into a single consciousness. But in the face of utopian promises, a darker truth begins to reveal itself about the nature of belief, and the looming threat of evil that is always present in the human soul.

    A story about the human quest for stability, and the mazes by which the individual and collective go astray, Light Bearing is book that lives on the border of science fiction, fantasy, and mysticism.


    Thanks!
    Ben Woollard

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  22. Dear Royce,

    I was wondering if you would be interested in reviewing my genre-blurring psychedelic novel, THE LIGHTNING STENOGRAPHY DEVICE. It will be published on March 19th, 2018 by my publishing house, Painted Blind Publishing, in multiple formats, including ebook (.MOBI and .PDF only at this time). In hardback, it is 430 pages in length; in paperback, it is 472. I will be receiving the final ebook this week and would love to send you a copy if you would be interested in reviewing it.

    The first marketable thought to text device is released for public consumption in 2031. That same year, author Cassius Wagner will have a seizure. At least, that is what the novel says: the novel to which he awakens in fragments one morning after a late night of writing. This novel. Terrified to have a prophetic manuscript unfurling at his heels, his desperation to evade his fate prevents him from considering his lover and editrix, Katherine Beauvoir, might be wrestling with a destiny of her own. Told in four psychedelic parts, THE LIGHTNING STENOGRAPHY DEVICE blurs the speculative fiction and fantasy genres to explore the very fabric of literature, and reality.

    Please find below its ISBNs, and a link to its Goodreads page. It is not yet available for pre-order on Amazon, and is therefore not presently reviewable on their site: however, on the date of the book's release (March 19th, 2018), I will send you a reminder e-mail with its Amazon page if you would be so kind as to post your review there, as well. Please be sure to see the beautiful cover art by artist, Nuno Moreira, available on the Goodreads page!

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36233534-the-lightning-stenography-device

    Paperback: 978-0-9965395-3-1

    Hardback: 978-0-9965395-1-7

    Ebook: 978-0-9965395-5-5

    My own website is https://delilahmywoman.com/, if you would like more information about myself or my first novel. If you would be interested in reading the book, I will have an ebook copy to you by the end of the week. Please e-mail me at m.frances.sullivan@gmail.com to make arrangements.

    Sincerely,

    Magdalene Sullivan

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  23. Royce,

    At first glance, The Book of Ralph seems like a comedic sci-fi adventure, and it is! But, at its core, it is a philosophical novel, and definitely has a dark side. Here's the pitch:

    A message appears on the moon. It is legible from Earth, and almost no one knows how it was created. Markus West leads the government’s investigation to find the creator.

    The message is simple and familiar. But those three words, written in blazing crimson letters on the lunar surface, will foster the strangest revolution humankind has ever endured, and make Markus West wish he was never involved.

    The message is ‘Drink Diet Coke.’

    When Coca-Cola denies responsibility, mass annoyance becomes worldwide indignation. And when his investigation confirms Coca-Cola’s innocence, Markus West becomes one of the most hated men on Earth.

    Later, five miles above the White House, a cylinder is discovered floating in the night. It is 400 feet tall, 250 feet in diameter, and exactly resembles a can of Campbell’s Chicken Noodle soup. Nearly everyone thinks the cylinder is a promotional stunt gone wrong, just like the lunar advertisement. And this is exactly what the alien in the cylinder wants people to think.

    Ralph, an eccentric extraterrestrial who’s been hiding on the moon, needs Markus’s help to personally deliver a dark warning to the White House. Ralph has a big heart, a fetish for Andy Warhol, and a dangerous plan to save the world.

    The Book of Ralph is an uncanny adventure that uses humor, philosophy, and an alien invasion to explore the down to Earth concept of humility.

    The publisher is Medallion. Word count is 78k.

    Thank you for your time.

    Best,

    Christopher Steinsvold

    steinsvold1 at verizon.net

    https://www.christophersteinsvold.com/

    https://www.amazon.com/Book-Ralph-Christopher-Steinsvold/dp/1942546343

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28256220-the-book-of-ralph

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  24. Hi, I have a 44k word sci-fi/fantasy called The Illumination Query that could use a review in June.
    You want a blurb:
    The Eclipse is a company of evil.
    Ronald Carpenter finds himself stuck helping them after they assist him.
    Dr. Nigel Hunter gets caught up in mad experiments for The Eclipse, and doesn't know how he can escape once the company turns on him.

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  25. Book Title: The Memory of Lost Dreams

    Word Count: 113,000 words

    Genre: Sci-Fi Dystopian/Young Adult/ Coming-of-age

    Book blurb:

    Malik Soules has never seen such an amazing sight.

    There lay the city of Imperia: gutted, destroyed, cracked with broken windows, every skyscraper went slanted within this deep underground cavern.

    What happened to this place so long ago?

    He accidentally stumbles upon a machine called REQUIEM. By mistake, it sends him into a strange new world: where futuristic technology rules and sheer terror fills the hearts of ordinary citizens.

    He can't seem to escape this nightmarish dream!


    (Revised Second Edition 03/31/2018: includes Part I and Part II) ***Side note: Original First Edition included only Part I prior to 03/31/2018**



    https://www.amazon.com/Memory-Lost-Dreams-Davon-Custis-ebook/dp/B01AL4PTPA/

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29397964-the-memory-of-lost-dreams





    Synopsis:

    I wrote The Memory of Lost Dreams from a perspective of a painfully-ordinary character, Malik Soules, who doesn't know anything from the story's beginning. You as a reader will learn more about his circumstances as well as he proceeds to learn terror and beauty, and he dives into a strange new world in the midst of his dreams. My story is not predictable, and it is complex to take a simple idea and explore the many possibilities resulting from it, intertwining reality, time, history, and ideas with pure fantasy. I have passages that are written beautifully and I have passages that are written crudely, but as a complete work, the story aims to entice your imagination to keep reading on. You could read it for mere entertainment, you could utterly love or hate it, or you could think deeper about the ideas of the plot if you please (it depends on the reader's imagination). Imagery is front and centerpiece, and it will be found on every page. This is a unique plot-driven story to answer the ultimate question: Will he have a possible chance to escape his dreams?

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  26. Hi Royce,
    I'm looking for reviews for my debut which I'm hoping will be up your street.

    Literature® is a speculative noir. Here's the blurb:

    We don't know exactly when Literature® takes place and we don't know exactly where. All we know is that Philip Marlowe would fit right in.
    We don't get Marlowe though. We get Billy Stringer. And Billy is on nobody's trail.
    He's the prey.
    The day hasn't begun very well for Billy. He just messed up his first big assignment, he's definitely going to be late for work, his girlfriend won't get back to him and, for reasons she has something to do with, he's dressed like a clown.
    Also, he's pretty sure someone is going to kill him today. But then, that's an occupational hazard, when you're a terrorist.
    He's a bookworm too, which wouldn't be a problem–or particularly interesting–except that in Billy's world, fiction is banned. Reading it is what makes him an outlaw.
    Why? Because people need to get to work.
    It's fight or flight time for Billy and he's made his choice. But he has to see Jane, even if it's for the last time–to explain it all to her, before she finds out what he has become. That means staying alive for a little while.
    And the odds are against him.


    Praise for Literature®




    "Wonderfully written...a beautifully rendered story, mixing the cynicism and moral ambiguity of classic noir fiction with startling flashes of humour and disarmingly tender moments."

    E.O.HIGGINS,
    CONVERSATIONS WITH SPIRITS, UNBOUND/PENGUIN

    "A clever interweaving of speculative fiction, dystopian vision and classic noir, what’s most striking about Literature® is the quality of the writing...lean and spare with moments of beauty fizzing through...it is also very funny."
    KATHERINE GRAHAM, THEATRE RE

    “Literature® is a dark and deft commentary on a world rumbling towards illiteracy."
    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN,
    OTHER HOUSEHOLD TOXINS, MATTER PRESS

    “Here we have a classic treatise in the making.”
    GOODREADS

    “This is satire in the grand tradition: Fahrenheit 451 but with better jokes.”
    JOHN PATRICK HIGGINS,
    EVERY DAY I WAKE UP HOPEFUL

    “To put it in its simplest terms, "Literature®" is one of the most entertaining books I've had the pleasure to read, anywhere, at any time.”
    GOODREADS

    “I was enraptured from the start. A beautifully balanced piece of writing. I love his style.”
    SIUN O'CONNOR, A RICH INHERITANCE, RTE


    You can check out the website at www.guillermostitch.com and I can provide high and low res images of the cover on request.
    The Goodreads page is at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39998016-literature
    I can provide pdf, mobi or epub copies for review. I plan for it to go live on Amazon on the 1st of July, so there won't be an Amazon page until then (apart from preorder on the Kindle during June).
    Thanks in advance for any time you give this query. I very much look forward to hearing from you.

    my email address is guillermostitch [at] gmail [dot] com

    Thanks again.

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  27. Hi Royce,
    I'd love for you to take a look at my debut novel. It's a sci-fi thriller. Here's the blurb:
    When an invisible, impenetrable world embeds itself into the Earth suddenly unseen death is around every corner and there are only days left until the planet tears itself apart. Three people, thrown together by the disaster, must travel from a devastated Paris to Cambridge to stop the experiment that’s ending the world.

    It's around 55k words and has just gone up on Amazon so I'm keen to get the all important reviews.
    You can e-mail me at davidwlea [at] gmail [dot] com

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  28. Dear Royce,

    My name is Jonathan Fesmire, and I'm a professional novelist, blogger, and copywriter. I think you may enjoy my novel "Bodacious Creed: a Steampunk Zombie Western."

    I would be happy to send you free Kindle or ePub copy of the novel, with the request for a review. "Bodacious Creed" is 120,000 words and intended for an adult audience. A movie based on it would be rated R for strong language, violence, and mild nudity. It is the first in an intended series titled The Adventures of Bodacious Creed. Currently, I'm outlining and doing research for the sequel.

    The Amazon sales page for the Kindle edition is here: https://www.amazon.com/Bodacious-Creed-Steampunk-Western-Adventures-ebook/dp/B073Z4KRVY/.

    The Goodreads page is here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35691321-bodacious-creed

    My website is here: http://www.jonathanfesmire.com/.

    Below, you'll find the book description.

    Thank you for your time! I look forward to hearing from you.

    Best Wishes,

    Jonathan

    Book Blurb:

    U.S. Marshal James Creed has known loss, starting from the untimely death of his wife and daughter in a sudden fire. His work, chasing down and arresting outlaws across the Wild West, is all he has left to live for. Then one day, in 1876, the infamous killer Corwin Blake catches Creed by surprise and guns him down.

    Creed awakes after a mysterious young woman resurrects him in a basement laboratory beneath a brothel. Half alive, Creed feels torn between his need for justice and his desire to fall back into the peace of death. Creed's instincts drive him to protect the city of Santa Cruz, California, from the outlaws it harbors while searching for Blake.

    He uncovers a secret criminal organization, likely protecting Blake, determined to use resurrection technology for its own ends. The former marshal, now faster, stronger, and a more deadly shot than ever before, must work with a brothel madam, a bounty hunter, and the remaining marshals to uncover the criminal syndicate before they can misuse the machines of rebirth and create more mindless zombies. Meanwhile, he must also stop Blake, before the outlaw kills the only people he cares about.

    His own death can wait.

    Author Biography:

    Author Jonathan Fesmire, originally from Santa Cruz, California, now lives in Southern California with his son. By day, he's a copywriter, by evening a steampunk author, and at all times, a dedicated dad.

    Though Jonathan started out writing fantasy, he has moved completely to steampunk, enchanted with its aesthetics, possibilities, and implications. He's a fan of the stories, the art, and the gadgets, and enjoys interacting with the community. In fact, Jonathan regularly interviews popular members of the steampunk community for his The Wild Steampunk Blog.

    P.S. You can reach me here: jonathan dot fesmire at gmail dot com

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