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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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