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11 comments:

  1. Hello

    I am requesting a review of my novel, The Brotherhood Of Piaxia. It is an epic fantasy. I have just released it as of March 15, 2012.

    The work stands at 104,416 words, and is edited by Kate Richards.

    Short Synopsis - Years have passed since the overthrow of the monarchy by the Brotherhood of Warlocks and they rule Piaxia in peaceful accord. But now forces are at work to disrupt this rule from outside the Brotherhood as well as within! In the border town of Rok, a young acolyte, Tarlok and his older brother, Savan, a captain of the guard, become embroiled in the machinations of dominance. While in the capital city, Tessia, the daughter of Piaxia’s most influential merchant, begins a journey of survival. Follow the three as their paths intertwine, with members of the Brotherhood in pursuit and the powerful merchant’s guild manipulating the populace for their own ends.

    I have created a coupon at Smashwords allowing you to download your own free copy of the novel in whatever format appeals to you – Kindle, Epub, PDF, RTF, LRF, PDB or Plain Text.

    Here is the coupon - JD46P

    Here’s the link at Smashwords - https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/142208

    It is also at Amazon.com - http://www.amazon.com/The-Brotherhood-Of-Piaxia-ebook/dp/B007KPS442/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1331982698&sr=1-3
    Or at Amazon.uk - http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Brotherhood-Of-Piaxia-ebook/dp/B007KPS442/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1334617847&sr=1-1
    It can be found at a number of other sites as well, Barnes & Noble & ITunes among others.

    I’m pretty simple - really. No awards, no accolades, no writing degrees or diplomas, only a deep rooted love of reading and writing.

    I am also available for author interviews.

    Thank you.

    Michael Drakich
    748 Argyle Road
    Windsor, Ontario
    N8Y 3J7

    519.818.6624

    http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4682295.Michael_Drakich

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  2. I am seeking an opportunity to guest blog or interview leading up to a large promotional event of my novel, PERFECTION UNLEASHED, in mid-September. I’d be happy to send to you an electronic copy of the award-winning dystopian/science-fiction novel, and I will be more than happy to stop by your blog on the day of the event to chat with your readers.

    I would be deeply appreciative of an opportunity to guest blog/interview with you. Your followers will be eligible to win two $25 Amazon gift certificates, and bloggers who host me will also be eligible to win a $25 Amazon gift certificate. The drawing will be held on September 21st.

    You’ll find all the details of my request below. Thank you for what you do and thank you for the consideration.

    BOOK DETAILS

    Title: Perfection Unleashed
    Release date: June 2012
    Author: Jade Kerrion
    ISBN: 978-1469980355
    Number of pages / words: 212 pages / ~87,000 words
    Genre: Science-fiction (Dystopian)
    Cost: $9.99 (paperback), $2.99 (kindle)
    Availability: Amazon
    Links: http://www.amazon.com/author/jadekerrion
    Contact: jade.kerrion@gmail.com

    PERFECTION UNLEASHED (REVIEWS AND SYNOPSIS):

    "A breakout piece of science fiction." - RPLA Judge
    "The excitement escalates and stays high. The social commentary is subtle and sublime." - Bobbie Christmas, Zebra Communications

    Danyael Sabre spent sixteen years clawing out of the ruins of his childhood and finally has everything he wanted--a career, a home, and a trusted friend. To hold on to them, he keeps his head down and plays by the rules. An alpha empath, he is powerful in a world transformed by the Genetic Revolution, yet his experience has taught him to avoid attention.

    When the perfect human being, Galahad, escapes from Pioneer Laboratories, the illusory peace between humans and their derivatives--the in vitros, clones, and mutants--collapses into social upheaval. The abominations, deformed and distorted mirrors of humanity, created unintentionally in Pioneer Lab's search for perfection, descend upon Washington D.C. The first era of the Genetic Revolution was peaceful. The second is headed for open war.

    Although the genetic future of the human race pivots on Galahad, Danyael does not feel compelled to get involved and risk his cover of anonymity, until he finds out that the perfect human being looks just like him.

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  3. My new fantasy novella "Before the Fairytale: The Girl With No Name" will be available to download for free this Friday (June 28th, 2013) on Kindle. I hope you'll check it out and consider reviewing.


    Summary:

    Banished from her village, a young shape shifter sets out on a journey to find her place in the world...

    The first of four "Before the Fairytale" stories, "The Girl With No Name" is told in a deceptively simple storybook style with the flavor of an original Grimm's fable, but don't expect your typical once upon a time scenario. This is a coming of age tale humorously interwoven with social commentary.

    This story is recommended for older children to adult readers (9 & up) but may not be suitable for younger children.


    Link:

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D3RI4PK

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  4. I have a YA/Urban Fantasy book. Maybe you could have it on your blog? Here's the blurb:

    Years ago, demons were forced out of the earth’s realm by a band of supernatural fighters, banished from the place and its people in the aftermath of a horrific war. It should’ve ended there – would’ve – if not for the final demon’s claw snagging on the open portal. What felt like victory became only a reprieve, the winning warriors understanding that the tear would spread, and the demons eventually would escape exile. It was only a matter of time, and a need for future defense – a question of genetics and essences, magic and power.

    Now centuries later, a new army must bind together – one of teenagers with inhuman potentials and abilities…


    AJ went to bed Sunday night an average teenage girl, clumsy to a fault and athletically lacking. So when she wakes up Monday morning with super-strength, she does what any rational person would do: She goes into denial. When a smoking hot guy in a suit shows up, rambling about the end of the war and demons spilling through some kind of rift, she refuses to listen, telling herself he’s insane. Except weird things just won’t quit happening, and the guy keeps popping up in her life, trying to explain the changes suddenly happening within her. Is she crazy, or is this guy…. not so crazy after all?

    Link:

    http://www.amazon.com/Essenced-The-Division-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B00E83O344/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1376778754&sr=8-1&keywords=essenced

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  5. My latest novel, Valerie's Retreat, is now available from Amazon on Kindle, and I would like to invite you (if you love romantic thrillers) to read and review this novel. Here is a blurb:

    Valerie, a 40-ish Head Teller at a bank, has met Franco, 16 years younger and studying for a doctorate in archaeology. He is stunned yet eager to begin a relationship with this attractive "cougar", and they become lovers. Their lives begin to unravel when Valerie's female bisexual boss makes advances (and threats) toward Valerie and Franco is accused of the theft of an Incan artifact from a museum where he has been working part-time. Frustrated, under surveillance by the FBI, and seeing no way out of their dilemma, they decide to steal money from Valerie's bank and flee the country. They go to Peru to start a new life, but they find there the same type of corruption and threats. How can they escape their nightmares and make their dreams come true?

    If you are interested in reading and reviewing this novel, please email me at rinald47@hotmail.com for a free copy. Don't forget to tell me what format you prefer (.mobi, .pdf, or .doc). I would also be very interested in an author interview and/or giveaway. Thanks!

    Joseph Rinaldo

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  6. Hi, I’m Mariachiara, an Italian writer and blogger (also avid reader). I'm contacting you, because I wanted to let you know my blog A TASTE FOR THE ALIEN;









    http://tasteforthealien.wordpress.com/




    where I will post, chapter after chapter for free my first book in english. This is the first fiction that I write directly in another Language, so I will need the readers help to correct the many errors I will certainly do, this is the reason why I choose to publish it this way online.




    A taste for the alien is a sci-fi story about freedom, diversity and integration. But is also about domination, love and power, with a very sexy twist and so much irony




    If you could talk about this blog, on your blog, it would be awsome. Thank you.




    Mariachiara

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  7. Dear Jo --

    I hope this is the place to leave a review request, as I couldn't find an email address or contact form.

    My fifth novel, Playback Effect, comes out on December 9, 2014( and is already up for preorders on Amazon and the Nook Store). I'd be delighted if you chose to read and review it. The book is a near-future science fiction thriller that also explores both a particular husband-wife relationship and the underpinnings of human relationships in general.

    Here's the teaser:

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    "O wad some Power the giftie gie us/To see oursels as ithers see us!" But what if it's the other way round?

    New technology records the highlights of emotional experience for others to share. Buy a helmet and you can feel the exhilaration of an Olympic ski jumper, or the heat of a lucid dreamer's erotic imaginings. Commit a crime, and you may be sentenced to endure the suffering you inflicted on others.

    But such recordings may carry more information than the public has realized. What will criminals learn about their victims? When a husband is wrongfully convicted of injuring his wife, how will their marriage change? And what uses will a sociopath find for recordings of the experience of death?

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    I can supply a .mobi, .epub, PDF, or Word file for your use.

    Please let me know if you'd like any other material (e.g. book cover image, author bio) or information. Thanks!

    Karen A. Wyle
    http://www.KarenAWyle.net
    http://www.facebook.com/KarenAWyle
    kawyle@att.net


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  8. Hi Jo. I'm looking for reviews for my new novel Snapshot, and thought I should start with people who reviewed "Exchange", my first novel. You reviewed Exchange on August 6, 2011. Belatedly, thank you for the review.

    Snapshot has a different premise than Exchange, but I think you'll find it interesting: In a nutshell, Snapshots are alternate realities you can fly to.

    Here is the blurb: For eighty million years, the Tourists have taken Snapshots of Earth, creating living replicas of continents. Life in the Snapshots quickly diverges from the real world, creating a universe where humans and animals from Earth’s history fly between Snapshots, exploring, fighting, and sometimes meeting themselves.

    In 2014, the Tourists’ newest Snapshot catches Middle East Analyst Greg Dunne rushing toward Hawaii to join his wife, who just went into labor. The new Snapshot doesn’t include Hawaii, cutting Greg off from everyone he loves.

    Greg is thrust into the aftermath of a hidden, decades-old massacre, where Germans from a pre-World War II European Snapshot battle ranchers from a Korean War-era U.S. Snapshot. The prize: an ancient, wild Madagascar Snapshot. Whoever controls it can fly to Snapshots where dinosaurs still roam, Indians rule the New World or Nazis or Soviets control Europe.

    Caught between powerful opponents, and joined by a woman nearly driven mad by her past, Greg struggles to survive in this cutthroat new reality, to remain faithful to a family he may never see again, and to find a way back to his original Earth.

    Set in a unique universe and played out in the shadows of larger social and technological issues, Snapshot is a fast-paced story of power and revenge, and an intriguing speculation of what we might have become.

    I can send you Snapshot in pretty much any format you want. It's available at Amazon, with the link at http://www.amazon.com/Snapshot-Power-Revenge-Dale-Cozort-ebook/dp/B00RNI9TKO/

    If you remember Exchange, you have a pretty good idea what my writing style is like, though I've written three published novels and four so-far unpublished ones since Exchange, so hopefully I'll have kept the good parts and gotten the bad ones out of my system by now.

    Thanks
    Dale Cozort

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  9. Greetings,

    Please consider doing a review of my 98,000 word contemporary romance, The Truth About Lilly. It was released as an eBook on Feb. 8 and will come out in print in mid-March.

    It is available at:
    http://amzn.to/1BHN4UD

    Disgraced…
    Lilly Talbot never imagined she would be starting her life over again. Losing her good name for something she didn’t do forces her to move into an old lake house she inherited in Vermont. Upon arrival, she is shocked. Half the roof is about to slide into Lake Champlain. Even more upsetting, the man who can fix it will only agree if she trades him room and board for his labor. What will the good people of Haley think of her sharing a house with the handsome bachelor?

    A man with a past…
    Connor “Mac” McQueen, once one of the infamous Whiz Kids of Wall Street, spent three years in prison for insider trading. Only one thing sustained him during his time inside, the thought of owning Point Cottage, a home he’d fallen in love with years ago. Now his plans to transform the house into a stunning showcase for his eco-friendly home construction business might be scrapped.

    Secrets and lies…
    Now someone’s trying to drive Lilly from her home. Is it someone from her past? Mac has secrets of his own-- that could ruin lives if revealed. But if Lilly and Mac are to have a future together they must first delve into the past for answers and accept some difficult truths about each other. Only then, will they know if true love is in their hearts.

    I can send Lilly to you in Epub, PDF or Word.

    I appreciate your time and consideration.

    Christy McKee
    www.christymckee.com

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  10. Hi J,

    I'm reaching out to you because I saw some of your book reviews on Amazon (John Scalzi, Kevin J. Anderson, and others) and thought you might be interested in my debut novel, Sacred Planet.

    Sacred Planet is a space opera epic that I describe as "Firefly meets Game of Thrones." It's got the swashbuckling space adventure of Firefly but is set in a scheming, Machiavellian world similar to Game of Thrones. Would you be willing to read it and leave a review on Amazon? If so, I'd be deeply grateful.

    I would be happy to provide you with a complimentary Kindle copy.

    Here's the book's Amazon page: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KKXBYO2

    * * *

    Now here's the full pitch:

    Sacred Planet is set in a future where humanity has spread out about 15,000 lightyears in all directions. Three great civilizations have risen to power, each dominating one of the three galactic spiral arms closest to Earth: Orion, Carina, and Sagittarius.

    Earth—the Sacred Planet, the destination of millions of religious pilgrims (and their money) each year—remains independent and coveted by all. So long as Earth stays independent, peace reigns in the galaxy. But now a ruthless religious faction threatens to plunge the galaxy into a catastrophic war.

    The story centers around the Carinian prime minister's daughter, Sierra Falco, and an opportunistic space scavenger, Davin de la Fossa.

    Sierra's space yacht is attacked by a powerful and shadowy enemy, destabilizing the fragile balance of the galaxy. But her attackers’ plans are disrupted when a rugged band of scavengers stumble across the yacht and jump at the opportunity to make a profit. Davin, captain of the scavenger ship, must choose between the lure of fabulous wealth and the nag of conscience as he is dragged into a conspiracy bigger than he can imagine.

    * * *

    I look forward to hearing from you!

    Kind regards,
    Austin Rogers
    arogersagent@gmail.com

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  11. Dear JC Jones,

    I invite you to read the fifth book of my Hardy Durkin Travel Mystery Series, Engadine Aerie, to be released on April 26, 2017. Although part of a series, each book can be read as a stand-alone. Set in less-known European locales (Abruzzo, Corsica, Dalmatia, Black Forest), my books are carefully researched to introduce readers to the history, culture, and cuisine of an area while enjoying what I hope is a well-written mystery.

    Trained in Sigint, a crack marksman, and fluent in four languages, Hardy Durkin has an interesting set of subskills. He worked for a research and development start-up in New Hampshire using his decoding and intelligence skills, but it wasn’t a good fit. Ten plus hours a day in a work space divided up like a rabbit warren was incentive to start Durkin Tours, an outfitter company specializing in hikes in Europe. A trouble magnet, mayhem, murder, and madness have a habit of following Hardy wherever he goes.

    Engadine Aerie takes place at the annual Skimarathon in glitzy St. Moritz, Switzerland (imagine 13,000 skiers in a race), where the protagonist, Hardy Durkin, gets embroiled in a tangle of murder, falconry, weaponized drones, and arms-smuggling.

    As an Amazon(or Goodreads) review on launch day is coveted, I would very much appreciate it if you would accept a free copy of Engadine Aerie to review it for its launch date of April 26, 2017. I have e-books available in PDF or .MOBI (please specify which), and a few paperback versions. If the latter, please e-mail me your address so that I can send it out straight away.

    I value your assistance in helping me launch my book and hope you will review Engadine Aerie.
    Thanks so much,
    Bluette Matthey

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