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Welcome to my tiny corner of the world. Here you will find brief reviews, my opinions, on books I read. You will also find interviews with authors to gain insight into the mind behind the works. Enjoy your time here and hopefully you’ll find a new treasure.
I get a bit of help reading and reviewing certain books. Who best to tell you if a book geared towards children is actually interesting to a child’s mind, but a child? I have two older children and one younger child who are also avid readers and enjoy offering their opinions.
At times I’ll receive a request to review a book I’m not particularly fond of due to my own moods or preferences and the sort of genre my book loving friends adore. At those times, unless the submitting individual requests otherwise, the book is actually read by someone other than myself. I then discuss with them what they liked and didn’t like about the book, compose the review (sometimes in my own words) and post it. I will strive to always make mention in the review who read it.

Where do I get these books? A variety of places including publishers, authors, publicists, Goodreads and NetGalley. I am never compensated in any way in return for an honest review. These are my opinions freely given. In accordance with FCC guidelines: Every post should include a line stating I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review, or that I own the book, but being human I sometimes forget to include that line with the review.
Every review is my intellectual property. As the writer of this blog I herby state that my reviews are not to be copied or shared unless you have my express permission.

If you have a book you would like me to review, feel free to send one. I can promise I will consider reading your book and if I accept it, I can promise it will be read and reviewed. I cannot, however, promise the review will be favorable or provide a set timeline.

If you would like a review and would be willing to donate a physical copy of your book for our local library please send your book to the address above. Physical copies are highly appreciated as budgets are very limited and there is always a large population of patrons eagerly awaiting that next great book. I can promote your book within the library with bookmarks and other small items. Our patrons LOVE bookmarks.

Why donate to a library? If my word isn’t enough that it’s important take a fellow author’s word for it. Michael Ransom, Author of The Ripper Gene: A Novel, during an interview had this to say…

  • Reviews are important, but what about public libraries?

“They’re similarly important.  I recently ran a book giveaway and was impressed by how many people were going to get their copy of The Ripper Gene through a library if they didn’t win.  The libraries have to purchase their copies, so if you’re book is in high demand, it generates sales and the revenue necessary to sustain future books.  More importantly, having your book in libraries helps simply by amplifying word-of-mouth… which is that often-cited, poorly understood phenomenon that seems vital to almost all the successes in this industry today.”

I do not accept payment or any sort of compensation beyond the free copy of the book to be reviewed. At times a book might be part of a series. In that case I will accept (and prefer) copies of the previous books in the series in order to better understand and enjoy the current book.

If you have concerns about having your book reviewed here please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m not going to bite, I promise.

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153 Comments

  1. Hello …

    I came across your site in my quest for contemporary fiction lovers … er, reviewers. I couldn’t track down your email, so I trust ‘leaving a reply’ is okay.

    My name is David Belisle and I’d be humbled and greatly appreciate your review of my indie novella Screwball.

    A quick blurb …

    Hayward Templeton, a psychiatry grad student at the University of Iowa, grudgingly agrees to pitch in a co-ed baseball game. A stickler for research, he discovers online how to throw a screwball and excels at it. Hayward’s team wins and while celebrating, they accidentally drop him on his head. As he lies on the ground unconscious, a few teammates discuss an upcoming psych quiz. Hayward unknowingly soaks it all in. When he comes to, he begins experiencing bizarre mental disorders — on his way to the big leagues as a screwball pitcher.

    Screwball is as screwball does …

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    Publication date: October 31, 2016 … 106 pgs / 23K words.

    I can provide you with a PDF, mobi or ePub version of Screwball.

    Here’s the sales page link at Amazon …
    https://www.amazon.com/Screwball-David-Belisle-ebook/dp/B01L5YHAG6

    I would welcome an interview and could provide an ebook copy or two as giveaways.

    Thank you for your consideration.

    … David Belisle

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  2. Hello Jenn,
    I am contacting you today hoping to interest you in conducting an Author interview with me on your fantastic blog. I am promoting my novel Graffiti Hack. It tells the story of a hacker who is on a mission to make the internet beautiful. She installs lavish graphical designs on commercial sites. This leads to all sorts of hilarious trouble. More about Graffiti Hack: http://ihath.com/Graffiti-Hack/

    Let me know if this is something you would be interested in by emailing me on this address http://www.ihath.com/rotateEmail.php

    I hope you are having a fantastic day,
    Elen Ghulam
    http://www.ihath.com

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  3. Hi there,

    I’d love to have you consider my book for a review and I’d be more than happy to donate a physical copy to your library. I’m a big library supporter. My book is women’s fiction with a strong romance element. It’s called Wallflower Blooming and was released in August. Here’s a description:

    Val Shakely is a list-maker. Daily routine. Check. Calm, quiet (but successful) business. Check. No drama. No excitement. Some might call it boring, but it’s precisely the way Val likes it. She loves her hometown of Cambria, nestled in the mountains of Colorado, and runs a fruitful PR firm. It’s more than enough for Val. So what if she doesn’t have a social life? Then, her cousin Gwen decides to take on the local political bully, Mayor Roger Barton, in head-to-head combat for his poisition, and Val takes her company reluctantly, and against her better judgment, into the fray. The minute Val takes on Gwen’s campaign, the safe world she carefully constructed begins to unravel. She feels the pressure of the campaign and the personal attacks by Barton. And as if that wasn’t complicated enough, Val finds herself falling in love with local businessman John Hatfield, a man just as boring as her at first glance. Both charming and confrontational, Val is drawn to John in a way that cracks the simplicity of her life. In the end, Val’s desire to stay on the sidelines is put to the test and she’s forced to reexamine the life she’s built as she trudges toward a new and more exciting future.

    I look forward to hearing from you! Have a great day.

    Amy Rivers

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  4. I found your blog at book reviewers Yellow Pages: Book reviewer list: http://www.bookrevieweryellowpages.com/book-reviewer-list.html

    and selected it because you review fantasy. I classify my new book,Zombie Turkeys, as a ‘comic urban fantasy’, but it could also be called a ‘comic romance’ or a ‘comic thriller romance’. I suppose I’ll find out your opinion when you review it.

    It’s my first novel and it will be published in October 2016. I realize you have a pile ahead of it, but if you could review it by October, I’d appreciate it.

    Here’s the book blurb from the back cover:

    I killed a Zombie Turkey. Now, will it stay dead?

    Sam Melvin, an underachieving e-reporter from a small town, changes forever when he meets turkeys that won’t stay dead. You can shoot ’em, chop ’em, burn ’em—they come back stronger. The undead plague of poultry spreads uncontrollably, rocking the whole country. As Sam tracks down the zombie turkeys and how to eradicate them, his editor, Lisa Kambacher, nags him to turn his stories and expenses in on time. During their years of working together, Lisa has mellowed from bitchy into an irascible pinchpenny.

    Lisa snipes at Sam for plebian writing but uses her intelligence to pursue the lucrative carnivorous turkey story. Sam and Lisa ricochet across the landscape, tracking turkeys and fleeing the bloodthirsty hordes. Careening from shell-shocked grocery store owners fighting turkeys crawling out of refrigerators, to machine-gunning turkey farmers, to secret militia, Sam and Lisa doggedly report. Throughout the turkey apocalypse, they dare ravaged cities, plow knee deep in gore and corpses, and upload streams of zombie turkey video news to the world.

    With paranoid militias clashing with the federal gover­­­nment and unkillable turkeys, Sam and Lisa doubt their ability to survive. Sam and Lisa have no superpowers. If you have a heart condition or lack humor, you should not read Zombie Turkeys, no matter how much you want to find out what happens.

    Author’s Name:Andy Zach
    Book Title:Zombie Turkeys
    Genre:Comic Urban Fantasy, Paranormal animal romance
    An attachment of the book to be reviewed. I have .pdf of an ARC copy. I also have .docx and .mobi.

    Please review it! and post on twitter to @Andyzach2, @Zombieturkeys, @jjvors

    . Thank you for your good work and web site!

    Sincerely,

    Andy Zach

    Zombie Turkeys – the comic urban fantasy about turkeys that can’t be killed! Follow us on Facebook facebook.com/zombieturkeysbook Twitter: twitter.com/zombie_turkeys

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  5. Hello Jenn!

    I’m the author of ‘Rune of the Apprentice’ an epic Fantasy/Sci-Fi novel which comes out November 1st, released by the publishing house Inkshares. I’m excited to give you an advanced PDF copy of my book in the hope that you do a review for your readers! Because this is my first book, I am pushing hard to get the word out. So far the novel is getting great reviews and we also signed an audio book deal with Audible which is awesome! People are really enjoying the story and I’d love to have your readers learn about it! In addition, do you think your readers might want to be part of a giveaway? If so, let us know! Please feel free to reach out to Angela Melamund, my publishing house’s Marketing Manager at or to me directly at Thanks!

    Amazon link: http://amzn.to/2dayaAR

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  6. Hi there,

    Would you be open to reviewing a children’s book targeted at ages 6-11? I would love you to be able to read and review the first book in my children’s series ‘Creatures of Dawnia’ which I have released as an eBook. Are you able to read eBooks at this time?

    Thanks,
    Sam

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  7. Hi Sam,

    I came across your site via bookrevieweryellowpages.com and wondered if you might be interested in receiving a free copy of my debut novel, Singing Fire, in exchange for leaving an honest review on Amazon/Goodreads. If you’re now able to receive digital copies, I can email a PDF copy, or I’d be happy to gift the Kindle version to you through Amazon. However if digital isn’t a good option yet, I can mail you a paperback if you’re in the United States 🙂

    The novel was only just released a few weeks ago, and you can find it on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Singing-Fire-T-L-Martin/dp/0998395315/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1480569261&sr=8-2&keywords=singing+fire

    You can view it on Goodreads here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33151485-singing-fire

    It’s mainly YA urban fantasy, though there’s romance as well. From what I saw, it looks like it might fit your interests but if not, no worries at all 🙂

    Here’s a synopsis:

    Constant chills, panic attacks, and now paranoia – there’s a reason seventeen-year-old Charlie keeps to herself.

    Life is looking up when she gets a job at a whimsical tea shop and gains a few new friends, but little does Charlie know there are secrets lurking beyond its door.

    It only takes one night for her perspective on her small town to change forever. As if witches, vampires, and demons weren’t enough, she soon realizes she’s being hunted for a power she didn’t know she possessed.

    Singing Fire takes Charlie through an unexpected journey of self-discovery, betrayal, and forbidden love all while the clock is ticking for her to defeat the dark souls pursuing her – before anyone else dear to her has to die.

    Feel free to visit my website http://officialtlmartin.com or the links above for more info or to see what other book bloggers/readers have thought so far.

    Thanks so much for taking some time out of your day for me, and happy holidays!

    Sincerely,
    Tawni

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  8. Hi Jenn,

    Like many others, I came across your site on the bookrevieweryellowpages and decided to contact you.

    My novel, The Book of Moon, has been out on Amazon for a couple of months, and has risen as high as #44 on the list of Humorous Literary Fiction.

    Though I intended this coming-of-age story for young adults, it actually seems to have greater appeal to those of us with more perspective on the experience of growing up. If you read the first chapter (a bit over three pages), you’ll have a good idea whether this book would be worth your time or not.

    I’ve pasted the link for the Amazon sales page below and of course I’d be glad to send you an ebook if you’re interested.

    Thanks for your consideration!

    George Crowder
    crowgeo@aol.com

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  9. Dear Jenn,

    Good day!

    I am Vida from Old Mate Media, an indie book publisher based in Sydney Australia. We publish our own original stories as well as helping individuals create their own professionally produced picture books.

    We are very excited to be publishing our first full-length sci-fi novel, Adam Exitus, by Nicholas Abdilla, creator of the Game Guy Comic Series (link to Amazon page). We would love you to be part of the launch and be one of the first to read this fantastic story from this exciting new author. As such we are inviting you to become a part of our initial review group pre-launch.

    Please let us know if this is something that interests you, and if it is please send us your kindle email address so we are able to send you a an advanced reviewers copy in mid February.

    Best regards,
    Vida

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  10. Would you be interested in reviewing my husband’s debut novel?

    Liefdom: A Tale from Perilisc
    by Jesse Teller
    genre: dark fantasy

    Here’s a description:
    A zealous guardian in a peaceful city, Gentry Mandrake is a fairy unlike any other. Cast out and hated for his differences, his violent nature makes him wonder at the purity of his soul. He hunts for belonging while fighting to protect the human child bound to him. Explore the mythical realm of The Veil, the grating torture of the Sulfur Fields, and the biting tension between power and purpose in this wondrous struggle against a demonic wizard and his denizens. Can Mandrake overcome such terrible foes to defend those he loves?

    Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Liefdom-Tale-Perilisc-Jesse-Teller-ebook/dp/B01FWP8WS4

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  11. Hi Jenn,

    Thanks again for your interest in Rarity from the Hollow, an adult literary science fiction novel, and its mission of supporting the prevention of child maltreatment. The final edition was released to Amazon on December 5, 2016. I’m emailing you now with an update. Take care, Robert Eggleton

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  12. Hello
    My name is Jean Paul Zogby, and I’m about to launch a new book titled “The Power of Time Perception”, which I thought might be of interest to you.

    It is about why time seems to speed up as we grow older and ways slow it down, so as to make the most of it.

    Amazon Book Page:

    I would love to send you a complimentary paperback copy for your library. Please reply to my email with an address, and I will put one in the mail right away.
    If you prefer a digital copy, I can send you a pdf, epub, or kindle copy
    I would greatly appreciate your time. Thanks so much for considering this!

    Sincerely,
    Jean Paul

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  13. Hi Jenn,
    My name is Becki and I have co-authored a book, Tapped Out For College Students: Stress Relief Using EFT. My co-author and I love your site and we think you may find our book interesting and useful.
    Our book provides an empowering system for stress relief covering many of the most stressful situations college students may encounter. We would love for you to consider giving our book a try as you wrap up this school year. We would also appreciate an honest review of our book on your site, if you are willing.
    Would you be willing to send us your email address so we can provide you with more information about our book.
    By the way, we are local authors, living in New Hampshire, very close to SNHU. Congrats on making the President’s List each semester!!
    Our business email address is EFTBooksForYou@gmail.com.
    We look forward to hearing from you!
    ~Becki

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  14. Good afternoon Jenn,

    I hope it is ok to follow suit and post my review request here for my new book, Day Moon.

    Set in AD 2039, a prodigious seventeen year old, Elliott, is assigned to work on a global soft-ware initiative his deceased grandfather helped found. Project Alexandria is intended to provide the entire world secure and equal access to all accumulated human knowledge. All forms of print are destroyed in good faith, to ensure everyone has equal footing, and Elliott knows he must soon part with his final treasure: a book of Shakespeare’s complete works gifted him by his grandfather. Before it is destroyed, Elliott notices something is amiss with the book, or rather Project Alexandria. The two do not match, including an extra sonnet titled “Day Moon”. When Elliott investigates, he uncovers far more than he bargained for. There are sinister forces backing Project Alexandria who have no intention of using it for its public purpose. Elliott soon finds himself on the run from federal authorities and facing betrayals and deceit from those closest to him. Following clues left by his grandfather, with agents close at hand, Elliott desperately hopes to find a way to stop Project Alexandria. All of history past and yet to be depend on it.

    If you would like to read an excerpt before making a decision, the novel has that feature enabled: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XWDM49Z/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490980318&sr=8-1&keywords=Day+Moon+Brett
    Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions or are interested in Day Moon: ChristianKid044@hotmail.com

    On a side note, congratulations on your success at SNHU. I completed a degree with them a couple years ago through their online campus and thought it was a fantastic experience.

    May the Lord bless you and be with you,
    Brett Armstrong

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  15. Hi Jenn,

    Thank you for the important work you do for us authors, and for promoting libraries. When I was a child my mother took us to the library biweekly where we could choose 4-5 books of our choice. I still visit the library frequently and it’s an important institution that needs all our support.

    I would be happy to provide you with a free paperback copy to donate to the library, and hope you would be willing to review my soon to be published book, The Transmigrant.

    THE TRANSMIGRANT is an alternative, fictional take on the life of Jesus of Nazareth. Inspired both by ancient scriptures and relatively new findings, such as Russian traveler Nicolas Notovitch’s 1894 book “The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ”, THE TRANSMIGRANT explores Jesus’ life during the years not mentioned in the Bible. It’s a remarkable tale of self-discovery that explores the lost years of Jesus Christ, and a a reflection on the lengths a man will go to be admired, accepted and, ultimately, loved.

    Kind regards,
    Kristi Saare Duarte
    Kristidnyc@gmail.com

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    • I’m composing an email to you. Thank you for speaking positively about our libraries. People don’t realize the limitations concerning funding and what they are allowed to spend money on. It’s almost impossible to have new authors represented, especially in smaller libraries.

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  16. Hello! I would love for you to read my book.

    My name is Dan Logan. I’m a first-time author publishing a nonfiction book titled The Dance Dragon. A few years ago, I knew nothing about dance. I’d never even felt the urge to dance. In fact, after several dreadful experiences in my youth when dragons seemed to be guarding the school’s dance floor, I managed to avoid dancing for all of my adult life. But, when my daughter announced she was getting married, I knew the inevitable was coming: a father-daughter dance.I must face the dragon.

    After many starts and stops,I found the courage to walk into a dance studio and take a lesson to prepare for that one wedding dance. Everything I thought about ballroom dancing and my priorities in life started to change. I found myself enjoying moments on the dance floor at my daughter’s wedding and decided I must leave my comfort zone and make a serious effort to learn and experience something new. I dance with more than a thousand women at various studio parties and group lessons, travelled to rural Cuba to better understand the feel of the dance, and ultimately to Washington D.C. where I participated in a major competitive dance event and had my final confrontation with the Dance Dragon.

    The Dance Dragon is about the struggle, joy, and freedom that learning to do something we never imagined we could do provides. The story portrays the people and the supportive culture that comprise the ballroom world and most importantly, how dancing makes a person feel.The Dance Dragon is informative, humorous and in a world where people spend an ever-increasing amount of time interacting online, reminds us all that physically connecting with another human being is still the most powerful way to communicate our true emotions.

    Hope to talk soon,
    Dan
    Email: dancedragonbook@gmail.com

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