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The Book Reviewer Yellow Pages

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 contact me. 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.

If you would like a review and would be willing to donate a physical copy of your book for our local library, please contact me so we can arrange that. 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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128 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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