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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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    • All donations are welcome if you have a physical copy. Currently I’m only able to read e-books when I’m sitting at my computer as my e-reader has quite literally bitten the dust. If you only have a digital copy that’s fine, just realize it will take considerably longer to read and review. My apologies for this but I’m just not able to replace my reader at this time. All physical submissions are subsequently donated to our library where I work so others may become aware of your work and perhaps become a new fan. Thank you!

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  1. Honestly, Jenn, these pages really don’t require much of an update, if at all, in my opinion. I think it’s terrific and serves its purpose 🙂 Now off to bed HOping I get some sleep before I get to enjoy the annual Princeton Book Festival. It’s like Disney World for KidLit and I’ve been prepping for a couple of days! 🙂 Grateful for good weather!

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  2. Hi Jenn,

    Great blog! Would you be interested in reviewing my client’s book of poetry? His name is Louis Alan Swartz & his book is titled “Constructed of Magic & Other Poems on the Immortality of the Human Spirit”. Here’s a link for more info:

    http://www.amazon.com/Constructed-Magic-Other-Immortality-Spirit-ebook/dp/B00S5JRIKI/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1443818435&sr=1-1&keywords=constructed+of+magic

    Louis’s book just recently won first place in the poetry category in the 2015 CIPPA Evvy Awards. We would love to send you a review copy and a library donation. You can email me at lisa@hugohousepublishers.com.

    Thanks!

    Lisa

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  3. Hi Jenn,
    I would like to share my book with you if you would be interested. It is currently only available on for Kindle on Amazon, but I am working diligently to get it into print. I am only awaiting the proof to arrive before I give the final okay for printing. Here is a link to my book on Amazon:

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0160LJXNC

    You can read the first 25 pages to see if this is something you would be interested in. If so we can work out the details of getting a physical copy to you that works with your schedule, that can then be donated to your local library. I am looking for an honest review, I hope that you will like it, but if not, you are free to share that as well. I look forward to hearing from you.

    Lisa Orban

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  4. Hi Jenn,

    I would love, love, love you to review my New Adult Dark Thriller, AND THEN HE. The pitch? An innocent night of flirting with a handsome stranger turns into a nightmare Tiffani can’t escape.

    “Bared to You” meets “Misery” in this New Adult Dark Thriller. Here’s the Amazon link if you want a quick preview: http://www.amazon.com/Then-He-Adult-Dark-Thriller/dp/1518600603/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1444914262&sr=8-1&keywords=And+Then+He+by+Kim+Briggs

    I will send you the PDF if you’re interested.

    And of course I will send copies to your library! I LOVE libraries!

    Looking forward to talking with you,
    Kim Briggs
    KimBriggsWrite@gmail.com

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  5. Hi Jenn,

    My name is Gábor Konrád. My book ‘My Solutions for Stress, Sleeping Problems, Depression and Panic Attacks’ has been released recently.

    http://www.amazon.com/Solutions-Sleeping-Problems-Depression-Attacks-ebook/dp/B017A25B8G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1447357781&sr=8-1&keywords=my+solutions

    Here’s a brief synopsis:

    We all meet difficulties in our life. Are we ready to face them? The author combines science, humor and his own experience to help the readers achieve a happy life. By using the methods described in the book, one can be really happy, healthy and relaxed. This self-help book contains credible and practicle information, understandble to all, and deals with topics such as disease, loss, old age, pain, death and many more.
    .
    “My book, my own trustworthy story about the healing of my disease will help you recover, so that instead of living on the side lines, you can become the hero of your life! I created my own method by combining scientifically proven solutions with my own experiences. The effectiveness of this method has already been proven in the circle of my acquaintances and by fellow sufferers who had the same disease I had. Take control of your life!”

    I’m looking for reviewers/bloggers and wondered if you’d be interested in receiving the book for review. It is available in EPUB and MOBI as well. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me anytime.

    Best wishes,

    Gábor Konrád

    email: eoftstress@gmail.com

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  6. Hi,
    My name is LH Thomson and I write mysteries. My latest, Cold City Streets, is being released Feb. 16 on Amazon Kindle, and I’d love to send you a copy to see what you think. Please let me know via a contact address and I will send it along if interested.
    Thank you!
    LH

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  7. HI, My name is Dale Groutage
    I just published A New YA Fantasy: The Kopaz Series™
    by Wyoming author, Dale Groutage

    I am interested in getting them reviewed. Here is a short overview. When war breaks out among the gods, the only hope that goodness might prevail depends on the love and bravery of two seventeen-year-old humans struggling to overcome their humble beginnings. Until recently, Danny and Jeannie were ordinary kids dreaming of an escape from the impoverished Wyoming coal camp they call home. Part romance, part fantasy, the four books of The Kopaz Series™: Jeannie’s Golden Key; Secrets of the Sun; Young Gods of Kopaz, and War of the Gods offer a rousing young adult adventure where the universe itself hinges on human love and bravery. But Danny and Jeannie have to act fast: when the gods wage war, the very sky burns.

    All four books are available on Amazon. My Amazon Author Central Page is: http://www.amazon.com/Dale-Groutage/e/B00IZ2TB1O/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

    My website is: http://www.thekopazseries.com

    My books are in paperback and Kindle format.

    Dale

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  8. Jenn,

    Please consider reading and reviewing my new fantasy novel, The Summoned King, now available on Amazon. If you will commit to a review, I’ll be happy to send you a review copy of the Kindle edition, and donate a copy of the paperback edition to your favorite library (I’m already doing the same for our two local libraries).

    Thanks,
    Dave Neuendorf

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  9. Jenn,

    I would like to request a review of my recently-released low-fantasy novel, Bait And Switch. Bait And Switch is a follow-up to my 2013 novella No Good Deed…, and is my second published work of fiction. It was released in March, 2016, in both paperback and for Kindle. For more details, you can see it on Amazon here:

    http://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Elsabeth-Soesten-Bait-Switch/dp/0996354778

    If you’re interested, I can provide copies in both digital and paperback formats, whichever is your preference.

    Thanks in advance,

    D. E. Wyatt
    http://dewyatt.net

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  10. Hi Jenn,

    I’m the assistant to Vannetta Chapman. She will be releasing Deep Shadows, a dystopian Christian fiction novel. She is looking for blog spots and/or reviews of the book. Details surrounding it are located at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1tAS2TFG39RoUMB1iXkNKM4l1GmrCcemOUx2ZtImDWd0/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link

    You can read more about her release on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Deep-Shadows-Remnant-Vannetta-Chapman/dp/0736966536

    Thanks for your consideration!

    Sincerely, Kristy

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  11. I’ve just released a new 25-page ebook about the long-term fitness mindset and realistic approach to bodybuilding nutrition. I would love if you could leave a review for my book.

    Please email me and I will send you the book: hello (at) turtlecontent (dot) com

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  12. Would you be interested in reviewing my novella Love’s Harvest? (amazon.com/dp/B01DMB3ZX2). It is a fictionalization of the book of Ruth set between 1921 and 1946. Here is the blurb:

    Noreen Hirsch loses everything including her husband and two sons. Then her adopted country goes to war with her homeland. Has God abandoned her?

    Rosa Hirsch barely adjusts to being a bride before she is widowed. She gives up her citizenship to accompany her mother-in-law to her home country. Can Rosa find acceptance among strangers who hate her belligerent nation?

    Basil Quincey is rich beyond his wildest dreams, but loneliness stalks him. Can he find a woman who loves him and not his money?

    Three people. One God who can raise hope from the ashes of despair.

    Currently it is an ebook, the print book will be available this summer.

    Linda Shenton Matchett (lindasmatchett(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. Hi Jenn! My 2nd novel just published last week, about facing ISIS with non-violent resistance, choosing love over fear, and believing that all people can change. My novels are based on 20 years of building bridges between Muslims and Christians who both desire peace. You can learn more about A WAY OUT OF HELL at my blog: https://jimbaton.com/a-way-out-of-hell/ .

    I would love for you to review my book! I can provide it in whatever format you prefer, plus a hard copy for your library. I’m also happy to do an interview on any related topics.
    Blessings, Jim Baton (jimbaton@gmail.com)

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  14. Hi, would you be interested in reviewing my first novel? It’s published on Amazon, Kobo, and Nook. The Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/If-You-Say-So-forgivenes/dp/1533516472/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1465747220&sr=1-1

    and the synopsis: Ten years ago, Adam Walker killed twelve of his classmates before attempting to kill himself. He survived thanks to his girlfriend and now he’s out on parole, trying to figure out where he goes from here. His little girl is almost ten and he’s never met her, will Ruby allow him to? Or will the families of those he killed try for their own idea of justice?

    Thanks so much.

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  15. Hi Jenn,

    Would you be interested in reviewing my story about wild mustangs? It’s great for anyone around age twelve and up.

    Here’s a blurb that’s not shown online:

    A black colt is born into an exciting and dangerous world. Will his parents be able to protect him from becoming a victim?
    The wild mustangs encourage and protect each other, but what will happen when the man and his tame horse show up? Can the mustangs save themselves or will they be forced to abandon all they’ve ever known?

    And some links:

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25705171-meeting-of-the-mustangs?from_search=true&search_version=service

    https://www.amazon.com/Meeting-Mustangs-Cathy-Kennedy-ebook/dp/B00ZQ4PAAU?ie=UTF8&keywords=Meeting%20of%20the%20Mustangs&qid=1448896841&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1

    I can send you a digital copy and would also like to discuss donating a physical copy to the library. The best way to contact me is by email – tuxcats@yahoo.com

    Thanks for your consideration and have a great day!

    Cathy
    🙂

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  16. Hello — I have book coming up for release on September 30.

    It is titled “Healthy Cooking & Nutrition for College Students: How Not to Gain the Freshman 15” and can be found at https://www.amazon.com/Healthy-Cooking-Nutrition-College-Students/dp/162023159X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1466179652&sr=8-2&keywords=atlantic+publishing+group+freshman+15.

    We gladly send a complimentary review copy. If you’re interested in more details, please contact me at http://www.atlantic-pub.com

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  17. Hello Jenn,

    My name is Maggie and I’m an intern with Dreaming Big Publications. I found your blog, Book Reviews and Giveaways on Book Reviewer Yellow Pages and am contacting you to request a book review for our newest release, Sinfonia: First Notes on the Lute: A Vampire Chronicle, Book One. Your site says you like to review books in the paranormal and romance genre, so I thought you might be interested in Sinfonia. Obviously we are every excited about our release and would love if you could review it! Please let me know if you’d like an electronic copy of Sinfonia.

    Best,
    Maggie Bania
    Intern at Dreaming Big Publications
    http://www.dreamingbigpublications.com
    dreamingbigpublications@outlook.com

    —-
    About the book:
    Nelleke Reitsma is one of the world’s top lutenists and guitar players. She is very good because she has had 350 years to practice.

    Sinfonia: First Notes on the Lute records her life, beginning with her entrance into the world of the undying through friendship with Izaak, a mysterious young man who only comes out at night; and, eventually, her crossing over into that world. Leaving her native Netherlands for England, she finds herself embroiled in a fight to save the vampire community of London from destruction. She encounters Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth, and, using her connections to government and the theater, uncovers the last followers of an ancient religion that possesses power capable of destroying Nelleke and the coven of vampires to which she belongs. It is up to her to stop them.

    A fascinating and compelling piece of paranormal fiction, it abounds in danger, romance, horror, love, and beauty.

    Title: Sinfonia: First Notes on the Lute; A Vampire Chronicle, Book One
    Author: David W. Landrum
    Author’s Central Page: http://www.amazon.com/David-W.-Landrum/e/B00HBXGI64/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0#
    Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Sinfonia-First-Notes-Vampire-Chronicle/dp/0692701060?ie=UTF8&qid=1462779780&ref_=tmm_pap_swatch_0&sr=8-2
    Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30152319-sinfonia
    Paperback Edition: $8.00, EBOOK: $1.99
    Genre: Paranormal Fiction, Romance, Horror
    Number of Pages: 156

    Publisher: Dreaming Big Publications,
    http://www.dreamingbigpublications.com
    dreamingbigpublications@outlook.com

    Editor in Chief: Kristi King-Morgan
    dreamingbigpublications@outlook.com

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  18. Hi, Jenn. I would be delighted if you would consider reviewing my book, Amelia’s Children. It is a paranormal mystery. There is a hint of romance, but no sexual content and the main focus of the story is the murder mystery the two characters are trying to solve.

    I have a synopsis and sample chapters available on my website:
    http://gretacribbs.blogspot.com/p/sample-chapters-of-amelias-children.html

    If you are interested, I can send you a PDF, epub, or mobi file. My book is currently only available as an eBook.

    You may contact me at gretacribbs@gmail.com

    Thank you.

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  19. Hi Jenn,

    Like you, I’m a great love of libraries. I’d love to donate a hardcover copy of my new novel, Dancing at Angel Abbey, to your library. Please let me know if that would be agreeable, and if you’d be willing to review my book. Thanks so much!

    Best,

    Lauren

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  20. Hi Jenn, I wondered whether you might be interested to consider reading my new title, ‘Arabian Nights & Arabian Nights/Traditional tales from a thousand and one nights, Contemporary tales for adults, (to be published in October). The book comprises contemporary short stories inspired by traditional tales from the One thousand and one nights¬, presented alongside retellings of the original tales. If this might be of interest, please can you let me know how to reach you, so I can send on a brief outline for you to decide whether you’d like to review the book. I’m very happy to donate a physical copy for your local library. Many thanks, Clive (crj@dircon.co.uk)

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  21. I’m author of children’s book, The Oregon Kids: The Big Catch. Would you like to review it? In “The Oregon Kids: The Big Catch,” the value of being selfless and giving to others is exemplified. Billy and Autumn are brother and sister. At the beginning of the story, Billy is selfish and prideful. He sees his sister as a bother and a burden. All that concerns him is fishing and catching the biggest fish. At the end, however, Billy shows compassion for his sister, Autumn, allowing her to catch the biggest fish.
    It is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.com
    I can send you an PDF version.
    My email address is Bob.Richley at yahoo dot com.

    Thanks,

    Bob

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  22. Busy, busy, busy you are! (Me too!) Just popping in to say “Hi!” and what’s sad is it’s been such a long time since I’ve been here, I don’t know when you did a complete overhaul of the site. It looks beautiful! 😀

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  23. Hi Jenn,
    I hoped you would be interested in reviewing my coming-of-age psychic mystery, A Life of Death. It’s available on Amazon at https://goo.gl/B6fFk0 and other sites.

    A Life of Death:
    Murder. Abuse. And Retribution. Ghosts are speaking to Alex, but can he bring them justice?

    Alex Drummond is a troubled high school senior with a checkered past, a broken home, and a surprising ability. When he touches items murder victims held in their final moments, Alex relives the events in gruesome detail, seeing what they saw, thinking their thoughts, and even feeling what they felt. But who will believe a troubled teen, especially when the murders are so close to home and might reveal skeletons hidden for hundreds of years?

    Join Alex as he struggles to find his destiny, understand love, solve the mysterious murders within his small home town, and speak for victims who can no longer speak for themselves.

    If so, let me know and I’ll send you your preferred e-book. My email is wakincade (at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks for considering it!

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    • Joy,
      Our library is situated on the main street in town. We also have libraries located in three other towns. I also take books to area Christian libraries and to the main library in our neighboring county. As for your book, I’m open to reviewing all genres except erotica. We can discuss details concerning the review and any other details via email. You can reach me at kaseycocoa48 (at) gmail (dot) com at your convenience.

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  24. Hello,
    I found your blog on, Book Reviewer Yellow Pages. I was wondering if you’d be interested in reviewing my upcoming release “Finding Mom” .

    Blurb about Finding Mom:

    Vitality. Passion. Tranquility. Do any of these words currently describe you? Can you even remember when they did describe you? Finding Mom will reawaken your dreams and help you to find and reinvent yourself.

    Sometimes we love being a mom, but get frustrated when motherhood takes over our life. You are a mom and so much more. That’s why it’s important to start your journey to find your purpose beyond just being a mom. Learn the secrets to finding “me time” in even your busiest days. Uncover and recover your unique mom personality with a personality quiz. Create a sustainable and effective plan for your future that your family will support. No matter how busy you are, how many kids you have, or how young your children are, this book makes finding fulfillment possible for you.

    Let me know if you would be interested in featuring my book and I can send over a PDF of it- mykoalapouch@gmail.com.

    Thank You,
    Amanda

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