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Want to Have Your Novel Reviewed? So, your book is published, but you don't have many reviews. You've got the blurbs that other authors have stamped on to your cover, but that's about the extent of it.

If you're looking for people to review your novel, go no further! This thread is the perfect place to look for folks willing to read and review your book. Take the information below, reply to this thread, and someone will contact you if they're interested. You can then edit your post later on, and let people know if you run out of copies for review, or if you have new books releasing soon.

Website URL:
Novel Title:
Back Cover Blurb:
How Many Copies Available for Reviewers:

(By "Stipulations" we mean things like: Are the reviewers allowed to post the review to the Fantasy-Faction website? To their own personal site? To Amazon.Com? Can they pass their copy of your novel onto another reviewer? Do you require the reviewer to pay for the copy?)

If I've missed anything, feel free to add it to your post. Good luck finding a reviewer!

April 27, 2011, 06:08:50 PM
Re: I'm having trouble deciding between main villains My opinion comes from my thoughts on horror movies.

Your own imagination creates the most terrifying image.

The anticipation of encountering a monster builds the most tension and once the monster is revealed, and the audience is in the know, he becomes less threatening.

I think characters reactions to, and fear of the villain are far more important than the villain itself.

For this reason, the plotting, background villain appeals to me more. I like the idea of there being a looming fear for the people.

Gosh, I hope that makes sense.  :o

July 27, 2017, 04:46:06 PM
Re: Risky ideas that might not go well with readers
My analogy to creating anything involving customers is a restaurant meal. You can make new dishes and desserts, innovate drinks and appetizers - but do not violate the expectations of the meal. Drinks and appetizers, then perhaps salad, main course, dessert, and coffee or espresso.
People will not accept major deviations, and the ones they will accept they will only accept in discreet components of the whole

I totally agree, but you can take it further. I think you can violate the standard expectations of a meal (like the order, or like which elements belong in which category) but the customer needs to have come in expecting that. If you set up a haute-cuisine place, you can get crazy because that's what the customer expects - they will actually be disappointed by anything too standard. But if the sign says "McDonalds", the audience gets suspicious when you start getting fancy. Do you know what you're doing? Are you sure?

Transpose it to writing: Make sure the things your book delivers are the things you were promising. If you plan to deliver wild surprises, make sure that was clear at least in principle from the outset.

August 13, 2017, 04:20:14 AM
Re: History for Fantasy Writers, 2 Thanks for the kind words. If each article sparks just one idea, or even fleshes out an existing one, for one single writer, then it's mission accomplished.

I'm taking a month plus a few weeks off as I work on my WIP, Into the Second World, but I have plenty more articles in draft form. Probably nothing will go online until September or October, but here's a random sample of topics to come:
portolani and seebuecher
telling time

It's really all the topics I wish I could have covered while I was still teaching. :)

July 05, 2018, 05:58:33 PM
Science Fantasy Are there any fans of science fantasy here? Of stories where magic and science compete or exist alongside each other? Or of hi-tech societies where magic exists?

This is one of my favourite genres. Anyone have any favourite authors in this sub-genre? Also, I'm just curious if there's anyone else out there :)

September 25, 2018, 12:33:56 PM
Active members with novels I’m looking for active members with a book to their name, I will be reading f-f forum member books in 2019

I have requirements  😀

1)Have 150 posts
2)Posted or online in the last month
3) Give me a blurb

Thank you

LIST (see blurbs in posts below, member with >150 posts):

Eli Freysson -- The Call, A Clash of Shadows, Firemoon; The War of the Usurper series
Justan Henner -- Death's Merchant
Ryan Mueller -- Empire of Chains
Ned Marcus -- Young Aina
T. Eric Bakutis -- Tales of the Five Kingdoms series, Supremacy's Shadow
Cameron Johnston -- The Traitor God
David MacPherson -- Here be Dragons
W.G. Saraband -- Shattered Sands
Anna Stephens -- Godblind, Darksoul
G.R. Matthews -- The Forbidden List series, Coryn Hayes series
Marc Aplin (editor) -- Fantasy-Faction Anthology
Mark Lawrence -- Broken Empire series, Red Queen's War series, Book of the Ancestor series
Jen Williams -- The Copper Cat series, the Winnowing Flame series
Daniel Olesen -- The Prince of Cats
E. L. Knox - Mad House, Goblins at the Gates, A Child of Great Promise
J.R. Darewood - anthology "Gifts from the Dark" (story "The Killer 10") and poems in "Hearts and other dead things"
S.K. Inkslinger - The Knight of Chimera, anthology Cirsova #9 (story "The Bejeweled Chest")
Christian Abresch - anthology "Fictional Times"

October 26, 2018, 04:23:48 PM
Re: Active members with novels I'll join you in your reading FF authors... but I'll warn you that I've already got a head start. I've read the following:

@Eli_Freysson  -- The Call
@The Gem Cutter   -- Work in progress (don't know the title)
@Justan Henner  -- Death's Merchant
@Ryan Mueller  -- Empire of Chains
Eric Fomley  -- Forsaken
@NedMarcus  -- Young Aina

I enjoyed all of them for different reasons. What is interesting is how the styles vary. Eli and Ryan write straight forward (to the point) fantasy while Gem Cutter and Justan use more words which makes the prose very satisfying. I can't remember Eric and Ned's writing style off the top of my head, but it's probably because they were both short works (I think).

October 26, 2018, 06:50:57 PM
Re: What did you read in October 2018 The Caine Mutiny, Herman Wouk.
Great story. The architecture of the story was interesting; not quite what I had expected.

The Collector, John Fowles
I don't usually read this sort of novel. It was pretty horrifying.

The Pitch That Killed, Mike Sowell
All about the only time a big-league baseball player was killed during a game. Fascinating story not only of the two men involved but the extraordinary pennant race and 1920 World Series.

A Freak Among Freaks, Nils Odlund
I also don't usually read werewolf stories, but this one was short and I know the author online. It's very well written.

I also abandoned the following
The Tinkerer's Daughter, Jamie Sedgwick
Malice, John Gwynne
The God Stalker Chronicles, P.C. Hodgell
Didn't get beyond 10% in any of them.

November 01, 2018, 04:46:08 PM
Re: I'm irritated. Prologues, adverbs and other literary black sheep
I like mine medium rare.

And I rarely like my mediums. But "Medium, Rare" would be an excellent story title.

November 08, 2018, 11:50:24 PM
Re: Fantastic lines from books
People only belive, what they want to belive.

-Wizard´s first rule

I really like that one because I never heard anything as true as this.

Agreed, though Paul Simon's line is the one that I remember most often. From "The Boxer"
Still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest

December 10, 2018, 10:05:06 PM