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Offline Lyz

Want to Have Your Novel Reviewed?
« on: April 27, 2011, 06:08:50 PM »
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.

Name:
Email:
Website URL:
Novel Title:
Genre:
Length:
Format:
Back Cover Blurb:
How Many Copies Available for Reviewers:
Stipulations:

(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!
Elizabeth Mace Giosia. Call me Lyz. 29. Leo. Fantasy Faction Staff Member, Reviews. Owner of Giosia Photography and Stoneheart Cosplay

Need a review for your novel? Email me at emgiosia@gmail.com!

Offline Davidjb

Re: Want to Have Your Novel Reviewed?
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2011, 05:00:44 PM »
Thanks Kit.

My books are getting good reviews but very few are on Amazon and that's where I would like some reviews. If anyone wants to check out my existing reviews have a look at http://davidburrows.org.uk/reviews.html. I am happy to give some books away to specifically target Amazon. I am also asking for reviews on each book in the trilogy. Please have a look at sample chapters of my book on my website - to avoid disappointment.

There are a further 3 copies - I have a competition running on my blog http://newfantasytrilogybydavidburrows.blogspot.com/

Name: David Burrows
Email: Prophecyofthekings@blueyonder.co.uk
Website URL: http://davidburrows.org.uk/
Novel Title The Prophecy of the Kings
Genre: Fantasy
Length: 672 pages - the Omnibus version
Format: Hardcopy or Kindle
Back Cover Blurb:
Shadow of the Demon is the third and final novel in the Prophecy of the Kings trilogy by David Burrows.

Kaplyn, Lars, Lomar and the brave defenders of Thrace have earned a respite from the horrors of the war they find thrust upon them. The Seige was only the start though and they must now find out just what lies in store for the kingdom, and if the evil sorceror Drachar has indeed returned. It isn't long before news arrives of an army massing at Trosgarth, which means the enemy must be readying themselves for the return of their dread leader and the legions of Demon spawn that will follow in his wake.

Kaplyn and his trusted friends must travel deep into the enemies territory in order to rescue the seed from the tree of life and prevent a permanent Demon gate from being created.

Throughout the prophecy of the Kings series I have been impressed by the high quality of the prose, the excellent character building and the easy but gripping style of the narrative. Shadow of the Demon is no exception, there is a real sense of the dramatic in this concluding volume and the unique individual style becomes even more pronounced. The pace is spot on and the plot full of twists and turns that keep you on your toes and makes the pages flow through your hands as you hasten to seek the conclusion to the story.

The characters and their development remain the core focus of the novel, largely the protagonist Kaplyn and his continued magical anomalies. The ending of the story is quite exceptional, poignant and more than a little bittersweet.

Shadow of the Demon is triumph of high fantasy, a rich, rewarding end to a phenomenal series and should not be missed.

Review from http://sfbook.com/shadow-of-the-demon.htm

How Many Copies Available for Reviewers: 8 remaining

David
Author of Drachar's Demons, Legacy of the Eldric, Dragon Rider and Shadow of the Demon
The Prophecy of the Kings Saga
http://davidburrows.org.uk/

Offline frankbone

Re: Want to Have Your Novel Reviewed?
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2011, 05:43:17 PM »
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.

Name: Frank Bone
Email: frankboneinfo@gmail.com
Website URL: http://www.drag17.com (upgrade pending)
Novel Title:Drag 17
Genre:Science Fiction
Length: 456 pages
Format: ebook
Back Cover Blurb:

The 'bubble' ...
Is a gigantic sheet of liquid CO2 encased in an oil-based membrane. It's been resting on the Atlantic floor but, as verified by the Blackfoot Report, a mathematical environmental analysis, it's rising, slowly but surely. In four years it will surface, breaking as it comes. It's going to explode into the atmosphere and trigger runaway greenhouse effect ... Meltdown.

In the already carbon-saturated ocean, all attempts at mitigation have proven unviable. There is no stopping the bubble.

A world on the brink of extinction has turned to the Reclamations - underground radiation shelters being excavated by the all-powerful Corporation. But these are a stay of execution at best.

The only lasting hope is Jack, Phoebe, and Dimor Falsek. They don't think about the bubble much. Dimor thinks about faster bullets. Phoebe thinks about Jack ... and Jack thinks about The Owl.

How Many Copies Available for Reviewers: As many as you like
Stipulations: No stipulations. Send it out

(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!
To read the synopsis, read the Drag 17 post under Self-published books.
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Offline Silvergilt

Re: Want to Have Your Novel Reviewed?
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2011, 07:34:26 AM »
ADDITIONAL - all updated and sorted!


Name: R Skye
Email: redisbleu@gmail.com
Website URL: http://lonaitebooks.blogspot.com/
Novel Title: Lon'Aite
Genre: Interstitial fantasy
Length: 60,000 words
Format: e-book
Back Cover Blurb: Isabelle is the sole survivor of a village destroyed by plague during the Middle Ages. Lost and emotionally broken, she is found and adopted by Wyrdlings - strange creatures from Lon'Aite, the land of Faerie. Lon'Aite is a world of the old stories; soul-destroying succubi, water nymphs with shark's teeth, the Dark Huntress on her Bone Chair, the marauding Chaos Court. Isabelle learns to survive and become a part of the Faerie lands, but whilst the plague sweeps the mortal world, Lon'Aite begins to tear itself apart.
How Many Copies Available for Reviewers: I can send the MS direct to you even if you don't have a Kindle, fear not!
Stipulations:
Please read the sample chapters on Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk.  I don't want 'yes men' reviews so if it really wasn't your thing, it's fine to say so, but it's why I encourage reading of sample chapters first as my style isn't "pop fic" it's more along the lines of Holdstock or Windling.   If you manage that well enough, I'll send the MS for reading so you don't have to faff about with kindle copies.

Cheers in advance!
« Last Edit: May 06, 2011, 08:23:46 AM by Silvergilt »
Lon'Aite on Kindle.  On Smashwords soon

Offline Mavonduri_author

Re: Want to Have Your Novel Reviewed?
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2011, 01:56:34 PM »
Thanks for this Kit!! Here's the info you need

Name: Jeff Shanley
Email: mavonduritrilogy@gmail.com
Website URL: http://www.mavonduri-trilogy@gmail.com
Novel Title: MATHION: BOOK ONE OF THE MAVONDURI TRILOGY
Genre: Fantasy
Length: ~ 336 pages (estimate)
Format: PDF (on smashwords.com)
Back Cover Blurb: "When someone close to him is captured alive by werewolves, Prince Mathion of Ánovén resolves to attempt the impossible, and infiltrate the werewolves' homeland of Kânavad. But there is something else at work, and Mathion must embrace his destiny in order to turn the tide of a war that has raged for over twenty thousand years."
How Many Copies Available for Reviewers: ebook
Stipulations: use coupon code NP59H for "FREE reviewer's discount" on Smashwords.com (expires 6/10/2011)..reviews can be posted to fantasy-faction.com, barnesandnoble.com and amazon.com
« Last Edit: May 10, 2011, 01:59:19 PM by Mavonduri_author »

Offline skate60

Re: Want to Have Your Novel Reviewed?
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2011, 01:12:54 PM »
Thanks for this!  :D

Name: Katie W Stewart
Email: nenabrookart at yahoo dot com dot au
Website URL: http://treespeaker.blogspot.com
Novel Title: Treespeaker
Genre: High Fantasy
Length: 93,700 words
Format: e-book

Back Cover Blurb:
Jakan, Treespeaker of the Fifth Tribe of Arrakesh, knows from the visions he received at the SpringSpeak, that the stranger who has just arrived in his village is not the innocent, interested visitor he claims to be. As the villagers succumb to the mind-bending sorcery of the man, Jakan becomes more and more desperate to be rid of him. But when he accuses the stranger of an act of sacrilege, events take a sinister turn and it is Jakan himself who is expelled from the forest.

Sent on a journey across the treeless land outside the forest, Jakan finds himself fighting for survival – for his people and himself. Somehow he must find a man he hasn’t seen for twenty years, but as a Treespeaker —bound in spirit to the forest — his life hangs by a tenuous thread which grows ever thinner.

Meanwhile, his son, Dovan, must find the strength to carry out the new role he has been given while his father is away, for who knows if the Treespeaker will ever return?

This is not a book about good versus evil. It is a book about belonging, balance and belief. It's an adult fantasy, but suitable for anyone 12+

How Many Copies Available for Reviewers: 5 (for now) as PDF
Stipulations: Can be copied to Amazon (US and UK), Smashwords and Fantasy Faction. Please don't pass copies on.

Offline DanielleRaver

Re: Want to Have Your Novel Reviewed?
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2011, 02:12:49 AM »
Name: Danielle Raver
Email: danielle.raver (at) yahoo (dot) com
Website URL: http://danielleraverauthor.blogspot.com/
Novel Title: Brother, Betrayed
Genre: Epic/Adventure Fantasy
Length: 120 k
Format: Kindle or Nook
Back Cover Blurb:
The three princes hear this prophecy, and they will discover how far it will drive them to explore love, loyalty, and their own souls.

The princes are bound by loyalty to each other and their kingdom. When conflict comes to their land, their ascension into power is darkened by betrayal.

Oman, eldest and Anteria’s promised king, leads his brothers on their journey through Arnith. Fasime, driven by passion, seeks a life of romance and adventure. Syah, born the ailing youngest brother of these two outgoing princes, endeavours to overcome his bleak destiny through pursuit of knowledge and magic… a quest that may reveal unknown power within his own soul.

A tale woven with deception, war, sacrifice, and magic, BROTHER, BETRAYED takes readers to a troubled kingdom surrounded by barbarians, magical races, and forbidden boundaries.

How Many Copies Available for Reviewers: depends on how many want to review :)

Stipulations: really need reviews on Amazon and Nook, have gobs from other places
Author of Brother Betrayed amazon.com/author/danielleraver

Offline toonopolis

Re: Want to Have Your Novel Reviewed?
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2011, 11:26:24 AM »
Name: Jeremy Rodden
Email: jeremyrodden@hotmail.com
Website URL: http://www.toonopolis.com/
Novel Title: Toonopolis: Gemini
Genre: YA Fantasy
Length: 55,000 words
Format: Available in print and eBook

Back Cover Blurb:
Toonopolis is a cartoon city that is home to the thoughts and ideas of all sentient beings in the universe. As the center of the Tooniverse, it acts as an other-worldly rest stop for these creations.

Gemini is a teenage human boy who is thrust into Toonopolis through his father's scientific research program. He loses part of himself in the process and immediately begins a quest to regain his lost memories with the help of his Tooniverse guide named Jimbob the Talking Eggplant.

After an altercation with a mysterious Shadowy Figure, Gemini's mission is changed, and he begins a new quest to defeat Shadowy Figure and protect Toonopolis from his nefarious destruction. Along the way, he meets new friends, discovers just how diverse and strange Toonopolis is, and learns lessons about compassion, forgiveness, redemption, and being true to oneself.

How Many Copies Available for Reviewers: No limit in eBook form (can email copies or give Smashwords coupon for reviewers)
Stipulations: Please post reviews to Amazon.com, BN.com, and Goodreads.com (also allowed to post anywhere else you want, provided you link to the product on Amazon).

Offline kiplet

Re: Want to Have Your Novel Reviewed?
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2011, 04:00:35 PM »
Name: Kip Manley
Email: kipmanley@yahoo.com
Website URL: http://thecityofroses.com/
Novel Title: City of Roses Vol. 1 – “Wake up…”
Genre: urban fantasy
Length: 11 chapters, 150,000 words
Format: ebook

Back Cover Blurb: City of Roses is a serialized epic very firmly set in Portland, Oregon—an urban fantasy mixing magical realism with gonzo noirish prose, where duels are fought in Pioneer Square and union meetings are beseiged by ghost bicycles. —It's the story of Jo Maguire, a highly strung, underemployed telemarketer, and what happens when she meets Ysabel, a princess of unspecified pedigree. Jo rather unexpectedly becomes Ysabel's guardian and caretaker, and now must make her way through the strange subculture of Ysabel's decidedly odd family and friends (which involves rather more swordplay than she's used to)—while Ysabel must now deal with a diet of frozen pizza and a job that requires her to call strangers on the phone and ask them how satisfied they are with their banks.

Vol. 1, "Wake up…", collects the first 11 chapbooks of City of Roses. —Think of it as a DVD box set collecting the first half of the first season of your favorite television program. It ends on a hell of a cliffhanger, yes: but there's more, much more to come. Roughly 150,000 words, or about a 400-page or so paperback. So far.

How Many Copies Available for Reviewers: Quite a few
Stipulations: Commit to reviewing it publicly,* and I'll slip you a copy for free. Email me at the address above. (*Your blog, someone else's blog, Lulu or Smashwords or B&N or etc., GoodReads, LibraryThing, Shelfari, you know: publicly.)

Offline H.O.Charles

Re: Want to Have Your Novel Reviewed?
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2011, 03:16:26 PM »
Hey all. I'm also a little short on reviews: good or bad!

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/68914
or Amazon:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/City-Blaze-Fireblade-Array-ebook/dp/B0057XSNGS

Name: H.O. Charles
Email: hadleigh.o.charles@gmail.com
Website URL: http://cityofblaze.blogspot.com/
Novel Title: City of Blaze
Genre: Fantasy
Length: 130k
Format: ebook/kindle

Back Cover Blurb: Hidden by monument and pride, the city is crumbling beneath a mountain of its own indulgences. Its army abuse the castle's servants, confident that deadly wielders have been exterminated; wars are fought to encourage otherwise absent mortality; countless people suffer from the terrible pangs of nalka, the hunger for intimacy; and all the while its king concerns himself with choosing which of his disappointing concubines to execute next. The duty falls upon his emotionally-handicapped son, Morghiad, to restore the city's strength and the army's purpose. In his attempts to do so, he uncovers darker horrors and encounters a young servant who could either be his greatest ally or his greatest hindrance.

How Many Copies Available for Reviewers: Many

Stipulations: Public reviews = free book :)
« Last Edit: July 01, 2011, 09:52:05 PM by H.O.Charles »
Experiences of a fantastical author: http://cityofblaze.blogspot.com/
See the Fireblade wiki! http://firebladearray.wikia.com/wiki/FireBlade_Array_Wiki

Offline Shanothaine

Re: Want to Have Your Novel Reviewed?
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2011, 08:01:54 PM »
Hi!

Does this count for ebook short stories as well? Say yes.

:D
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twitter: @Shanothaine

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website: www.foxandraven.co.za
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Re: Want to Have Your Novel Reviewed?
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2011, 08:10:11 PM »
Hi!

Does this count for ebook short stories as well? Say yes.

:D

Sure.  Why not? :)

Offline Shanothaine

Re: Want to Have Your Novel Reviewed?
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2011, 06:07:45 PM »
Hi!

Does this count for ebook short stories as well? Say yes.

:D

Sure.  Why not? :)

YAY! Someone can be expecting one of those, soon. :D
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Re: Want to Have Your Novel Reviewed?
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2011, 07:42:43 PM »
Name: Jay Swanson
Email: jay@vitalischronicles.com
Website URL: http://vitalischronicles.com
Novel Title: The Vitalis Chronicles: White Shores
Genre: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Length: 486 pages
Format: Paperback/mobi/ePUB/PDF
Back Cover Blurb:

In White Shores, the world is languishing in the aftermath of the Continental Wars. Peace has reigned tentatively until the Witch, thought to be the last of the Magi, sought to strike back at the human race and bring them to their knees.

Caught in the middle of the strife, young Ardin Vitalis’ family is murdered by his own nation’s army. Striking out for revenge, he finds himself thrust unwillingly into events that will change his world forever. For reasons unknown to himself, he is driven to save the Witch’s beautiful daughter from the nations, Magi, and King of the Shades who would seek to destroy her, and must wrestle with the mysterious, dark powers that he has been given. Ardin must choose to sacrifice his own freedom and flee enemies that are not his own, or allow events to unfold to the detriment of the planet. Little does he know the part he will play in saving mankind from certain destruction.

White Shores is the first in the Vitalis Chronicles trilogy by Jay Swanson.

How Many Copies Available for Reviewers: At this point I'm working out some kinks in the paperback, so only eBooks are currently available. I'm willing to send them to you in any format you want (within reason, I won't encode it into an animated gif).

Stipulations: I have no problem if you share it with other reviewers so long as you let me know you've passed it on.

Thanks for offering to do this! Let me know if there's anything else you would like.
Currently working with Mercy Ships in Togo - http://jayonaboat.com - And writing the rest of the time - http://vitalischronicles.com

Offline NevilleHughes

Re: Want to Have Your Novel Reviewed?
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2011, 05:57:36 PM »
Name: Neville Hughes
Email: oakington@btinternet.com
Website URL: http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/the-second-coming/16251029 / https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005CF77ZO
Novel Title: The Second Coming
Genre: Fantasy
Length: 376 pages
Format: Paperback/eBook
Back Cover Blurb:

For centuries the Priestesses of Revan have ensured a safe and stable environment for the inhabitants of Suria, a substantial nation on the world of Eureza. However, the guardian of an ancient and forgotten order aims to re-establish it: The Prophecies of The Dragon must be fulfilled. Lia Essmoor and Carly Waterford have been best friends for as long as they can remember, despite leading very different lives in the town of Crossmoor. Lia is a free spirit with few ties, who craves intrigue and adventure. Carly has taken a more traditional route, and is an acolyte in training to be a Priestess. Little do they know that they will go head to head in a confrontation that will change Suria forever.

How Many Copies Available for Reviewers: Free eBook at Lulu
Stipulations: None - feel free to post feedback on Lulu, Amazon, here or to my email address.

 

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