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Self-published Book Reviews

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Poetry 4 Replies

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Tags: book, poetry

Started by Christine Rice. Last reply by lidy wilks Dec 3, 2014.

Science fiction 7 Replies

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Started by Bonnie Lamer. Last reply by Robert E. Birnschein Nov 9, 2014.

 Free eBooks in Exchange for an Honest ReviewThere are hundreds and…Continue

Started by Inspired Kathy Oct 24, 2014.

Looking for Reviewers - YA Paranormal

Hello Everyone!I am looking for reviewers interested in reviewing the first two books in The Enchanted Island Series to get prepared for the 3rd installment, which will be released mid December.I…Continue

Started by Krystal McLaughlin Oct 13, 2014.

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Comment by Michael Fields on December 21, 2014 at 4:01pm

Spiritual/Humorous Memoir for Review

The Thousand-Petaled Lotus:  Growing Up 

    Gay in the Southern Baptist Church

By Michael Fields

Publisher:  Langdon Street Press

ISBN:  978-1-62652-649-5

Pages:  266

Genre:  Memoir

Growing up in a strict Southern Baptist community can be challenging for some children, especially for those whose sexuality is considered a sin. In The Thousand-Petaled Lotus: Growing Up Gay in the Southern Baptist Church, Michael Fields takes readers on a journey through his childhood, one filled with religious devotion, sexual awakening, and reconciliation. This powerful and often hilarious memoir recounts Fields’ experiences as a homosexual in a devout Southern Baptist family as he tries to understand the meaning of life. 

Michael Fields’ story begins in Nashville, Tennessee -- The Protestant Vatican -- in the late 1950s, where his family was on a strict schedule full of Sunday school, church, and weekday prayer meetings. At the age of four, Fields had his first crush, on a comic book hero called the Martian Manhunter, and even at such a young age, he knew something was different about those feelings. In fear of being denied salvation, he spent his childhood and adolescent years praying for Jesus to cure him of his homosexuality. 

In the Hindu tradition, the thousand-petaled lotus is another name for the sahasrara chakra, the uppermost energy center in the body, which blossoms at the moment of enlightenment.  The Thousand-Petaled Lotus is structured as just that, a lotus of many petals unfolding. Fields’ journey to reconcile his faith with his sexuality is a captivating story that blossoms when he finds what Jesus called The Kingdom of Heaven. 

For review copies contact:  Michael Fields




Comment by Book Buzz on December 9, 2014 at 10:17am

Contemporary Fiction/Drama For Review
Lemmon's Journey
By Philip Oyok
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Published: December 2014
ISBN: 978-1496996282
Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Drama
Formats Available For Review: pdf

Lemmon Grandee is sad and bitter about life. He is fighting the retirement blues and mourning the sudden loss of his wife. Lonesome and heartbroken, his friend and neighbors fear the worse. Suicide seems like the perfect antidote for him. Things change when while cleaning out his late wife's studio, he uncovers hidden letters from his runaway daughter, Gloria, currently living a new life in New York City with her eight-year old son. Lemmon suddenly finds the spark of life he thought he had long lost. He gets on a bus headed to New York with the intention of rekindling his relationship with his daughter and see about convincing her to return home. Who knows? It just might bring an end to the nightmarish dreams plaguing him lately-dreams that foretell of a dark future awaiting him and his lost family. A story of love and death, pain and loss, and the courage to find second chances in life.

For review copies contact:

Philip Oyok
Twitter:  @mastershango

Comment by Ella Hansing on December 6, 2014 at 9:55pm

Submerge into the beauty and dread of a forgotten empire . . .

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Comment by lidy wilks on December 3, 2014 at 1:56pm

Poetry Chapbook Available for Review

Can You Catch My Flow?

by Lidy Wilks

ISBN 9781310991226

Genre: Poetry

Formats Available: 

epub, mobi, pdf,

rtf, lrf, pdb, txt,


A short collection of poetry capturing everyday moments in poetic snapshots.


For review copies, please contact:

Lidy Wilks


Twitter: @lidywilks

Comment by Fuentes on November 22, 2014 at 6:14am

The Shiro Project by David Khara

No downtime, the story is fast paced and addictive. A thriller whose pages we turn eagerly to know more about the hero's adventures while traveling and reliving the pages of our dark history.


Comment by Book Buzz on November 20, 2014 at 9:33am

MG/YA Steampunk Fantasy For Review

The Kingdom Lights
By Steven VS
Publisher: Neverland Publishing Company
Published: October 2014
ISBN: 978-0990314844
Genre: Middle Grade/Young Adult Steampunk/Fantasy
Formats Available For Review: EPUB, MOBI, PDF

In a world where cities float, airships sail the skies and mythical creatures are summoned in a pinch, Celes Vale is distinctly average. Living in the shadow of his talented cousin and his powerful aunt and uncle, Celes is resigned to a future of soot, factories and well, more soot.

But on the night of his twelfth birthday everything changes. A blinding light, a whispered voice and in an instant Celes becomes the first ordinary child in history to develop magic, sending him on a fast-track ticket to the greatest of the floating cities, Gardarel. Boasting grand, elegant buildings wrought from shimmering white stone, the entire city appears as though it has been built from light, and so it has come to be called the Kingdom Lights.

Though some welcome Celes, others want the dirt-ridden up-start off their city—preferably head first. Nowhere is this clearer than in the attitude and actions of the beautiful and haughty Lady Ban and her sneering nephew, Marcus Blackwood. But Blackwood, with his gang of goons and unimaginative one-liners, is soon the least of Celes’s problems.

With a little magic and a lot of detective work, Celes and his group of Scurriers and Wisps unravel the dark truth behind Lady Ban’s prim, perfect smile—an alliance to the villainous Wardens and the masked man who leads them. However, in his attempt to expose Lady Ban, Celes unwittingly stumbles onto an even darker conspiracy—a plan that could lead to the complete destruction of Gardarel itself.

For review copies contact:

Steven VS

Comment by Book Buzz on October 30, 2014 at 2:54pm

Psychological Women's Fiction For Review

Losing Heart
By Donna Brown
Published: November 2014
Genre: Psychological Fiction, Women's Fiction
Formats Available For Review: epub, PDF, mobi, Kindle, and audio (limited quantities in all formats)

"I hate you. I hate you with all of Sylvia's heart."

Helen has waited for months for the heart that will save her life. After reaching out to the grieving mother of her donor heart, Helen realises that a second chance comes at a price. The price, she soon realises, is much steeper than she'd ever have chosen to pay.

There's more than one way to break a heart. There's more than one way to destroy a life...

For review copies contact:

Donna Brown
Google+: Brown

Comment by Ella Hansing on October 17, 2014 at 6:00pm

Bloggers/readers, get a FREE Epub from my website in exchange for reviews! Get a .99 copy now at online retailers!

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Comment by Book Buzz on October 8, 2014 at 12:59pm

Literary Fiction/Coming of Age For Review

White Chalk
By Pavarti K. Tyler
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
ISBN: 978-1622532988
Genre: Literary Fiction, Coming of Age
Formats Available For Review: ePub or Mobi

Part Lolita, part Catcher in the Rye, White Chalk breaks all the rules.

Chelle isn’t what most people consider a typical 13-year-old girl—she doesn’t laugh with friends, play sports, or hang out at the mall after school. Instead, she navigates a world well beyond her years.

Life in Dawson, ND spins on as she grasps at people, pleading for someone to save her—to return her to the simple childhood of unicorns on her bedroom wall and stories on her father’s knee.

When Troy Christiansen walks into her life, Chelle is desperate to believe his arrival will be her salvation. So much so, she forgets to save herself. After experiencing a tragedy at school, her world begins to crack, causing a deeper scar in her already fragile psyche.

Follow Chelle’s twisted tale of modern adolescence, as she travels down the rabbit hole into a reality none of us wants to admit actually exists.

Recent Praise:

Ann Pearlman, Pulitzer Prize Nominee and Author of The Christmas Cookie Club said " Tyler’s eye for what happens to many of our teenagers, and the psychological burdens of growing up too fast, too ignored, too alone, too poor are spot on and insightful."

Rachel Thompson, Award-Winning Author of Broken Pieces calls White Chalk "a primer on the brutal effects of abuse, neglect, and self-esteem."

For review copies contact:

Pavarti K Tyler

Comment by Book Buzz on September 21, 2014 at 11:59am

Collection of Travel Short Stories for Review

Driving In Budapest
By Gary Brill
ISBN: 978-1491289235
Pages: 216
Genre: Chick Lit, Short Stories, Romantic, History, Family

Driving In Budapest tells the stories of regular people trying their best to navigate through life while they also try to navigate through one of Europe’s most fascinating and beautiful cities. Each one must find their destination while dealing with one way streets, clogged bridges, bully drivers and crazy taxis. There is no map to tell them how to get to where they’re going, they just have to keep trying to find their way.

For review copies contact:

Gary Brill


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