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At 9:38pm on March 18, 2013,
Jay Siva
Hi, I came across your blog, and I thought you would be the perfect person to contact.

My name is Jay Siva, the founder of, an easy 'buy book' widget for authors. I'm contacting you today because I think you and your readers would love to know about the EZBuyButton widget I've created.

It is the most advanced 'buy now' widget for selling books. I make it free for authors and publishers, worldwide, to quickly and easily create and use our EZBuyButton widget to place on their website or blog to immediately increase the sales of their books, especially if their books are listed for sale in more than one retail store. I made it super easy, with just a few clicks they just copy & paste a piece of code onto their website/blog, and they're done.

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At 2:18am on September 19, 2010, Brian Goldman said…
Hi Steven, would you please look at

Do you write children’s books reviews and interesting things in the children’s world of books? If so, Story Time For Me is a really cool kids website for animated storybooks.

I see you have a 5 year old in the age range our books are appropriate for. Would you like some free books for your own family also?

At 1:50pm on March 17, 2010, Kate Lindsay gave Steven at Book Dads a gift
Just wanted to introduce myself and my blog, The Book Buff: Book Reviews for Regular People, check it out at
At 2:17pm on October 12, 2009, Steven at Book Dads said…
We are looking for people to join the Book Dads team and contribute reviews and/or articles about reading and literacy with our mission in mind.

* This is a pro bono opportunity to review books and be “published.” We can include a reviewer bio, photo and link back to your own blog or site.
* Contributors may keep any review copy sent from a publisher or author for their own use or to do a giveaway.
* We have lists of books we would like to review … in case you want something to get you started. 1. Review copies available 2. Library Books we are looking for.
* It’s fine to crosspost your review on your own site after the post at Book Dads.

If you are interested in becoming a Book Dad, please send us a sample of your writing. We'd like to see what you've written, do you have a blog or website with reviews or articles we can see? The best thing to do is choose a book, write a review with our goals and guidelines in mind and send it to us by email.

Check out our Guidelines for Reviewers/Contributors.

The story of Uncle Sam is a bit of local history and legend for us here at Book Dads. Every year Troy, NY, historical home of Samuel Wilson "Uncle Sam", has an Uncle Sam Day parade on September 15th.
At 5:00am on July 16, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Steven, I want to introduce you to my debut novel "A Circle of souls" which is a murder, mystery, psychological thriller and a tale of justice and hope. Do visit to read more about the book. Make sure you sign up to win an autographed copy of the book. Thanks for your time in advance.

Best regards

Preetham Grandhi

Early Endorsements for “A Circle of Souls”

Linda Fairstein, NYT Bestselling Author: "A fascinating debut - this novel takes the reader to the darkest places in the human soul, from a writer with the authenticity to lead us there. A stunning thriller and an important read."

Judge Judy Sheindlin, star of the Judge Judy Show: "The seminal work of this fine author kept me glued to my chair until the adventure was over and the mystery solved. A great read!"

Book Synopsis:

The sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a little girl is found brutally murdered. The town s top detective, perplexed by a complete lack of leads, calls in FBI agent Leia Bines, an expert in cases involving children.

Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Gram, a psychiatrist at Newbury s hospital, searches desperately for the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings devastating nightmares. Afraid that she might hurt herself in the midst of a torturous episode, Naya s parents have turned to the bright young doctor as their only hope.

The situations confronting Leia and Peter converge when Naya begins drawing chilling images of murder after being bombarded by the disturbing images in her dreams. Amazingly, her sketches are the only clues to the crime that has panicked Newbury residents. Against her better judgment, Leia explores the clues in Naya s crude drawings, only to set off an alarming chain of events.
In this stunning psychological thriller, innocence gives way to evil, and trust lies forgotten in a web of deceit, fear, and murder.
At 10:30pm on March 6, 2009, Chris Tusa said…
Sorry. This would definitely be the wrong book:)
At 11:05am on March 6, 2009, Chris Tusa said…
Hi Steven,

My name is Chris Tusa, and I'm a writer from New Orleans. I am writing because my debut novel, Dirty Little Angels, is now available, and I was hoping you might be willing to mention it on your blog (or review it). If you're interested, I'd be glad to send you an e-book version of the book. Just let me know. I've included a summary of the novel below:

Dirty Little Angels
Set in the slums of New Orleans, among clusters of crack houses and abandoned buildings, Dirty Little Angels is the story of sixteen year old Hailey Trosclair. When the Trosclair family suffers a string of financial hardships and a miscarriage, Hailey finds herself looking to God to save her family. When her prayers go unanswered, Hailey puts her faith in Moses Watkins, a failed preacher and ex-con. Fascinated by Moses's lopsided view of religion, Hailey, and her brother Cyrus, begin spending time down at an abandoned bank that Moses plans to convert into a drive-through church. Gradually, though, Moses's twisted religious beliefs become increasingly more violent, and Hailey and Cyrus soon find themselves trapped in a world of danger and fear from which there may be no escape.

If you'd like to read the first chapter before you commit, feel free to visit my web site:

Thanks so much,

Christopher Tusa
At 9:09am on November 11, 2008, Miriam Parker said…

So glad you are excited about THE MAGICIAN'S BOOK. I will send you one today.

At 5:06pm on October 30, 2008, Lisa Roberson said…
Hello Steven! So glad I ran into you and your blogs today! :)
At 9:22pm on October 27, 2008, Lesa Holstine said…
Steven - I'm giving away a copy of Paul of Dune on my blog this week, if you'd like to enter the contest. My blog is, and check Fri., Oct. 24 for details if you're interested.

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