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Calling all #bloggers: A chance at a 25 dollar gift card #blogtour

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I give you not one ... but two chances to win a $25 Amazon gift card. And if you like classic literature, this will be just right for you. If the classics aren't your thing but you would still like to have a chance or two at the gift card, keep reading anyway.

The Guardian of Threshold: A Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy by @adrianvolts #free

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Cover Wars: Naked Chest! @romancebysusan VS @AdriennedeWolfe #romance

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This is a "meme" started by Book Whore. Cover Wars takes two covers and puts them against each other.

Who doesn't love a little naked chest? Yes, ladies, go ahead and gawk, then vote for which cover did it best.

Shame on You: This is not a reason to give a one star review.

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Following the success of last week's campaign against a certain stupid one star review, here's another one for you to consider. First I present the text of the review.

The sex scenes are hot and the dialogue is fast-paced. #bookreview

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Special Offers The Coursodon Dimension


Written by M.L. Ryan

Don't miss any of our book reviews. Here's how...

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I am trying a new service to deliver an email newsletter. My test will be with just our book reviews. If this is successful, I'll add options for signing up for other types of posts, such as Promos.

If this is a popular method of hearing about new posts, I'll be happy to categorize our posts even further. For example, you don't want to miss when our call for book review submissions goes live each month (in addition to other site news), do you? It could come to you in the form of an email. Time will tell.

In the meantime, if you would like to help me test the system, sign up below to receive an email when we post book reviews. According to the way I have it set up currently, you'll receive an email once we have posted three reviews. What that means is you won't be inundated with emails.

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Myth Weaver by @davidjnormoyle #fantasy #ya #bookreview

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Myth Weaver
Cover links to Amazon
Written by David J. Normoyle

4 star review: Mother of Wolves by @ZoeBrooks2 #bookreview

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Mother of Wolves
Click Here to check it out on Amazon.com
Written by Zoe Brooks

The Altercation of Vira by @KenechiUdogu #fantasy #ya #bookreview

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The Altercation of Vira

Check it out on Amazon by clicking here Written by Kenechi Udogu

"I was in tears." Unbreakable by @RachelHannaBook #newadult #romance #novel #excerpt

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Unbreakable
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The Crew Sunday Post: Week of May 19–25

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Buffer The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog. 

Show N' Read Saturday #13–THE BORGIAS

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Buffer A weekly meme hosted by Diantha Jones where we share and rate TV shows and movies we've seen, and the books that we have read or have now been inspired to read.

Books available for review. Fancy a read?

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Available for Review


4 stars: Alligators Overhead by @cleemckenzie #bookreview

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Alligators Overhead
cover links to Amazon

Written by C. Lee McKenzie

Cover Wars: Science Fiction @StuartJaffe vs @PeterCawdron

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This is a "meme" started by Book Whore. Cover Wars takes two covers and puts them against each other.

Diantha picked two science fiction covers from our review/request list. The review for After the Crash is pending, though not guaranteed per our review policies. Trixie & Me was from the list of books not chosen. Would you like to read it? The book is not guaranteed to be available, though if you are interested in joining our crew of book reviewers, see the navigation menu.

Apollo is a rockstar. Dionysus owns a nightclub. The Oracle of Delphi series by @DianthaJones

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Oracle of Delphi
Series By Diantha Jones

You might want to stay awake and read on through the night. #bookreview

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Contract of DefianceSpectras Arise Trilogy


Written by Tammy Salyer

The Sandoval Sisters' Secret of Old Blood by @sramosobriant #bookreview

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The Sandoval Sisters' Secret of Old BloodSandoval Legacy

Written by Sandra Ramos O'Briant

Shame on You: Helpful and Unhelpful One Star Reviews

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This is a continuation of this post where I highlighted a lousy one star review. Many of our readers and passers-by helped send a message to the reviewer in question. Due to the success of the campaign, I thought I would do it again. This time, though, I won't just highlight a lousy one star review, because I actually found another one star review by the same reviewer that I think is actually helpful.

Sunday Post: Week of May 12–18

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Buffer The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog. 

Cover Crush #15: Fall of Sky City by S.M. Blooding

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Prophecy of the Most Beautiful by Diantha Jones  

Click here to check it out on Amazon.



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Shame on You: An Update on the Worst 1 Star Review I've Ever Seen

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The response from the previous Shame on You post was phenomenal. I wasn't sure if people would agree with me or not. I should not have feared. The Indie community came together and told that reviewer the what for. Good for us!

In case you missed the post, click HERE.

A review from a demanding reader.

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Paper Dreams
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Written by Phyllis J. Burton

Discounted promotion via The Masquerade Crew. With a catch ...

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For those of you who do not know, the Masquerade Crew is putting together a series of time-travel anthologies, the first of them hopefully to come out in the next few months. No final date has been set and probably won't be until right before we are ready to release the hounds. This has been a project a year in the making. It's about time we got somewhere with it.

Print books aren't going anywhere anytime soon.

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The number of ebooks sold last year grew 43% from the previous year. This may sound like huge growth, but the ebook market has actually slowed somewhat. Growth before that was in the triple digits. What’s contributed to the slow down?

Anne of Green Gables Collection brought to you by @DomaPublishing #classics

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Anne of Green Gables Collection
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by Lucy Maud Montgomery

4 stars: DRT (A Ghost Story) by @etflint #bookreview

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DRT A Ghost Story


Written by Eric Thomas

Cover Wars: At the Bistro! @NadiaJWriter vs @gardenlilie

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This is a "meme" started by Book Whore. Cover Wars takes two covers and puts them against each other.

When I saw these two covers, I thought they were similar. What do you think?

5 stars: Murder Takes Time by @murdertakestime #murder #mystery #bookreview

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Murder Takes TimeFriendship & Honor


Written by Giacomo Giammatteo

A fun, sexy read. Secret Desire by @romancebysusan #romance

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A good and entertaining read. A Turnkey or Not? by @AnthonyLevy1 #bookreview

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A Turnkey or Not?

Written by Tony Levy

5 stars: Special Offers by @MLRyan1 #romance #fantasy #bookreview

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Special Offers The Coursodon Dimension


Written by M.L. Ryan

4 star review: The Throwbacks by @StephanieQueen #romance #mystery #bookreview

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The ThrowbacksThe Scotland Yard Exchange Program

Written by Stephanie Queen