Review Submission Guidelines

Like your book reviewed? Getting a lot of requests lately so here are some submission guidelines!

I’ve been receiving a lot of correspondence recently regarding review requests so I thought it best to clarify a few things to save everybody time and effort when considering submitting them.

A few points about the blog:

  • I don’t consider myself a critic. I read books that interest me and if I like them I share my thoughts on here. If you disagree with what I have to say about them  that’s fine,…

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Blog Awards Ireland 2014 Nominations - Thank You!

Delighted and humbled to announce that I’ve been nominated for not one but two awards for Best Arts & Culture and Best Newcomer in Blog Awards Ireland 2014!

Blog Awards Ireland 2014 Nominations - Thank You!

Delighted and humbled to announce that I’ve been nominated for not one but two awards for Best Arts & Culture and Best Newcomer in Blog Awards Ireland 2014!

Book Review: Eleanor by Jason Gurley

One of the best novels you’ll read this year. Book Review: Eleanor by @JGurley #fridayreads

Gurley_EleanorTragedy has a profound effect on any family. A decision made by a family member in the past reverberates throughout time, reshaping possibilities, closing doors that should have been left open and opening ones that should have never even existed. A young girl, struggling with these consequences, finds herself torn from reality by strange forces that will affect her life forever.

A mesmerising mix…

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Book Review: The Dimension Scales and Other Stories by Garry Abbott

Book Review: The Dimension Scales and Other Stories by @Garry_Abbott

SCALEI seem to be getting a hell of a lot of short story compilations sent to me these days. This can only be a good thing, especially for new authors who want to test the waters and show their wares to an ever-expanding ebook audience. Where the collection is by one author alone however, the stakes are raised slightly. Part of the attraction of short story anthologies to many readers is the variation…

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Book Review: NOS4A2 by Joe Hill.

I’m aware I’m a tad tardy to the party on this one but here goes! The growing trend in horror fiction these days seem to be the evolution of “The Big Bad.” Authors try to outdo each other with over-constructed monsters, demons and sundry psychopaths in a bid to grab the attention of readers nowadays left yawning at the mere mention of anything as trivial as a mere vampire or werewolf.

Book Review: NOS4A2 by Joe Hill.

I’m aware I’m a tad tardy to the party on this one but here goes! The growing trend in horror fiction these days seem to be the evolution of “The Big Bad.” Authors try to outdo each other with over-constructed monsters, demons and sundry psychopaths in a bid to grab the attention of readers nowadays left yawning at the mere mention of anything as trivial as a mere vampire or werewolf.

Book Review: World Of Trouble (The Last Policeman Book III) by Ben H. Winters

WorldOfTrouble_FinalI feel for authors writing the final part of a trilogy. It must be hell. You’ve put all that work in, ensnared all those readers, built up their expectations. They’re expecting something big. You don’t want to mess up.

It helps of course, when you’ve already got one of the most interesting and endearing detectives since Sherlock Holmes to play around with. Enter Henry “Hank” Palace, for the final…

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Book Review: Synchronic: 13 Tales Of Time Travel edited by David Gatewood.

As the revival of the short story goes from strength to strength, the short story anthology is fast becoming an exciting outlet for both new and established authors.

Book Review: Synchronic: 13 Tales Of Time Travel edited by David Gatewood.

As the revival of the short story goes from strength to strength, the short story anthology is fast becoming an exciting outlet for both new and established authors.

Book Review: The Girl In The Road by Monica Byrne

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Published by Little, Brown (UK)

Set in a much different future than you might expect, Monica Byrne’s debut novel The Girl In The Road ditches the conventions of the genre for an altogether more inventive approach, set in a world where the balance of power has shifted to the East and new technology is being developed on a much more personal level.

Meena wakes with a mysterious snakebite, prompting…

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Book Review: Deep Breath, Hold Tight by Jason Gurley

Jason Gurley has created an outstanding collection here, each as diverse as it is enthralling, establishing himself as a masterful short story writer.

Book Review: Deep Breath, Hold Tight by Jason Gurley

Jason Gurley has created an outstanding collection here, each as diverse as it is enthralling, establishing himself as a masterful short story writer.

Book Review: Pennsylvania (Omnibus Edition) By Michael Bunker

Finally collected into an omnibus edition, Michael Bunker’s Pennsylvania series was one of the breakout successes in recent months.

Book Review: Pennsylvania (Omnibus Edition) By Michael Bunker

Finally collected into an omnibus edition, Michael Bunker’s Pennsylvania series was one of the breakout successes in recent months.