Invitation to the book review bloggers

Yes I know you’re out there, and I am here. So I was thinking… How about you comment below this post with your blog site, and the first TWENTY-FIVE to do so will be sent a Kindle version of my book (too costly send out a 638 page paperback really).

So how do I participate as a Blogger?

You need to be interested in reviewing an epic fantasy novel. My novel is the first in a series with Part 2 being released on 12 August 2016 (together with my first science fiction novel Subject 37).

You need to have an active blog site. My blog is connected to Twitter, and every post I do, goes there. WHEN you get offered the chance to review my book, your post WILL be re-blogged on my own blog site using the Press This feature. It means that all my Facebook, Twitter and WordPress followers will be able to visit your site to read your review. Currently I get over 8,000 impressions a day with my Twitter feed (1).

If you get selected for a review you promise to give an honest(*) review which includes a small review on site too. You can find web links directly to my review pages for both and on my website and anyone else interested, is welcome to post a review there too. I have a page listed as Novel Extracts on my website, and if you follow the link that you can find on my homepage, it allows you to read a Preview of the book.

(*) So what does an honest review mean? It means you rate my book as you see it. If it is worth just one star according to you, then so be it. It means simply that each next book I create needs to improve above and beyond those already created.

I will decided on who does these reviews by 10 May 2016 if there are a lot of potential participants. Watch out for UPCOMING FREE BOOK PROMOTIONS on Amazon, so during this period you can download the book for doing a review, however only twenty-five bloggers will have their reviews back-linked to my blog. I will also list a link your blog entry on my website.

(1) Information correct as of 29 April 2016.

Beta Readers!

If you are someone interested in becoming a dedicated beta reader for me, or as I call it “the scene cleaners”, then I would like to hear from you as well. What makes you a good beta reader for me? You can email me at if interested, marking your subject line with “SCENE CLEANER APPLICANT”. I am currently accepting up to FIVE individuals.

A few things to remember when you apply for this:

  1. You will be reading crucial scenes for readability. You are helping me to make the finished product the best it can be.
  2. You get a set of chapters to read, and you will fill in a questionnaire that I send with it. Remember that the comments in this questionnaire are sent with the manuscript to my editor, so you need to be concise, precise, and objective in your observations.
  3. You will need to meet deadlines. I write to a schedule, and a very tight one indeed. It means I cannot have any scene cleaners who are slow to deliver back. A turn around of between 1 and 2 months is expected.

Feel you would be suitable? I am opening my doors for beta readers, and will officially commence with this from 1 AUGUST 2016 onwards. The deadline to respond is by 30 JULY 2016. It is not something I will be paying for, but I will send each beta reader I selected a printed copy of the novel they were scene cleaning, complete with a thank you note and my autograph to make it extra special

Whilst I would like to say I would take anyone, I would prefer individuals who can provide me with the names of three authors you are currently a beta reader for, or have been for within the last two months (so March/April 2016 or more recent). This is to ensure I get credible people that I can trust and will not abuse the confidentiality of the material provided to them.

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