Let’s Try a Little Experiment to Keep Review Momentum Going and Growing
Plus Book Review Hint #5
By Lois W. Stern
Creator of the Tales2Inspire® Collection; and Your GetReviews Advocate
As you can tell, I am an author advocate, a firm believer in the power of “Authors Helping Authors”, the underlying philosophy of my Tales2Inspire project and its ultimate success. This REVIEWS WANTED project is catching on nicely, as you can see by the growing number of review requests. Now, in the spirit of Authors Helping Authors, I’m suggesting we take it to the next level:
Read through the Reviews Wanted list below, contact one author whose book description appeals to you and write an honest review within 30 days. If it’s a good one, post it on Amazon. If not, e-mail the author with a couple of suggestions on how they could improve it.
You can get any of these books listed below for FREE
in exchange for an honest Amazon posted review.
TITLE: A PREDATOR AND A PSYCHOPATH: A Dark and Twisted Psychological Thriller
NUMBER OF PAGES: 277
DESCRIPTION: Drawing inspiration from real cases, and with well-researched, realistic characters, A Predator and A Psychopath is not for the soft-hearted.
AUTHOR'S NAME: Jay Kerk
FORMAT: Mobi, epub, pdf
AGE/INTEREST LEVEL: adult, psychological thriller
AMAZON URL: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V4NL6R8
TITLE: EVERYDAY SUPERHEROES: WOMEN IN STEM CAREERS
NUMBER OF PAGES: 79 pages
When kids (boys and girls) are asked to draw a scientist, nearly 70% draw a MAN! This children's book tackles stereotypes in STEM careers, sharing the colorful stories of 26 diverse women from an astronomer to zoologist. In researcher David Miller’s recent meta-analysis of 20,000 scientist drawings from the last fifty years, only 28% of scientists depicted were females.
AUTHOR'S NAME: Erin Twamley and Joshua Sneideman
FORMAT: Electronic PDF or a Paperback
AGE/INTEREST LEVEL: Ages 8- 14 years old/STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), Careers, Women, Diversity
AMAZON URL: https://amzn.to/2HVGaUl
TITLE: THE RED DIRT HYMNBOOK
NUMBER OF PAGES: 320
DESCRIPTION: Ruby now realizes she made a big mistake when she ran away to marry a traveling preacher. But she can't just call home, because in 1979 the closest thing to a cell phone was a CB radio. Besides, Dad is still angry at her for "running off with the dang-fool Jesus Circus."
AUTHOR'S NAME: Roxie Faulker Kirk
FORMAT: PDF, E-book and paperback
AGE/INTEREST LEVEL: ADULT
AMAZON LINK: click here
TITLE: THE OPIUM LORD'S DAUGHTER
NUMBER OF PAGES: 287
DESCRIPTION: The Opium Lord’s Daughter features true events and characters within a world populated by rogue drug traders, imperialist government officials, religious zealots, and scrappy survivors. It’s a coming-of-age story filled with romance, adventure, and tragedy; an expedition through the destruction of a culture, underscoring the hold and havoc drug empires perpetually exert.
AUTHOR'S NAME: Robert Wang
FORMAT: E-book available on all major retailers
AGE/INTEREST LEVEL: 18+
AMAZON LINK: https://tinyurl.com/the-opium-lords-daughter
TITLE: AVENGING ANGEL: LOVE AND DEATH IN OLD BROOKLYN
NUMBER OF PAGES: 394
DESCRIPTION: An African-American woman, struggling to overcome the trauma of a racially motivated childhood rape, finds even deadly revenge insufficient. She stalks the streets of the dark city, dangling her spider's web before potential predators. Eventually, while searching for salvation as a fearless champion of endangered women, she tests her capacity to risk being loved. a tale of revenge, survival and redemption, wrapped around an unlikely and stormy dark romance, and set within the context of some unfortunately timeless issues: Violence Against Women, and Racism.
AUTHOR'S NAME: Charles S. Isaacs
FORMAT: any digital format
AGE/INTEREST LEVEL: Adults
AMAZON LINK: Amazon
SUBTITLE: My Journey through a Toxic WorldPAGE COUNT: 293
DESCRIPTION: A bold and straight-shooting memoir about my lifelong struggles with chemical sensitivities, wrapped around timely and important manifesto about the need to avoid toxic products and environments. Additional themes: IRS whistleblower claim, triumph over family trauma, and sexual bias/assault in corrupt and patriarchal systems.
AUTHOR: Pookie Sekmet
EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.orgWEBSITE: https://www.pookiesekmet.comFORMAT: ARC (Advanced review copies)AGE/INTEREST LEVEL: General Audience/MemoirAMAZON LINK: http://tiny.cc/3jy89y
TITLE: WE GO TO BO
# OF PAGES: 24
DESCRIPTION: A story with characters, action, and humor, using words no longer than two letters to make it easier for children to learn how to read
AUTHOR'S NAME: Larry Baum
FORMAT: All requested PDFs and e-books. Paperback copies limited to five
AGE/INTEREST LEVEL: 3-6
TITLE: JUSTICE GONE
# OF PAGES: 336 (314 excluding front and back matter)
DESCRIPTION: A homeless vet is beaten to death by police. Protests erupt. 3 cops are gunned down. A multi-state manhunt. And the trial of the decade. A new kind of legal thriller.
AUTHOR'S NAME: N. Lombardi Jr
FORMAT: PDF, e-book (including Kindle), 20 paper back copies
AGE/INTEREST LEVEL: teens and adults
AMAZON LINK: http://tiny.cc/c9y89y
TITLE: SUPER SPOONS TO THE RESCUE
Subtitle: A MATH MEASURING STORY
Subtitle: A MATH MEASURING STORY
NUMBER OF PAGES: 58 Pages
DESCRIPTION: This is a math story about spoon superheroes who help people measure ingredients for things like chocolate cakes. When their town is hit by a tornado, they help dispense the exact amount of medicines needed. They fly to the rescue as requested. This book also has worksheets and activity cards.
AUTHOR'S NAME: Carolyn Wilhelm
Illustrator: Oxana Cerra
FORMAT:3 PDFs, 3 of PAPERBACK BOOKS (people can have both)
AGE/INTEREST LEVEL: Primary Grades 1-3 (Ages 6-9)
AMAZON LINK: https://tinyurl.com/y495v5nc
TITLE: TALES2INSPIRE ~ THE PEARL COLLECTION
NUMBER OF PAGES: 124
DESCRIPTION: True stories of fifteen Awesome Kids, each making an incredible impact with a project to better our world.
AUTHOR'S NAME: Lois W. Stern
FORMAT: PDF, e-book, paperback copies limited to 4
AGE/INTEREST LEVEL: preteens, teens and adults
AMAZON LINK: http://tiny.cc/jqr89y
To get your copy of any of the above titles for review:
Email the author directly using their address above.
- Commit to writing a review within 30 days.
- Post your review on Amazon.
- Give the author permission to post it on this New Book Review blog, credited to you with a link to your website or social network, of course.
In the tradition (and memory) of our beloved friend and author advocate, Dan Poynter,
The New Book Review wants to help our readers get credible reviews, so continue to send us your REVIEW WANTED requests as outlined below.
TO SUBMIT YOUR REVIEW REQUEST, KINDLY USE THE FOLLOWING FORMAT:
SUBTITLE IF ANY:
SUBTITLE IF ANY:
NUMBER OF PAGES:
DESCRIPTION: (Please keep pitch to 75 words or less.)
FORMAT:(PDF, E-BOOK, # of PAPERBACK BOOKS, # of HARDCOVER BOOKS)
AMAZON URL: (Kindly send shortened link, which you can obtain at: https://tiny.cc)
Send review requests to Lois at: email@example.com
Put Blogspot Review Request IN THE SUBJECT LINE.
LOIS'S HINT #5 FOR GETTING REVIEWS:
Make sure you have an Amazon author page and keep it up to date. Carolyn Howard-Johnson says: “I use the Twitter and other social media icons that appear on my Amazon buy pages to let Amazon make tweets for me. By doing so, Amazon’s algorithms get pinged, a handy way to spread the word about preorders.”
Page 87 of Carolyn Howard-Johnson's How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally
MORE ABOUT THE GUEST BLOGGER AND HER TALES2INSPIRE PROJECT
Lois is a multi award winning author whose work has been featured in the New York Times, on Local Access TV and in live presentations in many varied venues. She has now published eight Tales2Inspire books of her contest winners' stories. Fans of Chicken Soup for the Soul are particularly enamored of Tales2Inspire books, because aside from their inspirational themes, they are filled with original photos to enhance the power of each story.Lois invites interested readers to get a FREE Tales2Inspire sampler book at: www.tales2inspire.com/gift and to learn more about entering the next Tales2Inspire contest at: www.tales2inspire.com/contest
Twitter: www.twitter.com/tales2inspire2Learn more about her and her projects here:Tales2Inspire website: http://www.tales2inspire.com
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/tales2inspire
LinkedIn profile: http://tinyurl.com/odtw2wt
Get a FREE Tales2Inspire Sampler book at: www.tales2inspire.com/gift
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