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message 1: by Jay (new)

Jay Howard (jay_howard) GROUP 9 - moderator Marie-Anne Mancio


START DATE: 23 March 2013

END DATE: 15 June 2013


Please remember the commitment you are making to your fellow group members. If you don’t think you can manage to do 4 book reviews between these dates please let me know now. I will find someone else for this group and you will be able to choose a later group that will be more suitable for you. If you pull out after the start date for any reason it is the other members who will be faced with the problem of finding a replacement, or missing out on reviews, through no fault of their own. Please don’t ask the moderators to chase after replacements as we just don’t have the time.

It is the responsibility of the author to get their book to their reviewer in a format the reviewer can manage. When the file is received, please post a GR link to the book in this thread so that the author has confirmation that reviewing of the correct book has started.

There are no set dates for the start of each round. You can each work at your own pace, within the limits of the round deadlines. All reviews must be posted by 15 June 2013.

When you have posted your review on GR please post a link to your review in this thread.

All reviews of 3, 4 or 5 stars must be posted to GR, Amazon .com and Amazon.co.uk.

If the rating is 1 or 2 stars, the review must be posted to GR but the author should be asked if they want the review to go to Amazon or not.

Postings to any other sites are by agreement by both author and reviewer.

DON’T FORGET TO POST THE LINK TO THE BOOK(S) YOU WILL BE PUTTING FORWARD FOR REVIEWING AS I REQUESTED IN MY PM TO YOU. FAILURE TO DO SO BY THE GROUP START DATE MAY RESULT IN YOU LOSING YOUR PLACE TO ANOTHER MEMBER.

In the next post are the listings for the 4 review rounds, the who reviews who stuff. You don’t have to put forward the same book for every round, but you can only ask for one review per round.

Happy reviewing, everyone :)


message 2: by Jay (last edited Mar 13, 2013 08:01AM) (new)

Jay Howard (jay_howard) If I’ve missed something that results in you being asked to review someone who has already reviewed you, please let me know asap. If you’ve registered and are not listed here, don’t worry, your turn will come soon in another group.

Edit 11 March - E.D. has to withdraw, replacement being sought for rounds 2-4

Edit 13 March - Marina Latcko is taking E.D.'s place for rounds 2, 3 and 4



Member Links

Cherokee Randolf http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...
Enrico Antiporda http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...
L.A. Parker http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...
Tom Xavier http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/16...
Sheela Word http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...
Laura Libricz http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...
Eisah http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...
E.D. Brady http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...
Marilia Bonelli http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...
Mayor.A.Lan http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...
Alberto Ambard http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...
Kathy Garlock http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/30...
J.E.Swift http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/14...
Matthew Turner http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...
Tina Smith http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...
Marina Latcko http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...


The four rounds you have signed up for:

R1 end 13-Apr-13
R2 end 04-May-13
R3 end 25-May-13
R4 end 15-Jun-13



ROUND 1
Cherokee Randolf reviews Enrico Antiporda
Enrico Antiporda reviews L.A. Parker
L.A. Parker reviews Tom Xavier
Tom Xavier reviews Sheela Word
Sheela Word reviews Laura Libricz
Laura Libricz reviews Eisah
Eisah reviews E.D. Brady
E.D. Brady reviews Marilia Bonelli
Marilia Bonelli reviews Mayor.A.Lan
Mayor.A.Lan reviews Alberto Ambard
Alberto Ambard reviews Kathy Garlock
Kathy Garlock reviews J.E.Swift
J.E.Swift reviews Matthew Turner
Matthew Turner reviews Tina Smith
Tina Smith reviews Cherokee Randolf

ROUND 2
Cherokee Randolf reviews L.A. Parker
Enrico Antiporda reviews Tom Xavier
L.A. Parker reviews Sheela Word
Tom Xavier reviews Laura Libricz
Sheela Word reviews Eisah
Laura Libricz reviews Marina Latcko
Eisah reviews Marilia Bonelli
Marina Latcko reviews Mayor.A.Lan
Marilia Bonelli reviews Alberto Ambard
Mayor.A.Lan reviews Kathy Garlock
Alberto Ambard reviews J.E.Swift
Kathy Garlock reviews Matthew Turner
J.E.Swift reviews Tina Smith
Matthew Turner reviews Cherokee Randolf
Tina Smith reviews Enrico Antiporda

ROUND 3
Cherokee Randolf reviews Tom Xavier
Enrico Antiporda reviews Sheela Word
L.A. Parker reviews Laura Libricz
Tom Xavier reviews Eisah
Sheela Word reviews Marina Latcko
Laura Libricz reviews Marilia Bonelli
Eisah reviews Mayor.A.Lan
Marina Latcko reviews Alberto Ambard
Marilia Bonelli reviews Kathy Garlock
Mayor.A.Lan reviews J.E.Swift
Alberto Ambard reviews Matthew Turner
Kathy Garlock reviews Tina Smith
J.E.Swift reviews Cherokee Randolf
Matthew Turner reviews Enrico Antiporda
Tina Smith reviews L.A. Parker

ROUND 4
Cherokee Randolf reviews Sheela Word
Enrico Antiporda reviews Laura Libricz
L.A. Parker reviews Eisah
Tom Xavier reviews Marina Latcko
Sheela Word reviews Marilia Bonelli
Laura Libricz reviews Mayor.A.Lan
Eisah reviews Alberto Ambard
Marina Latcko reviews Kathy Garlock
Marilia Bonelli reviews J.E.Swift
Mayor.A.Lan reviews Matthew Turner
Alberto Ambard reviews Tina Smith
Kathy Garlock reviews Cherokee Randolf
J.E.Swift reviews Enrico Antiporda
Matthew Turner reviews L.A. Parker
Tina Smith reviews Tom Xavier


message 3: by Jay (last edited Mar 08, 2013 12:24PM) (new)

Jay Howard (jay_howard) It's very rare for me to get it absolutely right from first posting. Sing out if you spot something I've done wrong this time ;)

I am your contact until everyone has checked in here with their GR book link. After that your contact is your moderator, Marie-Anne.


message 4: by Eisah (new)

Eisah Eisah | 31 comments I got a post inbetween yours!

I hope I did it right, it looked like what the other groups did.


message 5: by Jay (last edited Mar 13, 2013 08:49AM) (new)

Jay Howard (jay_howard) Eisah wrote: "I got a post inbetween yours!

I hope I did it right, it looked like what the other groups did."


Now that's really keen!
I'll copy it here and delete the other if you don't mind, just to keep the setup messages together.
This was your post:

My book here Flute of the Wind Queen (all four rounds):

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16...

I have mobi and epub files.

I can take mobi (preferred) epub or pdf.


message 6: by Marília (new)

Marília Bonelli | 12 comments Hi everyone.

My book for the first round is Grace. I can send it over in doc, pdf or mobi.

Here's the link:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15...

I read on my computer, so anything I can open is fine. The ones I usually use are doc, pdf and mobi.

Hugs,


message 7: by Sheela (new)

Sheela Word | 7 comments Hi. My first-round book is "naate (connections)": http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17.... I can send it in mobi, pdf, or epub.

I'd prefer to receive a mobi or pdf file.

Thanks everybody.


message 8: by L.A. (new)

L.A. Parker (LAFP) | 9 comments Hi, all! My book is Stella's Sheets.

I am new to all these formats having only published in KDP. I do not have the file. So I can gift a Kindle copy, send doc, docx or pdf.
Stella's Sheets

I prefer doc or docx


message 9: by Tom (new)

Tom Xavier (TomXavier) | 6 comments Hey all,

My first-round book is DARK CURSES AND FAERIE DREAMS. Here's the GR link:

Dark Curses and Faerie Dreams

I have it available in PDF and most other formats through smashwords.com. Smashwords allows me to gift a copy, I believe. Otherwise I can email the file.


message 10: by Laura (new)

Laura Libricz (lauralibricz) | 21 comments Hi! My book to be reviewed is The Master and the Maid.

The Master and the Maid

I'd prefer to either gift a Kindle copy or give you a coupon for Smashwords for all the other fomats.

I read on my Kindle, so I prefer that.


message 11: by Jay (new)

Jay Howard (jay_howard) Tom wrote: "Hey all,
I have it available in PDF and most other formats through smashwords.com. Smashwords allows me to gift a copy, I believe."


Go to your dashboard on SW, generate a coupon code for 100% discount, and then you just need to PM the code to your reviewer. They pick up whatever format they want.


message 12: by Jay (new)

Jay Howard (jay_howard) L.A. wrote: "Hi, all! My book is Stella's Sheets.

I am new to all these formats having only published in KDP. I do not have the file. So I can gift a Kindle copy, send doc, docx or pdf.
Stella's Sheets

I pre..."


If you have a doc file that's all you need for uploading to Smashwords and they'll convert to all other formats for you :)


message 13: by L.A. (new)

L.A. Parker (LAFP) | 9 comments I plan on doing that but I am in kdp select and have to be exclusive to Amazon until this term expires. I am working on getting my book ready for Smashwords.

Thanks, Jay.


message 14: by Tom (new)

Tom Xavier (TomXavier) | 6 comments Jay wrote: "Tom wrote: "Hey all,
I have it available in PDF and most other formats through smashwords.com. Smashwords allows me to gift a copy, I believe."

Go to your dashboard on SW, generate a coupon code ..."


That's what I thought. Thanks, Jay.


message 15: by Enrico (new)

Enrico Antiporda | 22 comments I'm new in this group, but I will be reviewing L.A. Parker's Stella's Sheets for the first round.

As for my book, it is THE ADVENTURES OF JIMBO, THE HOMELESS CAT for all four rounds, available in .mobi or .pdf.

Here is the link:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B7UHIB6


message 16: by Tom (new)

Tom Xavier (TomXavier) | 6 comments More info about my ebook, DARK CURSES AND FAERIE DREAMS: It will be the book to be reviewed in all the rounds. It can be downloaded in many formats from smashwords.com using this coupon code, which reduces the price to zero:

Coupon code: TP26Y

The smashwords link is:

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/...

Thanks, all!


message 17: by Jay (new)

Jay Howard (jay_howard) Tom wrote: "More info about my ebook, DARK CURSES AND FAERIE DREAMS: It will be the book to be reviewed in all the rounds. It can be downloaded in many formats from smashwords.com using this coupon code, which..."

Do you want this code available to everyone, Tom? You could delete it from here and just PM it to your reviewer if you prefer.


message 18: by Tom (new)

Tom Xavier (TomXavier) | 6 comments Thanks, Jay. I'm happy to have it available for now. Anyone in the group is welcome to take a copy.


message 19: by Tom (new)

Tom Xavier (TomXavier) | 6 comments But if anyone not reviewing the book really loves the story after 50 pages, please go to Amazon and buy a copy to help a struggling writer :)


message 20: by Mayowa (new)

Mayowa Ajisafe (mayowaajisafe) | 6 comments Hi everyone,

My book for the first round of review is Eagle Success and the link is http://www.mayoralan.com/eagle-success and http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AR5G27I.

My book will be made available on PDF or DOC format.

So happy to be here.

My regards to every group member.

Mayor


message 21: by Marília (last edited Mar 09, 2013 05:15PM) (new)

Marília Bonelli | 12 comments I just noticed something....

R1 end 13-Apr-12
R2 end 04-May-12
R3 end 25-May-12
R4 end 15-Jun-12

Shows how out of it I am that I had to stop and actually look at a calendar. :)
Could've been worse, it could've said Feb 30 like the cookie I ate in January.
Sorry, ignore me, I'm being silly... This has nothing to do with the rest of the discussion.


message 22: by K.A. (new)

K.A. Krisko (KAKrisko) | 1354 comments Mod
Doesn't it become 2013 tonight when Daylight Savings Time begins???


message 23: by Jay (new)

Jay Howard (jay_howard) Haha! I KNEW I'd make at least one mistake, no matter how many times I check it. I once had a job interview that involved doing a 10 minute presentation on the Y2K problems (this was back in 1994). The very first slide was wrong - 200 not 2000 for the year. I'd checked and practised dozens of times for that interview and missed that error every single time. So I started the presentation with 'this is the kind of error we'll be facing if we don't act now - computers and microprocessors in other equipment just won't recognise dates correctly unless we correct the programs using 2 digit years'. I got the job.

I suppose this is the same as the word blindness that afflicts us when we are trying to proof read.


message 24: by Mayowa (new)

Mayowa Ajisafe (mayowaajisafe) | 6 comments Oh My! I never even see or thought about the dates and that seems to be a cool thing similar to turning back the hand of time.

I think Jay deserve a kudos for successfully turning back the hands of time here.

Kudos! Lol!


message 25: by Laura (new)

Laura Libricz (lauralibricz) | 21 comments Hi,

I just wanted to let you all know that over the Easter vacation, two weeks, I won't be online much because I'll be going to see my dad. I'll sort our my first two rounds because I'll have time to read if my daughter isn't too chatty. I'm going to take her some books ;-)


message 26: by Marília (new)

Marília Bonelli | 12 comments Jay wrote: "Haha! I KNEW I'd make at least one mistake, no matter how many times I check it. I once had a job interview that involved doing a 10 minute presentation on the Y2K problems (this was back in 1994)...."

Yeah, that type of blindness, haha.
Or maybe computers are mean and the like to change things around when we're not looking. :) Every time I read a manuscript, I see a mistake I hadn't seen before... Maybe they multiply. ;)


message 27: by Jay (new)

Jay Howard (jay_howard) It's our own fault for creating male mistakes AND female mistakes - how else would they multiply when we're not looking?


message 28: by K.A. (new)

K.A. Krisko (KAKrisko) | 1354 comments Mod
Parthenogenic mistakes.


message 29: by Jay (new)

Jay Howard (jay_howard) Ever read Consider Her Ways?


message 30: by Marília (new)

Marília Bonelli | 12 comments Jay wrote: "Ever read Consider Her Ways?"

haha
I had to look it up. I'd never heard of it. I think I'd like it, reminds of an episode of Outer Limits I saw some years ago. :)


message 31: by K.A. (new)

K.A. Krisko (KAKrisko) | 1354 comments Mod
I believe that episode of The Outer Limits was based on the story! How did Group 9 get so off topic? I don't even belong here!


message 32: by Kathy (new)

Kathy Garlock (KathyKG) Hi all,

My book for the first round is Gone for a Soldier.

Alberto was kind enough to request his review copy and it's on the way.

It's available as an epub or pdf.

Kathy


message 33: by Marie-Anne (new)

Marie-Anne Mancio (hotelalphabet) | 139 comments Thanks all! It's up to you how you do this. Some people prefer to send messages to all their reviewers at the beginning and the people they are reviewing so you have done all the admin and can read at your own pace.


message 34: by Eisah (new)

Eisah Eisah | 31 comments Posted my review for round 1, Remembered (The Vistira Trilogy: Book 1).
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

Thank you for the read.


message 35: by Cherokee (last edited Mar 12, 2013 03:07PM) (new)

Cherokee Randolph | 16 comments My book for all four rounds is WHAT HAPPENED TO TASHA BLUE? I guess this is the link http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17.... I'm still trying to get my cover on the book.
Thanks, Cherokee


message 36: by Sheela (new)

Sheela Word | 7 comments My Round 2 book is "Nine Princesses: Tales of Love and Romance" (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17...).

Rounds 1, 3, and 4 are "Naate (Connections)" (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17...).

Thanks!


message 37: by Marília (last edited Mar 11, 2013 06:55PM) (new)

Marília Bonelli | 12 comments K.A. wrote: "I believe that episode of The Outer Limits was based on the story! How did Group 9 get so off topic? I don't even belong here!"

The off-topic was my fault... Apologies and consider it a preview of what happens with my dialogs. :)

You don't belong here? *sigh* I feel like that constantly. hehe.
Again, sorry for derailing the conversation.
Oh, and Kathy, is it okay if I ask you for your book in advance - before round 3?


message 38: by Mark (new)

Mark Bell (dingbell) | 77 comments The Alfred Hitchcock Hour. 1964


message 39: by Edi (new)

Edi Melon (EDBrady) I regret to inform you all that due to a new job position, I will be unable to continue with this round of reviews. I am already half way through round one and will see it out, but will be unable to complete round 2, 3 and 4 on time. My deepest regrets and apologies. I have already contacted Jay and she is graciously working to rearrange to have my postition filled. I looked forward to working with all of you sometime again in the future. Thank you all so much for your patience and kindness.


message 40: by Jay (new)

Jay Howard (jay_howard) I'm sure we all wish you luck with the job, E.D. As you've let us all know so early - the group hasn't even officially started yet! - and due to the circumstances, I'm happy to find a replacement for rounds 2-4.

I'll edit message 2 to show the change now, and again when I have a replacement.


message 41: by Jay (new)

Jay Howard (jay_howard) Mark wrote: "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour. 1964"

OK, Mark, I admit it - your reference has me beat. Was there an episode in that year that had to do with parthenogenesis?
(And Kathy - don't disappear - this is still my thread until I hand over to Marie-Anne and I like being off topic now and then!)


message 42: by Mark (new)

Mark Bell (dingbell) | 77 comments http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0394029/?...

Consider Her Ways was an episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour in 1964. The only listed film adaptation for the story. Society without men, not even in a drone capacity? Now you women have scared me. I will not be accepting dinner invitations under any circumstance. lol


message 43: by Tina (new)

Tina Smith (TinaSmith) | 3 comments Tina Smith Wolf Sirens series

Wolf Sirens Forbidden Discover the Legend by Tina Smith

Wolf Sirens Fever Many are Born, Few are Reborn by Tina Smith


message 45: by Alberto (new)

Alberto Ambard | 21 comments Hi all. Below find a link for my book page at Goodreads. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15....

I can send PDF to you guys and prefer such format to review your books as well.
Thanks to all,
A


message 46: by J.E. (new)

J.E. Swift (JESwift) | 4 comments Hello everyone! Here is my link to my book.
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17...

I can send PDF, Mobi file, edoc, or I can gift a kindle edition.


message 47: by Jay (new)

Jay Howard (jay_howard) Mark wrote: "http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0394029/?...

Consider Her Ways was an episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour in 1964. The only listed film adaptation for the story. Society without men, no..."


Men have always been scared of women, deep inside of them in the part they daren't look at too closely. It's like the bogey man: not really there if you don't look straight at it. That's why men compensate for their own fear by being derogatory about women's abilities. Feeling even more scared now? Men should be! ;)


message 48: by Jay (new)

Jay Howard (jay_howard) Thanks for the links, everyone. We're just waiting for Mark now, and a replacement for Babs, before I hand you over to Marie-Anne.


message 49: by Matthew (new)

Matthew Turner (matthewturner) Hi all, my book is Beyond Parallel

I can send it over in mobi, epub or PDF - please message me or email me on matt@turndogmillionaire.com

Thanks guys,


message 50: by Jay (new)

Jay Howard (jay_howard) Thanks, Matthew, and all other members - that's all of you checked in now.

Marina will joining you for rounds 2 - 4. She'll be posting her book link later today.

I've let Marie-Anne know you're all present and correct at inspection so this Sergeant Major will now hand you over to your Captain for the life of this group. If you have any queries try posting here in the first instance as you may be able to sort things out between you. If you feel the need for private communication please PM Marie-Anne. I'll be busy sorting out the next group now.

Happy reviewing, everyone :)


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