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message 1: by Emma, Group Admin (last edited Jun 23, 2016 12:29PM) (new)

Emma Jaye | 4059 comments Mod
This is a genre specific group. In joining this group you have agreed TO READ AND REVIEW ANY ALLOCATED BOOK within the set 12 week limit.

Allocation is entirely random and there will NOT be any rearranging of the listing to accommodate preferences. The ONLY circumstance in which you may duck out of giving a review is if YOU provide a stand-in reviewer.
Let’s be honest here – even within the same genre, we don’t all like the same things but we all want reviews. The only way this group can function is if we trust each other to behave honourably. And it IS perfectly possible to give a fair-minded review of a text that does not coincide with our normal choice of reading matter. If you need a few hints/tips, please see this thread:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Make sure you have an author profile set up before you join and that your book is available for sale on amazon (not pre-order).

Please let me know as you sign up if you have been reviewed by, or have reviewed another author in the group. It is permissible to review an author more than once if a different book is available, but reciprocal reviews within the group are strictly prohibited.

Your group moderator will be
G.J. Griffiths

Member Links
1.Neil Carstairs
2.Neil Rochford
3.Jeffrey Carl
4.Ben Westerham
5.George Mazzeo
6.Diana J. Febry
7.Randall S. Davis
8.Richard Nurse
9.Bruce M. Perrin
10.Eldon Farrell

Book Links
1.Hinterland
2.The Blue Ridge Project
3.Riding in Front
4.Good Investigations
5.CHASING DRAGONS
6.Bells On Her Toes
7.Dark Flames Rising
8.Candie is not Always Sweet Revised Edition
9.Mind in the Clouds
10.Stillness


message 2: by B.Y. (last edited Jun 02, 2016 02:20AM) (new)

B.Y. Yan | 16 comments Emma wrote: "This is a genre specific group. In joining this group you have agreed TO READ AND REVIEW ANY ALLOCATED BOOK within the set 12 week limit.

Allocation is entirely random and there will NOT be any re..."


Thrillers and mysteries, like sci-fi and fantasy, are my go-to reading subjects. Sign me up for my first round here! My own mutant powers manifest in an uncanny ability to chew through books, so the twelve weeks deadline shouldn't be a problem.

I offer book 1 of my own Lynchman's Owl serials, which includes all 5 issues that make up the standalone origins story available on Amazon now.

Haven't been reviewed or reviewed anybody else before here, so should fit in just fine if you'll have me. Thanks!

Links here for author profile and book:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

www.amazon.com/dp/B01GADLOQE


message 3: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4059 comments Mod
Welcome B.Y. but are you sure your book is a thriller?
It isn't classified as such on amazon, you've got it in steampunk and fantasy. I haven't read it, so I don't know, I'm also not a particular fan of thrillers.

The fantasy round is now full, but we have a scifi/dystopia round available (if you think your book would fit there) and I'll be starting up a 'general' in the next day or so.


message 4: by B.Y. (new)

B.Y. Yan | 16 comments It's murder/mystery in a steampunk setting, but I can pop over to the scifi round if you think that's best. It's the dystopia setting which threw me - though I suppose one might make the argument that a weakened empire on the verge of a war it cannot hope to win would technically qualify as... pre-dystopia maybe?

Making the switch now.


message 5: by Neil (new)

Neil Carstairs | 670 comments Hi Emma

Can I offer up Hinterland as I call it a supernatural thriller

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

I'm all done with my reviews in the horror round. No clashes at the moment if I get in but I'll keep my eye on the list as it fills up


message 6: by Neil (new)

Neil Rochford (neiltr) | 4 comments Hello Emma!

I'd like to register for this group. My debut novel, The Blue Ridge Project is a dark suspense/conspiracy thriller with some speculative elements.

I'm looking forward to reading some new works!

Neil Rochford

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01F6ET3Q6


message 7: by Jeffrey (new)

Jeffrey Carl (Jeffrey_Carl) | 13 comments Hello- I'd love to join this group with my 2nd novel.Riding in Front. My book is a thriller about a driver who picks up a passenger as he drives a hearse to a cemetery. His passenger turns out to be the man in the coffin he is carrying.


message 8: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4059 comments Mod
Don't give away the plot Jeffery!

Welcome aboard.


message 9: by Richard (last edited Jun 10, 2016 05:54PM) (new)

Richard Nurse (theantiquepoet) | 63 comments Hello - Emma,
Back for more. I would like to submit book 1 of my Jasper, Street-Fighter and Me Series Candie Is Not Always Sweet. The proper edition is not shown, as it is due back from the editor by the end of the week. The edition being offered for review is the "Revised Edition", and also my first book to go through the professional editing process. While the story remains the same as the book shown, the Revised Edition is 7000 plus words longer.

Richard

Emma, yeah or neah


message 10: by Ben (new)

Ben Westerham | 21 comments Hi,

I'm up for joining this group and would like to contribute my crime fiction novel 'Good Investigations'. Links are:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

Ben


message 11: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4059 comments Mod
Welcome aboard Ben.


message 12: by George (new)

George (gmaz135) | 9 comments Hi, I'm a new guy who has neither reviewed or been reviewed. I'd like to join this group. My novel, Chasing Dragons, is a retro-adventure reminiscent of a 1940's movie serial.

I look forward to reading other authors work.

amazon.com/author/highflight

https://www.goodreads.com/Gmaz135

George


message 13: by Richard (new)

Richard Nurse (theantiquepoet) | 63 comments Emma,
I am assuming that you missed my request to join this group, I plan to submit the newly revised and professionally edited "Candie is not Always Sweet" book 1 in the Jasper, Street-Fighter and Me Series.Candie Is Not Always Sweet. The Revised Edition is 7000 plus words longer than the one shown at present.

Richard


message 14: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4059 comments Mod
Hi Richard, if you can confirm that the book currently available on amazon is the exact book you are offering for review I'd be happy to add you in.


message 15: by Richard (new)

Richard Nurse (theantiquepoet) | 63 comments Emma, it will be the Revised Edition, I am supposed to get the final edit back today, It should be up on Amazon and GR by Wed or Thursday at the latest.

Richard


message 16: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4059 comments Mod
Give me a shout when it is and I'll add you in.


message 17: by Richard (new)

Richard Nurse (theantiquepoet) | 63 comments Emma wrote: "Give me a shout when it is and I'll add you in."

Will do ma'am


message 18: by Randall (new)

Randall S. Davis (randalls) Emma,
I just signed up for group 108 (18+) but I am wondering whether it would have been better to sign up for 106 - thrillers. My book is a thriller with some explicit sex, misogyny racism, etc.
Not sure where to sign up and could use some help.
Thanks!


message 19: by Diana (new)

Diana Febry (dianaj) | 140 comments Hi Emma, I'd like to sign up with my detective crime mystery Bells On Her Toes Just posted final review for my last group & I've had no contact with any of the listed authors so far.


message 20: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4059 comments Mod
This group does not exclude violence and sexual scenes, I can't predict how the other authors with view your book.
It's probably more about you would prefer to read, 4 other thrillers or more of a variety in the 18+ group.
Let me know what you decide.


message 21: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4059 comments Mod
Welcome Diana.


message 22: by Randall (new)

Randall S. Davis (randalls) Diana wrote: "Hi Emma, I'd like to sign up with my detective crime mystery Bells On Her Toes Just posted final review for my last group & I've had no contact with any of the listed authors so far."

Thanks Emma. I would like to go with the thriller group, I'm new so thanks for putting up with me and helping me decide.


message 23: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4059 comments Mod
No problem Randall, its all sorted for you.


message 24: by Randall (new)

Randall S. Davis (randalls) Thank you!!!!!


message 25: by Richard (new)

Richard Nurse (theantiquepoet) | 63 comments Richard wrote: "Emma wrote: "Give me a shout when it is and I'll add you in."

Will do ma'am"


Emma,
Here is the link to the book on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Candie-Always-...

I will get it added to my goodreads listing shortly. The link is for the Amazon Digital edition of the Revised Edition, the first edition has been unpublished digitally, and should be also unpublished in the Paperback. The new edition is going through the review process at CreatSpace.

Thank you

Richard


message 26: by Bruce (new)

Bruce Perrin | 85 comments Hi Emma,

I'd like to join with Mind in the Clouds (The Mind Sleuth, #2) by Bruce M. Perrin

http://www.amazon.com/Mind-Clouds-Sle...

Diana J. Febry has reviewed it, but no one else in this group so far.

Thanks,
Bruce


message 27: by Richard (new)

Richard Nurse (theantiquepoet) | 63 comments Emma,
The revised edition of Candie is now the only digital edition available. Listed both on Amazon, and Goodreads.

Candie is not Always Sweet Revised Edition, Candie is not Always Sweet Revised Edition (Jasper, Street-Fighter, and Me, #1) by Richard Nurse

I would love to get some reviews on this edition.

Richard


message 28: by Naila (new)

Naila Tennyson | 18 comments The Teenage Spy by Naila would like to have reviews on my book! With an interesting plot i am sure anybody can have it!


message 29: by Bruce (new)

Bruce Perrin | 85 comments Hi Emma,

The group appears to be full with addition of Kirby/Naila. If so, Diana Febry is the only person who has previously reviewed my book. No other conflict.

Thanks,
BmP


message 30: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4059 comments Mod
Bruce wrote: "Hi Emma,

The group appears to be full with addition of Kirby/Naila. If so, Diana Febry is the only person who has previously reviewed my book. No other conflict.

Thanks,
BmP"


I can fit you in Bruce, but Diana will have to review your other book.

Kirby decided to go with the general group so we still need one more.

Emma


message 31: by Bruce (new)

Bruce Perrin | 85 comments Oops, sorry Emma, I thought we had a quorum. Guess I’ll leave calling “good to go” to the pros. ;-)

BmP


message 32: by Eldon (new)

Eldon Farrell If this round is still looking for a participant I would be glad to join. Let me know if needed and I will post the link to my novel.

Cheers


message 33: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4059 comments Mod
yep we're still looking for one person. To check in the future, see if there are any spots vacant in the list of authors in the sign up message.


message 34: by Eldon (new)

Eldon Farrell Emma wrote: "yep we're still looking for one person. To check in the future, see if there are any spots vacant in the list of authors in the sign up message."

Well sign me up then :)

My book title is Stillness and here is the link for Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DRBVBOW

I should note that for whoever gets my book it will be free starting on July 3.


message 35: by Eldon (new)

Eldon Farrell I also have no idea how to add pictures to a thread...can someone tell me how to do that??


message 36: by Naila (new)

Naila Tennyson | 18 comments Click on the add book/author option and type the name and select the cover option:)


message 37: by Eldon (new)

Eldon Farrell Kirby wrote: "Click on the add book/author option and type the name and select the cover option:)"

Thanks Kirby ☺


message 38: by Naila (new)

Naila Tennyson | 18 comments Welcome#


message 39: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4059 comments Mod
We now have our ten, I'll get the order set up ASAP.


message 40: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4059 comments Mod
START DATE: 24th June 2016

END DATE: 16th Sept 2016

Round 1 – post your review by 15th July 2016
Round 2 – post your review 5th Aug 2016
Round 3 – post your review by 26th Aug 2016
Round 4 – post your review by 16th Sept 2016


As AUTHORS you send your book file to:

106-01__ Neil Carstairs
Eldon Farrell for round 1
Bruce M, Perrin for round 2
Richard Nurse for round 3
Randell S Davis for round 4

106-02__ Neil Rochford
Neil Carstairs for round 1
Eldon Farrell for round 2
Bruce M, Perrin for round 3
Richard Nurse for round 4

106-03__ Jeffrey Carl
Neil Rochford for round 1
Neil Carstairs for round 2
Eldon Farrell for round 3
Bruce M, Perrin for round 4

106-04__ Ben Westerham
Jeffrey Carl for round 1
Neil Rochford for round 2
Neil Carstairs for round 3
Eldon Farrell for round 4

106-05__ George Mazzeo
Ben Westerham for round 1
Jeffrey Carl for round 2
Neil Rochford for round 3
Neil Carstairs for round 4

106-06__ Diana Febry
George Mazzeo for round 1
Ben Westerham for round 2
Jeffrey Carl for round 3
Neil Rochford for round 4

106-07__ Randell S Davis
Diana Febry for round 1
George Mazzeo for round 2
Ben Westerham for round 3
Jeffrey Carl for round 4

106-08__ Richard Nurse
Randell S Davis for round 1
Diana Febry for round 2
George Mazzeo for round 3
Ben Westerham for round 4

106-09__ Bruce M, Perrin
Richard Nurse for round 1
Randell S Davis for round 2
Diana Febry for round 3
George Mazzeo for round 4

106-10__ Eldon Farrell
Bruce M, Perrin for round 1
Richard Nurse for round 2
Randell S Davis for round 3
Diana Febry for round 4

As REVIEWERS you will receive books for review from:

106-01__ Neil Carstairs
Neil Rochford for round 1
Jeffrey Carl for round 2
Ben Westerham for round 3
George Mazzeo for round 4

106-02__ Neil Rochford
Jeffrey Carl for round 1
Ben Westerham for round 2
George Mazzeo for round 3
Diana Febry for round 4

106-03__ Jeffrey Carl
Ben Westerham for round 1
George Mazzeo for round 2
Diana Febry for round 3
Randell S Davis for round 4

106-04__ Ben Westerham
George Mazzeo for round 1
Diana Febry for round 2
Randell S Davis for round 3
Richard Nurse for round 4

106-05__ George Mazzeo
Diana Febry for round 1
Randell S Davis for round 2
Richard Nurse for round 3
Bruce M, Perrin for round 4

106-06__ Diana Febry
Randell S Davis for round 1
Richard Nurse for round 2
Bruce M, Perrin for round 3
Eldon Farrell for round 4

106-07__ Randell S Davis
Richard Nurse for round 1
Bruce M, Perrin for round 2
Eldon Farrell for round 3
Neil Carstairs for round 4

106-08__ Richard Nurse
Bruce M, Perrin for round 1
Eldon Farrell for round 2
Neil Carstairs for round 3
Neil Rochford for round 4

106-09__ Bruce M, Perrin
Eldon Farrell for round 1
Neil Carstairs for round 2
Neil Rochford for round 3
Jeffrey Carl for round 4

106-10__ Eldon Farrell
Neil Carstairs for round 1
Neil Rochford for round 2
Jeffrey Carl for round 3
Ben Westerham for round 4




Please remember the commitment you are making to your fellow group members. 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. Everyone must be able to accept PDF. 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.

When you have posted your reviews, please post the three links to your reviews in this thread.

All reviews must be posted to GR, Amazon .com and Amazon.co.uk.

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

If I’ve missed something that results in you being asked to review someone who has already reviewed you, please let me know asap.

To exchange book files, my advice is to use PM to give email addresses to each other (save the chance of spammers getting your addies from this open forum). Happy reviewing, everyone :)


message 41: by Richard (new)

Richard Nurse (theantiquepoet) | 63 comments For those that are reviewing my book, Candie is not Always Sweet Revised Edition Candie is not Always Sweet Revised Edition (Jasper, Street-Fighter, and Me, #1) by Richard Nurse
It is available for free if you have KU, if you don't please PM me and I will send you my e-mail address.

For those that I am to review, if you book is available for free through KU, I will download your book from there, If not, I will send you a PM with a request for a copy.

Thank you
Richard Nurse


message 42: by George (new)

George (gmaz135) | 9 comments Emma, Excuse my new guy ignorance. I tried to message both my reviewer and the person I am reviewing, but in both cases got "To user not found." I am obviously doing something wrong...can you help? Thanks, George


message 43: by Emma, Group Admin (last edited Jun 24, 2016 09:29AM) (new)

Emma Jaye | 4059 comments Mod
Hi George, use the links in the sign up list (first message) this is why I ask everyone to add their links.
you only need to contact the four people who are reviewing your book, because you need to get their email addresses. These are:
Ben Westerham for round 1
Jeffrey Carl for round 2
Neil Rochford for round 3
Neil Carstairs for round 4

I've just checked and all four author page links work. Go to the author page. Underneath the icon is a 'follow author' tab, hover over it, to the right of it is a 'send message' option.

The four authors who need to send you their books to review, will contact you in the same way. Remember that our members come from all parts of the globe, so may be on a different time schedule than you are.

Here in the UK, it feels a little surreal today, as in 'what did we just do?'


message 44: by George (new)

George (gmaz135) | 9 comments Thanks....I imagine it is a bit surreal. From this side of the pond, I really can't say what is best...we have our own issues! I guess that's why I read and write...to escape from all that. Thanks again for the help. George.


message 45: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4059 comments Mod
I wouldn't want to have to make a choice between Hilary and Trump either... They are both such fine upstanding individuals.


message 46: by George (new)

George (gmaz135) | 9 comments "None of the above" would win in a landslide!


message 47: by Neil (new)

Neil Carstairs | 670 comments George

I have already PMd you with my email address


message 48: by George (new)

George (gmaz135) | 9 comments Neil...got it thanks...pdf enroute.


message 49: by G.J. (new)

G.J. Griffiths (gjgriffiths) | 572 comments Mod
Hello Everyone,
I’m G.J. and will be your moderator until 16 September. I will be tracking progress and trying to keep the group on schedule. But I am also here to help with any queries or problems you may have. Here are a few gentle reminders that usually help things go smoothly for all participants.

Please pay special interest to message 1 and 40 of this thread. Note that everyone should send out copies of his/her work to FOUR others and should therefore REVIEW four different authors. Try to follow these “guidance” points which are natural if one is keeping to the commitment you have made to your fellow authors:

1. Each author is responsible for the delivery of their respective books to the assigned reviewers. The usual formats are pdf, mobi/kindle, and epub. If anyone needs to convert the format of a book, useful (free) methods are Calibre or Draft2digital so you could download one of those.

2. Reviews should be honest (e.g., you must have read the book) and civil. But your review does not have to be Positive (three stars or more). There should not be any discussion of the reviews on the Group thread.

3. Wherever possible reviewers should avoid "spoilers."

4. You can help me a lot by posting all three links (to GR and Amazons US & UK) at once, and by ensuring that you are giving the links to your actual review, not the book's page. Both Amazons will send you the links to the review when they have posted it. It should not take long.

5. Some of you will already have experience reviewing, and everyone has their own approach. But if you do want some useful advice, there is a nice piece by one of the group's former moderators, Jay, called “What is a review and how to I write one?” in the sign up message. I also recommend this:
https://janruthblog.wordpress.com/201...

6. There is sometimes a very good reason why people fall behind (family crises, illness, alien abduction, dead laptop) but try and let me know if you need more time. If you have any questions or problems, please let me know, either by posting here or by messaging me.

Most importantly, please enjoy the process of reviewing/being reviewed, particularly if you are new to the "experience".
Best Wishes, All,
G.J.


message 50: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4059 comments Mod
Waves at G.J. and scuttles off to set up some more groups.

Have fun folks!


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