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message 1: by Emma, Group Admin (last edited May 31, 2017 12:44AM) (new)

Emma Jaye | 4039 comments Mod
The review group is the most successful group for peer reviews on goodreads. It hosts non-reciprocal reading/review rounds of ten authors with a variety of themes and genres, as well as ‘general’ rounds where any book is permitted, from non-fiction, to horror. When a round has ‘now forming’ in the title, there are places available, you can sign up. If it doesn’t, it’s full – look for another round.
The new amazon rules state that authors/publishers are no longer allowed to specifically supply published books in return for reviews on amazon. To comply with this new rule, we no longer insist members review on amazon. However, we are all in the same situation, we want reviews.
When sorting out groups, I prioritise those members who have fully participated in previous groups and don’t have multiple review connections with the other participants.

This is an 'in this world' round

Any adult fiction based in thr read world or in the past. No future, supernatural, magic etc.

If you are only willing to review your own preferred genre, make sure you join a genre round. Allocation is entirely random and there will NOT be any rearranging of the listing to accommodate personal preference. 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 – 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/...

Now for the boring stuff, but please read it, it saves a lot of time if everyone is on the same wavelength.
Before signing up below with your goodreads author and goodreads book link in the thread below, please ensure that:
1. You have enough time to read and review 4 books within the time allowed.

2. Your book is currently available for sale on amazon (not pre-order) and it complies with the individual round theme, if there is one.

3. Your book is fit to be reviewed. If it is not, due to editing or other issues, you risk poor reviews. This is your problem, not that of the reviewers or the groups. For a small fee, the group admin will look at the first few pages of your book to advise. The number one error new authors make is not having their book beta read and edited, by non-family members.

4. You can submit reviews to goodreads, amazon.com and amazon.uk. Amazon has recently changed their criteria for reviewers to allow only those people who have spent $50 on amazon. If you are unsure about your amazon reviewer status, try posting a ‘test’ review before signing up.

5. You can provide (and accept) at least PDF files. Many authors can also provide mobi and epub files. You are not expected or required to buy the books you are allocated to review. Some authors borrow books via KU and others provide smashwords coupons. This is their choice. International Copyright laws apply. You cannot sell, or give away material you have received without the author’s express permission.

6. It is up to individuals what disclaimers they place in a review concerning receiving a book in exchange for a review. Note: reviews that state you received a copy ‘IN RETURN’ for a review will probably be removed/not allowed by amazon.com. ‘I received a free copy from the author without an obligation to review’ would be more acceptable if you feel the need to add a disclaimer.

7. You have completed your reading if you are currently in another review round in this group. You can be involved in the ‘one for one’ list whilst you are in a round.

8. You have an author profile set up before you join.

9. Your goodreads profile allows people to message you, i.e. your profile is not set to private.

10. You declare any relationship you have with another member in the round. Amazon will not allow reviews from the same household on the same book or if you are an editor, relative or close friend of another member.

11. You agree that your reviews will be unbiased and honest, whatever the star rating, and you will try to avoid ‘spoilers’. i.e. giving away the finale of a book.

12. You will not ask a fellow author to change a review of your book because you don’t agree with it. If you think you have a legitimate concern, talk to the mod of your round, NOT the other author. Personal attacks, or pressurising other members WILL NOT BE TOLERATED and will result in you being blacklisted.

13. The new amazon.com review guidelines do not allow for free books to be supplied in return for reviews. Therefore, you are not obliged to review on amazon, just on goodreads. We all want reviews, its why we joined the group. It is bad taste to expect other people to review your book and then not do the same for other people in the group. People that DNF and/or don’t post reviews will find it difficult to get into a subsequent group.

14. Your goodreads details and the rounds you participate in will be recorded by the admin mod on a database. We do not retain details of email addresses etc.

The founding principle of the group is honest, non-reciprocal reviews, so please help maintain the integrity of the group by letting me know as you sign up if you have been reviewed by, or have reviewed another author in the group. Usually places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
I will do my best to fit everyone into the group they request, but occasionally, particularly in the case of our more prolific good standing members, I may have to decline a member request to fit the maximum number of people into a particular round. I will always endeavour to start another round as soon as possible with that member in mind.
It is permissible to review an author more than once if a different book is available.
If you need anything clarified please ask, either by goodreads personal message to me or on the thread below, before signing up. It’s a pain to have to keep rearranging the list because people haven’t read the above.

Your group moderator will be
Noorilhuda

Member Links
1.Marco Peel
2.M.K. Williams
3.Jonah Gibson
4.https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/6...
Reviewing for Maggie Hasbrouk.
5.Brandon Collier
6.Meriel Brooke
7.Dave Saari
8.David Duane Kummer
9.Dominique Kyle
10.Annabelle Costa

Book Links
1.City on Clouds
2.The Games You Cannot Win
3.Speedster
4.Muriel Avenue Sluts
5.The Night Sparkles
6.An Undesirable Marriage
7.Lateral Hazard
8.She
9.Purgatory is a Place Too
10.Crazy in Love


message 2: by Marco (new)

Marco Peel | 144 comments Hi Emma, I've read the rules and would like to join with City on Clouds:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
No clashes so far ;)


message 3: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4039 comments Mod
Just wait for it.....


message 4: by M.K. (new)

M.K. Williams (1mkwilliams) | 37 comments Hi Emma,
I read through the instructions and would certainly love to participate. The book that I would like to be included is The Games You Cannot Win (it is a collection of short stories). Let me know if that is OK for this group.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

Thank you,
M.K. Williams


message 5: by Dave (new)

Dave Saari | 73 comments Emma: I've read the rules and would like to enter with Lateral Hazard:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

So far I have one clash -- I've reviewed Marco's book.

Thanks!


message 6: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4039 comments Mod
Welcome aboard M.K, and Dave.


message 7: by Peggy (new)

Peggy Lay (PeggyLay) I would like to join with https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

I have read and understand the rules and I have no conflicts

Thank you!


message 8: by Meriel (new)

Meriel Brooke | 97 comments I would like to join with An Undesirable Marriage.

I have reviewed Lateral Hazard and City on Clouds.

Thanks
Meriel


message 9: by Jonah (new)

Jonah Gibson (aimlessjonah) | 34 comments Hi, Emma. I'd like to get in this round with Speedster this time. No conflicts yet unless Noorilhuda joins the fray. Thanks. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...


message 10: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4039 comments Mod
Meriel, I think I can fit you in.
But you'll have to review another book of Dave's.


Dave, you'll be reviewing another book of Marco's.


message 11: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4039 comments Mod
Maggie you are already in the 18+. one round at a time please.


message 12: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4039 comments Mod
Jonah, you're in!


message 13: by Peggy (new)

Peggy Lay (PeggyLay) Hi Emma:
This is Peggy reviewing for Maggie. Is that allowed>
Thanks.
Peggy Lay


message 14: by Brandon (new)

Brandon Collier (brandoncollier) | 21 comments I would like to submit, The Night Sparkles.

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


message 15: by David (new)

David Kummer | 40 comments I would like to join with She

It is a Horror novel, but it's not all blood and gore so I think people can still enjoy it


message 16: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4039 comments Mod
Fine with me Maggie. Nice to have such a good friend! I assumed that as 'Peggy' is often used as an alternative to Margaret, that you were the same person.
Lots of people have more than one identity on goodreads.


message 17: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4039 comments Mod
PLEASE state any review relationships with the other authors on the list as soon as you find them. I will NOT BE HAPPY if I go to the trouble of setting up the round to have someone say, 'oh I forgot, I reviewed so and so' when the group is running.
It takes nearly an hour to set each group going, so having to rearrange and do it twice makes me cranky.

Ask the long term members. A cranky admin mod is a little scary.

Grrrrrrrr. ;-)


message 18: by Dominique (new)

Dominique Kyle (dominiquekyle) | 58 comments I would like to join the group and put forward my book 'Purgatory is a Place Too' - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3... (New Adult)
my page is on: https://www.goodreads.com/DominiqueKyle
I have never joined a review round before and have slightly dodgy internet all summer but will do my best to respond as promptly as possible to any messages etc.


message 19: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4039 comments Mod
Welcome Dominique. I'll add you now.


message 20: by Annabelle (new)

Annabelle Costa | 42 comments I would like to join up with Crazy in Love:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

I have read and reviewed the rules. I have not reviewed or been reviewed by any of the authors.


message 21: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4039 comments Mod
We have out ten. Whoo hoo!

I'll sort out the order in the morning, its nearly bedtime for me.


message 22: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4039 comments Mod
START DATE: 31-May-17

END DATE: 23-Aug-17

Round 1 – post your review by 21-Jun-17
Round 2 – post your review by 12-Jul-17
Round 3 – post your review by 02-Aug-17
Round 4 – post your review by 23-Aug-17


As AUTHORS you send your book file to:

144-01__ Marco Peel
Annabelle Costa for round 1
Dominique Kyle for round 2
David Duane Kummer for round 3
Dave Saari for round 4

144-02__ M.K. Williams
Marco Peel for round 1
Annabelle Costa for round 2
Dominique Kyle for round 3
David Duane Kummer for round 4

144-03__ Jonah Gibson
M.K. Williams for round 1
Marco Peel for round 2
Annabelle Costa for round 3
Dominique Kyle for round 4

144-04__ Peggy Ley
Jonah Gibson for round 1
M.K. Williams for round 2
Marco Peel for round 3
Annabelle Costa for round 4

144-05__ Brandon Collier
Peggy Ley for round 1
Jonah Gibson for round 2
M.K. Williams for round 3
Marco Peel for round 4

144-06__ Meriel Brooke
Brandon Collier for round 1
Peggy Ley for round 2
Jonah Gibson for round 3
M.K. Williams for round 4

144-07__ Dave Saari
Meriel Brooke for round 1
Brandon Collier for round 2
Peggy Ley for round 3
Jonah Gibson for round 4

144-08__ David Duane Kummer
Dave Saari for round 1
Meriel Brooke for round 2
Brandon Collier for round 3
Peggy Ley for round 4

144-09__ Dominique Kyle
David Duane Kummer for round 1
Dave Saari for round 2
Meriel Brooke for round 3
Brandon Collier for round 4

144-10__ Annabelle Costa
Dominique Kyle for round 1
David Duane Kummer for round 2
Dave Saari for round 3
Meriel Brooke for round 4

As REVIEWERS you will receive books for review from:

144-01__ Marco Peel
M.K. Williams for round 1
Jonah Gibson for round 2
Peggy Ley for round 3
Brandon Collier for round 4

144-02__ M.K. Williams
Jonah Gibson for round 1
Peggy Ley for round 2
Brandon Collier for round 3
Meriel Brooke for round 4

144-03__ Jonah Gibson
Peggy Ley for round 1
Brandon Collier for round 2
Meriel Brooke for round 3
Dave Saari for round 4

144-04__ Peggy Ley
Brandon Collier for round 1
Meriel Brooke for round 2
Dave Saari for round 3
David Duane Kummer for round 4

144-05__ Brandon Collier
Meriel Brooke for round 1
Dave Saari for round 2
David Duane Kummer for round 3
Dominique Kyle for round 4

144-06__ Meriel Brooke
Dave Saari for round 1
David Duane Kummer for round 2
Dominique Kyle for round 3
Annabelle Costa for round 4

144-07__ Dave Saari
David Duane Kummer for round 1
Dominique Kyle for round 2
Annabelle Costa for round 3
Marco Peel for round 4

144-08__ David Duane Kummer
Dominique Kyle for round 1
Annabelle Costa for round 2
Marco Peel for round 3
M.K. Williams for round 4

144-09__ Dominique Kyle
Annabelle Costa for round 1
Marco Peel for round 2
M.K. Williams for round 3
Jonah Gibson for round 4

144-10__ Annabelle Costa
Marco Peel for round 1
M.K. Williams for round 2
Jonah Gibson for round 3
Peggy Ley 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 reads/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 readers in a format the reviewer can manage. Everyone must be able to provide and accept PDF. You may buy or borrow the books you are due to read if you wish, and I’m sure the author will appreciate the verified review, but IT IS NOT COMPULSORY. 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 to GR. We also encourage members to post on amazon .com and .uk. When you have posted your reviews, please post the three links to your reviews, not the book page in this thread.
The mod of each round will record whether members have posted reviews on amazon. I set up all the groups, and for the good of all, members who persistently fail to post reviews or DNF reviews to amazon, will find me less than willing to add them to subsequent groups.

Postings to 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 23: by Noorilhuda (new)

Noorilhuda | 524 comments Thanks Emma! Here we go!


message 24: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4039 comments Mod
If anyone wants to give me a more 'concrete' thank you, I have a free novella on amazon that could always do with a few more downloads.
A review would be nice but not required.
http://amzn.to/2poqNrY


message 25: by Meriel (new)

Meriel Brooke | 97 comments Hi Noorilhuda,

I'm afraid I said on my application to join the group that I'd reviewed Dave Saari's Lateral Hazard, but it's been allocated to me for review.

Best
Meriel


message 26: by Noorilhuda (new)

Noorilhuda | 524 comments @Meriel, hi, don't worry, Dave Saari has 2 more books and he will send one of those to you. He submitted Lateral Hazards for this round, so that is what others will read.


message 27: by Meriel (new)

Meriel Brooke | 97 comments Fine, thanks.


message 28: by Marco (new)

Marco Peel | 144 comments Thanks Emma, your books are always a joy to read!


message 29: by M.K. (new)

M.K. Williams (1mkwilliams) | 37 comments Round 1: Speedster by Jonah Gibson:

Links to review:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... 
https://www.amazon.com/review/R3OO6MC...
https://www.amazon.co.uk/review/RWZ6S...

@Emma and Noorilhuda - this is my first time participating in a review group so if I missed anything please let me know.

Thank you,


message 30: by Noorilhuda (new)

Noorilhuda | 524 comments MK thanks, all good.


message 33: by Noorilhuda (new)

Noorilhuda | 524 comments Thanks Marco.


message 34: by Jonah (last edited Jun 08, 2017 10:14AM) (new)

Jonah Gibson (aimlessjonah) | 34 comments Links to my 1st round reviews of the surprising Muriel Avenue Sluts by Maggie Hasbrouck.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
https://www.amazon.com/review/R1EIHTB...
https://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R3KJ7...


message 35: by Noorilhuda (new)

Noorilhuda | 524 comments Thanks Jonah.


message 37: by Marco (new)

Marco Peel | 144 comments Thanks Annabelle!


message 38: by Noorilhuda (new)

Noorilhuda | 524 comments Thanks Annabelle.


message 39: by Dominique (new)

Dominique Kyle (dominiquekyle) | 58 comments Here are the links to my reviews for Speedster by Jonah Gibson:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
https://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R1BT5...
https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-re...
N.B. I wrote an extended review for GR, and a shorter review for Amazon.


message 40: by Jonah (new)

Jonah Gibson (aimlessjonah) | 34 comments Thanks, Dominique. I was wondering how long it would take to get a skewering for my un-nuanced portrayal of women here. Good review.


message 42: by Annabelle (new)

Annabelle Costa | 42 comments Wow, thanks, Dominique!!!


message 43: by Noorilhuda (new)

Noorilhuda | 524 comments Thanks Dominique.


message 44: by Dominique (new)

Dominique Kyle (dominiquekyle) | 58 comments Here are the links to my review of 'The Games You Cannot Win' by MK Williams:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
https://www.amazon.com/review/R3VEKSE...
https://www.amazon.co.uk/review/RQ9GA...
N.B. I wrote an extended review for GR and a shorter one for Amazon.


message 45: by M.K. (new)

M.K. Williams (1mkwilliams) | 37 comments Thank you


message 46: by Noorilhuda (new)

Noorilhuda | 524 comments Thanks Dominique.


message 48: by Noorilhuda (new)

Noorilhuda | 524 comments Thanks Annabelle.


message 49: by M.K. (new)

M.K. Williams (1mkwilliams) | 37 comments Thank you, Annabelle!


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