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message 1: by K.A. (last edited Nov 09, 2017 06:18AM) (new)

K.A. Krisko (kakrisko) | 1703 comments Mod
READ the ‘FAQ’ and ‘HOW IT WORKS’ threads FIRST, before signing up for a round. Also read the information and bullet points below.

This is a 'clean' round. Fiction and non-fiction, adult and children's books are acceptable.

No explicit violence or explicit sexual situations. If you have to wonder if an aspect of your book could be considered offensive, this is probably not the group for you!

If you are only willing to review your own preferred genre, make sure you join the correct 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.

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. 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 pressuring 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, it’s 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.

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
K.A. Krisko

Member Links
1. Katharine Coggeshall
2. Cecily Wolfe
3. Chrys Cymri
4. C.A. Pack
5. Caiden Walker
6. https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/6...
7. Stjepan Varesevac Cobets
8. Tia Lee
9. J.P. Willson
10. Cathleen Townsend

Book Links
1. The Wedding Vows Chapbook: Sample Wedding Vows and Inspiration
2. Throne of Grace
3. The Temptation of Dragons
4. Houdini
5. Forest
6. Haunting Weir
7. When the Moon Takes Over the Dream: "Love Poetry"
8. Vermilion Tears
9. How To Become a Successful (recovering)Alcoholic
10.Dragon Hoard and Other Tales of Faerie


message 2: by Katharine (new)

Katharine Coggeshall I would like to join with my non-fiction wedding vows book.
The Wedding Vows Chapbook
Thanks!


message 3: by Cecily (new)

Cecily Wolfe I would like to join with my Christian historical romance, Throne of Grace.

Thank you!


message 4: by K.A. (new)

K.A. Krisko (kakrisko) | 1703 comments Mod
Okay, Katharine and Cecily, you're in! Keep checking back for start-up date and further info.


message 5: by Chrys (new)

Chrys Cymri | 408 comments Mod
I'd like to join with my urban fantasy novel, 'The Temptation of Dragons': The Temptation of Dragons

I have no conflicts with the two who have signed up thus far.


message 6: by K.A. (new)

K.A. Krisko (kakrisko) | 1703 comments Mod
Okay, Chrys, you're in!


message 7: by C.A. (new)

C.A. Pack (capack) | 48 comments Hi, I would like to join with my historical fantasy ghost novel, Evangeline's Ghost: Houdini


message 8: by K.A. (new)

K.A. Krisko (kakrisko) | 1703 comments Mod
Okay, C.A. Any conflicts with those already in the group?


message 9: by C.A. (new)

C.A. Pack (capack) | 48 comments No conflicts, so far.


message 10: by K.A. (new)

K.A. Krisko (kakrisko) | 1703 comments Mod
Great, you're in!


message 11: by Caiden (last edited Oct 21, 2017 06:39AM) (new)

Caiden Walker | 9 comments I would love to join this round with Forest
As far as I know, no conflicts thus far.


message 12: by K.A. (new)

K.A. Krisko (kakrisko) | 1703 comments Mod
Okay, Caiden, you're in!


message 13: by Emma (new)

Emma Miller (sunmuse) | 25 comments I'd like to join please! I don't have any current conflicts. I will be doing the review exchanges on behalf of the authors. Thank you!

Novel: Haunting Weir
Link: Haunting Weir


message 14: by Katharine (new)

Katharine Coggeshall I have reviewed Haunting Weir.


message 15: by K.A. (new)

K.A. Krisko (kakrisko) | 1703 comments Mod
Thank you, Katharine. With no other conflicts so far, I think we can set things up so Emma doesn't review you, and you don't review her. I appreciate you letting me know early!


message 16: by Daniel (new)

Daniel Willis | 1 comments Would love to get in on this. My first book is up on Amazon now!

Genre: Self-help, Business
Title: Pocket Book Discipline
Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076T8XVMF


message 17: by K.A. (last edited Oct 26, 2017 06:37AM) (new)

K.A. Krisko (kakrisko) | 1703 comments Mod
Okay, Daniel. But I can't find your book on Goodreads. You'll need to have an author site with the book added to it on Goodreads before this group starts, since we concentrate on Goodreads reviews.


message 18: by Brin (new)

Brin Murray (brintmurray) | 82 comments I have just joined the group and am very interested in this, but I'm not sure my book would count as totally "clean." There's no sex but there is some violence. It's YA, not horror or anything. I don't know how violent is violent in this context???
Children Of The Furnace


message 19: by K.A. (new)

K.A. Krisko (kakrisko) | 1703 comments Mod
Here is what our guidelines, as noted above, say:

"This is a 'clean' round. Fiction and non-fiction, adult and children's books are acceptable.

No explicit violence or explicit sexual situations. If you have to wonder if an aspect of your book could be considered offensive, this is probably not the group for you!"

If you aren't sure, you might want to wait for a 'General' round - I think some more rounds will be opening soon, when mods are available. If you want to give this round a try, that's fine, but be aware that if people find parts offensive, they may not give you a good review.

Note that I've put a couple of my own fantasy novels in Clean rounds with no issue, even though there is some violence in them. But it will depend on the group composition, I'm afraid.


message 20: by Brin (new)

Brin Murray (brintmurray) | 82 comments Thanks. I think I might play it safe and wait for the next round, if some are coming up soon. I just wanted to get started asap though!!


message 21: by K.A. (new)

K.A. Krisko (kakrisko) | 1703 comments Mod
I understand! Keep an eye out here.


message 22: by Tia (last edited Oct 27, 2017 05:31PM) (new)

Tia Lee | 38 comments I would like to join with my book Vermilion Tears https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...


message 23: by K.A. (new)

K.A. Krisko (kakrisko) | 1703 comments Mod
Okay, Tia, you're in!


message 24: by Tia (new)

Tia Lee | 38 comments Thanks!


message 25: by J.P. (new)

J.P. Willson | 326 comments I would like to join with my latest book. I'm posting my last review for the group I'm in now. If there's still room...Katherine and Emma have reviewed me before but not this book. otherwise I'm good to go with the rest of the guidelines.How To Become a Successful (recovering)AlcoholicJ.P. Willson
Thanks...


message 26: by K.A. (new)

K.A. Krisko (kakrisko) | 1703 comments Mod
Okay, J.P. give me a bit to see if I can avoid having you review Katharine & Emma, who also can't review each other. I think I can make it work, so I'll put you in the line-up for now.


message 27: by J.P. (new)

J.P. Willson | 326 comments K, thanks


message 28: by Emma (new)

Emma Miller (sunmuse) | 25 comments Hello! I can review for Katherine! I'm not actually the authors so it won't count as an direct exchange! Or at least I've never had issues with it before! :-)


message 29: by K.A. (new)

K.A. Krisko (kakrisko) | 1703 comments Mod
Good point !


message 30: by Stjepan (new)

Stjepan Cobets | 284 comments I would like to join with my poetry collection "When the Moon Takes Over the Dream: Love Poetry". I still have to finish the review, one book in group 157, and I'll do it soon. I hope this is not a problem.

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


message 31: by J.P. (new)

J.P. Willson | 326 comments Stjepan has also reviewed me before. Again, not this book, but....


message 32: by K.A. (new)

K.A. Krisko (kakrisko) | 1703 comments Mod
Okay, Stjepan, with some creative maneuvering, we can fit you in!


message 33: by K.A. (new)

K.A. Krisko (kakrisko) | 1703 comments Mod
This group is now PENDING.

Please reply here to let me know that you are STILL INTERESTED. If you do not reply here within the next week, I'll assume you're no longer interested and we'll look for replacement(s).

Assuming everyone is still interested and everyone has a Goodreads author page & book ready to go - we will start next week. Please do not exchange books until we are officially a 'go' as I've needed to change a few slots around to accommodate non-reciprocal reviews.

Looking forward to your replies!


message 34: by Tia (new)

Tia Lee | 38 comments I'm still interested


message 35: by J.P. (new)

J.P. Willson | 326 comments I'm in...


message 36: by Emma (new)

Emma Miller (sunmuse) | 25 comments I’m still interested!!!


message 37: by Stjepan (new)

Stjepan Cobets | 284 comments I am in :)


message 38: by Caiden (new)

Caiden Walker | 9 comments Still in.


message 39: by K.A. (new)

K.A. Krisko (kakrisko) | 1703 comments Mod
Great, thanks, folks.


message 40: by Chrys (new)

Chrys Cymri | 408 comments Mod
I'm still in.

I reviewed Stjepan's poetry book some time ago. I don't see any other clashes.


message 41: by K.A. (new)

K.A. Krisko (kakrisko) | 1703 comments Mod
Thanks, Chrys.


message 42: by Katharine (new)

Katharine Coggeshall I'm still interested.


message 43: by K.A. (new)

K.A. Krisko (kakrisko) | 1703 comments Mod
Thanks!


message 44: by K.A. (new)

K.A. Krisko (kakrisko) | 1703 comments Mod
Just waiting for confirmation from a few members, now.

Daniel - if you're out there - I see you have set up an author page, which is great, but you need to enable messaging as I'm unable to PM you.


message 45: by Cecily (new)

Cecily Wolfe Sorry I didn't catch this to confirm - definitely still in! Thank you for your patience.


message 46: by K.A. (new)

K.A. Krisko (kakrisko) | 1703 comments Mod
Great, thanks!


message 47: by K.A. (new)

K.A. Krisko (kakrisko) | 1703 comments Mod
Since Daniel doesn't appear to be quite ready, I'm going to open the group up for another member. We'll get going as soon as we've got that person on board.

Daniel, keep an eye out for another group forming soon & drop your name in the hat for that one.


message 48: by Cathleen (new)

Cathleen Townsend | 263 comments Hi,

I'm Cathleen, and I'd love to join, if possible. I've just finished my responsibilities for my previous goodreads group, so I believe I can now do this. :)

Dragon Hoard and Other Tales of Faerie was written to be the sort of book that tempts you to virtue, so I hope it meets the requirement.

It has a couple of virtues on its own: it's short (22k), and free. It's been well-reviewed thus far, so hopefully it doesn't suck, even if fantasy isn't your thing.

It does, however, have two swear words in it--damn and bitch--both used once only in different stories as part of internal dialogue.

And in Trojan Wargames, the sexual conquests of the gods are alluded to but not shown.

If you're interested in vetting it, the first story, Dragon Hoard, is a flash fiction piece and is about as violent as it gets. The link is here: https://www.amazon.com/Dragon-Hoard-O....

JP Wilson has already reviewed me in another round. If I'm accepted into this round, I believe I'm not allowed to review him. :)


message 49: by K.A. (new)

K.A. Krisko (kakrisko) | 1703 comments Mod
Sounds okay, Cathleen! I'll put you in, and we'll be pending my organization of the reviews!


message 50: by Cathleen (new)

Cathleen Townsend | 263 comments Thanks so much, KA. :)


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