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message 1: by L.N. (last edited Mar 12, 2018 03:01PM) (new)

L.N. Denison | 758 comments Mod
In joining this review group you have agreed to review the novels assigned to you on a two month schedule. This group is now in the review phase and is no longer open for sign up.
This is a General Fantasy Review Group. As with other review groups, you will be expected to read and give an honest review of the books assigned to you. Assignments will be made after the group sign-up has filled.

Participants are expected to post reviews to Goodreads. The review should be posted to Amazon (US and UK) as well, if the book is available there. This makes having accounts with both Goodreads and Amazon.com a requirement.

Contact the authors you are scheduled to review to arrange to receive a review copy of their work. Note that Amazon has made a minor change in how reviews are displayed. As long as a review that is not verified as a purchase is recent, it will be displayed on the book's Amazon page. Once it rolls off, it will still be counted in the ranking of the book, but the link to show more reviews has been modified by Amazon to show only reviews that come from verified purchases. Authors may consider gifting their book to assigned reviewers so that they will qualify as verified purchases. Reviewers may bypass this limitation by offering to purchase the books assigned to them. All of this is voluntary. Authors may still provide review copies for free, and reviewers can still post reviews to Amazon that are not from a verified purchase. This change in Amazon policy has no effect on Goodreads.

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THE AUTHORS AND BOOKS ARE:

1 Tristen Kozinski-The City of Locked Doors The City of Locked Doors by Tristen Kozinski

2 Scott Spotson-Seeking Dr. Magic Seeking Dr. Magic by Scott Spotson

3 April A. Taylor-Vasilisa the Terrible: A Baba Yaga Story Vasilisa the Terrible A Baba Yaga Story (Midnight Myths and Fairy Tales, #1) by April A. Taylor

4 Thomas J.L. Green-Legacy of Dreams: Freedom Legacy of Dreams Freedom by Thomas J.L. Green

5 James Maxstadt-Duke Grandfather Saves the World* Duke Grandfather Saves the World* (Duke Grandfather Saga Vol 2) by James Maxstadt

6 K.T. Munson-The Sixth Gate The Sixth Gate (The Gate Trilogy Book 1) by K.T. Munson

7 Chris Keaton-The Mosaic The Mosaic by Chris Keaton

8 Steve Pillinger-The Mindruler The Mindruler (Mindrulers, # 1) by Steve Pillinger

9 Christopher Keene-Gods of the Mountain Gods of the Mountain (A Cycle of Blades Book 1) by Christopher Keene


THE ORDER OF REVIEW IS AS FOLLOWS:

Round one: Starts Monday, March 12, 2018 and Ends Monday, April 9, 2018

Tristan Kosinski reviews April A. Taylor
Layla Pinkett (Standing in for Chris Keaton) reviews K.T. Munson
Chris Keaton - BYE
K.T. Munson reviews Steve Pillinger
Thomas J.L. Green reviews Scott Spotson
Steve Pillinger reviews Chris Keaton
Scott Spotson reviews James Maxstadt
Christopher Keene reviews Tristan Kosinski
April A. Taylor reviews Christopher Keene
James Maxstadt reviews Thomas J.L. Green

Round two: Starts Monday, April 9, 2018 and Ends Monday, May 7, 2018

Tristan Kosinski reviews James Maxstadt
Chris Keaton reviews Thomas J.L. Green
K.T. Munson reviews Scott Spotson
Thomas J.L. Green reviews Christopher Keene
Steve Pillinger reviews Tristan Kosinski
Scott Spotson reviews April A. Taylor
Christopher Keane reviews Steve Pillinger
April A. Taylor reviews K.T. Munson
James Maxstadt reviews Chris Keaton


message 2: by Tristen (new)

Tristen Kozinski | 52 comments I'll join with The City of Locked Doors.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...
Of the potential participants, Thomas is already reading it from another group and Scott previously tried it and found it not to his liking.


message 3: by Scott (new)

Scott Spotson (scottspotson) | 272 comments Scott Spotson, Seeking Dr. Magic


message 4: by April (new)

April Taylor | 7 comments I’d like to join. My book is a dark fairy tale/dark fantasy. It’s also a Kindle Short Read, which will make it a nice, quick read for whoever gets it. :)

Title - Vasilisa the Terrible: A Baba Yaga Story.

Amazon Link (it’s free for KU members) - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B461DML/


message 5: by Thomas (last edited Mar 10, 2018 02:34PM) (new)

Thomas Green | 4 comments Thomas JL Green, Legacy of Dreams (http://goodreads.com/book/show/361158...), cannot to Tristen's book for I'm already reading it for another group.

Otherwise, my book is kinda grimdark-ish and adult in all themes (I know some people aren't into it, so I'm putting it here as a warning).


message 6: by L.N. (new)

L.N. Denison | 758 comments Mod
Thomas wrote: "Thomas JL Green, Legacy of Dreams (http://goodreads.com/book/show/361158...), cannot to Tristen's book for I'm already reading it for another group.

Otherwise, my book is kinda gri..."


It's a general round, so anything goes. Nothing wrong with a bit of grimdark.


message 7: by L.N. (new)

L.N. Denison | 758 comments Mod
Can we please post any clashes that we may have as well? Thank you for your cooperation.


message 8: by James (new)

James Maxstadt | 27 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

I'll join. Fun fantasy...


message 9: by James (new)

James Maxstadt | 27 comments I've been reviewed by Scott, but a different book. Thanks


message 10: by K.T. (new)

K.T. Munson | 278 comments I’m out and about but would like to enter The Sixth Gate.


message 11: by K.T. (new)

K.T. Munson | 278 comments I’ve reviewed Scott, but not this book. That’s my only clash.


message 12: by Chris (new)

Chris Keaton | 134 comments I'm in, with 'The Mosaic'.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073WWPKXG/

Scott has reviewed me before, but for a different book. So far that is the only conflict.


message 13: by K.T. (new)

K.T. Munson | 278 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3... here is the link for mine.

I’ve reviewed The Mosaic.


message 14: by L.N. (new)

L.N. Denison | 758 comments Mod
Thank you K.T and Chris. I shall add your links tomorrow, as I am heading off for the night. Have aw good day.


message 15: by L.N. (new)

L.N. Denison | 758 comments Mod
Sorry! Have 'A' good day...oops!


message 16: by Steve (new)

Steve Pillinger | 34 comments Can I join this one? The Mindruler,
https://www.goodreads.com/author/dash....
I’m reviewing Scott in another round, but a different book.


message 17: by Christopher (last edited Mar 11, 2018 04:18AM) (new)

Christopher Keene (goodreadscomchristopher_keene) | 35 comments Here we go:
https://www.amazon.com/Gods-Mountain-...
Preferably something adult, if possible.


message 18: by L.N. (new)

L.N. Denison | 758 comments Mod
Welcome Steve and Christopher.


message 19: by Chris (new)

Chris Keaton | 134 comments Would love to check out Christopher's book.


message 20: by L.N. (new)

L.N. Denison | 758 comments Mod
Let's see how the chips fall.


message 21: by L.N. (new)

L.N. Denison | 758 comments Mod
I may be a bit late setting up the round. I should have it set up for tomorrow at the very latest.


message 22: by L.N. (new)

L.N. Denison | 758 comments Mod
This round is now set for scheduling, and will be up and running tonight. Thank you all for your patience.


message 23: by Scott (new)

Scott Spotson (scottspotson) | 272 comments Hi L.N., here is a full list, to date, of clashes.

There doesn't seem to be any problem finding a substitute book to read for myself or for anyone I'm reviewing.

Have reviewed me:

K.T, Steve.

I have reviewed:

Tristen, James, Chris, and Christopher

No prior contact:

April, Thomas

Thanks.


message 24: by K.T. (new)

K.T. Munson | 278 comments I’ve reviewed Scott but not this book. I’ve reviewed the mosaic. Christopher has reviewed me but not this book, but he doesn’t like YA and this is another YA. Tristan has reviewed me but I don’t think it was this book.

I think that’s all.


message 25: by L.N. (new)

L.N. Denison | 758 comments Mod
This review round is now open. Please check and make sure that I haven't missed anything before you start buying books.


message 26: by Chris (last edited Mar 12, 2018 02:44PM) (new)

Chris Keaton | 134 comments K.T. has reviewed The Mosaic before, so I probably shouldn't r
review her book.


message 27: by L.N. (new)

L.N. Denison | 758 comments Mod
Chris wrote: "K.T. has reviewed The Mosaic before, so I probably shouldn't r
review her book."


I am this close to going to bed, so what I will do is give you a BYE, and I will read K.T's book. Although, I have nothing to offer this round, I can at least act as an Alternate reviewer.


message 28: by Chris (new)

Chris Keaton | 134 comments I've purchased Thomas J.L. Green, Legacy of Dreams.

The Mosaic is out there at a reduced price of $2.99.


message 29: by Chris (new)

Chris Keaton | 134 comments Is it the normal practice in these groups to get the book for free or to purchase them? I just want to make sure I'm following what 'should' be done?


message 30: by L.N. (new)

L.N. Denison | 758 comments Mod
usually, pick it up on KU or ask the author for a file...or if the book is cheap enough, just by it. There is no real rule on how you pick up the books.


message 31: by Chris (new)

Chris Keaton | 134 comments Thanks, I won't be offended if people ask for a free copy. :)


message 32: by Chris (new)

Chris Keaton | 134 comments I've sent The Mosaic to both reviewers.


message 33: by Steve (new)

Steve Pillinger | 34 comments Received both books now.


message 34: by Christopher (last edited Mar 14, 2018 07:01AM) (new)

Christopher Keene (goodreadscomchristopher_keene) | 35 comments Okay, just saw that my first book is over 1200 pages. At my reading pace, I might need an extension.


message 35: by Christopher (new)

Christopher Keene (goodreadscomchristopher_keene) | 35 comments Steve wrote: "Received both books now."

Could you send The Mindruler to Lazarinth75@gmail.com?


message 36: by Steve (new)

Steve Pillinger | 34 comments Christopher wrote: "Steve wrote: "Received both books now."
Could you send The Mindruler to Lazarinth75@gmail.com?"


I've sent the .mobi file, I hope that's OK.

Happy reading!


message 37: by L.N. (new)

L.N. Denison | 758 comments Mod
Christopher wrote: "Okay, just saw that my book is over 1200 pages. At my reading pace, I might need an extension."

That appears to be a misprint. Just looked and the page count is 318...so not as bad.


message 38: by Christopher (new)

Christopher Keene (goodreadscomchristopher_keene) | 35 comments L.N. wrote: "Christopher wrote: "Okay, just saw that my book is over 1200 pages. At my reading pace, I might need an extension."

That appears to be a misprint. Just looked and the page count is 318...so not as..."


Oh, whew. No problem then.


message 39: by Tristen (new)

Tristen Kozinski | 52 comments I have received my assigned books and distributed mine accordingly.


message 40: by Tristen (new)

Tristen Kozinski | 52 comments I have completed my review for Vasilisa the Terrible: A Baba Yaga story.
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-re...


message 41: by April (new)

April Taylor | 7 comments I’ve received both books and sent both copies of mine out in return.


message 42: by L.N. (new)

L.N. Denison | 758 comments Mod
I'll be reading K.T's book in the second round, as I am stuck in other reading rounds elsewhere.


message 46: by L.N. (new)

L.N. Denison | 758 comments Mod
Thanks to those who have posted their links for round one. The rest of you have until April 9 to complete your first round.


message 47: by Chris (new)

Chris Keaton | 134 comments James wrote: "My reviews for The Mosaic. Very good read.



Thanks! If you liked that you may like a book of short stories set in that universe, 'Pieces From The Mosaic'.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0771YT7HR/


message 48: by Tristen (new)

Tristen Kozinski | 52 comments I have completed my review for Duke Grandfather Saves the World.
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-re...
That wraps it up for me, I wish you all the best of luck with your readings and reviews. See you in a couple months. :)


message 49: by L.N. (new)

L.N. Denison | 758 comments Mod
Tristan, thank you for your links. Look forward to seeing you in another round soon.


message 50: by James (new)

James Maxstadt | 27 comments Thanks Tristen. Glad you enjoyed it.


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