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message 1: by Emma, Group Admin (last edited Feb 03, 2015 10:59AM) (new)

Emma Jaye | 4048 comments Mod
This is a general group. In joining this group you have agreed TO REVIEW ANY ALLOCATED BOOK within the set 12 week limit.
If you don’t agree to that tell me now so that I can find another member who will do so.
There is no genre filtering.

If you are only willing to review your own preferred genres then sorry, but you’re better off finding a group that specialises in your preference, or joining one of the 18+ groups or a ‘clean’ review round. In this general group you might be asked to review fiction/non-fiction, adults’/children’s books, a religious text, BDSM, or anything in between. Allocation is entirely random and there will NOT be any rearranging of the listing to accommodate genre 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/...
Your group moderator will be
K A Kristo

Member Links

1.Tracey Mhttps://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
2.Chance Maree https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
3.Meriel Brooke https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
4.Ted Farrar https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
5. K.S Ferguson https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
6.Pearl Zhu https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
7.Mike Robbins https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
8.Gloria Piper https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
9.T B Markinson https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
10.H.M Reynolds https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

Book Links

1.https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
2.https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
3.https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
4.https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
5.https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
6.https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
7.https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
8. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
9.https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
10.https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...


Please let me know if you have reviewed, or been reviewed by anyone else in the group as you sign in.


message 2: by Ted (new)

Ted Farrar | 54 comments Hi Emma, I'm interested, but how does this work now, seeing that I recently read a comment that Goodreads reviewers can no longer post to Amazon?


message 3: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4048 comments Mod
Not true. The only qualification for posting amazon reviews is that you've bought something from amazon at some point.

Post your author link and book link and I'll sign you up.


message 4: by Lisa (last edited Jan 31, 2015 08:10AM) (new)

Lisa Reads & Reviews (lisareviews) Hi Emma, Please sign me up.

Chance Maree

Dark Matter Tiding

Thanks!


message 5: by Tracey (new)

Tracey Madeley | 29 comments I'd like to join the new review group.

Author profile - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

Book - Peaceful Meadows - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

I was part of the Group 51 Review, but I haven't reviewed anyone so far.

Thanks

Tracey


message 6: by Ted (new)

Ted Farrar | 54 comments Me too please.

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


message 7: by Mike (new)

Mike Robbins (mikerobbins) | 549 comments I'd like to join as well please. I have already reviewed Chance's book. This is mine:

Three Seasons: Three Stories of England in the Eighties

Three Seasons Three Stories of England in the Eighties by Mike Robbins

I am also in round 59 but have now posted 3 of my 4 reviews and hope to do the last one in the next couple of days.


message 8: by K.S. (new)

K.S. Ferguson | 94 comments Hi,

I'd like to join this review group. Here's the link:

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

Thanks,
Kathy


message 9: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4048 comments Mod
Welcome old and new, filling up fast as usual.


message 10: by Gloria (new)

Gloria Piper | 197 comments Well, count me in. I'm still waiting for a review of my book from Group 53, but I've done all my reviews.

I'd like to present three possibilities.

Train to Nowhere https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

Finnegan's Quest https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

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


message 11: by Pearl (new)

Pearl Zhu (pearl_zhu) | 2 comments Hi, Emma, thanks for the message, please count me in.

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

Author URL: http://www.pearlzhu.com/

Thanks,
Pearl


message 12: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4048 comments Mod
Welcome Pearl and Gloria.

Gloria, I only have room to add one book at once, but if you want to offer reviewers a different choice, let them know when you get in contact to give them you're book.


message 13: by T.B. (new)

T.B. Markinson (markinson) Hi. I would like to join the group. My novel is Claudia Must Die.

Claudia Must Die

Thanks TB


message 14: by Meriel (new)

Meriel Brooke | 97 comments I'd like to join please

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

Thanks
Meriel Brooke


message 15: by Meriel (new)

Meriel Brooke | 97 comments I am reviewing Mike, but a different book.


message 16: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4048 comments Mod
Trust you to be difficult Meriel. I'll add you now with a quick shuffle of names.


message 17: by Meriel (new)

Meriel Brooke | 97 comments Thanks!


message 18: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4048 comments Mod
Glad to have on board Meriel, it looks to be good mix of old hands and new members this time.


message 19: by H M (new)

H M Reynolds | 21 comments I'd like to give this a try.

You'll have to forgive me if I'm unfamiliar with the procedures, such as how we get books to one another.

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

Book: Llyn Ar Bryn Falls
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

Harvey


message 20: by Emma, Group Admin (last edited Feb 03, 2015 09:25AM) (new)

Emma Jaye | 4048 comments Mod
Glad to have you aboard. From your book title I guess you have some welsh roots? If so, snap. one of my sons is named Bryn.

I'll post the review order in the morning. You'll need to contact the people that are reviewing you, via their author link posted in the first message, then ask them for their email address and what format they require if you can offer more than PDF. Send them your book file. The people reviewing your book should do the same.


message 21: by Emma, Group Admin (last edited Feb 03, 2015 10:50AM) (new)

Emma Jaye | 4048 comments Mod
START DATE: 4th Feb 2015

END DATE: 29th April 2015

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. 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 29th April 2015.

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

Please start exchanging your 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). I'll stay with you for the next week to answer your questions then I will become just a group member and Kathy will take over as your group moderator. Happy reviewing, everyone :)


message 22: by Emma, Group Admin (last edited Feb 07, 2015 01:15AM) (new)

Emma Jaye | 4048 comments Mod
hold on to your hats, I need to do a shuffle to avoid a reciprocal review. new order is below.

start 04-Feb-15
end 29-Apr-15
R1 end 25-Feb-15
R2 end 18-Mar-15
R3 end 08-Apr-15
R4 end 29-Apr-15



As AUTHORS you send your book file to:

G61-01__ Tracy Madeley
H M Reynolds for round 1
T B Markinson for round 2
Gloria Piper for round 3
Mike Robbins for round 4

G61-02__ Chance Maree
Tracy Madeley for round 1
H M Reynolds for round 2
T B Markinson for round 3
Gloria Piper for round 4

G61-03__ Meriel Brooke
Chance Maree for round 1
Tracy Madeley for round 2
H M Reynolds for round 3
T B Markinson for round 4

G61-04__ Ted Farrar
Meriel Brooke for round 1
Chance Maree for round 2
Tracy Madeley for round 3
H M Reynolds for round 4

G61-05__ K S Ferguson
Ted Farrar for round 1
Meriel Brooke for round 2
Chance Maree for round 3
Tracy Madeley for round 4

G61-06__ Pearl Zhu
K S Ferguson for round 1
Ted Farrar for round 2
Meriel Brooke for round 3
Chance Maree for round 4

G61-07__ Mike Robbins
Pearl Zhu for round 1
K S Ferguson for round 2
Ted Farrar for round 3
Meriel Brooke for round 4

G61-08__ Gloria Piper
Mike Robbins for round 1
Pearl Zhu for round 2
K S Ferguson for round 3
Ted Farrar for round 4

G61-09__ T B Markinson
Gloria Piper for round 1
Mike Robbins for round 2
Pearl Zhu for round 3
K S Ferguson for round 4

G61-10__ H M Reynolds
T B Markinson for round 1
Gloria Piper for round 2
Mike Robbins for round 3
Pearl Zhu for round 4

As REVIEWERS you will receive books for review from:

G61-01__ Tracy Madeley
Chance Maree for round 1
Meriel Brooke for round 2
Ted Farrar for round 3
K S Ferguson for round 4

G61-02__ Chance Maree
Meriel Brooke for round 1
Ted Farrar for round 2
K S Ferguson for round 3
Pearl Zhu for round 4

G61-03__ Meriel Brooke
Ted Farrar for round 1
K S Ferguson for round 2
Pearl Zhu for round 3
Mike Robbins for round 4

G61-04__ Ted Farrar
K S Ferguson for round 1
Pearl Zhu for round 2
Mike Robbins for round 3
Gloria Piper for round 4

G61-05__ K S Ferguson
Pearl Zhu for round 1
Mike Robbins for round 2
Gloria Piper for round 3
T B Markinson for round 4

G61-06__ Pearl Zhu
Mike Robbins for round 1
Gloria Piper for round 2
T B Markinson for round 3
H M Reynolds for round 4

G61-07__ Mike Robbins
Gloria Piper for round 1
T B Markinson for round 2
H M Reynolds for round 3
Tracy Madeley for round 4

G61-08__ Gloria Piper
T B Markinson for round 1
H M Reynolds for round 2
Tracy Madeley for round 3
Chance Maree for round 4

G61-09__ T B Markinson
H M Reynolds for round 1
Tracy Madeley for round 2
Chance Maree for round 3
Meriel Brooke for round 4

G61-10__ H M Reynolds
Tracy Madeley for round 1
Chance Maree for round 2
Meriel Brooke for round 3
Ted Farrar for round 4


message 23: by Ted (new)

Ted Farrar | 54 comments Hi KS, Pearl, Mike Robbins and Gloria, please send me copies of your book for review to afrixalus@sky.com. EPUB, PDF or word is fine.
Thanks
Ted Farrar


message 24: by Mike (new)

Mike Robbins (mikerobbins) | 549 comments On its way Ted.


message 25: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4048 comments Mod
Remember that this is a public forum folks, and email collectors have been known to sneak around in here. The safest thing to do is to use the goodreads messaging feature to contact people directly.
Click on the 'send a message' button under the authors photo on their author page to send a private message.


message 26: by Meriel (new)

Meriel Brooke | 97 comments I posted my mobi file to you, TB, but got a message saying the email address was no longer valid.

Did you receive the file?

Regards
Meriel


message 27: by T.B. (new)

T.B. Markinson (markinson) Meriel wrote: "I posted my mobi file to you, TB, but got a message saying the email address was no longer valid.

Did you receive the file?

Regards
Meriel"


All set, Meriel.


message 28: by K.S. (new)

K.S. Ferguson | 94 comments Hi,

I've posted reviews for these works:

Long Pig by Gloria Piper
http://www.amazon.com/review/R2WPKYRA...
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
https://www.amazon.co.uk/review/RQ9AJ...

Three Seasons by Mike Robbins
http://www.amazon.com/review/R3F10FEA...
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
https://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R399L...

I enjoyed both of these reads very much. Thanks to the authors for participating!

Thanks,
Kathy


message 29: by Mike (new)

Mike Robbins (mikerobbins) | 549 comments Many thanks K.S., that's great.


message 30: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4048 comments Mod
HM seems to be having a little trouble working out the site, so if you are waiting for him to contact you, it might be quicker to contact him for now.

As Kathy hasn't appeared, I'll carry on modding this one for now.


message 31: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4048 comments Mod
Thanks for your reviews KS.


message 32: by H M (new)

H M Reynolds | 21 comments It's ok. I have all the books, have emailed my book to all the reviewers (hopefully all received ok) and have started reading my first book.

Harvey


message 34: by Meriel (new)

Meriel Brooke | 97 comments Many thanks, Chance.


message 36: by K.A. (new)

K.A. Krisko (kakrisko) | 1703 comments Mod
Hi, folks, I'm here! Sorry for my absence - life got in the way. Thanks, Emma, for standing in. I can take it from here!

Welcome to the group, everyone, looks like some of you have got off to a fast start!


message 37: by Niel (new)

Niel | 1 comments Hey guys :) i am new here so still figuring things out ,if i am doing something not correctly please let me know .

Here is my books :

1. http://www.amazon.com/COMPLETE-COLLEC...

2. http://www.amazon.com/KING-ARTHUR-TOP...

3. http://www.amazon.com/Charles-Dickens...

4.http://www.amazon.com/Charles-Dickens...

Desperate for reviews :D
Please help
Thanks


message 38: by Emma, Group Admin (last edited Feb 08, 2015 03:07AM) (new)

Emma Jaye | 4048 comments Mod
Niel, thanks for the interest in the group, but are any of your books your own work or are they simply collections of classics that are available for free elsewhere? If they are, we can't include them in the review group.
Besides, I think reading the complete works of Dickens might take a few more weeks than the three allowed for each round in these groups.


message 39: by T.B. (new)

T.B. Markinson (markinson) Gloria wrote: "Hi,
I've posted the review for Claudia Must Die, an enjoyable read.
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

http://www.amazon.com/Claudia-Must-Di......"


Thanks Gloria!


message 40: by H M (new)

H M Reynolds | 21 comments Think someone is having a joke at your expense - am sure Niel is not part of the review group.

:)

Harvey


message 41: by Emma, Group Admin (new)

Emma Jaye | 4048 comments Mod
He has joined the review group just as anyone can, just not a review round.
The books are up for sale on amazon, it's certainly legal as Dickens is certainly out of copyright, but 'his' books don't fit the ethos of the review group rounds as being for indie AUTHORS.


message 42: by K.A. (new)

K.A. Krisko (kakrisko) | 1703 comments Mod
As pointed out, Niel, you are not part of this particular round, so in any case you'll have to wait for a new one to start. But the question then remains: who are we to review? Dickens?

It is possible to put forth someone else's work for review, and then the person putting forth that work does the other reviews for the round, but the work put forth must still be an Indie and/or self-pubbed author's work. I don't think Dickens is hurting for reviews!


message 43: by Ted (new)

Ted Farrar | 54 comments Reviews for KS Ferguson 'No place like hell' and Pearl Zhu 'Digistal Master' posted on Goodreads and Amazon.com/Amazon.co.uk


message 44: by K.S. (new)

K.S. Ferguson | 94 comments Thanks for the review, Ted!


message 45: by K.S. (new)

K.S. Ferguson | 94 comments Thanks, T.B. for an enjoyable read of Claudia Must Die. My reviews are posted here:

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

http://www.amazon.com/review/R24M4H6O...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R1IB0...


message 46: by T.B. (new)

T.B. Markinson (markinson) K.S. wrote: "Thanks, T.B. for an enjoyable read of Claudia Must Die. My reviews are posted here:

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

http://www.amazon.com/review/R24M4H6O...

https://www.amazo..."


Thanks so much!


message 47: by K.A. (new)

K.A. Krisko (kakrisko) | 1703 comments Mod
Thanks, Ted and K.S.! Zipping along, there...


message 48: by Mike (last edited Feb 10, 2015 12:06PM) (new)

Mike Robbins (mikerobbins) | 549 comments My round one review of Gloria Piper's Long Pig. N.B. Kathy, Gloria kindly gave me a choice of books and I picked this one (and I don't regret it!).

Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Amazon.com:
http://www.amazon.com/review/R22YPUCQ...

Amazon.co.uk
http://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R2CEJI...

Mike


message 49: by K.S. (new)

K.S. Ferguson | 94 comments I've posted my reviews of Pearl Zhu's Digital Master. This should complete my obligations for Round 61. Thanks to everyone for some interesting reads!

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
http://www.amazon.com/review/R2NCLA65...
https://www.amazon.co.uk/review/RFRPR...


message 50: by K.A. (new)

K.A. Krisko (kakrisko) | 1703 comments Mod
Thanks, Mike and K.S. - wow, K.S., that was speedy! Check back for your own reviews and hope to see you in another group!


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