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message 1: by Brandy (last edited May 11, 2015 09:08AM) (new)

Brandy | 64 comments George wrote: "Can I join?"

This is the Short Story review group, which will include all types of novels classified as a short story (any genre). As with other review groups, you will be expected to read and give an honest review of the book assigned to you. Assignments will be made after the group sign-up has filled.

Participants are expected to post reviews to Goodreads. If the review is positive (three stars or higher on Amazon), the review should be posted to Amazon as well, if the book is available there. This makes having accounts with both Goodreads and Amazon.com a requirement. The author and reviewer can discuss other sites to post reviews as well -- Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, etc.

This topic will be updated with the list of authors as they sign up with their names and Goodreads links to their books. First come; first serve. This is an authors only peer review group.

If a reviewer and the author agree that the review should not be posted to Goodreads due to quality issues, the reviewer is relieved of the requirement of posting the review. If this occurs in the first round, the second reviewer is relieved of the requirement to read and review the book. This is entirely at the discretion of the reviewer and is not intended in any way to manipulate the rating of any book.

Please post to this topic, both when you receive review copies and when you post the reviews.

If you are going to be late with your review, either post to this topic as soon as possible or message the author and the moderator.

If your book has not been reviewed by the deadline for either round, contact the review group moderator. This is necessary to make certain that the review process is fair for everyone.
Dead: A Ghost Story
**Sign ups are open until May 14th--or until all six spots are filled**
**Please note that if you have joined an earlier group but did not fulfill your commitment you will not be accepted into new review groups.**

1. George Saoulidis, Aristotle's Recipe For Disaster, https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
2. Phronk, Give Me Back My God Damn Arm, https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
3. Michelle Barclay, Rot, https://freeditorial.com/en/books/rot
4. Melinda Brasher, Chaos Rises, https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
5. Jacob Carlisle, Sting Like a Butterfly, https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
6. Alex Morritt, Words in the Wind, https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

Reading Groups:
Round 1 (May 11 - July 11)
George reviews Phronk
Phronk reviews Jacob
Michelle reviews George
Melinda Reviews Alex
Jacob review Melinda
Alex reviews Michelle

Round 2
(July 11 - Sept 11)
George reviews Jacob
Phronk reviews Alex
Michelle reviews Melinda
Melinda reviews Phronk
Jacob review Michelle
Alex reviews George


message 2: by George (new)

George Saoulidis (georgesaoulidis) | 8 comments Can I join?


message 3: by P.T. (new)

P.T. (phronk) | 47 comments I'd love to join with my short story Give Me Back My God Damn Arm. Thanks!


message 4: by Michelle (last edited May 07, 2015 10:40AM) (new)

Michelle Barclay (shellcastle) | 14 comments I'm in. Rot

You can download it free at Freeditorial. I can't make it available on Kindle until a contest I am entered into ends. https://freeditorial.com/en/books/rot


message 5: by Melinda (new)

Melinda Brasher | 58 comments I'd like to join. "Chaos Rises" Chaos Rises


message 6: by Shane (last edited May 07, 2015 01:22PM) (new)

Shane Hall (shanehall) Hi there. Is a collection of very short stories acceptable? The total of my book is under 7000 words. Rooted and Four Other Disturbing Stories I'm also applying for the Horror Review Group #4, which is filling up now, so I hope that's allowed. If not, just let me know.


message 7: by P.J. (new)

P.J. McDermott (goodreadscomjacobcarlisle) | 45 comments Hi, I'm just finishing up on G63, and would like to submit my short story Sting Like a Butterfly
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...


message 8: by Kshitij (new)

Kshitij | 12 comments I'm in. My book is Goodbye John


message 9: by George (new)

George Saoulidis (georgesaoulidis) | 8 comments Here's mine then, Aristotle's Recipe For Disaster. You can download it for free on smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view...


message 10: by Brandy (new)

Brandy | 64 comments Shane wrote: "Hi there. Is a collection of very short stories acceptable? The total of my book is under 7000 words. Rooted and Four Other Disturbing Stories I'm also applying for the Horror Revie..."

I'm sorry, this is restricted to one story. Do you want to enter one of your stories?


message 11: by Brandy (new)

Brandy | 64 comments Kshitij wrote: "I'm in. My book is Goodbye John"

This is a short story review group. Are you wanting to submit a story?


message 12: by Kshitij (new)

Kshitij | 12 comments Word Count of my book is 17000. Does it qualify?


message 13: by Brandy (new)

Brandy | 64 comments Kshitij wrote: "Word Count of my book is 17000. Does it qualify?"

I'm sorry, this group is for short stories. Not books. That is too many words to be considered a short story.


message 14: by Alex (new)

Alex Morritt (alexmorritt) | 7 comments I would like to enter 'Words in the Wind' - a short story taken from my collection Impromptu Scribe

The story can be viewed by clicking on the 'Read Excerpt' icon beneath the thumbnail image of Impromptu Scribe

The full short story collection is available from Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJRFYHE

Thanks, Alex


message 15: by Shane (new)

Shane Hall (shanehall) Brandy wrote: "Shane wrote: "Hi there. Is a collection of very short stories acceptable? The total of my book is under 7000 words. Rooted and Four Other Disturbing Stories I'm also applying for th..."

Okay, understood. I'll stick to the horror group then.


message 16: by George (new)

George Saoulidis (georgesaoulidis) | 8 comments Brandy wrote: "George wrote: "Can I join?"..."
Add mine to the list: Aristotle's Recipe For Disaster


message 17: by Brandy (new)

Brandy | 64 comments The sign ups are complete. I will post reading groups ASAP.


message 18: by Brandy (new)

Brandy | 64 comments Review groups have been posted.


message 19: by George (new)

George Saoulidis (georgesaoulidis) | 8 comments Phronk wrote: "I'd love to join with my short story Give Me Back My God Damn Arm. Thanks!" Phronk you need to send it to me somehow. Either post it or send it to me at mythographystudios@gmail.com


message 20: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Barclay (shellcastle) | 14 comments George and Melinda, I have downloaded both of your stories.


message 23: by P.T. (new)

P.T. (phronk) | 47 comments Thanks so much, George!


message 24: by P.J. (new)

P.J. McDermott (goodreadscomjacobcarlisle) | 45 comments I reviewed Michelle's Rot:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Michelle - couldn't find you on Amazon? Is there somewhere else you'd like me to post?


message 25: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Barclay (shellcastle) | 14 comments No, thank you. It won't be on Amazon until it's contest run is over. Thanks!


message 27: by Melinda (new)

Melinda Brasher | 58 comments Thanks, Jacob


message 28: by P.T. (new)

P.T. (phronk) | 47 comments My review for Jacob is up: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... . I'll put it on Amazon as well.


message 29: by P.J. (new)

P.J. McDermott (goodreadscomjacobcarlisle) | 45 comments Phronk wrote: "My review for Jacob is up: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... . I'll put it on Amazon as well."

Thanks, Phronk.


message 30: by Melinda (last edited Jun 16, 2015 02:39PM) (new)

Melinda Brasher | 58 comments My review of Alex's "Words in the Wind"
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
It should shortly appear on Amazon too.


message 31: by Melinda (last edited Jun 16, 2015 02:39PM) (new)

Melinda Brasher | 58 comments My review of Phronk's "Give my Back my God Damn Arm" https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
It should shortly appear on Amazon too.


message 32: by P.T. (new)

P.T. (phronk) | 47 comments Thanks very much, Melinda!


message 33: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Barclay (shellcastle) | 14 comments Melinda, I posted my review yesterday and I feel likely be I posted it on the wrong thread. I'm on my mobile now, but will pull up the link later. Sorry about that!


message 34: by Melinda (new)

Melinda Brasher | 58 comments Michelle, I think you did post it on the old short story review thread, but I happened to see it anyway. :) Thanks.


message 35: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Barclay (shellcastle) | 14 comments I noticed that. Thanks! I was on my phone and have a hard time navigating mobile versions of websites.


message 36: by Alex (new)

Alex Morritt (alexmorritt) | 7 comments Hi Michelle, I have just posted my review for 'Rot' on GR. Best, Alex


message 37: by P.T. (new)

P.T. (phronk) | 47 comments My review of Alex's Impromptu Scribe is (finally) up: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

(Also on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca)


message 38: by Alex (new)

Alex Morritt (alexmorritt) | 7 comments Many thanks Phronk :)


message 39: by George (new)

George Saoulidis (georgesaoulidis) | 8 comments I reviewed Sting like a butterfly: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 40: by P.J. (new)

P.J. McDermott (goodreadscomjacobcarlisle) | 45 comments George wrote: "I reviewed Sting like a butterfly: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show..."

Thanks for you review, George. Would you mind placing it on Amazon.com and uk?


message 41: by Alex (new)

Alex Morritt (alexmorritt) | 7 comments My review of 'Aristotle's Recipe For Disaster' by George Saoulidis is now available here:

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


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