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I am a stay at home mom to two minions currently living in Germany. I have loved reading ever since I learned how and got in more trouble in school because of books than I ever did for anything else. I read books in all genres, but prefer horror, science fiction, and fantasy to everything else.

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  2. My oldest daughter was constantly getting in trouble at school for reading. When my mother punished me, she didn't restrict me from watching TV. Who cares about TV? Not me. Instead, she restricted me from books. Now that hurt.

  3. Hello Justin and Katie Schauer,

    I am reaching out to you because of your trusted commitment to Amazon and its reviews. I represent Author Marketing Ideas and we were created to help the self-published and small print authors maximize their marketing outreach to increase sales. I would like to seek your services in reviewing one of our bestselling author’s books.

    I did go through some of your reviews ("Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood", "Americanah"), and I loved the writing and the clarity of expression of thoughts therein. The text is devoid of jargons or heavy vocabulary, seems easy to the mind, yet at the same time conveys the intended message precisely.

    The book which I need to be reviewed is titled “After the Death of Me” and which is authored by Tatyana Shimlec. It is a wonderful novel based on a true story, which includes moving, sometimes joyous, sometimes harrowing stories of her childhood and coming of age in Siberia and Ukraine.

    About the author, Tatyana was born in Russia on March 12, 1949, in the Siberian town Kansk. After graduating High School and School of Music in the same year she attended College in Abakan (Khakassia) in major piano. She was married in 1972 and has 2 sons. After divorce in 1980, she moved to America where she now works at Falcetti Music as a piano teacher and also for an old couple as CNA.

    This book is featured in the Biographies & Memoirs > Memoirs on Amazon. Its Amazon link on the site is as below. There are also a few sample pages available there to read.

    Do tell me if you would be interested in reviewing the book - I would genuinely love to know your thoughts about it. I would like to have your frank opinion about the content, the nature of writing, or anything else about it.

    If you would, I’ll gladly get you a PDF copy sent to your email address right away. In case you prefer a hard copy, do offer me your mailing address and I shall have the author send you a copy immediately.

    Hoping to hear from you soonest.

    Warm regards,

    Steve Prichett
    Marketing Manager
    Author Marketing Ideas

  4. Dear Katie,

    After finding your review of The Martian, I was wondering if you would be interested in reviewing my genre-blurring psychedelic novel, THE LIGHTNING STENOGRAPHY DEVICE. It will be published on March 19th, 2018 by my publishing house, Painted Blind Publishing, in multiple formats, including ebook (.MOBI, .EPUB or .PDF). In hardback, it is 430 pages in length; in paperback, it is 472. As I know it is a concern for many bookbloggers, let me assure you up front that the book has been professionally edited. I would love to send you a copy if you would be interested in reviewing it. However, the book is available on NetGalley, so if you have an account, you can read it right now! The link for that is below.

    The first marketable thought to text device is released for public consumption in 2031. That same year, author Cassius Wagner will have a seizure. At least, that is what the novel says: the novel to which he awakens in fragments one morning after a late night of writing. This novel. Terrified to have a prophetic manuscript unfurling at his heels, his desperation to evade his fate prevents him from considering that his lover and editrix, Katherine Beauvoir, might be wrestling with a destiny of her own. Told in four psychedelic parts which peak with the fable of a sublingual Huntress as she fights to save her King, THE LIGHTNING STENOGRAPHY DEVICE blurs the speculative fiction and fantasy genres to explore the fabric of literature, and the boundaries of reality.

    Please find below its ISBNs, its NetGalley page, a link to its Goodreads page. It is not yet available for pre-order on Amazon, and is therefore not presently reviewable on their site: however, on the date of the book's release (March 19th, 2018), I will send you a reminder e-mail with its Amazon page if you would be so kind as to post your review there, as well. Please be sure to see the beautiful cover art by artist, Nuno Moreira, available on the Goodreads page!

    NetGalley Page: http://netgal.ly/sP1D6o

    Goodreads Page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36233534-the-lightning-stenography-device

    Paperback: 978-0-9965395-3-1

    Hardback: 978-0-9965395-1-7

    Ebook: 978-0-9965395-5-5

    My own website is https://delilahmywoman.com/, if you would like more information about myself or my first novel. If you would be interested in reading the book, I will have an ebook copy to you by the end of the week. If you would prefer a print copy, let me know, and I can have a paperback in the mail for you no later than early December. Thank you for your time and consideration!


    Magdalene Sullivan

  5. Hi there!

    I'm sorry to post here but I couldn't find a contact form or email.

    I'm the owner of R&R Book Tours and I'm currently organizing a blog tour for an edgy YA/ Dystopian novel called "The Phoenix Cycle: The Best Shall Rise" by Bob Collopy (For fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent) and I was wondering if you might want to participate. The dates are May 21st to the 25th and will include review posts (mainly), excerpt reveals, and interviews. There will also be a great giveaway for your readers.

    Here is the link to the sign up page for more details!


    Here are the links to my blog and business site:


    I'm really looking forward to hearing from you!