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  1. Hi there,
    I am a new author and have just finished writing my first children’s adventure story which is going through its final editorial stages with my copyeditor and will be available in the next couple of days.
    It is about an eleven year old boy, Jake Summers, who finds himself on an adventure in a long-forgotten magical world where together with his class-mate Arianna and a strange creature called Noggin, he has to race against time through five deadly challenges to fulfil an ancient magical prophecy and save the world.
    It is along the lines of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and like that story, I have attempted to weave good strong family values and the importance of forgiveness. It would appeal most to those who enjoy the likes of Fablehaven, Harry Potter and Percy Jackson.

    It is the first in an intended series, although I’m not sure at this point, how many there will be.

    Given the interests you mention on your site, I thought my book might appeal to you and I wondered if you would consider reviewing it for me, it is called Guardian of the Underworld and you can find it on Goodreads, the synopsis is below this message and it will be available in paperback, PDF and ebook format.

    I look forward to hearing from you,

    Kind regards

    Rachel Tetley


    Two worlds

    Neither can exist without the other

    And one guardian to ensure their survival

    But a family with a score to settle

    Forces one boy, into a dangerous adventure

    Jake Summers is an ordinary boy with an ordinary family- so he thinks. He has just spent another summer holidays building dens in the woods with his best friend Paul. But when someone special unexpectedly dies, Jake is determined to find out the truth, unaware that it will change his life forever.

    He discovers a key to Grandpa’s forbidden room, and is plunged into a long-forgotten magical world, together with class mate Arianna Brown and a strange creature called Noggin. Stormy seas, underground carts pulled by Golden Eagles and a dragon all stand in his way. He must race against time to fulfil an ancient magical prophecy and save the world.

  2. Gordon Rottman says:

    Hi. A useful site. I’ve subscribed. I’m not sure of the procedure, but would you be interested in reviewing my YA survival-adventure e-novel set in Nicaragua, “Tears of the River”?

    If interested I can have the publisher send you an ARC.

    Best regards,

    Gordon Rottman

  3. Thank you for sharing great book reviews. I am an author with 30 traditionally published books for children. I have a new release, Bandits Peak, that I think would suit your Survival section:

    Danger in the Wilderness

    While hiking in the mountains, Jesse meets a strange trio. He befriends Maria, but he’s suspicious of the men with her. Still, charmed by Maria, Jesse promises not to tell anyone that he met them. But his new friends have deadly secrets, and Jesse uncovers them. It will take all his wilderness skills, and all his courage, to survive.

    Readers who enjoyed Gary Paulsen’s Hatchet will love Bandits Peak. This heart-pounding adventure tale is full of danger and excitement.

    You can learn more about me and my other books at my website,

  4. Hey there,

    Once in a while I get books in your YA action/adventure/scifi genre to get around. I wanted to know if I could email you from time to time with offers on free upcoming books looking for editorials on your site. Let me know and email me back if you’re interested.


  5. Hi Josh,

    I stumbled across your blog today and was wondering if you might be interested in reviewing my YA action and adventure novel about slavery and martial arts. It’s called The Collar and the Cavvarach and is set in a world very similar to ours, but where slavery is legal. The main character is a slave who competes in a martial art called cavvara shil. Here is the blurb:

    Bensin, a teenage slave and martial artist, is desperate to see his little sister freed. But only victory in the Krillonian Empire’s most prestigious tournament will allow him to secretly arrange for Ellie’s escape. Dangerous people are closing in on her, however, and Bensin is running out of time. With his one hope fading quickly away, how can Bensin save Ellie from a life of slavery and abuse?

    I put a lot of careful research into my descriptions of Bensin’s workouts and training, as well as the tournaments themselves, and I consulted various athletes and martial artists along the way. I have been told that the end result is both exciting and believable, even though the martial art doesn’t actually exist.

    Anyway, the book is available on Amazon at, but I would be glad to send you a free digital copy in any format you like. Thank you for your consideration. No hard feelings if the book doesn’t end up being your thing. 🙂


    Annie Douglass Lima

  6. Hello,

    I was wondering if you might be interested in giving an honest review of my Willakaville series books.

    They are compilations of short stories where kids are the heroes. Strange and wacky things happen and life lessons are learned along the way.

    There are some links below if you want to look them up. Please let me know if you are interested and what format works best for you.

    Thank you for your time.

    Mathew Heinecke (aka Bald Guy)

  7. Hello Josh,

    I hope you’re doing well. If you’re still reviewing books, please consider my title, The Urban Boys: Discovery of the Five Senses. You can learn more, and see other reviews, by visiting my website at


    K.N. Smith

  8. Hi Josh,
    I couldn’t help but notice you’ve reviewed YA Martial Arts novels, and quite a few of them at that! That’s quite rare! You’re a Tae Kwon Do practitioner on top of that, not just a fan. Would you consider reviewing the epic Kung Fu Action/Adventure “White Tiger Legend?” The book is currently being made into an animated film. You can watch some of it here.

    As a fellow martial artist, I’m doing everything I can to get reviews and share the love of the martial arts! I hope you can help. Kindly email me, and I’ll be happy to send an Epub or Kindle copy! I know you’ll enjoy it!

    Thank you!

    • Hu Yuan Nabe,

      Sure, I’d be happy to take a look at the book, and if I like what I see I’ll review it. The comments I’ve seen so far on Amazon look intriguing. Send me a Kindle copy. I don’t use Kindle that often, but should be able to download it onto my wife’s Kindle and read it there. If for some reason that doesn’t work, I may get back to you for a PDF.


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