Request a Book Review

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First, I’d like to give credit to Ionia Martin because she gave me this idea.

I love reading even though I am slow. You know the story of the tortoise and the hare. Well, I can’t say I’ll ever beat the reading hares out there, but I catch some of the finer details. I’m just starting to get back into reading a lot. One of my endeavors is to improve my reading speed. I used to do it a lot more when I was younger. So far, I haven’t found many books that I didn’t at least like a bit. I didn’t like Lord of the Flies or what it stood for. That is probably the worst book I’ve ever read. But even then, it did bring up relevant issues, I just don’t believe people are innate

ly evil. They have some good in them.

But, I’m not going to review that book here. I want to review YOUR books. Books that YOU HAVE WRITTEN. Now, granted, if I get bombarded with requests, I will probably take them in order and it might take me forever and a day before I get to it.

If I absolutely cannot get into your book, I’ll let you know and I probably won’t read anymore. This doesn’t mean that something is wrong with your book, just that it doesn’t appeal to me. I doubt that will happen, but, just in case, I cannot commit to something I don’t want to read. I’m a fan of fiction, but I’ll give anything a try. You can look at my reading list or hit me up on goodreads to see what I like, if you want to. But, honestly, their are whole genres I haven’t tasted, yet.

If I get backed up, I’ll try to get an email out for a time estimate on when I will get to read your work.

I’m writing a book myself, I’ve got kids, a nagging wife, so be courteous, I’m a busy man.

I do give honest feedback. I try to pick out the good with the bad, but I never know how well I do this. Like Ionia, I’m not going to sugar coat it and I expect you to be able to handle constructive criticism.  I’ve been know to take a chainsaw to rough drafts, so I encourage that you send me edited material. Sending me your best work is preferred.

I’m not going to place a limit on how many books I can accept a review request on.

One last thing. I’m writing a book and I’ve posted three chapters (I’ve also have these in Word formats). At the time of this post, I’d written 10 chapters. I can and will share more if requested to do so. Why does this matter? Those who are actively reviewing my book have a good chance of getting bumped up the list. (I also can put the whole thing into a kindle format.)

Since I have not yet completed my book, I will accept a work-in-progress. I prefer a completed work, as I would prefer to have my book done and sharable in its entirety, but I’m not there yet, and I know how useful an in-progress review can be.

I’m not a professional editor or anything, but I will offer the following as best as I can:

1. Per chapter, per passage, or per paragraph or any combination thereof critique of

2. Content

3. Errors in Grammar

4. Commas if I see them, with links to rules possible

5. Whatever I see or feel needs commenting on6. An overall review. I will post this under my review upon request.

Submission Guidelines:

1. Formats: Word, PDF, Kindle (though I need to figure out how to get my notes to you….). Printed books are fine, too. But I have my doubts that I’ll get any.

2. Subject line must contain Review Request

3. Must be sent to vozey@yahoo.com

4. Give me an estimate on the genre.

(5.) Give me an estimate on the length of the book if it is not complete.

9 Responses to Request a Book Review

  1. cyelkoth5637 says:

    Do you accept/ have an interest in a science fiction graphic novel? (If they are in a PDF form?)

    • vozey says:

      So kind of like a comic book or manga? I’ll definitely give it a look at. Never really done much of either, but I am a fan of anime. Does that count?

      Science fiction and fantasy are awesome, I’m a big fan of Anne McCaffrey’s Pern books.

      PDF form is fine.

      • cyelkoth5637 says:

        It’s more like a comic book than anime, as far as style. I’m also a fan of the Pern books! I’ll send you the PDF soon.

        PS- I also read the first chapter you have posted. You had said something about wanting thoughts on your writing as well? I can send you my thoughts in the same email if you’d like. I’ll read the other two posted chapters first.

      • vozey says:

        That’d be wonderful. Thanks! If you want to read more, I can send more your way.

      • cyelkoth5637 says:

        I will let you know. I’ll email you in the next day or so. Thanks again for offering to do this! I read a lot of other people’s manuscripts so I understand how daunting a task this can seem.

    • vozey says:

      How are things coming? I haven’t heard anything from you in a while.

      The artist you work with does some really good stuff. Would like to see more.

      • cyelkoth5637 says:

        Oh I’m so sorry! I completely forgot. We just sent out our second comic book to the printer yesterday getting ready for our launch on the 28th so the past two weeks have been crazy! But now that I have time, I will send you a PDF of Hollow in the next few days. Thanks for checking back in!

  2. CHensen says:

    Hello, would you consider looking at short stories. I have written one that I think I could expand.

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