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List of books available for review!

Our Write Side July 2017

Thank you for offering to be a reviewer for Our Write Side!

On the following pages, you'll find six books in various genres available for review in the month of July. If you're interested in any of these titles, please contact us by July 15th with the book's title and your preferred format. Reviews are due at the end of the month (ideally, but this is flexible).

 

- Our Write Side Review Team

Kat Avila - kjavila@ourwriteside.com

David Wiley - david.wiley0@gmail.com

Please contact us if you have any 

questions or issues!

Important Announcement!

We are currently looking into creating another group of readers specifically for ARC copies of upcoming books. Those in the group will be given books and expected to post a review before/on their scheduled release dates. If you're interested in ARC copies, you must be a regular reviewer of the monthly offerings, so we know you have the time to read/review the books on a tighter schedule. This group would operate as a launch group for these pre-release books. 

If you're interested or have questions, please reach out to Kat Avila at kjavila@ourwriteside.com.
-Our Write Side Review Team

God of War by Ian Thompson

Synopsis:

Horror of the Past. Terror of Today. Roman greed and ambition created something almost two millennia ago. That creation still lives – starving, lusting for blood, eager to inflict suffering and carnage... During the Roman Occupation of Britain, Gaius Pertinax embarks on a quest to provide “something special” for Nero’s gladiatorial arenas. The ever-worsening consequences of his actions will threaten his life, his sanity and even his soul... A group of modern-day cavers discover the results of Gaius Pertinax’s ancient endeavours. They are trapped deep underground... Running out of food, supplies and power for their lights... Hunted by a behemoth worse than their darkest nightmares: a gigantic creature that kills both to feed and to satiate its sadistic desires... Is there an escape from this subterranean hell? Can the God Of War ever be stopped..? 

Genre: Horror

Available Formats: upon request

Contact: Kat Avila

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Amazon

Goodreads

Surfing the Edge by Adam Dickson

Synopsis:

The TV's on
The computer's on
The stereo's on
Sleep is a waste of time

Welcome to the world of Bipolar Disorder, a journey to the outer edges of the mind.

A story told with humour, honesty and insight by Adam, Faye and Alastair, three survivors who have experienced the illness first hand. With contributions from Mental Health professional, Chris Kelly.

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Genre: Nonfiction/Self-Help
Available Formats: mobi, PDF
Contact: Kat Avila

The Lady Astronomer by Katy O'Dowd

Synopsis:

Lucretia's quiet life as an astronomer and hat-maker is quickly turned on its head by her brother. He is commanded by the king to build the grandest telescope in the land. Unfortunately for Lucretia, she is introduced to his majesty as her brother's assistant. Her nights spent on rooftops gazing at the stars are replaced by adventure and danger. In a race to build the Forty-foot telescope on time for the king, her misfortunes take their toll. When Lucretia finds herself held hostage at the Clockwork Court, the innocent country girl doesn't know who to trust. The lady astronomer finds court life to be more dangerous than she could have ever imagined. Even if her brothers manage to build the telescope on time, she might not live to earn her freedom.

With the help of her brothers, Freddie and Al, and her constant companions Leibniz the Lemur and Orion the Eagle Owl, Lucretia embarks on a journey that could change her life forever. Can she find the strength inside to balance her new life and overcome the obstacles threatening her destiny? Only the stars will tell.

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Goodreads

Genre: Fantasy/YA Steampunk
Available Formats: mobi, epub, PDF
Contact: David Wiley

The Crimson Claymore by Craig A. Price Jr.

Synopsis:

The brave warrior Searon is haunted by the deaths of his wife and children at the hands of the savage reptilian draeyks, who are on a bloodthirsty rampage. He walks the land of Calthoria alone and thirsty for vengeance. He hunts the creatures down one by one, showing no mercy.

But Searon is a one-man army—and no match for the legions of murderous draeyks. Lucky for him, the powerful wizard Karceoles finds him during his travels and enlists Searon in this coming war. Karceoles believes Searon can unite the races to defeat the draeyks once and for all.

Searon discovers he can do more damage with Karceoles and a band of warriors they find along the way. But as the war rages in earnest, Searon must make a choice: Is it more important to destroy the draeyks at all costs, or will his quest for vengeance endanger the lives of his new brothers and sisters at arms?

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Amazon

Goodreads

Genre: Fantasy
Available Formats: mobi, epub, PDF
Contact: David Wiley

Sabaska's Tale by J.A. Campbell

Synopsis:

To Anna, horses were more than a fascination, they were everything. Luckily, she had the opportunity to spend every summer on her grandmother's horse ranch in Colorado. Life was perfect, until she received the devastating news that her grandmother had been tragically killed. Anna knew she was the only member of her family who could take over the ranch and hopefully find new homes for her grandmother's beloved Arabians.


Anna wasn't alone for long. Her grandmother had hired a local teenage boy to help tend the horses for the summer. Anna didn't stand a chance against Cody's quiet charm and the two rapidly become friends. However, even with the responsibilities of the ranch, Anna quickly discovers the secrets her grandmother had been hiding and a legacy that sends her on an adventure she never thought possible. An adventure in the saddle of a horse that wasn't a horse at all. Sabaska, her grandmother's favorite Arabian, was a Traveler; a magical being that could travel between worlds. With Anna at the reins, they find themselves trapped in a fight against evil with the highest of stakes… Their very survival.

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Amazon

Goodreads

Genre: YA Fantasy
Available Formats: mobi, epub, PDF
Contact: David Wiley

School of Deaths by Christopher Mannino

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Goodreads

Synopsis:

Thrust into a world of men, can a timid girl find bravery as the first female Death?

Thirteen-year-old Suzie Sarnio always believed the Grim Reaper was a fairy tale image of a skeleton with a scythe. Now, forced to enter the College of Deaths, she finds herself training to bring souls from the Living World to the Hereafter. The task is demanding enough, but as the only female in the all-male College, she quickly becomes a target. Attacked by both classmates and strangers, Suzie is alone in a world where even her teachers want her to fail.

Scythes hungry for souls, Deaths who subjugate a race of mysterious magicians, and echoes of an ancient war with Dragons.

As her year progresses, Suzie suspects her presence isn't an accident. She uncovers a plot to overthrow the World of Deaths. Now she must also discover the reason she's been brought there: the first female Death in a million years.

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Genre: Fantasy
Available Formats: epub, PDF
Contact: David Wiley