Thursday, October 7, 2010

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Review Carnival is a review site (as the title suggests) filled with reviews of anime, manga, books (english novels), jpop, games and j drama. It is currently run by two people both blogging under the name 'bestcritic'. It was started in July, 2010 with the aim of bringing honest reviews to fans.

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  1. Hey! You did an author interview of me not too long ago and I have an YA book coming out April 1st and I was curious if you would want to do a review of it. If not thank you for your time.
    Abby was raised with not nursery rhythms by Mother Goose, Fairy Tales, or Asepses Fables, but narratives of her Great Grandmother, Emma. Emma has the dream life that got past down to the family as a story or so Abby thought. During one of the hottest summers in a long time in New Jersey Abby and her best friend Cory are working at a restaurant in town while their peers go to the beach to have fun. All the two do is work and Abby keeps thinking she rather be doing something bigger then her town and be out of the sight of her overprotective family. Abby learns after she is kidnapped that she has to be careful for what she wishes for, because it might come in a form she may not be expecting…
    contact me at ottilieweber(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. Hi, I really like the blog and wanted to ask if you'd be interested in reviewing my self-published young adult novel,"Shrouded Path," an adventure in 16th century China. It's intended to be the first in a series and is similar in feel to the movie, "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." Either way, let me know at and check out my blog if you'd like to learn more about "Shrouded Path" at

    "Shrouded Path" Description:
    Jun Quan dreamed of learning kung fu, but never thought abandonment would be the price he’d pay. Years later, he winds up on the streets of Kunming, one of the most corrupt cities in 16th century China, and finds himself not only protecting the innocent and punishing the guilty, but also searching for clues to his father’s disappearance and its link to the mysterious Red Doorway.

  3. Hi, BCs :)

    My electronic publishing house, Ghostwoods Books, just launched. We're founded on offering our authors and readers a fair deal.

    Your site looks cool, so I'd like to offer you copies of launch titles for review. By genre, they are a darkly humorous counter-culture romp (All Lies and Jest), a post-modern feminist horror (American Monsters), a tense sci-fi drama (Ghost Patrol) and an urban fantasy thriller (SwitchFlipped).

    Full details of each can be found at my website,

    If any/all of them sound interesting to you, please let me know, and I'll issue you a download link!

    Thanks for your time.
    Tim Dedopulos

  4. Greetings,

    Reviewing a novel is a very personal adventure, and certainly is taxing on your time. My novels have been professionally edited and have been well-received by my readership. I would be grateful if you would consider reviewing one of them (or all four if you were so inclined). It is always my desire to offer a PDF to review, but I understand the need for a physical book in hand and gladly oblige such a request. If you wished to read excerpts from the novels before considering them for review, please visit my website at for chapters, or contact me so I can provide them for you. I am also open to author interviews and giveaways. As the author of the novels, I have provided the pertinent information below.

    Dan O’Brien

  5. Hi BCs,

    Would you care to review my book, Tell A Thousand Lies, the unpublished manuscript of which was shortlisted for the 2012 Tibor Jones South Asia prize?

    A brief synopsis of my professionally edited book:

    In a land where skin colour can determine one's destiny, fraternal twins PULLAMMA and LATA are about to embark on a journey that will tear their lives apart.

    Dark skinned Pullamma dreams of being a wife. With three girls in her family, the sixteen year old is aware there isn't enough dowry to secure suitable husbands for them all. But a girl can hope. She's well versed in cooking, pickle making, cow washing -- you name it. She's also obliged her old-fashioned grandmother by not doing well in school.

    Fair skinned and pretty, her twin sister Lata would rather study medicine than get married. Unable to grasp the depth of Lata's desire, the twins' Grandmother formalizes a wedding alliance for the girl. Distraught, Lata rebels, with devastating consequences.

    As Pullamma helps ready the house for her older sister Malli's bride viewing, she prays for a positive outcome to the event. What happens next is so inconceivable that it will shape Pullamma's future in ways she couldn't have foreseen.

    TELL A THOUSAND LIES is a sometimes wry, sometimes sad, but ultimately realistic look at how superstition and the colour of a girl's skin rules India's hinterlands.

    Should you care to read it, I'd be happy to generate an ebook in the format of your choosing.


    Rasana Atreya
    Author, Tell A Thousand Lies