A Note:


I once told myself: IF I am accepted into grad school, this blog would no longer be updated. As it turns out, in April, I received news of my acceptance for the Fall 2013 semester, where I will attain a Master's degree of Science in Nutrition.

Running a blog, as many of you may already know, is a demanding side job once the excitement wears off. And once I fell out of the blogging community's loop (have you SEEN how many blogs there are now? Wow!), it was like the kiss of death. Despite my best efforts, I couldn't get into a blogging routine once this happened due to the disconnect I felt from the community.

So I took a break. I struggled with the loss and with missing my blog. And then I realized I didn't have to run Book Faery to still be a book reviewer; I could read my books and post reviews online. I'm still a book review blogger, just not in the traditional sense.

I'll still be online. You can chat with me on Twitter, where I'll be posting links to my reviews and talking books. I'll also be posting links to nutrition articles. And if you'd like to connect with me where I guarantee I will post reviews, just add me as a friend on Goodreads.

So that's all, folks! It's been a fun and amazing journey, and I thank you all for listening to my thoughts about books. I hope we all can keep in touch elsewhere :)


Friday, January 28, 2011

Bloggers/Book Reviewers Wanted!

Kevin Breaux (website) is looking for some awesome reviewers to read his dark fantasy novel, SOUL BORN, and write honest reviews about it.  If you'd be interested in being that reviewer, please check out the cover, summary, and requirements below:

All Opal wanted was to be respected as a wielder of magic, but her teachers passed her over time and time again. When a mysterious warlord embarks on a conquest to destroy the lands of Illyia Opal seizes an opportunity to step out from the shadows of her instructors and take her rightful spot among them.

Tala, an alluring young elf, was banished from her tribe, hunted and nearly killed by the beasts that dwell in the deep forests, but more than anything else she is a survivor. Joining forces with an ancient elemental power Tala finds herself in the center of an unrelenting human war.

Flesh like leather and bone as strong as steel Karn, a veteran from the first kingdom to fall, is fueled by vengeance. While pushing ever headlong into battle Karn begins to recall memories of another life; ghosts that haunt his dreams.

Through death of soul, their world is born.

  • You must have a book review blog (doesn't matter how long you've been blogging).
  • If you are chosen, you must review this book (or be willing to pass it along to another blogger if you cannot).
If you can fulfill both requirements, then please answer the following questions in a comment on this post.  Kevin will email any bloggers (about 1-3 people) he chooses to review his novel.
  • Do you typically enjoy dark fantasy books?
  • Where do you live?  (Please state which country)
  • Please provide your email.
  • Please provide your blog's URL.
  • Are there any other places where you post your book reviews? (ex: Goodreads, Amazon, etc)
  • Have anything else to say?
      Fine Print: These are REVIEW COPIES intended for book review bloggers ONLY! Please do not leave a comment if you: 1) don't have a book review blog; 2) don't typically enjoy books that are "old school" fantasy with some brutal violence and sexy times; 3) do not have the intention of reading and reviewing this book. Supplies are limited. Not everyone is guaranteed a copy.


      1. I love fantasy novels, and think brutality and sexiness are just fine if done well, and fit in the story without feeling like there's not real purpose for them.

        I live in the US.

        jlynettes @ hotmail . com
        I'd be more than happy to post my reviews on Good Reads and Amazon.

        Thanks for the chance to be chosen as a reviewer.

      2. Dark fantasies are my favorite type, and the more sex and violence the better :>

        I'm from the US.


        I also post my reviews on GoodReads.

        Thanks for considering me to review your book!

      3. It sounds Awesome! I'd love to read and review it :)

        1) I DO enjoy dark fantasy books.
        2) I live in Argentina (south/latin America)
        3) dani dot prmr at hotmail dot com
        4) http://jazparksbox.blogspot.com/
        5) Goodreads.
        6) Thank you so much for the chance!

        Jaz Parks

      4. 1) I would love to read and review this book.. Must confess I haven´t read that much dark fantasy I think. But I have been looking, wanting to find something for me. And this one sound interesting and the cover looks amazing. Love the color combination :)

        2) I am living in Norway. But are both norwegian and danish.



        5) I can if wanted post it on Goodreads. Though mostly I just rate the books I read in there. But I can make reviews there to.
        Other then that I am on a norwegian page like goodreads, where I can post a short review and will rate. + I got a norwegian bookblogg, where the review would be postet :)

        6) Not other then I haven´t reviewed books for other people. But don´t think that would be a problem since this book looks like something I could have picked up myself in the store :)

      5. I like dark urban fantasy - but I am not opposed to dark fantasy

        I live in the US



        This year I am also posting my reviews on Goodreads, and I have posted on Barnes and Noble.

        I like to read a little bit of everything, but I tend to stick to fantasy based novels (PNR and UF).

      6. 1) I am an avid reader and very much enjoy fantasy of any sort.




        5) Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Chapters.Indigo.ca, Shelfari, GoodReads.

        6)Thank you very much for the opportunity to throw my "name in the hat!" I very much appreciate your consideration.

        Kate aka YzhaBella
        YzhaBella's BookShelf

      7. * Do you typically enjoy dark fantasy books?
        --I do, I prefer dark fantasy more often than not. I'm the sort for the bittersweet oh the hero wins by sacrificing himself and his loved ones ending.

        * Where do you live? (Please state which country)
        --United States

        * Please provide your email.

        * Please provide your blog's URL.

        * Are there any other places where you post your book reviews? (ex: Goodreads, Amazon, etc)
        --I post to Amazon and Goodreads as well

        * Have anything else to say?
        --Thank you for the opportunity!


      8. I do enjoy dark fantasy books, any kind of fantasy really.
        I live in Canada.
        hopester777 at gmail dot com
        I also post my reviews to Amazon and Goodreads.
        I can't review the book if it is an e-book.

      9. HI!

        Yes at my blog we love dark fantasies. Im actually reading one now. (Fever series from Karen Marie Moning).

        Do you typically enjoy dark fantasy books? Yes we do

        Where do you live? (Please state which country) US

        Please provide your email. onceupontwilight(at)live.com

        Please provide your blog's URL. http://www.onceuponatwilight.com

        Are there any other places where you post your book reviews? (ex: Goodreads, Amazon, etc) Goodreads, BN and Amazon

        Have anything else to say? We would also love to feature either a interview, guest post or character interview if possible.

        Yara @ Once Upon a Twilight Blog

      10. I love dark fantasy, and it's one of my preferred genres. I'm not offended by violence or sexual content in the least.

        I live in New Hampshire (USA).



        I post all reviews on my site, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Random Buzzers, and all links are placed on Facebook and Twitter.

        Thank you very much :)

      11. 1. Do you typically enjoy dark fantasy books?
        I absolutely do. I like fantasy that isn't always tied up in a neat, little bow.

        2. Where do you live? (Please state which country)
        I live in the US.

        3. Please provide your email.
        My email is kiki870 @ gmail . com.

        4. Please provide your blog's URL.

        5. Are there any other places where you post your book reviews? (ex: Goodreads, Amazon, etc)
        I post on Borders, Goodreads, & Amazon on a regular basis. I also feed all reviews through my Twitter and Facebook.

        6. Have anything else to say?
        Thanks for considering me!

      12. Dark fantasy is a favorite genre of mine, though I don't read enough of it these days. I would love a chance to review this.

        I live in the US.
        I would also post my review on Goodreads.

      13. Sounds awesome! Love dark fanatsy!

        Oregon, USA

      14. Hi all,

        Very cool and exciting response to this post. I apperciate it VERY MUCH. At the moment I have a few copies to give out to reviewers, but I will be getting more. I contacted three people from the list. Thanks again Book Faery and all who took the time to reply.

      15. I would love the opportunity to read and review Soul Born - I have seen it around the blogs and follow Kevin Breaux. I love fantasy! I live in the US. I have posted reviews on amazon and net galley as well as on my blog - The Wormhole. Thanks for considering me.

      16. Do you typically enjoy dark fantasy books? Yes

        Where do you live? (Please state which country) United States

        Please provide your email. ashleyjordan280@gmail.com

        Please provide your blog's URL. http://splitendssuck.wordpress.com

        Are there any other places where you post your book reviews? (ex: Goodreads, Amazon, etc) I post them on Amazon as well.

        Have anything else to say? I review other things along with books on my site and I'd like to say thank you for the chance to possibly review what looks like an amazing book!