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Fictavia is now on hiatus for an indefinite period of time. Due to various reasons, I will not be posting here. You can keep in touch via my Twitter.

Got a book out this year? Get it reviewed!

So you’ve been published? Great! You want to run it past someone honest and sometimes scathing? Good on you for taking up the gauntlet!

Here’s how you do it:
1. You take note of how I can be blunt and to the point, but also full of praise if your work is good enough!

2. You pull up your chosen email client and start an email to fictavia (at) gmail (dot) com with “book review” somewhere in the subject!

3. You summarise your blurb, genre, intended audience and anything else important that you’d like me to know, and send it to me!

See? It’s easy!

I will read any genre, but prefer first-time authors because I like the little guys. They deserve their breaks!

Get in touch!

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Thanks, adulation and round-up

There was wine, there was humour, there were books. FICTAVIA has grown into a nice little blog with its pool of lovely followers (hi guys!) and more views for my grumpy rambling than I thought I could get or was worth.

This year has been a bit difficult for me, as I finished education and have started to try and find a job. Fictavia started off as a small project to save me going completely crazy. It’s grown an impressive amount in four months.

I’ve also been lucky enough to be taken on as a reviewer and features writer over at FOR BOOKS’ SAKE. Two more articles from me are due early in the new year – I’ll post the links when they’re ready. And  I got to write a guest post for one of my favourite blogs, THESE LITTLE WORDS

In the new year, there will be more book reviews. There will also be more humour posts and other miscellanea, as I move from a simple books blog to a more varied presentation of who I am and what I think.

Basically, starting this blog has saved a tiny bit of my sanity and opened up some opportunities for me, and that wouldn’t have happened if people weren’t reading my posts or tweets. So – I’d like to extend a big thank you to all who read my posts. You’re all great.

Hel Gurney

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