The Person on the Soapbox



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  1. Greetings,

    Reviewing a novel is a very personal adventure, and is certainly taxing on your time. I would be grateful if you would consider reviewing my most recent release, The Path of the Fallen. 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 (though I would like to send out as few as possible given the length of the book and the cost of shipping). I would also love to do interviews, guest post blogs, sample chapters, in addition to exchanging posts and sample chapters if you were so inclined. I host a blog that is available for cross-promotional opportunities. As the author of the novel, I have provided the pertinent information below:

    Title: The Path of the Fallen
    Genre: Fantasy
    Explicit Language: No
    Suitable for younger audiences: Yes
    Suitable for adults: Yes
    Available formats for review: Print and PDF
    Available on Amazon: Yes
    Purchase Links: Paperback (, Kindle (
    Synopsis: The world is broken. The coming of the Intelligence pushed the remnants of humanity deep into the tundra. What remained was a vast sea of ice and the machine city, Culouth. Eโ€™Malkai Armen, descendant of the Fallen, has been a citizen of Culouth his entire life. A bitter betrayal, and the inception of a war that will destroy millions of lives, forces Eโ€™Malkai to confront the past and undertake a pilgrimage that is his by birthright. As he travels to the cold tundra of the north, the realm prepares for war. The Path of the Fallen is a lonely and arduous path, but it must be walked for the sake of all mankind.
    Pertinent Author Links: and @AuthorDanOBrien
    How I found you: Through a Google Search
    Bio: A psychologist, author, philosopher, freelance editor, and skeptic, Dan Oโ€™Brien has published several novels and currently has many in print, including: The End of the World Playlist, Bitten, The Journey, The Ocean and the Hourglass, The Portent, The Path of the Fallen, Book of Seth, and Cerulean Dreams. Follow him on Twitter (@AuthorDanOBrien) or visit his blog at He also works as an editor at Empirical, a national magazine with a strong West Coast vibe. Find out more about the magazine at

    1. I’d be glad to review your book! I’d much prefer a PDF copy, so there’s no need to worry about sending me a print copy. Please send it via the email address above.

      Thanks for the visit, and looking forward to the read!

  2. Hello,

    I’ve read some of your reviews and I wondered; do you review short story collections too?

    Because I’ve just published a collection called Colours and Fragments and if you could find the time to read and review it, I would be very happy ๐Ÿ™‚

    If you want an impression of the kind of stories there are in the collection, you can read one of them here:
    And another one here:

    The genres vary a bit, but some are surrealistic and some are fantasy.

    It can be purchased from here:
    and here:

    If you’re interested I’d be happy to send you a PDF or printed book for you to read.

    Thank you very much for your time

    W. R. Woolf

    1. I am so very sorry for taking a long time to reply, as I was tied up at work and reviewing another book for another author. I do read short story collections, and would be grateful for a PDF copy :). Please send it to sleepwalkingdreamer at yahoo :).

      1. That’s alright ๐Ÿ™‚

        I’ve just remembered I have two kinds of PDF versions of the book. The first is the one from the printed book, the other is from the e-book, which one would you rather have?

        Neither of them includes the cover, but I can send that in a separate file.

        Best regards ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I would very much prefer not to be biased, so please, do send the PDF to sleepwalkingdreamer at yahoo. Thank you very much for taking the time to read my reviews!

  3. Hi there. I’m a Filipina SFF author based in Manila and I was wondering, are you still open to taking ARCs? I wrote a fantasy short story collection called Beyond the Line of Trees and I can send you a PDF. If you’re in Manila, I can also send you a physical copy. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I’m still open to taking ARCs, yes! I do live in Manila, but I’d prefer a PDF copy, if that’s okay, and a hi-res image of the cover. I think I’ve followed you on Twitter, so I’ll message you my email there :D.

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