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Our first book review was in 2005. Since then, our book reviewers have posted nearly 5,500 book reviews. Many book review sites will accept any review, from any book reviewer for any book, for a fee. We don't see the point in that. At Armchair Interviews, we only review the books that we hand-pick.  Our book reviews are honest, reliable, and always respectful (even if we don't love a book).

Our book reviews are all about the books. Period. That's why publishers like St. Martin's Press, Harper Collins, Random House and others ask us to review their new titles. We also review books from independent presses like Five Star Publications and Bascom Hill Books. We have an experienced group of book reviewers. We're 50 in number, so we can't accept and review every book pitched to us; however, we encourage publicists, publishers of any size, and authors interested in having a book reviewed, to complete our online book review request form. We do not accept anything of monetary value (other than a copy of the book we're reviewing). We invite all authors, publishers, and publicists to submit books for review.

Entertaining Author Interviews

Like our name implies, author interviews is a big part of what we do.  Listen to our most recent interview with Jackie Collins.  We ask authors the questions readers really want to ask, but often don’t get the chance to.

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If you love reading and have always wanted to be a book reviewer or if you've reviewed many books and want to do more, complete our online book reviewer request form. We'll quickly be in touch and start sending you books to review. Yes, we send actual books or ARCs. We don't expect you to review a book that you need to print out.

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Reviewed by Paul Marko

On the face of it, this is a fascinating story about how an intrepid young science reporter attempted to uncover the true story on how some cancer cells taken from a dying patient in 1951, led directly to the development of polio vaccines, chemotherapy, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, drugs to combat leukemia, herpes, influenza, hemophilia, Parkinson’s disease, sexually transmitted viruses and many more.  But what raises this story above…

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A Deadly Row

Reviewed by Pat Reid

Savannah Stone creates math and logic puzzles that appear in more than forty-two papers.  Zach, Savannah’s husband, was the police chief in Charlotte, North Carolina before an on the job injury forced him into early retirement.  Zach is trying to use his expertise as a police chief to start his own consulting business.

A phone call from Davis Rawles who stepped into Zach’s position sets Savannah on edge. She feels that Rawles has been…

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Poor Little Bitch Girl

Listen to our interview with Jackie Collins

Reviewed by Melanie McBride

The twenty-seventh novel from prolific romance writer Jackie Collins delivers exactly what any educated consumer would expect from the best-selling author. The “poor little bitch girl” referred to in the title is Annabelle Maestro, the daughter of two Hollywood heavyweights. Determined to distinguish herself from her famous parents, Annabelle begins running a high end call girl service with her…

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Did Not Survive

Reviewed by Patricia E. Reid

Damrey and Nakri are two Asian elephant cows residing at Finley Memorial Zoo near Vancouver, Washington. As Iris Oakley walked towards the Commissary after her night volunteer shift, she heard noises coming from the elephant barn. It was 7:00 a.m. and Iris was possibly the only human on the grounds of the zoo. As Iris got to the elephant barn, she found Damrey very agitated with a person face down in the stall with the elephant.

Iris Oakley’s husband was…

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Blood and Fire

Reviewed by: C. L. Rossman

Is there any connection between the apparent suicide of an ex-policeman and the disappearance of a nun from her convent in Mombassa? Kenyan Detective Daniel Jouma and his English friend, retired detective Jake Moore, who now runs a fishing boat charter are dropped very suddenly into the case—even though no one wants them there.

To complicate matters even further, they find themselves up against a ruthless corporation bent on bulldozing some native people…

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Necessary Roughness: New Rules for the Contact Sport of Life

Reviewed by: Jan B. King, Founder, eWomenPublishingNetwork

Necessary Roughness: New Rules for the Contact Sport of Life
Ms. Mimi Donaldson has written a superb and superbly wise book advocating for living life to the fullest. She clearly loves football and takes on this metaphor both for men and for women on not avoiding the contact sport of life. She calls football “the advanced course in getting ahead and getting what you want in life and at work.” By the time you…

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50 Marketing Secrets of Growth Companies in Down Economic Times

Reviewed by: Jan B. King, Founder, eWomenPublishingNetwork

50 Marketing Secrets of Growth Companies in Down Economic Times by Sherre’ L. DeMao

In Ms. DeMao’s extraordinary book, she gives tremendous insights into what marketing solutions companies are finding not only to survive, but thrive during the current economic downturn. She interviews owners from virtually every type of company and considers every type of marketing strategy from customer relations to referrals to…

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New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance

Review by Sara Porter

Elna Barker is similar to the characters in Candace Bushnell’s and Jennifer Weiner’s novels, a single woman looking for love and her own identity in New York. What makes Baker stand out from the others is that she is Mormon and her memoirs discuss the difficulties of not only being a single woman, but being a single Mormon woman in New York City.

Baker has a clear witty style to her writing that sees humor in many things. She writes of the title dance…

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A Wretched Man: A Novel of Paul the Apostle Review

Reviewed by Shawn Remfrey

Before Jesus, the Jewish life was all about Torah. Torah must be observed above all else. Torah was law. With the death of Jesus, the Jewish faith was left in a political, as well as religious, wreck. One man, Paul, was given a vision on the road to Damascus. It was a vision from God that showed Paul what Jesus was attempting to accomplish while here on earth. After that night, Paul’s life was forever changed. He became the prime reporter, memorialist,…

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Meet Me on the Paisley Roof

Reviewed by Linda Lee

This book was begun as a filler, something to be read between works of greater substance.  I'm so glad I read it.  It was sweet, nostalgic fun.  While the story is set in mid 1950's Columbus, Georgia, it could be relevant anywhere.

Trussel Jones lives with his stepmother after his father's death.  His stepmother, aka Shrimp Boat, isn't sure what to do with him.  One thing's for sure though, she isn't going to let him…

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