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05-01-2006, 04:52 AM
This is not a big deal or anything, and I offer this humbly, but for many years in college I wrote a book review column for our local Christian newspaper, The Baptist Voice. I recently resumed my "gig" there. It's a modestly sized newspaper with a decent audience. I guess I just wanted to offer my services as a book reviewer if anyone wants to have their book reviewed. Again, it's a modestly sized newspaper; decent audience, certainly not the New York Times or anything, but also a real newspaper, not a blog or anything - not that there's anything wrong with that either, because this summer I'll be reviewing some books for Christian Fiction Blogs as well. I don't propose that everyone send me free copies of their books, but if you happen to have any leftover copies or ARC copies lying around, I'd be happy to review it for you, tell folks where to buy it, plug your website, etc. I'd buy the books from you, but hey, I'm poor.http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/smilies/EmoteShrug.gif

I'll also post them on the webversion of my column here:

www.kevinlucia.net/kevinskorner (http://www.kevinlucia.net/kevinskorner)

And yes, korner is spelled wrong...it's s'pposed to be. I'm open to traditionally published novels, self-published novels, POD'd novels....I'd like to get in the routine of reviewing one traditionally published and one self-published in every column.

Oh, and even though I will always be honest in my reviews, I'm not out to trash anyone or bad mouth their book in print. I'm not like that, and that's just not the way to go about doing things.

05-04-2006, 04:24 AM
Well, that's pretty cool. Even though I don't have anything for you to review (yet) LOL

Good luck with your new endeavor!


05-04-2006, 05:05 AM
Thank you. I just recieved a copy of House from Thomas Nelson. I'm kinda blown away, actually. I emailed them from Ted Dekker's website, never recieved a response, so I just figured they were blowing me off. Then, I go to the mail and VOILA! Pretty surprised, I must say. That, and few other folks have emailed me, so I'll be busy reading all summer.


Robin Bayne
05-07-2006, 01:17 AM
Will keep you in mind for the next release. :)

05-08-2006, 10:39 PM
I got confused and posted this in the wrong thread!
I've recently reviewed the following:

Comes A Horseman by Robert Liparulo
The Legends of Arvalast by Peter Dudek
Showdown by Ted Dekker

House by Frank Peretti & Ted Dekker
Waking Lazurus by TL Hines
Never Ceese by Sue Dent

www.kevinlucia.net/kevinskorner (http://www.kevinlucia.net/kevinskorner)

05-22-2006, 09:49 PM
Recent Reviews:

Waking Lazarus, by T.L. Hines - www.tlhines.com (http://www.tlhines.com)

Never Ceese, by Sue Dent - www.neverceese.com (http://www.neverceese.com)

House by Frank Perretti - http://www.frankperetti.com/ & Ted Dekker - www.teddekker.com


Conviction by Skylar Burris

07-02-2006, 10:39 PM
Recent reviews:

Hidden by Kathryn Mackel
Relentless by Robin Parrish
The Quick by Dan Vining


07-20-2006, 08:04 AM
New review for this month:

Angelos (http://www.kevinlucia.net/7-12.htm), by Robina Williams: www.robinawilliams.com (http://www.robinawilliams.com).


Kevin Lucia

07-24-2006, 07:33 AM
Latest Review:

Conviction (http://www.editorskylar.com), By Skylar Burris

posted at:

The Bookshelf Reviews (http://thebookshelfreviews.blogspot.com/2006/07/conviction-by-skylar-burris.html)


Dreamscapes & Horizons Book Reviews (http://www.kevinlucia.net/dreamscapes_files/page0002.htm)

07-30-2006, 05:22 AM
New Review:

Saint, by Ted Dekker - out this September.


Kevin Lucia

08-04-2006, 03:18 PM
All reviews have been moved to: www.kevinlucia.net/bookreviews (http://www.kevinlucia.net/bookreviews) in blog format to allow for comments.

08-07-2006, 06:03 AM
New reviews at: http://kevinlucia.net/bookreviews/

Something That Lasts, James David Jordan
Full Tilt, Creston Mapes

08-12-2006, 01:22 AM
Latest Reviews at: www.kevinlucia.net/bookreviews (http://www.kevinlucia.net/bookreviews):

Raising Dragons (http://kevinlucia.net/bookreviews/2006/08/raising_dragon_by_bryan_davis.html), by Bryan Davis
The Other America (http://kevinlucia.net/bookreviews/2006/08/the_other_america_by_decio_de.html), by Decio de Carvalho

08-28-2006, 12:44 AM
Squat (http://kevinlucia.net/bookreviews/2006/08/squat_by_taylor_field.html), by Taylor Field

09-20-2006, 03:35 AM
Finding Your Way: A Guide to Discovering God's Best for Your Life (http://kevinlucia.net/bookreviews/2006/09/finding_your_way_a_guide_to_di.html) - by Gary LaFerla

Where Have All the Iconic Christian Characters Gone? (http://kevinlucia.net/bookreviews/2006/09/where_have_all_the_iconic_chri.html) - by Kevin Lucia

Like Dandelion Dust (http://kevinlucia.net/bookreviews/2006/09/like_dandelion_dust_by_karen_k.html), by Karen Kingsbury

Edenstar Books and Games: Your Only Resource for Christian Science Fiction & Fantasy! (http://kevinlucia.net/bookreviews/2006/09/edenstar_books_and_games_your.html) - by Kevin Lucia

Skillet and Decypher Down in Endicott, NY (http://kevinlucia.net/bookreviews/) - by Kevin Lucia

10-02-2006, 03:10 AM
Recent Reviews:

Dark Hour (http://kevinlucia.net/bookreviews/2006/10/dark_hour_by_ginger_garrett.html), by Ginger Garrett.
The Bedazzling Bowl (http://kevinlucia.net/bookreviews/2006/09/the_bedazzling_bowl_by_wendy_l.html), by Wendy Lynn Decker
Something That Lasts (http://kevinlucia.net/bookreviews/2006/09/james_david_jordan_something_t.html), by James David Jordan

Interview (http://kevinlucia.net/bookreviews/2006/09/q_a_with_brandilyn_collins_aut.html) with Brandilyn Collins, author of Violet Dawn.

If anyone is interested, I now have a quarterly .pdf review newsletter of all my reviews. Just send me a blank email to: newsletter@kevinlucia.net.

It's good, 'cause it's free.

Kevin Lucia (http://www.kevinlucia.net)

10-14-2006, 05:03 PM
Recent Reviews:

Winds of Sonoma (http://kevinlucia.net/bookreviews/2006/10/the_winds_of_sonoma_by_nikki_a.html), by Nikki Arana
Randall's Sandles (http://kevinlucia.net/bookreviews/2006/10/randalls_sandles_by_kevin_scot.html), by Kevin Scott Collier
Stolen Lives (http://kevinlucia.net/bookreviews/2006/10/stolen_lives_by_brian_reaves.html), by Brian Reaves
What A Difference A Daddy Makes (http://kevinlucia.net/bookreviews/2006/10/what_a_difference_a_daddy_make.html), by Dr. Kevin Lehman
Violette Between (http://kevinlucia.net/bookreviews/2006/10/violette_between_by_alison_str.html), by Alison Strobel

11-04-2006, 10:42 PM
Hi folks, some new reviews for you - sorry I don't particpate more on other aspects of this board, because my schedule just STINKS- but if the magic wand of publication ever changes my day-to-day work schedule, you'll have to pry me awy from this board with a crowbar....

..and a magic crowbar, at that....

New Reviews:
Until the Last Dog Dies: A Joe Box Mystery (http://kevinlucia.net/bookreviews/2006/11/when_the_last_dog_dies_a_joe_b.html) by John Laurence Robinson (I s'pose y'all know him! :))
An Orphan's Promise (http://kevinlucia.net/bookreviews/2006/11/new_classics_for_christmas.html) - by Dan Davis
The Best of Evil (http://kevinlucia.net/bookreviews/2006/11/the_best_of_evil_by_eric_wilso.html)- by Eric Wilson
Coldwater Revival (http://kevinlucia.net/bookreviews/2006/10/review_of_coldwater_revival_by.html) - by Nancy Jo Jenkins
Dragons, Knights, & Angels Magazine (http://kevinlucia.net/bookreviews/2006/10/dragons_angels_knights_magazin.html)
The Election (http://kevinlucia.net/bookreviews/2006/10/the_election_by_jerome_teel.html) - by Jerome Teel

Author Interview: Nancy Jo Jenkins (http://kevinlucia.net/bookreviews/2006/10/interview_with_nancy_jo_jenkin_1.html)

11-11-2006, 01:58 AM

Thanks for the offer. I'd like to send you a copy of my new release--can you e-mail me with a snail-mail address, or would you take a softcopy of the final galleysheet to review (with the understanding that there were, or course, a couple minor changes to it)? What's the best way to work it?


11-20-2006, 03:14 AM
The Cubicle Next Door (http://kevinlucia.net/bookreviews/2006/11/the_cubicle_next_door_by_siri.html), by Siri L. Mitchell
Ilana's Love (http://kevinlucia.net/bookreviews/2006/11/ianas_love_by_laurel_west.html), by Laurel West
Landon Snow & The Island of Arcanum (http://kevinlucia.net/bookreviews/2006/11/landon_snow_the_island_of_arca.html), by R.K. Mortenson
The Brethren (http://kevinlucia.net/bookreviews/2006/11/the_brethren_by_beverley_lewis.html), by Beverly Lewis
Cool, Calm, & Adjusted (http://kevinlucia.net/bookreviews/2006/11/calm_cool_adjusted_by_kirsten.html), by Kristen Billerbeck

12-02-2006, 06:50 PM
Trackers (http://www.infuzemag.com/reviews/books/archives/2006/12/trackers.html), by Kathryn Mackel
Lost in NashVegas (http://kevinlucia.net/bookreviews/2006/11/lost_in_nashvegas_by_rachel_ha.html), by Rachel Hauk
New Classics for Christmas (http://kevinlucia.net/bookreviews/2006/11/new_classics_for_christmas.html)- books by Dan T. Davis


Bryan Davis (http://kevinlucia.net/bookreviews/2006/12/interview_with_bryan_davis_aut_1.html), author of Raising Dragons and Eye of the Oracle.
Rachel Hauk (http://kevinlucia.net/bookreviews/2006/11/interview_with_rachel_hauk_aut.html), author of Lost in NashVegas