This is an online author/readers group on facebook which i administrate along with three good friends. 

 This is a group for both authors and readers.The only requirement we ask of new members is that they have a profile picture (whether it a personal pic, a book cover or of your pet etc) and that they have  to have the message box option open to receive messages.  This is for two reasons; one is that we have events, group reads, projects, reviews etc going on all the time and the only way to contact people is via a PM.The other reason is for security of the group.Having over 700 members here and a lot of author info, we do as much as we can to make sure that the members on here are kept as safe as we possibly can, i am sure everyone will understand this. Therefore, all new members are given 24 hours to amend settings if they wish to stay.

On Book Junkies we encourage authors to promote their books to the group, who in turn then read and give a review.The reviews are then posted on our sister page, Book Junkie Reviews and then on Amazon and Smashwords etc, if the author so wishes.

We hold monthly group reads, in which we ask the authors to take turns to host.

There is a discussion group,Book Junkie Discussions, which is an off shoot of the main group.This is a much quieter place to be and only usually has one topic a day posted, if that.

We are also currently starting up a Beta reading page, Book Junkie Betas.This will be  a voluntary service for unpublished books.

All new members  will be sent more info via private message when they join but any further info required the admins are always happy to help. 

Finally, i hope you enjoy the group!       

 Sue ,Alex, Chris and Annarita.



Poltergeisten by Ian Woodhead
I thoroughly enjoyed this short, but no so sweet, horror story, which i read before going to sleep.Anyone with a nervous disposition,i wouldn't advise to do the same!

I liked the particular style of writing,taking us from normal everyday life into a bizarre,stomach churning situation.

I will certainly look forward to reading more from this Author,especially now a full length novel.


Circle City Blues by Susan Wells Bennett

This story is based on a very simple theme , but oh my ....what a good read!!From page one i was hooked ...couldn’t put this book down! The characters are believable and the main man ‘Mac’ is a real lovable trucker .I’m not totally sure if the author means her rea...ders to fall for him but i did! I kept turning the pages to find out what he had decided to do next and really wanted him to make the right choices .I sympathised and felt for him ... when he was happy ,i was.....when he was down i was too and this, for me is the sign of a well written book.
I would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys an easy read and being totally engrossed to the end .Was there anything that i found disappointing? Yes ....it ended !! Loved it ..brilliant book!


Take No More by Seb Kirby
This is an outstanding debut novel by Seb Kirby.

He captivates the reader fromn the first page, and remains gripping and compelling throughout.I could not put this book down.

Listed under Murder,Mystery and Thriller but so much more than that.The geography of London and and Florence was handled very well to add richness to the novel, alongside the Authors obvious love and knowledge of the art world .In addition to this,the reader is taken into the Italian underworld weaving a web of corruption,deceit,secrets and murder around the whole plot .

If you enjoy a really good Thriller,in the style of Sidney Sheldon with extras, and are prepared to be kept on the edge of your seat throughout, this book is a definite must!

I am eagerly awaiting the next novel.

The Lonely Mile by Allan Leverone
This is a real gutsy, gritty thriller. It is fast paced, easy to read and extremely well written. 
... The baddie/abductor, Martin Krall is a complete mad man with absolutely no morals which makes the story terrifying and kept me on the edge throughout the book.
I very much liked the main characters , they were believable and determined without going over the top and the author writes in such a way that i could feel the pain and anguish that the father, Bill Ferguson was going through alongside the fear of his daughter, throughout the ordeal.
The twist at the end was a complete surprise, i didn’t see that coming at all, which made the story even more enjoyable , if that is possible.
All in all, this is a superb book and i would highly recommend it to anyone that likes a really good thriller packed with action. It is a must !
Thank you for the great read Mr Leverone and i will most certainly be looking to read more from you!

Sweat, Glamour and Light Sins by Alex Canton Dutari

This is a very different novella to anything i have ever read.I thought is was excellently written and very well put together.
Set within a gym in California this story is an insight of life seen through the eyes of a new member, Abuelo ‘the grandfather’, who, along with the exuberant Rhonda, is the main character and narrator.
... The novella is light hearted, entertaining and often hilarious with a touch of sexual content which is fitting to the storyline. However , as the plot and characters unfold there is also grit, determination , grief and even nutrition lessons to be found, along with fashion designing, dance, a beauty pageant and much more! This is a short story packed with goodies!
Having read other works from this author i have come to expect hidden messages within his books and even though this novella was more light hearted than his previous books , they were there for the reader to find!
My one criticism is that i sincerely hope this will not be the last we see of these characters as i personally felt we have unfinished business with them. A follow up is required please!