Calling All Authors: Have Your Book Reviewed!



Dear Author,

Are you brave enough to have your book HONESTLY reviewed?

We publish genuine book reviews every Wednesday and Saturday (Australian time). If you are interested in receiving an HONEST review for your newly launched and/or backlist book, please let us know by leaving a reply below. The general turnaround time is two to four weeks, on a first-come-first-serve basis.

For international authors and/or those on a budget, please send us a PDF copy of your book via the email address provided in our response. However, if you feel like supporting the national post office in your country (and Australia Post, of course), please send a copy of your print book to: Attn: Christine Sun, Voices under the Sun, P.O. Box 218, Belgrave, Victoria 3160, Australia. Kindly include your email address so we can confirm the book’s arrival.

We believe in supporting fellow authors and providing genuine feedback that helps you and us to improve our writing and publishing capabilities. However, we do not go out of our way to patronise you. While we will praise the strength and unique characteristics of your writing, we also also provide constructive criticism on how it can be improved (that is, IF there is anything to be improved).

Finally, if you like the review we write for your book, please consider sponsoring us. You can buy us a coffee so we can read until two o’clock in the morning, buy us a pizza so we can avoid cooking dinner, or buy us half a print book to support an indie bookstore. More details are listed in our “Sponsorship” page, and we thank you in advance for your support.

Sincerely, Christine Sun, “Voices under the Sun”.



38 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Douglas Sandler
    Oct 21, 2015 @ 13:13:43

    I would like to send you a free copy of the book from Smashwords. I can send you a coupon so you can get the book “Bad Memories” for free in PDF or 5 other e-forms. I would also like to see about having the book translated & sold overseas


  2. Ian Martyn
    Feb 03, 2016 @ 21:18:22

    Christine – thanks for the comment on my blog and for publishing previous blogs of mine. If you could rev iew my book ‘Bleak – The story of a shapeshifter’ at some time that would be great. Happy to send you a pdf or mobi version, just let me know. Thanks again, Ian


  3. Christine Sun
    Feb 04, 2016 @ 00:53:28

    Hello Ian, I am currently reading your “A Companion to the Future” (which I downloaded last year but didn’t manage to get to it), and will be happy to read “Bleak” as well. A PDF version will be fine. Thank you. Cheers, Christine Sun.


  4. Darrell Brown
    Nov 23, 2016 @ 02:40:17

    Hi Christine, Yes I would love an honest review of my book please. I would love some advice on getting it published in China. My book is about Fatherhood and Raising boys. “Raised by Our Childhood Voices” It went to #1 in its category on AMAZON. I look forward to hearing from you.

    warm regards Darrell Brown


  5. Christine Sun
    Nov 23, 2016 @ 10:55:45

    Hello Darrel, Many thanks for your message. It’s good to meet a fellow Aussie! Having taken a good look at your website and your Amazon page, I am interested in reading your book and understanding more about your philosophy re fatherhood. I have translated books in the area of parenthood and family education, but the only one re fatherhood I have done is a fiction (“Courageous” by Randy Alcorn, adapted from film of the same title, I have left this message on your website as well, with contact details there. Thanks again. Cheers, Christine Sun.


  6. Shaun Hume
    May 26, 2017 @ 01:57:42

    Hi 🙂

    My name is Shaun and I’m an author, just wondering if you would consider reviewing my book in exchange for a free ebook copy?

    Here is a link to my fantasy novel (Ewan Pendle and the White Wraith) on amazon, so you can have a look and decide if it may or may not be something you would be interested in reading –

    Thanks for taking the time to consider my enquiry, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.



  7. Anonymous
    May 26, 2017 @ 10:57:22

    Hello Shaun, I would love to read your fantasy novel. It looks really interesting and I have always enjoyed monsters. 🙂 I have found your blog and left a message there. Looking forward to hearing from you. Cheers, Christine Sun.


  8. EllenReadAuthor
    Jul 08, 2017 @ 14:56:12

    Hello Christine. My name is Ellen Read. I would love an honest review of my book The Dragon Sleeps. It’s an historical murder mystery set in Victoria in 1920s.

    This is the link to Amazon

    It is also on Goodreads.

    I look forward to hearing from you.


  9. douglas sandler
    Jul 08, 2017 @ 15:15:18

    Hello Christine, I would like to have my newest book reviewed. It is book 2 of the A Kiss Before Strangling series titled “Death Returns” this is the link so you can get it anywhere

    Psychological suspense
    Book two:

    Psychological suspense I look forward to hearing from you


  10. Christine Sun
    Jul 09, 2017 @ 13:10:33

    Hello Ellen, Many thanks for your message. I have had a good look at the link to Amazon that you provided, and have left a message at your blog. Thank you for reading my blog. Best Wishes, Christine Sun.


    • EllenReadAuthor
      Jul 11, 2017 @ 10:13:29

      Hello Christine. Thank you for replying. However, I can’t seem to find your reply on my blog. I’ve looked all over. Cheers, Ellen


      • Christine Sun
        Jul 12, 2017 @ 21:44:00

        Hello Ellen, I left the message in your Comments page. Cheers, Christine Sun.

      • EllenReadAuthor
        Jul 14, 2017 @ 16:37:55

        Hello Christine. I’m really sorry but I find your original comment. I can see your last comment, and thank you for that. Would you mind sending it again, please? Cheers, Ellen.

      • Christine Sun
        Jul 14, 2017 @ 17:37:35

        Hello Ellen, Just found your email address on your blog’s “Contact Me” page and sent a message to you. Hopefully you can get it this time. Cheers, Christine Sun.

  11. Christine Sun
    Jul 09, 2017 @ 13:17:23

    Hello Douglas, Many thanks for your comment. I have found your blog and left a message there. Thank you for reading my blog. Cheers, Christine Sun.


  12. Dave Edlund
    Sep 10, 2017 @ 06:14:39

    Hello Christine! Would like to put my latest action/political thriller, HUNTING SAVAGE, out there for an honest review. The plot is loosely based on tragic events from the 1967 Six-Days War, more description on my website. Thank you! Cheers!


  13. Anne Teoh
    Sep 19, 2017 @ 13:58:07

    Hi Christine. I’d be very happy if you’d review my debut book, The Call of Love.’


  14. Anne Teoh
    Sep 19, 2017 @ 13:59:30

    I got lost in creating a website @Word Press when it insists on a working email address for I have none; being retired.


  15. ejcorbett2013
    Oct 24, 2017 @ 12:46:53

    Hello! My name is Elizabeth Jane Corbett. My debut novel, The Tides Between, has recently been released by Odyssey Books. It is an historical-coming-of-age novel about fairy tales and facing the truth set on board a nineteenth century emigrant vessel which has embedded Welsh fairy tales and elements of Celtic mysticism. The book is crossover in terms of market as it explores issues of mental illness, failed marriage, and abuse through the medium of age old tales. A book for mothers and their daughters. For more details, see my website:

    Please let me know if my book interests you!

    With thanks for your consideration!


  16. John Nicholl
    Nov 23, 2017 @ 02:55:35

    I’d love a review of one or more of my bestselling books.


  17. John Nicholl
    Nov 23, 2017 @ 02:56:21

    This is my author website:


  18. Elizabeth Jane Corbett
    Nov 23, 2017 @ 09:30:23

    Hi Christine. I’d love to send you a reviewing copy of my book. I learned Welsh as part of the research for my novel and now tutor others. My website is


  19. Leigh Goodison
    Jan 23, 2018 @ 06:55:04

    Hi Christine. Thank you for the great blog on publishing for the Chinese market. I would love a review of my latest book, a dystopian novel, Renascence. I also write a medical thriller series, young adult, and some nonfiction. Here’s the Amazon link to Renascence. I could send you a .pdf, .mobi, or .epub file if you are interested. Thank you for your consideration!


  20. Shira Sebban
    Mar 08, 2018 @ 21:54:26

    Hi Christine what a wonderful initiative! Thank you! I would really appreciate a review of my book “Unlocking the Past: Stories From My Mother’s Diary”. Looking forward to hearing from you! Shira (


  21. david singer
    Mar 26, 2018 @ 03:31:11

    Hi Christine; I published my first book “The Mind Reader” however it is only sold in Amazon USA . I have written 6 other books soon to be published. Please let me know how to proceed to have it distributed in Australia,China and other countries in Asia. David Singer


  22. Anne Teoh
    May 08, 2018 @ 22:39:41

    Hi Christine Sun
    I’d love you to read my debut book, “The Call of love,’ by Anne Teoh available, Kindle, ebooks and all major book distributors. Hope you’ll enjoy and I can’ wait to read your impressions. Thank you.


  23. Jan Wallace Dickinson
    May 20, 2018 @ 06:48:47

    Hi Christine
    I would be happy to post you a copy of my novel ‘The Sweet Hills of Florence’ & I would be very grateful if you could find the time to review it at some stage. It is about Fascism, those who fought it, the aftermath and the consequences for the present. It is set between Italy and Australia. It came out in February & there were launches in Sydney & Brisbane last week. It is available in most booksellers and as an eBook. Many thanks. Jan


    • Christine Sun
      May 20, 2018 @ 17:40:27

      Hello Jan, Please contact me via eBook Dynasty so we can have a private conversation. I promise it will only be about reviewing your book “The Sweet Hills of Florence”. I tried to find your website or blog or email address but could not find any. Cheers, Christine Sun.


      • Jan Wallace Dickinson
        May 24, 2018 @ 13:34:11

        Hi Christine. Sorry, I went off the air for a few days with a cold! I have just seen your reply and have had a look at ebook Dynasty but couldn’t see the contact details. My phone number is 0419******. I am also happy to give you a a call or send info by email. I have posted you a review copy of my book. Cheers

      • Christine Sun
        May 25, 2018 @ 14:55:32

        Hello Jan, Many thanks for your response and I hope you are feeling 100% now. Also thank you for providing your mobile number, which I have removed from my blog now to protect your privacy. But I will send you a text message to give you my email address and keep in touch. I look forward to receiving, reading and reviewing your book. Sincerely, Christine Sun.

      • Jan Wallace Dickinson
        May 26, 2018 @ 10:26:32

        Thanks so much, Christine.

  24. Christine Sun
    May 20, 2018 @ 15:52:19

    Hello Dave, I have found your author website and left a message there for you. Cheers, Christine Sun.


  25. Christine Sun
    May 20, 2018 @ 16:05:25

    Hello Anne, I have found your email address and left a message for you. Cheers, Christine Sun.


  26. Christine Sun
    May 20, 2018 @ 16:55:55

    Hello Elizabeth, I have found your website and left a message for you. Cheers, Christine Sun.


  27. Christine Sun
    May 20, 2018 @ 17:18:42

    Hello Leigh, I have found your website and left a message for you. Cheers, Christine Sun.


  28. Christine Sun
    May 20, 2018 @ 17:28:20

    Hello David, I have found your website and left a message for you. Cheers, Chirsitne Sun.


  29. Christine Sun
    May 20, 2018 @ 17:30:58

    Hello Shira, I have found your email address and left a message for you. Cheers, Christine Sun.


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