We are pleased to be coordinating a Book Review Blitz for the newly re-released young adult dystopian science fiction title “The Contaminants” by Devin K. Smyth. Blitz ends August 22, 2015.
You will be provided with an electronic copy of the book (pdf, epub, and mobi). You will have until August 22, 2015 (2 months) to post a review to Amazon, Goodreads, and/or your website. Posting to Amazon is mandatory while posting to Goodreads and/or your website is optional. Once you post your review to one or more of these sites, you will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card (or PayPal cash) using the Rafflecopter widget below.
NOTE: Reviews must be at least 5 sentences specifying what you liked (or didn’t like) about the book and who you would recommend the book to if asked. We understand that some of you may not enjoy the book – ALL REVIEWS are welcome but we do expect honest, fair, and thoughtful reviews of the book. Regardless of whether you like the book or not, please tell us why – constructive feedback is always helpful to an author. Reviews posted before June 23, 2015 are not eligible as entries into the giveaway.
*At the conclusion of the Book Review Blitz, I will be posting excerpts from the reviews on Amazon and Goodreads and will be including links back to your post if you posted a review of the book on your website. *
About the Book
Title: The Contaminants (New Dakota Series, Volume 1) | Author: Devin K. Smyth | Publication Date: June 9, 2015 | Publisher: Firedrake Books, LLC (2nd Edition) | Pages: 230 | Recommended Ages: 12+
Summary: When the American government’s attempt to “purify” Earth causes a worldwide nuclear holocaust, teen friends Jessil and Soraj are among the few to escape the planet. Orbiting in a cruiser designed to help regenerate Earth’s ecosystem, they assist Soraj’s father, who leads the process to salvage a location for the cruiser’s safe return.
But when a mysterious distress signal arrives from Earth, Jessil is desperate to discover who sent it. She and Soraj join the reconnaissance team that descends to the planet, a world very different from the one they knew. In such a strange land, can their search-and-rescue effort succeed? And if it does, will it mean failure for Earth’s recovery?
The Buzz About the Book
“The Contaminants, a work of dystopian fantasy for teens from Devin K. Smyth (the pen name of Kevin Speth), serves as the first volume of his New Dakota series. Composed of two believable first-person narratives and based around two father-child relationships, this is a novel that prizes emotions as much as it does technology.” ~ Rebecca, Foreward Reviews
“The Contaminants by Devin K. Smyth is a story of survival, friendship, loyalty, and hope set in the aftermath of planetary devastation. I loved this book... I didn’t want to put the book down. I wanted to keep reading to see what happened next. This is a great start to what I hope will be a continuing series.” ~ Ubiquitous Bubba, Amazon
“This story had me sucked in from the very beginning, and I had trouble putting it down. The science was thorough and awesome. The characters were portrayed at different ages and through different stages of their journey with skill and a perfect arc. ” ~ Amie M., Amazon
“An exciting trek to a post-nuclear Earth! Tightly composed and never off tangent in its delivery, “The Contaminants” by Devin K. Smyth packs many punches” ~ Future Boy, Amazon
About the Author: Devin K. Smyth
Devin K. Smyth is the pen name of Kevin Speth, a part-time novelist and full-time marketing copywriter in the field of children’s entertainment. He resides in southern Wisconsin with his girlfriend and their herd of cats.
The Contaminants is Devin K. Smyth’s first novel and is the first in the “New Dakota” series.
* Submitting this form constitutes an agreement with MDBR and the author that you will post a review of this book to Amazon (minimally) before the deadline of August 22, 2015.
Step 1: Sign-up for this blogger opportunity using the Google Doc Form below
Step 2: Receive and read a copy of the book
Once you sign up to participate in this Book Review Blitz, you will receive a Dropbox invitation to grab an electronic copy of the book you requested for review. If you do not receive this email within 3 days of signing up, please send me an email to let me know: renee(@)motherdaughterbookreviews(.)com and be sure to remove the brackets in the email address. I will send you an email reminder to post your review 14 days, 7 days, and 1 day before the blitz ends.
Step 3: Post your review of the book to Amazon, Goodreads, and/or your website
Once you finish reading the book, you may post your review to Amazon, Goodreads, and/or your website.
Posting your review to Amazon is mandatory and posting to Goodreads and/or your website is optional. Posting to Amazon U.S. is preferred, but if this is not possible, you may post to your home country’s Amazon site. You can earn an extra entry for tweeting about your review. The deadline for posting your review is August 22, 2015 (i.e., the Rafflecopter widget will be closed for entries).
Here are the links to the book on Amazon and Goodreads:
Step 4: Enter the giveaway for your chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card (or PayPal cash).
Once your review is posted publicly on your website, Amazon, and/or Goodreads, you can enter the giveaway below, making sure to add your links as requested. Reviews that do not meet the minimum requirements (as described above) will be deemed ineligible and the links will be removed from the Rafflecopter. You can find the link to this blitz in the menu above under “Current Blitzes”. Good luck and thanks so much!