Picky Kid Pix

I'm 16 Now and I'm Still Pretty Hard to Please.

Product Review Policy March 3, 2011

I would be happy to review products such as books, office supplies, clothes and apps for iPhone/iPad/iPod. Please leave me a comment with your email address and my mom will give you our mailing address. If I like your product, I will blog on it. If I don’t, I won’t.

I intend to get a lot of traffic by making my mom promote my blog. Her blog is PragmaticMom and she gets lots of traffic. One day, I’ll get more traffic than hers.


2 Responses to “Product Review Policy”

  1. sarah Says:

    Hey Picky Kid! Could I send you my ebook to review? It’s a fairy tale about physics. Good luck with your blog! I hope you get more traffic than your mom’s blog soon!

  2. Marie C. Collins Says:

    Hello, PickyKidPix!

    I have been looking for kids your age to review my book. I can’t tell from your activity here whether you are interested in doing this sort of thing, but I will leave you some information about my book and you can see what you think. I’m thinking school is almost out, and perhaps when it is, you will be looking for some new reads.

    The title of my book is A Brief Stay at Earth Human Camp: Book 1 of the Secrets of Farbookonia Series. It’s an indie-published sci-fi/fantasy novel, and in terms of readership, it straddles the upper-middle-grade/young YA audiences. While my first teen reader, who loved it, was 16 — and an anonymous UK teen book reviewer recently said as part of his/her review that s/he “thought it fit into the YA genre very well.” — I put the target between 11 and 15, with outliers on the older side, due to the age of my characters and absence of romance.

    If you would like a taste before you commit, the first 33 pages (Part 1 of the book) are available to read on my website: http://secretsoffarbookonia.com/?page_id=446

    Also, I’ll paste the book description after my signature, below. It’s the same stuff that’s on Amazon, GoodReads, and Smashwords. Publication was Dec. 14, 2014.

    If you decide it’s something you might like to read and review, I could send you a ebook — mobi, epub, or PDF.

    Here’s the link to my Amazon book page: http://www.amazon.com/Brief-Stay-Earth-Human-Camp-ebook/dp/B00QW6JIKY/ref=asap_B00QXCL5SU?ie=UTF8
    You’ll find that anonymous U.K. blogger’s review there under Editoral Reviews, as well as about a half dozen U.S. reviews.

    From your website, it’s clear you are an amazing person for diving into what you love by keeping a book blog. Do you want to become a writer yourself? Whether you do or not, being a good writer is always an asset. And by creating this opportunity for yourself to do that, I believe you can’t help but become that! Congrats to you!

    Thanks in advance for considering my book.
    Marie C. Collins
    Email: Author@SecretsofFarbookonia.com

    A Brief Stay at Earth Human Camp: Book 1 of the Secrets of Farbookonia Series

    Once you find out your mother is an alien, what ISN’T possible?!

    That’s what 12-year-old Anne and 10-year-old Atticus Reade want to know. Minutes after learning that their mother is from the planet Farbookonia and that their parents’ secret project has put them all in danger, the children are wrenched from their sheltered existence in the Midwest and whisked off to a safe sleep-away camp in New Jersey — each with a tiny, protective “Globot” on one shoulder.

    Painfully aware they’re not like the others at camp, Anne and Atticus do their best to fit in while concealing their alien background and the “special talents” that go with it. But everything is so new to them, they have a hard time sorting reality from fiction. Quirky campers, campfire ghost stories, a bizarre camp director, Anne’s mysterious dreams, and Atticus’s unusual animal encounters are all equally disturbing.

    Just as they start getting the hang of life among young Earth humans, a broadcast on the Rec Hall TV shakes things up, and things that are truly strange emerge from normal newness. It turns out Anne and Atticus — and their new friends — may not be safe at camp after all. A Brief Stay at Earth Human Campthrusts them into a reality they wish was fiction.

    Is this book for me?

    A Brief Stay at Earth Human Camp is a sci-fi coming-of-age mystery adventure! Debut author Marie C. Collins places relatable characters with alien abilities in a realistic setting that grows increasingly ominous as the story progresses. Her story is imaginative and fresh, and plays a subtle game of cat-and-mouse with readers’ expectations.

    If you like stories that transform the ordinary into the extraordinary … if you like characters that remind you of your friends … if you like mysteries that keep you guessing until the final pages … then this well-crafted, series-launching book is for you!

    A Brief Stay at Earth Human Camp will make you:
    • laugh
    • want a Globot
    • wish there was a real Camp Wannabelikem
    • long for international friends and foods
    • turn page after page in suspense

    When you finish, you’ll want to line up for book two, The Quest for Normal, due out at the end of 2015. To stay informed about the series, sign up for emails on the series website (http://SecretsofFarbookonia.com) and “like” the series Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SecretsofFarbookonia).

    —As one reviewer said: “This book proves to be a fast-moving piece of fiction that inspires the imagination, manages to keep the reader’s attention all the way to the last page and, with the surprise ending, leaves one looking forward to, hopefully, a sequel!” (Amazon Review)

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