I encountered Feybound.com when I received a message from Twitter asking if I would be interested in placing an article on their site. Being the curious type I decided to check it out before I made any decision as to whether or not I would follow them up with their kind invitation.
Following the link provided on my Twitter message I went to the site to have a good look round, and I have to admit was very pleasantly surprised. Feybound is a very comprehensive SciFi/Fantasy and Horror review site. The first thing that impacted on me was how many books and features it contained, it is an very comprehensive site indeed and it is obvious from the onset, there here is a site put together by very devoted fans of the genre.
I visit a lot of revue sites, what can I say I am like all writer’s nosey by nature and also interested in knowing if anyone out there has read my work. Most of the sites you visit have a great deal in common, you know the long list of Tolkien, Harry Potter and Pulman raves, which again I hold no objection to as I have enjoyed reading all of them. What most of them lack, is the new quietly working dedicated writers, not unlike myself. You find a few to get your creative juices going, but they are few and far between.
The one thing I loved most about Feybound was the wealth of new writers that they featured, shared with a deep and well written insight to each of the books reviewed. The reviewers at Feybound know their onions and it really shows, I found as a Fantasy fan myself I was inspired and even excited as I looked at the long lists of well crafted reviews and I must admit my Christmas book list began to extend quite rapidly.
Feybound have managed to pull together a very insightful and worthy package for the fans of these genre’s , not only can you read the reviews, you can log into the forum to talk about them and add your name to the newsletter list and get all the latest updates direct to your email box, its simply wonderful. The one thing that really gave me a buzz, and is very different from other sites, is that not only can you read about who is writing what, but you can then purchase the book, that is simply glorious!!!
As a new writer for myself it is very important I get the word out, and hopefully then get people to set off in search of the book to purchase and read. Self publishing and self promoting is expensive and difficult, but a site like Feybound for all writers and also fans is heaven. Here in one place is everything you need as a devoted fan, you can get a full insight of hundreds of books, and then when you have chosen your mouth watering selection you can simply click to order.
I am a bookshop lover, nothing delights me more than walking along the shelves excitedly following the bar code of colourful spines before that moment of victory where I pluck out my choices, I suppose it can be a little sad, but hey whatever floats your boat right? My visit to Feybound lasted well over an hour and I have to confess is the first time I have encountered anything like the feel of a bookshop online. I can only end by saying, that as a result of my visit I contacted Feybound and began dialogue to get Heirs to the kingdom part one on their site as quickly as possible, I am an addict to Fantasy, but no fool. I know a good bookshop when I walk in one and I think i can say the same for a good online store. I can only suggest that you take a moment to visit, but if like myself you love books, then get a coffee or two handy and free up some time, you may be there for longer than you thought.
www.feybound.com Don’t just take my word for it, visit it yourself