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Software wrote 496 days ago   

Hello Rory,

Hope you are well. Maybe you would like to try out my new satire, Doghouse Blues. Here is an endorsement:

I was attracted to Doghouse Blues from the pitch alone because it was so very different. There are so many budding writers out there who want to earn the same sort of money as J K Rowling by writing exactly the same kind of book and , to be frank, I am getting a bit tired of it.
This, on the other hand, struck me as being an original piece of work. The product of a lively mind and written by someone who is an excellent observer of the real world out there and who knows how to translate his observations into print. Just the right amount of dialogue, which carries the story along well.
I have not read the complete book (yet) but have dipped into it fairly freely to see if the momentum is maintained. It certainly is.
Philip John

Looking forward to reading your comments on the Doghouse Blues webpage.

All the best,


mdws77 wrote 569 days ago   

Welcome to the site. If you want to get a user ranking (TSR) the quickest, then do two things:
1. Add books to your shelf (other than your own).
2. Comment on at least 3 books.
Adding a picture also seems to help at times.
I would like to suggest to you my novel called Solian Chronicles: Pluto Genesis. I would appreciate your backing (putting on your shelf) if you would like to. If not, please ask me any questions you may have on how this site work. I may be able to answer them for you.
It also helps to rate books with the stars. Let me know if I can help.
Good luck, have a great day, and I hope you enjoy reading many good books.

ubulord wrote 569 days ago   

"The Prince and the Singularity – A Circular Tale" is a book with one big advantage, one only needs to read the first 40 lines to know whether one is going to like the story or not. If after the first 40 lines you're not hooked, no need to bother reading the rest.

awomaninspired wrote 573 days ago   

Hi there! I just wanted to say “hi” and introduce myself. My name is Michelle, and I am a Christian non-fiction writer here on Authonomy. I am new, but would love to help you in any way I can.

I have four books here, but would appreciate it so very much if you would take the time to comment and review just one:

I know you may not agree with the content, and that’s okay. I would simply love your opinion on the introduction and my general writing style.

My first book is the one most readers seem to identify with, because it is born out of my life experiences. To sum it up, I would say it’s about finding the extraordinary presence of God in the ordinary course of life.

My second book is in a "Dear Abby" format, and the answers can be quite cut and dry.

My third and fourth books are in the style of daily devotionals...

But, to come and meet me and my amazing family, which I truly hope you'll find us in the first book.

I hope my stories put a smile on your face today, and warmth in your heart.

Thank you so much for your time! I will review and comment on your book in return.

I also have shelf space, and if I love your book, I will shelve it and back it!

I would be honored if you backed my book! :)



Eponymous Rox wrote 662 days ago   

Hey Rory, I’m pretty sure you commented on and/or backed the first 12,000 words of me novel BOT—thank you once again!—and I wanted to let you know that the complete 58,000+ word manuscript is in the Kindle store this season (only) so that, hopefully, I can get some more feedback now on the rest of the story and its tumultuous end. Not sure any search tags are visible yet on Amazon, but if you do view the page and have a moment ‘science fiction’ and ‘apocalypse’ ought to do it.

UK =
(And, meh, I don’t know the other site addresses just yet.)

My next book about a gang of serial killers on the loose in America’s northland is a work of nonfiction and the first in my True Crime series . I’ll prolly upload a few chapters of ‘The Case of the Drowning Men’ on Authonomy soon, but it too has been published in its entirety in one illustrated volume: and

Once more, thank you for your kind support of my work in the past. I still truly value and appreciate it—

Casimir Greenfield wrote 694 days ago   

Hi there - just extending the hand of friendship.

I'm still fairly new to the site, but I've found it to be an extremely constructive and rewarding experience so far, though it does pay to have a thick skin sometimes.

Backing books, making friends – that seems to be the way to raise the profile, so here I am. It would be fantastic to hear from you.

All the best, have a great day - Cas

PS: If you do happen to get the uncontrollable urge to look at either of my books, here are the links

Slow Poison is dark and brutal, Bloodstones is a gentler read, but gets tougher as the story progresses. A little like Larsson, Welsh, Niffenegger I have been told.

Warning: both of my books contain explicit sexual acts, frequent swearing and disturbing scenes of violence. Please do not read if you are of a sensitive nature or under age in your territory.

Andrew Hughes wrote 695 days ago   

Hi Rory,

“Informers and blackmailers, phrenologists and dissectionists, lowlifes and murderers in early Victorian Dublin.”

I’d really appreciate it if you could have a look at the start of my first novel, The Morning Drop.

I’m happy to return the read.


The Knowledge wrote 695 days ago   

Hi Rory,
My book is simply called ‘Madeline’ (Link below)
She has stolen the hearts of both women and men on this site.
In only 7 weeks is has quickly risen from obscurity to the rank of 18 and hopefully with more ‘Backings’ can progress further.
If you are not hooked by the prologue, then ditch it…
I would dearly appreciate some feedback / comments and /or a backing from you please.
Best regards

patio wrote 709 days ago   

I write with greetings and invitation to read a chapter or more of my memoir, INSIDE DEAD. Please leave comment and place it on your shelf if it deserve your backing. Thank you

Marita A. Hansen wrote 711 days ago   

Hi, Rory. With the new month comes changes in shelves, so I'm messaging you about my book "Graffiti Heaven." It's set in New Zealand and follows the lives of a group of young people dealing with love, family, and tragedy. If you have time to check it out and deem it worthy of your shelf I'd greatly appreciate it as I'm planning on self-publishing it in August, and would love to get some editing tips from Harper Collins. Thank you for your time, Marita.

Davidmauriceware wrote 737 days ago   

I would like to invite you to come read my book A True Thug WillSin. In just 3 months, my book is currently ranked 2nd here on Authonomy. If you enjoy it, please support it back backing it and leaving a comment. There is also a benifit to you for backing it. Every top talent spotters 1-20 are people who have supported my book for a lenght of time.None of them were in the top 500 last month. So as you can see the success of my book and having it on your shelf is beneficial to you also. As A top talent spotter, your book gets more advertisisement. Thank you kindly David Ware

Adeel wrote 750 days ago   

Dear Rory I will be thankful to you if you can render me your support by backing my book "Not for Sale" by giving it a place on your shelf if it meets your standard. The book has risen from 5347 to 248 within a month and your support will mean a lot to the noble cause of anti-slavery and for those poor slaves for whom it has been written and to whom the royalty of this book will go.



bunderful wrote 750 days ago   

A binge eater, an anorexic teacher, and a man ghosted by violence, running from the past, dreaming of being free. But freedom has a price.

This is the pitch for Rob's powerful novel FINK. Besides being a really talented writer whose work is packs a powerful punch by tackling addiction in all its many forms in a raw, real and heartfelt way, he is one of the nicest and most supportive people on Authonomy.

His book has been slipping in the rankings lately. Would you be willing to take a look at this book and consider supporting it with a comment or some shelf-space? You wom't regret it. Both Rob and his book are well worth getting to know.

Thank you!

emeraldraj wrote 759 days ago   

Will you fight for CUPID (god of sexual love) leading men or for LIBERTY FAIRY leading women in this greatest Third World War?

1) Hear the two greatest orations, one by CUPID and the other by LIBERTY FAIRY in the final battlefield in Third World War, and then join the battle!—read chapter: 15
2) Win a Nobel prize if you solve any of 11 unsolved riddles! Also know the darkest mystery about ‘After Death’.—read chapter: 14.
3) A golden treasure of 100 new Emerald proverbs and novel, naughty quotations on sex, sexual love, marriage, etc., read chapter: 3.
4) For the strangest ‘Preface’, never read by you till now, read the sarcastic conversation between YOU as the scathing reader and ME as the defending author in chapter: 5.
5) If you are a lover of traditional rhymed volcanic and lyric poems (like those of Alfred Tennyson), read my 37 poems in chapter: 17.
6) Within the next 10 years, all countries in the world will come under the rule of Angels Party. For 100 most revolutionary novel ideas in Election Manifesto of Angels Party, read the two most important chapters: 10 and 11.
7) For ‘Sexual Revolution for sexual ecstasy for all freely’ revealed by CUPID against ‘Eternal Bliss ten times more joyful than sexual ecstasy by Raja Yoga and about ‘Many Evils and 3 types of Jails by Sex---Even the most virulent poison is no poison when compared to CUPID!’ by LIBERTY FAIRY,
8) Read the full kindle e-book with 598 pages with 4 different RED, BLACK, GREEN and BLUE text colo(u)rs published by priced at $ 9 only.

Will you please echo the noble appeal of LIBERTY FAIRY to as many friends as possible?

Author of Third World War.

Paul Beattie wrote 765 days ago   

My new novel, Filthy Luca, has risen over 5000 places in under two weeks. Can I interest you in taking a look? I am, of course, happy to return all reads.

Many thanks. Paul

liberscriptus wrote 788 days ago   


Like half the people below me, I’m sure, I’m shamelessly clamoring for your attention and possibly a spot on your shelf. I’m looking for feedback on my novel, Astral Sea: The Pandora Project, and I would love to hear your thoughts. It’s a character-driven science fiction mystery, set in the distant future in which humans have spread out among the stars. Although its premise is that of a space adventure, it focuses on the people involved – their thoughts, interactions, and ruminations. Here’s the short pitch:

Jane Colt, whose brother was framed for murder, searches for the real killer while being hunted by both the interstellar authorities and a dangerous criminal.

Of course, I would be more than happy to return the read :-)

Astral Sea: The Pandora Project

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AuroraNemesis wrote 801 days ago   

I would be very grateful if you could find the time to check my book out.
Much appreciated.

Magic Door knob

When Ricky’s dad goes missing, he leaves Ricky with a small brass doorknob as a reminder of their days spent together, inventing things. Quickly, Ricky discovers that this is no ordinary doorknob; in fact, the brass article is magic, and when placed on a flat surface, opens a portal to fantastic and different lands.

A G Chaudhuri wrote 810 days ago   

Dear Rory,

My apologies for this unsolicited message.

It’s an earnest invitation to explore my debut novel, SHINING DAWN.
A multifaceted work of science fiction that's so far been read and liked by a wide selection of readers, it is presently ranked among the top 10.

Should you find it deserving, then a few days on your bookshelf may be all the help that it needs to hold on to it’s current position. I’ll be happy to return the read and offer my feedback.

I’m sorry if you’re inconvenienced by this message.
But, I believe that this site has been designed to help budding writers who sadly have little other means of getting their work appraised.

Sincere regards,

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