Review Requests

My reviews are based solely on my thoughts and feelings about the books.  Since reading is an intensely personal experience to me and based on the education I received getting a degree in English, all of my reviews include what I liked and disliked about a book.  They are all 100% honest and 100% original.  I will not compromise my integrity as a person or a book blogger by giving anything other than a fully honest review.  Since my reviews are all honest opinion, I will not shy away from pointing out the things that did not work in a book; inconsistencies in plot and characters; bad grammar and editing; etc.  However, I do strive to balance my criticism with honest praise.  An author cannot hope to mature in their craft unless they have constructive criticism.

What Reviews Include: 

  • Cover art
  • Author & publication date
  • Pages (based on book format)
  • Genre details
  • Opening lines
  • Book summary, usually from the jacket copy or Goodreads
  • My personal thoughts
  • A skull rating
  • A review posted on Goodreads and Amazon

Genres:

  • Urban fantasy/Paranormal
  • Post-Apocalyptic/zombies
  • Horror/thriller/suspense
  • Dystopic
  • Young adult
  • Paranormal romance
  • Some erotica (I tend to be pretty selective)
  • General fiction (I tend to be pretty selective)

Formats:

Hard copy.  I do not own an e-reader and will not read a document/pdf on my computer.

When Submitting a Request:

  • Give me a week to respond to your request.  If you haven't heard from me, please send another request.
  • E-mail subject line should read:  Review Request BOOK TITLE
  • Info about the book/book summary
  • Author website
  • Author Twitter
  • Amazon book listing
  • Any relevant links
  • I will NOT review books that have not been professionally edited.

After a Book Has Been ACCEPTED:

  • I may not get to your book right away.  If you have a specific time frame, we can discuss it.
  • Be prepared for an author interview or guest post. 
  • Just because the book has been accepted for a review does not mean that I will finish reading the book or post a review.  It has happened once due to horrible editing.  While I do not intend this to happen, I need to state it. 

A Note Before Submitting:

Please take the time to fully read my review policy.  I love receiving requests and—in most cases—will accept the books for review.  Please keep in mind, however, that I am taking time out of my life to review your book and would appreciate you to respect that enough to read my policy. If you have an e-book, please do not send me a review request.  If you had taken the time to read my policy, you would realize that I do not own an e-reader and will not sit in front of my computer reading a document.  I'm sorry, but this is a hard and fast rule.  If it changes, I will make the appropriate adjustments to my policy.  Unfortunately, after receiving several e-mails asking for a review of an e-book, I have started deleting these requests.  Originally, I would take the time to find fellow book bloggers who were willing to take e-books, but I decided to stop.  Frankly, with my new job starting, I do not have the time to do this anymore. Thanks for taking the time to read my policy!

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