Please read my review policy and rating system before requesting a review. I do have time constraints, and if I accept your work, I want to give a thoughtful review.
I do not get paid for writing reviews and therefore ask that you provide me with a copy of your book. I accept print books, Advance Reader Copies, and Kindle Mobi. I no longer accept books in PDF.
I do not do giveaways.
Genres I Read
- General Fiction
- Women’s Fiction/Chick Lit
- Historical Fiction
- Young Children’s through Middle Grade
- Light Christian
- Paranormal Romance
- I don’t normally do audiobook reviews, but I will consider
Genres I DO NOT Read
- Teen/Young Adult
- Books with a suicide theme
- Books with any dark theme
What to Expect
As I have a steady stream of requests, I will do my best work out a schedule that will work for you.
I will publish the review on this blog, Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. If there is anywhere else you’d like it published, include that in your comments when requesting.
This blog’s purpose is to promote authors and their books, I do not write negative reviews. The lowest review I give is three stars. If I find I cannot give that, I will contact you with the reason I will not be posting your review. This rarely happens as I try to screen all books before I accept them for review.
I do not believe in adding spoilers to my reviews (the exception is when writing a review for young children’s books), or in writing lengthy reviews. I strive to give readers a reason to pick up your book and read it.
I will post a review of a minimum of 250 words though it is more often than not much more than that.
I will give an honest review.
Requesting a Review
I receive many requests for book reviews each week and, unfortunately, cannot accept them all. Therefore, please read the following information carefully and include all the information requested for the best chance of your book being considered.
Email your request to me at:
In the subject line of your email, include:
- “Book Review Request” along with the title of the book
In the email’s body, please list:
- Your full name and whether you are the author, publisher, publicist, etc.
- Title and Author
- Illustrator (if applicable)
- Type of Book (is it a print book, e-book, audiobook)
- Pub Date
- Page or Word Count
- Book Blurb
- A link to your website
- Social Media Links
- Link to a sample chapter. This is for my use in determining if I accept your book.
- An author photo and bio are attention-getters. Please attach files if you wish to have this information included.
My Rating System
5 Stars—Outstanding! I did not want it to end. It had an engaging plot and believable characters. I loved the style of writing (well thought out and enjoyable). I could not put it down. My mind kept wandering back to the book after I finished reading.
4 Stars—Excellent! To get four stars, a book must have an engaging plot, great characters, and be well thought out.
3 Stars—Very Good! To get three stars means it had two of the above elements. Because I screen carefully, 3 stars are uncommon.
I don’t review books below three stars. If you have submitted a less than 3-star book, I will send you an email stating why I didn’t review it. I mean this to be constructive and is not a reflection on your writing ability.