Review Policies

To make a request, please read the following information  and fill in the form here.  My schedule for events is posted here.

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My blog is written solely by me and is my way of sharing my love of books and reading.  I accept review copies from authors and publishers alike, to include self-published work.  This is a hobby, not a profession, so there is no monetary compensation for my reviews.

I do NOT sell/share/give away any material without express permission given to me by the author/publisher.

I will also not read books in a series out of order, UNLESS I have already started the series up to that point, the author/publisher is willing to provide previous books, or I am able to get ahold of previous books in a timely manner.

Formats Accepted

I accept both hard copies and digital copies.  The Kindle is my preferred digital reader, but I can also accept formats compatible with Kobo, iBooks, Nook, as well as PDFs.

Scheduling & Availability

I will do my best to accommodate the desired time frame of the requestor.

I do my best to review all books in a timely manner, in the order in which I have received them.  Priority is given to those with deadlines or corresponding events, so please let me know in advance if there is a deadline.  I purposely tend to overestimate the time needed to read and review a book.  I am usually scheduled at least 4-6 weeks out at any given time, but because of my habit of padding my schedule, I can usually fit requests in earlier if necessary.  I will do my best to provide a time frame at the time of contact for scheduling purposes.  If the book is an ARC, I will have reviews posted on or before the scheduled release date to the best of my ability, or if other arrangements have been requested,

Events

 

I am also open to promoting your work with or without a review.  I am happy to host blog tours, promotional events, cover reveals, guest posts, giveaways, or any other kind of “buzz” post.  This is an option that is always open, whether or not I am open to review requests.  However, top post is granted on a first come/first serve basis for these events.

Genres Accepted

I am pretty eclectic in my tastes and am open to new genres, but the following list comprises the majority of what I will or won’t read and review for this blog.  I will take books from the second column on a case by case process.

Preferred Genres Do Not Prefer
  • Paranormal Romance/Fantasy
  • Horror/Occult
  • Romance/Chick-Lit
  • Urban Fantasy
  • Crime
  • Dystopian
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction
  • Suspense and mystery
  • Young Adult
  • Contemporary fiction
  • Biographies
  • Non-fiction
  • Christian fiction
  • Erotica

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My Reviews Will Be…

  • 100% honest AND snark-free:  Positive reviews are not guaranteed, but honest, constructive reviews are ALWAYS guaranteed.  I absolutely do not believe in snarkiness when reviewing in any way.  No one likes every book they read so there will be some that will not have positive reviews.  I do not create “fluffy” reviews and will be honest in every review about the things that I did like as well as those things that I did not.
  • Spoiler-free:  I do my best to review without spoilers.  However, especially when reading a book that is a part of a series, it is sometimes hard not to reference a spoiler.  So I will give clear warning to readers before continuing.
  • Cross-posted:  My reviews will be posted here, of course, and the link fed to my Facebook (personal and Diva fan page) and Twitter.  I typically also post my reviews to Goodreads, Booklikes, and LibraryThing, as well as to several retail sites like Amazon, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble.  If you have other sites you would like it to be posted on, I will do my best to accommodate.

 

My Reviews Will Include…

(but not limited to…)

  • Cover photo
  • Standard book information
  • Bookshelf links
  • Retail links
  • Synopsis
  • Author information
  • Rating
  • My thoughts

Updated:  9 December 2016