Please Note: I will not be accepting any new books for review
until further notice. If we have already discussed your book,
this is an exception. I am working my way through a pile of
books as tall as me! I will be back to accepting review
requests as soon as possible. Thank you:)
I like to read across a broad array of genres, however, there are some things that I will not accept. I DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES take books that are blatant erotica or sexual in nature. I do not accept books for review that are strictly religious or political. By this I do not mean that I will not accept a Christian fiction or other religious themed work, I mean I will not accept a “God does not exist or you should believe in this faith because…” type of book. I’m stubborn and set in my ways and I like it that way.
I will read both fiction and non-fiction titles.
I absolutely love children’s books. I have four kids of my own ranging in age from 2-8 and they love being part of the action when I get to review a children’s or young adult title.
I have a special place in my heart for romances, particularly ones that follow the traditional love angle and have great character building. I want to love your characters.
I prefer to read books that are under 120,000 words as I have a lot of reviews to do and the longer the book is, the longer it takes me to get through it and offer a review.
I currently accept unsolicited works on a case-by-case basis, meaning if I like the sound of the book and I think it has been edited well enough to be worth reading, then I will take it into consideration. I accept books by independently published authors as well, but also on a case-by-case basis.
I will accept books in either Kindle or paperback format. I am not thrilled with reading PDF versions due to the highlighting and note-taking limitations this places on me. I like being able to go back and look at what I liked about your book and mention it in the review.
If you are interested in having me review your book, please do not expect miracles. I will do my utmost to ensure that you get the most timely review possible, but my current backlog is about six weeks out and that can become longer or shorter at any time based on how much time I have to devote to reading.
Please be aware before you send anything to me that I am always honest. What this means, is that if I dislike your book, I will not be afraid to say so. I will never do so in a way that is degrading to the author, but I also will not sugar coat the way I feel about any book. If you have not become thick-skinned enough by the time you publish your book to handle a review that is not glowing then please consider your choice of careers carefully.
So, if you have read all of that and I have not sent you screaming into the hills, here is what I am looking for in a book review request:
Make sure you send me a brief synopsis of your work, four to five lines will be sufficient. State the genre of your work as best you can. If it doesn’t quite fit in any one genre, just say so. Include your name and if you have a pen name please make that clear so I do not make a mistake and reveal your real name in my review. List the word count of your book and the publication date. Please tell me where I can find a link to a sample chapter of your book and PLEASE PLEASE ONLY ASK ME TO REVIEW ONE BOOK AT A TIME. THAT IS ALL I WILL COMMIT TO. Make sure you leave me your pertinent contact info.
If your book has a scheduled release date and you require a review sooner, please make that clear in your request so that I may decide whether I can accommodate it.
You can send all review requests to my gmail account at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please put review request in the subject line.
I do not guarantee a review just because you query, however; spelling my name right does tend to make me more receptive! I appreciate the time you took to read this and look forward to reading your work!
Please do not send me your book without querying first or it will be promptly deleted from my email.