Review Policy

If you are an author (both self-published and traditional publishing), publisher, publicist, etc. and would like me to review a book(s) of yours, well, you have come to the right page! Please read the following before submitting a request:

*My reviews are completely honest and are based on what I thought and felt about the book. I DO NOT get paid in any way to review. It's totally FREE! My reviews are usually spoiler-free. Reviews with spoilers are posted on Goodreads using the "Spoiler" tag. Review books provided in e-book format are guaranteed to not be shared in any way, shape, or form. Physical copies of ARCs will never be sold.*

My reviews include the following:
  • Book cover
  • Title and series name (if applicable)
  • Author name
  • Publication date
  • Publisher
  • Link to book's Goodreads page
  • Link to book's Amazon, The Book Depository, and Smashwords page (if applicable)
  • Blurb (that is borrowed from Goodreads)
  • My rating in stars
    • ★★★★★- Holy Hades, this book was AMAZINGLY AWESOME! I loved it!
    • ★★★★☆- Oooh, I really liked this! It was pretty darn cool :)
    • ★★★☆☆- I liked it, but it wasn't a favorite. This was one of those books that I don't hate and don't was in between.
    • ★★☆☆☆- This book had potential, but disappointed me a bit. It had some stuff that I liked, but it was mostly...ehh, an okay read...
    • ★☆☆☆- Ugh! Zeus, kill me with a bolt! *nervous laugh* Just kidding! But in all seriousness, this book was totally not for me.

  • And my (honest) thoughts on the book--the actual review portion

  • Where do I post my reviews?

    I cross-post all of my reviews on this blog, Goodreads, and Amazon. If I receive the book from Smashwords, I will post the review there, too.

    Formats I accept:
    • ARCs (advanced reading copies) AND finished copies
      • I prefer to have a physical copy* (hardcover or paperback).
      • But if for some reason you cant send out a physical copy, I also accept e-books compatible with Kindle.
    *NOTE: I will not be responsible for any shipping and handling fees for books that are sent to me. Also, all books sent to me I will keep, so please do not ask for me to send back your book after I review it...just FYI. I will keep them for my personal collection, or give them away on this blog which will = more promotion for you and your book!

    What I'm looking for:

    My favorite genre is Young Adult, specifically:
    • Paranormal/Supernatural
    • Horror/Thriller
      • Ghost stories
    • Suspense/Mystery
    • Fairy Tale Retellings [e.g. My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison]
    • I am a HUGE fan of mythology, so any type of Fictional Mythology: Greek, Egyptian, Norse, Roman...that type of thing (My favorite is Greek mythology, just FYI ;)) [e.g. Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan, Mythos Academy by Jennifer Estep]
    • Medical/Forensic Fiction [e.g. The Christopher Killer by Alane Ferguson]
    • Also, I LOVE anything with magic and witches!
    I'll read almost anything with some sort of paranormal/supernatural aspect to it, as long as it captures my attention.

    New Adult novels are also okay, though I don't read them too often. I'll more often read MG novels, so I'll accept those as well!

    What I'm NOT looking for:
    • Adult (I usually don't take any adult novels, but as long as the sexual content is kept to a minimum I think it's okay [see the "Erotica" bullet below])
    • Non-Fiction
    • Self-help
    • Poetry
    • Christian Fiction
    • Historical fiction
    • Contemporary/Realistic Fiction (any book that has nothing paranormal/supernatural going on... this is just too everyday-life for me)
    • Erotica...basically, any novel with overly explicit sexual content. I don't like books with descriptive sex scenes.
    • Gay/Lesbian
    Now, I don't have anything against these types of books, they're just not my cup of tea, you know?

    How long does it take me to read and review a book?

    It may take me from a few days to a few months to get a book read and reviewed. I usually read my review books in the order I received them, but most often than not I'll read them as the mood strikes me. However, if you have a time frame, just let me know in the e-mail so we can work something out! If no time frame is given, I'll just read the book when it is next.

    All review requests are accepted on a case-by-case basis. Please note that not all requests can/will be accepted, and I will only be replying to e-mails where I accept the request, as it is just much too time consuming. If I do accept your book and am not able to finish it for one reason or another, I will let you know immediately via e-mail with my reasoning.

    And sometimes life happens and I get backed up on reviews, so if I am interested in your book but am unable to review it at that time, I may offer to do a spotlight/promotional post. This spotlight post will consist of the following:
    • Book cover
    • Title and series name (if applicable)
    • Publication date
    • Publisher
    • Book blurb
    • Book genre(s)
    • Link to book's Goodreads page
    • Buy links
    • Author name + author bio and links
    • And perhaps something extra, which is totally up to you! (e.g. book excerpt, book trailer, giveaway, guest post, very brief interview, etc.)

    Other Promotional Things?

    I am also happy to do any of the following, just let me know in the e-mail you send me...
    • interview (author or character)
    • guest post (author chooses the topic)
    • host a giveaway (books, e-books, gift cards, bookmarks, or other book swag. You can send me the prizes then I can send them to the winners, or I can forward you the contact info and you can mail the prizes directly...whatever works for you)
    • participate in blog tours (notify me of a blog tour you have going on and I'll consider joining)
    • post book trailers
    • other promo stuff (e.g. spotlight post, or let me know of any other ideas)

    If you would like your book to be considered for review/you are interested in other promotional things, please e-mail me HERE.

    Thank you for your interest in my blog and reviews!

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