Review Policy & Spotlight Posts

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, 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 will have a "Spoiler" tag hiding the actual spoiler.*

*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.*

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My reviews include the following:

  • Book cover
  • Title and series name (if applicable)
  • Author name
  • Publication date
  • Publisher
  • Link to book's Goodreads page
  • Buy links
  • Synopsis (that is borrowed from Goodreads)
  • My rating in stars
    • ★★★★★- This book was AMAZING! I absolutely loved everything about it!
    • ★★★★☆- I really liked this book! There are just a couple of things I wasn't a fan of, but overall an enjoyable read!
    • ★★★☆☆- Didn't love it, didn't hate it... it was mostly a meh book with some aspects I liked and some I didn't.
    • ★★☆☆☆- Overall, I did not like this book, but there were a couple of things I did enjoy about it.
    • ★☆☆☆- Hated it! Did not like anything about it!
    • ☆☆☆☆- I didn't even finish this book.
  • 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/Mystery/Thriller
  • Sci-Fi
  • Fairy Tale Retellings
  • I am a HUGE fan of mythology, so any type of Fictional Mythology: Greek, Egyptian, Norse, Roman, etc.

I'll read almost anything with some sort of paranormal/supernatural aspect to it, as long as it captures my attention.

New Adult, Adult, and MG novels are also okay, though I don't read them too often.

What I'm NOT looking for:

  • Non-Fiction
  • Self-help
  • Poetry
  • Christian Fiction
  • Historical fiction
  • Contemporary/Realistic Fiction
  • Erotica

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.

Spotlight Posts:

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 at[AT]gmail[DOT]com

Thank you for your interest in my blog and reviews!