Hi authors 🙂
If you are interested in having your book reviewed by me, please send me an email with the book’s description and the answers to these questions. But first, feel free to check out these two links about how I run my blog…
I will read any book as long as I like the sound of it — I’m equally open to indie books and traditionally published ones. The only thing that matters to me is whether the story is one that intrigues me.
These are questions I ask about every book I consider to help determine how likely I am to read it.
- Genre: Contemporary, paranormal, other?
- YA, NA, Adult, or Erotic?
- Currently available? If not, what is the release date?
- How long is the book?
- Is there a HEA?
- Standalone or part of a series?
- If a series, are they interconnected standalones or one continuing story?
- If a continuing story/series, do the books have cliffhangers?
- If a continuing story/series, are the rest of the books already out? Already written? When are you planning on releasing them? And, will the story end happily?
- Is there any cheating? If so, what kind?
- Is there a love triangle? If so, how long before it gets resolved?
- Is there any stupidity from the characters that keeps them apart for any reason? (Please be brutally honest about this answer. This is my number one pet peeve in books. That said, I’m not intolerant to it, I just want a heads up about what kind is there and how long it take the characters to get over it.)
- F/M? M/M? Ménage?
- Approximately how far into the book do the main couple get together?
- Are they (or do they try to be) functional as a couple?
- Would you describe it as fluffy, warm, angsty, dark, emotional, deep, funny? Something else?
Please also include the following in the email:
- Amazon and B&N links
- Goodreads link
- Small excerpt so that I can get a feel for the writing style
I like to have this information in advance of considering which book to read next because reading time is precious and it is my personal preference to know exactly what kind of book I’m getting into prior to starting it. Even if there is something in the plot that I usually don’t like (i.e. a love triangle), I’ll often still be open to reading it anyways as long as I’m intrigued by the general storyline and have a heads-up to expect it. Every reader is different and I personally just like to know.
The review request form must be filled out and sent by the author preferably (or publisher). Unfortunately, I don’t accept requests from street team members or PAs. The reason for that is that I quite genuinely would like to see the author’s responses to these questions. But if you’re a reader and would like to recommend me a book, you can always reach out to me on Facebook.
Please submit your review requests by EMAIL ONLY at < [email protected]com >
Thank you so much! 🙂
**NOTE TO AUTHORS: I do not ever “accept” or “deny” requests. I welcome each and every one and since I’m a mood reader (meaning I read based on what appeals to me in the moment, not based on a schedule) different books will likely appeal more to me at certain times so I try to not ever say yes or no. I am also currently swamped with requests and with various blog-related things so I want you to know that it is very unlikely that I will respond to your email unless I have a direct question about its content. But I do read every single one. Always. I just don’t have the time to reply to them. If I don’t reply, it doesn’t mean I’m not interested, it simply means that I have no questions to ask and I have all the information I need. Each request gets sorted into a variety of special folders I keep. I run this blog alone and quite literally don’t have the time to answer them all individually as it usually comes down a choice between taking the time to answer emails or reading. So if you don’t hear back from me, I’m not ignoring you. I read every single request that gets sent. I generally only reply if there’s something I have a question about. Like I said, I’m a mood reader so my decision to read a book is always made last minute from my pool of options, not according to a schedule. I also don’t rate/review books that are less than 4 stars for me. And finally, if I read and love your book, I will always reach out to send you a link to the review once it’s live!
**SECOND NOTE: I do not review every book I read. I used to, but I haven’t for the last year or so. I mostly now stick to reviewing books that I either like or love only. Why? For several reasons. First, I’m all about the positive. I blog based on the policy of being loud about what I love and quiet about what I don’t. My blog gets over 950,000 views each month… if I don’t like a book and write a review explaining why, that reaches a lot of people and all it does is create negativity that I’m not interested in having on here. If I don’t like a book, I’ll simply move on quietly and also won’t post about the book ever again. But that’s the extent to which I’ll go. I prefer focusing on the books I like and love and want to recommend to my readers. That way it just keeps the whole vibe positive and doesn’t make anyone feel bad. After all, every reader is different. A book that one person hated could be another reader’s most favorite book in the world — and that’s totally ok!! I have no desire to make any author or reader feel bad because I didn’t like their book. But at the same time, the most important thing to me (above all else) is keeping my readers’ trust — so honesty is my number one priority. As a result, I focus on books I truly love and that creates both a positive environment and a place with honest recommendations of books I’ve loved or am excited to read.
Thank you for understanding.
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