Format, Guidelines and Time Frame
*I am currently closed for review requests at this time. However, I will accept titles if I am on your mailing list. I am happy to offer spotlight posts and features for authors and titles that are an appropriate fit for the blog. I apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Please read these before sending a review request, as I understand that both your time and mine is valuable.
I will accept physical books for review in either hardback or paperback.
I will also accept EBooks that can be read on my Kindle. I will not currently accept any other form of EBook at this time, and I never accept incomplete work (ARCs and Galleys are acceptable).
*Unfortunately, I am only able to accept physical copies at this time. I apologize for the inconvenience.
All reviews are of my own honest opinion and my sole property. I have the right to decline any review or material at my own discretion. The length of time it takes me to complete and review each title will vary. I generally do not promise a specific timeframe for accepted review copies. Please mention any specific time requirements in your initial contact.
If you are interested in contacting me, you may do so at email@example.com or by completing the contact form. I monitor my inbox daily.
How I Review
First of all please understand and know that all reviews are honest and unbiased. I will write them in a manner I deem fair and appropriate. While it rarely happens, I retain the right to forfeit any title I accept should I feel I cannot continue. If you have a serious concern regarding a review I have posted, please handle this in a professional manner via email or the contact form.
When reviewing a book, I normally rate the title on a scale of 1 to 5 ⭐ s. So what does this mean? *As of 4/2/17 I am no longer incorporating star ratings on the blog. However, you may use the below guide as a reference to earlier reviews.
⭐ I strongly disliked the title, close to abandoning the read or I did (I will always make effort to complete a title though). *If a title is a one ⭐ read, I will make an attempt to contact the requester with feedback before publishing a review. I do not review titles I am unable to complete.
⭐ ⭐ I found the title to have a several solid points, but am not sure I could recommend it.
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ I found the title to be enjoyable, but I had higher expectations. Something was missing for me, but it may work well for others.
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ This was a great title, and I will recommend it.
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ This book was fantastic! I may even reread this at some point.
What will I read and review?
Epic and dark fantasy is my preferred genre. But I consider all of the following.
- Science Fiction
- Historical Fiction (no romance)
Contemporary Fiction (not at this time)
- Horror/Paranormal (no paranormal romance)
- YA (Only if we have previously worked together).
- Manga/Graphic Novels/Light Novels
- Some Poetry
What I will not to review? Let’s be fair, if I don’t like the genre you write, you probably do not want my review. Please do not contact me to review the following.
- Romance Heavy Titles
- Self-help Titles