Review Policies

To make a request, please read the following information  and fill in the form here.  My schedule for events is posted here.

My blog is written solely by me and is my way of sharing my love of books and reading.  I accept review copies from authors and publishers alike, to include self-published work.  This is a hobby, not a profession, so there is no monetary compensation for my reviews.

I do NOT sell/share/give away any material without express permission given to me by the author/publisher.

I will also not read books in a series out of order, UNLESS I have already started the series up to that point, the author/publisher is willing to provide previous books, or I am able to get ahold of previous books in a timely manner.

Formats Accepted

I accept both hard copies and digital copies.  The Kindle is my preferred digital reader, but I can also accept formats compatible with Kobo, iBooks, Nook, as well as PDFs.

Scheduling & Availability

I will do my best to accommodate the desired time frame of the requestor.

I do my best to review all books in a timely manner, in the order in which I have received them.  Priority is given to those with deadlines or corresponding events, so please let me know in advance if there is a deadline.  I purposely tend to overestimate the time needed to read and review a book.  I am usually scheduled at least 4-6 weeks out at any given time, but because of my habit of padding my schedule, I can usually fit requests in earlier if necessary.  I will do my best to provide a time frame at the time of contact for scheduling purposes.  If the book is an ARC, I will have reviews posted on or before the scheduled release date to the best of my ability, or if other arrangements have been requested,


I am also open to promoting your work with or without a review.  I am happy to host blog tours, promotional events, cover reveals, guest posts, giveaways, or any other kind of “buzz” post.  This is an option that is always open, whether or not I am open to review requests.  However, top post is granted on a first come/first serve basis for these events.

Genres Accepted

I am pretty eclectic in my tastes and am open to new genres, but the following list comprises the majority of what I will or won’t read and review for this blog.  I will take books from the second column on a case by case process.

Preferred GenresDo Not Prefer
  • Paranormal Romance/Fantasy
  • Horror/Occult
  • Romance/Chick-Lit
  • Urban Fantasy
  • Crime
  • Dystopian
  • Fantasy/Science Fiction
  • Suspense and mystery
  • Young Adult
  • Contemporary fiction
  • Biographies
  • Non-fiction
  • Christian fiction
  • Erotica

My Reviews Will Be…

  • 100% honest AND snark-free:  Positive reviews are not guaranteed, but honest, constructive reviews are ALWAYS guaranteed.  I absolutely do not believe in snarkiness when reviewing in any way.  No one likes every book they read so there will be some that will not have positive reviews.  I do not create “fluffy” reviews and will be honest in every review about the things that I did like as well as those things that I did not.
  • Spoiler-free:  I do my best to review without spoilers.  However, especially when reading a book that is a part of a series, it is sometimes hard not to reference a spoiler.  So I will give clear warning to readers before continuing.
  • Cross-posted:  My reviews will be posted here, of course, and the link fed to my Facebook (personal and Diva fan page) and Twitter.  I typically also post my reviews to Goodreads, Booklikes, and LibraryThing, as well as to several retail sites like Amazon, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble.  If you have other sites you would like it to be posted on, I will do my best to accommodate.

My Reviews Will Include…

(but not limited to…)

  • Cover photo
  • Standard book information
  • Bookshelf links
  • Retail links
  • Synopsis
  • Author information
  • Rating
  • My thoughts


Updated:  16 June 2021

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