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.
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.
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 Genres||Do Not Prefer|
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
- Author information
- My thoughts
Updated: 9 December 2016