*Currently I’m not accepting review requests, thank you.*
Dear Publishers, Publicists, and Authors:
Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I hope my review policies are helpful but if not, feel free to contact me before sending me any review requests! Although I would love to be able to accept all requests for book reviews, that is just not possible since there’s just not enough time to read all the books I’d love to read in this lifetime.
Please note: right now I am only accepting physical copies for review (physical advanced reader copy (ARC), hardcover, and paperback; no digital copies, please) because of health reasons associated with having central nervous system Lupus which are exacerbated by the use of e-books since they cause me screen fatigue leading to increased blurred vision, redness, dryness, and eye irritation, all of which are all also symptoms of my CNS Lupus. So per my Dr orders, I must now limit my “screentime” daily to try and minimize those very distressing symptoms that are already part of my daily life. Thanks for your understanding (if interested, click here for an explanation of my disease/symptoms/manifestations).
If you are contacting me to solicit a review, please let me know a little bit about the book, preferably attach a book description or link if possible.
Also, if you are a publisher or author and you are requesting a review for an upcoming new release book and have a specific timeframe you want the book reviewed, please let me know that as well in your email request. Because I receive books in the mail weekly, I don’t have time to read every book as soon as I receive it, but I try to accommodate all review request dates as much as possible and typically have all my reviews posted prior to or on a book’s publication date.
Writing My Reviews/Sharing Your Book:
When I receive your book, I will share a picture of it on Instagram along with the synopsis, and my reading update. While reading the book, I will update my status on Goodreads and Twitter. When I’m finished, I will post my review on my blog, Instagram page, Goodreads, Amazon, and tweet my review (please see my policy below regarding books I rate below 3 stars or DNF).
I use the 5 Star rating system on my featured blog posts, and you can find my rating system on page 2.
*Please note: my acceptance of a book does not guarantee a rating or a review on my blog.
It is my personal blog policy to never write negative reviews on my blog because I want my blog to only showcase the books that I’ve enjoyed reading and would recommend. Because of my policy, I do not write a review for books that I give a star rating below 3-stars or for any book that I did not finish. However, I will post the book’s star rating on Goodreads. I will post my thoughts on NetGalley or Edelweiss if the book was received via those sites. If I DNF’d the book, which I very rarely do, I will neither rate nor review the book as I do not think that is fair but will give publisher feedback why I was unable to finish the book.
These are the genres that I read and review, and I will always give a fair, honest, and unbiased review that is entirely based on my own opinions (please do not contact me with review requests for books not in these genres):
My preferred genres:
- True Crime
- Psychological Thrillers/Suspense
- Domestic Suspense
- Police Procedurals
- Contemporary Fiction
- Women’s Fiction
- Historical Fiction
- Fantasy/Paranormal (please do not ask me to review fantasy or paranormal involving aliens, alien worlds, other planets, or ones that takes place in outer space for any amount of time since I don’t read these type of books)
- Romance, preferably Rom-Coms, Romantic Suspense, or Historical Romance-please no erotica
Feel free to contact me at any time if you have any questions!
Thank you for visiting my blog!