Reviewing

First, thank you for considering me for reviewing your book. In your request, please include all the information and links for your book, especially if you would like to include it in the review post.
Hopefully, you’ve checked out my reviews and liked what you read. Like every reviewer, my opinions are subjective and I come with my own pet peeves and preferences.
I post reviews on many different sites : my blog, Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, and GooglePlay. I’m on LibraryThing and Booklikes but I’m terrible at updating them, TBH. I participate
I’m very honest in my reviews and often discuss things in detail (with spoiler warnings if needed of course). I know a lot of other book bloggers don’t post DNF or low star reviews. I do. I will post those reviews in every review place that I post favorable reviews. I, personally, don’t feel comfortable with hiding my low star rating reviews. It feels hypocritical and wrong.Some have taken to harassing and trying to silence reviewers who put up such reviews. That is wrong and I will not tolerate it. I will document everything and report such acts. I will make the information public. (It’s sad the problem was gotten so bad but I had to put up the warning.)

I do have a stack of To Be Read books so any requests will usually have a wait time. It will depend on when the request is made but it might take a month or two. I do participate in blog tours, hops, etc., so if there’s one for your book it will be given priority and not subject to a wait time. (If I chose to participate.) If there’s a release date or special event coming up, I will try to accommodate and make the date. 

I do review programs like Goodreads, LibraryThing, and Netgalley, which also takes priority, so let me know if your book is listed there.

It’s up to my discretion to accept or deny any book for any reason. If I do accept your review copy, I will schedule it to be done. Please be understanding if things come up to get delayed or if I’ve backed out. I’ll keep you informed of any issues and will explain what happened/why. This hasn’t been an issue yet and I hope it never will but, you know, shit happens. I will NOT spread around the e-book review copy.

What Types of Books?

Formats:

I do accept hardcovers, paperbacks and e-books. Preferably e-pub or Kindle for e-books, but I can usually just convert formats so it should be fine. I accept new, published, and upcoming (ARCs) books. I’m also a happy supporter of Indie authors, including self-published.

By Age:

I read Young Adult, New Adult and Adult books. YA is a favorite of mine. I don’t read Middle Grade or younger because I’ve done a few and found I’m too far out of the range to enjoy it. But my daughter’s growing up so things may change.

By Content:

I don’t have a problem with violence, sex, drugs, abuse, or cussing in general. I will put up Trigger Warnings for subjects like rape. Also, just because I am open to reading such topics but that doesn’t mean I won’t have a problem with certain specific uses of them.

Preferred/Favorite Genres:

·        Fantasy, including but not limited to: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Dark/Noir Fantasy, High/Low Fantasy, Fairy Tales,
·        Science Fiction , including but not limited to: Dystopian, Steampunk, Cyberpunk, Apocalyptic, Post-Apocalyptic, Zombies
·        Mystery (including cozy mysteries)
·        Suspense/Thriller
·        Contemporary

Pickier About:

·        Historical
·        Romance (I am willing to read Erotica too, but I’m not often interested and find those awkward to review.)
·        Chick-lit
·        Horror

Don’t Read

·        Non-fiction
·        Self-help
·        Religious, including books with heavy religious themes/morals/leanings.

Extras:

I’m happy to do guest posts, interviewsgiveaways, and other fun extras. I think these are great ways to market to readers, especially Indie authors since many readers need extra convincing to dip a toe in. I’m really flexible so if you’re interested please mention that in your request.

Rating System

Amazing-        5          – Loved everything about it.
Superior-        4.5       – one of the best with minor problems
Great   –          4          – Great book with several minor or one major problem
Good   –          3.5       – Good book, slightly better than average because reasons
Average-        3          – Good read, Like it.
Not Bad-         2.5       – But has some issues.
Okay-              2          – But not my thing
Meh-               1.5        – Not my thing but has some issues
Dislike –          1          – Regrettable
Hate-              .5         – I finished it…
DNF-               0          -Enough Said
Did you see what a 3 star rating is? Good! I don’t know why or where this “anything under 4 stars is crap” mentality came from but I DO NOT agree.
If you hate 3 stars reviews, feel entitled to more or they hurt your fee-fees, then don’t request a review from me. 3 stars is average, av-er-age, got that?
Awesome, because I don’t want drama because people fail to read my review system. Sure, I may bring up and focus on the reasons why the book doesn’t rate higher, but that doesn’t mean my praise should be disregarded.
Sometimes writing praise is harder. Sometimes I can’t talk about it because it would spoil the book. And sometimes maybe the negatives do overshadow the good for me, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore the parts that I liked.

How do I decide Ratings?

Subjectively. How much I  enjoyed the book and felt about it. Is there problematic shit? Is the cast and setting arbitrarily segregated whiteness?
Some people start at 5 stars and subtract for issues. Some people start at zero and add stars for enjoyable aspects. Sometimes a book starts out as trash and the ending saves it. Or the opposite happens.

FTC Disclaimer

I do receive copies of books for free in order to give a review. I also sometimes buy, or am gifted books by friends as well. I do disclose in my review where I got my copy of the book. I do not accept any payment for my views. They are always my own honest opinion and I do not receive compensations for it.
I do participate in blog tours, blasts, and blitzes. I’ve not read every single one of those books, but simply found the book interesting and wanted to pass the word on. The giveaways and links are given to me to post. That’s it. That’s the length of my involvement.
I do use one affiliate link: Amazon. My main purpose is trying to find a way to support the blog and giveaways. They are always marked as an affiliate when posted.