(Note: Due to high volume of books to review, I am suspending all requests for the rest of this year. For more information, please read.)
I accept print ARCs and finished copies. If the book is a part of a series, then I may need to read the previous books. I do not accept requests for audiobooks. Requests for audiobooks will not receive a repsonse. Even though I prefer reading a print copy, I do accept e-books.
I do accept books that are self-published and from independent publishers. The more, the merrier is my opinion.
You can look at my past reviews to get a feel of what type of books I read.
Following genres I accept:
- Fiction (Women’s Fiction, Historical fiction, General, etc.)
- Mystery & Thrillers
- Biographies & Memoirs
- Fantasy (Witches, Fairies, Fairytale retelling, Supernatural)
Following genres I DON’T accept:
- Non-fiction (centering around politics, science, medicine, business, and photography)
- Fantasy (like Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones)
- Religious Fiction
- Vampire focused books
I don’t usually read Young Adult novels but I won’t completely ban submissions of Young Adult novels. Keep in mind that I will accept young adult submissions if I find them interesting.
Any review I write will be posted here and on Goodreads. Unless specifically requested, I do not post reviews on store websites, i.e. Amazon or Barnes and Nobles. When filling out the request form, please make a note of which format, whether print or e-book, you will be sending the book.
My reviews are always fair and honest. But this does not mean I will always write positive reviews. My reviews are my own opinion, and if I didn’t enjoy a book, my review will reflect that.
If you have a certain time frame you like the review to be posted, please make a note of a certain date in the request form. I suggest 3-4 months, especially if the book hasn’t been released yet. I wished that I had all the time in the world to read books, but I have a full-time job and other responsibilities so please do not be offended if I deny a request to review your book. There are so many books that I myself want to read and I want to give every book the attention each deserves.
Thank you for interest in my blog! And if you would like me to review your book, please fill out the review request form which you can find here.
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You have a beautiful blog. I wanted to submit a review request but see that you are not reading at the moment. I am sorry about that but I do understand. Best wishes, Marie-Jo
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I visit your blogs and read some parts of it and thought you made some really great points. If you have a chance, please read and review my book if you are interested, titled ” Enter The Monkey”. Enter The Monkey is an exquisitely and often painfully soul-baring true life story. I think it might be of interest to your readers.If you do please let me know.
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My name is John Draper. I’m hoping you’ll review my first novel, A Danger to God Himself. Yes, I saw that you’re not accepting any more books for 2015, but, I figured, we’re so close to 2016 that I’ll send my request. (Please don’t take offense!) Maybe it can go to the top of your 2016 list.
A Danger to God Himself is not a religious book. If anything, it’s an anti-religion book. It is literary fiction/satire. It contains 91 F bombs. (I counted.) Here is the back cover blurb:
Mormon missionary/onetime hedonist Kenny Feller has realized that God isn’t about to give him an ounce of the miracle power he needs to succeed on his mission—as promised! What’s more, he’s concluded that, frankly, people aren’t worth the trouble. Then his new junior companion shows up—the wisecracking Jared Baserman—and immediately starts hearing heavenly voices and seeing fantastic visions. For Kenny, it is immediately clear that God has sent Jared to propel him into Mormon Manhood.
But Kenny’s not the only person who takes note. Interests both virtuous and malevolent cozy up to Kenny and Jared, eager to make use of Jared’s gifting. At first, Kenny takes this as a sign that his perceptions of Jared are spot on. God is using Jared.
But something’s not quite right.
Specifically, why in the hell would God choose someone as slope-shouldered as Jared—someone so unreligious, so strange—to be a channel for His supernatural power? He doesn’t even read the Book of Mormon. Plus he smells funny. As their tracting grows fruitless and Jared’s messages grow more bizarre, Kenny begins to wonder: Is Jared really touched by God?
And, if so, does God know what He’s doing?
A Danger to God Himself is a scathing takedown of religious certainty, a life-affirming tale set in 1970s Washington state—equal parts spiritual road map and coming-of-age tale.
I’d be happy to send you a copy for your review.
Thanks for your time.
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