Book Review Policy

As a new indie author myself, I appreciate the importance of collecting quality reviews. I will happily accept submissions of books for review, whether they are ARC, new release, or several years old. I will not charge you, all I ask is that you send me a free copy of the book you want me to review and I will give you my honest feedback.

What genres do I read?

I’m an avid reader of most romance, especially paranormal and contemporary but I’m not so big on cowboy or sports themed romance. In general, I think the darker the better, and I love the forbidden and taboo.  While I’m not opposed to erotic content (and find some to be quite titillating), I need a good plot to keep me hooked, so most pure erotica bores me after a while.

I also love urban fantasy, parody fantasy (e.g. Pratchett), horror, thriller, mystery and crime. I must confess that I have grown tired of epic high fantasy and I never could get into sci-fi (the extensive descriptions of other worldly settings kill it for me.)

My primary interests lie in YA and NA, but I will give most adult literature in my favourite genres a go. I’ll leave anything of an age range younger than YA to my 11 year old son. That said, he has almost out grown most mid-grade fiction.

Don’t even bother me with non-fiction. While I will still read non-fiction in areas that are relevant to my life, I won’t be writing reviews for any such books. Sorry, just not my cup of tea.

Book formats accepted:

My preference is for eBooks (most formats including MOBI, ePUB, and PDF), but I’d be happy to accept physical copies if your book sounds interesting. 

In English only please.

What to expect from me:

IF I accept your submission, (heavy on the IF because I can be picky about my reading material these days and I might not find the time), there is no guarantee that I will write a review. Firstly, I retain the right to give up on reading a book that does not keep me turning the pages. If I’m not hooked by the end of chapter three, it is probably too late. That said, if I get to the end of the book, there is a good chance you will get a decent review from me. In either case, I will send you feedback. 

In the interest of maintaining integrity, I will keep my reviews honest and fair. I prefer the constructive criticism approach, and if I can’t say anything good about your book, I just won’t post the review. 

Once my review goes live, I will notify you via email. I will also share my review to Goodreads, BookBub, Amazon, Facebook, and Twitter.

My book rating system:

I no longer post star ratings on my blog. If a book gets reviewed on my blog that means I really enjoyed it and want to recommend it to my readers. The only rating I use is the heat gauge which is designed to give readers an idea of how much sexual content to expect. The heat gauge works like so:
  • 0/5 
  • 1/5 🔥
  • 2/5 🔥🔥
  • 3/5 🔥🔥🔥
  • 4/5 🔥🔥🔥🔥
  • 5/5 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
  • No sexual content, usually only applies to non-romance
  • Mild sexual references
  • Strong sexual references
  • Foreplay descriptions and one or two explicit sex scenes
  • A few key exlpicit sex scenes plus strong references
  • Lots of smut

Other options:

In addition to reviews, I am happy to consider hosting interviews, guest posts, and blog tours. Please email me if you are interested.

Do you want to submit your book for review?

Thank you for taking the time to read through my review policy. If your book fits into one of my reading genres and you would like me to review it for you, please send me an email with the following:

  • Your Name
  • Email address
  • Book title
  • Genre
  • Release date and pre-order availability if applicable
  • Blurb or spoiler free synopsis
  • Format that you want to submit (e.g. Kindle, ePUB, paperback etc.)
  • Book cover image (or link to one I can use)
  • Video trailer if you have one
  • Link to your website, Amazon or other sales channel, Goodreads, and other social pages
  • Deadline for review if required
  • Other services you are keen for (interview, guest post etc.)