Review Policy


The majority of books I write reviews on are ones that I have chosen to read because they look interesting and I feel I have something to say about the book when I’m done. I do accept review requests, but I’m stupidly picky and I’d hate to agree to review something only to dislike it because it really wasn’t to my taste so there are no guarantees I’ll agree to read your book. I will only agree to read a book if I think it looks like something I would enjoy. Of course, if one of the authors listed in my favorites were to approach me for a review, I would be jumping for joy (after a crazy moment of fan-girling). Indie authors are more than welcome to submit a review request. I do ask that your book has gone through some form of professional editing before you request from me as I do hold indie authors to the same quality standards I’d expect from any traditionally published author.

If you are looking for someone to take the time to read and review your book, please have the common courtesy take the time to look at what I’ve already written about in the past to see if what you want reviewed is even close. Just because I read in certain genres doesn’t mean I read all sub-genres under that umbrella. For example, I read all kinds of areas in romance, but that doesn’t mean I want to read a romance about alien reptiles. A few minutes with the search bar would show you that maybe I’m not such a good fit for that kind of book. I’m just not all that interested in using up my reading time for a book that doesn’t fall into one of the many areas I do enjoy reading.

My major areas of reading interest typically fall all over the place, but I prefer really good fantasy (see favorites list) including paranormal/urban, romance (mostly in the m/m genre range lately), the occasional police/crime drama and stories about families and life that really engage my emotions and make me feel.

I prefer contemporary over historical and I am not a fan of YA/NA, straight up horror/gore, science fiction, religious based fiction, cliffhangers, depressing endings and vampires. Yes, that contradicts my favorites list since the Jane Yellowrock series is on there, but… my tastes aren’t entirely rational. Hence the picky comment above. Oh and no non-fiction of any kind. I’m all about the fiction.

If you’ve trudged through all of the above, taken a look around and still want me to review something, feel free to drop me a note. If you contact me with a request, I will respond and let you know one way or another (hopefully within a week or two). No one likes to be left hanging so you will get a response. If I do agree to read for you, I will give an honest review, no matter how good or bad, and post that review here on my blog as well as Goodreads and Amazon.

For details on how I rate my books, have a look at my rating system.