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If you’d like to query for a book review, please fill out the form below.
I am more than happy to review independently published books, but be wary – I will not lower my standards for good writing because a novel is self-published.
I will post all my book reviews on here in my Book Review blog, as well as on Goodreads and Amazon (if the books is available on those sites). I can’t guarantee that I will review your book. I will add the title to a growing list of indie books. I won’t review just anything; I have to enjoy it, too.
I like character-driven stories. Good stories go beyond genre. I want stories and characters that resonate with me. I want stories I will read over and over. However, I have a few things that turn me off a story.
I read mostly Adult fiction, with a few exceptions for Young Adult if the main character and themes are on the older end of the scale. I will not read middle grade or children’s.
I read mostly fantasy with some light science fiction.
I like whimsical and fun stories. I have a soft spot for steampunk, strong female protagonists, spunky sidekicks, and slow-burn romantic interests. I like fast-paced stories with a healthy balance of action and narration. I like a main character that I can get behind and root for. I like a combination of action, suspense, romance, and drama, but not an overload.
I do not like cheesy vampires/werewolves, angels/demons, or satanism. I will not read legal thrillers, police procedurals, suspense, smut/erotica, books where the dog dies, children’s, or middle grade. I dislike chick-lit, so if you think your book would be a great pick for Oprah’s Book Club, I won’t like it. I’m not a fan of stories based off other stories, like Cinderella spin-offs or books in the Alice in Wonderland universe. I don’t like hard science fiction where the science takes precedence over the story. I am not a fan of the “hero’s quest” plot, or lengthy epic fantasy. Shockingly, I’m not a fan of the Tolkien-esk fantasy world.
Other things I dislike:
- legal thrillers
- erotica/smutty books
- especially vampire smut
- cheesy romance (example, Nicholas Sparks)
- books where the dog dies
- chick-lit (If you think it would be a good pick for Oprah’s Book Club, I won’t like it.)
- hard science fiction (example, The Martian)
- cook books/art books/travel books/how-to’s
- rape scenes/explicit violence/incest
The list above doesn’t mean I hate all suspense and sex; a good book have have either or both, but in addition to the plot.
While I would love to support my fellow indie authors, recent financial strains make that hard. If I decide to review your book, I will ask for either the PDF or similar file. That doesn’t guarantee a review; I’m busy. Life happens that way. However, if in the event that I don’t finish or can’t get into the book, I will probably not leave a review.
Do not send me your novel in an attachment; I will not open it. I will not read it. You will then be on my list of authors to not read.
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I look forward to hearing from you. Yes, you.
If I think your book will be a good match for my tastes, I’ll contact you. If your ebook is only a few dollars, I’ll probably purchase it to help my fellow indie authors out, and to eliminate Amazon’s paranoia that I’m not a “verified” buyer. If it’s more than a few dollars, I will ask that you either gift my a copy, or send me a PDF or Amazon-app compatible file.
But first, please read through the guidelines above for more information about what I read/do not read.