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Have a book you’d like me to review? Awesome! Take a gander at what I read and what I don’t read. I’m more than happy to review independently published books, but be wary – I will not lower my standards because a novel is self-published. Also, please remember that I am a working woman with a mild case of Scatterbrain and Lazitis. If I select your book to read, I will post the review on my site, on Goodreads, and on Amazon if I can.

What I like:

I read 98% fantasy. Mostly YA, but I’ve picked A and NA before. I like my YA aimed at the older audience, 16+.

I love anything in the way of Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, The Inventor’s Secret by Andrea Cremer, and The Young Elites by Marie Lu. I’m a sucker for enemies that become lovers, sassy female protagonists, and killer plot.

What I do not like:

  • vampires/werewolves – Twilight rip-offs
  • the supernatural teens go to high school/MC goes to magic school trope
  • ‘child in peril’ premise
  • comic book superheroes
  • angels/demons or any kind of satanism/demonism
  • legal thrillers/police procedurals/financial thrillers
  • suspense/thriller
  • humor
  • children’s/middle grade/chapter books/picture books
  • books where the dog dies
  • chick-lit (If you think your book would be a great pick for Oprah’s Book Club or the Lifetime Movie Network, I won’t like it.)
  • Sparks-esk romance
  • cozy romance/mystery
  • hard science fiction (Think The Martian)
  • whiny/stupid/overly naive protagonist
  • literary anything
  • short stories/poetry/anthologies/essays

I am not accepting requests for nonfiction.

If you’re not sure if your novel fits into my likes or dislikes, go ahead and ask. Worst case scenario: I’ll decline. Surf through my book reviews and see what I’ve said about other novels to get a better sense of what I like/dislike.

If I decide to read and review your book, I’ll contact you; due to the volume of review requests, I can’t respond to each one.

Do not send me your novel (or press release or cover or anything else) in an attachment without me asking for it. I will not open it; I will not read it. If you do so, it tells me you didn’t make it this far into the guidelines. I will contact you if I am interested and ask for the attachment.

Requests sent via mass-email programs will instantly be deleted.

If I decide to review your book, mobi is my preferred ebook. I’d love physical copy, but I understand the financial restrains of most authors. If I accept a free copy of your book, that does not guarantee a review; it does not grantee a good review.

My reviewing scale is 1-5, based on how much I enjoyed it, how well-written I thought it to be, as well as plot, character, and all that jazz.

I look forward to hearing from you. Yes, you.

But first, please read through all the submission guidelines.

To contact, send:

  • your name/author’s name
  • title of the book
  • genre/subgenre
  • word count (not page count)
  • a brief summary of your work
  • a rating (like a movie, G, PG, PG-13, R) and an explanation of why. (Like if there’s violence, language, or sex – I won’t judge you. I like to be prepared.)

Send to BBMorgan16(at) Enter “Book Review” in the subject bar so I won’t auto-delete.