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Book Review Policy

1.  If you would like to submit your book or series for review on this blog, please email me from the “Contact Me” page which can be accessed from the top of this screen.  Please include the title of the book and the book’s genre in your email, as well as cover art, if possible.  I will respond with my mailing information and any further questions or special requests I may have.  I also may be interested in interviewing you, and the interview would be featured with your book’s review.  If you would be willing to have me interview you, please let me know in your email as well.  I will feature my review of your book on this website as well as amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, adn other commercial online retailers if possible.

2.  While I may agree to receive your book, this does not guarantee a review.  I review books for several authors and publishing houses, and I will occasionally come across a book that does not capture my attention or interest.  I can guarantee that I will read at least 50 pages of your book, and I read almost all books in their entirety.  You can know that I will give your book a fair chance.  I strive to post positive reviews on this website, and as I choose to post honest reviews on this website, if I cannot post a positive review, then you will not see a review of your book featured on this blog.

3.  I do ask that you allow me time to post your book’s review on this blog.  I should read your book and post my review fairly quickly, but in the event that I receive several books at once, receive a really long book, participate in a book blog tour, or life happens, it may take a little longer than just a few weeks to post th review.  I also try to read the books in the order they are received.  For these reasons, your book’s review may not appear immediately.  If three months have passed and you have not heard from me regarding the delay in reviewing your book, then I did not choose to feature your book for review on my blog.

4.  While you will see several works of fiction featured on my blog, I also enjoy nonfiction.  Below you will find genres that I am accepting for review:

  • Adult, YA, and Juvenile Fiction
  • Children’s Literature
  • Historical Fiction
  • Regency Fiction
  • Amish Fiction
  • Westerns
  • SciFi
  • Suspense/Thriller
  • Legal/Medical
  • Biography
  • Historical Nonfiction
  • War and Combat Nonfiction (i.e. Civil War or WWII, etc.)
  • Bible Studies
  • Devotionals

5.  While it is not required that your book be Christian, Religious, or Inspirational in nature, I do ask that your work be clean.  I will not accept books that contain sexual content, offensive violence, offensive humor, pervasive offensive language, or pervasive illegal drug use.  If your book contains any of the listed content, please look elsewhere to have your book reviewed, as I will not read the book, nor review it.

6.  If your political nonfiction book contains an objective, impartial view or stance on politics or the government, then I will consider it for review.  Please include a brief description of your book in your email to me if your book falls into this category.  I will not accept books that endorse or promote a particular candidate, political party, or political agenda.  If your book does not contain an objective view of politics or the government, then I cannot give an impartial review.  I strive for this site to be as peaceful as possible, so I cannot accept books that may incite a debate or verbal attack.

7.  I will not read book series out of order.  The only exception would be a topical series or a series linked by a setting, where each book can stand alone and be read before or after any others in the series with no linking characters or plotline.

8.  For what it’s worth, here is a list of genres I will not consider for my blog:

  • Sports or Athletic Nonfiction
  • Unauthorized Celebrity biographies
  • Physics, Chemistry, or Biology nonfiction
  • Math nonfiction (if it exists – I run screaming from anything math related)
  • Erotica
  • Anime
  • Foreign Language fiction or nonfiction, as English is my first and only language
  • Automobile or Instruction Manuals

9.  In accordance with the FCC, I need to let you know that the books on this blog have been sent to me directly by either the publisher or the author.  I paid nothing for these books.  I received them free of charge in exchange for my honest review.  I received the books only – no monetary compensation was given or received by either me nor the author or publisher.  The copies I review are considered review copies or Advance Reader Copies.  I will note in each post if I received a copy of the book for free from either the publisher or the author.  If no such notation is made, then I purchased the book myself, was given a copy of the book by someone I know, or I checked out a copy from my local library.

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FCC DISCLAIMER

The books on this blog have been sent to me directly by either the publisher or the author. I paid nothing for these books. I received them free of charge in exchange for my honest review. I received the books only - no monetary compensation was given or received by either me nor the author or publisher. The copies I review are considered review copies or Advance Reader Copies. I will note in each post if I received a copy of the book for free from either the publisher or the author. If no such notation is made, then I purchased the book myself, was given a copy of the book by someone I know, or I checked out a copy from my local library. I am displaying this disclaimer in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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