Review Policy

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I am happy to be contacted with a view to reading and reviewing books.  Due to dexterity problems, I only read on kindle (mobi.file). I will consider most genres, but fantasy, horror and sci-fi are really not my kind of thing, although I have dabbled in lighter paranormal reads. Please note that I do not read gothic, overly graphic novels – including domestic and sexual abuse, anything with gore or steamy romance. If I accept to read your novel, I will give you a *rough guideline as to when I shall be able to read it. If, however, I cannot complete the book then no review shall be offered.

*Currently, as of December 2020, it will be around 3-4 months before I can fit it any more!

I am also happy to host Blog Tours and / or Blog Blitzes either by offering a review, an extract and / or a giveaway. I also host Cover Reveals and Spotlight posts.

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PLEASE NOTE:  What I offer is a review* and not a critique**

review*     – an article which gives a personal opinion about a new book, play etc.

critique** – a detailed explanation of the problems of something, such as a book

Preferred genres – in no particular order:

  • Crime, especially police procedurals
  • Mystery, including ‘cozy’ and historical
  • Thriller
  • Women’s Fiction
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Romantic Comedy
  • Historical Fiction – especially set around WWI / WWII
  • Family Drama / Saga
  • Amish / Mennonite / Quaker fiction

I always provide honest reviews – professional, not personal. I do not include spoilers in my reviews but rather give a brief outline of the story plus my opinions on my experience as a reader.

In addition to inclusion in this blog, I share my completed review on the following:

And also (where applicable) on the day of publication (for arc’s) or when my review is completed for those already released:

*Please note I no longer leave reviews on Amazon due to their unfair policy of culling certain reviewers from placing reviews.

Please do not be offended if I do not accept your book for review – this is usually because of time constraints. As much as I try to elasticate my days, I haven’t quite managed it yet!

Honesty and integrity are important to me; the review on my blog is exactly the same as the one which appears on all other sites. If I cannot finish a book then I do not offer a review but all published reviews are my own opinions.

You can contact me at I will always try to get back to you within 48 hours, outwith that please feel free to remind me. As of January 2021, my list is full for the next three months, so it will be 4 months+ before I can read and review any requests.

Guide to ratings:

Ratings Guide

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