Review Policy

STATUS: CLOSED

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Special note: 

  • I’m currently closed to reviews inquires due to a sudden drop in reading time and other obligations.
  • My review policy will remain visible during this time only for authors to reference for making future inquiries if/when I open my doors again.
  • Don’t bother sending any in. All inquiries sent during my closed period of time will go unanswered. Please consider using that time to find an available reviewer instead.
  • I may have exceptions to my “closed” status at some point in the near future. That would probably mean opening back up to short stories inquiries, but not novel length work. If you’re a short story author, keep an eye on my status in the coming months if you wish.

WHAT I READ

  • Genres
    • YES
      • Romance
        • Contemporary, RomCom, Erotic, etc.
        • M/F, M/M, F/F, any other relationship combo. I like to keep my romance reading diverse and fresh when possible.
        • Not so much into historical, but I haven’t tried too many to make a final call on that.
        • Also, no romantic suspense. I haven’t come across one that I’ve enjoyed enough. And I’ve tried reading from a variety of authors. (Even authors I’ve loved for other sub genres.)
      • Paranormal
      • Fantasy
        • Though the higher the fantasy, the less likely it’ll be the right fit for me. I’ve read and enjoyed some, but struggle through them as well. For reviewing, it’s not always right for me.
      • Sci-fi
      • Horror
      • Short stories (single stories, no full-length collections)
        • I know many reviewers may not accept short stories. Well, I do. I can get through them faster than novels (obviously) and at times they can be a better read than a novel.
        • Note that depending on the story and length, reviews may be more or less indepth than novel reviews. Sometimes there’s just not enough to say when avoiding spoilers.
      • Nonfiction
        • Memoirs
        • Not so much any other nonfiction. Sorry. Very picky when it comes to NF. Memoirs usually draw me in, but it’s hard to sell me on other NF subgenres.
      • Poetry
        • BUT, I don’t review much poetry. I’m a poet myself. I read it. I write it. I just find it hard to put words to my reactions, so I don’t accept many collections for review.
    • NO
      • Religious fiction/nonfiction
      • Short Stories Collections
        • I enjoy collections, but I normally don’t sit down and read a collection straight through. It’s normally a story or two here and there over a period of time. Because of this, I don’t accept short stories collections for review. It’s not fair to the author, nor is it fair to the work. It’s difficult to review a collected body of work over time like that. Please refer to the single short story mention above if you have individual stories.
        • If you have a short collection, maybe around four stories, I may make an exception if it catches my attention.
      • Historical Fiction
        • Not that I won’t read things set in the past. Obviously a majority of books take place in the past. It’s just a harder thing to draw me in the further back in history a book is set. Don’t be discouraged completely. You can try to see if it’s my thing. It’s just not likely.
      • Some erotica.
        • I’m an erotic author. I read erotica. I’m just not into incest/pseudo-incest, illegal and other questionable subgenres (bestiality, underage characters, inanimate objects, etc). You can request it, but keep that in mind.
      • Children’s books
        • Especially picture books. Similar to why I don’t review much poetry, I don’t review many books for kids. I don’t feel I can adequately review them when reading as an adult. I find I don’t have anything to say most of the time even if I enjoyed the book.
  • Reading Levels
    • Young Adult
    • New Adult
    • Adult
    • Middle Grade (sometimes, just not often)
    • No children’s books, please.

HOW TO SUBMIT A REQUEST

  • Email miztrebor88@gmail.com (DON’T SEND ANY REQUESTS. REMEMBER MY DOORS ARE CLOSED RIGHT NOW.)
    • I only accept requests sent to this email. All other forms of communication will be ignored. Please do not inquire through Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, etc.
    • Please only use that address for review inquiries. For other inquires please use this contact form.
  • What to include in the email.
    • Book title
    • Description
    • Series name (if applicable)
    • Genre
    • Length
    • Reading Level (Young Adult, New Adult, etc)
    • Link to book on Goodreads or your website.
      • It’s good to see the cover and presentation on a website or GR. Sometimes there’s more info I can get from links.
  • What NOT to include in the email.
    • Book files.
      • Don’t send the book until I’ve accepted it for review.
      • Any files sent before being accepted will be deleted, the request will be declined.
      • This also means don’t send any Smashwords or similar coupons to get the book free.
      • If the book is already available for free and you’ve include a link to if for me to see more info, that’s perfectly ok. That link was included for different reasons than to provide the book before I accepted it.
    • Quotes from other reviewers or links to other reviews.
      • To be blunt: I don’t care what other reviewers thought. I don’t like that to influence me one way or the other. If I feel I need another opinion, I’ll search out a review myself.
    • Other things to consider.
      • Request a review from only one book at a time.
        • It’s always better to focus on one book at a time, rather than have me pick and choose.
      • Request the first book in a series.
        • Ignore this if you know I’ve already read the previous book(s) and enjoy it/them. You can check my Goodreads shelves or search the blog for that info.

ACCEPTED FORMATS

  • Accepted.
    • Mobi or other Kindle formats.
      • I read on a Kindle, so obviously I’ll need a Kindle compatible file.
    • Print.
      • This doesn’t have to be your go-to format to offer. I’m a writer too. I understand the cost of getting print books and for shipping them. You don’t have to offer a print book. I’m perfectly fine with ebooks.
    • Audiobooks.
      • I listen to audiobooks regularly. Just keep in mind that I don’t tend to comment on the actual audio, just the book.
      • If you’re offering audio, please include a sample or a link to a sample. The narrator is key to enjoying a book in audio and I’d like to know what I’d be listening to beforehand.
  • NOT accepted.
    • Epub.
      • Again, I read on a Kindle. Epub isn’t compatible for my device.
    • PDF
      • I do not read on my computer. And PDF files are probably the most troublesome formats to read on an ereader.
    • Any other formats not listed above.

IF YOU STILL FEEL I’M A GOOD FIT…

  • All reviews are honest and constructive, whether they’re positive or negative reviews.
  • If a book ends up not working for me, I may decide to not finish the book.
    • If this is the case, I won’t review the book. I only review books I’ve finished.
  • I read and review on my own time. I will sometimes give an estimated timeline for when I’ll review a book, but I won’t be held to that timeline.
    • We’re all human and things come up.
    • I’m also not the world’s fastest reader. I can speed through some books and struggle through others. Life also gets in the way.
    • Please be patient.
  • Reviews are posted here on the blog, Goodreads, and multiple retail sites when applicable.
    • It doesn’t take more than a few extra minutes for me to copy and paste a review, so I like to help by spreading my reviews whenever possible.