**Please note that I am accepting very few review requests right now as I work my way through a backlog. Those that I do accept generally are WWII/Holocaust books or Jane Austen variations.**
I am open to receiving books from publishers, publicists, and authors for review consideration. Here are some things you need to know about me, my reviews, and the types of books I am willing to accept for review. Before you send me a review request, please take some time to peruse my site to get a feel for the kinds of books I read and enjoy. This saves your time and mine. I have compiled all of my book reviews in alphabetical order by title and by genre.
*Genres I will review: literary fiction, historical fiction, and certain non-fiction. Topics of interest include World War I, World War II, and the Holocaust, particularly war stories that focus more on experience and less on military strategy. I also love Jane Austen and enjoy reading sequels, spin-offs, modern-day re-tellings, and re-imagined versions of her novels. I’m really picky when it comes to romance novels, but I will consider them.
*Genres I won’t review: business, self-help, fitness, medical, most other non-fiction that is not about a historical period or event, and children’s books.
*I am willing to review self-published books, especially if they are Jane Austen-inspired or about World War II in some fashion. It always helps if I can preview the first chapter or so to determine whether the writing style is up my alley.
*I do not own an e-reader, so I generally do not review eBooks. However, I am willing to beg my husband to let me borrow his Nook if the book is really something I want to read.
*Please note that I have a full-time job and a family and am writing my own novel in my spare time, so it can take me a few months to post a review. I am willing to pre-schedule a review date if requested, but keep in mind that my review schedule for a particular month generally is filled a few months in advance.
*I review every book I read, including those I purchased or borrowed from the library. If I didn’t finish a book, I will explain why. If I didn’t like a book, I will explain why. I cannot guarantee a positive review, but I can guarantee an honest and fair one.
*I do not post reviews on Amazon. I do give star ratings to books on Goodreads and LibraryThing and will link to my review there if requested.
*I do not accept monetary compensation for my reviews. I never sell the complimentary review copies I receive, though I sometimes pass them on to other readers.
*I do not spotlight or otherwise advertise books I have not read. I also no longer post interviews or guest posts for authors whose books I have not read.
*Due to potential legal ramifications and all that is involved in running them, I no longer host giveaways.
To contact me regarding a particular book, please e-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org