CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS
If you are an author or publisher and you would like me to read and review a book for you then please make sure you read the following before contacting me:
I’m not very hard to figure out in the “what will he read” department. I will read horror and dark fiction of most varieties. Gore doesn’t bother me but sometimes I do have to draw the line at overly graphic torture scenes.
Mystery and thriller books are also a favourite and sometimes adventure or historical. I mostly enjoy thrillers with a political or Middle Eastern flavour to them and if they link into a story from ancient times all the better.
I will not under any circumstances read erotica or romance. Also if your book is classed as any of the genres I do enjoy, but has sexually explicit scenes, it may not be finished.
In terms of time frames, please be realistic. I would expect at least a couple of weeks to fit your book into any ongoing schedule I may have but cannot guarantee it to be done within that period. If you have a more urgent need for a review then please let me know and I would try and accommodate you.
My reviews are always 100% honest, whether it be a 5 star or a 1 star review. I will always post my reviews regardless of the rating to my blog, Amazon and Goodreads. The only exception to this is if I could not finish your book for whatever reason. In this instance I will not publish a review as, in my opinion, this would not be fair for you, the author, if I did not complete the whole book. In this case I would email you to let you know I have not been able to finish the book and give my thoughts on what I did read up to the point I stopped.
I accept requests from bestselling authors (if you’re lucky enough), self-published and indie authors.
I also accept requests to read ARCs but again please give me plenty of time to read and review before the expected publication date.
I do accept physical books or digital copies. Please be aware if you are sending a physical book, I am based in the UK so postal charges may be quite high if you would be shipping from outside the UK. If you do send a physical copy please make sure to sign it for me (little joke ;-) no seriously) for my collection. If you are sending a digital copy please try and make it a .mobi file or PDF.
I will also take part in beta reads. If you are trusting enough I would also partake of editing your book. This is something that I have had very little experience of so far but I am always willing to learn.
If you wish to send me a request or ask me anything, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If your email is a request to review then please include the following:
- Your name and any links to your blog or website and Amazon page.
- The title, genre and page count for the book to be reviewed.
- An idea of the kind of feedback you want.
- A rough guide to the length of time I would have to complete the review.
I will also consider requests for guest posts on this blog and also for author interviews.
Please note I also reserve the right to refuse to review a book or post an interview.
My rating system is extremely simple:
★★★★★ = Absolutely loved it. Highly recommended.
★★★★ = Close to perfect but just lacked that little something.
★★★ = Liked it. Would read author again but not so recommended.
★★ = It held my attention but could have been a lot better.
★ = Lucky I finished it.
For horror stories and dark fiction, I will also have the following rating:
★★★★★ = I need a change of pants.
★★★★ = This was verrrry creepy.
★★★ = Creepy with one or two jump out of my seat moments.
★★ = My dog was slightly scared.
★ = There was an episode of Spongebob that scared me more.
For thrillers, they will also have this rating.
★★★★★ = Where are my blood pressure tablets?
★★★★ = Sat on the edge of my seat for half of it.
★★★ = Like a rollercoaster that breaks down a few times.
★★ = Count the thrills on two hands – just.
★ = Spongebob chasing jellyfish is more thrilling.
Thank you for taking the time to read through this and again if you have any questions please email me at email@example.com.