Book Review Policy

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Welcome Authors!

Since the increase in Book Review Submissions, I’ve decided to update this page.

If you would like me to consider reviewing your book, please register your book through my Book Review Registry HERE and SEND ME CHAPTER ONE OF YOUR BOOK.

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UPDATE: I AM CURRENTLY CLOSED TO BOOK REVIEWS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE READ ON, HOWEVER MY TBR PILE IS STILL HIGH. I WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN I AM ACCEPTING NEW SUBMISSIONS AGAIN.

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Registering your book does not guarantee I will agree to review your book. Registering your book helps to secure your place in line if I decide to read your book and trust me, you want a reserved spot! After registering you will get an email from me on whether or not I have decided to review your book. If you register the book without sending me the first chapter, I will request the chapter before making a decision. An unwillingness to either register or send first Chapters will result in not having the book considered for a review.

Please be as detailed as possible in what your book is about. This helps me to decide if I am comfortable reading and thus reviewing your book.

Please do not email me your book link, cover, and description asking for a review. I will only re-route you to the form. Everyone who would like me to consider reviewing their books MUST register through the form. No exceptions.

Being approved for a book review does not guarantee you a five star review. I take the “honesty” part of the “HONEST review” seriously. If you’re looking for someone to sugar coat what they thought of your book, I am not the reviewer for you.

I rate on the scale of 1-5 but I publish 3-5 star ratings only on this blog.

Ratings of 3-5 are also published on Amazon*, and Goodreads. I also tweet the review out.

*I do not give gauranteed glowing 5* reviews! My reviews reflect my honest view of the work. Five stars are thus given for work that genuinely reflect this rating. While only 3-5 star ratings are published to this blog, Amazon reviews are rated on a scale of 1-5.

My final rating is based on the following system. This is also published on my blog with the review.

Plot Movement / Strength
Entertainment Factor
Characterization
Authenticity / Believable
Thought Provoking

I will pretty much read any genre with some exceptions. First, the books I love to read are:

General Fiction, Black / African American Literature, Historical Fiction, Women’s Fiction, and Literary Fiction. Historical books, Memoirs, Motivational and Inspiring books.

I do not currently review the following genres. This is not to be confused with discrimination of any sort or to imply I don’t read books written by members of these groups. I also didn’t say that I don’t read these books. I simply stated I do not review them. Thank you for understanding.

– Erotica (Romance is OK, just not strict Erotica)

– LGBT Fiction / Literature

– Books about Witches, Warlocks, Witchcraft (Fantasy is OK)

– Poetry (I love poetry but I do not review poetry books*)

*Exceptions are books that combine ficion and poetry and Children’s books because they tend to be poetic in nature.

Please Note: Agreement on my part to review a book does not imply blanket authorization to send me other books in your series or additional books you may have published. Please register your books one book at a time (as I have to read them one at a time).

 

 

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