I am currently accepting review requests.
If your review request makes it clear that you did not read my review policy, I will delete it.
Books/genres I will accept: Adult fiction, new adult fiction, YA fiction (on a very limited basis), and adult non-fiction.
My preferred genres include romance (of most kinds, particularly historical, contemporary, and romantic suspense… and bring on the rom-coms), fantasy, mystery/thriller, and memoirs (I love travel memoirs).
Books/genres I will not accept: Erotica, fanfiction, picture books, middle grade, self-help, poetry, and books with religious themes (while I am religious, my blog is secular). I avoid books with gratuitous vulgar language/swear words, books containing graphic violence, and books containing/about physical or sexual abuse.
IMPORTANT: I will not read books containing violence against animals (even if it’s only a sentence), or books where an animal that the reader or main characters care about dies on the page. For example, if the hero/heroine’s beloved pet dies through natural/unnatural/violent causes I will not read it. Please do not pitch your book to me if it includes animal violence or death. This is a major trigger for me, and you will be blacklisted for not respecting my wishes. When in doubt, ask me and include spoilers for anything you are concerned might fall into this category. I’d be happy to discuss this with you to determine if I would be the right fit for your book.
I am also not currently accepting self-published books or books from small presses until I get my review pile under control.
Formats I will accept: ARCs/galleys (both print and digital), finished copies (both print and digital), and audiobooks (both CD and digital). I’m also on Netgalley and Edelweiss, and would be happy to receive copies through either platform.
Formats I will not accept: ebooks that are not formatted for a Kindle.
If I accept your book, I will do my very best to post a review in a timely manner, but please understand that I have committed to read and review many other books as well. This is why I appreciate a specific date or time frame you’d like the review to appear on my blog, so that I know if I have time for it. If no date is agreed upon, I will run the review when I choose to do so. I always do my best to post a review around the book’s release date (unless you request something different). If your book is already out, I will review it as soon as I can. I appreciate your patience.
I reserve the right to not finish your book. If this happens I will e-mail you and let you know, and I will not rate or review it. It would not be fair for me to rate or review a book without reading the entire thing, but I will most likely mention my reasons for not finishing on my blog, Goodreads, and/or Twitter.
I don’t love everything I read. All of my reviews contain my honest opinions, and may or may not contain negative/critical comments about your book. I write my reviews in the classiest manner possible, but will not post a glowing review just because I received a free copy.
Non-review things I’m open to: blog tours, promotional events (if I’ve read the book, or am excited about it), author interviews (if I’ve read a book by that author or am excited to in the future), exclusive cover reveals, exclusive guest posts, and giveaways.
Non-review things I’m not open to: release blitzes/blasts, cover reveal blitzes/blasts, guest posts that will be posted anywhere else, promotional posts for a book or author I have not read, and paid content.
When e-mailing me, please include: book summary, publisher, release date, and preferred review post date (if you have specific wishes). Any links to further information (such as cover, reviews, blurbs, etc.), if available, would also be greatly appreciated.
Send me an e-mail (JanaSparkles [at] yahoo [dot] com)! I’m excited to hear from you!
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Each and every book featured on my blog was either given to me free from the publisher/author/publicist for review/coverage consideration, purchased on my own, or gifted to me by friends and family (where I received the book is noted in each review as “source”.). My opinions of these books are my own honest thoughts, and are in no way influenced by how I acquired them. I am not a paid blogger, and receive no compensation or punishment for my reviews—positive or negative.
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