There are so many books and so little time. I’ve already accepted a few too many review requests (I’m sorry to those I’ve accepted – reviews are coming slowly).
If you request a review while this closed announcement lives on my page, your email will be deleted without being opened.
I am an IndieView Reviewer!
I will review anything I read, including indie novels.
I’m the kind of reader who just wants to escape. I want to laugh, cry, or yell as I am whisked off into a place a whole lot different than reality.
I love rich, mesmerizing description, and writing that is vibrant and loaded with emotion.
Genres I will read:
Most fiction. As long as it has a compelling plot, I’m in. However, I tend to read mostly fantasy, sci-fi, and historical fiction. If your book is not one of those three, you will need to really sell me.
Genres I won’t read, no matter what:
Erotica, non-fiction, poetry, religious fiction, horror, or thriller. I have tried to give the last three a chance, but I’ve found that my interest is just not piqued by them.
I will always give your book a solid chance. If, however, it fails to snag me even a little bit by the first thirty pages, I will not review it. I will be sure to let you know why, and give you friendly advice if I think it necessary. I will always be honest, so if you are not prepared for that, please do not ask me to read your work. I am no professional editor, but as an author myself, who went through many creative writing courses during my Bachelor, I feel like I will have at least one or two constructive things to say.
Please do not rush me if I have asked you to send me your book. If I said I will read it, you can be sure I will read it. Life is chaotic.
I will post my reviews here, on my instagram, and on Goodreads.
How to request:
IF YOU DO NOT FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS, YOUR EMAIL WILL BE DISMISSED.
To request a review, please email email@example.com.
In the SUBJECT LINE, please write “Review Request.”
In the email, please give me:
- The title of your book
- The genre
- The word count
- The front cover
- A quick description of your work. This is where you sell me. Get me interested. If your description is lacking, I will likely not ask you to send me your book.
- The first 5 pages of your novel, preferably in PDF format. If the description hooks me, I’d like the chance to read the first bit of your work before I accept it for review. FOR PUBLISHERS – this requirement is waived for traditionally published work. I have more trust in the quality of writing in a book that has been published traditionally (tough for me to admit, as I’m a self-published author myself).
- I only respond to requests I’ve accepted. If you don’t hear back, I’m sorry. I was not intrigued by your book. Which isn’t negative! This is all very subjective
HINT: If your email is poorly written, it will be deleted. Show off your writing skills BEFORE I get your book. C’mon!
If you do not follow these instructions, I won’t consider your work. Most of the requests I have received recently did not follow the format I have asked for. As a result, they were deleted.
Please do not attach your full book to the request.
If I am interested in reading your work, I will answer your email.
DO NOT SEND ME MULTIPLE EMAILS.
If I see that you’ve sent me more than one email without a response from me, I’ll get very annoyed, rage to the skies, and unceremoniously delete your request.
Paperback, PDF, and ARCs.
I love physical copies the most, but I understand if that is not an option for you.