Current Status: OPEN to receiving review requests
Contact Me: grgenius(at)gmail(dot)com
Preferred Genres: YA fiction, children's fiction, general fiction, chick lit, some sci-fi fantasy...(the list is shorter as to what I will not accept)
Non-accepted Genres: Erotica and sports. Let's just say the first one should be specific to the individual and the later just doesn't hold my interest.
Book Ratings: Honestly, I've seen sites with rating systems and they work for them. For me, not so much. I mean the difference between a 4 and a 5 can be so miniscule! I prefer to review the book based on its own merit and express how it came across to me. My take on the book is after all just one opinion, but I hope to shed a little light on a new (or old) title in a different way for my blog readers. That said, not all reviews will be 100% positive! Although I refrain from butchering any literary work, a blog is based on the opinion of the one writing it. If I am not honest, my voice will lose all merit with my readers.
My motto: "Respect the effort, if not the result."
Review Timeframe: I am an avid reader and being such I go through books fairly rapidly. If you have a specific date it needs to be posted by, let me know and we can see if we can work something out.
Books Accepted: I accept books from traditional publishers as well as self-published books, as you never know where your next favorite writer will come from. The preferred format for submissions is a bound book. I always seem to enjoy the read more if I can hold it in my hands, feel its weight, and turn each page as I enter the story. If an e-book is the only means by which you are submitting your work for review, email me...we may still be able to work something out.
Review Postings: Each of my reviews are of course posted on my site. A link is also released via my Twitter page to my followers, and also to both the publishing company and author, if available. More often than not, I also post a mini-review on BookArmy, Shelfari, and YABookCentral (if applicable).
Other info: I do not sell ARC's. Let's face it, I can be greedy with books! Especially if I loved them. Swapping them out with friends can make my teeth grind (as I want them back when they are done!). If you want the ARC given away in a contest or you have an extra copy you'd like to submit for the same purpose, no problem! Just let me know.