Authors – Publishers:
I have been reviewing books since 2005 and am happy to accept books for review, whether from authors or publishing companies. At this stage I am not accepting e-books as I do not have an e-reader and find it difficult to read large amounts of text on-screen. I am happy to accept advanced reading copies/editions, paperback books and hardcover books, and will also accept self-published novels.
When it comes to books I want to review, I can be somewhat selective. I read books that I think look interesting to me, and since reading is a passion of mine, it makes sense that I would read about things I love also. Please don’t take offence if I decline your offer to review your book, it’s no disrespect to the author, but simply a personal decision. I will always reply to every email though, so you will receive my decision one way or another.
Types of books that I love and will most likely review:
- Young adult / Children’s fiction
- Historical Fiction
- Horror / Thrillers
- Urban Fantasy
- Supernatural / Paranormal Fiction
- Mysteries / Crime Fiction
- Contemporary Fiction
If it’s not listed above, you can always at least ask me and I will email a response. I am not simply limited to these categories but these are the ones I love the most.
Books in which I have very little interest and will most likely not review:
- Romance (Mills & Boon type stuff)
- Short stories
However, if you think your book is something out of the ordinary and may interest me, by all means contact me and I’ll get back to you! I am part of the Book Club Forum Reviews Team and may be able to find another team member who is interested in reviewing your book even if I am not.
How long it takes for me to post a review:
I am a very busy person with a full life – I’m a Mum and Wife, hold down a part time job, and am a designer and crafter. Reading is just one of my hobbies. That said, I can usually finish an average-length novel within a week.
I do not give an exact timeframe as my reading time depends on many outside factors, and although I cannot guarantee I will review every book I receive, I will do my best to do so and will have a review posted as soon as possible.
What I can guarantee is that I will be honest. If I like a book I will say so. Equally, if I don’t enjoy it I will explain why it wasn’t for me. It’s never anything personal, just my policy to give my honest opinion.
Where I publish my reviews:
- Diary of a Domestic Goddess
- BCF Reviews Blog
- Amazon UK
- Book Club Forum
- Have a Hoot, Read a Book Forum
If you would like me to review a book for you, please contact me by email at
Please provide the following information:
- Author name
- Book title
- Email address
- Picture of book cover I always use these in my reviews)
- Whether you’d be happy for someone else to review the book if it’s not to my taste or I cannot accept it
All books I receive for review are from either the publisher or the author. I do not accept or receive monetary compensation for my reviews. Other books I review are books I have purchased from stores directly.