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Just an update really: I am not taking on any NEW review requests – so if I have never read your books before, I’m afraid I won’t be able to add you to the ridiculously HIGH piles of books I have filling up my house.
I am taking a much needed break to catch up on my TBR, and work on my OWN writing (Eeeeeek) so will be taking on limited/no new review requests/and virtually no blog tours, unless I am posting content for them or I have the time to do it.
If I have not been in contact after one week, I am afraid it is because I cannot take on your request at this time. Please DO NOT send repeated requests. I do check my mail so if I have not responded, it is because I can’t review your book.
I am glad to accept books for review consideration on my blog CrimeBookJunkie. My reviews are only my opinion and I always try to be constructive, say what I liked about a book or explain why it was not particularly to my taste. If I do not like a book, I will be as honest as I can in a constructive manner…I appreciate that writing is hard work so will not be negative/overly critical and these may only be posted on amazon/goodreads.
I will only post reviews that are 3⭐’s or more on my blog as this, for me, is about sharing the #booklove ?❤ I generally do not finish books that may end up with less than 3⭐’s because life is too short, I have far too many books to read and I just want to shout out about books that I think every crime fiction fan should pick up!
I’m planning on removing star ratings from my blog, but for the purpose of amazon/Goodreads this is how my (star) ratings can be understood:
5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – this book BLEW ME AWAY! Superb; Exciting; I will be forever #FanGirling. An unforgettable read that will stay with me!
4/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐- GREAT book! Adored it! Awesome; intriguing; captured my interest throughout! You are on my radar! #NotAStalker
3/5 ⭐⭐⭐ – really GOOD book! Aspects had me hooked. Curiousity piqued! I will definitely be looking out for your books!
Please note the following as contacting me assumes you have read and agree to these terms:
*I am always happy to hear from publishers and authors about books and any book received will be read/reviewed, however I cannot guarantee a timeframe unless we discuss and agree a particular date for post. This blog is a passion project, not a job. I will consider every book request but may not accept them all….and you may have to wait….?
Please read below and If you would like to contact me about a review you can email me at email@example.com
* I currently accept ebooks mobi form (Kindle), paperbacks or hardback
*I participate in blog tours but time contraints may limit the number I take on or I can post content and share across various social media platforms
*I am on Netgalley, Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and share my reviews/posts on these social media sites/any book clubs I may be a part of. I will always try to send links to the authors/publisher once my review is posted…and I am happy to be contacted for a link if I have not contacted you directly myself– and you may need to prompt me so don’t be shy!
* I also beta-read, but due to other commitments, I am selective in what I can agree to and need plenty of notice.
I also review on Two Crime Writers and a Microphone podcast …when they’ll have me! Recommend any crime fiction fans to check this out!
*I have also Guest Reviewed on what was formerly www.bestcrimebooks.co.uk but now is BestCrimeBooksandMore Please check out that blog too as this is where I started and found my interest/passion in blogging/reviewing.
*Authors and publishers are welcome to use quotes from my review of their book only with prior consent and my blog name must always appear along side it.
~Thank you ?
What I Like:
I really am truly and genuinely interested in a wide variety of books and my tastes do change. As a rule of thumb, I love crime fiction, thrillers and horrors in the main. Currently I am especially interested in the following:
True Crime – some
Horror – some
I also enjoy some YA/Dystopian/Fantasy books, particularly if there is a crime element
No Erotica or Romance please ? Seriously..do not send me this as I will never respond to an email from you again.
If you would like to contact me about a review you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for your interest!
For my Readers/Blog Followers
While I receive many books for review, I will always let you know where I got the book and give you my honest opinion regardless of the source. I used to use affiliate links, but once my WP updated, I just stopped, so any link within a post, is just a link to amazon…I gain NOTHING…if this ever changed, I would let you know (ie: publisher affiliate link) otherwise, as I said, I use a plain link for which no monetary value is attached.