Do I accept books for review?
If you're a publicist, author or publisher, please feel free to contact me and I’d be happy to consider writing a review. However, please also note that I receive about 50 requests per week and cannot respond to every one. If your book sounds interesting to me, I will respond within a few days. If you don't hear from me, it's likely that I am either too busy or not interested. To help ensure that the books you offer me are books I will more likely accept, please continue reading.
What do I like to read?
This year, I'm focusing on fiction. I prefer fictional novels that feature interesting characters and a well-developed, fairly realistic plot.
- Mysteries and crime novels
- Contemporary fiction
- Literary fiction
- Historical fiction
- Memoirs (very selective)
- Sci-Fi (just starting to get interested in these)
- Horror (very selective)
- Middle grade fiction (with my 11 year old son)
I don’t accept chick lit, romance, fantasy, paranormal, religious/inspirational or young adult novels for review.
Where do my reviews appear?
In addition to publishing reviews here on My Book Retreat, I also publish all reviews on Goodreads (350+ friends). I am willing to publish reviews on Amazon as well; just ask. I promote my reviews on Twitter (1400+ followers), Facebook (740+ likes) and Pinterest (370+ followers).
Do I conduct author interviews?
I have done author interviews in the past and would be open to doing more with authors I have reviewed previously. I don't do interviews often, but contact me if you're interested.
Do I accept guest posts?
I'd be happy to include guest posts written by authors or publicists on my blog. If you're interested in providing a guest post, please send me an email and let me know the topic. I am not accepting guests posts from others at this time.
Please keep in mind that all of my reviews feature my own honest opinion, regardless of whether I receive the book from a publicist or author, or get it from the library or bookstore. For more information, please read my Disclosure Statement.
If you have a book you think I'd enjoy, please contact me.