Contact: deborahocarroll@yahoo.com

Note (5/16/18): I’m currently not taking any new requests for review books until the summer gets less crazy for me. I should be open for them again in August. Thanks for understanding!

For Authors

My reading plate is often full (so many books; so little time! There’s a reason that’s a famous saying…), but if you would like to add to the reading fare for my consumption, I am open for review requests.

If I accept your review request, I will read the book and post an honest review on my book blog, and on Amazon.com and Goodreads.com, in return for a free copy of your book, which you provide. (Formats I will read: .mobi [Kindle] or physical copy.) If I read the book and cannot honestly post a review of 3 stars or above, I will ask you if you would still like me to review it or not.

Please note that I most enjoy reading fantasy and other speculative fiction, such as steampunk; that I prefer my books relatively clean, or at least YA-appropriate; and that I do not review dystopian, horror, general romance, or non-fiction.

I reserve the right to turn down review requests due to lack of time, interest, or any other reason.

Please email me at deborahocarroll@yahoo.com, or message me through my contact form, with information about your book. I will let you know if I am interested, and whether or not I have time to read and review it. 🙂

Thank you for your interest!

About My Reviews

I’m not a critic. I read for enjoyment, and I’m not going to tear a book to shreds. There is already enough negativity out there without me adding to it. 😉

When I review a book, I tend to focus on what I liked about it, even if there are things I disliked. I will mention my dislikes briefly, in the interests of providing an honest, balanced review, but my focus is on the positive and what I loved. It’s way more fun to gush about a book than to focus on the bad. 😉

All posted reviews are my honest opinion. (Though I usually don’t post reviews on my blog or Amazon under 3 stars. I do sometimes on Goodreads.)

My ratings are as follows

  • 5 stars: Loved it! / Awesome!
  • 4 stars: Great! / Above Average
  • 3 stars: Good ish / Average
  • 2 stars: Okay / Disappointing / Lacking
  • 1 star: Ick / Just . . . No / Angry

I don’t usually review 2-stars and under on my blog. Most books I read tend to be 4 or 5 stars, because if I decide to read a book, I already suspect I will like it. 🙂

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If you’re looking for my list of reviews, you can find that here.