Unless provided with a specific summary for a book, any summaries included in my reviews are from Amazon, Goodreads and occasionally the author's official webpage.
Affiliates and Buy Links
Links to buy books are through Amazon, and occasionally IndieBound, both sites I am affiliated with. If you click on a link and buy something I will get a small percentage of money.
In the case of most e-books I will link either direct to the publisher or to a site the publisher uses to sell their books.
I don't necessarily love every single book I buy/receive. I don't necessarily love every single aspect of the books that I do enjoy a lot. I will occasionally have something called a 'Book RANT'--many times this will be a book that I loved except for one or two major flaws. These posts will be written respectfully and constructively, detailing what didn't work for me (so strongly) and what did work for me.
Review Genres Accepted:
- Historical Romance*
- Paranormal Romance*
- Historical Fiction (Ancient Cultures mainly)
- Manga/Graphic Novels
- genre fiction
- contemporary romance
- self help or diet books
- sports books
- children's (ages 10 and under)
(**) Unless zombies are involved. Query me if they are, I'll decide this on a book by book basis.
If you submit a review request to me for any of the genres I have explicitly stated I do not accept, I will delete your email without further thought. If your book fits multiple genres (such as its horror, but historical fiction with a dash of paranormal mayhem), feel free to query me.
For e-books, if the book is over 250pages (pdf) please state so in your query email. I prefer pdf or mobi format for e-books. *Do not send the book without asking, I will ignore it*
Unless specifically requested (either by the publicist/author or a blog tour) I will read and review books (I receive) within the first few months of publication. If you have sent me a book to review, and its not up within three months of the publication date, you are welcome to send me an email and ask about how it goes. Even though I keep a spreadsheet, school reading takes precedence and that means I'll fall behind at times.
Author Guest Blogs/Interviews:
Ordinarily my Interviews are about 5-7 Questions long and then I have a 5 Quick Q's that require short sentences. I post the interview with the review a day before or after and prefer to interview authors I have either read or whose book I have in my possession so that I can at least ask informative questions.
Guest blogs can either be about the author's current book, past books, research or some random topic they want to discourse on. I only ask that its not a political, religious or ethical statement. Everyone has their own views on things and I would prefer not to spark a debate that detracts from the original idea of the guest blog.
Lexie or Alexandra is fine to call me. I go by many nicknames.