Review Policy

Thanks so much for your interest in my blog! I’m definitely interested in learning more about your book and whether or not it’s something I might want to read and review. Please, read the review policy below before sending your request.

What I read
It’s a little difficult to tell you what I like, since I tend to like different kinds of books. I regularly read YA, romance, manga, and childrens picture books. I’m open to other genres, but please no self-help, cookbooks, or horror.

I accept the following formats: print, ePub, Kindle, PDF, mp3, audio CDs.

What I need from you
In your request please include the book title, author name, a synopsis, and a link to it’s Goodreads or Amazon page. If you are requesting an audiobook review, please include the name of the narrator.

What to expect from me
I DO NOT read on a first come, first serve basis. I read different books depending on my mood. That means I can’t give a time frame unless I’m being involved in a blog tour or something that requires a review by a certain date.

All reviews are cross posted on Goodreads.

Here is a basic template of what I include in my reviews.

Book Info: Cover, Title, Author, etc.

Initial thoughts

Plot: interesting? believable?

Characters: development? complexity? likable?

Style: complementory? distracting?

Narrators (audio only): flow of speech? emotional sincerety? appropriate voice characterization?

Recommendations: genre lovers, certain age groups, everyone?

Quotes (rare): if anything strikes me as funny/awesome/inspiring.

Book Badges: sexual content, profanity, very funny, graphic art/illustration, audiobook, teens/YA, childrens, not for me, favorite (I apply these where necessary)

Rating: 1-5 stars
NR – I do not rate books I don’t finish or skim through
1 star – I was disappointed.
2 stars – It could have been better.
3 stars – It was pretty good.
4 stars – I really enjoyed it.
5 stars – A new favorite!

Other features
I am always interested in participating in blog tours. Make sure you contact me well ahead of time to participate so I can get it on my calendar and get my review/interview/whatever ready.

IF I AM REVIEWING/HAVE REVIEWED YOUR BOOK, I would be happy to host an interview, guest post, or giveaway. I am no longer offering these services to authors I have not read. It makes me uncomfortable to promote something that I know nothing about.

I do not accept or receive any monetary compensation for my reviews.

Please send all review requests to lauraashlee@gmail.com PLEASE DO NOT SEND REQUESTS VIA GOODREADS, TWITTER, OR FACEBOOK! I will not read them.

I should respond to your email within a week or so. If you have not heard back from me after a few weeks, THEN you may contact me via another medium to make sure your email didn’t get stuck in spam world.


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    Some of the books reviewed on this blog were sent to me by the author or publisher for review. I did not receive any payment in exchange for the review nor was I obligated to write a positive one. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of these reviews. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
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