If you would like me to review your book, I look forward to working with you! All you have to do is email me at IAmHiMaintenance@aol.com and we can take it from there! I have a "request letter" that explains it all!
But first, if you'd like to know a little bit more about me, I will gladly fill you in. Reviewing is *very* personal to me and I started a little over ten years ago. My reviewing began as a way of saying "Thank you" to the authors that have helped me through a very long journey. It started almost fifteen years ago and this is my fifth reoccurrence of cancer in that time. So, Authors, Publishers, Publicists, Books, and My Site have all become so much more than just reading and reviews to me. Books have become my *comfort reading*, my escape and my reviews have become my only voice to the community, my "Thank You" to the Authors that have helped me in SO many ways. I am always honored to get a book that's signed, it goes on the shelf and it's kept here with me. It's part of my past that shows that I've "Thanked" and Author in some way. I always ask that they are signed to me (unless they are for a contest, which I will tell you more about in a bit) if they are coming from the author. If they are coming from the publisher/publicist, I understand that can't always be the case.
Other than http://www.parkaveprincess.com/, I also try to put reviews up on Amazon, where I belong to the Vine Voice Program, B&N, Goodreads.com (if the author asks) and Shelfari as well (if the author requests). Your review will be honest and fair and my thoughts alone. I can't guarantee you a If I read a book in it's entirety, your book will be reviewed. I still go by what my English teacher taught me in High School, that you owe it to an Author to give them 50 pages...I usually give 75. If I can't get into it by then, I usually will write the Author or Publisher.
Wether or not a review is done, your book will be showcased on the site with the cover image, the blurb on what your book is about (usually take from Amazon, Goodreads.com, the Author's Site, or the Publisher's Site), when it will be out, and a link to where they can buy it. If it IS reviewed, It will be given a Tiara Rating from 1-5 Tiaras and you can see what those mean on the side of my site. 5 Tiaras being the best.
I also do Author Interviews, Author Guest Posts, Blog Tours, Author Events, Contests and Giveaways as well. If you'd like one or more of these items done, just ask when you contact me about the review!
How long will it take me to do your review? If I receive an ARC, I would like to get the review done within the month that the book comes out and publish my review no later than the week to the day that the book is out. If not on the day then very shortly after (within the next couple of weeks) If you would like this to happen, please send me the ARC at least a month in advance. (If there is a problem that arises that I can't control, I will email you and let you know what that is). If the book is already published, it will take me longer, and unless you request that it be rushed and discuss it with me first, please note that the book will be placed in the order that it was received.
My stats have grown tremendously since the site has been redone and I will be happy to share those with you when you contact me!
My favorite types of books are Children's, Middle Grade and Young Adult. They're what I mostly review. In the Adult Genre, nothing beats a good thriller! Adult fiction will work too, sometimes it needs a YA Crossover and sometimes not (check out my site) and anything from one of my favorite authors. If you're not sure, just email me, I'm really easy to work with and I'll be sure to let you know, either way. I am always open to something new. Children's, MC and YA are favorites for a special reason and that I can explain once you email me. That doesn't mean I won't consider anything else. I very rarely read non-fiction, sci-fi, historical fiction.
Right now I am not taking e-books or any documents that I have to read on my computer for review. I'm sorry and this may change in the near future when I am back home and out of the hospital for sure. Please Note that all books that have been reviewed on this site have been given to me by either a Publishing Company, PR Company, Publicist or Author unless otherwise stated in order for me to form my HONEST opinion. I was in NO WAY monetarily compensated.
I ask that if you are sending me a book that is the part of a series and is NOT the first book, please send me each of the books that come before it. Especially if this is a series that I have never read before. I like to know what I'm getting into and the background of the story. I have no problem reviewing your newest book first and then reviewing all the other books that needed to be sent. Or, if you prefer I do them in order, that's OK as well. I just feel that it's tough to start a story in the middle or at the end. I don't want to give a book that deserves 5 Tiaras only 3 just because I was told that it was a "stand alone book" and I didn't understand the past.
Well, I believe I've covered everything so far, if not, I'll be back to make changes! If you've gotten this far, thank you for reading and I hope to hear from you very soon!
It's been a pleasure "meeting" you and I look forward to working with you! Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have at all. I'll get back to you as quickly as possible! I'm just a girlie girl who has always loved books along with her Princess heels!
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