Guidelines


I always give any requests due consideration.  Feel free to ask for book tours, cover reveals, release day blitzes, and reviews.  Email me or use the contact form for any request.  There is no harm in asking and all of my rules are bendable for certain reasons, so ask away.  I will consider your request, and if I can't fulfill it, I will politely let you know.  However, for a sure thing, please follow these little guidelines.

1. One review post per day
I try to schedule only one post per day, although I do fail this a lot.  I do not like to have more than one post because I feel it doesn't give the authors/books whichever the proper attention if I have more than one post.  I will break this rule for groups I'm in, Indie author friends or my Blog Tour promotion group has an emergency where they need a post desperately.  This happens a lot so this rule is broken often.

2.  Honest Reviews
We never receive compensation for any review.  Ever.  We may be given a book to review, but that's as much as it goes.  All reviews are 100% our own honest opinions, so if you're looking for a bunch of 5 star reviews, it's best to just ask your friends.  (Which is not okay in my book, by the way.  Asking them to read and review is one thing, asking them for 5 stars is unethical.)  I will not be anything but honest when I review, even if I love an author as a person.  If I dislike the book or parts of the book, I will say so.  I am a bit of a picky critic, but even if I dislike a book, I will try to be polite and let you know what I did like about the book as well.  I will never tear anyone down.  Also, any review requests that I fulfill on my blog will appear on Amazon, B&N, Goodreads, Booklikes, & Shelfari.  So be prepared.  Or rejoice that I always put those reviews out there.

3.  Short Reviews
All reviews will be of a manageable length.  While I can rave all over the place about books I truly love or hate, I won't do that.  Why?  Because when I go searching for reviews to find a good book to read, I find I skim the long ones for the main points instead of actually reading them.

4. Positive Reviews
If I cannot rate a book 3 stars or better, I will not post a review here.  I will post those reviews on Amazon, B&N, Goodreads and Shelfari as people should see both positive and negative responses to a book.  Plus some authors wish to know how to improve, so those negative ones can help, especially if they are constructive. However, I refuse to tear an author down and there isn't any way I can avoid doing that if I post a longer review here about why I disliked a book.

3.  Review Request Guidelines
Please allow 6 weeks per review request as I do have a list that isn't getting smaller.  I can read 1 book (or even 5 books when I'm sick or can't get online) per day, but I also have a lot of typing to do per book, and posting on other sites, and also squeezing in the review between blog tours.

Epub, mobi, or pdf are fine for me to read.  You can email it to me, gift it to me from amazon.com, or even send a code for smashwords (for those keeping track), whatever.  I'm open to everything but gifting from B&N.

I'd also like to reiterate that all reviews will be honest reviews.  I will not pad my reviews even if I love you to pieces as a person.  They will be honest.  Polite, but honest.

4. Genres
My book blog is mostly for my types of books, which means mostly Paranormal Romance.  However, I do deviate from that subgenre, so what follows is a list of the genres I will read.

Quite a few genres I don't do, our new reviewer Omra Seoin can!  So rejoice, the genres have been expanded!

Selenity Jade's Genre Preferences:

Yes:
  • Paranormal Romance
  • Contemporary Romance
  • Historical Romance
  • YA Romance
  • Erotica Romance
  • Any Other Romance Subgenre
  • Fantasy
  • Sci-Fi
No:
  • Self-Help
  • Memoirs
  • Non-Fiction (it'd really have to be one of the very few areas I have interest in so in general it's a no)
  • Thrillers and Crime Fiction (unless it has romance in it, these bore me)

Omra Seoin's Genre Preferences:


 Yes:
  • Historical Romance
  • Biography
  • Memoirs
  • Non-Fiction
  • Cookbooks
  • Childrens
  • Historical
  • Literature & Fiction
  • Religion & Spirituality
  • Sci-fi
  • Sci-fi Romance
  • Gothic
  • Fantasy
  • Romanance
  • Multi-cultural
  • New Adult & College Romance

5.  Other Requests

General Promotional Requests:
I am happy to share any links or promotions that I'm asked to on my social media sites and such, and even some groups if they fit the group categories.  So far I haven't had to restrict or turn anyone down when asked to share covers, sales, new releases, etc. because every author &/or PA has been super, super nice about it and they aren't abusing my good nature.  ^_^;

Seriously, I love helping indie authors out or any self-published author - a lot of big names have started self-publishing nowadays, so not sure I can call them indies.  ^_^  In any case, I love helping.  As long as it's not abused, you may ask me to share, read, post, explore, join a blog tour, or jump off a cliff and I'd do it for you guys.  So ask away!

I'm not kidding when I say you may ask me for any help you need and I'd be happy to bend myself into a pretzel to see it done.  I love authors, especially those that are self-publishing now.  That means indies and big named authors who left their publishing company to be self-published.  ^_^

Please use the contact form or email for any review or promotional tours or promo requests.

Lovies,
Selenity Jade
selenityjade@gmail.com

2 comments:

  1. My latest contemporary, Sweet Caroline, is coming out on November 15, through Wild Rose Press, and I'd love to have you review it. Please contact me if you have time in your schedule, and I'll send it off in whatever format you'd like. Thanks for your consideration.

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    1. Becky Lower if you email me with details and the book at 19ams85@gmail.com id be very interested love reading new authors

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