Request a "Read & Review"

How to request a "Read & Review"

1. Send an email (Subject: Review Request) to me at with the following information:
    a. Title, author, publisher and pub date of your book
    b. Synopsis and number of pages of your book
    c. Date you need the review posted by
    d. If it's not "your book", who are you?

2. I'll check your information against my calendar for reading and postings. 

3. If your book appeals to me and I can fit your requirements into my calendar, then I will request the book from you. You can send me an Amazon Gift Tag or a .mobi format of the book. Book Funnel works really well, too. Once I have the book I will schedule it into whatever time slot you've requested or into the next available one if you have no time frame.

4. Once I've read your book and written the review, I'll post it on my blogs and you will see it on Amazon on the agreed upon date. I don't notify authors that their review is posted.

5. If your book doesn't really fit into my reading style or it's too long for me to fit into the timeframe you are proposing with my current schedule, I will let you know right away so that you can get other reviewers. If I can recommend another reviewer to you, I will.

6. I read fairly widely. My preferred genres are romance, cozies, fantasy, women's lit, women's memoirs, and poetryNo stories about animals or children being hurt. No horror. But if you come up with something different, it never hurts to ask and submit a synopsis.

7. I post first on my blog, Blue Cat Review, with an auto post to Google+. I also post to my secondary blog on WordPress, with an auto post to Tumblr (Blue Cat Review, too) and to my Pinterest board (Books that I've read and reviewed). Next up is Amazon. Then I post to GoodReads, which posts automatically to Twitter and Facebook. If it's appropriate, I also post the review to my Facebook group for book reviewers, Coyer Challenges. If there is some other site you want me to post to, please feel free to provide me with the URL. 

8. Friending me on GoodReads does not improve your chances of getting a 5-Star review. I give my honest review of what I read. But I'm open to real friend requests.

9. I will no longer accept manuscripts of less than 100 pages, not even as prequels. If you want a prequel reviewed, it will have to come along with the first book of the series. My preference is for full-length novels of 200 or more pages. I like big books!

10. I no longer post to as their restrictions are too strict and it is getting more and more difficult to post reviews there.

Looking forward to hearing from you!