My goal is to make people aware of the good books and warn them off the not so good books (even if they are free or cost .99 or whatever.) Reading a book takes time. It should be worth it,right?
Here’s what you need to know…
1. Reviews are free.
2. I think most book reviews are boring. I really don’t want to write the same old boring book review so I have two goals for the reviews I write– I want them to answer the question “Should I buy this book?” and I want to answer that question in an interesting way. This may make for some unconventional book reviews.
3. I will review anything but books that have some sort of religious tilt (Christian fiction would be a good example) and Westerns (because I think they are boring). Anything else is up for grabs– fiction, non-fiction, whatever. With that being said, my personal reading tastes run the spectrum from mysteries and thrillers, to horror, sci-fi, and literary fiction. On my own time I don’t choose to read romance novels, or much fantasy (I’m talking the wizards and trolls and characters with names full of consonants type fantasy, I do read some urban fantasy). I will review books in genres I don’t really care for and won’t give a bad review just because it is something I don’t typically read.
4. I will, however, give negative reviews to books that I think are ill conceived, poorly written or just plain boring.
5. I will post the review to Amazon and Smashwords and anywhere else you tell me that your book is for sale. Don’t get crazy– pick your top two.
If you want a guaranteed review (completed within two weeks) you can pay $25 for an expedited review. Keep in mind that this does not mean you will receive a favorable review, merely an honest (possibly snarky) review.