Review Policy

Review Policy

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I would be very happy to accept books for review from publishers, indie authors and promoters! You can get in touch with me via the form at the bottom of this page. I would ask, however, that you read this review policy before contacting me so that I can be sure we are both getting something out of the deal.

Please note: Due to a large number of review books currently on my list, it may be some time before I can get to your book. Please feel free to contact me to find out how long the wait may be.

I accept either paper copies or e-book versions. Please keep in mind for postage reasons that I’m in Australia.

I prefer books for any age group of the following genres:

  • Fantasy of all types
  • Science Fiction of all types

I may also accept, at my discretion:

  • Paranormal romance
  • Historical fiction
  • Horror

There are a few genres I prefer not to read, including most contemporary fic, pure romance, crime and drama, although I may accept if the blurb sounds tempting. Please, no erotica or christian lit.

Review Process

I will attempt to read the book and post an honest review. If the book is yet to be released I will try to post the review around the release date, but I make no guarantee of that as it depends on my current load. I usually mention how I found the reading experience, as well as things I liked and disliked about the book. I will post reviews on this blog, on Goodreads, and other locations if requested.

Due to a large amount of spam I’ve had to turn off the contact form on this page. If you’d like to request a review, please include the following information in an email using the button in the right sidebar.

1. Book title and author

2. Is it part of a series?

3. Short synopsis

4. Release date if in the future

Thanks! I look forward to reading your work 🙂

One thought on “Review Policy

  1. Janine McCaw says:

    If you’d like an eBook copy of “Helens-of-Troy” to review, send me a note at and I’ll send one along for you.


    Fifteen year old Goth-chic Ellie has a lot of explaining to do. She’s just moved to the small town of Troy, fought with her uptight mother Helen, met the boy of her dreams and found a dead body on her sexy “new-age” grandmother Helena’s porch. All on the first night!

    But Ellie’s not alone. Helen is hiding something. Helen knows all about the kind of eerie dreams her daughter is having — the dreams that show the whereabouts of the missing children of Troy — because she’s had them herself. But she’ll never admit it. Not while Ellie’s sex-crazed friend Ryan is safely behind bars for the murders. Helen knows what it’s like to be attracted to dangerous men.

    Then there’s the little matter between Helena and Gaspar BonVillaine, the teenaged vampire who is learning to feed on young prey. Now that he’s caught Ellie, he doesn’t know whether he wants to kill her or turn her to the dark side and keep her forever. Helena should have finished him off when she had the chance.

    To survive the vampire feeding frenzy surrounding them, mom Helen needs to come to terms with her own insecurities and deal with the gifts she has. Helena must learn to ground herself for the good of mankind and more importantly her own family. And Ellie has the toughest choice of all. Ellie must decide whether its time to let her own childhood go and become the woman she is destined to be, one of the ageless and timeless “Helens of Troy”.

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