August 29, 2009

Review Policy

As of August 2009

If you are an author, publisher or publicist and would like to see your book profiled here, I would love to hear from you! Please contact me at

I thoroughly love to read and have been a lifelong reader. I will read books as quickly as I can, however I do have a job outside of my blog, as well as a family, and so I can't always read as quickly as I would like.

I am not a paid book blogger.  The books I review are provided to me by the publisher, library books or books I purchase myself.

Please do not be offended if I do not accept a book. Books are subjective, like everything else.

What I enjoy reading: I am partial to contemporary fiction, literary fiction, historical fiction, chick-lit, mysteries, thrillers, horror, paranormal, true crime and books about Hollywood. I also read certain types of romance, young adult, biographies/autobiographies and types of nonfiction.

What I don't review: There are always exceptions, dependent upon the circumstance, but in general I don't review self-help books, e-books, health related books, Christian fiction, science fiction, graphic novels, political books, audiobooks or erotica.

What to expect from me: You can expect an honest review. If I have any negative comments, I will not be deliberately rude but will state my opinion and feelings about the book. I will include a picture of the book cover in my review. If you would like a link included to the author's website, please let me know and I will include it. If you are looking to coordinate my review with a blog tour, please let me know. I will post my review to my blog, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and to Library Thing. You are welcome to post my reviews elsewhere providing you link it back to my blog and contact me as to where you are publishing it. I reserve the right not to complete a book if I'm not enjoying it. I will not sell ARCs or any book sent to me for a review but I do have the right to use them as a giveaway on my blog to promote the book or pass them along to a fellow reader.

Guest Posting and Blog Tours: If you would like to submit a guest post on my blog, I would be happy to have you here! All guest posts must be submitted to me prior to posting. I am also happy to participate in author interviews and blog tours.

Most importantly, thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope you enjoy your time here. If you have any questions or would like me to review your book, please contact me at


Michael Phelps said...

Hi Lori,

I appreciate your honesty and would like to submit my books for your Review.

I'll follow your guidelines.

DAVID JANSSEN-MY FUGITIVE (Co-written with Ellie Janssen)

Based on the murder of an Indianapolice Police Department Robbery-Homicide Unit Detective Sergeant.

Based on a murder case I worked as Chief Investigator for a prominent Miami (FL) Law firm. (Comming in June, 2010).

DAVID JANSSEN - CONFIDENTIAL Conversations With A Friend
Based on conversations between the late, iconic actor and me over the last fifteen years of his life.
(Comming in Summer of 2010).

Michael Phelps said...

Hi Lori,

Your Review of "THE BUNDY MURDERS" by Kevin Sullivan is excellent and based on your Review, I will buy this book.

Living in Miami, Florida and working as Chief Investigator for a criminal defense law firm, I followed the Bundy case from start to finish. Although I have seen television documentaries of Bundy and his crimes and court case, up to his execution, I have not read any books. Now, I will.

Thank you.

Tales of Whimsy said...

I just realized that lovely image is of Norma Shearer. I saw her act for the first time recently in The Women. I thought she was totally splendid.