Review Policy

UPDATED: July 2018

 A cross-country move, European trip and a health condition combined to force me to consider deleting this site but I am back.  I am currently not accepting review requests while I play catch up however . . .

If you are an author or tour company I have worked with previously, please send me an email ( and we may be able to coordinate something.

I will update my policy once I am back on my feet fully.  Many thanks for your courtesy and continued support!

UPDATED: January 2014

After a year of challenges and changes, I am back!  I am slowly accepting review requests but am being choosy and particular about what I do select to review.  As mentioned below, do not be offended if I do not accept a book. Books are subjective, like everything else. 

If I have worked with you previously, or I'm a regular participant with your tour company, please send me an email and I will fit you in.

UPDATED:  April 2012

I am currently no longer accepting review requests due to a backlog of review books.

If you contact me regarding a review, I cannot guarantee that I will get back to you.  However, I will save your email in a separate "review requests" folder and I will touch base with you after I have caught up on my backlog.

If I have worked with you previously, or I'm a regular participant with your tour company, this does not apply to you.  Please send me an email and I will do my best to fit you in.

I appreciate your consideration and thank you for your understanding.

As of May 2011

Hello and welcome to Psychotic State Book Reviews!

My name is Lori Johnston and I am a book addict.  I thoroughly love to read and have been a lifelong devotee of books and all things bookish.  Likely the only time I will not be seen with a book in hand is while I am sleeping (and even then there will be at least one at my bedside).  I also love to write and combining my love of reading and writing led me to begin reviewing books for the pleasure of it, as well as hoping to expand my love of reading and writing to others. 

If you are an author, publisher or publicist and would like to see your book profiled here, I would love to hear from you! See my list below for what I enjoy reading. 

I will read books as quickly as I can; however I do have a job outside of my blog and so I can't always read as quickly as I would like.  Additionally, books with set tour dates and/or review dates will have first priority. 

I am not a paid book blogger. The books I review are provided to me by the publisher and/or author, are 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.

I will accept physical books and ebooks in Kindle and/or pdf format as well as audiobooks.  I will also accept books that are self-published, soon to be published or already published.

What I don't review: There are always exceptions, dependent upon the circumstance, but in general I don't review self-help books, health related books, Christian fiction, science fiction, graphic novels, political books 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, and Barnes & Noble. 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, Interviews and Blog Tours: Psychotic State Book Reviews loves to support authors with blog tours.  I am happy to participate in reviews, author interviews, giveaways and/or guest posts, or any combination of the above.  All guest posts must be submitted to me prior to posting.

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

Thank you!