Authors, publishers, agents, publicists, tour guides, et al. :

Not taking any queries at the moment, thank you

I am taking this year attacking and making a dent in a long-overdue TBR list
Thank you for understanding

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I  review the following literary fiction: 
  • Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense 
  • Psychological / Horror
  • Crime / Legal
  • Young Adult / New Adult
  • Contemporary

Do contact me via email with the following information:
In your email, please include: 
  • Title of the book
  • Author or pen name on the book
  • Publisher
  • Genre / category
  • Approximate word / page count
  • Cover image to use in the review and if you would like, an image of the author
  • Author photographer
  • Jacket designer
  • A small teaser about your book
  • Link to buy the book
  • Link(s) to the author's website / blog
  • The authors' Twitter username / Facebook profile page
  • Any links you think I might find helpful
  • Where you found my site - so I may give a plug to the resource on the bottom of your review
  • Would you be interested in a Q&A?

Thank you

  • Do not send me any part of your book, in a file or in the email text itself.  I will contact you by reply if I am interested and/or have time to review your book based on the email information I requested.  If I am not interested nor have the time, I will let you know and post your novel on my Not Reviewed page.  Please do not be discouraged by a rejection, and feel free to query again with future projects.
  • Do not give me an affiliate link for your book purchase.
  • Do not apply for a review if you do not want a brutally honest / unbiased review.  I post what I truly think of the content.
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Most of the books I read come from the library, but, sure, I get contacted by people who would like for me to review a book.  What I'm saying here is: I do promise I review all books honestly ~ regardless of whether they are given to me by an author, a publishing house, purchased at a local bookstore, checked out at the library, or politely quibbled over at a yard-sale.  I'll tell you what I think of the tale.

To find other book reviewers, I'd say these sites here have a couple in their pocket for sure:

The IndieView

Catering to indie authors, The IndieView features reviews of new self-published ebooks in a variety of genres, written by close to 350 reviewers from all over the world (and the Internet).  This book blog allows already reviewed authors to set up a personal author page, which is listed on the Indie Review website, and they even offer free book promotion for newly published ebook authors.

The Book Designer

This hugely popular book blog, written by Joel Friedlander—who's worked in the publishing and design industries—strives to help people get their story out there.  The Book Designer features more than 1,550 articles on everything from writing and editing to publishing and marketing your work, all from the perspectives of people who are actually in the book industry.

Bustle Books

The book section of Bustle provides everything you want to see, know, or read in the world of books.  The blog updates often—as much as 14 or 15 times a day—while maintaining a high quality of posts and covering a wide range of topics, including entertaining lists, reviews of new releases, and tips for finding writing inspiration.


Great blog name aside, Omnivoracious is Amazon's official (and must-read) book review blog.  With a minimalist and eye-catching design that focuses on books, author interviews, and industry news, this is one book blog that keeps its readers up to date on all aspects of the publishing world.  Unlike other, genre-specific blogs, Omnivoracious reviews titles ranging from kids' books and comics to lifestyle and suspense—and everything in between.

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Disclaimer:  Should I accept your book for review, you will be asked for a copy of your novel and sent to me in either .mobi, .epub, or .pdf  format in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.
Files are not shared with any third parties without express permission from the author or publisher.  I am adamant to the point I am harder than granite on that issue.
Accordingly, I will not make copies of the content or otherwise publish, disseminate, or disclose any content until I post my review, all in respect to each author's intellectual property rights and confidentiality. 
I will not disclose any twist the author worked so damn hard for, nor, the ending.
I will not read partially through a book nor skim past the boring parts to the end; the whole book was written for a reason and all parts are important.
I am also not obligated to give any book, publishing house, or author a positive review in return for any materials I receive.   If I enjoy a book, I will reflect a review on that enjoyment; if I dislike a book, I will echo that aversion.
If you would appreciate a review, my blog is strictly my opinion on the author's use of his/her craft of displaying their imagination in words to tell a tale.
I will try to post my review within 4 weeks after my confirmation to you. 
No affiliate links are on this blog.
Authors and publishers, editors, agents, et al. may use parts of my review for quotations.

Due to a FTC ruling I am required to let my readers know when I am reviewing a book for a publisher or author.  In accordance with the new FTC Guidelines for blogging and endorsements, you should assume that every book reviewed here at Buttonholed™ Book Reviews was provided to me by the publisher, media group or the author for free and no financial payments were received, unless specified otherwise.  In the event that I am reviewing a free review copy, it will be noted above the book review with the words "This book was provided by the publisher (or author) in exchange for my honest review." 

I am not compensated in any form to provide opinion on books given for review.  The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely mine.  Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service, if any I mention in my review, should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, by the publisher or author, or party in question.  My blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.
If you would like your own disclosure policy go to:

Everyone  ~  Do enjoy,

peace ~

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Posting My Reviews On ~

The IndieView

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I do throw recommendations on

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