Review policy


I am happy to consider review requests for books in the following genres:

  • Historical fiction, especially historical crime/mystery
  • Literary/contemporary fiction
  • Crime/mystery/thriller (but nothing too gory or violent)
  • Short story collections
  • Non-fiction – biography/memoir about nature, travel or WW1/WW2, 20th century political history


If I’ve worked with before (i.e. your book is in my review pile, I’ve reviewed one of your books, I’ve participated in a blog tour for one of your books or I’ve featured your book on my blog by way of a Q&A, guest post or extract) then I am happy to consider review requests.

If I’ve not worked with you before but your book is in one of the genres listed above, I am happy to consider publishing a spotlight feature, extract or Q&A.

Genres I do not read

  • Children’s books/MG/YA
  • Erotica
  • Humour
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Poetry

I pride myself on writing detailed reviews that are thoughtful, honest and constructive as I respect the effort that goes into writing a book.  I don’t include ratings in my reviews but you can find the ratings I give each book on Goodreads and Amazon. I share my reviews on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  I am a NetGalley reviewer with an 80%+ feedback ratio. I do not charge for reviews.

I have a low tolerance for books that have not been fully edited or proofread.  It will result in a low rating and it’s unlikely I will publish a review or even finish your book.

Where I have received a review copy from an author or publisher this will be stated in my review and the hashtag #Ad will appear in the blog post title and on social media. I encourage other book bloggers to do the same.

Regardless of whether I have purchased a book myself or received a review copy, my review will be my honest opinion. Where purchase links are provided it will clearly state if this is part of an affiliate programme.

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