We accept self- published & traditionally published books by debut and seasoned authors in the following genres:
- New Adult
- Young Adult
- Contemporary Romance
- Psychological Thrillers
Via the following formats:
- Physical copy
- Ebooks sent directly to my Kindle (email me at JBBTCbookblog@gmail.com for my kindle address)
I do NOT accept the following types of work for review:
- Historical Romance
- Erotica (Although I do review erotica on occasion it a genre that I take precaution with, and normally only read via recommendations of close friends who know my taste)
- Short stories
- Unpublished Works
The following is a list of my favorite book elements:
- Villains or flawed characters
- Messy Love
- Second chance romance
- Dark romance
- Forbidden love
I do not mind love triangles, cheating or UNhappily ever afters, but I do not want to know in advance if the book contains these elements. Please do NOT spoil the book for me.
I am currently the only reviewer at this blog, and I am limited in time with the number of books I can accept for review. By accepting your book, I make no promises to review your book immediately or within a certain time period. If you suggest a particular date I will do my best to accommodate you. I am a mood reader and if I am not feeling a book, I will not force myself to read it. Reading is a passion, hobby, and escape for me. I will not turn it into a dreaded job.
I do not limit my reviews to 3 stars and above. If a book moves me enough to write a review, negative or positive, I post it here. I am not a professional reviewer, and my reviews are 100% my opinion only. Despite positive or negative feelings for a book, I do my best to be courteous and respectful to the author and reader.
I do not post reviews for all of the books I read, but I do post a rating and a few lines for every book on Goodreads and Amazon.
My rating system:
1 star – Bad book (I don’t think I’ve ever given this rating, and hopefully never do). Most likely if I came across this book it was a DNF, and I do not rate DNFs. (DON’T BOTHER)
2 stars – Not so good book. This book just wasn’t for me. Maybe it was poorly written or the characters were weak. For whatever reason, I had trouble getting through this book and connecting to the characters or story. (READ AT YOUR OWN RISK)
3 stars – Good book. When opening a book I expect all books to be a 3. For me a book’s job is to provide entertainment, a new experience or outlook, and an escape. This rating means the book did its job. (Recommended)
4 stars – Great book. This book gave me more than I bargained for. I probably stayed up all night to finish it, and am excited to share it with everyone. (MUST READ)
5 stars – One of the best books. These books are the books that usually go on my favorites list. They are usually touching or mind blowing. Even if the storyline is cliché, the author made this book feel like a complete original. I wasn’t able to put this book down, and when I finally had to I probably went and stalked the author on every social media outlet looking for scraps to try and cure my book hangover. (MUST READ)
5+++++ – In a league of their own BOOKS. These books are absolutely phenomenal, and to put them on a shelf with any other book no matter how great it is would be an injustice. They most likely gave me a completely unique experience, I am in aww of this story, the characters, EVERYTHING. This is a forever book hangover. I probably have purchased this book in every format and own every physical edition made (MUST READ & LOVE IF YOU WANT TO CONTINUE TO STAY ON SPEAKING TERMS LOL)
If you would like to request a review please send the following information to JBBTCbookblog@gmail.com with “BOOK FOR REVIEW” in the subject line:
- Book Title
- Author Name
- Publication date or expected publication date
- If the book is part of series (if so, which book in the series and can it be read as standalone)
- Goodreads link
I will only respond to reviews request that I accept. This is not meant to be rude or unprofessional. Although, I read all request it is impossible to respond to every request made and still have time for my family, reading, and activities outside of the blog. Any request not accepted immediately will be filed away in case your book is something that appeals to me at a later date.
Although it should go without saying we promise not to share or sell any books sent to us. For most reviews, at least one spoiler free quote will be used from your book in the review. If this is not acceptable, please make it known in your review request to prevent any future conflict.
****** I am truly flattered by ALL review request, and appreciate your interest and trust in me.******
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