Review Policy

**updated as of August 2017**

CURRENT REVIEW STATUS: I am currently fully booked until December, but there are a few special slots which can be accomplished upon special request in October and November.

If you would like me to review a book, please send me an email at:
keira.signingon@gmail.com

Please include the following information:

  • a link to the GoodReads profile of this book (if there is not one yet, please include a blurb and cover)
  • the genre
  • the target audience
  • any information about required timings
  • the format of the book
  • how you would like to send me a copy
  • any information about extra things you would like (e.g. a quote for front matter, linking to a giveaway etc.) and personalised requests
  • any relevant trigger warnings
  • why you think I would like the book

My Guarantee


Regardless of my answer, you should expect a response within 3 days. I will require an absolute minimum of a month to review your book or two months if it is German. However, unless you have a specific deadline such as you would like a review before release date or you are looking for a quote to put in the front matter of your book, I am more likely to give myself a two-month timeframe. If you would like a review on a specific date, that can also often be arranged.

I will always review your book on both Goodreads and my blog. If I DNF your book I will not review it on Amazon as I do not rate books I do not finish. I award books more stars when rating on Amazon as they are particularly harsh with what they consider a positive rating. Reviews will always be posted on Amazon UK (unless a German book, in which case they will be posted on Amazon DE), but other amazon reviews can also be arranged upon request.

In some cases if I am intrigued by your book but feel it might be triggering for me or otherwise feel unable to review it, I will offer to do a promotional post (such as an interview). One example of when I did this was with Rarity from the Hollow by Robert Eggleton. You can find that post here if you would like an example of what that might look like.

I may also include your book in a spotlight post in addition to doing a review if you a) ask me to or b) I have one planned already.


Am I Likely to Review Your Book?


Formats I am currently accepting: ebooks (preferably .mobi, but others are okay or gifted on amazon), audiobooks (preferably audible code), graphic novels/comics (preferably as a PDF).

 

I will review books by any author (e.g. self-published, small publisher, major publisher etc.). I accept both ARCs and copies of books which have already been published (recently or ages ago, both are fine).

I will review books in both English and German.

I will read picture books, middle grade, YA, NA and Adult books, but I do not read erotica fiction. I will also read most genres, but my preferred genres are Fantasy and Contemporary. Sci-Fi and Historical Fiction reviews are also generally available. I do not read mystery novels, horror or comedy.

Random Specifics of What I Like/Dislike

  • I love books set in the 1800s (this also includes books set in the future or alternate worlds with a society similar to that of the Victorians).
  • Characters really make or break a story for me and the setting comes second. Plot comes after that most of the time.
  • I really like lush prose (e.g. The Night Circus) but I also enjoy when books are really fast-paced and exciting.
  • I really enjoy romance in books (like a lot) but I don’t require it to enjoy a book at all. If I don’t like the romance, I tend to dislike the book more
  • I am not a massive fan of dystopian worlds, but I like sci-fi set in space or many years in the future. I do still read dystopian books, however, I’m just quite picky.
  • I dislike books set in high schools, although I don’t mind books about characters that age (basically: I don’t like school drama).
  • I dislike books which include cheating and I don’t like angsty, dramatic romances. I like romances with a realistic amount of conflict and development.

If you are still not sure whether I would like your book, I recommend checking out my GoodReads profile to see what I have thought of other books or what other books are on my TBR.


Reviews and Spotlights/Promos


I reserve the right to reject reviewing books for whatever reason, but this will mostly only happen if I do not think I will be the best person to review your book.

In some cases if I am intrigued by your book but feel it might be triggering for me or otherwise feel unable to review it, I will offer to do a promotional post (such as an interview). One example of when I did this was with Rarity from the Hollow by Robert Eggleton. You can find that post here if you would like an example of what that might look like.

I may also include your book in a spotlight post in addition to doing a review if you a) ask me to or b) I have one planned already.

I will always review books on GoodReads and my blog. Unless I DNF your book I will also review your book on Amazon UK or Amazon DE depending on the language. Reviews on other amazons are available upon request.


Thank you, Keira.

 

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