Review Policy

My Book Review Policy

Current BOOK REVIEW Status:

I am CLOSED to all review submissions.

I accept books self-, small-, and large-press published works for review consideration.

I am willing to accommodate release day reviews, but I must have been given the book at least 2 months in advance, and you must specify in your review submission that you are wanting a release day review.

Books that are accepted for review consideration will typically be reviewed within 4 months of receipt. I may opt not to review your book after receiving it, this is generally because I’m trying to be nice and not give a negative review.

I get a ton of requests and try to at least respond to each of them, but my emails do tend to turn into black holes at times. Bear with me.

I accept books from the following categories:

  • Epic/High Fantasy
  • Grimdark Fantasy
  • Sword and Sorcery
  • Paranormal Romance
  • Urban Fantasy
  • Military Fantasy

I accept full novels as well as novellas and short stories.

Disclaimer: If your book perpetuates hate against any marginalized groups, that will be an immediate denial and potential black list for any future books as well.

We will do our best to post reviews on:

  • This blog
  • Goodreads (if applicable)
  • Amazon (if applicable)

Note: I will be linking to Amazon in my “You can purchase here” section, along with on the cover and other places where applicable.

My review style is honest and casual. I will share things that I feel may have been done better or what I didn’t like, but it will be mostly positive for reviews shared on here.

I am NOT the site to approach for a review if you are expecting an easy 5 star review. I will give those to the books that I think deserve them, but cannot be purchased to give you one.

Harassment or whining will absolutely NOT BE TOLERATED. My reviews are honestly given, without bias, and I try my best to give constructive criticism. Sometimes these reviews are negative.I do not ‘have it out’ for you. I’m not trying to crush the little man. I try my best to promote independent authors, but if I do not like your book, I am not going to lie and say that I did. I’m not going to give a false rating to appease your ego or help your sales.

If you submit to this site, you are saying that you promise you will be an adult if you receive a negative review. You WILL not attempt to harass or coerce the reviewer about the review that you received. You will not contact them at all about the review that you received. IF YOU DO:

Your communication will not stay private. It will be posted on the site for the world to see, and shared to social media. Your whinging and/or harassing will be publicly displayed, as will any follow-up whinges about it being posted publicly.

If you act like a child, you will be treated like a child.

THE DNF Policy

I am instituting a policy concerning DNF reviews.

  1. I will read every book to at least the 25% mark before making the decision to DNF it. That gives you one fourth of the book to hook me.
  1. Depending on the reason for DNF, I may not review your book on my site. I may still post a brief reason why I DNF on Goodreads.
  2. I will not assign star ratings to your book if we DNF it on here. I WILL possibly talk about the book in a review, including stating why I chose not to finish it, but I will not officially rate it here (though I may do so on Goodreads and/or Amazon).

To Request A Review

If you would like me to read and review your book, please email me at writer AT ambermorant DOT com.

Be Aware: After I receive your submission, if I am unsure whether to take your story for review, I may ask for a sample (generally just sending me the first chapter is fine.) This will let me know if we really are a good fit for each other. You are welcome to send a sample without prompting along with your review submission.

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