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Dear readers,

Hi Rhireaders! Check out the latest events in the sidebar! Thanks for visiting, be sure and follow me on social media for MORE awesome content.

Did you drop by to request a review or tour stop? Due to high demand and a very busy schedule, I am currently CLOSED for unsolicited review requests. Thank you for thinking of me though!

I do have promotional openings for October 2017 through February 2018 open so please reach out. Just please drop me an email with a polite request and if I'm interested I will reply.

-- Rhi


Review Policy & FAQ

I got into reviewing because I found that reading the reviews of others helped me find information about books and products I had an interest in. Because I liked honest opinions I try very hard to give the same. If you send me an ARC or review copy you can expect me to do the following:

• Read the book in its entirety. I do not believe in the whole "DNF" review. I do not think this is fair to the author or the review reader. Because of this if I am not interested in your book I will decline to accept the review copy.

• I will provide a paragraph or two that sums up the plot of the book how I persceived it. I try very hard not to use spoilers and will always provide a warning to any content I feel will be spoiler-ific.

• I will do my best to point out both things I liked and any things I disliked about the book. I strive to always do this respectfully and stress to my review readers that these are always just my opinions, what I dislike can often be a matter of simple personal preference. I do my best to be objective.

• If you request it, I will send you a link to my review here on my blog within 48 hours of it being posted. I usually repost all of my reviews to Amazon.com as that is my preferred purchasing venue but I may also share it via Goodreads.com or Librarything.com.

• I am always open to a guestpost or short interview with an author whom I am going to review a book for. I do not always have a lot of time to read the book before the interview questions are written and welcome you to work back and forth with me via email to clear up any issues with questions in them.

If you are interested in sending me a review copy or ARC of your novel please keep in mind that my interests are primarily considered Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and books in a similar vein within the SciFi or Fantasy genres. Not that I'm not interested in anything else but my main audience of followers/readers are here for those types of reviews and I want you to get a fair chance at being noticed!

Please email me with your contact information, the information about your book (website links are always very helpful) and I will get back to you as soon as possible (usually within 4 days time) with my response.

How did you get into reviewing?
It just kind of happened one day when I was looking for books on Amazon.com. I noticed the option to write about books and other things I already owned was there. Since I found several of the book reviews I had read helpful in deciding if certain books were what I was looking for I thought I might try my hand at writing them too. My earliest attempts were really pathetic but I wanted to be helpful to other readers looking for good stuff so I slowly started to work on making my reviews better and the rest is history.

You've mentioned a few times that you're an Amazon Vine Voice reviewer, how can I become one too?
No one quite has the formula for getting an invite figured out but I was invited to join the program in the spring of 2008. The best advice I can offer there is to start writing reviews in a variety of areas. Review your books but also things like your camera, cookware and that new shampoo you tried out. One of my earliest reviews was for my cookware. I've reviewed all kinds of things that aren't books from cookware and computer software to nail polish and personal lubricant. Just keep in mind that most of us Viners don't get anything but books most of the time because they make up the majority of what we're offered. Trust me when I say you're not missing out on fancy electronics as they aren't offered very often.

Your posting can be really frequent and then drop off to nothing for two weeks, what is up with that?
Blogging is something I LOVE and I may be a stay-at-home mom but I tend to stay very busy. With one kid in school, one less than a year old and a stepkid who spends a lot of time with us they are my #1 priority. Sometimes I don't have time to read until it's 2am and I fall asleep with book in hand. But I do my best to put any ARCs and review copies first before other reading. Reading is supposed to be fun and if it feels like a chore (which it sometimes does) I take a break from it for a day. I generally only have time to write for the blog when the baby is asleep which isn't as often as you'd think.

I'm new to book blogging and reviewing can you help me?
I was once new to the whole blogging world too! I still feel like a newbie even after a year and a half. If I can help you in any way within my means I will certainly try to do so. Others have offered encouragement and advice, answered questions and helped me find contact info so if I can do any of those things for you I will certainly do so. Drop me an email and I will get back to you as soon as time permits!

I'm a self published author will you review my book?
Check out my review policy above and then drop me an email. I don't care if you're self published or from a big publishing house. If your book appeals to me I will let you know.

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