Review Policy


Review Requests



At this time we are accepting unsolicited review requests from all authors, to include Self, Indie, and traditionally published authors.  Please read all of the guidelines because we will refuse if they are not followed.

1. We will be honest in our review of your book.  We will not say your book sucks, even if we really want to.  We respect the amount of work it takes.  That being said, once it is “out there” it is out of our hands.  We will not send you an advance copy of the review to read. If you don’t like that we didn’t like the main character, too bad.

2. If you don’t hear from us within 1 week (usually less, but sometimes a lot longer) then we have decided for our own reasons not to read/review your book. At this time we are only accepting books in the following genres (subject to change without notice): Paranormal, Paranormal Romance,  Urban Fantasy, Horror, Speculative Fiction, Science Fiction (Limitedly), and Epic Fantasy.


Andi prefers Paranormal, Science Fiction(very picky and limited), Epic Fantasy, Horror, Urban Fantasy, Speculative Fiction, and books without a lot of romance.


Melanie prefers Horror, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, and Speculative Fiction.  (I would rather read about someone getting their face ripped off than about someone falling in love). 


3.   If we do decide to accept your book, that doesn’t mean we will review it.  If at some point during our read we decide that it isn’t what we expected or for whatever reason we decide to stop reading it, we will let you know.   If we do finish it, and review it, the review will be posted on our blog, Goodreads, and Amazon. If you would like it posted anywhere else, please request that.   We do attempt to let the authors know when the review has been published.

4. Please keep in mind that we have other books on our lists and we like to give each piece equal attention. We do not promise a time frame for a review.  If you have a reason for a book review to go up by a certain day, please let us know, and we will try.  No promises.

5. We accept books in digital and print format.  If you can provide a print version we will gladly give you our mailing address(es), but if digital is the format that you have available, we will accept that too.  We both prefer Mobi, but PDF and then Docx is okay.  Epub is impossible for Andi to read. Both Melanie and Andi prefer the real thing, but we have learned to read on anything.

6. If you feel we missed something in our review, feel free to post a comment. However, we ask that you be respectful or your comment will be removed. If you disagree with our review, see #1.  If you agree to everything above, please follow the instructions below.  If you don’t, your request will be ignored.

7. Please note that because our tastes are similar, we do share books with each other.  We do not share books outside that, and we will never, ever sell an ARC, especially if it is print as we treasure our books.  If for some reason you are not okay with a book being shared between Melanie and Andi for whatever reason, please let us know in your review request.


How to submit a review request:


  1. Read the review policy.
  2. Follow these instructions.
  3. Send us an email with your title, Publication date, word count, genre, and short summary/blurb to




33 Responses to Review Policy

  1. The book I’m requesting you review is Vampyrnomicon, the second in The Vampire Hunters trilogy. It was released last month by Emby Press. I included links to the book and my blog page to make it easier for you to decide if my novel is right for you. I hope to hear from you soon.



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  3. Rob Alvir says:

    I have a sci fi/horror ebook entitled Madworld, published this year on Amazon. Here is a short summary:

    Matt Harper, the schizophrenic guinea pig of top-secret government experiments, discovers aliens are invading the minds of the insane in the dimension of Madworld, and is determined to stop them–before he loses his own sanity.

    Give it a shot–the twist at the end is worth it.

    Rob Alvir

  4. Kent Corlain says:


    I would appreciate it if you have the time to look at my fantasy book. It is my first attempt at proper fiction, so people are not going to buy it without any reviews. I think it has many interesting elements which are not often seen in stories like this. The book is in Amazon’s Kindle store and it should have a free promotion on February 25th. It can also be gotten through the Unlimited / Lending Library thing. I can also give you free access to it through other means if I can figure out how…

  5. Hello, how are you? I was wondering if you could review my book, Hooded Destiny: Fate from amongst the Stars for me? It came out February 20(which was also my 17th birthday) and is the first book in the series. I hope you reply soon.
    Link to Amazon page:

    Thank you so much,
    Zackery Hines

  6. Does anyone read the guidelines for review requests?:)
    You’ll have an email from me shortly.
    Love the site by the way.

  7. jeff geraci says:

    Hi Melanie,
    I just emailed you all pertinent information for my novel, THE ROYAL LIGHT, as you requested. Please let me know if you didn’t receive it, and tell Andi it has almost NO romance!!! Thank you in advance for your time and effort, it’s appreciated!

  8. Review Requested:

    When Spencer woke up at Heaven’s “pearly gates” after a car crash killed him and his wife, Alice, there’s only one problem: he woke up there alone. While Spencer has been granted entry into Heaven, Alice has been condemned to Hell.
    Refusing to accept the possibility that Alice’s damnation is justified or an eternity of bliss without her, Spencer flees the pearly gates, becoming the first soul in uncounted millennia to reject Heaven.
    Spencer must fight his way through Hell to save his beloved wife, and he’ll do whatever it takes to bring her back to Heaven with him, even if it means fighting armies of demons and Satan himself.

  9. Ian Thompson says:

    Great website and nice clear guidelines – not that everyone seems to actually read them 🙂
    I’m slowly putting together a page on my author website to help new indie writers. Would you mind me putting a link there to your website?
    Best wishes – Ian

  10. R.V.Johnson says:

    Review requested for a fast reading epic fantasy adventure for everyone:
    Beyond the Sapphire Gate is the fascinating world of Astura, a world where a frothing, river of magic addicts those who use the power it holds. Indentured to a private artifact collector on a dying world of high technology, Crystalyn naively activates a gateway. The temptation to touch it is too much for her sister Jade. Extending a fingertip into the mist, she vanishes. Crystalyn follows, stepping into a vibrant world infused with magic and those that Use. Aided by symbol magic killing her with each use, the defining line between good and evil is not as clear as Crystalyn once believed. The Dark Users want to help her, the Circle of Light wishes to use her. The War of a Hundred Seasons makes her choose. Half a world away, equipped with a seemingly useless ability to read auras, Jade embarks on a harrowing journey to escape the Dark Citadel with her soul intact. Propelled to Astura by a devious assault, Garn has only two desires. Reuniting family and destroying those enforcing his servitude.

  11. Chris O'Mara says:

    Hi, your site is awesome! I just self-published my first novel, it’s called ‘Healer’s Ruin’. Full of magic, monsters, melancholy and the odd sardonic remark. It’s in the vein of epic fantasy, but it’s pretty compact at 200 pages or so.
    If you want to get a flavour of it, the prologue is available on the blog as a PDF. If it’s your sort of thing, I can get a review copy to you (it’ll be an ebook rather than a physical one). Thanks!

  12. Great reviews on here! I will have to pick up a few of them myself!

    I would like to request a review of Ain’t No Grave.

    When a medical emergency causes a plane to make an emergency landing at an isolated northern Canadian airfield, a single survivor is left to piece together the events that found him unconscious and alone in the medical centre of a recently abandoned ghost town. Naked, sick and hungry, he must use his knowledge and skill to survive the sub-arctic winter and uncover the secrets of the town’s final days. His revelations will lead him on a quest to seek redemption and help the scattered survivors of a terrible disaster.

    Ain’t No Grave is not your average zombie novel. Introspective and psychological, it is the story of a man coping with survival in a changed world. He will soon discover that he, too, has changed and nothing will ever be the same.

    Quiet, dark and emotional yet with twists, turns and tense action, Ain’t No Grave will thrill you and leave you waiting in anticipation for the next instalment.

    Inspired by apocalyptic, mythological and old western stories, “The Penance of Leather” Saga is a loose adaptation of the Labours of Heracles set in a modern world reeling from global disaster.

  13. Colin Kortekaas says:

    Hi Melanie and andi, I am a new indie author looking for reviews for my science fiction novel, Titan Lost ( the first book of the three ebook Galactic Lineage series) and was hoping that you could help. I was also wondering how I would go about sending you a free copy of my ebook…( I could email you with an attached copy in either MOBI or PDF format, whichever is preferable.) As you are more than likely aware reviews are not easy to obtain, and I would really appreciate the help. Thanks for your time.

  14. Tried to email you but it kicked out of gmail.
    My new book, just up on Amazon, Doctrines of Demons: The New Age Dawns and I am hoping you will review my my book.

    Casey Carl, who pastors a small LA area church, is defrocked and arrested after a late night exorcism results in a rape charge and kittie porn is found on his computer. A pretty, agnostic reporter, Haley Woodhouse comes to his side and they search the city’s thriving Satanic community to learn why Satanist plot to destroy him. They discover the Cult of Lam and their plot to sacrifice a dozen homeless girls. When Casey’s virgin daughter, Bridgett disappears and Woodhouse is kidnapped only Carl stands in the way of a sacrifice that now includes the two and a most unholy communion designed to return the extraterrestrial fallen angel Watchers

    Will submit all you request if you approve.


    Rev. Eddie Donnally DMin.

    • Melanie says:


      Thanks for your comment. Will you try sending your request again? This way I can put it in Andi’s folder in case she’s interested. That’s where she sees her requests.

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  16. Rednal Sua says:

    I submitted a review request for my new comic fantasy Make Wizardry Great Again. Not sure you got it, but the it is free at:

    A review would have most influence on your blog or on the Kindle page:

  17. Skye Andrews says:

    I would like you to review my debut book I am Terry Walker which was published in June by Xlibris publishing.
    It is about a serial killer who uses torture methods to kill his victims.
    If you decide to review it I can send you a code to download my ebook for free.

  18. Angela Christian says:

    I have a novel that was self-published last year. It is titled When worlds collide. It is available on Amazon and Nook. I have yet to receive any reviews on it and I believe that if I can get it reviewed, it will open the way for other reviews.

  19. Hello Melanie and Andi, I would like you to review a book I published last year called The Entity of Camp Devils Lake.

    The Entity of Camp Devils Lake is an action-packed fantasy novel set on a mysterious evil mountain in which, Rodger finds himself face to face with the supernatural. What started out as a simple investigation of the death of a little boy turned into a whirlwind of horror, gore, and destruction? The Entity of Camp Devils Lake follows Rodger, and a cast of both mortal and fantastically immortal supporting characters who seek closure, power, revenge, and survival. This story is essentially a good versus evil, versus evil conflict, which, contemplates some of the prevailing questions about religion, its role in society, and the clashes it sparks among the people of the world. The Entity of Camp Devils Lake will keep the reader turning the pages to find out what happens next. Goosebumps and hair will rise as you read it at night. Sleep tight, or not.

  20. Nikki Luciano says:

    I have been a writer and poet for over 45 years.
    I self published my first book, FIRE WITHIN ME, last year. It didn’t take off well because I didn’t have the right marketing strategy. I sold about a dozen copies and got 5 or 6 reviews on Amazon.

    I didn’t let that discourage me. I went ahead and wrote a second book, MR. CHRISTOPHER WANTS TO SEE YOU! I published that this year. Both books are paranormal/suspense… both are based on true stories. They are both published and available on Amazon in paperback and email formats.

    I got tired of waiting for the “book fairy” to swoop down and discover my works and I got busy and created a merchandise line for each of my books on Shopify. I chose Shopify so that I didn’t have to actually handle the merchandise and all of the shipping nightmares. Sales have been slow…but I’m still not giving up.

    I then created a few book trailers for the books and advertise them on all of my Facebook pages. People love the trailers, but sales have not increased. I’m still not giving up.

    Lastly, I have taken to selling the books at local craft fairs. In October, I will begin donating some books to local jails, prisons, and libraries…just to get them read and possibly gain a following.

    I am currently working on my third book, THE SHADOW MAN. I am not easily discouraged. I also have new merchandise I will be launching for Halloween in October. I also have a personal blog, THE DAILY BITCH, where I talk about all of the things that get under (most) people’s skin.

    If you would like to review either of my books, see the trailers, check out my merchandise, or read my blog, please contact me.

    Thank you,

    Nikki Luciano

  21. Hails ‘n’ howls, Melanie and Andi! Saw the name ‘Fang-Freakin-Tastic’ and couldn’t resist. Just sent you an email with a request to review my Werewolf collection, Fangtastic Tales of Werewolf Savagery. Hoping this catches your interest 😉

  22. Michael Edward Fulkerson says:

    I am the author of Demon Stalker on 72 Demon Kings are lose on Earth. Jake is killed in a robbery but is given the opportunity to become a Demon Stalker. Can he handle the responsibilities or will he succumb to his own inner demons?

  23. Book Review attn. Andi

    Hi, I’m Stefen Farmer, Author of Interstate Narcos


    Interstate Narcos—197pages
    Published 08/23/19

    It’s been said, if you were to start your own business, chances of you returning to prison were slim. So, the S-man did just that. On the road to success, and eager for a brighter future, he wound up doing those same things that he’d vowed never to do never do again. The business of transporting, smuggling goods across state lines is what gives him a continuous amount of motivation. But everybody knows, behind every good man is a good woman, and he believes the love of his life keeps him on track.

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  25. Monty Nereim says:

    Survival Beneath Yucca Mountain
    Heinz Globitz, the shady hedge fund strategist, devises a lucrative scheme to convert the government’s unused nuclear waste repository into the consummate survival bunker. By selling occupation rights to nervous, super-rich families he more than satisfies his greedy needs as well as his debt to the Russian government.
    Ultra-safe underground apartments and a small city are created in the 1,000-foot deep underground facility. Fifty highly vetted families and the necessary support staff are safe from catastrophic nuclear or electro-magnetic pulse attacks, biological contamination, pandemics, government revolution and economic and monetary collapse within the self-contained underground complex. With twenty years of provisions, his Yucca Mountain Sanctuary becomes a valued refuge when a doomsday asteroid impacts earth.
    The Randall Merediths are some of the lucky ones to ride out the effects of the impact by the asteroid named 1989DP Onesimus. Boredom, temperaments, and underground confinement, however, become a problem despite a myriad of activities available in the unique bunker complex.
    A problem develops that seals the Merediths and the other occupants in the Sanctuary, making it impossible to exit. Discovery of a narrow shaft offers some prospect of seeking help. If a few can endure claustrophobia while crawling up the long, tight-fitting shaft, they can get help to rescue the rest of the residents.
    Tension and uncertainty provide an interesting outcome.

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