Policies and Contact

Review Policy

While many of the books that I review are books that I have purchased or borrowed from libraries, I do accept a limited number of review copies on an ongoing basis.

If you are an author/publicist/publisher/etc. and would like me to consider reviewing one of your books, please see the following guidelines:

  1. I only accept books that have been professionally edited.  I don’t want to feel like I need to whip out a red pen while reading.  While I prefer traditionally published books, well-edited indie books are also welcome.
  2. I prefer to accept print review copies.  I like to read in the bathtub, and electronics and water don’t mix.  I do have a Kindle, but bear in mind that I will take longer to read and review electronic books.
  3. I am willing to review books either before or after they have been released.  Older books are welcome.
  4. I cross post excerpts and links to my reviews on Goodreads.  I am willing to post reviews to Amazon upon request.
  5. I do not use a star-based rating system on my blog.  Different people like different books for different reasons, and I’d like my reviews to reflect that.  I will use stars on Goodreads/NetGalley, but don’t take them too seriously.
  6. I am most likely to accept review requests from the genres of fantasy, sci-fi, horror, erotica, graphic novels, and historical fiction.  I particularly enjoy books that are in some way related to Russia.  Most of the books that I read are aimed at adults, but I also accept YA novels.
  7. I do NOT accept romance, thrillers, mysteries, self-help books, or Christian fiction (unless it’s Christian historical fiction, which is different).  I also don’t like depressing books.  There are enough depressing things in real life.  If it’s a tear-jerker, I’m probably gonna hate it.
  8. While I review the vast majority of books that I receive, I do not guarantee a review.  Also, please note that sometimes it takes me a few months to get to a book.  Blogging is a hobby, not my profession, and I don’t have superpowers or a Hermione Granger time turner.  If you can supply me with a time turner, time machine, Delorian, etc., I will be forever indebted to you.

Review requests should be submitted via e-mail to grace (dot) troxel (at) gmail (dot) com.

Guest Posts/Author Interviews/Cover Reveals

I am willing to host guest posts, author interviews, and cover reveals on a limited basis.  Please contact me if you are interested.  Generally, I limit these to authors whose books I have either read in the past or am currently reading.

Comment Policy

Comments make me happy.  This includes comments from authors, who are more than welcome to stop by.  I reserve the right to delete any comments that aren’t civil/respectful.  As of writing this policy, I’ve never had to do that, which is one of the reasons why I love the book blogging community so much.  I also reserve the right to delete spam posts, unless the spambots become intelligent enough to contribute meaningfully to the conversation, in which case I welcome our robot overlords to join the dialogue.

Advertising & Sponsorship

The occasional sponsored post, affiliate link, or sidebar ad will be used to help offset the cost of web hosting.  I promise to keep these discrete and ideally book-related.

Do you want to sponsor a post, giveaway, etc.? Contact me and we’ll chat.


Questions?  Comments?  Any miscellaneous feedback/questions/thoughts can be directed to me via e-mail at grace (dot) troxel (at) gmail (dot) com.

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