Review Policy

Publishers, authors, publicists, etc: I’m currently accepting books for review on a very limited, selective basis. If you're interested in having me review your book or participate in a book tour or promotional post (guest post, interview, giveaway, spotlight, etc), please read my review policy carefully.

For the last several years, I’ve focused primarily on review books and have reviewed almost every book I’ve read. As of Summer 2017, I’ve decided to read fewer ARCs and focus more on books from my own shelves. I’m making changes to the blog, and while I’ll still be reviewing books, there will likely be about half as many reviews as there were in previous years.

What does that mean for review books? They’ll have to be something that interests me and fits what I’m looking for. While I have eclectic reading tastes, I’m currently only interested in receiving contemporary romance, in any age category (YA, NA, Adult). I’m actively trying to expand my reading list with books written by marginalized authors and featuring diverse characters. I’m particularly interested in books with LGBTQ characters, but again, I’m currently only interested in contemporary romance.

I will accept both ARCs and finished copies, and prefer mobi (Kindle) format. I accept physical copies selectively - please take into consideration the fact I live in Canada. I fully support self-published/independent authors, and will gladly review indie books if they sound like something I might enjoy, and, again, if they fit into my preferred genre.

I'm also happy to host interviews, guest posts, blog tours, and giveaways (as long as the author/publisher provides the book(s) and sends them to winners). If there's anything specific you'd like me to include with my review (pictures, videos, links, etc), please be sure to let me know. I post all reviews on the blog, GoodReads, Amazon Canada and US, Chapters/Indigo, and can post elsewhere if requested. I’m also an active member of the Bookstagram community, and I post about the books I’m reading there often.

Review Timeline: As I’m currently trying to focus less on review books, I can’t guarantee a timeline for most reviews. If given enough time, I try to have books read and reviewed by publication date. If you’d like a review by a specific date, please be sure to let me know in your review request.

Please note, I only respond to requests I’m interested in. If you don't hear from me within two weeks, chances are I'm not interested in reviewing your book. Unfortunately, due to the number of emails I get (especially from people who clearly haven’t read my review policy), I don't have time to reply to every request. If you don’t hear from me, please don't take it personally! I have a lot of email to get through on a daily basis.

If you’re interested in having me review your book, you can email me at:
Irishstar_83 (at) hotmail (dot) com
Please be sure to put something like 'book review request' in the subject line. I'll be honest - if you don't take the time to personalize your email, chances are I won't take the time to read it; my name is all over the blog, and generic/impersonal emails aren’t something I’m interested in reading. Also, please don't add me to mailing lists without my permission, and please do not attach ebooks in your email.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in my reviews are my own, and I try to be as honest as possible. I do not receive any financial compensation for writing reviews.
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