"You don't have anything if you don't have stories."
Crystal's Review Guidelines
*Failure to follow these guidelines EXACTLY will be an automatic rejection from me.
What I Read
I am only interested in reading Young Adult/Teen fiction (If your book is not YA please see reviewer Margaret) in the following genres: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Zombies, Apocalyptic/Dystopia (I have a soft spot for dystopia/apocalypse and usually never turn them down), Action-Adventure, Time-Travel, and SOME horror (monster books are gold). I like most paranormal books with vampires and werewolves or any other mythology. I've yet to read a good alien book, so I would love to read one. I will accept books of any length.
I am also interested in reading children's picture books and middle grade fiction. I DO NOT CHARGE FOR REVIEWS.
What I Do Not Read
No demons/ghost stories like paranormal activity, no books that promote abuse of ANY kind (rape, domestic, animals etc), no excessive swearing, absolutely NO erotica, no religious books or political either. No books that discriminate or glorify racism and homophobia. No self-help books, non-fiction, fan fiction or biographies.
Children's picture books are also okay, but nothing religious please.
Because of the reading device I use I will only accept PDF/ARC copies. If your book is available for free download at www.amazon.ca then I will accept those too, just mention that in your email. I also LOVE getting paperbacks and/or hardcovers.
How to submit.
Email: bookexplosion @ live com (No spaces)
Please include in your submission the following: Book blurb, book cover only (no press releases or other attachments), amazon page link and a PDF copy of your book. Submissions that do not have all of the information mentioned above will not be considered. You can send hardcovers/paperback novels to:
PO Box 53026 Erin Mills
What to expect.
I will only be posting 4 or 5 star reviews on my website as well as Amazon, Facebook and sometimes Goodreads. If your book was rated poorly I will not rip you or your book a new one, but I will instead provide you with constructive criticism in private. Reviews are FREE and can take anywhere from 4-8 weeks, sometimes longer. Please like/join all our social media websites to stay up-to-date with all our current reads, reviews and more.
I will only email the author to let them know that their book has been added to the TBR pile. Unfortunately, I will not be sending out individual emails to inform authors that the review has been posted or whether or not I chose to write a review at all. If you want to know where you are on the reading list please follow the Book Explosions facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Book-Explosions-1136374099735315/ Books will be pinned to the top of the page as they are being read, and the review will follow right after completion.
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