Review Requests

If you would like me to review your book on my blog, or if you would like me to host a book giveaway, please read my review guidelines and complete the review request form below, or email me at jennsbookshelf@gmail.com

Do I respond to pitch emails? If I am interested in reviewing that particular book, yes.  I receive several pitch emails a week and do not have the time to respond to each and every one. I generally respond to all pitch emails within one week.

Books I Review: I review most fiction, including literary fiction, mainstream, women’s fiction, suspense/thriller, horror and YA.

Books I Do Not Review: Self-published (books published by the author rather than by an established third-party) chick-lit, romance, self-help. I do not review Kindle books or books published by Amazon.

Unsolicited Books: Due to the overwhelming number of review requests I receive, I cannot guarantee reviews of unsolicited books.

Review Schedule: I do have a set review schedule and will generally work with you to fit your review request into that schedule. I generally post 2-4 reviews per week.

Review Timeline: I typically post a review for a book in the month that it is published. In order to guarantee this, books must be received no later than a month prior to publication date.

Honesty in Reviewing: I cannot promise a positive review, but my reviews are always honest.   I do disclose the source of review books.  Review books received from authors, publicists, or publishers are provided to me free of charge in exchange for my review.  This free product in no way influences my review.

Compensation: I do not receive compensation for reviewing books. I do belong to Powell’s affiliate program.  Any money earned from this affiliate program go directly into maintaining my blog (hosting fees, shipping costs for giveaways).

Book Formats: I do accept e-books in PDF and epub format. I do NOT accept books in Kindle format.

What do I do with ARCs once I have finished reading them? I do not sell the ARCs that are given to me for review, but occasionally will host a giveaway for the ARC. Additionally, I donate books (after book has been published) to various shelters in my area.

4 Comments to "Review Requests"

  1. November 12, 2009 - 8:44 AM | Permalink

    Dear Jenn,

    I hope this note finds you well. I would love to send you a copy of my book “a life revealed.” It came out in September and has just become available in Barnes & Noble Stores as well as B&N.com and Amazon. Waiting to hear from Books-A-Million.

    A short synopsis is: Tragedy can strike in a split second. But what if that tragedy brings with it both heartache and mystery?

    After her parents are killed, seventeen year old Chloe Jacobs discovers that she’s been part of the Witness Security Program her entire life. While enduring 24 hour protection from U.S. Marshals, Chloe secretly searches through her tangled family history…and realizes that in order to find the truth she’ll have to fight for her safety, dreams, love…and ultimately her life.

    I am currently working on the sequel to this book. If you have any questions or feedback, you can reach me anytime via email or at 407-284-7781.

    Sincerely, Suzi Katz…

  2. April 3, 2010 - 10:53 PM | Permalink

    Hi,

    I have a novel, The Icing on the Cupcake, coming out April 6. Ballantine is the publisher. Below is a review of it from Booklist. I would love to send a copy.

    “Striking the perfect balance between tart wit and sweet romance, Ross spoons up a thoughtful blend of chick lit and women’s fiction, complete with a tempting assortment of cupcake recipes, the icing on this irresistible culinary literary creation.”—Booklist

  3. April 16, 2010 - 11:31 AM | Permalink

    Hi Jenn,

    My “Facebook bully” novel The Julian Game is out in September, and I saw that you review YAs here. I would be happy to send an ARC copy for your review, and I’ve provided Putnam’s synopsis of the book below.

    New girl Raye Archer is desperate for a way into the In crowd, so when ice-queen Ella Parker chooses her to get back at her ex, the gorgeous Julian Kilgarry, Raye is more than game. Even if it means creating a fake Facebook identity as “Elizabeth” so that she can learn enough about Julian to sabotage him. While a fun and dangerous thrill at first, what Raye hadn’t counted on was falling for Julian herself—and igniting Ella’s rage.

    As Raye works to reconcile the temptress Elizabeth with her real-life self, Ella serves up her own revenge. Now it’s Raye who falls victim, as Ella creates an online smear campaign of nasty rumors and trashy photographs. Suddenly notorious, Raye has to find a way out of the web of deceit that she’s helped to build, and back to the relationships that matter.

    Adele Griffin’s riveting novel explores the issues of generation Facebook: the desire to be someone else, real versus online friends, and the pitfalls and fallouts of posting your personal life online for all the world to judge.

  4. Verl Sinko's Gravatar Verl Sinko
    February 4, 2012 - 10:34 PM | Permalink

    I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT CATAGORY MY BOOK FALLS INTO..
    I JUST BEGAN WRITING DOWN SOME MEMORIES. THE MORE I WROTE THE MORE I REMEMBERED. THE MORE I REMEMBERED THE MORE I WROTE. IN A FEW YEARS I HAD QUITE A FEW PARAGRAPHS IN MY COMPUTOR. I ORGANIZED THEM INTO GROUPS. AS I LINED THE GROUPS TOGETHER THE BOOK JUST NATURALLY CAME TOGETHER. IT’S ABOUT THE EARLY 1950’s AND A 12 year OLD AS BIG AS MOST 16 year OLDS THAT PASSED AS SUCH. ABOUT AN IMPOSSIBLE HOME LIFE. ABOUT THE TIMES I RAN AWAY FROM HOME BETWEEN 9years OLD AND 13 years OLD FOR RELIEF. GOOD RELATIVES, PEOPLE I MET, AND PLACES I WENT TO. MY MOTHER, WHO CONTINUALLY TOLD ME I WAS A PAIN AND A DISSAPOINTMENT TO HER ME FROM THE TIME I WAS BORN UNTIL SHE DIED. IT’S WRITTEN AS THE FICTIONAL CHARACTER ‘ DANIEL DEAN BAKER ‘. THERE IS SOME FICTION TYING THE EVENTS TOGETHER, AND FILLING IN FOR A FADED MEMORY.
    I’M INTERESTED IN FINDING OUT WHAT CATAGORY I FIT INTO..???
    WHO CAN HELP ME….! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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