Review Guidelines

Please query me  if you would like to request a book review. Long before the Internet and Amazon ratings, I was a professional book and theatre reviewer for newspapers and magazines, so I follow those journalism standards of not always reviewing every book I receive, as well as giving an honest review, not just an endorsement.


For me to even consider your book, I appreciate a professional approach in a query telling me who you are, the title and genre of your book and a short book blurb. Please also include a link where I can find out more about the book. Please don’t send the book unless requested. Also indicate whether you would like to do a guest post. Supporting my fellow authors is important to me, so I host authors on Wednesdays, as part of my Wednesday’s Guest Feature.

While I don’t award stars or any other rating symbols to my reviews here, I also post them on Amazon and Goodreads, where I do use the star rating system. If I can’t enjoy a book well enough to give it at least three stars, I usually pass on doing the review. If I do give a book three stars, it’s because I thought the book was good. I will give four stars to a book I find excellent, and five stars to one that is outstanding. I rarely give five stars.

The genres I prefer are mystery, suspense, thriller, women’s fiction, memoir, humor, and mainstream. I rarely review fantasy, paranormal, horror, or sci-fi, as I’m not fond of those genres, so I don’t consider myself qualified to review them. I don’t read or review erotica.

Contact me at maryann (at) with your query.

Happy Writing!

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