Review Policy

Hello! If you’ve landed on this page, you’re probably interested in having us review your book or host a tour stop. We’d love to oblige, but please be sure to read our policies before just sending us a mass email.

Do not, and we repeat, DO NOT just send us a book. If you choose to ignore this warning, YOUR BOOK WILL AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE A ONE STAR RATING. We have very busy lives and are very particular about our book choices, which is why we have a review policy in place to protect YOU from bad ratings.

~Review Policies~

First and foremost, please understand that we are not paid or professional reviewers. We are simply three book lovers who wish to share their reading experiences with the like-minded book community. As such, all our reviews will reflect our own thoughts, feelings, and emotions…AKA our opinions. We will always try to be constructive with our reviews, but please understand, we will not lie to our readers. As bloggers, we feel that we have a responsibility to be honest with our readers. We will not bash authors or their works, but if we didn’t like a book, we’re going to say so.

That said, we try to limit our acceptance to books that we honestly believe we will enjoy. However, acceptance does not guarantee a review. Please peruse this list of preferred genres to help you determine whether or not your book will be a good fit for us:

  • Romance
  • Paranormal Romance
  • Contemporary Romance
  • Dark Romance
  •  Drama
  • Erotic/Erotica
  • Chick Lit
  • General Fiction
  • NA/YA

We may also review SOME:

  • Horror/Thriller/Suspense
  • Zombie
  • Apocolypse/Dystopian
  • History
  • Murder/Mystery

Though we’re often open to expanding our reading experience through new genres, it is highly unlikely that we will review:

  • Religious books
  • Non-Fiction
  • Self-Help
  • Also note that ‘Lil Maso will NOT EVER review anything with clowns in it. Period. It will be given a 1 star Instantly.

If your book falls into one of the acceptable genres (or does not fall into any of the listed genres), please email us with the following information:

  • Your name
  •  Book name
  • Cover art
  • Book genre
  • Synopsis
  • Word count
  • Buy links if already published
  • Release date if not published
  • Review formats available

While we will do our best to accommodate every author, we will not promise to read your book by a specific time. Favorite and established authors will take precedence over authors that we have not worked with previously, as will those that we accept for tours.

Additionally, we feel it necessary to state that, while we DO purchase books and review them, those that an author REQUESTS to have a review should come to us free of charge. We offer honest reviews in exchange for free copies. This is not a unique concept, as many reviewers have this very same policy. You may send us books in mobi or paperback formats if your book is accepted for review.

Please note: We will not review books that are not professionally edited, nor will we publish a review prior to its publication date. 

~What to Expect~

If and when we review your book, here’s what you can expect to see here on SBOKK:

  • Author Name
  •  Book Title
  • Buy Links
  • Author Goodreads/Amazon Link
  • Review
  •  Rating

We will post all reviews here on our blog. That post will be shared on our Facebook page and lil maso‘s Twitter page. At this time, we do not have a Goodreads account dedicated to our blog. This may change in the future, but please understand that we are trying to keep maintenance for our site minimal, at least for the time being.

We are also open to sharing cover reveals, giveaways, book promos, blitz promos and more. Please contact  us with the aforementioned information for consideration.

In light of a few issues, please have a look at this post, Here

~ Lil Maso , Saucy Siren & Phyl ~

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