UPDATED OCTOBER 2019
It feels a bit weird updating this page, I kind of want to shout I’m baaaack! But I never really went anywhere I still added posts to my blog, though not on the scale I used to. I still live in the UK and started blogging back in Aug 2011! I am a still a full-time home carer, which I became in 2009 when I was made redundant and due to my health conditions and caring for my mum, the job centre told me my job pro I have always loved books & reading! I originally did lots of different posts on my blog, then more recently I just added my reviews to it. I will as I have been, be continuing to add all my reviews to my blog, Amazon US & UK, Goodreads & Bookbub.
More recently I have also been taking part in the occasional Blog Tour and am seriously thinking of signing up to do more and regular Cover Reveal, Book Blitz, Blog Tours & Giveaway posts again.
What has been happening lately?
So now it’s just mainly me reading and reviewing for my blog, though my mum wants to get back into reading when her eyesight permits. My dad, who I cared for 24/7 with the help of my daughter had mixed dementia (Vascular & Alzheimer’s died in December 2018 so I am back to caring solely for my mum. I am also continuing to try to help my daughter get her Nail technician business busier. Annnd then there's the list of my daughters and my own health issues, EDS (thought to be type 3), Menieres Disease, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, IBS, Migraines and Rhinitis, Allergies etc etc. There are still going to be times when I may not be able to 100% commit to specific timescales as I never know when a health issue, either my own, my daughters, or mum's will flare up.
So if you still want to get in touch to request me to read, review or post about your book how/where can you contact me?
MY REVIEW POLICY
GENRES I ACCEPT
(but not Star Trek/Star Wars)
(including mildly steamy- but not pure erotica).
(like Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan, Generation Dead by Daniel Waters
or Dead Aware by Eleanor Merry)
(depending on the era)
(depending on the era)
Even though the genre of your book may be listed above it is not a "set in stone guarantee that I will read it". Let’s be honest here, not every book "grabs" you even if it is in a genre you usually read or really love. If your genre is not listed above please ask me to take a look at your book, but please do not be offended if I say no, I would rather be honest about what I will and will not read.
Also, just because I may not read and review your book, it doesn't mean we can't do a promotional spotlight (my followers may still like your books) and of course we could also do an Author Interview, Cover Reveal, Guest Post or Excerpt.
GENRES I DO NOT ACCEPT
Graphic Novels/Comic type
Anime or Manga
FORMATS I ACCEPT
ARC'S / Galleys
eBooks (mobi or pdf)
Bound books, ie paperbacks, hardbacks.
Amazon Gifted Books
WHERE DO I POST MY REVIEWS?
Amazon UK & Amazon US
Amazon CA (if requested to)
Barnes & Noble (if requested)
Netgalley (where applicable)
Edelweiss (where applicable)
On my blog of course!
If there is somewhere else you wish me to place the review, please request this and I will happily try my best to oblige.
PLEASE, KEEP THE FOLLOWING THINGS IN MIND
If you have sent me an e-mail to request a review and I don't answer, it is not because I don't want to read and review your book. It could be that I am ill or "busy with other commitments"
I read as much and as fast as I can. If you need a special date just let me know and we can try to arrange it, though I admit I am trying to be more relaxed in scheduling my reading due to my health & family issues.
I cannot guarantee that I will write a review within a set time limit or even at all. I do occasionally have a "Did Not Finish", when that happens, I do still review what I read and explain the parts I did like as well as the explore the reasons why I couldn't finish the book. As yet being unable to write a review for a book I have read or classed as a DNF has never happened, but I need to add this point just in case it ever does occur.
If I do DNF a book I always try to explain why I couldn't read it, or finish it.
SUBMITING A REVIEW REQUEST
By far the best way to contact me is via email email@example.com
Or via Goodreads my name/profile is Sandra "Jeanz" Richardson
As always if you have any questions the best way to get in touch with me is via email and that email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, thanks for dropping by!