Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Review Requests & Policy


If you are an author and have a book that you would like for me to review, please send your request with information about your book (title, blurb, if it's part of a series or a standalone, genre, etc) to jackielizn@gmail.com. 
I prefer to read contemporary, NA, and YA romance books.  I also enjoy reading romantic suspense and cozy mysteries.  I do enjoy some fantasy books. I will not read erotica, paranormal, or historical books.  I will accept ebooks (mobi/Kindle) and paperbacks/hardcovers for review.  

If you have children's books available for review, I have two children who read elementary age chapter books, middle grade books, and young adult books.  If you are interested in having one of my children read and review your book, please note that I would prefer a physical copy in that case.  

Once I receive your request, I will look it over and let you know as soon as possible if I will be accepting your book for review.  Please note that if I am too busy or do not care for the genre, your request may be rejected.  

My review of your book will be posted here on the blog, Amazon, and Goodreads.  My blog post will include the book cover, synopsis, my review, as well as purchase links and Goodreads link.  I cannot guarantee a favorable review, but I will be honest and respectful.  

I rate on the following scale:
★ I absolutely LOVED this book.  I loved the main and secondary characters and the plot.  I wasn't able to put this book down.  I was able to connect with the characters.  This may very well go down as one of my top reads of the year.  This will be one of the first books that I recommend to someone.
★ I really enjoyed this book, but didn't *love* it.  There may have been a plot hole, grammar errors, or just a couple small things in the plot that didn't sit well with me.  I would still recommend this to a friend.
★ I liked this book.  There were probably plot holes or numerous grammar errors that distracted me from the story and lowered readability.  The characters may have been hard to connect with.  There were enough good qualities about this book that I might recommend it to a friend.
★ I did not like this book.  There were numerous plot holes and the grammar errors made it very difficult to read.  Characters were not able to be redeemed and I could not connect with them.  I would not recommend this book to a friend.
★ I hated this book.  There was probably nothing that I liked about it.  It may even be a DNF.  I would not recommend this book to a friend.

There may be instances where I use half star ratings.  I will do that when I feel that a book falls between two categories.  

If you would like to do an author takeover on my Facebook page or in my blog's Facebook group, contact me by email and I will get you scheduled. 

Thank you! I'm looking forward to working with you.

About Me

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The Girl Behind the Blog 

This is me!  
My name is Jackie.  I am 31 years old, live in North Carolina with my husband and two sons, and am a major bookworm.  I've always been that girl that preferred reading to going out and things like that.  My love of reading started at an early age, just like my two sons.  It thrills me that they love reading just as much as I do.  My favorite genres and what I read the most of are romance (contemporary, new adult, young adult, romantic suspense, and romantic comedy) and mystery (especially cozies!).  Every once in a while I will find something outside of those genres that I enjoy, such as the Harry Potter series and the Hunger Games trilogy.  

Other than reading and blogging, I love spending time with family and friends, photography (I take pictures of *everything*), and watching TV to catch up on some of my favorite shows (Grey's Anatomy, The Walking Dead, Once Upon a Time, General Hospital). 

I'm a very shy person, but once I get to know you I will open up.  I'm very loyal.  If I care about you, you have my whole heart.    

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Reviews (sorted by author's last name) 


Scattered Pieces - Allie Able 
Damaged Pieces - Allie Able
Broken Pieces - Allie Able
Vulnerable Pieces - Allie Able 
Must Fit the List - Allie Able & Becca Taylor
Our Moon - Jennifer L Allen
Change of Heart - Jennifer L Allen
Right Place, Right Time - Jennifer L Allen 
Keep Me - Faith Andrews
First Came You - Faith Andrews
Feel Again - Faith Andrews
Freeing Destiny - Faith Andrews
Moore to Love - Faith Andrews 
Garden of Goodbyes - Faith Andrews


Stoned - Mandi Beck 
An Unforgivable Love Story - BL Berry
The Rule Maker - Jennifer Blackwood
Wildest Dream - RC Boldt
Hard to Handle - RC Boldt
Remember When - RC Boldt
Laws of Attraction - RC Boldt
Out of Love - RC Boldt
Clam Jam - RC Boldt 
The Opposition - Alicia Bryant


A Thousand Boy Kisses - Tillie Cole


Sweet Sound of Silence - Melanie Dawn
Hope Over Fear - J.A DeRouen
Low Over High - J.A DeRouen
Ever Over After - J.A DeRouen



The Final Vow - Amanda Flower
War and Peach - Susan Furlong


Built to Last - Elisabeth Grace
Hook - Elisabeth Grace 
Burn - Elisabeth Grace


Eminent Love - Leddy Harper
#Nerd - Cambria Hebert
#Hater - Cambria Hebert
#Player - Cambria Hebert
#Selfie - Cambria Hebert
November 9 - Colleen Hoover
It Ends With Us - Colleen Hoover





One Little Wish - Gina LaManna
Edge of Chaos - Molly E. Lee
Edge of Recovery - Molly E. Lee
Edge of Bliss - Molly E. Lee
East of Redemption - Molly E. Lee
Depths of Salvation - Molly E. Lee
The Exception - Adriana Locke
The Connection - Adriana Locke
Wherever It Leads - Adriana Locke
Written in the Scars - Adriana Locke
Sway - Adriana Locke 
Swing - Adriana Locke
Switch - Adriana Locke


Taking Care of the Target - Cindi Madsen
Operation Prom Date - Cindi Madsen

Shameless - Lex Martin
The Fall Up - Aly Martinez
The Spiral Down - Aly Martinez
It Started With a Kiss - Melanie Moreland
Just Friends - Monica Murphy






Rock the Boat - Gia Riley
Rock the City - Gia Riley 
Only You - Stephanie Rose
Finding Me - Stephanie Rose 


Trucker - Jamie Schlosser 
Bookman Dead Style - Paige Shelton 


Buried in the Stars - Gretchen Tubbs 






Full  Measures - Rebecca Yarros
Eyes Turned Skyward - Rebecca Yarros
Beyond What is Given - Rebecca Yarros
Hallowed Ground - Rebecca Yarros
Against All Odds - Rebecca Yarros
Ignite - Rebecca Yarros
Wilder - Rebecca Yarros