Review Policy/Rating System

Thanks for checking out my review policy

Please note, my review list is closed until further notice (excluding authors/publishers I’ve worked with previously).  Thank you for your patience.

I am accepting guest post and interview submissions. 

I accept books for review consideration in print, ebooks (must be mobi files or Amazon gifts) and audiobook format. Due to the increasing number of titles submitted I can’t guarantee to answer each request. All books reviewed on this blog are either purchased retail (because I want to buy them!) or received as review copies from publishers or authors. I do not receive compensation. I’m afraid I don’t accept review requests that require me to purchase the book.

I will give my honest opinion in any review without unnecessary negativity and any criticism will be, I hope, constructive. I read/listen for enjoyment and the reviews are purely my own impressions and point of view. Submission of a book doesn’t automatically result in a review, sometimes a book just isn’t for me and in that case I would decline to write an unfavourable review.

Genres I prefer include Murder/Mystery, Suspense, Paranormal, Modern detective and Psychological thrillers.  Some YA,  Apocalyptic, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Contemporary fiction, although Im quite selective with these categories.

I don’t accept review requests for: Self Help, Non Fiction, Romance, Biography, Political, Erotica, Religion or Poetry.

If you wish to contact me regarding reviewing titles, guest posts and/or author interviews please submit a request to betweenthelinesbookblog@gmail.com or through the contact tab at the top of the page and please include cover image, blurb and links to the book.

NB this review policy is subject to change.

Ratings

five-stars  – Has that extra something ~ characters fully developed, skilled writing and intriguing plot.

four-half-stars  – Loved it, a really great read ~ engaging story and wonderful characters, likeable and well defined. Well worth reading.

four-stars  – A very enjoyable read ~ sound writing with a pleasing storyline and good character portrayals.

three-half-stars  –  Very good in parts ~ some good content: possibly too much telling/ grammatical/writing errors/plot holes.

three-stars  – It was OK ~ didn’t hold interest enough so for me it probably needs work on plot and characters.

Anything under three stars would probably come into the ‘not for me’ category and there will be very few, if any, of these (life’s too short!). The above ratings are based purely on my own assessment and opinion and are guidelines only.

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