Policies/Features

REVIEW POLICY

We love to hear from authors, publicists, and publishers about books. If you’d like one of our reviewers to consider your book for review on Books Make Me Happy, you can fill out the form on the contact page, or email your request to:

booksmakemehappyreviews at gmail dot com

Wellnesssticker2Please understand that we can not promise or guarantee that any request will be answered, or that any of us will be available to review your book. We’ll do the best we can to match the request with the reviewer it most suits.

As much as we all love reading, and love this site, this is NOT our job, and we cannot promise or guarantee a timeframe for review. We are happy to work on a case by case basis for each request, and will make a schedule based on our availability at that specific time.

Each review will be based on the merits of the book and the opinions of the reviewer. Yes, the OPINIONS of the reviewer. We will make every effort to choose our books based on our preferences, in the hope that our reviews are positive. However, we cannot always know for sure how we’ll like a book, and there may be times when a review is less than favorable. We will, of course, be fair and respectful, regardless of our final thoughts about the book. We will NOT engage in inflammatory discussions about reviews, reviewers or authors. And we will take action to delete and/or block ANY commenters who are aggressive or disrespectful. Having a differing opinion is certainly welcome, being an ass is not.

 

Books Makes Me Happy generally reviews these genres (in adult, NA, YA, and M/M where applicable):

  • Urban Fantasy
  • Paranormal Romance
  • Magical Realism
  • Paranormal Mystery

Some of our reviewers are open to submissions in the following genres, on a case by case basis:

  • Contemporary Romance
  • Historical Romance
  • Women’s Fiction
  • Middle Grade Paranormal
  • Mystery/Thriller
  • Erotic Romance

 

We are happy to help promote the stories and authors we love in ways OTHER than reviewing. Books Make Me Happy welcomes:

  • blog tours
  • release day blasts
  • cover reveals
  • blog hops
  • author / character interviews
  • author guest posts

 

We also have a selection of weekly, standard features that I’m happy to discuss via the email address above.

WordsAndMusicMondayMonday – Words & Music Monday – My favorite of the blog’s weekly features. If your book has a playlist, or if your characters have theme songs, or if you listened to one song on repeat every time you wrote a fight scene… I want to hear from YOU! I’m fascinated by how two of my favorite things combine to create your finished product.

 

 

  • Tuesday – Review / misc

 

IWonderWednesday – I Wonder… – This is the day I get to pick the brains of my audience. Any book/author related question I’m pondering is fair game for this curious feature. I’m certainly open to helping YOU ask your burning questions, as well.

 

 

 

10ThingsThursday1Thursday – 10 Things Thursday – Newest weekly feature on the blog. What 10 things should readers know about you or your book? Quick post with high impact.

 

 

 

  • Friday – Review / misc

 

RecMyWeekendSaturday / Sunday – Rec My Weekend – There’s no such thing as “too many books”. This is my weekly chance to share “an oldie but a goodie” that I love… or introduce a new book I’m excited about. My goal? Increase everyone’s TBR pile!

 

 

 

GoingUnderCOVER2**Miscellaneous post features include: “BLANK” Makes Me Happy, This or That, MADLib Excerpts, Going UnderCOVER, and more.**

 

 

 

FTC Disclaimer: The reviewers on Books Make Me Happy are not compensated by, nor are our reviews influenced by, any author or publisher. Books reviewed on this site are either purchased by the reviewer, received for free from the author or publisher strictly for the purpose of an honest review, or accessed through a galley service (NetGalley or Edelweiss) for the purpose of an honest review.

Privacy Policy: I take the safety and privacy of each of my reviewers and readers seriously. Personal information (including, but not limited to, name, address, and email) received by this site will not be sold to a third party under any circumstance. Information will be shared with a third party (author or publisher rep) ONLY per the terms of any contest or submission format that users knowingly, actively participate in. This information will not be stored or used for any other purpose.


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