Review & Rating System

All reviews are free, never paid for. They’re spoiler-free reviews that are given with respect and honesty. I review both indie and traditionally published authors. My reviews will be written in a constructive manner focusing on the work itself and will not attack or focus on the author. I will post a written review here on my blog. I will also post short reviews to Goodreads, BookBub, and Amazon which will include a star rating.

If you would like me to review your book please email me a synopsis of your story and the page number. I will review your submission and contact you if/when I add your book to my TBR, then again when I begin reading it. At that time I may also ask for additional information, such as your website and social media links, links where your book can be purchased, and an image to use in my review.

I will not talk up a book to keep an author or publisher happy. My opinions are my own.

I review adult fiction novels in the following genres:

  • Gothic Fiction (and all subgenres)
  • Paranormal & Urban Fantasy
  • Romance (and all subgenres, heat levels with MF, some RH)
  • Thrillers (and all subgenres)
  • Women Sleuths
  • Women’s Fiction + Paranormal WF & Military WF

Star Rating System

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ = Loved it – Must Read
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ = Really liked it – Highly Recommend
⭐️⭐️⭐️ = Liked it – Recommend
⭐️⭐️ = It was OK – Would Not Recommend
⭐️ = Didn’t like it or DNF

Romance Heat Meter

🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶SPICY – Erotic & erotica, plentiful very explicit sexual content and/or kink, no holds barred
🌶🌶🌶🌶 – SAUCY – Explicit sensuality, hot sex scenes, graphic language, love/sex scenes thoroughly described
🌶🌶🌶 – STEAMY – Moderate sensuality, conventional to descriptive sex on the page, no graphic language
🌶🌶 – BLUSHING – Kissing, touching to heavy petting, general or implied sexual scenes behind closed doors
🌶 – VANILLA – Sweet & clean, no sexual scenes, no kissing to hugs, hand-holding & chased kissing