Queries


About Us & the Reviews

Please Note:  At this time I am no longer accepting fiction queries with the exception of audiobooks. The TBR is out of control and I do not ever want this to feel like a job (one job is plenty for me!).

Hi there, my name is Laurie (Bark's the sassy one with the tongue) and in the past, I've been a reviewer for All About Romance and JERR's now defunct newsletter. Currently I'm a reviewer for Horror After Dark as well as doing my own thing here.

These reviews aren't meant to be a reliable dissection of literary treasures written to sell books, just in case you were wondering. They're written for fellow bookworms whose reading time is precious.

All of my "reviews" will always be based purely on whim, fancy and mood. They are not to be taken too seriously. Sometimes I use gif's, sometimes not, sometimes I'm long-winded, sometimes I'm just lazy. Hey, you get what pay for around here. 

If you've read a few of my reviews and you still want a review, the odds are much higher that you know how I operate and you might just have something I'd love to review. Please remember I post the good, the bad and all of the stuff in the middle and will gleefully post it everywhere.If, for some crazy reason, you still want a review of your audiobook or horror movie please send an email to barklesswagmore@live.com.


What Do We Read?
  • Horror or Dark Fiction 
  • Romance (no inspirationals)
  • Erotica (all kinds as well as it's well written)
What Don't We Read?
  • Everything else
  • Books with a cliffhanger
  • Mid-series books
What Formats Do We Accept?
  • Audiobook CD's or Downloads

What Do We Watch?

Horror films and horror tv shows. Yep, that's it. If you'd like to send me a DVD, I'd be happy to give it a viewing. Horror film reviews are typically run on a Friday. You can use the form or email me at barklesswagmore@live.com. Please put HORROR MOVIE REVIEW in the subject line otherwise it may be missed.

When Will Reviews Be Posted?

I am not good with pressure & will not take on more than I can handle so you may not hear from me right away - or ever. Please don't take it personally. Turn-around time is typically 30 days once I contact you and unless I state otherwise. Updates on reading progress can be found in my monthly wrap up posts or by checking out my sidebar to the right.

WTF Does DNF Mean and Will it Happen to Me?


DNF is when I do not finish a book. I reserve the right to DNF any book received in for review and will write a review saying why it drove me to such drastic measures. If you can't deal with this, please, I beg of you, do not submit your book. 

Where Will Reviews Be Posted?

Reviews will be posted here and at Amazon, Goodreads, Booklikes and Horror After Dark (if applicable). Please note, life happens and acceptance of a review copy does not guarantee a review.

Professional Reader80%2016 NetGalley Challenge

If your book is horror related you can submit it directly to Horror After Dark where a team of horror fans will see your title. Click this link to have a look-see. Thanks!

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