Hi there, thanks for visiting! My name is Laurie 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.
I LOVE books but please know that these reviews aren't meant to be a reliable dissection of literary treasures written to sell books. 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, paperback or horror movie please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I am hopelessly disorganized and easily distracted so feel free to give me a nudge if you've contacted me and haven't heard back.
What Do I Read?
- Horror & Dark Fiction
- Romance (no inspirationals)
- Erotica (all kinds as long as it's well written)
What Don't I Read?
- Everything else
- Books with a cliffhanger
- Mid-series books
What Formats Are Acceptable?
- Paperbacks, Audiobook CD's or Downloads
- Please, I beg of you, NO ebook requests. It's not that I'm greedy, I bookcross them when I'm done so new readers can discover the joy of reading, but my Ipad is FULL and reading on it on the daily is killing my eyes and my will to read. Some day I hope to buy a lighter, dedicated fancy-pants reader but until then I must currently decline ebooks.
What's the Spotlight Post All About?
Send me an email email@example.com if you have a brand new release of fiction that is horror or romance related (no others will be considered but monster-porn & erotica are welcome). It must be edited and ready to go with cover, blurb, a little about you, buy links, etc. Here's an example of one of my spotlighted book posts. Please no mid-series book titles. An e-book/paperback giveaway would be great too. Please put SPOTLIGHT as your email subject.
What Do I 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 email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put HORROR MOVIE REVIEW in the subject line otherwise it may be missed.
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 (nudge me if that happens!). Please don't take it personally. Turn-around time is typically 30 - 45 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 left.
WTF Does DNF Mean and Will it Happen to Me?
DNF is when I do not finish a book. It's a horrible, mean thing to do to a book but sometimes it must be done. 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 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). A tweet will go out too when I start reading and then again when I finish the review. Please note, life happens and acceptance of a review copy does not guarantee a review.
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!