BOOKS

  1.  Unfortunately, even if you overnight me a signed, leather bound, limited edition, I cannot promise to review your book soon or even at all. Existing TBRs and life in general tend to get in the way, and I am a slow reader. Often reading, reviewing, and BookTubing are a catch-as-catch-can activity for me.
  2. If you send me a book, I will add a disclaimer to the review that this book was sent to me in exchange for a fair and honest review.
  3. If you ship anything to me, you do so at your own risk.  I am not responsible for lost of damaged items.  If there was shipping damage, however, I will contact you before uploading my review.
  4. Prepare yourself that I might not like your book.   I don't give star ratings, because I respect that the viewer/reader can understand how I felt about the story from the review itself.  However, just because you sent me a free copy and promised to promote my review through your outlets, I am under no obligation to crow favorably about something I thought was boring or not publishable quality. My audience trusts me that I relate to them my true opinions, and that is what they will get.  Besides, readers are by nature intelligent and can see through feigned enthusiasm. That said, I don't enjoy bashing books.  My cruelest critiques usually run along the lines of "I wasn't the right audience for this story."
  5. I review horror, fantasy, science fiction, thrillers, YA (if it falls into one of the already mentioned genres), some mainstream, mystery, and media tie-ins. (In that order of preference, with exception of the media tie-ins, since one of those can fall into any genre.) Please NO courtroom dramas, police procedurals, gumshoe detectives, romance (although, I will accept a story with romantic themes), erotica, or porn. I have been known to review erotica on a very rare occasion, but it must primarily belong to one of the aforementioned genres. If there is a lot of sex and the occasional alien or unicorn, I'll probably pass. Just like a traditional publisher, I am more likely to look at something if it is well-written, original, and fresh. But I try not to be a snob, and I will still look at medieval fantasy, gothic ghost stories, vampires, alien invasions, and space operas, among many other tropes. Examples of popular authors that I enjoy reading:  Stephen King, Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, Richard Laymon, Brian Keene, J.K. Rowling, Ray Bradbury, Brandon Sanderson, Terry Brooks, Robert E. Howard, Orson Scott Card, Isaac Asimov, Frederik Pohl, Octavia Butler, Charlaine Harris, George R.R. Martin, Jim Butcher, Nancy Kilpatrick, Richard Matheson, Nancy Kress, Anne McCaffrey, Robert Silverberg, Robert Heinlein, Harlan Ellison, John Irving, Mark Twain, Jack London, Charles Dickens, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  Some of my favorie books are The Shining, The Stand (both by Stephen King), Adulthood Rites by Octavia Butler, The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, Gateway by Frederik Pohl, Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, and A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  I am a huge Sherlock Holmes, Conan, LOTR, GoT, Star Wars, Star Trek, and Doctor Who fan.
  6. Typically, I follow a two-tiered policy depending on the format of book that I receive. If you send me ...  1) An ebook, I will post a written review on my website only.  2)  A print book (paperback or hardcover), I will post a written review on my website, a video review on my YouTube, and most likely include it in a video bookhaul and separate unboxing.  3)  For either print or ebooks, I will usually include a short, written review on GoodReads and Amazon.
  7. Any format of ebook is fine, but I would prefer not to receive word processor files of your manuscript or PDFs.
  8. Sell sheets are helpful but not required.
  9. Please email me or send the link of any images you would like me to include in the review (i.e. author photos, book cover, etc.)  You must have legal permission from the copyright owner (if other than yourself) to repost these images, with the understanding that I will not only repost them in the review and possibly social media, but I might also alter the image. For example, I might place the images together in a collage or edit a dark/blurry photo. That said, professional hi-res files are preferred.  I cannot be responsible for royalties owed for use of these files.
  10. If you are sending me an ARC, please let me know the launch date, and I will try to publish the video/written review to coincide.
  11. I cannot return items sent to me.
  12. For any other questions, please use the email form below to contact me. I will send you the address of where to ship items in my response email.

 

ART SUPPLIES, SOFTWARE, ELECTRONICS, AND PUBLISHERS WHO WISH TO SPONSOR MY CHANNEL/WEBSITE:

  1.  I cannot return items sent to me.
  2. I cannot be responsible for items damaged during shipping.  In such case, however, I will contact you before uploading my review.
  3. If you send your item/link and then expect me to purchase a subscription service, it's not going to happen.
  4. I will not review demos or "lite" versions.  If it is software, for example, it must be the full version.  If your product is a stand-alone module of a larger suite, then I will consider these items.
  5. I will review any art supplies, software, or electronics geared toward artists (especially painters and sketchers, digital or traditional), writers, photographers, and film makers (especially YouTubers).
  6. For items sent, I will post a fair and honest review on my website and YouTube channel.
  7. Prepare yourself that I might not like your product.   I don't give star ratings, because I respect that the audience can understand how I felt about the item from the review itself.  However, just because you sent me a freebie and promised to promote my review through your outlets, I am under no obligation to crow favorably about something I thought was difficult to use or simply did not perform as advertised.
  8. For any other questions or offers of sponsorship, please use the email form below to contact me.  I will send you the address of where to ship items in my response email.