Review Policy

Here at Reading Nook I live to read and review new and exciting books. I have so many on all of my bookcases (yes more than one) and kindle but am always interested in checking out new authors work. I am listed on the Indie Reviewer’s List at The Indie View, Reedsy Discovery and ChapterBuzz as a reviewer. I am signed up to Give Me Books mailing list, am a member on NetGalley, BookLook Bloggers and Blogging for Books where I sometimes request ARC copies, as well as being part of a few author’s ARC Street Teams. Over the years I have made some great contacts with Indie authors who have come to me direct to review some of their books. I am happy to be involved in any Blog Tours, Cover Reveals, Sale Blitz, Book Blitz, Release Blitz and/or Author Interview’s as well as reviewing books.

The genre’s I love the most are Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance, Young Adult, Women’s Fiction and Erotica. I am open to requests and would be happy to read and review books for authors and publishers. However, I will only be taking on one new book per month. I am also available to be a Beta/Proof reader for authors. If you are interested let me know and I will see if I can work your book into my schedule.

I read for my own enjoyment and my reviews are my own thoughts and feelings about any given novel that I chose to read.

Each of my reviews include the following:

  • Title of the book and publishing information
  • Author name and link(s) to their own websites and/or social media accounts
  • Book Synopsis
  • My own review (a few paragraphs about the book and what I thought)
  • A star rating from 1 to 5

I give my honest opinion on every book but cannot always guarantee a positive one.

Apart from posting on my Blog I will also post my review on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads, Bloglovin and Amazon. If I receive any ARC copies from NetGalley, BookLook Bloggers and/or Blogging for Books I will also post the review on their sites as well.

If you are interested in a book review, author interview and/or promotional post of any kind then please email through to where I will review the request and get back to you shortly.

Please note: My reading schedule fills up quickly so I will only be taking on one new book per month if the blurb description appeals to me.

17 responses to “Review Policy

  1. Hello, I found you on Twitter,

    Might you like to read/review my new standalone psychological thriller called FEAR DREAMS?

    Publication Date: March 28, 2016

    Liddy Barron, an artist, was injured in a hit-and-run accident that left her with recurring nightmares, gaps in her memory, and an increasing obsession in the disappearance of a coed named Sasha Perry. Insecure and nervous, Liddy’s turmoil grows as she begins seeing ghostly images. Her husband Paul tries to help but suspects it’s just her imagination…while intuitive Detective Kerri Blasco, also obsessed with young Sasha’s disappearance, senses that Liddy may have a key to solving the case, and tries to unravel the shocking truth of what really haunts her.

    Amazon link: (Also available in paperback.) If interested, which format do you prefer? I have a PDF & a mobi file.

    Many thanks for your attention,

    Joyce (J.A. Schneider)


  2. B.R.L. Coryn

    You go reviewing that many different genres, your schedule’s going to be filling up awfully quick. Well, before you get overloaded, perhaps I could interest you in a paranormal romance that doesn’t feature paranormal creatures, but rather paranormal events? Here’s the Amazon link, at which you can read the first three chapters or so (out of twenty):

    As summarized at the link:

    Truth can be stranger than fiction, as Don Richards knows: his unlikely modern fairytale marriage with Denise, the unwed teen mother he hired to take care of his little son Jackie after his first wife died in a car wreck, has Don doubting his life can possibly get any more bizarre, even with their Caribbean honeymoon cruise passing through the legendary Bermuda Triangle. Fiction, however, proves to have a few surprises of its own as the Bermuda Triangle proves to be a place in which paranormal events long dismissed as exaggerations and mythical mumbo-jumbo are rare, but do happen. The trouble is, when myths come true in reality, metaphor is powerless to dispel these paranormal events the way it does in all the made up stories.

    In Mr. and Mrs. Richards’ case, this is especially problematic because their minds have also been swapped with those of his nine-and-a-half-year-old son Jackie and her nine-year-old daughter Jaymee, respectively. What will they do if their swap proves to be irreversible?

    If you’re interested, I’ll gladly send you a full free copy in exchange for a review.

    B.R.L. Coryn


    • You are right that my schedule is slowly filling up but I’m always happy to check out new books. Yours sounds like an interesting read so I would be happy to review it for you. When would you be looking for it to go out though as I have a few on my list that need to be done soon? You can always email me direct at Thanks


  3. rashell1970

    This is my first book, and it seems that I’m doing everything backward (not on purpose). I am seeking quality honest reviews, and Reading Nook seems to be a great source.

    My beta reader group consisted of eleven people, nine women and two men. All, except one, read my little novel within a week or less. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive with phrases such as, “I couldn’t put it down”, and “I was disturbed”. The one negative review was that the genre was not her thing.

    Would you be interested in reviewing my novel? It is a psychological thriller – I should warn you that there are some very disturbing scenes, along with some “R” rated moments.

    This is the back cover copy –

    After enduring a lifetime of abuse at the hands of the man that vowed to cherish her, Genny Carter knows only the role of the victim. More focused on avoiding punishment than the well-being of her three daughters, she ignored the terror inflicted on them by their father during their childhood. She kept his secrets. Now, in her sixties, Genny has had enough. She needs her daughters to help her escape. Can she count on them?

    Lilly has tried for decades since leaving that little Texas farmhouse to erase the unspeakable things that were done to her. After snagging a wealthy man, she reinvents herself into a polished member of San Antonio’s old-money society. Can she keep up this façade, or will the secrets she hides cause her to lose everything?

    Always Daddy’s favorite, thirty-five-year-old Randi tries to bury her shame in a mountain of sex and drugs. Estranged from her parents for nearly ten years, the news of Mother’s leaving forces her to face old wounds. Will she survive?

    Much younger than her sisters, Raine was left to deal with Daddy’s horrific abuse after the others left. Shanti, free of a conscience, was conjured to help protect little Raine by whatever means necessary. Raine’s mother and father are back in the picture, and Shanti is on a rampage.
    Every family has secrets. Some are worth dying for.

    This is the link on Amazon for the Kindle ebook version –

    It is available in paperback as well. I would, of course, be happy to send a paperback copy or email a pdf version of the book, should you decide to review it.

    Link to my author Facebook fan page –
    My website
    Goodreads –

    Thank you in advance for your consideration.

    Best regards,


    • Hi RaShell
      Thanks for getting in contact. Sounds like an interesting book but I’m afraid not really one for me at the moment. I would be happy to do a promotional post and/or author interview instead though if you wanted me to set something up. Let me know what you think. My email is


      • rashell1970

        Hello Sarah,
        I appreciate the offer to do a promotional post. Please let me know what this entails and what information that you would need from me.
        Best regards,


  4. How can I email you a book review request? ^_^


  5. Carlos Velasquez

    Requesting Review
    Initiate: Final Hours
    IndieAuthor – Carlos Velasquez
    ISBN – 9781098769819
    05/2019. 174 pgs
    Amazon – Kindle

    Thanks for your time is it possible to get a review, can send you a Kindle ebook.


  6. deeviant69bdsm

    Hello I found you through booksirens would you be interested in reading my new books its a novelleta and its erotica. Here is the blurb:
    I have included a blurb for the story below:

    When Ming E has a bad sexual encounter with a client, she decides to walk away from the only job she has ever known. Faced with an impossible situation of what to do with her special talents as a sex worker, she then embarks on an adventure that sees her try out various aspects of the sex industry. Ming crosses paths with a Christian couple looking to consummate their marriage, a woman who satisfies fetishes, a Dom, and an ethical porn director – and this has her rethinking what her true intentions are.
    Which path will she choose and will she eventually find something that leaves her feeling more fulfilled?

    UK buyers:

    US buyers:

    If you are interested I can send you a pdf copy of the book for you to review on this blog.


  7. Vit Vanicek

    Dear Sarah,

    I would like you to consider reviewing the first volume (or more of them if you find you like the story!) of my fantasy tetralogy Divine Tyranny.

    I self-published all four volumes last year after nine years of writing, editing, beta-reading, and more editing.
    The four volumes are available in paperback and Kindle on Amazon. The Spring Catastrophe (256pp) came out last June, followed shortly by the three remaining volumes, according to their seasons: The Summer Uprising (218pp), The Autumn Allegiance (284pp), and The Winter Succession (309pp).

    The genre is epic/military fantasy, but there is very little to no magic involved. The main character is an ageing military commander who has to reassess all his notions and beliefs, struggle with survivor guilt, and question all he thought he knew about the humanity’s place in the world to unite humanity against monstrous guardians that impose a cruel world order upon the four societies that are separated by geography and weather (the 4 realms are based on late Roman/Latin, early medieval Slavic, feudal Indonesian, and feudal German cultures, distinct and using the four corresponding languages in names of characters, placenames, and cultural concepts). Yet none of it may be enough, and he might have to lose more, from power, to friends, to family, to his health, to his own self, in order to fight those who oppose his idea of human stewardship of the world.

    Here’s the blurb for the first volume:
    Once there were four realms, and a season for each, perpetual and unchanging. The fall veteran Commander Lord Versos lives in pain and regret at the Traveling Court of his realm. For as long as the bards of his homeland can remember, his warrior culture had been locked in combat with the spring empire of Vesna until a sudden armistice forced this once-mighty warrior into uneasy retirement. But when a mysterious messenger brings word that an impossible, vast monster is ravaging his old foes, Lord Versos rides out to investigate—and embarks on the last great adventure of his military career. Learning of generations-old conspiracy and a world order that is both magical and cruelly inhuman, Lord Versos now finds himself traveling the four realms to recruit allies to his cause, however unlikely. He sails with the pirates from the frozen Hinterfrost, faces fighting monks from the tropical Sumnaya Isles, and brings a voice of change into every society: all in the attempt to unite these diverse cultures against insurmountable odds. Yet in order to face the catastrophe, he may have to lose more than just his own life.

    Here’s the link to the tetralogy on Amazon:

    I would be very grateful for your consideration of reviewing at least the first volume.

    If you are interested, I’ll send you the book either in paper or digital format.


    • Hi Vit
      Thanks for getting in contact. It sounds like an interesting book but I’m not currently taking on any new requests at the moment. I would be happy to do a promotional post or author interview instead though. If you are interested then can you email through to and I will see what I can do.


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