Review Policy

At present I am not accepting review requests. Review copies referenced on this site have been requested directly from publishers by me.

I may consider some e-books (EPUB format only) but print is my preferred format. I do not accept self-published books or dystopian, paranormal, or horror books. I reserve the right to publish mixed or negative reviews, and may choose not to review books received. I will do my best to post reviews within six months of receipt or two months of the publication date, but sometimes life may interfere with that intention. I will keep or donate ARCs; I do not sell them.

Other than review copies, I receive no remuneration for reviews posted here.

To contact me, email lory [-at-] emeraldcitybookreview [-dot-] com.

2 responses to “Review Policy

  1. Hi,

    (I did see on your webpage that you are not accepting review requests. I’m being impertinent because of the name of your blog [I live in Sammamish, near Issaquah, WA]; and my novel is set here in Western Washington during the 1930s and 40s. If it’s completely out of the question to take on a review at this time, please excuse me.)

    I’m writing to ask if you would be willing to read and review my latest novel, “Thompson Road.” The book (~80K words) is due out September 15, published by Booktrope Editions (my publicist at Booktrope is Stephanie Konat:

    This is a literary coming of age/love story set in the Pacific Northwest on the brink of World War II. The protagonists live six miles apart on the same country road near Yelm, Washington. Mona suffers from what we know today as dyslexia, although at the time it was not diagnosed as such. She was considered “feebleminded.”

    A sweeping, coming of age love story set in the Pacific Northwest on the brink of WWII. Rejected by classmate and accomplished swing dancer Sally Springs, high school quarterback Raleigh Starr remains desperate to win her heart. While walking home on Thompson Road, Raleigh catches sight of Mona Garrison, dancing at her bedroom window. He is mesmerized. Still determined to dazzle Sally, Raleigh asks the shy sixteen year old to compete with him at the state fair swing dance contest, and she agrees. Swept up in the war, Raleigh realizes too late what Mona has always known: that they are perfect for each other… but he is unaware of the terrible price she has paid for his attention. Thompson Road is a poignant, tender story that reminds us of the power of first love.

    I would love to send you the book in MOBI, EPUB or PDF format if you would be willing to take a look at it.

    I hope to hear from you soon.

    • Dear Scott, thank you for your query. I am indeed not accepting (or requesting) review copies at this time, but I will let you know if that changes. I wish you all the best with your new book.

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