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Review Policy  

General information 

I am currently accepting select Adult, Young Adult, or Middle Grade books for review. You can send emails to daniel.christopher.84@live.co.uk  

(If you are looking to send me a physical book in the post, let me know so I can email you my address.) For people living outside of the UK I would still prefer a physical copy of the book, I understand that some authors are unwilling to do this due too cost. But in return for a physical copy of your book I will review it and promote it on all of my social media and leave reviews on the authors desired websites. Who knows, if I really like your book I may do a video for my YouTube channel and a physical book always looks better on camera!

I accept print ARCs, finished copies, and occasionally eBooks (I do however prefer a physical book, I'm kind of traditional and old school like that). If the book is a part of a series, then I may need the previous books. 

Also if you have already emailed me and I have failed to respond to you I am very sorry. I get a lot of emails and sometimes it can get lost in the pile. Feel free to email me again and I will get back to you ASAP. Even send me a tweet to let me know you have emailed, then I can look out for it. :) 

Genres 
You can check and see if your book is on my TBR list. If it's there, then you know I want to read it!   I accept Adult, YA, and MG fiction in the following genres: 
  • Fantasy 
  • Fairy tale/myth retellings  
  • Paranormal   
  • Mystery 
  • Gothic horror/romance 
  • Chick-Lit 
  • Romantic Fiction 
  • Romantic / Comedy 
  • Memoirs/modern biographies 
    Erotica (most genres but it has to be male/male)
I am NOT accepting books in the following genres: 
  • Non-fiction  
  • Extremely political or "hot button" topics 
  • Poetry 
  • Free verse novels  
  • Short story compilations  
  • Overtly preachy religious fiction 
Accepting Books 

If I accept a book for review, that does not guarantee a review.   I will make every effort to read and review in a timely fashion and with regard to release dates, but I cannot guarantee this. I prefer to receive a book 2 months prior to when you would like the review posted, however I have been known to make the odd exception.
  
Reviews 

I will write a review for almost every book I finish. Many reviews will also be posted on Goodreads, Amazon and my blog. If I really enjoy a book it may be featured on my YouTube channel too, usually only if I have a physical copy of the book to show to my subscribers, but I also do videos if I have a high res image of the book cover. My reviews are written in a relaxed manner reminiscent of a conversation among friends. They are not meant to be objective literary critiques. 

(You will receive links to all platforms on which I have left my review for your book, please use these at your leisure) 

I write fair and honest reviews, but this does not mean I will always write positive reviews. My reviews are my opinion, and if I don’t enjoy a book then my review will reflect that. 

With that said, I strive to explain why the book in question did not work for me personally. I do NOT write nasty or snarky commentary about the author. As a writer myself, I have the utmost respect for the art form and understand how much work goes into creating a novel. 

If I do not finish a book I may write an explanation for DNF-ing. These explanations are different from standard reviews and will state that I did not finish the book, what page I read up to, why I did not finish, and if I plan on ever picking up the book again.

Blog Tours

I am more than willing to participate in blog tours whether you want me to do a review, interview or post an extract from a book on my website. Please contact me via email if you wish for me to participate.  
   
Review Structure 

All reviews will normally include the following:  
  • Cover art (I will always require a high resolution image of your book cover to use on my blog, I would appreciate it if this was emailed to me when I agree to review your book) 
  • Book stats: Title, author, publisher, page count, release date, series status 
  • Where I received the book 
  • My review: What I liked and didn't 
  • Rating  out of 10
  • Links to purchase the book in question  
Cover Reveals
I would love to be involved in revealing the covers of Authors new books, I don't want exclusivity just a chance to be included in the unveiling of some beautiful covers.

Giveaways 

I am happy to host a giveaway for you! My criteria for hosting giveaway books is the same as that for review books. Please refer to the genre, publisher, and book format requirements for review books.   If you would like me to host a giveaway for a book, please be sure to include the following information in your request: 
  • Title/Author  
  • Format of the book (ARC, hardcover, softcover, audiobook) 
  • Shipping requirements (US, US/CA, or International) 
  • Run time of the giveaway 
  • Any additional information you would like included (photo of prize, blurb, signed?, etc)  
  
Author Guest Posts and Interviews
 
I am happy to host authors and writers on DANIELRIDING.COM! I am not currently accepting "form" guest posts where the content has already been posted on other blogs.   If you would like to be featured on DANIELRIDING.COM, please email me with the following information: 

Authors 
  • Your name and the name of your book 
  • A brief description of your book (or link to Goodreads) 
  • Do you prefer a guest post or an interview? Will you provide a topic/questions or would you like me to
  • The month/date you would like to be featured
  • If you would like to include a giveaway  
Writers 
  • Name and title of your article 
  • A brief description of what your article is/will be about 
  • Links or attachments of previous work 
  • Your social media links  
Please note: If I have not read your book yet and you are coming up with your own guest post topic, then I prefer, but do not require, you send me a copy of your book.   If I have not read your book yet and I am coming up with the guest post topic or interview questions, then I require a copy of your book and 3-4 months advance time to read your book. If this is not possible for some reason, we can try to work something out.   

Requests to Host Me On Your Blog 

Thank you for your interest! I am honored, but I will require at least a months notice to write an article for your blog/website. Do not hesitate to contact me at daniel.christopher.84@live.co.uk