Welcome to my review blog – “Views She Writes”.
I take great pleasure in reading books and that is how I started to review them as well. Giving back something to the society is why I started reviewing. Therefore, I try my best to do the most deserved justice to both the books and the authors while writing reviews.
PREFERRED GENRE TO READ
My most favorite type of books are
- Murder Mysteries
- Cozy Mysteries
- Psychological Thrillers
However, if the book is really interesting, it might get selected for reviewing. Please feel free to write to me for reviewing. If it does not appeal to me, I shall revert to you stating the same. But, I strongly keep away from intense violence, torture, dark theme, paranormal, horror, erotica, LGBT and the like.
I am open to new authors as well. In fact most of my reviewed books are of Indie authors. So anyone is welcome to contact me for reviewing.
PREFERRED FORMAT OF THE BOOK TO BE REVIEWED
The book shall be accepted for review only in HARD COPY. Soft copy in any form is not preferred. Kindly contact me only if you would be willing to send a Hard Copy of your book across to Toronto, Canada.
Please note that this is a non-negotiable topic and request you to adhere to the same.
HOW THE RATINGS ARE DONE
In a normal 5 pointer rating, the Ratings shall be done considering the following aspects (For 10 Point rating, the stars will be doubled)
- Grammar and Language
- Complexity of Characters
- Flow of the Story
- Style of Narration
- Overall feel of the story
The Author and Publishing Company does not influence my rating in any way. So this supports the fact that Indie Authors get equal chances of scoring as established Authors.
The explanations of the rating are as follows:
- 1 Star – The book / story was so bad I could not even finish it
- 2 Star – Merely passable. Not recommended to buy.
- 3 Star – It is OK. You can read it at your own risk
- 4 Star – It was really good. Something could have been better
- 5 Star – Exceptional. Possibly the next best seller
Once I do select the book, you can be assured that the Review shall be completely honest. If you are trying to get only positive reviews, please do not take up my review. I give it as I get it.
The Review will be directly published on the blog. It will not be shared in a draft format with the author. Once the Review is final and released, it will be shared with the Author. The Author can suggest technical changes, like if I have misspelled the name of a character or some circumstance. But the thoughts regarding the book will remain uninfluenced.
I also reserve the right to not complete reading the book, depending upon the story. In case I find it disturbing or realize that I will not be able to give a positive review at all, or any other reasons, I will not complete the book. The author shall be informed immediately and with reasons for not completing the book. However that does not necessarily mean that should not stop the author from contacting me again. Any other book which suits my requirement can be submitted to me again and we can take up the partnership from there.
SITES WHERE THE REVIEW WILL BE PUBLISHED
Once the review is finished, the author shall be informed of the same and shared a link to my blog where the review is published. Other than that, the review is also published on the sites mentioned below (Click on them to go to my reviews on those sites)
If there are any other sites you want me to publish my review, please do let me know when I send you the Review Link. I shall post it as requested.
I also request the authors to post the reviews on their pages and websites so that the review and my blog shall get its visibility. Any posts shared on the authors’ websites or anywhere else should have a redirect link to my blog.
Posting of my reviews without the redirect link shall be considered Plagiarism and strict actions shall be taken against such posts. Kindly refrain from the same as I am putting in a lot of effort to get the review published.
HOW AND WHEN TO CONTACT ME
You can contact me through my Goodreads account or directly mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I try and reply to all the mails at the earliest convenient time.
Best wishes and thanks again