I am still accepting books for review but on a VERY limited basis. If you are interested in my reviewing your book please check out my review policy and feel free to contact me at


Review Policy

Thank you for considering The Eclectic Bookshelf for a book review.  In addition, thank you for taking the time to stop by my little corner of the blogosphere.  Now for the details of my review policy.....

What Genre's Do I review?:  Here at The Eclectic Bookshelf you will find reviews in a vast variety of genre's.  At this time though, I am only going to accept review requests in YA/MG, Romance (contemporary, paranormal and historical), Erotica (sparingly), Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Thriller/Mysteries and Westerns.

What we are CURRENTLY looking to review?: I'm reading a lot of YA and Romance's right now, so I've decided that I want to look more into Thrillers/Mysteries, Paranormal and Westerns. NOTE: Please don't let this section prevent you from submitting a request.  These are genre's that I am looking to expand further into.

Why am I going to be so selective?:  My reading time is a precious commodity and I am only going to accept review requests for books that I think I will really enjoy.

NOTE:  Special consideration for the following:~ Publisists/third parties that I have worked with in the past
~ Authors that I have worked with in the past
~ Debut Authors
~ or if the review request is for a book that I was going to request anyway

Genre's NOT interested in:  Poetry

Format's Accepted:   I accept ARCs, galleys, new releases and backlisted titles for review.  I will review books that are in the middle of a series, but in the event I have not read the rest of the series or do not own them, I may ask that you send the previous titles as well. I review each title individually but link series posts (reviewed books that are part of a series) together.  I do accept ebooks in .pdf and EPUB format only at this time.  I also accept Independently published books.  I DO NOT accept audiobooks at this time. 

To Submit a Request:  Please feel free to contact me here, or you can email me at  with the following information (I ask that you include ALL of this information, so that I can add certain pieces to my "review request" spreadsheet as well as the review once I am ready to post) in your request:

~In the subject line please put "Submitting Book for Review - Title"
~Format (paperback, hardcover, e-book)
~Release Information
~If you have any interest in doing a guest blog, giveaway, author interview or other type   of promotion
~Any specific place you want the review posted
~And any other information or specific dates you think we might need
~A way to contact you, I will email/contact you when your requested review is going live

Contact E-mail: You can e-mail ume at  I'll do my best to get back to you in a very timely manner.  Please allow 3 daysNOTE: I do prefer that you use the Kontactr message on the "Contact Me" page. 

Review Timeline:  Once I have accepted your review request, your book information will be added to my "Review Request" spreadsheet.  From there I will do my absolute best to get your book read and reviewed in a timely manner.  I do reviews on a first come first serve basis so your book may not get read and reviewed right away (unless otherwise specified in your request).  I will you an email when the review for your requested book is going live.  At this time we are unable to give a review by date (unless the book is an ARC or otherwise requested in initial review request.) 

Review Clause: I cannot guarantee that I will write a favorable review of your book.  Though every review I write is my honest opinion of what I've read. 

Promotional Opportunities: I am always interested in getting to know authors better and I'm sure that our blog readers are as well.  We are open to guest posts, author interviews, blog tours and giveaways (books, swag, etc.) here on The Eclectic Bookshelf. In the case of any of these things, any book reviews will be scheduled to go along with said promotional posts.

If you are interested in hosting a giveaway here on The Eclectic Bookshelf please know the following thing:

*I don't need to read and review your book in order for me to host a contest.  I would prefer to host contests for the genre's that I review but I'm not making it a requirement.  The only genre I won't host a contest for is poetry.

If you would like to submit a contest request please feel free to email me or contact me with the following information:

~ How many copies you are willing to giveaway?
~ The format of the book?
~ Will the book be signed?
~ Do you have any date preferences?
~ Who do you want to make your contest available too....US, Canada, International?

Where I post my reviews:  Besides here on my blog I post our reviews on Goodreads.  If you would like the review posted elsewhere you must include that information in your request.