Review Policy

Thank you for reading my review policy and considering me to review your book, I really appreciate it! Whether your books are traditionally or self published, I’d be honoured to be chosen to review your book.

I am always accepting review requests.

The easiest way for you to request a review from me is by emailing me at stephforster@live.co.uk or filling out this form.

I endeavour to reply to every e-mail that I receive, though it is not guaranteed that I will agree to review all requests.

I am only able to accept hard-copies (hardbacks or paperbacks). Please do not contact me if you can’t provide a hard copy of your book.

I am located in the United Kingdom, so please ensure that you are able to ship your book to me.

I will accept nearly any genre of book for review, including but not limited to chick-lit, contemporary, thriller, horror, science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, erotica and realistic fiction. I am willing to read middle-grade, young-adult and adult books.

Unfortunately, I will not accept any books in the non-fiction or religion genres and I will not books that belong to a series out of order. If your book belongs to a series, please check that I have read the previous books in the series or provide the previous books. You can discover this by visiting my Goodreads or by e-mailing me.

When I agree to read your book, I will guarantee to review it. However, I can not always guarantee to review the book within a certain time-period due to the amount of requests that I have. If it is necessary to have the book reviewed before a certain date, please enquire. If I am reviewing an Advanced Review Copy (ARC), it will be up to you when the review will be posted (i.e. before or after release) if I read the book before general release.

My review will include a synopsis (via Goodreads) and book details such as the publisher credits, release date and genre(s). I will give your book a star rating, ranging from 1-5. I will always give a honest, but fair, review for the books that I read. My reviews cover my thoughts and feelings on the book and usually include comments on the plot, characters, setting, realism of the story and more. You can check out examples of my reviews by looking through the A-Z list of my reviews [here].

As well as on this blog, my reviews will be posted on Goodreads, where I currently have over 200 friends and several followers. I am a very active member on Goodreads, using it every day and gaining a steady amount of likes and comments on my reviews. As of 24th April 2012, I am #25 Best Reviewer in the UK on Goodreads and In the top 100 Top Reviewers list. I have reviewed over 250 books on the site.

I also post my reviews on Waterstones, Amazon and The Book Depository – if you would like the review to be posted elsewhere, please feel free to enquire.

This blog and my reviews are promoted through my Twitter account which has over 1,000 followers and my Facebook page as well as through my other project on Tumblr, which has 3,000 followers. I am very active on all three of these social networking sites and continuously looking to gain more followers.