(Update 05/18/18: I am still reading books for reviews, although my time is sparse these day. I will eventually get around to all promised reviews as well as reviews on books I find enjoyable and read on the side.
I am constantly doing Book Promotions. If you would like for me to do one for you, I would just need a media kit. See below for details. Thank you ~Lori~)
I do not charge for Book Promotions. It gives me great pleasure to promote fellow authors’ work. If you have an upcoming book release or a book already out, and you would like me to promote it for you, leave me a message in comments, or email me at ravynehawke(at)gmail(dot)com (I am sure you know how to convert that to a real email address, right? I thought so.)
For a Book Promotion, I would need a media kit. The kit should include the follow:
- photo of the book’s cover
- photo of the author
- book blurb or ‘about the book’
- a sample chapter of the book (if you want that included)
- an author’s bio
- release date of the book (if necessary)
- where to purchase/pre-order (URL) – Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, etc.
- any social media sites where the author can be contacted – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Goodreads, LinkedIn, etc.
- the author’s personal and/or professional website/blog
- author’s email address (if you wish to be contacted this way)
- any other information you may want to include – a video premiere of the book, a few pre-release reviews or other reviews if applicable, release party information, a current sale of the book and where, etc.
If you do not have a media kit ready, I can piece together something for the Book Promotion for you using the above information if I can find it on a blog or social media site.
I do not charge for Book Reviews.
Book Reviews are also a passion of mine. I am an avid reader and have a huge stack of books to read on my desk as well as saved on my Kindle. If asked, I will do book reviews to help out authors who aren’t on my immediate reading lists. My reviews are honest and fair. If I don’t like a book for whatever reason, I will say so in the review. If I see technical issues (grammar, use of tags, etc.), I will say so in my review. I am not a harsh critic unless the work is just too ghastly to consume and even then, I try to find something about a book that I enjoyed. I have no desire to tear down a fellow writer.
If you would like for me to review your book, please leave a message in comments or email me at the address given above. It takes me one to two weeks to read, take notes and write a review. I give myself that wide a window because I get ill fairly often due to a suppressed immune system.
I will review any genre, but my favorites are thrillers, mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, horror, paranormal and poetry. If you ask me to review a contemporary romance, I will, but please note, it is not a favorite genre and may take me longer to read. The review will not reflect my own personal views of romances. It will still be an honest and fair review. I do enjoy historical and Gothic romances. Yes, I do review children’s and YA books too. I have not reviewed any non-fiction books lately, but I am willing to do so. In non-fiction, I enjoy biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, history, art, self-help, spirituality and politics. I am weak in Maths and most Science subjects and would probably not do your book justice if I were to review it, but I would still try if asked.
If you’d like me to review your book, you can either send me a free copy, or direct me to a low-priced copy (I rarely pay more than $3.99 for a Kindle copy). I will inform you of an approximate date for the review to appear, determined on my current work-load. I leave reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, Smashwords and on this blog. Reviews will also post on Twitter as my account here is connected.
Note: I do have an extensive list of books that I am currently reviewing. Since I get ill a lot, it sometimes takes me a while to get around to reading. Please be patient. I *will* get your book(s) read and reviewed.
(05.19.18) For those who asked for reviews last year and I still haven’t reviewed, I am deeply sorry it has taken so long. I had an extensive illness last year from February until early June. This pushed me further behind in my reviews. Another illness later in the year for nearly three months pushed me even further behind. These illnesses usually result in long stays in the hospital and I do try to read some while there. However, I have limited use of my Kindle and usually take paperbacks with me. I will get all books read and reviewed. Please continue to have patience. Thank you.