Review Policy

Thank you for your interest in having me review your book. As a lifelong avid reader, it is my pleasure to spread the word and share with my fellow reading enthusiasts reviews of books I have enjoyed. Below you should find the answers to any questions you may have about how I do things.

What I Review – My reading tends to skew toward crime fiction (mysteries, noir, thrillers). I also read some literary fiction, horror and select non-fiction (essay collections and biographies usually). No romance, westerns, or self-help.

Review Schedule – I usually post 1-2 reviews a week, but as the review portion of this blog is maintained as a hobby there is no hard and fast review schedule. For books/ARCs received sufficiently in advance of publication I try to post reviews within a week or so of the book’s publication date (either before or after). Books that have already been published may take several months from the date of their receipt to be reviewed depending upon my schedule at the time. Unless otherwise specifically agreed upon in advance, such as for a formal Blog Tour, I do not guarantee the time frame in which a review will be posted.

Where Reviews Are Posted – The reason I write reviews is to share my enthusiasm for books. When I’ve read something that I truly enjoyed I want as many people as possible to know about it so they can experience it as well. Accordingly, I don’t “hoard” my reviews only on my blog, but also (usually) post them on The Savannah Morning News, The Florida Times-Union, St. Augustine Record, Bluffton Today, Amazon, GoodReads, Twitter and Facebook.

Honesty in Reviewing – All reviews reflect my honest opinion, without the influence of any outside factors. I don’t see the point in posting a review if I have nothing favorable to say, however, so books that I do not finish or simply did not enjoy are not mentioned or reviewed. Therefore, acceptance of a book does not guarantee it will be reviewed.

Review Copies – Books received from authors, publicists, or publishers are tagged as “review copy” at the bottom of the review. I never sell books or publicity materials that are provided to me.

Contact – If you are an author, publicist, or publisher and would like me to review one of your books and/or be a Blog Tour stop, please email me at eaw[at] Thank you, again, for your interest in having me review your book.

FTC Disclosure Statement: Books and ARCs received from authors, publicists, or publishers are provided to me free of charge in exchange for my review. This free product in no way influences my review. I do not receive monetary compensation for reviewing books.