Book Review Policy

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Welcome to the Book Review Policy Page. This policy page applies to my writing business J.P. Kyle’s Literary Services and it also applies to Ambiguous Pieces, which is my personal blog. While, at the time of writing this, I am not currently being paid to read and review books, however, my time is a valuable resource and the only person who is entitled to my time is me.

If you would like me to review your published novel, then you will need to be willing to provide contact details (name, website, link to your book), you will also need to send me a free copy of your book (PDF format preferably). Unsolicited requests to review books that require me to purchase the book in order to complete the review will be discarded.

Reading Challenges:
~Australian Women Writer’s Challenge:
It occurs every year and the premise is about reading and reviewing books written by Australian women. My objective is to read and review 10 books written by Australian Women every year.

~Read Diverse Books 2017:
I’m going to try and read as many Diverse Books as possible this year, but I’ll try to aim for 10 Diverse Books.

~RMFAO Genre Challenge:
It’s a monthly-themed reading challenge, the objective is to read and review as many books as possible within that particular monthly theme. The monthly theme is as follows:
~January: Science-Fiction
~February: Mystery-Thriller
~March: Women’s Fiction or Westerns
~April: YA or short story/poetry collections
~May: Classics/Literary
~June: Non-Fiction
~July: Dystopian/Apocalyptic
~August: Contemporary Fiction
~September: Humour
~October: Horror
~November: Historical or Steampunk
~December: Adventure/Fantasy

I will be reviewing books of the fiction and non-fiction categories and in the following genres:
Fiction:
~Fantasy: Epic Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Science-Fiction/Fantasy Cross-over
~Romance: Paranormal Romance, Historical Romance, Erotic Romance
~Science-Fiction: Paranormal: Zombies, Ghosts, Aliens, Dystopian
~Crime: Psychological Thriller, Murder Mystery, Suspense
~LGBTQIA+ and MOGAI Fiction: The the first acronym stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual and Aromantic, The second acronym stands for Marginalized Orientations, Gender identities, And Intersex. I’ll be reading fiction and non-fiction books about them, by them or both

Non-Fiction:
~Reference Books: Primarily books on Writing, however I will occasionally recommend/review historical or mythology reference books.
~Memoir: I’ve developed the interest of reading memoir books, I prefer memoirs that are autobiographical in nature.

I will not be reviewing the books of the following genres:
Non-Fiction:
~Religious texts: For obvious reasons

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