Book Review Policy

Welcome to the Book Review Policy Page.

This policy page applies to my writing business J.P. Kyle’s Literary Services and Ambiguous Pieces, which is my personal blog. 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 no one is entitled to it.

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 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 4 books written by Australian Women every year.

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

~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:
~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

~Reference Books: Primarily books on Writing. I will occasionally recommend/review historical or mythology reference books.

I will not be accepting review requests from the following books of the following genres:
~Young Adult: I don’t actively seek Young Adult Literature or Reading Material, there are many talented Book Reviwers out there such as C.G. Drwes @ Paper Fury, who do specialise in Young Adult Literature. Do your research.
~Religious texts: For obvious reasons
~Self-Help Books: What works for one person won’t necessarily work for another and everyone’s needs are different.
~Books on Spirituality or Books that feature Spirituality: I have no interest in this type of book.

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