Review Policy

I have purchased, borrowed from the library, or received from a publisher either directly or via Goodreads/Netgalley, all the books reviewed on this blog. Unless otherwise noted, the book is from my own collection. Regardless of the source of the book, all reviews posted are my honest opinions and impressions.

I am open to receiving pitches from authors, publishers, and publicists. However, I do not promise to be able to agree to reading or reviewing every pitch sent my way. I’ll respond to pitch emails as soon as possible, though.

Acceptance of a book does not guarantee a review. When submitting for a review, please ensure a deadline for the review is mentioned, which will help me decide if I am able to accept a book in order to commit to a deadline. A link to the book on Amazon or Goodreads is much appreciated.

Don’t be surprised or offended if I email back with a question or two about the book before accepting. It’s important to me that books I review be a good fit because I take the agreement to review seriously. If I agree to review your book, I will require at least 3 months notice from the date of publishing.

Please use the contact form here to begin our conversation. Additionally, you can also follow me on Twitter or we can be friends on Goodreads.

What I will read:

Fiction: Literary, Contemporary, Fantasy, Horror, and Historical Fiction.

Nonfiction: Memoirs, Medically-oriented Memoirs, Feminism, Politics, History, and Wellness.

I read only adult books, not middle grade, young adult, or new adult books.

Preferred formats: ARCs, digital ARCs, books via Netgalley, and finished copies.

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I will definitely recommend Kick Pain in the Kitchen to my patients: Those who are looking to avoid pharmaceutical treatment and those who want to combine western medicine with alternative therapies.

Jane A. Swartz
ARNP, MSN, Rheumatology Nurse Practitioner



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