Thank you for considering me to review your book. I feel honored you’re even here.

At the moment, I’m open to submissions. But before you submit your book, please read through The Cozy Books Inn review policy.

Disclaimer:

By requesting a book review, you acknowledge and respect that I will write an unbiased, honest opinion about your book’s content, including the book cover.

 

How I receive books

Primarily, the author/publisher sends me a physical copy or an ebook. I also review books I already own or want to read.

In the review, I will include how I received the book in question.

Additionally, if your book is not a good fit for me, I reserve the right to decline it.

Moreover, the reviews posted on this blog are my own opinions and thoughts and are the property of this site. If you wish to use my reviews, please contact me.

Where will I post reviews?

I post all the book reviews on my blog, Amazon, Goodreads, Twitter and Pinterest.

Book Review Policy & Social Media

The reviews posted on my social media accounts and on the reviews section of my blog  may include a book cover image, direct quotes, small dialogue exchanges, small excerpts, the title of the book, author, a picture of the author, publisher, genre, number of pages, a link to the author’s page, synopsis, and affiliate links to purchase the book on Amazon and/or other sites.

Genres I Accept

Paranormal (Vampires, Witches)
Historical Fiction
Cozy Mysteries
Christian Fiction

If you don’t see your genre listed above, please send me a request for consideration.

Once a month, I review books from popular genres.

Genres I Don’t Accept

  • Erotica (any genre)
  • Middle Grade
  • Classics
  • Graphic Novels
  • Non-Fiction
  • Children’s

There’s nothing better than holding a book in your hands, so I will prioritize physical copies.

I also accept ebooks (Kindle only, please).

The Format

The Cozy Books Inn review

First of all, I’m against spoilers and get so turned off when I’m scrolling through the review section and the entire plot of a book is given away.

I find it disrespectful to the reader and the author.

If you think otherwise, please do ask me to include spoilers in my review.

In general, my review is my honest, general opinion of the book as a whole.

My review covers the following:

  • My opinion of the book cover. Posted only on my book reviews page.
  • How well it’s written and edited.
  • The main characters. Are they memorable? Did they evolve? Did I relate to any of them? Which ones did I like or dislike and why?
  • Plot aspects. Pacing, conflict. Does the book keep me interested? Is it slow and boring? Does it have overdone tropes? Clichés?
  • Themes.
  • Descriptions. Are they vivid? Overdone?
  • Worldbuilding, of course. Is your world original?
  • Voice of the narrator. Is it fun or meh?
  • P.O.V. Confusing or solid?
The Cozy Books Inn Book Review Ratings Policy
 

Generally, I don’t give one-star reviews.

I firmly believe there’s no such thing as a bad book unless it’s poorly written.

But if that’s not the case, then your book may not be the right fit for me.

And that’s okay.

As a courtesy to you, if I personally dislike the book and can’t finish it (very extreme cases), I will get in touch to let you know that I won’t be posting a review and why.

Book Review Request

Are you ready to send your baby my way?
shoot me an email at hollyberries19@gmail.com with the following info.

Please include this in the subject line:

[Your last name, name] Review request/genre/subgenre

[Doe, Jane] Review request/Science Fiction/Cyberpunk

 

In the body of your email, please do include:

  • Title
  • Author
  • Publisher/Self-published
  • Publication Date
  • Will you be providing a physical copy (preferred) or an ebook (Kindle)
  • One sentence summary of your book (pitch)
  • A brief synopsis
  • Word count/ number of pages
  • Please attach a .jpg or .png file of your book cover
  • Please attach a .jpg or .png bio picture (optional)
  • A link to purchase your book. Amazon preferred.
  • How you wish to be contacted
  • Please include a brief synopsis of your book, and whether you will be providing a physical copy or an Ebook.
 

If I agree to review your book, I will request a physical copy be sent to me (or an ebook directly to my kindle account).

After that, I will let you know when I plan to post the review. It usually depends on my backlog at the time of submission. For instance, I post book reviews as soon as I am finished reading.

If I decline your submission, please do not take it personally. I will let you know why it’s not a good fit for me via email.