Review Policy

I am currently accepting books for review. Due to time constraints, I am not accepting many requests. If your book sounds like something I am looking for, however, do not hesitate to e-mail me.

Here are my guidelines/preferences for reviewing:

Books I Will Review:

If I feel that your title is what I am looking for, then I will consider reviewing your book. I may possibly be interested in reviewing anything (in any age category) that is:
  • Positive
  • Complex
  • Weird
  • Thoughtful
  • Happily imaginative
  • Fantasy books
  • Dystopian
  • Science fiction
  • Complex Christian fiction (no-Pollyanna or sermonesque-type plot lines, please)
  • Christian non-fictions of almost all types
  • Interesting historical non-fiction
Note: I love fantasy and weird, interesting things that can be analyzed from various angles. I'm open to a variety of books for all ages. I have a 3 1/2 year old, I used to be a teacher, and I just love analyzing writing. I would also be more than happy to set up a guest post, interview, or giveaway to help promote your title even if I can't review it. If you would like to set up one of these kinds of posts, don't hesitate to ask! I do not choose to highlight titles that are not listed with full information on Goodreads. I prefer to view information about your book via that site.
I am also very open to promoting other types of literature or entertainment such as magazines, movies, and other items relevant to my readership upon request. If you think your work would fit my guidelines, don't hesitate to e-mail me.

Formats:

Any, but I really prefer paper copies if you have them.

Reviews:

Posting
My reviews will be posted here at Redeemed Book Blog, of course, with a picture of the cover, official synopsis/summary from Goodreads, title details, my opinion as a fangirl, bibliophile, and writer, content notes (for young adult and middle grade titles), and my source of obtaining the book. Depending on the book and topic, I may also include suggested uses. I also post a copy of the main body of the review at Goodreads and by request on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.

Time Frame
I am a busy mom with a lot going on. If you have specific time restraints on posting, please let me know ahead of time.

Books I Will NOT Review:

The only things I do not want to review are:
  • Spiritually dark fiction
  • Anything dealing with the occult
  • Anything that portrays child abuse in a glorifying manner
  • Anything that has an agenda besides being a good story
  • A book that is not listed with full information on Goodreads
I am more than happy to review books by people of all races, religions, and opinions as long as I don't feel that anything is too preachy. If I get that feeling from any book, whether it lines up with my worldview or not, chances are I will not keep reading it and will be unable to review it.

How I Promote Your Book:

Author Interviews/Guest Posts:
I enjoy conducting author interviews or helping an author think of a topic to write a guest blog post to interest readers.

Giveaways:
I love hosting giveaways for books. When requesting a review, please let me know if you would like to host a giveaway. This is a wonderful way to receive some extra publicity for your book.

Unreviewed Books:
Occasionally, I read a book about which I can say nothing positive. If that is the case, I will not post the review. I want my blog to feature books that I have read and loved or books that I moderately enjoy and believe others could fall in love with. If neither of those things seem to be possible, I stop reading and do not review.

Self-Published Guidelines:
I am open to reviewing some self-published material. I really do believe self-publishing is important. If you believe your story is professionally presented and meets the above criteria, I may be interested in reviewing it. I can do a review, guest post, interview, or giveaway to self-published titles that work for me. See below for my for fee services for self-published authors.

For-Fee Promotional Services:
Authors, I also provide for-fee promotional and editing services. I am by no means a professional, but I have learned a lot through my blogging experiences. My fees are specific to what you need and very competitive. Contact me at jlelliott08[at]gmail[dot]com if you have any questions. Please include "Promotional Services" in the subject line of your email.

Disclaimer:
Every review given at Redeemed Book Blog is fair and solely my own opinion about each particular book. The positive reviews that I post are not required.

Thank you for your consideration! I love reading and reviewing books, and I look forward to partnering together to promote your book!

I can be contacted at jlelliott08[at]gmail[dot]com.