FTC and Review Policy

FTC Rules require me to let you know that I occasionally receive free books from authors or publishers in exchange for my honest review of their book.  I make a point to always give an honest review.  I try to find something positive in every book since I know that even though I may not enjoy a certain book there are others out there who will.  The fact that some of the books I receive are free in no way affects my opinion.

Review Policy 
Since I am an eclectic reader I will read just about anything.  I will review just about any age or genre of book.  My main focus is on anything that is middle grade and up since I teach middle school.  I have many grandchildren so I am always on the lookout for good children’s books.  

I am open to both physical books and e-books.

Self-Published Authors
I am more than happy to consider your book.  As a self-published author myself, I know how difficult it is to get people to review your book.

Things to know before you contact me:
I review almost every book sent to me.  I say almost because if I find it vulgar or offensive I will not read it.  I agree to read a minimum of 50 pages before I make a decision not to finish it. I never promise anyone (author or publisher) a positive review.  What you get from me is my honest opinion.  However, I try to make informed choices for books I review.  Therefore, I cut down on the number of negative reviews, which are rare.  I try to always find something positive in the book.
There is no guarantee that I will get to your book immediately.  I read a lot of books and I review them whether they come from my own shelves, the local library or from you. I can't promise to get to any one book in a given time frame.   If it is for a book tour which has a deadline, then I will most definitely bump it up the list to make that deadline.

Blog Tours
I do participate in blog tours.  As a teacher, my life is already busy and some months I just can’t participate.  Please go ahead and consider me.  If I like the book and author and the time of the tour will fit my schedule then I am more than happy to say yes.

Not My Favorites
In the past, I have read self-help and how–to books.  I won’t necessarily say no to these if the topic is one of interest.  However, I am not interested in business, economics or politics. Don't bother sending me anything erotica, or LGBT it won't be read.

Publishers and Authors
If you're interested in sending me a review copy of your book, I'm happy to hear from you. Email me at skstiles612 AT yahoo DOT com.