Review Policy

I am not currently accepting any review requests at the moment. Thank you!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Check out my Reviews page to see the reviews of the books I’ve read recently, book blog tour stops, and random musings.

I am not currently accepting any review requests at the moment. Thank you!

~General Information~

I accept ARCs, finished copies, and audiobooks (I prefer audiobooks). If the book is a part of a series, then I may need the previous books or wait until the series is finished before I accept. If you are requesting an audiobook review, then I will require a print copy of the book as well (unless I have already reviewed the print version).

I will accept books in epub, pdf, audible, and physical format. I prefer the audible version over the others, but will read whatever is available.

I can’t commit myself to a certain time limit on an ARC. I’m sorry, I’m just too busy and I would hate to fail. I will read it in the order I accepted it. I cannot guarantee that your book will be reviewed nor can I promise that you will receive a favorable review.

Authors are welcome for giveaways, guest posts, and interviews. I’m very author friendly and love to promote a good read.

~Genres~

You can check and see if your book is on my TBR list. If it’s there, then you know I want to read it!

I will review books with a heavy theme of  Romance. Other than Romance, please advise me of the genre of your book:

  • Historical fiction
  • Humor
  • Erotica
  • Young Adult
  • New Adult
  • Contemporary

But may also accept these genres:

  • Paranormal
  • Dystopia
  • Books with happy endings
  • Compilations
  • Fantasy
  • Fairy tale/myth retellings
  • Religious

I am NOT accepting books in the following genres:

  • Non-fiction
  • Memoirs/biographies
  • Non-romance contemporary books
  • Extremely political or “hot button” topics
  • Poetry
  • Free verse novels

~Accepting Books~

If I accept a book for review, that does not guarantee a review, but it does guarantee promotion through a mention in my Goodreads page.

I will make every effort to read and review in a timely fashion and with regard to release dates, but I cannot guarantee this.

Please note: I schedule my posts in the order they’re received.

~Reviews~

I will write a review for almost every book I finish. I buy most of my own books and accept very few ARCs. Many reviews will also be posted on Amazon.com and Goodreads, though not all and they may be modified. My reviews are written in a relaxed manner and, most likely, will reflect my reactions and feelings. They are not meant to be objective literary critiques.

I write fair and honest reviews, but this does not mean I will always write positive reviews. My reviews are my opinion, and if I don’t enjoy a book then my review will reflect that.

With that said, I strive to explain why the book in question did not work for me personally. I do NOT write nasty commentary. My reviews are my honest feelings on the books I’ve read.

If I do not finish a book I may write an explanation for DNF-ing. These explanations are different from standard reviews and will state that I did not finish the book, what page I read up to, why I did not finish, and if I plan on ever picking up the book again.

All reviews will include the following: 

  • Author details
  • Where I received the book
  • A summary (From Goodreads, Amazon, or the jacket flap)
  • My review: What I liked and didn’t
  • Star rating

Star Rating:

=   I loved this book and want to own a copy!

=   I really enjoyed this book. It wasn’t a perfect “Special Shelf” match for me, but I really liked it.
=   Probably the most commonly used rating, 3.5 stars is for a book that was “above average,” though not perfect for me.
                                This is a good, solid rating.
=   I liked this book overall, but there were enough things that bothered me to affect my enjoyment.
=   Significant number of things I didn’t like that negatively impacted my overall enjoyment, though I may still have liked
                                 some parts of this book.
=   I really didn’t like this book at all.

~Giveaways~

I am happy to host a giveaway for you! My criteria for hosting giveaway books is the same as that for review books. Please refer to the the genre, publisher, and book format requirements for review books.

If you would like me to host a giveaway for a book, please be sure to fill out the form below for your request:

  • Title/Author
  • Format of the book (ARC, hardcover, softcover, audiobook)
  • Shipping requirements (US, US/CA, or International)
  • Run time of the giveaway
  • Any additional information you would like included (photo of prize, blurb, signed?, etc)

~Author Guest Posts and Interviews~

* Please Note: At this time, I will only accept guest posts from authors.

I am happy to host authors on Italian Brat’s Obsessions! At this time, I will only be hosting authors whose books I have either read or added to my To Be Read list. I am not currently accepting “form” guest posts where the content has already been posted on other blogs.

I am offering author interviews.

If you would like to be featured on Italian Brat’s Obsessions, please fill out the form below with the following information:

  • Your name and the name of your book
  • A brief description of your book (or link to Goodreads)
  • Do you prefer a guest post or an interview? Will you provide a topic/questions or would you like me to? *
  • The month/date you would like to be featured**
  • If you would like to include a giveaway

*Please note: If I have not read your book yet and you are coming up with your own guest post topic, then I prefer, but do not require, you send me a copy of your book.

If you’d like to recommend a book (that’s not yours. if it is, please fill out the review request form at the top of this page.) for me to read and review please fill out the form below. Some of my reviews are ARC’s and the rest are books that I’ve found and reviewed.