Claire blogs about Fantasy and Romance books here at BrizzleLass Books. In a previous life she was a marketing and social media consultant but is now a mental health volunteer at a local charity in a bid to change career paths and work in the sector. Claire is a huge geek and if she isn’t neck deep in a book can be found watching something involving dragons or vikings on TV, listening to heavy metal, or playing something involving swords or magic on the playstation.
Below is the review policy for BrizzleLass Books, if you think you would like your book featured on the blog please read it first. Due to the number of requests received not all will be responded to and some may take some time to be responded to due to the levels of books I have to work with.
You may also apply to take part in my weekly feature, The Bookshelf, which launches in March. This will be a Q&A with an author or blogger each week. Head to the link above to apply.
- Adult Fantasy and Romance novels are most likely to be accepted for review.
- Self-Published novels are less likely to be accepted for review (purely due to the amount of books I have to read and the number of self published authors out there).
- A pre-existing relationship because you have gotten to know me and aren’t “cold calling” will work in your favour but won’t guarantee a “good” or “biased” review.
- I will only accept guest blogs, author spotlights, interviews etc; if I am confident I would read a novel. Sometimes I will offer one of these options in lieu of a review when I don’t have space in my reading schedule and think your book sounds interesting.
- Before making a decision I will read existing reviews, use the read the first chapter function on Kindle (if available), and properly research your book to make sure I am making my decision wisely.
- Please remember that like nearly all book bloggers I review for pleasure, and for free, I only have so much time and capacity, unfortunately I can’t accept all the requests I get and have to be quite strict with what I take on so that I don’t drown.
- I rarely review mental health books or those with heavy mental health storylines. They can be too much of a trigger for my bipolar disorder so as much as I want to support authors in this area I cannot often take on these books. I am also happy to discuss options around a guest spot on my mental health blog in certain circumstances for some of these books though.
I hope you enjoy your time here and if you have a book you want me to review or a tour you would like me to join then please get in touch below!