*Please note - When you submit a book to me there is a chance that when I read it, it might not be for me. If, for personal reasons, I do not feel like I can give you a fair review, I will email you to address my concerns. I do not ever want to degrade or berate an author; I know that publishing a book is no small feat. I would prefer to address my concerns with you as opposed to giving you a poor review.
I am currently accepting select Adult, New Adult and Young Adult, for review. You can send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org
I am not currently accepting any more beta reads. I am ONLY accepting finished pieces.
I accept print ARCs, finished copies, and kindle e-books. If the book is a part of a series, then I may need the previous books.
I am NOT accepting audiobooks or interactive media books at this time. Review requests for these books will not receive a reply. Exceptions include those already on my TBR.
I accept Adult, YA, and NA fiction in the following genres:
Historical fiction and select historical non-fiction
Fairy tale/myth retellings
If you are unsure if your novel fits into the correct category, I won’t be upset if you and me an email inquiring.
I am NOT accepting books in the following genres:
Non-fiction (with the exception of select historical books)
Extremely political or “hot button” topics
Free verse novels
Short story compilations
Overtly preachy religious fiction (Christian values are fine)
If I accept a book for review, that does not guarantee a review.
I will make every effort to read and review in a timely fashion and with regard to release dates, but I cannot guarantee this. I prefer to receive a book 2-3 months prior to when you would like the review posted.
Please note: I schedule my posts months in advance (that is, if you contact me in January, the odds are slim to none that I will have an opening available for you in February).
I will write a review for almost every book I finish. Many reviews will also be posted on Goodreads, though not all and they may be modified. My reviews are written in a relaxed manner reminiscent of a conversation among friends. 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 or snarky commentary about the author.
5 stars= I loved everything about this book!
4 stars= I really enjoyed this book. It wasn’t a perfect match for me, but I really liked it.
3 stars= Probably the most commonly used rating, is for a book that was “above average,” though not perfect for me. This is a good, solid rating.
2 stars= 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.
1 star= I really didn’t like this book at all.
Ratings are based on my personal enjoyment of the book and are not meant to be objective ratings.
After I have read your book I may post the review in these places…
GoodReads – modified version
Facebook Lena May Books – linked to Goodreads or Amazon for purchase of your book
IG : Lena May Books – linked
Twitter : Lena May Books – linked
Also on Amazon if you send a kindle e-book.