Book Reviews & Review Policy

From 2008 until 2014, I edited an online review of books called Gently Read Literature. Its focus was presenting reviews of contemporary poetry and literary fiction. 

Since ending that project and becoming a self-published author, I’ve realized just how difficult it is for indie writers to get their work noticed. Reviews matter more when you’re an indie author or genre writer. Because of this, I’ve decided to open my site up to featuring reviews of indie and genre authors. 


If you would like to submit your book for review email me ( Include whatever promo materials, links, or images you’d like to have included alongside a digital copy of the book (pdf, epub, or mobi).

I write reviews of at least 500 words for a flat fee of $50 that is non-refundable.

Payment can be sent via Paypal to:

You can use PayPal.Me:

No review will be posted until payment is received. I’m also open to a review exchange, feel free to contact me to work something out.

All reviews are honest appraisals. The review will be posted to Amazon, Goodreads, and other social media sites. All star ratings are rounded up, so a 3.5 star review on my site becomes a 4 star review on Amazon/Goodreads. 

Rating System

♦◊◊◊◊–1 Star: Poorly conceived and written, not worth anyone’s time

♦♦◊◊◊–2 Stars: Limited audience, mediocre writing

♦♦♦◊◊–3 Stars: Solid writing, decent ideas and execution, genre appropriate

♦♦♦♦◊–4 Stars: Good writing, engaging ideas and execution

♦♦♦♦♦–5 Stars: Superb writing, excellent ideas and execution, appealing to all audiences

Reviews Published
Need to get a sense of the kind of reviews I write? Here are some links (blue are commissioned reviews, red are non-commissioned) to my most recent essays: 

Bitten, Alan Moore, 2018

Devolution of a Species, M.E. Ellington, 2017

Consolationeer, Marc McKee, Black Lawrence Press, 2017

Crash!: Leading Through the Wreckage, Carla Moore, Forbes Books, 2018

Tomas, JM Georgesson, Completely Novel, 2017 

Ghost Bully, Brian Corley, 2018

We Care For You, Paul Kitcatt, Unbound, 2017

Bring the Noise: The Jürgen Klopp Story, Raphael Honigstein , Nation Books, 2018

Flat Broke with Two Goats, Jennifer McGaha, Sourcebooks, 2018

Pleasure Not Meating You: A Science-Based Approach to the Vegan Lifestyle (And Some Recipes, Too) Melody Schoenfeld, Evil Munky Publishing, 2017

Alchemy for Cells & Other BeastsMaya Jewell Zeller, Entre Rios Books, 2017

I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years, Ilchi Lee, Best Life Media, 2017

In the World’s Shadow, Christopher Hamilton, Austin Macauley Publishers, 2017

The Angel Strikes, Oliver Fairfax, 2017

Trace, Archer Mayor, Minotaur Books, 2017

Wild World, Peter S. Rush, Prior Manor Press, 2017

Don Quixote Goes To Yale, Eytan Halaban, Firstbooks, 2017 

The Regenerative BusinessCarol Sanford, Nicholas Brealey, 2017

A Bit of Candy in Hard Times, Blaine Beveridge, Promontory Press, 2017



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