Review Requests/Policy

Review Policy

The Book Pushers accept review requests in the Romance, YA, Steampunk, SciFi Romance, Paranormal and Urban Fantasy genres. We accept review copies from large publishers, eBook publishers, and from requesting authors. We also are more than willing and happy to accept requests from independent publishers, but if they’re not in the genres that we mentioned above, we will most likely decline. Please use the form at the bottom of this page to submit your book for review.

Whilst we do our best to review books in a timely manner, in some cases, there might be a delay. Also, please be aware we do not and cannot review every book we receive, and we can’t accept every review request.

We accept review copies in paperback, but our preference is e-ARC copies.

We’re super honest in our reviews, so pretty please with sugar on top, don’t go sending us hate mail if we give your book a bad review. We’re critiquing the book and not the author personally.


Self-Published Policy:

Previously, we had a policy of not reviewing any self-published books on the blog. This has now changed. We will be reviewing self-published books, but we will only be reviewing copies that we have solicited or bought ourselves. If we have reviewed your self-published books in the past, please feel free to contact us again. This is due to the vast number of self-published titles that are out there.


Rating Scale

Our review guide has been changed from 5 Stars to the letter grade. This is what we grade on:

A(+/-) = OMG, the book totally rocked the awesome train all the way to awesomeville.

B(+/-) = We really enjoyed the book, and it was a good solid read.

C(+/-) = We liked it, but there were some issues with it.

D(+/-) = We didn’t like it because of a LOT of issues we found with it.

F(+/-) = We really, really disliked your book.

DNF = We did not finish it because we got so frustrated that the temptation to chuck the book or eReader against the wall was very strong.

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I would like to request a review for my new novel, Where Dreams are Born. Thank you.

Title: Where Dreams Are Born

Author: Joyce DeBacco

Author e-mail: joycedebacco@hotmail.com

Published: January 26, 2011

Publisher: http://www.lldreamspell.com/Index.htm

Genre: Women’s Fiction/romantic suspense

Pages: 230

Author’s website: joycedebacco.com

Price: $4.99 e-book

$14.95 print

ISBN: Print 978-1-60318-288-1

E-book 978-1-60318-289-8

Where to buy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, most online bookstores

Blurb:

It was supposed to be a win-win situation—a safe environment in which to raise a son for single mom Vicky, housekeeping and childcare for widowed Jack. Believing they’ve had their shot at happiness, neither is looking to complicate their lives with a romantic entanglement. At first Jack sees Vicky as skinny and plain, guarded with him, but openly warm with his children, an important quality for a man who grew up in the foster care system. However, his growing attraction to the woman who scrubs his toilets and washes his underwear endangers their good working relationship. Vicky, too, is reluctant to get involved, having been down that road before with disastrous results.

When Jack learns his best friend fathered Vicky’s son and now wants partial custody, he feels threatened. He’s come to care deeply for both, and doesn’t want to lose the family they’ve become. In desperation he offers a radical solution—marriage. Vicky knows she can do worse than marry Jack, but wonders how successful their marriage would be when its only reason for being was to keep from losing her son. Add to this a troubled child with a secret about her dead mother and a vindictive ex bent on revenge and complications abound.