Review Policy

I started Alive on the Shelves because I wanted a place to talk about the books I read.   The books I review come from my own growing library, as well as from various publishers, publicists and authors.

  • I do not guarantee that I will review every book I accept, although I will make every effort to post a review.
  • I do not guarantee that I will provide reviews on a particular timetable, unless we have discussed the timetable in advance.
  • I certainly don’t guarantee a good review; my reviews will always be my honest opinion.
  • I am always willing to consider promotions and giveaways.  Please feel free to contact me with details about your promotion.  Additional copies of books for giveaways are always appreciated.
  • Any books accepted for review are for promotional purposes only and should not be considered as income.
  • Print books accepted for review will not be returned and may be given away on this website.
  • I do my best to use cover art, author photos, etc., in good faith.  Any copyrighted material will be removed upon request.

I will consider a variety of genres:  literary fiction, mystery, thriller/horror, science fiction, non-fiction, erotica. I do not generally take YA, chick lit, or romance.

If you have a book you believe I would be interested in, please feel free to contact me by email.  I am always eager to hear about new books!