Review Policy

Updated 5.1.12

Right now, I am super behind with my reading and reviews, so I am not accepting anything unless I already have a relationship with the author or you are working with a major publisher.  

I wish I could review every book that comes my way, but that is next to impossible and I can only get to those books that really interest me.  Thank you for understanding that this blog is my labor of love and that I don't even cover my expenses with the bit of advertising that comes my way.  

I enjoy reading Chick Lit, Paranormal - Urban Fantasy - Sci Fi - Fantasy, Young Adult and Memoirs/Biographies.  I do have eclectic tastes, so ask me!  I did get a nook but I find it very hard for me to read so I don't really care for ebooks. Have more questions?  email me

Publishers:  I adore debut authors, anything to do with dogs, entertainment or weirdness.  I have a weakness for romance,  historical fiction/nonfiction and humor.  I am happy to host an author for a giveaway, guest post or interview.

I post my reviews to:

Amazon (Vine Voice)
Facebook Page


  1. thanks Mary,
    visiting your site helped me a lot. I new to blogging and didn't know where things should go or th best place to put things. I like the set up. I want to be a follower, I assume that means subscribe so I will. I rite children's literature and adult mystery/fantasy and I am an illustrator. I prefer communicating thru blogging as my email is part of my small talk card busines.
    Max Nightjar
    www.smalltalkcards.wordpress.com Take care
    Max Nightjar

  2. Hi Mary,
    I tried to email you through your Contact page but my computer doesn't like that page. Could you send me a quick note at jeffbennington @ rocketmail . com? I'd like to request a review. Sorry for the trouble.

  3. Are you accepting ebooks yet? I noticed that in 2008 you said you might be reviewing them soon.

    Also, I am a subscriber to Book Blogs at Goodreads and wonder why some of the posts go directly to the post and others just go to your post at the beginning. So, to find a particular post for those means going through over 800 pages. Is there an alternate way to find those posts?

    All Best,


  4. Hi Carolyn

    I just updated my post. It was on my list of things to do. I just got a Nook, but I am not really a fan.

    I don't link my reviews at goodreads, so I am not sure why some link and other don't.

  5. Hi Mary,
    Thanks for the warm welcome on Book Blogs. I'm so glad I finally got to visit your blog; I love, love it. The background dog actually looks like the star of my first book "Lucci the No Smoochie Poochie," a cute and funny children's picture book about an adopted Doxi dog. I would love it if you could review LUCCI as I am a new author who could use a lot of help. My blog posts also feature dogs and other wacky critters that I love. LUCCI'S a Kindle eBook and print book, and I'd be happy to get either version to you a.s.a.p. Thanks in advance, Donna

  6. HI Mary,
    My name is Samuel Bagby and I am a debut author. I have a novel entitled Lily: The Story of a Life which is offered for sale on Amazon Kindle Store. I am writing to inquire if you might consider reviewing the novel for your website; if you’re willing I would also appreciate the opportunity to do a blogpost or some kind of promotion with you.

    The product page on Amazon is: http://www.amazon.com/Lily-The-Story-Life-ebook/dp/B007WMXBL4/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1335378646&sr=1-2

    How would I go about giving you the necessary information to request a review? Just wondering, thank you, Samuel Bagby

  7. Hi Samuel -- I am not accepting anything right now because I am so far behind. You can always contact me at bookhounds @ live com but I am super behind responding as well!

  8. What a cute blog! Everything I love!!

  9. Hi Mary!

    Thank you so much for the warm welcome on Book Blogs. Looking forward to getting to know you better.

    Alexia (from Book Blogs)



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