Review Policy

Update June 1, 2018 – Due to schedules and time constraints we are currently NOT ACCEPTING unsolicited review copies. Also, please read our ENTIRE review policy, as well as THE GENRES AND FORMATS we accept BEFORE contacting us. If you contact us for review of a book that falls in a genre we do not read, your request will be deleted. Also, please do not send review copies via email unless we have agreed to review them. These will be deleted. Please, take the time to read this page. We appreciate it and look forward to accepting reviews as soon as we are able! Thank you ❤

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Thank you for considering Ginger Mom & the Kindle Quest to review your book 🙂 For requests, please email us at gingermomquest17[at]gmail[dot]com with the cover, synopsis, and details of when you want/need the book reviewed by.

Both Megan and Crystal accept review requests from authors, as well as publishers. We focus mostly on the Indie and up-and-coming authors, but are not limited to those. Requests will be accepted based on current schedules (tours come first, all others are on a first-come-first-serve basis).

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Megan reads mostly YA (anywhere from dystopia to romance – no horror, please), but also reads Middle Grade, KidLit, Historical and New Adult romances. Crystal reads travel, YA, KidLit, and Adult Mystery. Please refer to this list before sending us a review request.

We accept audiobooks (Audible only), Kindle (MOBI) and physical copies. We DO NOT accept PDFs.

We also accept through NetGalley, as well. If you have a physical copy to send, we will provide our address via email. Note – if we decide not to keep a physical book, we WILL NOT sell it. It will either be donated to our local library or may be offered on the blog as part of a giveaway. E-books and audiobooks will be deleted. No monetary compensation will be received from any book. 

If we rate the book lower than 3 stars, we will not post our review during promotional tours. We do reserve the right, however, to post our honest (though respectful) opinions after the tour has closed. We do not accept monetary compensation in exchange for reviews, as this compromises the integrity of the review.

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5 stars – We loved this book! You will probably find us gushing about this book on all forms of social media (and maybe even annoyingly so in other posts on the blog). It exceeded our expectations!

4 stars – A very good book. There was something about it that made it not quite a 5 star read but it was definitely well enjoyed! A keeper, though probably not as much gushing!

3 stars – We enjoyed this book. It may or may not be a re-read candidate.

2 stars – Eh, not so much. This book was okay but we probably won’t be keeping it. There was some aspect that just didn’t click for us (characters, setting, anything really). We finished the book but weren’t really fond of it.

1 star – Not worth the time. We just didn’t like this book.

DNF – These are rare but on occassion, we will choose not to finish the book. We do try to do the 50-page test (if by 50 pages we are still unable to connect with the book, it will be DNF’d).

Note – We will give books that we DNF a star rating on Goodreads and on Amazon (if requested by the author), but we do not post DNF reviews on the blog. We also reserve the right to NOT REVIEW a book as opposed to giving it a negative review, if we feel the book was unsuited to us or our review would be biased in any way. 

Thank you!
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8 thoughts on “Review Policy”

  1. Greetings from Angela Parrino, Principal of GP’s Honey Tomes, LLC, indie publisher of children’s books (among other educational materials) Our Wellness series caters to the literacy enrichment of 3-9 yr olds. Each of the six books corresponds to the principal areas of wellness (emotional, physical, spiritual, mental, interpersonal, and environmental) one of our authors just shared that you are nterested in reviewing her book. We have produced almost 23 books* in eight years (one is now in production-see honeytomes.com). We have other books as well dealing with conflict resolution, loss of a friend, career interest (nursing) to name a few. I’d love to chat with you and would be willing to send you a complimentary set of books. Look forward to hearing back.

    Thanks for your interest in GP’s Honey Tomes ‘ books

    Be Well,
    Angela Parrino, Ph.D.

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      1. Yes, it is. I think somehow one of my authors had shared the original contact she made with you. I will be out of town for the next nine days and would love to write/speak to you about our books, 23 all told produced in the last eight years.I’m running out to teach now and will be back in town on Monday, April 2nd. May I contact you on April 3rd? BLooking forward to sharing our products with you. Be Well,
        Angela Parrino, Ph.D., Principal, GP’s Honey Tomes, LLC

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