My Review Policy
Thank you for your interest in my blog. This is where I indulge and share my passion for books, authors and, of course, my own books.
Few things beat a good book, the astringent ink-smell, and that unique paper crackle the first time a brand-new novel is opened, bursting with promise. At night or on holiday, I usually reach for my iPad.
Although I review books I, too, appreciate the time and effort a reader takes to review my own books on Amazon, Goodreads or other sites. I have learned from experience how hard authors work and how difficult it is to be noticed. That’s the reason I decided to give something back to them by reviewing.
I accept books from publishers. I also accept review requests from self-published authors, provided we follow each other on social media or the author is recommended to me by a fellow blogger.
I feel uncomfortable about promoting anything that I haven’t actually read. When I have I review honestly, and when I don’t enjoy a book I would rather stop reading and let the sender know. Please don’t let this discourage you. Thankfully, tastes differ and just because I didn’t enjoy your book doesn’t mean others won’t, and vice versa. I may even enjoy your next book. It’s not a blot on your name – just one step on the pathway towards discovery.
Where I review
I post reviews on Amazon under the name Between the Leaves and on Goodreads. I am not paid or affiliated to any organization. If I really enjoyed something I read, I’ll tweet it.
What I read
Non-fiction, especially biographies and books related to garden design.
I particularly enjoy supporting new and unknown authors.
What I don’t read
Science fiction, fantasy, erotica, paranormal, zombies, vampires and werewolves.
I avoid books containing excessive profanity, blasphemy or gratuitous sex.
I am happy for anyone to reproduce my reviews, or in part, as long as I am acknowledged.
Get the Ball Rolling
Tell me about the book you’d like me to read and review by sending me a link. I try to answer all requests and respond as soon as my time allows.
How to find me
You will find H.C. Maree on http://facebook.com/hcmaree
Twitter @HC Maree.
My contact email is firstname.lastname@example.org