Hi, I’m Jennifer.
Thanks for stopping by. I’m guessing you’re here because you linked from Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads or another site. No matter how you made it to my little corner of the web, welcome!
In a nutshell, I am a mom of two and I love to read. I have been known to walk down the halls at work while reading my kindle. (Hey.. when you’re working full time and chasing two kids around you read whenever you get the chance, right?)
I was bitten by the bookworm bug early (thanks dad!) and I believe this love of reading has assisted in my becoming an “advanced reader” for quite a few authors. It’s amazing! The opportunity to read a new work, offer feedback and suggest edits or point out errors prior to publication really appeals to the grammarian in me. I know I’m not perfect, but I also know that for as many times a manuscript has been read, reread and edited, it never hurts to get a fresh pair of eyes. Ultimately, I’m helping to make a good book that much better and helping my authors with honest feedback and reviews.
My hope is that site will serve as a repository for some of my older reviews and all my newer ones. My book reviews tend to include less of a retelling and more of how the book made me feel; what I liked and didn’t like with a brief synopsis of the book. I really don’t care for the reviews that spend 1000+ words rehashing the entire story. (Why would I want to read the book if you’ve just told me all about it… and bored me to tears in the process?) My review style would rather whet your appetite to pick up the book yourself and discover the story rather than to inundate you with a cliff’s notes version and a “book club” dissertation. I would like to think that authors prefer my style to the others as well, but that’s just my speculation.
A few authors that I am currently an advanced reader for are Iain Rob Wright, Al K. Line, Maya Tyler, Carol James Marshall, Carolyn Arnold, and Tim McBain and LT Vargus. As you can tell, my genres of choice are vast and varied. In fact, there are very few genres that I will flat out refuse to read and even then, I may be persuaded if the right book comes along.
I have also recently begun to receive direct requests for reviews from many authors. This has been keeping me very busy, but I must admit that I get a little excited when I receive a review request. I’ve developed an entire system for keeping up with who has contacted me, what I have agreed to read, when I’m scheduled to read it, etc.
It’s really just a whiteboard in my room with a list of requests to be read and another list of reviews to be posted but it keeps me honest.
So, that’s pretty much me. Thanks for reading and feel free to check out some of my previous reviews. My reading schedule is such that I have been able to post at least one new review weekly, so there’s usually always something to see.
**If you are an author seeking reviews, you can contact me here.**
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Thank you for reviewing books! You do a great service for writers like myself.
This YA epic fantasy thriller has romance subplots:
I would love to have you review my new book. Wyshea Shadows (296pp, Dec 25th, 2016)
If you are interested, I have a mobi, ePub, or PDF.
I teach novel writing, speech, and cutting-edge self-awareness in special ed.
(My WhipEye Chronicles series thus far won 11 awards for the 1st two books (WhipEye and Gorgon).)
Wyshea Shadows: Divided Draghons, Book 1
A hundred-year-war that won’t end…
Three strong young women sworn to kill each other…
Famere, the wyshea butcher, seeks vengeance with loyal mythic beasts called shadows,
Jennelle, commander of the Northerners, fights for her people’s survival using brilliant strategies, &
Camette, a wild divided draghon, searches for her kidnapped lover…
Famere, Jennelle, and Camette must discover who is friend or enemy, who is responsible for the hundred-year dark sky and death mists, and if the men they adore will still love them.
Thank you for your time!
I look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks so much for contacting me. I would definitely be interested in reading and reviewing Wyshea Shadows for you. I’ve been to your website and Amazon page and this looks like a story I would enjoy.
Please send a .mobi file to firstname.lastname@example.org. That is the best way to contact me aside from twitter.
Thanks again, and if you have any questions, please let me know.