Policies & Ratings

Review Policy

(scroll down for our giveaway policy and rating system)

We are currently accepting review requests from publishers and authors. If you would like one of us in particular to review for you, or would like a joint review, please let us know in your request email. 

We are also available for promotional posts such as blog tours, book blitzes, cover reveals, giveaways, excerpts, author/character interviews, and more. Promotional inquiries are welcome.

Lynsey: thedemonlibrarian [at] gmail.com
Janice: rabidreading [at] gmail.com

Joint review or promotional requests should be sent to both email addresses.

*Please note: Agreeing to take a look at your book is not an agreement to read and review it. We usually give a book until around the 20% mark to get our attention. If it hasn't, we will let you know that we will not be reviewing it after all. We generally do not post DNF (Did Not Finish) or 1-star reviews. All reviews will be honest and are not guaranteed to be positive. We reserve the right to decline any request if the book does not appeal to our tastes. 

FTC DISCLAIMER: We are readers and book bloggers, not paid reviewers. While we may receive ARC's and galleys from publishers and authors seeking honest reviews, we do not receive any monetary or other type of compensation in exchange for a review. 

Review Genres

We will consider books outside of these genres, but these are our preferences and are therefore more likely to be enjoyed. We prefer an element of romance, however small, in all our books :)
  • Urban Fantasy
  • Paranormal Romance
  • Fantasy (Swords and Sorcery, Epic, Adventure)
  • Historical Fantasy/Paranormal
  • Historical Romance (Medieval, Highlander, Knights in particular)
  • Time Travel Romance
  • Contemporary Romance (Gritty, emotional reads preferred)
  • Futuristic/Science Fiction Romance
  • Romantic Suspense
  • Paranormal Mystery
  • Dystopian
  • Steampunk
  • Post Apocalyptic
  • YA/NA Paranormal
  • YA/NA Fantasy
  • YA/NA Dystopian
  • YA/NA Science Fiction
  • YA/NA Post Apocalyptic

Genres Not Accepted: 

  • Erotica
  • Menage
  • BDSM
  • M/M or M/M/F or any other combination
  • Classic Sci-Fi with no romance
  • Non-fiction

Reviewing Style: 

Our reviewing styles are quite similar - natural and friendly and written as if talking directly to other readers. They very loosely follow these key points:
  • About/Writing Style
  • First Impressions
  • Characters
  • What We Liked / Didn't Like
  • Round up / Recommendation
We don't do spoilers. We will only elaborate slightly on the blurb, or at the very most, mention things that happen in the first 20% of the novel. Our main focus is on enjoyment factor, not whole plot summaries.

We provide book details, including ISBN, page count, release date, genre (according to us), a link to Goodreads, and an Amazon buy link (if available).

Reviews will be posted on the following sites: 

  • Shelfari (Lynsey's reviews only) 
  • Goodreads
  • Amazon*
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
* Amazon UK for Lynsey/Amazon US for Janice

Accepted Formats:

  • Epub
  • PDF
  • Mobi
  • Audiobook
  • Physical Copy
Sending a few different formats if often best as we have different reading devices , but we both have Kindles so .mobi is our preference.

Giveaway Policy

We regularly hosts giveaways here at The Demon Librarian. Mostly these are third party contests organized by the respective publisher/author and we merely provide the venue. Nonetheless, we still have a few guidelines in place which you must accept and abide by if you wish to enter any of our competitions.
  • You must be at least 13 years old to enter our giveaways, unless it states on the giveaway that the minimum age is 18.
  • Prizes are shipped from publishers/authors directly and we are not responsible for lost items/items not received.
  • Competition winners are chosen randomly using Rafflecopter.com.
  • We will contact competition winners by email and we will also publish the names of all winners within the Rafflecopter widget.
  • We would ask that you respond to your winner's notification email within 3 days.
  • We reserve the right to end, or withdraw a giveaway without notice or reason.
  • Please pay attention to the rules of each giveaway, such as which areas can enter (i.e. USA/Canada only or International). 
  • We are not responsible for items lost/damaged in the mail.
  • We can disqualify any entry as we see fit.
Although not a requirement of entering, we always appreciate people who show their love by following our blog (via GFC, Newtworkedblogs or Bloglovin'). We hope you enjoy our giveaways and your prizes!

Rating System

Reviews will be honest, spoiler-free and usually given straight after completing a book. Occasionally we receive books for review from the author/publisher. No money is exchanged for these reviews.

Star ratings are as follows:
Complete and utter rubbish.
Disappointing, could have been better.
 A good read, not amazing but worth trying.
A great book, strongly recommended to read.
A fantastic book, going straight into my
Favorites-To-Be-Read-Again-Someday pile.

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