We accept ebook and physical copies, Carmen, in particular, might review some audiobooks, but will not accept review requests for audiobooks.
So, if you wish to send us a review request then we ask that you please only send digital or physical copies. We accept all digital formats.
If you have inquiries about an unfinished manuscript you would like MBJ to beta-read, proofread or edit indicate so here and we will get back to you within 72 hrs.
Unfortunately, we are utter and complete scaredy cats so we will not be reviewing any horror novels. Sorry to all you horror authors out there!
We love to read books from Indie authors and publishers. And, because Sash is an editor, self-published authors are her jam, she is happy to assist authors on perfecting their manuscript(s).
Below you will find a list of genres we accept for review.
We intend for all reviews to follow the same basic format and be judged by the same criteria, with some exceptions. Therefore, all reviews will contain a picture of the cover taken either from Goodreads or MBJ.
Reviews will include the following: title, author, publisher, publication date, genre, affiliate links or a spoiler warning if applicable.
Next, there will be a synopsis, once again, taken from Goodreads. If you are an author or publisher and would like to provide MBJ with a synopsis feel free to do so.
Most importantly, book reviews are graded out of 100%. This will be clear at the beginning and end of the review.
In order to provide the best review, we will be grading books in five categories. All categories are based on a 10-point scale.
In the case of romance novels, the Steamy/Romance factor scale is measured by peaches, chosen purposefully to be more inclusive because everyone has butts.
As self-proclaimed romance-aholics, we thought it might be a great idea to include an additional rating scale when reviewing romance novels. This scale surrounds the “hotness” of a book.
MBJ promises readers, authors and publishers that reviews will be honest and constructive as we are very aware that it is hard work crafting a world for readers, and as such, constructive criticism will always be our goal.
We recognize that there will always be an inherent subjective bias when writing a review. With this in mind, we aim to acknowledge those biases in our ratings to create an informative and entertaining review for our readers.
We reserve the right to reject a request for review. Whether we accept or reject, you will hear from us within 24-48 hrs.