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I have been doing some thinking and I've come to the conclusion that I need to take a temporary break from book blogging. NOTE: Any tour stops that I've committed to will be honored. I have decided that I want to combine my love of books, blogging, knitting, movies digital photography and life in general into 1 blog so that I don't feel so overwhelmed. Right now I feel like my book blogging is a job, I already have one of those. My plan is to come back in the near future with a new blog and a new plan.

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Updated February 16, 2011

Thank you for considering Jamie's Bookshelf for a book review.  Also, thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog.  Now here are the details of my review policy....

What Genre's Do I review?: Here at Jamie's Bookshelf you will find reviews in the following genre's....YA/MG, Romance (all genre's), Erotica, Paranormal, Thrillers/Mysteries and Westerns.  I will consider other genre's, but I will only go outside the specified genre's if I think the book is going to knock my socks off.

What I am CURRENTLY looking to review?: While I really like YA and Romance's, I am currently looking to review more Thrillers and Westerns.  Please note...That I am a little more particular about what I accept to review.

Why am I being so selective?:  My reading time is a precious commodity and I am only going to accept review requests for books that I think that I will really enjoy.

NOTE:  Special consideration for the following:

~ Publisists/third parties that I have worked with in the past
~ Authors that I have worked with in the past
~ Debut Authors
~ or if the review request is for a book that I was going to request anyway

Genre's NOT interested in:  Poetry

Format's Accepted:   I accept ARCs, galleys, new releases and backlisted titles for review.  I will review books that are in the middle of a series, but in the event I have not read the rest of the series or do not own them, I may ask that you send the previous titles as well.  I review each title individually but link series posts (reviewed books that are part of a series) together.  I do accept ebooks in .pdf and EPUB format only at this time.  I also accept Independently and self published books.  I DO NOT accept audiobooks at this time. 

To Submit a Request:  Please feel free to contact me here with the following information in your request:

~In the subject line please put "Submitting Book for Review - Title"
~Format (paperback, hardcover, e-book)
~Release Information
~If you have any interest in doing a guest blog, giveaway, author interview or other type  
 of promotion
~Any specific place you want the review posted
~And any other information or specific dates you think I might need

Contact E-mail: You can e-mail me at  I'll do my best to get back to you in a very timely manner.  Please allow 3 days. 

Review Timeline:  I will do my absolute best to get your book read and reviewed in a timely manner.  I do my requested reviews on a first come first serve basis so your book might not get read and reviewed right away.  I will send you an email when my post for your book goes live. At this time I am unable to give a review by date (unless the book is an ARC).

Review Clause: I cannot guarantee that I will write a favorable review of your book.  Though every review I write is my honest opinion of what I've read. 

Promotional Opportunities:  I am always interested in getting to know authors better and I'm sure that my blog readers are as well.  I am open to guest posts, author interviews, blog tours and giveaway (books, swag, etc.) here on Jamie's Bookshelf. In the case of any of these things, any book reviews will be scheduled to go along with said promotional posts.

If you are interested in hosting a giveaway here on Jamie's Bookshelf please know the following thing:

*I don't need to read and review your book in order for me to host a contest.  I would prefer to host contests for the genre's that I review but I'm not making it a requirement.  The only genre I won't host a contest for is poetry.

If you would like to submit a contest request please feel free to email me or contact me with the following information:

~ How many copies you are willing to giveaway?
~ The format of the book?
~ Will the book be signed?
~ Do you have any date preferences?
~ Who do you want to make your contest available too....US, Canada, International?

Where I post my reviews:  Besides here on my blog I post my reviews on Goodreads.  If you would like the review posted elsewhere you must include that information in your request. 

Giveaway Policy (as of October 12, 2010):

1. Giveaways are open to US citizens only (unless otherwise stated).

2. You must be at least 13 years of age (unless otherwise stated).

3. No P.O. Boxes.

4. I reserve the right to end or extend any giveaway that may be taking please here on the blog.

5. All winners will be chosen randomly by

6. All winners will be contacted via e-mail and will have 48 hours (2 days) to respond. 

7. DON'T CHEAT!  I won't tolerate cheaters and I WILL rat you out AND I will ban you from further contests if I catch you cheating.