Liz’s Profile….This is me.

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So a little about me..I’m an avid reader of anything. I tend to love crime fiction, anything ever written by Stephen King, Young Adult books, Post apocalyptic stories, Urban fantasy, psychological thrillers (most especially those with a twist in the tale)  and Science Fiction. I also work for Tesco in a job that I love and am submissions reader for Orenda Books.

Liz Loves Books is a recommendation site so necessarily doesn’t have more negative reviews. You can follow on Goodreads if you would like to see the full spectrum. My reviews are always honest but never, I hope, mean spirited.

If you are a publisher or author who would like to send me a book to review, my preference is for physical copies but I am also an avid Kindle reader and don’t mind digital. Please note however I am unable to read via PDF easily. If you know me already feel free to just send no need to ask. Email address for digital is lizbarnsley@hotmail.com and physical books to Liz at 1 Scampton Close Bicester Oxfordshire OX26 4FF. If you are not sure just drop me a mail.

I read by mood and impulse so I can’t commit to specific review dates therefore I no longer take part in blog tours. However if there’s a period of time within which you would prefer a review say sometime in a specific month I will do my very best to achieve that. After doing this for many many years now I became aware my attitude to a novel would be affected by having to read it by a date, so a more fluid approach works better. I see it on the pile I fancy it I pick it up. I’ve been known to review a book both a year in advance and as much as 3 years later. That’s the extreme though. Usually I’m fairly fast.

Please note: All reviews on this website are my intellectual property – please feel free to quote from them with appropriate reference to the blog.

My Review Policy:

I don’t really have rules. If you’d like to send me a book to review and you think I’d like it and you are not necessarily in a hurry then that’s all I need to know. Send it along and a review will appear either on the blog or Goodreads/Amazon sometimes both.

Read for the love of it always! I hope you enjoy Liz Loves Books and find your next great read here.

Happy Reading Folks!

14 Responses to Liz’s Profile….This is me.

  1. Hi Liz
    I have a novel I would like to offer for possible review. It is written under the name nj alexander and is called past present future a social network thriller. It’s general genre would be psychological/mystery/contemporary women and is available as ebook and paperback. The publisher is Roundfire (an imprint of John hunt publishing). It isn’t time sensitive as it was released at the end of May, but will be working with a publicist for a second wave of pr in October.

    If you think it would be of interest then please let me know along with your preferred format for reading.

    I hope to hear from you.
    Kind regards
    Nicola

  2. Hello Liz! I have nominated your blog for The Versatile Blogger Award http://awomanswisdom.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/the-versatile-blogger-award/.

    Hope you day is a good one 🙂

  3. Theresa Braun says:

    Dear Liz,
    I was hoping you would be interested in reviewing my story “Dead over Heels” (approximately 11K words–so it’s a short read). It’s part romance/chick lit (which thankfully you don’t hate), part crime, and part ghost story. Veronica goes on a very promising first date with Sebastian, only for them to have a supernatural experience at the restaurant that breaks open demons from their past that threaten to destroy them…will the relationship survive–and will they? I promise there is a twist at the end!

    In case you’d like to check out the post on Amazon:
    https://www.amazon.com/Dead-over-Heels-Theresa-Braun-ebook/dp/B01MRLFLHF/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

    If you are interested, I would happily send you a PDF, mobi, or another ebook version of your choice.

    Thanks so much for your time and consideration,
    Kindest regards,
    Theresa

  4. Robert Eggleton says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to participate in an author interview. I’m working on the answers to your questions now and will send you an update. The final edition of Rarity from the Hollow was released in December. — Robert

  5. Ken Bruen says:

    Dear Liz
    I am truly amazed at the sheer depth and quality of your reading.Your love of books is exhilarating and you write like an inspired angel.
    Just an awesome blog.
    warmest wishes
    ken

  6. Hi

    I’m the author of The Things We Learn When We’re Dead (Accent Press). It’s my second novel, and I live in East Lothian.

    The book is set in Edinburgh and East Lothian, and has had good reviews.

    Essentially, it’s a modern reworking for an adult readership of The Wizard of Oz – how a young woman in tragic circumstances looks back at her life.

    I would be delighted to send a copy for review, or take part in a blog.

    Perhaps of interest, at the book launch someone told me about this link:

    http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/edinburgh-artist-who-drew-the-emerald-city-1-466776

    I had no idea that the original Emerald City in the film was based on Edinburgh Castle…and the strange thing is that the Emerald City my character creates is also based on Edinburgh Castle.

    Thanks

    Charlie Laidlaw

  7. Marni Graff says:

    Dear Liz,

    Loved your review of Val McDermid’s latest and see you adore Elizabeth Haynes, too. I know both and review them on my crime review blog, http://www.auntiemwrites.com and have interviewed them previously.

    I hear you loud and clear on timely reviews. That being said, I have the 4th out in The Nora Tierney English Mysteries, which has won a few US awards, and am trying to enlarge my UK presence. This one has chapters set in Bath, Oxford and Brighton, and the bookshop owner whose shop is used as a setting in Bath is now carrying my books. One bookshop at a time!

    I’d love you to review the book and there is no pressure from me on when you would read it. Might I send you a hard copy across the pond?

    All best regards,
    Marni Graff

  8. Mia says:

    Dear Liz,

    I have just discovered your blog and LOVE LOVE LOVE the dossier look. I also like your style of articles – short and to the point.

    Just wanted to reach out and send virtual hugs. Keep up the great work!

  9. Guy Portman says:

    Hi Liz,

    I am contacting you to ask whether you might be interested in reviewing my forthcoming book, Sepultura.

    This is the Amazon link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sepultura-Guy-Portman-ebook/dp/B078FLJXM4/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1513531635&sr=8-4&keywords=Guy+Portman

    Sepultura is the sequel to the satirical black comedy, Necropolis – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21898627-necropolis

    Sepultura can be read as a standalone novel

    Here are the details:

    Title: Sepultura

    Author: Guy Portman

    Genre: Black Comedy/Crime

    Word Count: 68,263

    The Blurb:

    A sociopath can only keep up a façade for so long.

    Dyson Devereux is a busy man, with a challenging new job at Paleham Council and a young son. He would be coping just fine were it not for crass colleagues, banal bureaucracy and contemptible clothes. He is not going to take it lying down.

    Because beneath Dyson’s charming, Italian delicacy-consuming veneer lurks something sinister. As his personal and professional lives threaten to spiral out of control, will Dyson’s true nature be revealed?

    Compulsive and brimming with satirical wit, Sepultura is a caustic black comedy featuring an unforgettable sociopath.

    “My kind of black comedy. You’ll either love Dyson, or love to hate him” — Sandra Seymour, Author of Breed: Slayer

    “A satirical gem” — Reader

    “Sociopathic comedy at its best” — Adam Riley, Comedian

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind regards

    Guy Portman

  10. Peter Meech says:

    Hi, Liz–

    Huge fan of your blog. PEN America just interviewed me about my debut novel, “Billy (the Kid)”. I’d be delighted to get you a copy if you think it’s something that might interest you.

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