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 email@example.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!
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.
Hi Nicola, Would certainly be happy to, if you would like to email me the address is firstname.lastname@example.org
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 🙂
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:
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,
If you could email me email@example.com I’ll have a look!
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
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.
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:
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.
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,
Sure! If you email me, firstname.lastname@example.org we can sort it out!
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!
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:
Author: Guy Portman
Genre: Black Comedy/Crime
Word Count: 68,263
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.
Could you email me email@example.com? I’ll be looking at new review requests in the New Year!
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.
Hello Liz. If I ask where you’ve been all my reading life, will it sound creepy? But truly, your reviews sparkle. I’m following you girl. Gosh, that does sound creepy.
So I’m an author in search of reviews too – for my second novel HOME PLACE (11.18.20, KDP). I’ve had good feedback in the short time it’s been out, and I’d love to get your take on the story.
Home Place tells the story of Kat Patterson and her brother Paul who will soon inherit the farm where five generations of their forebears worked and lived. Kat loves the place and its history. Paul loves money. He hires Whip Tyler to develop the property against Kat’s wishes. Whip Tyler of all people! Hasn’t their family lost enough at Whip Tyler’s hands? Hasn’t Paul Patterson done enough damage in Whip’s life? But if Whip won’t take the job, Paul will find someone else – a developer who will rape the land and throw all Kat’s hopes to the wind. It would be so much easier if Whip didn’t care. Or if that long-ago promise didn’t now stand between him and Kat.
Home Place is free on Kindle Unlimited: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08LMKVVNW/
Or I’d be glad to send you a gift copy. I’d love a Liz Review!
Thank you kindly for your consideration, Liz. I look forward to finding many great reads on your blog!