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**I am using a 5 star rating for my book reviews.

5=Absolutely Loved It/An All Time Favorite
4=Really Liked it/Maybe even loved it
3=It Was Good/Worth The Read
2=It Was Just Okay/Might not be Worth The Time
1=It Was Terrible/Run Away Fast From This Book.

My Review Style:  Each review contains the synopsis put out by the author/publisher (I figure they can summarize it best!) and my own personal thoughts of the book once I’ve read it.  My reviews should be user friendly.  I try to write them as though I were talking to a friend about that particular book.  I try to be as honest as I can without hurting the author’s feelings too badly.  🙂   Occasionally, I will receive books for free in exchange for a review.  These reviews will be just as honest as the reviews for books that I pick up at the book store.  I am a tough critic so I would really consider anything 3 or above to worthy of reading.

Review Requests:  I will take review requests from you (my blog readers), authors and publishers.  Please send your request via the contact form.  If you need to have the review by a particular deadline, be sure to include that information in your request.  When I accept a book for review, I cannot promise a positive rating/review. I will read it and review/rate it honestly.

Genres:  I will read and review from a wide range of genres:

  • Literary Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Chick Lit
  • Paranormal Romance
  • Urban Fantasy
  • Young Adult
  • Romance
  • Mysteries
  • Thrillers
  • Steampunk
  • Middle Readers (upper elementary grade and middle school level)

Giveaway/Contest Rules:

  1. Unless otherwise noted, all giveaways will be open to U.S.  residents only.
  2. Must be 13+ years of age to enter.
  3. Rafflecopter will be used to collect entries and will randomly select a winner.
  4. Winners will be announced both on the blog and via email.  You must reply to the notification within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter.
  5. I am not responsible for items lost or damaged in the mail.
  6. I reserve the right to edit, extend, or end a contest at my discretion (but I will do my best not to!)


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I occasionally receive books for free in the hopes that I will read and post a review of such on the Under a Gray Sky Blog.   I will always try to disclose which books have been received specifically for a review (as opposed to those I seek out on my own) but as this may not always be possible, please know that the source of a book will have absolutely no effect the nature of my review or the rating.

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