Review Policy

Take a look at our reviews; they all vary in length, detail and tone. We are not particularly formulaic or professional reviewers; we are simply lovers of words. Consequently, our reviews may sometimes read as simple thoughts on the book and not analysis. We always post reviews on Goodreads, and occasionally on LibraryThing, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

No genres are necessarily off-limits to be reviewed. Check out the genres we enjoy on our About page.

We are happy to accept Advanced Reading Copies as well as currently published books in hard copy or e-book format compatible to a Kindle. Our reviews will always be honest and respectful of the work and the author. By the very nature of being honest, our reviews may not be glowing. We refuse to deceive others and ourselves by falsely changing our opinions about a work.

By accepting or receiving a book, we cannot guarantee that it will be immediately read or posted, but will definitely try our hardest to read and review in a timely manner. If you have a specific time frame for when you would like the review to be posted, please let us know so we can plan accordingly. At this time, with Michelle going to grad school and working full time, we are forced to be very selective about accepting anything to review. However, other types of promotional material (blitzes, giveaways, guest posts, interviews, etc.) will definitely be considered.

If you would like your book to be reviewed on Playing Jokers, or if you would like Playing Jokers to host a giveaway, guest post, author interview, or similar book-related news, then we invite you to please email us at playingjokersblog@gmail.com.

We do not receive any compensation for anything that appears on this blog.

Rating System

5:  It was amazing! 4: I really liked it. 3: I liked it. 2: It was okay. 1: I didn’t like it.

These ratings also apply to 5 to 1 star ratings on Goodreads, LibraryThing, and Amazon. Half stars are given at the discretion of the particular reviewer.

Privacy Policy

Playing Jokers does not collect personal information. Addresses or personal information collected in giveaways are kept private and will be used solely for the purpose of conducting the giveaway. Addresses will not be shared or distributed in any way, not rented or sold, and will not be kept after the giveaway has ended.

Playing Jokers cannot guard against the use of personal information posted in the comments or elsewhere on the blog that is visible to others. Please be aware of the personal information that you share.

If you are a parent or legal guardian and your child has provided us with personally identifiable information on the blog or on a giveaway form, please contact us at playingjokersblog@gmail.com.

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