My Policies

Review Policy!
I am currently not accepting review requests. I am very busy, and I have way too many books to read and review at the moment. Thank you for understanding. :) 
Hopefully I can open this back up very soon!

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As of July 10th, 2014, I'm implementing a "for review consideration" policy. This means that I will not guarantee a review. I'll try to the best of my ability to review the book, but I make no promises of when it will be done or of finishing it.

If you request a review, please remember that I won't always accept it. If I know that I'm not going to enjoy it, I won't read it. It's not personal. And if I do accept a book for review, I will not share it with anyone. I will be extremely honest in my reviewing. However, if I'd give the review 3 stars or below, I'll suggest a spotlight post. Even if I didn't like the book, it doesn't mean that everybody won't either. And I appreciate you taking the time to send me an email. 

But please be patient with me when you're waiting for the review. Life priorities come first!

I will always post my reviews on Goodreads and my blog, even if I didn't like it. If you ask me not to, I won't post negative reviews on buy sites (like Amazon and B&N). Even I do a spotlight post instead, I'll publish a review later on. Even it's negative, I reserve to right to post on GR and my blog.

I will accept ARCs, print books, and e-books (as long as they are compatible with a Kindle).

I mostly review YA and NA novels, although I do love adult books as well. Favorite genres include:

-Fantasy/Sci Fi
-Contemporary Romance
-Dystopian
-Mystery
-Suspense/Thrillers
-Teens/YA
-New Adult
-Mythology 
-Fairytale Retellings 
-Paranormal

Please include in your email:
  1. Author name. Tell me a little bit about yourself, even.
  2. Book name and link. Preferably, the Goodreads link. 
  3. Give me some information about the book. That includes if it's a series or standalone and the release date. 
  4. Give me a deadline to review the book (usually this is just for the authors who would like the reviews done before the release date). Note that I will change this if it does not work for me, and I make no promises for how long it takes to review the book!
  5. Interviews, promotional posts, and giveaways are optional but encouraged.
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Rating System!

I do not have a set rating system. Once I redesign my blog and make it my own, I will also have a rating system. That doesn't mean my reviews aren't efficient. I write what I feel when I'm feeling it. But they aren't sloppy or disorganized. I will talk about the characters, part of the plot (I do not summarize), the writing (I'm a grammar Nazi, so be forewarned; I can be pretty harsh when it comes to mistakes), and any other bits of information I feel are important for readers. :) I also use quotes and coarse language sometimes. 

Tentative rating system, starting with 1 star:

1 star: I didn't like the book at all. 
1.5 stars: There was at least one thing I liked.
2 stars: It was just okay and nothing special.
2.5 stars: It was enjoyable, but had a lot of bad points.
3 stars: I liked it, but I didn't love it.
3.5 stars: It was good; I really liked the book.
4 stars: I loved it, but it was missing something.
4.5 stars: It was amazing, almost perfect.
5 stars: It was perfect and an all-time favorite. 

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Giveaway Policy!

I got tired of doing a rules section every time I did a giveaway, so this is my set-in-stone policy!
  • You must be 15 years or older to enter any of my giveaways.
  • They are always US only, unless otherwise stated.
  • NO CHEATING! If you cheat, all of your entries will be deleted! And trust me, I check every single one of them.
  • All winners are chosen randomly through Rafflecopter.
  • Any information you provide me for prizes, be it email or home address, WILL NEVER be shared with anyone (it will be deleted after I am ensured you received the prize). I will protect your privacy with my life!
  • If you don't respond to my email within the allotted timeframe (usually 72 hours, unless otherwise stated), a new winner will be chosen.
  • These books are either paid for out of my pocket or are provided by the author/publisher, so don't ask for something different (this has never happened to me, but I know it needs to be said).
  • I am not responsible for lost and/or damaged packages in the mail.
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Thanks for checking out The Fox's Hideaway! <3 <3


DISCLAIMER: In accordance with the FTC Guidelines, the books I review are either purchased by myself, received as a gift, borrowed from a library, or sent from the author/publisher. I don't take payment for the reviews. All opinions are my own and how I received the book does not affect it in one way or the other. 

1 comment:

  1. Sorry you're not taking reviews, but will check back and see if you're open later. I hope I'll have more books out in the future.

    http://cleemckenziebooks.com

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