Review Ratings & Review Policy and Privacy Policy

As I am finding myself being approached now by a wide range of authors, I thought it might be helpful for everybody if I detailed exactly how my review ratings worked.

If you have read any of my earlier reviews you will see that I started out giving 'Stars' for my ratings, however as my blog has grown over time, I have revised this and now more in keeping with me, I give 'Dragonflies'.

As a book reviewer, I provide an honest review for any book that I read. All reviews are given FREE of charge, and I don't accept any compensation. I do not give a book a higher rating if it is provided to read for review. 

Book Formats
I accept books in the following formats - epub, mobi, pdf.

Other Services
I also participate in blog tours, guest posts, giveaways, promos and author interviews. If you would like Pinky's to be involved in your next event, just send me an email.

Contact Me
If you would like to submit your book for consideration, please email me at pinkypollock@gmail.com

Review Ratings


5 Dragonflies
OMG - I Loved this book! Any issues I found were minor and I thoroughly enjoyed to plot and was drawn into the characters. This author is now on my Favorite Author List.

4 Dragonflies
I really enjoyed reading this book. There were minor issues with either plot and/or characters, however these did not detract from the story overall. I will look out for more books by this author.

3 Dragonflies
For the most part I enjoyed this book. I felt there were significant issues with plot and/or characters, but I was able to finish it. I might be persuaded to read something else by this author.

2 Dragonflies
I finished reading this book under sufferance. Plot and/or characters did not hold my attention. I would probably not read any further work by this author.

1 Dragonfly
Plot and characters did not hold my attention at all, and I was unable to finish reading this book.



Review Policy


I am willing to read any and all genre, however I reserve the right to decline a review if I feel the subject matter is too out there, even for me.

I read primarily for pleasure, and while one of the aims of my blog is to help promote your work, please understand that I work full time and have family commitments. I will attempt to post a review within a month of receiving your book for review, however please be patient if it takes longer.

All reviews will be posted on my blog, however I will also post to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads or Smashwords if your book appears there.

If I give a rating lower than 3 Dragonflies, the review will appear on my blog, however I will contact the author prior to posting my review on any other sites.

The above rating system is subject to review/change by me at any time.


Privacy Policy

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7 comments:

  1. Hi Pinky, (Fellow Brisbaneite)
    Love what you're doing for indie authors. I'm just retouching a novel. Would love to submit it when I'm done, if you don't mind. I would love some honest feedback.
    Russell

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  2. I've looked at this page a number of times but don't see an email address to query to! :) Can you help?

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  3. Volume IV “Inside a Pair of Dice” Release Date April 25th

    Greetings-

    My name is George P. Harris.

    On April 25th, I will publish on Kindle, Volume IV, “Inside a Pair of Dice.” This book involves my first two Princeton years, ’69-’70 and ‘70-’71. Volume V, “Flint Stones in the Nascent Circus” which finishes my Princeton career, such as it was, will be next in the Octology. I have the modest ambition to write more words than Remembrance of Things Past.
    I fancy myself an author in the literary tradition. My novels are written in a narrative style with roots grounded in the conception of Marcel Proust. From that starting point, I also garishly threaten the good names of many influences, Bob Dylan, James Joyce, William Faulkner, and Thomas Pynchon included. I am in the midst of writing an Octology called, Four Fathers. I have completed and self-published Volume I, “For Whom the Book Tells,” Volume II, “Huckleberry Friend,” and Volume III, “Lad on a Softened Stoop.” They are available on Kindle and as paperbacks on Createspace.
    The novels are chock full of layers, leitmotifs, and other such stuff for which any right-minded academic should find the basis for torturing students, now and for years to come.
    I think you will find the books worthwhile and entertaining.
    Here is my website, FB Author Page, twitter handle, Amazon link and Createspace links-
    http://georgepritchardharris.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/georgepritchardharrisauthor
    @FourFathersBook
    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?_encoding=UTF8&field-author=George%20Pritchard%20Harris&search-alias=digital-text&sort=relevancerank

    https://www.createspace.com/4333063?ref=1147694&utm_id=6026
    https://www.createspace.com/4340293
    https://www.createspace.com/4455482
    You may contact me a gph73@yahoo.com. I am available for interview.
    Thank you for your consideration. Any help, kind words, or counsel you could give would be most appreciated. I remain,

    Very truly yours,
    George P. Harris


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  4. Hi
    I'm an author of a romance fiction series. I'd like to know if you'd be interested in reading and reviewing my book. The title: "A Silent Prayer (A Prayer Series I)" is also a winner of 2014 Los Angeles Book Festival under romance category.

    It's available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D2YEDPO/
    B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-silent-prayer-samreen-ahsan/1118622635?ean=9781491720394
    Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/388747
    Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20214836-a-silent-prayer
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aprayerseries

    Let me know if you have time to read and review (on Amazon, B&N, Smashwords and Goodreads) and in what format of ebook would you like to read?
    Thank you

    Samreen A.
    www.samreenahsan.com

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  5. Hello, I was wondering if you would be interested in reading and reviewing my latest novel 500 Days. It is a new adult contemporary romance. I couldn't find any contact information, sorry. But I will leave you with a brief synopsis and my email if you are interested.
    Thank you and have a fantastic day! :)
    m7stars27(at)yahoo(dot)com
    Synopsis:
    Casper Covington had his music, women, and pretty much anything he wanted at his disposal. But the one thing that plagued his thoughts constantly was the one thing he couldn’t have. The girl he met six months ago. A drunken one night stand that he couldn’t get out of his head. The only thing he remembered from that night was her green eyes and the ivy tattoo that stretched the length of her body. In his attempts to put an end to the tortuous dreams of the mysterious girl, Casper’s attention is caught by the new bartender. There’s just something so familiar about her that his need to get to know her becomes more troublesome than he expected.

    Alexis Radcliff was raised by her four brothers making her as tough as nails on the outside but on the inside she wanted what every girl did – someone to love her, faults and all. She would be damned if she admitted that out loud and made a point to show she could use men just as easily as they used women. But when a sexy musician starts to show interest in Alex she has a hard time convincing herself to stay away. Alex knows everyone has secrets but hers are ones she doesn’t want to share. But when she can no longer fight her feelings, her dark past slowly starts to unravel.
    Can true love conquer all? Or are past ghosts a haunting premonition of what lies ahead?

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  6. Hi Sharon,

    Am hoping you might be interested in reviewing my book, Sacred Choices. (Promoting would be good, too ;^)

    Sacred Choices, 260 pages, Pen-L Publishing (published 03/22/14)

    An inspirational love story centered on self-growth, Sacred Choices weaves together the lives of three resilient women. Ceren is a newly-married and pregnant professor, who learns her husband is a bigamist that urges abortion. Judith, Ceren’s colleague—an older, worldlier professor, and pro-choice advocate—provides counsel based on her experiences. Judith’s sister Pastora, a nun, provides the voice of reason. Written for, by, and about women who have had or are considering abortions, Sacred Choices is Ceren’s journey—from her positive pregnancy test, through her decision whether or not to have an abortion—to an uncanny conclusion.

    Sacred Choices has an offbeat charm steeped in the supernatural. The same Mount Tepeyac has been a revered pilgrimage destination for thousands of years. The protagonists’ search for the answer as to whether it is the Aztec goddess Tonantzin or Our Lady of Guadalupe that has been revered for the past 500 years is interrupted by a giggling, young girl, who appears only to Judith. Is she a figment of Judith’s imagination, a vision—or could she be an angel, as Pastora believes? What’s the crux of its unique spiritual significance—a pagan goddess or a Christian saint? Set near Mexico City and incorporating present-day Hispanic and ancient Aztec beliefs, culture, and cuisine, Sacred Choices deeply celebrates the triumph of the spirit.

    Complicating her research, Ceren learns she’s pregnant, and the father denies responsibility. Pro-choice-advocate Judith raises the voice of experience and debates Sister Pastora’s voice of reason, confounding Ceren until the supernatural intervenes.

    Interspersed throughout Sacred Choices are running threads of the giggling girl and serpent lady. Never explicit whether they’re figments of the imagination, visions, or angels, these apparitions always propel the characters toward a startling resolution. Multi-cultural, Sacred Choices is set near Mexico City, incorporating ancient Aztec and present-day Hispanic beliefs, culture, and cuisine.

    Setting for Sacred Choices:
    On a mission, Ceren Hernandez travels to Mexico City during the Day-of-the-Dead festivities. Everywhere, she sees the face of death. Sugar skulls, pan de muerto, and macabre, skeleton carvings vie for her attention. People wearing white-washed faces with skull make-up seem to jeer as she pushes through the crowds toward the clinic. The entire country’s celebrating the lives of dead children, and I’m going to kill my baby today, of all days.

    Near St. Michael’s statue at Mount Tepeyac, an old woman wearing a necklace of tiny skulls and a serpentine armband appears just as a storm approaches. The wind shrieks, and the air crackles. Violet-blue tufts of flame suddenly flash above the archangel statue’s head, creep down its sword, and arc to the woman’s armband. The woman touches her hand, passing the flame, and Ceren’s life takes a turn….

    Thanks – looking forward to hearing from you!

    Karen

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  7. I hope you get this, Pinky. Thanks for giving a review on Amazon for my book Gaia's Beings:Poems Inspired by Nature. I appreciate it.

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