I love to read and to talk about books. I review many of the books I read. I do not accept any author/publisher submissions for reviews. I do not read or review ARCs. I do not enter any giveaways or contests. I obtain the books I review by purchasing them at the same price they are offered to the general public at the time of purchase. My reviews are intended for the use of my fellow readers. They are not advertising or promotion. They are not beta reads or constructive criticism or editing or advice to the author. My only obligation to the author is to pay the price charged for the book at the time of purchase. My reviews are sometimes critical and I will not stop posting critical reviews just to spare delicate authors' feelings. I am happy to make new friends, but friend requests from authors or promoters who have few or no books (and/or friends) in common with me and write or promote categories I do not read (especially new adult) will be ignored. I used to read more self-published books. After recent meltdowns by self-published authors, I now only read self-published authors I've previously read or who have been recommended to me by fellow readers I trust. I also used to read young adult/new adult books but rarely do so now.
Since I'm new to the site I feel like I should post a short introduction.
I'm Liz and I love books. :) I am currently reading mostly romance, erotic romance and erotica. I also read history, historical fiction, biographies, mysteries, suspense and horror.
I feel that my ratings at Goodreads skew a little high. This is in part because I tended to round up there. Since we can rate with half stars here I think I'll tend to rate a little lower but it may take me a while to correct the ratings.
Some of the erotica I read is a little beyond kinky. I read bdsm and menage and also some age-play. I very occasionally read dub con but I shy away from outright non con. But I also read HPs and sweet , fairly clean contemporaries. I like variety.
I don't enter giveaway contests or accept ARCs and almost all the books I review were purchased by me, often at full price. As a result I'm somewhat conservative when it comes to trying new authors. I generally spend my money on authors I like and that's another reason my reviews skew a little high. That said, I fully support reviewers who read and review books they don't like or couldn't stand to finish. And I do not sugarcoat my reviews. If I don't like a book I'll let you know every reason why.
I have two cats who are currently insisting it is playtime and they are right about that. So ... nice to meet you if you are new to me and I look forward to discussing books with you.