I am currently only open to receiving physical and audiobooks in the Science Fiction, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, and LGBTQ+ genres (even better if a book manages to cross those genres). I’m based in the US and would prefer no YA or religious books, please.
I am particularly interested in Indie and Self-published authors (not that I don’t also read and enjoy traditional pubs), but I would ask that the books be properly edited. The fact that such authors are able to break the commercial mold really appeals to me, and I look forward to reading stories told in ways traditional publishers would not be interested in (books from odd POVs or that regularly tell instead of show – the dogma being to never tell, always show). But I don’t want to be tripping over spelling, grammar, and homophonous mistakes. Believe me you can’t catch them all yourself, no one can. (As a perfect example of this, I had a misspelled word on this very page for close to 6 months before someone finally pointed it out to me.)
You can go here to see examples of my reviews. I also regularly post on Goodreads and Amazon (where I generally rank between 1,800 and 3,000, depending on how active I have been) and occasionally on LibraryThing and Smashwords (usually just books I’ve gotten from these sites). I also almost obsessively post book pictures on Instagram. You can see them here.
If I request your book, as opposed to you requesting a review, it circumvents everything else and goes top of the list. I only request books I intend to read immediately.
If you would like to discuss sending me a book (and I reiterate, I’m not open to ebooks right now) please email me at Reviews@sadieforsythe.com.
I have a Little Free Library in my front yard. Any physical book sent to me, that I deem worth promoting will likely be added to the LFL and shared unless I’m asked not to.
Regarding review swapping: Every once in a while an author will email me asking about this. I don’t. I admit I tried it once very shortly after TWE was published, but I was very uncomfortable with it and will not do it again. I discourage anyone seeking such exchanges from going through with it.