I have at last written an About Me page, so when you click on the link above you will now get to know a little bit about me, rather than an Under Construction image!
You may have already noticed that the direction of my blog has changed. When I started out I didn’t know about publishers and authors sending books for review, so I posted reviews on the books I had bought. When I did begin to receive books from publishers and authors they were mainly of the chick-lit variety due to my blog design.
However, my real passion is speculative fiction (just check out my Goodreads page and it will tell you the same thing). The majority of books I buy and read are within the horror, urban fantasy, science fiction, paranormal etc etc genres. Therefore, I have decided to cease accepting chick-lit for review. Although I do enjoy this genre it is usually limited to holidays/vacations. This is not to say that I will not review a book in this genre again. I still have books that were sent to me for review, which I will honour, but I will only be reviewing one or so per month and after that probably none. Just a note: I see certain ‘Romance’ novels and ‘Women’s Contemporary Fiction’ as separate to ‘Chick-Lit’ and so I may review a book of this nature from time to time. I also really enjoy the Crime/Thriller genre, so you will see a few reviews within this genre popping up now and again. But the majority of books I receive, buy and review will be Speculative fiction.
I think for me it’s best to review books in the genres I enjoy, which isn’t to say that just because I like the genre I will automatically like the book. I have read many speculative fiction novels that haven’t been very good and I will always give an honest review.
I realise that my blog design, with my gorgeous, pink haired brit chick, can be perceived as a bit girlie and so publishers passing by may think I’m a chick-lit blog. But I’m a girl who loves her books with a bit of bite and a kick-arse heroine (hence my love for Urban Fantasy). It may also surprise you, or not if you read my blog regularly, with such an innocent looking pink haired brit chick, that I love blood and gore and scaring myself silly (hence my All Hallow’s Eve event).
So, I hope you all enjoy the new direction my blog has taken. Sorry to those of you who enjoy chick-lit and followed my blog because I reviewed these kinds of books, I do hope that you stick around as you may find yourself loving some of the books within the speculative fiction realm as much as I do.