About/Review Policies

Cellar Door Lit Rants & Reviews is here for the book lover, the collector of words. We don’t target any one genre, although we read a lot of YA/sci-fi/fantasy/historical fiction. We are simply bookworms and decided one day it was time to start a book review blog. It is here that you can find our views on books we read and lit-related rants.

Read the following policies before sending a review request.

Review Policy: We reserve the right to not write a review if we are unable to finish the book. We are also always open to guest postings and Q&As with authors who we are unable to review.

We do not review sequels to books unless we have previously read/reviewed the other stories in the series.

If we agree to review your book and we are able to complete it, we will post the review to Amazon, Goodreads, and Cellar Door Lit Rants & Reviews.

We are not fans of trashing books here at Cellar Door Lit Rants & Reviews. Therefore, we will only write a review for stories we can give a (mostly) positive review for. Anything that would fall below a 3-star rating we will not write a review for. We offer the choice instead of a guest post/Q&A session.

We rate with OWLS: 3 – okay, 4 – good, 5 – great.

For guest postings/Q&As and reviews, please contact Sheilah: sgr0033(at)gmail.com
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12 thoughts on “About/Review Policies

  1. Hi would you be interested in reviewing my book Point Of No Return? I have given the amazon link below so you can take a look and decide whether it is something you might enjoy. It is a rural detective mystery set in SW England. It is the 3rd book involving these two detectives but can be read as a stand alone. If you’d prefer to read the first book, The Skeletons of Birkbury I’d be equally happy. http://www.amazon.com/Point-No-Return-Diana-Febry-ebook/dp/B0139IXC5Y/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1451562873&sr=1-4

    • Hi Diana,

      We are not sure the story is for us, but we are open to doing a guest post if you would like or a Q&A post. Let us know if either of those work for you.



  2. Hello Quirky Book Sirens,

    I like your blog and your style. I also post reviews on Goodreads, Amazon, and, most recently, WordPress. I invite y’all (yes, I’m a Southerner) to check out my blog when you have a spare minute or three. Sheilah, I’m going to hop over to Goodreads now and submit a friend request in an effort to help you catch up to Katrina.

    Take care, be well, and happy reading.


    • Hey Denny! Thanks for liking our style, we love meeting fellow book bloggers! And I approve of your love for Gaiman. Stardust was the first book I ever chose for myself, and I fell instantly in-love.

      • Sandman was my first, and to date most ardent, Gaiman love, followed closely by Neverwhere, Stardust, and American Gods, the latter being one of my all-time favorites. But of course I love anything Gaiman and am currently savoring The View from the Cheap Seats and anxiously awaiting Norse Mythology. Now I’ve infected my daughter with Gaiman fever; she read Stardust a few months ago & loved it.

  3. Hello,
    I’m looking for a review of the first novel, “Deadly Circles”, in the CJ Hand crime series. Also, I am seeking a review for the first volume of the trilogy “The Naturalists.” An excerpt from each book can be accessed on my website.
    Thank you for your attention.

  4. Hi Clark,

    I would be willing to read/review the first novel, “Deadly Circles.” I accept .mobi or PDF versions of e-books. If you would like us to review, please send an email to sgr0033@gmail.com.


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