Review Policy

        At DS&JM Reviews, we currently accepting select genres for review.  These genres are:

  • action/ adventure
  • anthology/series
  • children’s
  • cookbooks/cocktails
  • comics
  • drama
  • educational
  • erotic
  • fantasy
  • fiction
  • health
  • history
  • historical fiction
  • horror
  • mystery
  • non-fiction
  • poetry
  • psychological
  • romance
  • science fiction
  • self-help
  • suspense
  • thriller

At this time, we are accepting ARCs and finished copies of print books- traditional publishers, self-published, and indie published- as well as audio books and e-books; if you are sending a print, we prefer hardback if available but paperback will be just as fine otherwise.  If you are requesting an audio book review, it must be in an mp3 or equally compatible audio file.  Audio book reviews will have two components to it which will be a review on the book itself and the second will be on the narrator/ audio performance.  While we are currently accepting submissions for reviews, please note that not all review request submissions will be accepted.

As such, if your submission is accepted, this does not guarantee a review.  We will try to get reviews done and posted before the release dates, but to make this happen, we will require a copy of the book no less than 1 month in advance.  As we get more caseloads, this time frame could change so please check our policies before submitting a review request to make sure these current guidelines are still effective.  We plan our reviews 1-2 months in advance, so please note this when submitting a review.

Though we do accept ARCS and finished copies of books to review, most books that are reviewed were either purchased by us or on loan- either from friends/family or through the library.  Unless specifically stated on a review post, it should be assumed that the book was obtained in this fashion.  Our reviews will be honest and unbiased, though this does not always mean it will be a positive review.  Please remember that not everyone will always enjoy the same thing and if a book was not liked, we will always explain why it did not work for us, but we will do it in a professional way.  We WILL NOT write bad about the author themselves so please do not make it personal if a negative review was done on your book.  We will post reviews on Goodreads and other outlets (Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, etc) if applicable, though reviews may be modified for the specific sites.


        DS&JM Reviews will be glad to host giveaways for you!  Entries for giveaways will be done through Rafflecopter at this time, and winners will be selected at random.  If you would like for us to host a giveaway for you, please send an email to and be sure to include the following:

  • Title/Author
  • Format of book (ARC, e-book, hardcover, paperback, audio)
  • Shipping requirements (US, US/CA, or International)
  • Length of giveaway (Start and end dates)
  • Any additional information that you want included (photo of prize, signed, etc)


        DS&JM Reviews will collect information solely for giveaway purposes via Rafflecopter.  Winners will be selected at random and will be notified by e-mail unless giveaway specifically states otherwise.  All information is kept private and will never be sold or shared with third parties unless said third-party in involved in giveaway- for example, if an item is being shipped by a publisher or author.  After 30 days from end of giveaway, all information related to giveaway will be deleted.  If you would like your information deleted before the 30 days is up, send a request via email at and mention the giveaway in subject.  If no mention in the email about which giveaway is listed, we cannot delete information before expiration date.


        We are happy to host guest reviews and limited blog tours for authors!  We require that content be exclusive to us as we want to stand out from others and cannot do this if you send the same to us as another blog.  If you would like to be featured on DS&JM Reviews, email us at and be sure to include the following information:

  • Your name and Title of book
  • Brief description of book (and any links to it if possible)
  • Will you prefer guest post or an interview?  If doing an interview, will you be supplying the topic/questions or will we?
  • Date and month you would like to be featured
  • If you would like to include a giveaway

Please note that if responses are not received no less than 7 days prior to date of posting, we will assume you do not want to be featured on our blog and will not post.  If you would like to reschedule, we can look into that but we do not guarantee rescheduling options at this time.  Also, if we have not read your book and you want us to provide topic/questions, then we prefer if you send a copy of your book.