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Get a Review closed for submissions

With regret, I’m closing down the ‘Get a Review’ portion of this site. There’s a lot of upheaval going on in my life right now, and I can’t be certain of getting to reviews in anything like a reasonable timeline.

The site will stay open; all books previously accepted for review will be reviewed as per the policies in place at the time, all posted reviews will stay in place and up on the various sites where I post them.

There will even be new reviews going up as I read something that merits one, but they will be ad hoc reviews, not on submitted books.

Thank you to all the authors who have sent in their books over the past couple of years – there have been some fantastic reads, and I am grateful for the opportunity to read your work. It is because of those awesome books that I will be opening to submissions again when I have the free time again to be able to get to reviews in any decent amount of time.

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