Here’s the thing: I love reading. I love it. I consider myself a reader first, then an author. I want to talk about books, the good and the bad.

But as of now, Byrne After Reading is closed to review requests. I will still consider titles for review for both My Bookish Ways and Vampire Book Club, but please understand that it is up to the respective editors as to whether the review will run. Most of the time they do.

And I will still run reviews on Byrne After Reading, and they’ll still be bluntly honest (and possibly full of swear words). They will still run the gamut from literary to romance to nonfiction. There will just be less of them. A lot less. Beyond my usual month end round up and The Wednesday Review, it’s likely you won’t see any other reviews. However, I do still participate in promos and blitzes, usually through The Rock Stars of Romance.

I didn’t want to do this, but since my writing schedule is getting more and more crammed, I want to spend my reading time reading books I want to read, not books that are review requests.

If you’re still interested in having me review your book for MBW or VBC, please fill out the contact form below. I review mysteries, suspense, and thrillers for MBW (the darker and twistier the better) and paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and the occasional fantasy for VBC.

What’s the Wednesday Review?

The Wednesday Review started when I read Mary Ann Rivers’ The Story Guy. It’s the one book I read that month that if I could insist you read, I would. I would stand over you until you finished reading it. Those are the books that just…light me up. They are the books that receive my unequivocal backing – you need to read this book. Past Wednesday Reviews include Tana French’s The Secret Place, Anne Bishop’s Murder of Crows, and Katja Millay’s The Sea of Tranquility.

Happy reading!

All review books are either purchased or borrowed from my local library unless otherwise noted.