The Moonlight Library is open to submissions.

Review Policy:

Reviews include:

  • Cover photo
  • Book Title (and series, if applicable)
  • Author
  • Publisher
  • Release Date
  • Genre
  • Page count
  • Format
  • Source
  • Link to the book’s Goodreads page
  • Buy links
  • A link to the publisher’s product page
  • Rating (out of 5 hearts)
  • Summary (from Goodreads)
  • FTC disclosure, if necessary
  • An honest review in our own words.

The source of the copy of the novel is cited at the beginning of every review. We accept no compensation for our reviews.


I take review requests for self-published works ONLY IF they have been professionally edited.

Where

All reviews will be posted on The Moonlight Library, Goodreads, and sometimes Booklikes, with automatic updates sent to Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. I do not post reviews on Amazon but will do so on Barnes and Noble by special request.

When

Unfortunately I cannot guarantee any kind of time frame. I normally try to post ARC reviews within two weeks of its release, or the week before. Reviews are posted on the Moonlight Library blog, Goodreads and maybe Booklikes on the same day or as close to as possible.

Format

  • Hard copies (ARCs and finished copies)
  • mobi

What I Read

I have a strong preference for Young Adult high fantasy told in first person point of view with a strong female protagonist. If it’s set in another world with magic, no dragons or elves or wizards in pointy hats, I’m interested. I have a particular affinity for stories about assassins and healers.

I also read:

  • low fantasy
  • historical
  • contemporary
  • mystery/thriller
  • paranormal
  • fairy-tale retellings.
  • sci-fi (including dystopian)
  • or any mash-ups of the previous, so long as it’s for Young Adults.

I don’t accept review requests for adult fiction, including erotica, non-fiction, memoirs/biographies, poetry or short stories.

Note: If you would like me to review a sequel, I may need the previous book/s in the series.


 

 Authors/Publishers:

We are open to review requests.

If you are an author or publisher that would like to see your book reviewed, please use the Request page to get in touch with your preferred blogger. Please do not tweet or use Facebook or Goodreads to submit review requests.

We would like to stress that we are not a professional reviewers, we are a book bloggers with day jobs. We read and review books for fun and personal enjoyment in our very brief spare time, and our reviews contain our completely honest thoughts and feelings. While we very rarely rate books 1 star, we have done so in the past and we have written negative reviews. We do not take particular pleasure in criticising somebody’s work but we will be honest in our reviews.

We do not guarantee to review all books sent to us.

Interviews/Guest posts:

We am happy to participate in blog tours and love to host authors for guest posts and interviews.

If you are an author interested in doing an interview or guest post on The Moonlight Library, we would be happy to host you. However we do ask that you send the book and give us time to read the book before the questions are submitted. Also, please let us know if you are interested in an interview/guest post when you contact us.

Giveaways:

We are happy to host a giveaway and we would prefer to discuss the details of the giveaway with you (such as format, postage etc)


PRIVACY POLICY

Who we are

Our website address is: https://moonlightlibrary.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

This feature will send a hash of the user’s email address (if logged in to the site or WordPress.com — or if they submitted a comment on the site using their email address that is attached to an active Gravatar profile) to the Gravatar service (also owned by Automattic) in order to retrieve their profile image.

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If Akismet is enabled on the site, the contact form submission data — IP address, user agent, name, email address, website, and message — is submitted to the Akismet service (also owned by Automattic) for the sole purpose of spam checking. The actual submission data is stored in the database of the site on which it was submitted and is emailed directly to the owner of the form (i.e. the site author who published the page on which the contact form resides). This email will include the submitter’s IP address, timestamp, name, email address, website, and message.

The contact form is used for review requests or other contact for The Moonlight Library. We may reply using the email you submitted. If you contact us, your details are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up communication. We will never pass on or sell this information to anyone else.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Infinite Scroll

In order to record page views via WordPress.com Stats (which must be enabled for page view tracking here to work) with additional loads, the following information is used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Page views will be tracked with each additional load (i.e. when you scroll down to the bottom of the page and a new set of posts loads automatically).

Likes

This feature is only accessible to users logged in to WordPress.com.

In order to process a post like action, the following information is used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID (on which the post was liked), post ID (of the post that was liked), user agent, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.

Mobile Theme

A visitor’s preference on viewing the mobile version of a site. A cookie (akm_mobile) is stored for 3.5 days to remember whether or not a visitor of the site wishes to view its mobile version. Learn more about this cookie.

Sharing

When sharing content via email (this option is only available if Akismet is active on the site), the following information is used: sharing party’s name and email address (if the user is logged in, this information will be pulled directly from their account), IP address (for spam checking), user agent (for spam checking), and email body/content. This content will be sent to Akismet (also owned by Automattic) so that a spam check can be performed. Additionally, if reCAPTCHA (by Google) is enabled by the site owner, the sharing party’s IP address will be shared with that service. You can find Google’s privacy policy here.

Subscriptions

To initiate and process subscriptions, the following information is used: subscriber’s email address and the ID of the post or comment (depending on the specific subscription being processed). In the event of a new subscription being initiated, we also collect some basic server data, including all of the subscribing user’s HTTP request headers, the IP address from which the subscribing user is viewing the page, and the URI which was given in order to access the page (REQUEST_URI and DOCUMENT_URI). This server data used for the exclusive purpose of monitoring and preventing abuse and spam.Functionality cookies are set for a duration of 347 days to remember a visitor’s blog and post subscription choices if, in fact, they have an active subscription.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Google Analytics

This feature sends page view events over to Google Analytics for consumption.

WordPress.com Stats

IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Important: The site owner does not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, a site owner can see that a specific post has 285 views, but he/she cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and WordPress.com usernames (if available) — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.

Post and page views, video plays (if videos are hosted by WordPress.com), outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms, and country. When this module is enabled, Jetpack also tracks performance on each page load that includes the Javascript file used for tracking stats. This is exclusively for aggregate performance tracking across Jetpack sites in order to make sure that our plugin and code is not causing performance issues. This includes the tracking of page load times and resource loading duration (image files, Javascript files, CSS files, etc.). The site owner has the ability to force this feature to honor DNT settings of visitors. By default, DNT is currently not honored.

Who we share your data with

NO ONE.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. We may not respond to this request and it is our right to do so. If you do not want us to receive your data, do not participate on this website.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Security includes two-factor authentication.

What data breach procedures we have in place

TBC

What third parties we receive data from

There is no advertising on The Moonlight Library.


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