PLEASE READ the following information before sending me a request for a review.
I am accepting review requests on a very limited basis. (However, I cannot currently commit to a certain time frame.)
My Preferred Genres are:
- Christian fiction
- clean romance
- contemporary romance
- historical romance
- historical fiction
- romantic suspense
- cozy mystery
I occasionally will review:
- nonfiction (including Christian fiction)
(think along the lines of fairy tales, Harry Potter, Sarah Addison Allen)
- children’s books
I am not at all interested in reviewing:
- books which contain prolific amounts of sexual situations or explicit sexual situations
- books which contain a good deal of profanity
- paranormal (I may make exceptions for angels or even ghosts but please don’t send me your vampire book.)
I promise to consider every book I receive (it may take a while though). In my reviews, I strive to always be courteous and find something positive to say but I will be honest. If I didn’t like the book, I will say so but I will also encourage readers to decide for themselves.
If, after enduring that mega-long (but necessary) discourse, you would still like to send me your book, I would be so happy to take a look at it! Thank you in advance for reaching out to me. I consider myself extremely blessed to be able to do this “book thing” I love so very much 🙂
To contact me, please send me a message on my Facebook page:
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Help! I was trying to enter your giveaway and I can’t get it to accept my entries. 🙁
hmmm let me double check! Which giveaway?
i want to add more groups but i don’t how. could you please help me.
i’m not sure i understand what you mean, Jackie. Add more groups to where?
I’m so glad I found your blog! You read almost all the same books as I do and when I saw you reviewed The Pathfinder’s series by Lori Benton (AKA my all time FAVORITE books), I was sold. I’ll be reading/following your blog from now on.
Yay! Kindred reading friends are the best!!
I cannot post my entry to the Tamera Leigh question about what time travel period I would chose and why. I have tried several times and it is a no go yet it says the contest is still open.
i’m so sorry, Mary! Are you posting it on the blog post or in the rafflecopter? Make sure you are posting it on the blog post and then clicking the completed button in the rafflecopter 🙂
I am interested in a book review. My book is a fiction christian entitled June the Prune and Lady Bird – Cancer Stinks! Please send me your guidelines. I read some of your reviews and found them interesting. Thanks
Hi Gracie – all my guidelines are here on the contact page. Please email me at the above address. Thanks!
Question: Interested in using name “Reading is My Superpower” as a 2017 Summer Reading theme for our library. Would you give your permission?
How do you request a review or interview? I am a Christian romance author with both traditionally-published and indie-published books.
Hi Merrillee – you can email me at meezcarrie (at) gmail (dot) com 🙂 I look forward to talking with you!
Hi, I am an author of 46 books. I love writing supernatural linked to spiritual, I would love to have you review one or more.
Hi! Email me at the address on this page & we’ll talk 🙂
Thanks so much for hosting me and for your lovely review of GIRL IN THE SPOTLIGHT. So appreciated. I signed up for you newsletter list.
thanks so much, Virginia! I’m looking forward to more in the series 🙂
My YA book The Broken Branches will be coming out in 2018 and I would like to request a review. I was referred to you by Amanda Geaney and am very pleased that you review Christian Fiction. I look forward to speaking with you soon.
Hi Becky – I’m just now seeing this for some reason. Feel free to message me via my blog’s FB page & we can talk about your book!
Hi Carrie I just saw that I am a winner for Southern Hearts Series. Do I contact you here?
I would like to follow your blog…could you possibly add me…I don’t know how to do this…my email is email@example.com…I would really appreciate it very much…thanks so much…have a wonderful day!!!
sure! thanks, Frances 🙂
How do we follow you? Could you add me please?
Lujuana, you can follow me by using the links in the sidebar.
I very much enjoy entering your giveaways via Raffle Copter. I don’t do Instagram, Twitter, etc. etc. Does this cut down my chances on entering?
Also, if Raffle Copter would only do 10 entries, that would be fine with me. Anymore than 10 and I don’t have the time to sit and do each one.
Hi Janet, thanks! I can’t control (unfortunately) the Rafflecopter giveaways hosted by tours so sometimes there are more than 10 and many more Instagram/Twitter entry options. On the ones I host myself, there is only one entry that increases your chances by having Twitter – and that’s tweeting about the giveaway. Otherwise, you have many other chances that don’t require those 🙂
Carrie-I appreciate the offer of a free book- but I am not set up for that. Please pass it on to the next in line. Thank you. God bless
Hi Carrie, I try to enter as many giveaways as I have time for. When I come back to the giveaway to tweet and post on any social media besides Twitter the Giveaway always says I have 25 out of 27 total entries. It will go up that day to 27 but the following day it goes back to 25. So my question is, am I getting credit for returning to the giveaway daily and if not could you let me know if I’m doing something wrong? I hope this question makes since. Thanks!
you’re doing it right! It’s because another entry opens up for that day 🙂
Our blog tour has been postponed and lengthened; it’s now from November 1-15.
As the Christmas season approaches, most of us think of the birth of baby Jesus, and we try to make it more meaningful for us and our families.
Here’s how you can help your readers with this.
Would you please be willing to review this 26 page booklet from Cedar Fort Publishing about the Nativity and post it on your blog during our blog tour, November 1-15? If so, please tell us your choice of days. THANKS! Neilkjohnson2@gmail.com.
We’ll send you a complimentary copy. We’ll also furnish a “giveaway copy” for the winner of your readers. Your other readers may purchase this booklet online at Amazon or Barnes & Noble, plus at bookstores. Its cost is only $4.99.
A New Dramatization of The Nativity Pageant
Would you rather read the nativity story or be a part of it? Using simple stage directions, easy-to-find props, two narrators, and a script that’s straight from the scriptures, this book helps you act out the familiar story of the first Christmas for your church, family, or friends. Start a new tradition this season with a simple pageant you’ll look forward to performing year after year.
The Nativity Pageant starts with Angel Gabriel visiting Mary and ends with Joseph following the angel’s warning and taking his little family to Egypt, where Jesus will be safe. It takes about 15 minutes to perform, plus it has the lyrics to four traditional Christmas hymns, if people wish to sing them.
Brief Endorsements of The Nativity Pageant
“I love your beautifully written Nativity story. I hope you sell this play all over the world. What a blessing it will be to churches and families everywhere!”
Elaine S. Dalton. Former LDS General Young Women President
“All the resources and tools necessary to create a very meaningful production of the Nativity.”
Larry M. Gibson. Former member of the LDS Young Men General Presidency
“Neil’s respect for the original story, combined with his vast drama experience, will make this a valuable part of your church’s or family’s Christmas traditions.”
Dr. Melinda Lambert Baird. Director of Education and Community Outreach, Steinway and Sons
“Easy to perform and impactful in its simplicity and beauty.”
Brian Kelly. Writer and editor of Church magazines and other LDS Curriculum
About the author
Neil Johnson is an active member of his Christian church, and he loves the Nativity story. He taught English and drama in school for 44 years. Neil and his current wife Sharee both lost their first spouses to cancer. They married and blended their family of 15 kids, and they have 52 grandkids so far.
Oops. Sorry. It looks like I shouldn’t have left my review request in your comment box.
Hi Neil! thanks for contacting me! Right now, my review schedule is full through next year. :-/
Hi Carrie. Are you familiar with Anne Bogel and her “What Should I Read Next?” podcast? I thoroughly enjoy it, and I think you would be an IDEAL guest for her to interview!
If you’re not familiar with the podcast, you can listen to episodes and learn more here: https://modernmrsdarcy.com/what-should-i-read-next/. As you’ll see, Anne interviews a wide variety of people for her show. During each podcast, the guest’s readerly life is shared and the guest lists 3 books he/she loves, one he/she does not like, and what he/she is reading now. Then based on this information, Anne recommends three books she feels the guest will enjoy reading.
I don’t believe Anne has interviewed a guest whose primary genre is Christian fiction, but I get the sense she’s a person of faith so hopefully she would be receptive; it would be great to spread the word of how multi-faceted the world of Christian fiction is now. Plus, you have such an interesting readerly life, including founding the Christian Fiction Readers Retreat.
Thanks for considering this, Carrie, and thank you for EVERYTHING you do with your Superpower!
oh wow, Valerie! Thank you so much! What an honor that you would even think of me and Anne Bogel in the same thought 😀 I will definitely check this out – thank you!
I am glad that I found you because reading MORE books is my 2018 goal! Thank you for great suggestions!
You are so welcome! 😀
Forgive me but I did not see any other place to contact you for a possible review of a picture book. Do you have a form?
Hi Christine! You can message me on my blog’s page! The link is at the end of the Contact page info 🙂
Oops. That should have read “my blog’s FB page”
Carrie, your rafflecopter on Cathy’s author post isn’t working for me. Has anyone else experienced issues with it?
I’ll check into it right now. Thanks, Arletta!
Hi Arletta – it seems to be working ok for me. Try again?
Hi, Carrie – Thanks so much for being part of the Great Escapes tour for my upcoming release PAWPRINTS & PREDICAMENTS. I see that I am supposed to contribute a guest post. Do you have any preferred topics or prompts?
Hi Bethany! I will email you!
Hi Carrie, recently the “Me too” campaign caused a lot of disturbance as women have found the courage to tell their stories of abuse, but have you read the Christian story of redemption from a similar situation? The Whispering of the Willows is historical fiction, but many females are finding similarities between things that happened to Emie Ashby and their own lives. They are saying it is one of the best books they have read in a long while. I’d love to hear what you think of this book, because I love it, and the author is coming out with a sequel this year called, The Melody of the Mulberries.
Do you review picture books, like beautiful gift books? Because if you do, I know of a very special one. I’ve been giving it as a gift for birthdays and just-because pick me ups. It’s called Breath of Joy! Simply Summer. (By Kathy Joy)