Yes, I am very organized when it comes to reviews, and I do have rules, policies, and even long emails, with attached spreadsheets. This organization allows me to read and review for the majority of the requests that I receive (I accept about 98% of reviews requested). Organization and fairness is also why I have several "shelves." Each BOOKSHELF is my to-be-read/reviewed list. All of the Bookshelves are ever-growing, and I do my best to provide the reviews in a timely manner. 

Donations can be made on the Welcome or Home Page using PayPal or transferred to me using my email address or you can request the direct link via email and I will provide it to you.


STANDARD VIP SHELF: REPEAT AUTHORS, authors represented by a REPEAT REPRESENTATIVE, authors who make a specific donation, or authors from a showcase on my Author Blog.  (Order of posting may vary). Authors with multiple titles may have the titles in different positions, so I can be fair in posting reviews.  Authors new to the site can fill out a New Request form and when approved, can elect to have their title moved here for a specific donation PLUS the cost to purchase the book title.

Update: 5/27/2020 Donation amounts have changed as the STANDARD VIP shelf was given 4 shelves instead of one long list. The changes reflect both the STANDARD and PRIORITY VIP bookshelves.

PRIORITY VIP BOOKSHELF: Author's titles will be added to the standard shelf, but can a donation of $40 plus the cost of their book can move their title to the "PRIORITY" VIP Shelf.


The Priority Shelf (date dependent) is for a Title where the review that cannot be posted until a specific date (created so it doesn't delay other titles on the Priority VIP Shelf.

SPECIAL REQUESTS:  This is new to the site as of 2020, but I also offer customized requests for authors that want a review, but the request doesn’t fit quite in a category. 

BLOG TOURS: Amy's Bookshelf Reviews doesn't participate in blog tours. However, the OFFICIAL Blog of Author Amy Shannon does. In some cases, a review is also offered and will run to coincide with the date of the  blog tour on the other blog. 

THE AFTER SHOW REVIEWS: My podcast, The After Show with McKensie Stewart & Amy Shannon, provides reviews for guests. 

PRIMARY BOOKSHELF: the list of books that have been from a first-time request from the author or author representative.  In order of request. The PRIMARY BOOKSHELF has FOUR SHELVES (Top, Second, Third, Fourth). Accepting new requests for this shelf.

​QUICK RESPONSE CALENDAR: At the bottom of the page, shows the "quick response" or Release Date Requests for those who wish to have a review posted on release day. Also, there is the option to pay for an express release date, which puts your book on the release calendar, and the review is done and reviewed for that date. A donation of $40.00 (US Dollars) if the request is Between 30 and 59 days (new authors) or Between 30 and 39 days (repeat authors), $50 if the request is Between  14 and 30 days prior to release, Donation of $60 if the request is Between  7 and 13 days prior to release, a donation of $70 if the request is Between  3 and 7 days prior to release or a donation of $100 if the review is under 3 days.  (See request page for more details).

Stand-by Shelf: Not currently active. Goes active when the fourth shelf on the PRIMARY BOOKSHELF is full.


Revolving Titles:

Standard VIP Shelf Titles:
All titles from the same author will be listed in order. (Even if the author sends more title while a title is still on one of the shelves). However, once the first title has been reviewed, the other title(s) will be moved to the end of the VIP Standard list (Unless a donation is made to move it to the VIP Priority List).

Authors may send multiple titles, but separate emails and posts are done on an individual title basis.

​For each book title, I have added the author's last name in parenthesis to show actual multiple titles for the same author, as this shows the list may not be as long as it appears when new titles are added.


List items marked with #V refer to it being a verified purchase. Authors can purchase the title of the book by sending a gift card for at least the amount of the book prior to review using the email address 

​Books can be gifted, but according to Amazon, it's NOT considered a verified purchase.

Amazon Policy!

Verified purchases don't have a limit of how many reviews can be posted per week, but unverified purchases do, and this impacts how many reviews I can post per week. Unverified purchase reviews do NOT get deleted by Amazon, but reviews written incorrectly or those that are reported as abuse may. According to Amazon, reviews are only discussed with the reviewers.

Unfortunately, if amazon flags a review, it gets removed and cannot be re-added. I always keep up with the policies of the sites where I post my reviews.


​The only other thing that stipulates when I post my reviews is how fast or slow I read a story and move on to the next.


I will not post reviews on a Sunday UNLESS it is a scheduled release date. Also, I will not post reviews on Easter, Thanksgiving EVE, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas EVE, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years day, UNLESS it is a scheduled release date. 


I don't accept payment for reviews. My reviews are unbiased. I accept donations or gifts but not for exchange of a specific type of review. Donations are NOT considered payment for providing a review and I do not allow the amount of the donation (if there is one) to influence my start rating in anyway. 

I am a proud supporter of the Indie Author Community.





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Priority Shelf (date dependent)

  1. Esquire: The Appeal (Ware)

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  1. Sonia Kilvington's Nightmare Asylum & Other Deadly Delights --July 12

  2. Shervin Jamali's I Love you too Daddy - July 14

  3. Jacy Morris's The Drop -- September 20

  4. Cait Moore's  Lake City Way: Ninja Girl -  October 5


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Top Shelf

  1. Rebecca Steele Finding the Dream (Patterson)

  2. Maxwell and Annie ...  (Earsman) #V

  3. FAREWELL HAMNAVOE... (Earsman) #V

  4. The Lane Betrayal  (Heldt)

  5. The Fair (Heldt)

  6.  Jezebel's Lament (LeRoy)

  7. The Prince's Oath (LeRoy) [Audiotbook] #V

  8. ​Polar Bear Bowler: A Story Without Words (Beckstrand)

  9. Butterfly Blink: A Book Without Words (Beckstrand)

  10. Bright Star, Night Star: An Astronomy Story (Beckstrand)

  11. Crumbs on the Stairs - Migas en las escaleras: A Mystery in English & Spanish  (Beckstrand)

  12. Anna's Prayer: The True Story of an Immigrant Girl (Beckstrand)

  13. She Doesn't Want the Worms - Ella no quiere los gusanos: A Mystery 

  14. Bad Bananas: A Story Cookbook for Kids (Beckstrand)

  15. To Swallow The Earth: A Western Thriller (Beckstrand)

  16. Ma MacDonald Flees the Farm: It's Not a Pretty Picture ... Book (Beckstrand)

  17. Water Whispers (Kaitlynzq) [audio poem]

  18. Eternal Souls (Lopes)

  19. Screamcatcher 2 Dream Chaser (Breedlove)

  20. The Sebastian Chronicles (Travis)

  21. Ryder’s Guardian (Travis) (Lister)

  22. ​Keita's Wings (omnibus) (Powell)

  23. The Spectra Unfurled (Powell)

  24. The Realm of Lost Souls    (Gauthier) 

  25. The Realm of Realism (Gauthier)

Second Shelf

  1. Swords of Destiny (Matthews)

  2. ​Missing in Columbia (Matthews)

  3. Raven's Flock (Matthews)

  4. Pressure Point (Tayler)

  5. Deadly Formula (Tayler)

  6. Final Deal (Tayler)

  7.  Barking Mad (Tayler)

  8. ​Break In  (Snider)

  9. Goldy's Baby socks (Snider) 

  10. Los Calecentines bebe de Goldy (Snider)

  11. I love you, Be Careful (Snider)

  12. Robert Wise: The Motion Pictures (Revised Edition)  (Jordon)  #V 

  13. Fall Of The Flamingo Circus (Rigby) #V 

  14. The Dane Law (Pettersen)

  15. Crystalia (Denver)

  16. Love Gaia - The Diary Directive (Clark)

  17. The Silence of Kings: Book III: Asteri and Fengari (Perin) #V 

  18. Love and Fear on the Santiago Path   (Dias)

  19. Forgive us Our Trespasses (Miles)

  20. Mage: The Eternal Realm (Edwards)

  21. Collateral Damage (Harris)

  22. Sherlock Holmes and the Curse of Cthulhu (Boswell)

  23. Rash and rationality (Mint)

  24. ​I spy with my little eye... Transportation & Vehicles ABC (Yiangou) #V

  25. I spy with my little eye... SHAPES: Children's book for learning shapes  (Yiangou)#V


Third Shelf

  1. I spy with my little eye... A to Z: Children's book for learning ABC's   (Yiangou) #V

  2. I spy with my little eye... ANIMALS ABC: Children's book for learning Animals  (Yiangou)   #V

  3. ​I spy with my little eye... Fruit & Vegetables A to Z (Yiangou) #V

  4. Easter Bunny & Chick learn the ABC's   (Yiangou)  #V

  5. I SPY ALPHABET Easter egg hunt (Yiangou)

  6. EASTER colors & counting  (Yiangou) 

  7. THE egg-cellent EASTER kids COLORING BOOK  (Yiangou) 

  8. Destiny Returns (Volk)

  9. Forgotten Stars (Botts)

  10. A Dose of Deadly Intentions (Davis) #V

  11. Earth Angel: Hell Hath No Fury When an Angel Gets Mad (Stevenson)

  12. Dark Bliss (Mills)

  13. Found Ground (Robinson)

  14. ​The Android Sisters: Chasing Reality (Starta)

  15. An Unlikely Christmas (Pais)

  16. Matters of the Heart  (Pais)

  17. Poems I (Pais)

  18. Poems Book 2- Poetry on Life, Fate, Gratitude and Acceptance (Pais)

  19. A PRAGMATIC Method to face repeated failures (Pais)

  20. Rescue I (Pais)

  21. Rescue Book 2: Giselle (Pais)

  22. Tiene (Pais)

  23. How to identify my greatest passion in life (Pais)

  24. Poems Book Three (Pais)

  25. Poems Book Four (Pais)


Fourth Shelf

  1. Poetry on Inspiring Women (Pais)

  2. The Silhouette in the Picture (Pais)

  3. Just a little Bit (Pais)

  4. Nether Light (Stevens)

  5. How to love the things you don’t (Cranfield)

  6. Criticism: The truth everyone must learn (Cranfield)

  7. Bullying: A New Perspective (Cranfield)

  8. Friendships: Coping with the ups and downs (Cranfield)

  9. Fair Exchange: Everyone Wins (Cranfield)


  1. To Trump The Universe's Aspirations (Knoll)
  2. Annihilation's Resounding Anthem (Knoll)

  3. Findagroov™ Reviews The Songs Of… George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic (Madison)

  4. Entanglement: Quantum + Otherwise (Danenbarger)

  5. Flight of the Spark (Puerto) #V

  6. Shadows (Grossi)
  7. The Sinister Urge (Newton) #V
  8. A footnote for Tomorrow (Miller) #V
  9. Toy (Parr) #V
  10. Unstable Orbit (Parr)

  11. From Fatal to Fierce (Davis) #V

  12. The Abduction Chronicles (Hay)

  13. The Gifts of Life (Smuhar)

  14. Stonebearer's Betrayal (Milner)#V

  15. The Black and White House (Bridge)

  16. The Cost of Leveling Up (Brazee-Cannon)

  17. Chasing Mortality (German)

  18. Past this Point (Mabry)

  19. The First I Do (Ham) #V

  20. The Hangman's Owl (Yan) #V

  21. BULB (Wind)

  22. The Ignorance of Bliss: An American Kid in Saigon (Hanna)

  23. Religion Delusion (Carlshausen)

  24. Whispers of Omen (Cukudar) #V

  25. Learn to Love: Guide to Healing Your Disappointing Love Life (Jordan)


  1. Howie and the Parcel Winch (Wicklow)  #V

  2. Neapolitan Nights (Lonardo)

  3. Sinners’ Opera (Nightingale) #V

  4. Transference (Keaton) #V

  5. The Colour of Your Voice (Newwyn) #V

  6. I Meant It for Good:  A Memoir of Dreaming, Visualizing, and Becoming My Authentic Self (Rechkemmer-Meyer) 

  7. On Nana's Shoulders (Schoen)

  8. The Witch's Apprentice (Urbanski)

  9. The Tears We Never Cried (Kennie)

  10.  The Lost Son (Lucid)

  11. Atom & Go: Genesis (Winderl)

  12. Show Me the Way To Santiago (Kay)

  13. Final Chance (Roshan)

  14. Memoirs of a 20th Century Gentleman (Hansom) #V

  15. Refuge; A Mountain Ranch Novel (Brand)

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Also contains express Release dates






The Angel's Trumpet √


Find Your Weigh 


The World's Oldest, Most Powerful Secret Society √


Money Galore √



More Than Evil 


The leak √


The Four: Destruction of Honor 


The Green Boy  


Bottomless  Cups 



Masters' Mistress 


Thousand Faces of Demon  

Jillian Dangerous and the Peculiar Adventure  

Jillian Dangerous and the Extraordinary Secret  



Rocket’s Red Glare 


Tulum Takedown  





The Cold Hearth  



A Surgeon's Knot 



Out of the Basement 


Seeing Ceremony 


The Book of Revelations  


The eSmith Short Tales: Fables & Stories from Fairytale Land  



Ivy is a Weed   

Overbrook Farms   

Life Cycles - Coincidences 


Unique √


Playground Zero: A Novel 


They Lived They Were at Brighton Beach 













Esquire: The Appeal


Dancing in the Narrows: A Mother-Daughter Odyssey Through Chronic Illness


Carnal Knowledge


What Frees the Heart


Spring of Fire



To The Boys Who Wear Pink




The Benevolent Lords of Sometimes Island 












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