AMY'S BOOKSHELF

 (Updated 9/1/20)

I am very organized when it comes to reviews, as I have rules, policies,

and even long emails, with attached spreadsheets. This organization

and its process 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-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.


VIP BOOKSHELVES:

​STANDARD VIP SHELF: Specific for repeat authors, repeat representative requests, authors who make a specific donation, or for an author from a showcase on my author blog. (To purchase a position on this shelf, see my requests page).

Donation amounts have changed as the STANDARD VIP shelf was given multiple 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 a donation of $40 plus the cost of their book (exclusions apply) can move their title to the "PRIORITY" VIP Shelf. Turn around time for this shelf is within 2 weeks.

NEW: VIP - IMMEDIATE: Author's title will be added to the end of the Standard shelf, but a donation of $100 (US), will put the title on the IMMEDIATE bookshelf, and the turn around time is within 3 days.  Book will be purchased on Amazon (where applicable) and no extra cost is required.

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 does not participate in blog tours. However, when my other blog participates in a tour, 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. (See requests page for more details and instructions).


STAND-BY SHELF: Not currently active. Goes active when the fourth shelf on the PRIMARY BOOKSHELF is full.

AUTHORS WITH MULTIPLE TITLES ON THE BOOKSHELF

Revolving Titles on the Standard VIP Shelf:
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).

​​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.


AMAZON VERIFIED PURCHASES.

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 writeramyshannon@gmail.com 

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

​AMAZON.COM 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.

​REPOSTING REVIEWS:

I do repost reviews or update reviews or add previously posted reviews to new sites where the book title is listed. In some cases, a complete new read of the title may be required, or it is now an audiobook, I will want to listen to the book before posting my review.

​HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS

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. 

Besides Amazon’s rules and policies, release date reviews, and my own policies, the only other thing that dictates when reviews will be posted is how fast or slow I read a title. When I post a review, it takes about 45 for the entire process to be complete for one review.

 

I do NOT 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.

VIP BOOKSHELF

Primary BOOKSHELF

 
 

PRIORITY SHELF

(WITHIN 2 WEEKS)

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VIP -IMMEDIATE

(WITHIN 3 DAYS)

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Priority Shelf (date dependent)

  1. Mango Bay (Fairfax)

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SPECIAL REQUESTS

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BLOG TOURS

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

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

  3. Ryan Hyatt's The Psychic’s Memoirs - November 9

  4. Damien Linnane's Scarred November 16

  5. Mark Kirkbride's The Plot Against Heaven December 1

  6. Wendy Dalrymple's The Bird in the Window December 7

THE AFTER SHOW REVIEWS

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STANDARD SHELF

Top Shelf

  1. Rash and rationality (Mint)

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. I SPY ALPHABET Easter egg hunt (Yiangou)

  9. EASTER colors & Counting (Yiangou) 

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

  11. Destiny Returns (Volk)

  12. Forgotten Stars (Botts)

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

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

  15. Screamcatcher: The Shimmering Eye (Stevenson)

  16. Dark Bliss (Mills) 

  17. Found Ground (Robinson)

  18. The Android Sisters: Chasing Reality (Starta)

  19. An Unlikely Christmas (Pais)

  20. Matters of the Heart  (Pais)

  21. Poems I (Pais)

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

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

  24. Rescue  I  (Pais)

  25. Rescue Book 2: Giselle (Pais)

Second Shelf

  1. Tiene (Pais)

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

  3. Poems Book Three (Pais)

  4. Poems Book Four (Pais)

  5. Poetry on Inspiring Women (Pais)

  6. The Silhouette in the Picture (Pais)

  7. Just a little Bit (Pais)

  8. Lady Killer (Richards) (audiobook)

  9. Nether Light (Stevens) #V

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

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

  12. Bullying: A New Perspective (Cranfield)

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

  14. Fair Exchange: Everyone Wins (Cranfield)

  15. ​Annihilation's Resounding Anthem (Knoll)

  16. The Horde: Chronicles of the Order Book 6 (Michaels)  #V

  17. Wilbur Wolf  (Baker) #V

  18. Beyond Tipping Point (Dyhin) #V

  19. Squeeze Your Heart (Krepps)

  20. FAREWELL HAMNAVOE... (Earsman) 

  21. Hawthorn Woods (Canning)

  22. The Fair (Heldt)

  23. Entanglement: Quantum + Otherwise (Danenbarger) (audiobook) #V

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

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

 

Third Shelf

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. Two Minds, No Waiting (Rouse, Metheney)

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

  10. ​Derek’s Destiny (Travis)

  11. ​The Spectra Unfurled (Powell)

  12. The Realm of Realism (Gauthier) #V

  13. Unstable Orbit (Parr)

  14. Chasing Ginger (Lavender)

  15. ​​Goldy's Baby socks (Snider) 

  16. ​Los Calecentines bebe de Goldy (Snider)

  17. I love you, Be Careful (Snider)

  18. The Shells Encasing Our Nothingness  (Mayo)

  19. Carrie's Secret (Backalenick)

  20.  DEMOCRACY: A User's Guide (Sheldon)

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Fourth Shelf

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TOP SHELF

  1. The Abduction Chronicles (Hay)

  2. The Gifts of Life (Smuhar)

  3. Stonebearer's Betrayal (Milner)#V

  4. The Black and White House (Bridge)

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

  6. Chasing Mortality (German)

  7. Past this Point (Mabry)

  8. The First I Do (Ham) #V

  9. The Hangman's Owl (Yan) #V

  10. BULB (Wind)

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

  12. Religion Delusion (Carlshausen)

  13. Whispers of Omen (Cukudar) #V

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

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

  16. Neapolitan Nights (Lonardo)

  17. Sinners’ Opera (Nightingale) #V

  18. Transference (Keaton) #V

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

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

  21. On Nana's Shoulders (Schoen)

  22. The Witch's Apprentice (Urbanski) #V

  23. The Tears We Never Cried (Kennie)

  24.  The Lost Son (Lucid)

  25. Atom & Go: Genesis (Winderl)

 "SECOND" SHELF"

  1. Show Me the Way To Santiago (Kay)

  2. Final Chance (Roshan)

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

  4. Refuge; A Mountain Ranch Novel (Brand)

  5. Memoir: The Cathartic Night (Contemplating Temporality to Inevitability)  #V

  6. Missunderstanding- Fate Looked Back (Schneider) (Smith)   #V

  7. The Mummy of Monte Cristo (Robinson)

  8. The Rings of Mars (Foucar)

  9. Childhood on Fire: My Journey from the Hell of Baltimore to High Water (Hunter)

  10. Vagus Nerve (Knox)

  11. Vagus Nerve Stimulation (Knox)

  12. Vagus Nerve and the Third Eye (Knox)

  13. Vagus Nerve Exercises (Knox)

  14. Vagus Nerve and Polyvagal Theory (Knox)

  15. Activate your Vagus Nerve (Knox)

  16. Vagus Nerve Power (Knox)

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"THIRD" SHELF"

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"FOURTH" SHELF"

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STAND-BY

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QUICK RESPONSE CALENDAR

(BOOK RELEASE DATE REVIEWS)

Also contains express Release dates

2020

2020

2021

JANUARY

1

The Angel's Trumpet √

6

Find Your Weigh 

28

The World's Oldest, Most Powerful Secret Society √

31

Money Galore √

FEBRUARY

8

More Than Evil 

15

The leak √

17

The Four: Destruction of Honor 

20

The Green Boy  

27

Bottomless  Cups 

MARCH

1

Masters' Mistress 

9

Thousand Faces of Demon  

Jillian Dangerous and the Peculiar Adventure  


Jillian Dangerous and the Extraordinary Secret  

 

14

Rocket’s Red Glare 

18

Tulum Takedown  

24

Ordinary  

APRIL

22

The Cold Hearth  

 

23

A Surgeon's Knot 

MAY

1

Out of the Basement 

5

Seeing Ceremony 

10

The Book of Revelations  

29

The eSmith Short Tales: Fables & Stories from Fairytale Land  

JUNE

1

Ivy is a Weed   

Overbrook Farms   

Life Cycles - Coincidences 

2

Unique √

9

Playground Zero: A Novel 

16

They Lived They Were at Brighton Beach 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JULY

 

6

Esquire: The Appeal 

7

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

11

Carnal Knowledge 

15

What Frees the Heart 

24

Spring of Fire 

AUGUST

7

To The Boys Who Wear Pink 

20

Soul in the Storm 

SEPTEMBER

1

Where Bodies Lie  √

OCTOBER

1

The Benevolent Lords of Sometimes Island 

The Divine Devils

12

Those Left Behind

13

Hinterland

15

Chase: The Boy Who Hid

21

Two Murders Too Many

NOVEMBER

5

INTO THE STREETS: An Antiwar Love Story

11

The Long Tail of Trauma: A Memoir

15

Cotton Candy Killer

DECEMBER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JANUARY

12

Alex and the Dinosaur Prints

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