AMY'S BOOKSHELF

 (Updated 04/2021)

​I am very organized when it comes to reviews, as I have rules, policies, and even long emails, with attached spreadsheets. This process allows me to read and review for the majority of the requests that I receive (I accept about 98% of reviews requested). 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, transferred to me using my email address. or a request of the direct

link via email.


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. ​All appropriate titles will go to the end of this list, unless another position is requested. ​

  • ​PRIORITY VIP BOOKSHELF: A donation of $40 can move their title to the "PRIORITY" VIP Shelf. Turnaround time for this shelf is within 2 weeks.

  • The ​PRIORITY VIP BOOKSHELF (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.

  • ​VIP - IMMEDIATE: A donation of $100 (US), will put the title on the IMMEDIATE bookshelf, and the turnaround time is within 3 BUSINESS days. 

  • ​​​BLOG TOURS: Amy's Bookshelf Reviews does not participate in blog tours. However, when my other blog (The Official Blog of Author Amy Shannon) 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 and for my new project, Amy's Reel Reviews.

  • ​PRIMARY BOOKSHELF: For first-time requests from the author or author representative.  Accepting new requests for this shelf.

  • ​​QUICK RESPONSE CALENDAR: At the bottom of the page, shows the "quick response" (release date review requests) and Express Release Reviews for those who wish to have a review posted on release day.  (See requests page for more details and instructions). Note: If I am not notified by a change in release date, I will post my review on the originally scheduled date (unless it is a later date). 

  • ​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. (The exception to this multiple title rule is the new "Consecutive Review" process.)

 


AMAZON.COM POLICY!

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. Books do NOT have to be verified purchases to have a review. 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 FRIDAYS, WEEKENDS or on the following HOLIDAYS: Easter, Thanksgiving eve, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, UNLESS it is a scheduled release date. 

​When I post a review, it takes about 45 minutes for the entire process to be complete for one review.

I do NOT accept payment for reviews. My reviews are unbiased and honest. 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 any way, nor do I allow the author to influence my rating. I ONLY give reviews 3, 4 or 5 Stars. If I deem the title to be lower, I will send the book back to the author.

​I am a proud supporter of the Indie Author Community.

VIP BOOKSHELves

Primary bookshelves

 
 

PRIORITY SHELF

(WITHIN 2 WEEKS)

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Priority Shelf (date dependent)

  1. Valley of the Dogs (Musgrave) #V

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BLOG TOURS

  1. Neil White's Something for Bebe April 26 

  2. Thomas Greenbank's Gold! May 03 

  3. Isobel Blackthorn's The Legacy Of Old Gran Parks May 17 

  4. Pete Adams's Black Rose: A Midsummer Night’s Chutzpah June 14

  5. E. Denise Billups' Keepers of the Gate June 21 

THE AFTER SHOW REVIEWS

  1. Alter Ego (Masson)

  2. Just as I Am: A Memoir (Tyson, Burford) #V

  3. Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Wilson) #V

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STANDARD SHELF

Top Shelf

  1. Dragon Rider Prophecy (Wichland) #V

  2. Don't Shoot Your Future Self  (Power)

  3. The Sleeping Giant Mountain (Underwood)

  4. The Fairy Tale Thief  (Tate)

  5. Time and Again (Tate)

  6. All Things Bright (Tayler)

  7. Buried Secrets (Tayler)

  8. A Genuine Mistake (Tayler)

  9. Sea Spray (Heldt)

  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  (Beckstrand)

  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. GROW: How We Get Food from Our Garden (Beckstrand)

  18. I love you, Be Careful (Snider)

  19. ​Gopher Golf: A Wordless Picture Book (Beckstrand)

  20. Derek’s Destiny (Travis)

  21. ​​Heather (McKay)

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

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

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

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

  26. I SPY ALPHABET Easter egg hunt (Yiangou) #V

  27. ​EASTER colors & Counting (Yiangou) #V

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

  29. FireWorks  (Smuhar)

  30. A little luminescence (Botts)

 

Second Shelf

  1. We'll Beachcomb for their broken bones (Botts)

  2. The Lost Temple of Phoketh (McMillan) #V

  3. Rise of the Sylvans (McMillan)

  4. The Jackdaw and the Doll (Biscello)

  5.  Emily's Baby (Atkins)#V

  6. The Covid Prophecies (LeRoy)

  7. ​Julia's Baby (Murray)

  8. ​​Poems I (Pais)

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

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

  11. Rescue  I  (Pais)

  12. Rescue Book 2: Giselle (Pais)

  13. Tiene (Pais)

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

  15. Poems Book Three (Pais)

  16. Poems Book Four (Pais)

  17. Poetry on Inspiring Women (Pais)

  18. The Silhouette in the Picture (Pais)

  19. Just a little Bit (Pais)

  20. ​Bullying: A New Perspective (Cranfield)

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

  22. Fair Exchange: Everyone Wins (Cranfield)

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TOP SHELF

  1. On Nana's Shoulders (Schoen)

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

  3. The Tears We Never Cried (Kennie)

  4. The Lost Son (Lucid)

  5. Atom & Go: Genesis (Winderl)

  6. Show Me the Way To Santiago (Kay)

  7. Final Chance (Roshan)

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

  9. Refuge; A Mountain Ranch Novel (Brand)

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

  11. Misunderstanding- Fate Looked Back (Schneider) (Smith)   #V

  12. The Mummy of Monte Cristo (Robinson)

  13. The Rings of Mars (Foucar)

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

  15. Vagus Nerve (Knox) #V

  16. Vagus Nerve Stimulation (Knox) #V

  17. Vagus Nerve and the Third Eye (Knox) #V

  18. Vagus Nerve Exercises (Knox) #V

  19. Vagus Nerve and Polyvagal Theory (Knox) #V

  20. Activate your Vagus Nerve (Knox) #V

  21. Vagus Nerve Power (Knox) #V

  22. The Long Shadow on the Stage (Heydenburg)

  23. Future Widow: Losing My Husband, Saving My Family, and Finding My Voice  (Lisk)

  24. Triumph of the Man Who Acts (Purinton & Berkowitz)

  25. Unicorn Farmhand (Fong)

  26. Hajogana (Fong)

  27. King Genghis I (Yalon)

  28. Adventure by Chicken Bus: An Unschooling Odyssey through Central America (LoSole)

  29. JOINING HEARTS FOR CHRISTMAS (Lange)

  30. Sticks and Stones (DeVries) #V

"SECOND" SHELF"

  1. Heartbreak Sucks! How to Get Over Your Breakup in 30 Days (Woods)

  2. Jestus (Sury)

  3. Ashes and Blood (Zaber) #V

  4. Below Dark Waters (Zaber)

  5. Das Herz: Buch Eins (Hope)

  6. The Hangman: Vengeance (Rose) 

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QUICK RESPONSE CALENDAR

(BOOK RELEASE DATE REVIEWS)

Also contains express Release dates

2021

JANUARY

5

THE WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SERIAL KILLERS: Volume Four T-Z, plus the Unsolved Serial Killer Cases √

7

Unnatural √

12

Alex and the Dinosaur Prints

17

The Bird that Sang in Color

20

Billy Lemonade

FEBRUARY

2

Sol Invictus 

14

The Defiant Spark 

The Ack-Ack Girl 

16

(extra)ORDINARY 

MARCH

1

VIDAS: Deep in Mexico and Spain 

17

Fifty Bales of Hay √

23

What Stories Are You Living? 

30

Esquire: The Summon 

APRIL

2
DreamRovers: Price of Deliverance 
 

9

Adjustment Year 

21

The Dancing Murders

25

Everything, Somewhere

MAY

 

 

4

Faith-Based Fraud 

21

Stalking Gideon Cain

JUNE

1

The Last Imperator 

10

Faux Friends

JULY

13

The Green Cathedral 

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