Review Policy

kimtalksbooks.comKim Talks Books is where I share into about the books I’ve enjoyed reading. I read for pleasure, so most of the books I review are books I’ve purchased and chosen to read of my own accord. If you’re an author (traditional or self-published) who’d like for me to read and review your book, please contact me. I can’t guarantee that I will review every book since I only pick books strike a chord in me.
I always post honest, unbiased reviews, and if I don’t enjoy a book and feel like I can’t give it at least 3 stars –rather than post a review–I will send the author an email and tell them why.


I read just about everything, but the following genres are really my cup of tea:

Women’s fiction featuring WoC as main characters
Contemporary romance featuring WoC as main characters

Historical fiction and romance
Mysteries and thrillers (especially if they’re in the John le Carré, Dennis Lehane, Attica Locke or Dwayne Alexander Smith vein)


Since I am also a writer, my time for reading and reviewing is sometimes limited. I only review books that sound interesting to me and I DO NOT guarantee that every review will be positive. I post all reviews of stars or higher here on Kim Talks Books, Goodreads, Amazon and Riffle. DO NOT assume that giving me a copy of your book means that I will write a rave review. If I do not like your book, I will tell you. If a book does not merit at least a 3-star review, you’ll receive an email from me. The review will not be featured online.

If you do not like my review, do not badger me or try to convince me to change it. I like what I like and I stand by it.


If I have agreed to review your book, please send it as an ePUB or MOBI copy. I usually read on my Kindle, but also have an iPad. Traditional paperback ARCs are also accepted, but you’ll have to send it to Sweden, which can be expensive.


Whenever I receive an ARC, I always include the following disclosure in the review: The author/publisher provided me with an ARC in exchange for a fair, unbiased review. Receiving an ARC does not influence my opinion of a book. I will ALWAYS post a fair, honest review. I am not paid for the reviews I write.