Hi everyone and welcome to my book review blog. As you may have guessed by
now, my name is Ritesh Kala. I live in Mumbai, India and work in investment banking. It can be quite hectic sometimes, but I always try to find time to read.
I love to read all sub-genres of fantasy and sci-fi, either YA or adult, but am also open to most other genres. I DO NOT read romance/erotica/religion/non-fiction.
ANNOUNCEMENT: THIS BLOG HAS BEEN SHUT INDEFINITELY.
This means that I am not taking any review requests, and will not be doing any other posts as well. So, please don’t send me any review requests as I will not be able to look at them. I will only accept review requests from authors whose books I have previously reviewed.
There are more details available here:
Update: I am now reviewing and blogging at Alexia’s Chronicles. Head of over there to check out the new blog and send us a request! (This means that we now review a lot more genres!)
For Authors, publishers and agents
Please know that I will post an honest review, which means that if there’s something I don’t like about the novel, I will mention it. Also, there’s a chance you might not get a 5 Star rating. I understand and respect how hard you’ve worked at your novel and it’s amazing to have accomplished this but please be prepared for some constructive criticism. I will always be polite,respectful and sincere in my reviews.
I give priority to ARCs and books given to me by publishers. If you would like me to review your book by a certain date, please let me know in advance and I could make an exception and move it up in my review queue.
I am always happy to interview authors, participate in blog tours and host giveaways. I also do ‘Featured Author’ weeks. This includes a biographical write-up on the author, a post on the author’s books/series, my review of one of the books by the author, an author interview and a guest post. If you’d like to be featured on my blog, please contact me. I will require one copy of the book to read and review as well as one or more copies to give away during the week. This blog feature requires a lot of commitment and cannot be completed on short notice. So, please keep that in mind when contacting me with a particular date.
While sending a review request, please make sure to include the book name, blurb, a cover and link to Amazon or any other place it is available for purchase. Please also include links to your website and blog. It would be nice if you could mention how you came across my blog.
I prefer reading ebooks more than paperbacks. However, if you do plan on sending me an ebook, please send me a kindle version. I really don’t like pdf files, but may read them if nothing else is available. Please remember to talk to me first before attaching an ebook to your request.
If you like something, please share it with your friends. If you don’t like something, send me a comment telling me why. You can comment on my reviews and disagree with them or trash them if you like. I just ask you to be civil about it.
Finally, if you’d like to contact me or send me a review request, please send me an email on riteshkala.bookreviews [at] gmail [dot] com.
Thank you for visiting my blog! I really appreciate it!