Rather than having a singular genre focus, Beauty in Ruins is a reflection of the imagination, the diversity, and the creativity to be found upon my shelves. Generally, that means a lot of fantasy and horror, with some adventure thrillers mixed in, and the occasional science fiction read. Explicit gore or sexuality is never a problem, and LGBT characters are more than welcome.
Please note that I do not (and will not) read Middle Grade, Young Adult, or New Adult fiction.
With a big move in the very near future, I have been somewhat distracted, and the review pile has pretty much reached its limit, so I'm not likely to add many titles at the moment. With that said, there are a few literary itches I am always looking to scratch:
- Bizarre, kinky, twisted, fetish-fueled WTF Friday reads (think Calderwood, Mellick, Lee, Laymon, Everson, etc).
- Epic or high fantasy novels, complete with elves, dwarves, dragons, and magic swords (think Weis, Goodkind, Sanderson, and Williams)
- Archaeology or paleontology based adventure novels (think Cussler, McDermott, and Gibbins).
I'm still old school in that I prefer to hold a bound novel in my hand, especially if it's a big book that I want to flip back-and-forth in, but I do love the convenience of ebooks and never leave the house without my Kobo. I prefer the ePub format, but I can work with just about anything except pre-press, print-formatted PDFs that just don't convert cleanly.
Unless I have committed to a tour or a pre-release review, I can’t make any promises as to how long it will take me to get a review posted. I try to juggle my review pile no more than 2 months out, but life (and my job) often intervenes to make a mockery of my best intentions.
If you are a publisher looking for advance reviews, or a publicist looking for tour opportunities, please feel free to email me directly (bob [dot] beautyinruins [at] gmail [dot] com).
Otherwise, if you are interested in requesting a review, please complete the form below. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of submissions I cannot guarantee a response, but if the book looks interesting, I will likely get back to you within the week. Even if I can't squeeze in a review at this time, we might be able to look at a guest post or interview.
Before you waste your time filling out the form, don't be a spamhole.