Policies, Disclosures, Review Requests, Ratings

“I am a free human being with an independent will.”
-Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre said it best; I have an independent will, which means my thoughts are my own, especially when it comes to a book, movie, or product that I am reviewing.
My reviews are not influenced by outside sources nor are they influenced by the fact that the items were complimentary. All reviews are indicative of my own thoughts toward the items reviewed, which means that I may not like everything that I am reviewing. When that occurs, I will include in my review what I didn’t like about it and what others may like about it.
While the majority of the books, movies, and products reviewed on Simply Angela come from companies or other publicity outlets, I occasionally review my own purchases, books that were received as gifts, or books that I have borrowed. The source that I obtained them from will always appear in my review.
Please note that buy links are often included in various posts. I receive no compensation when you buy from those links.

I will consider all book genres for review, but please make sure that you send a synopsis along with your inquiry.

While I do accept both print and digital format, print format is preferred.


Reviews will also be posted on GoodReads and Amazon.


 In addition to reviews, I also feature the following:
-Guest Posts
-Cover Reveals

You may also contact me at the email address below with inquiries for product reviews. I will consider all products, but tea and tea-related products are my top choices.  
You can contact me at angela.simmons86 @ yahoo dot com
or use the button below
Arcs will be reviewed within the month they are released or in the last two weeks of the month prior to the release date. Published books are normally reviewed within 4 weeks of receiving them (unless a specific date is requested) but it may take a bit longer if my schedule is tight. Movies and Products will be reviewed 2 weeks after receiving them unless a specific date has been requested.
I hold the right to kill any review. If that happens, I will notify the sender as to why the review will not be featured on Simply Angela.
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5 Cups—My Favorite Blend—These are the hot- teas-gone-cold, bury-me-with-this-book, don't-sleep-until-its-finished, all-time-favorite reads.
4 Cups—Almost Perfect—The characters were strong and plot was steady but there may have been a few minor errors in pacing or editing.
3 Cups—Worth Another Sip—This book was a great read that may have contained a few ebbs in pacing and editing errors. The characters and plot are intriguing but you find yourself able to put the book down when life becomes too busy.
2 Cups— Not My Cuppa Tea—This is for books that were well-written enough to entertain the reviewer but were lacking in either plot, character development or substance. They contained major flaws in the narrative that prevented me from suspending belief and being immersed in the story.
1 Cup—Down the Drain—These are books that I finished only by sheer determination. The plot and characters contained massive flaws to the point you want to chuck the book in the bin.
DNF (Did Not Finish)—Occasionally a book comes along that, not matter what I did, I couldn’t finish it. Life is too short to read a bad book. When I have a DNF, I will always state why I was unable to finish the book.
The personal information (email addresses, mailing addresses, ect.) collected for giveaways will never be shared with a third-party unless the giveaway comes from a third-party (i.e. publisher, author, media outlet). The source of the giveaway will always be noted in the giveaway post.
PLEASE DO NOT POST YOUR MAILING ADDRESS IN THE PUBLIC COMMENT FORM. If you do post your mailing address in the public comment form, Simply Angela is NOT responsible for it being distributed.
Winners will be notified by email and have 72 hours to respond to our winner notification email or forfeit the prize meaning another winner will be selected.
Simply Angela is not responsible for any delays in claiming or receiving your prizes or damages to prizes that occurred in the post. When a prize comes from a third-party we are not responsible for the prize not arriving.
No substitutions will be made for prizes you win. Read the entire rules for the each giveaway for further rules.

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