Welcome to my blog! I’m Janicu (aka: Janice), and I’ve been reviewing since 2006, putting these reviews on my corner of the Internet since 2007. I have two sites (specficromantic.com and a mirror on livejournal).
I’ve loved to read since pretty much forever. Like other book nerds, I was the kid who often went to the library at lunch, read at the dinner table, snuck a flashlight to bed, and had my mother nagging me to limit my reading (ridiculous). Things haven’t changed much since then.
What does “specfic romantic” mean? Basically: I like speculative fiction and if there’s a romantic element to it I’m happy. Most of my reading fits into that category, although sometimes I’ll read a straight romance or a straight speculative fiction. Romance doesn’t necessarily need to be the focus – often I like a book better when it isn’t, but I do like a Happily Ever After or Happy For Now in some form even if it’s in a teeny weeny romantic subplot.
SENDING BOOKS FOR REVIEW:
- Prefer: urban fantasy, futuristics, space operas, SFR
- Open to Inquiry: young adult, fantasy, and some contemporary romances
- Will not read: self-published/indie/vanity/subsidy press/print-on-demand books, erotica, non-fiction, general fiction, middle grade, self-help. (There are exceptions to the self-published rule, but it’s usually when I am already familiar with an author’s work)
- I ask that you do not send me a a pitch that attempts to get around my policy.
If you have something you think I would love, feel free to contact me – janicu[at]gmail[dot]com for consideration, but please check if your book is in my “will not read” list above first.
I have a B&N nook and will review eBooks in formats that it accepts.
My wishlists should give you a better idea of what I like to read. Authors who I stalk (I will read pretty much everything by them that I can get my hands on) include: Wen Spencer, Michelle Sagara, Ann Aguirre, Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs, Jeri Smith-Ready, and Linnea Sinclair.
Advertising:All the links to Amazon, Powell’s and The Book Depository here are referral links. Clicking helps me feed the book addiction (in theory, though in practice it doesn’t really). Click here for my disclosure policy.
Where I get my books: Unless I specify that I got a book from a publisher or author, I got the book myself (bought, borrowed, won). I will always disclose if someone sent me the book to review it.
My banner: The image I use for my blog header is by Kay Nielson, who is one of my favorite artists. It’s from his illustrations for East of the Sun, West of the Moon. The fonts are AdamGorry-Inline and Neogrey Medium which I downloaded from dafont.com.
Commenting: I like getting comments and discussing books, so if you’ve read a book and disagree or agree with my review, please feel free to comment. I know everyone approaches each book in their own way, and that’s something I think people should be respectful of. Please do not comment just to spam my blog with links to products. It will be deleted.