Miss Bates is a voracious HEA reader. She reviews historical and contemporary romance, “vintage” romance, gothic romance, crime fiction, and fiction of other ilk as well. She may, on occasion, write about non-fiction, which she reads almost as often and with as much pleasure as romance. She doesn’t read or review paranormal or New Adult romance, steam-punk, erotica, lit-fic, or women’s fiction. Miss Bates would defend your right to read and write them, though.
Miss Bates’s site is maintained for her writing enjoyment and the pleasures of discussion. She invites readers’ honest and polite commentary. Miss Bates reviews only Netgalley or Edelweiss+ titles; otherwise, she purchases the books she writes about. Miss Bates does not host blog tours, organize giveaways, or feature any promotion. She owns her opinions, which are expressed with openness, honesty and, she hopes, a modicum of wit. (Please do not query Miss Bates to review your book. If it’s of interest, she’ll request; or, your pub can offer a widget via Netgalley, or Edelweiss.)