What’s Going on Here

Lady Raven

Welcome to Wild Hunt Reviews.  There are a lot of blog sites out there and I appreciate you stopping by to check out mine.  Let me tell you a little about what my goals are here.  First of all, yes, it’s another book review site.  My plan is to cover a number of categories, though, so let me explain my approach.

First, I will be reviewing traditionally published books, as in those picked up by a publisher (large or small) and churned through the process required to make the story available at a brick and mortar store as well as online.  I may well read the ebook edition, but it will be a book that has gone through all of the much maligned gatekeepers.

Second, since I have a strong interest in self-publishing, I will be reviewing books produced by author-publishers.  Yes, there is some yucky, unprofessional stuff out there, but there is quite a lot of decent stuff too.  I would like to help make some of these publications more visible to the folks out there who might be overwhelmed by the sheer number of self-published books coming out.  Since I like a fairly wide range of genres: fantasy, sci-fi, historical fiction, mystery, etc., I hope my reviews will be of use to a decent number of readers.

Third, as a writer I have a keen interest in improving my craft and learning what it takes to produce a professional product.  As such, I read quite a lot of “How to” type books.  Some are about the craft of writing itself, some are about how to format a manuscript, and some are about how to utilize software, like inDesign, to craft covers and front content.  I will be reviewing some of these books as well.

As a final note, the books I review here will have earned at least three stars on my ratings system. I’m not here to tear apart someone’s work, and I’d much rather review items that I think are worthwhile, and that you might wish to pick up and enjoy.