Review Submission Rules

Hi there!!!

As ardent fans of books and being avid readers, book reviews help to challenge reading habits and explore new genres.

The guideline is simple:-

Review Policy:   

With a love for reading, the reviews are nothing but the imprint your writing leaves on our hearts and minds. If a book gets us hooked onto it, we end up reading it non-stop.

A few genres are a No-no, not because they are a taboo, but because they are our handicap. These include anything to do with pure medical sciences, computer textbooks, erotica, and other similar genres.

Our comfort zones are as Mystery, thriller, romance, fiction, relationship, and the like. Paranormal, psychology, thrillers, fiction, cookbooks, literature, education, children, mystery/adventure, biography/ memoir/ autobiography, romance, and other similar genres.

In fact, other than those mentioned as our handicap, you will find us open to read anything under the sun, in English and Hindi.

Pdf and doc versions along with print are fine. In case you want us to read on kindle, send the link. In case that doesn't work for some reason, its back to the good old pdf/doc/print.

You can email your work as pdf or doc (and yes, be rest assured, your work is yours alone because copyright is respected).Please mail at and either of us will get back to you.

Please write 'Review- Title of your book' in the subject. Do specify the genre, a brief synopsis/blurb of your writing, along with the details of the edition you want us to review. In case of print, your mail will be responded with an address.

P.S- The review is always an honest opinion. No money is charged for reviewing stories. Hence, if there is a delay in review, it means our professional or personal life is keeping us busy. That is the reason for being slow with reviews.

Rating Policy

It is a 5 star rating scale. The star rating is as follows and we sincerely hope we do not get to rate a book 2 stars or less.

Excellent and Amazing

This means that the book is simply, absolutely unputdownable and an outright bestseller for us. Worth reading again and again and again.

Superb and Heart Touching

This means that the book is as good as a bestseller, but for a wee bit of hitches here and there. Worth reading at least twice.

Really Good and Very Likeable 

This means that the book is definitely readable. If the glitches are addressed, the book ratings would definitely improve. Worth reading at least once.

This means that the book is readable only for the fact that the author has put his/her heart or soul into it. Worth reading for the sake of the author.

Not My Kind

This means that the book did not appeal to the reading sensibilities. Maybe, another reviewer would have a different opinion.

Reviews will be posted on this blog, Facebook pages OneStopDestination and ReadingWritings , Google+ page OneStopDestinationBlogspotIndia , Google Plus accounts  +LakshmiIyer13  and +ReadingWritings ,Twitter Handle   BloggerLakshmi, IndiBlogger, Amazon India, Goodreads, and any other site where your book/ ebook is published. We also have started audio reviews and use Podbean for our podcast OneStopDestination. Earlier reviews were posted on Amazon USA but with changes in community guidelines the reviews will now be posted on Amazon India.

There are days when two books get completed per day. There are also days, when one book a day is barely managed. However, once you are sent a confirmation mail on accepting to read, trust that it will be read and reviewed no matter what comes the way. That is a Lady's promise (Yes unless the network is bad, mails are responded ASAP!)

And yes, it is reiterated, the reviews reflect honest thoughts after reading your book. Hence, no money is charged in whichever form.

Guest Posts:

There is so much to get inspired from in so many people! Here writeups and contributions from anyone with a flair for writing are featured.

Posts that leave a positive imprint in the minds of readers and optimism in the hearts of readers will be featured. Please mail at

Write 'Guest Post - Title of your writing' as the subject. Give details like topic of your writing, your inspiration in writing it, and dedications if any. Attach a pdf or doc verion of your writing. And yes, once again it is reiterated copyrights are respected, so be rest assurred your writing is yours alone.

The guest post will be featured on the blog with a link posted on Facebook pages OneStopDestination and ReadingWritings , Google+ page OneStopDestinationBlogspotIndia , Google Plus accounts  +LakshmiIyer13  and +ReadingWritings , Twitter Handle BloggerLakshmi , IndiBlogger and thereafter it will remain archived in the blog for readers to read with a click under Guest Post Page.


In case you are an Author or Writer, Blogger and/or Reviewer ,and wish to be featured via an interview, please mail at, write 'Interview- Your Name' as the subject. We will mail you our questionnaire. Your interview will be featured in this blog with a link on Facebook pages OneStopDestination and ReadingWritings , Google+page  OneStopDestinationBlogspotIndia , G+accounts  +LakshmiIyer13 and  +ReadingWritings , Twitter Handle BloggerLakshmi. It will be available for readers under the Interview page.

Happy Reading Writings!


  1. Hi guys. I want to thank you for your honest review of my novel, The Deified (sorry it took a while to respond). I sincerely appreciate honest feedback and I actually agree with you- I had some doubts about the time/setting shifts myself. Just letting you know, thete IS going to be a part two! I'm working on it at the moment and it is set five years after the events of the Renaissance Pyre, because I also thought the story would work better as a trilogy. Thanks again for your honesty. :)

  2. Lakshmi lyer,
    Would you be interested in reviewing my dog rescue memoir entitled Lance: A Spirit Unbroken? At you can get a feel for the story and my writing.
    Thank you.
    Walter Stoffel

  3. Please advise me of any response. Thank you.


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