Bayou Review

Introducing Bayou Review

Bayou Wolf Press is excited to announce Bayou Review–a blog through our press where we will review titles by indie and self-published authors. At Bayou Wolf Press, we know how valuable it is to receive support from the Writing Community, and we want to pay that forward by offering free, honest reviews of work published by our fellow authors. We’ll leave reviews on our website, as well as on Amazon and Goodreads. 


As indie publishers ourselves, our time is EXTREMELY limited (this is not our day job, friends–not yet, anyway!) so please read through our reading preferences carefully. Please don’t take offense if we don’t have time or interest in your novel; because we want to give honest reviews, it is really in your best interest for us not to agree to read your book if it’s a genre we simply don’t like!


For a very limited number of books, we may ask to feature you in our monthly newsletter and coordinate with any deals you’re offering and/or newsletter swaps. Please reach out if you’re interested.


After reading through our requests carefully, please write to bayouwolfpress@gmail.com. Specify ‘Review Request’ in the subject line and indicate which member of our team you would like to review.


Please include a blurb of the book, author information, any graphics associated (cover image, etc.), and any other information you feel is relevant. We will try to respond promptly but may need to schedule reviews well in advance due to our limited time/resources.



Elizabeth - Looking to review mystery, horror (more psychological/spooky than gore/slasher/poltergeist), Gothic, romance (no erotica), hybrid fiction, and retellings/variations of classic literature. Favorite authors/creators include Tana French, Peter Swanson, Jane Austen, the Brontes, Agatha Christie, Daphne du Maurier, E. Lockhart, Evie Wyld, Felix J. Palma, Grady Hendrix, Mike Flanagan, David Mitchell, Penny Reid, Mhairi McFarlane, Emily Henry, Sally Thorne.



Mike -   Looking to review noir, dark comedy, gothic, horror (also more psychological than slasher-ish), murder mysteries, magical realism. I enjoy novels set in the American South, and any story that may have a connection to South Africa (or really, any other part of the world). I like books that get deep into characters’ psychologies, while also exploring philosophical ideas, while ALSO keeping me hooked through twists and turns. I’m not much good with: hard sci-fi, high fantasy, or romance. Favorite authors/ creators: Donna Tart, Haruki Murakami, John Fowles (especially the Magus), Peter Swanson, Ottessa Moshfegh, Ania Ahlborn, Mike Flanagan, David Lynch, Tana French, Fyodor Dostoevsky.

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