I saw a great idea on some book reviews recently! The reviewer provided the authors of books they didn’t enjoy with an option to promote without a review, but a “not my cup of tea, but it might be yours” rating. Bonnie Lamer has an entire page just for authors who were brave enough to ask, though she didn’t like their books: http://bonnielamernotmycupofteashelf.blogspot.com/
I’m going to start this policy! If you submit your book to me and the review isn’t what you like, you can ask to have a straight promo instead on my “Not my cup of coffee” page. http://katepolicanisreviews.wordpress.com/not-my-cup-of-coffee/
If you have gotten an unsatisfactory review from me in the past that I didn’t post and would like to be on the page, please let me know and I’ll include you.