Review Policy

Review Policy

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Hello and Thank you for stopping by Romancing the Book. If you are a publisher/author/or other bookish related person and you would like me to read and review your book(s) on Romancing the Book please feel free to contact me. Though I do prefer physical copies (ARC’s or finished copies) I do have an Barnes and Noble Tablet so I am willing to accept e-books but only in .pdf or .epub formats. I will also accept self-published books on a limited basis.

Below you will find all the information you will need in order to submit a review request to Romancing the Book.

Genres I Review:
  • Young Adult Fiction

I accept Young Adult Fiction in the following sub-genre’s
~ Contemporary
  • Romance

I accept Romance Fiction in the following sub-genre’s
~ Contemporary
~ Suspense
~ Erotica
~ Historical
  • Mysteries/Thrillers/Suspense
  • Westerns
Naturally, once I have accepted and received a novel for review I try to get it read and the review posted as soon as possible. NOTE: I do review on a first come first serve basis and in my response back to you I will let you know where you stand in my Que. Though if you have a certain date you would like the review finished by I am willing to make exceptions.

Please keep in mind that when I accept a book for review I cannot guarantee that I will be posting a positive review. All the reviews that I post are my honest opinion of the books I have read. If I LOVED a book I share why. If I didn’t care for a book I share why.

are included in my reviews:
  • Cover Image
  • Title
  • Author
  • Publisher
  • Release Date
  • Series info – if applicable
  • Synopsis – Usually from Goodreads
  • My Rating
  • The actual review
Breakdown of my rating system:
AWESOME SAUCE AWARD! (5+) - So full of AWESOME it defies a 5.

A - This book was EXCELLENT. FULL OF AWESOME! Get yourself 6 copies!!
B - A MUST have book!

- It’s a really good book that has some issues but I would still purchase a copy for myself.
D - This book has a fair amount of issues and I recommend borrowing from the library or friends.
All of my reviews are posted here on my blog in addition to Goodreads. I also send out the links to my reviews via Twitter (@jrafterdarkblog). If you would like your review posted anywhere else please include that information in your review request.
I am also open to blog tours, author interviews, guest posts and/or giveaways. If you would like to contact me you can send me an email ( or send me a message on Twitter (@jrsafterdarkblog).

To submit a book review request:

To submit a book review request to Romancing the Book  please email me at with the following information (NOTE: * – required information):
  • Subject Line – Submitting for review – Title of the book *
  • Authors name *
  • Title *
  • Genre *
  • Series Info – if applicable
  • Release Information *
  • If you are interested in doing any other type of promotion other than a review
  • If you want your review posted somewhere other than Goodreads

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