For Authors

Are you a romance author?

Looking to have someone read and review your romance novel?

If you’re a romance author and would like to get in touch about me reviewing your book then I’d be delighted to hear from you.

That being said, I do have some likes and dislikes and won’t review any books that I know immediately won’t be my cup of tea.

That’s best for both of us – you don’t want someone reading and reviewing your book who’s not your target market. And I don’t have to read a book I’m probably not going to like.

To see if your book is a fit for my blog, here are my likes and dislikes:

  • Romance or Erotica
  • Happily Ever After (or a positive ending if it’s erotica)
  • Historical Romance (any era but especially Regency or earlier)
  • Contemporary Romance
  • Category romance e.g. Harlequin and Mills & Boon
  • Shapeshifters
  • M/M romance
  • Older woman / Younger Man
  • Cliffhangers (which includes duets or series where the same couple are the focus of each book)
  • Books that aren’t romance. And if you tell me ‘there’s romance in it’, then it’s unlikely it’s a romance

If your book fits into the kind of books I like and read (or if you’re not sure), then here is what you should do…

  1. Send an email to jo (at)
  2. Include information about your book so I can see if it’s a good fit for the blog.
  3. Let me know if you have a specific date you’d like your book reviewed by.
  4. Where possible, please include links to your author social media profiles and website.


I will get in touch and we can discuss things further.


So you’ve asked me to read your book and I’ve said yes – what’s in it for you?

  • I will write you an honest review of your novel/short story that you can use in whole or in part, as you wish.
  • I will post this review on my blog, on Goodreads, on Amazon (UK), iBooks, Library Thing and anywhere else you particularly want me to post it.
  • I will highlight my review with tweets, pins and on my Instagram feed.
  • If I’ve enjoyed your book and writing style I will likely follow you on social media and retweet you appropriately (I’m not a shill and I don’t/won’t shill so please don’t ask!)

If I haven’t liked your book, I will let you know before I post my review. I will only post honest reviews on my blog but I do understand that it takes a lot of time and effort (and blood, sweat and tears) to write a book and takes a lot to put it out there for others to read. I’m not out to hurt or hinder anyone personally or professionally so at that stage, if you’d prefer that I didn’t post your review, I won’t. Unless you’re mean to me!

I look forward to hearing from you.