This blog was created by a group of authors, avid readers, and bloggers to spotlight the books we love most. Our goal is to review 20-30 romantic historical titles (to include all the various sub-genres) each month, and to provide you with interesting insights and historical tidbits along the way. We will also make a point of highlighting bargain e-books that we review. We hope you will subscribe to receive our intelligent reviews and exciting features.
OUR RATING SYSTEM
5 STARS = Perfection (a book that is superbly written and researched and represents the best blend of history and romance)
4-4.5 STARS= Not quite perfect but pretty darned close! (A well -written and researched book that we strongly recommend)
3.5 STARS= A few minor flaws but still a great read. (We enjoyed the book and would definitely read more by this author)
**We do not review any books that we did not enjoy enough to give at least 3 stars.**
We review all heat levels from inspirational to scorching hot. We do not accept erotica, homo-erotic, or menage. All reviews are categorized by heat level as follows:
1 = Very mild, no sex, or closed door sex
2= Moderate sexual content – there is some use of explicit language, but the emphasis is on the romantic aspect of the relationship
3= Frequent and/or explicit sexual content
HOW IT BEGAN:
Authors, readers, and book reviewers have all been greatly impacted by the current publishing revolution. For authors, (especially new ones) it has meant competing for attention and mostly drowning in a virtual tsunami of new releases. For readers, it has meant many dollars wasted in trying to sort the wheat from the chaff within the plethora of e-book bargains. And even the most voracious readers within the community of reviewers / book bloggers have become so overwhelmed with requests that many are limiting what they accept to authors and/or publishers that they already know, or in some cases, shutting down their blogs altogether.
We hope that you will find our opinions and recommendations useful. With so many books available at so many different price points, it can sometimes be difficult to root out the books you are likely to enjoy. Reading recommendations from people whose tastes and opinions are similar to our own can really help us make the best decision as to where to spend our hard-earned cash, and that’s what Romantic Historical Reviews aims to do. We’re passionate about sharing our favorite books that combine the best of history and romance so that others may enjoy them, and to encourage and support the new authors we discover along the way.
- A commitment for each reviewer to review at least one book per month, although more are encouraged.
- A full review comprised of at least 3 paragraphs/200 words without spoilers
- No snarky reviews. If the reader did not enjoy the book, no review would be posted.
- We will highlight new authors and e-book bargains
- We will also feature “guest authors” whose work we feel represents a perfect blend of history and romance
Interested authors, publishers, and prospective reviewers should direct inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Romantic Historical Reviews obtains books for review from various sources, including authors, publishers and providers such as NetGalley and Edelweiss. Review copies are accepted on the basis that the opinions expressed in the review will be honest and not in any way affected by the fact that a review copy has been provided free of charge.
Romantic Historical Reviews receives a small commission for purchases made through the links to Amazon.com in our posts.