The purpose of this blog and of the ROMANTIC HISTORICAL LOVERS FACEBOOK GROUP is to promote books and authors who provide readers with what we believe is a perfect blend of history and romance. We enjoy all eras of history and all heat levels from inspirational to scorching hot, regardless of sexual orientation although we don’t review erotica. We are also NOT accepting review requests for short stories at this time. Novellas are acceptable (80 pages plus), but please do not submit requests for shorter stories as they will not make it to our regular circulation list.
If you are an author or represent a publisher seeking a review, please adhere to the following guidelines:
- All books submitted MUST contain strong elements of BOTH history and romance.
- An acceptance of a title is NOT a guarantee of a review. While we endeavour to review all the books we accept, there are sometimes circumstances which will prevent us from doing so.
- Books that are poorly edited will not be reviewed.
PLEASE NOTE: ACCEPTING A REVIEW COPY IS NOT AN AUTOMATIC GUARANTEE OF A REVIEW. WE DO OUR BEST TO REVIEW ALL THE TITLES WE REQUEST, BUT OCCASIONALLY, CIRCUMSTANCES ARISE WHICH MEAN IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO RUN THE REVIEW.
UNFORTUNATELY, WE ARE NOT ABLE TO RESPOND TO INDIVIDUAL REVIEW REQUESTS. IF WE HAVE NOT BEEN IN TOUCH TO REQUEST A REVIEW COPY WITHIN 6-8 WEEKS OF SUBMISSION, IT MEANS YOUR BOOK HAS NOT BEEN SELECTED FOR REVIEW.
**We are also currently offering book spotlights on a first-come/first-serve basis in exchange for a giveaway. The spotlight should include your cover, blurb, Embedded book trailer ( if applicable) and an excerpt not to exceed 1,000 words. If interested, please complete the SPOTLIGHT REQUEST form in the FOR AUTHORS tab.**
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 review erotica or ménage stories. All reviews are categorized by heat level as follows:
1 = Mild: kisses, mention of sexual situations but the bedroom door is very firmly closed.
2= Moderate: two or three sexual situations in which there is some description of the act, but the terminology is predominantly ‘romantic’ rather than overtly sexual.
3= Explicit: several sex scenes, and mentions of sex and sexual feelings at various points in the text. Sexual acts are described using either anatomical terms or accepted euphemisms.
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