Reviewing Policy

 

Please read all my reviewing policy before contacting me!

Before you read any further, I would like to say that because I am the owner and sole reviewer of Chicks Rogues and Scandals, plus I am the full-time carer for two family members, I do have to review around my personal life. I’m not a fast reader – I’m not one of those readers who can finish a book every day – I do have longer time frames than most other reviewers and at times my reviews can take about a month, sometimes a little longer to finally go live on the blog. I do apologise in advance, but I can assure you, that I do take my reviewing seriously and that all books I take on will be reviewed. Each book will receive an honest, clear and considerate review. If you feel that because of this I am not the reviewer for you, I won’t be offended if you leave now.

The Review

All reviews are my own opinions and thoughts, with the exception of the back blurb of the book and the occasional quote which is for informational purposes only.

I always give an honest, thoughtful and considerate review.

I will always say what I particularly liked about the book and if by chance there is something I wasn’t too keen on then I will say so – but please don’t worry I never rip books apart, I am always be respectful to the authors hard work.

My aim is to never giveaway spoilers, as a reader I won’t read a review with spoilers in it, so I won’t add any spoilers to my reviews. If one of my reviews does fall too close to giving away too much about the plot, then please  do let me know and I will edit the review, I don’t wish to spoil the book for others.

I also post the review on NetGalley (when appropriate) Goodreads, Bookbub and Amazon UK under the name Frankie Reviews on all.

Preferred Reading

  • Historical Romance
  • Historical Fiction
  • Women’s Fiction/Contemporary
  • Romantic Comedy/Chic-Lit
  • MM and FF Romance
  • History Nonfiction

To give an idea of what I like to read here is a few of my favourite authors; 

  • Gaelen Foley
  • Catherine Curzon & Eleanor Harkstead
  • Lara Temple
  • Elizabeth Hoyt
  • Virginia Heath
  • Nicole Locke
  • Lisa Kleypas
  • Jenni Flecther
  • Harper St George
  • Pam Jenoff
  • Marie Laval
  • Regan Walker
  • Elisabeth Hobbes

Review Requests

From now on I will NOT taking on any new authors, unless I have shown an interest in your work. This could be by following and/or commenting on your posts via social media or marking your work as a want to read on Goodreads.

I will only accept review requests if you fall into one of the following categories:

  • I have previously reviewed your work before and enjoyed it (eg: I rated it a four or five stars on Goodreads).
  • I have featured you on Chick’s, Rogues and Scandals before (eg; In Author Interviews/Guestposts/Spotlight/Cover Reveals).
  • I am on your Reviewers Street Team.
  • I have shown an interest in your work through social media or Goodreads.

Everything else written in this review policy still stands and You can find full information to any changes HERE

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I am happy to receive review requests from authors and publishers, these can be for ARC’s or already released/older books – I’m not fussy, I don’t just want to read new books.

I would ask that authors or publishers who are requesting an ARC review, that they contact me at least 4 weeks before the release date – reasons for this  stated at the top of the page – and I will try to post my review as close to the release as possible unless, otherwise stated.

If you have a specific date or time frame in mind, then do let me know so that we can discuss dates.

If you are requesting a review you can contact me via social media or on the Contact Me page where you can fill out my short request form. When requesting a review can you include all of the following information :

  • Name and email
  • Link to author website (This can be social media, if you don’t have a website)
  • Genre
  • Date of release (only if an ARC)
  • Title of book (if a series include the name of series)
  • Brief description/blurb

Preferred Formats:

  • Mobi
  • Epub
  • Print – paperback/hardback (even though I do love a print, I am very conscious of postage costs)

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If for whatever reason I do not like the book or I don’t finish it,  I won’t post review for it. I will contact the author directly and  explain my reasons why, as I never feel comfortable about posting negative reviews.

I DON’T AND WILL NEVER ACCEPT PAYMENT FOR REVIEWS!!! 

That isn’t what I do and more importantly that isn’t what Chicks Rogues and Scandals is about. I am not a professional reviewer, I am an enthusiastic amateur, who enjoys reading and sharing my views. I will never ask for anything in return for a review.


Promoting

I always promote my posts on Twitter and Facebook and I will always try to tag the author and publisher when able to, I do understand that not everyone is on both Facebook and Twitter.

I am more than happy for you promote the review/interview/guest post on social media, I will always share what you have posted too.

If you are wanting to use quotes from my review for promotion of your book that’s absolutely fine by me, In fact it would make my day! If you do use my review or quotes in promotion of the book then let know, you can tag me on Twitter and Facebook : @ChicksandRogues on both.

What I do ask is that you don’t copy the entirety of my posts for your own website, which I believe is quite rude especially as I put a lot of time and hard work into my posts. I don’t have a problem with sharing so long as you share appropriately using the share buttons on the post.


Author Interviews / Guest Post’s / Cover Reveals & Blog Tours

Author Interviews 

I am more than happy to host author interviews. My interviews are open to all authors no matter genre. But I must be honest that interviews from authors who write in my preferred genre’s which feature heavily on Chicks Rogues and Scandals do tend to have the greater visits.

I use my own Interview which is exclusive to Chicks Rogues and Scandals.

If an Interview is requested, then I will send out my Interview document to you as soon as possible, this is usually within a few days. I usually post the interview within a week of receiving the interview back – unless stated otherwise. Please let me know if you have a particular date/timeframe in mind for your interview or we can discuss dates.

The one thing I do request is that you provide a profile picture, which I will use at the top of the interview (this can be a social media profile picture if you like) and a short bio, again this can be from your social media or website. You are more than welcome to add links, but it’s not compulsory as I can then gather them.

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Guest Post’s/Features

Guest posts can be about anything you would wish to talk about, suggested posts which are popular are;

  • About your past/present book
  • Research into your books
  • Writing tips
  • Themed/Topical post – eg; romance, why you read/write/review, or a history lesson post.

As long as it falls within what is featured on Chicks Rogues and Scandals, then I’m happy to host for you – do have a look at previous Guestposts that I’ve featured and my own featured posts, which will indicate the type of posts I host.

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Cover Reveals

I am more than happy to host Cover Reveals for your books, all I ask for is that you send the relevant information – the cover, blurb, pre-order link and release date – at least a week before the date.

If you do wish for any of the above posts, you can contact me at anytime either via social media or using the form found on the Contact Me page – same rules apply as with review requests above – and I will reply as soon as I able to.

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Blog Tours

I am happy to take part in blog tours, I may not always be able to take part with a review – it all depends on my schedule and the book – but the times when I can’t participate with a review, I am happy to host an Interview/Guest Post/Feature/Extract.

If you are hosting a blog tour then you are most welcome to contact me with the details and I will let you know as soon as possible.


Final Note

Due to a lot of time wasters and False People (those who are not who they say they are) if you haven’t got a visible online presence, this could be either a website/blog or social media then I’m afraid that I won’t be accepting any request.

I find all legitimate authors have at least one online domain, even if that is just a social media page. If I find you haven’t then I will treat your request with caution.

I DO CHECK OUT EACH AUTHOR BEFORE ACCEPTING!!

I am sorry if that comes across as very blunt, but you can never be too careful who you are chatting online with.

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Dear reader,

Thank you for persevering right to the end, I do realise that this is quite a long ‘Review Policy’ to read.  If your are still interested in contacting me about any of the above then please do, I love hearing from you all, but more than that I love working with authors and helping to promote their book’s in any way I can. It is a real joy to read these wonderful books and being about to share these books with everyone and to be able to introduce new authors to fellow readers.

I look forward to hearing you,

Frankie xx

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