A quick note before you read any further!

Firstly, thank you for visiting! I would like to take a moment to just clarify a few details before you read the entirety of this policy, which will also help you decide if I am the right reviewer/blog for you. I am the full-time carer for two family members (and two demented dogs) so I have blog/review when I can around my hectic personal life. I’m not a fast reader, I’m not one of those readers who can finish a book in a day and so my reviews can take a lot longer to finally go live on the blog. A review can be posted anytime within 2-12 months. For that, I do apologise in advance! If you don’t think I am the right reviewer for you, then I won’t be offended if you leave now, if you do then thank you and carry on reading.

Update, January 2023 – I will not be accepting any new review requests until further notice.

The Review

Update, January 2023 – I will only be posting reviews for books I enjoyed and rated 4 or 5 on Goodreads.

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 without spoilers.

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 respectful to the authors hard work.

Preferred Reading

  • Historical Romance
  • Historical Fiction
  • Women’s Fiction/Contemporary/Romantic Comedy
  • LGBTQ/Diverse Romance
  • Nonfiction

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

  • Gaelen Foley
  • Marguerite Kaye
  • Catherine Curzon & Eleanor Harkstead
  • Lara Temple
  • Elizabeth Hoyt
  • Virginia Heath
  • Nicole Locke
  • Lisa Kleypas
  • Jenni Flecther
  • Kate Mosse
  • Marie Laval
  • Elisabeth Hobbes

Review Requests

Update, January 2023 – NOT ACCEPTING REVIEW REQUESTS.

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

  • I have previously reviewed your work before and rated it four or five stars on Goodreads.
  • I am on your Reviewers Street Team.

I am happy to receive review requests from any author, whether traditionally published or independent as long as the book falls into my preferred reading genres. Please understand that a consideration to review or an acceptance of a copy may not always end in a review, I reserve the right to decline any request and not post a review if the book isn’t for me.

If you are requesting a review you can contact me on the Contact Me page where you will find a short contact form, When requesting a review can you please include all of the following information :

  • Name and email
  • Link to author’s website/ Social Media 
  • If an ARC, the date of the release
  • Brief description/blurb

Preferred Formats

  • ebook (kindle compatible)
  • Print (even though I do love a paperback, I am very conscious of postage costs)

I DON’T AND WILL NEVER ACCEPT PAYMENT FOR REVIEWS

That IS NOT what I do and more importantly, that IS NOT what Chicks Rogues and Scandals is about. I am not a professional reviewer, I am an enthusiastic and passionate book lover, who enjoys reading and sharing my thoughts.

I will never ask for anything in return for a review,  so please do not insult me by offering.

Book Promo

Update, January 2023 – All book promos will now be posted to Instagram only!

I offer free Book Promotion for any authors (traditionally published or independent) who write in any of the genres from the list above, a book promo can also include guest posts or author interviews if the author wishes.

All I ask for is a cover/s pic or graphic (no worries if you haven’t got a graphic, I can make one) and the info/links of the book/s to be provided. If you are an author in the specified genre and are interested in a book promo, then get in touch via the Contact Me page and quote ‘Book Promo’.

Author Interviews & Guest Posts

My interviews are open to all authors no matter the genre, but authors who write in my preferred genre which features heavily on Chicks Rogues and Scandals do tend to have greater visits for their posts.

If an Interview is requested, then I will send out my basic Q&A as soon as possible, 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, I’m happy to work with your schedule.

I do request a few items which in turn will be added to the interview post.

  • A short bio and author picture (not necessary though), again this can be from your social media or website.
  • A link to your main website/social media site. (If I need anything further, I can gather them myself)

You are more than welcome to add further links, photos, add questions to the interview, I am pretty flexible.

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Guest posts can be about anything you would wish to talk about, suggested posts that have previously been popular are;

  • The inspiration behind your books 
  • Research for 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 Guest posts that I’ve featured and my own featured posts, which will indicate the type of posts I host and the type of posts which are popular.

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, blog tour organisers and those working within the publishing sector have at least one main 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 and refuse any request made.

~~~I DO RESEARCH EVERY REQUEST BEFORE ACCEPTING~~~


Thank you for persevering right to the end, I do realise that this is quite a long ‘Review Policy’ to read.  If you 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 be about to share these books with everyone and to be able to introduce new authors to fellow readers.

I look forward to hearing from you,

lots of love

Frankie

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