Book Review Requests

Would you like your book to be reviewed at Prismatic Prospects?

Book Review Requests


*NOTICE: Review Requests are currently CLOSED, except for Christmas/holiday themed stories. Review turnaround time is 30-45 days from the day I receive the accepted book.*

I accept a limited number of review requests for fiction that’s mild to moderate in content. Anyone is welcome to make a request through my Contact page if you feel that your book would fit the “hope and inspiration” theme of this blog. Be advised that my reviews are honest, I review all of the books I read on Goodreads, and I also regularly post reviews at Amazon, LibraryThing, and sometimes Barnes & Noble. If I find that I am not enjoying a review book or don’t think I could give it a good recommendation on my blog, I may opt not to finish the book or post a review, in which case I’ll let the author know.

Formats I Accept
Print copies are preferred overall, but I also read EPUB, MOBI (Kindle), and PDF ebooks, EPUB being my first choice for digital. Print copies needn’t be signed to me, as I hold occasional giveaways on my blog and the Faith, Hope, and Book Love group for print books I’ve reviewed. (Find the FHBL group under Nadine’s Books & Album on the menu.)

Content Guidelines (Think “G to mildly PG-13 rated”)*
~an overall positive message
~no hateful or inflammatory speech or themes against any races, people groups, or faiths
~any sexual content must be tastefully handled without explicit descriptions or crude references
~violent content should not be gratuitous or gory for the sake of gore
~only minimal profanity, if any, but absolutely no use of the F-word; titles labeled or marketed as Christian Fiction should have no profanity whatsoever
~book covers must not display nudity or gore

Review Requests That Interest Me
~fiction titles only: adult, new adult, and young adult (target audience should be at least high school age, 14+)
~Christian, inspirational, or general “G to PG-13” fiction, with love stories, historical fiction, thrillers, and romantic suspense being high on my list
~novels with multicultural and international characters are also of special interest to me

Review Requests That Don’t Interest Me
~children’s or middle grade fiction
~Amish fiction
~scandalous or salacious church drama
~themes that appear more dark or heavily depressing than uplifting
~paranormal and vampire books
~murder mysteries

These guidelines are not exhaustive, so I urge you to take a look at the fiction books on my Favorite Reads and Recommended Reads** pages to get a feel for what I post at Prismatic Prospects. You’ll find the pages under Book and Film Love on the menu. If you’re still unsure if your book may fall within my interest, feel free to make a request anyway, though requests for titles that are blatantly opposed to the guidelines may not receive a response. For all other requests, it’s my current policy to respond within 24-48 hours, excluding weekends and US holidays.

and **: You may possibly wonder, “How strict is she about the content and subject guidelines? I see books on her blog that may have more mature content than what she says she accepts. I also see some nonfiction and children’s books on her Favorite and Recommended lists.”

Indeed, I do read some nonfiction and children’s books, but as its on a very rare and selective basis, I’ve limited review requests to only the kinds of books that interest me the most and the most often. I do also read some books with content more mature than “PG-13,” if I feel the positive message far outweighs my usual content preferences. But, again, it’s on a rare and quite selective basis, so review requests are limited to only the kind of content with which I’m the most comfortable.