Would you like your book or film to be reviewed at Prismatic Prospects?
*Review Requests are currently OPEN with a turnaround time of one to three months.*
I accept a limited number of review requests for fiction books and narrative films/movies that are mild to moderate in content. Anyone is welcome to make a request through my Contact page if you feel that your book or film 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, all of the films I watch on Letterboxd, and I also regularly post book reviews at Amazon, LibraryThing, and sometimes BookBub, Barnes & Noble, and Christian Book Distributors. If I find that I’m not enjoying a book or film enough to finish it, I may opt not to review it on my blog, in which case I’ll let the review requester know.
Formats I Accept
Print copies of books are preferred overall, but I also read EPUB, MOBI (Kindle), and PDF ebooks. I accept film copies on DVD, and I also watch films on YouTube. Print books and DVDs needn’t be signed to me, as I hold occasional giveaways for books and films I’ve reviewed. (I only give away finished print copies of books, never ARCs, and I don’t share digital review copies.)
Content Guidelines (Think “G to mildly PG-13 rated”)*
~an overall positive message
~no hateful or discriminatory agendas against any races, people groups, or faiths
~any sexual content in books must not have explicit descriptions or crude references; films cannot contain nudity, sex scenes, or crude sexual language
~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 or Christian Films/Movies should have no profanity whatsoever
~book and DVD covers must not display nudity or gore
Review Requests I May Accept
~fiction reads only
~adult, new adult, young adult, and upper middle grade (target audience should be no younger than 12 years)
~Christian, inspirational, and general market fiction in one of the genres on my Explore by Genre page
~narrative/fictional films only, but not limited to the few film genres on my Explore by Genre page
~books and films with main characters of color are of special interest to me
Review Requests I Don’t Accept
~nonfiction and poetry books
~children’s books for audiences younger than 12 years
~ghost, zombie, and vampire stories
~murder mysteries that make light of murder
~salacious church drama
~themes that appear more dark or heavily depressing than uplifting
If you’re unsure if your book or film may fall within my interest, still feel free to make a request, though requests for works that are blatantly opposed to the guidelines may not receive a response.
*You may possibly wonder, “How strict is she about the content guidelines?”
I do read some books and watch occasional films with content more mature than “PG-13,” if I feel the positive message far outweighs my usual content preferences. But 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.