Book Review Requests

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

*Review Requests are currently CLOSED, except for authors I have reviewed for before. General requests are scheduled to reopen in March 2018, with a review turnaround time of 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 I May Accept
~fiction titles only: adult, new adult, young adult, and upper middle grade (target audience should be at least 12 years)
~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 I Don’t Accept
~children’s books for audiences younger than 12 years
~Amish fiction
~scandalous or salacious church drama
~themes that appear more dark or heavily depressing than uplifting
~ghost, zombie, and vampire stories
~murder mysteries that make light of murder

These guidelines are not exhaustive, so I urge you to find books in the fiction categories through my Explore Genres page. It should give you a feel for what I post at Prismatic Prospects. You’ll find the Explore Genres page 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.

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 do read some books 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.