Review Submissions

**IMPORTANT NOTE:  We are currently closed for submissions, but still accepting some review requests via NetGalley and from authors we've previously reviewed. 

Due to the number of review requests we've been receiving lately and the craziest in our lives, we temporarily can't accept new requests until we catch up on our current backlog. Please don't chase us down with torches and pitchforks if we don't email you back. We're only human (sort of, the jury's still out on whether Janna is descended from aliens). 

If you're an author we've previously worked with before or have an urgent request (i.e. you're about to be eaten by giant, rabid, flesh-eating bunnies if you don't get a review from us before release date), please email us directly and we'll try to accommodate your request. We'll try to help you out with your review, but no promises about helping you with the evil bunnies.** 

Interested in having your book reviewed by The Novel Lady?

We consider all requests to review books or participate in author tours on a case-by-case basis.  We give every book we read 50 pages to catch our attention.  We don't review books we put down at 50 pages, but we review every book we finish. We do our best to give a fair and balanced review here on this blog.  We also cross-post our reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.

If a sample of your book is not currently available online, we may request a sample (usually the first chapter or up to 50 pages) to determine whether your book is a good fit. Any review copies or manuscripts that are received will not be sold or distributed in any way.

Keep in mind that our reviews reflect our honest opinions and we do post negative reviews as well as positive reviews.  Books are rated from zero to five wine glasses, with five wine glasses being the best of the best.

Due to the high volume of requests we receive, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to review your work. If you're an author that we've previously reviewed, please let us know and we'll make every effort to accommodate your request (especially if we're reviewing a series).

If you have an Audible book available, there is a better chance of Scherry reviewing it quickly.  She tends to listen to audio books while walking her dog and doing mundane tasks that take up her sitting-down-and-reading-a-regular-book time.

We love reading and reviewing new authors! Please click the link and fill out the information to submit your review request.

Book Review Request

* Important side note from Janna:

If your book contains any of the following, chances are that we will not read or review your work:

- Extensive spelling or grammatical errors. Please make sure your book has been professionally edited. (Professionally edited does NOT mean that your spouse, sister, brother, mother, or second cousin looked over your manuscript. These people will lie to you and say that your writing is brilliant and you're the next J.K. Rowling. They're supposed to do that. That's the meaning of family. Don't believe me? Just ask them how your butt looks in those pants.)

- Anything about thirteen year old girls. While we enjoy Young Adult novels, we prefer older works that are aimed more toward late teens and New Adults -- and besides, we don't particularly like thirteen year old girls. I'm not sure anyone really does -- even other thirteen year old girls.

- Coming-of-age books. See above. Also, I'm including boys in that too. Just keep all your prepubescent kiddies out of my review pool, please.

- Erotica without some semblance of a plot or story line. I like a little story with my sex, please. However, if you send me a bottle of my favorite wine, I might reconsider this.

- Personal memoirs (unless it's someone famous). I won't read it, but Scherry might. It's not likely though. Maybe for two bottles of wine--- nah, nevermind. Not even then.

- Non-fiction or poetry. Once again, I won't read it... but Scherry might under very rare circumstances.... you know, if she's having trouble sleeping or gets a wild hair. She's been known to read non-fiction on occasion.

- Books that begin with a dream sequence or a girl picking berries in the forest. If you don't know what I'm talking about, count yourself lucky. Heck... if there's a girl picking berries in the forest in any part of your book, just... stop. I hope your character chokes on those berries.

- Long prologues. I hate them. I really, really hate them. I want to just get to the story. If you have to give me an infodump before the book even starts, I'm probably not going to read your book. I won't be nice about it either.

Okay, done ranting. Once again, Scherry's nicer than me... but most of these points we agree upon. I'm just more vocal about it.

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