I’m looking for book reviewers to read and write short reviews of romance novels. If you’re an avid romance reader and like to share your thoughts on a book, we’d love to consider your reviews.
Note: This is not a job. This is a freelance writing opportunity similar to writing for other blogs or magazines. You submit your review and if we accept it, we’ll pay for it. SwoonworthyHEA pays $10 for 250 to 500-word reviews.
HOW DOES SWOONWORTHYHEA REVIEWS WORK?
- You can review any book (indie or traditional) that is released within the last 30 days or will be coming out in the next 30 days. So, if it’s April 1st, we’ll accept reviews from books released March 1st through May 1st.
- SwoonworthyHEA doesn’t have books to send you but you can use the list of resources below to get free books for review, or review books you’d normally buy and read. (SwoonworthyHEA doesn’t reimburse books that you buy for review).
- The review must use the format and form provided for submission to be considered for publication.
- Members of SwoonworthyHEA are given preference, however, membership isn’t required to have your submission posted.
- Payment for your review is sent upon acceptance. You will be notified if your review is accepted and given a publication date. Not all reviews will be accepted. We reserve the right to refuse any submitted review.
- We ask that you share the link from Swoonworhty HEA to your social media, website or email, if you have them.
All reviews need to adhere to the following format and use the form provided below.
- Title and author, link to book on Amazon
- Rating (5-heart scale ❤️)
- Heat factor (5-fire scale 🔥)
- Clean – No bad words
- Mild – Some mild curse words
- Coarse – Use of f-word and/or other course language
- Triggers (if there are scenes or situations that would be difficult for some readers)
- Summary of the story
- Review starting with what you liked and offering a critique of where it may have fallen short
- Overview of review
- Your name and bio (a bio isn’t required. We’ll still use your name in the byline).
You can see a sample review here: Riley Thorn and the Dead Guy Next Door
WHERE TO GET BOOKS FOR REVIEW
Note that some of these resources will want you to post your review on Amazon and other sites. While we’ll still pay for your review here on SwoonworthyHEA, we only take reviews in our format AND you can’t copy and paste what you submit to SwoonworthyHEA onto another review site.
Free ARCs from Publishers
Free Book Clubs
Generally, when you get a free book, you’ll be added to that author’s email.
Prolific Works (scroll down to this week’s giveaways)
BookFunnel (you have to join as a reader)
Book Deal Sites
Other Sources of “Free” Books
- Giveaway Book Groups on Social Media
- Don’t forget to check Swoonworthy HEA for free book resources as well.