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message 1: by E.M. (last edited Jun 29, 2019 08:36AM) (new)

E.M. Swift-Hook | 3337 comments Mod
The review group is the most successful group for peer reviews on goodreads. It hosts non-reciprocal reading/review rounds of ten authors with a variety of themes and genres, as well as ‘general’ rounds where any book is permitted, from non-fiction, to horror. When a round has ‘now forming’ in the title, there are places available, you can sign up. If it doesn’t, it’s full – look for another round or check back another time.

The Amazon rules state that authors/publishers are not allowed to specifically supply published books in return for reviews on Amazon. To comply with this rule, we don’t insist members review on Amazon, but we do insist that every participant in the round has the capacity to leave a review on their local Amazon store, so we all start with the same options.

The founding principle of the group is honest, non-reciprocal reviews, so please help maintain the integrity of the group by letting me know as you sign up if you have been reviewed by, or have reviewed another author in the group and do check back as the group fills to report any clashes. Usually places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

This is a Romance round
Anything goes as long as the primary theme of the book is romance - any setting, any pairing.

Now for the boring stuff, but please read it, it saves a lot of time if everyone is on the same wavelength.
Before signing up below with your Goodreads author and Goodreads book link in the thread below, please ensure that:

1. You have enough time to read and review 4 books within the 12 weeks of time allowed.

2. Your book is currently available for sale on Amazon (not pre-order) and it complies with the individual round theme, if there is one.

3. Your book is fit to be reviewed.
If it is not, due to editing or other issues, you risk poor reviews. This is your problem, not that of the reviewers or the groups. For a small fee, the group admin will look at the first few pages of your book to advise. The number one error new authors make is not having their book beta read and edited, by non-family members.

4. You can submit reviews to Goodreads and Amazon.
Amazon allows only those people who have spent $50 in the last year to leave reviews in each of their stores. If you are unsure about your Amazon reviewer status, try posting a ‘test’ review before signing up. If you are unable to post reviews on Amazon, please do not sign up.

5. You can provide (and accept) at least PDF files.
You are not expected or required to buy the books you are allocated to review, but as this will give a ‘Verified Purchase’ review on Amazon, it is welcomed when you choose to do so. Many authors have books available via KU and others might provide smashwords coupons. Most authors can provide mobi and/or epub files directly by email. Please note: International Copyright laws apply. You cannot sell, or give away material you have received without the author’s express permission.

6. You have completed your reading if you are currently in another review round in this group. You can be involved in the ‘one for one’ list whilst you are in a round.

7. You have an author profile set up before you join.

8. Your Goodreads profile allows people to message you, i.e. your profile is not set to private.

9. You declare any relationship you have with another member in the round.
Amazon will not allow reviews from the same household on the same book or if you are an editor, relative or close friend of another member.

10. You agree that your reviews will be unbiased and honest, whatever the star rating, and you will try to avoid ‘spoilers’. i.e. giving away the finale of a book.

11. You will not ask a fellow author to change a review of your book because you don’t agree with it.
If you think you have a legitimate concern, talk to the mod of your round, NOT the other author. Personal attacks, or pressurising other members WILL NOT BE TOLERATED and will result in you being blacklisted.

Please note:
We all want reviews, its why we joined the group. It is bad taste to expect other people to review your book and then not do the same for other people in the group. People that DNF and/or don’t post reviews will find it difficult to get into a subsequent group.

It is not necessary to leave any kind of disclaimer in your review, but ultimately, it is up to individuals. Reviews that state you received a copy ‘in return’ for a review will probably be removed/not allowed by amazon.com. ‘I received a free copy from the author without an obligation to review’ would be more acceptable if you feel the need to add a disclaimer.

Your Goodreads details and the rounds you participate in may be recorded by the admin mod on a database. We do not retain details of email addresses etc.

Allocation is entirely random and there will NOT be any rearranging of the listing to accommodate personal preference. The ONLY circumstance in which you may duck out of giving a review is if YOU provide a stand-in reviewer.

The only way this group can function is if we trust each other to behave honourably. And it IS perfectly possible to give a fair-minded review of a text that does not coincide with our normal choice of reading matter. If you need a few hints/tips, please see this thread:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

I will do my best to fit everyone into the group they request, but occasionally, particularly in the case of our more prolific good standing members, I may have to decline a member request to fit the maximum number of people into a particular round. I will always endeavour to start another round as soon as possible with that member in mind.

It is permissible to review an author more than once if a different book is available.
If you need anything clarified please ask, either by goodreads personal message to me or on the thread below, before signing up. It’s a pain to have to keep rearranging the list because people haven’t read the above.

ROUND CLOSED


message 2: by Trish (new)

Trish Butler | 1810 comments Mod
Sign me up please!

Trish Butler

Redway Acres: Amelia

Thank you.

Trish


message 3: by J.B. (new)

J.B. Trepagnier (jbtrepagnier) Just a quick question since I'm about to finish my review round and I had issues in another group. Is erotic romance, like reverse harem romance going to be welcome here?


message 4: by Trish (last edited Apr 25, 2019 11:00AM) (new)

Trish Butler | 1810 comments Mod
J.B. wrote: "Just a quick question since I'm about to finish my review round and I had issues in another group. Is erotic romance, like reverse harem romance going to be welcome here?"

Yes, providing the main theme is romance, anything goes.

Mine has sex in it too. :D

Trish
PS I'll be modding this group.


message 5: by J.B. (new)

J.B. Trepagnier (jbtrepagnier) Mine is a reverse harem take on Peter Pan and Neverland, but there is romance. I'm just asking because I joined another romance group, but they apparently didn't mean ALL romance


message 6: by Trish (last edited Apr 25, 2019 11:12AM) (new)

Trish Butler | 1810 comments Mod
A reading round on this group?

If so give me the number of the round and I'll take a look. What's the name of the book you want to put in this round?

Trish


message 7: by J.B. (new)

J.B. Trepagnier (jbtrepagnier) No, it was a totally different group. I just don't want to go through that experience again. The book I was looking to add is The Lost Girl of Neverland


message 8: by E.M. (new)

E.M. Swift-Hook | 3337 comments Mod
Welcome Trish!

J.B. whilst your book may be fine for the round you do need to complete your commitment to you previous round before signing up for another.


message 9: by E.M. (new)

E.M. Swift-Hook | 3337 comments Mod
As you have completed your commitment to your previous round I have added you here as you requested. Please keep me informed of any clashes you spot as the round filled.


message 10: by A.A. (new)

A.A. Bavar (aabavar) | 90 comments Hi E.M,

Quick question. My book SAMANTHA is a romance thriller best described as Bewitched Meets Fatal Attraction. Do you think it would fit in this group?

Thanks!
A.A>


message 11: by E.M. (new)

E.M. Swift-Hook | 3337 comments Mod
If romance is the main theme, it will fit, A.A..


message 12: by J.B. (new)

J.B. Trepagnier (jbtrepagnier) Can I swap out my book for Hook? It's the second book in the same series, but can be read as a stand alone. It fits more with the romance group, but is also a reverse harem


message 13: by E.M. (new)

E.M. Swift-Hook | 3337 comments Mod
J.B. wrote: "Can I swap out my book for Hook? It's the second book in the same series, but can be read as a stand alone. It fits more with the romance group, but is also a reverse harem"

Done!


message 14: by Maya (new)

Maya (maya_berger) | 11 comments Sign me up please!

Maya Berger

Off Shore Secrets: A tale of romance and adventure on a journey across the Adriatic Sea
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4...

Thank You,

Maya


message 15: by E.M. (new)

E.M. Swift-Hook | 3337 comments Mod
You are signed up Maya!


message 16: by Maya (new)

Maya (maya_berger) | 11 comments Thank You!


message 17: by Alexis (new)

Alexis Sands | 5 comments Please sign me up. SLATED Book One in Blurred Borders Series by Alexis Sands

*new adult/ erotic romance/ satire
*1st Book in Series, Book 2 to be released Aug. 1st
*Amazon Link *Free for Kindle Unlimited members

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Q3Y313Y

SLATED portrays borderline Sloane's journey to find true love and learn how to accept her BPD. It's a unique genre-bender, in vein of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine meets Beautiful Disaster.


message 18: by Trish (new)

Trish Butler | 1810 comments Mod
Alexis wrote: "Please sign me up. SLATED Book One in Blurred Borders Series by Alexis Sands

*new adult/ erotic romance/ satire
*1st Book in Series, Book 2 to be released Aug. 1st
*Amazon Link *Free for Kindle..."


Hi, can you post the Goodreads link for the book please?

thanks.

Trish


message 19: by Trish (new)

Trish Butler | 1810 comments Mod
A.A. wrote: "Hi E.M,

Quick question. My book SAMANTHA is a romance thriller best described as Bewitched Meets Fatal Attraction. Do you think it would fit in this group?

Thanks!
A.A>"


Hi A.A

Did you decide on this group? E.M. mentioned romance should be the main theme of your book, is it?

Thanks.

Trish


message 20: by Trish (new)

Trish Butler | 1810 comments Mod
Thanks to all waiting patiently in this group.

We are filling up slowly but surely.

Thanks.

Trish
PS Hope you all enjoyed your holiday weekend.


message 21: by Alexis (new)

Alexis Sands | 5 comments Here is the goodreads link for Slated by Alexis Sands

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4...


message 22: by Trish (new)

Trish Butler | 1810 comments Mod
Alexis wrote: "Here is the goodreads link for Slated by Alexis Sands

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4..."


Great - thanks!

T


message 23: by E.M. (new)

E.M. Swift-Hook | 3337 comments Mod
Welcome Alexis.


message 24: by Alexis (new)

Alexis Sands | 5 comments E.M. wrote: "Welcome Alexis."

Thanks!


message 25: by E.M. (new)

E.M. Swift-Hook | 3337 comments Mod
Sadly, this round seems to be failing to fill quite spectacularly, which seems unfair to those committed here who could be signing up instead for other rounds that are filling.

So I am closing this round and those who have signed up I would point to the new rounds forming instead.


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