General informationWe are currently accepting Erotica, Romance, and select Young Adult books for review. You can send emails to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We accept both ARCs and finished copies. If the book is a part of a series, then we may need the previous books to efficiently review.
If we accept a book for review, that does not guarantee a good review. Depending on if we are comfortable enough, we may do a promotional post instead.
We will make every effort to read and review in a timely fashion, with regard to release dates, but cannot guarantee this. We prefer to receive a book as soon as possible, with at least a week or two prior to when you would like the review posted.
We will write a review for almost every book I finish. 3-star reviews or less is up to the author on whether or not the review gets posted. Positive reviews will be posted on Facebook, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, as well as Goodreads, though not all and they may be modified. Our reviews are written in a relaxed manner reminiscent of a conversation among friends. They are not meant to be objective literary critiques.
We write fair and honest reviews, but this does not mean we will always write positive reviews. Our reviews are our opinions, and if we don’t enjoy a book, for whatever particular reason, then our review will reflect that.
With that said, we strive to explain why the book in question did not work for us personally. We do NOT write nasty or snarky commentary about the author.
If we do not finish a book, we may write an explanation why. These explanations are different from standard reviews and will state that we did not finish the book, what page I read up to, why I did not finish, and if I plan on ever picking up the book again.
All reviews will include the following:
- Cover art
- Book stats: Title, author, publisher, page count, release date, series status
- Where I received the book
- A summary (From Goodreads, Amazon, or jacket flap)
- My review: What I liked and didn't
- Star rating
= I loved this book and want to own a copy!
= I really enjoyed this book. It wasn't a “perfect” match for me, but I really liked it.
= I liked this book overall, but there were enough things that bothered me to affect my enjoyment.
= Significant number of things I didn't like that negatively impacted my overall enjoyment, though I may still have liked some parts of this book.
= I really didn't like this book at all.
= For those books that were extra special for me. Sometimes they moved me emotionally or made me think deeply about a topic. Sometimes they were beautiful stories. Most of the time they were the books that I need to own and will reread over and over again because I love the characters and story.
I am happy to host a giveaway for you! My criteria for hosting giveaway books is the same as that for review books. Please refer to the the genre, publisher, and book format requirements for review books.
Entries will be compiled using Woobox, and a winner will be randomly selected.
If you would like me to host a giveaway for a book, please be sure to include the following information in your request:
- Format of the book (ARC, hardcover, softcover, audiobook)
- Shipping requirements (US, US/CA, or International)
- Run time of the giveaway
- Any additional information you would like included (photo of prize, blurb, signed?, etc)
Author Guest Posts and Interviews
I am happy to host authors on Stephanie’s Sexy Reads!
If you would like to be featured on Stephanie’s Sexy Reads, please email me with the following information:
- Your name and the name of your book
- A brief description of your book (or link to Goodreads)
- Do you prefer a guest post or an interview? Will you provide a topic/questions or would you like me to? *
- The month/date you would like to be featured
- If you would like to include a giveaway
*Please note: If I have not read your book yet and you are coming up with your own guest post topic, then I prefer, but do not require, to be provided with a copy of your book.
If I have not read your book yet and I am coming up with the guest post topic or interview questions, then I require to be provided a copy of your book and 2-3 months advance time to read your book. If this is not possible for some reason but your book is on my TBR, then we can try to work something out.