TongueTied Review Policy
Tongue-Tied Reviews is my way of giving back to the romance community. As a romance writer pushing boundaries in content, I'm here for all your out-of-control decadent romances. I'll publish reviews on a weekly basis, with an occasional author interview every now and then. I accept both traditionally and self-published authors of novella (up to 49K) and novel length (50K-90K) works. Exceptions for longer works may be made if I'm super engaged with the premise.
What I'm Reviewing
**Adult categorical romances only**
Which means if your book does not have an HEA or HFN, I will not accept it for review. I'm not here to argue this point. Please abide by this basic qualification.
Also, as a creative, I understand the importance of freedom of expression and artistic vision. And while I support the romance novel and kink community, the following subjects are my personal hard limits and I will not review books that contain this content. Those limits are: pedophilia, incest (with the exception of consenting adult step family), bestiality, necrophilia, rape presented in a positive light, significant psychological humiliation/degradation (minimal- during consenting play- is fine), or bodily functions as sexual activities.
Other than the limits mentioned above, I will consider all other books, especially any and all combinations of partnerships (Queer submissions? Yes, please!). Also, I am not particularly squeamish with explicit language (bring on the dirty talk) or violence if it doesn't violate my hard limit. I have a soft spot for contemporary paranormal that has a ménage angle, but don't let that stop you from submitting because I also love... cowboys, all uniforms, medical, rockstars, sci-fi, two people, three people, more people, swing, orgies, polyamory, kink, straight-up erotica, surprise baby, male bi rep, sexualities of all kinds, bikers, mafia, and... everything. And seriously, the more boundaries pushed, the better.
Full disclosure, I have a tough time with historical. Not that I wouldn't accept it, but it would need a kinky angle.
Book Review Submission Information
If you would like to submit book for review or if you have a question, please send an e-mail through my contact page with the following information:
Publisher Name (or enter "Self Published")
Subgenre of Romance
Number of Pages or Word Count
If you are looking for an advanced review, let me know that, too. Please do not send books unless I request a copy. This is because I work off a list and cannot guarantee a review for all submissions.
What happens if I don't like a book? Here's my "5 lips" system:
- LOVED IT (recommending it without prompting)
- REALLY LIKED IT (would recommend it, if asked)
- LIKED IT
- DID NOT REALLY LIKE IT
- SORRY, BUT NOPE, NOT FOR ME
I will not publish a review lower than 2 lips. As a reader who is also a writer, I know tastes and styles vary widely and I'm not really interested in tearing books I don't like apart. I'd rather spend time recommending books with thoughtful, honest reviews. I'm not here to be overly critical. I'm here to give back to a community that has embraced me, first as a reader, and now, as an author. There are plenty of spaces where books get the full critical breakdown. This space is not it.
If I decide that your book falls in the lower section of my rating scale, I will send you an email and let you know.
Thanks for considering me for your novel! I look forward to hearing from you.