The Paranormal Romance Guild (“PRG”) will accept, for review, books from authors, both traditional and independent, and publishers. The Paranormal Romance Guild provides high-standard, quality Reviews. All requests must be submitted by the author or publisher. You will find the submission form at the end of the page, but please look over the information below carefully first.
A copy of the book is necessary to perform the review. All reviews posted on this site and written by our reviewers are personal opinions of the book by the reviewers. The reviews are NOT paid endorsements of the book or the author. They are not advertisements. All reviews are honest, forthright and the opinion of the individual reviewer.
By submitting works for review, you are acknowledging and accepting no guarantee of acceptance and no guarantee of a favorable review. All submissions will be reviewed and rated using the same criteria.
You may request a copy of the review guidelines by emailing us. The Paranormal Romance Guild reserves the right to, at any time, make changes to the Submission and Review Guidelines.
What Genres Do We Renew?
We accept books from all genres, including but not limited to:
- Action / Adventure
- Contemporary Fiction
- Fantasy (Dark, Urban, Paranormal…)
- Graphic Novel
- Historical Fiction
- Literary Fiction
- Romance (Historical, Paranormal…)
- Science Fiction
- Short Story Collections
- Thriller / Suspense
- Young Adult
You should receive a confirmation of your request after you submit it. If you don’t receive the confirmation, please check your spam filter. Please note, confirmation of Request is NOT an approval of the submission. You should receive a formal Notice of Approval/Rejection of the review request within 72 hours, also via e-mail.
Once we approve your book, we will notify you by eyou will need to provide it in eBook format (mobi, ePub or pdf). A Reviewer will be assigned by the review chair – after you receive approval, please email your book in mobi, epub or pdf format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upon confirmation of receipt of your title, we expect the review to be done in approximately 6-10 weeks. Once the review is uploaded, we will email you. You can also check the upcoming reviews page here to see if it is pending.
Our Rating System
- 5 ***** Outstanding book
- 4 **** Very good book
- 3 *** Good book with some issues
- 2 ** Poor book with some redeeming qualities
- 1 * Very poor book
The Review will contain the following:
- Book title
- Date of publication
- Story synopsis
- Character synopsis
- Plot flow
- Reviewer relation to the writing style, flow, dialogue and characters.
- Reviewer’s personal opinion of the book.
- Most and least favourite characters. This can include, but is not limited to, discussion of:
– Cover and artwork
– Grammatical and spelling errors
– Editing errors
– Tense structure
- Reviewer recommendation
What if the Reviewer Doesn’t Like the Book?
ALL reviews written by the PRG Review Committee will be published to the PRG site.
All reviews 3 star and above written by the PRG Review Committee will be published on the PRG site, Amazon, and authors may request additional postings on sites like GoodReads, Barnes & Noble, or others.
All 2 star or lower reviews written by the PRG Review Committee will NOT be published anywhere other than the PRG site.
Promotional Use of Reviews
Reviews written by the PRG Review Committee may be used for promotion and/or marketing, by the respective author and publisher, with permission of the Paranormal Romance Guild. All promotions and/or marketing must credit the Paranormal Romance Guild with the use of its name and logo.
What Won’t We Review?
Generally, PRG does not accept books which include explicit acts of rape, incest, child abuse and/or bestiality. (Romance involving shape-shifters is permissible, as long as participants in explicit scenes remain in human form.) We understand that some of the above acts may be consequential to a story, and as each instance is subjective, we do not wish to be restrictive but prefer not to review stories with extremely objectionable content. If you would like to submit a book for review that is questionable over one of these issues, please contact us and explain the circumstances – acceptance for review is at the discretion of the PRG Review Chairperson.
The Legal Stuff
Religious, lifestyle and/or political views found in books reviewed do not reflect the opinions of The Paranormal Romance Guild or its members. The Paranormal Romance Guild has chosen to review these books for the author and does not, in any way, attempt to influence readers in their choice of lifestyle or their beliefs. The Paranormal Romance Guild retains the right to deny a Request for Review at any time, for any reason, as deemed necessary.