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REVIEW GUIDELINES:

This Review Blog has a focus on M/M Romance, but we accept review requests of any LGBT Fiction, be it M/M, F/F, Trans, …

That means no M/F, no Non-Fiction, no M/F/M (though M/M/F would be okay)

We accept eBooks, paperbacks (we have reviewers in North America & Europe) and we LOVE audiobooks ❤

We review ALL subgenres of LGBT Fiction and ALL heat levels. From Young Adult/ New Adult to Erotica to non-explicit books to books with taboo subjects, we give everything a try.

HOWEVER, we only post books on the blog that our reviewers can rate at least 6/10 Pots of Gold (3/5★)

For us 1★ means a book hated, 2★ a book we didn’t like, 3★ a book that was OK, 4★ a book we liked and 5★ a book we loved.

As all of our reviewers do reviews for free and spend many, many hours writing respectful and honest reviews, with everything they liked and didn’t like about any given book, searching for book info and links, creating their posts and promoting the reviews on social media, we have decided from the very beginning to only put in that time and effort for books that we like enough to finish and see potential in. If a reviewer can’t get into a book, another reviewer might try it or we will write a message to the author and tell them that it just didn’t work for the reviewer.


REVIEW REQUESTS:

As long as your book follows our review guidelines, we will not turn your review request away. However, we have several hundred review requests that we’ve gotten from authors and publishers and we get several new requests every day. Our process is therefore to add all books from review requests to our review list on Goodreads, where our reviewers can see covers, blurbs, tags and book information and choose books to review that seem like a good fit for them.

In addition to that, we challenge ourselves with theme weeks, where reviewers pick books that fit each week’s theme. In one week each reviewer might read a book from a different publisher, in another we might read books from self-published authors, books from new-to-us authors, books with different genres, books outside of our comfort zone, etc, just to name a few themes we have had. This way, new and old review requests have the same chance of being selected by our reviewers and we do not fall into the trap of just reviewing our favorite sub genre or our favorite authors.

Exceptions to this general rule are the occasional requests for specific books our reviewers really want to read, since these requests come from us. If we get advanced review copies of books and release date information, we might also be able to find a reviewer to do a release day review, as we want to introduce our readers to some new releases as well. If we can’t make the date, there is always the possibility of doing a spotlight (see below).

Audiobooks are different, too. When we agree to review an audiobook and claim an audible code, that code cannot be used by anyone else. Most of our reviewers love audiobooks and can listen to them at times when they are unable to read like at work, in the car, while cleaning, etc. So we usually have reviewers available for audiobook reviews quickly and they never go onto our review list, but directly to the reviewer who want to claim them. We are able to accept US or UK audible codes.

Once one of our reviewers has selected an eBook from our review list, we will either contact the person who sent us the review request and ask for a review copy for the reviewer, or we will send the reviewer the review copy directly, if the person attached it to the initial review request. Some of our reviewers will at times prefer a review copy that we can send them directly, so they can start on it immediately. Therefore sending a review copy with the initial review request can be beneficial, if you do not mind that the review copy will remain in our emails until a reviewer shows interest in the book and we send it to them (which might be quick or take a while).

Please send your review request to rainbowgoldreviews@gmail.com and put the title of the book(s), as well as your author pen name and ‘Review Request’ in the subject line. If you want to attach a review copy to your review request, please send it as PDF or .mobi/.prc 🙂

If the book or books are part of a series, please make sure to let us know the name of the series and which number in the series they are in the text of the email. If they are not the first book in the series, please let us know if they can be read as a stand-alone or if previous books in the series are also available for review. Also, it is highly recommended that you include a ‘MEDIA PACK‘ with your request, which would include all the book information you can give us, an excerpt, all buy links you want us to use, a link to Goodreads, your author bio, contact/ social media links and a cover image as separate attachment.

(Our Tip – save that info as media pack and provide it to blogs – it saves us a lot of time and thus your book might be reviewed earlier and will include all the information that is important for you 🙂 )


SPOTLIGHT REQUESTS:

[Spotlight with Giveaway]

Send us your media pack (look above to find out what you should include) and tell us when you want it to be posted. Since you give us all the information we need, spotlights can be posted with short notice. To prevent them from being mere advertisements, we ask that you offer a backlist eBook, an e-copy of the book you are promoting or any prize of your choice. If you want to provide a big prize or a prize for several winners, we can additionally offer a sidebar ad on our blog to promote your book and the post. The giveaway will run for one week and encourage people to read about your book and comment on the post; one (or more) commenters will be randomly drawn as winner(s) by our giveaway coordinator via random.org.

[Spotlight with Guestpost]

This is your chance to talk directly to our readers. Make it count! The best guest posts are personal, meaningful, funny and/or unique. Use it to introduce yourself and your book(s). Talk about themes important to you and how you used them in the book(s) or share something about yourself and/or your book(s) that might be interesting to our readers. Things like a recorded audio message, a video, a short story, a flash fic or something similarily special can make you stand out. Often talking about something you care about with passion is even more effective. Show people that your voice is unique and they should read your book.

Send us your media pack (look above to find out what you should include) and tell us when you want it to be posted. Since you give us all the information we need, spotlights can be posted with short notice, however make sure to give yourself enough time to write a guestpost and to send it at least one day before it is scheduled to be posted on the blog. Do not hesitate to ask for ideas about possible guestpost topics if you cannot think of one. There is no minimum or maximum word limit, as long as it is not excessively short or long. You can add non-explicit pictures to your guestpost (mind copyright) or link to explicit pictures. You can also add any relevant links to it.

Since you are providing unique content with your guestpost, a giveaway is not required. However offering a prize of your choice can help the post to attract more attention. If you want to offer a giveaway, it will usually run for one week and one (or more) commenters will be randomly drawn as winner(s) by our giveaway coordinator via random.org.

Please send your spotlight request to rainbowgoldreviews@gmail.com in a separate email from any review request you might have for us and put the title of the book(s) you want to spotlight, as well as your author pen name and ‘Spotlight Request’ in the subject line. If you want a spotlight with guestpost and know the topic you would like to write about, please let us know.


INTERVIEW REQUESTS:

[Live Interview]

We usually do live interviews via Facebook PMs or Skype and they can take a while, but are a lot of fun, very responsive and usually make for a more interesting and dynamic interview. Expect about 2-3 hours for the interview/chat to be finished as we want to take your answers into account when coming up with the next question. Don’t be nervous or afraid, it’s more of a casual discussion lead by our interviewer. After it is over, we will line edit the interview and get it ready to be posted.

Send us your media pack (look above to find out what you should include) and tell us ‘a target date’ for it to be posted. While live interviews can take 2-3 hours, after the live interview is done, the post can go up fairly quickly. However, our reviewers may need some time before the live interview to do some research about you, the book and relevant topics. They might even request to read your book first, before doing the interview, so they are well prepared and know which questions to ask.

Since you are providing unique content with your interview, a giveaway is not required. However offering a prize of your choice can help the post to attract more attention. If you want to offer a giveaway, it will usually run for one week and one (or more) commenters will be randomly drawn as winner(s) by our giveaway coordinator via random.org.

[Email Interview]

We will usually send 10 questions about you, your writing process and the book(s) you want to promote via email. You can take your time coming up with answers and edit them at your leisure, before you send them back to us.

Send us your media pack (look above to find out what you should include) and tell us ‘a target date’ for it to be posted. While email interviews can be posted fairly quickly, after we receive your answers per email, it may take some time for us to come up with 10 funny or insightful questions. Our reviewers may need some time before the interview to do some research about you, the book and relevant topics. They might even request to read your book first, before doing the interview, so they are well prepared and know which questions to ask.

Since you are providing unique content with your interview, a giveaway is not required. However offering a prize of your choice can help the post to attract more attention. If you want to offer a giveaway, it will usually run for one week and one (or more) commenters will be randomly drawn as winner(s) by our giveaway coordinator via random.org.

Please send your interview request to rainbowgoldreviews@gmail.com in a separate email from any review request you might have for us and put the title of the book(s) or topic you want to talk about, as well as your author pen name and ‘Interview Request’ in the subject line.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Contact Us

  1. Pingback: What the hell are you guys talking about anyway? Marc explains Lingo #LGBT | Rainbow Gold Reviews

  2. I would like to thank you for this blog that I happened to find one night. I look forward to the reviews and interview, as they help me decide what books that I will spend my money on or if I try and find it free. I have won a book from Ryhs Ford which I thank you for. I don’t know how you contact the winners as this is the first time I have won a prize. Please keep up the good work from a faithful follower.Felicia Sidoma,
    falice.sidoma@yahoo.com. Again I say Thank You but to me those words can mean nothing or everything.

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