Interested In Becoming a Reviewer For Risqué Reviews?
Are the reviewers paid?
Not in actual currency--all reviewers are strictly volunteers. BUT: you get to keep all the books you review--
What type of books does Risqué Reviews review?
We review short stories and full length novels in most genres, including: romance, erotic romance, science fiction/fantasy, mystery/thriller, paranormal, satire. And that’s the tip of the ice berg. We are an adult site, so you the one genre you will not find is Young Adult.
Do I have to review erotic romance? I only like certain genre's is that okay?
You're the one who chooses what you review! If you only enjoy mysteries, or science fiction/fantasy that's what you may select. If you prefer one genre better then another, then you may review only that. If you only like erotic romance... go for it! We never assign reviews.
What do you expect from your reviews?
Our reviews are constructive, honest (yes, you can mention things you didn't care for), casual and conversational. It is also critical (not to be confused with snarky), and they are informative. Don't just tell us you liked something, tell us why as specifically as possible. That is true when it comes to a book you did not like. We post all reviews good or not so good.
We don't like to give away too much plot, but you can give a brief summary and then make your points about theme, character, style, etc. Your sample reviews should follow the length, style, tone of the site --- that's why the best thing to do before reviewing is to thoroughly read the reviews and features on our sites.
Our reviews usually run 250-500 words, but can be longer (preferably not too much shorter).
Do you require your reviewers to read a certain number of books per month?
We request you read/review a minimum of 2 books or short stories per month -- though
we welcome it if you read more! You may review books from our requests database or books you've purchased or borrowed on your own.
Is there a turnaround time for a review to be written?
We prefer that all reviews are completed within 1 month of requesting the story/book. There are always exceptions, but that is our standard guideline.
*Please Note...Most publishers no longer send the PDF with their book requests until they have a guarantee that a reviewer has requested it. Since they also require these be reviewed within a reasonable time, all new reviewers who wish to check out a title that is sent by a publisher that we must request the PDF for, will be restricted to only 2 per month. As long as you are current with any books you already have requested. In order to maintain a good working relationship with these pubishers it is imperative to remember, without them where would we be?
Are the reviews edited?
All reviews go through a basic editing process but this doesn't mean you shouldn't strive to use good grammar, punctuation and run your review through spell check. Our editors will change or correct any typos, sentence structure, etc., while remaining true to the original review's content. If any more in-depth changes are needed, you'll be contacted by an editor requesting said changes.
Are International reviewers welcome?
Provided they are comfortable with writing in English, yes.
How do we receive books?
Reviewer will become part of our Reviewer Depot and will receive daily emails with book listings and notifications. (An invitation to the group will be sent to you if you are selected to join our team). At that time will receive instructions on how to check out books from the data
You must be willing to read ebooks because a great percentage of the books we
receive are in ebook format.
I'm sold! How do I apply?
If you are interested in reviewing for us, please fill out the form at our website www.risquereviews.com and click on the page Becoming a Reviewer and fill out the form at the bottom of the page. You will also see where we ask for a sample book review of a title you've recently read and enjoyed. Please feel free to take a look at our reviews to get an idea of what we're looking for in a review.
Please note: If you submit a sample review with significant grammar problems or one that clearly indicates you haven't checked to see what we're looking for in a review (i.e. if your review is mostly synopsis with no real opinion, etc), your application will mostly likely be declined.
Blogger are welcome to apply as reviewers.
• Any reviews must contain a link to the Review on Risqué Reviews Website.
• You must place this link on your blog/website with the review.
• No reviews can be posted to your blog/website until they are edited and posted to Risqué Reviews first. It must state in the review it was originally reviewed for Risqué Reviews.
Authors are also welcome to apply as reviewers.
• However, you can only review books of publishing companies of which you are not an author to maintain objectivity and to prevent conflict of interest.
• Please also do not review your author friend’s books.
• As with bloggers if you are intending to post reviews on your site the same rules apply as stated above.
• If you intend to post any reviews on Goodreads or Amazon they must state that they were Originally Reviewed by Risqué Reviews.
• And cannot be posted until they are edited and posted to Risqué Review first.
Any ebooks or ARCs that are provided by Risqué Reviews are for review purposes only.
It's against the law to distribute eBooks or ARC. If you distribute an eBook or
ARC, RR is not responsible. You are responsible for your own actions and the
publisher can come after you with legal action. Before your application for a
position as a reviewer can be approved you must check the box that you
understand and agree to these stipulations