Review Policy

Authors and publishers interested in having us review a book, feel free to contact us at  We typically only review women's fiction, chick lit, and contemporary romance, but are open to potentially other genres as well.  With the request, please send a brief description of the book and if there is a date you are looking to have the review posted. Although we're willing to work with authors/publishers on dates, we cannot make any guarantees.  

Unsolicited books are sent at the author/publisher's discretion.  Due to the large amount of review requests that we receive, we cannot guarantee reviews for these books. 

Please note that we will only respond to those requests that we accept to read/review. 

All reviews on Book Mama are solely the thoughts and opinions of the reviewer.  If we feel that we would not be able to do a review justice based on our opinion of the book, we would contact the publisher or author first prior to posting the review.  It is never our intent to do harm to the sales of a book or reputation of an author.

We do not accept payment for our reviews.  In exchange for a book, we will provide an honest review.  

Along with reviews being posted at Book Mama Blog, most reviews will also be shared on Goodreads, Amazon, Shelfari, Barnes & Noble, Book Mama's Facebook Page, Chick Lit Central's Facebook Page and Book Mama's Twitter.  

Thank you and we look forward to providing reviews that you and your readers will love.

Marlene Engel and The Book Mama Review Crew