Like all writers, I absolutely love reading.   

I began reviewing my books on Goodreads a few years ago and discovered that I really enjoyed creating both a record and a review blog of my reading.    What started life as a few sentences began to expand and I took part in the Author Reviews program with Online Book Club while designing this site.   As well as independent requests, I now review for Reedsy, BookSirens and NetGalley and am listed in FeedSpot's Top 100 Book Blogs.    I am also part of the Amazon Influencer program and my storefront with recommendation lists can be accessed here

I am a self-published Author so am extremely aware of the importance of reviews.   I fully appreciate how hard it can be to connect with genuine, honest reviewers which is another reason why I began to formally review and blog.

Review Policy & Submission Guidelines




Please note that due to overwhelming demand, Rose Auburn

is only open to Review Submissions for four months of the year:


March, June, September & December

Kindly do not send a review request outside of these months; for all other

queries/requests, please email me or use the contact form.

Thank you for your patience.


My reading preferences are:  


  • Romance 

  • Literary and Historical Fiction

  • Horror, Crime & Mystery

No Children’s, Fantasy, Science-Fiction, YA, Religious, Political or Self-Help books, please. 


Please use the contact form, stating ‘Review Request’ in your Subject Header.  Please include a brief summary of your book and any other details for consideration (target audience, genre, length etc..).   Please do not attach your work with your initial enquiry.   If I am able to review your work, I will advise turnaround time.  


I accept work in the following formats:  mobi, epub, .pdf, and via Amazon gift for Kindle. (if UK). 


I do not make any charge for my reviews but would appreciate that you subscribe to my blog if you wish your work reviewed.     

This box is checked for ease on the contact form. 

 I will email the review to yourself first, but please note this is for your information and not for amendment. 


All reviews will be posted here, Goodreads, Twitter and   You are welcome to use my review for your own personal website/social media, as long as this blog and website are referenced. 

I will always endeavour to provide a fair, unbiased and honest review.  If I feel that your work is simply not for me; I could not engage with it (and reading is subjective so it happens), I will email and advise.   If I consider there are issues (spelling/grammar/plot inconsistencies or nonsense) that would also render my review below 3 or 2 stars, I will email you to discuss. 

Star Ratings

I use a standard Star Rating as follows, relative to genre:

Absolutely loved it, well-written, great plot and would highly recommend.


Liked it a lot, enjoyable and would definitely recommend.


It was okay in places, good in others, recommended.


Fell a little short and not for me.


Did not enjoy and simply not good enough.