Submission Guidelines & Contact

What do I review?
I review historical fiction and any all related subgenres as long as they take place prior to 1960. Outside of this one caveat, I will read traditional historicals, historical fantasy, historical romance, time-slip novels, alternative history, literary historicals, steampunk, historical graphic novels, etc. and so on.

Will I review your book?
Requests are typically accepted on basis of interest and availability. That said, my schedule is currently overbooked and I am not accepting requests at this time.

Do I charge for reviews?
No. I do not sell reviews. Call me crazy, but my integrity doesn't have a price tag.

Will I buy your book for review?
Survey says, unlikely. I don't get paid for this gig and while I am not above buying books, my budget is limited and I cannot extend my budget to buying review material.

Where should review requests be submitted?  
I typically accept requests at the link below. 

Where do I post my reviews? 
I typically post to Goodreads and Historical Fiction Reader, but I will post to Amazon on request. Posts are shared on both Instagram and Facebook.

Do I give good reviews to books I received free of charge?
No. My reviews are based solely on my personal opinion and my personal opinion is not always positive. It is inferred that those who submit requests accept and understand this risk.

Do I host spotlights? 
No. Spotlights generate little traffic and I personally find them very boring. I prefer original content as it keeps my blog interesting and generates more excitement in the authors and books I feature.

Do I host guest posts? 
Yes. Click the email button at the bottom of this page if you are interested in collaborating on a post.

Do I host interviews?
Yes! I love hosting interviews. Click the email button at the bottom of this page if you are interested in collaborating on a book-specific, general get-to-know-you, and/or character interview.

Will I Beta Read?
No. Due to scheduling and the demands of real life, I am not available for beta reading.

Am I a robot? 
I admit possessing a freakish habit of reading 4 - 5 books a week, but according to my last physical, I am in fact human.


  1. Dear HFR, I'd appreciate being interviewed by you. If that is feasible, how would we proceed? Walter Stoffel

  2. Wonderful to discover your website. I've written a Regency Romance A Rebel and Her Rogue, published through Soul Mate. Most of what I read is historicals. I'll get back to you about a blog or interview. This is my first published novel.

  3. I thought I read a lot.. 4-5 books a week...OK Here is Life and Crimes of Han van Meegeren, master forger who tricked the Nazis. Behind Every Fortune. Brand new on Amazon. Very famous story told many times in non-fiction. This is first fictionalized version I have heard of. Matthew Pearson

  4. Here's a very short 'pitch' on my 1st historical novel, please let me know if you'd like to review it.
    Thanks, Michael Brown.
    Looking for a wonderful Historical Novel to read? See 5-star reviews on 'WILLIAM & LUCY' A Tale of Suspicion and Love, by Michael Brown. ( Books)
    1st place Winner! 2012 Global eBook Award for Best Historical Fiction Novel of the Year! (era: 1500-1940)
    One of the great untold love stories in English literature is the love affair between British poet, William Wordsworth (1770-1850), and the mysterious Lucy Sims. She was the subject of the poet’s 5 famous Lucy poems that are credited with ushering in the Age of Romanticism in English Literature.
    To this day Lucy remains a subject of debate among literary scholars. Who was she? Where did she come from? No one knows. Our lovers meet at a time when England is at war with France and Wordsworth is accused of being a French spy. A constable from the Home Office is assigned to gather evidence against the poet to have him hung. Meanwhile, Lucy’s employer stalks her, intent on bedding her. The events that take place are based upon true characters and give us a fictionalized answer to William Wordsworth’s mysterious love. hhtps://

  5. Hi Erin, I'm a follower on your Instagram site. My debut historical novel releases this month, based on the true story of a twelve-year-old Titanic survivor. I would love to do a guest post or participate in an interview with you, however, I'm not seeing a contact button. If you would please reply, I will connect with you soon! Thank you so much!