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The Books & Benches team is on holiday to give our volunteers some much-needed time off. We are always reading something great, so you may see a review post from time to time on the blog. For now, though, we are not accepting new requests for features or reviews, and those options have been removed. Thank you!


Please be sure your book fits within the genres and content guidelines. We will check every book for quality, genre, and content. Equal consideration is given to both self-published and traditionally-published books, which means the competition can get tough.


If your book fits in one of the following genres, you may submit your book cover.

  • Historical Romance

  • Contemporary Romance

  • Historical Fiction

  • Historical Mystery

  • Inspirational Romance

  • Historical/Contemporary Western Romance

  • Mysteries, Suspense, & Thrillers

  • Historical or Contemporary Romance with some Paranormal/Fantasy elements

  • Time-Travel, Timeslip, Dual-Timeline Romance

  • Women's Fiction

If a genre or sub-genre is not listed above, it will not be considered.


What We Don't Feature

This is a family-friendly site. While we do read books that may feature some steamy scenes and swearing (we have a rating system), we do have some limitations based on content. We do not review or feature erotica, erotica romance, BDSM, or books that contain or promote incest, pedophilia, necrophilia, bestiality, rape, cruelty to animals, racial intolerance, or sexual encounters with minors. We also do not feature books with heavy/explicit language.


We reserve the right not to feature any book or other content, that does not meet quality publishing standards in terms of editing and cover design. Submission to any contest is not a guarantee that your entry will be included or selected as a finalist. Every entry is reviewed before the next contest. Please do not submit the same entry more than once to avoid disqualification.