Submit a New Release


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.

The form will be available on this page once requests are open again. Thank you!


Please be sure your book fits within the genres and content guidelines. We will check every book for quality, genre, and content.


We recommend submitting 1-2 months before the publication date. 


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

  • Historical Romance (Regency, Victorian, Medieval, Georgian, etc.)

  • Contemporary Romance

  • Historical Fiction (with romantic elements)

  • Inspirational or Christian Romance

  • Historical or Contemporary Western Romance

  • Romantic Suspense

  • Mysteries, Suspense, & Thrillers with Romantic Elements

  • Time-Travel, Timeslip, and Dual-Timeline Romance

  • Historical Mystery

  • Historical or Contemporary Romance with some Paranormal/Fantasy elements

  • Women's Fiction

We feature Paranormal/Fantasy and Historical Fiction (without romantic elements) on a case-by-case basis.


If a genre or sub-genre is not listed above, we do not currently feature it.


What We Don't Review or 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 of a new release is not a guarantee that it will be posted.