Welcome to Dear Author. You may be wondering why we address our reviews to you, the author. This is actually just a stylized form of the review and even though it is addressed to you, it is meant for readers.
Q: What types of books do you review?
We review contemporary romance books, paranormal romance books, historical romance books, urban fantasy, science fiction, and fantasy. From time to time, we will review mystery books but rarely. The site is primarily devoted to the romance genre. If you are looking for a review of a non fiction or a memoir, our site is not right for you. If you have a genre fiction book, we will be interested.
Q: Do you accept self published books?
Yes but it needs to be professionally edited.
Q: Do you accept advertising?
Q: Will you help promote my book, cause, thing?
Because we get so many of these requests, we rarely post them because otherwise all we would be doing is posting promos and requests for money and so forth. From time to time, though, we will post on these subjects but it is rare.
Q: Why do you write your reviews in the form of a letter?
When Jayne and Jane first started the blog, they were going to write the letters to readers, like those in the front of many books. Dearreader.com was taken but dearauthor.com was not. So that is how we came to write reviews in the form of letters to authors. The book reviews, though, are really for readers. We don’t presume that an author would find our reviews helpful or useful because by the time the book gets to us, the book is done, published. The reviews, though, are meant to be conversation starters and are not intended to be read as literal letters written to the author.