Reviewer’s Club Application Form
To turn in a review and/or request the next book you’d like to review, send an email to Chantel at firstname.lastname@example.org . CLICK HERE to link to Chantel’s Amazon page, or explore the BOOKS section of the website to find your next selection.
Terms & Conditions
Before you sign up, there are a few things you NEED to do in order to be in the Reviewer’s Club.*:
You MUST know how to get a link/URL to your reviews – If you don’t know how to do that, CLICK HERE to view a short video created by Author Arial Burnz (less than 2 min) on how to get a permalink from Amazon. There are other helpful tips on that page as well. To be clear, you do not have to place a review with Amazon unless you want to. If you put your review on your blog, Goodreads, another book vendor (for my few titles available through other vendors), LibraryThing, etc., you will need to send me the link to those as places instead of what the video shows. I'm not going to go through every site, since Amazon is the most popular, but if you need help, Google is a great place to find information. Simply type "how do I get a permalink from _____ (the site you want)" and you should find what you need.
You MUST Have an Amazon Account – It is free to have an Amazon account. You will not have to leave reviews on Amazon if you don’t want to, but you need it in order for me to send eBooks directly to your Kindle device or app. This is the only secure way for me to distribute my eBooks. CLICK HERE to create a NEW Amazon account.
You MUST Have a Kindle – All team members MUST have either a Kindle device or the FREE Kindle App, which is available on most smartphones and tablets. CLICK HERE to download the FREE Kindle app on your phone or tablet OR visit your app store and search for “kindle”. If you can’t do this, you can’t be on my Review Team. I’m sorry. See FAQs below for more information.
You MUST add Me as an Approved Sender – Once you have #1 & 2, you’ll need to add “email@example.com” as an approved sender of documents on your Amazon account. CLICK HERE for instructions. If you do not, the eBooks will not arrive on your app/device. Read this page if you’d like to learn how to change your Kindle email address.
You MUST be Age 18 or Older – My books contain explicit love scenes except for my sweet Christmas ones, and I do not want to send content inappropriate for young people!
*This does not apply to my reviewers who have been on my Review Team for quite some time and have built a relationship and a history with me. If you have already sent me several reviews and we have personally corresponded, then you are one of my trusted reviewers and I am more flexible with you.
I know lots of people get intimidated by the review process. Relax, it’s easy! You don’t have to leave a 4- or 5-star review. Also, I don’t expect (or really want) you to leave a huge review. It’s not an essay or a book report. A single sentence is fine and can totally help me! What I’m hoping you’ll do is share things that other readers might find useful in making a decision about whether or not my books are something they’d like to try. For example, one or all of the following…
What you liked &/or disliked about the book
Would you recommend it and to whom (e.g., fans of _____ would enjoy this)
Did you have a favorite character or part of the story?
What you hope to see in upcoming stories or what you wished could have been in the book (e.g., you wished you could have learned more about a character or a backstory, etc.)
What I’m hoping you WILL NOT do is…
Retell the entire story and plot-line of the book. The blurb of the book already does this, so this is just repeated information. (That makes more work for you and for the people reading your review later in trying to figure out why you do or don't recommend the book)
Reveal spoilers. If you gasped or thought, “Whoa! I didn’t expect that!” then please do not share it. It ruins the experience for other readers.
I want your honest opinion. I’m not trying to control what you say or how you review, but I’m trying to help you preserve the experience for someone else, and what is posted by you will be some of the first reviews new readers will see. Let them enjoy the books with the freshness you were able to savor them. Thank you!
If you are okay with the above terms and conditions of joining my Reviewer's Club, fill out THIS FORM. Thank you!
Perks of the Reviewer's Club
FREE eBooks! - you have full access to Chantel's backlist as well as advanced reader opportunities for upcoming titles.
Quarterly giveaways! As a thank you for being on my team, participants in the Reviewer's Club will have chances to receive gift cards, swag, signed paperbacks, or whatever the gift is for that quarter.
A chance to let your opinion be heard! Reviews are so important to the book industry. Not only do you help readers make informed decisions on what books to chose by giving your honest opinion, you can help author by bringing the attention of new readers to the books that author has to offer. Also, personally I read reviews and look for information that could help me grow as an author. If there is something I do that people don't like, I may consider changing that in future books. So, overall, the reviewers are an extremely important part of the team. Thank you so much!!
Frequently Asked Questions
WHY must I have a Kindle? OR WHY won’t you send me the eBook file directly?
Due to pirating issues, I’ve had to resort to sending eBooks directly to the Kindle, which is the only way to safely distribute eBooks without giving the eBook file directly to a user. There are unfortunately readers who think nothing of getting book files and passing them on to all their friends and family OR WORSE, they’re sharing them on websites or Facebook groups. I don't make money off a pirated book, which means I can't afford to feed my family or pay my cover artist, editor, etc. I'm not saying you will be a pirate or do any of these dishonorable things, but it's always better to keep the honest people honest! :-)
How long do I have to turn in a review?
Whenever you can, but if it could be within 30 days that'd be awesome. This way, neither one of us forgets what we are doing.
You received Season For Love through the Book Funnel link either when you first signed up to my mailing list or you can grab it off the confirmation screen from the Reviewer's Club application. This is your first book to review. After this, you choose which book you want to read next! To request another eBook, send an email with the link to the review for the last book you had, and what book you want next. That eBook will be sent to your Kindle app or device.
Does this mean you are requiring reviews?
Nope. The books you get are free and clear. I'm not going to hound you to review the last book you had. Sending in your last review simply lets me know you're still committed to being on the team and ready for your next read.
If you ask for a book that you then cannot review for some reason (couldn't finish it due to content, etc.), shoot me an email and we can talk about it. It could be that I'm not a good fit for you as an author, or it might be that particular book wasn't your cup of tea. I write both Romantic Suspense and Contemporary Romance and sometimes my titles deal with controversial subjects. If you have issues and need an exception, please just communicate with me about that. Thanks!
How do I turn in a Review?
Email the review link to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include the title of the next book you want in the email so I know what to send. If you choose not to have a book sent immediately but plan to get another in the future, let me know you'll contact me later with the book of your choice.
Where should I leave a Review?
Anywhere you’d like! Amazon is one of the best places, but I know not everyone likes to leave them there and some people can’t due to the recent bans Amazon has been doing. The second best place for you to post a review is on your blog! You can also leave a review at Barnes & Noble, Kobo, LibraryThing, GoodReads, Facebook or anywhere else your heart desires! I’m not picky! I just need people to see you had an opinion about the book, which helps other readers find their next great read! Thank you!
When will I get my next book?
As soon as I can get it to you. Please allow me 2-3 business days (though I will try to be faster than that). If you haven't heard from me in that time, feel free to send a nudge ;-) If I'm on vacation or unavailable for an extended time some reason, I'll try to make sure you know before I leave.
I accidentally closed the sign-up form without getting my copy of Season For Love!
Send me an email with your name from the email address you listed on the form and I can get this sent out to you again.