HJ Review Policy

 HJ Review Policy & Guidelines: 


We are addicted to reading and thrive on ‘Love, Laughter and Happily Ever Afters’

Harlequin Junkie (HJ) is not paid to review books or publish spotlights.

We are readers passionate about the romance genre who love  to talk about the books we’ve read.

Our opinions are our own honest take on the book and are in no way influenced by its source.

If you are concerned about a negative review of your book being posted, please refrain from submitting the book.


HJ primarily focus on reviewing and spotlighting the following genres:

  • Contemporary romance.
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • New Adult
  • Young Adult
  • Paranormal romance
  • Women’s fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Regency Romance
  • Romantic Suspense
  • Urban Fantasy
  • Erotic romance.
  • Historical Romance
  • Mystery/Thrillers

Having listed the above, we have been known to color outside the lines from time to time so feel free to email us about exceptions.

Submitting a Review Request: 

If your book matches HJ’s reading preferences, Click Here to submit a review request

Book formats accepted:

Formats accepted:  | ePub | PDF| eGalleys | Print Copies | Audio Books |
For Galleys: NetGalley | Edelweiss | harlequinjunkie (at) Yahoo (dot) Com
For Bookstagram / Booktok coverage: Print copies are preferred.
HJ will NEVER share, distribut,e trade, or in any way infringe on an author’s / publishers copyright. HJ will NEVER sell ARCs.

Review Posting Timeline:

4-8 weeks, sometimes longer depending on our TBR pile. Please note that ARC’s and any book that HJ personally requested will hold priority over all others.

Submitting Self-Published books for review:

At this time we are only accepting professionally edited Self Published books.

Review Policy

  • We will consider all review request received, however we cannot commit to all request being accepted.
  • Additionally, while we will make every effort to read and review all books that are received we reserve the right to not publish a review.
  • We reserve the right to not notify the author, publisher or any submitter for that matter, on whether we decide to read his/her book(s).
  • HJ has a review team; this necessitates HJ providing the assigned reviewer with a review copy of your book submitted to HarlequinJunkie for review.
  • Please note that HJ will NEVER share, distribute, trade, or in any way infringe on an author’s / publishers copyright. HJ will NEVER sell ARCs.
  • From time to time, HJ holds giveaways which may include ARC bound (print) books that have been received for review. IF you prefer that HJ does not giveaway the bound book you provided us for review, please let me know.