For Authors

Hey there, brave souls of the author world! Thinking of having your literary creation reviewed at “Alara’s Book Banter”? Here’s what you need to know before you dive in:

Fiction Genres I Adore

  • Romance: Paranormal, contemporary, fantasy, sci-fi, BDSM – you name it.
  • Urban Fantasy: Magic in the city? Yes, please.
  • Erotica: The steamier, the better.
  • No-Go Zones: Historical romance, time travel, and horror aren’t in my wheelhouse.

How to Submit Your eBook

  • Format: Digital high-fives only – I review eBooks (ePub format preferred).
  • Book Submission Form: Please read the FAQ and use the submission form here. It’s quick, relatively painless, and won’t get lost in the email abyss.
  • Timeframe: I’m a fast reader, but this girl’s got limits. Let me know your preferred timeline, and I’ll see if I can juggle it.

Review Style – The Nitty-Gritty

  • Honest, Fair, and a Dash of Sass: I call it like I see it. Love your book? I’ll be your biggest cheerleader. Not a fan? I’ll be honest, but fair.
  • 3-Star Minimum: I only post reviews of books that I rate 3 stars or higher. Anything less, and I’ll offer feedback directly to you (if you want it only).
  • DNF (Did Not Finish) Policy: If I don’t finish your book, I won’t post a review. Reading is a journey, and sometimes we don’t reach the destination.

No Fees, Just Coffee

I don’t charge for my reviews. But hey, if you want to buy me a cup of coffee (or let’s be real, hazelnut creamer with a dab of coffee), feel free to hit up my Ko-fi. Just a heads-up – your kindness is greatly appreciated, but it won’t influence the quality or speed of the review. Every sip simply helps keep the banter lively and honest!


Reviewed books get a spotlight on the blog, a shoutout on my social media, and a feature in my newsletter. Let’s get your book the attention it deserves!


I reserve the right to decline review requests. If your book doesn’t tickle my fancy or if I’m drowning in my TBR pile, I might have to pass.

Eager to Get Started?

Head over here to read the FAQ and send your book over. Let’s find out if it can handle the heat!

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