Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! There would be no AAR were it not for the authors who create the books we love. Plus our readers love it when authors interact with them. At AAR, everyone is welcome.
In general, the rules of Netiquette at AAR are simple. Do unto others as you would want done to you. We value open and respectful dialog and we trust our readers to treat others with kindness.

And, if we think you’re out of line, we will let you know. Our goal is to keep everyone in the conversation.

A Desert Isle Keeper (DIK) is a book you’d want with you if your ship went down at sea.

The acronym “DIK” dates back to at least as early as 1998 and may be found in the coda at the bottom of a reader-submitted DIK review for Prisoner of My Desire.

As are reserved for the most special of books and Fs for the worst. Everything else falls in between. We’ve found that, over time, the site has graded on the bell curve.

Each of our reviewers has different tastes, however, and we don’t always agree internally about grades/reviews given. We’ll often post dual reviews. A review, after all, is nothing but an opinion; we think all opinions are valid.

A book can be kisses only, subtle, warm, hot, or burning. You can learn more about what the terms mean on our Sensuality Ratings page.

If you are interested in reviewing for us, email our publisher at [email protected]

Be prepared to submit two reviews, one of a book you love and one of a book you don’t. We don’t take all applicants but we are always looking for new perspectives.

Our review books come from a number of places. Publishers and authors send us books. We request books from Netgalley and Edelweiss. We buy books. In general, if a reviewer wants to review a book, they can.

All reviews, articles, interviews, and other original content on this site were created for this site by irrevocable agreement between author and publisher. The use of any original material must be properly cited. If used for promotional purposes by an author or publisher, no permission is required, but the material must still be properly cited. For any other use permission must be obtained; if it was created by a member of AAR staff, only the publisher’s permission is required. If it was created by an individual outside of AAR’s staff, permission must be obtained from both the material’s author and the publisher.