Book Review PREVIEWS

Do you ever wish you could go back in time and unpublish something?

Maybe your book didn’t resonate with readers the way you’d hoped.

Maybe some of those negative reviews cut a little too close to the bone.

If only there were some way to know what readers and book clubs and bloggers thought of your work BEFORE it was set in stone…


Perhaps you’ve started querying agents or submitting to publishers, but the reception has been lukewarm.

You’ve received some polite responses, but no one is interested in representing or publishing you yet.

If only you knew someone in the industry who could give you thoughtful, actionable feedback…


I can help!

Send me your manuscript with no pitch, blurb, or background info, and I’ll read it and write a detailed book review for your eyes only.

Not sure which genre best fits your work or where your target market lies? I’ll tell you.

Want to know if your twist was too easy to figure out or your plot too intricate to follow? I’ll tell you that, too.

I’ll tell you which of your characters got on my nerves and which parts of your story bored me.

I’ll tell you where a subplot meandered too much or your book’s overall energy waned.

And I’ll tell you WHY, so you have a chance to revise your work before putting it in front of anyone else.


My reviews have been described as “honest and fair” and I’m a tough but encouraging critic. I want to see you and your book succeed so everyone can enjoy your work.

You only get one shot to impress an agent, publisher, or reader. Let me help you give it your best!


What I promise you:

A full, one-page, detailed book review based on your manuscript (up to 100K words / any genre) within 4 weeks.

This service is designed to be a budget-friendly option for professional feedback so that you can revise your work before investing in a formal manuscript assessment.


Interested? Please get in touch and tell me more about yourself.

I look forward to working with you!

– Nicole

Nicole Melanson - Writer, Poet, Editor of WordMothers