Book Review Submissions

The Coffee Pot Book Club

Promoting Historical Fiction since 2015

Editorial Book Reviews

I know how essential book reviews are to authors. This is why I now offer a book review service.

Why choose The Coffee Pot Book Club?

I have been a professional reader since 2016. In this time I have reviewed books from the big and small publishing houses, as well as books penned by my fellow indie authors. I am also an editorial reviewer for BooksGoSocial. I have been a judge for a prestigious Historical Fiction Book Award for the last three years, and I am also a Top Reviewer on Netgalley. You can find out more about my reviewing history HERE!

ReaderRank — BookSirens

The Coffee Pot Book Club is happy to review:

Historical Fiction
Historical Romance
Historical Paranormal
Historical Time-Travel
Historical Erotica
Mythological (Historical and Modern)
Historical Fantasy

Please note: I do not review BDSM or Horror.

My Book Review Package includes a guaranteed honest review within 90 days posted on:

• Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots — Due to my vast blogging network, I have a potential social media reach of 7 million.

• GoodReads

• Twitter

• Facebook

• Linkedin

• Pinterest 

You will also receive The Coffee Pot Book Club Book Award badge.

Please note: As this is a paid review, I will not post your review on Amazon as per their terms. But you are more than welcome to add my review in the Editorial Reviews section of your Amazon page.

The books which I deem to be exceptionally well written will be awarded The Coffee Pot Book Club Book Award badge. They will also be entered into:

 The Coffee Pot Book Club

Book Of The Year Award.

Your book will also be added to:  The Coffee Pot Book Club — Recommend Reads.

What do I look for in a book?

• Historical accuracy 
• A believable fantasy world (Historical Fantasy / Mythological books only)
• Plot development
• Character development
• Grammar and editing

*Please make sure your book is professionally edited before you purchase the review package.*

If your book fails to meet my very high standards, I will let you know. I will also give you the option not to have your review posted.  I do not offer refunds.

Basic Book Review Package


In a hurry?

Priority Review Package

Get an honest and professional Editorial 

Review in 14 days 


Payment is made via Paypal.

If you would like to purchase a review package, then send me an email with the following information:

• Book Title
• Blurb
• Link to Amazon
• The first chapter
• Word count

If, after reading the first chapter, I am intrigued by your story, I will invoice you for the fee. I will also then ask for either a PDF or Mobi copy of your book. 

For more information, please email me at:


"All authors need reviews to spread the word. All authors need reviews that are professionally written with honesty, insight, and empathy. I cannot recommend Mary Anne Yarde's highly enough. Talented as a writer and blogger in her own right, she has gained a much deserved reputation for expert reviewing and promoting her reviews. Mary Anne's Editorial Review Package should be snapped up."
Anne O’Brien, Sunday Times Bestselling author of Historical Fiction.

“If you’re looking for editorial reviews for your novel, I would highly recommend Mary Anne Yarde’s services. She writes brilliant reviews, which are honest, reflect her personal view of the story, and are very detailed, which is always important to me as an author. I appreciated that while mentioning the plot she never gave away any spoilers yet at the same time highlighted the points which a potential reader would find compelling. Her analysis of the plot and the characters is spot-on and accurate and I really enjoyed the way she combined her personal feelings with literary analysis. I am one happy customer and I will definitely be back when my newest novel is out. Highly recommended!” 
Ellie Midwood, USA Today bestselling and award-winning historical fiction author.

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Kathryn Gauci, author of The Carpet Weaver of Usak and co-author of The Darkest Hour Antology: WWII Tales of Resistance

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Anna Belfrage, award-winning author of the 17th-century time-travel series The Graham Saga and the medieval series The King’s Greatest Enemy.

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Peter Baggott, author of The Civilis Saga.

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Luciana Cavallaro, author of Servant of the Gods series and Accursed Women: a collection of short stories

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Louisa Treger, author of The Lodger and The Dragon Lady.

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Mercedes Rochelle, author of  A King Under Siege: Book One Of The Plantagenet Legacy.

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“I'm very happy that I went to the Coffee Pot Book Club with my latest novel.
The review was comprehensive with great insights into my story without spoilers. I'm also very happy to be able to use this editorial review on Amazon and Goodreads. Thank you. This was well worth the nail-biting wait for the review.”

Jana Petken, multi award-winning Historical Fiction Author.

"An author friend recommended I submit The Proposition to Mary Anne for review.  I am so glad she did.  Mary Anne's professional, honest and very thorough review got right to the heart of the story and its characters.  I've forwarded it to my publisher and of course my social media accounts.  I highly recommend this service to all authors."    
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I discovered Mary Anne over various social media pages and took a look at what she does. I am duly impressed by her insight, thoughtfulness and professionalism. When I received notification of her review, it brought me such relief and such delight: Mary Anne not only "got it", really understood what I was going after as an author and storyteller, she also knew the subject well enough that she was able to add enough background to further tantalise readers with story."

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Chrystyna Lucyk-Berger, author of The Reschen Valley series.

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Chris Bishop, author of The Shadow of the Raven series

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Marketing is a daunting prospect at the best of times but for me it was as if I’d swum across the Narrow Sea featured in my book, and there was Mary Anne cheering me on from the far shore, going way beyond the call of duty, coaxing, encouraging, nurturing. She is extremely generous with her time, her understanding and most of all her insightful review. All in all, a writer’s dream.”
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Kelly Evans, author of The Confessor's Wife.

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 Thomas J. Berry, award-winning author of the Gifts of the Gods series.

“Since publishing my book in March, 2019, I’ve received a whirlwind of advice, suggestions, and testimonials. Frankly, as a new indie, it’s difficult to know where to place your trust and feel confident in whom to put your trust, when it comes to marketing and getting reviews.
Mary Anne Yarde’s services are reasonably priced and since I’d been on her blog, I felt it would be wise to begin getting some sort of editorial reviews for my work. Hers was the first I solicited. I’m SO glad that I did.
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I look forward to using her review services again and blogging as her guest in the future!”
Brook Allen, author of Antonius: Son of Rome.

“The Coffee Pot Book Club Editorial Review Package provided me with a prompt and excellent editorial review at a reasonable price. The review clearly showed Mary Anne had read my historical fantasy trilogy in detail; her comments were specific to the story and characters and highlighted different aspects of the series.  I would recommend this review package to any writer of historical fiction or related sub-genres without hesitation.”

Marian L Thorpe, author of the Empire's Legacy series.

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