Review Policy for both Rose & Ken, reviewers & bloggers at
Desert Rose Reviews.
*Quick note! Did you know? We review books, movies, music, t.v. shows … basically anything we find interesting enough to have an opinion on that we’d like to share!
**This is our review policy for our official/”plugged in” reviews. This policy does not necessarily apply to the reviews on our “UnPlugged” Blog.
***If you’re waiting on a review from us, please remember, we don’t appreciate emails asking us if we’ve gotten to your product yet. Life has been handing us some challenges lately, and our review time is slow at the moment. We will get caught up in the next few months, but please be patient. Thank you!
~ What Can I Expect From You And Your Reviews? ~
~ We don’t include spoilers; we are honest; we don’t fluff. That’s it in a nut-shell.
~ Other than the information provided by the requestor themselves, we try not to read any extra information or other reviews before we critique. Our reviews are based on our opinions only- we do not read other reviews before we write our own.
~ We write general, unbiased, honest, personal, professional reviews. We do not promise a positive review, but we do promise an honest review of what we personally thought of that book.
~ Our reviews will usually include our thoughts on the following:
~ Overall thoughts
~ Some Details
~ If we give a rating of 4 roses or less, we’ll generally explain why
~ Who, if anyone, we’d recommend the book to
~ When posting on our blog, we’ll add the title, creator’s name, image, description (provided by requestor), our Rose Rating, our review, links to the product, creator’s pages, and where to buy.
*Not every product we critique is from a review agreement, but if we received a product from in exchange for a review, we will note that in our review.
~~~ Our Rose Rating System ~~~
~ 5 Roses: Mind blowing, completely fantastically wonderful!! Must buy for anyone!
~ 4 Roses: Really good! Safely recommended, but had some minor issues that kept it from becoming a favorite.
~ 3 Roses: I liked it. Not horrible, but not great…just average. Doubt I’ll use it often, but I wouldn’t say “stay away”.
~ 2 Roses: Okay/didn’t like it…below average. Probably won’t use again, but didn’t cause me too much pain to try out.
~ 1 Rose: Total waste of time. If I used it at all, it was painful, and I won’t use it again. I don’t recommend.
~ What Products Do You Accept? ~
We will generally accept any items to try out and review. If you think it’s worth us trying, we’ll probably give it a shot!
* We will not accept sexual products, under any condition. If your product is erotic or leaning towards erotic, please pass us by as reviewers. We won’t enjoy it or use it. Since our reviews are honest, we won’t be able to give it a positive review- just our preference.
~ As a general note: if we are unable to use a product, we will still give a review, and our inability to use it will be noted, so please keep this in mind before requesting a review.
~ How Can I Send You My Product? ~
Either in digital format, or a physical copy.
~ If you wish to send us a physical copy, please contact us via email, and we’ll give you the mailing address in private.
~ If you wish to send us a digital copy, we accept just about anything, and will work with you to make it work as a review copy.
~ All inquiries and digital copies can be sent to desertrosereviews (at) gmail (dot) com.
*Please note, simply sending us your product without an inquiry or agreement to review will not automatically result in a review, and we may still decline to review. Please touch base with us before sending us any review copies, to make sure we can actually review for you. We don’t want you expecting a review from us, without us actually agreeing to it 😉
~ Do You Charge A Fee For Your Reviews? ~
No, we don’t charge a fee- we provide free, honest reviews. However, if you enjoy our reviews and/or site, and feel led to support us and our freelance work, we always appreciate donations. We’ve added a “Donate” button to our bottom bar, via PayPal, and appreciate anyone willing to help support these freelance entrepreneurs. ☺
~~~ Just A Few Things To Note ~~~
~ Please don’t leave a random comment on our blog asking if we can review for you, as we may not see it and therefore, would be unable to contact you. Please email us directly so you can be sure of a reply.
~ Please do not get impatient and email us asking if we’ve gotten a chance to review yet. Unless we’ve agreed on a finish date, we’ll get there when we get there. We volunteer to review for fun, as well as running our virtual tour service and editing, and typically have a large volume of products we’re working on any given time. It takes time to review them all, and we do have a life outside reviewing. ☺ We try and review in the order we receive requests, however if we do have a stack to get through, we’ll review what looks the most interesting first.
*If you do send us multiple emails requesting for us to go faster, or wondering if we’ve gotten to your requested product yet, we’ll most likely not review. We are providing a service, for free, and do have other things going on. While your product is an awesome accomplishment, it’s not the center of our world, so please be patient. At the moment, we have about 30 products to review, and our review time is slow.
~ We do reserve the right to refuse any review request made. Refusals will be made if we’re too busy and won’t be able to review in an acceptable amount of time, or we know we won’t like the product.
~ If you are unhappy with a negative review, please keep in mind that we write our reviews honestly and without prejudice. It is not personal, and in no way a statement about you as a person – we critique and judge products, not people. If we do not like a product, then we will not give it a positive review, whether it was given to us for free, or with any other compensation. We don’t blow smoke, and we don’t fluff things that we didn’t like.
~ If you would like to discuss a review, please do so in private via email or a private message on any of the social sites listed on our “Contact Us” page.
~ As our reviews are ours, and we own them, we will post them to any site we choose, regardless of whether we liked it or not. Even if it’s a negative review, we will still post the review to the sites listed on our Services page. As professional reviewers, we have our own obligations to fulfill. It’s not a personal attack or reflection on the people, we simply have the right to share our reviews.
*By requesting a review, you agree to the terms and conditions in this policy, as well as our site terms and conditions. We may change, add or remove terms at any time, without notice. If you have any questions, please contact us.
**Looking for fun, entertaining reviews, that aren’t necessarily “professional” or serious? Want both entertaining and professional? Check out our goofy review blog, Desert Rose Reviews: UnPlugged; Version 2.o: The Goofy, the Fun & the Random.