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ARC Team

What is an ARC? It’s an Advance Reader Copy of a soon-to-be-released book. It may contain a few small errors as it is a galley copy, meaning the manuscript has been fully-edited and proof-read, but may still contain a few missed errors that will be corrected before publication.

C.J.’s ARC Team is currently open for a limited time! Inactive members are cut with each release and we’ll post on Facebook when positions become available.

Required Commitment

1) ARC members will receive a free copy of C.J.’s latest book when it becomes available (which is usually two weeks before the release date). As an ARC member, you must know how to open/use either a Mobi, or ePub file (we’ll send directions and links). The books will not be available as a PDF.

2) You must also be able to commit to reviewing
within four days of the book’s release date provided in the email.

3) When you’re finished reading and reviewing, you need to forward a copy of your review to Jen at so that she can verify your participation. The rating you give the book will have no bearing on your ARC Team status.
How to Join

If you are positive that you can commit to being a member of the team, Fill out the form below.

Thank you!!

Fine Print for ARC Team Application, please read:

  • Acceptable places for reviews to be posted are at the retailer site where you purchased the book or a book reviewing site like Goodreads or LibraryThing. Reviews on personal blogs and social media sites are not accepted for ARC Team qualification purposes.
  • Jen will get back to you within 48 hours to confirm your registration. We don’t turn anyone down who follows the instructions, but we do reserve the right to cut inactive members or members who consistently leave vague and/or short 1-2 line reviews.
  • Priority is given to readers who have submitted reviews for C.J.’s books, as this is a review team.
  • If you received an ARC of Blood Legacy and did not post your review, you will not be considered for an ARC on the next book. You can re-apply later when there are openings.

Perks for ARC Team Members:

Print book discounts:
ARC Team members have the option to buy signed, personalized print books direct from C.J. for the cost of printing and shipping, which is about a 50% discount from the cover price at retailers. Although, Amazon Prime members with free shipping may not see a difference in overall cost when factoring in shipping from Virginia (where C.J. lives) to wherever you reside.

Special time with C.J. at Events: If you’re an ARC Team member and attend a reader convention that C.J. also attends, you’re eligible to enjoy a meal or drink with C.J. (and other team members) during the event. You must reach out to us ahead of time for planning, and the offer is first-come, first-served basis.

Holiday Card List: ARC Team members who email us their physical mailing address will receive a personal holiday card from C.J. in early December in thanks for your participation and support. *International members are included in this offer, but we can’t guarantee arrival before Christmas due to airmail delays.