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The AdC magazine website is an extension of Affaire de Coeur magazine - a mainstay of the San Francisco Bay Area publications that has provided reviews for over 37 years. AdC was voted one of the Top Ten Publications in the Bay Area, received an Eppi Award, and featured in Writers Market. Our reviewers at AdC keep you updated on the latest fiction. In addition, we offer in-depth interviews of your favorite authors, educational and entertaining articles, news, trivia, contests, and hundreds of reviews. Every issue of Affaire de Coeur is full of fun and surprises.

Corporate Office Affaire de Coeur
3976 Oak Hill Road
Oakland, CA 94605

Office Hours Corporate Office 9-5 PM (PST)

Phone: 1-510-569-5675
FAX: 1-510-632-8868



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1.What is Affaire de Coeur?

Affaire de Coeur  magazine, also known as AdC Magazine, is the website for you. Here you can find the latest in reviews of today’s books from several different genres. We review everything, all genres, all authors, in all formats. We keep it honest and positive. We have a strict policy and refuse to insult or knock authors down by attacking them. You’ll find articles about your favorite authors, marketing ideas, or features about how to write, direct links to author sites, contests, trivia and interviews.

2. How can I send a manuscript or galley to Affaire de Coeur?

We make it easy for you. AdC accepts print bound ARCs and pdf/kindle ebooks for review. Send requests to


Send your request with the e-book as an attachment. In the subject line, please state Review Request and the genre. If your e-book is accepted for review, E-book reviews will be in the next available print magazine issue. We cannot guarantee that an e-book review will be placed in the print magazine by the release date. Review space is limited.

Audio Books:

It depends on how you have your audio book, whether it be as a disk, flash drive, or gift code. We have an audio reviewer waiting for you.

Send requests to

Print bound ARCs:

To expedite sending the ARD to the correct reviewer, please identify the genre on the outside envelope so we know which reviewer to send your book to. We find it very important to send ARCs to readers who enjoy your genre. It wouldn't do any of us or you any good to send a book to a reviewer who doesn't like to read the genre you have written your book in. Send your ARCs asap or at least three months prior to your release date to:

Affaire de Coeur
3976 Oak Hill Road
Oakland, CA 94605

We will review books after publication, depending on when the book was released.  You may request a review with an ad or accepted article if there is space available in the magazine. This does not guarantee a review, not does it guarantee high rated review. We strive to continue to give our readers honest book reviews. 

3.Where can I find a copy of my review?

You can get it a number of ways:

a: Some reviews will be featured on our web site as well as in the print or PDF magazine.

b: If you are a Coeur Club member, have taken out an ad either in the magazine or on our web site, it will be posted on our web site.

c: If you are a subscriber to Affaire de Coeur magazine and need an advanced copy of your review, we'll be happy to send it to you. Please let us know that you're a subscriber.

d: You may get a copy of your review from your publisher.

e: You may purchase a copy or copies of Affaire de Coeur magazine (print or pdf) either from our web site or by phone.

4.Where can I get a copy of Affaire de Coeur ?

Pirnt supplies are limited. You can get it a number of ways: 

a: You may order a copy of Affaire de Coeur at most major book stores. 

b: You may purchase a copy or copies of Affaire de Coeur either from our web site or by phone.

5. How do I advertise with Affaire de Coeur

You may obtain ad information from our web site,

Pam Ackerson 

Louise Snead

Corporate Office Phone:  1-510-569-5675 Office Hours Corporate Office 9-5 PM (PST)

We'll be happy to help you.

Affaire de Coeur Privacy Policy

Personal Identifiable Information:

These declarations were made in preparation for the EU’s new data privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Affaire de Coeur would like to clarify our commitment to the protection of your privacy and data security.

This is the Affaire de Coeur’s privacy policy explaining how we handle Personally Identifiable Information and how it is being used online.

The Personal Identifiable Information, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context.

Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website? We do not have any programs that pull or collect information from you.

When ordering on our site you will be asked to enter your email address, or you will be sent to a PayPal address, or contact us to use the Square. (Credit Card Purchase)

When do we collect information?

We only collect information from you. If you don’t give it to us, we don’t get it. We collect information from you when you place an order on our site, enter our contests, request to purchase a subscription, or sign up for our newsletters.

How do we use your information?

We use your information to process your transactions or to add you to our subscription lists.
Affaire de Coeur only send emails for newsletters approximately once a month, subscriptions bi-monthly regarding your order and/or regarding our services.

How do we protect your information?

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology with PayPal and/or Square. They have strict security measures when a user places an order to maintain the safety of your personal information.

Do we use 'cookies'?

Yes. Our website uses cookies to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools for the future. At this time, we don’t use third-party services that track this information on our behalf.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each personal browser is a little different, search for your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you turn cookies off, it shouldn’t/won't affect the user's experience.

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes on our Privacy Policy Page. You can change your personal information by emailing us.

We do not allow third-party behavioral tracking

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.


The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.

To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us with Remove in the subject line
and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us.