***WANT ME TO REVIEW A BOOK FOR YOU?
I would LOVE to!!!
As long as your book fits these Genres of interest I love to read and write reviews about, I'm GAME! Please keep reading, and in the next paragraph, you will see "GENRES I REVIEW". You will also see the list of Genres I do NOT review, too.
Please see below for the type of book formats I will and will not review, please.
GENRES I "DO" review are:
Literature/Fiction: New Adult and Adult Contemporary, Women's, Popular, Chick-Lit, Amish, Christian, Historical, Historical Christian, and one of my MOST FAVORITE is Mystery/Suspense/Psychological Thrillers! (I don't get into Horror.) Every now and then, maybe some 'VERY' light Paranormal, usually as it pertains to Christmas or romance stories, and ANY AND ALL CHRISTMAS BOOKS, or as long as the topic interests me. I like all of these genres, and not necessarily in the order listed.
Send a personal email to me at laurieisreading at gmail dot com, leave your info and as it pertains to the book(s), and I'll get back to you as SOON as I can!
GENRES I DO NOT REVIEW ARE:
Memoirs/AutoBiographies/Biographies/Adult, New, or Young Adult that contains Vampires/Witches/ Ghosts/Werewolves/Supernatural/Paranormal/or other 'strange, way out there' stuff and the likes of it, except as stated above.) Black Magic/Fantasy/Urban Fantasy/Futuristic/Apocalyptic/Science Fiction/Graphic Novels and Absolutely NO EROTICA "OR" other sexually explicit materials - NONE!
HOW TO REQUEST A REVIEW FROM ME :
Please email me at:
laurieisreading at gmail dot com
Depending on the number of requests I have at the time you place a request with me, will determine if I am able to review your book for you, or "when and in what time frame" I would be able to do the review for you. There ARE times when I am or have been requested to review reading materials and just cannot fit your request in at that particular time, but in that event, I WILL let you know, or even ask you 'when' you would expect a review to be done by, or you may not care 'when' the review is done, just as long as I do it for you.
If I am unable to review your book, WAIT! There ARE other avenues we can take! We can do a "Book Spotlight", "Guest Post", "Cover Reveal", "Author Interview" OR you might want to provide copies of your book as prizes (to be seen by thousands!) for the MANY BLOG HOPS GIVEAWAYS I participate in! So, let's talk! You can see ALL the Blog Hop Giveaways I participate in in the RIGHT SIDE COLUMN. Usually, I try my best, to post ALL of the UPCOMING Blog Hops that are coming. If there are not any listed, or only '1', then I have not yet had the opportunity to UPDATE them YET.
I review books for large Publishers, Independent Authors, Publicists, and more. I 'FULLY' SUPPORT INDEPENDENT AUTHORS who self-publish their books! You are VERY important people to me, and, you never know what GEMS can be found with them, and I have been SO grateful for those hidden gems in the pile! Thank you, Indie authors!
When you contact me, PLEASE let me know the GENRE the reading material is about, and a short synopsis of the book you would like me to review! Perhaps you might have a link to Amazon, Goodreads, or Smashwords. That would be GREAT! As long as the book/story sounds interesting to me, I'm game! The genres I review ARE LISTED ABOVE.
BOOKS/BOOK REVIEWS/POSTING REVIEWS/COMPENSATION - "FTC GUIDELINES"
I received this book for “FREE” from ____________________, through their Book Reviewers Program in exchange to read the book and write a review about the it. It is NOT required for the review to be either positive or negative, but, “of my own opinion.” I was provided with “NO MONIES” to read and write a review for this book, except for the pure enjoyment of reading it. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16
The only time I do not use this endorsement are for books I have chosen to read for my own personal enjoyment. I do write reviews on those books as well, but do not have to follow the FTC Guidelines as I was not provided the reading materials for free. These reading materials were obtained using my 'own' monies. I have chosen these materials and purchased them on my own and will state this in my review.
When POSTING BOOK REVIEWS: ALL Book Reviews ARE posted here on my Blog: http://www.lauriehere.blogspot.com Just ask me for the link, or, most of the time I will email you with the link. I also post ALL my reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. I try to post them on LibraryThing.com if time permits, but I have fallen way behind on that website. Plus, I don't see the purpose in 'double' posting between Goodreads and LibraryThing, as it makes a LOT more work for me. I spend a LOT of time on Goodreads! I LOVE that site! You can reach me on Goodreads at this link: http://www.goodreads.com/lauriehere
If you would like your review to be posted anywhere else, in addition to the places I have listed above, please advise me.
File Formats I accept for review:
There are times when I might request physical hard copies of books, i.e., Hard Cover, Paperback.
I REFUSE to read PDF OR WORD File Formats on the computer, as I have a vision problems. I have 2 sets of double vision with shadowing and a permanent black spot in my left eye in the field of vision which is not good. My eyes do NOT make tears, either. I have to use Restasis to try and help my eyes produce tears, and even with this medication, it does not help a lot at all. I CANNOT read on the computer because of these physical ailments. It is IMPOSSIBLE.
I have a neurological disease called Stiff Person Syndrome, which, according to my Opthamologist, when a person has a neurological disease, it is VERY common to experience double vision and other eye disorders. Science does NOT know why, but they do think it has something to do with the spinal cord and the brain - the Central Nervous System.
Therefore, because of this severe problem, this is why I will NOT accept PDF files NOR Word File Formats, either, for the reasons stated above. Besides, reading 'should be' an enjoyable experience, and if it is not, it could show in the review, not intentionally, but I think anyone can understand how and why.
There are NONE! NO MONIES! NO ONE PAYS ME MONEY TO READ AND WRITE REVIEWS ON BOOKS you see reviews done on my blog! No Book Reviewers/Book Blogger are even allowed to earn/make ANY money of ANY kind when a book is given to me/them to read and write a review for whoever may ask.
Why? There is an FTC Law, listed above under the heading of Books/Book Reviews/Posting Reviews/Compensation/FTC GUIDELINES, that prohibits this legally. I have the LINK to that law posted above. NO monies are paid to ANY PERSON, NOR CAN ANY PERSON ACCEPT PAYMENT for reviewing books without breaking the FTC Law.
Therefore, due to this, I am NOT paid money to read ANY book OR to write a review, OR to make ANY Post I Publish. I am NOT paid money to READ POSTS, NOR AM I PAID MONEY TO POST POSTS. I am NOT paid money to read books. I am NOT paid money to write reviews on the books I have written reviews about. I am NOT paid money to do anything on this Blog, whatsoever. I HAVE "NO SPONSORS SPONSORING THIS BLOG". This is "MY" Blog that "I" have "CHOSEN" to do AS A "HOBBY". This "HOBBY" I HAVE IS FOR "MY LOVE OF READING BOOKS AND WRITING REVIEWS TO SHARE WITH OTHER PEOPLE WHAT THE BOOKS I HAVE READ ARE ABOUT, TO SHARE WHAT "MY OPINION" OF WHAT i THINK ABOUT THE BOOKS I HAVE READ IS AS WELL.
I also LOVE the socializing with other people who LOVE what I LOVE! "EVERYTHING" ON THIS BLOG "I" HAVE DONE, "I" HAVE WRITTEN, "I" HAVE PUT HERE and/or PUBLISHED HAS BEEN ON MY OWN."
You will see a COPYRIGHT NOTICE in the LEFT SIDE-COLUMN.
I have written everything that is posted on this blog in my book reviews, and I would hope ANYONE WILL RESPECT THIS AND 'NOT' USE WHAT I HAVE WRITTEN AS THEIRS.
This is a FREE Blog website available for ANYONE to do on ANY subject through BLOGGER, which is a part of GOOGLE.
I am posting this because I DO NOT want anyone to think I am being paid OR that I am employed by anyone to do this blog. I am NOT. It is done on my own free time, when I am ABLE TO for my OWN ENJOYMENT. Also, it IS against the law, and punishable TO ACCEPT MONEY TO WRITE BOOK REVIEWS. This Blog is meant for MY OWN FUN AND ENJOYMENT "ONLY". I AM NOT PAID, AS IS DISCLOSED.
Besides, who needs money to do this? Not me! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! Read a book and write a review and share it with other people!! What could be ANY more fun?! LOVE IT!!!
As I have posted up above, I have a neurological disease that has me Totally and Permanently Disabled. I can ONLY do what I can, when I can. This is NOT full-time for me as it is impossible for me to do it full-time. I do it when I can. You can learn more about me under the TAB "About Me".
If you would like to me to help you, or to help me, run a Blog Hop/Contest/Giveaway or anything else pertaining to a BOOK or BOOKS, I AM available via email at laurieisreading at gmail dot com. I would "LOVE" TO PROVIDE OR GET ANY HELP to do so, if I am able to!! I would love to give my time and/or possibly get some help to run some of these fun things, or even to help to provide some materials for contests/giveaways 'if I am able to', or get some books in exchange!!! It IS MORE than welcomed!! I LOVE helping my Fellow and Buddy Bloggers! You are my FRIENDS! This is, after all, what we are all here for! For the LOVE OF READING, AND SHARING IT! To help and support one another! I look forward to it!!!
****RULES FOR ENTERING:
CONTESTS/GIVEAWAYS/CHALLENGES and more!****
I reserve the right to change these policies at any time.
I will ONLY ship books to the US and Canada in ALL my Giveaways. For other countries, when I do give a book away, I do use Book Depository. It is UP TO YOU to make sure YOU CAN receive books from them with FREE SHIPPING. Since I do NOT MAKE MONEY from this blog, I cannot afford the postage to mail books to other countries.
I LOVE my friends from the UK! Hi there!
SOMETIMES I 'DO' RUN INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAYS! These are 'all' run at my discretion, or possibly an Author's, as well, if they want me to host their book in a Giveaway! It is up to that Author if they are willing to ship a book to the UK. Most of the time these books are in the ebook format.
If I see something I am interested in, I will often enter into a Blog Tour or Hop, run a contest on my site sometimes at my own cost, or possibly an author will provide me with extra copies of books at their expense for my blog contests/giveaways/challenges, etc., or in other ways, shapes or forms, such as possibly an ebook or even an audiobook.
Again, I am NOT paid any monies WHATSOEVER, nor am I persuaded in any form to run a contest/giveaway/challenge. Again, it is at my own discretion.
I will often run a contest/giveaway/challenge that runs along the SAME time-frame that a Publisher or Author is running a Virtual Book Tour, Virtual Blog Tour, etc., or if I have read and reviewed a book that coincides with a specific contest someone is running, I will join them and use that book for that particular contest.
IF YOU HAVE WON A BOOK AND DID NOT RECEIVE IT, PLEASE CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL!
There is one book I have currently that I LOST the name and address of the person who won this book. I am HOPING she will notice this post, and contact me! I am SO sorry I did this. It was right after Thanksgiving, during the holiday season, and when the family was decorating, things were moved, and one of those things was the printed paper/mailing slip. To that person out there, PLEASE EMAIL ME!!! Thanks!
***IF I AM RUNNING ANY TYPE OF CONTEST/GIVEAWAY/GIFT CARD OR AN INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY USING BOOK DEPOSITORY OR ANY OTHER PLACE,- THIS IS RUN AT 'MY COST'. NO ONE GIVES ME MONEY TO RUN THESE CONTESTS. IT IS OUT OF "MY POCKET".
***RULES FOR PARTICIPANTS ENTERING MY CONTESTS/GIVEAWAY/OR ANYTHING ELSE RELATED TO RECEIVING PRODUCTS:
FOR INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAYS - PRIZES 'WILL' EITHER BE IN EBOOK FORMAT OR IT WILL CHANGE TO THE "BOOK DEPOSITORY"! "YOU" MUST MAKE SURE THEY SHIP TO YOUR COUNTRY FOR FREE. THIS IS 'YOUR' RESPONSIBILITY, OR YOU RISK NOT WINNING. THEY USUALLY SHIP FOR "FREE" TO MOST COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD, SO, AS LONG AS THEY DELIVER/SHIP TO YOUR COUNTRY FREE OF CHARGE TO ME - THE FREE BOOK WILL CHANGE TO A BOOK OF YOUR CHOICE FROM THE BOOK DEPOSITORY. REMEMBER - IT IS UP TO "YOU" TO MAKE SURE THEY SHIP TO YOUR COUNTRY FOR FREE!
All in all, I want this to be FUN!!! These are just the nitty-gritty rules that do need to be published to cover myself, as well as any and all legal guidelines according to the FTC, etcetera. My goal: FUN, FUN, FUN!!!! I LOVE reading and writing reviews! I LOVE running the Giveaways/Contests as I get to meet new people as they Follow Me and I get to visit their Blogs and become a Followers! I absolutely LOVE this! That is why I do this, otherwise, I would not.
Regarding "Posting a Comment":
I AM REQUESTING NO FOUL LANGUAGE BE USED ON MY SITE, ANYWHERE WHEN POSTING COMMENTS. ALSO, PLEASE BE
KIND TO OTHER PEOPLE! NO CRITICIZING, NO ARGUING, NO FIGHTING, NO CAUSING TROUBLE, NO FORCING YOUR VIEWS ON OTHERS, ETC. Let's let this site be a comfortable AND a "SAFE" site you want to keep coming back to and enjoy visiting! If any of the above 'not wanted' occurs, you WILL BE REMOVED and NOT ABLE TO PARTICIPATE ANY LONGER! The Comments Moderation utility will be turned on, and your comment may NOT be published.
I want to continue to keep this site a very interesting, informative and a very communicative site! A FUN place to come and visit! I want it to be VERY ENJOYABLE,
AND TO BE A SAFE PLACE TO COME AND VISIT! I WANT YOU ALL TO HAVE FUN AND ENJOY! Thank You!!!
Click on the Tab "About and Contact Me". You will see WHY and HOW I ended up doing a Book Blog!!!
Thanks for taking the time to read this! Now that we have all this nitty-gritty boring stuff out of the way . . .
LET'S HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!