#BookReviewers Rant About Some #Authors

First and foremost, this does not apply to all authors. I have meet several amazing authors that are absolutely wonderful and deserve to be recognized: Georgia Rose, Christine Hughes, Libby Cole, Julia Kent, Lisa N. Edwards, Tamra Lassiter, C.H. Armstrong, and Kelly Cain, just to name a few.

I’ve been reading some crazy stuff on social media regarding authors and book reviewers and I think it’s a shame. I totally understand the time an author puts into writing a book and I respect that. So I ask for that same respect. I am happy to promote a book for any author for free on my blog out of that respect for an author. I want every book to succeed or at least have a chance to touch someone’s life.

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I also do a lot of book reviews for authors and I’m happy to do it. But please remember that I am only one person, with a full-time job, and a single mother. If I promised you a review, you will get a review after I read the book, IN MY OWN TIME! Unless you have chosen an expedited review, which is a different story. Please remember, just because you give me a free book to read (which I do sincerely appreciate) you don’t own me. I am not in a monogamous relationship with any author, so I will be seeing other authors as well.  

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Please keep in mind that a book reviewer for each book read puts in approximately 15 hours of reading time, writing a review, posting it on various sites, including a blog post (I do anyway) all for FREE for your book! I also do a lot of tweeting to promote different books and different book reviewer blogs (several hours a day, in fact). I don’t think you will find many people who will voluntarily put it that kind of time for free!

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Furthermore, if a book is offered in a “giveaway”, you shouldn’t expect I will review that book within 72 hours of receiving it or that I’ll write a review at all. That’s not a free giveaway instead call it was it is: quid pro quo!

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Okay, rant over!!!

#FF FEATURE & FOLLOW TIME – GET YOUR HOP ON!

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It’s time for Feature & Follow Friday, a fun way to discover new sites. Please feel free to follow me via WordPress, email or Bloglovin. Subscription links are located in my sidebar.

Feature & Follow Friday is a weekly meme that allows book bloggers to interact with each other and find new blogs! It has two hosts, Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. The rules are…

(Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}
(Required) Follow the Featured Bloggers- FEATURED BLOGGER

Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.

Grab the Feature and Follow button posted above and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say “hi” in your comments and that they are now following you.

If you are using WordPress or another CMS that doesn’t have GFC (Google Friends Connect) state in your posts how you would like to be followed.
Then Follow Follow Follow as many bloggers as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”.

If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers.

If you’re new to the follow Friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog.

THIS WEEKS QUESTION:
What was the best Christmas (or other holiday) gift you ever received? – Suggested by Alison Can Read.

I would have to say my 6-year-old who was born on December 30!

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#FF Feature Follow Blog Hop

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Thanks to my fellow blogger, Laura at 125 pages, for posting this great blog hop. It’s time for Feature & Follow Friday, a fun way to discover new sites. Please feel free to follow me via WordPress, email or Bloglovin’. Subscription links are located in my sidebar.

Feature & Follow Friday is a weekly meme that allows book bloggers to interact with each other and find new blogs! It has two hosts, Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. The rules are…

(Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}
(Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers
Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
Grab the Feature and Follow button posted above and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say “hi” in your comments and that they are now following you.
If you are using WordPress or another CMS that doesn’t have GFC (Google Friends Connect) state in your posts how you would like to be followed
Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI” If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers.

If you’re new to the follow Friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog.

THIS WEEKS QUESTION

What’s your favorite ice cream flavor? – Suggested by Not Tonight I’m Reading.

That’s an easy one I absolutely love Breyers Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough.

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Another is from Dairy Queen and that is a Cookie Jar Blizzard. It has chunks of oreo and, of course, cookie dough!

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The Dragon’s Loyalty Award

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I am delighted to be nominated for this award by ajoobacatsblog .

Rules

1. Display the award on your blog
2. Announce your win with a post and link the blogger who awarded you
3. Present 6 deserving bloggers with the award
4. Link your awardees in the post and let them know of their being awarded
5. Write seven interesting things about you.

Bloggers I Nominate
1. romance4thebeach
2. anaspoke
3. suereadingcorner
4. somewherelostinbooks
5. rwh92
6. betweenthelinesbookblog

Seven Interesting Things About Me

  1. I work in the legal field during the day.
  2. I wish I could live in a house on the beach and could read all day.
  3. I am a HUGE Tim Tebow Fan!
  4. I have never tried an audiobook.
  5. I am the pickiest eater in the world.
  6. I am a smoker, I know! I know! Terrible!!!
  7. I am a mother of four kids, ages 23, 21, 11 & 6.