In one week Ravishing Romances went from completely on time to totally behind. Some serious stuff happened and family takes priority. (Me and my immediates are all great and in good health.)
To keep the blog active, let's pretend this is the best blog post ever and give stuff away!
Ravishing Romances has featured contemporary romances lately - continuing the trend: comment below (leave your email so I can contact you), follow my blog (links to your left) and enter to win:
Amber Lin's Giving It Up
(If you win this, you can email your receipt to Amber and receive free Giving It Up shower soap. Rawr.)
Gina L. Maxwell's Seducing Cinderella
Jessica Scott's Because of You
Marquita Valentine's Twice Tempted
There will be three winners, each winning one novel a piece. eBooks will be sent via Amazon.
Contest ends Monday, August 13.
What's Taking so Long?
I have approximately 16 novels on my To-Be-Reviewed list. I could technically post a review every other day and knock them out quickly. But I won't.
Authors put their blood, sweat and tears into their novels and I refuse to give them anything less in return.
I don't skim. I don't speed read. I don't rush through a point just to throw up a post and move on.
Writing a review is a very involved process. Most books are given to me by the author and my reviews are discussed with them prior to any posting. If I dislike their novel they usually wish to know why and we discuss it in great detail. Before I criticize a section I double-check my facts. If I find typos, I'm usually typing a 30 minute email showing them where the typos are.
To upload a post takes even more time. The review is filled with links to their social media sites, book selling sites and previous interviews.
It is a great compliment to receive any book for review and it will be treated as such.
If I have to review these novels 6 months after their published date - I'll do it if that's what is required to get the review right. Ideal? No. But I will not disrespect these talented people with giving them half of my attention or efforts.
I recently received this Facebook post from an author, "This is a TERRIFIC review. Wow. Nailed it. Thank you."
Time it took me to write his review? 3-4 hours (not including reading).
Time it took him to write his novel? Probably months.
It's the least I can do.
Comment and Follow to win everyone!