Review Policy

MY GENRE CHOICES

- > Adult Romance (Mild Erotica, Suspense, Contemporary, Paranormal, Fantasy, Dystopian)
- > New Adult Romance (Erotic, Suspense, Contemporary, Paranormal, Fantasy, Dystopian)
- >Erotic Romance (Contemporary, Suspense, Paranormal, Fantasy)
- > Young Adult Romance (Suspense, Paranormal, Contemporary, Fantasy, Dystopian)

- if your book fit's into any of the above... I'm your girl!



Please Note - I am a christian, but I don't like books that would be considered safe to read in church... I enjoy books that bring out emotions while I'm reading. I don't like innocent couples who are not considered 'real'. By this I mean that I'm being realistic when I say that few people don't swear. Few breathing adults don't participate in sexual exploration or sexual acts. If I'm reading YA, I expect it, so I know what I'm in for - this is the exception to the rule. However, if it's new adult (18 - 19+) and up... if it's to goody-goody, I get bored. And the moment I get bored with a book I simply move on to another.

ROMANCE BOOKS I DON'T READ

Again, I only read romance books. If a book does not contain a guy and a girl falling in love somewhere in it... I don't want to read it ~ Sorry. If it's a book you would label [ whatever genre with a little romance in it ] ~ No. If Romance is not the main theme in your book, I'm not interested. Nothing personal, it's just not my cup of tea.

.. I also have other exceptions even if it has a romance in it.

• Historical Fiction (Romance or not, I don't care... I don't like books set in yonder years)

• Same Sex Couples Romance Books (Nothing personal... if you knew my bff you would know I don't care... but I'm a girl and I like my boys)

• Mystery

• Thrillers

• Autobiographies

• Non-Fiction

• Sci-Fi (Romance or not, I don't care... I don't like weird spacy stuff)

READERS

One thing I've never ever been and that's fake. In fact I simply despise fake and plastic personalities. I absolutely try my utter best to avoid those who come across as brown-noser's and that's honestly someone I'll never be.

It's probably an extremely arrogant attitude to carry around, but it works for me. I never want to come across as a hater of any kind so if you read any of my reviews and feel that that's how I've come across... I wont apologize, but I will understand if you feel that way and trust you will accept that it is not my intention to be a hater. In fact all I really can contribute to that is to say "don't read my reviews". I'm not the only book reviewer out there and I don't plan to dominate the book review world and becoming the be all and end all of book reviewers. Every reviewer is different and blogs in their own voice. If you and I don't gel well, you will most certainly find one out there that works wonders for you and who will tell you exactly what you want to hear.

Quite frankly there's no pretending with me and I know that it comes across at times in my book reviews. If I can work around being to harsh, I'll most definitely try to take that route, but honestly I don't have a solid mouth filter when it comes to my immediate thoughts concerning anything. I love to read and thoroughly appreciate it when my time is spent reading great books, but it's not always the case and when that happens, I'll let you know about it. There is no point in praising a book when I didn't feel that it held up to my standards and as a book reviewer, it would be ridiculous to pretend or try to sell you something that's rubbish. What's the point in that? What's the point in reading book reviews to make a decision on selecting your next book if the blogger is going to tell you every single time that it was a good book? Yip it's pointless. A waste of time.

I understand that every reader is completely different. We may love some of the same books and then suddenly come across one we disagree on and that's perfectly fine by me.

Now what you will get from my reviews are the facts on how I really felt while I read the book. I wont lie or fake it. If I laughed, you will know. If I cried, you will know. If I gagged, you will know.

AUTHORS

I will happily take on your books to read and review. (If they fit into my genre choice categories) If you are overly sensitive as to what someone might say about your book then I suggest you find another reviewer. If you want someone to tell you the truth about how they felt about your books, then Welcome... you've come to the right place.

I have a pretty big line up at the moment with book ARC's and of course I won't neglect the books I actually want to read for myself, so please accept that I will try to fit your book into my calendar, but it will unfortunately have to be according to my time table.

It would be appreciated that if you request your book to be reviewed, that you offer some sort of reward. I enjoy to have giveaways on my blog so that's what I'll always request from you. It doesn't have to be huge, but nothing in life is free and since authors make money from their books, reviews sell more books, spreading awareness, so it's only fitting that the reviewer receive some sort of consolation for taking the time to read your books. And in my case I like to have giveaways.

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(UPDATE) I am once again accepting review requests. However, please ensure your book and message falls within the following Criteria and that you take note of all the following extras:

1. I only read Romance books. I do not take on review requests for any other genre. I do not promote any other genre on my blog.

2. Please provide me with a summary, title and one link to where I can find your book. If your book is unpublished at this time, please provide me with the possible publishing date.

3. Please ensure that you are prepared to 'gift' a copy of your book to use as a giveaway to the readers. You may provide any additional giveaways, but at minimum, an ebook copy is expected in exchange for a review.

4. I don't take on every review request. If I feel the book fits my blog genre and if I feel that it's sounds like a book I'd like to read, then I will most likely take on the request.

5. I respond to every request. Either to accept or decline. I only take on a certain amount of books per month via request, so if your request is unsuccessful, please don't hesitate to try again at a later stage.

Rating System:

5 Stars - Of course it's brilliant and I love it!

4 Stars - I really enjoyed the book and I'm happy I read it

3 Stars - It was touch and go for a while but it worked out in the end

2 Stars - Not really the book for me

1 Star - Nope. Didn't like it at all / I couldn't finish it... it hurt too much.
Half stars are awarded where necessary. I always indicate the reason why there was a half star given.

9 Readers Had Something To Say About This:

Alice Bello said...

Dear CBL Reviews.

I have a New Adult Romantic Comedy novella coming out June 24th. I would love to do a giveaway on your blog. I can give mobi, epub and pdf copies (and you can give away as many as you like.)

Hope to hear from you,

Alice Bello
alice.bello.romance@gmail.com

Ingrid Seymour said...

Hey Laurynne: What a great website design. I absolutely love it! :)

I was wondering if you'd like to review my upcoming NA release "The Guys Are Props Club." It comes out June 15th. Here is a link, if you'd like to take a look http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17936834-the-guys-are-props-club

I can do a physical copy and eBook giveaway. That would be wonderful. Let me know :)

Ingrid Seymour (ingrid.seymour @gmail. com)

P.I. Barrington said...

Well, my publisher is a romance pub house, and my novel (re-released in print)does have a romantic line running through it but it's a crime thriller set in near future (a decade or two)Las Vegas. Not sure if you'd like it. You can check it out here: (oh and I can gift it!) http://www.amazon.com/Future-Imperfect-Book-One-Crucifying/dp/1612529410/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370032622&sr=8-1&keywords=crucifying+angel
If it's not something you'd like, no problem it just didn't fit! Thanks in either case!

Miv Evans said...

My novel is titled HOW I EXILED MY INNER BITCH. It's a story is about an anti-social woman who tries to hide her imaginary friend from her boyfriend and his hormonal teenagers.

The romance element is the framework for the story.

www.howiexiledmyinnerbitch.com
mivevans@sbcglobal.net

Thanks!

Clarissa Wild said...

Hi! I was wondering if you could review my newly published book in the Erotic Romance genre called Raveled By You (Enflamed, #1)? It's a FREE e-book, that's downloadable at Smashwords. I want to give it away to as many people as possible :) I would love for people to read it and tell me what they think!

Thank you very much for considering. You can contact me at: Clarissa.wild(at)outlook.com

Replace the (at) with @

Linda Barnett-Johnson said...

Would you like to read Mirror Deep by Joss Landry? It's romance/mystery. You can check it out at http://tinyurl.com/lmsffv4 We can do a giveaway with this book. You can contact me at: writingfriend@yahoo.com I am her assistant - Linda

Thank you and have a great day.

gregorreti said...

I request a book review for this title: SEX & EgoDeath
Genre: Counter-culture, erotic spirituality
"Like Eckhart Tolle on Viagra"
Description: A Crash Course to heightened courage, sexuality and liberation: How social hypocrisy, white lies and cowardice messes up our sex life, relationship and self love.
Written by: gregor reti
gregor at gregorreti dot com

Michael Goldcraft said...

A Free E-Book from Amazon on Monday, September 30th. Men of Planet Earth

Hi CBL :
Here is a gift for you. My latest non-fiction book for women is free TOMORROW, September 30th, from Amazon. It is entitled: MEN OF PLANET EARTH – A FEMALE’S GUIDE TO THE MALE POPULATION AND THE GOOD GUYS HIDDEN WITHIN IT.

Men of Planet Earth is a principle-centered book for women who want to reach their full potential, increase their self-esteem, make wiser decisions, and most importantly, develop a relationship with a man who is TRULY WORTHY OF THEM.

The book was inspired by my sister, my granddaughter, and many students I taught in classes of Human Biology. I am a retired biologist and executive director. My goal has been to help women - especially young women (18-25) - become more aware of the realities of life. The book includes chapters on personal development, dating, relationships, sex, sexually-transmitted diseases, birth control, and the creation of a long-term commitment between a woman and a man.

I invite you to visit Amazon, take a "Look Inside," and then, if you'd like to, download the free book. And please feel free to pass along this invitation to your “goodreads” friends.

Here's the link:
http://www.amazon.com/Men-Planet-Eart...

Thanks and Best wishes, Michael S. Brim, M.S.
(Writing fiction as Michael Goldcraft)

Laurynne Meyer said...

Please don't comment to request a review. Please use the contact form on the contact page :)

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