My name is Lisa LaVergne-Pottgen. I can be contacted in the following manners if you would like to request a review of your book. However, please be advised that I am significantly backlogged with reviews and it will take me a couple of months to get through what is already on my plate, so I may not respond in as timely a manner as I would like.
Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Just-Another-Rabid-Reader/190458081073700
I started blogging about books because everyone around me got sick of hearing what I had to say. Now, I have a global audience, and I love helping to promote books I enjoy.
Genres I enjoy:
Romance if it has a plot or also falls in one of the above categories.
The only type of book I WILL NOT review is erotica. This is a personal preference based on the fact that some readers are under the age of 18 and I do not want to have anything in the too adult category on my blog. My kids might read this some day! I may have, in the past, posted about an erotica book, but moving forward, I would prefer not to have too much in the realm of erotica on my page, unless the content is VERY mild.
I have a very hard time doing children’s books because I have trouble relating to them. I will feature one a month if it really grabs me and has a good story to it, but those features will be limited.
I am willing to review self published authors, indie authors, small press authors, and large press authors, authors of all kinds.
If you want to request that I review a book, you can contact me at the email address above, or via the Facebook link. I am also on Twitter with a username of @destinyisntfree. I am on Goodreads, and my profile there can be reached by clicking on the widget to the right.
I will attempt to review books as quickly as possible, but please understand that I do this in my free time, am not compensated in any way for reviews, and I do have a day job. As such, I will try to review your book as quickly as possible, but sometimes life happens. I currently try to have reviews posted within 90 days of receiving a book, but I will make every effort to accommodate for upcoming release dates and deadlines. I am willing to accept ARCs or non-ARC books, and occasionally will buy a book to review if it really grabs me. I will accept these in either e-book form or in print editions.
Regarding print editions, I will provide my mailing address upon request.
My reviews will be honest, as that is what readers are going to expect of me.
I am currently considering and accepting review copies in all categories except erotica, and will try to respond to every request in as timely a manner as possible.
I am willing to post additional content, such as author interviews and allow author guest posts.
I am willing to do giveaways, but at this time cannot afford to provide the copy myself, so if you are willing to provide a giveaway copy, I am willing to facilitate that.
I currently have roughly 60 direct blog followers via Linkyfollowers, direct email followers and Networked blogs. My Facebook page has roughly 700 likes, and I have currently approximately 75 twitter followers. This page is currently averaging over 1000 pageviews a month.
**DISCLAIMER** I am not compensated in any way for posting reviews. I do receive a very small commission if a book is purchased through a link I post on my site. You are free to ignore my links, however, and use your own methods of searching for books if you prefer. I will never require anyone to buy through my links.
I comply with all FTC guidelines, and readily post reviews of my own free will. I am not compensated for these reviews at any time, and will include in my post at the time if I received the copy from the author or if I purchased it myself.
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