Policies

FTC Disclosure | About Reviews | Review Requests | Regarding ARCS
Rating System | Privacy Policy | Giveaway Policy


FTC DISCLOSURE:
All book reviews on Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance are done for our love of reading and sharing our thoughts in regards to the books we read. All reviewed books are either purchased by us, requested off Netgalley or provided by the author, publisher or publicist in exchange for an honest review. We are not monetarily compensated for a review, only the book provided (if applicable) is the only article given and has been used for our personal use. It will be noted at the top of the review as to how we came about obtaining the review copy. Netgalley and Edelweiss books are tagged as such under 'Labels'.

Regarding the buy links in the reviews:
Kati is an affiliate of Amazon. This means that if you purchase a book from the Amazon website through the link provided in the post, Kati gets compensated a small percentage. The money earned will go towards hosting, postage and mailing material for giveaways.
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A LITTLE BIT ABOUT OUR REVIEWS:
We like to think this piece of blogosphere as our playground. This blog is our hobby and a labor of love. We are not professional reviewers or bloggers. We do not analyze the books, but rather, we share our honest opinion of them. We like to share with others what we have read and hope that they may like it too. We will also sometimes post the reviews written on our blog to Amazon or Goodreads.
Our book reviews will go as follows:
  • Book Cover
  • Title, Author
  • Format (how we read it: Kindle, Hardback, Paperback, Mass Market Paperback, galley, etc)
  • Length
  • Publisher (with pub date)
  • Book Blurb (taken from Amazon, Goodreads, back cover copy or author's site)
  • Where To Buy (Amazon, B&N, Book Depository)
  • Rating (Rating scale can be found below)
  • Other Books in Series (if applicable and links to excerpts/book page)
  • Goodreads button
  • Review (how this is written will vary book to book)
  • Other reviews of books in series
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REVIEW REQUESTS:
Requesting a review is like giving a pitch, it has to catch our attention. A request that reads like the following: "Hi, I would like to request a review for [book title]. Thanks!" will be deleted immediately. This tells us nothing about your book. We will do our best to read and review as many requests as we can. Occasionally, a book may not be to our taste and we may decline to finish it. If you request a review, we will be honest. Please do not request a review if you are only looking for 4-5 star reviews for your book. We post reviews for all ratings (DNF-5 hearts). If the book is an ARC, it will be pushed to the top of our To Be Reviewed list and we will try to review before release date to the best of our ability. Please send us an email if you would like us to take a look at your book:

{romancingrakes4theluvofromance at gmail dot com}

PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH A COPY OF YOUR BOOK UNLESS WE REQUEST A REVIEW COPY.

We accept the following genres:
  • Historical Romance
  • Paranormal Romance
  • Contemporary Romance
  • Romantic Suspense
  • New Adult
  • Erotic(at our discretion)
  • M/M(at our discretion)

We DO NOT accept the following genres:
  • YA
  • Mystery
  • General Fiction
  • Non-fiction

We will review self-pubbed books at our discretion. If you are self-pubbed, please make sure the PDF or ePUB you send us is professionally edited. Having a friend or family member take a look at it doesn't count. We also ask that you at least have six months of web presence (an active blog/website or a Facebook fanpage. A personal Facebook page or Twitter account do not count towards your web presence). Should there be evidence of plagiarism, we will take our review down of your book(s). We also ask that your book be available at a major e-retailer like Amazon, Barnes and Noble and/or iBooks. We understand that eARCs may contain mistakes such as formatting or spacing errors, missing words, or even spelling errors, but if it's glaringly noticeable in the first chapter, we reserve have the right to decline a review of your book.

Should you not agree with the review, please refrain from attacking me in the comments or bashing me in social media. Keep in mind YOU requested the review and I gave my opinion.

Should the review not be favorable if it's in conjunction with a blog tour, we will notify the tour coordinator and post it a week after the tour is finished.

We accept eARCs through Netgalley or Edelweiss. WE NO LONGER ACCEPT PDF'S OR DOWNLOAD CODES FOR REVIEW COPIES. No physical copies unless it's from a publisher.
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REGARDING ARCs:
We will NEVER sell ARCs nor copy, distribute, share, forward or in any way infringe on an author’s copyright regarding an ebook we have received.
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OUR RATING SYSTEM:
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PRIVACY:
  • No information collected on this blog (during giveaways) will be given or sold to any third party website or company. All forms filled out after contests will be deleted once the winning person(s) is/are contacted and have responded with required information to send out prizes. For prizes donated by an author or publisher (which we personally do not ship out), your information will be forwarded to them in order to ship out your prize(s). We will only ask for a mailing address if you are a winner.
  • The only information posted on the blog will be the giveaway participant's first name with last initial (unless full name has been entered) or username. This is with prior consent and participant has read all rules/restrictions regarding giveaway.
  • We will never knowingly collect information from anyone under 18 years old.
  • The collection of information will be done via Rafflecopter(which is the most likely scenario), a form or email. We will never ask for personal information [full mailing addresses] through the comments section or forms.
  • We cannot be held responsible for other blog policies/restrictions on giveaways that we link to. Each individual blog has their own policy regarding giveaways, so please read before entering or providing information.
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GIVEAWAY POLICY:
  • All giveaways are open to those 18 years old or older. No exceptions. No purchase necessary. No substitutions.
  • Unless stated otherwise, prizes will be mailed from one of our mailing address. Your name and valid mailing address will be needed (only if you win). Please no P.O Boxes. If you DO NOT provide a VALID mailing address, we, the publisher or author are not held responsible for your missing prize and will NOT replace it.
  • All winners will be announced on this blog and contacted individually via email.
  • All winners have 48 hours to respond to the email before we choose an alternate winner.
  • All winners are chosen at random.
  • The chances of winning depend on the number of entries.
  • We hold the right to disqualify any participants if inappropriate behavior is seen at any time (flaming, spamming, linking to other contests in comment).
  • We hold the right to change terms, restrictions, end dates, at anytime without notification.
  • Regarding international giveaways of e-books: Please make sure you are able to download/receive the e-book in your country. Some restrictions do apply. What is available in one country may not be in another.
  • Some ebook copies are sent via Netgalley from the publisher. For this giveaway, you must have Netgalley account.
  • Giveaways may be open to US, US and Canada or International depending on the author or publisher's request. Neither we nor the author or publisher are responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items once the prize is shipped.
  • It is up to the discretion of the author or publisher as to where they are willing to ship their prizes. Please do not be rude or complain about their shipping choices.
  • Complaints in the blog post comments about who the giveaway is open to will be deleted.
  • Constant complaint of giveaway opening may disqualify commenter in future giveaways.
  • Most of our international giveaways will be sent through The Book Depository. We never do pre-orders so please make sure the book you want is available on the Book Depository website.
  • Once the prizes have left our hands and are in the hand of the USPS, we are not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items. This policy goes for any prizes mailed from the author or publisher. (Maybe your local mailman or mailwoman has a thing for romance books.)
  • Facebook and Twitter do not sponsor, endorse, promote or administer this giveaway. Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance, Jamie and Kati or guest author are the sponsors of each giveaway as noted.
  • Void where prohibited.
  • No, you may not bribe us with Richard Armitage, Henry Cavill or Chris Hemsworth pictures to choose you as the winner. Although, they are greatly appreciated.
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