Policies

Paranormal Books Official Policies

Review Policy:
Any reviews posted are our original writing. We don't like to give bad reviews, but we will be honest in our opinion. However, if we liked a book, that doesn't mean you will like it; you might absolutely loath it.

Blogging is not our job, we post reviews as a hobby and because we enjoy the process, not because we are getting paid. Our reviews are all spoiler free unless stated otherwise, however reviews will likely contain minor spoilers e.g. character relationships, character personality changes. All reviews of books in a series may contain spoilers from the previous book.

We appreciate the time that authors spend to write their books, and all reviews posted on this blog are at least 2 stars, we do not post DNF reviews. Below is our rating chart (".5's" are more to symbolise two different kinds of liking the book):

Rating System (From June 2016):

✮✮✮✮✮+: This book surprised me, it's usually the last book of a series and I want to separate it from my five stars. It's almost certain that I sacrificed my time (maybe procrastinated) in order to read this book and it was worth it.

✮✮✮✮✮: Plot twists, betrayals, sudden reveals, etc... These are the kind of attributes my five stars have. I disliked very little about this book, but maybe there was a little bit missing.

✮✮✮✮: This book was a great read and there were some unique things about it, but not as many as a five star.
✮✮✮
✮✮✮: I enjoyed this book but there wasn't anything special about it.

✮✮: I was motivated enough to finish it, but barely. I disliked more than I liked about this book.

✮: DNF (not found on this blog)


3.5 Stars: Good book, but it wasn't very interesting.
4 Stars: Great book, but lacking some things.
4.5 Stars: The start wasn't that interesting, but I got hooked in at the end.
5 Stars: This book was amazing! I loved it, although I wanted to change some things.
5+ Stars: These books are as close to perfect as I imagine. There is literally nothing I would change.

Review Request Policy:
The agreement has been created so we have an understanding of what's going to happen when I review the book, and how you can help the process run smoothly.
 If I review your book, that means it will be in my own words. You will not tell me what to add, take out, or say that my view is wrong. If you put the book in my hands you give me full rights to say what I want about it.

 I read books that are good, and some that are not so good. If I give your book under three stars, I will contact you to discuss the review, and if you want me to post the review anywhere (please note that I do not post reviews of under 3 stars on this blog), please let me know. I want you to succeed, so if you don't think my review is flattering, I won’t post it. This also reverts to rule one. I will not change my review because it's not flattering. Keep in mind that not everyone will love your book.
 I will post these reviews on my blog, Amazon, and Goodreads. If you have another place you want me to post, or don't want Amazon or Goodreads, please tell me.

 If you don't like something I've said in my review or don't like a certain aspect of how I post them, no name calling, swearing at me, or threats of any kind. You're a professional... my review isn't going to damage your sales immensely. It's one review, not a million.

 I'm a really nice reviewer and am not out to get you. My goal is to help you succeed, and if you think you're a good fit contact me back with a big "Yes!" and I’ll get started right away. If you don't agree with any of these terms, I'm sorry to see you leave and I hope you'll think of me in the future. Again, this is typed out because of what I have heard, not because I personally think you're out to get me. We both have a passion for books, and I'd love to review for you!

If you would like to submit a request for a physical copy (shipped to New Zealand), feel free to. Should you have a date you would like the review done by, please specify in the email.
Thank you,

Rose

Advertising Policy:

I am happy to advertise your book/publisher on my blog. My position is to advertise, and I cannot guarantee that my adverts will be effective. I will feature your book/publisher in a place of your choice on my blog linked to a page of your choice.

Promotional Post Policy:

Once we have reviewed your request and received the required information, you will get ONE promotional post and ONE week as our FEATURED post.

You are not required to contribute items for a giveaway or provide an excerpt/top ten list/interview/teaser images, but providing these items will often increase views.

Submitting a Request: Fill out the form on the Services Page here.

We reserve the right to refuse any requests.

Giveaway Policy:

Many promotional posts on this blog include a giveaway. For all giveaways associated with a Book Tour company and not Lovely Paranormal Books, this policy does not apply. The giveaways hosted by this blog are co-hosted by an author/publisher unless stated otherwise. Prizes are given away by the author or publisher, unless mentioned otherwise, and they are responsible for the giveaway.

- No purchase or payment required to enter or win. - You must be 18+ or have parental consent. - Void where prohibited by law. - Duration of giveaway and content of the prizes will be mentioned in the post and/or rafflecopter.
- You can enter the giveaways by using the rafflecopter, unless mentioned otherwise. - The number of eligible entries determines odds. - Giveaways are open internationally unless mentioned otherwise. - Lovely Paranormal Books and the author/publisher are not responsible for any damaged/lost goods. - Winner will be randomly chosen through rafflecopter or random.org.
- Winners will be notified by e-mail; from there they have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be picked. - Giveaways are sponsored by the author/publisher unless mentioned otherwise, they are responsible for getting the prize to the winners. - The author, publisher or Lovely Paranormal Books will notify the winner and if we made the rafflecopter winner names will be displayed on rafflecopter widgets. Once a winner is announced, an email will be sent. - Cheaters and contest junkies will be disqualified. Entries will be verified, if entries can’t be verified due to winner not entering the correct link or information or their social media profile is private, entry will be disqualified. - The giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. - The more entries you have, the higher your chance for winning the giveaway unless mentioned otherwise. - Personal information entered for the giveaway won’t be shared with anyone else, except for the winner’s name and e-mail address which will be sent to the author, only the giveaway host has access to the information.

Privacy Policy:

- Information entered for giveaways won’t be shared with anyone else, except for the winner’s name and e-mail address which will be sent to the author. Only the host of the giveaway has access to entry information. - We will not share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop my services, or protect my rights.