Site Policies

Giveaway Policy

Ever After Book Reviews may participate in Blog Hops and sponsor giveaways from time to time. Guidelines for giveaways are as follows:

*All entrants must be 18 years of age or older.

*The giveaways are open to all readers, unless otherwise specified. PLEASE double check to see whether or not the items being given away can be shipped worldwide.

*Some giveaways require the entrants to follow a specific set of rules. Please abide by those rules. Anyone that does not, will be disqualified.

*All winners will be chosen using random.org. Once a winner is drawn, I will post the name of the winner on the original blog entry.

*Notification will be sent to the winner of the giveaway by e-mail within 48 hours. The winner then has 48 hours (2 days) to respond, unless stated differently in the notification email, or another winner will be chosen. If your e-mail address is invalid, your entry(ies) will be disqualified.

*Ever After Book Reviews will never share, store, or sell your personal information (i.e. mailing address, e-mail address, etc.) to a third party or company. Only your first name and last initial will be used when announcing the winner on our blog.

*All winner's correspondence and rafflecopter entries will be deleted after thirty (30) days. I will not knowingly keep/store readers' personal information.

*I reserve the right to cancel a giveaway at any given time. While I don't anticipate ever having to do this, I understand things can happen. If I do ever have to cancel, I will notify you as soon as possible.

*I cannot be held responsible for other blog policies/restrictions on giveaways that I showcase or link to through Ever After Book Reviews. Each individual blog has their own policy regarding giveaways, so please read before entering or providing information.

*I will never knowingly collect information from anyone under 18 years of age.



Comment Policy

Comments are welcomed and encouraged on this site, but there are some instances where comments will be edited or deleted as follows:

*Comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam will be deleted.

*Including a link to relevant content is permitted, but comments should be relevant to the post topic.

*Comments including profanity will be deleted.

*Comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive will be deleted.

*Comments that attack a person individually will be deleted.

I reserve the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to this blog without notice. This comment policy is subject to change at any time.



Review Policy

*Please DO NOT send me a book to review unless I've accepted your request; your correspondence will be deleted.

*I reserve the right to accept or decline any review requests. 

*I will respond to your email if I accept your review request.

*I will publish the review on my website if I liked it. 

*I don't finish books that can't hold my interest. If this happens, a DNF (did not finish) review will be posted on Goodreads.com without a star rating. I don't rate DNF books. 

*I do not publish star ratings on my website, only the review and link to the book's Goodreads page. Guest reviews, however, do receive star ratings as the reviews are not owned by me but by the author of that review.

*I will attempt to get your book read and reviewed in a timely manner but I have a large TBR (to be read) list and it's growing every day.

*I cannot guarantee a lengthy review. My reviews are honest, unbiased and written solely from my emotions. Because of this, some reviews are longer/shorter than others. 

*I will send you a link to the published review as soon as it's live.

*I will follow up by posting a review on Goodreads.com and retail outlets.

*I reserve the right to modify the review policy at any time.

Criteria for review books

Likes

I love to read contemporary romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, Sci-Fi and urban fantasy. (Paranormal romance is my favorite)

Please make sure your request is for a book that is a true romance, meaning that it ends in a happily ever after in the book or the series.

Dislikes

I am not a big fan of New Adult/Young Adult books.

I don't like reading books with a lot of angst, cliffhangers, or cheating. Cheating in a book will get a negative review and a DNF (did not finish) label fast.

You may send questions and/or review requests to everafterbookreviews@gmail.com.

I do apologize if my policy sounds a little harsh. I love and respect authors and their books. I know authors pour their hearts and souls into a book and I completely get that. There are so many books in this world and I can't read every one of them (though I wish I could). I don't spend time reading or finishing a book I don't like, or that I can't get into that's why I've set such strict guidelines for review requests. My free time is limited and I won't spend it on finishing a book or writing a review for a book I didn't like. I think it's an amazing feat to write a book and I don't take your hard work in vain. Some books just aren't for me. 

*All books discussed and/or reviewed on Ever After Book Reviews are done for my love of reading and sharing my thoughts in regards to the books I read. All reviewed books are either purchased by me, borrowed from a fellow reader or library, occasionally they are won on another blog or offered by an author for read and review. I also receive eARCs from Net Galley and Edelweiss.

*I am not monetarily compensated for spotlighting a book, an author, or providing an excerpt from a book. On the occasion that an author asks me to review a book, my review of the book will not be influenced by that author or by the author sending me a copy of the book. My reviews are honest, unscripted and uninfluenced even by my personal preference for a particular author. I take each book as it comes and I tell you exactly what I think.



Guest Reviews

Guest reviews posted on Ever After Book Reviews are copyrighted solely by the author of the review and will be labeled accordingly. I do not and will not take credit for someone else's works, thoughts, opinions or reviews, whether pertaining to a book or any other topic (tangible or intangible).


Affiliate Links

I do not use affiliate purchase links nor do I permit others to use or hide affiliate purchase links on this blog. 

If you find an affiliate link on this site, please report it by sending an email to everafterbookreviews@gmail.com and it will be taken care of posthaste.


General Copyright Statement

Most of the sourced material posted to Ever After Book Reviews is posted according to the "fair use" doctrine of copyright law for non-commercial news reporting, education and discussion purposes. We comply with all takedown requests.


FTC Disclosure

In accordance with FTC Guidelines, Ever After Book Reviews is in no way monetarily compensated for any book reviews or feature spotlights including book and/or author recommendations, book excerpts, and participation in blog tours/blitzes and cover reveals posted on this site. The reviews published are for books purchased by me, borrowed from a fellow reader or library, won on another blog or received through Net Galley, Edelweiss, or directly from authors or publishers with the expressed agreement that my review will be honest and unscripted. If I receive an eARC or print book from Edelweiss, Net Galley, or directly from an author or publisher, I will provide the disclosure at the end of my review. All reviews posted on this site are my true feelings about the books I’ve read.

If you have any questions regarding the policies of this blog, please please send an email to Elizabeth at everafterbookreviews@gmail.com and I will be more than happy to address any concerns you might have.