Wednesday, May 1, 2013

What's New for Lori's Book Blog

I'm sure y'all have wondered where I've been... well maybe you haven't, but I'm going to explain anyway :)

I took a break.  A much needed break for numerous reasons. 

I needed to reevaluate what I wanted to do with my blog because of some very unfortunate things that have been going on in the blog world...

Fake Reviews
Back stabbing
False Accusations 

I'm not one who cares a whole lot of real life drama... sure I love it in my books, but I hate to see people get hurt and let me tell you a lot of people have been hurt because of the things listed above and many others.... including me.  I will not go into details about anything that happened to me or between myself and other people other than to say to the people who are responsible - I really hope you got what you wanted!

THEN, and this is actually a good then.... my husband, who has been traveling for the past 3 years for work and has only been home one week a month has finally come back home for good.  The project he was working on is over... at least for him and now he is back to working here in our home town and home every night.  Which I LOVE... but let me tell y'all it really cuts into my reading/blogging time because he actually wants to spend time with me... lol. 

So... I decided a break was needed.  Not only to reevaluate how Lori's Book Blog will run but also to get my family back on a schedule... because let's face it... Hubby home for good took all of us getting used to ;)

I will say that my break... has been absolutely AWESOME!!!!  I've read so many good books that I'm bursting at the seams to tell y'all about them.  Seriously.  The month of May is packed full of Release Day events, Blog Tours, cover reveals, and TONS of reviews!!!!

For Authors, Publicists, Publishers, ect.... I have changed my review policy as of May 1st.  Please click on the Review Request (above) to see what has changed.  
ARC acceptance and Blog Tour Participation have changed for the safety of myself and the safety of every Author's work.

To my awesome book lovers... I am going back to old school blogging.  I will no longer review books that are not available to purchase.  I've noticed the number of bloggers who are reading books and reviewing them weeks or even days before it's released and even as a blogger who actually has the same book on her kindle... it's a little frustrating.  I have never advertised what I'm reading at the moment because for one I read very fast and for another I don't think it's fair for me to tell y'all that I have a book before it's release day.  This blog is for recommendations... it's for me to gush about the books I love and the books I think every romance lover should read.  So it's not exactly fair for me to post a review of a book that isn't even available for you to purchase.  Not to mention due to my Review Policy changes... I really won't be getting books early anymore anyway. 

I hope y'all understand why I needed to take a break and I hope y'all continue to follow Lori's Book Blog because I can tell you right now... I have a lot of things planned this summer!!  Big Hugs to each and every one of you for continuing to support me.  From the bottom of my heart, I seriously appreciate you!

Happy Reading!

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