Giveaway Policy

Giveaways may include ebooks, new books, second-hand (gently used, normally read once) books, gift cards, swag, etc.

You must be at least 13 years old to enter any of my giveaways (this is by law) and have parental approval if under 18. I will select winners using rafflecopter.com or random.org. Winner's entries will be verified and if not completed or if winner entered an incomplete email address and I can't contact them (after using the information winner has given me), a new winner will be chosen. Once contacted, winners must respond in a timely manner with a mailing address, email address, or other info as requested or with choice of prize, if applicable. If I don't receive a response in a timely manner, a new winner will be selected. Winners' names will be posted on the rafflecopter form or at the end of the original giveaway post.

I cannot be held responsible for lost books once they have been mailed, nor for an author or publisher not getting a book to you. I will do everything I can to check into a lost book in case it wasn't sent or if something can be done.

Most of my giveaways will be for US and International residents. However, please verify that you are eligible to enter a giveaway before doing so.

Privacy Policy

There are several types of information you may give when visiting or following my blog or when you sign up for my newsletter, leave a comment, or enter a giveaway, such as:
  • Name, email, IP, social media account, etc. when leaving a comment using Disqus or entering a giveaway through Rafflecopter
  • Counted as part of my traffic stats plugins/tools for Google Analytics, affiliate programs, and Statcounter.com
  • Information gathered for Bloglovin' and other 3rd party hosted services.
  • Name and email as well as stats when you sign up for my newsletter through Mailchimp and when you email subscribe through FeedBurner
  • Name, email and other information you willingly give on contact forms, such as Google forms
  • Some of your data may be transferred to servers in other countries dependent upon where you are located in order for those services to run (such as entering a comment or giveaway - if you live in Europe, but I live in the US, obviously the information is going to be transferred from your area to mine, just like an email transfers from your server to mine)
When posting winners, I will only use the name that was used to enter the giveaway, which the winner provided. I will always disclose if a giveaway is being sponsored by a publisher or author so that the winner knows if their info will be passed along to said author or publisher, for that purpose only.

If you need to leave a way for me to contact you, please do not use your full email address in comments as this allows spammers to access it. Please use this format: "name at yahoo dot com" or if you have a twitter account use that: "@name." There is rarely a time you ever need to leave your email.

For those who subscribe to my blog or Newsletters by email, the information you provide will only be used for the purposes you provided it for (to receive my posts and newsletter in your inbox).

For all of the information that may be collected by you visiting or following my blog or in communicating with me,  I will never give, transfer, or exchange personal information without the your knowledge (such as to an author or publisher who needs to send a prize). I also will never sell personal information. The information you leave is used for the purposes stated above, and for which you give it for (such as in a giveaway or comment or email subscription, etc.).

Affiliate Links

I use affiliate links on this site, most commonly for Amazon, Book Depository, and Target. This means that when you click on these links to make a purchase, I receive a small kickback. It makes no difference to your purchase and changes nothing on your end.

Anytime you shop on Amazon, the Book Depository, or Target, you can support my blog by using my links. I actually do the same thing, but for other bloggers. This doesn't affect winners of giveaways nor the books I choose to review or influence my reviews in any way.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me via email here.