It's once again time for another winner's post. As I was getting ready to do this post several things have come to my attention of late. I have had a few people who have not received books directly from the publishers for more than one reason. Rest assured I have been in touch with the publishers and hope to have any issues resolved soon. But I did want to reiterate a few things to those of you who participate in the giveaways.
Most of you are aware that book blogging is mostly a hobby for me. I do write a few reviews for payment along the way, but those reviews are not published on my blog. The reviews and I do post on my blog are generally books I have received from the publisher or from, Book Tour review websites. These reviews and giveaways are most usually sponsored by these publicists and not by myself.
I am a freelance writer, it's not really a steady job and I can't really afford to post books to readers from my own money. I do occasionally sponsor a giveaway myself for international readers, but they are few and far between mostly for financial reasons. In the past I have made posts regarding my review and giveaway policies. I will be posting a link on my sidebar to either this post or one I will make exclusively for policies in the near future.
In the meantime...
If I post a giveaway sponsored by a publisher or other website. The publisher is responsible to get that book out to you. I will send them all the pertinent information and at that point it is out of my hands.
I will however be happy to e-mail and try to assist anyone who does not receive their prizes but I will not be responsible to provide prizes that the publisher for whatever reason does not send.
I am here to help you as much as I can, but at some point I will have to draw a line. I don't have too many problems with this, but I wanted to be clear about it. I work with some great publishers who are prompt and very organized but occasionally something falls through the cracks. I apologize for that, and hope that you understand.
Now on to the winners ... Several giveaways have ended recently. Here are the books and the winner's I have chosen using Random.Org. Winners will be notified later today and publishers tomorrow.
Bitter Harvest by Shelia Connolly
Harrowing Hats by Jim and Joyce Lavene
Winner: Jane Cook
Till Death Do Us Bark by Judi McCoy
Winner: Carol Wong
Pleating Mercy by Melissa Bourbon
Winner: Zee, A Voracious Reader
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles