Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Want to Win Prizes? Hunt for Eggs with LASR 3/31-4/3/2010!



Spring is in the air and we would like you to join The Long and Short of It Romance Reviewws on an Easter egg hunt.

Prizes include*:
(Note: There are a total of TEN sets of prizes shared between the sites - specific prize packs will vary by site)
$25 Amazon or BN.com Gift Certificate, publisher GCs, eBooks, autographed books, tote bags, Easter baskets filled with goodies, T-Shirts so much more!

How can you enter?

Easy—Each of our author sponsors has hidden ONE of the below eggs on their site.
(Or you can go here to find EXAMPLES of all the eggs:http://www.longandshortreviews.com/promo.htm)

You earn one entry for every egg you find on participating author websites. Just send the URL of the page on which you find the image to lasrcontests@gmail.com. Please send one email for each egg found. The more eggs you find, the better your chances of winning.

You can also earn an extra entry for the following:

1. If you are not already a member of our Yahoo loop, join now. All Yahoo loop members will earn an entry, just for being a part of our loop.
LASR: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LongAndShortRomanceReviews
WC: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/whippedcream2/
Aurora: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aurorareviews/

2. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter. All subscribers will also be entered into the contest.

3. Post about the contest! Email us the link to your post for an additional entry.



*As we receive more author and publisher donations, prize packages may change -- but only for the better!


Fine print for all LASR & WC contests:

The winner's name will be posted on our website on Monday morning.

Your entry is your acknowledgement that you are at least 18 years-old at the time of this contest.

For all winners outside the US and Canada, an eBook of our choice will be substituted for any print book prizes.

Please note: Books are typically sent via uninsured Media Mail. Neither LASR nor the authors can be held liable for items lost in the mail.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

So What?


I took a little me time and realized I forgot about poor Gerard. I had to lend him out for a bit, but yanno, I just got lonely for him. Yes, so three cabana boys might be a bit much from some women. I think I'm good. I mean, look at those eyes and abs and.... I'll be right back...

later....................

Friday, March 19, 2010

Over at Menagerie again

I'm yakking over at the menagerie again. Well it is a Friday gig...

Come join me!

It's fun to walk on the wild side.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Introductions are a P***er

I love to talk about me. I do. But getting into a new situation can be a PITA.

Not today. Today I'm over at the Menagerie Authors blog!

Hell yeah. Check it out and hang out with our wild women.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Got a New Gig!

Now I'm not going away, but I wanted to tell y'all I got a new gig with the Menagerie Authors. Yessir, they wanted a wild woman to add to the group and decided I'd fit in just fine.

What do I think?

It's flippin' cool.

So for the better part of the week, I'll be here at my own blog or visiting Wendi's blog (cause she's my girl), or working on my WIP's. On Fridays, It's All-Megan-All-the-Time on the Menagerie Authors Blog. I make my debut in a couple of days. Hope to see you there!

Right now, I'm going to go back to my unruly characters and my Cabana Boys. Luke and Gerard get so testy sometimes when they feel neglected.

Ta!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Inexpensive Promo... How? Become a Reviewer, Darling.

FAQ's about reviewing for The Long and the Short of It

Are the reviewers paid?

Not in actual currency--all reviewers are strictly volunteers. BUT: you get to keep all the books you review--both eformat and print (some of which may be autographed). We also have an incentive program that includes gift certificates, free books from our library, free advertising and more.

What type of books does The Long and the Short of It review?

We review short stories and full length novels with strong romantic elements -- both erotic and non-erotic. We do plan on adding other genres in the future.
Do I have to review erotic romance? Can I only review erotic romance?

You're welcome to review whatever you like -- you're the one who chooses what you review! If you only enjoy sci-fi romance, that's what you may select. If you prefer inspirational, then you may review only inspirational. If you only like erotic romance... go for it! We never assign reviews.
What do you expect from your reviews?

Our reviews are positive (no snark allowed), honest (yes, you can mention things you didn't care for as long as the overall review is a good one), casual and conversational. It is also critical and informative. Don't just tell us you liked something, tell us why as specifically as possible.
We don't like to give away too much plot, but you can give a brief summary and then make your points about theme, character, style, etc. Your sample reviews should follow the length, style, tone of the site --- that's why the best thing to do before reviewing is to thoroughly read the reviews and features on our sites.
Our reviews usually run 250-500 words, but can be longer (preferably not too much shorter).
Do you require your reviewers to read a certain number of books per month?

We request you read/review a minimum of 2 books or short stories per month -- though we welcome it if you read more! You may review books from our requests database or books you've purchased or borrowed on your own.
Is there a turnaround time for a review to be written?

We prefer that all reviews are completed within 1 month of requesting the story/book. There are always exceptions, but that is our standard guideline.
Are the reviews edited?

All reviews go through a basic editing process. Our editors will change or correct any poor grammar, sentence structure, etc., while remaining true to the original review's content. If any more in-depth changes are needed, you'll be contacted by an editor requesting said changes.
Are International reviewers welcome?

Provided they are comfortable with writing in English, yes. Of course, only eBooks will be offered for them to review due to postage costs.
I'm sold! How do I apply?

If you are interested in reviewing for us, please send us an email with a sample book review of a title you've recently read and enjoyed. Please feel free to take a look at our reviews to get an idea of what we're looking for in a review.
Click here to read non-erotic reviews for LASR and here for erotic reviews at WC.

Note: All reviews written for The Long and the Short of It are not to be used for/on any other review website.