Part One - 
As a book reviewer, I occasionally receive books from publishers and authors for the express purpose of reading and reviewing. I do not profit from these reviews by money, deed, services, etc. with the exception mentioned in Part Three. My reviews are my honest opinion whether the book was rated with five roses or just a single one. While I hate giving a single rose rating, if the book warrants it, I will. It is never my intention to discourage an author from writing. Keep in mind that just because I dislike a book doesn't necessarily mean you will as well. I will explain to my best of my ability why I rated it such and you can determine from that if you will read it. Also, I will never give less than a rose in my rating as I feel anyone who actually has the kahunas to write a book and put themselves in the line of fire for a verbal onslaught deserves at least one rose. Luckily, I have a knack for picking books I like.

Part Two -
I am part of the associates program set up by Amazon and do have "portals" to their books and other merchandise. I do receive a small profit from this, but as of today, I've put all the money earned back into the blog and then some by doing personally sponsored giveaways. If you order books or merchandise through one of my "portals" it in no way affects the price you would pay if you were to go directly, bypassing said "portals", to Amazon. I checked. Also, I have no way of knowing who purchases said item, just that the item was purchased via my blog.

Part Three -
A few years ago one I was one of "Lisa's Divas" - a group of select fans who share info & content related to Lisa's novels and get sneak peeks & swag in return. Though the program has since ended, I'm still sharing all this information with you because Lisa Kleypas is one of my favorite romance authors. If you don't believe me check out my Goodreads groups. I'm listed as Lisarenee. I've been on the Lisa Kleypas band wagon for going on ten years ever since I read my first Lisa Kleypas book, Mine Till Midnight. I went through a reading frenzy back then, and read all her books including the ones out of print.

Part Four -
 Once upon a time I was an official "Avon Addict". What does this mean? Well, I increased the number of Avon books I read at that time. I also received books to giveaway and/or read plus swag. Avon is home to some of  my favorite authors such as Lisa Kleypas, Jeaniene Frost, Julia Quinn, Lynsay Sands, and Loretta Chase. As always, regardless of what a publisher may have given me, I always write an honest review and if I don't like a book I'll let you know. Here is an example of my first batch of books and swag:

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