Thank you for your participation in the “Follow the Rainbow” Blog Hop!

T H A N K  Y O U !

Before I do anything else this morning I want to thank everyone for their participation in this blog hop. It was a huge success for many reasons, and the many comments speak for themselves in terms of what people thought.

I’d like to add some personal thanks:

  • To the 75 authors who contributed fascinating blogs that gave all of us insights into why they write GLBTQ literature. Some were humorous, some thoughtful, some picked up the themes of how they started writing in this diverse genre. All of the ones I managed to read were insightful, and they made the blog hop very special. I hope these blogs stay up so that we can all continue to work our way through them and keep them as a resource for readers and other authors alike. Thank you!
  • To the 8 publishers who very generously donated some additional prizes which I will chose and publish winners for later today. Thank you Amber Allure, Bold Strokes Books, Dreamspinner Press, Less Than Three Press, Riptide Publishing, Silver Publishing, Torquere Press, and Untreed Reads!
  • To Lena Grey, who worked tirelessly to set up the blog hop, communicated with authors, and mastered the table of names of the final participants where my wordpress skills weren’t sufficient. You are a star, Lena!
  • To her husband, Frank, who designed the blog hop logo. Thank you!
  • To each and every reader who dropped in, read the blogs, commented, retweeted or otherwise helped make this event as huge as it ended up being. Thank you so much!

Please bear with me as I pick the winners and notify them by e-mail.

UPDATE: All winners have now been notified. (Monday, 27 August, 5:40 EST)

Serena

Reviews this week: Sunday, August 19 – Saturday, August 25, 2012

These weekly posts, starting today, are meant to give you a different way of accessing reviews. Especially for everyone who is busy during the week and can’t always spend lots of time surfing the Internet. And let’s face it: who isn’t busy?

So, in chronological order from old to new, here are the books we reviewed, with a link to the review post on the web site. Just click the title to find out more:

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Pushing The Envelope, Book XII: Yours Faithfully by Kim Dare at Amber Allure

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Face the Music by Dany Sirene at Dreamspinner Press

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Middle Game (Chess Series 2) by Sean Michael at Total-E-Bound

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Texas Heat (Texas 3) by RJ Scott at Silver Publishing

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Confessions of a Teenage Hermaphrodite by Lianne Simon at Faie Miss Press

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Bond Mates by Simone Anderson at Resplendence Publishing

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Emerald Idol by Hank Fielder at Dreamspinner Press

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More Than a Pet by Stormy Glenn at Siren Publishing

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Collide by J.R. Lenk at Harmony Ink Press

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A Man’s Sword by W.M. Kirkland at Dreamspinner Press

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Liam’s Happiness (The Portland Pack 1) by KAM Miller at Silver Publishing

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Let us know if this format works for you? Would you like to see a little more about each review? Is this helpful at all?

How do I find reviews on the web site?

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There are several ways you can find reviews on our site: http://www.rainbowbookreviews.com/

  • The latest 12 reviews always show on the front page. They are in order of publication, and this is a great place to browse. Just click one of the books, and you’ll be taken to the detailed review page.
  • Then there is the “reviews overview page” here: http://www.rainbowbookreviews.com/book-reviews/?next=1. This page shows all the reviews so far published on the site, from newest to oldest. There is a button on the top right, just under the search box, which enables you to reverse the order, and you can browse them from oldest to newest, if you prefer.
  • But what if you’re looking for a specific title, author, publisher or even category? That is where the search box at the top right comes in. Make sure to click “reviews” in the drop down box, then enter what you’re looking for, and press search. You will get a list of all the mentions of your search term under reviews.

How often are new reviews added? Usually, you can find at least one review each day. Sometimes more, and occasioanlly there is a small break of a day or two – but that is very rare!

Questions? Ask them here or e-mail us at info @ rainbowbookreviews.com (without the spaces).

Let’s Go To the Hop! The Rainbow Book Reviews Blog Hop Is Here!

Welcome to the Follow the Rainbow Book Reviews Blog Hop! In celebration of our new review site, Rainbow Book Reviews invited authors to join us in promoting our site and several answered our call along with publishers who wished to join us by donating prizes.

Rainbow Book Reviews is providing 4 Book Gift Vouchers (All Romance or Amazon) of $25.00 each and winners will be picked at random from comments posted on the Rainbow Book Reviews blog – right here! In addition to the prizes we are offering, the publishers  who are participating in our Grand Opening Event have donated even more prizes!

The publishers participating have generously donated the following giveaways:

Amber Allure – 3 downloads per day for a total of 9 downloads – 9 winners

Bold Strokes Books – 10 books in any format the winner chooses – 10 winners

Dreamspinner Press – 3 vouchers worth $20 each – 3 winners

Less Than Three Press – 1 voucher for the website, worth $25 – 1 winner

Riptide Publishing – 5 readers their choice of any of the following books, each the first in their series – 5 winners:

Dark Soul vol. 1 by Aleksandr Voinov

Pretty Monsters (Josh of the Damned book #1) by Andrea Speed

Power Play: Resistance by Rachel Haimowitz and Cat Grant

Surprises (Romeo Club #1) by Brita Addams

Silver Publishing – 3 gift vouchers of $10 each for Silver Publishing – 3 winners

Torquere Press – 3 gift vouchers of $10 each for Torquere Press – 3 winners
2 gift vouchers for $10 each for Prizm (the YA imprint) – 2 winners

Untreed Reads – 3 coupons worth $10 each – 3 winners

Winners will be chosen at random from the comments on this blog, then we put them in touch with the publishers to collect their prizes. Don’t forget to leave your e-mail address so we can contact you!

Below are the authors who have joined us. The theme of each author’s post will be ‘What Writing GLBTQ Literature Means to Me.’ Besides the prizes from publishers, each author is offering their own give-away, picked at random from a post by one of the commenters. Please visit each of the blogs, read the messages, leave comments and please remember to leave your e-mail address on each post.

1. Tara Lain

2. Jaime Samms

3. Jack Scott

4. Erastes

5. Gale Stanley

6. Amelia Gormley

7. Jon Michaelsen

8. Ana Bosch

9. D.C. Juris

10. Brandon Shire

11. Anne Barwell

12. Shira Anthony

13. Avril Ashton

14. Margie Church

15. Charlie Cochet

16. Sarah Madison

17. James Fessenden

18. H.C. Brown

19. Amelia June

20. Tali Spencer

21. M.A. Church

22. Ellen Holiday

23. Andrew Grey

24. Tempeste O’Riley

25. S. A. Garcia

26. V.S. Morgan

27. Harper Bliss

28. Lou Sylvre

29. Rowan Speedwell 

30.  R.J. Scott

31. Elin Gregory

32. Kendall McKenna

33. Katey Hawthorne

34. Zahra Owens

35. Caroline Stephens

36. Lucy Felthouse

37. Rick Reed

38. Jay Bell

39. Lori Toland

40. Larry Benjamin

41. Fierce Dolan

42. Margie Church

43. Barbara Winkes

44. Kaje Harper

45. Madison Parker

46. Liz Strange

47. Ryal Woods

48. Cameron Lawton

49.Whitley Grey

50. Helen Pattskyn

51. Z.A. Maxfield

52. S.A. McAuley

53. Marie Sexton

54. Julia Talbot

55. Caitlin Ricci

56. Vona Logan

57. Michael Thomas

58.  Kissa Starling

59. Megan Derr

60. Less Than Three Press LLC

61.Penny Brandon

62. Sasha Miller

63. Kelly Wrye

64. H.J. Raine

65. Elizabeth Noble

66. Ryan Loveless

67. Coffey Brown

68. PD Singer

69. K-lee Klein

70. Erica Pike

71. Adriana Kraft

72. Sean Michael

73. Andrea Speed

74. Laura Lee

75. A.J. Llewellyn

Many thanks to everyone who has helped to make this blog hop possible. To our readers, we hope you enjoy learning more about GBLTQ genre and the fantastic authors who willingly give us the gift of their time and talent to bring us enjoyment. Happy Hopping!

“Follow the Rainbow” Blog Hop – Publishers are as excited as we are!

We have had a lot of very positive reactions from publishers – who want to participate in our Grand Opening Event by donating yet more prizes! This is he list of generous contributions we have received so far:

Amber Allure
3 downloads per day for a total of 9 downloads – 9 winners

Bold Strokes Books
10 books in any format the winner chooses

Dreamspinner Press
3 vouchers worth $20 each

Less Than Three Press
1 voucher for the website, worth $25

Riptide Publishing
5 readers their choice of any of the following books, each the first in their series:

Dark Soul vol. 1 by Aleksandr Voinov

Pretty Monsters (Josh of the Damned book #1) by Andrea Speed

Power Play: Resistance by Rachel Haimowitz and Cat Grant

Surprises (Romeo Club #1) by Brita Addams

Silver Publishing
3 gift vouchers of $10 each for Silver Publishing

Torquere Press
3 gift vouchers of $10 each for Torquere Press
2 gift vouchers for $10 each for Prizm (the YA imprint)

Untreed Reads
3 coupons worth $10 each

THANK YOU to everyone for helping to make this event even better!!!

Sign up here: http://bit.ly/ORT16T

RJ Scott celebrates 2 years as a published writer!

Please join RJ Scott’s celebratory blog hop on August 11 and 12, 2012, if you want:

http://rjscottauthor.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/competition-writer-is-nothing-without.html

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Follow the Rainbow Book Reviews Blog Hop

 


WHY:  In celebration of our new book review site we’d like to invite all GLBTQ authors to join us as one of the blogs in our Follow the Rainbow Blog Hop.

WHEN:  The hop will be for three days, Friday, August 24, 2012 from 12:00 am EST– Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST

WHAT:  In order to maintain continuity, we’d appreciate each author to blog on the subject of  ‘What does writing GLBTQ literature mean to me?’

WHO:  We hope that many of you will join in our excitement and help us celebrate.

HOW:  If you’d like to participate, please email Serena Yates and Lena Grey at:  rbrbloghop2012@gmail.com

Please include the following information:  your name, name of your blog, and a link to your blog. The deadline for sign-up is Wednesday, August 22, 2012. Thank you!

GRAND PRIZES:

  • Rainbow Book Reviews will provide 4 Book Gift Vouchers (All Romance or Amazon) of $25.00 each and pick winners at random from comments on the Rainbow Book Reviews blog.
  • Several publishers have already promised prizes in the form of book vouchers and other goodies. They will show up on this blog as we receive updates.
  • We would love authors to also provide one or more prizes with the winner to be chosen from one of the comments made on authors’ blogs.