Oct 31, 2010

Holiday Gift Guide 2013 Bloggers Helping Bloggers Link Up

Blogger Friends!
Do you have a Holiday Gift Guide planned for this year?
Would you like to have other bloggers help promote your HGG?
Are you planning any giveaways of products on your HGG 2013?

Then feel free to link up here!

Rules?  Do we need Rules?
Well, how about fun facts instead . . .

Fun Fact ~ this is a link up for bloggers who post a Holiday Gift Guide on their blog.  If you do not know what a Holiday Gift Guide is, but would like more info - please feel free to email me:  momloves2read(at)gmail(dot)com

Fun Fact ~ bloggers who post should use the direct and correct URL of their HGG post on the top linky ~ and the direct URL of giveaways on the bottom linky - correct link in correct linky spot - if the URL is not correct, I will have to remove it from the linky

Fun Fact ~ we all get more promotion and notice when we help each other - so if you post a link, please share, tweet, pin/repin, visit, comment, etc on ALL other HGGs  ~ after all that is the whole point behind this link up ;)

Fun Fact ~ you never know what products, books, sponsors you might find on other bloggers posts - so if you find something you like, it would be very nice if you leave a comment for that blogger letting them know!  It is a wonderful reward for hard work to have someone comment that they liked something I did!

Fun Fact ~ as a nice "thank you" for hosting this link up - please grab my button & link and post on your sidebar or just post my link on your blog somewhere - please let everyone know where they can link up!

Fun Fact ~  if you have giveaways that are NOT related to a Holiday Gift Guide - please list them on my Giveaway Link Up not here! This is ONLY for Holiday Gift Guides and HGG related Giveaways
Thanks - Have FUN!

Oct 29, 2010

Start ~ The Bible for new Believers Review

Review of:  START!  The BIBLE for new believers!


A brand-new life of faith begins when we place our trust in Jesus Christ.  What happens next?  Let "Start! The Bible for New Believers" point you in the right direction.  With notes and articles by Greg Laurie; Senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California; his Bible is the perfect place to begin or renew your life of faith.

I was impressed by this Bible for several reasons.  There are many helpful features including: articles about core Christian beliefs, messages about salvation, index to articles and scriptures, and more.  Many of these features can be accessed in most Bibles sold today.  What impressed me the most about this particular bible, is the entire section in the front devoted to salvation, and spiritual success.  The plan of salvation is clearly and simply outlined; easy to read and understand.  Following the plan of salvation, is a section dedicated to helping the new or renewed christian continue in his or her spiritual walk, and grow in faith.

I believe this bible is a wonderful help for any new christian, but I also believe it would be a valuable asset to any christian's personal library.  As a long time believer, I found wonderful insights and helps in this bible that I have not seen in any others I own or have previously read.  Whether you are searching for answers, a new believer or one who just desires a deeper relationship with Christ; I would definitely recommend purchasing a copy and getting a "Start" on learning more about salvation and growing you faith in Christ.

Oct 25, 2010

FTC Disclosure


FTC Disclosure:
* In accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising;" I am disclosing that:
This blog is written and edited by me personally. However, I would like my readers to know that I will and do accept books, products, swag, and other items free, in exchange for posting my honest review.  Even So, I ONLY recommend products or books, that I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. My reviews are my honest opinions and are in no way influenced by the author or publisher of the books, or sponsor of the product I have received. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, author or publisher in question.


*Any product or website reviews or promotions I post in which I DO receive monetary compensation; I will clearly post at the bottom of the review that this is a "paid post" and will mention the sponsor from which the product originates.*

*Mom Loves 2 Read does partner with affiliate marketing and other advertising on my sidebars and occasionally within posts.  I am not responsible for affiliate websites or any website visited through clicking links.  I will post a disclosure letting my readers know when paid advertisements, affiliate links and paid posts are promoted.


If you have any questions, feel free to email Susan at MomLoves2Read@gmail.com

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Oct 22, 2010

Book Review Policies

PR Friendly:
I absolutely love Reviewing and Blogging about family friendly books and products.  Besides being a mommy, it is one of the most fulfilling and enjoyable things I do.  I enjoy spending quality time immersing myself in the wonderful world of fiction as well as testing out products to share with my wonderful followers and friends.  I enjoy sharing my enthusiasm for books and products on my blog, Mom Loves 2 Read, with anyone willing to peruse my reviews.

~~~   MOM LOVES 2 READ  Book Review Policies ~~~

*   Honest reviews:  My reviews are always my personal opinion only. I will only post reviews that I have thought through and feel are honest both to myself and the sponsor.  If I feel a book is well-written, but I did not particularly enjoy it, I will state that honestly in my review.  If I do not like a product, I will  honestly state the reasons why.


* I accept both Print and Digital Format for books – Yes I do still prefer print, but will also accept Kindle (mobi) format as well.  If neither of these formats are available I can read PDF but it will take longer for my review.
       
* I am available to participate in Blog/Book Tours, Product Promotions and Blog Hops, Giveaway Hops and promotional events.
* I do accept print books, ebooks (prefer kindle format), product samples, swag, or other items from authors/publishers, companies and promoters for reviews, giveaways and promotional events.   I do not charge a "fee" for posting as long as a review book is provided free to me.  Please see my advertising page for more information.

* Giveaways are a great way to promote books and authors.  If a giveaway is done along with my review
 I ask that the author/publisher or company be responsible for postage and should decide whether to send giveaway items to the US, US & Canada, or International.  Sponsor is responsible for ALL giveaway prize shipping and delivery to winners. 
* When sending me review information for books: please include the author/publisher, synopsis of the novel, the cover if available, the release date and any other pertinent data.

*  I am a fast reader, but I will first and foremost take time for the needs of my family.  I will give an honest estimate of how long I believe it will take me to read completely through a book, or use and test a product -  and write a thoughtful honest review.  Most of the time I will complete the book/product review on or before the deadline I set.  

**  Since I most often have several books on hand at one time to read, and in order to give you a thoughtful and concise review require a reasonable amount of time in which to review your book. Your patience is appreciated, and we will be happy to contact you when our review of your book is online. Book reviews normally take anywhere from 1 to 4 months to be posted

*  My reviews are not rated based on a rating scale.  My reviews are written in such a way that I hope they convey my opinion completely and honestly. 
*  I try keep my book reviews as spoiler free as possible, but they do slip in from time to time.  I always encourage my followers to read or test a book/product for themselves and not JUST take my word for it, as all reviews are my personal opinion.


BOOK GENRES I PREFER:

As this is a family-friendly Book Blog, I keep my review books to clean  fiction, christian fiction, children's books and products, and anything I consider clean and family friendly. Keep in mind that this blog audience is made up of primarily of women, parents and teenage girls.  I reserve the right to refuse to post reviews that contain sex, cursing, or violence that I feel is not conducive to the family friendly nature of this blog.

Contact Susan at MomLoves2Read@gmail.com with review requests.


Updated 10/6/2013

Oct 21, 2010

Giveaway Policies

Mom Loves 2 Read has the following policies for Giveaways:
  • Giveaways are free of charge when combined with a Product Review.
  • Giveaways without a Product Review are subject to a fee; please see my advertising fees for prices.
  • Giveaways are held for a minimum of two weeks.
  • I must be informed what the prize is when setting up the giveaway and let me know who is eligible to enter- US, Canada or Worldwide.  Please note giveaways open to US & Canada will allow the majority of the readers to enter. However, this is the choice of the sponsor as you are the one shipping the prize.
  • I are not responsible for shipping the prize to the winner. Not negotiable. Please do not mail the giveaway prize with the review product, as I will not be responsible for shipping prizes.
  • I will select the giveaway winner via a random number draw through the giveawaytools form, make sure winner has complied with all entry validation and notify them by email.  When they reply back I will forward you their shipping information.
  • The main entry for the giveaway is usually asking the reader to visit your site and comment with their favorite product or information about products or opportunities on your site.
  • I can ask the reader like your Facebook page, follow on Twitter, subscribe by email to your newsletter, etc. for bonus entries.  These will not be mandatory but will be offered as higher point entries at the top of the entry form for maximum exposure and draw to all entrants to keep within the guidelines of the FTC regulations.
  • As per Facebook rules, I cannot ask the reader to share on their personal timeline. It’s fine to have them “like” your page or leave a comment on your Facebook wall.
  • I cannot ask that the reader make a purchase for a bonus entry as this violates FTC regulations.
  • We ask that you ship your prize to the giveaway winner within a reasonable amount of time after the giveaway ends.
  • If a gift certificate is offered as the prize its value must cover the cost of at least one item. Discounts will NOT be used as prizes.
  • The giveaway prize *must* be at least $25 in value.
Updated 10/6/2013

Oct 20, 2010

Review Policy

Mom Loves 2 Read has the following policies for Product Reviews:

  • I review only family-friendly products and reserve the right to refuse the review if you send a product that was not agreed upon.
  • Reviews are FREE of charge in exchange for the review product (required).
  • Products for review will not be returned and will become the property of Mom Loves 2 Read.
  •  The minimum value of review products must be equal to $30 or more. This value does not apply to books, DVDs or CDs.
  • Please allow 2 to 6 weeks for your review to be completed.  If longer than 6 weeks is needed for your review, I will let you know prior to receiving your product for review.
  • If you have a specific date in mind for the review to be posted, I will do my best to work with you to accommodate your request.
  • I will send you an email with the link to the review once it has been posted.  If you do not receive my email it is up to you to contact me.
  • I do not accept sample sizes for review. Full-sized products are required so they can be adequately tested for review.
  • I are not responsible for any shipping or duty costs. Sponsors must cover all shipping and handling costs.  
  • I reserve the right to refuse any product that arrives damaged.  I will email to request a replacement - review will be posted withing 2 to 6 weeks of replacement product receipt.
  • You are welcome to add a discount or coupon code to the review at no charge. Discounts that require a separate post will be subject to a fee.
  • In the case of a negative review, I will contact you by email prior to posting and you have the option to decline the review post. Regardless the product will not be returned.
  • Mom Loves 2 Read reserves the right to not post a review if the terms described above have not been met.
  • This blog follows Google Webmaster Guidelines for all links with a material connection.

SAMPLE IDEAS OF SOME OF THE PRODUCTS I ACCEPT:


Children's Games, Toys, and Gear
Educational Items
Free Website Subscriptions
Food & Snack Items
Small Kitchen Gadgets
Clothes For Men, Women or Children
Household Items
Small electronics
Small furniture items
Baby & Toddler Products, games, nursery decor, Baby Gear etc
Movies, Event Tickets, Video Games, Music & learning CDs,
Cleaning Products
Dog/Pet Products  & toys
Outdoor toys, sports products, hunting items
Family and Child Travel products
Giftcodes to choose items
and so on...

Updated 10/6/2013