There is a really interesting and, I think, informative blog hop happening right now at Bitten By Paranormal Romance about just what exactly makes up a "3 star" rating for each review site. The perception, from many readers, authors, and publishers, is that 3 Stars (or Hearts, in our case) is a "bad" rating. I'm not technically part of this hop (although I would have been if I'd known about it - BAD DVK! Must keep up with current blogosphere events better!), but I think this topic has real merit and wanted to add my own clarification about the dreaded 3/5 rating.
January 9, 2012
Review Necro: The Vampire Queen’s Servant & The Mark of the Vampire Queen by Joey Hill
Welcome to the first ever GraveTells Review Necro!
I know what you're thinking... "DVK, what the heck is a 'review necro'? It sounds weird and gross!". First, I promise it's not weird OR gross! Second, before I tell you, I need to briefly digress...
Do you know what "GraveTells" means, where it came from? A cyber-cookie for the first to figure it out and comment about it. *grin* Read my bio if you need some help. ;-) If that doesn't get you thinking about what the site name infers, this new feature is along those very same lines...
If you've ever spend a lot of time on message boards and forums, you might have seen the term "thread necro", referring to when a poster [...]
December 23, 2011
Influenster Holiday VoxBox Review: SoftSoap Coconut Scrub Bar Soap & Montagne Jeunesse Face Mask
It's time for the Influenster Holiday VoxBox product reviews! Between now and December 28th, I'll be reviewing 6 products I received in my Influenster promo pack. The first two are the SoftSoap Coconut Scrub Bar Soap and the Montagne Jeunesse Fruit Smoothie Face Mask.
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Sue “DaVinciKittie” Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger, reviewer, and podcaster, and is the primary voice for GraveTells.com. Sue has been shamelessly pimping book boyfriends since 2010 and has won several blogging awards with GraveTells. Sue is also a freelance Developmental Editor passionate about helping authors bring out the best in their stories. She loves reading romance, fantasy, and sci-fi and edits any genre she reads for pleasure. You can follow Sue’s editing blog, with insight and advice for authors, at DaVinciKittie.com.
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