'Olelo Ku'i'o translates as "true statement" - the Hawaiian equivalent of here's how my blog works!
1. Requesting reviews: I do not have an ereader (or even a Smartphone). Yeah, yeah, I'm a dinosaur and proud of it!
I prefer to review print books of historical romance, contemporary romance, and women's fiction. Sometimes I review romantic suspense and paranormal romance.
Occasionally I review PDFs to support authors with military connections.
2. Promotional Opportunity: If you are interested in promoting your book (with or without a review), just ask! If I can rotate you into the schedule, I will. I prefer you offer a giveaway during your promotional visit.
3. Giveaway Guidelines: When I offer a prize, I identify the guidelines on the post. If you do not receive a prize you won from an author, publisher, or me, I will make every effort to offer a substitute prize.
4. Disclosure Statement:
I am military spouse, romance reader, and community volunteer. I write SOS Aloha as a means to exercise my brain, practice grammar, and maintain keyboard proficiency. I attend as many conventions as possible, including RT, RWA, RomCon, etc. I bring home the convention swag - books and promos - to giveaway on my blog. I bear the cost to mail these items home and to the winners. I am not compensated by any convention for promotion nor does the swag influence my opinion of conventions.
I host authors' and publishers' giveaways. They do not provide any financial compensation nor do their giveaways influence my opinion of their books (should I post a review). Most authors and publisher mail the books directly to the winners.
I adopted the creed of Duke Kahanamoki, Olympic athlete and surfing enthusiast:
In Hawaii we greet friends, loved ones or stranger with Aloha, which means with love. Aloha is the key work to the universal spirit of real hospitality, which makes Hawaii renowned as the world's center of understanding and fellowship. Try meeting or leaving people with Aloha. You'll be surprised by their reaction.
I believe it is my creed.
Aloha to you.
Kim in Hawaii
|The Duke (end of middle row) with friends.|