Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #50

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine, that highlights upcoming releases we're anticipating.

The Great Pursuit (Eurona Duology, #2)
Author: Wendy Higgins
Title: Great Pursuit
Series: Eurona Duology
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance
Release Date: March 7, 2017
Summary From Goodreads: 
Lochlanach has traded the great beast for something far more terrible, a Lashed enemy veiled in beauty, deception, and a vengeance passed down through generations: Rozaria Rocato. And she’s offering the hunter Paxton Seabolt power and acceptance he could never receive in his homeland. Pax must decide how far he’s willing to go under her tutelage, knowing she is the opponent of Princess Aerity Lochson.
In a land where traditionalists dread change, the Lochlan throne must contend with mysterious foes and traitors, while attempting to keep revolt at bay. As dire circumstances strike the royal family, matters of the castle are left in Aerity’s hands. It's time to put aside her fears and grasp the reign, taking actions that have the potential to save or destroy her people.
One hunt has ended, but the pursuit for love and justice continue. In this sequel to The Great Hunt from New York Times bestselling author Wendy Higgins, political intrigue and romance intensify in another thrilling fantasy. Princess Aerity embraces a quest for identity and passion before making the ultimate sacrifice for her kingdom.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Don't Scam People. That's All.

In light of the recent scam by Crossroad Review, I decided to post this.

I remember back in 2013, I was just a reader who happened to stumble into the blogging world. I discovered many blogs, one of them being Crossroad Reviews. Knowing nothing about blogging at the time, I thought her blog was cool. She posted a lot of reviews, giveaways, and author events which I had admired.

Things were okay in the beginning. I would read her posts, enter a few giveaways here and there, but then it started getting fishy.
First it began with her giveaways. She started an event where the top commenters on her blog would win a prize. Then, she started a different event where if her blog reached a certain amount of page views within a day she would host another giveaway. Essentially, she was bribing people to view and comment on her blog which was unethical and honestly offensive to the other bloggers who actually post quality content for their readers and not to fish for views.

After that, I only visited her blog sporadically. 
I stopped visiting all together when I won a couple of giveaways and never received the prize or was asked to pay shipping. Then, more scams from her started to appear such as on Books for Trade, which is when I unfollowed her on all social media platforms. 
But I’m honestly shocked that she’s still continuing this behavior. I’ve debated about posting my experience when her past scams appeared (you can find more details about her previous scams on Parajunkee’s blog), but in posting this time, I hope it will prevent bloggers from falling for her latest co-blogging scam. 
Moral of this story, don’t trust Crossroad Reviews. She’s proved multiple times that she’s not an honest blogger :(