Help! I Need Somebod[ies]!

Hello friends!

First of all, a call for reviewers! That’s my first “Help!” Do you love reading? Possibly talking about books? Did you know if you’re willing to do the latter you can get more of the former, through free books? Well, free in that you don’t pay for them. Possibly not “free” in that you then have to read it and review it. (Spoken from a reviewer’s perspective here…) I never wanted this to be solely a review site. Mostly because I knew there was no chance in hell I could manage that. But I also didn’t want it to be entirely a promotional site. So I’m trying to achieve balance.

If you’d like to be a reviewer, contact me. Note, I’m mean and picky, so I want thought out reviews. None of this “slap on the book blurb and a plot summary.” What do I mean by reviews? Well, the ones posted on this site are a great indication. Or the sole one I’ve written for Heroes & Heartbreakers on Carolyn Jewel’s Not Wicked Enough. Or the ones I wrote for TGTBTU (um that also leads you to opinion pieces…) so there you go. I’d think that’s sufficient.

If you already write reviews but your current style is different from mine… don’t link me to what you have – send me a sample and we’ll discuss. I’m not saying you 100% must conform to what I do. But I will say I know what I don’t want.

Secondly… dudes. I need dudes. Specific dudes. Special dudes. What am I getting at? Men. Who read romance. Or guys. Whatever. They don’t necessarily have to be adults. (Although I don’t know if I can feature an underage kid on my blog who reads erotic romances. That’s so… *shudder* skeevy and urpy.) You see? I thought about it.

Anyway, I’ve been playing with the idea for a while. And then I saw Shiloh Walker had Myke Cole do a guest post. (Sound familiar? Mr. Cole is guesting here today and hosting a giveaway! How generous!) And I know there are a few male reviewers floating around – at least recently-ish I’ve seen links to DA and SBTB.

I’m not seeking out male reviewers – no. But I want more… reader posts from guys who read romance! It’s like… the romance reading unicorn, right? (I think I just really like saying the word unicorn. Also much more fun in theory than practice, unicorns…) Other than in this case.

I think it’d be really interesting, and a good fresh perspective. And I like doing things that are new and creative. Like when I started Teaser Tuesdays last year – I knew there was the meme going around, but mine was different, with sharing excerpts. At least, I thought I was original insofar as the google searches I ran and convinced my friends to run for me as well since my google-fu sucks.

My point is – I want guys who read romance to share their thoughts. On everything. Their reading tastes – likes and dislikes. Books or authors they enjoy. Or avoid. How they feel about the marketing and/or covers. I’d especially love to find guys who read romance like every other book. I mean – not the odd romance once every 10 years. Someone who reads romance rather regularly. (See where the unicorn part is coming into play?)

Based on my rudimentary research it seems more likely for an author who is male to also read romances, than someone who isn’t an author. Both are interesting – I just want the posts to be written with the “reader hat” on.

I’ve also lost my train of thought which is kind of a good thing because I wax on the O.D.* side of things generally.

In summary.

Trying to find:

A:  Reviewers. Join me!

B: Guys who read romance novels – Contact me (please!)

Are you a male who reads romance? Do you know any males who read romances? Please either have them contact me, or get in contact with me!

And you know how to contact me? I made it super easy. There’s a tab at the top of my blog! WHEE – I’m excited about this!

*I’m not writing it out cuz it’s gross. But if you really have a burning desire to know, ask and I’ll tell.

0 thoughts on “Help! I Need Somebod[ies]!

  1. Pam

    Well, I am pretty sure that I can confidently say that I wouldn’t be good enough at writing reviews. I am trying, these days, but I’m new to it and I’ve never felt like I was very good at writing anyway. But I hope that you are able to find someone and with any luck you’ll get more guys here as well.

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    1. Limecello Post author

      Pam,

      I expect you’re better than you think! Also, if not a regular contributor, I’d love to have you be a guest reviewer if/whenever you have the time or inclination! 🙂

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  2. brandid

    Now, I have question…i have been trying to write a review for every book i read, but i have one little problem, i move from one book to the next so fast that my stories get all muddled in my head. How do you keep track of the stories? Any tips on how to keep your brain on one thing…hard yes i know…any suggestions would be great!

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    1. Limecello Post author

      Brandid –

      Might I ask where you’re reviewing now, if anywhere? As for the reviewing – take notes, perhaps on the book as you’re reading it, and write the review immediately after finishing the book. Literally. I hope that helps/works for you.

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  3. beguilethysorrow

    if I had time I’d volunteer but as it is I hardly have time to even sign-in and comment lately :-/

    I would love to hear a male romance reader’s pov though! (but a real reader as you said, not a guy who’s basically been dared into it lol)

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  4. booklover1335

    Lime, I think the male point of view on romance reads is great! Inquiring minds want to know. I hope you find a few unicorns, because I would love to hear what they have to say 🙂

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  5. librarypat

    Reid Lance Rosentha is a male author of romances. He was just a guest at SeawitchReviews It would be interesting to get his point of view. I’m not sure if he does reviews. He sounds like a unicorn.

    I wouldn’t mind doing them, but I am so swamped I know I wouldn’t get them done in a timely manner. I have 3 books sitting here that I finished last week and have still to get around to a quick Amazon review.

    Hope you find several reviewers to share the load.

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    1. Limecello Post author

      Hi Sarah,

      Thank you for your interest! Would you please submit a review in the ALBTALBS style via the contact form? If you’re not clear on what the “general format” is I’ve linked to a number of examples in the post.

      Let me know if you have any additional questions, and I hope to hear from you soon!

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