Blog Policy

The I Love Romance Blog, or ILRB (as I love my acronyms), was built so that we could talk about the different facets of romantic relationships, and discuss romance novels. Posts can take the form of new release features or book features, cover reveals, romantic thought posts or romantic poetry, interviews (character interviews and exclusive author interviews), guests posts about romance or dating tips (contact me with your ideas!), articles on romance writing, book giveaways and other events like blog tours, as well as guest book reviews — Please email me if you’d like to gush about a great romance book you read! Don’t find this daunting. A book review can be as short as a paragraph, and as lengthy as you like!

As I am an author as well, I occasionally post about my own romance novels.

We always want to hear from readers! Recently, we started a new feature titled ‘What Does Romance Mean to Me?’, in which we get a take from any reader of romance, regarding how reading romance novels has shaped his or her life. You do not need to be an author to write a guest post for this feature! ♥

Plus, we have another feature, titled ‘Heroes & Heroines’. With this type of guest post, authors will tell us about one of their characters from a book. It doesn’t need to be from a character’s perspective, though that’s a possibility. It could simply be a casual approach on how the character was developed, what was it about the character’s personality that kept the author up at night, what parts of their story demanded to be told…that kind of thing.

As aforementioned, GUEST BOOK REVIEWS are an option. If you have a book you’d like to recommend, and you don’t mind writing some of your thoughts about it, we’d love to feature your book review of a romance novel (any subgenre). For reference, this is the format.

NOTE:  Please feel free to reach out to me if you have a creative idea for a romantic post, or if you’re an author who would like one of these features for your book, at marieannlavender@gmail.com

SUBMISSIONS CALL –> Please consider submitting a short reading list to ILRB, so we can add it to ‘Our Fave Reads‘ page! We want to know your favorite romance books! ♥

PAID OPTION –> We also take sponsored posts, if your company’s budget allows it, and only if your post would fit the premise of this blog. Please reach out to me for a quote and details. I will NOT turn this blog into a forum for your inflammatory political views, so don’t even bother sending political articles, and I won’t post about unrelated products or services. If your article/product helps readers find a great romance book, or your service can assist our readers with their romantic relationships in some manner, even if you offer tips about romance writing, then I’m more than happy to work with you.

***Special Note: Yes, we now offer book reviews. I am happy to announce that I’m taking on this enterprise to bring great romance novel reviews to ILRB! Please visit our Review Policy page for more details…

 

****PROPER CONDUCT FOR GUEST WRITERS****

This shouldn’t need to be said, but given some of the poor behavior I’ve witnessed in recent years, here it is…

PLEASE have your information for a post sent to me in a timely manner – preferably a week in advance. I will also take something by the Friday of the previous week (yes, that means even if your post is coming up on  Tuesday). But for God’s sake, communication is key. IF for some reason you cannot meet a deadline, please offer the common courtesy of sending an email. Flaking on a blogger is just rude, and even as an author with occasional features on other blogs, I would never do that to someone else. Know I am human too, and I understand when life gets in the way of your plans. But just tell me with a quick email, and we’re good. I hate having to chase people and beg them to send in their stuff, especially if I never receive a response. It’s waste of both of our time. Just keep in contact, and I will fully understand if you need to reschedule or require more time to get everything together. As a blogger, I prefer to be prepared, but things will go smoother if you respect me the way I respect all of you. I don’t think that’s too much to ask.

In the event that you do need to reschedule your spot, PLEASE let me know as early as possible so I can get another guest settled in for that date. Thanks! ♥