The first question we are answering is asked by Lisa
Congrats Lisa you are winning a $10 Store Credit to Loose Id
Lisa: Did you have any idea 4 years ago that you’d have reviewed so many books, had so many guest posters & hosted so many blog tours? I think you all deserve a huge ‘thank you” for all the time & energy you’ve invested into this site. Thanks!
As one of the few reviewers that has been around the blog the longest (back before it was even called Love Bytes) I have had the privilege to see it change in so many new and interesting ways. From a handful of reviewers to what now what usually averages out as a dozen or more, it has been fascinating to see how each new reviewers changes the dynamic, and brings a whole new side to the blog that we previously left unexplored. We have gone from reviewing almost exclusively gay romances to trying to cover as much as the spectrum as reading time allows. It has been amazing to be here for all of this. I have grown, changed…and come out as trans on this blog. I have read interesting and some probably controversial author and blog posts. I have worked with some truthfully awesome people–most of whom don’t even live in the same country as me. I don’t think I ever really knew what I was getting in for when I first tried my hand at reviewing for this blog, but I have not regretted it since. 450 books, over four years, and so many fascinating moments later, I can honestly say that Love Bytes is an essential part of my life. I can only hope for many more years of the same and better.
When I was asked by the former owner Sid Love for the first time I declined. I had no experience what so ever in reviewing and didn’t think I could manage to do it 🙂
When he asked again and again I caved and started to review with lots of help as I am Dutch so English is my second language not my first.
When Sid needed to slow down I stepped in to help him out and in taking over the blog eventually.
So no I couldn’t have imagined anything at all when I first started out let alone this 🙂
I am happy about it though I love the diversity we offer in reviews and reviewers for that matter, the different posts we show on all kind of subjects and the progress we made in the years.
I am proud of my team and at what Love Bytes stand for and I am thankful that the authors, publishers and most of all the Readers! know how to find us ..
Of course we are curious to know what you think so for one of you who takes the time to comment there is a free e-book out of the MLR catalogue waiting !