When Annette and I started this site a year ago, we wanted to create a review site for multi-genre romance and fantasy that would give fair and honest reviews of what we've read. Back then, we had no idea of the amount of time and effort that would be needed to get the site up and running, not to mention finding publishers and books to review.
But once everything started coming together we got excited, thinking, "Hey, maybe this is going to work after all." Not even a week after our site went live, we got our first review request from author Terry Barnett. (http://www.romfanreviews.com/2010/06/review-of-shadow-dreams-by-teri-barnett.html) From there, we've been proud to review books of all genres, from indie to big houses. We've also had a number of author interviews and contests, with some phenomenal turnouts.
Along the way, we've made some new aquaintances, like Estella, who's been a fan of ours since the beginning. (You rock!) We've also added a few new reviewers, including author Franny Armstrong, who aside from writing and reviewing, just started a new site called PNG Stock Pics. Sarah,Moriah and Angie have also joined our list of reviewers, and we're glad to have them on board. (Thanks ladies!) I know the site has been changing lately too, and I'm hoping this will be the last major overhaul RomFan Reviews gets for a long time. Big thank you to Cyrene for designing the banner for us you are amazing!!
Annette and I are always trying to come up with new ideas in our ongoing effort to make this site as user-friendly and awesome as possible. I personally don't think a website should be too cluttered or confusing, or that you should get frustrated trying to find what you're looking for.
And here's where we come to the fun part. In honor of hitting our one year anniversary, we're going to be giving away a gift basket full of goodies to one lucky person who leaves a comment. But we don't want just any old comment. No, what we're asking from you is an idea on how we can make this site better and more user-friendly than ever. If you'd like to see something added, or even taken off for that matter, then leave a comment and let us know. We've only gotten to where we are because of you, the reader, and we'd like to hear what you think. If you think the site rocks the way it is, tell us. If you want to see a change, tell us. I can't guarantee every recommendation will be put into effect, but I can guarantee that every idea will be taken into careful consideration.
I'm thrilled that we've made it this far, and your comments and recommendations will help us ensure that we stay in business for many years to come. Thank you to everyone who's helped make RomFan Reviews a success, and also a big THANK YOU to the authors who write the books that we all love to read.
*In order to be put into the drawing for the gift basket, please leave a comment with your email address between Monday, June 6th and Sunday, June 13th. Contest only valid for the United States and Canada.*
The gift basket contains:
-A reading journal to jot down your own notes on the books you love (or maybe don't)
-Signed bookplate from Adrian Phoenix
-Signed copy of A Rush of Wings and In the Blood by Adrian Phoenix
-Signed copy of Darkfire Kiss by Deborah Cooke
-Signed copy of The Beauty Bride by Claire Delacroix
-Signed copy of Fallen by Claire Delacroix
-Signed copy of Raphael by DB Reynolds and bookmarks
-Unsigned copy of The Unbearable Lightness of Dragons by Katie MacAlister
-Unsigned copy of Simply Forbidden by Kate Pearce