A message to my lovely friends who follow my blog: Today I was supposed to post about a blog tour I had committed to for a new book by a debut author. Unfortunately, I won’t be doing that, and it was a really difficult decision for me to make. I received the book to review only after committing to the tour. The book excerpt provided is not an indication of the actual book content. Had I been given the opportunity to read the entire book first, I would have politely declined to participate.
The reason this is difficult is because I don’t feel I (or anyone else) have the right to decide what people should and shouldn’t read. Nor do I want to discourage any author in any way by my personal decision not to participate in this event. However, in all conscience, I just can’t do this tour – I honestly don’t believe it’s a good fit for my blog, or for you who follow me.
There are some really cool prizes with this tour (some that I as a participant would have been eligible to receive as well) – but you have to purchase the book in order to qualify. I am going to provide the link to the contest for those who do wish to enter – but need to emphasize that, even though the main character is a 16-year-old Asian girl, the language, theme and explicit sex is definitely rated 18+. Here is the link for those who wish to enter: http://www.novelpublicity.com/2012/04/the-sykosa-whirlwind-tour-starts-today-welcome-to-blogaganza-where-the-questions-are-fun-and-the-prizes-are-huge/
I wish the author every success in the tour and with the sales of his debut book; and again, apologize to my readers for reversing my decision to participate. I also want to stress that these are my opinions only – and some decisions are just very difficult to make.