Because of the new law effective December 1st 2009 (FTC),

The FTC will require that writers on the Web clearly disclose any freebies or payments they get from companies for reviewing their products.

I am posting this disclosure as an all encompassing disclaimer, and will not be posting a disclosure on every post.

The Product

I receive items to review from various suppliers, publishers, and authors for free or a discounted price. To see where I received a specific book, go to my reviews and find the item. The source is listed beside it in parentheses.

After I review them, the items I receive are used as prizes for giveaways, given to my local library , brought to my used book store, or kept in my own collection.

The Review

Everything posted on this blog is my opinion (save guest posts, guest reviews, and interviews). I always post my 100% honest opinion. A review is not influenced by the fact that I received a free/discounted item, nor do I ever change my reviews based on seller/supplier requests (If a seller does contact me and ask me to change my review, I do include that in the review, but it does not change my opinions at all).

I am a Christian (Baptist, nondenominational) so my general world-view is different than many people. My faith may or may not influence my review, depending on the book (example: it won’t influence YA fiction, but will influence a self-help or parenting book.).

The Blog

I reserve the right to post whatever I want about whatever I review on this blog, because of my rights as a U.S. Citizen, which include Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press.

I reserve the right to post a negative review.

I reserve the right not to review a book I requested or received.

I reserve the right to post a blog post that has nothing to do with books on this blog.


For more information or for questions, please contact me.
Haley V. Mathiot
updated 7/22/16


Copyright 2016 Haley Mathiot. All reviews are 100% honest and unbiased. One or more items featured in the blog post may have been free or discounted. Receiving free or discounted product does not affect review. For more please see my disclaimer page.
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