Thoughts From an Evil Overlord is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, you can contact me via email. elizabethbogardus13[AT]gmail[DOT]com

In accordance with FTC Rules of Disclosure for Bloggers, readers of Thoughts From an Evil Overlord should be aware that some of the books reviewed on this site are given to me from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All reviews will state the source. Within a review or other blog post, there may be affiliate links to Amazon, which do not affect the reader in any way, but give a small percentage of any sale to this blog. When I am done with an actual book, I donate it to a local library book swap or hospital reading room. Authors, publishers, and tour guides may send me an ARC or finished copy of a book in exchange for my unbiased review. My favorite genres are contemporary women’s fiction, cozy mysteries, police thrillers and historical with integrity

Statements and opinions expressed in reviews, discussions, and posts on this blog are those of Elizabeth the Evil Overlord unless otherwise stated. Statements and opinions expressed in Comments are those of the commentator. I reserve the right to moderate all comments.


Thoughts From an Evil Overlord does not accept any form of cash advertising, sponsorship, or paid topic insertions. However, I am an Amazon Associate, which means when you make an Amazon purchase through a link from the blog I will get a small commission.  Purchases made through buy links help to support hosting fees and giveaways sponsored directly by the blog.


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  • Entries will be checked and anyone found cheating will be disqualified from all future giveaways.


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38 responses to “Ethics/Disclosure

  1. Hi Elizabeth!

    I was wondering if you would review and post two rare and small books on your blog, if I submitted them for your review… please advise. Thanks!

    Jean Sheridan
    Managing agent
    Satyalu+Kristi Media, USA

  2. Hello,

    We are reaching out in the hope that you may be interested in joining out Virtual Tour Team. We do not ask that you review the novels we are simply looking for bloggers/vloggers that would like to host our authors on their sites. We have a lot of great books to share and a wide variety of genres, we would love to have you on board. We make our tours easy to schedule as we run them a full year from the date of the book release allowing our hosts to schedule the authors without any pressure.

    If interested please respond back and we’ll be sure to send you invitations to upcoming tours. We do not expect you to be a part of every single one. The choice is left up to you on what authors and books you decide to host that best fit your venue.

    You will always receive free e-ARC’s for giveaways and for your own leisure reading whenever you may find the time if the books genuinely interest you.

    Thank you in advance for your response.

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