About


My real name is Laura Armstrong. "Burgandy Ice" comes from the name of a hybrid rose my husband gave me for Valentine's one year that is somehow surviving despite me. (The mis-spell comes from my emotional reaction to excessive 'u's.)

I own a business with my husband, Jeremy, who is a sort of classic car arteest. Check out our other action on the "Cool, Man" page. We have four crazy, awesome kids.

I am writing a book! A paranormal fantasy, of course - a faerytale retelling. In October 2012 I won 2nd place in a short story contest. *Eeep!* Read my creation on the Winners Post.

I am happy to review books & I accept pdf and epub as well as print copies. I don't post books I don't finish. (DNF) I post my reviews on Colorimetry, Goodreads, Amazon, LibraryThing, Facebook, Twitter, Barnes & Noble, Shelfari, Edelweiss, NetGalley etc. I am not able to accept as many books as I'd like to. 
My Rating system: 
5.5 - Instant Reread.   5 - Love It!  4.5 - Great!  4 - Pretty Darn Good.  3.5 - Worth the Time.  3 - Cute.  2.5 – Meh  2 – Not My Cup of Tea  1. 5 – Confusing  1 – Painful
I also highlight books as I have time. I am interested in Author-Interviews with Giveaways. I enjoy promoting books including Indie & Small Press Authors. I receive more requests than I can respond to for reviewing and highlighting. (Sometimes I have trouble answering emails. I save all the requests and respond to a few. I won't bite if you email me again.) A new option is Prism Book Tours. I have tons of options available for a wide range of promotional options.

My contact is burgandyice(at)live(dot)com. I reserve the right to refuse for no reason with no notice. All my content including reviews are my personal opinion.

ARC Policy: I treat ARCs like the precious treasures they are. Digital copies stay with me or are deleted. Print copies remain in my library or are traded or given away at no profit. All my giveaways are purchased by me or offered by the author, publisher or publicist.
My favorite genres:  
* YA & Adult fantasy
      - fairy tale retellings
      - classic retellings
      - dystopians
      - paranormal 
I regularly read:  
* Sci-Fi
* Romance
* Historical
* MG or KidLit
* Christian 
Sometimes I read:  
 * Contemporary
 * Theological
 * Vehicle-related tech
 * Non-Fiction 
I do not read:  
 * Erotica
 * Horror
 * Graphic violence

Giveaways:

I love giving and winning books! Most of my giveaways are International. I'll specify if they are not. To enter a giveaway, you must be at least 13 yrs old for Young Adult titles and 18 years for Adult titles. Plus comply with the funky requests via Rafflecopter, comments, Word docs or whatever requested. No one takes any responsibility for the content or the safe arrival of the giveaways including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, The Book Depository, Colorimetry, Burgandy Ice, myself or any authors, publishers, promoters, etc, etc.

All giveaways on Colorimetry are either purchased by me or given by the author, publisher, publicist, etc. 

Advertising:

If you are interested in sidebar space, see BlogAds or contact me. Current rate: $10/wk for book cover size with link.

Find & Follow:

I can be found infiltrating the bloggiverse as Burgandy Ice:


BurgandyIce(at)live(dot)com

Let me know that you're following me & I'll be happy to follow you back!!



Following the FTC regulations that govern reviewers I must state that people give me free books and products in exchange for my review and/or highlight of those products. I do not receive monetary compensation for my reviews, they are my honest, personal opinion, negative or positive. In no way are my reviews swayed by compensation.

I do receive monetary compensation for special promotions including advertising space on Colorimetry and Prism Book Tours promotions.