Oh yeah, you heard right. I'm one of the featured blogs for Feature and Follow Friday. Woop Woop! Thanks so much to Rachel and Alison for hosting such an awesome meme and for featuring me and my blog.
Question: Jumping Genres - Ever pick up a book from a genre you usually don't like and LOVE it? Tell us about it and why you picked it up in the first place.Answer: I have two answers. When I first started blogging, I had read a couple Dystopians and didn't like them. They always left me depressed. Then the publisher for Victoria Foyt asked me to review Foyt's ARC, Revealing Eden: Saving the Pearls Part One (click for review). It's a YA Dystopian. I was blown away by how much I loved this book. Yeah, there were sad parts that made me a little depressed but the writing, imagery, and characters made me see past that and realize that Dystopians have so much to offer. I loved everything about this book, sad parts and all.
When I first started reading again, once college no longer got in the way, I was buying every paranormal romance I could find. During my spending splurge, I bought a paranormal erotica without realizing it. I decided to give it a go even though it wasn't a genre I'd read before. I am so happy I got to experience The Vampire Queen's Servant by Joey W. Hill. And sure, it was more sexual than a romance novel, but it wasn't as bad as I thought. It had a great plot and amazing character development. Now I bought the Fifty Shades Trilogy because I find I like erotica, on occasion. As long as it has a good story and comes highly recommended.
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And just in case you wanted to check out my Interview with Parajunkee, here it is:
When did you start blogging?
I started blogging in late September 2011, and I still have so much to learn.
What is your favorite part of book blogging?
I love interacting with other book bloggers. I don’t have many friends who like reading, so I have to rely on my fellow book bloggers to chat with me about my current reads, book news, and why I must refrain from clawing Kate Daniel’s eyes out for taking my Beast Lord away from me. I love you, Curran!
Another of my favorite parts has been interacting with authors, both traditionally published and self-published. They are always so sweet and considerate. I just want to hug them all...and then yell at them for killing off the characters I love. I miss you, Kisten!
What is your favorite book(s)?
Well, as many of you can guess by my little outburst above, I love the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews, which is my favorite series by far. Other series I can’t live without include the Guild Hunter series and the Psy-Changeling series by Nalini Singh, the Hollows series by Kim Harrison, the Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep, the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost, and the Kushiel’s Legacy series by Jacqueline Carey. Some books that I love: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi, Divergent by Veronica Roth, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, and The Host by Stephenie Meyer. Okay, I might have gone overboard on my favorite books but what did you expect, book blogger = book obsession. I can’t just pick one. :)
What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?
First, the friends I have made. I am as close to some book bloggers as I am to my best friends. Second, the time Jennifer Estep contacted me after she read my review for one of her books. She was so nice. She actually offered to send me some of her upcoming ARCs. Now, I have an interview with her lined up in about a month. She was the first big time author to ever contact me directly, and I still get giddy just thinking about it. *happy dance* Be thankful your eyes have been spared from seeing my happy dance, it’s not pretty.