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Feature & Follow #7

Feature & Follow #7

Gain Book Blog Followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers — but you have to know — the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me. The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs! When did you start blogging? I started this blog September 27, 2012    But I have a host of other blogs and websites.  This is my first book blog though. What is your favorite part of book blogging? Pretty covers!  No, really – just finding new books to love. What is your… Read more »

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Interview with Rebekkah Ford – Author of Beyond the Eyes

Interview with Rebekkah Ford – Author of Beyond the Eyes

Buy Beyond the Eyes Amazon Barnes & Noble Smashwords Hi Rebekkah!  Thanks for being my guest at New Adult Addiction.  I just finished your new book, Beyond the Eyes, and loved your protagonist, Paige.  It seems to me that Paige is somewhat fragile and emotional, yet also strong and determined.  How did you come up with the idea for Paige’s character? Thanks for having me. The idea for Paige just came to me. However, I have to admit her feelings of abandonment regarding her father stems from my own personal experience. So some of the aches she had in her heart were mine as well.  I have a pet peeve on my blog about the “V” word (virgins) but that’s mostly because I deal in New Adult books.  In your young adult book, Paige starts off “innocent” but gains some experience as the story progresses.  Have you gotten any blow-back… Read more »

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Review for Crow’s Row by Julie Hockley

Review for Crow’s Row by Julie Hockley

Crow’s Row is an enigma for me – it grabbed me right away – and that’s good because I’ve decided that I’m no longer interested in sticking it out trying to read a book that’s not captured my interest just for the sake of reviewing it on my blog.  I’m busy – super freaking busy, so why spend time reading stuff I’m not really interested in just to say I read it.  But, at times I was frustrated about the slow initial pace and once again, the “V” word.  Can we get over the whole virgin thing?  This is new adult, right?  Spice it up for F’s sake. OK, anyway.  This book has a lot going for it and so I’ll start there: Very original idea with the illegal drug industry.  I’ve not read about this one before so it’s a nice change from the paranormal stuff I’ve been reading…. Read more »

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Review of Darkhouse by Karina Halle

Review of Darkhouse by Karina Halle

Darkhouse (Experiment in Terror, #1) by Karina Halle was the funnest thing I’ve read in a very long time.  When considering what rating to give this book was tempted to give a four or maybe a four and a half just because there’s nothing real deep about the book as far as the underlying message goes.  It’s just plain fun. And then I started thinking I really need to come up with a scale so I can judge all books equally.  I mean, is plot the most important thing?  Character development?  Setting?  Theme? And I’ve come to the conclusion that it must have a combination of all these things, but that each individual book can have these requirements in different ratios and still be a five rating. Whew…with that said…Darkhouse is a five star book and I’ll tell you why it got the five stars and Fall From Grace did… Read more »

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The Forever Girl – by Rebecca Hamilton

The Forever Girl – by Rebecca Hamilton

In The Forever Girl – Sophia’s Journey by Rebecca Hamilton, Sophia is a twenty-two year old woman, let’s call her a woman, who lives alone in her familial house after her mother died.  She lives in the Rocky Mountains, near Denver. She’s a Wiccan and apparently is (or thinks she is) responsible for her mother’s death and possibly another person in town. First what I liked about this book: Sophia.  I really did enjoy this character.  She’s tough, she’s interesting, and she drives a Jeep!   She’s not afraid to be herself, although she is afraid to tell her secrets even to her best friends.  She has some fun dialog in the exchanges between herself and Charles, unfortunately, most of these come early on in the book and it doesn’t keep that same charm throughout.  I also liked the setting – as someone who lives in the Rockies, not very far… Read more »

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Feature and Follow

Feature and Follow

Feature & Follow #1 This is my first FF – so far so good! When did you start blogging?I started this blog last week!    But I have a host of other blogs and websites.  This is my first book blog though. What is your favorite part of book blogging?Pretty covers!  No, really – just finding new books to love. What is your favorite book(s)?I am a SF junkie – the Takeshi Kovacs series (Altered Carbon, Broken Angels, and Woken Furies) by Richard K. Morgan are all my favorite books.  But I also love me some paranormal romance.  What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?Meeting other cool book loving people. Q: What do you hope to accomplish with your blog? Is it to one day become an author yourself, just for fun, maybe get some online attention, or maybe something very different? … Read more »

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New Blog…

New Blog…

The new adult genre is braking out as you read this article!  It’s hot, it’s fun, and it’s got all the stuff you wish your favorite young adult novels had, but can’t due to, well, the simple fact that they’re geared for those under eighteen. In the past, Big Six publishers weren’t interested in books with main characters that were over the age of eighteen because that was clearly out of bounds for the young adult market.  And they weren’t very interested in books about characters younger than 25, because that was…well, who knows why.  Only them, I suppose. But it turns out that new adults really are interested in reading about characters their own age.  Go figure. New adult, as defined, deals with main characters who are eighteen or older, or at the very least, out of high school.  Many deal with college as a substitute, but the books… Read more »

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