Saturday, January 15, 2011

Book Blogger HOP #18 / FEVERfest Recap

January 14 - 17

Hosted by Jen at Crazy-For-Books

In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word! This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books! It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs to read!

"Why do you read the genre that you do?
What draws you to it?"

I am COMPLETELY addicted to reading all things romance and paranormal to the point where I rarely read anything else.  I hadn't read for YEARS until my friend DRUG me to see one of the Harry Potter movies, saying just how amazing it was. I walked into the theatre a doubting non reader and walked out with the overwhelming need to get online and buy the series. I loved them!! This led to me buying other "magic" based books.. which led me to reading fantasy... which led to me to vampires, werewolves and all things paranormal. I was solely reading YA then but that all changed when my husband bought me a Christine Feehan. The minute I closed that book, my addiction to romance EXPLODED and I've been a goner ever since.

When I read, I'm in it for the emotions and without a doubt that's what pulls me into the books I read. I love the intensity of the story lines and the incredible passion that happens between the characters. I love the discovery of love and attraction, the uncertainty of it being returned and the chaos that happens when to fiery characters butt heads in a contest of wills. I love sighing (and drooling) over the hero, whether he's a bad boy, broody, tortured, overprotective, arrogant... the more alpha he is the better!! I love getting to know strong female characters who aren't afraid to be themselves and who not only stand up for what they believe it but fight for it. With the paranormal aspect thrown in, I don't know what it is but I love the fantasy of it, the added danger it brings and face it - it's just plain HOT!! 

LOL I just reread what I wrote and it doesn't come close to describing why I love reading the genre I do. It'll have to do though *pokes tongue at it*

Okay this week has been BUSY on my blog (maybe a little TOO busy but hey it's all about having fun and sharing our passion and excitement for the books we read right?) and for those who didn't know I'm holding a FEVERfest to celebrate the upcoming release of Karen M. Monings Shadowfever this Tuesday. Here's what you missed....

Post #1 My Blog Has Caught The Fever
Post #2 Shadowfever - The Wait Is Almost Over
Post #3 The Who's Who In The Fever Series
Post #4 Teaser Tuesday #20 - FEVER style
Post #5 Karen M. Moning - The Woman Behind The Series
Post #6 Book Review - Darkfever by Karen M. Moning
Post #7 Dark Fever Excerpt And Favorite Quotes
Post #8 Courtesy Of Mac's Journal
Post #9 Introduction to OOPS 101
Post #10 Book Review - Bloodfever by Karen M. Moning
Post #11 Bloodfever Excerpt And Favorite Quotes
Post #12 FEVERED Dream Of Books Giveaway Hop
Post #13 Jericho Barrons - Just What The Heck Is He??
Post #14 Juicy Tidbit - Up Close And Personal With Barrons

Still to come - review of Faefever and Dreamfever and all SIX Shadowfever teasers!!

I also have TWO giveaways happening....

Enter to win an e-copy of Eve Langlais's Lucifer's Daughter. See what happens when a princess of Hell meets the guy she knows is "the one". Ends TONIGHT

Enter to win the ENTIRE Fever series by Karen M. Moning in the Dreaming Of Books Giveaway HOP. Ends January 17th at midnight.


Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

Ahhhh I read just about every genre, if you can believe it, but I focus pretty much solely upon YA fantasy, paranormal, sci-fi and dystopian on my site. That said, I'm always trying to stretch into the realm of contemps :)

You really like those Fever books, eh? I'm intrigued!

Carmel @ Rabid Reads said...

Thanks for stopping by! I'm returning the hop. Hope you have a great weekend!

Carmel @ Rabid Reads
My Wolfish Giveaway Part 2 is now live!

Yvonne said...

I love a variety of genres, but romantic suspense and mysteries are my favorites.

Hopping thru.............

Jo said...

Hopping over to say hi! My answer to this week's question is so bland compared to yours. :) I liked reading your post!

Jessica said...

I agree as well, I am a strictly paranormal girl now. If there isn't a trace of paranormal in it. I really don't care to read it.

Still love The Count of Monte Cristo though. It's my 1 exception!

Thanks for stopping by!

Truly Bookish said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am noe your newest follower. I agree, there is just something about escaping into paranormal books...

Escapist said...

I don't read much paranormal romance, but I do like those alpha males myself...:D

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Alison said...

Hopping through. I really like paranormal romance. I'm a vampire girl.
My Hop

Black Disaster Fairy said...

It has been awhile since I've been here. But I still love your blog. Now I have a computer and the net I will become a regular stocker once again. ;)

I love to read lots of what ever as long as it is a good book it don't matter to me what the genre.

Black Disaster Fairy
A World of Personality

Dizzy C said...

That's one busy week.

enjoy the rest of the weekend


TwoBibliomaniacs said...

Thanks for stopping by! I love that literature can have such a profound impact on your emotions. Personally, I hop from one genre to another. Have a great week!

Andrea said...

Just hopping by... I love paranormal reads! Great genre!

Andrea @ Reading Lark

Tiger Holland said...

Hopping by to return the visit! I love your story of how you got back into reading. Lucky that you had that friend to drag you to the theater! :-)

Jessica said...

Thanks for visiting On a Pale Star! I thought I'd come on by and return the favor. Now I'm off to check out the rest of the blog. Have a great week!

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