Welcome to the Feature & Follow

Gain new 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!

How does this work? First you leave your name here on this post, (using the linky tools — keep scrolling!) then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them “hi” in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!

What sets this Hop apart from others, is our Feature. Each week we will showcase a Featured Blogger, from all different genres and areas. Who is our Feature today? Find out below. Just remember it is required, if you participate, to follow our Features and you must follow the hosts (Parajunkee & Alison Can Read) as a courtesy. How do you follow someone? Well, if you have a preference, state it in your #FF post. A lot of blogs are transitioning to WordPress in which they do not have the luxury of GFC, so an RSS subscription is appreciated or if you choose an email subscription. If you don’t have GFC please state in your post how you would like to be followed.

Our Feature – The Romanceaholic

My name is Jess, and I’m a happily married 30 year old mother of two lovely young boys.

I’ve always enjoyed reading. When I was a child, my parents would threaten to take away my television privileges if I was being naughty. I didn’t care! Then they’d take away things like dessert, or some of my favorite toys. That’s was fine too. But then, one day, the wised up and realized that if they REALLY wanted me to behave, all they had to do was take away my library privileges! The shock! The horror! *shakes head sadly* It was terrible to live through I tell you. So now, many years later, here I sit, happily paging through my romance novels on my beloved Kindle, and occasionally smirking at the realization that my Mommy no longer has control over my library card.

I’m addicted to romance novels, as my blog’s title would suggest, and I actually began doing book reviews on Goodreads long before I got my own blog. I decided to actually bite the bullet and get a blog when I realized two things: First, my Goodreads shelves were so badly organized that even I couldn’t find what I was looking for, and secondly, because I was shamelessly trying to convince publishers to send me free books to help support my habit. Right now I’m on a Romantic Suspense kick, but I like to read everything from Paranormal/Urban Fantasy to Historical to Romantic Suspense to BDSM to Category Romances. Basically, if it’s romance, I like to read it!

Q: Have you ever bought a book BECAUSE of a bad review?

Yup. I got ‘The Selection’ by Kiera Cass because of a terrible review and the resulting twitter fiasco. I just had to read it — and guess what I enjoyed it and wrote a good review about it!

We have a new button, so update your blogs if you are used to doing this meme! Gain New Blog Followers

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To join the fun and make new book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:

    • (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}
    • (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers
    • Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
    • Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say “hi” in your comments and that they are now following you.
    • If you are using WordPress or another CMS that doesn’t have GFC (Google Friends Connect) state in your posts how you would like to be followed
    • Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”
    • If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers
    • If you’re new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

Happy Follow Friday! Come back at midnight CST for the Facebook & Twitter hop!!