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.

All features are chosen randomly to be the feature. They are not chosen by content or name.

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Our Feature – Jennifer @ Reading and Writing Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance

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. [/note]

Q: 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.

I haven’t read a straight-up contemporary in a LONG time, in fact I got so sick of them, I put them on the NO-READ list. But, recently I picked up Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Wynette Texas series and fell in love. Which is what started the contemporary feature that I now have Patti helping me out with on this blog.


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!!