Welcome to the Feature & Follow

Gain New Blog FollowersIncrease Blog Followers, 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!

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 is Anya @ On Starships and Dragonwings

When did you start blogging?
I briefly started a book blog back in 2011, but didn’t know about the awesome community that was out there, so ended up giving up on that first try. However, when I stumbled across the book blogging community, I knew I had to try again in March 2012 and it has been much more successful so far and so much more fun with friends!
What is your favorite part of book blogging?
I have to choose just one?? Well, then it’ll have to be reading what everyone else thinks about new (and old!) books and finding out about books I would have never noticed otherwise. It has helped me expand my reading and also find so many more books that I absolutely love!
What type of books do you mainly blog about?
Science-fiction and fantasy all the way! This includes adult and YA in fairly equal amounts though :).
What is your favorite book(s)?
I’m going to sneak in two here since I have two main categories of books. For the older and more sci-fi category Robert Heinlein’s To Sail Beyond the Sunset. It helped me through all the angsty teen years ;-). In the newer and more fantasy focused category (I don’t know why the categories are organized by age and genre that way, just happened to work out, haha), I have to say Brandon Sanderson’s Elantris. That book is some ridiculously epic fantasy and I wish he would make a sequel!!
What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?
I partially eluded to this already, but I have found out about and read so many books that I would never have been exposed to if I hadn’t joined in the book blogging community. In addition though, those recommendations come from all the awesome people I have met that make this so much more fun! Blogging adds this whole new dimension to reading, it’s freaking awesome.



Q:  Who is your favorite villain from a book?

I’ve always been a sucker for the antagonist. They better be good, or this book isn’t worth my time. I like them delectably evil, but with justification. They can’t just be evil for evil’s sake. Hard criteria to meet right? Some of the best villains I’ve experience have been from film, or television. Our feature today is Anya — and one of my faves from Buffy the Vampire Slayer was Anya (which BTW I named my only daughter Anya) and she started out as a baddie. That was fun. I still mourn the loss of that show. But, I asked for a book didn’t I and here I am defying my own question. I’m sure a lot of you will answer with Warner…who is a good one. I also like Ian from the Cat and Bones series, he’s not really an antagonist, but he is a baddie. Then of course there is Cruce. Wait for it..

From the Teaser 1 posted on Karen Marie Moning’s Facebook page:

Four nights he’s come to me, murmuring my name, making it an exquisite melody with which not even the divine orchestral choir of all the angels in heaven could compete.

He chimes my name in the language of the Unseelie and it makes my ears ring until my mind is emptied of all thought, until my eyes are incapable of beholding any vision other than him. He is so beautiful that merely looking at him makes me weep and when I brush tears from my cheeks, my hands come away stained red with blood.

He wakes me but doesn’t wake me.

He takes me to a place that is so perfect and serene and free of worry that I want to stay there forever.

My name is Cruce, he says. Not V’lane. I was so weary of wearing his golden shining face. He was never half the Fae I am. I have you in the Dreaming, is it not beautiful? Do you not feel divine here with me? You need not fear me. I am not what I seem. I’m in danger.


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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!