Thursday, June 30, 2011

4th of July Follow Friday

Good evening zombie horde! It is time for another Follow Friday! Time for some fun this weekend, but please remember that zombies are indeed flammable, so no sparklers please.

Have an awesome weekend!

Don't forget to enter the latest contest!

Q. ACK! Your favorite book/movie character (example Hermione Granger played by the Emma chick) just walked into the room! Who is it and what would be your first reaction? You get extra points if you include visual stimulation.

True Blood is one of my favorite televsion series, and The Southern Vampire books are a total fav as well. If I actually met Bill Compton, you might have to pick me up off the floor and wipe up the drool trail. I love his character, foibles and all. Absolute hunk.

Book Blogger Hop

What keeps you reading beyond the first few pages of a book, and what makes you want to stop reading a book and put it back on the shelf?


The voice of the book has to grab me within the first few pages. The point of view, dialogue, and characters have to be there. The other thing that drives me crazy is when a book is marketed for a certain genre or age group and it doesn't fit within that category. Especially if a middle grade book is being marketed for a teen audience. That just does not work and that is the fastest way to find a book flying back onto the shelf.


  1. Hi,

    stopping by for the follow friday
    have a wonderfull weekend

  2. Hi! Good answer, Bill is really handsome an cool, I like him a lot xD

    This is my FF answer, feel free to pass by:

    Hugs and hope you have a great weekend,


  3. Mmmm vampires are always awesome people to meet :) nice choice! Here's my FF!

    -Jessica (Peace Love Books)

  4. That is so, so awesome that you mentioned middle-grade books being marketed to YA. I think in small part, YA is so big right now, plenty of middle-grade authors would like to jump aboard that success train. But, interestingly I just got a pitch for a book that was total middle-grade, but the author wanted to sell it to YA because she thought that's what young adults "should" be reading - sweet, simple, pure realistic fiction stuff. The characters were in high school, but they didn't act like it: no love interests for any of them.

    I must say, I've been mesmorized by this little animation on your sidebar... the red and black goth girl in the purple/black ball. I think I've watched her do her thing at least 15 times.

    I always say vampires are nothing more than really good looking zombies, you know?

  5. Hi,

    I love your blog. I'm a new follower just hopping by to say hello.

    My FF: From The Shadows I Review
    Char =)

  6. These book blogger hop questions just get better and better. This one looks easy but I think it’s a trick question. We all know it’s the same answer – the writing – but we all have different perspectives of what good writing is.

    Hop on over to my blog at and read my three-prong answer as I explain why I’ll decide to pick up a book or put it down in under sixty seconds.

    Happy July 4th Weekend!

    Howard Sherman, Implementor

  7. Happy Follow Friday! I'm a new follower - please check out my blog! Steph @

  8. I honestly didn't expect to see Bill on the list of characters people would want to meet since there are so many Bill haters but you proved me wrong!

    Anyway, I wanted to personally invite you to the 2011 Declare Your Independence Indie Author Giveaway Carnival at my blog, What Book is That?. A different indie author will be featured every day in July and new giveaways are going live almost daily- today's giveaway is for a $25 Amazon gift card!

    Happy Friday!

  9. I so agree that it's irritating when books seem to be marketed twards the wrong audience. I'm irritated when a character seems to be the wrong age. They're seniors in high school and acting like they're 12 and the book is marketed as YA. OR when the author should have aged the character three years becuase they spend all their time at clubs and bars and don't at any point seem like teenagers.

  10. Hi there. I'm a new follower and found you through the book blog hop hosted by Crazy For Books. I have read a couple books with zombies and keep my eye out for more. I don't have to search far now because I can just come to your blog and find them. Thanks for that. If you get a chance check out my blog. Thanks

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  12. Happy Follow Friday! I am a follower! Hope you will stop by

    Emma Michaels

  13. Stopping by via the Crazy-For-Books blog hop. I'm a follower.

    I'm having a giveaway on my blog this weekend, so please stop by!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka


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