Book Blogger Love: Back Off My Books

Participating in the January Author & Blogger Fan Appreciation Giveaway, got me thinking about how much book bloggers do to help spread the word about authors' books. (Lots!) It seems only fair to reciprocate and send a little love and, hopefully a few new readers, their way. So I'm starting a new blog feature, Book Blogger Love*. Some of the bloggers will cover the genres I write, some won't. The only requirement is that they have an active book blog.
Today I'm starting with the January Author & Blogger Fan Appreciation Giveaway organizer, Jenn of Back Off My Books.
Jenn reviews the following genres:
  • New Adult contemporary romance
  • Adult Contemporary Romance
  • Erotica
  • Paranormal romance
  • Urban fantasy
  • Dystopian

In addition to reviews, she lists $.99 and free books, and regularly participates in (and hosts) giveaways through her blog. Jenn also hosts flash giveaways through her Facebook page.

Just for shits and giggles, I turned the tables and asked Jenn a few questions:

How often do you post reviews?

When I started it was 4-5 reviews a week because I devoured books and had a back log of books I had read and could review without re-reading. Then I went back to school to finally finish my degree and that has cut into my reading/reviewing time. With that I try and post 2 new reviews a week. I often try and introduce new followers to past reviews as well by posting them on facebook as “New to You Reviews.” When time allows her I also have a friend, Darci, who has done some guest reviews for me.

What makes you fall in love with a character?

With male characters it tends to be their devotion, protectiveness and heart of gold. If the men are damaged and flawed then it is even better because then they are just as real as you and me. With females I fall in love with their strength. I don’t’ like weak female characters, or ones that let everything crush them. I love knowing they are smart and determined and use common sense. All that rolled up makes me LOVE THEM.

What makes you throw a book across the room?

One of two things will do this 1) A character acting against how they were written and in such a way it makes no sense what so ever and 2) Something so utterly and completely shocking that I was not expecting and goes in a direction I would not have liked to see the story go. Granted most times if I continue to read I will be glad I didn’t throw it, but sometimes I wish I did still.

What book have you read over and over and over and over again and still love?

Books from childhood pop up as the first to make me read and re-read. Those include The Chronicles of Narnia and Harry Potter(okay, I might have been an adult at this point for some of Harry Potter). After that there was Sophie’s World (mostly because I had to read it several times to finally understand it!) Then came books that I know so many have read and re-read Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey (I consider these my reality t.v. guilty pleasure of books). The more blogging I do though the less I find I get to re-read books because I am so eager to read what is next on my TBR. Given a moment I would probably re-read The Fever Series by Karen M. Moning. The one thing I know for sure though is so many childhood favorites I am looking forward to re-exploring through the eyes of my children.

I hope you'll take a moment to head over to Back Off My Books and check out Jenn's reviews.

*If you're a book blogger with an active blog and want to be featured in a Book Blogger Love post, leave a comment and I'll get you on the schedule. Thanks!

Don't forget to follow the Rafflecopter link at the bottom of this post to enter the the January Author & Blogger Fan Appreciation Giveaway. You could win a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Also, share it with your favorite book blogger; she or he could win a gift card, too. (Giveaway ends Feb. 5, 2014.)

The Giveaway Details

1st prize fan winner will receive $100 Amazon gift card. 1st prize blogger winner (blogger with the most votes) will receive a $100 Amazon gift card. 2nd prize fan winner will receive $15 Amazon gift card. 2nd prize blogger winner will receive a $15 Amazon gift card.

The giveaway starts January 22nd, 2014 and will go until February 5th, 2014 (1/22/14 - 2/5/14)
The Giveaway

The very first entry option is for you to vote for your favorite Book Blog. The Book Blogs with the most votes will win the 1st and 2nd Blogger Prizes, respectively. If there is a book blog you follow and love make sure to let them know about this giveaway so they can pimp it out to their fellow followers to increase their chance at winning.

The Giveaway Link

Follow this link to reach the --> Rafflecopter entry form

Follow this link if you're an author or book blogger and you want to help sponsor the March Author/Blogger Giveaway! --> March sponsor sign-ups
The Legal Info

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code. The winning entries will be verified prior to prizes being awarded. There is no purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winners will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or new winners will be selected.

This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.

This giveaway was organized by Jenn from Back Off My Books and sponsored by the participating authors & bloggers.