Friday, November 18, 2011

Feature and Follow #1

Welcome to the Feature & Follow

If you are new to the #FF fun, Feature & Follow Friday is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort between bloggers. Feature & Follow Friday is now hosted by TWO hosts, myself of course 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, 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!

Now to make this #FF interesting we do a FEATURE blogger. If you are interested in becoming a Feature click on the drop down link above FEATURES > Feature & Follow Friday and get on the waiting list! It is also required, that if you participate you must follow the hosts (Parajunkee & Alison Can Read) and the two Feature blogs.

Parajunkee's Feature – Lauren’s Book Blog

My name is Lauren and my blog is Lauren’s Book Bag – not very original I know. Books have been my passion ever since I can remember and I turned my love of reading into a profession by becoming a college lecturer in English literature. I recently received my Ph.D. in Children’s literature and wrote on the Philosophy of Evil in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.

I have been blogging for about 5 months now and love every minute. My blog is quite eclectic but leans toward romance, particularly romantic suspense, paranormal romance and historical romance. In addition to reading and blogging, I enjoy watching films and playing video games.

Q: Letter to Santa: Tell Santa what books you want for Christmas!

I have been asking Santa every year to replace my Harry Potter series. I lost them in Katrina, which was right after the release of the final Deathly Hallows book. I didn’t think to take my books, well I didn’t think to take much of anything – so they got wet. Really wet. I would like them back again. Maybe this time around Santa can replace them with 1st Ed. UKs. I might faint.

Alison Can Read's Feature Blogger - Books and Barks

My name is Jennifer, I'm 28 years old, and yes - I'm a bookaholic. There, I said it. The first step is admitting you have a problem, right? I love to read. If you don't catch me reading, I'm most likely book shopping. I turned my spare bedroom into my own personal library. One day I came across a group of people on Facebook who are just as much into reading as I am. Book Club was started over our love of the Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris. Finally we had other people to discuss our love of Eric with! Now we read and discuss many other series as well, focusing mainly on paranormal.

Talking books with a group led me to creating my blog. I thought to myself, what are some of the things I love most. The answer - books and dachshunds. So that's how Books and Barks was born. Its fun getting to share all of the wonderful books I've found with other readers. The focus on my blog is mostly adult and YA paranormal romance and fantasy, and some of my favorite authors are Jeaniene Frost, Nalini Singh, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Ilona Andrews and Eileen Wilks. Trust me, there are lots more!

Okay, enough about me. Back to my books I go...

This weeks question is:

Q: Letter to Santa: Tell Santa what books you want for Christmas!

A. Dear Santa, I think I’ve been pretty good this year, so here’s what I want for Christmas: Amazon gift cards! I’m known for buying whatever books I want, and almost all of the ones I’d ask for have already been pre-ordered. If you give me a gift card, I’m pretty sure I can find something to spend it on!

Okay, if you’re going to make me choose some specific books for you to bring me, here are just a few that I want:
  • Larissa Ione - Immortal Rider
  • Kresley Cole - Lothaire
  • Gena Showalter - The darkest Seduction
Also, hope everyone comes back for a visit in December, as I'm teaming up with fellow bloggers, Pawing Through Books and Alaskan Book Cafe, to present a special 12 Days of Christmas Extravaganza! We're each going to feature different authors every day, with special guest posts and interviews, and there will be lots of giveaways! Many authors have donated books for individual giveaways, and we'll have a special grand prize giveaway at the end of the Extravaganza. Hope you join us!!! Now for the Follow Fun!


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.
  • 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! Follow it up with your twitter address if you want to get that one out!


  1. I'd love absolutely anything my Gena Showalter for christmas! :D

    New follower here!

    Feel free to follow back @

    Have a happy follow friday!

  2. A lot of Great Authors you picked. I happen to love Kresley Cole books and Larissa Ione books. Great list. Come visit me as well.

    Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog

  3. I read one of Gena Showalter's books and really enjoyed it! Great list!

    Here's my FF!

  4. "Lothaire" was my choice too!! Excellent taste!

  5. You're the second person who has listed Lothaire. I need to go check this book out. Hope Santa brings what you want.

    New follower!

    Jade @

  6. New Follower!

    I really hope Santa grants you your wish!

    My FF Post

  7. I want all 3 of those books and can't wait for either one, new follower, here's mine

  8. Great choices and I love your blog design.
    Thanks for stopping by and I'm following back.
    Happy reading.

  9. I hope you get all the books on your list! That sucks that you lost all your HP books during Katrina :(

    I’m a new follower :)