Thursday, August 4, 2011

Feature & Follow

It’s that time again! Welcome to Feature & Follow hosted by Parajunkee’s View. I am a multi-hat-wearing blogger. I have a day job as an adjunct at a local college, I write Urban Fantasy (or currently am writing), I'm a mother, a book lover and a blog enthusiast. I read across genre lines, but have been focusing my efforts lately on YA Fantasy, Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance.

Q: Talk about the book that most changed or influenced your life (was it a book that turned you from an average to avid reader, did it help you deal with a particularly difficult situation, does it bring you comfort every time you read it?)

Ah, what a wonderful question. There are just so many I could choose from. However, I believe I'll pick Moon Called by Patricia Briggs. 

This book here opened my eyes to new genres. Prior to reading this, I steered far, far away from anything remotely fantasy. Vampires? Werewolves? Blech. I wanted nothing to do with them. But I was struck by the cover of Bone Crossed (book 4 in the Mercy Thompson series). Don't judge a book by it's cover? Well I did. And I have never regretted it. Not only did I find a deep-seeded love for Urban Fantasy, but I've branched off into Paranormal Romance and YA fantasy! I just can't get enough. Beyond that, this book inspired me to pick up a pen (okay, who writes with a pen these was a computer, but that doesn't sound the same) and start writing my novel. No, it's not's not done yet! But it IS an Urban Fantasy novel. I don't know that I would have ever had the desire to write a novel if it weren't for Patricia Briggs. So...if you haven't read the series yet...get to it! I've read the entire series...oh, about 5 times. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Can't wait to see what your answers are!



  1. Nice choice! This is a great series and I can see why it got you into paranormal and urban fantasy!!

    New follower from follow friday. =)

  2. Cool! I've never read them, but I'll put them at my TBR pile!

    Nice blog you have here =D

  3. Thanks for stopping in to my FF! I'm a new follower and great answer - I might need to look into this series! :0)

  4. Cool Good for you! I love everything Paranormal...gotta thank Harry Potter and Twilight for that I guess...Happy Friday!!!

  5. I've never read this series but it does look like a really great one! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit me at Hands and Home and leave a comment! Have a great weekend, and happy reading!

  6. I've always been an avid paranormal reader. If it has fangs and fur, I'm all over it.

  7. Thanks for stopping by on the hop! I love Moon Called but I haven't had the opportunity to read the other books in the series yet.
    New follower :)
    Jennifer @ The Bawdy Book Blog

  8. Apparently I am NOT a new follower and have been following for awhile LOL!



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