Thursday, September 8, 2011

Friday Blog Hops & Giveaway {9.9.11}

Have you ever wanted a villain to win at the end of the story and if so, what story was it?
I would have to say that I have never wanted a villain to win. At least not that I can think of.

Book Blogger Hop

Hosted by Crazy-For-Books!

“Many of us primarily read one genre of books, with others sprinkled in. If authors stopped writing that genre, what genre would you start reading? Or would you give up reading completely if you couldn’t read that genre anymore?”

My favorite genre is YA (young adult) and if there was no more YA novels then the world would truly be a sad place. I would probably, sadly, give up reading.



Watch the Video

Crimson Oak Publishing is having an awesome giveaway where they are giving away FIVE $50 American Express gift cards for the release of their newest publication "Ladybird, Ladybird". 

Crimson Oak Publishing

Ladybird, Ladybird’s target market is Young Adult ages 13 and up. The setting for this book is rural, country America, a part of our nation that has changed little in the last fifty years, and a place the author, Abra Ebner, calls home. The country feel of this book melds well with late summer/harvest reads going into the fall holidays. Ladybird is a Paranormal/Ghost Romance with turbulent, yet poetic undertones. It will be released in Hardcover in September and E-Book this week (Nook, Kindle, iBooks). Hardcover Books will be available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and independant retailers, and are currently available for pre-order. In the meantime, also enjoy our trailer directed by Gorilla Pictures and feel free to share it on your blog or website!

Enter herefor the contest and the chance to win one of their gift cards.

After you fill out the form and tell them that I was the blogger who referred you, come back here and enter to win a book of your choice from the BOOK DEPOSITORY (under $20)


  1. Oh dear! I hope, then, that they never stop writing YA books because it would be a sadder world if even one person stopped reading.

    I am happy to be a new follower!

  2. The world really would be a sad place without YA. I'm a new follower! Check out my hop at Anonymous Reads.


  3. The better never stop writing YA, or I would be screwed :P

    New follower! :D Stop by my blog and check out my answer and follow me back if you want! ;)

  4. Oh, no! It's sad that you would stop reading! There isn't any other genre that you would be willing to try?

    Happy Hopping! I hope you find some great blogs to follow and make some new friends this weekend!

  5. Following back. Great giveaway! :)

  6. I would be disappointing if there were no more YA books too, but hopefully if there wasn't you could find another genre to love and blog about!

    Thanks for hopping by my blog :)

  7. YA is fun, but not my favorite! Maybe you could try going for one of the YA sub-genres? =D

    Already a follower!

  8. New follower! I'm a YA fan as well, though it isn't my main focus :D

  9. I can't think of a villain I rooted for either. Great blog!

    My Follow Friday!

  10. Hi and Happy Friday!

    My FF,

    Have a great weekend!

  11. Yes I agree. I'm into YA too. I can't imagine a world without YA books anymore.
    Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog today!

    New follower,
    Friday Hops

  12. YA books are fun to read- thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great weekend!

  13. A good honest answer! But like I said in my post, we can always re-read our own collection! Mine's pretty big, so it would last!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

  14. I'm pretty sure I've never wanted a villain to win in the long run either. But sometimes whiny protagonists make me want to beat them myself! Haha.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a great weekend.
    Books of Amber

  15. Please don’t be shocked but this week I’ve got a straightforward, cut and dried answer to this week’s question... for a change!

    Root for villains? No way, no how. Why am I being so narrow minded? Follow me back to my blog and find out why –

    Thank God it’s Follow Friday!

    Howard A. Sherman, Implementor
    Get Inside a Story

  16. I root for villains all the time. Isn't that terrible? :P

    I like how you're all, "YA Lit or bust, baby! It's young-adult or nothing!"
    That's pretty awesome. Sadly, I'd resort to reading cereal boxes if I had to.

  17. I do love YA but I don't think I could ever give up reading. And *whispers* I do root for the villain sometimes.
    Mary @ BookSwarm

  18. I am a follower!
    I hope you will stop by The Writers Voice! It is my new group author blog and posts start tomorrow!

    Emma Michaels

  19. Hey! Thanks for stopping by! Following back. Thanks for the Giveaways by the way!

  20. hey! hopping by, a little late though! Love the blog and I'm following you now :) i could never give up YA, so I just can't even answer this question. lol. it will NEVER die, and if it does, it's what I write anyways lol.

    stop by my blog too? I posted about my TBR list instead this Friday!

  21. Thanks for the blog visit and follow - I'm following back!

  22. You would Give. Up Reading.? *faints*


  23. I mostly only want the villain to win if they're a villain with a good heart buried somewhere deep. I know they can't win, but maybe if they could just "not lose'. :-)

  24. I'm behind the YA reading curve. There are so many different things to read even if new books in a favorite genre stopped being published. Please come see what I would read.

  25. thanks for the giveaway! just entered and named you as referred blogger.

    -andrea b


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