Ah, Book Blog Spotlight, my favourite bit of a week. How I miss you when you are not here.
Review blogs are well established by now as one of the best and most popular routes by which readers find recommendations for good quality books in the endless slush pile of new and otherwise unknown authors. This is word of mouth, made grand and far-reaching by the power of the internet age, and in this column we will spotlight a different blog each week to talk about what they review, how and why.
And so, continuing its vital role of exploring the book blogosphere to bring you new and interesting places to find great books, Book Blog Spotlight is happy to bring you Holly, of Full Moon Bites!
CQ: To start us off, can you tell us a bit about your site and what new readers can expect?
We review most all genres from Young-Adult to Erotica, but we mostly lean toward more adult novels.
New readers can expect a variety of author interviews, giveaways, and other author features on an almost daily basis.
CQ: You mention Full Moon Bites blog tours on the site. What do these involve, and what books / authors have you done tours for so far?
The tours range in length from 1-2 day tours, one week, the longest being 1 month. I did have a 60 day tour but after doing three of them I have put that package off the page until I have more tour hosts. Lol
I wanted to keep the prices as low as possible; book promotion is important to all authors and I want to give them a lot of promo for as little money as possible.
We have toured a few authors/books so far (Pavarti K Tyler, Alyssa Rose Ivy, Nilsa Rodriguez and Kathryn Meyer Griffith to name a few). We also have some great tours coming up including more from Alyssa Rose Ivy, Pavarti K Tyler, T. C. Archer, Cate Masters, Kallysten, Sara Brookes, and many more!
CQ: FMB runs both and Author of the Week and Blog of the Month column. What does this involve, and how’s the experience been from your end?
Blog of the Month is a different story altogether and I have actually cut the feature now; there was not really much interest in it to be honest.
CQ: Urban fantasy and paranormal are experiencing a surge in popularity in media other than books, with TV shows like Heroes and Supernatural. What’s your personal pick of UF/Paranormal movies, TV shows, comics or video games?
As for movies I do not watch many and can not think of any off of the top of my head. lol
CQ: Are vampires overdone, and what do you think the next paranormal fiction craze will be?
As for the next fiction craze I am pretty sure that if it is not already, then it will be mermaids and selkies. There have been a lot of books with this theme over the last few months and more set to be released though this year and 2013—I think I even saw a show advertised the other day about mermaids.
CQ: How much reader-interaction do you get through comments, Facebook, G+ etc? How important is that to your blogging?
CQ: What anticipated new releases are you really looking forward to in the next twelve months?
- Unleash The Highland Warrior (Connor Clan #3) by Anita Clenney
- Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson #7) by Patricia Briggs
- Dead Ever After (Sookie Stackhouse #13) by Charlaine Harris
- Darkness Within (Lords of Avalon #3) by Sherrilyn Kenyon/Kinley MacGregor
- A Woman Entangled (Blackshear Family #3) by Cecilia Grant
- Up From the Grave (Night Huntress, #7) by Jeaniene Frost
Just to name a few! LOL
CQ: Which two books would you recommend to a person new to the paranormal genre?
CQ: And finally, use this space to give a shout-out to one of your own favourite book blogs.