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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Follow Friday (3)

It's time to end the week with Follow Friday Hop hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. Don't forget to enter the giveaway to win a copy of The Fire Lord's Lover by Kathryne Kennedy. Have a wonderful weekend!

Q. Name 3 authors that you would love to sit down and spend an hour or a meal with just talking about either their books or get advice on writing from?

A. Only three? Well, I guess I'll have to say Ilona and Gordon Andrews, Jill Shalvis, and Shelly Laurenston. The first two because I stalk their blogs since they're so entertaining. The last because I love her snarky writing which I hope reflects her personality.


Megan @ Book Brats said...

New follower here! I'll have to check those authors out. I admit, I haven't heard about them before, but I LOVE snarky.

Also, yay unemployment! Well, not really, I go into repayment in November for $89K in graduate school loans and I can't find a job. They're going to love me come the time I call them crying.

Happy Friday!
Book Brats!

Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. I haven't heard of any of these authors, except for Ilona Andrews. What has Shelly written?
My Hop

Danielle Gorman said...

Hi, I am a new follower to the blog just hopping through. I have heard of all of the authors, but have yet to read any of their books.

Danielle @Ramblings From This Chick

Kristy said...

*Megan @ Book Brats: If you're into urban fantasy, contemporary or paranormal romance you should definitely check out those authors.

Ouch, that's the main reason I'm trying to avoid grad school. They'll love you as long as you pay them off, though the phone calls and letters in the interim might get annoying.

*Alison Can Read: Shelly Laurenston is a paranormal romance writer. Her continuing series are The Pride Stories and The Dragon Kin series under the name G.A Aiken. Her other series are Magnus Pack, The Gathering, and Long Island Coven which is typically featured in anthologies.

*Danielle Gorman: You should definitely try out Ilona Andrews if you're into urban fantasy. The series and writing gets better after each book. Also, Shelly's Pride Series and her Dragon Kin series are great fun for paranormal romance.

Pedantic Phooka said...

Hi there, I'm hopping through.
Have a great weekend!

Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

Sharon said...

Hi & Happy Friday!

Great author picks. I have Ilona Andrews on my list as well.

I am a new follower.

My FF,

Have a nice weekend :)

Lani Wendt Young said...

Hi your rants sound a lot like mine lol. Yr newest follower. I Confess i havent read Ilona Andrews yet but i keep meaning to since so many bloggers love the books. And sidenote, the only reason i ever exercise - i so I can eat. Alot.
Happy Friday!

BookJunkie said...

Hopping through! New follower here. I haven't read these authors, but I'm gonna look into them! See my FF answer at Fuzzy.Coffee.Books!
Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

New Follower! I love your website title.

Kristy said...

*Pedantic Phooka: Thanks for hopping by, I hope you have a great weekend too!

*Sharon: Love Ilona Andrews! Thanks for the follow!

*Lani Wendt Young: Lol, they're mainly just spur of the moment rants that are meaningful to me and pretty much useless to others except maybe for entertainment value. And trust me, I eat ALOT too! I saw that roast pig on your blog and that had me drooling.

*BookJunkie: You should definitely look into them. They're great writers in their respective genres.

*Grave: I'm glad you enjoy my website title, I'll likely change it once I get a real job. Rants of a bitter (insert new job title here).

Anonymous said...

New follower hopping through! :)

I haven't heard of any of those authors so I will definitely have to check them out!


Our FF can be found at

andi said...

Oh, yes. Love snarky writing! Chloe Neill and Jeaniene Frost have some very snarky characters. You might check them out if you haven't. New Follower!

Kristy said...

*Jenny @ Nerd Girls: Thanks for the follow and if you have time, you should check out those authors.

*andi: I love reading the works of chloe neill and jeaniene frost also. thanks for the follow.

Madigan McGillicuddy said...

I haven't heard of any of those authors... I think Neil Gaiman has the best blog going. It hits that perfect blend between being formal and relaxed. Reading it, you feel like you really know him. It's like reading a letter from a friend. I like his blog better than I like his books!

I like Brandon Sanderson's blog a lot, too. He really lets you inside his head, and you can see his process as he's writing. It's fascinating.

Lisa Mandina said...

New follower through Follow Friday. Not sure if we read any of the same books, but as someone who has been trying for over 5 years to get a school library job after getting a master's degree in library science, I'm guessing I'll really enjoy commiserating with your posts. Check out my blog if you want here:

Lari said...

I'm not familiar with those authors' works, but I have heard of Gordon Andrews. I also enjoy snarky writing. :)

I am hopping through and following. Please consider visiting my hopping post here.

Have a great weekend. :)

Kristy said...

*Madigan McGillicudy: I'll be sure to check out their blogs. I hate to say this but I also think some author blogs are more interesting than their books.

*Lisa Mandina: That completely sucks that you have a Master's in library science and still can't find a job in that field.

*Lari: I love snarky writing too. I need sarcasm and wit to make my crappy days better.

C.J Duggan said...

New follower :) Love, love, love Ilona Andrews!!

This is my first FF and I am loving it! So great to meet like minded souls.

Here are my choices. Cute blog by the way, I think I am going to like it here.

We Fancy Books said...

Thanks for dropping by @ We Fancy Books! *waves*

Following you back :D

Daniel A Kaine said...

Hi. Happy Belated FF from a new follower. Interesting choices.

Kristy said...

*C.J Duggan: Welcome to FF! I'm glad you love Ilona Andrews as much as i do. I'm also happy that you like my blog!

*We Fancy Books: No problem, congrats on being featured!

*Daniel A Kaine: Happy belated FF to you too! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Anna said...

Great answer! Here's mine: