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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Interview/Giveaway: Nat at Reading Romances

I interview a lot of authors, we all do.  And it is really a lot of fun, right?  But who is it behind those interviews?  You!!!  So now I want to interview you! This post will run every Thursday (give or take a day due to scheduling)!  Check out the tab up there in my tab index for this feature.  That's where you can check out past interviews and upcoming interviews!

Today I am very lucky to have Nat from Reading Romances!!! And for the giveaway I have an audiobook of Infamous by Sherrilyn Kenyon!

Remember, giveaway is International and ends on 1-27-13!
I'll throw in some extra swag too, I just didn't put it in the picture!

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Hey Nat!  Welcome to Fictional Candy!  Glad you could join me today
Thanks for having me here today, Liz!

For the readers who might not have heard of Reading Romances, can you tell them a bit about your site?
Sure! Reading Romances is a blog that I run all by myself where I can share my love of romance novels to other people like me! I'm always hosting events, giveaway hops, interviews, guest posts, author chats and book club meetings. What's unique about Reading Romances is that since I'm the only person behind it, everything I feature on the blog is filtered by my taste in romance. I try to keep my readers up to date with new books and authors they might not know! All the material I present is either something I'd like to read or by an author that I admire, I believe readers that relate to my preferences and have a chance to discover a new favorite book or author, or even try a new genre that will become their cup of tea. The blog will complete it's 2nd year on March 29th!

You are also hosting a reading challenge for 2013, The Reading Romances Challenge.  What is that about and how can we join?
Oh, you have just mentioned my favorite feature! This reading challenge is open all year long, anyone can join during the year. It's my second year hosting it. I have created it with the intent to encourage readers to open their minds (and hearts) to new books outside their usual preferences and choices. The goal this year is to read several classic romance plot lines and themes, without prejudice! You can read all about it here: 
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Happy endings romance giveaway hop
When this interview goes “live” you will be nearing the end of a giveaway hop that you are hosting!  Having hosted a hop before, I know it is a crazy time!  What is the Happy Endings giveaway hop about, and where can we see all the sites on the hop?
The Happy Endings giveaway hop is my first hop of the year. Bloggers, authors and publishers are not only invited to join with a “happy ever  after” romance book to give away, but also share a happy ending story that has happened to them! It's going to be interesting to read those stories. There's still time to hop around and enter to win some cool prizes! You have until the 26th

I see on your site you have an actual weekly schedule that you use for your posts.  Does this work out well for you? I’m totally amazed, myself!!
I try to, but I've been so overwhelmed that I haven't been able to follow it! I wish I could be one of those highly organized people who have their posts scheduled with a month of advance. Unfortunately that's not me, but I do my best!

What would you be doing right now if you weren’t blogging?
I'd probably be reading more. I miss the early days of blogging when I had plenty of time to read and no deadlines to review them. Now I have so many things to work on Reading Romances that I can't afford to blog less and read more...

So obviously, you like reading romances.  Do you have any other genres that you like to read?
Of course I do! I love fantasy and sci-fi, I'm a bit of a geek to be honest. Post apocalyptic and dystopian are also genres that I'm very curious about, I need some good recommendations though. (anyone out there have any suggestions??)

If you were a superhero, what would your name and your power be?
Gee...I'm terrible with names! My power would be definitely something like to be invisible or fly. Can I have both? Of course you can!!  I would love to do the same things lol

I’ve just given you a book and you hated it.  What do you do?
I get really mad for a few hours, maybe days, and every time I think about that book I'll have the urge to throw it against a wall. It's extremely difficult for that to happen, but I've hated a couple of books before.

How about a little taste of a book you are reading right now?
Right now I'm reading The Hobbit. I like it more than Lord of the Rings so far! I'm taking a break from romance to have the chance to read books that are on my TBR pile for a while.

And lastly, do you have anything special planned for Reading Romances in the upcoming months?
So many things! I have Reading Romances' 2nd Blogiversary Party planned for March, it's gonna be a blast! You can read all about it here: . Plus, I'll be hosting several hops and special weekly events during the year – stay tuned! Stop by, leave a comment and be a part of the Reading Romances community!

Thank you so much for talking with me today, Nat! 
My pleasure =)

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