Today we welcome the ladies from one of my favorite sites… Under the Covers Book Blog. Please help them feel welcome!
Jen: What makes your blog unique in a large sea of book blogs?
Francesca: We feature a pretty wide range of genres in both our reviews and the authors that we interview. You will find anything from erotica and m/m to sweet contemporary and historical, a lot of paranormal and even dark urban fantasy. We may even do the occasional steampunk and young adult title! And most important, we like to keep our blog fun!
Annie: We also host a weekly meme called Dirty Little Secret (DLS) on Thursdays where we ask bloggers fun questions. Last week we asked people to create their own fantasy cast for Magic Mike of their fave celebs! Got some hilarious answers and lots of eye candy!
Suzanne: I agree with everything Annie and Fran said! We do a wide range of genres so that pretty much everything with a little romance and steam is covered. We also try and keep it fun and try out new ideas.
Angela: I think we all agree that we review a wide range genre and we give honest respectable reviews. We try to keep it fun and keep up with the new releases.
Jen: What’s the most rewarding aspect of being a part of the blogging community?
Francesca: We’ve met a lot of interesting people and have become close friends with a lot of other bloggers, readers and authors! The interaction we have with our readers sometimes lets us know that our reviews and recommendations have made an impact in their lives when they needed something good to pick their spirits up a bit.
Annie: For me it’s always been the interaction with authors, readers and other bloggers.
Suzanne: It’s all about the people, it is great seeing your favorite authors and connecting with a variety of people from around the world that you maybe wouldn’t normally get a chance to speak to.
Angela: I’m with Suzanne. Connecting to different types of people who share similar tastes in books is a biggie. And getting to know the authors are definitely icing to the cake.
Jen: What’s been the highlight of your blogging experience?
Francesca: When we first started blogging we made it a goal to achieve the numbers we would need so that we could get to interview some of our favorite authors. We can honestly say we have achieved every goal we set over a year ago, even when at the time they seemed so unreal and unachievable.
Suzanne: It was such a blast to get to 2000 followers! We never thought when we first started the blog just over a year ago that we would reach so many people so quickly, it was fantastic.
Angela: Being a part if UTC is a big one for me. Reaching certain milestones and knowing I was a part of it is a great feeling!!!
Jen: If you had to recommend one book to our readers, what would it be and why?
Francesca: Wow that’s a hard question, how can I pick just one? So let me go with something that people may not be as familiar with. Earlier this year I read WICKED AS THEY COME
by Delilah S. Dawson. This is so awesome. It’s dark and weird and gross and just wickedly fascinating! I couldn’t get enough of it!!
Annie: The Siren by Tiffany Reisz. It’s not your typical erotica romance. It deals with S&M and there are no sweet whisperings of I-love-yous or anything like that. It’s dark but also light in tone because of banter between characters. It’s the one book that had me completely captivated as I read it and long after I finished turning that last page.
Suzanne: Just one book?! Hmmm, okay I am going to cheat a teensy bit and recommend a series, the Kate Daniels series
by Ilona Andrews, I LOVE that series. It is funny, action packed with a kick ass heroine and my favorite hero ever Curran. If you like UF, you have got to give it a try.
Angela: Wow, that’s a tough one. Well, one thing I’ve learned from blogging is stepping outside my comfort zone and just plunging into a book I’m unsure about. My recent plunge is The Taker by Alma Katsu. This book took me for a wild rollercoaster of emotions and enjoyed it.
Jen: Do you have any news about your blog that you’d like to share with us?
UTC:Yes! We are currently hosting our second Erotic Romance event, Burning Up July. This month we are featuring only authors that write steamy, but amazing books, have lots of interviews and author guest posts as well as giveaways. As part of this event we are also hosting our second Doms Dungeon, the Ultimate Dom competition. Be sure to stop by and check things out this month. And we are also opening up registrations for our Hot in Handcuffs Giveaway Blog Hop which will run October 10-15. Sign up here: http://underthecoversbookblog.blogspot.com/2012/07/hot-in-handcuffs-giveaway-blog-hop-sign.html
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