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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

INDUSTRY: Interview with...Sassy Book Lovers

I thought it might be of interest to showcase some of the great book bloggers and bookstores that specialise and help promote the romance genre.

I've been lucky enough to be interviewed, hosted or promoted at many of these places and found it intriguing to interview them about their passion and love of books and authors.

Please welcome Stacey as she sits in the hot-seat and answers my questions!

Sassy Book Lovers

We (Stacey & Renee) are two girls who became friends through the love of Twilight and books. So come and join us. Check out what to read and what not to read. Enter a few competitions and maybe meet some new friends!

Book Blog: Sassy Book Lovers 
Web address: http://sassybooklovers.blogspot.com/ 
Review preferences: We like to keep our options open when it comes to preferences.
Highlights of your blog: At the moment we have an Indie Author Appreciation week happening.

What inspired you to begin your blog?
My friend Renee and I both love reading. We got talking one day and thought it would be a great idea to start a blog, a place where we can post our thoughts of the books we've loved and also somewhere to discuss books and meet other book lovers.

A week later we had our blog up, a Facebook page, Twitter and already receiving requests from Indie authors for reviews. It was most definitely a 'wow' moment. 

Do you have a favorite part of the job?
My favourite part would have to be meeting new authors. We'll be celebrating 2yrs in March and over those 2yrs we've meet some amazing authors, their talent is just phenomenal! But nothing bets the feeling of another book lover finding a new read through your review.

What hazards come with the territory?
One major hazard is other reviewers stealing your review or apart of it. Horrible right? Sure is!

I had someone contact me last year saying they noticed someone had used a part of my review in a comment on their blog. I was completely shocked!

That lady was nice enough to delete it for me but I still worry that it will happen again. To all my fellow book bloggers, be careful! 

Top 10 books:

Here's my top 10 from 2012 favourite reads...
10.  The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa
9. Dreamless by Josephine Angelini
8. Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter
7. Foretold by Jana Oliver
6. Everneath by Brodi Ashton
5. Blood Bond by Heather Hildenbrand
4. Devotion by Kristie Cook
3. Relic by Deena Remiel
2. The Selection by Keira Cass
1. Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry
Auto-buy authors:
I have so many LOL! Mmm my favourite's that I buy no matter what .. Deena Remiel, Kristie Cook, Aimee Carter, I have so many more but just can't think of names right now. Sorry to all my fav authors I haven't forgotten you intentionally, lol. 

Things that make you go "Ahhh" in a book? 
When everything in the story finally clicks in my head or something major happens. I'm usually giggling, swooning, crying, yelling or all together, lol!

When a book can make you do all those things you know it's a keeper! 

Most memorable author interview?
I don't think I have one in particular, every author I've interviewed has been memorable I've taken a little something special from each one. :)

You can follow Sassy Book Lovers on their blog, Facebook and Twitter.


  1. Thanks for this series, Kylie, I am enjoying it so much! Lovely to 'meet' you Stacey. The Sassy Book Lovers are always great value. Good reviewing is an art in itself and, as a writer and reader, I really appreciate the effort you put into it.

  2. Wow - that must be really annoying when someone steals your review, Stacey!! I did notice a while ago that two reviews of one of my books had very, very similar things to say, so I guess it happens a bit.

    Lovely reading about The Sassy Book Lovers!

  3. Thanks for having me, Kylie. :-)