It's time once again for the Feature and Follow Blog Hop hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read? The Feature and Follow Blog Hop is an excellent chance to connect with other bloggers and answering questions about our favorite books. Here's this week's question:
We always talk about books that WE want. Let's turn it on its head. What books have you given other people lately?
I've had several giveaways lately, some with books given away from the author or publisher directly, some given away by me, and I've given away some gift cards. Let's stick to just what I've given away.
The most recent book was four copies of Raphael/Parish (Bayou Heat 1-2). This book is actually two novellas, one by Alexandra Ivy and one by Laura Wright, set in the world of the Pantera (sexy puma shifters). Each story focuses on one couple but they blend seemlessly together to tell the overall story arc of the Pantera. I was fortunate to take part in the tour for this book and interviewed both of the authors. You can read the interview here or here to read my review click here.
I also like to give away gift cards to the winner's favorite bookseller. That way, they can pick out a book or several books that they have been looking forward to. Most recently I used this option in the Fools For Luv hop. Since the hop was more general in nature and wasn't focusing on a specific author, I thought it would be a great option for my hop giveaway.
I would like to say that I give away actual books to my family/friends for them to read, but I have to admit that I'm a book hoarder. Once I get them in my greedy little hands, I don't want to let them go. Oh, I know the other person would enjoy it, but how do I know that they will take proper care of my treasure? They could not give it back, fold over a corner to mark their place or, even worse, break the spine *shudders*. I'll happily tell them, you need to pick the book up or buy them a copy of their own, but don't expect me to share MY copy.
What about you? Have you given away anything recently? What was it?
How does this work? First you leave your name here on this post, (using the linky tools — keep scrolling!) then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them “hi” in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!
What sets this Hop apart from others, is our Feature. Each week we will showcase a Featured Blogger, from all different genres and areas. Who is our Feature today? Find out below. Just remember it is required, if you participate, to follow our Features and you must follow the hosts (Parajunkee's View & Alison Can Read) as a courtesy. How do you follow someone? Well, if you have a preference, state it in your #FF post. A lot of blogs are transitioning to WordPress in which they do not have the luxury of GFC, so an RSS subscription is appreciated or if you choose an email subscription. If you don’t have GFC please state in your post how you would like to be followed.