I was so excited when Erika asked me to be a part of her Badass Birthday Bash. This is my very first guest post ever, so if it’s absolutely horrid, I’ll just blame the alcohol that we’ll obviously be drinking while attending the bash
A few years ago I started reading a little series by Karen Marie Moning, you may have heard of it, The Fever series. Well, I had just finished reading Faefever (you know the cliffhanger I’m sure) and I was desperate to talk to anyone about it. When I looked on the back of the book there was information about KMM’s book forum, an online community where her readers could get together and chat books. I joined and got the fix I needed at the time, but even better, I ‘met’ some really wonderful people as a result. The best & most valued friendship of all is the one that I have formed with Erika. Even though I rarely visit the KMM forum anymore, I can hardly go a day without speaking to or chatting with her. We have so much in common that it is almost scary and I’d almost swear, if we didn’t live so far apart, that we were somehow related.
There are many, many things that I will forever be indebted to Erika for. So much so, that I may be willing to give up my first born. On second thought, he’s a teenager and the point is to show my gratitude not scare her away, right? The list is massive and I would take the time & space to name them all but…did you really want your butt to fall asleep while reading this post? I want you like my guest post, not curse my name. So here goes:
- If not for Ms. Badass herself, I never would have discovered Goodreads. Who would of thought?! I use GR so much now, that if you took it away I think that I would need to detox for a couple of days. It is my right & left hands and if I had more then it would be those too. For a book blogger or just lover in general, it is a MUST join website!
- She introduced me to my all-time favorite series EVER! The In Death series by J.D. Robb is absolutely phenomenal and once you start reading about Eve, Roarke and the amazing cast of secondary characters, you’ll see why it tops my list. Even better is the fact that the audiobooks to this series are just as good (if not better) than the print version. It also helps that my Roarke is David Gandy, who truly epitomizes the character. Who could pass up the opportunity to envision that bit of candy while reading?!
- Did you think it was only one little series she turned me on to? Oh no, I don’t have enough fingers & toes to count them all. Here’s just a few: Pamela Clare’s I-Team series, Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series, Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series, Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series & Sydney Croft’s ACRO series. Can you imagine if I’d never heard Bones utter the words….”Oh Kitten.” I was a deprived reader until Erika came along!
- I would be bald. I recently went through converting my blog from a blogger hosted site to a self hosted WordPress site. There were times when I literally wanted to pull my hair out! Erika was my rock, my sounding board, my advisor and my ‘no-bullshit-tell-it-like-it-
is’ go to person. I could not of made the changeover without her and I will be eternally grateful!
So, if anyone deserves to party hard and have an amazing Birthday Bash, it’s Erika! Never in a million years did I think that joining a book forum would lead to such a great friendship, but I’m thankful everyday to be able to call her my friend, a kick-ass fellow book blogger & book recommender extraordinaire. So break out the Grey Goose (yes, I’m a die-hard Vishous’ fan) and let’s help Erika and Badass Book Reviews have a kick-ass birthday bash!
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