My Friday Follows : Feature & Follow and 18 & Over Blogger Follow


January 17, 2013 by thebookslayer

Feature & Follow #13

Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read where they each feature a fellow blogger, and ask a question, to be answered by anyone who wants to participate. We then hop around to other blogs, checking out their answers. It is a great way to get to know other bloggers.

Question for this week is…

Q : Who is your favorite villain from a book?

Pinned Image

I have to agree with the above statement, that yes, ever fairytale (I would add great book) needs an old-fashioned villain. It just makes things more interesting and allows us to compare the light with the dark. The contrast can make a world of difference.

After much deliberation I decided to go with a series that I adore and would love to share. I’m sure some of you have heard of it and those who haven’t you should go check it out on GR and add it to your TBR list.

I choose a villain that I hated. To me he wins the douche-bag-of-the-year/life father award. I despised this man from the minute he showed up in the book, however, he was essential to the plot and why the hero became who he is. For me, the contrast between father and son is what sealed the deal and why I picked him as my favorite asshole villain.

I give you…. Riley Williams in The Protector series by M.R. Merrick.

The Protector series

My Review of Exiled

His gaze was locked on me, but he seemed to see me like an object. “This is impossible. My own son has no powers!” He kicked the table onto its side so there was nothing between us.

“Dad, I did everything you told me,” I said. He took the final step and closed the distance. He pushed his nose against mine and his magic pulsed against my skin in a burning wave.

“Don’t blame me for your failure.” He poked his finger into my chest.

“The council has discussed the situation and we are unanimous in our decision  You will be given a small amount of funds, as well as fifteen minutes at the completion of this hearing to pack your belongings. Any books or weapons in your possession will be confiscated and you will be escorted off the property. You are not to return, nor are you to have contact with anyone within this association. From this point forward, you are not to be counted among the Circle. Instead, you will continue your life outside the Circle as a mortal. Should you fail to comply with this decision, you will be dealt with accordingly.” The elder’s voice swirled around me and my shoulders bent as all the fear crashed back over me.

“Dad?” I said. My knees gave out and I collapsed to the floor.

He wore his proud, arrogant smirk now. “You are no son of mine,” he said.

I have two questions for you, have you heard of this series and what do you think of Riley Williams?

Thanks for stopping by. If you follow me let me know so I can return the favor! Happy Friday!

18 & Over Blogger Follow #61

Hosted by Crystal @ Reading Between the Wines Every Friday hop along with your favorite 18 & over book bloggers! Just for the big-girl bloggers who love romance, erotica , man candy and everything naughty. Join the fun and find fabulous new book blogs to follow!

Q : Are you on any author street teams? If so, which ones? If not, would you ever consider joining one to help promote an author? And who’s would you like to join?

Street Team Sign Up

I’m not currently on any author street teams. I’m not really sure how exactly they work, but I’m not opposed to them. I would probably be willing to help promote an upcoming author, whose books I adore and want to share with all.

My only problem with this concept is that I don’t do interviews. I’m not against them, I just find that my time with blogging tends to be limited and sporadic. I try to be consistent but if my kids need me than my blog gets put on hold. I find it easier to keep it simple at the moment. But if I can promote an author by reviewing a book and recommending it to others I think will enjoy it, I am all for it.

Happy Friday! 


14 thoughts on “My Friday Follows : Feature & Follow and 18 & Over Blogger Follow

  1. Hopping through. I’m not familiar with Merrick’s books. I’ll have to look more into them. I love that photo about every fairy tale needs a villain.
    My Hop

  2. I haven’t read Merrick’s books yet, but I hear so many great things about them, I’m kinda dying to! Loved your review, he does sound like a real piece of work! 😉
    Thanks so much for stopping by My FF!
    Happy Friday! =D

  3. Jessica@a GREAT read says:

    Nice pick! Not familiar with these books but like hearing about new ones!

    Here’s my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower 🙂

  4. Liesel Hill says:

    Haven’t read the Protector series. I’ll have to check it out! My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill. Happy Friday! 😀

  5. Traci says:

    I haven’t read Merrick’s books yet, but they’re on my TBR (which is ever expanding). Thanks for stopping by my FF this week. Following you back via Linky. Have a great weekend!
    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

  6. I’ve heard of Merrick, but haven’t had a chance to read his books yet! Thanks for stopping by my blog this week, I’m a new follower on Linky 😀

  7. parajunkee says:

    I haven’t read Matt’s books yet, even though I’ve heard they are amazing. Great choice! Thanks for hopping. XOXO – Parajunkee

  8. Thanks for joining the follow, Amanda!
    Promoting, reviewing and recommending an author’s book to others is basically what a street team does. 🙂 It’s fun and easy, and a great way to get the word out about your favorite authors. But you don’t have to be on a street team to do it. I think most of us book bloggers do the same thing every day.
    Have a great weekend!

  9. Looks like some good choices, I haven’t heard of this author though, I will definitely have to look into these books. Newest follower here!

  10. I haven’t heard of Merrick, but the books look really good & tempting to read 🙂 I hear you on the author interviews..I’m not oppose to them, I’m just not a big fan of them.Plus I’m like you…my blogging time is limited so…

    great answers Amanda
    have a great weekend!

  11. I have heard lots of good buzz about Merrick’s books but haven’t read them yet. They are on my TBR pile though. Thanks for the great review too! 🙂

    I’m not on any author street teams. I don’t know much about them but definitely wouldn’t mind participating to help favorite authors get more exposure.

  12. Jamie@Addicted2Heroines says:

    Old follower! I started reading The Protector series, but I just didn’t finish it for whatever reason. Guess I better get back to reading it 😉 I always love a good villain!

  13. I’m not on any street teams either and thought this was a perfect question to help me understand them a bit better. I’m new to the 18 & Over, check out mine!

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