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Feature & Follow Friday #33

Happy Follow Friday everyone! Let me tell you a little bit about this HOP. Every friday or really Thursday evening we all get together and say HI! But, we need to know how to find you, so please your link in the Mr. Linky below. Also on Follow Friday we have a Feature...because alliteration is the way we roll. Each week is a different feature from the book blogging community. They are picked randomly or I give in after multiple harassing emails. Just depends on the week. If you want to be next weeks feature...leave your link.

One thing though. The linky for hops seems to have gone and started charging. $25.00 a year. And while I would normally just pay for it, the little cuz is getting married in March --- and I have a month filled with showers and one out of state bacholorette party at the end of this month that I'm saving all my nickles for. So...we are testing new linkys. But..I don't think this will transfer to your site, which is very different than usual. Bear with me.

Our feature this week is...

Ruby of Ruby Reads

Ruby's Reads

I’ve been an obsessive reader since I was quite small. I still remember furtively pouring over the early readers from my childhood, when I was supposed to be doing addition with exchanging. My tastes have progressed since then, though I went through all the usual reading stages for a girl of my generation (the Sweet Valley books, Nancy Drew, the Babysitter’s Club). One thing has remained constant: I like my books with a touch of romance in them. It can be as subtle as a hint that two characters in a children’s book will grow up and marry, but it has to be there. “Anything with a smidge of romance” is my reading philosophy, but of late, I’m focused on Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Teen/YA fiction. Though, I’ve been hankering after some good ole’ Romantic Suspense since reading Pamela Clare’s Naked Edge. But, seriously, if I tripped over a book that was lying in the street, I’d probably remain on the ground, reading it, if it so much as hinted at a romance. I’ll wander off any path if doing so leads me to a book.

I started Ruby’s Reads last year, mainly from a desire to be part of the book blogosphere. I’d been lurking for quite a while and thought I might as well have a go at participating. It’s been fun, frustrating and exhilarating all at once. My biggest challenge so far was making the jump from Wordpress to Blogger. You’ll be glad to know that my hair has begun to grow back from that experience. When I’m not reading or blogging, I’m usually doing one of three things: teaching (my day job), cooking (one of my recurring fantasies is owning a cupcake shop called Rubycakes), or chatting with a friend at a coffee shop (off the beaten track coffee shops are another obsession). I also have a darling, six-month old niece who is the current love of my life. Someday, I hope to be able to say that about a grown man. But, given the nature of my reading philosophy, I bet you’d already guessed that. 

I want to thank Rachel at Parajunkee’s View for featuring my blog this week! I was thrilled to be chosen. I hope you’ll all stop by my blog. Hopefully, you’ll see something that interests you enough to come back again. Yes, that was a hint.

What is your favorite romance hero-type? Stereotype wise. Do you like the strong silent type or the brute macho man?

I hate to say it, but I like my men big, tough and a little bit on the aggressive side. That's why I like those shifter boys -- compared to the emo-sensitive vamps. (The BDB boys --- well those are the perfect vampires)

Now for the Follow Fun!

To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
  1. Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host { } and any one else you want to follow on the list
  2. Follow our Featured Bloggers -
  3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments
  5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "HI"
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
  7. If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!  
  8. If you're new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

Happy Follow Friday!

Follow it up with your twitter address if you want to get that one out!


-petit said...

"compared to the emo-sensitive vamps. (The BDB boys --- well those are the perfect vampires)"


WonderBunny said...

Hi! This is my first Friday Follow! :) Yay!

I have to agree with BDB boys...well, only one. I just read the first book (and my review is up on Friday for it).

The Forbidden Bookshelf said...

We love those big, tough & aggressive men too!

~ Diana & Tanya

Awesomesauce Book Club said...

That is what I said on my post. I do not like the nice guys I need a bit of the bad boy, someone tough and aggressive. You know someone challenging, nice guys would get boring.

Thanks for an awesome HOP, I am here every week.

ann said...

hi! i want to be one of follow fridayer! (is it right?). i am from Indonesia, and my major language is Bahasa, so do my blog. But sometimes i post it by english (although my english is not good). I hope i can join this! :)

Cialina at said...

Oh wow! I like this linky a lot better. It's pretty to look at! This was a great question this week by the way. I can't wait to read the other responses.

RhiannonPaille said...


I'm doing this too now, sounds like a great idea!

Danny said...

Oh the new Linky is awesome! I love the picture option!!
Happy Friday!!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Love the new linky!! It looks great!! Thanks for hosting!!

BLHmistress said...

Awesome new linky though probably need to rework my little avie now lol.

As for men, I whole heartedly agree with BDB as well as Dark Hunters, and many more too many to list lol. Gotta love my dark and broody men.

Have a great weekend.

Billy Burgess said...

I like the new linky!

Since I'm a guy, I couldn't really relate to the question, but I did give an answer about my favorite heroine.

Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews said...

Have to agree with those BDB brothers!

Great question this week and I really like the new linky thing!

noiashui said...

hm guess I'm the only one who doesn't like the new linky. I prefer being able to read the name of the blogs :/


Caroline said...

I love the new linky, even if my picture got all cropped and now looks kind of weird. :) This question was friggin' hard for me. My answer was probably waay too long too, hah.

Aluvss said...


I love your blog, it hink i like the strong silent type e.g. Edward Cullen.

Steph said...

Love the new linky tool! I think I like the ______Check my blog and see!
Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust

TheBookHour said...


I'm new to blog hop Friday, looks awesome though! Great meme.

Have a good weekend!

Jess (Gone with the Words) said...

Hello! :D

This is my first Follow Friday and am very excited to make some blog friends!!

ParaJunkee said...

@petit - I mean the sensitive type might be nice to pamper you and do your nails --- but there is something about muscled madness.

@WonderBunny - Hi! Read on, read on. Wait till you get to Rhage! *sigh*

@The Forbidden - Yeah, I mean what is with this new emo trend???

@Awesomesauce - I really don't want to look over and see my man crying at the chick flick with me

@ann - just leave your link!

@Cialina - LOL thanks. I'm testing driving a few linkys.

@Rhiannon - Thanks!

@Danny - Thanks, I think it might be a one time thing though, I didn't read the fine print, LOL. The might charge me after one use.

@Carrie - Thanks!

@BLH - sorry to put you to work. Dark and Broody, fun!

@Billy - Did I not ask about heroine lol??? Sorry!!!! I'm a total sexist!!! #fail

@Paranormal - thanks!

@Noiashui - I added them. Sorry

@Caroline - Yeah isn't that fun. Long answers are great.

@Aluvss - Thank you!!!!

@Steph - thanks! will do.

@TheBookHour - Thanks for participating and welcome!

@Jess - Thanks for joining, hope you make some new friends.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I wanted to join this follow friday but I can't figure out how to post the button in a post. I am a new blogger & not good at these things.

Pg.59 Book Club said...

Just stopping to say hello!! Big and brute would probably get on my nerves after awhile... Big/Brute doesnt make you strong necessarily.. Im going for the strong, silent (intellectual) type myself!! LOL

NaKesha said...

Hey! This is my first Friday Follow. Just saying hi!

sch_94 said...

This is my fourth FF. And I'm a little bit impartial to the tall, dark, and ripped type :P

check out my blog:

Mysteriousrose said...

I'm new to follow friday but it looks really fun and I would love to meet other bloggers and maybe learn something about blogging.

I don't know if I'm suppose to leave my blog here it's

I hope everyone have a great weekend:-)

Tynga said...

I gave in and decided to give your feature a try ^^
And wa I didn't know you were getting married! Congrats girl! When's the big day?

Ronda Tutt (Queentutt's World of Escapism) said...

HI,I am new at this and I was hopping by following the 18 & Over Blog Tag along over at Bitten By Paranormal Romance and I kept noticing your Tag on several of the blogs so I had to click on it and follow along. I am so glad I did. You have an awesome blog.

My favorite genre is Paranormal Erotic Romance and I love men who are strong and tender. I love a man who treats women as equals and isn't afraid to take charge but doesn't mind to let the woman take charge occasionally.

Mandy Lum said...

Agreed, love those shifter boys too! I'm hooked on shifter books right now, can't get enough.

Love your blog like a fat kid loves cake, lol. But seriously, I do!

I just got back into the world of reading and just put together my first blog (pats herself on the back). Check it out if you have some time-would love your opinion. It's not much yet, but it's getting there.

Gabrielle said...

Hi! This is my first FF, and I think your blog is great! Love your design.

I love heroes who are mad, bad, and dangerous to know, and as a writer, that love always finds its way into my stories, no matter what sub genre of romance I write.

Have a great one!

Gabrielle Bisset

Tyraa said...

Hi this is my first FF too :)
I absolutely love your blog. Will be here to stay.

Am new to blogging so hope you check me out :)

Tyra x

Sarah said...

This is my first FF. I have seen it on other blogs I follow, and decided to join up now that I have a book blog. Thanks so much for hosting!

I'd love if you could check me out, even if my blog has the complete opposite look than yours.

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