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Hi Caitlyn thank you for letting me blog with you!
For everybody who doesn't know me, my name is Tina, and I run Redz World, it is a place for both blogging and reviews we are located at redzworld.blogspot.com. I wanted to run a place with a positive vibe, and honest, fair, positive reviewing. We have been up close to a year and I love every minute of the experience.
What draws you to initially purchase a book?
For me, it is the blurb. If you have grabbed my attention there I will get the book and see what it is about, even if you’re a name I have never heard of before.
What would make you recommend it to a friend?
I would recommend a book that I couldn’t stop thinking about. One I wanted to re read over and over again. A book like that is like gold.
Is there a favorite book or series you’re hooked on?
Christine Feehan I love her Carpathians. I cannot get enough of the world she creates. On the ebook front so hard to choose just one so many I love. There are some authors I buy just because I know I will love the book no matter what. Cardeno C is one of my absolute favorite authors, Joey W. Hill is another….soo many I would need a blog just to cover them all. Gabrielle Evans, Jana Downs, Kali Argent… see so many!!
What book do you re-read the most?
This one would be A Little bit of Rough by Laura Baumbach. Truly amazing characters.
When did you start reading romances?
Ahh… now this takes me back to my teens and all the Hariquin romances I used to read. I wanted to marry a Greek man so badly when I was teen because of them lol… Then when I was about 16 I graduated to the Desire books ahhh those were my steamy reads. I also worked a library so I got boxes of them from there… they kept me very supplied with reading material.
As a reviewer, do you ever have authors get mad at you?
Umm.. hate to say this but yah. It is part of the territory. As much as the author hates to hear anything bad about their book me as a reviewer hates to give that mark. I have a huge love of reading. That is why I do what I do. I have emailed authors to tell them how to improve something rather than just give a low mark. Then again you can give a five star review, and have an author openly bash your review. Yes this happened to me. Was not fun. So I just have this attitude, I give books the mark I feel they deserve after I have read it. It’s only my opinion. Five other people can read the same book and love it. I am not the be all end all.
What made you decide to start your own blog?
I wanted a positive author friendly place to do what I love to do. I believe it should be about helping authors, reading what you love, and just having fun. Why I became a reviewer to begin with I love it. I want my site to be a place that is honest and positive all at the same time.
How many hours a week do you dedicate to your blog?
I usually spend a couple of hours a day at it. There is always something to do, or promote. But I consider it my fun time.
Caitlyn, Thank you SO MUCH for having me on your blog today. I LOVED answering your questions.
Folks, you HAVE to check out redzworld.blogspot.com I have found some fantastic books to read. - Caitlyn
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