Friday, February 15, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday

Feature & Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Find new blogs, make new friends, learn something new about your fellow blog manics, and follow follow follow. It's about spreading the love ... and the followers.

The LUV'NV is this week's #FF Feature blog!
Thank you so much, Alison Can Read & Parajunkee, for choosing our little blog to feature.
Here's The LUV'NVs interview with them, as well as Raina's answer to this week's #FF question.

1. When did you start blogging?
I started blogging in November 2010 but about books since only December 2012.

2. What is your favorite part of book blogging?
There are so many great aspects to blogging, but my favorite is meeting new authors, readers, and bloggers. My family supports my hobby but don't truly understand it. I get crazy looks when I squeal over a new book or hug one after I finish it. It's wonderful to be able to chat with others who share the same excitement. All the amazing people I've met through blogging has become a support group and inspirational source.

3. What type of books do you mainly blog about?
The LUV'NV blogs about all types of books—anything that catches and holds our attention, really. But Romance, Paranormal, and Fantasy, especially a mixture of the three, are our aim.

4. What is your favorite book(s)?
My favorite seem to fluctuate and rotate around new releases and what I've recently read. At the moment, absolute favorites are A Pattern of Shadow & Light series by Melissa McPhail (Epic Fantasy), the Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead, The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare, and Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (Classic Lit/Philo).

5. What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?
Wow, that's a hard one. Probably a tie between discovering Netgalley and getting numerous mentions from my favorite author Melissa McPhail. She wrote a blog post specifically about my review on her books here and shared the review all over her Twitter and Facebook with such heartwarming words. Seeing as she was nominated for The Next Big Thing, I was amazed and almost cried at her post and comments. It was pretty darn incredible. And Netgalley ... well, I still become giddy whenever I get an approval. Who doesn't love getting free ARCs to read and review?

The question for this week is:
Write a letter to your favorite character. Rant, rave or gush…just pretend like they are real and you just want to let them know a "few things." — Activity courtesy of author, Kelly Walker

Oh man. Ya'll ready for this? I have a few choice words for my favorite character (also villain) from Melissa McPhail's The Dagger of Abendigaeth, book two of A Pattern of Shadow & Light.

Pelas, you devil.

No, seriously, I think you're the Devil. You hurt and manipulate people—and RELISH in it. You cut people up, prey on women, kill your allies, befriend Tanis—the most innocent of characters—and I know you'll only end up hurting him. You're also plotting to destroy multiple worlds.

But I still love you, and I hate that I do. Your child-like curiosity is a joy, when it shouldn't be. Every time you travel and discover something new, I get warm fuzzies in my chest because you're connecting with the world and finding something to love about it. But I also feel the dread that you'll use what you've seen and learned against everyone around you. It's awful! I feel guilty for being happy for you, that you can be some source of happiness, and that I wish you'd take me with you on all your adventures and diversions. You should feel guilty, not me. But like I said, you're the devil.

Worse still is you've given me a sense of hope that you'll change. You're a horrible creature who accepts his fate, knows his purpose, and won't deviate. I know that, in a way, you can't help it. You are innately evil. Yet I also know you question it all. That darn child-like trait, an ignorance and odd innocence, is there, making your cogs turn. I hope that it wins, that you make the right choices in the end. Never have I loved the villain, the absolute epitome of evil (because you really are), more than the good guys. I almost hate it. I should, but I don't. Damn you.

What about you? What would you say to your favorite character?
Let us know in a comment below. We enjoy hearing from you, and feel free to leave us a link to your F&F Friday. We love discovering new blogs. Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Great letter :) I've never read the book but I feel like I know the character now!

    Congratulations on being the feature this week!!

    I wrote to Stephanie Plum @ The Brunette Librarian

  2. Congrats on being featured this week! I love epic fantasy, and A Pattern Shadow of Light sounds like it might be my type of series. I'll definitely check it out!

    New GFC follower. Our FF

  3. Congrats on being featured! Pelas sounds like a charmingly awful person. I have never read the book but I'll be sure to check it out. Here's mymy FF, if you want to check it out. New follower via GFC.

  4. Congrats on the feature. Great letter!

  5. I am not familiar with this one, but I really enjoyed reading your letter to the character. He seems like a very complex character that would be interesting to read about. Congrats on the feature! Here is my FF. New GFC Follower :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven

  6. I have never heard of this series before but I completely get the dilemma here. It tears my heart out when the villain has redeemable qualities. New follower PageGirlsPageofBookReviews

  7. Love your letter very good but I have never read this series you were harsh but it is the devil... Happy FF and congrats on the feature, new follower GFC

  8. New follower from FF. Congrats on the feature.

  9. Congratulations of being featured! Very exciting news!

    I'm your newest follower.
    Come visit my blog if you have a chance.... My Feature and Follow

  10. Congrats on being featured!!!!! :D I'm a new GFC Follower. I haven't heard of this book before but my gosh this sounds interesting! He sounds like a beautiful tragedy that I'd like to get to know, lol! Have a wonderful day & Happy Reading!

    -My FF Friday at Novel Reveries

  11. Congratulations on being the feature!! Really love your letter and your character choice. I have never read that series, but after reading your letter this Pelas sounds like the kind of character I would like to get to know! New RSS follower.

  12. Wow! Looks like you put some real thought into this letter. Awesome!
    Congrats on being featured.

    Happy Weekend :)

    Old Follower
    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  13. Yay for being featured!! Congrats!

    Nice letter too! Haven't heard of this book though.

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  14. Congratulations on being featured and really enjoyed your interview.

    Enjoyed your letter and haven't heard of the book, but am checking it out.

    I'm a new follower via Twitter and GFC.

    Jessica @ Literary etc
    My Follow Friday

  15. Congrats on the feature! I'm sure you'll get a lot of fun comments today! I haven't read the 'A Pattern of Shadow & Light' series yet, but I have added it to my TBR.

    I'm an old GFC follower, new Linky follower. Here's my my FF post for this week.

    Have a fantastic Friday!

  16. I love that you started out as Twilight Fan Fic! That's how I got into Paranormal too, and why I started blogging. Twilight was definitely my "gateway drug"! Great site look you have here too. Followed via Twitter. <3

    Here's my post for this week on

  17. Congratulations on being featured and great interview! I haven't read the book, but Pelas sure looks like a character I'd like myself.

    Old follower!

    My Feature & Follow Friday post.

    Happy reading! :D

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

  18. Congrats on being featured, I'm a new follower. Have a great weekend!

  19. Round of applause for the feature! I love a villain with layers.. It reminds you that they are still human even with all their evil ways.. *New Follower*

    My FF

    Happy Reading :)

    Keely @ Realms of an Open Mind

  20. Congratulations on being one of the Featured Bloggers for this week's Feature & Follow Friday. Love your reply in your short interview and you and I are participating in some of the same book tours!!! Looking forward to meeting up with you at the tours.

    New Follower!

    Feature & Follow Friday

  21. Ooo good answer! Congrats on getting featured as well!
    Here's my FF :)

  22. Congrats on being featured! :D

    Nice letter! Love it!

    Old follower

    Here's my FF!

    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

  23. Congrats on the feature!I love you letter, it is really fun!
    New follower!

  24. Congrats on the Feature! That letter really intrigued me, gonna have to check out that series now.

    New GFC Follower.

    - Nyx @ Unraveling Words

  25. H! i love your letter so fun! don't you just love those bad guys! congrats on being this weeks feature! how exciting! new follower! Check out My F&F ~ Katie @ Inkk

  26. Congrats on being a featured blogger this week! Old follower via GFC. Haven't read the book you chose to write to a character from. Great letter though!

    Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

  27. Congrats on the feature! What a wonderful letter! It makes me want to rush out and read more about Pelas! Old follower :)
    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

  28. Congrats on being featured! I'm a new follower via GFC :) GREAT letter, I've never read that series but don't you just love (or love to hate) a conflicting villain like that?! You made me want to check out that book!! Thanks for sharing & happy week end.

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

  29. Congrats on being featured! And it's quite cool that your favorite author wrote a blog post about your review.

    New follower via GFC/Linky. My FF.

  30. Congrats on being featured! It's so fun! :D I've never read this series before but conflicting villains are the best! They make the story to much more interesting!

    My Follow Friday Post

  31. New Follower Via GFC

    Congratulations on being featured :) Your letter it great!
    Mines pretty lame compared to this

    Please check it out!
    Annoushka @ Annoushka Reads

  32. Congrats on the feature! Haven't read this one yet. New follower =)

  33. Hi there! Congrats on being featured this week! :) I haven't heard of the book but I love your letter to Pelas!

    I'm an old GFC & email follower but I'm a new Linky follower :)

    Happy Friday!

  34. Amazing letter. Pelas sounds like the worst and best person to love. New GFC follower here. This is my FF.

  35. Nice letter, girl. Congrats on getting featured too! :)

  36. Hi! New follower here. I'm also a huge Atlas Shrugged fan! I rarely see it mentioned on the blogs I follow because they are mostly YA. I am so excited to find someone else that loves it. Thanks for sharing and congrats on the feature.

    Crystal @ YA Society

  37. I haven't read this book, but your letter has definitely peaked my interest. I love when villains are people's favorite characters since they are often mine as well. Congrats on the feature! New GFC and email follower.

    Happy Friday!

  38. Hi - your letter has made me want to read this book, and it's totally not in my "usual" genre! I love a good villain haha!

    New follower via RSS :)

  39. He sounds like a fascinating villain.

  40. Congrats on being featured!!

    New follower. My FF:

  41. Congrats on being featured. By the way love the layout!

  42. Congrats on being featured! New follower! :)

  43. Congrats! dude! New Follower

  44. Wow! Now that is totally going on my 'to-read' pile... it sounds AWESOME!

    I'm your new follower...
    You can find my FF right here >

    And if you like to get up close and personal you can find me on Twitter here too > @OrisiB

  45. Congrats on being featured this week! I'm a new GFC Follower and would love for you to follow me whenever you get a chance....

    The Scarf Princess