Thursday, August 16, 2012

1st Year Blog Celebration - by Jamie

As excited as I am about our blog celebrating it's first year anniversary, I cannot pretend that I have been around for that full year.  I didn't start blogging with Cat until last February, so I guess this is like my personal six-month blogger anniversary.  I was thrilled when Cat approached me about blogging.  I've always had a great appreciation for books, and I sometimes need an outlet to squee or complain, depending on the book. I love nothing more than discussing books with my friends or the wonderful people that follow our little blog.

I've had a great six months, and I can't tell you how many wonderful people I've met over that time, or the great friends I have that helped me along the way.  So here are a very few of the blogs that helped me out.  Please keep reading for my giveaway!!

It's not secret that one of the main reasons I wanted to blog is because of Stacia Kane's books.  By following her personal blog, I found The League of Reluctant Adults.  Before I began blogging, this is the site I would check most often?  Why?  Well, because many of the authors I adore are "Leaguers."  From Stacia Kane, to Jaye Wells, to Carolyn Crane to Nicole Peeler and many, many others, this was a place that inspired me to read more urban fantasy, and I'm so glad that I did.

 Miss Vain's Paranormal Fantasy is another blog I frequent.  She is one of my closest blogging buddies that has helped me out in the past.  From help with reviews, to blogging advice, to sharing our opinions of books, there is no better friend.  Miss Vain is a constant source of recommendations, so I've been able to read books that I otherwise would have never picked up.  She has also suggested that I add some variety to my reading diet.  Where I was once an Urban Fantasy-only kind of girl, I have expanded into YA, Mature Contemporary YA and PNR.  She inspires me to write better reviews and to always include the sexy parts!  Rawr!

One of my favorite YA blogs is The Midnight Garden.  Miss Wendy has brought many books to my attention with her thoughtful and well written reviews.  Wendy has always offered insight when I have asked, and is always a delight to interact with.

Another great blog that I visit frequently is TalkSupe.  The ladies who run this site write witty and intelligent reviews.  One of the things I like most about their blog are their features.  From Bought, Borrowed & Bagged, to Girl Crush Monday, to Book News, this blog is always entertaining and informative.  

To celebrate Addicted2Heroines' first year, I am giving away three books (Blade Song is ONLY available in digital form) of your choice.  This giveaway is open to the U.S. and Canada.  The list below (keep scrolling) contains some of my most favorite books that I've read in the last year.  There is a selection of urban fiction, contemporary romance/erotica, PNR, YA and science fiction.  Please keep in mind that some of these books are pre-orders.

Thank you so much for visiting our blog.  It means a great deal when our readers leave comments and it's humbling to see how many readers we have.  Here's to another great year!

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Carmel B said...

Happy 6 months / 1 year blogoversary! I just re-followed via GFC. I swear I was a follower before now but you know how that stupid widget can be. Grr! Congrats again, here's to another year! :)

Cimmaron @ Talksupe said...

Happy Blogoversary Ladies! When Braine and I started blogging a year and 2 months ago, your site instantly became one of our favorites to follow. Jamie has it really been only 6 months since you've been with the blog? It feels like its been forever. Congrats on your milestone and cheers to another one! Keep up the great work!

Kerry said...

Happy anniversary y'all! Great blog and I love to check it every day!

Rebe said...

Happy Anniversary!! I love the League of Reluctant Adults, too! They are HILARIOUS!!

Braine TS said...

Woot! I still remember when A2H looked like a comic. I instantly fell in love with the concept, I love books but I need to be acquainted with GN.

Jamie, Cat is so lucky to have you. I look forward to chatting more w/ you whether it's about politics, music or kinky priests.

erin said...

Happy Blogoversary!!!! here's wishing you many, many more! Thanks for the very generous giveaway! Some fabulous books :)

Laurie said...


Shanon (Escaping With Fiction) said...

Happy blogoversary, ladies! =D

Underworld Love Addiction said...

Happy Blogoversary!

Maria pronounced Mariah said...

Happy Blogoversary!

Thanks so much!

Bethany C. said...


Miss Vain's Paranormal Fantasy said...

Congrats my beautiful homies!!!!:-) I love you girls, and thank you for featuring me Jamie!!!;) I was pleasantly surprised since Cat didn't feature me as a blog that inspired her to start blogging....lmao *wink*

I'm so happy we all have blogs!!! I still remember the day when Christen was like I made a blog, and then like right after you were like I have a blog, (Cat) and I was like I must have one too!! LOL.

P,s. Jamie thank you for those kind words above, I couldn't ask for a truer friend than you! XOXOXO

Rhonda D said...


Tina B said...

Happy 1 year to the blog and 6 months to you, Jamie! What a nice post for recognition. I know some, but will take a look at the others. :)

Michelle Kelly said...

Happy Anniversary. What a lovely blog post. Congratulations on being so successful too!

Cheers, Michelle Kelly

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