Re-blogged by kind permission from Kim.
Hello everyone and welcome to The BG Blog. Today’s post is Book Bloggers Unveiled: Meet Rosie the blogger behind Rosie Amber.
In the last decade, there has been a self-publishing revolution as I discussed in my first Book Bloggers Unveiled post. I have a strong appreciation for the book blogging community and the part it plays. It’s obvious to me that book bloggers are a valuable marketing resource for any author wanting to self-publish their novels. Not only will they read your novel and write an honest review, but they’ll share their thoughts with their friends – they have hundreds of blogging friends.
Therefore, I’m using my voice to sing the praises of the humble book blogger. Today, it’s the lovely Rosie @ Rosie Amber.
Book Bloggers Unveiled: Meet Rosie (Part 1)
Hello Rosie, thanks for joining us. Firstly, let’s find out a little bit about you.
Why Did You Start Blogging?
I started blogging to combine a love of reading with a desire to embrace social technology; since then it’s developed into a passion to introduce avid readers to new writers, and offer a platform for little-known talent.
What’s The Best Part About Being A Book Blogger?
Creating a place where readers can discover exciting new books. Talking to writers and readers and that special moment when someone says ‘I have just bought that book after reading your review.’
What Books Do You Read?
I read both fiction and non-fiction
Are There Any Genres or Type of Books You Avoid?
I prefer not to read horror, political works, high fantasy, scifi, poetry and short stories.
Do You Have A Favourite Genre, Author, Series? Tell Us More.
Yes, several! I will just mention a few.
- Historical fiction – I really enjoy Kate Quinn’s war themed stories, I like anything realistic and gritty from either World War, especially if it is resistance themed.
- Historical romance – I’m quite happy reading Mills and Boon/ Harlequin romance. A few of my current favourite authors are Virginia Heath, Janice Preston, Annie Burrows and Marguerite Kaye.
- For contemporary adult romance I will read anything by Melissa Foster and I do enjoy a sports romance which tend to fit the new adult genre.
- I like an action adventure and will read any Scott Mariani story, I recently read an indie author in this genre whose book was good too; Jenks by Barney Burrell.
- I enjoy urban fantasy and can recommend books by Debra Dunbar, Kalayna Price and Kirsten Weiss.
- This then crosses to the paranormal genre with books by India R Adams, Melissa Haag and Sarah Addison Allen.
- While I’m going down my list, I like young adult stories too and would like to mention Joy Jenkins, Kylie Scott and Margot de Klerk.
Which Five Authors (Living or Dead) Would You Invite To Your Dinner Party? Tell Us Why.
Ooh a dinner party, that’s a thing of dreams with another Covid induced Lockdown looming! I’d actually like to host a dinner for some of the authors that I have built a great book relationship with: Reily Garrett (author of romantic suspense Moonlight and Murder stories), Marguerite Kaye (author of many Historical romances most recently the joint author of Her Heart For A Compass with Sarah, Duchess Of York), Virginia Heath (Historical romance author of many books; The Wild Warriners were some of my favourites), Kimberly Wenzler (contemporary author of Seasons Out Of Time) and Chris Bridge (His war story Back Behind Enemy Lines was brilliant).
What’s The Worst Part About Being A Book Blogger?
One of the most challenging parts is creating interesting content on multiple platforms to keep your audience entertained and to gain additional genuine followers.
Do You Have Any Hobbies Outside of Blogging? What Do You Do To Relax?
I like baking although I look on a recipe as a guide rather than something which I must follow! I also enjoy gardening. In the last two years I have been growing more and last year I created a kitchen garden.
Tell Us Something That Your Existing Followers Don’t Know About You?
I come from a farming background and I have a cow named after me, although she is can be quite awkward at times, so I hope I’m nothing like her!
Thank you for sharing your innermost secrets with us Rosie. Now, I’m even more excited to find out more about your book blog in part 2 of the interview.
Continue reading the rest of the interview here.