This idea was a brilliant one on the part of Tamara of Tamara's One Stop Indie Shop and I am so excited I got to be a part of it! I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed getting to know Mindy!
*Hi Mindy! I’m very excited to interview you for the Bloggers <3 Bloggers Tour! First off, can you tell us a little about yourself & your blog, Forbidden Reviews?
Hi Mel! Thanks for interviewing me! I started blogging on Forbidden Reviews January of 2011. I originally started YA and Children’s books on www.bookscompleteme.com in 2010. We started Forbidden Reviews for all of our adult book requests. I now run Forbidden Reviews. Forbidden Reviews is for all books that are Adult oriented. I keep it on 18+ just to be on the safe side.
*What made you decide to join the blogging community?
I was such a HUGE fan of Books Complete Me and Eve’s Fan Garden. I was always entering contest, talking to authors and finding new books and authors. When Cindy from Books Complete Me emailed me and asked me if I would like to start blogging for them, I jumped at the chance!
*Has blogging opened you up to new book genres that you didn’t read before?
YES omg YES! I never in a million years thought I would read “YA” books. They are one of my favorite genres now. I never knew the talent that was out there that I had no idea. I am SO happy to find such amazing authors! I have read more books in the last few years that I would have never even know existed if not for blogging!
*What kind of impact has blogging had on your life?
HUGE! I love being in close contact with authors, running blog tours, doing reviews, meeting other bloggers and making such amazing friends! Blogging has honestly changed my life!
* Do you still enjoy reading as much as you did before you began reviewing & blogging?
Even more so! Sometimes I get lazy and just want to read and not write my reviews. Shame on me I know. BUT I do get them written.
*What has been your most memorable blogging-related experience?
I would say the most memorable would be winning a poem contest and writing a full song that is published in Genesis Queen by Gracen Miller. She is the author of the Road to Hell Series. I love this series and I am so honored to be part of this amazing story!!! Before blogging, I would have NEVER had the confidence to enter this type of contest.
Angels/Fallen Angels: Heavenly Series by Jennifer Laurens
Witches: The Summerland Novel by Elizabeth Cheryl and KB Miller Moon Coven Series
Vampires: Last Witch series by Elizabeth Kolodziej; All the Kings Men series by Donya Lynne, Power of the Moon by Tina Carreiro
Demons: Road to Hell series by Gracen Miller(Adult)
Zombie: Terra’s Wrath by Meaka Kyel
Greek Mythology based: The Covenant Series by Jennifer L Armentrout, Soul Savers Series by Kristie Cook, Creatura by Nely Cab
Dystopian: The Modified by CA Kunz
This was such a fun experience for me and I hope I get to join in another event of this kind again! Thank you Mindy for the great interview & Tamara for making this happen!