Hi guys! Today I have another bloggers spotlight from one of my favorite bookish people EVER, Megan @Reading Books Like a Boss! I met Megan on Twitter when she tweeted a video of an iPad commercial. Somehow that turned into a weird conversation about hand models and I discovered she had read Captive in the Dark and the rest is history! Megan reads some of the best Indie and NA books and I want to read every single book she’s read! Get to know Megan below and enter the giveaway below. Make sure to go check out her new blog and show her some love.
Who is your favorite book couple and why?
- My favorite couple hands down is Dex and Perry from the Experiment in Terror series by Karina Halle. Karina Halle writes about real people with real issues. Dex and Perry have major issues, but they’re there for each other. Their relationship isn’t always pretty, in fact, it’s downright ugly at times. What these two go through is real, raw, and relatable. If you haven’t read the Experiment in Terror series, get on it! Book one (Darkhouse) is free on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Characters you hate (or love to hate) and which books they’re from?
- It’s no secret among my book friends that I HATE HATE HATE Leah from the Love Me With Lies by Tarryn Fisher. Read the books and you’ll hate her, too. She’s selfish, manipulative, and she plays dirty. What a rotten combination. Leah is one of most brilliant villains. She makes quite the impression in The Opportunist, but then she pulls out the big guns in Dirty Red.
- I also hate Trish from Taking Chances by Molly McAdams. Read it and you’ll see why. I can’t even talk about this book…*sniff*
- Oh and how could I forget dear Tony from Consequences & Truth by Alethea Romig? Suffice it to say that this guy has some SERIOUS issues. This isn’t your typical rich man meets poor girl romance. It’s dark and thrilling, and I couldn’t get enough! I just read these books a month ago after seeing everyone swoon over Tony. After book 1, I hate him. After book 2, I like him. Can someone please explain what the hell happened?
A book you regret not having read sooner?
- I could punch myself in the boob for not reading The Fault in Our Stars by John Green sooner. I felt stupid reading this book, that’s how brilliant it is. The love story between Hazel Grace and Augustus Water is so beautiful. And people, this is a cancer book. Consider this your warning. I’m not saying another word.
An author you wish was more well-known?
- Can I give two names? First, is Karina Halle. She’s been on the scene for a few years now, and I am so in love with her books. Gah! Her writing is unique and different and it sucks you in. I could wax poetic about her awesomeness, but I’ll let her writing speak for itself. Second, is Jenn Cooksey. I just read Shark Bait & The Other Fish in the Sea. This woman is an evil genius. She had me laughing my ass off on one page and tearing up on the next. What the heck?!? I went through so many emotions with these books. Even though the characters are young, they are incredibly complex and a lot of fun to get to know. Watch out for Jenn Cooksey. She’s about to make a splash (pun intended).
Which book or series do you wish everyone would read?
- The Experiment in Terror series by Karina Halle
- The Artists Trilogy by Karina Halle
- The Grab Your Pole series by Jenn Cooksey
- How to Kill a Rockstar by Tiffanie Debartolo
- The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
Favorite artists or bands?
- Brooke Fraser
- William Fitzsimmons
- Sleeping at Last
- New favorite…Daughter (listen to “Landfill”)
- ….that’s pretty eclectic, huh?
Bookish Pet Peeves?
- I absolutely hate it when an author throws in a plot twist that makes absolutely no sense to the storyline just to make readers gasp. I’ve seen it in a few books lately and it makes me want to throw the book on the ground.
- Another book pet peeve of mine is a phenomenon that I like to call “The Caveman Alpha.” The Caveman Alpha does not know how to use pronouns, especially in the heat of passion. He skips over the “I’s” and “me’s” and goes straight for the verb. I’m not the grammar police, but I cannot stand it. It doesn’t do it for me and only makes the dude seem stupid.
What book(s) are you looking forward to the most this year?
- Any Karina Halle book
- Thief by Tarryn Fisher
- Bonds by Rebecca Espinoza
- Epilogue by C.J. Roberts
- Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout
If you could go on a date with 5 of your favorite fictional crushes, who would you pick?
- Dex Foray (Experiment in Terror series)
- Aiden St. Delphi (Covenant series)
- Brandon Taylor (Taking Chances)
- Josh (freaking Bennett (The Sea of Tranquility)
- Caleb Drake (Love me With Lies series)
Hi! I’m Megan. Nice to meet you. I’m a Kansas City-based book blogger who constantly has a song in my head. Most of the time, the song is not only in my head, but coming out of my mouth. I love reading books that make me have the feels, especially ones that make me ugly cry (hit me with your best tragedy). I hand out book recommendations like it’s my job. Speaking of, when I’m not working, I’m probably reading. Everyone in my life says I’m crazy because I read and talk about books all the time, to which I reply, “I already know this. This isn’t news. Tell me something I don’t know.”
Follow Megan’s blog and enter to win one of the following books (pre-orders). Winner will get print book if US or e-book (or Amazon gift card equivalent) for International readers.
Dare You To by Katie McGarry
Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland
Parallel by Lauren Miller
Transparent by Natalie Whipple
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