Friday, June 10, 2011

Follow My Blog Friday #4

This Meme is hosted by Rachel from Parajunkee's View on Fridays.

To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:

1. Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host {} and any one else you want to follow on the list.

2. Follow our Featured Bloggers -

3. Put your Blog name and URL in the Linky thing.

4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments

5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can.

6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers

7. If your new to the Follow Friday Hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

The Friday Follow Feature is ...

Nicki J Markus
Hello everyone, and thank you, Parajunkee, for giving me the opportunity to come across and feature in your Follow Friday this week.

Let me tell you a little bit more about myself. My name is Nicki and I'm 28 years old. I was born in the UK, but 4 years ago I moved to Australia. I was here backpacking when I met a guy. He asked me out, and within a couple of months we were looking into immigration issues for me to move here. It really was as close as you can get to love at first sight! I'm now a permanent resident in South Australia, and my man and I are getting married later this year! I am a cultural/creative sort and love things like writing, pen palling, languages, travel, music (musicals, opera and classical mainly), theatre, cinema, photography, arts and crafts and history/folklore. Plus, of course, reading!

I actually started my blog to promote my own writing and new releases, but it transformed very quickly into a book blog as well. So now, while I still mention my own writing at times, I also feature many book reviews, author guest posts/interviews and the occasional giveaway. I love the way my blog has evolved as it has given me the chance to get to know a lot of other authors and readers and it is a really fulfilling experience. As a reader, I have very eclectic tastes. In my early teens I was a horror aficionado, in my late teens I read only classics for a while and now, in my late twenties, I have mellowed out into a bit of everything. I tend to avoid chick lit and crime, but otherwise I'll give anything a go. My main genres of choice at present though are probably literary fiction and paranormal - I love my vampire fix! I adore so many very different books that it is always hard when I am asked to state favourites, but, if pressed, I would say that ones that have always stayed high on my list, throughout my various fads, include: Lord of the Rings (Tolkien), The Divine Comedy (Dante), Les Miserables (Hugo), Eugene Onegin (Pushkin) and Ulysses (Joyce). At present, I am also a big True Blood/Sookie Stackhouse fan! ;)

Q. The magic book fairy pops out of your cereal box and says "you and your favorite character (from a book of course) can switch places!" Who are you going to switch with?

I'm going to have to go with Cat Crawford from the Night Huntress series. For one Cat is kick arse, strong, powerful and smokin' hot. Then, she has this sexier then Hell man that is ga-ga over her and goes above and beyond to make her happy. And then she has all these super supportive friends that would die for her. And then as an added bonus they have a bit of money and are protected by some of the most powerful vampires on the planet. Now, Cat does have a few problems ... but who doesn't??

P.S. - I have a few giveaways going on now, so why don't you guys go enter them??? Including the chance to win a Kindle. Look above on the widget above this post for quick links.

I'm going with Eve Dallas from the In-Death series.  She's a kick-ass and smart cop who really cares about her family and friends and doesn't care what people/suspect(s) think of her.  She has a drop dead sexy multi-millionaire husband Roarke who totally adores her and willing to help on her cases.  He is always taking care of her like making sure she eats, dresses appropriately and gets enough sleep, etc.


  1. Hi & Happy Friday!

    I haven't read the In-Death series as yet but have it on my TBR pile.

    My FF,

    Have a nice weekend.

  2. Hi,

    Hopping by for the follow friday.

    I do not know the book./character you name. Gonna check it out.

    Wishing you a wonderfull weekend!

    Kyanara from the Life of a BookAholic

  3. I haven't read that series yet,,but definately going to check it out...thanks for sharing..
    happy friday ..and Im an old follower,,

  4. Hopping through. I haven't heard of the In Death series. I'll have to look it up.
    My Hop

  5. It would be great to switch places with Cat for a day. I LOVE Bones!! My pick would be Elena from Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series. Not only is she the only female werewolf but she's also married to Clay. Yum! I'm your newest follower, happy weekend!

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads (Twitter)
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