This week’s interview is with, Blogger Ashlyn from Smashly Bookalicous Reviewing Chicks.
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1. What is your all time favorite Indie book and your all time favorite traditionally published book?
My all time favorite Indie Author is S.C. Stephens, but Roya Carmen comes in close second to this. This is really hard cause there are so many awesome Indie authors.
2. What is the hardest thing about being a reviewer?
The hardest thing about being a reviewer is not being able to read your books you have or from the authors you love. I always ask myself why I continue to one click books that I know I don't have time to read, but I justify it as it helps the author make a sale. Haha. As reviewers we are there to help authors so I rather take an author new to me or found through our blog to help promote their books or series of books.
3. Without naming the book tell us about your worst reviewing experience.
My worst reviewing experience was the book (final version) not an ARC or I could have justified it is being unedited. The misspelling on each sentence was horrible. It made the story hard to read. I had to re-read numerous times to understand the story.
4. We all know that bloggers run in packs and that typically each person in the pack gets dibs on certain authors, so tell us who are “your authors”?
There are so many, but a few are K.L. Krieg, Roya Carmen, Jenna Galicki, Jackson Kane, M. Robinson, Victoria Ashley, Janine Infante Bosco and Kane Caldwell. This is just a few cause there are many and finding new authors via sign-ups or author reach out to our blogs have been my favorite read finds as well. I've found many authors this way.
5. Tell us about your best meet and greet of all times (too date).
My best meet and greet to date was actually the author luncheon we had leading up to actual signings. It allowed us to sit and talk with authors and readers. We interacted with other authors and got to meet authors we didn't know. I met some awesome authors that way and its great when you see other authors fan-girly with other authors. It was nice to meet someone you read and had in common outside of the reader aspect.