Friday, 29 June 2012

Liebster Blog Award

 My awesome friend and fellow Dark Muse, Christie Rich, has awarded me the Liebster Blog Award!! Yay! Thank you so much :) After reading about this award, please run on over to Christie's Blog and show her some love.

So what is this all about?

The Liebster Blog Award is given to upcoming bloggers who have 200 followers or less.The word Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

Here's the Rules:
1. Each person must post 11 random facts about themselves
2. Answer 11 questions the tagger has given you and give 11 questions for the people you tagged
3. Choose 11 people and link them in your post
4. Tell them you've tagged them
5. Remember, no tag backs
My Random 11 Facts:
  1. My real name is not Roxanne Kade :) 
  2. I have a serious shoe fetish!
  3. I'm deathly afraid of heights, but I'm a bit of an adrenalin junkee, so I'll get over my fear to bungee jump/sky dive. 
  4. My day job is in the Finance Dept for a Shipping Company
  5. I only have one sibling. His name is Ryan.
  6. My dream was always to own a hotel. I love everything about the hospitality industry, and I was sure that this was what I was destined to do. I even used to draw pictures of my hotel :P
  7. There is nothing better than Apple Pie!! NOT EVEN CHOCOLATE!! I just have to think about the delicious aroma of baked apples and cinnamon, and I'm in heaven. 
  8. I have a Labrador. His name is Blade, and he is my life!!
  9. I have a drivers licence, but I have never used it.
  10. My favorite creature in the entire world is a dolphin. At one point I was even thinking of becoming a marine biologist just so I could spend more time with them :)
  11. My grandfather was the first curator of the Transvaal Snake Park here in South Africa. I grew up surrounded by many weird and wonderful creatures, from spiders, to snakes, hedgehogs, monkeys, and even a baboon. I used to swim with the pythons in the summer :)

My questions:

1. How did you get into blogging? What made you start?

2. If you could step into any character's shoes, who would it be?

3. What is your favorite genre to read, and why?

4. In your entire reading career, what book most disappointed you?

5. What book's release are you most looking forward to this year? ( Can be a book that has already been released, so long as it happened in 2012 )

6. Do you prefer paperback or eBook? Why?

7. If a book was written about your life, what would the title be?

8. Which books would you like to see turned into a movie/TV series?

9. What character type/plot line are you tired of reading about? eg. Love triangles, Vampires, Angsty Teens.

10. Three favorite characters of all time:

11. Favorite villainous characters. Even if you didn't necessary like them, but they were just so wicked they would make your top ten MOST WANTED list for being so evil

Blogs I'm Tagging:
1. Mel's Book Blog
2. Dark Fiction
3. Sammie Spencer
4. Lit Girl: Confessions of a future librarian
5. The Book Paparazzi
6. Reading...Dreaming
7. Nilsa's Book Blog
8. Paperback Fantasies
9. Pick Your Poison Book Reviews
10. Tough Critic Book Reviews
11. Wistfulskimmie's Book Reviews

Questions from Christie:

1. Why do you blog?
I started blogging soon after I received news from 48fourteen that they were interested in reading my manuscript. I realise now that I should have started blogging way before then. My blog is all about books, for the most part anyway. I love sharing news about books, hosting book tours, giveaways, writing reviews etc.

2. Why do you read?
Reading is my way of escaping the real world. We all have problems, and if I can jump into someone else's life for a few hours every day, I'm happy to do so. If I didn't read, I wouldn't have been inspired to write.

3. Book character who you thought should have ended up with someone else:
I really wanted, Liora/Lucky, from The Demonblood series to end up with, Bones, the sexy Hellhound. Alas, it wasn't meant to be. I usually always want the heroine to end up with the least obvious love interest.

4. Book character who you thought should have a spin-off book:
Doyle from Laurell K Hamilton's Merry Gentry series. I loved him, but there was never enough of him in the series...wish there was a series dedicated only to him!

5. Author that you are guaranteed to buy anything they write:
Penelope King, Melissa Marr, Laurell K Hamilton, Kristina McBride

6. Book series that you secretly google spoilers for hoping against hope to find out what happens in the next book:
The first time I ever did this, was the last time! I was so disappointed to (indirectly) discover that my fav character in the series was to be killed off in the next book. I wasn't actually googling to find spoilers, I just wanted info about the second book and BAM!! I got more than I bargained for.

7. Author, who you trust, but sometimes what to yell at for what they are putting your beloved “friends” through:
WOW! There are so many. Penelope King ( The Demonblood series ), Kristina McBride ( One Moment ), Adrianna Stepiano ( Memoir of a Mermaid ), Rio Youers ( Westlake Soul )...just to name a few.

8. Three books that have made you cry:
Fire with Fire bu Penelope King, One Moment by Kristina McBride and Westlake Soul by Rio Youers.

9. Five swoon worthy characters
1. Okay, so this might be cheating, but I have to include, Tayelon Cree, the hottie wolf therian from my book :)
2. Bones from The Demonblood series
3. Niall from Wicked Lovely
4. Devlin from Radiant Shadows ( Wicked Lovely )
5. Doyle from The Merry Gentry series

10. Three characters’ Team who you secretly are not a member of (such as Just say no to Team Seth)
Team Edward
Team Peeta
Team Seth

11. Four book characters who you would love to meet
1. Jax Pherson from White Witch
2. Bones from The Demonblood series ( I know, I'm a little obsessive but boy-oh-boy, he makes me wanna do naughty things *sigh*)
3. Shane from The Morganville Vampires
4. Amelia Gray from The Graveyard Queen


  1. I loved your answers, Roxanne. Swimming with snakes?! You are one brave woman. I'd be running the other way. I hate creepy crawlies! LOL. I'm glad you had fun with this, too.

    1. Lol! Yup, but it was a loooong time ago. Maybe I was too stupid and naïve back then to know any better, besides, it made for great stories :) I'd often pretend I was diving into a swamp, a crystal-clear one, to wrestle with this large snake ;P
      I really did have fun answering your questions. Thanks again for the award!! *hugs*

  2. I am just now seeing this!!! I have been gone for all of June!! WOW!!! Thanks so much :-) I am playing super catch up this week, but I will definitely add this to the infinite list ;-) You rock!!!


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