Monday, February 8, 2016

Blogging Love #ShareTheLove Hop

It’s time for our annual Share the Love giveaway hop! This hop is a little different and all about sharing our favorite bloggers and authors with you! There’s a giveaway at every blog so visit them all and find out who all we just adore.

As an author and a reader, I've had the pleasure of meeting some amazing bloggers and reviewers over the past six years. My first book released in 2010. Hard to believe it's been that long! Many of these awesome women I've met in real life, too, and can totally vouch for their authenticity.

Contest: I'm giving away a $10 Amazon gift card. It's not virtual and will need to be mailed. Please follow those who interest you, and leave me a comment that you did with an email address. Winner will be chosen at random at the end of the event.

As I put this list together, I discovered some not-surprising trends. They’re strong women, with strong voices and opinions, and I respect them. Please note, it’s not comprehensive. We are limited in the amount we’re allowed to feature.

The list in alphabetical order (because I can’t pick favorites!):

A Little Bit Tart, A Little Bit Sweet
She tells it like it is, even if you don’t want to hear it. Honest, and real, and quite witty.

Booked & Loaded
Annie Slasher
In addition to reviews and author tour spotlights, Annie also features authors at upcoming conventions.

Cariad Books
Heidi Rundle
Heidi offers a fresh voice in reviewing and author promotions.

Deneale’s Book Buzz
Deneale puts together some comprehensive and in-depth Q&As with authors that run along with her book reviews. She’s always looking for new authors to feature.

For the Love of Bookends
Sheri Vidal
Disclosure: Sheri’s been my roommate at a con, and we totally bonded over a purple store. If she’s on your side, it’s a good thing. She’s a passionate reader, and keeps odd hours.

In the Pages of a Good Book
Beckey White
A reader before being a blogger, Beckey focuses on the author and offers honest reviews (plus, she gets my writing!)

In My Humble Opinion
Donna Antonio
A true fan of romance, seeing Donna at conventions keeps it real. She’s always on the go, and lugs around reading treasures. Hint: Her opinion is not “humble,” but a strong voice in the community.

Joyfully Reviewed
You’ll know Joy when you meet her. She wears an assortment of awesome bunny ears.

Mary Ménages
The reviewer who specializes in ménage. If you have a question about the genre, she’s the one to ask. Check out her annual “best of” contest. Nominations are being accepted now.

Oddity Reviews, Author Classifieds
Ravannah Rayne
Ravannah throws some of the best Facebook parties, in addition to hosting annual contests and reviews. I’ll be taking part in the Valentine’s celebration on Feb. 13
So that's my amazing list to Share the Love! I didn't count the suggestions until I finished, and thankfully ... at 10, the limit! Thank you for visiting, and special thanks to Anna at The Herd Presents for putting together this awesome hop!

Until next time,

Louisa Bacio


  1. Followed on Twitter - Limecello an Booked & Loaded

    Liked on FB- Booked & Loaded and Caridad Books- Donna Newman

  2. Thanks for mentioning me and my blog. Hugs

    1. You are very welcome! Hope to see you later this year.

    2. Guess what? You're the second winner Donna! I'm going to PM you.

  3. Liked For the Love of Bookends and In the Pages of A Good Book on FB as Tia Sills Dalley

    1. Thanks for stopping by Tia, and hope you enjoy the new reads.

  4. Replies
    1. Melissa! You were the official winner here hon! Sweet! I'll send you a PM also.

  5. I love in the pages of a good book! :) I'm about to check the rest out.

  6. Great list. I have followed Mary at Mary Menage's for a while now. Email. Twitter . Goodreads. She is great and has led me to some wonderful stories.
    Deborah msdebms(at)aol(dot)com

  7. I followed several from your list! Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Great of you to list this many fine people. :)

  9. Aw Sheri is great :D Thanks for joining in for this month's hop!

  10. I follow a few from your list.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  11. I believe the limit was five... Between 1 -5 combination of bloggers and/or authors

  12. Thanks for the recommendations - and the giveaway!
    Ann S at gmail dot comm

  13. Followed Limecello on twitter: @ohpleasebetch_

  14. Followed Booked and Loaded on twitter: @ohpleasebetch_

  15. Followed Deaneale's Book Buzz on twitter: @ohpleasebetch_

  16. Followed For the Love of Bookends on twitter: @ohpleasebetch_

  17. Followed In The Pages on twitter: @ohpleasebetch_

  18. Followed Joyfully Reviewed on twitter: @ohpleasebetch_

  19. Followed Mary Menage's on twitter: @ohpleasebetch_

  20. Followed Authored Classifieds on twitter: @ohpleasebetch_

  21. "Liked" Cariad Books on FB as Laura Bradley

  22. Added Donna Antonio as a friend on FB as Laura Bradley

  23. I hope I can remember how many I followed (all on FB): Booked and Loaded, Cariad Books, Deneale, For the Love of Bookends, Oddity Reviews, Author Classifieds. I think I followed a couple more, but I know I followed these. My email, in case you need it, is michelle_willms at yahoo dot com. Thank you for the giveaway and for introducing me to some great new places and people.

  24. I'm already following Booked & Loaded and For the Love of Bookends; added Joyfully Reviewed.