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For Those Of You…

July 24, 2012

Who still read my blog, I thank you.  It’s been a long time since I’ve been here and I’ve missed it… I’ve missed the blogging and I’ve missed all of you. The past 2+  years have been a very bumpy ride, but I’m back… again. I won’t be here posting every day like I used to, at least not yet, but hopefully soon. I’m only about a month into my new job and I’m still getting settled in Arizona, oh by the way did I mention I moved across country? No? Well now you know. Minnesota to Arizona. I’m crazy, right? It’s a big culture shock and definately a major weather change for me so it’s going to take some getting used to, I swear I think I’m melting sometimes, but I’m enjoying it here and I like my job. I needed change and I definately got it. 🙂 

Anyway, back to the blog. You’ll slowly be seeing me update and change things on here and the pages. I’ll be adding and removing some things and hopefully getting a domain name too so I can change the layout to the way I’d like it. Since it’s been so long since I’ve been here I’m having to re-learn things on the site, I’ll be a little slow with the updating and changing, so bare with me. We don’t have internet set up at our place yet either so I’ve been going to the local library (which is awesome by the way) so until we do you’ll only see me posting about once a week. Also my book contests and author interviews are on hold temporarily too. For now you’ll basically be seeing book reviews and basic book topics and random ramblings.

All right, I’m off.

Hugs & Happy Reading,

Dani ~ aka The Romance Book Addict


When something unexpected happens…

March 8, 2010

I know… I’ve been away for months. I’ve missed blogging terribly and I’ve been having withdrawals, trust me, but now I’m back and very glad to be. A lot of things have happened over the last few months, mostly not so good, so those things had to be put first and blogging was put on hold for awhile.

I’ll be back to blogging on a regular daily basis, I’ve got some author interviews lined up and a lot of book reviews coming up soon too. You’ll also start to see some things being changed/updated or removed  and even some new things being added on the blog, I’ll post updates as these things happen.

One update I’d like to mention right now is that I’ll be deleting my blog’s Facebook. It’s just too much to try to keep up with my personal and blog Facebook, along with Twitter and my blog’s Myspace, BUT I did create a FAN PAGE underneath my personal Facebook. So if you’d like to “Become a Fan” and keep up to date on what’s going on here on the blog, here is the link:

Well, that’s about it for now. Here is something for your viewing pleasure…

Moochie and her bright pink monkey pal, Dave.

Talk to you all tomorrow!

Hugs & Happy Reading,

Dani ~ aka The Romance Book Addict


Getting Back On Track…

September 26, 2009


I’ve been away for along time, I know 😦 and I’ve missed blogging terribly, along with my fellow bloggers and blog friends.

I had a lot of things going on over the summer that I needed to take care of, especially some important family things that needed to be put first and formost before blogging, but now I’m back and I’m going to get back on track…. oh i just rhymed didn’t I :/ … lol anyway I know there are some prizes I owe people, so please be patient and I’ll get that settled within the next week and announce the winners (the contests on the side bar are CLOSED and those are the contests I’m talking about for the prizes I owe).

Since I’ve been gone for so long I know I’ve lost readers, but that’s okay. I’m just going to jump back into blogging and start fresh and new if that makes sense lol. I’ll be blogging like regular again so one last thing before I go…

a big HELLO to everyone! I’ll be back early tomorrow morning with another post!


Dani ~ aka The Romance Book Addict


Happy Father’s Day!

June 21, 2009


Happy Father’s Day to all those great dads, uncles, and grandpas! You know who you are! 🙂


      Dani ~ aka The Romance Book Addict


Happy Birthday To Me!

May 13, 2009

happy-birthdayYes, today is my birthday and to celebrate it with you I’ll be giving away 3 different books to 3 lucky winners (each person gets one book)!

The first book I’ll be giving away is What A Scoundrel Wants by Carrie Lofty


The second book is Just Desserts by Barbara Bretton


and the third book I’ll be giving away is Wolf Tales V by Kate Douglas


To be entered to win one of these great books all I’d like to know is are there any special traditions you do every year on your birthday? If so, what are they? If not, what do you enjoy most about your birthday every year?

As far as traditions go every year on everyones birthday we do a special “birthday dinner” with dessert and the birthday person gets to pick what kind of birthday dinner they’d like and what kind of dessert. 😀

Also please read the Contest Rules page and follow them and also when you post your answer to my question please list your 1st and 2nd choices of which book you’d like. 🙂 CONTESTS ENDS: May 20, 2009 at midnight (central time)!

**NOTE: I know a couple weeks ago I said I’d update the Contest Rules page, but I haven’t had a chance to yet… the rules are pretty much the same though the only changes I’ll be making is a little change to the age limit when I’m giving away YA books and I’ll be adding a author daily giveaway rules section and a Hachette Book Group rules section so I’ll for sure post an update to let everyone know when I finally do have that updated… I do appologize… things have just been crazy here lately!**


       Dani ~ aka The Romance Book Addict


Happy Mother’s Day!

May 10, 2009

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! Even the doggie moms… 😀




      Dani ~ aka The Romance Book Addict


Favorite Romance Genre?

April 27, 2009

I’m sure everyone has a favorite romance genre and I’d like to know what yours is… maybe your favorite romance genre changes from time to time depending on your “mood” or liking. Maybe there is only one true romance genre for you and it always has been your favorite and you think it always will be. Who knows?

So are you a fan of the Contemporary Romances? You enjoy finding a character you can relate to in the here and now? Maybe reading about something familiar and known to you?

Or are you a fan of the Historical Romances? Getting sent back into the 1800’s (or whatever century you prefer) to see how life was back then?

Or maybe your a fan of the Paranormal Romances? Discovering new worlds and getting to see through the eyes of the author some unimaginable and unknown things and characters? 

Or just maybe you prefer one of the other many great romance genres…

So, what I’d like to know is… What is your favorite romance genre? and why?

Mine? I’m all for the Paranormal Romances. Especially ones involving werewolves/shapeshifters and vampires. 🙂 I think its the fact that paranormal is so “unreal” and “unknown” in our world that I love this genre so much and also it fascinates me in so many ways. 🙂


      Dani ~ aka The Romance Book Addict


I Have A Few Questions…

April 25, 2009

I have a few questions to ask everyone and I’d like your honest opinion…

First question…

My monthly releases page (the one currently titled Jan/Feb Releases- I know… I know… I really need to update it). Would you rather I keep it the way it is… updating it every two months with releases I’m looking forward to… OR would you like to see the page changed into something like “Upcoming Book Reviews”… OR both OR something else? If so what? I’m looking for some type of page with a slideshow on it.

Second question…

Does anyone know of any blog designer layout sites (for WORDPRESS) that have pretty cheap/reasonable pricing? I’m looking into saving up some money to get a new 3 column layout made for my blog and someone who is willing to allow me to use my banner still. If so, let me know.

Third question…

Are there any authors you would like to see guest blogging here? Please keep it within the Romance, YA, and Pet genre.

Future Updates Coming Soon:

I’m going to be updating the Contest Rules page sometime this weekend so I’ll let you know when that’s officially changed.

I’ve got tons of authors that I’m in the process of signing up for guest blogging! So keep an eye out! 🙂

I know I haven’t had a contest in awhile so I’m planning on having a contest coming up within the next couple weeks probably close to my birthday. 😀 So be sure to keep an eye out for that as well! I’ll be giving away more then just one book… probably 3-5 but, I haven’t decided yet…

Anyway, let me know what you think or if you have any ideas about my questions above.


      Dani ~ aka The Romance Book Addict


This is so exciting!

April 18, 2009

I was actually going to ask you all some questions today but, I found out something totally exciting that I just had to share!


Free Book Friday Teens had a contest going on in March asking everyone to send in a question to be answered by P.C. and Kirstin Cast -authors of the House of Night Series– for their exclusive interview! My question was 1 of the 10 chosen! 🙂 This is so awesome! 😀

If you’d like to listen in on the interview to hear the answer to my question along with the 9 other questions that were answered CLICK HERE and then click on the link that says, “Listen to our exclusive interview with P.C. and Kristin Cast here!

My question was: Out of all of the House of Night books which was the most challenging to write and why?

It’s question #8 and Jessica Brody (the host) said my town name wrong which is completely fine, I would have pronounced it wrong too if I didn’t live here.

I’m extremely excited that my question was 1 of the 10 chosen out of tons and tons of others! Congrats to the other 9 people who’s questions were chosen as well!


       Dani ~ aka The Romance Book Addict


Happy Easter!

April 12, 2009

Just wanted to stop in today to wish everyone a HAPPY EASTER! 🙂 Bubba Dog seems to think he is the new Cadbury Easter Bunny… lol.


       Dani ~ aka The Romance Book Addict