Thursday 15 August 2013

Friday Fantastic: Bloggers Rockers featuring Samantha Martin

Happy Friday!! Friday Fantastic is back, and this time around I will be hosting bloggers I've met through my blogging endevours, as well as, while interacting on the blosphere as an author. I feel so lucky to have met wonderful people who I chat about books with, or sometimes just sip virtual Margaritas and/or J√§germeister, get tipsy and babble stuff that make sense to us (but probably wouldn't, if any other person was listening in.)

 My first Feature is Samantha Martin. I met Samantha a while back when she offered to help me out with A Need So Insatiable cover reveal and let me tell you, this Girl is AMAZING! So before I go deeper into fan-girling mode--and I have a tendency to do that, let me introduce you to Sam. :)

Welcome, Sam. I am so excited to have you here with us.  Could you please tell us a little about yourself?

My name is Samantha Martin. I live in North Carolina in right in the middle of Hanging Rock State Park. I am a Library Assistant for Walnut Cove Public Library, which is part of the Northwestern Regional Library System. We have thirteen member libraries that span four counties. I am thirty-one, married, and have three beautiful children (five if you count the dog and the cat J).I began blogging to help promote literay in Young Adults. This is how my young adult book review blog, Teen Blurb, was born. I have an adult book review site as well,  Faerie Tale Books. Blogging has opened my eyes to a whole new literary world. I have meet so many great readers and authors during my journey. I absolutely love it! Being able to show my support to Indie authors has been awesome. There are so many great authors out there with such wonderful stories that just need a chance.

My husband Chris and me

This is essentially my backyard.

  My little wild chidren!

What a lovely family! Your kids are adorable. :)  And wild... wild is fantastic! :)

So, I like to read anything that catches my eye. Do you have any specific genres you enjoy reading more than others?
I am a romantic at heart so I love stories that have some kind of romance in it. Genrewise I read about anything. I love Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, and Erotica. Book Covers are what usually draw me to a book first. I also go by reviews and recommendations. My favorite authors include Jennifer L. Armentrout, Abbi Glines, Julie Kenner, Sylvia Day, Georgia Cates, and of course you CeCe!

Before I settle down to read a book, I usually make sure that the sofa – I do have a specific one in the living room. And the kids know it..LOL – I arrange the pillows in a certain way that my body just sinks in for the long ride, then grab a bottle of pepsi or my favourite, raspberry juice.

LOL.. I have a specific sofa too. So when I find the Kids sitting on it, I let out this growl that has them scampering away.. :D Do you have any rituals  you do before snuggling in with a book?
I usually prop myself up in my bed to read. I live in a rather small house (which we are hoping to expand). We only have two bedrooms and there are five of us squeezed in there. Yikes! Lol. Other than that there isn’t anything special that iIdo. I do make sure my Hello Kitty mini fridge (which is bedside my bed) is stokced full of Pepsi Ones and I have some Trix cereal nearby (I am woefully addicted to it)!

Oh gosh, thank you, Sam.I'm really humbled, and honoured, and very very glad you enjoy reading my books. :)
  My book shelves look like the eighth wonder of the world – leaning to the side and sagging dangerously. How does your bookshelf look like? Would you like to share a photo?
I am right there with you CeCe. I probably have over 2000 books on my bookshelves. I love to be surrounded by books. I love their smell and how it feels to have one in my hands.

That is my youngest, Kaylee. She always wants to be in pictures. Such a Ham J The book cases are floor to ceiling, and most of the shelves arelayered with two rows of books.

Kaylee is so pretty! She reminds me of my daughter. She loves to be in every time someone has a camera on their hand, she is there.
Although I fill my kindle with ebooks, I am a collector of paperbacks, and hard back copies. I can’t resist the smell of freshly printed paper (too yummy) Ebooks or Print?
I am the same way. I have over 3000 books on my Kindle, but I love Print books the best. I love the smell as welll! There is nothing like holding a book in my hands and getting lost in whatever world for the moment!

 LOL.. yeah I remember us laughing about having so many books on Kindle, but unable to resist one-clicking. Do you have a specific genre you like to Review?
I love to review the same genres that I read, but I will give anybook a chance!

 Thank you so much, Samantha! <3
 If you have time, please drop by to say hi to this lovely lady. She's fantastic and so much fun to hang around with.
Have a lovely Weekend!


  1. Thanks for having me Cece! It is a joy to have met you and to call you friend! I cannot wait for what our future holds! If you are new to CeCe's world read her books, they are awesome!

    1. You are very welcome, Samantha. We had so much fun, didn't we? :) Thank YOU so much for your time. <3

  2. Thank you, Mer! :) I LOVE that backyard. Gorgeous. :)

  3. Samantha sounds like a great blogger and person. I'm jealous of her bookshelves. ;)

  4. I really enjoyed reading Sam's interview. Her backyard is AWESOME!! I'd have to add a LOT of books to my e-reader to get anywhere near 3000. Good luck to Sam in everything she does! :-)