Thursday, November 6, 2014

Interview with the Book Blogger ~ Meet Harlie Williams!

Okay...the wheels are just cool :) I met the awesome Harlie Williams through the also awesome Samhain Cafe. Her writing connects instantly with readers. Please welcome Harlie! 


What types of books interest you? 

I’m a trope kind of reader. Oh yes, category is my favorite. Romantic Suspense is a close second. Least favorite is Urban Fantasy only because I haven’t read enough of the genre.

How did you get started book blogging? 

I started my reviewing career with Night Owl Reviews. Everything I have accomplished in blogging/reviewing I owe to Tammy. She runs a great site and you will learn so much. I broke off on my own in 2010 and never looked back. Interesting fact about my blog…its named for my love of category romance from Harlequin.

Most interesting or exciting find? 

In books…finding my signed copy of Shadow Dance by Julie Garwood. I thought I let someone borrow it. I had put it up so well that I when I found it, it was like Christmas. Because of this, I don’t let people borrow my books.

Favorite authors? 

That’s a tough one for me since I review so many books. But here they are in no particular order: 
  • Tom Clancy – I blame my dad. LOL! And Jack Ryan is my ultimate book boyfriend 
  • Julie Garwood – for bringing me back to romance reading 
  • Sandra Brown – Lucky was my first “dirty” book and I’ve never NOT read her. And yes, I’ve read all of her Loveswept books from forever ago. 
  • John Grisham – A Time To Kill is still my favorite book of his. That said…not a huge fan of his movie adaptations though. The Client is the best only because of Tommy Lee Jones and Susan Sarandon. 
  • Amanda Quick/Jayne Ann Krentz/Jayne Castle – Her crossover series Arcadia Society is still one of the best in the business. 
  • One author that I’m not fond of and everyone loves her is Nora Roberts. I do, however love J.D. Robb. Go figure!
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Favorite color, wild animal, and/or food? 

My favorite color is pink. I know, I’m such a girl. Animal is easy…penguin. I blame Opus the penguin for that. I still have my Opus doll from high school and all of the comic books, too.

Favorite pastime when not reading? 

Watching my son play baseball, baking and writing. I also love college sports.

Anything you want to promo about your blog (looking for books, services free or for sale, etc.)

Actually I’m not reviewing as much as I used to. Plus, I only review erotic on the weekends. My readers didn’t like the erotic reviews. Go figure! I will promote anyone and everybody! I haven’t been shouting this one out but I do offer author services, too.

Find Harlie (and her motorcycle) online!
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Website: http://www.harliesbooks.com
Blog: http://www.harliewilliams.wordpress.com/
Twitter: @marika67
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HarliesBookBlog

http://www.harliesbooks.comBio: Reader of everything and writer of romance.  Story must have HEA or I will put it down.  HFN can apply but it must make sense.

Grew up in Dallas, TX and now I live in East Texas with my own hero and our son.

I love to hear from my readers.

Check out Harlie's author pages!  
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Harlie-Williams-Writer/224885394212458 
http://www.amazon.com/Harlie-Williams/e/B00ATWIHOA/


This is part of my Interview with the Book Blogger series. Please visit and support these bloggers' sites.

17 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for having me today! Opus...I still love him. :)

    Harlie

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    1. Thanks for being part of this, Harlie!! Opus--a favorite of mine too :) http://www.gocomics.com/bloomcounty

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  2. Hi Harlie! I haven't seen Opus in years. I used to love that comic strip. Thanks for keeping him alive for us.

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    1. Hi Helen! Thanks for stopping by. I loved Bloom County too :)

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    2. Opus, Bill the Cat, Steve Dallas...they just don't create characters like that anymore.

      Harlie

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  3. Good post...I love reading about how bloggers got involved in blogging and Night Owl Reviews is a great site and company to work with. I too enjoy reading some category romance and Opus is great - have been a fan forever!

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    1. Hi Maria! Thanks for reading!! Category's fun for a quick pick-me-up, isn't it? Opus was my favorite of the Bloom County characters, with Steve as a close second :)

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    2. Opus is the Bomb! And please, Steve Dallas is classic!

      Harlie

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  4. It's cool to find out how you started doing reviews and created your own blog.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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  5. Hi Harlie, Thanks for stopping by! I love Opus!! I once even had an Opus birthday cake!

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  6. Hi Harlie! Hope you are having a great day!

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    1. I'm having a great day. Its cold though and I live in Texas.

      Harlie

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  7. Hello Harlie, my then boyfriend and I bonded over the Bloom County books. I was away from home and missed the comics. He had several books that he loaned me. We married and lived happily ever after. Opus rocks.

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    1. Opus is the bomb. My son even likes him. :)

      Harlie

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