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Created in 2014 as a way to celebrate the love of books.

If you love Young Adult, Paranormal Romance, or Middle Grade books then this is the place for you.

We are all about sharing our opinions of books, promoting books and participating in events held right here in the book blogosphere. Our posts range from book reviews to book tours and blitzes to bookish memes.

We were named the 2014 Best Sci-fi and Fantasy blog in the Best of the Book Blogosphere Awards. We're just at the start of our blogging journey, but we'd love to share our progress with you, our readers.

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Hi! I'm Cas, a.k.a Rose, the owner of this blog. I'm a book blogger, reader/reviewer, writer, singer/songwriter, musician and tv addict. When I'm not doing any of those things, you can find me studying or in class.

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After seeing so many other YA book blogs out on the internet, I knew I had to start one. I first ever attempt was in 2013, under the name of Loving YA Books. This turned out to be an ultimate failure, so I trashed it.

In 2014, I needed a platform to post a review I'd had to do as part of a homework task. And so this blog, Lovely Paranormal Books was born. After the task, I left the site up, but didn't update it. September 2014 was, as usual, my busiest month; not just at school, but online as well. This was when I saw blogs like The Hardcover Lover, and that really got me inspired to restart Paranormal Books; I deleted all the old posts, and started new posts.

At first, my reviews were short and didn't give much besides telling readers why I loved the book. Then, I participated in my first book tour with Xpresso Book Tours, which I'd also come across while surfing the net. This was when I discovered other bloggers' reviews, and how much better they were in comparison to mine. This inspired me to change my review style completely.

Over the next few months, I tried different methods; some were successful, and some were complete failures. Eventually, I settled on my current review style:

1st Paragraph: Basic "Why I loved it"
2nd Paragraph: Character Details, Summary
3rd Paragraph: More about the book and characters
4th Paragraph: Conclusion, summary of review, and restating why I loved the book.

This still works for me to this day, although I dislike typing up reviews, I often make myself do it (I tell  myself it's totally worth it, and it is).

Paranormal Books really took off when I came across Prism Book Tours. Their  blitzes really suited me, allowing me to participate as well as gain followers. It was the ultimate dream come true.

At this point, it was early 2015, and I wanted a co blogger. I had many book loving friends, but none of them wrote reviews or had any blogging experience whatsoever. Then, I really bonded with Maia.

I'd met Maia in 2014, she was just one of the many new friends I'd made starting at a new school. I knew she read books, and we often talked on email. Just like me, she is an avid writer, and so we collaborated on our blog Paranormal Writing. This also got me to start Lovely Paranormal.

One day, I was talking to her about how I wanted a co blogger. She really got into the idea, and immediately volunteered. And so we have the Paranormal Books now.

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We're a small organisation that doesn't earn much, and we love to promote not so well known authors. If you'd like to support us, please contact us. We'd love your help in any way, and we will definitely support you in return.

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Based on January 2015-December 2015 Averaged
Views Per Month: 455
Unique Visitors Per Month: 237
Facebook Fans: 91
Twitter Followers: 475
Bloglovin Followers: 423
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2 comments:

  1. Hi!
    I am glad you stuck with blogging, reading, and reviewing! Thank you for featuring The Beltane Escape Cover Reveal. I am super excited about this first book in my new Two Realms Trilogy. I appreciate you helping me spread the word!

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment, I really appreciate it, and I will respond asap. I value all comments, constructive criticism included.