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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Interview of Romance Reader Kimberly C.

Today I'm happy to be presenting an interview of a reader! So often we only post interviews of authors or other romance industry people. But, without our readers, where would we be? We LOVE our readers and would like to know more about them.

Kimberly C. has been on my newsletter list and I appreciate her support! Welcome, Kimberly!
The peacefully sleeping cat's name is Loulou!

Q: What type of genre do you enjoy the most and why?
A: I like many genres but contemporary books are my favorite - probably because it’s easier to picture myself as part of the story. That being said I love books that are part of a series. I like getting to know a group of characters and watching their ‘stories’ develop over the course of several books.

Q: Do you read ebooks, print books, or both? Have you thought about getting an ebook reader if you don’t already have one?
A: I read both ebooks and print books. I own an Amazon Kindle.

Q: Besides those of us at “Romance Books R Us”, who are your favorite authors?
A: Lora Leigh, Maya Banks, Lorelei James, Rachel Gibson, Sherryl Woods, Robyn Carr, Ann Jakobs, Bella Andre, Jill Shalvis, Susan Mallery, Tymber Dalton, Jenny Penn, Susan Donovan and Susan Andersen.

Q: Do you visualize the hero and heroine as you read? Do you use the cover (if they’re shown) as images for them?
A: Yes.

Q: Have you ever been to a writing conference/convention? If so, what did you think about it?
A: No.

Q: When do you read and do have “comfort food” as you read?
A: I mainly read at night and during the day on weekends. I sometimes have comfort food as I read.

Q: Do you enter contests? What type of items do you enjoy getting if you win?
A: Yes, I do enter contests. My favorite item by far is gift cards/credits for purchasing new books.

Q: How important is a cover when you’re looking to buy a book?
A: The cover plays an important role in my final decision about what books to purchase. It can definitely sway my decision to either purchase or not purchase a particular book.

Q: Do you read blurbs and excerpts? Which one is most important in your decision to buy a book and why?
A: I usually read both the blurb and excerpts. Ultimately, the blurb is most important for my decision making. If the blurb is not good I likely won’t read the excerpt.

Kimberly, thanks for giving us an insight into what a romance reader thinks!


Tina Donahue said...

Hey, Kim - great review! :)

Molly Daniels said...

I'm also a Tymber Dalton fan:)

Wonderful interview! Always nice to know what readers like:)

Katalina Leon said...

Hi Kimberly. You forgot to name your favorite comfort food, I'm in suspense! lol

Anonymous said...

Katalina - I'm embarrassed to admit this but my favorite comfort food are Pringles chips. I think it's a salt thing.

Unknown said...

Hi Kimberly C. :)

Thanks for all your answers and thanks Romance Books "R" Us for doing this interview.

I too like my comfort food when reading...but try to keep it out of the house lol.

Kathy Otten said...

Hi Kimberly,

Yes, it's great to hear from a reader. Whole different perspective. I enjoyed hearing how you choose a book. I'm familiar with some of your favorite authors and it's nice to meet a reader who enjoys ebooks. Thanks for stopping by.

Unknown said...

Great interview. I love to know what other readers like.

Sherryl Woods has always been one of my favorite authors, too. :)

Laura Kaye said...

Good to hear from a reader, particularly about her willingness to read ebooks and ownership of a Kindle. I'm curious--is there something in particular that makes a cover good, or you just know it when you see it? ;)

F. D. Davis said...

Those were some great interview questions and answers. I agree about the importance of readers and interview willing readers on my website. LOL. Hint hint.


jean hart stewart said...

How refreshing to hear from a reader. Thanks for joining us on the blog,Kim. Jean

Cindy Spencer Pape said...

Thanks for sharing with us, Kim. It's great to see things from a reader's point of view!

Paty Jager said...

Thank you for your candid comments, Kimberly C.

Great information from a reader.

Dawn Chartier said...

I think this is the first time I found a site that post readers interviews. I like it! Thanks Kimberly and Marianne for doing this.

Loulou is too cute...

Not An Angel, TWRP

AshleyRe凱倫 said...

Better late than never. .........................................

susan said...

I truly enjoyed this interview. I have been hooked on chocolate candy most of my life but budget to only one or two small pieces a day/dark chocolate is slowing taking over since it is suppose to be better for you. I loved to hear the reader side this time and know there are many out there who loves books as much as I do. susan L.

Renee Vincent said...

Very nice to meet you, Kimberly!

I'm with Dawn on this's nice to see a 'reader' interview on an author blog. Great idea!

See ye on the loop!

BonSue Brandvik said...

Hi, Kimberly - I love reading feedback from romance book lovers! Thanks for doing this interview. I would like to know what appeals to you when you're looking through book covers (bright color/ sexy/ picturesque/ mysterious/something else)? Also, do you prefer female protagonists to have stoic, sarcastic or humorous personalities? Thanks again for sharing your opinions with us!

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