Our introduction comes today from Roxanne. She answered our call for new book reviewers recently and we are excited to have her join Dark Faerie Tales. Roxanne offers her reading expertise and such wonderful insight to her reviews. Roxanne is going to do reviews for us and you can read some of her lovely work after this post. Please officially welcome Roxanne to the team!
You can also follow Roxanne via Twitter: @Roxanne_Dft
Hi everyone, I am Roxanne, a 37 year old stay-at-home mom! For as long as I can remember I loved reading. It probably started with fairy tales and the myths my father used to read to me when I was little. I have always been an avid reader since I was little; I have gone through times when I read very little, but that is mostly because of life getting in the way more than anything else. I started where most people my age did with Little House on the Prairie, Nancy Drew, Sweet Valley High and Anne of Green Gables. From there I branched into some fantasy (mostly horse fantasy) such as Man O War, The Black Stallion, and Black Beauty. My absolute favorite from that time was The Heavenly Horse from the Outermost West by Mary Stanton. A mouthful right, but I adored that book because well — one it was fantasy and two horses….So as you can see horses and books where my first loves.
As I got older that changed into romance because well you know, teenagers love romance! Bertrice Small was my favorite romance author, and she really made me enjoy history. Her books were filled with accurate history and wonderful stories. It probably wasn’t until I was an adult that I began to read paranormal. I am not sure what book got me into that genre but I do know that Laurell K. Hamilton was my favorite author for a long time. Her early Anita Blake books and the Merry Gentry series just blew me away. Most of that time was spent reading adult paranormal, such as Faith Hunter’s Jane Yellowrock series (which I am still hooked on) Kim Harrison’s The Hollows series, which the ending of that series was one of the best ending books I have ever read. Seriously the best.
Eventually, YA became a part of my life and I can’t tell you when that happened. I still read a pretty good mix of books from NA, Adult and YA. Some of my favorite authors right now are Sarah J. Maas, Wendy Higgins, Julie Kagawa, Kelley Armstrong, and Ilona Andrews. I hope that you guys enjoy my reviews and I hope to share my love of reading with everyone!