Friday, May 10, 2013

Feature Follow (107)

Alison Can Read Feature & Follow

Meme: Feature Follow

Day: Friday 

Premis: The meme hosts will 1) feature two (2) blog sites and 2) propose two questions that participating bloggers will answer on their blogs sites and give their followers the chance to join in.

This week's featured blogs: The Nerd Herd and Counting in Bookcases

*Follow these sites 

This week's featured questions: Don't forget to leave a comment.

Q: Happy Mother's Day! Who is your favorite mom from fiction?

A: Hands down, my favorite fiction mom is Brody Kennedy's mother, from Warriors of the Cross (Warriors, #1).  After Lita, my mother-in-law died, I created the character, basing Brody's mother off Lita's characteristics. Lita was a wonderful woman, friend, mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother. My husband and I began dating when I was sixteen and he was seventeen. Lita instantly accepted me, took me in, and mentored me until the day she died. She stood by my side and held my hand when my children took their first crying breaths, and I was fortunate enough to be with her when she took her last graceful breath. For the rest of my life, I'll have a special place in my heart for her. 

Warriors of the Cross (Warriors, #1) Excerpt:

Without interrupting my peacefulness, three women exited through the glass doors. They had to be The Sisters recruited to watch me for the weekend.

They possessed a natural and effortless kindness, which very few people in the world exhibited. Treating me like a long-lost friend, their excitement at having me as a guest was as sincere as Brody’s. Without question, it would be easier to escape from Brody this weekend than it would be to evade them.

“Allie, Brody has told us so much about you. Thank you for staying here this weekend,” said Brody’s mother, Lita.

It was instantly obvious Lita and both her sisters looked alike. Their Native Indian heritage was evident in the high cheekbones and black hair. Like my family members fortunate enough to inherit those genes, they were all breathlessly beautiful. It was as if their bodies stopped aging at forty-five. In fact, it was almost unbelievable each of these women was nearing their seventies. Their similarities extended beyond their physical traits. They frequently shared thoughts and spoke them at the same time while constantly finishing each other’s sentences. I heard of identical twins with that type of intuition and made a mental note to read up on sibling telepathy. 

FEATURE FOLLOW RULES (as described on Parajunkee)

To join the fun and make new book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
    • (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}
    • (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers
    • Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
    • Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say “hi” in your comments and that they are now following you.
    • If you are using WordPress or another CMS that doesn’t have GFC (Google Friends Connect) state in your posts how you would like to be followed
    • Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”
    • If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers
    • If you’re new to the follow Friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!


  1. new follower here via FF . Love your site and look forward to your posts.

    Hope i can see you back at either of my blogs. Keep on Bloggin'

  2. Very touching and a wonderful Mother's Day tribute. I have taken traits from the mother figures in my life and created a couple favorites as well. That is a wonderful side to writing, being able to immortalize the good and bad that shaped our lives. Old follower here. This is my FF.

  3. Thanks for visiting My FF! Followed back via GFC