Booking Through Summer Blogger Spotlight: Meet Tonya from After Hours at Lilybloombooks

Posted August 30, 2015 by Kim in Challenges / 1 Comment


Hi everyone! Happy Sunday!

Earlier in the summer, I introduced you to Tonya as a young adult blogger and mentioned she also runs a new adult/adult site. Yes, that’s right… TWO blogs! (Major props.) Today, I have Tonya here representing After Hours at Lilybloombooks. Tonya’s a great friend (and resource) and I love both of her blogs.

Read Tonya’s interview below and make sure you hit up her site for this week’s mini challenge!


How did you come up with your blog name?

I wanted to incorporate my original blog name (Lilybloombooks) into this one but have it obvious that they were two separate blogs.. Since this is an “adult content” blog, I thought WHAT ABOUT AFTER HOURS. It’s catchy!

What genre/subject matter do you read and review most on your blog?

Romance! A lot on the contemporary side.

Name three books you’re most excited for in 2015.

Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels, #8)  by Ilona Andrews, Perfect Betrayal by Season Vining and Hard to Let Go (Hard Ink, #4) by Laura Kaye

Where in the world are you blogging from?

Northern Georgia!

How did you get into blogging in the first place?

I actually had a “vent” blog about the struggles of being a (young) mom or whatever else I had in mind. Then I saw a lot of reviews on Goodreads and those links like,  SEE MORE ON [this blog] and was getting increasingly frustrated with some of the review/ers.  I just thought, WHY NOT?

Apart from reading, what other hobbies/interests do you have?

I love to bake! I also get in these crafting kicks and make a ton of stuff. Usually beading or crocheting. Gardening too – but with my busy schedule I completely forgot to plant bulbs and seeds this year! And from August-February you can find me glued to the TV watching football.

If you were stuck on a deserted island, which books would you bring with you?

Hm… let me think

(15 mins later)

I would take the Omnibus edition of the Kate Daniels series. (IT WILL HAPPEN!)

If you could have dinner with any three authors, alive or dead, who would you pick?

Ilona Andrews (This counts as one!), Laura Kaye and Kelly Armstrong

What’s your favorite fangirl/boy freakout memory? (Meeting your favorite author, getting exclusive ARCs, etc.)

I was working part-time at a children’s clothing store, doing an overnight shift to prepare for some holiday sale. I got a tweet at 7 am from Sarah Fine that I won Fractured on the Goodreads First giveaway. I legit squealed (the first and only time, EVER). I was *THAT* excited.

Which book got you hooked on reading?

Dark Lover by J.R. Ward was the first Adult PNR I read that really sucked me in. Also, Bitten by Kelly Armstrong. I love BOTH of those series to death!


Thanks for stopping by, Tonya!

Don’t forget, you can join the linky below to declare your intentions, and keep up on all the latest info over in the Booking Through Summer Facebook event.

For those of you participating in the challenge, don’t forget to keep entering your links in the Rafflecopter. I can’t tell you all the prizes we’ll be giving away this summer because we’re still pulling awesome things together, but believe me when I say you want to win them. I wish I could win them! :) And if you’re not participating yet, it’s not too late to sign up! Hit up the announcement post and learn more!

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Until next week… happy reading!


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