I work part-time as an life and health insurance agent and go to school full time for my Bachelors in Accounting (I graduate in December!!). I have a 5 year old daughter Olivia. I have read for most of my life but really became an avid reader in July of 2012. The books that got me hooked were the 50 shades of Grey series. The next series I read was the Slammed Series by Colleen Hoover, and they really hit close to home. In June of 2012, my grandma was diagnosed with lung cancer, the same kind that Lake’s mom had in the series. So I immediately felt connected to the series. I love reading, finding new authors, and connecting with fictional characters. Rebecca and I met each other through a mutual friend and our love of books has led us to become best friends. We usually enjoy the same books and have very similar personalities and sense of humors. Sometimes we even say the same things and it is very creepy! We decide to start Author Groupies as just a way to share our love of books, but it has become so much more and we have met so many great authors, bloggers, and readers through it.
Now for my life story..Just Kidding!! Helloo there Kellan Kyle, Christian Grey, Colton Calloway, Gavin Blake, and the rest of the hot fictional boyfriend/husband lovers, and YES, I am talking to YOU!! Didn’t Nicole put a fabulous pic of us on here?! Not to gloat or anything but DAMN! Hehehe..ok now back to books! My love for books started before I could read, my mom always read to me whenever she could and that seeded a great love of books into me. I have read every genre but would have to say that Paranormal, New Adult, YA, Erotica(hmm), and Romance are my favs. I mean, who doesn’t like a hot sex scene coupled with drama, death, destruction?! HELLO!! Some of my favorites series are Hunger Games, Divergent Series(Veronica Roth), Hart Series (Ella Fox), Mitchell Series(Jennifer Foor), Game of Thrones(MUST READ), FaeFever(Karen Marie Moning), Black Dagger Brotherhood(J.R. Ward), Sinner on Tour(Oliva Cunning), Sea Breeze(Abbi Glines), Love Me with Lies(Tarryn Fisher), Dark Duet(CJ Roberts), Chocolate Lovers Series, though I may like Gavin’s story even better people, Tara Sivec, Gavin’s story is the best one yet!!! I should probably stop while I’m ahead! Anyway…I read A LOT, if you can’t tell. I am always looking for book suggestions and trying to finish a book before Nicole does so she can’t ruin it for me with hints that she will send me via Facebook Messenger throughout the day!
Hi, I’m Ebbie…self proclaimed workaholic and single mom to an 18 year old daughter!! I work 60 + hours per week at my “real” job and when I’m not working there, you’ll find me reading, reviewing, and helping out on the blog. I have always read but in 2012 I got a kindle for Christmas & that changed my life. I got a suggestion the book The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines and from that point on I was hooked. I then joined Abbi’s street team and that lead to me finding out about Colleen Hoover and Jamie McGuire and so many more great indie-authors. Then in March of 2014 I started toying with the idea of starting a book blog and I swear every name I could think of was taken. So I started following all of the blog’s. When I heard that the girls at Author Groupies were looking for reviewers I messaged them and the rest is history… I have found something that I love doing! I am on several street teams and love to pimp indie-authors!