One of the best parts about running this blog is having the ability to meet some really cool people, and some of the coolest people that I have met have led me to really cool blogs. I’ve said it before, no one’s blog is 100% original but everyone’s voices are different so there are blogs that I love to read because I love the writer, and I love the passion that they show for what they are writing. They are fun and interesting to read and they inspire me to get better and better in my blog.
So I decided to do a feature (inspired by Megan at the Nerdy Girlie’s Geek Girls Gab), where I profile the bloggers that I love. Not only do I get to find out more about them, but I also get to share them with you guys! Most of the bloggers that I follow are like me, nerd girls, fan girls and they enjoy the same things as me, and you! Every blogger that I profile is one that is super important to me and I urge you to check them out!
If you are interested in being featured on the Blogger Spotlight, feel free to contact me, please! I would love to hear from you, to feature you on the blog and to help spread the word about it!
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This week’s blogger is Jade from Dhampirs and Dragomirs.
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Sara: Tell me a Little Bit About Yourself:
Jade: My name’s Jade and I’m an 18 year old girl living in Los Angeles. I’m pursing an acting career, so right now am on sets most of the days of the week doing background work on various thing to make money while going out on auditions and doing short films and taking classes. I’m currently on a YouTube series called Teens React. I love going to concerts, specifically Paramore who I’ve seen 23 times live, and watching Netflix and reading a lot in my spare time, and lots of times putting off other things to finish a good book haha.
Sara: Tell me about your blog:
Jade: I run a Vampire Academy fansite called Dhampirs and Dragomirs, the name comes from the race of half human half vampires, called Dhampirs, and one of the main characters, Lissa Dragomir, last name. It’s dedicated to getting all the latest news and information on the Vampire Academy and Bloodlines book series by Richelle Mead, and news on the movie of Vampire Academy coming out Valentines Day next year. There are also gonna be many contests to win VA swag, and a forum board coming soon. On the website you can find out about all the different books in the series, events of the cast and author coming up, the cast of the movie, and much more.
Sara: What inspired you to start your blog?
Jade: I was inspired to start my blog after I went to the Mortal Instruments Los Angeles premiere and talked to quite a lot of fansites for it, and heard all the amazing stories, connections, and more they had all had. I had thought about starting a website for a while, but I wasn’t sure what for. I had seen there weren’t really many Vampire Academy fansites, and it’s my all time favorite book series, and I love and have so much passion for this world, and then especially with the movie coming out, I finally decided to just do it. :)
Sara: What is your favorite nerd memory?
Jade: Oh god, this is a hard one. Are nerd and fangirl considered the same? Haha. I guess my favorite nerd memory is that for the past couple years I go to the Festival of Books every year to meet some of my favorite authors, go to panels, get books signed, and of course buy books. I always have a great time going, and I first met Richelle Mead a few years ago there and was freaking out when I found out she was gonna be there and had an amazing time meeting her!
Sara: What are you most looking forward to, as far as new books/movies/etc?
Jade: Um, obviously the Vampire Academy movie!! You have no clue how long I’ve been waiting for it to be made, and now it’s finished shooting and I just have to stick it out till February to see it! Also really looking forward to The Fault In Our Stars, Catching Fire, Divergent, and American Hustle to come out. I’m loving American Horror Story:Coven and Once Upon A Time right now, and can’t wait for The Carrie Diaries to come back on (I never even watched Sex and the City but I LOVE this show, no guilt haha). Book wise obviously The Fiery Heart in the Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead, Allegiant by Veronica Roth, Cress from the Lunar chronicles by Marissa Meyer, Dreams of Gods and Monsters from the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series by Laini Taylor, Ignite Me from the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi, and many more but I just can’t think of them right now! I’m excited for WonderCon next year, and of course the Festival of Books again, and am hoping to attend ComicCon too!
Sara: As my blog is mostly about books and reading, what are some of your favorite books or authors to read?
Jade: Well obviously all the authors of the books I mentioned above, and of course Richelle Mead. Her adult books are also fantastic, Gameboard of The Gods was amazing and so is her Dark Swan series, so if you like her YA stuff definitely check that out. I love all of Ellen Hopkin’s book, they are all written in a really cool way, kind of like poems, and are phenomenal contemporary stories. Diana Peterfreund, just finished For Darkness Shows the Stars and it was beautiful, also her killer Unicorn series I adored (yes you heard right, killer unicorns haha.) Rachel Caine’s The Morganville Vampire series, Jodi Meadows, all of Cassandra Clares books, The Hunger Games, Brodi Ashton, Lauren Destafano, Carrie Ryan, Deb Caletti, Jeri-Smith Ready…..and so many more. If you really want to see all my favorite books and authors it might be easier to just go on my goodreads and look lol. (Check out Jade’s GoodReads here).
Sara: What are some of your favorite blogs to follow?
Jade: Ahh I actually don’t follow many blogs, I know I know shame on me! But of course the wonderful What a Nerd girl says and I love Krys from Biblopunkk! She writes great reviews and has turned me on to many amazing books/series I would’ve never known about if it wasn’t for her. She’s basically my book filter since we have very similar tastes in books, anything she gives a 4 or a 5 I put it on my list, and anything below I’m cautious of. She also always hosts great ARC giveaways, and I recently won one! So go check her out! Ahh I actually don’t follow many blogs, I know I know shame on me! But of course the wonderful What a Nerd girl says and I love Krys from Biblopunkk! She writes great reviews and has turned me on to many amazing books/series I would’ve never known about if it wasn’t for her. She’s basically my book filter since we have very similar tastes in books, anything she gives a 4 or a 5 I put it on my list, and anything below I’m cautious of. She also always hosts great ARC giveaways, and I recently won one! So go check her out!
Sara: Who is your fictional crush (what, we’re nerd girls, we all have one!)
Jade: Dimitri Belikov and Adrian Ivashkov from the Vampire Academy series (so excited to see Danila bring my sexy Russian to life!), Jace Wayland from The Mortal Instruments, Shane Collins from The Morganville Vampires, Cole from Everneath, Augustus Waters from The Fault In Our Stars, Logan Keely from Shade, Peeta from The Hunger Games, and Tate Langdon from American Horror Story (not the psycho Tate, the sweet and loving Tate haha).
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I hope you all enjoyed getting to know Jade and that you are able to go and check out her Vampire Academy fansite. I just recently started reading those books, and became a fan instantly, and I am so stoked that she started such a cool site.
I’m looking for more awesome bloggers to feature, so if there’s a blog that you enjoy to read, let me know and I’ll contact them.
Happy Monday everyone!