Hi all! Welcome to another spotlight on my Cheerleaders For Romance. Today we have blogger, Deana Potter, who is a very special lady to me and to the Book Obsessed Chicks. Deana is a supermom of gorgeous son, Quinn, who is autistic. Deana is an advocate for Autism research and I applaud her for that. She is also the leader of the Book Obsessed Chicks Maryland Crew. Please welcome Deana Potter
Please tell us a bit about yourself…
Hello, I’m Deana Potter and I'm the owner of Coffee~Books~Life blog, proud member of the Book Obsessed Chick book club and head the Maryland chapter of the Book Obsessed Chicks. I'm also a mom, baker, a music lover, pool player and book junkie.
When did you fall in love with the romance genre?
I fell in love with the Romance of Vampires in my early teens with Anne Rice’s Interview with a Vampire. That is where my love of paranormal started. Fast forward many years later, my son was finally sleeping through the night and I had time on my hands. I did an Amazon search one night for Vampire books. Sherrilyn Kenyon’s name popped up many times in that search. In the following 4 weeks I read 14 Dark-Hunter book. In turn discovering many authors and books that now make up my world. I owe my love, passion and obsession of reading romance to Ms. Kenyon.
What made you decide to help spread the word about romance?
I really just want to share my love of books and my thoughts on them. Word of mouth is the number one way of finding new authors and books, you may never have before. Talking books is a favorite activity. So it's really just sharing the passion of this vast world of romance and being able to communicate with like minded people.
Who are your favorite authors?
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Yasmine Galenorn, Melissa Schroeder, Laramie Briscoe, Patricia Rasey, Laura Kaye
Do you have any advice for others who want to be romance cheerleaders?
Talk to people, ask questions and have fun. Romance readers are a huge family and it shows as soon as you get to know them.
What new books have you been shouting out about lately?
Patricia Rasey’s Rogue is amazing. Vampire Bikers, need I say more. Melissa Schroeder is kickin it with her new Romantic Suspense Hostile Desire. Laramie Briscoe’s Sketch will leave you wanting some serious ink! Meghan March will leave your ears burning with her dirty talking Alphas.
What do you do when you’re not shouting out about great books?
Shooting pool, running the kiddos around, listening to music and trying to live life to the fullest.
Your Top 10 in Romance….
Acheron and Styxx by Sherrilyn Kenyon
River Marked by Patricia Briggs
A Little Harmless Fantasy by Melissa Schroeder
Sketch by Laramie Briscoe
Storm by Carian Cole
Gypsy by Patricia Rasey
Lick by Kylie Scott
The Witching Hour by Anne Rice( I know it's not a romance per say, however in my mind it's got enough romantic elements and in a way it is a romance story)
Night Veil by Yasmine Galenorn
Half to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
Where can we find you?
Where can we find you?