Hello there! I’m Crystal, a 30-something year old avid romance reader from Southern California. I guess I should tell you a little bit about myself. My love of romance started when I was in middle school. I bypassed The Babysitter’s Club and went straight for the little known Girl Talk series. When I hit high school a few years later, my love switched to Sweet Valley High and Sweet Valley University (aka SVU). High school was also when I discovered my mom’s old Harlequins. They were my gateway to adult romance.
Fast forward and we get to what I’m reading now. My love for contemporary romance has grown. Sports romance, billionaire romance, bikers, bad boys… I think you get the idea. I also love romantic suspense, erotic romance, and new adult. It’s funny how I loved reading SVU back in the day, which is essentially a clean version of what new adult romances are today. Although I don’t read much historical and paranormal romance, they are starting to grow on me.
Four years ago I had the crazy idea of starting my own book blog. I wanted a place to talk about my love for romance books and I wasn’t quite comfortable sharing my thoughts on websites like Goodreads. After being painfully shy for most of my life, I usually feel more at home in my own space. That’s how Crystal Blogs Books was born. I’m amazed at the world that has opened up to me in the past four years. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would get picked to be an Avon Addict. Avon was the publisher that introduced me to the world of contemporary romance when I picked up my first Rachel Gibson book. Then my mind was blown again when I was picked to be a Kensington Klover. They’re the publisher that introduced me to Lisa Jackson, my favorite romantic suspense author. I love working with different publishers and all kinds of authors.
When I’m not blogging, I love to do all kinds of crafty things. I like to make jewelry, scrapbook, and I’m addicted to coloring. I also love to watch my Ducks (NHL) and I usually have a game on in the background when I’m reading during the winter months. My other favorites are musicals, movies, and music.
Now that you know a little bit more about me I hope I haven’t bored you too much. Welcome to my little space in the wide world of romance. Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy your stay.