We're Back With a Beautiful New Blog Design AND Big Changes!


Becca and I have returned to the YA blogosphere in style! Thanks to the beautiful new design by Hafsah at Icey Designs


Our holiday hiatus was longer than expected, but that's in large part due to our new book coming out. KISS THE SKY -- January 24th. A New Adult Romance that can be described as Friends meets the Real World. (See how I slipped that in ;)) 

We've also been trying to revamp Nawanda Files for 2014. I was unfortunate enough to come down with a case of blogging slumps back in 2013. So to avoid the virus this year, we're going to steer the blog towards a fangirling platform with less reviews (although we will still have NA book reviews on Sundays, the occasional YA book reviews, and plenty of movie reviews).

Why is this? We realized we just don't have as much time for reading as we used to. And the time that we do have, we'd prefer to read books we want to read rather than books we're obligated to review. Which is why we're closing our review request doors this year, but we're still open for promotional events :) 

So here are some more cool NEW features you can expect from us this year: 

Character Spotlights

We will spotlight our favorite heroines, book boyfriends, villains, couples, and more from Young Adult, New Adult, and Romance books. 

The Categories
Heroine of the Day
Book Boyfriend of the Day
Villain of the Day
Couple of the Day

Battles

We'll be pitting characters from different books together to see which one makes it out alive. In romance books, which one gets the love interest in the end. We'll pit worlds against worlds. Which world you'd rather live in and which world you'd rather stay away from. 

The Categories
Battle of the Heroines
Battle of the Heroes
Battle of the Villains
Battle of the Worlds

Battles will be happening at Nawanda Files in 2014.
It's going to be bloody fun.  

Freebie Friday

We have so many books piling up on our shelves that space has become an issue. And we feel badly that these lovely books aren't being read. So we're going to hold a giveaway every week for someone to win a book off our shelf. 

That's it! We're hoping that 2014 brings us as much fun as last year. 

*Oh, and we don't have enough time to go through old posts and change the robots. So from here forward it's all about fangirling. But in the past, they'll still be robots :) 

24 comments:

  1. Welcome back ladies! :D
    And ahhh, I love your new design, especially all the pretty colors used! It's just so pretty! -stares at it and then stares at it some more-
    Grats on Kiss The Sky by the way. ;D<3

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    1. Thank you, Kelly!! And I'm obsessed with these colors! I was getting so tired of the blue. Hafsah did an amazing job :D

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  2. Welcome back, I missed you guys! :D I love the new header, the font looks so fancy.

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    1. Thank you, Mel!! We can't wait to get into the groove of things :)

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  3. Welcome back!! I'm excited about all the new features, especially the battles :) And I'm in love with the new design!

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    1. Thanks, Christy! I just finished writing up my first "battle" post and it's going to be interesting, lol!

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  4. Yay! Welcome back, ladies.

    The new blog design is gorgeous and the color palette is so prettay! Love.

    Congratulations on your book, guys!

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    1. Thank you, Sana! Hafsah did an AMAZING job on the design. So glad you like it <3 <3

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  5. Welcome back!! The blog looks LOVELY. I hear you on the slump/not having time to read. When you start writing, your reading slows down a little bit. I love the new feature ideas--can't wait to vote and see who gets spotlighted. :) And giveaways! YAY!! <3

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  6. Welcome back! Love the new design! And I'm actually so excited for this! I totally understand having to change your blog to fit with you sometimes and these sound like fun features. I don't mind fangirling either :P

    -P.E. @ The Sirenic Codex

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  7. Hello!! Love the new look you have going on!

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  8. WELCOME BACK!

    I'm loving this revamp and your new blog design. I can't wait to see all of your new features!

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  9. Congrats ladies on the new book, I have your other book to read as well. I love your new look and hope you guys had a lovely break!

    Jeann @ Happy Indulgence

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  10. Love the new design! Can't wait to see all of your new features :D

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  11. I love the new design! It's so pretty! :) And welcome back! I missed your posts.

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  12. Welcome back. I love hafsah 's work

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  13. I love the new design (and your follow buttons- OoOoOooOoOOoO) and I'm excited for the change. Bring on the fangirling! (I have my squee ready!)

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  14. Welcome back girls! I've missed getting your Nawanda post emails! I finally finished Ricochet the other day and I couldn't get Addicted for Now fast enough on my kindle. I love having Lo back fill time. :-D I'm looking forward to the new style of posts, and I adore the fresh new layout!!

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  15. Welcome back! The new design is absolutely beautiful! I look forward to your new features, especially the battles! Congrats on the new book coming out, too. :)

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  16. just <3 to everything you wrote, Krista :)

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  17. Oh gosh, you guys, I'm so glad you are back.
    Yes to everything you said; let the fun begin!

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  18. Beautiful new design! Sounds like you have a good plan for 2014. :)

    ~Jess
    http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com/

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  19. OMG I JUST REALIZED YOUR BACK AND OMG YAY!!!! So excited for all the new stuff going on and I LOVE the new design!! :D

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