Hi everyone! Welcome to the new and improved Book Chick City. We are now with WordPress, self-hosting which will hopefully give us much more scope and make the website easier for you to navigate and easier on the eyes.

We absolutely love our new look, which better reflects the genres we love and review. We will no longer be reviewing genres such as historical and contemporary romance, but be focusing on all things paranormal.

So, we say goodbye to the old Book Chick and hello to the new (slightly badass) Book Chick – I hope you like her new outfit and accessories! :D

NEW DESIGN

OLD DESIGN

Tawni from Forever Studio Designs is responsible for the fab new layout. Tawni didn’t just design the new layout, but accepted my numerous emails and my OCD personality and perfectionism with friendly professionalism, and not only gave me my vision for Book Chick City, but also helped with all the niggles that migrating from Blogger to WordPress threw up. Tawni is a talented lady and was able to do everything I asked of her. So a HUGE thank you goes to her – I LOVE my new design, thanks so much Tawni.

I must also mention Lauren from Burke Vector who is the illustrator of the banner. Tawni had an amazing image to work with, and I thank Lauren for updating it and making it look even more awesome than it was previously.

There is a bit of tidying up to do still, mainly due to the poor code blogger left me with, so you will see a few missing images or images that aren’t quite aligned, also a few links need updating and rafflecopter widget for giveaways, but I’m working on getting those fixed as soon as possible.

I hope you enjoy navigating the site and love the new design layout as much as I do.

Carolyn
xoxo

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Carolyn created Book Chick City in July 2009 due to her love of books. A Brit chick obsessed with zombies, kick-arse chicks and sexy heroes. She's also seriously addicted to chocolate, shopping, and coffee. Her favourite genres are Urban Fantasy, Romance and Zombie Lit... Brrraaaaiiinnnnsss!

62 Comments


kara-karina May 7, 2012 at 10:22 am

Absolutely gorgeous!!! I especially like her tattoo. You guys… I have now words… This is simply brilliant :) Good luck with WordPress, it’s already doing wonders for you looks like!

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Carolyn May 7, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Thanks so much! We absolutely love it too :D I’m also loving WordPress, it just seems to easy after dealing with Blogger for nearly three years LOL

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Hannah May 7, 2012 at 11:50 am

Well. Isn’t that just something. It all looks so amazing! :D I love the bottom bar as well.

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Carolyn May 7, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Thanks, Hannah – You know, I’ve had the standing book chick for a while now and have always wanted her like that at the bottom, so pleased I found Tawni who was talented enough to do it. So pleased you love it too :D

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Bungle May 7, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Love the new design!

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Carolyn May 7, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Thank you!

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J.R. @ Bookish After Dark May 7, 2012 at 12:22 pm

LOVE the new design ladies!

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Carolyn May 7, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Thanks so much! :D

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Tea May 7, 2012 at 12:27 pm

You really moved quickly. Luv the header.

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Carolyn May 7, 2012 at 8:06 pm

It was a little stressful I must say, I’m very relieved it’s over now and the migration is complete. Glad you like the new design :)

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Miss Page-Turner May 7, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Really cool design!

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Carolyn May 7, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Thanks! :)

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Laura May 7, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Yippee it’s live. I love it so much :-D

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Carolyn May 7, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Hehehehe, I know!! I’m so pleased with it. Glad you love it too :D xx

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Alice May 7, 2012 at 12:34 pm

WOW. Can I just say that this new design is absolutely FABULOUS? The gun is pretty swish. Loving the slightly badass touch. ;) And the bottom banner? LOVING IT.

Hope you find WordPress better than Blogger!

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Carolyn May 7, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Thanks so much, Alice! I’m so pleased you like it. I love the bottom banner too, makes it extra special ;)

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Celine May 7, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Love it!

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Carolyn May 7, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Thanks! We love it too :D

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Ines May 7, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Wow! I love your new look! :)

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Carolyn May 7, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Yay! Thank you :D

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Aislynn @ Stitch Read Cook May 7, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Love love love the new look!!

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Carolyn May 7, 2012 at 8:08 pm

I’m so pleased – it’s been a long time in the making but I’m just so pleased with it. Glad you love it too :)

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Carmen May 7, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Book Chicks new image is faaaabulous, she’s ready for anything! Her new home is looking great too!

I got this update pop up on my sidebar so does that mean I don’t have to change the url in my widget?

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Carolyn May 7, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Hi Carmen – glad you think it’s faaaaabulous ;D And yes, definitely reading for anything, including zombies!

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Ashley Prince May 7, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Wow! I am loving this new layout. It is absolutely perfect and fits your blog.

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Carolyn May 7, 2012 at 8:10 pm

I’m so pleased. Thanks for your kind words, we love it too and really think it’s matches who we are and what we read/review :)

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blodeuedd May 7, 2012 at 6:10 pm

New Book Chick looks totally kick-ass :)

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Carolyn May 7, 2012 at 8:10 pm

LOL I agree – totally badass! :D

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DeAnna Schultz May 7, 2012 at 7:28 pm

I absolutely love it ladies!! The new design is perfect! :)

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Carolyn May 7, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Aw, thank you! :)

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Ivana May 7, 2012 at 8:42 pm

It looks fabulous! I loved the old look too, but this looks more professional and easier to follow. Great job!

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Carolyn May 7, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Thanks you! I liked my old design too but needed an update. Glad you like it and think it’s easier to navigate :)

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Stephanie K. May 7, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Love the new design! It’s gorgeous!

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Carolyn May 7, 2012 at 9:53 pm

Thanks so much – glad you like it :D

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Johannah May 7, 2012 at 10:08 pm

The new design is awesome!!! Very well done! Do you like wordpress more the blogger? I’ve noticed a lot of fellow bloggers switching over to wordpress. Do you know why? Just curious. Again, the design and theme is awesome!!!!

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Carolyn May 8, 2012 at 6:16 am

Thanks so much! Yes, loving WP, much better than Blogger in every respect!

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Johannah May 9, 2012 at 3:56 am

Awesome! I will have to check it out!

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Sophia (FV) May 7, 2012 at 11:49 pm

Loks great! Congratulations! Looks like you worked out your domain dns settings. I was wondering since I didn’t hear back from you.

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Carolyn May 8, 2012 at 6:15 am

Sorry for not getting back to you Sophia, but I didn’t check my emails. We had the company you recommended do the move and they were great. Yesterday was all about the blog – pretty stressful actually. BCC is my baby LOL But can relax now as all went well :)

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Kelly Mueller May 8, 2012 at 12:26 am

OMG!!!! Looks GREAT!!!!!!

I hope mine looks half this good when I am done moving….

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Carolyn May 8, 2012 at 6:13 am

LOL Thanks, Kelly! I hope your move to WP goes smoothly :)

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Bookish Brunette May 8, 2012 at 2:04 am

*gasp*
I LOVE IT!!!!!

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Carolyn May 8, 2012 at 6:12 am

Thanks, Ash! We really love it too! :D

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Ryan May 8, 2012 at 4:44 am

Love it.

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Carolyn May 8, 2012 at 6:11 am

Thanks, Ryan! :)

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Stella (Ex Libris) May 8, 2012 at 8:55 am

The new design looks fab Carolyn! Congrats! :-D I just have on but crucial question: why did you decide to move to WP? I see more and more people migrate there and as a fellow Blogger user I wonder to the reasons why. Did you have any problem with Blogger?

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Carolyn May 8, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Thank you! Basically Blogger just didn’t have the coding capabilities that WP offers me. I would add things and they would be all over the place, which meant I would have to change the code myself. It would also put numerous spaces in between paragraphs for no reason so there was a huge gap. There are so many reasons I can’t really list them all here, I’m just VERY happy I’ve moved.

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Stella (Ex Libris) May 9, 2012 at 10:12 am

Thanks for your answer Carolyn, seeing more and more blog move to WP made me worry I was missing out on something so it’s better I see why poeple chose WP instead of Blogger.

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Dot Scribbles May 8, 2012 at 11:05 am

LOVE the new look! Am very tempted to move to WordPress myself but am a little worried it will all go wrong!

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Carolyn May 8, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Thanks! Glad you like it! I know what you mean, I was SOOOO nervous and stressed yesterday but it really wasn’t too bad. Everything switched over smoothly. But I did use a company to do it, I didn’t do it myself. It was expensive but worth it to me :)

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alex :) @alexsarahlouise May 8, 2012 at 11:44 am

Love the new design ! :) much love for all things paranormal too :’)! Very badass design!!! :) xxx

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Carolyn May 8, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Thanks, Alex! I think she’f pretty badass too LOL :)

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Nora-Adrienne Deret May 8, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Love the new design, and welcome to wordpress world.

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Carolyn May 8, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Thank you! And I’m very happy to be at WP – I’m loving it :D

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Alexa May 8, 2012 at 6:33 pm

I love the new layout, it certainly has a bad ass quality to it now and I hope you enjoy the new direction you are taking your blog in.

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Carolyn May 8, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Hehe, I’m glad you think it is badass and that you like it. It’s taken a while to get it as I want it but I’m very happy with how everything has turned out :D

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Rhiannon Frater May 9, 2012 at 9:30 am

I LOVE this new design!

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Carolyn May 12, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Thanks, Rhiannon! We love it too :D

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Patricia May 13, 2012 at 12:20 am

I love ALL of it! Welcome to the great world of WordPress!

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Carolyn May 13, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Thank you! I’m really loving WP :D

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Aleksandra May 13, 2012 at 10:54 am

Wow, Carolyn, looks amazing!!! I haven’t been here in a while, and when I came now, I was like “WOW, AMAZING” & yeah, I said it out loud :D
Your design was always one of my favs, but now this one is definitely the best, I love the badass look :D

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Carolyn May 13, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Aw, thanks Aleksandra, so pleased you like the new design. I’m loving it too and think it’s better than previous design, although I did lovedthat one too. But think this is more me :D

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