challenge monthHi everyone! Today I have an update for you guys on our September Reading Challenge Month. In case you missed our announcement last week, we are having a month-long event in September. Each week will be a different reading challenge to help us expand our horizons and try some new books and genres. Each week the folks here will be reviewing a bunch of books that fit the weekly theme. And we hope you guys join in by participating in some of the challenges too!

We have some fabulous sponsors who have put together some amazing prizes for those who join in the fun of the challenge weeks. Each week, you can enter to win by commenting on our review posts. And you can get even more entries by reading along with your own challenge books. These prizes are amazeballs so you definitely want to get in on this, and reading along will give you tons more entries than just commenting alone.

If you want to participate in the reading challenges, you can pick any books you like that fit that weekly theme. However, if you want, you can also choose a book that we are reading if you would like to be able to chat about the books and share your own thoughts. So today I am going to give you some highlights of what we are planning to read. This isn’t the full list as some things are still being finalized, but it will give you all a good idea of what we have planned.

Week One: New-t0-Me Author Week 

  • Unsaid by Avery Astor (Jay)
  • Tower of the Ice Lord by Anne Mok (Kris)
  • Knight of Ocean Avenue by Tara Lain (Michelle)
  • Ace by Jack Byrne (Jason)
  • Chef’s Table by Lynn Charles (Michelle)
  • Saving Grapes by Madeline Kirby (Wendy)
  • The Affair of the Porcelain Dog by Jess Faraday (Lloyd)

Week Two: TBR Pile Challenge (Pick a book that has been in your TBR pile at least a year)

  • Not His Kiss to Take by Finn Marlowe (Jay)
  • Hot Ticket by K.A. Michell (Wendy)
  • Barren by Anna Hedley (Sue)
  • Complementary Colors by Adrienne Wilder (Michelle)
  • Twice in a Lifetime by Shawn Lane (Kris)
  • The Devil Lancer by Astrid Amara (Sue)
  • Scarred by J. M. Snyder (Crissy)
  • Lightning Rod by Vaughan R. Demont (Lloyd)
  • The Shed by Dianne Hartsock (Sammy)

Week Three: Genre Challenge (Pick a genre that you don’t normally read)

  • Property of the Alpha by Shannon West and Victoria Sue (Wendy, paranormal)
  • Obsidian Sun by Jon Keyes (Jason, fantasy)
  • On Wings of Song by Anne Barwell (Kris, historical)
  • Nor Iron Bars a Cage by Kaje Harper (Jay, fantasy)
  • Agamemnon Frost and the House of Death by Kim Knox (Crissy, steampunk)
  • Right Here Waiting by K.E. Belledonne (Michelle, historical)
  • Beneath the Scales by Aurora Peppermint (Veronica, fantasy)

Week Four: Favorites List Challenge (pick a book off of any of our blog Favorite Books lists)

  • Sinner’s Gin audiobook by Rhys Ford (Michelle, Rock Stars)
  • Inheritance by Lissa Kasey (Jay, Vampire/Shifter Pairing)
  • Suit Yourself by Susan Mac Nicol (Crissy, Cross Dressing Hero)
  • Bad Company by K.A. Mitchell (Wendy, Enemies to Lovers)
  • Pricks and Pragmatism by J.L. Merrow (Jay, Virgin Hero)
  • Crossing Borders by Z.A. Maxfield (Veronica, Coming Out Stories)
  • The Assignment by Evangeline Anderson (Susan, Virgin Hero)

We have a few more in this category we are hoping to review but are waiting for official word on release dates.

As I said, you don’t have to read the same books we do, but if you want to join in, it should be a fun way to play along.  If you need more details on Challenge Month, check out the introductory post. And I will be back next week with a list of the amazing prizes provided by our very generous sponsors, Riptidie Publishing, Dreamspinner Press, Samhain Publishing, and Less Than Three Press.

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