challenge monthHi everyone! Today we are wrapping up the third week of our Reading Challenge Month. Genre Week was just amazing! I really enjoy reading your comments and I am so impressed by how many folks read along with us and the various genres you choose to read. There is still time to enter the Week 3 giveaway from Less Than Three Press for the 12 September releases plus choice of audiobook. You can check out this post for more details and leave your reviews here. And don’t forget all your comments and reviews during the whole month also entire you for our grand prize from Riptide Publishing!

Starting tomorrow we move on to our final challenge, Favorites List Week! This week we will be reading books from the Joyfully Jay Favorite Book Lists. You can either choose a book from one of our lists, or if you prefer, pick a book of your own that fits one of the list themes. You can find our Favorite Book Lists under Favorites on the red menu bar. You can also check out this post with all the info you need to know about our Favorite Book Lists.

This week is once again sponsored by Samhain Publishing. They are giving away a great prize pack filled with books and swag from some of their favorite authors. And all entries throughout the month qualify you for the grand prize sponsored by Riptide Publishing. Check out all the details on the prizes toward the end of the post.

Here is what we are reviewing this week for the challenge. The book lists we are using are in parentheses.


  • Sinner’s Gin by Rhys Ford (Rock Stars)
  • Crossing Borders by Z.A. Maxfield (Coming Out Stories)


  • Suit Yourself by Susan Mac Nicol (Cross Dressing Heroes)


  • Inheritance by Lissa Kasey (Vampire/Shifter Pairings)
  • First by K.C. Wells (Virgin Hero)


  • Pricks and Pragmatism by J.L. Merrow (Virgin Hero)
  • Bad Company by K.A. Mitchell (Enemies to Lovers)
  • The Assignment by Evangeline Anderson (Virgin Hero)


  • Candy G-Roots by C. Zampa (Bad Boys)

As always, you can enter to win two ways:

1) Leave a relevant comment on any of the challenge review posts (one entry for each post you comment on)
2) Read along and provide a mini review of your book on our Friday wrap up post (10 entries)


This week’s fabulous prize is sponsored by Samhain Publishing. They are giving away a great set of books and swag, including:

  • The World As He Sees It by AM Arthur
  • The Shepherd and the Solicitor by Summer Devon & Bonnie Dee
  • Lonely Hearts by Heidi Cullinan
  • Played! by JL Merrow
  • The Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal by KJ Charles
  • Song of the Navigator by Astrid Amara
  • Nothing Like Paris by Amy Jo Cousins
  • Deep Desire by ZA Maxfield.

Every entry earned this week (and every week throughout the month) will also go toward a drawing for a fabulous grand prize sponsored by Riptide Publishing. Riptide is giving Advanced Review Copies of 12 of their books that publish in September and beyond! For most of these titles, you will get them well before they are even released, in special paperback format made just for the trades for review (so there are usually only about 10 of each book in this form in existence!). Books include:

  • Bane by Amelia C. Gormley – Releases September 21
  • Rough Road by Vanessa North — Releases September 28
  • Lesson for Sleeping Dogs by Charlie Cochrane — Releases Oct 12
  • Minotaur by J.A. Rock — Releases Oct 19
  • Dead Ringer by Heidi Belleau and Sam Schooler — Releases Oct 26
  • A Fortunate Blizzard by L.C. Chase — Releases Nov 2
  • Tribute: The Complete Series — Releases Nov 2
  • Rebound Remedy by Christine d’Abo – Releases Nov 9
  • Y Negative by Kelly Haworth — Releases Nov 16
  • Blueberry Boys by Vanessa North — Releases Nov 30
  • Winter Oranges by Marie Sexton – Releases Nov 30
  • Subs Club by J.A. Rock – Releases Dec 7

The winner will get all these books shipped at the end of September, so you will get your copies WAY before anyone else gets their hands on them! (International winners: due to high shipping costs, Riptide can’t send paperbacks overseas. International folks will get copies of all of these books in ebook form the Saturday before they are released.)

So we have lots of great stuff this week, and please join me in thanking Samhain Publishing and Riptide Publishing for their sponsorship!

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