challenge monthHi everyone! So we are fresh off the excitement of New-to-Me Author Week and it was just amazing! We have had great participation by our readers by commenting on our review posts, and a fabulous group of folks who read along and gave us their reviews on Friday. So there is still time to enter the Week 1 giveaway for some fabulous books from Samhain. You can check out this post for more details and leave your reviews here.

And starting tomorrow we move on to TBR Pile Week! This week we will be reading books that have been in our TBR piles for at least a year. And I am crazy excited that the week is being sponsored by Dreamspinner Press who is offering an insanely awesome prize!

So first off, if you aren’t caught up on the event, be sure to check out the details here. It has just about everything you might need to know about what is going on and there is still plenty of time to get involved.

Ok, so this week we will be reviewing books Monday-Friday that have been languishing in our TBR piles. Here is what we are reviewing:


  • Not His Kiss to Take by Finn Marlowe
  • Hot Ticket by K.A. Mitchell
  • Barren by Anna Hedley


  • Complementary Colors by Adrienne Wilder
  • Scarred by J.M. Snyder


  • The Devil Lancer by Astrid Amara
  • Twice in a Lifetime by Shawn Lane


  • Lightning Rod by Vaughn R. Demont
  • Sam and Derek: The Whole Story by Brad Vance


  • The Shed by Dianne Hartsock


You guys join in this week in 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)


And what can you win? Well this week is sponsored by Dreamspinner Press and they are giving away an AMAZING prize!

Dreamspinner Press is giving away an iPad Mini filled with all of their summer releases, plus a vintage spiral book rack (without the books)!

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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 I really look forward to another great week, and please join me in thanking Riptide and Dreamspinner for their sponsorship this week!

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