Lots of news to share with you all today. First up, as many of you have probably heard, one of my subsites was hacked last week, leading to a security warning, which then triggered all sorts of fun problems. The bad files are gone and the site is clean and has been given the official “safe” blessing by Symantec. So the initial problem is gone and we are good on the security end. However, there were some other problems that cropped up as a result of the security warning that are still being worked out. The short version is that the site is safe, but not everyone (Twitter, some email, etc) is recognizing that it is safe yet and that may take some time for them to fix. If you want the full story, check out this post that goes into more detail on exactly what happened and the status of all the issues. I will update that as changes occur. Oh, and I’ll also mention that as of now, one of these side effects is that I can’t email anyone with Yahoo mail, so if you send me a message from a Yahoo address, please be sure I have an alternate way to reach you.
Second, I am so sad to say that our wonderful Crissy is going to be leaving us next month. Crissy has been reviewing here since almost the beginning and we are super sad to see her go. However, she has lots going on, including her fabulous writing career as Kenzie Cade, and so she needs to focus on other things right now. So yes, we are super sad for us but also wishing her the absolute best in her new endeavors. Given her upcoming departure, as well as some other adjustments to some folks’ reviewing schedules, I am going to be looking for some additional reviewers to come on board. Look for details on that later on today.
And the last thing is some fun news, and that is that we have picked out theme for the 2016 Theme Week. Thank you so much to everyone who voted, and the winner is Friends/Enemies to Lovers. Frenemies to Lovers Week (at least that is what we are calling for now, but I am open to better names if you have suggestions) will be held March 6-12, 2016. I will have a post with lots more details coming soon, including ways you can get involved.
Ok, so that is it for right now. Thank you all for bearing with me as we sort out all the assorted site hacking craziness. I am hoping over the next week things will settle back into place.
And here is what we have planned this week…
- Review: Risk Everything On It by K.A. Mitchell (Jay)
- Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Bound by SJD Peterson
- Review: If the Seas Catch Fire by L.A. Witt (Michelle)
- Audiobook Review: In Your Eyes by Cardeno C (Kris)
- Review: Brothers by Ralph Josiah Bardsley (Wendy)
- December Favorite Books
- December Favorite Covers
- Review: Before Sundown by Lisa Worrall (Sue)
- Guest Post: Coldhearted Concept by Whitley Gray
- Review: Scrudge and Barley by John Inman (Veronica)
- Review: By My Side by Jennifer Wright
- Review: Stronger, Better, Faster, More by Katey Hawthorne and Carlin Grant (Jay)
- Guest Post and Giveaway: The Imperfections of Swans by Brandon Witt
- Review: Bound, Volume 2 by Amy Lane (Jason)
- Review: Drama Muscle by Joe Cosentino (Wendy)
- Review: Dangerous Territory by Cari Z (Kris)
- Review: One Breath, One Bullet by S.A. McAuley (Jay)
- Excerpt and Giveaway: A Kind of Truth by Lane Hayes
- Throwback Thursday Review: Honor by C. Zampa (Michelle)
- Review: Blood Slave by Caitlyn Ricci (Sammy)
- Review: Fixer-Upper by Meg Harding (Kris)
- Review: First Comes Marriage by Shira Anthony (Crissy)
- Review: An Ordinary Hero by Therese Woodson (Wendy)
- Review: Wings by Ana Raine (Sue)
- Review: The Sacrifice and Other Stories by Kim Fielding (Sammy)
- Guest Post and Giveaway: Stealing Innocents by Cari Waites
And that should do it for this week!