challenge month 2016Hi gang!

Today I am here to chat more about our upcoming Reading Challenge Month and to tell you about are AMAZING prizes for the event. First off, if you want the full details on Reading Challenge Month, check out our Coming Soon post with full information. The quick version is that each week in September we will have a different reading challenge. We will be reading books that fit the challenges, and you all can play along too!

So how do you enter? Well, two ways. First, you can earn an entry for every relevant comment you leave on a challenge review that we write. Most weeks there will be around 10 challenge reviews so that is lots of chances to earn entries. You can also earn 10 entries just by reading your own challenge book (either one we are reading or one of your own choice) and writing a mini review at the end of the week. This doesn’t have to be anything as long as what we write here. A paragraph is totally fine, just enough to show you read the book and share what you thought. So that means each week you have the chance to earn about 20 entries if you participate in everything.

There will be four weekly challenges with winners each week, plus a grand prize winner drawn from all the entries all month. This year we once again had some fabulous publishers step up and sponsor some incredible prizes. So here is what you can win…

Week 1: TBR Pile Challenge

(Read a book that has been in your TBR pile at least a year)
Sponsored by NineStar Press

NineStar is giving away two prizes to two lucky winners! The first is a bundle of seven print books:

  • Enemies of the State – Tal Bauer
  • A Time to Rise – Tal Bauer
  • Defiant Loyalties – Elizabeth Wilde
  • Finding You, Finding Me – Bailey Queen
  • Wrestling for Top Collection – Jack Stevens
  • Perilous – Cari Z
  • You Are the One – Scott D. Pomfret

The second is prize is an eBook copy of EVERY BOOK they publish for six months! Woo hoo!

Week 2: Around the world Challenge

(Read a book set in a country other than your own)
Sponsored by Riptide Publishing

Riptide is giving away paperback ARCs, so our lucky winner will get the books before they are even published! Books include:

  • Bounty: The Complete Series by Christine d’Abo
  • What Remains by Garrett Leigh
  • Assassins: Discord by Erica Cameron, September 5
  • Shatterproof by Xen Sanders, September 5
  • Can’t Hide From Me by Cordelia Kingsbridge, October 3
  • Wolf’s Clothing by E.J, Russell, October 10
  • Friendly Fire by Cari Z, October 17
  • Change of Address by Jordan S. Brock, October 24
  • Queer and the Restless by Kris Ripper, October 31
  • Interborough by Santino Hassell, Oct 24
  • Hotline by Quinn Anderson, Oct 31

(Note: Riptide isn’t able to mail the paperbacks internationally, so an international winner will receive ebook copies at the time of release instead)

Week 3: New To Me Author Challenge

(Choose a book from an author you haven’t read before)
Sponsored by: Interlude Press

One winner will receive an assortment of ebooks and signed paperbacks! The ebooks are all new Interlude authors in 2016.

2016 Debuts:

  • Sweet by Alicia Constantine
  • Speakeasy by Suzey Ingold
  • The Star Host by F.T. Lukens
  • The Better to Kiss You With by Michelle Osgood
  • Set Me Free by Kitty Stephens
  • Into the Blue by Pene Henson
  • Sideshow by Amy Stilgenbauer
  • Hold by Rachel Davidson Leigh (October)
  • Flying Without a Net by E.M. Ben Shaul (November)

Signed editions will include a book by each of these authors:

  • Lynn Charles
  • Erin Finnegan
  • C.B. Lee
  • Lilah Suzanne

Week 4: Genre Challenge

(Choose a book from a genre or trope you don’t read often)
Sponsored by: Less Than Three Press

There will be three winners, one for each genre bundle! The prizes are all paperbacks!

Fantasy bundle:

  • Alexey Dyed in Red by A.M. Valenza
  • Dragonborn by Meaghan Friday
  • Dragonspire by Talya Andor
  • His Blue Eyes by Arden L. Kitze
  • Ravenhearth by Lotus Oakes

Sci-fi bundle:

  • All the King’s Men by Alex Powell
  • For Promise Yet Unbroken by Tygati
  • For the Clan by Archer Kay Leah
  • The Best of Both Worlds by Victoria Zagar
  • Keep the Stars Running anthology

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy bundle:

  • Gun to my Head by Dira Lewis
  • Ruby Red Booty Shorts and a Louisville Slugger by Lexi Ander
  • Supernatural Consultant Vol 1 by Mell Eight
  • Wriggle & Sparkle by Megan Derr
  • Enchanted Soles anthology

Grand Prize

Sponsored by Dreamspinner Press
Dreamspinner is giving away a Kindle Fire filled will all of their summer releases from 2016! So lots of awesome books, plus a new Kindle to read them on!


So lots of exciting stuff happening! Keep your eyes open over the next couple of weeks for the list of books we are reading, and start thinking about what you want to read along with us!