challenge month 2017 copyHi everyone! Today I am SOOOO excited to share a preview of the prizes we have planned for our upcoming Reading Challenge Month. I have to say, this year our sponsors have once again been incredibly generous and the prizes, they are amaze balls.

The event will run September 4-30. Each week we will have a new reading challenge and readers can participate by either commenting on one of the challenge review posts or, for bonus entries, read along with a challenge book of their own and and write a mini review. Each week we will tally up the entries and award a prize/prizes. And at the end of the month, there will be a grand prize picked from all the entries. If you want more details on the basics of the event, check out our Coming Soon post here.

So today I am really excited to share with you the prizes for each of the weeks, along with our grand prize. A humungous thanks go to the authors and publishers who have so generously offered up this great prizes. So here we go:

Week 1: TBR Pile Challenge (Sponsored by NineStar Press)

Read a book that you have been wanting to read for at least a year

  • FOUR $25 NineStar Press store gift cards for four lucky winners!

Week 2: New-to-Me Author Week (Sponsored by Riptide Publishing)

Riptide is donating paperback, advanced copies of a selection of their books, which will be awarded before they are even released! (in the event of an international winner, you will still receive copies of the books, but they will be in ebook format once the books come out)

  • Five Dares by Eli Easton
  • Foxglove Copse by Alex Beecroft
  • The Love Song of Sawyer Bell by Avon Gale
  • Kill Game by Cordelia Kingsbrige
  • Read My Mind by Kelly Haworth
  • Operation Green Card by GB Gordon
  • Life on Pause by Erin McLellan
  • Suspicious Behavior by LA Witt and Cari Z

Week 3: Self Published Book Week (Sponsored by various authors)

So I put a note on Facebook that I was looking for authors who wanted to donate a self published book. I figured maybe I’d get a few books as prizes. OMG you guys, it was a deluge! I am not even joking. I couldn’t believe how many generous authors offered up copies of the books. So we have SEVEN prize packs to give away this week, each one a selection of some fabulous self published books (books are e-copies unless otherwise noted). Here goes:

Pack One:

  • Choice of self published book by Amy Jo Cousins
  • Of Love and Corn Dogs by Parker Williams
  • Play Chopin for Me by Max Vos (in English or French)
  • Antisocial by Heidi Cullinan
  • Leaning into the Fall by Lane Hayes
  • Terror by Moonlight by Hank Edwards
  • Working Out the Kinks by Misha Horne
  • Not His Kiss to Take by Finn Marlowe
  • Cowboys Down by Barbara Elsborg
  • Sex & Candy by Nico Jaye

Pack Two: 

  • A Time for Loving by Nico Jaye
  • Doctor’s Orders by Lucy Felthouse
  • Near Miss by Aimee Brissay
  • The Law of Attraction by Jay Northcote
  • The Servant Prince and The Servant King by Hurri Cosmo
  • Steamy Nights, Cool Lights by KT Grant
  • A Forbidden Rumspringa by Keira Andrews
  • Something Like Summer by Jay Bell (paperback)
  • Spoils of War by Hannah Walker
Pack Three: 
  • Shine On and This Time Together by KT Grant
  • Shiver and Shatter by Jocelyn Drake and Rinda Elliott
  • A Sip of Rio by Teodora Kostova (ebook, paperback or audio)
  • Married for a Month by Cate Ashwood
  • His American Detective by Summer Devon
  • The Master Will Appear by L.A. Witt
  • Down on the Farm by Silvia Violet
  • Last Stop by Lou Harper
  • Feeding the Soul by Annabella Michaels

Pack Four:

  • Storm Season and No Pressure by Elle Keaton
  • In the Beginning by Mary Newman
  • As the Leaves Fall by R.J. Jones
  • Unscripted by Nico Jaye
  • King Perry by Edmond Manning
  • The Heart of Texas by R.J. Scott
  • Dead Man Dating by Jambrea Jo Jones
  • Catalysts by Kris Ripper
  • Found at the Library by Christi Snow (signed paperback)

Pack Five:

  • Vespers by Liv Rancourt and Irene Preston
  • Letting Go by Morningstar Ashley
  • Haven’s Creed and Haven’s War by Parker Williams
  • City Boy by A.E. Wasp
  • Bully & Exit by Brigham Vaughn
  • Crashing the Net and Checking It Twice by Samantha Wayland
  • A Gentleman of Substance by Julia Talbot
  • Silken by Isobel Starling (signed paperback)
  • Feeding the Soul by Annabella Michaels
  • See the Light by Cassandra Carr

Pack Six:

  • Slow Heat by Leta Blake
  • Boystown Season One by Jake Biondi
  • The Highlander and The Mutt by Kasia Bacon
  • Still Water by Ruthie Luhnow
  • Throwing Stones by Robin Reardon
  • Feeding the Soul by Annabella Michaels
  • Fluidity by E.M. Leya
  • Thaw by DC Williams (paperback)
  • Lying Eyes by Robert Winter
  • Hacked Up by Ethan Stone

Pack Seven:

  • Just Lucky That Way by Finn Marlowe
  • Tales of a Prison Bitch by Ethan Stone
  • Choice of book from Herc’s Mercs or Blood Bathory series, or Ghost of a Chance, Call of the Night, or Dandy’s Little Girl by Ari McKay
  • Into the Deep by Nico Jaye
  • A Triad in Three Acts Trilogy and Oren’s Right by Blaine D. Arden
  • The Gentleman and the Rogue by Bonnie Dee and Summer Devon
  • Textual Relations by Cate Ashwood
  • The Rustic series by Nic Starr
  • Boystown Season One by Jake Biondi

Week 4: Judge a Book by It’s Cover Week (Sponsored by Interlude Press)

Read a book that you chose because you love the cover!

Interlude has donated a great prize pack, including a signed, print, advanced copy of Not Your Villian, and e-book copies of some of their award winning books!

Not Your Villain (Sidekick Squad #2), advance reader copy signed  by author C.B. Lee

Award Winners:

  • Idlewild by Jude Sierra (Kirkus Best Books of 2016)
  • Luchador by Erin Finnegan (Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2016; Foreword INDIES Book of the Year, Gold: Romance; finalist: LGBT, Multicultural)
  • Into the Blue by Pene Henson (Lambda Literary Award, Gay Romance; Foreword INDIES finalist: Romance)
  • Hold By Rachel Davidson Leigh (Tofte-Wright Children’s Literature Award)
  • In the Present Tense by Carrie Pack (Foreword INDIES Bronze, Science Fiction; finalist: LGBT
  • Sweet by Alysia Constantine (Foreword INDIES Honorable mention, LGBT; finalist: Romance)

Award Finalists:

  • Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee (Lambda Literary Award finalist)
  • Sideshow by Amy Stilgenbauer (Foreword INDIES, LGBT)
  • The King & the Criminal by Charlotte Ashe (Foreword INDIES, Fantasy, LGBT)
  • Black Dust by Lynn Charles (Foreword INDIES, Romance)


Grand Prize (Sponsored by Dreamspinner Press)

At the end of the month we will award a grand prize out of all the entries gathered all month. Dreamspinner is donating a Kindle Fire, loaded with their summer releases! So a ton of books, plus a new Kindle to read them on! Hurray!


Whew! So like I said, a LOT of fabulous prizes! I am so excited for Reading Challenge Month and I hope you are too. We are finalizing what we are planning to read and should be announcing our choices next week, in case you want to read along with us. I hope you all are getting excited! Can’t wait to see you there!