challenge month 2017 copyHi everyone! We are halfway through our third annual Reading Challenge Month and had a great TBR Pile Week and New To Me Author Week. Now we are moving on to week 3 with Self Published Book Week! If you want more details on the event itself, including specifics on how to enter to win some amazing prizes, check out the kick off post.

This week we will be reading self published books for our challenge. This is one of the challenges you guys voted on in our poll and I am really excited about it. I think there are some great gems out there that don’t always get noticed because there is not a big publisher behind them, so I can’t wait to see what you all read and what our reviewers think of their challenge books.

If you want to read along and need a place to start finding a self published book, you can check out this link to all our self published book reviews. Not all of these authors exclusively self publish, but this will give you a lot of books and authors to check out. Also, all the books we are giving away in this week’s prize are self published, so those are some more you can check out for ideas.

I am also super excited, because OMG THE PRIZES this week. I can’t even explain to you all how blown away I was with the generous donations we got for this week’s prize. So many authors came forward and offered up goodies, we have SEVEN prize packs to give away! I have shared all the details at the end of this post. And remember all entries throughout the month qualify you for the grand prize sponsored by Dreamspinner Press. They are giving away a Kindle Fire loaded with some great releases!

Here is what we are reviewing this week for the challenge:


  • Lesson Learned by Lillian Francis
  • Gives Light by Rose Christo


  • Axios by Jaclyn Osborn
  • Skin After Skin Audiobook by Jordan Castillo Price


  • Rule Breaker by Lily Morton
  • Revelations by Samuel Alexander
  • Kayson by Jenny Wood


  • There Was a Boy by Justin Durand
  • Satin by K.C. Wells


  • Maps by Nash Summers

Be sure to check out these reviews and to leave comments on the post for entries. Plus, read along with us and share a mini review on Friday to earn even more entries!


Ok, so as promised here are all the goodies! 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). So I will be choosing seven winners and randomly assigning them one of the prize packs. Unfortunately, taking requests is just too complicated for an event with this many moving parts. But these are all amazing prizes and I am sure the winners will enjoy them!

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
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