new coming this weekHi all! I hope you had a great week! Mine was busy, but good. I feel like we are already barreling toward the end of summer and I am not ready!

So, some fun stuff going on with the blog! First off, we have finalized our challenges for our upcoming Reading Challenge Month in September!For those who haven’t participated in the past, each week we have a different reading challenge. Our folks here review books that fit that challenge. Plus, readers can play along two ways! First, you can comment on challenge post for contest entries, and also, you can read along by picking a challenge book and write a mini review for bonus entries. And prizes! Lots of prizes! I will be rolling out details starting in August, including revealing the challenges, prizes, rules, and everything else. But I am getting excited as this will be our 5th year! If you want to learn more about past events, check out our Challenge Month page here.

Also, I posted yesterday that we are now open for new sign ups for Ask Me Anything hosts at the Joyful Jays FB group. Each Wednesday, we have a different author who answers reader questions and gives away a prize. If you are an author, narrator, cover designer, etc and are interested in hosting, you can find out more here. And readers, be sure to stop by the Joyful Jays on Wednesdays to ask questions and enter! (P.S. The contest runs each week Wed-Fri). This week author Layla Reyne will be joining us, so be sure to check it out!

And here is what else we have planned this week:

  • Review: Spellbound by Allie Therin (Jay)
  • Review: 9 Willow Street by Nell Iris (Sammy)
  • Guest Post: Spellbound by Allie Therin
  • Review: The Importance of Being Kevin by Steven Harper (Elizabeth)
  • Review: Here Comes the Son by Dahlia Donovan (Camille)

  • Review: The Hitman’s Guide to Making Friends and Finding Love by Alice Winters (Jay)
  • Review: The Shaman of Kupa Piti by A. Nybo (Sue)
  • Guest Post: Pocketful of Stardust by J.P. Barnaby and Rowan Speedwell
  • Review: Rocking Thin Ice by Z. Allora (Veronica)
  • Review: Searching for Solid Ground by Valerie Mores (Kenna)

  • Review: Swallow by Piper Scott and Virginia Kelly (Jay)
  • Review: Waking the Sun by Laura Bailo (Michelle)
  • Guest Post: Balefire audiobook with Julian G. Simmons
  • Review: Music of the Night by Mell Bossa (Sammy)
  • Review: Breakaway by Charlie Novak (Kris)

  • Review: SIR by N.R. Walker (Jay)
  • Review: Dreams, Memories, and Reality by Edward Kendrick (Sammy)
  • Guest Post: Migration Flash Fiction Anthology with J. Scott Coatsworth
  • Review: Espejos by Michael War (Elizabeth)
  • Review: Mad About the Boy by Beth Laycock (Camille)

  • July Favorite Books
  • July Favorite Covers
  • Review: Monuments Men Murders by Josh Lanyon (Sammy)
  • Guest Post: Rockets and Romance by Wendy Qualls
  • Review: The Homos of Harmony Haven by Andrew Schultz (Kenna)

That should do it for this week! Enjoy!

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