Hi everyone! Today we are officially kicking off our fifth annual Reading Challenge Month! If you want more details on the event itself, including specifics on how to enter for prizes, check out the kick off post that ran earlier today.

Starting tomorrow, we move on to our first challenge, New-to-Me Author Week! This week we will be reading books by authors we have never tried before. Even though I have read over 1500 books in LGBTQ romance, I am still always finding new authors to love. So this week is all about taking a chance on someone new. We hope you will join the challenge and find a new author to read along with us!

New-to-Me Author Week is sponsored by Carina Press. They are donating a fabulous bundle of books! North American winners can get print copies and international winners will get ebooks.

  • ARCTIC SUN by Annabeth Albert – Frozen Hearts #1
  • ARCTIC WILD by Annabeth Albert – Frozen Hearts #2
  • IMPERIAL STOUT by Layla Reyne – Trouble Brewing #1
  • CRAFT BREW by Layla Reyne – Trouble Brewing #2
  • WILD TRAIL by A.M. Arthur – Clean Slate Ranch #1
  • ROPED IN by A.M. Arthur – Clean Slate Ranch #

Don’t forget, you can enter to win this week’s prize by commenting on our challenge reviews or reading along and writing your own mini review on Friday (check out all the rules and details on the kick off post).

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


  • The Arrangement by Alex Jane
  • Gearheart by Maia Strong


  • Death’s Angel by Michael Mandrake
  • Deviate by Mia Monroe


  • Mason’s Run by Mellanie Rourke
  • The Art of Death by Bob Appavu
  • Beyond Identity by Karrie Roman


  • Witcheskin by Nem Rowan


  • Something Human by A.J. Demas
  • In Case You Forgot by Frederick Smith and Chaz Lamar


Be sure to check out these reviews and leave comments on the post for entries to win the fabulous books by Carina Press. Plus, read along with us and write a mini review and earn even more entries! And all entries enter you to win one of the fabulous grand prizes of overflowing book bundles sponsored by some incredible authors!