Challenge Month 2021Hi everyone! Just that fast we are already starting our third week of reading challenges in our 7th Annual Reading Challenge Month! Amazing how fast this month flies! This week our challenge is Under the Rainbow Week. This week is all about reading books under the LGBTQIA umbrella. I know with so many books out there, it is easy to focus mostly on ones featuring gay/bi, cis-gendered, allosexual men. But there is a whole range of stories that make for wonderful romances, so the goal this week is to find a pairing, gender, or sexual identity that may be a little different from what you usually read. If you are looking for some ideas, check out some of our reviews featuring characters who are lesbiannonbinaryasexualtransgendergenderfluiddemisexual, or that feature MMF pairings.

If you missed the lead up to the event and need some information about what is going on, check out our Kick Off post. It has all the details about the event, how to get involved, and how to win prizes.

Under the Rainbow Week is sponsored by the fabulous folks at Carina Press! Carina is giving away a fabulous book bundle of paperbacks (U.S. and International):

  • SAILOR PROOF by Annabeth Albert (Carina Adores; Shore Leave, #1)
  • FOR THE LOVE OF APRIL FRENCH by Penny Aimes (Carina Adores)
  • BETTER THAN PEOPLE by Roan Parrish (Carina Adores; Garnet Run, #1)
  • AMERICAN DREAMER by Adriana Herrera (Carina Press; Dreamers, #1)

This is a great book bundle with some fabulous authors. And don’t forget, at the end of the month we will be drawing for our Grand Prize sponsored by NineStar Press. They are giving away a Kindle Paperwhite loaded with 50 NineStar Press books! So all your entries each week will be counted toward the final grand prize as well.

You can enter to win prizes by commenting on challenge posts or reading along with you own challenge books and writing a 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 Fog of War by A.L. Lester
  • Comfort by Chace Verity


  • Diamond Heat by Alex Washoe
  • Border CTRL + ESC by Ivy L. James


  • Various Persuasions by A.E. Lister
  • A Fiend in the Fog by Jess Faraday


  • Far Patrol by Alex Powell
  • Remedy by Alex Hall

Be sure to check out these reviews and leave comments on the post for entries to win the great book bundle from Carina Press. Plus, read along with us and write a mini review on Friday and earn even more entries! And all entries enter you to win the fabulous grand prize of a Kindle Paperwhite loaded with NineStar Press books!