I spent a lovely 8 days with my husband at the beach. It was the first time we had been away without working at least some of the time in a year and so it was great to just relax. We had plenty of time reading on the beach and enjoying the sun, as well as time to just be lazy around the house. It was a much needed break to get me fueled up to enter fall.
I am also thrilled that we launched registration for the Rainbow Readers Cruise, a project I am organizing with narrator, Joel Leslie, and his husband, Rich Najuch. The cruise is going to be August 19-23, 2024 aboard the Celebrity Reflection. It departs from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and stops in Key West and Coco Cay (Celebrity’s private island). We already have an incredible group of authors signed up and lots of readers joining us as well. The event will combine the best of the cruise (tons of food, unlimited drinks package, gorgeous locations, fun excursions) with the fun of a reader conference (panels, mixers, a chance to meet some awesome authors and hang out with other readers). You can find out more detail, including the $50 off discount code for Joyfully Jay readers on the launch post here on the blog. And you can find out tons more detail about the cruise, including authors currently signed up to attend, at our cruise website: https://rainbowreaderscruise.com. I hope some of you can join us! It is going to be an amazing time!
Also, I want to wish a warm and very happy new year to my fellow Jewish friends celebrating!
And here is what we have planned on the blog this week:
- Review: A Flowering of Ink by K.L. Noone Camille)
- Review: The Ghosts of Bristlewood Manor by Percy Popham (Elizabeth)
- Guest Post: A Matcha Made in Heaven by F.A. Ray
- Review: A Nobleman’s Guide to Seducing a Scoundrel by K.J. Charles (Jay)
- Review: Cleat Cute by Meryl Wisner (Veronica)
- Review: In the Roses of Pieria by Anna Burke (Michelle)
- Guest Post: A Boy Called Rainbow by Robin Knight
- Review: How to Say I Do by Tal Bauer (Jay)
- Review: You, Again by Lane Hayes (Kirs)
- Guest Post: Forward Entry by Aurora Crane
- Review: Infamous Park Avenue Prince by Brooke Blaine and Ella Frank (Michelle)
- Review: Ministry of Alien Relations by Rebecca Cohen (Jovan)
- Review: Heaven Official’s Blessing, Volume 7 by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu (Elizabeth)
- Guest Post: The Gauntlet Runner by J. Scott Coatsworth
- Review: Gardens & Ghosts by Maz Maddox (Jay)
- Review: The Billionaire’s Assistant by Silvia Violet (Elizabeth)
- Guest Post: Honey Meade Murder by Dahlia Donovan
And that should do it for this week. Enjoy!