mercoledì 12 febbraio 2020

2020 European Reading Challenge

Hosted by: Rose City Reader
Dates: January 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021


To find out more information about the challenge and to sign-up: European Reading Challenge 2020


The gist: The idea is to read books by European authors or books set in European countries (no matter where the author comes from). The books can be anything – novels, short stories, memoirs, travel guides, cookbooks, biography, poetry, or any other genre. You can participate at different levels, but each book must be by a different author and set in a different country – it's supposed to be a tour. (See note about the UK, below)


LEVELS OF PARTICIPATION

Five Star (Deluxe Entourage): Read at least five books by different European authors or books set in different European countries.
Four Star (Honeymooner): Read four qualifying books.
Three Star (Business Traveler): Read three qualifying books.
Two Star (Adventurer): Read two qualifying books.
One Star (Pensione Weekender): Read just one qualifying book.

JET SETTER PRIZE
The participant who reads and reviews the greatest number of qualifying books (more than five) will get a $25 gift card to Powell's Books (can be used in store or on line).  Participants living in Europe will get a $25-equivalent gift card to the Amazon store in your country, if possible. If you live in a country where neither Powell's nor Amazon will work, then sorry, you are out of luck.
Each book must be by a different author and set in a different country. This means that only one book from one of the four UK countries will count.  Only books reviewed count towards the prize.

I choose the Five Star Level 

Release Blitz & Giveaway for Puck Performance by Alley Ciz




Title: Puck Performance
Series: BTU Alumni #4
Author: Alley Ciz
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
Release Date: February 10, 2020



Blurb

All’s fair in love and potatoes

Melody Brightly
Broadway Star.
Pink hair.
A smile that hits me harder than a slap shot.
Terrible taste in hockey teams.
Full of secrets.
The one woman I fail to defend my heart against

Jase Donnelly
Defenseman.
Charming.
Sexy as puck.
Makes my hormones give a standing ovation.
The one guy I can never be with, but can’t stay away from.

Our sexy as puck hero may have helped name The Coven but he’s about to meet his match in PUCK PERFORMANCE—BTU Alumni #4. He might exaggerate so much he’ll end up in the sin bin and there’s a chance she’ll burst into song, but they’ll have you laughing and speaking in shouty capitals. No potatoes were harmed in this HEA-guaranteed interconnected stand-alone.





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Author Bio


Alley Ciz is an indie author of Contemporary/New Adult, Rom-Com, Sports Romances.
She's a stay at home mom to 3 amazing and crazy mini royals, a 95lb lab, and let's face it on some days her hubby is her 4th kid... But to be fair she totally loves him a lot.
When she's not corralling her crazy mini royals she can be found writing the stories the voices in her head tell her. Caffeine is a staple in her daily diet since she does most of her writing late at night when the rest of her house is asleep, usually with her trusty dog Buke (short for Beukeboom reluctantly named after a NY Ranger even though she's a NJ Devils fan all the way. Is it any surprise she writes sports romances?
Pizza and mac-n-cheese are major food groups and she is a proud Potterhead and superhero buff.
She is a complete romance junkie and can always be found reading or listening to a book.


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sabato 25 gennaio 2020

Release Blitz & Giveaway: The Solicitor’s Son by Rachael Anderson


  Happy Release Day!!

  The Solicitor’s Son by Rachael Anderson

 At the end of her third season, Miss Sophia Gifford is firmly on the shelf, and she’s determined to accept her current suitor—a man she likes but cannot love. When her sister decides to throw an impromptu summer house party, Sophia reluctantly agrees to help. What she doesn’t realize is that her sister has plans of her own—plans that would bring a certain childhood friend back into Sophia’s life. It’s been nearly a decade since Sophia has seen Hugh Quinton. He’s grown into a handsome, charming, and successful—yet completely unacceptable—tradesman. Her mother looks down on him, her father detests him, and society would snub him in an instant. Sophia shouldn’t even consider him. But her heart doesn’t listen to reason, and before long, she finds herself wondering how much she is willing to sacrifice for love.

      Release Day Giveaway

$50 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal Cash

 Ends 2/2/20

 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. This giveaway was organized by Kathy from Clean Wholesome Romance and is sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
  a Rafflecopter giveaway

martedì 21 gennaio 2020

Book Blitz & Giveaway:Burning Hot Rumors by Debra Kayn



BURNING HOT RUMORS

by Debra Kayn 
Choices: Tarkio MC, #2 
Publication Date: January 21, 2020 
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Biker, Standalone in a Series

SYNOPSIS

For Callie Moore, it’s a day-to-day struggle to live in a town where everyone thinks she’s the worst person on earth— thanks to rumors. Divorced, living with her ailing dad, and the scars of finding her ex-husband in bed with not one, but two, of her friends, have her on a downward spiral.
Her immediate problems outweigh her concern over the rough and gruff biker her dad hires to help out at the gas station. No matter how attractive she finds Kent, he’s only another person she needs to defend herself against.
A drifter his whole life, Kent Calder can live anywhere as long as he has his motorcycle and a road in front of him.
Stopping at Moore’s Gas Station was only a pit stop on a road trip with no destination. A way to put a few dollars in his pocket. He has no plans to stay in Missoula, where drama and rudeness from the locals is a way of life.
Until the talk centers around Callie, and he sees what the lies are doing to her.
If she can’t stand up for herself, he’ll fight for her. But as soon as he stomps out one fire, another one pops up.
Through attraction, heartache, devastation, and time, the flames between Kent and Callie only grow hotter.
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EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT

He turned and looked out on the floor. It took him longer to find her because she was hidden behind the biker talking to her. He craned his neck, caught her smiling at the other man, and tensed.
Stalking across the floor, he shoved people out of his way and stepped between her and the Tarkio member.
"Man, you better step away," said the biker.
"Get lost." He grabbed Callie's upper arm and pulled her away.
"Wh…?" Callie stumbled beside him. "Who?"
He ignored her mumblings and pushed out the front door. Turning her to face him, he gazed up and down her body to make sure she was okay.
Callie's mouth opened and shut numerous times, and she blinked rapidly. "Kent?"
"Nice of you to recognize me," he said.
"I thought I'd never see you again." She planted her hands on his chest, but her body weaved side to side, trying to gain her balance.
He caught her other arm and held her steady in front of him. That's when he noticed the way her eyes remained unfocused on him.
"What the hell have you been doing?" He stroked her hair out of her eyes.
Gut punched, he remembered the excitement, the passion, the energy swirling around her the night she'd finally let loose and egged her ex-husband's truck. He'd walked away from her that night as if he'd gotten his first taste of the real Callie, and his addiction to her had started.
How many other men inside the clubhouse were standing in the same position he was, half in love, fantasizing about being with a woman who had no understanding that fire ran through her veins? How many other men wanted to be the one who helped her set herself on fire?
Callie crumbling, diving for his chest. He wrapped his arms around her, keeping her on her feet. A fire brought him back to her.
"I lost everything," she mumbled against the front of his jacket.
"I know." He rubbed her back, happy to hold her. "Fuck, I missed you, honey."
She raised her head and frowned. "You left."
"I needed to go." He kissed her forehead. "But I'm back."
She pushed against him. "Why?"
"I want to help—"
"No." She stepped away from him, almost stumbling. "You can't just invade my life and then leave again. You're just listening to the rumors. Everyone listens to Josh."
"I'm not—"
"You listened." She tapped her head, slurring her words. "That's why you left. Now you're listening to him again. Just go. Leave me alone."
She grabbed for the handle. He planted his hand on the door, stopping her.
"I'm not listening to anyone but you, Callie."

ABOUT DEBRA KAYN

Debra Kayn is published by Grand Central Publishing, Simon & Schuster Publishing, Carina Press – Harlequin Enterprises Limited, and repped by agent, Stephany Evans of FinePrint Literary Management.
Believing everyone deserves to love and be loved, she takes the most unlikely characters and turns them into heroes and heroines.
She lives with her family in the Bitterroot Mountains of beautiful North Idaho where she enjoys the outdoors, the four seasons, and the wild animals that gather in her yard.

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giovedì 16 gennaio 2020

When Are You Reading? Challenge 2020


 hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Word

The challenge is to read 12 books: one from each time period (either set in or published in that time).


  • Pre 1300  
  • 1300-1499 The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
  • 1500-1699 The Miniaturist by  Jessie Burton
  • 1700-1799
  • 1800-1899 The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
  • 1900-1919 The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott
  • 1920-1939 The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  • 1940-1959 Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
  • 1960-1979 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • 1980-1999 Perfume by Patrick Suskind
  • 2000-Present
  • The Future

mercoledì 15 gennaio 2020

2020 Retellings Reading Challenge



Hosted by Cornerfolds, here are the details:

THE GUIDELINES
  • This challenge will run from January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020.
  • Books must be read and reviewed in 2020. (You don't have to review books to count towards your goal, but you do have to review them if you want them to count as giveaway entries.)
  • Audiobooks, e-books, re-reads, short stories, novellas, and graphic novels all count, and you can read adult, YA, and middle grade books for this challenge.
  • It's also totally fine to use books from this challenge to fulfill other reading challenges and vice versa.
  • ALL retellings count!
  • You don't have to be a book blogger to participate! You can link up and track your progress on Goodreads, Instagram, Youtube, or wherever you share books!
  • Sign up here with your post, shelf, etc. and leave a comment letting me know what your personal goal is.
  • Link up your reviews each quarter on the post provided!

CHALLENGE LEVELS

  • Silent Assassin: 1-5 Retellings
  • Warrior Princess: 6-10 Retellings
  • Elemental Witch: 11-15 Retellings
  • High Fae: 16-20 Retellings
  • Fairest of them All: 21-25+ Retellings

RETELLINGS BINGO
  • Each block describes a book or type of retelling. For example, "POC author" means that you can read any retelling written by an author of color to complete that category. "Edgar Allen Poe" means that you can read a retelling of any Poe work. 
  • Getting BINGO (making a line vertically, horizontally, or diagonally on the card) will get you an additional 5 entries in the end of year giveaway!
  • If you get a Bingo blackout (filling the entire card), you get an additional 10 entries in the giveaway! 





2020 LITERARY ESCAPES CHALLENGE

Sign up here

Try to read 1 book set in each of the 50 states + the District of Columbia. (51 Points). If you complete the challenge you earn 50 Bonus Points. You also can earn Bonus Points for books set in Counties around the world. 1 Bonus Point for each country. (No repeats – only 1 point can be earned for each country.)
Your books can be fiction or non-fiction and can be in any format, print, digital, audio. 

So how do you decide what state a book is categorized under?

1.  In a fiction read it would be the State or Country that the book spends the most time in.  (Ie. If your main character is from Wisconsin but the book is all about his/her time in college in California – the books should categorize under California….)
2.  Non fiction reads categorize  in whatever State or Country it is about (Ie…. a book about fly fishing in Colorado is a Colorado point, and a book about women in Afghanistan is an Afghanistan point.
3.  If the book goes from one state to another… go with the state that most of the time is spent.
The way you keep track is up to you. I like making the map to visualize where I have been and where I need to go but I also keep a list on Reading Challenges Page. Here is directions on how to create a map. – http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Google-Map. You do not have to just use Google Maps, you can use an map program you choose.
or just use this list
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut 
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

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