Category Archives: Events

Release Day Blitz: Our Song by Ashley Bodette

May 31, 2016

I’m not normally for participating in release day blitz posts, but when I was contacted to see if I was interested in promoting Our Song by Ashley Bodette, I wasn’t able to resist. It sounds like an amazing read, and I cannot wait to purchase my copy and dive in!

OUR SONG Release Day Banner

Synopsis:

“Becca:
I broke up with Trip four months ago. But with the exception of my parents, I haven’t toldOUR SONG E BOOK COVER anyone why. Not my friends, not my little sister, not even Asher.

Asher:
I’ve been missing my best friend every day for the last nine months. Even though Becca broke up with Trip months ago, she’s still been distant, even when we’re in the same room.

Trip:
She thinks she can break up with me and then go on a “family” vacation with him? I’m going to prove to both of them that she never should have left me.”

 

Where to buy: Amazon US|UK|AU|CA|Smashwords|iBooks|B&N|Kobo

I’m also lucky enough to have a couple of teasers to share with you, just incase the synopsis and that BEAUTIFUL cover wasn’t enough to entice you into reading!

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Bout of Books 15 Sign-Up

December 31, 2015

by Bout of Books 15
Oh yes, it’s happening
Bout of Books
I’m signing up for my first Bout of Books in a very long time, but I honestly couldn’t be more excited. Everyone loves Bout of Books. Bout of Books is awesome, and the perfect way to kick off a new year of reading!
As always, here’s the official blurb for Bout of Books: The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 4th and runs through Sunday, January 10th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 15 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team
I’m not planning what books I’m going to read, I’m just going with the flow and reading whatever takes my fancy, which sounds pretty ideal for me.

Spring Clean Your TBR Wrap Up Post

May 7, 2015

spring clean your tbr imageI honestly panicked when I realised I hadn’t posted my wrap up for this wonderful event yet! Still, better late than never.

This was a hugely successful event, as I managed to knock 6 books off my TBR pile, which, in all honesty is about 5 more than I expected to!

The books I read were:

Head Over Heels by Jill Shalvis
September Sky by John A. Heldt
Jessie Hearts NYC by Keris Stainton
Emma Hearts LA by Keris Stainton
If I Should Die by Amy Plum
The DUFF by Kody Keplinger

I hit TBR pile gold with these books, as they were all really enjoyable reads, which you can probably gather due to the rather large number of them!

As always, big thanks to Faye and Caroline for hosting this event, I can’t wait to take part in another TBR Spring Clean in the future!

 

Bout of Books 13 Sign Up

May 6, 2015

Okay, if we’re being honest, I was in two minds whether to sign up for Bout of Books this time around, seeing as I’m not sure I’m going to be able to read a great deal next week. BUT I then remembered that Bout of Books is low pressure, and that I’m winning so long as I’m reading something, and the next thing I know, I’m typing up this post and signing myself up for another week of fun!
The official Bout of Books blurb: The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 11th and runs through Sunday, May 17th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 13 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team”

Bloggiesta Spring 2015 Finish Line

March 29, 2015

bloggiestalogo.gifI’ve managed to grab five minutes on the computer to quickly wrap up this Bloggiesta. I haven’t managed to get a huge amount done, but I have:

-Written 12 posts (by hand and by computer)
-Updated a few more reviews to the UBB format
-Updated my About Me Page
-Updated my Netgalley profile and added any missing feedback to books

And I’ve managed to feel, on the whole, a lot more creative and positive about blogging. 2014 wasn’t the best year for blogging, but I think I’m finally back with a vengeance.

How did you get on with your Bloggiesta? Let me know in the comments!

 

Spring Clean Your TBR Sign-Up

spring clean your tbr imageSpring is almost upon us, and what better time to read those neglected books that have been sitting on our shelves for so long?! Faye at A Daydreamer’s Thoughts and Caroline at Big Book Little Book certainly agree, and they’ve set up the Spring Clean Your TBR event, encouraging us to read those books that have been sitting on our TBR pile a little too long!

The event will take place throughout April 2015, and I’m mega excited to be taking part, seeing as several of my books would fit this category quite nicely! So if you’re interested in joining the TBR spring cleaning, create a sign up post and get ready to tidy up that TBR a little!

I’m not going to post what books I’m planning on picking up, because we all know that’s a completely fatal move for me. I’m just going to pick up whatever book takes my fancy at the time.

 

Bloggiesta Spring 2015 Sign-Up & Goals

March 15, 2015

bloggiestalogo.gifOooh, a week-long Bloggiesta?! I’m all ears!

So, it’s Bloggiesta time again, something that I’m thrilled about! It’s running from 23rd March to 29th March, and it’s all about getting those blogging things done that you just keep putting off. I won’t actually be able to put in a lot of computer-time during this Bloggiesta, so I’m going to try and focus on things that I can do away from my computer, and then really dedicate and focus my computer-time well.

So, what do I plan on doing?

-Draft any remaining book reviews
-Write the posts I have titles for, but no content
-Plan out some playlists/music posts
-Plan out some posts for the new ‘Saturday 6’ feature I’m playing with
-Keep on updating my old reviews into the Ultimate Book Blogger Plug-in format
-Add reviews onto Goodreads (gulp. Seriously abandoned this!)
-Check out the mini-challenges
-Comment, comment, comment
-Update my About Me page
-Update my Contact Me page

 

Bout of Books 12 Sign Up

December 21, 2014

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Oh yeah, guess who’s back doing Bout of Books? That’s right, me! I’ve missed out on the past few read-a-thons because I just wasn’t in the reading kind of mood, but I’m ready to put all that behind me, and here I am, signing up to get my 2015 reading year off to the best start possible!
Here’s the official blurb, explaining things:

“The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 5th and runs through Sunday, January 11th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 12 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team”
So what are you waiting for? Come join me and let’s get our reading ON.

Bloggiesta Sign Up

September 17, 2014

bloggiestalogo.gifTime for another Bloggiesta! If ever there was an event that was made for me to get my blogging mojo back, it was this one. As always, all information on the Bloggiesta event can be found on their main website.

I’m not entirely sure how much time I’ll have to dedicate to my blog these next few days, however, I have a little list of tasks I plan on dipping in and out of as and when I can:

-Schedule some Top Ten Tuesday posts
-Schedule some Perfect Playlist posts
-Catch up on my leftover reviews
-Write a couple of discussion posts
-Update my Goodreads and Review Archive
-Check out the mini challenges
-Comment

I’ll be updating this list as the event goes on, I’m not aiming on completing the whole thing but if I can get some of it ticked off then I’ll be happy.

Are you taking part in Bloggiesta? Leave me a link to your sign-up post so I can come check out your to-do list and cheer you on!

 

Bloggiesta Starting Line and Updates

March 27, 2014

bloggiestalogo.gifIt’s time to Bloggiesta! Hooray! This is going to be the post that I’m planning on updating daily with all the tasks and challenges I’ve managed to complete from my goal post. No doubt I’ll also end up doing a ton of stuff that wasn’t included on the original list!

Thursday
Updated review archive
Cross posted reviews to Goodreads
Sorted out some formatting issues on some reviews

Friday
Wrote up two posts from my idea list
Completed Jessica’s FTC Requirements Challenge

Saturday

Sunday
Scheduled Waiting on Wednesday posts for April and May
Completed Kelly’s About Me Page Challenge