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Anne of Green Gables 2016 Reading Challenge | Hosted by Purple Ink Studios | #aYearInAvonlea

http://purpleinkstudios.net/2016-anne-of-green-gables-reading-challenge-2/
 
 
2016
Anne of Green Gables Reading Challenge
Hosted by Elyssa @ Purple Ink Studios
 
 
If you would like to join this challenge, please click the button above (or here) to go to Purple Ink Studios for full details! 
 
 
 
THE BASICS

  • Complete series (books 1 - 8) between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016. [read at your own pace]

  • Any format is acceptable (hard copy, e-book, audiobook).

  • Crossovers to other challenges are allowed.

  • There is a printable version of the list available at Purple Ink Studios.
 

MY PROGRESS
 
Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Avonlea
Anne of the Island
Anne of Windy Poplars
Anne’s House of Dreams
Anne of Ingleside
Rainbow Valley
Rilla of Ingleside




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The Backlist Books 2016 Reading Challenge | Hosted by Pretty Deadly Reviews

http://www.prettydeadlyblog.com/announcement-the-backlist-books-reading-challenge/



2016
The Backlist Books Reading Challenge
Hosted by Bekka @ Pretty Deadly Reviews
If you would like to join this challenge, please click the button above (or here) to go to Pretty Deadly Reviews for full details! 

THE BASICS

  • This is challenge runs from January 1st, 2016 to December 31st, 2016.
  • Pretty Deadly Reviews is counting backlist books as anything published a year or more before the day you read it. So if it’s January 21st, 2016, the book you’re reading must have been published on January 21st, 2015 or earlier.
  • Books must be read and reviewed. You do not need a blog to enter, but a tumblr, a Goodreads account, just some place to put a little blurb after you’re done reading. A review can be a traditional review, a booktube video, a few sentences on GR, etc.
  • There are no levels.
  • At the end of each month, there will be a check-in post where everyone can link up their reviews.


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‘Bronner’ by Sherri Burgess and a Kindle Fire HD 6 Giveaway

Can God use pain and suffering in our lives to teach and refine us? Journey with Sherri Burgess in her new book, Bronner, to discover the purpose behind pain through the powerful story of her son Bronner’s earthly death. An empowering resource for book-club discussion or small-group Bible study, this is much more than simply a retelling of an inspiring story. It is a call to action beckoning us to know our Holy God like never before.

Join Sherri in celebrating the release of her new book, Bronner, with a blog tour and a Kindle Fire giveaway!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A copy of Bronner
  • A Kindle Fire HD 6
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry! The giveaway ends on February 12th. The winner will be announced February 15th on the Litfuse blog.

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‘Beyond the Silence’ by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse (Plus a #Giveaway and Facebook Party)

Lillian Porter takes a chance on a new job and a new future . . . but rumors surrounding her job make Lillian begin to wonder if she made the right choice in Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse's Beyond the Silence. There are rumors in town that her new employer, Woodward Colton, caused the death of his wife. This accusation doesn't match the man Lillian comes to know . . . but soon the Colton olive farm is no longer a safe place. Lillian encounters suspicious characters on their land and mysterious damage done to the farm. Will Mrs. Goodman and Jimmy be able to speak what they know in time to save Lillian from tragedy?

Tracie and Kimberley are celebrating the launch of Beyond the Silence with a Loaded Fire Prize Pack giveaway (details below) and an author chat party on February 11!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • One copy of Beyond the Silence
  • A Kindle Fire 7
  • A $50 Amazon gift card to load your Fire with books
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on 2/11. The winner will be announced at the Beyond the Silence Facebook party. RSVP for a chance to connect with Tracie, Kimberley, and other readers, as well as for a chance to win other prizes!

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RSVP today and spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway via FACEBOOK, TWITTER, or PINTEREST and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 11th!

Celebrate Colleen Coble’s ‘Mermaid Moon’ with a Mystery e-Reader Prize Pack

To move forward past a life of shame and confusion, Mallory Davis must go back to Mermaid Point to find out who murdered her father in Colleen Coble's new book, Mermaid Moon. As answers begin to fall into place, Mallory realizes her search is about more than finding her father’s killer—it is also about finding herself again . . . and possibly about healing what was broken so long ago with Kevin. She just has to stay alive long enough to put all the pieces together.

Celebrate the release of Mermaid Moon with Colleen and a mystery e-reader prize pack giveaway!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry! The giveaway ends on February 1st. The winner will be announced February 2nd on the Litfuse blog.

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Release Event & #Giveaway: In Time for You by Chris Karlsen #HistoricalRomance #TimeTravel



Welcome to the release event for In Time for You by Chris Karlsen. This is a historical romance with time travel and is available for sale now! Check out the book trailer, the excerpt and the giveaway at the end!

In Time for YouAbout the Book:

While horseback riding in the English countryside, sisters, Electra and Emily Crippen find themselves trapped in a tear in time. Thrown back to 1357 England and caught by a local noble, they are in a place that is home but as frightening and unfamiliar as an alien world would be. With no idea how the tear in time came about, the one thing they do know is: they must stay together and stay near to where the event took place in hopes of discovering the way back to their modern life. That certain need to stay together is the first certainty taken from them when one sister is forced to remain in England and one is sent miles away to Wales by royal order.

There is one other hope for help the sisters don’t know exists. It’s Electra’s lover, Roger Marchand. A time traveler himself, he never told her of his past. When he realizes what has happened to the sisters, he enlists the help of a scientist friend to help him open the suspected passageway through time. Any effort to save Electra and Emily will likely cost him his life. This was the time Roger came from, a time when his country, France, was at war with England. If he is discovered on English soil while searching for the sisters, he will either be killed or taken prisoner of war. Any risk is worth saving the life of the woman he loves. 



Excerpt:

While she ate, the button on Electra's sleeve fell out of the frog loop. She didn't hook the button again, reaching for her wine instead. The sleeve pulled back from her wrist to expose her watch, which she hadn't thought to remove. 

"What is that?" Simon asked and pointed to her Seiko.

"A watch." What a bizarre question. There wasn't a corner of the planet that people didn't recognize a wristwatch. 

A frown slowly formed and he stretched across Emily and took hold of Electra's hand to tug it toward him for a better look. He turned her hand over and in a matter of seconds had the clasp undone. 

He brought the candle in front of his trencher closer and held the watch under it. "What do the numbers mean?"

"It's a clock, a miniature timepiece you wear on your wrist."

From his expression, the explanation puzzled him. "Do they not have candle clocks in this Greenland you claim you're from?"

How to explain the abundance of various clocks to a man who apparently has no context for the anything beyond a candle clock or similar ancient means of telling time?

"Are you saying you've never seen a clock?" Emily asked.

"One like this? No, I have not."

Emily bent her head nearer Electra and whispered, "Are you thinking what I am?"

"Sadly, yes."

Simon ran his finger over the watch face. "These small digits, what is their meaning?" 

"It's the date and year: 5.14.15." 

He shook his head. "What year is 15?"

"2015, of course."

"You are mad. It's the year of our Lord, 1357."

About the Author:

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I was born and raised in Chicago. My father was a history professor and my mother was, and is, a voracious reader. I grew up with a love of history and books. My parents also love traveling, a passion they passed onto me. I wanted to see the places I read about, see the land and monuments from the time periods that fascinated me. I’ve had the good fortune to travel extensively throughout Europe, the Near East, and North Africa.
 
I am a retired police detective. I spent twenty-five years in law enforcement with two different agencies. My desire to write came in my early teens. After I retired, I decided to pursue that dream. I write three different series. My paranormal romance series is called, Knights in Time. My romantic thriller series is Dangerous Waters. The newest is The Bloodstone Series. Each series has a different setting and some cross time periods, which I find fun to write.
 
I currently live in the Pacific Northwest with my husband and four wild and crazy rescue dogs.
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GIVEAWAY:
$15 Amazon Gift Card (INT)
Ends Jan. 28th, 2016
Prizing is provided by the author, hosts are not responsible. Must be 13 or older to enter and have parental permission if under 17. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary to win.

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Rock My TBR 2016 Reading Challenge | Hosted by The YA Book Traveler | #RockMyTBR

http://theyabooktraveler.com/index.php/2015/11/30/rockmytbr-introductory-post/

2016
Rock My TBR 2016 Reading Challenge
Hosted by Sarah K @ The YA Book Traveler
 

If you would like to join this challenge, please click the button above (or here) to go to The YA Book Traveler for full details! 
 
 

THE BASICS
  • The challenge runs January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016.
  • To read a minimum of 1 book per month you already own (published book). This challenge is totally what YOU make of it!
  • Use the hastag #RockMyTBR for current discussion.
  • At the end of the month, update participants on how you’re doing with the challenge. This can be done on Twitter, on your blog, a Booktube video, etc. 

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2016 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge | Hosted by Gone with the Words and Love at First Page #ContRom2016


"The Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge was originally created and hosted by Pearl’s World of Romance, passed on to Fatin at Romance Book Maven, then passed on to Brianna at The Book Vixen, and is now hosted by Gone with the Words and Love at First Page."
 
 
http://www.loveatfirstpage.org/2015/12/02/sign-up-contemporary-romance-2016-reading-challenge/
 
2016
Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge
Hosted by Danielle @ Love at First Page and Jess @ Gone with the Words
 
 
If you would like to join this challenge, please click the button above (or here) for full details! 
 
 
THE BASICS
 
  • Runs January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016 (books read prior to 1/1/2016 do not count towards the challenge). You can join anytime you want, though the sign up linky will close Nov. 15, 2016. Sign up at Gone with the Words or Love at First Page.
  • The goal is to read as many Contemporary Romance books as you’d like. See the different levels on the sign up post and pick the one that works best for you. You can move up a level as often as you’d like but no moving down.
  • Books that qualify for this challenge can be young adult, new adult, or adult. Books can be M/F, M/M, or F/F. Books must be a work of fiction (sorry, nonfiction does not qualify for this challenge).
  • Romances with the following elements do not qualify for this reading challenge: paranormal, historical, time-travel, fantasy, science fiction, or mystery/suspense/thriller.
  • Books can be any format (print, ebook, audio).
  • Novellas that are 100 pages in length (give or take), as well as full-length novels, will count for this reading challenge.
  • Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed. 
 
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MY PROGRESS

I am going to start this challenge in February. I plan to start with the first level and see how things go through the year.
 
1st Base: read 1 – 5 books



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2016 A Series A Month Reading Challenge | Hosted by Love at First Page | #ASeriesAMonth

http://www.loveatfirstpage.org/2015/12/05/sign-up-2016-a-series-a-month-reading-challenge/


2016
A Series A Month Reading Challenge
Hosted by Danielle @ Love at First Page
 
 
If you would like to join this challenge, please click the button above (or here) to go to Love at First Page for full details! 
 
 
THE BASICS
  • The challenge runs January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016.
  • The goal is to read one series every month in 2016. How many books that series entails is up to you, but it must be at least two full length books (one book + one novella does not count).
  • The books in your chosen series must be read within the same month (give or take a couple of days only).
  • Re-reads count.
  • The books can be in any format and in any genre, and companion series do count.
  • Use the hashtag #ASeriesAMonth when posting your reviews/updates on social media.

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MY PROGRESS
 
I am going to start this challenge in February.
 
 


 
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Release Event: On Thin Icing by Ellie Alexander #giveaway #mystery




Welcome to the release event for On Thin Icing by Ellie Alexander! This is the third book in the Bakeshop Mystery series and is now available!


Welcome to Torte-a small-town family bakeshop where the treats are killer good.

It's the dead of winter in the sleepy town of Ashland, which means no tourists-and fewer customers-for Jules Capshaw and her bakery. But when she's asked to cater an off-season retreat for the directors of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, business starts heating up...until Jules finds a dead body in the freezer.

"An intriguing new series."-Reader to Reader
Someone at the retreat has apparently iced the bartender, a well-known flirt with a legendary temper-that is, before a killer beat him to the punch. Then, from out of nowhere, Jules's own ex-husband shows up at the shop-and soon becomes a suspect. With accusations piling up higher than the snow-and thicker than a chocolate mousse cake-Jules has to think outside the (recipe) box to find the real culprit...and make sure he gets his just desserts.

"A delectable tale of murder and intrigue."-Portland Book Review on Meet Your Baker

Don't miss out on the first two books!

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About the Author:
Ellie Alexander is a Pacific Northwest native who spends ample time testing pastry recipes in her home kitchen or at one of the many famed coffeehouses nearby. When she’s not coated in flour, you’ll find her outside exploring hiking trails and trying to burn off calories consumed in the name of research. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter to learn more.


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GIVEAWAY:
Triple chocolate cookie mix, Alpine spiced cider, Collection of Stash teas, Collection of gourmet hot chocolates, Oxford tea towel, Signed copy of On Thin Icing
US only
Ends Jan. 19, 2016
Prizing provided by the author. Must be 13 or older and have parental permission if under 17. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary to win.

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Debut Author 2016 Reading Challenge | Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl | #2016DebAuthC

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2016
Debut Author Challenge
Hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl
If you would like to join this challenge, please click the button above (or here) to go to That Artsy Reader Girl for full details! 
THE BASICS


  • The debuts must have a publishing date in 2016 and must have been read between January 1, 2016 and January 31, 2017 in order to count.
  • You must post your thoughts on each debut book you read in order for it to count towards the challenge. You can post anywhere: your blog, Goodreads, Amazon, YouTube, Tumblr, etc.
  • You can join the challenge whenever you want.
  • Use the hashtag #2016DebAuthC so we can all see what everyone’s up to!


  • THE BOOKS


  • The book must be classified as a middle grade, young adult, or new adult title.
  • The book must be a full-length novel. Novellas do not count.
  • The book must be the author’s MG/YA/NA 2016 debut.




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    2016 Grown Up Reading Challenge | Hosted by Purple Ink Studios

    http://purpleinkstudios.net/2016-grown-up-reading-challenge-2/
     
     
    2016
    Grown Up Reading Challenge
    Hosted by Elyssa @ Purple Ink Studios
     
     
    If you would like to join this challenge, please click the button above (or here) to go to Purple Ink Studios for full details! 
     
     
     
    THE BASICS 


    • Read one book for each of the 20 categories on the list between January 1st, 2016 & December 31, 2016.

    • There is a printable version of the list available at Purple Ink Studios.

     

    MY PROGRESS
     
    I am going to start this challenge in February. I am going to aim to read at least books from this list.
     
     
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