Posts Tagged With: February Challenge Week

February Author Week + Recap!

Well, now we’ve got a busy post today!

Last month we mentioned our desire to dedicate one week to a certain author each month. By mutual agreement, we all agreed that Heidi Cullinan would be February’s Author! Yay!

Since she is re-releasing the second book in her Special Delivery series, Double Blind, this week, we thought it would be a great idea to pimp out a few of her other books at the same time 😀

In addition to our regular reviews, we’ll be having a giveaway and even a uniquely different type of review (which was totally Heidi’s idea and we aren’t afraid to admit it :P) so stick around for it all!


Now, with that out of the way, let’s talk about Challenge Week. We all enjoyed our picks (thanks Coug and the voters!) so it wasn’t too bad of a week! Here’s a quick recap of what was picked:

Susan65 picked:

Beyond Complicated by Mercy Celeste for Heather C (3.5 stars)
A Casual Weekend Thing by A.J. Thomas for JustJen (4 stars)
A Reason To Believe by Diana Copland for Nikyta (3 stars)

Voters’ Pick for Susan65:

The Fall by Kate Sherwood (4 stars)

Not a bad week, all in all! Keep a look out for a new poll coming out to help pick JustJen’s challenge book for next month!


Last but not least! Today is the last day to sign up for the giveaway to win an eBook copy of You Can See Me by A.E. Via!

The giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST TONIGHT so don’t forget to go to the giveaway post and comment with your email address to be put into the drawing.

Winner will be picked after the giveaway closes and announced tomorrow morning (Monday, February 24, 2014).

So, don’t forget to sign up!

And good luck!

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Challenge Week Review: A Casual Weekend Thing by A.J. Thomas

Reviewed by JustJen

Title: A Casual Weekend Thing
Author: A.J. Thomas
Heroes: Christopher/Doug
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 310 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date:  May 13, 2013
Available at: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, All Romance eBooks & Barnes and Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb: Doug Heavy Runner left the life of an openly gay Miami police officer and returned to his home on the Salish-Kootenai Indian Reservation when his mother got sick. In the two years since she passed, he’s carved out an empty life as a small-town deputy, relying on out-of-town one-night stands to keep him sane. Then he meets Detective Christopher Hayes, and they share a wild night so incredible Doug breaks his own rule and allows a one-night stand to grow into a weekend of amazing sex.

When Christopher travels from San Diego to Montana to deal with his abusive brother’s suicide, he doesn’t expect to find the man he spent the weekend with to be handling his brother’s case. He certainly doesn’t mind spending more time with Doug—but then an arsonist destroys the house Christopher inherited from his brother, and Christopher and Doug discover they are the primary suspects.

As they investigate, they discover Christopher’s dead brother has set them on the trail of a psychotic pedophile who will stop at nothing to silence his last victim. However, the search for the victim goes horribly wrong, leaving Doug hospitalized and Christopher at the mercy of the killer… Continue reading

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Challenge Week Review: The Fall by Kate Sherwood

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: The Fall
Author: Kate Sherwood
Heroes: Joe Sutton and Scott Mackenzie
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 214 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 16, 2013
Available at: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, All Romance eBooks & Barnes and Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb: Every relationship leaves something behind. Dumped by his sugar daddy, part-time model Scott Mackenzie somehow ends up owning an abandoned church in rural Ontario. He dreams of using it for gay weddings, even if he’ll never have one of his own.

Joe Sutton is trying to keep his family together after his parents’ deaths. Between the family ranch, his brother’s construction company, and commitments around town, he doesn’t have time for a relationship. But Mackenzie is hard to ignore.

As both men fight their growing attraction, challenges to Mackenzie’s business threaten their relationship. If he can’t make it work, he’ll have to crawl back to the city in defeat. But the only solution involves risking the ranch Joe loves, and each man has to decide how much he’ll sacrifice for the other. Continue reading

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February Challenge Week!

Man, February is going by so quick isn’t it?! It feels like just yesterday we were doing January’s Challenge Week!

This month is Susan’s challenge pick and let me tell you, she picked some books that two of us had no intention of ever reading! LOL

Here’s a quick breakdown of what you can look forward to:

Heather C had to read Beyond Complicated by Mercy Celeste
JustJen had to read A Casual Weekend Thing by A.J. Thomas
Nikyta had to read A Reason to Believe by Diana Copland
Susan65 had to read The Fall by Kate Sherwood (voter’s choice)

It sure is going to be an interesting week because there’s always a possibility one of us won’t finish our challenge book 😛

Everyone enjoy the rest of their weekend!

~The Blogger Girls

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