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May’s Author Week + Other News!

The last few weeks have been a complete blur and extremely busy!

Last week Heather, Nikyta and Susan went away and left Jen all by her lonesome to manage the blog! Poor girl! But she did a great job keeping it going! You might have noticed that there weren’t many updates on what Theme Week or Challenge Week was and, if you did, that’s why.

So! In a quick recap, here’s what we missed in updating y’all on.

For Theme Week, we decided on Urban Fantasy Week! Here’s what we read:

Heather C read Magic Gifts by Ilona Andrews (3.5 stars)
JustJen read The Saturnalia Effect by Heidi Belleau & Violetta Vane (4 stars)
Nikyta read Shamrock Green by Jackson Cordd (3.5 stars)
Susan65 read Cruce de Caminos by Heidi Belleau & Violetta Vane (4 stars)

All in all, not a bad week considering that this wasn’t a genre liked by all of us LOL


Moving on! Next up was Challenge Week where Nikyta picked books for each of the other girls to read. Here’s the results:

Heather C had to read The Body on the Beach by L.J. LaBarthe and DNFed it 😦
Nikyta was challenged by the voters to read The Magpie Lord by K.J. Charles and loved it!
Susan65 had to read Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs and really liked it!

Any week that means Susan65 likes a M/F book means it was successful! 😛


Now, the moment y’all have been waiting for! RIGHT?!

May’s Author Week is going to be focused on….

Kim Fielding!

Woohoo! We are excited to have her!

We’ve got some great books scheduled for her this week including:

 Good Bones by Kim Fielding eBook The Gig by Kim Fielding eBook Pilgrimage by Kim Fielding eBook The Tin Box by Kim Fielding eBook

JustJen started off our week with her review of Speechless, so check out what she thought of it!

Annnnnnnnnd, that concludes this week’s news! Stick around to see what else this week has in store for you 😉

Happy Sunday everyone!

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Challenge Week Review: The Magpie Lord by K.J. Charles

Reviewed by Nikyta

The Magpie Lord (A Charm of Magpies, #1)Title: The Magpie Lord
Author: K.J. Charles
Series: A Charm of Magpies #1
Heroes: Lucien Vaudrey/”Crane” & Stephen Day
Genre: M/M Historical Paranormal
Length: 178 pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: September 3, 2013
Available at: Samhain Publishing & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: A lord in danger. A magician in turmoil. A snowball in hell.

Exiled to China for twenty years, Lucien Vaudrey never planned to return to England. But with the mysterious deaths of his father and brother, it seems the new Lord Crane has inherited an earldom. He’s also inherited his family’s enemies. He needs magical assistance, fast. He doesn’t expect it to turn up angry.

Magician Stephen Day has good reason to hate Crane’s family. Unfortunately, it’s his job to deal with supernatural threats. Besides, the earl is unlike any aristocrat he’s ever met, with the tattoos, the attitude…and the way Crane seems determined to get him into bed. That’s definitely unusual.

Soon Stephen is falling hard for the worst possible man, at the worst possible time. But Crane’s dangerous appeal isn’t the only thing rendering Stephen powerless. Evil pervades the house, a web of plots is closing round Crane, and if Stephen can’t find a way through it—they’re both going to die.

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Challenge Week Recap

Another week has come and gone *sigh*

Our first Challenge Week is now officially over and we are pleased to say that we were all able to finish our books and actually enjoyed them! Yay!

Now, we realize that Challenge Week probably isn’t that exciting for everyone, but for us it’s a special sort of pleasure being able to say “Nah nah nah nah, I told you so!” Okay, so only Nikyta can say that… and Heather… but the beauty of Challenge Week is that we can force each other to read that one book that’s been sitting on their TBR for months.

This Challenge Week went well because we all enjoyed our books (two of us even loved them!) and hopefully future Challenge Weeks have the same outcome. Anyway, with the rambling now over, here’s a recap on the four books that we were challenged to read:

Nikyta Picked:

The Nothingness of Ben by Brad Boney reviewed by JustJen (4.5 stars)
The Morning Star by M. Chandler reviewed by Heather C (4 stars)
Moon Called by Patricia Briggs reviewed by Susan65 (4 stars)

Voters’ Pick for Nikyta:

Widdershins by Jordan L. Hawk (4.5 stars)

We hope you enjoyed our first Challenge Week and if you want to challenge any of us to a book, give us a shout and we’ll definitely consider it!

For now, make sure you vote in our new poll that’ll help decide which book Susan65 has to read next month!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

~The Blogger Girls

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