NAC Mini-Challenge: the RT Board!

It’s time to start the next New Author Mini Challege and we’re reading a variety of authors that I happened to have ran into during my two days at the RT Booklovers Convention this past April.  I was only there for two days, but I managed to snag the signature of 40 different authors and they are your choice of novels for August.  Have you signed up for it yet?  Do you have your books ready? Let’s see those details again:

  1. You do not have to be a participant of the New Authors Challenge, but if you’re not, why not?
  2. The Challenge will run from August 1st through the 31st. All reviews must have an August 2010 date.
  3. The goal is to read up to 5 different novels from any author that appears on the board. Write up a review on your blog and then come back to the official start post and add your link to Mr. Linky.
  4. The idea is to try a new author (it is a New Author mini-challenge), however, if you’ve already read all of the listed authors, you can still participant, but don’t re-read a novel.

There are somewhere around 40 different author signatures on this board and they are not all from the same genre. Well, they are all similar, but there should be someone for everyone on this board.  Here are the names listed on the board again:

Angie Fox Elizabeth Vaughn Jessica Andersen Melissa Marr
Ann Aguirre/Ava Gray Elysa Hendricks Jim Butcher Michelle Rowen
Anya Bast Erin Kellison Jocelynn Drake Nicole Peeler
Bianca D’Arc Jackie Kessler Joss Ware/Colleen Gleason Rachael Herron
Carolyn Crane Jaye Wells Juliet Blackwell Rachel Vincent
Carrie Lofty Jeaniene Frost Kasey Mackenzie Shannon Butcher
Charlaine Harris Jenna Black Kat Richardson Shiloh Walker
Dakota Cassidy Jennifer Estep Keri Arthur Stacia Kane
Devon Monk Jeri Smith-Ready Lauren Dane Vicki Pettersson
Diana Rowland Jessa Slade Leanna Renee Heiber Zoe Archer

For August, I’m not going to offer up a book as the prize, instead, one participant will get to take home this board. That’s your prize this month. Unless you go to one of the cons, how else will you have the chance to display 40 author signatures in one snazzy place? Hopefully this is a sweet prize, because I think it is. Here are the contest details:

  1. At the end of August, I’ll draw one winner from all the reviews posted. The winner will be announced the weekend of September 3rd, so you’ll have until then to get your review into Mr. Linky (remember though, all reviews must have an August date)
  2. Each participant will have 10 chances to get their name in the drawing – 1 entry for each book reviewed (up to 5) and an additional entry for a second place you review said book. For instance, if you read Full Moon Rising by Keri Arthur and review it on your blog and Amazon, you’ll get 2 entries.

When adding your link to Mr Linky, please use the following format: your name (title of the book – author).  Whether you want to put your name or your blog name is up to you.  I’ll be closing Mr. Linky at 9pm EST on September 3rd, so make sure all your links are added by then.

Now…who has everyone tried?

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I am a 30-something SAHM with two adorable boys and a supportive husband who is very tolerant of my reading addiction. I love to read and easily go through about a dozen books a month – well I did before I had kids. Now, not so much. After my first son was born, I began to take my hobby of reviewing a little more serious and started Literary Escapism to help with my sanity. I love to discuss the fabulous novels I’ve read and meeting all the wonderful people in the book blogging community has been amazing.


  1. I LOVED participating in the last two challenges, so I am certainly signing up for this one! So glad you decided to host another one. ?

  2. So many good authors and I’ve already downloaded a few ebooks. Won’t be participating though because August is my free month. No commitments. Need to breath and read without worrying about reviews. Just going to enjoy reading. Have fun!

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