#CMCon16 Reading Challenge

Coastal Magic is hosting a reading challenge involving their many featured authors. While there are well over 50 #CMCon16 Featured Authors, readers can choose any 17 of them to participate with. This is a great way to try and find a few new authors, especially if you’re planning on joining me on the beach come February. *grin*

Here are the official rules for the reading challenge:

  1. Choose a book from a #CMCon16 Featured Author to read.
  2. After you’ve read your choice of book, leave a “review” on ANY site (online retail sites, Goodreads, your own blogsite, etc.) that you choose. THIS DOES NOT HAVE TO BE ANYTHING LONG OR FANCY. Be honest in your comments, we’re just looking for a way to verify that you read the book.
  3. After you’ve read 17 titles, use this Google form to list permalinks to each of your reviews. (If you need help finding your links, just let me know.) Submitting the completed form enters you into the contest.

The best part about this reading challenge, other than finding new fabulous authors, is Coastal Magic will choose TWO WINNERS on February 1st to win a prize pack of books (a #CMCon16 attendee) or a Welcome Bag from the convention, filled with extra goodies (non-#CMCon16 attendees). That means, even if you can’t make it to the beach, you’ll still wind up with some pretty cool things from the beach.

If you’re not sure which authors to try, don’t worry, Coastal Magic has thought of that. Here is a list of suggested titles from the 2016 Featured Authors themselves!

In addition to your own reading, Coastal Magic has a Facebook Event set up to host miscellaneous book conversations, and even some author Q&A’s. Feel free to join the event to participate, if you like, although it’s not required for the challenge.

There you have it. An easy-peasy lemon-squeezy way to finding some really fantastic new books to read, but also chat with other readers, AND win some really cool prizes!


Don’t miss your chance to meet over 50 fabulous urban fantasy, paranormal, and romance authors at Coastal Magic next February! This super casual book-lover weekend happens on Daytona Beach, and gives everyone the chance to hang out with fellow readers and amazing storytellers.

REGISTRATION is now open! If you haven’t been to Coastal Magic yet, you’re missing out on a lot of fun. Be sure to keep up with all things Coastal Magic, by following it via your own personal social media drug of choice: Facebook |Twitter | Google+ | Pinterest | RSVP at the Facebook Event.

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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.