Did you sign up for the New Author Mini Challenge featuring the authors of the League of Reluctant Adults? If so, this is the official challenge page where you’ll be posting your reviews. I know I said the initial announcement was going to be the page, but with the addition of all the fabulous prizes, I needed a clean slate for entries.
Here are the details one last time:
- You do not have to be a participant of the New Authors Challenge, but if you’re not, why not?
- The Challenge will run from February 1st through the 28th. All reviews must have a February 2010 date.
- The goal is to read up to 5 different authors from the above list. There are 20 different authors, so finding three shouldn’t be too hard.
- The idea is to try a new author (it is a New Author mini-challenge), however, if you’ve already read all 20 of them, you can still participant, but don’t re-read a novel. Try something new. Not only is this an excuse to try a certain group of authors, but it’s also a great chance to help promote them.
Just so everyone knows who is in the League…
There’s a huge incentive to joining this mini-challenge. When I initially posted about it, the League loved it so much, they threw in a bunch of books to be given away at the end of the challenge. I now have 35 novels to be given away and all everyone has to do is read and review a League novel in February. Each participant has 10 chances to get their names 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 Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler and review it on your blog and Amazon, you’ll get 2 entries. To add your links, add one to Mr. Linky below and then leave your second link (of the same review) in the comments below.
On March 2nd, I’ll draw 7 winners and they will get to chose which 5 books they would like to be sent. There are two stipulations to this, however:
- The sets do not count as one book nor can they be broken up. If a set has 3 books included, then you can only chose 2 other novels.
- If you chose an ARC, then you must post a review of said book by it’s release date or as close to it as you can, depending on when you receive the book.
Other than that, it’ll be a first come first choose as to which titles you get. So that everyone has a fair shot at it (I’m thinking of the PST vs my EST), I’ll post the winners after 3pm EST on March 2nd.
Now that all of this has been dealt with, let’s get to reading!
One thing I forgot. When adding your link to Mr Linky, include your name (or blog name) and the author. Adding the title is up to you.
I did Jaye wells on my blog and on amazon too.
My GoodReads review for Deader Still:
I also read and reviewed Dead to Me so it counts as a new author too, but I liked the second book better so its the one Im using for this challenge.
Finished reading Street Magic. Love this new series by Caitlin Kittredge, and without this particular challenge, this book would have probably sat on my shelf for quite awhile.
I am loving this challenge. I have three reviews up, one is under IYamVixen and two are under VickieB.
I have all three posted on my blog and on my Shelfari page and Goodreads page. I’ll post the links:
Ohhh I had some fun detailing my trials and tribulations of reading these new authors on thus second installment of the review of “I’m the Vampire that’s why, by Michele Bardsley.
Do we have any time after Feb 28th to get reviews in? I will finish two more books for this challenge this weekend but may not get the reviews done until Monday evening. Is that ok?
I never did give you the additional links via goodreads
Demon Inside: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/87899695
Personal Demons: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/87745995
Nymphos of Rocky Flats: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1150191
I just finished Three Days to Dead by Kelly Meding. I posted a review on my blog (posted through Mr. Linky) and I posted a review on Shelfari:
Shelfari review of MAGIC TO THE BONE
Goodreads review of MAGIC TO THE BONE
My review of Demon Bound by Caitlin Kittredge on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/review/R3QXT1J6SZVJAU/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm
Review for The Nymphos of Rocky Flats by Mario Acevedo
Additonal links on Goodreads:
Street Magic: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5989616
Mark of the Demon: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6048518-mark-of-the-demon
Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6329322-nice-girls-don-t-live-forever
In addition to my blog review about Boneshaker by Cherie Priest, I also posted it up on Shelfari:
Hmmm. I posted two reviews at amazon, but not sure if they’re going to show up in time. The note said it can take up to 48 hours.
Well, I didn’t get to 5 books, but I did get to 2…which is good for me. :)
@Heatwave16 – you did waaaay better than I did. I’m still trying to read my first book for the challenge. :( It’s a good thing I’m not eligible for any of the prizes. :P
Technically, I have March 1st occurring in 28 minutes, but I’ll give everyone until 11:59p PST to get reviews in for the League challenge. I had forgotten about the time zones when I posted it. All reviews have to be posted in February in order to count for the contest.
Mark of the Demon review on GoodReads:
OK, I put up links/mini-reviews on goodreads for all four of my Challenge posts:
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
Blood of the Demon by Diana Rowland
Underground by Kat Richardson
Once Bitten Twice Shy by Jennifer Rardin
GoodReads Links for Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs:
Three Days to Dead:
Happy Hour of the Damned:
That’s all folks! I’ll have the winners posted tonight after 9pm.