I recently asked what some of your favorites were and now I’m going to put them all to the test. For the next 10 days, everyone has a chance to vote for 5 different sites. Whether they contain your favorite authors or you just like the name, cast your vote carefully. April’s mini challenge will be pitting the two top sites against each other and since this is a new author challenge, the idea is to read and review authors that are new to you.
I know this is coming in a little on the short notice side, but it’s time to announce the two sites who will be duking it out during our April New Author Mini-Challenge: Battle Royale and they are…
Time for the details of the challenge:
- 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 April 1st through the 30th. All reviews must have an April 2010 date.
- The goal is to read up to 5 different authors from the either list below. Write up a review on your blog and then come back to the official start post and add your link to Mr. Linky.
- 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. 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.
To add a little incentive for this mini-challenge, I’m going to offer up a prize too. At the end of April, for every review posted, I’ll give each participant an entry (up to 5) to win their book of choice from an author whose site has the most reviews. The contest is open to wherever the Book Depository delivers.
So who is up for another New Author mini-challenge? If so, sign up with Mr. Linky below.
Deadline Dames include: Keri Arthur, Toni Andrews, Jenna Black, Rinda Elliot, Jackie Kesslar, Karen Mahoney, Devon Monk, Lilith Saintcrow and Rachel Vincent.
Fangs, Fur & Fey has an overwhelming number of authors who contribute, so I am limiting your choices a little. Some of the authors from FF&F are also Deadline Dames, so they’ve been removed from this group. Some of the authors are also from the League of Reluctant Adults and since they were our featured group in February, I’m nixing them as well (sorry guys!). That still leaves you with 53 different authors to try and they are:
|RJ Anderson||Jocelynn Drake||Melissa Marr||Tim Pratt|
|Ilona Andrews||Eugie Foster||Maria Lima||Kristopher Reisz|
|Jennifer Barnes||Diana Francis||Marjorie Liu||Carrie Ryan|
|Jes Battis||Jeaniene Frost||Lisa Mantchev||Janni Lee Simner|
|Steve Berman||Yasmine Galenorn||Amanda Marrone||Ekaterina Sedia|
|Holly Black||David MacInnis-Gill||Suzanne McCleod||Nalini Singh|
|Marie Brennan||Justin Gustainis||Cheyenne McCray||Kathryn Smith|
|Heather Brewer||Beverly Hale||Patricie Michelle||Jeri Smith-Ready|
|Rachel Cain||Tate Hallaway||Saundra Mitchell||Maggie Stiefvater|
|Terri Clark||Alyxandra Harvey-Fitzhenry||Justine Musk||Jordan Summers|
|Megan Crew||James Hetley||Jill Myles||Shanna Swendson|
|SJ Day||John Levitt||Marlene Perez||Tiffany Trent|
|Mark del Franco||Robert Levy||Vicki Pettersson||Steven Wedel|