As you guys know (if you’ve been keeping up for the last month), this month I started a monthly feature where I am reviewing only one genre all month long. As a companion to those reviews I am also featuring authors who have input about the featured genre or write within that genre.
This entire month-long feature came about earlier this year after I participated in a couple of March clean-your-reader/spring cleaning challenges. I went cold turkey on downloading free books. The rate at which I was downloading free books each week was higher than most people’s reading goals for the year!
I needed a rehaul. The blog needed work, I needed work, my processes needed work. But I was still getting flooded with books. So I took the plunge that some book bloggers have (which I thought didn’t work very well) and stopped accepting books for review. Since May, I have stalemated all review requests. It has helped tremendously!
I wasn’t sure how well this month-long feature would go over, but I surprised myself. September was the first month I started, and I feel like a lot was accomplished. True, I didn’t get much cleaned out of my Kindle, but it’s a start!
In September I featured these September Sizzlers:
- Guest Post by Michael Haley – Real Guidelines for Writing Imaginary Sexual Encounters, for Women Audiences, as a Man
- Guest Post by Mysti Parker – Let’s Get It On: Love Scenes from One Author’s Perspective
- Review of Bluegrass Undercover by Kathleen Brooks
- Review of Sulan by Camille Picott
- Guest Post by Angela Carling – A Different Way to See Romance
- Review of Bluegrass State of Mind by Kathleen Brooks
- Review of The Brazilian Job by Michelle Vernal
- Review of Venice in the Moonlight by Elizabeth McKenna
- Review of Scornfully Yours by Pamela Ann
October will be a month of Outrage!
Scary. Dangerous. Mysterious. Criminal. Murder.
A while back – before summer started – I read this GREAT crime novel, Enough Rope by P.L. Doss, that solidified my decision to do these month-long review features. I was thirsting for more crime and mystery novels! I knew October would be the perfect time to share these, even though I wanted to get started right that minute and read everything crime/mystery/suspense that I owned.
Here are a few of the titles I am planning on featuring: