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I’m doing our weekly wrap up early this week because I will be on a plane flying across the country tomorrow.

I think this is the best Summer Book Trek we’ve ever had. So much positive response. The participants are loving it, and so are the sponsors!

Tell your friends that it’s not too late to enter. You can sign up  to win free books right up to the very last day.

Overview for This Week Only:

Participants = 28

# of Entries/Points Earned = 1192

Total Books Read = 45

Titles Read = 39  (see list below)

Total Online Reviews Posted = 60  (see list here)

Whitney Award Nominations – 17 (see list below)

 

Titles Read This Week = 39

  1. Alliance, The by Gerald Lund
  2. Arms Wide Open by Juli Caldwell
  3. Be Mine (Love and Trust #2) by Shannon Guymon
  4. Becoming Lady Lockwood by Jennifer Moore (x2)
  5. BeSwitched (BeSwitched #1) by Molly Snow
  6. Chances Are by Traci Abramson (x2)
  7. Come to Me (Love and Trust #1) by Shannon Guymon
  8. Death Cheater by Danielle Thorne
  9. Diamond Rings are Deadly Things by Rachelle J. Christensen
  10. Eye on Orion by Laura D. Bastian
  11. Enna Burning (Bayern #2) by Shannon Hale
  12. Frozen Trail, The by Lisa Dayley
  13. Gathering, The by Randy Lindsay
  14. Home Matters (Ripple Effect Romance #1) by Julie N. Ford
  15. Husband Maker, The by Karey White (x2)
  16. Ilana’s Wish (Newport Ladies Book Club #8) by Annette Lyon
  17. Immersed (Ripple Effect Romance #6) by Jennifer Griffith
  18. Insider, The by Sian Ann Bessey (x2)
  19. Lady Outlaw by Stacy Henrie
  20. Nation Divided, A: Storms Gather by Robert Marcum
  21. Persona Non Grata by Stephen J. Stirling
  22. Porcelain Keys by Sarah Beard (x2)
  23. Prejudice Meets Pride by Rachael Anderson
  24. Quantum Breach, The  by Denver Acey
  25. Shannon’s Hope (Newport Ladies Book Club #5) by Josi S. Kilpack
  26. Sky Raiders by Brandon Mull
  27. Son of War, Daughter of Chaos by Rallison
  28. Spell Check by Julie Wright
  29. Sweet Confections by Daynelle Ferguson
  30. Third Time’s the Charm (Aliso Creek #1) by Heather B. Moore
  31. Timeless Romance, A: Old West Collection (#7)
  32. Timeless Romance, A: Summer in New York Collection (#8)
  33. Twist of Luck (Luck #2) by Jaclyn Weist
  34. Twisted Fate by Traci Abramson, Stephanie Black, Gregg Luke
  35. Tying the Knot (Newport Ladies Book Club #9) by Kilpack, Lyon, Moore & Wright
  36. Unraveled by Julie Daines  (x2)
  37. Warrior’s Moon by Jaclyn Hawkes
  38. Wednesdays in the Tower (Tower #2) by Jessica Day George
  39. Worth It by Alivia Anderson

 

Books Nominated for a Whitney Award This Week = 17

  1. As You Are by Sara M. Eden
  2. Becoming Lady Lockwood by Jennifer Moore  (x2)
  3. Chances Are by Traci Abramson (x2)
  4. Eye On Orion by Laura D. Bastian
  5. Husband Maker, The by Karey White (x2)
  6. Ilana’s Wish Annette Lyon
  7. Insider, The  by Sian Ann Bessey
  8. Persona Non Grata by Stephen J. Stirling
  9. Prejudice Meets Pride by Rachael Anderson
  10. Porcelain Keys by Sarah Beard
  11. Sky Raiders by Brandon Mull
  12. Son of War, Daughter of Chaos by Rallison
  13. Twisted Fate by Traci Abramson, Stephainie Black, Gregg Luke
  14. Unraveled  by Julie Daines

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A Safe Space by E.M. Tippetts

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Everyone needs a safe space. For Lizzie Warner, that space has always been in front of the camera on her hit show, or on stage before a sold out concert arena. Since before she can remember, she’s been a star, but that may be about to change. She’s nineteen. Her show has been cancelled and […]

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The Curious Leaf by Danyelle Leafty

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A flower. A faerie. The power of a wish. This short fairy tale tells the story of a flower who longs to do more than stand reliably in her pot day after day. Instead, she wishes she could sprout wings and fly high enough to brush against the stars and sky. A passing faerie hears […]

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A Timeless Romance: Summer In New York Collection

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Six Award-Winning Authors have contributed new stories to A Timeless Romance Anthology: Summer in New York. Readers will love this collection of six contemporary romance novellas, all set in renowned New York City with one thing in common: Romance. In USA Today bestselling author Janette Rallison’s delightful novella, JOB HAZARDS, Lydia Robinson is posing as […]

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Aislynn is accustomed to watching for the enemy. Her parents instructed her from the time she was young to look for people with the signs: greater than normal strength, eyes that can glow green, and the ability to jump long distances. Over the years, Aislynn has come to view her parents’ fears as quirks—things that […]

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Summer Book Trek 2014 Week 3

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We’re halfway through the trek and doing great! I am so pleased with the response, the number of books reviewed online, and the number of books I’ve given away so far. But I still have around 40 books up for grabs in the giveaway! It’s not too late to join us. You can sign up […]

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Elemental Release by Elana Johnson

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Two months after returning to the capital city of Tarpulin with a Council of his own, Airmaster Adam Gillman is ready to start repairing the relationships in his life. Up first: his Councilman and the girl he’d like to be more than friends with, Gabriella Kilpatrick. But first, he has to figure out how to […]

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Spell Check by Julie Wright

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A skeleton is rattling its way out of the closet marked “FAMILY SECRET! KEEP OUT!” Allyson Peterson believes that being hanged by the Salem High Witches is the absolute worst thing that can happen. But when her powers, wrested from the trolls of ancient Sweden, manifest themselves, she realizes that a prank hanging by vindictive […]

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Persona Non Grata by Stephen J Stirling

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Paladin Smith is just that—a paladin, a chivalrous knight, a heroic champion, a defender of a noble cause. In spite of his callous exterior, he’ll never abandon a woman he perceives to be in distress— especially this one. Trust me. Our Mr. Smith fully intends to rescue Victoria Grant.” Paladin Smith seems to be an […]

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Skies Like These by Tess Hilmo

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Twelve-year-old Jade’s perfect summers have always been spent reading and watching TV reruns, so she’s not happy when her parents send her off to Wyoming to her aunt’s house. She meets a boy who calls himself Roy Parker—just like the real name of the legendary rebel cowboy Butch Cassidy. Roy’s dad’s hardware store has closed because a chain […]

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The Dreamosphere by Laura Stoddard

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What if dreams don’t disappear when we wake up? Haunted by her sister’s death, Gwenevere Stoker takes solace in her Dreamosphere—a web of dreams. But when someone begins destroying her dreams, Gwen must find the culprit—or risk losing all her happiness forever. Bask in the mystery and imagination of dreams in this touching, funny, mind-bending […]

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Summer Book Trek 2014 Week 2

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Waiting for You by Camille Halverson

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Ryan Davenport eats, sleeps, and breathes for work. The drive to achieve partner status in his prestigious law firm has required his total commitment at the expense of any semblance of a personal life, and a relationship is the last thing he’s looking for until he meets Kaitlin Salinger. Ryan and Kaitlin couldn’t be more […]

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A Beauty So Beastly by RaShelle Workman

July 10, 2014 0 comments
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“For your vanity, your cruelty, and your cold unfeeling heart, a curse I leave upon you . . .” What happens if the beauty is also the beast? The stunning Beatrice Cavanaugh is considered American royalty. She has everything except the ability to love. Cursed on her eighteenth birthday, she becomes more beastly than ever, […]

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Next of Kin by Dan Wells

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We call them demons, for lack of a better word, but the truth is something much more mysterious. In the I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER trilogy, the young sociopath John Cleaver killed three of them, trying to protect his family, but he has no idea what horrors he’s stirred up. . . . Elijah […]

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Diamond Rings are Deadly Things by Rachelle J Christensen

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Adrielle Pyper knows how to plan a wedding, and she is especially good at pleasing bridezillas. But when her biggest client and best friend is murdered just three days before the wedding, Adris world falls apart. She moves to the resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho, and starts from scratch. Thanks to Adris impeccable taste […]

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Earthquake by Aprilynne Pike

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Tavia Michaels has discovered that she’s an Earthbound—a fallen goddess with the power to remake the Earth—and that a rival faction of Earthbounds, the Reduciata, has created a virus that is literally wiping swaths of the planet out of existence. Tavia is captured and imprisoned before she can act on this information, along with her […]

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Dreaming of Ivy by Shannon Guymon

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Ivy Nyman is used to being the screw-up in the family. And with her issues with O.C.D and anorexia, she knows she’s shaky at best. So when Rayne has to leave to save her life and she’s left facing the world on her own, she’s not sure if she’s strong enough to handle the stress. […]

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Becoming Lady Lockwood by Jennifer Moore

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Amelia Beckett is delighted to be a widow. Married by proxy to a man she’d never met, Amelia recognizes that a fortuitous entry into widowhood frees her from meddlesome chaperones and matchmakers. Heiress to her mother’s sugar plantation in Jamaica, she happily anticipates working in a man’s world, with the additional credibility of her new […]

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Summer Book Trek 2014 Week 1

July 5, 2014 0 comments
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We’re 5 days into the Summer Book Trek and how are we doing? Well, as of 9:00 a.m. this morning we have 18 participants signed up. Remember you can sign up any time during the month. Even if you find you’re unable to finish reading a book this month or post a review, signing up […]

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The Naughty List by Heather Horrocks

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With the ink still fresh on her college degree, Ariel Swanson has big plans. But plans are made for derailing, and her normally healthy Nana calls to ask for help until the end of the year because she’s not well, Ariel knows family comes before dreams. Ariel arrives to find some surprises—like the strange man […]

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On the Fence by Kasie West

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She’s a tomboy. He’s the boy next door. With three older brothers, Charlotte Reynolds, aka Charlie, has always been more comfortable calling the shots on a basketball court than flirting with the opposite sex. So when her police officer dad demands she get a summer job to pay for the latest in a long line […]

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Ragesong: Uprising by J.R. Simmons

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Exiled Fermician king Klyle, now free from the clutches of Brael, works ceaselessly with Changelings Joraus and Swyf to resist to the evil spreading through his kingdom. Though the seeds of rebellion stir faintly in the hearts of his people, fear of the Dread Lord makes recruiting difficult. Not knowing where else to turn, Klyle […]

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