Sunday, December 29, 2013

Bout of Books 9.0 Starting Line and Updates
Bout of Books 9.0 is here! Check out the Bout of Books blog to see the ins and outs of what to expect from this read-a-thon. Reminders for the daily challenges (if you wish to participate), Twitter chats, etc will be posted to keep you in the loop. Now, let's get our read on!

Time Devoted to Reading
As is my norm, I shall be dedicating this entire week to reading. However, I'm also working on a book or three so... there's that.

My Goals
10 books. I like that number. TEN. That's what I want to try to get done. Oh, and make this an AWESOME Bout of Books. Then there're those chats. I'll be there for those. I shall also cheer people on. And... umm... yeah. Maybe that's all.


Books To Read
  • Review books
    • Caged in Bone by S.M. Reine - 01/06/14
    • Reaper's Touch by Eleri Stone - 01/07/14
    • The Sins of Zahrah by Rosalind Scarlett - 01/06/14
    • Leannan by Rosalind Scarlett - 01/11/14
    • Southampton Swindle by Tracy Cooper-Posey - 01/08/14
    • Witch Hunt by S.M. Reine - 01/11/14
  • Seriously Series books
    • Blood Knot by Tracy Cooper-Posey - 01/07/14
    • Love Bites by Lynsay Sands - 01/11/14
    • Unraveled - 01/09/14
  • Seriously Series rereads
    • Stolen by Kelley Armstrong  - 01/09/14
    • That Voodoo You Do by Jodi Redford - 01/07/14
    • Soulless by Gail Carriger - 01/10/14
    • Dark Lover by J.R. Ward - 01/06/14
    • Dime Store Magic by Kelley Armstrong - 01/11/14
    • Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward - 01/12/14

  • Bonus Books

    • A GLA to be named later - 01/09/14
      Plus, whatever else strikes my fancy!


      Number of books I’ve read today: 3
      Total number of books I’ve read: 3
      Books read: Caged in Bone, Dark Lover, The Sins of Zahrah
      Today #insixwords: Watching Amanda made my Twitter chat! (watching her try to jail herself, that is!)
      Things I learned on Twitter: When Amanda tries too hard to jail herself, she can't. You must let the jailing flow through you, young grasshopper. Then the Twitter gods will snatch your ability to tweet away. 'Tis the way of things, I'm afraid. Anyway. The chat was a blast. I admitted to my drunken book signing shenanigans *cough*I was only tipsy, I swear*cough* and I got a good jump on my Seriously Series books on day one! WOOT!
      Final Tally: An apocalypse, a cadre of vampires, and one thoroughly awful woman.

      Number of books I’ve read today: 3
      Total number of books I’ve read: 6
      Books read: That Voodoo You Do, Reaper's Touch, Blood Knot
      Today #insixwords: I had a few threesomes today.
      Things I learned on Twitter: My little nephew likes to run around my house pantless while shouting "NAKED BOY IS BACK!" Honestly, this is SO typical for my family. Anyway. I did a bunch of stuff I couldn't remember doing until Amanda reminded me. On a more #boutofbooks-y note, guys, the only way you can "fail" Bout of Books is to not read at all. No more negative self-talk, peeps. If you're reading, you're doing it right!
      Final Tally: A threesome that saves the world, cowboys vs zombies, and a threesome that is SMOKIN'.

      Number of books I’ve read today: 1
      Total number of books I’ve read: 7
      Books read: Southampton Swindle
      Today #insixwords: Fast-paced chat plus quality writing time!
      Things I learned on Twitter: I decided I needed to get back to writing so I could start planning out my next book release. While I didn't get as much reading done today, I did manage to host the Twitter chat and it was a good one. I don't know how time can fly so quickly during those things! One minute we're starting and the next I'm rushing to make sure the final question gets asked before time is up! So, great chat AND I got some writing done. I call today a win!
      Final Tally: Two dead sexy men who like to steam up the sheets.

      Number of books I’ve read today: 3
      Total number of books I’ve read: 10
      Books read: Unraveled, A GLA to be named later, Stolen
      Today #insixwords: Two good books, one that hurt.
      Things I learned on Twitter: I put The Wicked Woods, book 1 in my Monstrous Tales series, up as a freebie on Amazon and Amanda will be doing a #GLA read-along to it tomorrow. I know I did other stuff today but I'm tired and can't think of what.
      Final Tally: A fantastic historical, a not-so-great erotica book, and a werewolf in a tight spot.

      Number of books I’ve read today: 1
      Total number of books I’ve read: 11
      Books read: Soulless
      Today #insixwords: Next stop: Murder Motel. Err... wait.
      Things I learned on Twitter: I had to work at the Murder Motel today. Okay, fine. It's not a motel and nobody's been murdered there. BUT... people do drop dead of natural causes with surprising frequency. The point I'm attempting to make is I only managed to get one book read today. And also, that apartment complex could very possibly be built on an old Indian burial mound. I'd believe anything at this point. Also, HEY, I totally read all my reread books! YAY, ME!
      Final Tally: One soulless woman and the werewolf who finds her intriguing.

      Number of books I’ve read today: 4
      Total number of books I’ve read: 15
      Books read: Love Bites, Leannan, Witch Hunt, Dime Store Magic
      Today #insixwords: Unable to string six words together.
      Things I learned on Twitter: I was not on Twitter today. Alas, that is the price I pay for helping out at the Murder Motel. On the plus side, I read a metric fuckton of books. As one does when they have no internet and no human interaction during the day. Did you notice I read ALL the books I'd planned to read PLUS some? I don't think I've ever killed my entire list before. I LIKE IT!
      Final Tally: A vampiric duo, a sexually confused vampiress, a witch who needs more bang for his buck, and an otherworldy woman.

      Number of books I’ve read today: 1
      Total number of books I’ve read: 16
      Books read: Lover Eternal
      Today #insixwords: #boutofbooks - fun but exhausting for me.
      Things I learned on Twitter: By the end of the read-a-thon, I tend to go into hermit mode and hole up away form social media. It happens every time. I had a great time and I made a HUGE dent in both my Seriously Series rereads and my review requests. YAY!
      Final Tally: A cursed vampire and the woman who loves him.


      1. Just finished Caged in Bone. wow... yeah, that pretty much sums it up. I have some Seriously Series books on my list too. Can't wait to start!

        1. I'm trying to hold off reading it until BoB but... it might get read this week. BUT I'M GOING TO TRY NOT TO!

      2. That's some serious goal girl! I think I'm still trying to get over holidays so I don't think I would dare myself to read 10 books in 1 week lol You are my hero

        1. *bows dramatically* Why, thank you! We'll see how I do. I have some STUFF coming up that week that might cut into my reading time.

      3. Great goals! But we both know you'll blow ten out of the water. :)

        1. We'll see. I feel like I didn't plan as well as I normally do for this bad boy. Ten might be stretching it.

      4. 10 books? Girl, that's insane! Good luck! :-) I'm bad, but I'd start with rereading J.R. Ward because I always zoom through her stuff - it's just like a really amazing chocolate muffin!

        1. Heh. Rereads always go quickly for me. You know, I'm kind of ready for Bout of Books to start. YAY!

      5. 10 books? Hot damn, lady. I'm impressed. My goal is 5, and even that seems impossible.

        Good luck!

        1. It all depends on how much time I have to read! Today? Was good. We'll see about tomorrow.

      6. You read three books on day one??? WOW I feel soooo behind!! LOL!!! In fact... I better get back to reading right now. Good luck on the rest of the week.

        My Bout of Books Goals

        1. I tend to come out of the gate fast for Bout of Books. I like to get my reading in early.

      7. Three books! *sigh* I will never be on the same level as you. :) But then - who is?!

        1. I'll be slowing down soon. I have a book to finish writing.

      8. Congrats! I'm afraid my first day was rather pathetic, but I'm optimistic that I'll reach my goals.

      9. You always go for such high numbers lol. Good luck though! Watching Amanda try to get jailed was fun, that chat was awesome too!

        1. I was cracking up at Amanda. "I'm still here!" LOLOLOL! Oh, Amanda!

      10. Ten books? Wow! That's awesome! One of these times I'm actually gonna clear my schedule and pretend I'm on vacay and read that much. :)

        1. Yes! DO IT! It's so fun to just sink into a pile of books!

      11. Wow! Congrats! I hope you enjoyed them :D I've finished 3 books today too, but they're fairly short, averaging from 180-200 pages :)

      12. Wow, you are moving along! 4 books already is awesome. Good luck with the rest of the week!

      13. 6 books already? Wow! That is amazing! You'll reach your goal in no time!

      14. You are still rocking along! Way to go!!