September Rewind

Can you believe it’s October? I just checked the forecast for the week and it’s supposed to go down to single digits by Wednesday and flurries for Thursday and Friday. Ack. This does not bode well for a family shindig we’d planned for Saturday. Oh well. Cold temperatures are very conducive to hibernating so maybe I’ll finally catch up on my reading, huh? Sigh. Not bloody likely.

In case you missed it, I applied and was selected as one of the reviewers for Brazen Reads – a site dedicated to everything Romance books. We also review Urban Fantasy and Erotica. When you have a minute, please check out the website. It’s a little intimidating at first, considering the company I keep. Oh the pressure! It also doesn’t help that I’m not used to using WordPress but Pam of Bookalicious was so helpful and so nice that I got through my first post just fine.

I also finally broke the thousand followers mark here on the blog! YAYAYAYAY! Y’all are awesome. I love you…and you…and you…and most especially, YOU. I couldn’t have done it without the incredible support from all y’all. 
I read 30 books this month. Shocking. I can’t believe it. Unfortunately, some of those books will not be reviewed on my blog. See, I’ve been reading a lot of Erotica lately and I’ve finally realized that some of my followers will probably not appreciate those type of books. So I decided that I need an outlet for these adult books. A brand new blog is in its inception stage where I can pretty much let it all hang out -say what I want to say without the fear of offending someone. Not that it had stopped me before [smirks]. 
  1. Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama
  2. The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa
  3. Personal Effects by E.M. Kokie
  4. Nothing by Janne Teller 
  5. In a Fix by Linda Grimes
  6. Frost by Kate Avery Ellison
  7. Dark Soul Vol. 1 by Aleksandr Voinov
  8. Dark Soul Vol. 2 by Aleksandr Voinov
  9. Dark Soul Vol. 3 by Aleksandr Voinov
  10. Dark Soul Vol. 4 by Aleksandr Voinov
  11. Dark Soul Vol. 5 by Aleksandr Voinov
  12. Perigee Moon by Tara Fuller
  13. Crusher by Niall Leonard
  14. Naked [Blackstone Affair #1] by Raine Miller
  15. Zero at the Bone by Jane Seville
  16. Quintana of Charyn [Lumatere Chronicles #3] by Melina Marchetta
  17. The Infects by Sean Beaudoin
  18. Anything but Ordinary by Lara Avery
  19. Cut and Run [Cut & Run #1] by Abigail Roux
  20. Second Chances by Kate Kacvinsky – DNF
  21. Dream Lake [Friday Harbor #3] by Lisa Kleypas
  22. Adaptation by Malinda Lo
  23. From the Ashes by Adrien-Luc Sanders
  24. Counterpunch by Aleksandr Voinov
  25. Acrobat by Mary Calmes
  26. On Dublin Street by Samantha Young
  27. Sticks and Stones [Cut & Run #2] by Abigail Roux
  28. A Matter of Time Vols. 1 and 2 by Mary Calmes
  29. A Matter of Time Vols. 3 and 4 by Mary Calmes
  30. Bullet Proof [A Matter of Time #5] by Mary Calmes
Average Rating for September: 3.9 / 5 Stars
Recommended Reads from September: Personal Effects by EM Kokie, Frost by Kate Avery Elison, From the Ashes by Adrien-Luc Sanders

PLEASE NOTE: Bolded titles are books not reviewed on this blog. 

Winners! Winners! Winners!

Blog Anniversary
Delilah Marie won the Indie prize pack.
Veronika Briseno won her choice of 5 books. 


Personal Effects by EM Kokie
 Kim Niewiadomski

Sea Breeze Series Books by Abbi Glines
Stephanie Osborn

The Infects by Sean Beaudoin
Julie Witt

BLOGFEST 2012
Sarabara of Forever 17 Books

As always, thank you so much for your support. The Blogfest 2012 giveaway hop was so much fun. Please keep checking back here for a PURGE GIVEAWAY as I try to make room in my shelves. Sample books are: The Violet Eden series by Jessica Shirvington (four books), The Nightshade Trilogy by Andrea Cremer , The Tiger’s Curse series by Coleen Houck (all four books) and others that could use a home. 

Looking Ahead…

The month of October will be another busy one.  I’ve received books for reviews and for blog tours so stay tuned for all the wonderful SHELF ENVY posts coming your way. I know you wanna…
TOURS

October 4th – Becoming Mona Lisa by Holden Robinson (SHELF ENVY)
October 6th – I Thought I Knew You by Kate Moretti (SHELF ENVY & Giveaway)
October 10th – Shadow of the Blood Moon by Robin Waldrop (SHELF ENVY)
October 15th – Name Extravaganza with Ali Cross (SHELF ENVY)

I hope your September was just as eventful and here’s to October! Cheers. 






  • Wow Joy CONGRATS!!! There is actually so much to congratulate you for and every one of them are awesome!! 30 books is awesome too and I eagerly await your Purge Giveaway (even if it will make me want to drive to your house and kidnap the books lol. I plan on ordering The Infects ASAP as your review had me in serious need <3 Looking forward to all things Joy again this month!

  • Wow you read a lot of books this month! I haven't read any of them but I've heard good things about a few of them!

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  • OMG, J.! You are going to be an insanely busy girl :))) *giggling* look at all that Voinov! Congrats on everything sweetheart and on 1000+ followers. You are one uber awesome superwoman! *hugs*

  • 30 books?!?!?!?! WOW. I am in awe. LOL I had a really bad reading month and read only 6 books. SIX! *sigh* That's bad for me.

    Congrats on joining Brazen Reads! And thanks once again for the Blogfest giveaway! 🙂