October Rewind

Greetings and Salutations!

It’s just me…interrupting your regularly scheduled programming to give you a run down of what happened in October – you know, in case you weren’t around last month. I read a lot – and am still behind have written reviews like a mad woman. Anyway, October was pretty busy with blog tours and stuff so I was pretty behind on my other obligations. Right. That’s hardly a surprise. 

If you look to your right, you’ll notice my Goodreads 2012 Reading Challenge count. I’m so close to meeting my goal of 300 books but I’m still behind. I’m determined to reach this goal since I was close last year. I shorted myself by 11 books to meet 300. I’ve got a bit to go so I’m really motivated. How about you? Are you there yet? Surprisingly enough, I read far more books in September (30) than I did this month. Oh well, I guess I decided to ignore life less this month. Ha.

Books Read and Reviewed:

  1. Tempt Me by Oliva Cunning*
  2. Timing by Mary Calmes
  3. Becoming Mona Lisa by Holden Robinson
  4. Gold Digger by Aleksandr Voinov
  5. Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake
  6. Devoured by Emily Snow
  7. The Siren by Tiffany Reisz
  8. Warrior’s Cross by Abigail Roux
  9. Aidan & Ethan by Cameron Dane
  10. Anna From Away by D.R. MacDonald
  11. Losing It by Cora Carmack
  12. Valkyrie Symptoms by Ingrid Paulson*
  13. Mexican Heat by Laura Baumbach
  14. Incursion by Aleksandr Voinov
  15. The Unwanted Wife by Natasha Anders
  16. Starfish and Coffee by Kele Moon
  17. Valkyrie Rising by Ingrid Paulson
  18. Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan
  19. A Girl Named Digit by Annabel Monaghan
  20. Broken by A.E. Rought
  21. The Slayer’s Apprentice by Zathyn Priest
  22. The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
*Novellas (unreviewed)
Bolded items will be reviewed on to a sister blog. 
Links to reviews can be found in 2012 Reviewed Books Page.
Average Rating for October: 3.77 out of 5 Stars
Recommended Reads from October: Valkyrie Rising by Ingrid Paulson, Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan, The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

I must be slacking off in the giveaways department. But don’t worry your little tushes. I’m just giving my bank account time to recover, I’m sure I’ll be back on the saddle soon enough. Christmas is coming as well so I need to pare down my book purchases…*crickets*…okay not really. Lol. Just one winner to announce. And Erica, if you’re reading this. I’m soooo sooo sorry. I’ve yet to mail your book. I promise to do it tomorrow!

On Dublin Street by Samantha Young

Erica M. 

Remember that you can still enter my Purge Giveaway where you can win all FOUR of the Violet Eden Series by Jessica Shirvington! Enter HERE.
NOVEMBER

November 2nd – Lisa Kessler (Shelf Envy)
November 5th – MELINA MARCHETTA!!! (Shelf Envy)
November 18th – The Tangled Bride by Rhodi Hawk

Tiger’s Curse Series is going up in November! 
also…
God. This goes live sometime this month! I’m terrified. It’s like starting over again but I’m really excited about this blog! There’s a birthday bash giveaway with tons of Erotica lovelies up for grabs! 
How was your October?




  • Oh I hope you meet your challenge Joy! You're a super fast reader, I've heard so many great things about Valkyrie Rising, so honestly can't wait to dive into it! Good luck with your reading next month! 🙂

  • Oh, wow, such a great job! I'm also pretty happy with myself. Last year I had 80 books as my challenge and I reached it. This year I had 100 books and I'm already 4 books over it 🙂

    But your challenge *applause*

  • Even on your slower months you still read TONS! I see a Shelf Envy coming up with Melina Marchetta! Woohoo! That's exciting! I'll be on the lookout for that. 🙂

  • Looks like it wasn't as busy as yours! 😀 Wow, J! You've done a lot… I'll be looking forward to your new blog, sweetheart! 😉