New Reviewers, Winner Announcements and Our Week Ahead!


New Reviewers and GRL is Almost Here!

Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words continues to grow this week as we add two new reviewers to the blog.  Welcome to Sam and Aurora!  Aurora is our new YA reviewer and Sam will join myself, Barb the Zany Old Lady and PaulB in reviewing all LGBTQ fiction that comes our way!  Check out their bios under Reviewers and give them a welcome!  I am starting to compile a list of all the wonderful author interviews as well. Changes, and more changes. What a merry week its been!

It makes perfect sense for all these changes to happen in the season of Change.  Autumn is upon us.  The leaves are starting to change color and fall, beech nuts, walnuts, and seeds are finding their way into the house via dog and wind, mostly dog.  I have never seen or pulled so many “hitchhikers” from Kirby’s coat than I have this past week.  And the beechnuts?  Wedge themselves into the paws and then into the house.  Can the squirrels be far behind?  Or the stinkbugs for that matter?

GRL (Gay Rom Lit) 2014 is getting closer.  It will be held in Chicago this year and I can hardly wait to go.  I promise to post pics when I get back.  Last Saturday our local M/M Group had a luncheon at the BareBones Grill in Ellicott City, MD, where we had special guests.  Seth Fornea and Jared Bradford.  They are as nice as they are gorgeous!  Was it a marvelous lunch?  Why, yes it was!  And the anticipation builds for GRL!

Jarod and Seth

Winner Announcements:Announcement clip art

  • Deanna Wadsworth Contest:  2 winners:  Sula and Rissa
  • Bailey Bradford: Sula22
  • Angel Martinez’ No Fae Is An Island Contest:   Alana
  • Winners of Havan Fellows’ Whispering Winds contest are: – winner of a complete set of the series Whispering Winds (including a pre-release of book 5 as soon as it is available) and – winner of a $10 gift card at ARe
  • Raine O’Tierney’s Most Beautiful Words contest:  Sara T.
  • Kimber Vale’s Hard Act to Follow contest winner is:  Emily


The Week Ahead in Book Tour, Contests, Author Interviews and Reviews:

Monday, September 22, 2014

  • Erica Pike’s Black Hurricane Book Tour and Contest
  • A MelanieM Review:  The Path by Ariel Tachna
  • On Tour with Lou Hoffmann’s The Sun Child Chronicles and the Key to Behliseth (contest)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014:

  • Dev Bentham’s Driving into the Sun Book Tour and Contest
  • Jason Lloyd’s Book Anniversary Tour and Contest
  • A MelanieM Review:  Men of the Manor Anthology, edited by Rob Rosen

Wednesday, September 24, 2014:

  • Cover Reveal for Damian’s Discipline by KC Wells and Parker Williams
  • Cate Ashwood’s cover reveal for the GRL book, To Chicago, With Love
  • Book Tour: Will Parkinson’s Wet Paint (contest)
  • A MelanieM Review:  Solitude by Anna Martin and  Tia Fielding

Thursday, September 25, 2014:

  • JK Hogan ‘Love and the Real Boy Book Tour and Contest
  • A Barb the Zany Old Lady Review: Wolf in Gucci Loafers by Tara Lain
  • A MelanieM Review:  Midsummer Curse A Tale of Midsummer’s Night 2 By Megan Derr

Friday, September 26, 2014:

  • Galactic Treasure (Earth Con) by Theodora Marie Adams Book Tour and Contest
  • Elin Gregory – A Taste Of Copper Book tour and contest
  • Book Tour: Hidden Gem Author: Lissa Kasey (contest)
  • A MelanieM Review:  Dead Things by Meredith Russell

Saturday, September 27, 2014:

  • A Paul B Review: Elijah’s Ghost by Amber Kell







By Scattered Thoughts

At over 50, I am ruled by my terriers, my gardens, and my projects. A knack for grubbing about in the woods, making mud pies, and tending to the injured worms, bugs, and occasional bird and turtle growing up eventually led me to working for the Parks. I was a park Naturalist for over 20 years, and observing Nature and her cycles still occupy my hours. From the arrival of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the Spring to the first call of the Snow Geese heading south in the Fall, I am entranced by the seasons. For more about me see my bio on my blog.

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