The First of November, Announcements and This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words



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The first of November!  The calendar date arrived among the leftover goblins,  vampires, ghosts,  candies and soft blowing spider webs from our Halloween celebrations.  If you celebrate Samhain, you are still celebrating today.  As it is one of my favorite holidays, it will be some time before my decorations come down.  And all those blowing multi colored leaves will do nothing but add some autumnal flavor!

We have added just another reviewer.  Welcome Ali, another voice to to our ever expanding family of book lovers.  You can find Ali’s bio here, along with everyone else’s.  But here is a closer look at Ali.

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About Ali ~ I don’t remember a time when reading wasn’t a love of mine.  From elementary school when I had a Hardy Boys obsession, through high school and the gothic romances that filled my time, to all of the genres I love now, I always have a book in my hand when I have some spare time.  My current favorite genres are murder mysteries/suspense, urban fiction and of course m/m romance.  I prefer darker, edgier stories and I’m like bees to honey if you can promise me angst and/or a hurt/comfort theme.  Some of my favorite authors in the m/m genre include Lisa Henry, KJ Charles, JA Rock, Nash Summers, Santino Hassell, Heidi Cullinan and TJ Klune.

When I’m not reading I enjoying gardening, baking and pouring through cookbooks.  I have an obsession with teas and all things tea related  and a love of loud rock music, photography and visiting old cemeteries.  My home is a mad house filled with three kids, a Boxer, a parrot and dance offs to old boy band songs are a frequent occurrence.

 I hope everyone will welcome her. That bring’s the Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Word’s group of reviewers up to 12.  I hope you are starting to notice the difference in the number of reviews and types of books we are reading.  We are also increasing the number of reviewer special blogs such as our Scattered Thoughts Author Discovery this week BJ on Alessandra Hazard and Paul’s Paranormal Portfolio of last week.  October was a wonderful month and I can’t wait to see how we finish out 2015!

Now I’ve been on a bit of a thing about first and last lines in novels lately and next week will see our next Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words First Line Quiz.  So you have one more week to send in those lines to me in order for you to get a line up on our quiz!

Now on to this week schedule at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

This Week At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

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Sunday, November 1, 2015:

  • The First of November, Announcements and This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Monday, November 2:

  • Peri Wolford’s Release Day for Extraterrestrial Anthology
  • In Our Science Fiction Spotlight: Triumph by Kate Pearce (contest)
  • Riptide’s Upcoming Tour: A Fortunate Blizzard by  L.C. Chase(contest)
  • A BJ Review: Darker Space by Lisa Henry
  • A Mika Review:Between the Devil and the Pacific Blue by Charlie Cochet

Tuesday, November 3:

  • Audiobook Spotlight: Felice Stevens “Audible of the Heart Blog”
  • A Mika Review: Twinks in Bearland by Kendall Morgan
  • A Paul B Review: Flint Fury by Stephanie Hecht
  • A MelanieM Review: Corin’s Chance by Hannah Walker
  • A Barb the Zany Old Lady Review:Sinders and Ash (The Pennymaker Tales #1) by Tara Lain

Wednesday, November 4:

  • Tempted in Texas Tour and Giveaway
  • Coffee Sip and Book Break: Viki Lyn ‘Perceived Love Virtual Tour and Giveaway
  • Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Best Books of October 2015
  • Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Best Book Covers of October 2015
  • A Wynter Review: Secret Funding by S. M. May
  • A MelanieM Review: Dirty Secret (Cole McGinnis #2) by Rhys Ford

Thursday, November 5:

  • Kate Lowell Book Blast for ‘Flesh Market’ and Contest
  • Melissa Graves ‘Tainted Heart’ virtual tour and giveaway
  • A PaulB Review: Stranger in the Wizard’s Tower by Deric McNish
  • A MelanieM Review: Cardinal Sin by Lissa Kasey
  • A Barb the Zany Old Lady Review: Rain Shadow by L.A. Witt

Friday, November 6:

  • Early Morning Book  Tour: Awkward in Love by Lily Adile Lamb (excerpt and giveaway)
  • Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Author Discover:   BJ on Alessandra Hazard
  • Open Call For Writers for A Free New Anthology From Love Lane Books
  • A Jeri Review: Wolf, WY by AF Henley
  • A Wynter Review: Wolf, WY by AF  Henley (Double Dip Review)
  • Barb, A Zany Old Lady Review: Boyfriend Forever (Boyfriend #2) by Diana DeRicci

YA Saturday, November 7:

  • A Stella Review: How We Began ( YA anthology)