It’s April, Ty and Zane’s Last Mission is Over, and this Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

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On Friday, we hosted the last day of  Abigail Roux’s Ty and Zane Farewell tour.  From the comments left, it’s clear these two have made quite an impact on the readers that have followed them all these years, including me.  The winners of  Abigail Roux’s contest (what a great  prize….Ty’s Go Bags) will be announced on Monday.  That may sound the last ringing of the official bell, but this week Mika and I will share our reviews and thoughts, not only on Crash & Burn, but the series as a whole.  Please feel free to chime in with your favorite books, greatest lines and best scenes.  Let’s all wallow one last time!

Another announcement.  The winner of all 4 first book of the Pulp Friction 2015 Altered States series was Helen J.   Congratulations to Helen.  This is  going to be some scary, white knuckle series and I can’t wait for Round 2!

What’s else is happening this week? Our highlights  include Barbara Elsborg (Falling) and Keira Andrews (A Way Home,Gay Amish Romance  trilogy finale) who are here this week for author interviews and giveaways of books from their libraries.  Both have new releases that the reviewers at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words think are just amazing.  The reviews for Falling by Barbara Elsborg and A Way Home by Keira Andrews, both by Sammy, one of which has already run and the other will be posted this week.   So if you would like a little insight into their characters, books and series as well as have a chance to win some wonderful stories, make sure to mark it on your calendar!  BJ is reading and reviewing 3 of Lia Black’s books, an author who is new to me and maybe to you as well. She is now on my TBR list.  I think she will be on yours after the reviews.  And Mika and I have dueling/double dipping/agree to disagree reviews of Ever The Same by BA Tortuga on Thursday.  And the week isn’t even over!

Finally two last things.  Aurora‘s YA Saturday is back,  with her reviews of Michael J. Bowler’s series.  And on Friday, we are hosting a tour for Alex Beecroft’s Blue Eyed Stranger (Trowchester #2), a 5 star read from a 5 star series.  It’s a must have, must read on all fronts.  I love this series and can’t wait for the next story to appear!  Please check it out.  Barb and Stella each have reviews this week and Paul will be back with us  next week with more of his love for the paranormal and things that go bump in the night. Stay tuned.

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Week’s Schedule At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

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Sunday, April 5:

  • Goodbye Ty and Zane and This Week At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Monday, April 6:

  • Cover reveal for ‘Crossed Hearts’ by K. Vale (contest)
  • A BJ Review: Spiretown by Lia Black
  • A MelanieM Review: Dance Off by Ariel Tachna and Nessa L. Warin
  • A Stella Review: A Beginner’s Guide to Wooing Your Mate (Being(s) in Love #3) by R. Cooper

Tuesday, April 7:

  • In The Book spotlight: Falling by Barbara Elsborg (author interview and giveaway)
  • A  Sammy Review: Slasherazzi by Daniel A. Kaine
  • A Mika Review: Defined by Deceit by A. E. Via
  • A BJ Review: A King’s Ransom by Lia Black
  • A MelanieM Review: Storming Love: Blizzard Gavin and Morgan by Nicole Dennis

Wednesday, April 8:

  • Keira Andrew’s A Way Home spotlight (author interview and giveaway)
  • A Sammy Review: A Way Home (Gay Amish Romance #3) by Keira Andrews
  • A Mika Review: Crash & Burn (Cut & Run Series Finale) by Abigail Roux
  • A MelanieM Review: Cut & Run Series Review and Book Finale by Abigail Roux
  • A BJ Review: Where Willows Won’t Grow by Lia Black

Thursday, April 9:

  • Finding Their Own Way by Chris Owens and Tory Temple Tour and Contest
  • In the Spotlight: Annabelle Jacob’s The Altered (excerpt and giveaway)
  • A Barb the Zany Old Lady Review: Room 1024 by Racheline Maltese & Erin McRae
  • Double Dipping Review:  A Mika Review:  Ever The Same by BA Tortuga
  • Double Dipping Review: A Melanie Review: Ever The Same by BA Tortuga

Friday, April 10:

  • A Supernatural Blast: My Zombie Boyfriend by T. Strange (contest)
  • Mimsy Hale’s 100 Days Book Tour and Contest
  • In the Spotlight:  Blue Eyed Stranger by Alex Beecroft
  • A MelanieM Review:  The Line by Angel Martinez
  • A Mika Review: More Than Anything by T. T. Kove

YA Saturday, April 11:

  • An Aurora YA Review: Running Through a Dark Place (Children of the Knight #2) by Michael J. Bowler


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Summer Has Begun and the Week Ahead at Scattered Thoughts….


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Summer officially started yesterday and already I feel as though I am behind in my normal summer activities.    The late winter combined with a cold and rainy spring has meant all my gardening chores were delayed well into late Spring.  Now my gardens are playing catchup with flowers blooming out of season and major replantings necessary due to the frigid conditions that saw many of the temperate plants perish.   On the downside I lost some of my favorite plants like my old rosemary bush and many of my lavenders.  On the plus side?  I get to redesign some spaces and bring in new plants I have always wanted in my gardens.

Funny how things always seem to happen that way.  Old things give way to new, cycles continue whether you want them to or not.  Change arrives and its what you make of it that matters.  Mourn the old if you must but welcome the new and see where it takes you…..gardening lessons that work no matter what you are actually applying them to.  Weed out the extraneous from your life.  Mulch and prune as necessary.  Fertilize and nuture.  Water and let go.   Repeat…appreciate the seasons.    And keep the terriers from hunting the toads…..that foaming at the mouth is nasty and the toads don’t like it either.


Winner Announcement: Winner of the “Looking After Joey” contest is Jo Jo has been contacted by myself and David Pratt. Congratulations to Jo.  My thanks to David Pratt for the wonderful interview and book giveaway.


My week ahead at ScatteredThoughtsandRogueWords is looking like this:

Monday, June 23:         Cold Feet by Lee Brazil

Tuesday, June 24:          Miles and the Magic Flute by Heidi Cullinan

Wed., June 25:               G.B. Lindsey “One Door Closes” Book Tour/Contest

Wed., June 25:               Voodoo ‘n’ Vice by K.C. Burn

Thursday, June 26:       Book Blast:  Lee Brazil and “Less Than All” (contest)

Thursday, June 26:       Swords, Sorcery and Sundry by Mina  MacLeod

Friday, June 27:             Author Spotlight: An Interview with Mina MacLeod (contest)

Friday, June 28:            Book Blast: Draven St. James and “Fused By Fire” (contest)

Saturday, June 29:        Duty to the Crown by Rebecca Cohen


Happy Reading…now off to the gardens while the sun shines…