And now for December and the Week Ahead At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

It’s December!

Snowflakes, Snow Angels, and Icicles…Oh My!

The end of the year is coming and December is full of holidays, family, love, and ok…tons of stuff to do!  Riptide’s Share the Love Charity Contest continues.  Look for the link on the Share the Love cover and click to vote for your LGBTQ charity of choice!

There is so much going on that I had to slide our November Summary of Reviews and Best of Lists into the middle of the week!  Its been that crazy!

Here is a sneak peak at some of those covers sure to be on our November and, well probably, Best of 2014 lists.  In no particular order:

Then the Stars Fall coverThe Eskimo Slugger coverSand and Gold and RuinSemper Fi cover






TheCircusoftheDamned_500x750Cutting Out coverSpaghetti Western coverWholehearted cover

What were some of your favorite covers last month?

Winner Announcements:

Winner of Haley Walsh’s contest is Peaches

Winner of Keira Andrews “Semper Fi” contest is Jeffrey Owens


Congratulations!  Happy Reading


Now for the Week Ahead:

Monday, December 1:

  • Excerpt Tour: A Spartan Love by Kayla Jameth (contest)
  • Tina Klemke’s Shifting Weight Book tour and Contest
  • Groom of Convenience by Vicktor Alexander Book Tour and Contest
  • Three the Hard Way by Sydney Croft – Share the Love Tour and Contest

Tuesday, December 2:

  • Book Blast: Murder in Torbaydos by Ian James Krender‏ (tour and contest)
  • Kayla Jameth ‘A Spartan Love‘ Book Tour and Contest
  • A MelanieM Review: Work in Progress by John Inman
  • A MelanieM Review: Craberry Pi by Lee Brazil

Wednesday, December 3:

  • The Chase and The Catch Blog Tour‏ by AF Henley
  • A Sammy Review: Nothing Ventured by Jay Northcote
  • A MelanieM Review: Fever Pitch (Love Lessons #2) by Heidi Cullinan
  • November Summary of Reviews and Best of Lists

Thursday, December 4:

  • Derrick Knight – Miracle on Mistletoe Lane Virtual Book Tour and contest
  • Out of CTRL by SA Welsh – Exclusive excerpt tour and contest
  • A Mika Review:  Teaching Professor Grayson by Kade Boehme & Allison Cassatta
  • A PaulB Review: Desert Foxe by Haley Walsh

Friday, December 5:

  • Finding Matt by JD Ruskin Book Blast and contest
  • Love Lane Book Tours: Jack Frost by  Meredith Russell(contest)
  • ZA Maxfield’s Hell On Wheels Book Tour and contest
  • A MelanieM Review:  Darach’s Cariad by RJ Scott

Saturday, December 6:

A MelanieM Review: The Merman and the Barbarian Pirate by Kay Berresford








The Gift of Giving: Choosing the Charity Contest & The Week Ahead at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

 Start Your Gift Giving Early by Helping Choose the Charity to benefit from Riptide’s Share the Love Collection!

This week we have the first of  three holiday story book tours from Riptide Publishing.  Riptide has a holiday bundle of 3 stories, Share the Love collection, whose proceeds benefit chosen charites.  Now its time for Share The Love 2014 and the first tour, Three Hearts by Kelly Jamieson kicks off the Choose the Charity Contest for 2015.


Here is the blog release from Riptide Publishing:

Each year, Riptide Publishing releases a holiday collection in support of an LGBTQ charity. Twenty percent of all proceeds from the  Share the Love collection  will be donated to the  It Gets Better Project.Share the Love Bundle

Every comment on this blog tour enters you in a drawing for a $25 Riptide Publishing store credit. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on December 7. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries.

Every year, Riptide Publishing releases a Holiday charity bundle with themed stories by bestselling authors. Twenty percent of the net proceeds of each bundle goes to a charity that serves the LGBTQ population.

Royalties from Riptide’s 2013 Home for the Holidays charity collection have raised over $14,000 in nine months for the Ali Forney Center, and continue to yield several hundred dollars per month in royalties donations. Our 2014 Share the Love charity collection will be raising money for the It Gets Better Project, and we hope to report even better results than in 2013.

For 2015, the theme will be Holiday Surprises, and we’ll have stories by HelenKay Dimon, Christine d’Abo, and Marie Sexton. But we don’t have a charity yet.

We need YOUR help to choose the 2015 charity. Nominate your favorite LGBTQ charity and Riptide might choose it as the 2015 Holiday bundle charity!

The chosen charity for 2015 will immediately receive a $5,000 advance against royalties (paid in 2015 on announcement of the award recipient). The charity will continue to receive 20% of all lifetime net sales income from the 2015 holiday charity collection, in the form of a monthly royalty check.

Three honorable mention charities will each receive a $250 donation.

This collection would not be possible without the talent and generosity of its authors, who have brought us the following 2014 holiday stories:

  • Three of Hearts  by Kelly Jamieson (releasing November 17)
    Lucky Strike  by Jane Davitt (releasing November 24)
    Three the Hard Way  by Sydney Croft (releasing December 1)

 Check out Kelly Jamieson’s tour on Thursday, the 20th!


This schedule this week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words:

The Shearing Gun coverBest Corpse for the Job coverDamaged Package coverUnder the Stars cover







Monday, November 17:

  • Shannon West’s “Moonstruck” Book Tour and Contest
  • Book Tour: “Across Worlds: Collision” Author: S.A. Snow (contest)
  • MelanieM Review: Forgiving Thayne by J.R. Loveless

Tuesday, November 18:

  • “Saving Crofton Hall” by Rebecca Cohen book tour and contest
  • Rick R Reed’s” Third Eye” Book Tour and Contest
  • A MelanieM Review: Saving Crofton Hall by Rebecca Cohen

Wednesday, November 19:

  • A Sammy Review: The Eskimo Slugger by Brad Boney
  • A MelanieM Review: The Shearing Gun by Renae Kaye
  • A Mika Review: Damaged Package by S.A. McAuley

Thursday, November 20:

  • Three of Hearts by Kelly Jamieson – Choose the Charity Tour and Contest by Riptide
  • Chestnuts Roasting Anthology by Mischief Corner Books Authors (contest)
  • A MelanieM Review: The Best Corpse for the Job by Charlie Cochrane

Friday, November 21:

  • Riptide’s Book tour and contest for Gabrielle’s City by Layla Hunter
  • Into the Thick of Things with  Lee Brazil ‘Cranberry Pi’ (book tour and contest)
  • Virtual Book Tour for Patricia Logan’s The Superstar (contest)
  • A MelanieM REview: And Then The Stars Fall by Brandon Witt

YA Saturday,, November 22:

  • Liam Livings Blog Tour from Love Lane Books (contest)
  • An Aurora Review: Under the Stars by Geoff Knight



The Eskimo Slugger coverSaving Crofton Hall400x600

Forgiving Thayne cover

Then the Stars Fall cover