The Cherry Blossoms Are Out and This Week At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words


Our Japanese Cherry Blossoms are out in our neighborhood as well as those  along the tidal basin in DC.  And all it took was a day of  warmth and sunshine to bring them out.  How I love this time of the year.  The snowdrops are fading but everything is just starting to come into its own.

We do have an announcement to make.  It’s the two winners chosen by Abigail Roux to win those fabulous Go Bags of Ty’s.  See the announcement below:


Winner Announcement for the Crash & Burn, Ty Go Bag Contest:

Abigail Roux is pleased to announce the two winners from the Crash and Burn tour:
Maya Jade and alohahelper – chosen from more than 1800 entries!

Congratulations to them both. I’m envious!

We have some wonderful books and yes, more new authors, at least to us, that we are reviewing this week.  Barb the Zany Old Lady is reading and reviewing Dreamspinner Press’ new Curious Cookbook series, 6 authors, 6 stories and what a line up it is. Sammy has Fallout by Lisa Henry and M. Caspian that you won’t want to miss, BJ is here with The Protector, Stella has Thirty Things by Cate Ashwood, Mika is reading contemporary romance, I’m all about the fantasy and science fiction this week and we round out once again with Aurora’s YA Saturday.   Interspersed among the reviews, you will find more author interviews, giveaways and announcements.  Stay Tuned!

        This Week At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

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Sunday, April 12:

  • The Cherry Blossoms Are Out and This Week At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Monday, April 13:

  • The Other Side of Winter Tour (Riptide)
  • In the Spotlight: Rebecca Cohen’s Under Glass (contest and interview)
  • A Sammy Review: Fallout by Lisa Henry and M. Caspian
  • A MelanieM Review: Baked Fresh by Annabeth Albert
  • A BJ Review: The Protector by Cooper West

Tuesday, April 14:

  • Book Blast: When The Band Came To Town  by Author: H. Lewis-Foster (contest)
  • Jennifer Cie’s Down the Other Street Vol. 2 Tour and Giveaway
  • Annabeth Albert ‘Baked Fresh‘ (Portland Heat #2) Excerpt and Giveaway
  • A Sammy Review: Cronin’s Key by N. R. Walker
  • A Mika Review: You In My Arms by A. C. Katt

Wednesday, April 15:

  • V.L. Locey’s Two Man Advantage Excerpt and Giveaway Blast
  • Get Supernatural with Tina Blenke’s Shifting Cargo Excerpts and Contest
  • In the Spotlight: Andrew Q. Gordon’s ‘The Eye and The Arm’ (contest)
  • A Stella Review: A Boy Called Cin by Cecil Wilde
  • A MelanieM Review: Unproven Theory by Lillian Francis

Thursday, April 16:

  • Cover reveal for Thianna Durston’s ‘A Good Family Man’‏ (contest)
  • In-Decision by Sue Brown‏ Creative Minds Tour
  • In the Spotlight: ‘Every Inferno‘ by Johanna Parkhurst‏ (interview and contest)
  • A Barb the Zany Old Lady Review: For A Rainy Afternoon by RJ Scott
  • A MelanieM Review: Emerald Keep by A Catherine Noon and Rachel Wilder

Friday, April 17:

  • Just The Way You Are by E E Montgomery release day book blast and contest
  • In the Spotlight: Kjartan the Gentle by Catherine L. Byrne (excerpt and contest)
  • A Stella Review: Thirty Things by Cate Ashwood
  • A Barb Review:The Silence of the Stars by Kate McMurray ~ Audiobook narrated by Michael Ferraioulo

Saturday, April 18:

An Aurora YA Review: There Is No Fear (Children of the Knight, #3) by Michael J. Bowler

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Announcements, Winners, and This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

  • So This is Happening….

Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words is growing once more.  We now have another reviewer with one more on the way.  We are holding more book tours, contests, and author interviews than I had ever hoped to go along with our ability to read and review more stories.

And this December look for some major announcements about upcoming events that will be held on an international level.  I am so thrilled over our expansion and hope you are too!  Now on to the announcements…




I was over at author Jamie Lake’s blog last week to talk about Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words, books, and book reviews. You can check out my interview with Jamie here.    Jamie Lake is the author of gay erotica, including his Bad Boys series.  You can find Jamie’s books here at his website  and online at amazon…

Now more news….

  • New reviewer  at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words.  We are happy to welcome Mika as our new reviewer.  We are now happily up to 6 reviewers, and it looks to be seven shortly.   Be sure to say hi and be looking for Mika’s reviews already being posted.


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Lee Brazil’s Romance Tour:  The Winner is Serena

Zee Kensington’s Finally Home Tour:  Sula22

RJ Scott & Chris Quinton’s Heat Contest:

  •  Ardent E.
    Tracy G.
    Kim W.
    Lisa G

All have been notified.  Congratulations to all, and my thanks to all who participated.

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Monday, November 10, 2014:

  • On Tour with Meredith Shayne and her release, Cutting Out (tour and contest)
  • A MelanieM Review:  Billionaire with Benefits by Anne Tenino
  • A MelanieM Review:  Semper Fi by Keira Andrews

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 (Veterans Day):

  • In The Author Spotlight:  Keira Andrews and Semper Fi (guest blog and contest)
  • Protector of the Alpha by Parker Williams  Book Blast and contest
  • A MelanieM Review:  The Shearing Gun by Renae Kaye

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  • Cover Reveal for Lane Hayes ‘The Right Words (contest)
  • Susan Mac Nicol’s ‘Love You Senseless Book Tour and Contest
  • Book Blast for The Blue Moonlight by HL Foster (tour and contest)
  • A Barb,the Zany Lady Review: Wholehearted by Cate Ashwood (audio)

Thursday, November 13, 2014:

  • A MelanieM Review: Precious Metals by LA Witt
  • A Mika Review: Heart by Garrett Leigh
  • A MelanieM Review:  Say Something by BA Tortuga

Friday, November 14, 2014:

  • Go Into the Wild with Sue Brown and The Hidden Wolf (Sapphire Ranch Wolves #1) Tour and Contest
  • Gin Rickey 2 by Renee George Book Blast and contest
  • Beany Spark’s Ryan’s Wizard  Book Tour and Contest
  • A MelanieM Review: Final Blow by Havan Fellows

YA Saturday, November 15, 2014:

  • An Aurora YA Review: Carnival-Decatur by Zoe Lynne



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