Into the Holidays We Go and Oh What Our Lists Will Bring!
It’s official, we’re in December, the last month of the year. The beginning of the winter celebrations where we see the longest night of the year, the bonfires light to drive the darkness away and the return of increasing daylight, one minute at a time. We acknowledge the passing of the old and the arrival of the new. We reflect and look forward. A time of straddling the boundaries between what has gone the year past and what we will make of the time that’s coming.
As with all things we’ve had our incredible highs and unexpected lows in losses this year. Authors who’s passing has left us a much smaller and poorer community. I’ll talk about that later this month.
I want to also remember all the wonderful authors, and their stories, the cover artists and their work, on books we loved this year. It’s so hard to winnow it down into lists.
How do you compare an outstanding cozy mystery series with a violinist with autism with a soaring SciFy masterpiece about a sentient spaceship? Can’t possibly go in the same category and do both authors justice! Or the finale of a urban fantasy that reads like a nerd’s list of wanna’s but has been constructed ever so carefully amidst careening mind blown action. Do you throw that in against a book with deeply drawn portraits of lovers in a contemporary romance? No, again, I think not.
Plus we have some outstanding 5 star holiday stories that surely deserve their own category? How to divide up the list into sections without going crazy?
Anyhow, I’m working on that and lists will be soon rolling out. Let me have a few of your Best of 2018. We will be awarding some gift certificates just because it’s December for those who participate.
Happy Reading, get those lists in, and check out all the stories we have coming at you this week!
This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
Sunday, December 2:
- Release Blitz – Saving Jax by L.M. Brown
- Blog Tour for Drawn to You by Jaclyn Quinn
- Closer by F.E. Feeley, Jr Book Blast
- A Barb The Zany Old Lady Advent Calendar Review:That Turtle Story by C.S. Poe
- Into the Holidays We Go and This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
Monday, December 3:
- RELEASE BLITZ Rough Trade by Sidney Bell
- Release Blitz A Soldier’s Wish by NR Walker
- Review Tour – Neutral Zone by RJ Scott & V.L. Locey
- An Ali Review: Rough Trade by Sidney Bell
- A MelanieM Review :Neutral Zone (Harrisburg Railers #7) by R.J. Scott & V.L. Locey
- A MelanieM Review: Best In Show by Kelly Jensen
- A Stella Advent Calendar Review: Barbies and Beaches by Asta Idonea
Tuesday, December 4:
- Book Blitz Defensive Play by Jamie Deacon
- Review Tour – Christmas Angel (The Christmas Angel #1) by Eli Easton
- An Alisa Release Day Review: Sunshine in the Dragon’s Heart by Jaime Samms
- A Caryn Review Broken Halos by Aimee Nicole Walker
- A Stella Advent Calendar Review: Mosquitoes and Mistletoe by Ren Holly
- A Lucy Review: Christmas Angel (The Christmas Angel #1) by Eli Easton
Wednesday, December 5:
- Cover Reveal for Illumined Shadows by G.R Lyons
- Review Tour for Loving A Warrior by Melanie Hansen
- Release Blitz Tour – – The Deafening Silence by Amy Tasukada
- A Barb the Zany Old Lady Review Loving A Warrior by Melanie Hansen
- A MelanieM Review: Loving a Warrior by Melanie Hansen
- A MelanieM Review: The Holiday Spirit by Carole Cummings
- A Chaos Moondrawn Advent Review:The Last Birthday Party by Mere Rain
- An Alisa Review Surreal Estate by Jesi Lea Ryan
Thursday, December 6:
- Review Tour – Kim Fielding – Summerfield’s Angel
- Havoc (Tattoos and Ties) by Kindle Alexander New Release Tour
- DSP PROMO Liv Olteano
- Cover Reveal – A World Apart by Mel Gough
- A MelanieM Review: Havoc (Tattoos and Ties) by Kindle Alexander
- A Barb the Zany Old Lady Review : Summerfield’s Angel by Kim Fielding
- A MelanieM Advent Calendar Review: Warren’s Peace by Emjay Haze
- A MelanieM Review:Lucky Town by Morgan Brice
Friday, December 7:
- PROMO Jaime Samms
- Mischief Corner Books”Escape From the Holidays” Collection
- Blog Tour – The Stars May Rise and Fall by Estella Mirai
- An Alisa Review: The Last Prince by Shawn Bailey
- A Chaos Moondrawn Review: Semper Fae by Angel Martinez
- A Stella Advent Calendar Review:Trapped in the Valley of the Kings by Blue Jones
- A MelanieM Release Day Review: Christmas Kitsch by Amy Lane
- A Barb the Zany Old Lady Audio Review: P.S. I Spook You by S.E. Harmon and Noah Michael Levine (Narrator)
Saturday, December 8:
- Release Blitz – Nell Iris – Under The Felt Mistletoe
- Release Blitz – The Selkie Prince’s Unexpected Omega (The Royal Alphas)
- Release Blitz for Ari McKay – Designer Holiday
- An Alisa Review: Slow Thaw by J. Scott Coatsworth (MCB anthology)
- A Caryn Advent Calendar Review:The Faller by Daniel de Lorne