New Adult Read-a-Thon; Wrap Up & Giveaway!

Posted on 29 July, 2013 by Faye - 5 Comments

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Hey Guys!
So the read-a-thon is now over! Noooo!
I just want to take a quick moment to THANK YOU for joining the read-a-thon and apologise to all my normal followers for all the read-a-thon related posts that appeared on the blog this week! Normal blogging will resume tomorrow!

How did it go?
So… ultimately… I failed almost all of the goals that I set myself. *bangs head*
BUT.
I really enjoyed myself regardless and at the end of the day, that is totally okay by me!

I ended up reading two books (not four), and I only participated in three mini-challenges (not seven). But I’m okay with that, as it was simply a challenge, and maybe next time I will do better!

Let us know how it went for you by linking up to the linky below!


Giveaway

And now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for! The giveaway! As promised at the beginning of the week, it is a MASSIVE selection of prizes for you all which means there are plenty of prizes to be won!

Prizes
Ebook of A Summer To Remember by Elle Chardou
Ebook of When You Loved Me by Terra Lorin
Ebook of A Taylor-Made Life by Kary Rader
Ebook of Queen of Jastain by Kary Rader
Any ebook by Magan Vernon
Ebook (kindle only) of Take Me Now by Faith Sullivan
Ebook of
Aurora Sky Vampire Hunter vol 1 and 2 by Nikki Jefford and a Do Not Disturb: Bood Sucking in Progress door hanger
Ebook of Destiny Gift by Juliana Haygert
Ebook of Breaking the Reins by Juliana Haygert
One Print copy and 10 ebooks of Dark Child by Adina West
One print copy and 5 ebooks of Lick by Kylie Scott
3 Ebooks of Stripped by Brooklyn Skye
3 ebooks of The Awakening by Yunnuen Gonzalez
Ebook of The Last Strand by Van Krishna
3 Ebooks of Stripped by Brenda Rothert
3 Ebooks of Now and Then by Brenda Rothert
Ebook of The Sirens Tale by Anne Carlisle
Ebook Streamline by Jennifer Lane
One Print copy and One Ebook of Shine by Amy Freeman
Swag from Amy Freeman
Ebook of Speak Easy by Melanie Harlow

Guidelines
1. Open to ALL; Being a participant is not mandatory.
2. Open INTERNATIONALLY
3. Winners will be e-mailed.
4. Winners will have 72 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.
5. Please read my Giveaway Policy
6. Giveaway Ends; 12th August 2013

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Posted on 29 July, 2013 by Faye - 5 Comments


New Adult Read-a-Thon Mini-Challenge; Rewrite the Synopsis

Posted on 28 July, 2013 by Faye - 5 Comments

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Hey Guys!
So today I am hosting the Rewrite the Synopsis challenge!
All you have to do is take a New Adult book that you have read (either for the read-a-thon or before it) and re-write the synopsis.
You can either comment it below or make your own post about it, but you’ll get a chance to win a prize if you do!


Example
The Secret of Ella & Micha; Original Synopsis;
The girl he thinks he loves needs to disappear. I don’t want tonight to be irreversible, so I pull away, breathing him in one last time.

Ella and Micha have been best friends since childhood, until one tragic night shatters their relationship and Ella decides to leave everything behind to start a new life at college, including Micha.

But now it’s summer break and she has nowhere else to go but home. Ella fears everything she worked so hard to bury might resurface, especially with Micha living right next door. Micha is sexy, smart, confident, and can get under Ella’s skin like no one else can. He knows everything about her, including her darkest secrets. And he’s determined to win back the girl he lost, no matter what it takes.

My Synopsis;
Hidden underneath the surface is a love so strong, it is only a matter of time before it breaks free. How long will it take for Ella to bury her feelings for him when he continues to try and pry her open? She’s ready to simply bury herself and never come out of her shell. What will happen if he finally brings everything to the surface? Will it be as brilliant as he always imagined or will he break her in ways he never expected? There’s only one way to find out…

Naturally the new synopsis doesn’t have to be amazing. Have fun with it. Can’t wait to see what you come up with!


The Prize
One winner will either win a signed copy of Beautiful Disaster (UK Only) or a Book of Choice (up to £10) from TBD. (INT)

All you need to do is enter the rafflecopter below!

Guidelines
- You MUST be a Read-a-thon participant – and be fully signed up!
- Winners will be e-mailed and will have 72 hours to respond.
- Open INTERNATIONALLY
- Please read my Giveaway Policy
- Good Luck!

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Posted on 28 July, 2013 by Faye - 5 Comments


New Adult Read-a-Thon Day 7; Updates.

Posted on 28 July, 2013 by Faye - No Comments

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Hey Guys!
Today is the seventh day of the read-a-thon! Wooo!
There is still time to sign up! Just head over to this post.

Todays Mini Challenges

Alternate Endings over at All Night Book Affair
Rewrite the Synopsis over at A Daydreamer’s Thoughts

Updates

Everyone is likely to update their read-a-thon status in their own ways but here you can link to all of your update posts/status/lists/diagrams, etc! So all the people participating can visit your updates and cheer you on.

Twitter

Don’t forget you can do updates more often on twitter using the hashtag #NARead!

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Posted on 28 July, 2013 by Faye - No Comments


New Adult Read-a-Thon Day 6; Updates!

Posted on 27 July, 2013 by Faye - No Comments

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Hey Guys!
Today is the fifth day of the read-a-thon! Wooo!
There is still time to sign up! Just head over to this post.

Todays Mini Challenges

Make Your Own Cover over at Big Book Little Book
Colourful Spine Pictures over at Wicked Wolves and Dreaming Dragons

Updates

Everyone is likely to update their read-a-thon status in their own ways but here you can link to all of your update posts/status/lists/diagrams, etc! So all the people participating can visit your updates and cheer you on.

Twitter

Don’t forget you can do updates more often on twitter using the hashtag #NARead!
Today is the twitter chat! Hope to see you all at 7pm GMT! :D

faye1

Posted on 27 July, 2013 by Faye - No Comments


New Adult Read-a-Thon Day 5; Updates.

Posted on 26 July, 2013 by Faye - No Comments

NAReadathon1

Hey Guys!
Today is the fifth day of the read-a-thon! Wooo!
There is still time to sign up! Just head over to this post.

Todays Mini Challenges

Book Spine Poetry over at Bookish Treasures
Reading Playlist over at Diana M Long

Updates

Everyone is likely to update their read-a-thon status in their own ways but here you can link to all of your update posts/status/lists/diagrams, etc! So all the people participating can visit your updates and cheer you on.

Twitter

Don’t forget you can do updates more often on twitter using the hashtag #NARead!

faye1

Posted on 26 July, 2013 by Faye - No Comments


New Adult Read-a-Thon Day 4; Updates

Posted on 25 July, 2013 by Faye - No Comments

NAReadathon1

Hey Guys!
Today is the fourth day of the read-a-thon! Wooo!
There is still time to sign up! Just head over to this post.

Todays Mini Challenges

Picture Perfect over at Claire Reads
Describe NA Book over at Misadventures in Bookland

Updates

Everyone is likely to update their read-a-thon status in their own ways but here you can link to all of your update posts/status/lists/diagrams, etc! So all the people participating can visit your updates and cheer you on.

Twitter

Don’t forget you can do updates more often on twitter using the hashtag #NARead!

faye1

Posted on 25 July, 2013 by Faye - No Comments


New Adult Read-a-Thon Day 3; Updates!

Posted on 24 July, 2013 by Faye - No Comments

NAReadathon1

Hey Guys!
Today is the second day of the read-a-thon! Wooo!
There is still time to sign up! Just head over to this post.

Todays Mini Challenges

Twitter Character Bio over at Smoking Hot Book Blog

Updates

Everyone is likely to update their read-a-thon status in their own ways but here you can link to all of your update posts/status/lists/diagrams, etc! So all the people participating can visit your updates and cheer you on.

Twitter

Don’t forget you can do updates more often on twitter using the hashtag #NARead!

faye1

Posted on 24 July, 2013 by Faye - No Comments


New Adult Read-a-Thon Updates!

Posted on 23 July, 2013 by Faye - No Comments

NAReadathon1

Hey Guys!
So, throughout the week, I am going to be updating this post with all of my progress as well as all the mini-challenges that I entered!
First up, I will just remind you of what my goals are…

Goals

- Read at least four books
- Comment on all blogs that are participating
- Make some new friends
- Host the twitter chat!
- Get some great NA Recommendations
- Do at least one mini-challenge a day!

Updates

On Monday I participated in Krista’s Dust Jacket’s Mini-Challenge, Good Guy vs Bad Boy (my comment is below). Meaning I am starting off well with that goal!
I commented on all the goal posts that were signed up – before I went to bed – so am right on my way for commenting on all participating blogs!
There have been some great books people are reading and I have had one recommendation so far. Looking forward to getting some more!
And finally, I read 25% of Pushing The Limits. I had work yesterday though which I don’t today and plan to get a lot more read today.

On Tuesday I participated in Addicted to Books’ Mini-Challenge, What Would you Do Differently (below). Which means I’m still doing well with that goal.
I didn’t, however, didn’t get a chance to do any blog commenting, but I’ll get back on that tomorrow.
No more recommendations today either, but that’s because I didn’t visit any blogs, eeek!
Lastly, I read another 25% of Pushing the Limits which means I’m now halfway through the book! I didn’t read as much as I wanted to today but that’s okay!

On Wednesday I participated in Smokin’ Hot Book Blogs’ Mini-Challenge, Twitter Character Bio (below). Which means I’m still going strong on this goal.
No blog commenting or recommendations again though as I had work and then family things in the evening, but the next four days I have no work so here’s hoping…
And because of another day with lack of time, I read 30% of Pushing the Limits. I now only have 20% left and I do have to say that I am enjoying it, but it’s also reminding me a little bit of Beautiful Disaster but ahh… I’m addicted, what can I say?

On Thursday I didn’t participate in any mini-challenges but I’m still counting this as there was an unforseen issue with the challenges.
Once again, I didn’t visit any blogs though (sorry guys!) because I ended up at a friends house helping her make a bookcase and then filling it… all with two young children. It was a good but long day!
But, despite all of that, I managed to actually read quite a bit (yay!). I read the last 20% of Pushing the Limits and have to admit I really enjoyed the book! And then I read 50% of Losing It. Hope to finish that one today and maybe even start the next one… :D

On Friday I didn’t manage to participate in any mini-challenges meaning that I have now failed that goal – d’oh!
And I didn’t get a chance to visit any blogs or get any recommendations…
I did, however, finish Losing It and I started The Edge of Never but have only read 3% so I’m not even sure that counts! :P

Mini-Challenges

Good Guy vs Bad Boy
I am a good guy girl! I love the boys who are sweet, and sensitive, the ones who are caring and protective, romantic and just oh-so-kind. I love the ones who aren’t amazingly handsome, but pretty enough to be a looker. Essentially I love the best friend, the guys they never pick in the books.
But… in fiction I love the boys that look tough, that act tough, but underneath have a heart of gold.

Guys like Lucas Maddox in Easy, and Noah in Pushing the Limits. There’s more to them under the surface and I love that. :D

What Would You Do Differently
Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines has a scene where the protagonist gets drunk for the first time. The guy insists she eats beforehand, I would have made her eat more than she did, or had her acting more drunk than she did.
- please note; I liked Fallen to Far and think Abbi is a great writer, I am not judging her writing abilities at all!

Twitter Character Bio
Noah from Pushing The Limits; (Bear in mind I’ve not finished the story and I suck at this kind of thing :p)
What’s on the surface is only half the story. So this bio is pointless. I am who I am, and you’ll only ever see what you want to see unless you know me.


So there you have it, my updates! I think I’m doing fairly okay so far! How are your updates going? Don’t forget to link up your updates posts to this post!

faye1

Posted on 23 July, 2013 by Faye - No Comments


New Adult Read-a-thon Day 2; Updates.

Posted on 23 July, 2013 by Faye - 1 Comment

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Hey Guys!
Today is the second day of the read-a-thon! Wooo!
There is still time to sign up! Just head over to this post.

Todays Mini Challenges

Reading Playlist over at Diana M Long
What Would You Do Differently over at Addicted to Books

Updates

Everyone is likely to update their read-a-thon status in their own ways but here you can link to all of your update posts/status/lists/diagrams, etc! So all the people participating can visit your updates and cheer you on.

Twitter

Don’t forget you can do updates more often on twitter using the hashtag #NARead!

faye1

Posted on 23 July, 2013 by Faye - 1 Comment


New Adult Read-a-Thon Goals!

Posted on 22 July, 2013 by Faye - 9 Comments

NAReadathon1

Hey Guys!
So as it is the first day of the read-a-thon I am writing a post with my goals for the week. I really want to have lots of time to read but I actually have a fairly busy week – how does this always happen during a read-a-thon? – but my plan is just to read as much as I can, whenever I can. Which, as most of my books are ebooks should actually be fairly easy – wooo!

My Goals

- Read at least four books
- Comment on all blogs that are participating
- Make some new friends
- Host the twitter chat!
- Get some great NA Recommendations
- Do at least one mini-challenge a day!

So you know… not much :p
And the books I am deciding between are (but are very subject to change!);

Hopeless Lengths The Edge of Never Pushing the Limits Shattered Promises Losing It Vain Walking Disaster

Have you read any of the books on my list? What would you recommend I start with? And what are you planning on reading for the read-a-thon?

faye1

Posted on 22 July, 2013 by Faye - 9 Comments