Sunday, August 18, 2019

High Summer #Readathon - Mid-Event Check-In #HSreadathon

This month is flying by! Can't believe it's mid-event already (a couple days past actually). The only good thing about time flying...this hot weather will be gone, we'll be heading into fall, and FrightFall will be here. Yay!

Share your progress in the comments, or post a link to an update post.

The prize page is live here. Thanks to the authors who generously donated.

Anyone else doing Bout of Books this week? I wasn't going to, but decided to after all. I signed up via Instagram @truebookaddict and I'll probably post on Facebook (probably also in the group).

Something Wicked Fall will also be going on in September and October over at Castle Macabre. I will be hosting a read-along of Stephen King's Doctor Sleep (the movie comes out in November. Squee!), among other things. Stay tuned for details.


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Thursday, August 15, 2019

High Summer #Readathon - #Prizes #HSreadathon

This is the giveaway/prize promotion page for all the prizes being given away for readathon participants. At the end of this post, you will find details regarding how the prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the readathon.

Note: The author of the book donated would greatly appreciate a review, if you win, on your blog and/or social media and/or on Goodreads, Amazon. Thank you! (This is not required to win.)


Novels by Jennifer Lane

Blocked - (1) eBook (International)

Blocked is a New Adult sports romance.

College freshman Lucia Ramirez has a secret crush on Dane Monroe. He’s a tall drink of water — blond, brash, and one hell of a volleyball player. ¡Híjole! Lucia hopes her volleyball scholarship to his school will make him notice her.

Too bad what’s noticeable is Dane’s obvious hatred for Lucia. Her family’s politics contradict everything he stands for. And politics are front and center in both their families. Dane’s mother is about to face Lucia’s father in the race for US President.

When Secret Service throws them together, Dane can’t deny his frustrating attraction to Lucia’s athletic curves and sweet faith in the world. Amid the intense pressure of college athletics and presidential politics, can opposites not just attract, but overcome overwhelming odds to be together? Or do their differences block their match from the start?

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With Good Behavior - (1) eBook (International)

In the midst of organized crime and dim hopes of redemption, can love persevere? For Sophie Taylor, a psychologist who lost everything when she violated an ethical boundary, and Grant Madsen, a naval officer who sacrificed himself to protect his uncle, finding that love seems unlikely.

As they start their lives over in Chicago, both fight family influences and run to escape the past. When their paths cross outside their parole officer’s door, attraction sparks. Too bad a hidden connection may not only shatter their fledgling love, but prove deadly to them both.

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About the author

Psychologist/author (psycho author) Jennifer Lane invites you to her world of romance, sports, and suspense! By day she’s a therapist, and by night she’s a writer. She can’t decide which is more fun.

Jen’s first psychological thriller launches in 2018: Twin Sacrifice. Psychologist Matthew Durante risks his own life to save his twin brother’s as their foster father tries to take them down.

Jen loves to create sporty heroines and hot heroes in her college sport romances. Volleyball wonder Lucia Ramirez finds her love match in Blocked despite the glaring political spotlight aimed on her family. In Aced, the second book in the Blocked series, it’s her brother Alejandro’s turn to get lucky in love. Spiked (Blocked #3) completes the series and features Lucia’s younger brother Mateo.

A swimmer and volleyball player in college, Jen writes swimming-based romances as well: Streamline, a military mystery, and the free New Adult novella Swim Recruit.

Stories of redemption interest Jen the most, especially the healing power of love. She is also the author of The Conduct Series, a romantic-suspense trilogy that includes With Good Behavior, Bad Behavior, and On Best Behavior.

Whether writing or reading, Jen loves stories that make her laugh and cry. In her spare time she enjoys exercising, attending book club, and visiting her sisters in Chicago and Hilton Head.

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Fatal Affair by John C. Dalglish - (1) signed paperback (U.S. only)




The discovery of a young woman's naked body sends Jason out to a disturbing scene.
What he finds is a case with no shortage of twists and a growing list of suspects.
Vanessa is back, and together they'll struggle to sort through the wreckage of a FATAL AFFAIR.

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Prize One (One winner)
I will make a $15 donation to the winner's choice of a human rights organization, such as the ACLU, Boys and Girls Club, Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD, Amnesty International, It Gets Better, Planned Parenthood, or another human rights organization of your choice, perhaps your local chapter or a local organization. This giveaway is open internationally. (Note: I will not donate to any organization that does not believe that all are equal, regardless of gender, race or sexual orientation.)

Prize Two (One winner)
Winner's choice of any book title from the bargain books (these are generally used books) section of Better World Books. They ship internationally. (priced at $3.98 or less) OR a $3.00 Amazon eGift card.

Giveaway Details
This is a readathon participant only giveaway. To be eligible, you must have signed up, participated and added a link to the official readathon wrap-up post (I will give everyone until Friday, September 6th at 11:59 pm CST to complete their wrap-ups). We no longer use a linky for wrap-ups. There will be a Google form on the readathon wrap-up post where you will enter your info, your wrap-up link, and answer yes/no on whether you want to win a prize or not. We have a total of 5 prizes. This means there will be 5 winners. I will award prizes on a first come, first served basis. I will draw the 5 winners with and email all 5 at the same time. The first person who emails me back with their choice gets that prize. I will mark off the prizes as they are taken. Winners will be chosen after the wrap-up post deadline (see above).


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Thursday, August 1, 2019

High Summer #Readathon - Starting line #HSreadathon

I'm late, but that's okay...let's get this party started!

There will be a few prizes. I will try to have the official prize page posted by the end of the first week. I will also post a check-in around mid-month. 

Don't forget that you can participate even if you don't have a blog. Just link up with your Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (and just post your updates from whichever venue you choose) AND don't forget to interact with us in our groups on Facebook and Goodreads, and Instagram! If you have any questions about updates, etc., feel free to ask. I will be posting a mid-event check-in middle of the month, and, of course, will do my best to interact across social media.

Social media hashtag across all platforms - #HSreadathon (you can also use #Readathon).

Hope to 'see' some of you participating in Dewey's 24 Hour Reverse Readathon this weekend. I'm signed up and plan to participate, but not for the entire 24 hours, as it's my mom's birthday this weekend.

If you have any questions about how things work, check out the guidelines tab above or the sign up post, or you can always leave me a comment. This is the same linky used for sign-ups so if you do a starting line/goal post, just add your link again, but be sure to put "goal post" beside your name, i.e. Michelle/True Book Addict (goal post). Note: If you're just now signing up, you can do it here on this post. It's the same linky.

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

High Summer #Readathon - Sign up! #HSreadathon

Welcome to the official sign up for the High Summer Readathon! Yes, that's right. We have officially moved High Summer to August. Since Sci-Fi Summer in June is now a month long, I thought it made sense to have a month buffer between two month long readathons. I hope everyone is okay with the change. We start at 12:00 am on August 1 and end at 11:59 pm on August 31. Times are set for the central time zone so adjust your times accordingly (you can use the link to the time zone converter in the sidebar menu).

You DO NOT have to participate the entire month. Join in when you can, start in the middle, end early...whatever works best for your schedule. As with all of my readathons, it will be an event of relaxed reading during which we can personally challenge ourselves and whittle away those ever looming TBR piles/shelves/libraries. Also, Dewey's 24 Hour Reverse Readathon is coming up August 2nd through August 3rd so that will be a fun addition to our month of reading bliss.

Guidelines for the readathon can be found HERE or you can access in the sidebar menu. Any information you need about the readathon can be found there. Please do be sure to check the guidelines to make sure you're following along correctly. There are specific rules regarding signing up and wrapping up, especially in regards to the giveaway. We no longer use a wrap-up linky and we are now use a Google form for wrap-ups (since I require your wrap-up link there anyway). That way you don't have to do two steps at the end of the readathon. The wrap-up Google form will be on the wrap-up post instead of the prize page. I will have a yes/no so you can let me know if you're opting out of winning a prize. (If you want to visit people who participated, you can do so via the sign-up/starting line linky. I will have a link to it on the wrap-up post).

As is typical, I will not be hosting any mini-challenges. However, if anyone else would like to host a mini-challenge or giveaway, you are more than welcome. I am also looking for prize donations so if anyone would like to contribute, let me know. Authors, this is a great way to promote your book(s)! (Contact me using the contact form link in the sidebar menu).

Our hashtag for social media is #HSreadathon Also, don't forget about our Facebook group, our Goodreads group and our Instagram. You can also access via the links in the sidebar menu.

Sign up in the linky below. You do not have to do a post now, unless you want to help spread the word (much appreciated). If you don't have a blog, use Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Instagram, YouTube...or any social media. Having a blog is not required. Be sure to grab the button at the top of this post (there's also a grab code below the button in the sidebar).

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

#ChristmasinJuly #Readathon - It's a wrap!

Well, this four day readathon went by as fast as this year is going! I hope you enjoyed your Christmas reading, or whatever you decided to read. I have not finished 12 Days at Bleakly Manor, but it's still Christmas in July so I'm going to keep reading. Intriguing so far. Not overly Christmas-y though.

Just add your wrap up link to the linky (it's the same linky) and add 'wrap-up' beside your name. I'll draw a winner for the prize I mentioned on the starting line post. If you don't want to be included in the giveaway drawing, please leave a comment saying so below. Thanks!

High Summer is coming up in just over two weeks! I'll have the sign-up post up in the next couple of days.

Thanks for joining me for another readathon!

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Friday, July 12, 2019

#ChristmasinJuly #Readathon - Commence festive reading!

It's time for the four day Christmas in July Readathon, today through Monday July 15 (today at 12:00 am through Monday 11:59 pm Central Time).

Are you ready? Are you sticking with strictly Christmas reading, or are you going to mix it up?

This is a short and sweet starting line post. I'm not going to have a wrap up form for this short readathon. Instead, we will just use the same linky we used for sign up, starting line, and wrap up. Just place your name with each link and add the appropriate title, like so: Michelle @TrueBookAddict - Wrap Up (or starting line).

I'm offering one Christmas book of your choice (one winner) from Better World Books ($5.00 or less) to everyone who participates. They ship free internationally so anyone can win. (Please keep in mind these are used print books.)

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Sci-Fi Summer #Readathon Wrap-Up #SciFiJune

Well, I extended Sci-Fi Summer to a month long event and I think it was a success. How about you? I was able to read three science fiction books, Parable of the Sower, Childhood's End, and The Gone World (audio), as well as a horror novel, the excellent The Dark Game by Jonathan Janz (highly recommend). I'm also almost finished with Atwood's Oryx and Crake (it's almost 400 pages). Not too bad. How did the reading go for you?

Fill out the form below to share your wrap-up link, and indicate if you want a chance at a prize by selecting yes or no. Also, double check that your name is listed in the sign up/starting line linky at this post so you will be eligible for the giveaway. You have until Friday, July 5th at 11:59 pm CST to fill out the form. I will email the winners within a few days following the deadline so keep a look out in your email inbox (or spam folder, just in case) for an email from my truebookaddict gmail account. (Prize page is here - they're on the mid-event check-in page)

In case you missed the news, the High Summer Readathon has been officially moved to August. Sign up will be posted for that soon. People were asking if we were still going to have a Christmas in July readathon so I set up a poll and the consensus was a 4-day weekend readathon, mid-month. The official dates are July 12-15. You can sign up for the Christmas in July Readathon here.

Thanks again for joining me for Sci-Fi Summer! Hope to see you at the next readathon!

(If you would like others to visit your wrap-up post, please leave a comment below with the link to your wrap-up, or you can visit participants via the starting line post linky here.)


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