Sunday, July 1, 2012

Welcome Welcome Welcome

Welcome to the Blue Bloods Read-a-long Challenge! (and yes, I was totally using Effie's voice for the post title.)

Liz, from The Lost Dragonfly Chronicles, and I (Bookish Things & More) have decided to join forces and host a this read-a-long challenge.  This is our first time doing something like this, so we'll try to make it go as smoothly as possible.

The 7th, and final, book in the Blue Bloods Series comes out January 15, 2013.  We'll be sad to say goodbye to our favorite characters in Gates of Paradise.  But there are 6 months until this book comes out, and that lines up perfectly with the novels already out.  We will read one book each month from July through December, and post our reviews and thoughts here.

This next part is where you come in, and have an opportunity to win some of Melissa de la Cruz's books. :D

There will be a post each month where you can link up your reviews/thoughts as we read through these wonderful books.  This can be a first time read or a re-read, but I ask that the reviews you post are during the time frame of the challenge.  At the end of each month we will draw a name of those that participated and they will win their choice of book by Melissa de la Cruz.  At the end of the challenge there will be a grand prize drawing.  Each month you participate will be an additional drawing into this giveaway.

There will also be mini challenges, twitter chats, and discussions throughout the next 6 months, so keep a look out for those.

If you do not have a blog you can link your goodreads review.  You can still participate if you don't have a goodreads account.  All you have to do is email Liz or myself and we will gladly put your post on here and it will count.

Here's the rundown!

To participate:
  •  Read the book we are reading that month
  • Post a review on your blog/goodreads/ or if you don’t have a blog or goodreads account feel free to let me know and we’ll post your review on the blog as your participation post.
  • Keep checking back for mini challenges and twitter chats to discuss the books.  You will receive extra entries for the Blue Blood Prize Pack
  • All review/thoughts posts need to be up by midnight on the last day of each month.

  • Your choice of a Melissa de la Cruz book.  (Can be any of her books.) One winner every month 
  • Grand Prize: Blue Bloods Prize Pack including Wolf Pact and  a pre-order of The Gates of Paradise

Giveaways are international as long as The Book Depository or Amazon ships to you.

 This is the schedule for the order and month that the books will be read.

July: Blue Bloods
August: Masquerade
September: Revelations
October: The Van Alen Legacy
November: Misguided Angel
December: Lost in Time

If you'd like to participate, feel free to add your name to the linky below. :D (This will also give you an extra entry for the grand prize)

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