Bookish Events 2017

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Time to time, on Jorie Loves A Story, there will be bookish events featured on this blog! To help make it a bit easier to keep up with the Book Cover Reveals, Author Interviews, Author Guest Posts, Book Tour Stops, and the books received in exchange for an honest review which alight on my blog, I thought it would be best to create a page specifically to serve as a one-stop archive for easy access!

I am always striving to make Jorie Loves A Story fully cross-referenced to achieve this goal!

This is a companion page to my sidebar slideshow & promo area:

Book Blogger | Book Cheerleader ‘proudly hosting’ where you can click on the badges per blog touring company and/or publisher I regularly host on Jorie Loves A Story. You will be visiting their websites and getting to know a bit more about the stories I love to read.

*NOTE*: IF you see “Interview or Q&A”, I have submitted Questions of which have been responded back with personal answers of the person I am interviewing. Likewise, Guest Posts are given a topic to discuss of my own choosing. 

Last Updated: 24 May, 2017 *more updates to follow*

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Turning over a new leaf, a wicked NEW YEAR of stories!

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audiobooks i’ve adopted via Audiobookworm Promotions for 2017

Bloggers can adopt audiobooks for review with a 90 day window to post. I am finding this is a great way to thread my way through different genres of audiobooks & meet an eclectically diverse group of narrators in the process. I also appreciate the diversions of colouring & listening to the stories themselves – as colouring & audios rock my bookish heart!

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January

11th January, 2017 | “Halfway Dead” by Terry Maggert

*paranormal suspense | Book Synopsis on Riffle

| Featured Audiobook Review |

Blog Book Tour Stop, courtesy of Audiobookworm Promotions

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12th January, 2016 | “Essential Readings & Study Guide” by KV Dominic

*a collection of poetry | Book Synopsis on Riffle

| Author Q&A + Selected Poem Excerpt |

Blog Book Tour Stop, courtesy of Poetic Book Tours

K.V. Dominic

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16th January, 2017 | “Illusions of Magic” by J.B. Rivard

*historical suspense | Book Synopsis on Riffle

| Featured Review |

Blog Book Tour Stop, courtesy of Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours

Illusions of Magic blog tour via HFVBTs.

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18th January, 2017 | “Halfway Bitten” by Terry Maggert

*paranormal suspense | Book Synopsis on Riffle

| Featured Audiobook Review |

Blog Book Tour Stop, courtesy of Audiobookworm Promotions

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22nd January, 2017 | “The Plague And I” by Betty MacDonald

*Autobiography | Memoir | Book Synopsis on Riffle

| Featured Audiobook Review |

Blog Book Tour Stop, courtesy of Audiobookworm Promotions

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23rd January, 2017 | “Beyond Derrynane” by Kevin O’ Connell

*historical fiction | Book Synopsis on Riffle

| Featured Review |

Blog Book Tour Stop, courtesy of Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours

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27th January, 2017 | “The Worthington Wife” by Sharon Page

*historical romance | Book Synopsis on Riffle

| Featured Review | *cancelled, never received the book

Blog Book Tour Stop, courtesy of Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours

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February

9th & 10th February, 2017 | “Halfway Hunted” by Terry Maggert

*paranormal suspense | Book Synopsis on Riffle

| Featured Audiobook Review + Author Interview |

Blog Book Tour Stop, courtesy of Audiobookworm Promotions

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13th & 17th February, 2017 | “Meeting Lydia” by Linda MacDonald

*Contemporary Rom | Book Synopsis on Riffle

| Featured Audiobook Review + Author Guest Post |

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25th February, 2017 | “Anybody Can Do Anything” by Betty MacDonald

*Autobiography | Memoir | Book Synopsis on Riffle

| Featured Audiobook Review |

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28th February, 2017 | “Dragonkyn” by Nathan Smith Jones

*Dragon Fiction / Epic Fantasy | Book Synopsis on Riffle

| Featured Review |

Blog Book Tour Stop, courtesy of Cedar Fort Publishing & Media

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March

13th March, 2017 | “The Secret Life of Anna Blanc” by Jennifer Kincheloe

*Cosy Historical Mystery | Book Synopsis on Riffle

Previously I reviewed this title as a print book release (see also Review); I also suggested this author to promote the audiobook release via Audiobookworm Promotions. However, I joined the blog tour as an additional blogger outside of the tour itself; as I had received the audiobook for review in December 2016. Due to personal circumstances, it took me a few months to get into the audiobook directly and I wanted to support the new tour for a novel I personally loved reading.

| Featured Audiobook Review + Narrator Interview |

Blog Book Tour Stop, courtesy of Audiobookworm Promotions

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26th March, 2017 | “Courting Carrie in Wonderland” by Carla Kelly

*Historical Fiction | Book Synopsis on Riffle

| Featured Review |

Blog Book Tour Stop, courtesy of Cedar Fort Publishing & Media

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28th March, 2017 | “Onions in the Stew” by Betty MacDonald

*Autobiography | Memoir | Book Synopsis on Riffle

| Featured Audiobook Review |

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30th March, 2017 | “Unexpected Love” (anthology)

by Heather Chapman, Mandi Ellsworth, Paula Kremser and Ashtyn Newbold

*Historical Romance | Book Synopsis on Riffle

Previously I have reviewed the following by these authors: (to be added)

| Featured Review |

Blog Book Tour Stop, courtesy of Cedar Fort Publishing & Media

Unexpecred Love (anthology) stories of Marriage of Convenience by Cedar Fort authors

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April

9th April, 2017 | “Timekeeper” by Tara Sim

*LGBTQTIA Young Adult Clockpunk | Book Synopsis on Riffle

| Featured Audiobook Review |

Blog Book Tour Stop, courtesy of Audiobookworm Promotions

TImekeeper by Tara Sim

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6th April, 2017 | “Fool Me Twice” by Philippa Jane Keyworth

*historical romance | Book Synopsis on Riffle

| Featured Review |

Blog Book Tour Stop, courtesy of Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours

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28th April, 2017 | “Looking for Betty MacDonald” by Paula Becker

*Biography | Memoir | Book Synopsis on Riffle

| Featured Audiobook Review + Author Q&A |

Blog Book Tour Stop, courtesy of Audiobookworm Promotions

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May

1st May, 2017 | “Unseen Road to Love” by Chelsea Curran

*INSPY Contemporary Romance | Book Synopsis on Riffle

| Featured Review |

Blog Book Tour Stop, courtesy of Cedar Fort Publishing & Media

Unseen Road to Love by Chelsea Curran

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4th May, 2017 | ” Kinship of Clover” by Ellen Meeropol 

*Literary Fiction | Book Synopsis on Riffle

| Featured Book Review |

Blog Book Tour Stop, courtesy of Poetic Book Tours

Kinship of Clover by Ellen Meeropol

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5th May, 2017 | “The Half Wives” by Stacia Pelletier

*historical fiction | Book Synopsis on Riffle

| Featured Review |

Blog Book Tour Stop, courtesy of Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours

The Half Wives by Stacia Pelletier

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TBA May, 2017 | “The Enemies of Versailles” by Sally Christie

*historical fiction, french literature | Book Synopsis on Riffle

| Featured Review |

Blog Book Tour Stop, courtesy of Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours

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9th & 23rd May, 2017 | “Becoming Bonnie” by Jenni L. Walsh

*biographical historical fiction | Book Synopsis on Riffle

| Author Q&A + Book Spotlight w/ Quote AND Guest Post Special Feature |

#PubDay Blog Blitz, courtesy of the author Jenni L. Walsh + Tor/Forge (Macmillan)

Becoming Bonnie by Jenni L. Walsh

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June

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July

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August

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October

John Jackson @jjackson42 (alum of #ChocLitSaturday) has his #HistFic debut release this Autumn! Tentatively scheduled to reach readers between October + November. There will be a special Guest Feature arriving on Jorie Loves A Story to celebrate the author’s debut and serve as an ‘introduction’ to the author himself. Stay tuned!

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November

Will be seeking books to read during #RRSciFiMonth (Sci Fi November!) (Nov 2017)

Read my archives: 2013 + 2014 + 2015 + 2016 (under revision)

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December

Will be seeking books to read during #SciFiExperience (Dec-Jan 2018)

Read my archives: 2014/15 + 2015/16 and 2016/17 (inclusive of #RRSciFiMonth 2016)

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#ChocLitSaturdays Continues!

I personally *love!* serial fiction, and as you will start to notice, my focus on ChocLit serial fiction is going to be increasing tenfold! Especially within the first selections of what I am focusing on reviewing, as The Wild One is the second in the Coorah Creek series; The Scarlet Kimono begins the Kumashiro Series whereas The Silver Locket begins the Charton Minster series set during the World War era (as I quite fancy a well-writ war drama!). Concurrently, I will be reading a second series by Ms Courtenay and the other half of her duology; as revealled below this listing of my next ChocLit reads!

New Year ChocLit Reviews:

To Turn Full Circle | The Girl in the Painting | The Penny Bangle

The Gilded Fan | The Jade Lioness

[ Linda Michelmore + Kirsty Ferry + Margaret James + Christina Courtenay ]

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| Featured Reviews UPCOMING | part of #ChocLitSaturdays:

from the library of Christina Courtenay:

( reading these lovelies in-between my scheduled ChocLit reviews!)

Trade Winds | Highland Dreams | Monsoon Mists (Kinross series!)

The Secret Kiss of Darkness (bk2 of duology!) | The Velvet Cloak of Moonlight  | New England Rocks (YA!)

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| Plus, Extra Guest Author Features | part of #ChocLitSaturdays

To be Announced!

Received books in exchange for an honest review | Not a blog book tour stop

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Erasing my Backlogue of Reviews:

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A New Year is a second-chance to redeem the hours lost,

to reclaim the stories of #SRC2015 + #ReadingIsBeautiful + #FRC2015;

as well as a few Summer Blog Tours from BookSparks.

Read #BookishNotBookish No.6

To see why January did not pan out well for reading, read Two Years, Two Cats.

I also saw a return of my chronic migraines (March & April), which did not help my quest to read the stories. I read one story after the other, whilst sharing my thoughts on each one in turn.

Read my End of the Year Survey, 2015 to find out more.

Add in more migraines.

Plus an Unexpected Thanksgiving and 2016 went like the wind away from me!

From January 2017 to 31st of March, 2017

(my 4th Year blogoversary) this *backlogue* is being erased!

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The books I’m reading:

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The ones I owe BookSparks:

I am grateful to a publicist I reached out to in January who helped me sort out the best way to read and review all the lovely books I selected to host on my blog. She gave me the ‘key’ which was quite simple once I saw the advice: reverse the order whilst reading Fall then Summer! #sohappy!

If you read this (review) of VOTE FOR REMI you will find a lovely update!

  1. all in her head by Sunny Mera #FRC2015 (review) 1 March, 2016
  2. Postcards from the Sky by Erin Siedemann #FRC2015
  3. Pretending to Dance by Diane Chamberlain #FRC2015
  4. The Black Velvet Coat by Jill G. Hall #FRC2015
  5. Just the Facts by Ellen Sherman #FRC2015
  6. Rooville by Julie Lang #FRC2015 | Summer
  7. Sleeping with the Enemy by Tracy Solheim #FRC2015 | Summer
  8. The Legacy of Us by Kristin Contino #FRC2015 | Summer

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  1. Satisfaction by Andee Reilly #SRC2015
  2. The Red Sun by Alane Adams #YASRC2015
  3. Surface by Stacy Robinson *extra*
  4. Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica #SRC2015
  5. Beautiful Girl by Fleur Phillips #YASRC2015
  6. Vote for Remi by Leanna Lehman *extra* (review) 10 November, 2016
  7. The Witch of Bourbon Street by Suzanne Palmeieri #SRC2015
  8. Summer by Summer by Heather Burch #YASRC2015
  9. The Last Letter & The Road Home by Kathleen Shoop #SRC2015
  10. Worthy by Catherine Ryan Hyde #SRC2015
  11. Fire Season by Hollye Dexter *extra*
  12. Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave #SRC2015

+ a few extras borrowed through my library of whom purchased them for me

or purchased books being featured outside of my own requests

Be sure to visit my Bookish Events 2015 to see which ones I read at the start of Summer 2015

before continuing towards the end of the year.

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The following titles are outside of the ones I owe BookSparks:

Women’s Fiction | Contemporary Romance:

both mainstream & INSPY selections

Lila’s Choice by Laura Brown

Like There’s No Tomorrow by Camille Eide

Saving Mossy Point by Donna Winters

French Twist & French Toast by Glynis Astie

Asher’s Mark by Amy Durham

Dare to Kiss by S.B. Alexander

Promises Under the Peach Tree & Nights under the Tennessee Stars by Joanne Rock

A Woman of Fortune & Where Rivers Part by Kellie Coates Gilbert

Ignoring Gravity by Sandra Danby

Dear Carolina by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Mystery | Thriller | Suspense:

Rose in the Wheel, Blood for Blood, & Die I Will Not by S.K. Rizzolo

The Visitors by Rebecca Mascull

Alaina Claiborne by MK McClintock

A Pattern of Lies by Charles Todd

MGLit or YALit:

Kitty Hawk and the Icelandic Intrigue by Iain Reading

Kitty Hawk and the Hunt for Hemingway’s Ghost by Iain Reading

Kitty Hawk and the Tragedy of the R.M.S. Titanic by Iain Reading

I, James by Mike Hartner

The Kingdom Within by Samantha Gillespie

Pig Park and The Smell of Old Lady Perfume by Claudia Guadalupe Martinez

Flower from the Castile by Lilian Gafni

Literary and/or Historical Fiction:

Crown of Dust by Mary Volmer

The Gravity of Birds by Tracy Guzeman

The Queens Rivals by Brandy Purdy

First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen

The Grip of God by Rebecca Hazell

The Fragrant Concubine by Melissa Addey

Return to Me by Caroline Menke

A  Paris Winter by Imogen Robertson

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

Trade Winds | Monsoon M ists | Highland Storms by Christina Courtenay

Science Fiction | Fantasy:

Prophecy & White Thaw by Paul Mark Tag

Impossible by C.A. Gray 

Unclaimed Legacy & Every Hill and Mountain by Deborah Heal

The Lemorian Crest by Hannah L. Clark

Trinity Stones & Hope’s Prelude by L.G. O’ Connor

Almost a Millennium by Jeanbill

The Gin Thief by S.C. Barrus

Portals, Passages and Pathways by B.R. Maul

Anni Moon: The Elemental Artifact by Melanie Abed

New England Rocks by Pia Fenton/Christina Courtenay

Non-Fiction:

Natural Color by Sasha Duerr (review) 27 April 2017

Such Mad Fun by Robin R. Cutler

Travelling the Two Lane by Marilyn Berman

The Joy of Missing Out by Christina Crook

Paranormal Texas & Unexpected Texas by Tui Snider

Now Everyone Will Know by Maggie Kneip

The Race Underground by Doug Most

Posted in 2016:

Haunted by Lynn Carthage (review) Halloween 2016

Along the Way by Jacqueline Kolosov (review) 3 June, 2016

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George (review) 20 May, 2016

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The books I wasn’t able to read in 2016:

Alma Books + Bloomsbury:

  • The Bridges of Constantine by Ahlam Mosteghanemi
  • Chaos of the Senses by Ahlam Mosteghanemi
  • The Repercussions by Catherine Hall
  • Sketcher by Roland Watson-Grant

Simon & Schulster:

  • The Gilded Years by Karin Tanabe
  • My Last Continent by Midge Raymond
  • What We Become by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

World Weaver Press:

  • Far Orbit: Apogee (edited by) Bascomb James
  • Frozen Fairy Tales (edited by) Kate Wolford

Lifeway/BH:

  • Dancing Through Life by Candace Cameron Bure
  • 31 Men of the Bible by BH

Hachette Books:

  • A Very Blessed Christmas by Robin Mead + Christmas Quiet by Maisie Sparks (review) 17 January 2017
  • Holy Shakespeare by Maisie Sparks (review) 27 January 2017
  • Winning Plays by Matt Mayberry (review) 2 May 2017
  • 101 Things to Do Before Going to Heaven by David Bordon
  • The Prayer of Protection by Joseph Prince
  • Kissing Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn
  • River of Time by Naomi Judd
  • True Believer by Nicholas Sparks
  • Messenger by Moonlight by Stephanie Grace Whitson
  • The Smoke Hunter by Jacquelyn Benson
  • A Lesson in Hope & A Gathering in Hope by Philip Gulley
  • River of Time by Naomi Judd
  • A Perfect Score by Craig & Kathy Hall
  • Created for Connection by Dr. Sue Johnson
  • Successful Leaders of the Bible by Katara Washington Patton
  • The Light of the World by Elizabeth Alexander

Prometheus Books:

  • Complexity by William S. Burger (review) 28 April 2017
  • Wisdom of the Middle Ages by  Michael K. Kellogg
  • Nebula Awards Showcase 2016 (edited by) Mercedes Lackey
  • The Circle by Alfred S. Posamentier
  • The New Science of Consciousness by Paul L. Nunez

and the following:

  • You’re the Cream in my Coffee by Jennifer Lamont Leo (review) 5 January 2017
  • Gifts of the Magi: A Speculative Holiday Collection (review) 14 January 2017
  • The Semper Sonnet by Seth Margolis (review) 27 January 2017
  • Indy Writes Books (edited by) Indy Reads Books
  • A Christmas Surprise by Emily Murdoch
  • A Turn of Light by Julie E. Czerneda
  • A Play of Shadow by Julie E. Czerneda
  • Trans-Continental: Girl in the Gears by E. Chris Garrison
  • Trans-Continental: Mississippi Queen by E. Chris Garrison
  • Hero’s Best Friend (edited by) Scott M. Sandridge
  • Who is to Blame? by Jane Marlow (rescheduled) (review) 6 June 2017
  • All Hallows at Eyre Hall by Luccia Gray
  • Twelfth Night by Luccia Gray
  • The Butterfly Groove by Jessica Barraco
  • Inconceivable by Tegan Wren
  • American Ballerina by Nancy Lorenz
  • A Saint in Graceland by Deborah Hining
  • Suddenly Mrs Darcy by Jenetta James
  • As Death Draws Near (Lady Darby No. 5) by Anna Lee Huber
  • Tiger Lily by Wende Dikec
  • Liminal Lights & Shadow Shifts by J.M. Bogart
  • The Beauty Thief by Rachel Ritchey
  • Captive Hope by Rachel Ritchey
  • The Treasonous by Rachel Ritchey
  • Roma Amour by Sherry Christie
  • Avelynn: Edge of Faith by Marissa Campbell
  • Marketing with Teeth by Michael Knost

+ A Song of War by Sherry Christie due to needing to research Ancient Rome ahead of reading this novel. I have been blessed to have the author reach out to me to help aide my journey and research ahead of re-attempting to read her novel set during a period of history I unfortunately did not know enough about to appreciate it the first time I attempted to read it. I’ll be reading those earmarked titles in early 2017.

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PROJECTED: Halloween 2017!

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