Archive for June 2017

Beat That Sentence Challenge *Bookcase Edition*

A few years back I gave myself a challenge to form a sentence using book titles. It was loads of fun and lots of people joined in. I've decided to bring it back with an added twist.

Instead of forming a sentence, the goal is to tell a story using all of the books on a single bookshelf. I intend to do a video for every bookshelf in the hopes of telling a full story. It won't be easy, but it will be fun.

If you would like to do this as well, the rules are simple.

  1. One point per book title.
  2. Must be physical books, no ebooks.
  3. Use your shelves as is. Not being able to add and remove books is part of the challenge!
  4. Post your bookshelf story in your video's description or on your blog.
  5. Please link back to my video. It's not required, but credit is much appreciated :)

Watch my Beat That Sentence Challenge *Bookcase Edition* on YouTube

My Bookshelf Story:
Punished with the TIGER'S CURSE, the CLOCKWORK ANGEL was told she must leave the CITY OF GLASS and begin the TIGER'S QUEST. First she met ABRAHAM LINCOLN, VAMPIRE HUNTER, during the DAYS OF BLOOD AND STARLIGHT. He told her that she must find two companions MATCHED in both strength and intelligence. So, she traveled ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, searching the CITY OF BONES and the CITY OF ASHES until she found the DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE, who was known as THE BEAUTY for her fierce intelligence. Hearing the FIRST RIDER'S CALL, the duo was led to the CITY OF FALLEN ANGELS where they were joined by the GREEN RIDER, who was known as THE BEAST for her strength. But when they finally entered the HIGH KING'S TOMB, they realized that to finish the TIGER'S VOYAGE, a sacrifice would have to be made. Accepting this, the Angel CROSSED through the BLACKVEIL, and thus began THE BANE CHRONICLES.
TOTAL: 21 books

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The YA Summer Scavenger Hunt (free books and giveaways!)

Scavengers! You are currently at stop #136. You're nearly to the end, but I've got some goodness that you don't want to miss!

I am Lindsay Mead, author of The Hunter Legends, a Young Adult Beauty and the Beast Fairytale Retelling. Humans have been turned into hellhounds. These great, fanged wolves are wild, desperate, and hungry. Belle leads the hunt till a tragedy forces her deep into the dark kingdom. Her heart will be turned, her loyalty tested— and fate will intervene.

Your 136th keyword awaits, but don't forget to grab my free book while you're at it! Happy hunting!


>> Claim your copy HERE before June 9th <<


The 136th keyword is:


Write it down, because there's more awesome coming your way.

The next two stops on the hunt will be...

#137. Jenetta Penner

#138. David R. Bernstein

Good luck, scavengers!


Our massive young adult scavenger hunt is OPEN – this is a chance to meet some new authors, grab a bunch of free books, and sign up to win a whole bunch of epic prizes! In addition to the $500 grand prize, each of the authors will be offering free books and other prizes.


Each author will be given a special keyword, which will be bolded and all caps like this: BUTTERFLIES.

All you have to do is visit all the author’s sites in this order, write down the special keywords to discover the short story, then enter the giveaway with the completed secret legend here:

There will be one main giveaway for the main prize, but most of the participating authors will also have smaller giveaways for free books, amazon credit and author swag, so make sure you read their post carefully to see what else they’re offering while you’re on their site for the keyword.

NOTE: some of these will be easy to find, some of them are harder. If you get stuck, click on the “blog” and look for the most recent post, then try to find the word that looks different or out of place – it should be bolded and in all caps.


Just go through the “treasure map” above to find the keywords and reconstruct the secret legend. Once you’ve got it, enter for the grand prize HERE. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for other giveaways or free books as you search for the keywords, most authors will be offering their own prizes as well.


  1. Cindy Ray Hale
  2. Katherine Bogle
  3. Melle Amade
  4. David Kudler
  5. A.M. Yates
  6. Alethea Kontis
  7. Stevie Rae Causey
  8. Katlyn Duncan
  9. Debbie Manber Kupfer
  10. Meredith Rose
  11. N.M. Howell
  12. Lara Ann
  13. K.M. Robinson
  14. J.A. Culican
  15. Heather Karn
  16. Rob L. Slater
  17. Dylan Keefer
  18. Sarah K. Wilson
  19. L.J. Higgins
  20. Gina Marie Long
  21. Em Kazmierski
  22. Travis Hall
  23. Heather Young-Nichols
  24. Anna Santos
  25. J.L. Weil
  26. Jo Schneider
  28. Kristin D. Van Risseghem
  29. Martine Lewis
  30. Tara Benham
  31. Stacy Claflin
  32. Beth Hammond
  33. Erica Cope
  34. Nicole Zoltack
  35. Char Webster
  36. Sabrina Ramoth
  37. T.J. Muir
  38. Raquel Lyon
  39. Beth Rodgers
  40. S.L. Beaumont
  41. Eva Pohler
  42. Melanie McFarlane
  43. Cheryllynn Dyess
  44. Audrey Rich
  45. Amanda Zieba
  46. Sandie Will
  47. Elle Scott
  48. Angie Grigaliunas
  49. Ashley Maker
  50. Mandy Peterson
  51. Audrey Grey
  52. Elisa Dane
  53. Amy McNulty
  54. Melinda Cordell
  55. Monica Leonelle
  56. Claire Luana
  57. Frost Kay
  58. Preeti C. Sharma
  59. Bentz Deyo
  60. April Wood
  61. Lena Mae Hill
  62. Angel Leya
  63. Wendi Wilson
  64. Wendy Knight
  65. Chogan Swan
  66. Tamara Hart Heiner
  67. Norma Hinkens
  68. Patti Larsen
  69. Megan Crewe
  70. Jamie Thornton
  71. Jessie Renée
  72. T.A. Maclagan
  73. Lydia Sherrer
  74. Phyllis Moore
  75. P.D. Workman
  76. J.A. Armitage
  77. K.N. Lee
  78. Angela Fristoe
  79. Rhonda Sermon
  80. G.K. DeRosa
  81. Erin Richards
  82. Ali Winters
  83. Larissa C. Hardesty
  84. Kristine Tate
  85. Debra Kristi
  86. Bella Rose
  87. Cortney Pearson
  88. Jeff Kohanek
  89. Kristal Shaff
  90. Rachel Morgan
  91. Emma Right
  92. C.L. Cannon
  93. Joanne Macgregor
  94. Lindsey Loucks
  95. Farah Cook
  96. Erin Hayes
  97. Jesikah Sundin
  98. Dorothy Dreyer
  99. Danielle Annett
  100. C.J. Ethington
  101. L.C. Hibbett
  102. Madeline Dyer
  103. Katie John
  104. Nicole Schubert
  105. Rachel Medhurst
  106. Tee G Ayer
  107. May Freighter
  108. Heather Dyer
  109. Jen Minkman
  110. J.L. Gillham
  111. Karen Tomlinson
  112. Kate Haye
  113. Megan Linski
  114. Martina Billings
  115. Jo Ho
  116. EE Isherwood
  117. Inna Hardison
  118. Rachel Bateman
  119. Sally Henson
  120. J.L. Hendricks
  121. A.L. Knorr
  122. T.M. Franklin
  123. Raven Oak
  124. felisha Antonette
  125. Jake Devlin
  126. S.F. Benson
  127. Laurie Treacy
  128. Emily Martha Sorensen
  129. Leia Stone
  130. T. Rae Mitchell
  131. J. Keller Ford
  132. Kat Stiles
  133. Jessica Hawke
  134. Elyse Reyes
  135. Sophie Davis
  136. Lindsay Mead or Bianca Scardoni
  137. Jenetta Penner
  138. David R. Bernstein
  139. Olivia Wildenstein
  140. Derek Murphy