2016 Reading Challenge


With the commencement of December comes a rush of new year reading challenges, all inspiring the same objective among readers: broaden your horizons!

Whilst I’ll be taking part in other challenges – such as the Goodreads annual & 365 days of YA (more of a recommendation infographic, though) – I am also doing something different, this year…


2016 Book Challenge


Of course, most of my book-obsessed friends pass 50 books a year, but this is made for busier people who want to set achievable goals. ūüôā

Only one of the ‘Specific Books’ is being released in 2016, however I will be writing ‘Community Reviews’ on all three, and will ask everyone who takes part in this challenge to share their rating & thoughts.

If you’re interested,¬†pleaseeee comment (so I can keep up to date with you and ask you for your thoughts on books) and copy the image above to use in your own post/on a page.


For Writers: World’s Best Story

Writers submit your Story
Enter for a chance to join
the House of transmedia stories company


Hey! I have taken a very long ‘holiday’ and I apologise profusely, however, I am finally back for good!
To kick start my presence, I decided to help spread the word about World’s Best Story for all of you passionate writers, reading this.

The details are all below, but if you have any questions whatsoever, don’t hesitate to contact me via the designated ‘Contact Me’ page {original and creative, I know} and I’ll get onto it!

Ciao, for now.


What is World’s Best Story?

“This is not just a literary contest, we’re looking for stories that will be consumed in multiple media formats ‚Äď from books to the big screen and beyond,” says Vincent Salera, founder of World’s Best Story. “Our goal is to revolutionise the traditional literary contest and identify a story with blockbuster appeal. We’re looking for a story that audiences will love and help authors turn that story into trans-media franchises, which is why we’re empowering readers to judge the contest.”

How does it work?

Readers will vote for stories and awarded judges will declare the final Top 10 winners.

2015 Judges: Warren Adler, Victor Malarek, Tamarra Kennelly, Brooke Burgess, Samreen Ashan, Alistair Cross, Rhonda Hayter


November 8th Entry Period Closes/Public Voting ends.

November 8th Top 10 Winners Announced!

November 8th to December 8th Professional Review/Voting.

December 8th Winner and Top 10 Ranking Announced!

What are the prizes?

The top 3 winners will receive a full publishing package by FriesenPress, trademark protection in the U.S. and Canada by IP agency Benoit & Cote, a virtual book tour by Laura Fabiani of iRead Book Tours as well as consulting/marketing services with book expert Anne Chaconas of BadAss Marketing. Busbud and YoDough will be providing lots of goodies for both writers and readers.

How do I submit my story?

To learn more about World’s Best Story, including how to enter, please visit World’s Best Story.

World’s Best Story : info@worldsbeststory.com

See what’s buzzing at World’s Best Story:

How to Get Readers Buzzing About Your Book: Secrets from the World of Book Blogging

Viral campaign with famous characters:

What if Oscar Wilde wrote Sex and the City? {series of posts}

What if Lady Gaga wrote Gone With the Wind? {series of posts}

The Current Top 10 Most Voted Stories


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Book Tour: Queen of Tomorrow by Sherry D. Ficklin

Title: Queen of Tomorrow {Stolen Empire #2}
Author: Sherry D. Ficklin
Release Date: 14th of July, 2015
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Pages: 280
Synopsis: Sophie‚ÄĒnow Catherine, Grand Duchess of Russia‚ÄĒhad a tough first year at Imperial Court.¬†Married at sixteen to Grand Duke Peter, heir to the throne, and sett
led in their own palace, things are finally looking up. As a new day dawns, she thinks only of securing her future, and the future of their country, during one of the greatest political upheavals of her time. Fighting desperately against forces trying to depose the Empress Elizabeth and put the young Prince Ivan on her throne, Sophie soon finds herself in the middle of a war brewing between her beloved
Prussia, and her new empire. But even as she navigates the fragile polit
ical landscape, she
quickly realizes that she has only begun to discover the tangled web of dece
it and infidelity
woven over the lavish court of Oranienbaum Palace.

When a strange and delicate alliance forms between the young couple, she glimpses a future of happiness, only to see it lost in a moment at the hands of those who still seek to end her life‚ÄĒand prevent her reign. Out of favor with the empress and running out of options, Sophie will have to sacrifice her own innocence on the altar of Russia if she is to save the nation, and herself. To survive, she will have to do the unthinkable, betray those closest to her and become something greater and more dangerous than she ever imagined she could be‚Ķ a queen.

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Book One:

Queen of Someday (Stolen Empire #1) Links:

About the Author
Sherry D. Ficklin is a full time writer from Colorado where she lives with her husband, four kids, two dogs, and a fluctuating number of chickens and house guests. A former military brat, she loves to travel and meet new people. She can often be found browsing her local bookstore with a large white hot chocolate in one hand and a towering stack of books in the other. That is, unless she’s on deadline at which time she, like the Loch Ness monster, is only seen in blurry photographs.
She is the author of several YA novels and in her spare time she co-hosts Curvy Writer Radio.

Thanks for reading! ūüėÄ ¬†

Review: We are Watching by M. Stephen Stewart

WeAreWatchingTitle: We Are Watching

Series: Mindshare
Book Number: #1
Author/s: M. Stephen Stewart

Publication Date: December 16th, 2014
Publisher: Primrose Publishing LLC
ISBN: 9781505403138

Pages: 404

Purchase: Amazon

Synopsis:Henry Malone’s childhood was shattered by the unexplained suicide of his father. Now a teenager, his days are spent studying to become a Neural Implant Technician for Planetary Link Corporation, helping them maintain an iron grip over his walled country and every iota of knowledge contained within‚ÄĒbut he leads a double life. Henry‚Äôs nights are spent helping his mother wage a cyber war against them in her quest to find the truth behind his father‚Äôs death.

He’s managed to keep his two lives separate, a delicate balance that’s endangered after he repairs the neural implant of a stranger. He finds she‚Äôs in possession of illegal memories from the outside world, unauthorized knowledge of his father, and a message: speak to me later and tell no one. Henry has a choice to make‚ÄĒignore the message and maintain his double-life, or answer and risk everything to uncover secrets Planetary Link would kill to keep buried.

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