Monday, December 21, 2015

12 Days of Review Requests 2015 - Final List of Winners and Books Pitched

You guys. Seriously. I'm exhausted but so thrilled at the turnout from this event. Not only did I have a ton of awesome samples to read and books bought, but I also saw the friendships being made in the comments. Everyone chatting it up, wishing one another luck, and thanking the amazing authors that donated to the event makes my heart full. THAT is what makes this event what it is. Stay in touch with one another, please.

Here's the way the end goes:
I'm going to list all the winners from the books pitched this year first (including the last one). That will be added to my TBR for 2016. Then, you'll see the books that won last year (and the links to the reviews I managed to write). After that, I'll announce the winner of the grand prize giveaway that ran over the duration of the event and the daily giveaway that ran over the weekend. At the bottom, you'll get the final list of all the amazing books pitched this year.

I really wanted to buy and read them all, but I promised myself I would stick to twelve, and that's what I did.

Please note: Winners from last year's event will be read before I start on the ones from this year. If your book won last year and isn't on this list, I wasn't able to finish it. While your sample intrigued me, something about the book made me stop reading. If you'd like to know what it was, feel free to send me a message.

Comment moderation will be turned back on tomorrow morning.

Ready? Let's get going!

Winners from this year (in no particular order):
Sahara Foley - The Secret of Excalibur 2.99
Mary J. Williams - If I Loved You (Harper Falls Book 1) 0.99
Marissa Campbell - Avelynn: A Novel 9.99
Danielle Mathieson Pederson - Lasera: Book One of the Mer Archives $4.99
A.B. Funkhauser - Heuer Lost And Found 3.99
Christina Benjamin - The Geneva Project - Truth FREE

Congratulations to Christina Benjamin! Your book has been tweeted, shared on Pinterest, added to my added to my Goodreads TBR for the event, and shared on Facebook.

Winners from last year:
The Release Club 1 - Misty Provencher - Review HERE
Dry Stories - Kate Baggot - Review HERE
Fragile Creatures - Kristina Circelli - Review HERE
8 Weeks - Bethany Lopez - Review HERE
Moonlight - David Rose - Review HERE
Refuge - Violet Haze - Review HERE
From the Wreckage - Michelle G. Miller - Review HERE
Shadows on Snow (A Flipped Fairy Tale) - Starla Hutchton -  Review HERE
Bound by Duty - Stormy Smith - Amazon Kindle $2.99
Siren - Jennifer Melzer - Amazon Kindle $2.99
Queen of Someday - Sherry Ficklin - Amazon Kindle $5.99
Unseen - Stephanie Erickson - Amazon Kindle $2.99
Kindling Flames-Gathering Tinder - Julie Wetzel - Amazon Kindle FREE
To Get Me to You - Kait Nolan - Amazon Kindle $2.99
 Sticks and Stones - Shawn McGuire - Amazon Kindle $0.99
The Last Guardian Rises - Rebecca Trogner - Amazon Kindle $0.99 

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Final list of books pitched this year:
Marla Bradeen - The Amicable Divorce: A Chick-Lit Novel 3.99
Laila Raimes - Tiny Tragedies - The Sundry Files: An Alt World Book 3.99
Andi O'Connor - The Lost Heir (The Dragonath Chronicles Book 1) 4.99
Jules Dixon - Rest, My Love: Triple R Series 2.99
Colleen O'Felein - Eerie 2.99
Heidi Angell - Angel's Dance (Clear Angel Chronicles) (Volume 2) 10.99 (paperback)
Kirsten Blacketer - An Irresistible Shadow (Shadow Guardians Book 1) 2.99
Jen Bradlee - The Prince of Whispers (Wicked Whispers Trilogy Book 1) 2.99
M. H. Soars - Wonderwall 2.99
Casey L. Bond - Reap (The Harvest Saga Book 1) FREE
Corrissa James - So Wills the Heart: Book 4 in the Great Plains Romance Series 2.99
Angel L. Woodz - Bed of Thornes (Bed of Thornes Trilogy Book 1) 0.99
Intisar Khanani - Sunbolt (The Sunbolt Chronicles Book 1) 1.99
Laila Raimes - Shifter Fates: Elle's Claim 1.00
Shawn McGuire - Break My Bones (The Wish Makers Book 2) 3.99
Nanette Day - Skeleton Dance 0.99
Brea Behn - Wolves in the Woods (Wolves Series, Book #1) 1.99
Terri Bruce - Hereafter (Afterlife #1) 0.99
Casey Hays - Breeder: Arrow's Flight Book #1 FREE
Bonnie Phelps - My Rodeo Man (The Texas Kincaids Book 1) 3.99
Christina Benjamin - The Geneva Project: Prequels - The Christmas Gift (Short Story) 0.99
Sahara Foley - It Lives in the Basement 2.99
RJ Blain - The Dawn of Dae (Dae Portals Book 1) FREE
Angel L. Woodz - Holiday's Presence FREE
Aaron-Michael Hall - The Rise of Nazil: Secret of the Seven 3.99
Mary J. Williams - If You Only Knew (Harper Falls Book 3) 4.99
Jules Dixon - Winter Wishes (Holiday Hotties) 0.99
Rachel Wagner - Curse of the Sphinx 2.99
Violet Haze - A Woman's Affair 4.99
Tamar Hela - The Wrong Fairy Tale: Spirit Lake Series Book 2 3.99
Sarah King - The Gisburn Witch 4.99
Christina Benjamin - Geneva Project: Secrets 4.99
Christina Benjamin - Geneva Project: Lies 4.99
Susan Murphy - Confetti Confidential: Annabell's Wedding 1.99
Tara Benham - At Night's End 2.99
Christina Benjamin - Christmas in the City 4.99
Sahara Foley - Mistletoe Magic: A Christmas Anthology FREE
Casey Hays - The Archer: Arrow's Flight Book #2 4.99
Rachael Stapleton - Curse of the Purple Delhi Sapphire (Temple of Indra Series) 3.99
Tricia Copeland - If I Could Fly (Being Me Book 2) 2.99
JN Chaney - The Amber Project (Variant Saga Book 1) 2.99
Elizabeth Kirke - Carved in Cherry (Curse Collectors Book 1) 3.99

There are SO many awesome books up there. I did end up throwing the final list in a hat and choosing one at random. I urge you to check them out and grab something new to read over the holidays. Just because I didn't choose it, doesn't mean one of the many readers and reviews I invited to attend the event didn't pick it up.

To all the authors who pitched: Thank you for introducing me to your work. I wish I could buy, read, and review them all.

To all the readers who lurked and snagged books this go round: Thank you for coming to the event! It wouldn't be worth it if it weren't for all of you. Thank you for entering the giveaways and supporting Indie authors everywhere with your reviews.

I'm taking time off after tomorrow's post. My sons are here for the holidays, and I have a book I need to finish writing. Plus, it's time to re-evaluate my goals and set new ones for 2016. There will probably be changes coming!

Thank you all so much for the support you give my little corner of the blogosphere. I hope my blog has helped you in some way.

Well, that's all for today, folks! Until next time, WRITE ON!



  1. Thank you so much Jo Michaels and to all the wonderful authors that gave of their time to award prizes including Jo Michaels. Also to all those authors and readers here. Congratulations to all I enjoyed chatting up in here and all the well wishes everyone gave was amazing. Woohoo! Thank you all! I loved being a part of it!

  2. Thank you, too, Jo and all the authors who participated in this. And congratulations to the iPad Mini winner!

  3. Thanks so much for hosting this Jo! This was my first year being a part of it and it was so fun reading all the pitches and chatting with everyone. Not to mention all the books added to my TBR list. Congrats to all the winners and Happy Holidays!


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