Valentines Special Book Blind Date & Challenge
If you are reading this, I am betting that, like me, at some point in your life you have sworn that no matter what happens you will not get another book until you have reduced your current TBR pile to a manageable level. And, like me, you know you are doomed to fail. Full of good intentions, I went to the local library to return a book swearing I would not pick up another one (spoiler alert I failed). Just in the doorway I was greeted with this display — could you resist? I mean really? After careful consideration, I chose my blind date: “Fiction Victorian Supernatural Romp” When I got to work I had to share my excitement with the office and it was then that I discovered there are two meanings to ‘romp’…
1) What I thought my book would be an adventure (romp)
2) What everyone in the office thought my book would be sex (romp)
So what is my blind date book…
Blind Date Challenge: We love the idea of book blind date so are offering you the chance to join us and enter to win a $25 gift card to Amazon. Take a risk and go on a blind book date. Below are a list of categories that you can pick. To participate, simply select a book category, read the book revealed, and write a review. Reviews must be at least 4 sentences long to qualify.
To pick a book, please write a comment selecting your category. We will reply to that comment with the book title and Amazon link. We will strike through categories as they are selected. You are responsible for finding your book. If we reveal a book you have already read, you can either reread the book or we will give you a back-up option that fits the category. You must read the book to qualify for the prize.
Reviews should be emailed to Jen (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than March 15th to qualify for the contest. $25 will be awarded to the person who writes the best review (as judged by a blind guest reviewer – a.k.a my journalist husband). $5 gift card will also be awarded to a randomly selected person who writes a review.
When the contest is over, we’ll put up a blog post with all the books that were selected along with your reviews and the contest winners.
Pick your date:
- Epic romance (FYI: should be a fast reader for this)
Dinner date: The School of Essential Ingredients: Reader: Danielle Funny love: The Rosie Project: A Novel (Don Tillman Book 1) Reader: Daisy
- Love that makes you cry
First love: I’ll Give You the Sun Reader: Amie’s daughter
- Paranormal love
- Classic romance
Twisted love: The Woman Upstairs (Vintage Contemporaries). Reader: Sara Artistic love: I Always Loved You: A Novel. Reader: Andrea Magical love:The Girl Who Chased the Moon: A Novel. Reader: Jamie.
- Love overseas
Contemporary loveThe Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.: A Novel. Reader: Tricia Historical love: The Secret Life of Violet Grant. Reader: Lynsey Steamy love: The Proposition 1: The Ferro Family (The Proposition: The Ferro Family). Reader – Alli
- Star-crossed lovers
- Love like a cliche
- Graphic love
Forbidden love:The Thorn Birds. Reader – Brandy H Adventurous love: The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure Reader: Amie
- Let’s be friends
Love in the title: A Tale of Love and Darkness. Reader – Kristel Realistic love: This Is Between Us. Reader: Anita I hate romance: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. Reader – annapi
- Love Triangle
- Unrequited love
Disclaimer: we don’t guarantee you’ll like the book. Much like a real blind date there will be some duds and studs on this list. So, choose your category wisely.