I’ve loved taking part in any of the COYER Challenges over the years. The fact that I don’t look so great on ‘paper’ is that I suck at keeping track of and going over to link up reviews that qualify. Yeah. My Bad. That doesn’t mean that I don’t have fun with it though, and will plan my purely pleasure reading (not ARCs) with this Challenge in mind.
2020 has been a crazy year, right? And I’ve recently discovered that the COYER Challenge is going to an All Year Long COYER — which is awesome, and in addition, there is a unique COYER Quarantine Edition that’s going on right now as well. (Yes, I know, I’m terribly late to this show but… better late than never?)
So. I’m going to go for a very low goal of books read for the Quarantine Edition of ten (10) books by August 31st. You’d think I could remember to link up that many, right? Let’s hope so, I’m really going to try – maybe by putting it in my Google Calendar I’ll have better luck.
Anyway. If you love Challenges, and like me, this craziness we call our lives in quarantine had you missing this information as well… then hop on over (the link is in the graphic and above) and check it out for yourself.
A wounded war hero and a determined wallflower…
After five seasons as a wallflower, Lettie Fairchild is resigned to spinsterhood. Mostly. Determined to claim more meaning for her life than seeing her younger sisters married, she seeks a purpose. She finds what she’s looking for when she happens upon a book describing seven curses that plague London.
Nathaniel Hawke is attempting to adjust to civilian life after retiring from the military, but his injured leg and memories of his time in the service prevent an easy transition. On his long walks during London’s darkest hours, Nathaniel is appalled by what he sees taking place on the dirty streets and alleyways. He is determined to take action. Coming upon a proper, if rebellious, lady in the desolate area both intrigues and frustrates him.
Nathaniel’s disregard for his personal safety infuriates Lettie even as her heart is touched by his determination to aid the city’s neglected children.
As the two wounded souls stumble upon each other time and again in slums and ballrooms, they realize they fight a common cause–and share an unbridled passion.
Will the curse they fight be their downfall? Or will love win the day?
Titles in The Seven Curses of London series include – Loving the Hawke – Charming the Scholar -Rescuing the Earl – Dancing Under the Mistletoe – Tempting the Scoundrel – Falling for the Viscount – Daring the Duke – Wishing Upon A Christmas Star – Gambling for the Governess – Redeeming the Lady
Continue reading “Loving the Hawke by Lana Williams”
If you haven’t run into COYER yet in the book blogging/reading world then this is your chance to get in on some reading fun, meet new folks, make more friendships (and we never have enough of those), and probably most important of all Clean Out Your E–Reader… just a bit at least. 🙂
The rules and all that very important jazz can be found on the sign-up page through this link or by clicking on that COYER graphic over there. <– Or… up there since that’s where the spacing landed. *ironic chuckle can be heard*
I’m planning on the stricter Winter COYER since finding the time to actually do buddy reading is such a hit or miss for me. Yeah, life often gets in the way of the fun stuff — but, that’s okay I have a ton of books that qualify for this event just waiting for me to open up the Kindle. You know, those “free” read the first in the series offerings, those times when a book smack in the middle of a series goes on the 99¢ or $1.99 sale, or simply books that were originally offered at those lower prices. Far too many of those books are on my Kindle if I’m totally honest here so COYER is very welcomed and very needed in my reading life from today until March 7, 2020. And who knows, maybe I’ll make some good habits to keep on reading those books that have waited so patiently for me on my Kindle all this time. One can hope, at least.
Although NetGalley ARCs do qualify, I’m going to try my hardest to not count them for one simple reason — this is my attempt to get some of those unread books off of my Kindle, into my brain, and on my blog as review posts. I’m already doing that with NetGalley ARCs. Now this is just my own decision because I looked over the books I bought last year (I keep a notebook so I remember them all) and I’m saddened and a bit mad at myself for letting so many of these remain unread. Cleaning out my e-reader is my goal for this COYER, but that’s me. You go check out the sign-up page and pick the options that work best for you, and you alone.
Now, it was requested that we pick one book (the price on this one doesn’t matter) as a Recommended Book. *sigh* Now how the heck am I supposed to pick just one?? After a lot of thought, I picked an older title by Nora Roberts entitled “The Witness”. It’s a stand-alone novel, a Romantic Suspense/Action styled story that I go back to re-read at least once a year. There were many books on my list of various genres and heat levels, but I thought that if I could only recommend one really good book to a friend which one would it be. And, “The Witness” fits perfectly (for my personality and reading style).
Okay, that’s it for me. Now fire up those e-readers and get started on those lonely e-books!