Wednesday, August 7, 2013

End of Summer Read-A-Thon ~ Sign-Up Post & Goals

The End of Summer Read-A-Thon is a long weekend filled with books, challenges, giveaways and other special posts.
Hosted by: YA Bookmark & Turning Pages
Duration: August 9th-12th
My goal: To finish 2 books or read 500+ pages

Here are some of the books I might read:
(this list is definitely subject to change)

Picture Perfect
 by Janice Thompson
About the book: 
Feisty wedding photographer Hannah McDermott has dealt with her share of difficult brides. But none can compare to the ultimate Bridezilla she's dealing with now. Still, she's trying desperately to impress Bella Neeley, Galveston Island's most sought-after wedding planner, so she can take the top spot in Bella's list of recommended photographers--a spot currently occupied by her arch-rival, Drew Kincaid. What she doesn't count on, however, is falling head over heels for the competition. With her contagious humor and cast of quirky characters, Janice Thompson gives readers more of the bridal business drama they want in a brand-new series all about those long-suffering people who make beautiful weddings happen. Readers are desperately waiting for more of Bella and this new series brings her back in a big way, while introducing new characters fans will love. Fans will laugh out loud as they experience this breezy and entertaining novel from a great storyteller.

The Courting Campaign
by Regina Scott
About the book: 
The Nobleman and the Nanny 

Emma Pyrmont has no designs on handsome Sir Nicholas Rotherford - at least not for herself. As his daughter's nanny, she sees how lonely little Alice has been. With the cook's help, Emma shows the workaholic scientist just what Alice needs. But making Nicholas a better father makes Emma wish her painful past didn't mar her own marriage chances.

Ever since scandal destroyed his career, Nicholas has devoted himself to his new invention. Now his daughter's sweet, quick-witted nanny is proving an unexpected distraction. All evidence suggests that happiness is within reach - if only a man of logic can trust in the deductions of his own heart.

SEAL Under Siege
by Liz Johnson
About the book: 
SHE'S NOT SAFE YET

When Staci Hayes is rescued from a Mideast prison by navy SEAL Tristan Sawyer, she thinks the ordeal is over. But back in San Diego, a new threat arises. Staci has information that could prevent a hit on U.S. soil, and the terrorist will stop at nothing to silence her. Tristan insists on being her bodyguard, but his constant presence makes her long for things beyond her reach. Protecting Staci is the second chance Tristan needs to put the past behind him. Yet with a spy on the naval base, anyone could be a threat. Can he offer her safety…and love?

 Men of Valor: These navy SEALS were born to excel….

The Remains
by Vincent Zandri
About the book: 
Thirty years ago, teenager Rebecca Underhill and her twin sister Molly were abducted by a man who lived in a house in the woods behind their upstate New York farm. They were held inside that house for three horrifying hours, until making their daring escape. Vowing to keep their terrifying experience a secret in order to protect their mother and father, the girls tried to put the past behind them. And when their attacker was hunted down by police and sent to prison, they believed he was as good as dead. Now, it's 30 years later, and with Molly having passed away from cancer, Rebecca, a painter and art teacher, is left alone to bear the burden of a secret that has only gotten heavier and more painful with each passing year. But when Rebecca begins receiving some strange anonymous text messages, she begins to realize that the monster who attacked her all those years ago is not dead after all. He's back, and this time, he wants to do more than just haunt her. He wants her dead.

Sing
by Lisa T. Bergren
About the book: 
Moira St. Clair has done exactly what her father forbade her to do—chased her dreams to sing on the stage. But even as her star rises, she becomes more vulnerable to those who wish to use her—or bring her down….

It is 1886, and the St. Clairs are living out their dreams in three very separate parts of the world—Paris, Brazil and Colorado. And while each has found a measure of success and joy, each is haunted by past sins and secrets. Once home in Colorado, the St. Clairs struggle to learn what it means to sing praise to God—even in the face of tremendous loss—and trust Him in all things, even when forced to fight for their very lives.

I'm very excited about this read-a-thon - especially since my friend, Crystal, is also participating! I don't know how much reading time I'll get this weekend, but I'll try to read every chance I get. ;)

I'll be posting updates regularly on Twitter and Goodreads. I'd love to know if you plan on signing up for this read-a-thon, so please leave a comment. :)

3 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for signing up! It will be a fun and eventful weekend!

    Lisa
    @ Turning Pages

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    1. It will be! Thanks for hosting this read-a-thon. :)

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  2. If only I had seen this sooner! I love read-a-thons <3 good luck, Melanie :-)

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