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This challenge will take place during the month of November.
It was put together by Brittany over at Book Bumblings.
Be sure to check in everyday and see what interesting topic we are talking about
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November 1 - History of Your Blog
This one is a bit easy for me, as I just recently started my blog on October 24th.
Yeah, I am something of a newbie, but I plan to make the best of it.
So while I do not have TONS of history behind my blog name and content, I do plan to make this one amazing blog - given the right amount of time and effort.
Let me start this story off right.
I was a blogger before for about 2 years. I loved every second of it.
I was well established, helped authors as much as I could and made some great friends out of it all. Then I started having issues with an author. She then got another author friends of hers involved. It got very ugly and very dirty quite fast. It got to a point where my personal life was being leaked and thrown around. They were visibly trying to force me to remove reviews I had posted of their novels simply because I rated them 1 and 2 stars. I refused to do so and things escalated from there.
It got to the point where I shut down everything and went away for about 6 months.
I missed blogging, my friends and the authors I had connected with. I wanted to come back. My husband and I decided that it wasn't safe for me to come back as my original self. MY ACTUAL SELF. Nope. Sadly, in this day and age, being yourself apparently makes you a target for hatred simply because your opinion doesn't match someone else's.. Oh well.
I am now Kenzi and I own Shattered Hearts Reviews. Some of you might thing my style of writing and other things are familiar & if you just MUST know if it is me - just ask (: I will be glad to share it with you.
From my previous blog, I have learned I want to do things differently. I do not want to just simply pimp myself out for the sake of numbers.
One of the things I am struggling with right now is followers.. Not so much the NUMBER of them, but finding ones who are actually interested in the CONTENT of my blog.. Does that even make sense? It did in my head, but we all know how that goes.
I know this is something I am going to have to work to gain. I do not want numbers simply for numbers. I want to find people are are just as interested in what I am writing about as I am in what they are writing about. That's what I want to get out of this. People to connect with, share books, laughter and friendship - even if it is just over the computer.
by L.A. Fiore
Published: March 25, 2014 by Montlake Romance
Ember Walsh was always the quiet one, enjoying a book and a glass of wine over the noise and crowds of a club, but when her best friend asks her to come out and meet the boy she likes Ember's world is turned upside down. He appears like a mythical avenging angel, inked, gorgeous and completely out of her league but one look and Ember no longer wants the quiet, she wants him.
Trace Montgomery has buried his damaged past with women and fighting until one day he meets an angel and suddenly he wants more, he wants her. For her, he's determined to overcome his demons but will the dark secret that links their pasts bring them closer or will it tear them apart.
"I just need a minute, Ember." "Why?" "It isn't everyday a wish comes true and you, Ember, are the answer to my wish."
Alpha (Alpha 1)
Author: Jasinda Wilder
Published: April 29, 2014 by NLA Digital LLC
Source: Purchased Myself
The first time it happened, it seemed like an impossible miracle. Bills were piling up, adding up to more money than I could ever make. Mom's hospital bills. My baby brother's tuition. My tuition. Rent. Electricity. All of it on my shoulders. And I had just lost my job. There was no hope, no money in my account, no work to be found. And then, just when I thought all hope was lost, I found an envelope in the mail. No return address. My name on the front, my address. Inside was a check, made out to me, in the amount of ten thousand dollars. Enough to pay the bills and leave me some left over to live on until I found a job. Enough to let me focus on classes. There was no name on the check, just "VRI Inc.," and a post office box address for somewhere in the city. No hint of identity or reason for the check or anything. No mention of repayment, interest, nothing…except a single word, on the notes line: "You." Just those three letters.
If you receive a mysterious check, for enough money to erase all your worries, would you cash it? I did.
The next month, I received another check, again from VRI Incorporated. It too contained a single word: "belong."
A third check, the next month. This time, two words. Four letters. "To me."
The checks kept coming. The notes stopped. Ten thousand dollars, every month. A girl gets used to that, real quick. It let me pay the bills without going into debt. Let me keep my baby brother in school and Mom's hospice care paid for. How do you turn down what seems like free money, when you're desperate? You don't. I didn't.
And then, after a year, there was a knock on my door. A sleek black limousine sat on the curb in front of my house. A driver stood in front of me, and he spoke six words: "It's time to pay your debt."
Would you have gotten in? I did. It turns out $120,000 doesn't come free.