Tuesday 1 October 2013

2013 British Books Challenge: Link your October Reviews

September Winner:

The September prize pack was sponsored by my fabulous contact at Macmillan and the winner will be receiving an amazing prize pack containing the following books:
  • Saving Silence & Forget Me Never by Gina Blaxill
  • Downside Up by Hayley Long
  • Kite Spirit by Sita Brahmachari
  • Lost Worlds by Andrew Lane
I'm very happy to announce that the September winner is:

Chrissi from Chrissi Reads
(for her review of Cruel Summer by James Dawson)

Congratulations Chrissi! You have 48 hours to email me with your address and your choice of book or a new winner will be chosen. I will purchase your choice of book from either Amazon or the Book Depository and will have them sent straight to your address.

October Prize Pack:

Our sponsor for the October prize pack is Orion and they have a fabulous selection of books for one lucky winner!

  • She is not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick
  • Cruel Summer by James Dawson
  • Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher
  • The Soul Beach Trilogy (Soul Beach, Soul Fire & Soul Storm) by Kate Harrison
  • Plus a few bonus books by non-British authors (The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black, Shadows and Haze by Paula Weston and Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo)
One winner will be picked at random from the list of valid reviews submitted each month and will be announced in the following month's review link up post. The winner will then have 48 hours to contact me to claim their prize or a new winner will be chosen. Obviously the more reviews you enter the greater your chance of winning but it doesn't matter if you only review one book (or even skip a month or two in the challenge!) you'll still be entered for each review you do write. I'm afraid that due to postage costs this month's prize pack will be open for UK participants only, the winner will need to give me permission to pass their address to my contact at Orion for them to send out the prize pack.

Important Information:
  1. Please make sure you sign up for the challenge before you start linking your reviews, I will delete links from people who aren't registered. You can sign up HERE if you haven't already.
  2. When you add your link to the Mr. Linky below please make sure you link directly to your review, not just to your blog (invalid links will be deleted)
  3. Books must have been read in 2013 to count towards the challenge so those books you read in December but reviewed in January don't count!
  4. Also, please make sure that the reviews you link are for books written by British Authors - they can be born in Britain (living here or abroad) or they can be adopted British Authors (who were born elsewhere and now live here) but if they don't fit into one of those categories then they don't count. (as above invalid links will be deleted and won't get you an entry into the prize pack). Please note that Britain includes England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, I'm afraid authors from Southern Ireland don't count.
  5. If you need ideas for books by British Authors check out the FAQ page for lots of suggestions. You don't have to choose books from these lists though - they are just to give you ideas if you need help!
Link Your Reviews:

Now for the important part, make sure you link all of your reviews using the Mr. Linky form below. In the Your Name field please include your blog name, the title of the book and the author. Make sure the link takes me directly to your review or your entry won't count and will be deleted from the list.


  1. I have been so bad at linking my reviews this year - I must try harder this month!

    1. It's hard to keep up with adding links isn't it! I have the same problem :-) I hope you're enjoying the challenge though!

  2. Wow, it's a fantastic prize pack this month! :-)

    1. It's a fabulous pack isn't it Victoria! The publishers have all been so generous supporting the challenge :-)

  3. I just thought I'd let you know my prize pack has arrived :-) I'm very happy! Thanks so much for hosting. It's a great challenge :-)

    1. I'm so glad the parcel got there safely Chrissi! I hope you enjoy all the books :o)



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