Saturday 1 March 2014

2014 British Books Challenge: Link your March Reviews

I can't believe it's already March! How did you all get on with the British Books Challenge in February? Did you hit your target? Discover any new fabulous British authors? I'm aiming for 5 books a month & I managed to read 8 so I'm ahead of my target so far which is fantastic. Let's see if I can keep it up for the rest of the year though - that'll be the challenge. Well that & actually getting the reviews written anyway LOL. I'm so far behind my review writing it's ridiculous!

February Winners:

The February prize pack was sponsored by the lovely Kat from Simon & Schuster and she offered to send not just one but three copies of The Dark Inside by Rupert Wallis to some lucky winners. This is a fabulous book and I hope you'll all enjoy it as much as I did!

I'm very happy to announce that the February winners are:

Chrissi from Chrissi Reads
(for her review of The Drowning by Rachel Ward)
Sarah (Goodreads Participant)
(for her review of Devil in the Corner by Patricia Elliott)
Clover from Fluttering Butterflies
(for her review of Butterfly Grave by Anne Cassidy)

Congratulations to you all! You have 1 week to email me with your address or a new winner will be chosen. By sending me your address you are also giving me permission to pass it on to Simon & Schuster so they can send out your prize.

March Prize Pack:

I was lucky enough to go to the launch party for my lovely friend Liz de Jager's debut novel Banished on Thursday so I asked her if she could sign my proof copy so that I could give it away to one of you guys. Please note that the book is an ARC, it has been read and there is a tear on the cover but it is a wonderful story and it has been signed and there were a limited number of proofs made so it is kind of exclusive!

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 1 week 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. Because I'll be posting out this month's prize pack myself this is open to international participants of the challenge but I will have to keep costs as low as possible by using the slowest form of postage so it may take a while for the book to get to you if you're an international winner!

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 2014 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. Sorry, I haven't listed them book by book but I'm not really interested in a prize, so hopefully you won't delete my link - Kerrie

    1. That's fine Kerrie, if the link isn't valid then it wouldn't be eligible to win the giveaway but if you're not worried about that then there is no problem :-)

  2. Apologies I thought I had linked at the time I published the review but seem to have forgotten to do it this month so you've got them as a batch. I've heard so much about Banished. :)

    1. Hi Luna, don't worry - it doesn't matter at all when you add your links :o) I tend to do mine in batches too LOL. I really loved Banished so it's definitely a book I'd recommend!

  3. I just added my link, better late than never!

    1. I'm super late posting the April linky so I have the same problem lol. Thanks for sharing your links though :-)

  4. love when I link up as it helps me in finding a new author for the next month!

    1. Looking through the reviews always adds loads of new books to my wish list :-) it's one of the things I love about challenges!



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