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Blog Ahead 2016: May 1st – 15th

Posted May 1, 2016 by Sherri in Features / 0 Comments

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Challenge Dates

May 1st-15th

My Goals

Set a realistic blogging schedule for myself.

Current Post Status:  Zip, Zilch, Zero, Nada!

Goal: 15 posts by the end of the Challenge

Types of Posts that Count?

  • Any posts that you finish in May and will publish May 1st or later…count!
  • Meme, review, guest post, interview, discussion.
  • Cooking posts, pet posts, photo posts, etc.
  • Posts do NOT have to be book related.

Goals Completed – 2/15

♥ For each completed post the date scheduled and post name will be identified.
Post 1 – Spotlight Feature for His Undercover Princess by Avery Flynn (5/2)
Post 2 – Book Spotlight: Passion, Poison & Puppy Dogs by Sally S. Smith & Jean Steffens (5/3)
Post 3 – Book Spotlight, Excerpt &#Giveaway: Deadly Testimony by Piper J. Drake (5/10)
Post 4 – Book Spotlight Feature: Kaitlin’s Tale by Christine Amsden (5/16)
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Christmas Treats #Giveaway Hop – Dec 19-25

Posted December 19, 2015 by Sherri in Features, Giveaways / 112 Comments

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Welcome to the Urban Girl Reader stop on the Christmas Treats Hop !
What are our favorite Christmas Treats? Books, of course! Stop by each blog for a chance to win fabulous books & gifties for the Holidays! 
If you are a follower of Urban Girl Reader –MANY THANKS and if this is your first visit – WELCOME!

So what is my favorite Christmas Treats this season?   Finally getting a chance to catch up with friends and take some time to relax and enjoy the holidays.  It has been a stressful last couple of months with the death of my father  and I’m just hoping to find some peace this season and some moments to catch up with many things that have been left in limbo.

Over the holidays, I’ll be reading The Earl’s Complete Surrender by Sophie Barnes (review coming in January), wishing for those new running shoes to get back my fitness track and enjoying some holiday and vacation time away from my job.  Let s know in your comment what your Christmas Treat will be this holiday season for a chance to win our prize package.

The Urban Girl Reader Prize Package is open to US and International readers with a $10 Amazon Gift Card to pick your own Christmas Treat.  You can choose ebooks, print or hardcover books; your choice.

Giveaway Rules

  • Urban Girl Reader will be giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Card.
  • Giveaway is open internationally.
  • You must answer the blog post comment in order to be eligible to win, all other entries are voluntary.
  • The hop runs from 12:01 am EST on Saturday, December 19rd through 11:59 pm EST on Friday, December 25th.  Enter before the end date, because after that time the Rafflecopter widget will close.

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Other Participating Blogs

Sunday Post: Time For a Fresh Start

Posted October 11, 2015 by Sherri in Features / 0 Comments
Sunday Post: Time For a Fresh Start
The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme The air is crisp, the weather overcast and it finally has begun to feel like Fall here in Michigan. Fall is perhaps my favorite time of the year; mainly because I have always thought of this season as one filled with the potential for change. I've been cleaning out closets and bookshelves and setting things aside to donate. Do you ever wonder about the shear amount of stuff you can accumulate? I often do as I sort through the piles of books that I have accumulated. This last year, many of them have become a source [...]
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Blog Ahead 2015: October 1st – 31st

Posted September 30, 2015 by Sherri in Features / 2 Comments
Blog Ahead 2015: October 1st – 31st

Blog Ahead October 2015! Challenge Dates October 1st-31st My Goals I’m changing this goal up a bit to fit the blog since Urban Girl Reader typically only posts on weekdays; the goal posts will extend through November. Current Post Status:  Four (4) posts scheduled for October, one (1) for November and zero (0) for December = Total 5 Goal: 36 posts by the end of the Challenge Types of Posts that Count? Any posts that you finish in October and will publish November 1st or later…count! Meme, review, guest post, interview, discussion. Cooking posts, pet posts, photo posts, etc. Posts do NOT have to be book related. Goals Completed – 6/36 ♥ For each completed post the date scheduled and post name will be identified. Post 1 – Book Spotlight 10/5 Post 2 – Book Spotlight 10/13 Post 3 – The Sunday Post 10/11 Post 4 – 10/6 Book Spotlight & Excerpt, Completed 10/5 Post 5 – 10/14 […]

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Rockin’ Reads #Giveaway Hop! – September 23rd – 30th

Posted September 23, 2015 by Sherri in Features, Giveaways / 89 Comments
Rockin’ Reads #Giveaway Hop! – September 23rd – 30th

Welcome to the Urban Girl Reader stop on the Rockin’ Reads Hop – Everyone needs a Rockin’ Read! Stop by Sept 23rd to 30th and find out which reads have rocked 2015 for us!  If you are a follower of Urban Girl Reader –MANY THANKS and if this is your first visit – WELCOME! Since everyone needs a Rockin’ Read; I scrolled through the books I have read so far in 2015 and hunted down my 5 star ratings to give you an idea of what my top Rockin’ Reads for 2015 would be.  They are not listed in any particular order but the latest edition of the Kate Daniels series had me not only engrossed in all of the action, but had me laughing out loud at the banter from Kate and Currian. As I have mentioned to others, “I will NEVER look at another Applebee’s in the same light EVER […]

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Bloggiesta Starting Line: 9/17 – 9/20

Posted September 17, 2015 by Sherri in Features / 2 Comments
Bloggiesta Starting Line:  9/17 – 9/20

Bloggiesta begins today, the 17th, and goes through the 20th!  I’ve participated in a couple of previous Bloggiesta’s and accomplished a lot. So I’m signing up for this one – Bloggiesta even though it looks like I won’t get much time except on late on Saturday and maybe some time on Sunday.  I haven’t been able to dedicate a lot of time the last couple of months to the blog so I’m hoping to make a bit of progress; maybe even something that readers can recognize. LOL! For those that don’t know, Bloggiesta is a blogging marathon revolving around ticking off those items on your to-do list and improving your blog while in the good company of other awesome bloggers doing the same thing. Their awesome mascot Pedro (Plan. Edit. Develop. Review. Organize) is ready to break out the nachos, enchiladas, drinks, mariachi music and whack a piñata or two! It’s nothing […]

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Best of 2014 Audiobook Blog Hop Giveaway

Posted January 25, 2015 by Sherri in Features, Giveaways / 23 Comments
Best of 2014 Audiobook Blog Hop Giveaway

Hi Everyone, Sherri here for this hop!!!  I was so excited to see this blog hop and thought it was perfect timing as we head into 2014.  The Best of 2014 Audiobook Blog Hop is where we highlight our favorite 5 audiobooks from 20134  This hop is hosted by The Book Nympho, Hot Listens, and Geeky Bloggers Book Blog and it runs from Jan 25th 2014 to February 1st, 2015. I had the hardest time narrowing down my choices but these five titles all had five star reviews from me in 2014 and that doesn’t happen when I don’t enjoy the narration.  When I went back through my titles I truly enjoyed the narration by these narrators (and the stories weren’t so bad also).  🙂 Here are my top 5 for 2014…. Magic Rises (Kate Daniels #6) By Ilona Andrews Narrated By Renee Raudman Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins Mercenary Kate Daniels and […]

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Sherri’s Goals and Progress for the Winter 2015 Mini-Bloggiesta

Posted January 14, 2015 by Sherri in Features / 0 Comments
Sherri’s Goals and Progress for the Winter 2015 Mini-Bloggiesta

Bloggiesta begins this Saturday, the 17th and goes through Monday, January 19th!  I’ve participated in a couple of previous Bloggiesta’s and accomplished alot. So I’m signing up for this one – Mini-Bloggiesta even though it looks like I won’t get much time except on late on Saturday and maybe some time on Sunday. For those that don’t know, Bloggiesta is a blogging marathon revolving around ticking off those items on your to-do list and improving your blog while in the good company of other awesome bloggers doing the same thing. Their awesome mascot Pedro (Plan. Edit. Develop. Review. Organize) is ready to break out the nachos, enchiladas, drinks, mariachi music and whack a piñata or two! It’s nothing short of an awesome fiesta! The Bloggiesta site will continue to hold bi-annual events in March and September and potentially quarterly mini-events in January and July. So take a moment and check the site […]

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Week in Review #51

Posted December 21, 2014 by Sherri in Features / 1 Comment
Week in Review #51

Welcome to our Week in Review Feature where we will be summarizing some of the things that happened during the past week. Urban Girl Reader’s Current Giveaways Giveaway Winners November’s Monthly Commenter Winner – Diane E.* The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost ARC Giveaway – Kate S.* Purchased / Obtained His Risk to Take (an Entangled Select novella) (A Line of Duty) by Tessa Baily – FREE ON AMAZON Shooting Star (The Beautiful Chaos Trilogy Book 1) by Arianne Richmonde – FREE ON AMAZON Just a Kiss (Entangled Edge) (It’s in His Kiss) by Ally Broadfield – Won from Author The Beauty Bride by Claire Delacroix – Won from Author The Past Week at Urban Girl Reader Last Week’s Reviews Last Week’s Posts Monthly Commenter Contest December’s Contest has been posted – December’s Monthly Committed Commenter Contest Current and Upcoming Blog Hops Midwinter’s Eve Giveaway Hop – December 21st – 31st Best of 2014 Audiobook Blog Hop […]

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Midwinter’s Eve Blog Hop 12/21 – 12/31

Posted December 20, 2014 by Sherri in Features, Giveaways / 126 Comments
Midwinter’s Eve Blog Hop 12/21 – 12/31

Welcome to the Urban Girl Reader stop on the Midwinter’s Eve Giveaway Hop.  If you are a follower of Urban Girl Reader –MANY THANKS and if this is your first visit – WELCOME! The Urban Girl Reader Prize Package is open to US and International readers with a chance to win an adult romance or UF book(s) of your choice up to $15 in value.  Books selected must not exceed a $15 value and need to be currently available. You can choose ebooks, print or hardcover books; your choice.  If you have a title in mind, please share your selection in the comments as that is the mandatory entry in order to be able to win. Giveaway Rules Urban Girl Reader will be giving away a new romance or UF release novel (up to $15 value) from either the Book Depository or Amazon. You may choose either print or ebooks.  There is one mandatory […]

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