North Iowa Book Bash

❥3rd Annual North Iowa Book Bash

❥ April 8, 2017
❥ Best Western Holiday Lodge
❥ Clear Lake, Iowa
❥ Kindle Fire giveaways – THREE of them!
❥ Welcome Bags – First 100 Readers!
❥Hosted by:

The 3rd annual North Iowa Book Bash – author and reader event!!! Over 50 authors will be in the Grand Ballroom of the Best Western in Clear Lake, IA for one day only!!! With SO many genres to choose from, you’re sure to find your new favorite book: Sci-Fi, Paranormal, Young Adult, New Adult, Romance, Erotica, Contemporary, Children’s Books, and so much more.
Blog Post with details: http://bit.ly/NIBB2017


North Iowa Book Bash Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/northiowabookbash/

BF Bookies Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Bookies.BF/


10:00 AM – 4:00 PM 
(closed for lunch 12-1)

$2 in advance, $4 at the door


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MICKI – LORI – RACHEL

Hello everyone! I’m Micki and I’m a book-aholic! I will stay up until all hours of the night, get up early, sit in a parking lot or sneak into the bathroom.. just to read “one more chapter”. I love the feeling of being swept away into another world through the words and imaginations of others. I am always chasing my next book “high”.
In my other life I am the mother of five, work full time as a nurse and am active in my church and community. I also write in my free time..heehee.. free time.. and independently published my first novel The Winds of Darkness in February 2013.
I really like to jump genres, it’s my ADD, I cant stay in one place to long 🙂 YA,NA, Paranormal, Fantasy and Romance are my favorite. I am a HUGE The Walking Dead fan and love to read apocalyptic type stories as well.

Hi there! My name is Lori and I am a wife, a mother of two young children, and work full-time as a secretary. When I’m not busy (which isn’t very often), I try to get in as much reading as possible – usually after the kids go to bed. I’ve also been known to do a little sneak-reading at work (shhh!). I am often stressed and overwhelmed at the number of books on my TBR. So many books, so little time! I love to escape reality and get lost in a world where everything is perfect, especially the men. I love to read anything with romance – whether it be YA, NA, Paranormal, Contemporary, or Erotica. Other interests of mine include music, going to movies, shooting pool, concerts, and traveling. I look forward to making many new book-lovin’ friends and sharing my love of reading with you.

Hello.  I’m Rachel.  I love books. All kinds of books, really. But ever since my late teenage years, when I read my first romance novel by Nora Roberts, I’ve been obsessed with all things romance. I independently published Home, a contemporary romance novel, in March of 2014. My follow up, Broken Home is set to come out this spring. Somewhere in between my countless hours of reading and writing, I also work part time from home and take care of my husband and two children.

“This event is on my MUST list for every year they will have me. NIBB is well organized, genre-diverse, and a ton of fun!” ~Savannah Verte

“I had a wonderful time meeting readers at the 2016 NIBB. I’m looking forward to the 2017 event. This event was well attended and I had the opportunity to meet readers and network with authors.” ~Ashlynn Monroe

“I had a wonderful time meeting readers at the 2016 NIBB. I’m looking forward to the 2017 event. This event was well attended and I had the opportunity to meet readers and network with authors.” ~Teresa Michaels
“If you only go to one book signing event make it the BF Bookies North Iowa Book Bash. Not only are Lori, Micki, and Rachel delightful they are professional and well-organized. Everything ran smoothly from the author get together the night before through the heartfelt farewells. Stories were told, books were bought and friends were made. I can not wait until next year.” ~Bartenn Mills

“The wonderful trio of ladies behind NIBB went out of their way to make me feel welcome, even though I hadn’t met a single person in attendance at the time of registration. Lori, Micki, and Rachel’s enthusiasm for the book world and the kindness they show to everyone they meet are quite simply contagious. The friendships I formed with the other attending authors during the mixer the night before the signing are invaluable in so many ways, and I look forward to meeting even more next year! The signing itself was the perfect ratio of author/fan, allowing me to connect with dozens of potential readers in a relaxed environment. NIBB is at the top of my list of signings not to be missed! ~Jennifer Ann

“I loved going to the North Iowa Book Bash 2016! The event was well-planned and offered many opportunities to mingle with authors and readers alike. I am very excited to attend the event again in 2017.” ~KT Webb

“My one sentence description of NIBB2016 is “Iowa’s answer to RT.” Seriously, it was that good and I expect it to grow in the future.” ~AR Miller


“I said it once, I’ll say it again, the North Iowa Book Bash is Iowa’s answer to RT.” ~AR Miller
“An amazing event put together by an amazing team, the North Iowa Book Bash was a smashing success in uniting readers with local authors. Can’t wait for the next one!” ~Ella Dominguez

“It was an honor to be part of NIBB2016. The ladies at BF Bookies ran an exceptional event that was well-organized and ran smoothly for authors and readers alike. I’m excited to return for 2017!” ~Best-selling author Anita Cox

“As my first multi-author book signing, the 2016 North Iowa Book Bash set the bar remarkably high. This well-organized event was full of life with a fantastic author and reader turn-out, exciting giveaways, and a fun, dynamic atmosphere. Strong communication, helpful volunteers, reputable authors, incredible readers, and exceptional hosts were just a few of the many highlights!” ~Alicia Kobishop

“In my third year as a writer, the North Iowa Book Bash stands out for all the best reasons. Fun, upbeat, organized, and the absolute best people you could want to work with. I drove 800 miles, and I’ll do it again.” ~Terry Maggert

“North Iowa Book Bash was one of the best events I’ve ever attended. It was so well-organized and advertised. BF Bookies are the sweetest girls and always do such an amazing job. I would highly recommend attending NIBB to all my book friends, and I will be in attendance, one way or another, for each and every one.” ~Bria Starr

“I have done a variety of book signings and author meet & greets over the past several years and the North Iowa Book Bash is one of the best. It has a variety of different genre representations and a lot of good authors. All in all, it is just plain fun!” ~Michael Koogler

“The North Iowa Book Bash was a well planned and organized event. BF Bookies did an amazing job, and I was thrilled to meet new Readers, Bloggers, and Authors. Lori, Micki, and Rachel made sure that we all had a wonderful time, and I was sad when the weekend came to an end. A Must Visit Event for everyone!” ~Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez

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April Author Takeover & Hop Multi-Genre Online Author Event

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Book Review Virginia Lee is hosting a April Author Takeover & Hop! If any Authors or bloggers are able to help out with the Takeover, Hop or Donations, please fill out the google doc below

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Crooked Tree Ranch (Montana #1)

…ready for the release of book 2, The Rancher’s Son, on 25 March
When a cowboy, meets the guy from the city, he can’t know how much things will change.

On the spur of the moment, with his life collapsing around him, Jay Sullivan answers an ad for a business manager with an expertise in marketing, on a dude ranch in Montana.

With his sister, Ashley, niece, Kirsten and nephew, Josh, in tow, he moves lock stock and barrel from New York to Montana to start a new life on Crooked Tree Ranch.

Foreman and part owner of the ranch, ex rodeo star Nathaniel ‘Nate’ Todd has been running the dude ranch, for five years ever since his mentor Marcus Allen became ill.

His brothers convince him that he needs to get an expert in to help the business grow. He knows things have to change and but when the new guy turns up, with a troubled family in tow – he just isn’t prepared for how much.

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Rainbow Gold Reviews 4.5/5 “… Romance at it’s best …”

You will fall in love with the characters and the story will warm your heart, not rip it apart. The journey of these two and their families finding their way together is beautiful. There are many serious challenges in their way, but they overcome them together. For me the characters and their struggles and dreams felt realistic, but the author was able to give them the perfect place and perfect people to understand, heal and complete them. The perfect marriage between realism and fantasy. Romance at its best.

Jewel Book Love 4/5  “…Sweet and enjoyable, a good start in a promising series. …”

I loved the description of the Ranch and the Montana’s landscape, I could really picture the surrounding.

Due to the length of the book all the characters have been developed only to a certain extent, but in a satisfying way nonetheless. The interaction between them is engaging. The main focus is on Jay and Nate relationship and the other family’s members complete the whole story, and some plot lines are left open for future books instalments.

A Bibliophile Anonymous Book Reviews 4/5 “… This book is like wine: it gets better with time….”

This book is not like tequila, that goes straight to your head and then you have a horrible hangover, and a couple of naked pictures as evidence to remember the horrible decisions. This book is like wine: it gets better with time. And you just have a feel good moment once you read that last line. Loved it! It’s going in my reread list like yesterday.
Bayou Book Junkie 4/5 “… sparks fly between them as the attraction grows...”

I liked Jay’s family, his sister Ashley and her kids, and I loved how they integrated to life at the ranch so easily and got along with Nate’s brothers, Gabe and Luke.

Archeolibrarian 5/5 “…This is a slow burner of a book, which is more than fine with me as I absolutely loathe insta-love!…”
 

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I loved how every relationship is covered, secondary characters are fleshed out, and none of the situation is confusing (unless it is intentional!).

Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous 5/5 “…This book wasn’t just about the love story between Nate and Jay; it was also about family…”



If you’re looking for a well-written romance with a quietly intense but sweet cowboy and a protective and caring city slicker wary of horses, I recommend you check out Crooked Tree Ranch by RJ Scott.

Southern Babes Book Blog 5/5  “…A great start to another amazing series….”

Nate never in his wildest dreams expected to have feeling for Jay. He tried to fight it, but sometimes you just cant keep fighting what you really need.

This is a great sweet story. An i cant wait to see what happens with the rest of the family at Crooked Tree Ranch!

 

Jim’s Blog 5/5 “…This book is a definite 5 on the 1-5 scale. You won’t be disappointed…”As is typical with RJ Scott’s writing, the characters are very complex and very real. Readers won’t realize this off the bat because their complexity is slowly revealed.

Bella’s Blog “…I highly recommend that you read this amazing story…”

R.J.Scott has given us such a strong storyline with some amazing characters and the writing was amazing. This will grab you and pull you in and keeps you there from start to finish and will leave you wanting more.

The Geekery Book Review 4/5 “…Cowboy meets City…a great start to any story if you ask me!…”

I really loved Nate and Jay, and their journey. It was a very well developed story, with both men learning from each other. This was one of those reads where I just didn’t want it to end, I loved them!

QUEERcentric Books “…a sweet, angst-free read with a few cowboys thrown in…”
I wouldn’t necessarily say that he tricked Nate, but he definitely knew how to press Nate’s buttons until Nate threw caution to the wind.

Padme’s Library 5/5 “…boy do they have that push and pull chemistry that had me hooked from beginning to end…”  

 
The secondary characters had me just as intrigued. Nate’s brothers, Jay’s sister, niece, and nephew; there were more than a few times that I wanted to shake that niece of his to make her wise up but the truth is, she’s a teenager and that’s what they do, aggravate and warm your heart all in the same breath.

Hellmouth Book Blog Reviews 4/5 “…. This was a short but highly sexy read…”

A story of a city boy meets a cowboy was definitely high on my read list. This was a short but highly sexy read, that had many twists I found interesting and the characters Jay and Nate are very likable and I enjoyed both of them.

Cathy Writes Romance  “… I loved how Jay and Nate fought their attraction and how it was inevitable…”

If you like market managers, creative men, rugged cowboys, new series, Montana, cute kids, sweet romance and some hot man-sex, this is for you

 

 

 

 

MM Good Book Reviews 4/5 “…*R.J. I want to know… NOW*…”

I loved this story, it had just the right amount of everything to keep me turning the pages and having me scouring the internet for hints about future books.

Making it Happen 4.5/5 “…I’m really going to have to find a way to convince my husband that I need her entire backlist ASAP…”

I loved the characters, both main and supporting. I don’t think I could pick a favorite, it would be one massive tie.

Life, Books, and More 4/5 “…A sweet contemporary romance about two dedicated family men…”
 

I can only hope that we get to revisit them as this series develops. I am definitely looking forward to more in this series.

Book Junky Girls 4/5 “…I loved Jay’s sass and zest for life and his determination to always be there for his family…”

All of the supporting characters were also very well written and while you got a better glimpse at some of them, others were left more open ended which I am excited to see more of in the books to come!
Bobbie’s Book Blog and Reviews “…Very well written…”
 

Even more enjoyable is watching the love between Nate and Jay grow as they work together to help Crooked Tree Ranch prosper.

The Smut-Brarians 4/5 “…I enjoyed the sexy times and romance in this M/M story.”
 

This was a sweet, cowboy love story and a nice light, romantic read.

Nicole’s Book Musings 4/5 “…Will their time together be just a fling? Or will it lead to forever?”

You’ll fall in love with the Todd brothers. They bicker like siblings do, but you can feel the love of family. Family is a very important part of the ranch and it’s legacy.

Wicked Reads 4/5 “…Jay is always looking out for his family…”

I am usually a sucker for instant-love, but this book didn’t have that, this was a slow build up, well, slower than most books and it actually worked and fit the story and the characters.

Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous 5/5 “…it was a series starter that I adored reading from beginning till the end…”
 

I also liked that this was a slow burn romance, though I’m sure some people will think that a couple or so weeks is still too quick. They had to overcome their own first impressions of one another before becoming friends and then more.

Foxylutely Books! 4.5/5 “…The plot was nicely balanced with suspense, comedy, romance and passion…”

It was believable and the chemistry that gradually built lead to a heated passionate encounter that then lead the way for the rest of the book.
PNR Book Lovers Reviews 4/5 “… massive fan of cowboys so this was perfect #angfriendly story…”

I loved the slow build to everything, Nate and Jay don’t get along at first, but to watch their romance blossom to what it become is beautiful.

Rainbow Book Reviews “…it has a cast of multi-layered characters that was great to watch meeting and interacting in this first book…”

If you like family drama and a mystery hiding in the past, if “country” meeting “city” and the resulting fireworks are your thing, and if you’re looking for an entertaining read with great characters and a definite promise of more to come, then you will probably like this novel.

April Author Takeover

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April Author Takeover

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What going on?

Here is a quick note of some of the event & giveaways going on right now.
 
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Book Review Virginia Lee & Alpha male paradise book blog is having weekly giveaways on their pages! Don’t miss out on the chance for these great prizes, they change weekly. Links to the giveaway pages
 
 
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Book Review Virginia Lee is hosting a April Author Takeover & Hop! If any Authors or bloggers are able to help out with the Takeover, Hop or Donations, please fill out the google doc below
April Event Link
 
86 Book Release Party
 
 
✯ ☆҉‿➹⁀☆҉☆ 86 By Aimee Shaye Teaser & Blog Tour SIGN UP ✯ ☆҉‿➹⁀☆҉☆
Book Review Virginia Lee is hosting a Teaser and Blog Tour for 86 By Aimee Shaye! If any bloggers are able to help out with the Teaser or Blog Tour, please fill out the google doc below

April Author Takeover & Hop

✯ ☆҉‿➹⁀☆҉☆ April Author Takeover & Hop✯ ☆҉‿➹⁀☆҉☆
Book Review Virginia Lee is hosting a April Author Takeover & Hop! If any Authors or bloggers are able to help out with the Takeover, Hop or Donations, please fill out the google doc below
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