Contemporary Romance Challenge: January Link-Up

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Contemporary Romance Challenge: January Link-Up


Today is our first challenge link-up of the year! If you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge, be sure to do so first HERE. If not, your entries will not count toward the giveaway. I know, right. Mean mom!

Monthly Link-Up and Giveaway Details:

  • Your thoughts on each book you read must be posted somewhere, like your blog, Goodreads, Amazon, YouTube, Tumblr, etc., in order for it to count towards this challenge. Ratings on Goodreads, LibraryThing, BookLikes, etc. will also work.
  • Monthly link-up posts will go live the first day of each month so you can add your links throughout the month as your posts go up. Each linky will remain open five days into each new month to allow you some time to get all your posts linked up!
  • In order for us to tell what you’re linking to on the monthly linky, the format for the links you enter need to be as follows:
    • UPDATE POST @ your name/blog name.
    • REVIEW: [BOOK TITLE] @ your name/blog name.
    • MONTHLY TOPIC @ your name/blog name.
  • Each month we’ll choose a lucky winner from that month’s linky to win a Contemporary Romance novel of their choice (up to US$10).
  • Each link you enter in that month’s linky will count as one entry into the giveaway.
  • Challenge and Giveaways are open internationally. (As long as The Book Depository ships to your country, you are eligible for a prize.)

Monthly Topics:

  • Each monthly link-up post will include a Contemporary Romance topic for you to participate in if you’d like.
  • Monthly Topic posts can go up anytime in the specified month. Link them up as follows: MONTHLY TOPIC @ your name/blog name.
  • These posts will also earn you an entry in the monthly giveaway as long as you link back to them.

This month’s topic:

Ten Most Anticipated Romances for First Half of 2016

1. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

2. What You Always Wanted by Kristin Rae

3. Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories by Various Authors (Edited by Stephanie Perkins)

4. The Way to Game the Walk of Shame by Jenn P. Nguyen

5. Never Tear Us Apart by Monica Murphy

6. Loud is How I Love You by Mercy Brown

7. Call Me, Maybe by Ellie Cahill

8. Sweet Little Lies by Jill Shalvis

9. Dating the Guy Next Door by Amanda Ashby

10. Best of My Love by Susan Mallery

If you have any questions, please email Jess ( or Danielle ( Also, make sure you follow us on Twitter (@gonewiththeword & @loveatfirstpage) for challenge updates and reminders! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #ContRom2016 to follow everyone’s challenge updates on Twitter!

Link up!

Jess @ Gone with the Words

4 Responses to “Contemporary Romance Challenge: January Link-Up”

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    I just wanted to thank you for hosting the challenge this year, I’m looking forward to taking part again :) I think the monthly topic idea is brilliant, I’ll get mine posted in the next couple of days & will be looking forward to seeing everyone else’s lists!

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