Y is for you. i. us.

Y - 2016Welcome to the annual A to Z Challenge.

My theme: showcasing bloggers books, novellas, short story collections, poetry collections and some non-fiction books. The letters of the alphabet will correspond with the book title. I’ll be posting a link to my review of each book. I also have two questions for the author, just to spice things up a little.

Hopefully, visitors to my blog will be able to increase their reading lists and also get ideas for their wish lists.

First things first.

Thank you to everybody who participated during week four.

We have some winners! *drum roll*

For those who commented on posts S to X, the winners are as follows:

Jen Chandler who blogs at Jen Chandler Was Here, wins an e-book of Self Help 101 Or: How I Learned To Take Over The World By Tolerating My Family, as well as the rest of this as-yet-to-be-released series (about four books in total) by L.G. Keltner.

Elizabeth Otten who blogs at Liz’s Random Ponderings, wins an e-book of Sliding On The Edge by C. Lee Mackenzie.

Susan Gourley/Kelley wins an e-book of Taking Time and Other Science Fiction Stories by Ellie Garratt.

Amanda Fleet wins an e-book of That Sadie Thing And Other Stories by Annalisa Crawford.

Joylene Nowell Butler wins an e-book of The 13th Floor Collection by Christine Rains.

L. Diane Wolfe who blogs at Spunk On A Stick, wins an e-book of Under The Tuscan Moon by Denise Covey.

Nilanjana Bose who blogs at Madly-In-Verse, wins an e-book of Victor Standish Must Die by Roland Yeomans.

Ellen who blogs at The Cynical Sailor and His Salty Sidekick, wins an e-book of Writing In A Nutshell by Jessica Bell.

Pat Garcia who blogs at Everything Must Change, wins a HARD copy, signed of The Execution by Sharon Cramer, as well as a CD of the music tract, signed by the writer, written for The Execution (3 demo songs).


you. i. us.



you. i. us.

By Annalisa Crawford.

Add it to Goodreads HERE

Isn’t the cover FABULOUS!!


One more day to go! From my experience, visitors have dwindled by the time we reach the Y-post. Is anybody out there?


  1. Nilanjana Bose on April 29, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    I am so, so thrilled! And moved beyond words! To win once is wonderful enough, twice is just miraculous!

    I have enjoyed reading excerpts of Roland’s writing on his blog, and I know I. will love reading this book Thank you both, Roland and Michelle!

  2. Susan Gourley on April 29, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    Oh, I’m so excited. I have to roadtrips coming up in May. Some exciting reading material. Thank you!

    Susan Says

  3. joylene on April 30, 2016 at 1:16 am

    I am thrilled. Thank you, Michelle. I’m really looking forward to Christine’s book. Congratulations to all the winners. Yay for us.

  4. Patricia Lynne on April 30, 2016 at 2:07 am

    I’m still here! =D One more day to go.

    ~Ninja Minion Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

  5. Yvonne Ventresca on April 30, 2016 at 2:51 am

    I agree about less visitors. 🙁 Glad you are going strong!

    Yvonne V

  6. Beth Camp on April 30, 2016 at 4:58 am

    What a nice way to wind down the A2Z Challenge with giveaways! Yes, I think we’re still here, but traffic may well depend on our commenting on other posts. Today I nearly didn’t get my “Y” post written at all. There’s merit into prewriting these . . . and keeping them short (something I have trouble with). Lovely month. Good to meet you and thank you for sharing your largesse in books and reviews.

  7. Elizabeth Otten on April 30, 2016 at 5:40 am

    Oh wow, I can’t believe I won C. Lee’s book! Yay! What do you need from me to claim it?

    That is a beautiful cover! I agree that visits have slowed down a bit this week and my own visiting of other blogs has been sporadic, lol 🙂

  8. Hilary on April 30, 2016 at 6:39 am

    Hi Michelle – lucky winners .. what a great collection and diverse range of prizes … and congratulations to you for finishing .. nearly … and then Annalisa and her new book – wonderful title – You.i.us – and yes the cover – does look good – cheers Hilary

  9. Annalisa Crawford on April 30, 2016 at 7:05 am

    Thanks for the mention, Michelle! Congrats to the winners of some brilliant books. Happy reading, everyone ?

  10. Pat Garcia on April 30, 2016 at 10:06 am

    You know I’m smiling from ear to ear. For a person who never wins anything, I have won three times since the beginning of the A to Z Blog Challenge. You’ll never know how good this makes me feel.

    I have enjoyed visiting your blog so much. You have done an excellent job of presenting the books and their chosen authors.

    Thanks for all your hard work.

    Visiting from the A to Z Blog Challenge.

    Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

  11. Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor on April 30, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Wow – I can’t believe I won another book! I’m looking forward to reading “Writing in a Nutshell” and learning all sorts of tips and tricks for my own writing.

    Thanks Michelle for organizing the giveaway and thanks to Jessica for the book 🙂

  12. Jen on May 2, 2016 at 12:27 am

    Oh my goodness! Thank you so much! I am so excited!!! Congratulations to all the other winners also!!!

    I had fun this A-Z. Whew! That’s a wrap indeed!

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