Book Soulmates is on Blog Lovin'

Thank you to all those who took the time to comment and offer feedback on our "Good Bye Google Reader, Hello...?" post.

All your input really helped!  We decided to go with Blog Lovin'.  We may take Feedly-mobile for a test drive later on.

Here is the official link to our new Bloglovin profile. 

Follow on Bloglovin

With GFC leaving us, we'd really appreciate it all our loyal followers would click that little button up there!

Thank you again!

#BSMPhotoADay in July!

Thanks to all our Instagram and Twitter peeps for making our #BSMPhotoADay challenge so much fun!  We have a brand new list for July :)
  • This challenge is conducted on Instagram, but you're welcome to join via Twitter. Just tag your photos: #BSMPhotoADay.
  • The Book Soulmates account on Instagram ( is run and accessed by all of us (Isalys, Vanessa and Jen).  We tag each photo with the name of the person who uploaded it so you know which one of us uploaded which pic.

  • For #2, if you are not able to upload a video onto Instagram, you can just post a picture of your current read.
  • For #12, "Book Signage" to any book sign that you'd find in a public area like at a bookstore, library, on the street, etc.
  • For #19, show us a picture of your the coolest hard cover you have without the jacket.  Maybe you have one that was defaced or has artwork.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you guys have questions on any of our daily themes!
We are very thankful that everyone's support has helped make this feature so popular.  We understand that we're not the first and won't be the last to come up with a #photoaday challenge.  We do not have a copyright on this idea.  We do, however, have copyrights to the content of OUR monthly challenges.  We work very hard to come up with a completely original list every month and we ask that anyone who decides to host their own PLEASE not use any of our content in any way, shape or form.  It's already happened more than once and it was NOT cool!
Thank you!
If you decide to join us, which we sincerely hope you do, please don't forget to tag us so we can see all the awesome pictures and follow you back (if we don't already)!

Have fun and see you on Instagram...or Twitter!

Blast: The IXEOS Trilogy by Jennings Wright

The McClellands are enjoying a lazy summer vacation at the beach when they are lured from our world into Ixeos, an alternate Earth. Finding themselves lost in a maze of tunnels under Paris and surrounded by strangers, they discover that they have been brought to Ixeos for one purpose: to take the planet back from humanoid aliens who have claimed it. With the aid of the tunnels and a mysterious man named Landon, the teens travel the world seeking the key that will allow them to free Darian, the long-imprisoned rebel leader. But the aliens aren’t the only problem on Ixeos — the McClellands have to deal with brutal gangs, desperate junkies, and a world without power, where all the technology is owned by the aliens, and where most of the population has been killed or enslaved. The worst part? There’s no way home.

With rebel leader Darian free at last, the humans and outsiders on Ixeos must find a way to join forces and defeat the Firsts. The problem? All slaves are tracked with GPS, the Firsts are the only ones with power, and roving gangs hate the rebels just as much as they hate the aliens. As Darian and the outsiders from Earth travel the globe through the mysterious tunnels in Paris, they learn that the Firsts are preparing to launch another wave of biological warfare. With a transporter that will allow the aliens to target any city, anywhere on the planet, the rebels know they must stop them at all costs. As things get more dangerous on Ixeos, the outsiders find that they’re pushed to their limit. Will they fight for freedom, no matter the price?



Born and raised in Rockledge, Florida, Jennings spent her early years reading anything she could get her hands on, when she wasn’t spending time in and on the water. She won a prize in the 6th grade for her science fiction stories.
Jennings attended the University of the South and the University of Tampa, graduating with a B.A. in Political Science, and almost enough credits for B.A.s in both English and History. She spent time over the years doing various kinds of script doctoring, business writing, editing, and teaching writing, but mostly having and raising her family, homeschooling her children, owning and running a business with her husband, and starting a non-profit to Uganda.
Thanks to a crazy idea called NaNoWriMo Jennings got back into creative writing in 2011 and hasn’t stopped since. She’s written four novels and a screenplay in less than a year, with more ideas on the drawing board. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband, also a writer, and two children, and travels extensively.


Ships to US Only | Must be 13+ To Enter
North Face backpack
Phase 10
GIANT jawbreaker
Paracord bracelet
water bottle
pocket atlas
tiny flashlight
Fruit stripe gum
A deck of cards called “Don’t Die Out There”
The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science: 50 Experiments
To come (not pictured):
IXEOS: REbellion
IXEOS black long sleeve tee size L


Winner of Dare You To (Pushing The Limits #2) by Katie McGarry
Congratulations Melina from Nifty YA Reader
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Winners of The Duchess Hunt by Jennifer Haymore
Congratulations to Jessica from That Girl Reads and
Diane @EnglishMeadows

Winners of What A Wicked Earl Wants by Vicky Dreiling
Marlene from Book Lover and Procrastinator and
Diana at Tempting Reads

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Please email us at booksoulmates @ gmail . com with your mailing address so we can send out your prize! 

Happy reading! 

Goodbye Google Reader, Hello... ?

Effective July 1, Google Reader bids us farewell.

We actually liked Google Reader.  Our only complaint was that if we wanted to "unfollow" a blog for any reason, we still had to go through Blogger (and we know what a giant pain in the arse that is) because if we deleted it through GR, it wouldn't stay deleted the next time we logged on.  But alas, the point is moot since it's time to move on.

Here's our question...

Where do we go from here?

It seems the two major contenders are Bloglovin' and Feedly.

We have no idea which one to go with (much like Intense Debate vs. Disqus) so we ask you, our fellow bloggers:

Who did you go with?
Are you happy with the results?
What are the pros and cons? 
Would you recommend them?

We've slacked on this enough and we want to begin transferring data so any input you guys can offer would be greatly appreciated!


Blast: Disneylanders by Kate Abbott


In DISNEYLANDERS, 14-year-old Casey Allison, on the brink of starting high school, struggles to find a new identity on her family’s annual summer vacation, but with the help of an outgoing boy she meets while waiting in line, she discovers that Disneyland is the one place where her overprotective parents let her have the freedom to grow up.




Disneylanders is Kate Abbott’s first novel. She received an MFA in creative writing from UC Riverside, Palm Desert. Kate lives in Northern California with her husband, son, terrier, and tiny parrots.


One lucky winner will get this awesome Disney themed gift pack from Kate Abbott, including:
Note card set
Mickey Bookmark
A copy of Disneylanders

Official Rules:
  • Must be 13+ to Enter 
  • US Shipping Only 
  • No PO Boxes 


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