The Fraterfest Readathon Begins

October 15th, 2020 Kimberly Event 25 Comments

15th Oct

And so it begins…for the next ten days we will devour books and audios that make us keep the lights on. Now remember you set your own fear level…so cozy mysteries, paranormal romances and urban fantasy are welcome.

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If you haven’t yet joined or need to review the rules, do so here: Fraterfest Sign-up.

Only participants can take part in the challenges and win the participants’ prize!

Be sure to use #FraterfestRAT on all social media platforms so participants can comment, share, and cheer you on!


  • Use #FraterfestRAT when posting to social media so other participants and host can spot your updates, comments etc. Tell us what you are reading, when you’ve completed a book or snap a pic of your latest read.
  • Remember you set the scare level
  • Have snacks and your favorite caffeinated beverages on hand
  • Fill out the Participant Rafflecopter as you go so you don’t forget!

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Sadly, we didn’t attract any Zombie Hosts, but fear not. I will play host. I’ve got an Instagram challenge below. Look for two pop-up challenges. One on Twitter and another on Caffeinated’s Facebook Page. Be sure you are following me so you don’t miss them and look for the #FraterfestRAT hashtag (Don’t worry, I will leave them open for at least 48 hours)

I will link challenges here as they pop-up.

Instagram challenge post and tag @kimbacaffeinate. One random winner will win a book or gift card valued at $15.00. I will select winner on October 26th.

Participant Giveaway

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My Reading List…

I’ll be diving into White Trash Warlock on Audio and A Stitch in Time on my Kindle. What are you reading first?

Books Completed

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About Kimberly
Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. Whovian, Ravenclaw, Howler and proud Nonna. She owns and manages Caffeinated PR. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat. Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

25 Responses to “The Fraterfest Readathon Begins”

  1. Krista Jain

    Little late in making a recommendation, but I would totally recommend The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I usually read it every year, but wanted to make an excuse to read new things this time. The Night Circus is full of magic spells and crisp autumn nights.

    • Kimberly

      I am so sorry, you can still post Insta- challenge from yesterday. I am not picky. Also, you don’t have to do a start up post unless you desire to do so. A shelf on Goodreads labeled FraterfestRAT

  2. Marie Landry

    One of my favourite scary reads is Servants of the Storm by Delilah S Dawson. I’m a total weenie when it comes to scary stuff but I loved this one.

    • Kimberly

      I’ve listen to some of her novellas, and this is UF. Dang I wish it were on audio, but I did add to my wishlist 🙂

  3. Sophia Rose

    I recommend for mystery/thriller fans the Widow’s Island novellas by Kendra Elliott and Melinda Leigh. 🙂 And, I’m listening to the latest, Below the Bone by Kendra Elliott right now and reading Murder in Old Bombay by Nev March. Great start to Fraterfest!

  4. ShootingStarsMag

    I recommend anything by Charlie Donlea – I’ve read them all. However, his last two are great and feature a couple of the same characters: Some Choose Darkness and then The Suicide House.



      I just read The Suicide House, I really like Rory Moore as a character.

  5. Aly P

    I;m going to recommend 3 authors with a few series under their belts. The first one is Nalini Singh, she writes paranormal romance and one series(Guild Hunter) has angels and vampires and archangels and a few demented, high on power characters, the other series had shapeshifters and humans and beings with superpowers(almost :D) like telepathy, telekinesis, predicting the future and a few you have to read to believe 🙂
    The 2nd is Ilona Andrews and you can choose from urban fantasy(Kate Daniels), rural fantasy :D(the Edge series), SF with vampires, werewolves, cannibals, magic and whatever else you can imagine(Innkeeper series), and a mix of UF and PNR with kind of genetically enhanced humans(the Hidden legacy series). And the 3rd and last recommendation is the In Death series by JD Robb and it’s such a cool mix of mystery, thriller and romance, depending on the book, it’s also set a bit in the future and I really like the way she envisioned the world will change(mostly for the better too)

    • Kimberly

      I have read/listened to everything Ilona Andrews has written….awesomeness! Now JD Robb I read the first 12-15 books and then lost my place. UGH..need to go back. I love Nalini Singh but have a backlist to get through!

      • Aly P

        Nalini is my favorite writer and I love her world building and all the found families that she writes about, you have some good stuff coming up, whenever you will read it.
        JD Robb is great for the whole coming back to something you like, It’s like comfort food for me and I love listening to it, the narrator Susan Erikson(?)is out of this world good. She’s my favorite narrator.

        Have fun with your reading

  6. Jackie

    I like Darynda Jones and Kelley Armstrong’s book. I don’t have Instagram. Those spiders are so creepy good. I will be listening to Pawsitively Cursed first and following on my kindle.