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#ARCstravaganza #52: Shimmy Bang Sparkle by Nicola Rendell

Happy Monday everyone! And also happy #ARCstravaganza day! Today might be coming with some bad news, though. I’ve been thinking about this for some months now, and while I have a lot of fun making these posts, it’s not as much fun as it could be if more of you joined in as well! So, rather than cancelling the meme (which is something that I’d considered doing), I thought I might run a poll in this post and on my Twitter, to try and figure out how to make #ARCstravaganza more appealing to more participants. I would really appreciate if you could fill out the form! It would be a great help!

I also wanted to let you all know that some weeks ago, I opted for adding a link-up at the bottom of each #ARCstravaganza post that I make, where you can post links to your #ARCstravaganza blog posts, Instagram posts, and Twitter posts for the week! I will provide an example of an Instagram or Twitter post link-up each week!

– About the Meme –

For those of you coming across this meme for this first time, it was originally created by Krysti at YA and Wine, and hosted by her, and Sarah at The Clever Reader. Due to personal circumstances, however, they have had to let it go. We were all very sad to see the meme go, but then Krysti asked me if I wanted to take it over, and I said yes!

For those of you unfamiliar with #ARCstravaganza, it’s a meme meant to encourage book bloggers to show off and discuss their ARCs (advanced reader copies)! If this sounds like something for you, please check out the info page about the meme here.

Another change is that #ARCstravaganza participants can share their posts on their blogs, Instagram, or Twitter (or all three)! Please just be sure to tag your social media posts with the hashtag, or share a link to your blog post on my blog post for each week, so that we can find it!

– The Poll –

I have explained the reasoning for this poll in the introductory paragraph of this post.

– My ARC Choice –

Shimmy Bang Sparkle by Nicola Rendell

– About the Book –

Title: Shimmy Bang Sparkle
Author: Nicola Rendell
Type: Fiction
Genre: Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Publisher: Montlake Romance (Amazon Publishing)
Published: August 21, 2018
Source: NetGalley

To catch a thief…or fall for one?

All Nick Norton wants is to stay on the straight and narrow…and never get caught stealing again. Then he lays eyes on her: Stella Peretti—100 percent sexy and absolutely irresistible. Especially when he sees her smooth moves lifting a two-karat diamond. Nick realizes he’s found the sparkling woman of his dreams—one so perfect for him it’s almost criminal.

The Shimmy Shimmy Bangs are master jewel thieves who are planning the heist of the century. And Shimmy leader, Stella, isn’t about to let anyone—even if he is a hunky, tatted-up studmuffin—get in her way. But when two of her girls are put out of commission, Stella realizes that Nick isn’t just a red-hot distraction. He might be the answer to her pilfering prayers.

Now, Nick and Stella are putting everything on the line for one last job. But when two thieves have this much chemistry, it’s only a matter of time before somebody’s heart gets stolen.

– About the Author –


Bestselling author Nicola Rendell loves writing naughty romantic comedies. After receiving a handful of degrees from a handful of places, she now works as a professor in New England. Nicola’s work has been featured in USA Today’s Happy Ever After and the Huffington Post. She loves to cook, sew, and play the piano. Her hobbies might make her sound like an old lady, but she’s totally okay with that. For more information and updates, visit

– Pre-order Links –

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amazon-uk book-depository amazon-australia

– Link-up –

Welcome to the new link-up feature! Please link up your #ARCstravaganza post specific to this week, rather than your blog or social media account in general. You can either share a blog post, an Instagram post, or a tweet from Twitter on here (or all 3 if you so desire)! I also welcome any feedback you might have!


8 thoughts on “#ARCstravaganza #52: Shimmy Bang Sparkle by Nicola Rendell

  1. I had no idea this existed. I only know of a few weekly meme’s though. I’d definitely like to take part though since I usually end up not posting anything on Monday’s. I’ll give it a go whenever I have advanced reader copy books again. I don’t know if I’ll start and finish mine this week or not; depends on my mood.

    1. Awe thank you! It’s looking like I might be letting this meme go though 🙁 I seems that people not receiving enough ARCs seems to be the main issue, and now I feel awful about always posting mine through this meme 🙁

      1. Oh, no don’t feel awful! For me it was just a matter of not even knowing really. I wish there was like a list of like all the weekly memes blog posts because I have a feeling there’s a lot of cool ones out that I don’t know about.

  2. Wow this is the first time I am hearing of this. As much as I would love to participare I am an international blogger from a third world country so I receive very few ARCs (printed or electronic) from publishers due to shipping costs and other legal mumbo jumbo I do hope more people join you though!

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