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message 1256: by Mel W (new)

Mel W (MelW) | 411 comments FINAL UPDATE

All up we had 122 readers participating in this month's challenge:

Abrown - 6 books read
Ahrcadia - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Allison Gambini - 8 books read
Allison W - 2 books read
Amanda (amandine) - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Amanda (AmandaG3) - 3 books read
Amelia - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Ammelia - 2 books read
Amy (Amy7897) - 8 books read
Amy or "Ames" - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Andrea - 8 books read
Angie - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Ann aka Iftcan - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Anna in Greece - 1 book read
Anna (an_apple) - 8 books read
Annvelwis - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Archer - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Awesomevegan - 6 books read
Barb Mason
Barbara Van Cor - 7 books read
Barbsis - 8 books read
Benjamin
BJ Rose - 8 books read
Cali - 5 books read
Carla - 9 books read
Carolyn F - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Carrie - 2 books read
Cathy - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Charlotte (Buried in Books) - 8 books read
Charlotte Gann-Parker - 2 books read
Cherra - 9 books read
Colleen - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Crystal - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Daisymay - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Danielle "The Book Huntress" - 7 books read
Dannerys - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
DarkHeart - 5 books read
Delitealex - 2 books read
Ebonygold - 7 books read
Erin - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Felicia - 7 books read
FlibBityFLooB - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Gem H - 3 books read
Gina - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Heather (Sparkleyturtle) - 4 books read
Iriana
Jael - 1 book read
Jan (janlewis77) - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Jaime - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Jen (jlkish) - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Jennie - 9 books read
Jennifer (in OK) - 9 books read
Jennifer (windfall) - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Jessica - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Jo aka Tehnacious - 8 books read
Karen
Kayla - 3 books read
Kelley Anne - 8 books read
Kelly (DemonLover) - 8 books read
Kim - 3 books read
Koula - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Kristel - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Kyle - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Laura - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Laurie - 9 books read
Leah - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Leslie - 5 books read
Lisa - 6 books read
LooLoo - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Lory (Moty) - 6 books read
Lucy (lulureads) - 7 books read
Lynn - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Martina - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Mary - 6 books read
Megan - 4 books read
Melanie - 4 books read
Mel - 3 books read
Mel W - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Melinda - 6 books read
Melissa - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Michelle in TN - 4 books read
Michelle M - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Michelle N
Michelle (Shelli_m) - 6 books read
Miranda - 2 books read
Mollie - 6 books read
Mrs.soule - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Nichole - 4 books read
Nita - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Quinnmc79 - 4 books read
Rachel - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Rachele - 3 books read
Rebecca - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Rose
Sandy - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Sarah Horton - 8 books read
Saralyn - 4 books read
Shannon (Savhage Temptress) - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Shannon (shannonleighd) - 8 books read
Shay - 6 books read
Shazzy - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Stacie - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Steph - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Stephanie in CA
Tara - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Telcy - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Tennille
Terri (TerriLovesCrows) - 1 book read
Tina
Token Female Gamer - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Toni - 7 books read
Tonya T - 6 books read
Tracy - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Trish (Boxiedoxie) - 1 book read
Valerie - 6 books read
Valorie - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!
Vicci - 1 book read
Wonder Woman! (Mel)
Yz the Whyz - 5 books read


3 new readers signed up since the last update:

Emily - 7 books read
Sandra (sleoakaSandra) - 9 books read
Shanna - 10 books read - Done! Congratulations!


48 readers completed all ten categories of this month's challenge. Congratulations and well done to you all.

Total books read by the group this month: 828

The first challenge for the year is complete! Fantastic effort, everyone!!



message 1255: by Mel W (new)

Mel W (MelW) | 411 comments Amy, it doesn't matter that you didn't finish, you still did pretty well with 8 out of 10!


message 1254: by Amy (new)

Amy (Amy7897) | 31 comments I didn't finish :(
1. Vampires Lover Avenged
2.Werewolves Undead and Unwelcome
3. Shifters Slave to Sensation
4. Gods/Goddess/Imortals The Darkest Whisper
5. Demons/Angels Pleasure Unbound
6. Witches Definitely Dead
7. Fae Darkfever
8. Aliens The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: A Trilogy in Four Parts
9. Ghosts Undead and Unworthy
10.Hunters Lover Enshrined


Shanna Kunkel (SleepyShanna) | 5 comments
1. vampires: The Van Allen Legacy By Melissa De La Cruz
Finished 1/23/10

2. werewolves: Intertwined By Gena Showalter
Finished 1/12/10

3. shifters: Captivate By Carrie Jones
Finished 1/11/10

4. gods/goddesses/immortals: Percy Jackson and the Lighting Thief By Rick Riordan
Finished 1/26/20

5. demons/angels:Hush Hush By Becca Fitzpatrick
Finished 1/2/10

6. witches/warlocks/sorcerers/mages: Beautiful Creatures By Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Finished 1/25/10

7. fae/fairies: Need By Carrie Jones
Finished 1/10/10

8. aliens/space cowboys/space adventurers/space mercenaries: Season of Passage By Christopher Pike
Finished 1/31/10

9. psychics/ghosts/humans with paranormal abilities: Splendor Falls By Rosemary Clement-Moore
Finished 1/19/10

10. hunters/warriors/slayers/guardians: Firespell By Chole Neill
Finished 1/8/10



message 1252: by Barbara ★ (last edited Feb 01, 2010 02:52PM) (new)

Barbara ★ Final Update
8/10 completed

1. Vampires - Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz 1/13
2. Werewolves - Bound to Shadows by Keri Arthur 1/31
3. Shifters - In Over Her Head by Judi Fennell 1/17
4. Gods/Immortals -The Vampire's Bride by Gena Showalter 1/30
5. Demons/Angels - Succubus Dreams by Richelle Mead 1/11
6. Witch/Sorcerer - Storm Born by Richelle Mead
7. Fae - Divine Misdemeanors by Laurell K. Hamilton 1/26
8. Space Cowboy - Born of Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon
9. Psychic - Heart-Shaped Box: A Novel by Joe Hill 1/18
10. Hunters - Dhampir by Barb Hendee 1/12


READ
Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods, #1) by Melissa de la Cruz In Over Her Head (Tritone Trilogy, #1) by Judi Fennell The Vampire's Bride (Atlantis #4) by Gena Showalter [image error] Heart-Shaped Box  A Novel by Joe Hill Dhampir (Noble Dead, Series 1, #1) by Barb Hendee Divine Misdemeanors (Meredith Gentry, #8) by Laurell K. Hamilton Bound to Shadows (Riley Jenson Guardian, #8) by Keri Arthur

To READ
Storm Born (Dark Swan, #1) by Richelle Mead Born of Night (The League, #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon



message 1251: by Mel (new)

Mel (mel_b) | 1188 comments :):):)


message 1250: by Tara (new)

Tara | 596 comments Mel wrote: "Andrea wrote: "I loved the Cassie Palmer series!!!..."


Yay Andrea! Try Midnight's Daughter. I'm sure you'll like that one too.
Question: Pritkin or Mircea?"


ok first of all, Karen Chance should seriously put you on her payroll.
second of all... no question (for me seeing how I feel about Mircea...) PRITKIN!!



message 1249: by Toni (new)

Toni | 19 comments 7/10

1. vampires - The Van Alen Legacy by Melissa de la Cruz 1/23/10
2. werewolves - Twilight by Stephenie Meyer 1/30/10
3. shifters -
4. god/goddess/immortal -
5. demons/angels - The Christmas Bus by Melody Carlson 1/1/10
6. witches/warlocks/sorcerers/mages - James Potter and the Curse of the Gate Keeper by G. Norman Lippert 1/8/10
7. fae/fairies - Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer 1/13/10
8. aliens/space cowboys, etc... - The Host by Stephenie Meyer
9. psychics/ghosts/humans with paranormal abilities - Oval Office Occult: True Stories of White House Weirdness by Brian Thomsen 1/11/10
10. hunters/warriors/slayers/guardians - Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy, #3) by Richelle Mead 1/15/10


message 1248: by Mel (new)

Mel (mel_b) | 1188 comments Oh and you'll have a whole new appreciation for Louis-Cesare (rowrrrr). That's all I'm saying.... :D


ஐAndreaஐ (rosesrrblue) | 707 comments Really? Awesome! I will have to go get those ASAP!!!


message 1246: by Mel (new)

Mel (mel_b) | 1188 comments Oh if you like Mircea (and you should: he is total hotness) then you're going to luuuuv Midnight's Daughter and Death's Mistress! You'll see whole other side of him.
But I'm still camp Pritkin :D


ஐAndreaஐ (rosesrrblue) | 707 comments Awesome! Oh and Answer: I love Mircea! you?

Everyone really seems to like Pritkin, I totally get the the interest but but am really routing for Mircea. So Hot!


message 1244: by Mel (new)

Mel (mel_b) | 1188 comments I know! Horrible. At least you till have Midnight's Daughter and Death's Mistress. Oh and Karen Chance is going to put short stories on her website (about Francoise, Mircea and Pritkin). The Pritkin one will be posted the 31st of March! :)


ஐAndreaஐ (rosesrrblue) | 707 comments Mel wrote: "Andrea wrote: "I loved the Cassie Palmer series!!!..."


Yay Andrea! Try Midnight's Daughter. I'm sure you'll like that one too.
Question: Pritkin or Mircea?"


Yeah I'm gonna pick that one up this week. It really sucks that the next book isn't coming out till 2011.




Abrown Brown (airportgirl1) | 50 comments FINAL UPDATE 6/10

1. vampires Veil of Midnight Done 1/27

<2. Werewolves Shiver done 1/21

3. Shifters Branded by Fire

4. Gods/goddesses/immoratals The Darkest Whisper

5. demons/angels Hush, Hush

6. Witches/warlocks Witch Fire

<7. fae/fairies Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr DONE 1/15/10

<8. aliens Born of Night DONE 1/6/10

<9. psychics/humans with paranormal abilities Intertwined DONE 1/3/10

10. hunters/warriors/slayers/guardians Graceling




message 1241: by Mel (new)

Mel (mel_b) | 1188 comments Andrea wrote: "I loved the Cassie Palmer series!!!..."


Yay Andrea! Try Midnight's Daughter. I'm sure you'll like that one too.
Question: Pritkin or Mircea?


 ♥ ♥Lynn ♥ ♥ | 368 comments Good job everyone!


message 1239: by Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads) (last edited Feb 01, 2010 08:59AM) (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads) (Gatadelafuente) | 461 comments Final Update 2/1/10

1. Born of Fire by Sherrilyn Kenyon Space Mercenary

2. Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs Shapeshifter

3. Blaze of Memory by Nalini Singh Psychic abilities
and
Soulless by Gail Carriger Psychic abilities


4. Covet by JR Ward Angels/Demons


5. The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter Gods/Goddesses

6. Burning Alive by Shannon K. Butcher Warriors/Protectors

7. Touch the Dark by Karen Chance Witch

8. Bad Blood by LA Banks werewolf

9. Dark Hunger by Sara Reinke vampire

10. Madhouse by Rob Thurman faery


7/10 Books completed

1. Finished Dark Hunger 1/6.
2. Finished The Darkest Night 1/9.
3. Finished Soulless 1/12
4. Finished Touch the Dark 1/20.
5. Finished Bad Blood by LA Banks
6. Finished Burning Alive: The Sentinel Wars by Shannon K. Butcher
7. Finished Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs.
Completed reads:





[image error] The Darkest Night (Lords of the Underworld,  #1) by Gena Showalter Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate, #1) by Gail Carriger Touch the Dark (Cassandra Palmer, #1) by Karen Chance Burning Alive (Sentinel Wars, #1) by Shannon K. Butcher Blood Bound (Mercedes Thompson, #2) by Patricia Briggs Bad Blood (Crimson Moon, Book 1) by L.A. Banks


message 1238: by ஐAndreaஐ (last edited Feb 01, 2010 08:12AM) (new)

ஐAndreaஐ (rosesrrblue) | 707 comments 8/10 - I didn't finish :(

1. Vampires - Kiss of Crimson
2. Werewolves - Moon Called
3. Shifters - Branded by Fire
4. Gods/Immortals - The LightningThief
5. Demons/Angels - Angels' Blood
6. Witch/Sorcerer - Touch the Dark
7. Fae - Captivate
8. Alien - Kiss of Midnight
9. Ghost - Claimed By Shadow
10. Warrior - Night Embrace

Kiss of Crimson (Midnight Breed, #2) by Lara Adrian Moon Called (Mercedes Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs Branded by Fire (Psy-Changeling, #6) by Nalini Singh The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan Angels' Blood (Guild Hunters, #1) by Nalini Singh Touch the Dark (Cassandra Palmer, #1) by Karen Chance Captivate (Need, #2) by Carrie Jones Kiss of Midnight (Midnight Breed,  #1) by Lara Adrian Claimed By Shadow (Cassandra Palmer, #2) by Karen Chance Night Embrace (Dark-Hunter, #3) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Also Read:
Embrace the Night (Cassandra Palmer, #3) by Karen Chance Curse the Dawn (Cassandra Palmer, #4) by Karen Chance
I loved the Cassie Palmer Series!!!


Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 1019 comments Mod
Jennifer wrote: "Ended up with 9/10"

Can you post your complete list, Jennifer?


Jennifer (jnhart) Ended up with 9/10


message 1235: by ♥ ♥Lynn ♥ ♥ (last edited Feb 01, 2010 05:59AM) (new)

 ♥ ♥Lynn ♥ ♥ | 368 comments 10 of 10 Read
DONE!!!!!
1. Vampire-Kiss of Midnight By Lara Adrian 4 Stars
2. Werewolves-Cry Wolf By Patricia Briggs 5 Stars
3. Shifters-Stray By Rachel Vincent 5 Stars
4. gods/goddess/immortals-American Gods By Neil Gaiman 4 Stars
5. Angel/Demons-Hush, Hush By Becca Fitzpatrick 5 Stars
6. Witches/Warlocks/Sorcerers/Mages-Storm Front By Jim Butcher 4 Stars
7. Fae/Fairies-A Kiss of Shadows (Meredith Gentry, #1) By Laurell K. Hamilton 3 Stars
8. Aliens/Space Cowboys/Mercenaries-Born of Night By Sherrilyn Kenyon 5 Stars
9. Psychics/Ghosts/Humans with abilities-Evermore By Alyson Noel 4 Stars
10. Hunters/Warriors/Slayers/Guardians-Pleasure Unbound By Larissa Ione 5 Steamy/Sexy Stars

Kiss of Midnight (Midnight Breed,  #1) by Lara Adrian Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, #1) by Patricia Briggs Stray (Shifters, #1) by Rachel Vincent American Gods by Neil Gaiman Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1) by Jim Butcher A Kiss of Shadows (Meredith Gentry, #1)  by Laurell K. Hamilton Born of Night (The League, #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Evermore (The Immortals, #1) by Alyson Noel Pleasure Unbound (Demonica, #1) by Larissa Ione


Also Read 9/9
On the Prowl By Patricia Briggs 5 Stars
Hunting Ground By Patricia Briggs 5 Stars
Another One Bites the Dust By Jennifer Rardin 4 Stars
Biting the Bullet By Jennifer Rardin 4 Stars
Rogue By Rachel Vincent 5 Stars
Pride By Rachel Vincent 5 Stars
Prey By Rachel Vincent
Kiss of Crimson By Lara Adrian 4 Stars
Hawksong by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes 5 Stars


BJ Rose (BJRose) | 443 comments This is as far as I'll get this month Boo Hoo!

January

8/10 Covet (Fallen Angels, #1) by J.R. Ward Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #3) by Charlaine Harris Mostly Harmless (Hitchhiker's Guide, #5) by Douglas Adams The Summoning (Darkest Powers, #1) by Kelley Armstrong Fire Study (Study, #3) by Maria V. Snyder Dead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse, #4) by Charlaine Harris Burning Wild (Leopard People, #3) by Christine Feehan Street Game (GhostWalkers, #8) by Christine Feehan

1. Vampires/Undead: Club Dead by Charlaine Harris Jan 3 (4*)
2. Werewoves: Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris Jan 9 (3.5*)
3. Shifters: Burning Wild by Christine Feehan Jan 25
4. Gods/Goddesses/Immortals: American Gods by Neil Gaiman
5. Demons/Angels: Covet by J.R. Ward Jan. 2 (4.5*)
6. Witches/Warlocks/Mages: Fire Study by Maria Snyder Jan 14 (5*)
7. Fae/Fairies/Elves: She's No Faerie Princess by Christine Warren
8. Aliens/Space: Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams Jan 8 (3.5*)
9. Psychics/Ghosts/Humans with PNR Abilities: The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong Jan 11 (4.5*)
10. Hunters/Warriors/Slayers: Street Game by Christine Feehan Jan 31 (4.5*)



Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 1019 comments Mod
PNR Monthly Challenge:
(Paranormal Creatures)

vampires - Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris 1/31
werewolves - Lover Beware (anthology)
shifters - Skinwalker by Faith Hunter 1/27
immortals - Eternal Craving by Nina Bangs
demons - Passion Unleashed by Larissa Ione 1/13
witches - Soul Magic by Jennifer Lyon 1/8
fae - Jewels of the Sun by Nora Roberts 1/31
aliens - Awaken Me Darkly by Gena Showalter
psychics - Street Game by Christine Feehan
hunters - Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh


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Sandra  (Sleo) Well I read 15 books this month. But I just read through this thread. I might have accidentally met some of the challenges.

1. Vampires In the Blood
2. Werewolves Soulless
3. Shifters Magic Bites
4. Gods/Goddesses/Magic Burns
5. Demons/Angels Touch the Dark
6. Witches/warlocks Fool Moon
7. Fae Embrace the Night
8. Alien/Space Cowboys
9. Psychics/ghosts Claimed By Shadow
10. Hunters/Guardians/WarriorsDark Lover

So it looks like the only one I missed is #8. Space cowboys or aliens. I'll have to take a look at the February challenge a little sooner, I guess!


Felicia (Ferishia) (Ferishia) | 389 comments 7/10

Although I read 21 books this month from a combination of other book reading challenges, I couldn't quiet finish this one. *sighs* I was distracted. But I look forward to next month's challenge. :)

Congrads to all of you who finished! :)

1. Vampires: A Vampire's Claim by Joey W. Hill 1/31 ★★★★
2. Werewolves: Running Wild by Sarah McCarty 1/16 ★★★★
3: Shifters: Kiss of Fire by Deborah Cooke 1/13★★★
4: Gods: Darkness Rising by Elissa Wilds 1/1 ★★★
5. Angels: Mortal Temptations by Allyson James 1/25 ★★★★
6. Witches: Warrior by Cheryl Brooks 1/21 ★★★
7: Faeries: Faeries Gone Wild- Anthology
8: Space Cowboys, Adventurers, Mercenaries:
Born of Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon
9: Humans with Paranormal Abilities: Skin Game by Ava Gray 1/5★★★★
10:Warriors/Guardians: Night Keepers by Jessica Andersen

A Vampire's Claim (Vampire Queen, #3) by Joey W. Hill Running Wild (Wild,  #1, #2, & #3) by Sarah McCarty Kiss of Fire (Dragonfire, Book 1) by Deborah Cooke Darkness Rising by Elissa Wilds Mortal Temptations (Mortal Series, #1) by Allyson James Warrior by Cheryl Brooks Faeries Gone Wild by MaryJanice Davidson Born of Night (The League, #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Skin Game (Skin, #1) by Ava Gray Nightkeepers (Final Prophecy, #1) by Jessica Andersen






message 1230: by Nita (new)

Nita (gillnit) | 697 comments Just finished Outlander. I loved it! It was so much more than just a romance. I do not cry easily when reading books, but there were some parts I got a bit weepy eyed. Jamie is my newest literary crush. I love his character.

And that finishes the challenge for me, and right on time!

1. Vampires - Immortal Danger 1/8 ***
2. Werewolves - The Dark One 1/13 ****
3. Shifters - Winter Kiss A Dragonfire Novel 1/21 ****
4. Gods/Goddesses/Immortals - Kiss of the Night 1/22 ****
5. Demons/Angels - Demon Angel 1/6 ****
6. Witches/Warlocks/Sorcerers/Mages - Tempt Me with Darkness 1/16 ****
7. Fae/Fairies - Divine Misdemeanors 1/9 ***
8. Alien/Space Cowboys, adventurers, mercenaries - Rion 1/12 ****
9. Psychics/Ghosts/Humans with paranormal abilities - Outlander 1/31 *****
10. Hunters/Warriors/Slayers/Guardians - Atlantis Rising 1/14 ****

Immortal Danger by Cynthia Eden The Dark One (Wild Wulfs of London, #1) by Ronda Thompson Winter Kiss (Dragonfire, Book 4) by Deborah Cooke Kiss of the Night (Dark-Hunter, #5) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Demon Angel (The Guardians, #2) by Meljean Brook Tempt Me with Darkness (Doomsday Brethren, #1) by Shayla Black Divine Misdemeanors (Meredith Gentry, #8) by Laurell K. Hamilton [image error] Outlander (Outlander, #1) by Diana Gabaldon Atlantis Rising (Warriors of Poseidon, #1) by Alyssa Day

Also read: Wolf Hall  A Novel by Hilary Mantel The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup  My Encounters with Extraordinary People by Susan Orlean [image error] Suite Française  by Irène Némirovsky

10/10 done


Shannon (Savhage Temptrest) (SavhageTemptress) | 330 comments Lynn ♥ ♥Brokhen ♥ ♥ wrote: "Shannon, did you not cry yourself a mess in Prey? I read it last week and cried several times. LOVED IT!!"

I did, and I cried and cried like such a baby! Sooooo sad! I'm glad I wasn't alone, Lynn!


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app (snappapp) | 5 comments 8/10 Read

... couldn't get copies of some of the books from the library in time so I ended up reading some other stuff.

1. Vampires Undead and Unwed by Mary Janice Davidson
2. Werewolves Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
3. Shifters
4. Immortals Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead
5. Angels Fallen by Lauren Kate
6. Mages Poison Study by Maria V Snyder
7. Fae Storm Born by Richelle Mead
8. Aliens/Space Cowboys
9. Humans with Paranormal Abilities A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris
10. Hunters/Warriors Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Undead and Unwed (Undead, #1) by MaryJanice Davidson Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid, #1) by Richelle Mead [image error] Poison Study (Study, # 1) by Maria V. Snyder Storm Born (Dark Swan, #1) by Richelle Mead A Touch of Dead (Southern Vampire Mystery Short Stories) by Charlaine Harris Graceling (The Seven Kingdoms Trilogy, Book 1) by Kristin Cashore

Also Read...

A Most Uncommon Degree of Popularity by Kathleen Gilles Seidel [image error] Assassin Study (Study Novella) by Maria V. Snyder


Michelle (Michelle_Mc) | 371 comments 1. VAMPIRE- The Witches of Mysteria Lane & the Dead Who Love Them - Gena Showalter 27/1/10
2. WEREWOLVES- Love's Prisoner - Mary Janice Davidson 26/1/10
3. SHIFTER
4. GOD/GODESS/IMMORTAL
5. DEMONS/ANGELS
6. WITCHES/WARLOCK/SORCEROR/MAGE- Atlantis Awakening by Alyssa Day 18/1/10
7. FAE/FAERIES - Death's Mistress - Karen Chance 29/1/10
8. ALIENS ETC
9. PSYCHIC/GHOST/HUMANS WITH ABILITIES Grave Suprise - Charlaine Harris 26/1/10
10. HUNTERS/WARRIORS/SLAYER/GUARDIANS - Atlantis Rising by Alyssa Day 16/1/10

Atlantis Rising (Warriors of Poseidon, #1) by Alyssa Day Atlantis Awakening (Warriors of Poseidon, #3) by Alyssa Day Grave Surprise (Harper Connelly Mystery, #2) by Charlaine Harris Secrets (Volume, #6) by MaryJanice Davidson Mysteria Lane by MaryJanice Davidson Death's Mistress (Dorina Basarab, #2) by Karen Chance

I knew I wouldnn't finish this monh, too much on at home. I did enjoy taking part and that's what counts. I would recommend Death's Mistress, my favourite of all Karen Chance's books by far! Loved it!
Congrats to everyone who finished :)

Michelle (shelli_m)


Rebecca (Bec) | 248 comments Laura wrote: "Rebecca wrote: "
I wanted to test this

10. Warriors/Guardians Lover Avenged By J.R. Ward 3rd Jan ★★★★★my Review
"

Rebecca, when you're typing out your post, you can hit "(preview..."


ooohhh thanks!


 ♥ ♥Lynn ♥ ♥ | 368 comments Good Job Kelley Anne!!


message 1224: by Kelley Anne (last edited Jan 31, 2010 12:01PM) (new)

Kelley Anne | 286 comments 8 Down / 2 to Go


1. vampires - Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward *Re-Read*
2. werewolves - Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs *Re-Read*
3. shifters - The Mane Event by Shelly Laurenston
4. gods/goddesses/immortals - The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
5. demons/angels - Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
6. witches/warlocks/sorcerers/mages - Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia
7. fae/fairies - Storm Born by Richelle Mead
8. space adventurers/space mercenaries - The Host by Stephenie Meyer *Re-Read
9. psychics/ghosts/humans with paranormal abilities - Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris *Re-Read
10. hunters/warriors/slayers/guardians - Shades of Midnight by Lara Adrian

TO READ
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READ FOR CHALLENGE
[image error] Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick The Host by Stephenie Meyer Shades of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #7) by Lara Adrian Storm Born (Dark Swan, #1) by Richelle Mead Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega, #2) by Patricia Briggs Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2) by J.R. Ward Grave Sight (Harper Connelly Mystery, #1) by Charlaine Harris

ALSO READ THIS MONTH
The Hunger Games bySuzanne Collins
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
The Beast in Him by Shelly Laurenston
The Mane Attraction by Shelly Laurenston
The Mane Squeeze by Shelly Laurenston
The Last Jihad by Joel C. Rosenberg
The Woods by Harlan Coben
Extreme Measures by Vince Flynn

[image error] Catching Fire (Hunger Games, #2) by Suzanne Collins The Beast in Him (Pride, #2) by Shelly Laurenston The Mane Attraction (Pride, #3) by Shelly Laurenston The Mane Squeeze (Pride, #4) by Shelly Laurenston
The Last Jihad by Joel C. Rosenberg The Woods by Harlan Coben Extreme Measures (Mitch Rapp, #9) by Vince Flynn




Charlotte (Buried in Books) | 332 comments Paranormal Romance - January 2010 Challenge

8/10


Vampires - Dracula by Bram Stoker - Finished 19th January ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Werewolves - Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night by Kresley Cole - Finished 23rd January ★ ★ ★
Shifters - Club Dead by Charlaine Harris Finished 2nd January ★ ★ ★
Immortals - Evermore by Alyson Noel - Finished 16th January ★ ★
Demons/Angels - Bite Marks by Jennifer Rardin - Finished 9th January ★ ★ ★
Witches - Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris - Finished 16th ★ ★ ★ ★
Fae/Fairies - Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr - Finished 28th January ★ ★ ★ ★
Aliens/Space Cowboys - The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Psychics/Ghosts/Special Humans - Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris
Hunters/Warriors/Slayers/Guardians - Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan Finished 31st January ★ ★ ★

Still To Read
The Host by Stephenie Meyer Dead As A Doornail  A True Blood Novel (Sookie Stackhouse 5) by Charlaine Harris

Read
Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #3) by Charlaine Harris Bite Marks (Jaz Parks, #6) by Jennifer Rardin [image error] Evermore (The Immortals, #1) by Alyson Noel Dracula (Critical Edition) by Bram Stoker Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night (Immortals After Dark,  #4) by Kresley Cole Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1) by Melissa Marr The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan

I couldn't stop myself from buying Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief yesterday. Percy's a hero, so that makes him a warrior in my book (plus Grover was his guardian). Wasn't bad, I have read better this month though. Will be getting the rest of the books, just to see what happens....


Mary E. (jujjy) | 42 comments Final update for January.

6/10 completed

vampires Dark Desire by Christine Feehan 1/22/10**
werewolves Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs 01/18/10*****
shifters Dragon Actually by G.A. Aiken
mythology The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter
demons Gideon by Jacquelyn Frank
mages Spell Games by T.A. Pratt 01/31/10****
fae Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
space Wanderlust by Ann Aguirre 01/07/10****
paranormal abilities On the Edge by Ilona Andrews 01/13/10****
guardians Blood Magic by Jennifer Lyon 01/10/10***

Read for this challenge
Dark Desire (Carpathians, #2) by Christine Feehan Blood Bound (Mercedes Thompson, #2) by Patricia Briggs Spell Games (Marla Mason, #4) by T.A. Pratt Wanderlust (Sirantha Jax, #2) by Ann Aguirre On the Edge (The Edge, #1) by Ilona Andrews Blood Magic (Wing Slayer Hunters, #1) by Jennifer Lyon

Also read this month
The Iron Hunt (Hunter Kiss, #1) by Marjorie M. Liu Jacob's Room by Virginia Woolf Blood Brothers (Sign of Seven trilogy #1) by Nora Roberts Unshapely Things (Connor Grey, #1) by Mark Del Franco Pleasure Unbound (Demonica, #1) by Larissa Ione Beyond Control (Berkley Sensation) by Rebecca York Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, #2) by Charlaine Harris Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter, #1) by Jeff Lindsay [image error]


Jessica | 679 comments I'm finished just in time 10/10!

1. vampires:Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side
2. werewolves: Derik's Bane
3. shifters:Rogue
4. gods/goddesses/immortals:Night Pleasures
5. demons/angels:Noah
6. witches/warlocks/sorcerers/mages:Dead Witch Walking
7. fae/fairies:A Kiss of Shadows (Meredith Gentry, #1)
8. aliens/space cowboys, adventurers, mercenaries:Ender's Game
9. psychics/ghosts/humans with paranormal abilities:The Graveyard Book
10. hunters/warriors/slayers/guardians: Blood Blade

Read:Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth FantaskeyDerik's Bane (Berkley Sensation) by MaryJanice DavidsonRogue (Shifters, #2) by Rachel VincentNight Pleasures (Dark-Hunter, #2) by Sherrilyn KenyonNoah (Nightwalkers, #5) by Jacquelyn FrankDead Witch Walking (Rachel Morgan/The Hollows, #1) by Kim HarrisonA Kiss of Shadows (Meredith Gentry, #1)  by Laurell K. HamiltonEnder's Game (Ender's Saga, #1) by Orson Scott Card[image error]Blood Blade (Skinners, Book 1) by Marcus Pelegrimas



message 1220: by Mel (last edited Jan 31, 2010 09:51AM) (new)

Mel (mel_b) | 1188 comments Wow, this is my worst challenge ever. But I must add that Outlander was 850 pages long so it kinda counts for two books ;)

3/10 read

1.Vampires: Full Moon Rising by Keri Arthur
2.Werewolves: Soulless by Gail Carriger 01/15 ★ ★ ★☆☆ (3,5 actually) (full review)
3.Shifters: Stray by Rachel Vincent
4.Gods/Immortals: Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon (yes I'm going to give SK a go!)
5.Demons/Angels: Nightlife by Rob Thurman
6.Witches: White Witch, Black Curse by Kim Harrison
7.Fae: Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs
8.Aliens: Hara's Legacy by Bianca D'Arc 01/10 ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
9.Humans with Paranormal Abilities: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon 01/31 ★ ★ ★★☆ (review coming up)
10.Hunters: Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews


Read:
Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate, #1) by Gail Carriger Hara's Legacy (Resonance Mates, #1) by Bianca D'Arc


Outlander (Outlander, #1) by Diana Gabaldon ★ ★ ★★☆

I know Outlander is the book everybody seems to love to hate here on Goodreads. I liked it very much. It’s one of those books which are hard to review but I can just say this:
It read like a combination of historical fiction, adventure and paranormal romance. My mass market paperback edition was 850 pages long and the contents could have been enough for two or maybe three books. That being said, the story almost never dragged (except for the ending).
If you’re looking for a fast paced, sugar coated bodice ripper book, don’t read Outlander. But if you like an engaging story that’ll start an epic historical love story, try it.


Not going to finish the following:
Full Moon Rising (Riley Jenson Guardian, #1) by Keri Arthur Stray (Shifters, #1) by Rachel Vincent Night Pleasures (Dark-Hunter, #2) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Nightlife (Cal Leandros, #1) by Rob Thurman White Witch, Black Curse (Rachel Morgan/The Hollows, #7) by Kim Harrison Iron Kissed (Mercedes Thompson, #3) by Patricia Briggs Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2) by Ilona Andrews



The Flooze (the_flooze) | 1591 comments No prob. Thank you!

:)


message 1218: by Mel W (new)

Mel W (MelW) | 411 comments Michelle M. wrote: "Mel W wrote: "UPDATE - January 29
So far we have 119 readers participating in this month's challenge..."

Hiya, Mel. Not to be a pain in the kiester, but I finished. Message 1145.

Thanks!
:)..."


Sorry, Michelle! Edited update for you :)


namericanwordcat | 209 comments Michelle M. wrote: "It's not about finishing! It's just about trying! And finding new things to read along the way.

:)"


I must say that is true. I didn't finish because I just did a run on some favorite writers of mine. But I have new authors in my TBR pile.

Fun!



Melinda (craftymommy) | 97 comments completed 6 books


1. vampires
2. werewolves: Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs read 1/31/10
3. shifters
4. gods/goddesses/immortals: {Lucan: inhabited by the god Apodatoo} Dangerous Highlander by Donna Grant read 1/14/10
5. demons/angels: Ecstasy Unveiled by Larissa Ione read 1/21/10
6. witches/warlocks/sorcerers/mages
7. fae/fairies: Wicked Enchantment by Anya Bast read 1/11/10
8. aliens/space cowboys, adventurers, mercenaries
9. humans with paranormal abilities {Chloe Saunders - necromancer}: The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong read 1/4/09
10. hunters/warriors/slayers/guardians {Atlantis/Poseidon warriors}: Atlantis Rising by Alyssa Day read 1/27/10


Stacie H. (StacieMH) | 73 comments DONE! 10/10
1. Vampires: Just One Sip by Katie MacAlister
2. Werewolves: Kitty Takes a Holiday by Carrie Vaughn
3. Shifters: Stray by Rachel Vincent
4. Immortals: (changed) The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
5. Demons: Come Hell or High Water by Michele Bardsley
6. Wizard: Death Masks by Jim Butcher
7. Fae/Elves: Even Vampires Get the Blues by Katie MacAlister
8. Alien: Shades of Midnight by Laura Adrian
9. Time Travel: Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Galbaldon
10. Hunters: They Call Me Death by Missy Jane

Also read this month:
Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston
Darklight by Lesley Livingston
Rogue by Rachel Vincent
Pride by Rachel Vincent
Sex, Lies, and Vampires by Katie MacAlister


 ♥ ♥Lynn ♥ ♥ | 368 comments Shannon, did you not cry yourself a mess in Prey? I read it last week and cried several times. LOVED IT!!


Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 1019 comments Mod
Well done, Cathy, DaisyMay and Shannon!


Shannon (Savhage Temptrest) (SavhageTemptress) | 330 comments I'm definitely in as well, and will post as I go along!

Progress: 10/10 Finished! 01/31/10

1. Vampires = Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs --Read 01/04

2. Werewolves = Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs --Read 01/23

3. Shifters = Prey by Rachel Vincent --Read 01/10

4. Immortals = Dark Protector by Alexis Morgan --Read 01/31

5. Demons/Angels = Angel by Garry Kilworth --Read 01/29

6. Witches = On the Edge by Ilona Andrews --Read 01/18

7. Fae = Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs --Read 01/05

8. Aliens = Awaken Me Darkly by Gena Showalter --Read 01/26

9. Psychic = Claimed By Shadow by Karen Chance --Read 01/21

10. Hunters = Three Days to Dead by Kelly Meding --Read 01/24


Blood Bound (Mercedes Thompson, #2) by Patricia Briggs Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, #1) by Patricia Briggs Prey (Shifters, #4) by Rachel Vincent Dark Protector (Paladins of Darkness, Book 1) by Alexis Morgan Angel by Garry D. Kilworth On the Edge (The Edge, #1) by Ilona Andrews Iron Kissed (Mercedes Thompson, #3) by Patricia Briggs Awaken Me Darkly (Alien Huntress, #1) by Gena Showalter Claimed By Shadow (Cassandra Palmer, #2) by Karen Chance Three Days to Dead (Dreg City, #1) by Kelly Meding


Barbara ★ 1/30 UPDATE

7/10 completed

1. Vampires - Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz 1/13
2. Werewolves - Bound to Shadows by Keri Arthur
3. Shifters - In Over Her Head by Judi Fennell 1/17
4. Gods/Immortals -The Vampire's Bride by Gena Showalter 1/30
5. Demons/Angels - Succubus Dreams by Richelle Mead 1/11
6. Witch/Sorcerer - Storm Born by Richelle Mead
7. Fae - Divine Misdemeanors by Laurell K. Hamilton 1/26
8. Space Cowboy - Born of Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon
9. Psychic - Heart-Shaped Box: A Novel by Joe Hill 1/18
10. Hunters - Dhampir by Barb Hendee 1/12


READ
Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods, #1) by Melissa de la Cruz In Over Her Head (Tritone Trilogy, #1) by Judi Fennell The Vampire's Bride (Atlantis #4) by Gena Showalter [image error] Heart-Shaped Box  A Novel by Joe Hill Dhampir (Noble Dead, Series 1, #1) by Barb Hendee Divine Misdemeanors (Meredith Gentry, #8) by Laurell K. Hamilton

To READ
Bound to Shadows (Riley Jenson Guardian, #8) by Keri Arthur Storm Born (Dark Swan, #1) by Richelle Mead Born of Night (The League, #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon



(Kelly)~Got Fiction?~ Oakes (GotFiction) | 111 comments 8/10 Complete

1. vampires- Atlantis Rising, Alyssa Day
2. werewolves-Marked by Moonlight, Sharie Kohler
3. shifters-Wild Thing Anthology
4. gods/goddesses/immortals-Gods behaving badly,Marie Phillips 1/03 3.5*
5. demons/angels-Heart of Darkness, Gena Showalter
6. witches/warlocks/sorcerers/mages-Dangerous Highlander, Donna Grant 01/12 *****
7. fae/fairies-Atlantis Awakening- Alyssa Day
8. aliens/space cowboys/space adventurers/space mercenaries-Shades of Midnight, Lara Adrian01/14****
9. psychics/ghosts/humans with paranormal abilities-Ashes of Midnight, Lara Adrian 1/02 ****
10.hunters/warriors/slayers/guardians-Highlander Untamed, Monica McCarty

TO READ:

Atlantis Awakening (Warriors of Poseidon, #3) by Alyssa Day Marked by Moonlight (Moon Chasers, Book 1) by Sharie Kohler
COMPLETE: Ashes of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #6) by Lara Adrian Gods Behaving Badly  A Novel by Marie Phillips Shades of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #7) by Lara Adrian Dangerous Highlander (Dark Sword, #1) by Donna Grant Highlander Untamed (MacLeods of Skye Trilogy, #1) by Monica McCarty [image error] Wild Thing (Includes  Warriors of Poseidon, #2; The Guardians, #3) by Maggie Shayne


message 1209: by Emily (last edited Jan 30, 2010 07:54PM) (new)

Emily (BooksAreLikeDrugs) | 1 comments 1. vampires - All Soul's Night, Jennifer Armintrout

2. werewolves - Broken, Kelley Armstrong

3. shifters -

4. gods/goddesses/immortals -

5. demons/angels - Come Hell or High Water, Michele Bardsley

6. witches/warlocks/sorcerers/mages -

7. fae/fairies - Divine Misdemeanors

8. aliens/space cowboys/space adventurers/space mercenaries - Born of Ice, Sherrilyn Kenyon

9. psychics/ghosts/humans with paranormal abilities - Street Game, Christine Feehan

10. hunters/warriors/slayers/guardians - The Bleeding Dusk, Colleen Gleason


message 1208: by Blue Eyed Vixen (last edited Jan 30, 2010 07:57PM) (new)

Blue Eyed Vixen | 18 comments Finally done [wipes brow:]

I don't usually read so many in a month but was very happy to take part and discover some new series I would not have read for some time....thanks.

1. Vampires: The Struggle by L J Smith
2. Werewolves: Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs*
3. Shifters: Serengeti Heat by Vivi Andrews
4. Gods/Goddess: Fallen by Tim Lebbon
5. Demons/angels: Ravenous by Sherri L King
6. Witches/warlocks: Ordinary Charm by Anya Bast
7. Fae: Tithe by Holly Black
8. Alien/Space cowboys: Awaken Me Darkly by Gena Showalter
9. Psychics/ghosts: Fearfully Delicious by Adrianne Dane
10. Hunters/Guardians/Warriors: The Darkest Evening of the Year by Dean R Koontz

Others read
Alpha & Omega: A Companion Novella to Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, Prequel) by Patricia Briggs
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

*part of another groupread

The Struggle (The Vampire Diaries, #2) by L.J. Smith Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, #1) by Patricia Briggs Serengeti Heat (Serengeti Shifters, #1) by Vivi Andrews Fallen by Tim Lebbon Ravenous (Horde Wars, #1) by Sherri L. King Ordinary Charm by Anya Bast Tithe (The Modern Faerie Tales, #1) by Holly Black Awaken Me Darkly (Alien Huntress, #1) by Gena Showalter Fearfully Delicious by Adrianne Dane The Darkest Evening of the Year by Dean Koontz Alpha & Omega  A Companion Novella to Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, Prequel) by Patricia Briggs The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time  by Mark Haddon


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Cathy C | 20 comments Challenge Completed


1. Vampires Shades of Midnight by Lara Adrian 1/12/10
2. Werewolves Frostbitten by Kelly Armstrong 1/14/10
3. Shifters Mine to Possess by Nalini Singh 1/7/10
4. Gods/Goddesses/Immortals Atlantis Awakening by Alyssa Day 1/11/10
5. Demons/Angels City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare 1/4/10
6. Witches/Warlocks/sorcerers/Mages Claimed By Shadow by Karen Chance 1/29/10
7. Fae/Fairies Night Huntress (Sisters of the Moon, #5) by Yasmine Galenorn 1/20/10
8. Aliens/Space Mercenaries Born of Ice by Sherrilyn Kenyon 1/1/10
9. Physchics/Ghosts> Night Game by Christine Feehan 1/15/10
10.Hunters/Warriors/Slayers Night Shift by Lilith Saintcrow 1/10/10


Shades of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #7) by Lara Adrian Frostbitten (Women of the Otherworld, #10) by Kelley Armstrong Mine to Possess (Psy-Changeling, #4) by Nalini Singh Atlantis Awakening (Warriors of Poseidon, #3) by Alyssa Day City of Ashes (Mortal Instruments, #2) by Cassandra Clare Claimed By Shadow (Cassandra Palmer, #2) by Karen Chance [image error] Truckers  True Gay Erotica by Johnny Hansen Night Game (GhostWalkers, #3) by Christine Feehan Night Shift (Jill Kismet, #1) by Lilith Saintcrow


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