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message 1: by Yz the Whyz (last edited Oct 31, 2012 08:37PM) (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 1019 comments Mod
We have been often told not to "judge a book by its cover', but how many of us have often fallen victim to a pretty cover.

Well, time to let those eyes roam for May's Cover Hunt Challenge.

Duration: May 1, 2010 - May 31, 2010

Categories:

Read 3 books whose that has a single male on the cover.
Read 3 books whose that has a single female on the cover.
Read 2 books whose cover feature a couple.
Read 2 books where there is no person or human image at all.


Easy enough? Be sure to post the covers for proof.

To post covers, click on the upper right hand of the text box (add book/author), search for your book, at the bottom, select 'cover' instead of 'link, and then click 'add'.

You may post your list anytime, but no reading before May 1.


message 2: by Kelley Anne (last edited Apr 20, 2010 12:35PM) (new)

Kelley Anne | 286 comments Intriguing idea! I'm going to have to turn the "covers" view on my bookshelf and do some hunting!

Quick question, when you say "profile" that means they can't be facing front, right? Do they have to be facing to the side, or can they be facing backwards?


message 3: by Yz the Whyz (last edited Apr 20, 2010 12:41PM) (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 1019 comments Mod
Kelley Anne wrote: Quick question, when you say "profile" that means they can't be facing front, right? Do they have to be facing to the side, or can they be facing backwards?

Good question. I edited the categories to make it easier. Doesn't matter what pose they are in.


Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 1019 comments Mod
In keeping with this challenge, here is a fun little video that you guys might like to see:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxSwr1...


message 5: by Nita (last edited Apr 20, 2010 12:50PM) (new)

Nita (gillnit) | 697 comments I'm in, but I do have a question, Yz. Where would you put Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8)? I was going to put it in the single male category, but you do see a females hands on his chest, though no other part of her. So do you suggest single male or couple category? Thanks!


Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 1019 comments Mod
Hmm....tough call...but I'm leaning to couple.


Michelle B (karenshell) | 75 comments ok i'm in!

3 books with a single male on cover
1.Succubi Like it Hot
2. The Highlanders Touch
3. Burning Alive
Succubi Like It Hot (Succubus Diaries, #2) The Highlander's Touch (Highlander, #3) Burning Alive (Sentinel Wars, #1)

3 books with single female on cover
1. Scorched
2. Shadowfae
3. Witch Craft
Scorched (The Dark Forgotten, #2) Shadowfae (The Shadowfae Chronicles, #1) Witch Craft (Nocturne City, #4)

2 books with a couple on the cover
1. Lover eternal
2. Lover awakened
Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2) Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #3)

2 books w/no person or human image on cover
1. Storm Front
2. Eclipse
Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1) Eclipse (Twilight, #3)


message 8: by Erin (last edited Apr 24, 2010 03:06AM) (new)

Erin (Erin-B) | 457 comments I'm in. Books subject to change.

Read: 0/10

Single Male Figure
1. Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh
2. King of Sword and Sky by C.L. Wilson
3. Atlantis Awakening by Alyssa Day
Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling, #1) King of Sword and Sky (Tairen Soul Series, Book #3) Atlantis Awakening (Warriors of Poseidon, #3)

Single Female Figure
4. Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs
5. At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost
6. Destined for an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost
Blood Bound (Mercedes Thompson, #2) At Grave's End (Night Huntress, #3) Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress, #4)

Couple
7. Gideon by Jacquelyn Frank
8. Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs
Gideon (Nightwalkers, #2) Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega, #2)

No Humans
9. The Torrents of Spring by Earnest Hemingway
10. Mackenzie's Mission by Linda Howard
The Torrents of Spring Mackenzie's Mission (Mackenzie Family, #2)


message 9: by Jessica (last edited May 02, 2010 10:11PM) (new)

Jessica | 679 comments I'm in I'll fill in as I go!

3 books whose that has a single male on the cover
1.The Dark Highlander
2.
3.

The Dark Highlander (Highlander, #5)

3 books whose that has a single female on the cover
4.
5.
6.


2 books whose cover feature a couple
7.Dead in the Family
8.Spirit Bound

Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse, #10) Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, #5)

2 books where there is no person or human image at all
9.
10.


message 10: by Jaime (last edited Apr 21, 2010 08:44PM) (new)

Jaime | 147 comments 0/10

3 books whose that has a single male on the cover
1. Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward
2. Dark Side of the Moon by Sherrilyn Kenyon
3. The Dream-Hunter by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #7) Dark Side of the Moon (Dark-Hunter, #10) The Dream-Hunter (Dark-Hunter, #11 and/or Dream-Hunters #1)

3 books whose that has a single female on the cover
4. Prey by Rachel Vincent
5. Shift by Rachel Vincent
6. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

Prey (Shifters, #4) Shift City of Ashes (Mortal Instruments, #2)

2 books whose cover feature a couple
7. Lover Enshrined by J.R. Ward
8. Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione

Lover Enshrined (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #6) Pleasure Unbound (Demonica, #1)

2 books where there is no person or human image at all
9. Circus of the Damned by Laurell K. Hamilton
10. The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider's Guide by J.R. Ward

Circus of the Damned (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #3) The Black Dagger Brotherhood  An Insider's Guide


message 11: by ♥ ♥Lynn ♥ ♥ (last edited Apr 29, 2010 09:25AM) (new)

 ♥ ♥Lynn ♥ ♥ | 368 comments 0/10 READ

3 books whose that has a single male on the cover
1.Born of Ice by Sherrilyn Kenyon
2.Dangerous Games by Lora Leigh
3.Into the Dark by Gena Showalter

Born of Ice (The League, #3) Dangerous Games (Tempting SEALs, #2) Into the Dark (Lords of the Underworld, #.5, #3.5, Plus Bonus Material)

3 books whose that has a single female on the cover

4.The Taste of Night: The Second Sign of the Zodiacby Vicki Pettersson
5.Glass Houses by Rachel Caine
6.Tales of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong

The Taste of Night  The Second Sign of the Zodiac Glass Houses (The Morganville Vampires, #1) Tales of the Otherworld (Otherworld)

2 books whose cover feature a couple

7.A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole
8.Roadkill by Rob Thurman

A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark, #2) Roadkill (Cal Leandros, #5)

2 books where there is no person or human image at all
9. Dancing with the Devil by Keri Arthur
10.The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

Dancing with the Devil (Nikki & Michael, #1) The Body Finder (Body Finder, #1)


message 12: by FlibBityFLooB (last edited Apr 27, 2010 05:00PM) (new)

FlibBityFLooB I’m in again :)

Single Male on Cover
1. Love in the Time of Dragons by Katie MacAlister
2. Lover Avenged by JR Ward (re-read)
3. Lover Mine by JR Ward

Single Female on Cover
4. Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
5. The Good, the Bad, and the Undead by Kim Harrison
6. Every Which Way But Dead by Kim Harrison

Couple on Cover
7. Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead
8. Lover Revealed by JR Ward (re-read)

No Person on Cover
9. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris by Charlaine Harris
10. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Love in the Time of Dragons (Light Dragons, #1) Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #7) [image error] Dead Witch Walking (Rachel Morgan/The Hollows, #1) The Good, the Bad, and the Undead (Rachel Morgan/The Hollows, #2) Every Which Way But Dead (Rachel Morgan/The Hollows, #3) Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, #5) Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #4) [image error] Outlander (Outlander, #1)


message 13: by Nita (last edited Apr 20, 2010 03:13PM) (new)

Nita (gillnit) | 697 comments Thanks Yz! So here is my list and as always, subject to change. I am including one non-pnr/uf.

0/10 read
Read 3 books whose that has a single male on the cover
1. Atlantis Unleashed
2. Dawn's Awakening
3. Velvet Haven

Atlantis Unleashed (Warriors of Poseidon,  #5) Dawn's Awakening (Breeds, #14) Velvet Haven (Annwyn Chronicles, #1)

Read 3 books whose that has a single female on the cover
4. Hot Blooded
5. Grimspace
6. Mind Games

Hot Blooded  (Includes  Carpathians, #14; Midnight Upyr, #4; Mageverse, #1) Grimspace (Sirantha Jax, #1) Mind Games (The Disillusionists Trilogy, #1)

Read 2 books whose cover feature a couple
7. Lover Mine
8. Beyond the Night

Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8) [image error]

Read 2 books where there is no person or human image at all
9. Enslaved
10. Crocodile on the Sandbank

Enslaved Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody, #1)


message 14: by Barbara ★ (last edited May 20, 2010 08:25PM) (new)

Barbara ★

single male on the cover
1. Atlantis Unleashed by Alyssa Day 5/4
2. Desire Untamed by Pamela Palmer 5/12
3. Wild Blue Under by Judi Fennell

Atlantis Unleashed (Warriors of Poseidon,  #5) Desire Untamed (Feral Warriors, #1) Wild Blue Under (Tritone Trilogy, #2)

single female on the cover
1. Scorched by Sharon Ashwood
2. The Becoming by Jeanne Stein 5/19
3. Me and My Shadow by Katie MacAlister 5/15

Scorched (The Dark Forgotten, #2) The Becoming (Anna Strong, #1) Me and My Shadow (Silver Dragons, #3)

couple on cover
1. Breath of Fire by Tammy Kane
2. A Mermaid's Ransom by Joey W. Hill

Breath of Fire A Mermaid's Ransom (Daughters of Arianne, #3)

no person or human image at all
1. Skin Trade by Laurell K. Hamilton
2. Pride Mates by Jennifer Ashley 5/1

Skin Trade (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #17) Pride Mates (Shifters Unbound, #1)


Vicci (TheiBookEmporium) | 192 comments I' In!


Single male on the cover
1. Lion's Heat By Lora Leigh
2. Street Game By Christine Feehan
3. Tempt Me with Darkness By Shayla Black

Lion's Heat (Breeds, #21) Street Game (GhostWalkers, #8) Tempt Me with Darkness (Doomsday Brethren, #1)

Single female on the cover
1. The Devil's Playground By Jenna Black
2. Blood Drive By Jeanne C. Stein
3. Rogue By Rachel Vincent

The Devil's Playground (Morgan Kingsley, #5) Blood Drive (Anna Strong, #2) Rogue (Shifters, #2)

Feature a couple
1. Kiss of Midnight By Laura Adrian
2. First Drop of Crimson By Jeaniene Frost

Kiss of Midnight (Midnight Breed,  #1) First Drop of Crimson (Night Huntress World, #1)

no person or human image
1. After Dark by Jayne Castle
2. Storm Front By Jim Butcher

After Dark (Harmony,  #1) Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1)


The Holy Terror (theholyterror) | 313 comments I only have one class in May so I'm going to try to get back into challenges. This one looks interesting! I'll have to go see what I can find to make a list ...


Jessica | 679 comments FlibBityFLooB wrote: "I’m in again :)

Single Male on Cover
1. Love in the Time of Dragons by Katie MacAlister
2. The Dark One by Ronda Thompson
3. [book:Wait Till Your Vampire Gets H..."


You have to let me know what you think of the Hollows I'm an addict and can hardly wait for the next book in Feb. :o(


message 21: by Mrs.soule (last edited Apr 20, 2010 04:48PM) (new)

Mrs.soule (Mrssoule) | 158 comments Single male on the cover:
1. Intertwined by Gena Showalter
2. Pleasure of a Dark Prince by Kresley Cole
3. Seduced By Shadows by Jessa Slade
Single female on the cover:
1. Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz
2. Warprize by Elizabeth Vaughan
3. A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Covers featuring a couple:
1. Working for the Devil by Lilith Saintcrow
2. Uneasy Alliance by Jayne Ann Krentz
Covers with no person or human image at all:
1. Kiss of the Highlander by Karen Marie Moning
2. Emerald Magic: Great Tales of Irish Fantasy edited by Andrew M. Greeley
Intertwined (Aden Stone, #1) Pleasure of a Dark Prince (Immortals After Dark, #9) Seduced By Shadows (Marked Souls, #1) Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods, #1) Warprize (Chronicles of the Warlands, #1) A Princess of Mars (Barsoom 1) Working for the Devil (Dante Valentine, #1) Uneasy Alliance (Famous Firsts) Kiss of the Highlander (Highlander, #4) Emerald Magic  Great Tales of Irish Fantasy


message 22: by Patty (last edited Apr 28, 2010 03:25AM) (new)

Patty (Catnaping) | 485 comments I'm going to put down at least one extra book in each category for possibles just in case.Depending on the Library
Single Male on the Cover
1 Katie Macalister Love in the Time of Dragons
2 Gena Showalter Into the Dark
3 Annette Blair Naked Dragon
4 Michelle Rowen The Demon in Me (possible)

[image error] Into the Dark (Lords of the Underworld, #.5, #3.5, Plus Bonus Material) Naked Dragon (Works Like Magick, #1) The Demon in Me (Living in Eden, #1)
Single Female on Cover
1 Rachel Caine Kiss of Death
2 Lisa Shearin Bewitched & Betrayed
3 P.C & Kristin Cast Burned
4 Linda Robertson Hallowed Circle (possible)
Kiss Of Death (The Morganville Vampires, #8) Bewitched  &  Betrayed  (Raine Benares, #4) Burned (House of Night, #7) Hallowed Circle (Persephone Alcmedi, #2)
Couple on cover
1 Charlaine Harris Dead in the Family
2 Richelle Mead Spirit Bound
3 Jacquelyn Frank Stealing Kathryn (possible)
Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse, #10) Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, #5) Stealing Kathryn (The Gatherers, #2)
No person on cover
1 Julie Kenner Demon Ex-Machina
2 Kristin Cashore Graceling
3 Diana Gabaldon Dragonfly in Amber (possible)
Demon Ex Machina  Tales of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom (Kate Connor - Demon Hunter, #5) Graceling (The Seven Kingdoms Trilogy, #1) Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, #2)


message 23: by Steph (last edited Apr 21, 2010 01:27AM) (new)

Steph (Angel4492) | 177 comments Read: 0/10


Single male on the cover x 3
Mine to Possess (Psy-Changeling, #4) Hostage to Pleasure (Psy-Changeling, #5) The Darkest Passion (Lords of the Underworld, #5)

*May sub book for The Darkest Passion if I can't get a hold of it in time (Rls Date: 5/25/10)*

Single female on the cover x 3
In the Blood (The Maker's Song, #2) Radiant Shadows (Wicked Lovely, #4) Blonde With a Wand (Babes-on-Brooms, #1)

A couple on the cover x 2
Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8) Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse, #10)

No person or human image at all on the cover x 2
Ironside (The Modern Faerie Tales, #3) Angel Star


Gemma (BookMoodReviews) | 510 comments ooh I'm in!

Need to decide on the books.

Ok, I have a question though. Some UK and US covers are different and some aren't even on the goodreads website, so if I pick a book that doesn't have the cover, can I put the link to the UK site so you can see? The reason I ask is that the Sookie books were reissued with TV character tie ins.


Judithe | 121 comments Fun fun fun! Count me in...Have some new books coming soon...and will decide on my list once I check them!


message 26: by DarkHeart "Vehngeance" (last edited Apr 30, 2010 01:49PM) (new)

DarkHeart "Vehngeance" (DarkHeart) | 737 comments Ooh, loving this one. Okay, here's my tentative list (and yes, I count Curran's lion form on the cover of Magic Bleeds as part of a couple with Kate!). Oh and some of my choices are dependent upon that damn volcano giving it a rest, and post from the States finally arriving again so I can get my book orders:

Single male on the cover:
1. Dead Beat by Jim Butcher
2. King Maker by Maurice Broadus
3. Ecstasy Unveiled by Larissa Ione

Dead Beat (The Dresden Files, #7) King Maker (The Knights of Breton Court, #1) Ecstasy Unveiled (Demonica, #4)

Single female on the cover:
4. The Hob's Bargain by Patricia Briggs
5. Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr
6. Embrace the Night by Karen Chance

The Hob's Bargain Radiant Shadows (Wicked Lovely, #4) Embrace the Night (Cassandra Palmer, #3)

Couple on the cover:
7. Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews
8. Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead

Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels, #4) Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, #5)

No one on the cover:
9. Broken by Kelley Armstrong
10. Rampant by Amy Lane

Broken (Women of the Otherworld, #6) Rampant (Little Goddess, #4)


DarkHeart "Vehngeance" (DarkHeart) | 737 comments Gem H aka *Dhelirious* wrote: "ooh I'm in!

Need to decide on the books.

Ok, I have a question though. Some UK and US covers are different and some aren't even on the goodreads website, so if I pick a book that doesn't have..."


Gem, you can always add in the alternative covers for the ISBNs, if you're a librarian - or let me know and I can assist. =)


Gemma (BookMoodReviews) | 510 comments cool, I'll tell you the websites I saw them and you could help me out. :)

I now have a shiney cover with the delectable Eric sitting all mean and moody on the cover!!!!


Danielle Ruffin (poetic_mother) | 42 comments I'm in!!! This sounds like fun!


BJ Rose (BJRose) | 443 comments HELP!! Is this a man or a woman? It's too blurred for me to be sure but I'm thinking woman:
Loyalty in Death (In Death, #9)


Gemma (BookMoodReviews) | 510 comments I'd say it looks a bit like a moon


Nita (gillnit) | 697 comments I agree with Gem - looks like the moon to me.


Tara | 596 comments I agree it looks like a moon and the "o" in the name looks like an eclipse.


Carolyn F. | 543 comments I'm in, I'll post later.


BJ Rose (BJRose) | 443 comments Gem H aka *Dhelirious* wrote: "I'd say it looks a bit like a moon"

OK - I don't have the book, so I'll just go to something else.


Michelle (Michelle_Mc) | 371 comments I'm in, will post as I go :)


Gemma (BookMoodReviews) | 510 comments BJ Rose wrote: "Gem H aka *Dhelirious* wrote: "I'd say it looks a bit like a moon"

OK - I don't have the book, so I'll just go to something else."


That's what I would do. Have it as doesn't have anyone on the cover. :)


message 38: by N.L. (last edited Apr 21, 2010 08:54AM) (new)

N.L. Riviezzo (nlriviezzo) | 101 comments 0/10 Read

Single Male
1. Love in the Time of Dragons by Katie MacAlister
2. Raine by Elizabeth Amber
3. The Fallen 1: The Fallen and Leviathan

Love in the Time of Dragons (Light Dragons, #1) Raine (The Lords of Satyr, #2) [image error]

Single Female
4. Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler
5. Kiss Of Death by Rachel Caine
6. Burned by P.C. & Kristin Cast

Tempest Rising (Jane True, #1) Kiss Of Death (The Morganville Vampires, #8) Burned (House of Night, #7)

Couple
7. Lover Mine by J.R. Ward
8. Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead

Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8) Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, #5)

No Human Image
9. Forget-Her-Nots by Amy Brecount White
10. Spells by Aprilynne Pike

Forget-Her-Nots Spells


Mel W (MelW) | 411 comments I'm in - list to come.


message 40: by [deleted user] (last edited Apr 21, 2010 10:18AM) (new)

3 books whose that has a single male on the cover
1.The Lightning Thief The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
2.The Battle of the Labyrinth The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4)
3.


3 books whose that has a single female on the cover
1.Blood Promise Blood Promise (Vampire Academy, #4)
2.Untamed Untamed (House of Night, #4)
3.


2 books whose cover feature a couple
1.Tempted Tempted (House of Night, #6)
2.

2 books where there is no person or human image at all.
1.New Moon New Moon (Twilight, #2)
2.Beautiful Creatures Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)


Mette | 40 comments Sounds fun:-)


Books with a single male on cover
1.Shadow Souls
2.Feast of Fools
3.Lover Avenged

Shadow Souls (The Vampire Diaries  The Return, #2) Feast of Fools (The Morganville Vampires, #4) Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #7)

Books with single female on cover
1.Midnight Alley
2.Shift
3.A Rush of Wings

Midnight Alley (The Morganville Vampires, #3) Shift (Shifters, #5) A Rush of Wings (The Maker's Song, #1)

Books with a couple on the cover
1.Kiss of Midnight
2.Magic Bleeds

Kiss of Midnight (Midnight Breed,  #1) Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels, #4)

Books w/no person or human image on cover
1.Midnight Sun
2.Shiver

Midnight Sun (Twilight, #5) Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)

I’ve added a couple extras as I don’t know with ones I can get my fingers on in time.
Alternate for single male:Fever, Slave to Sensation
Alternates for single female:In the Blood
Alternate for couple:Spirit Bound, Kiss of Crimson
Alternates for no human image:Graceling, Hush, Hush

Fever (Leopard People,  #1  and #2 ) Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling, #1) In the Blood (The Maker's Song, #2) Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, #5) Kiss of Crimson (Midnight Breed, #2) Graceling (The Seven Kingdoms Trilogy, #1) Hush, Hush


Angie | 190 comments Male cover:
1 - Born of Ice - Sherrilyn Kenyon
2 - Lover Avenged - J.R. Ward
3 - The Dark One - Ronda Thompson
Born of Ice (The League, #3) Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #7) The Dark One (Wild Wulfs of London, #1)
Female cover:
1 - Night Life - Caitlin Kittredge
2 - Sex, Lies and Vampires - Katie MacAlister
3 - Don of the Dead - Casey Daniels
Night Life (Nocturne City, #1) Sex, Lies and Vampires (Dark Ones, #3) Don of the Dead (Pepper Martin, #1)
Couple cover:
1 - Ashes of Midnight - Lara Adrian
2 - Branded By Fire - Nalini Singh
Ashes of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #6) Branded by Fire (Psy-Changeling, #6)
No-one cover:
1 - Breath of Magic - Teresa Medeiros
2 - Blood Moon - Dawn Thompson
Breath of Magic (Lennox Family Magic, #1) Blood Moon (Blood Moon, #1)


message 43: by BJ Rose (last edited Apr 22, 2010 07:53PM) (new)

BJ Rose (BJRose) | 443 comments Very subject to change - depending on library for some of these:


May
Cover Hunt Challenge
0/10 completed

Single Male on Cover
1. Superior Saturday (The Keys to the Kingdom, #6) by Garth Nix
2. [image error] by Christine Feehan
3. Hiding in the Shadows (Shadows trilogy #2 - BCU #2) by Kay Hooper

Single Female on Cover
4. Moon Called (Mercedes Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs
5. Undead and Unemployed (Undead, #2) by MaryJanice Davidson
6. The Awakening (Darkest Powers, #2) by Kelley Armstrong

Cover Features a Couple
7. The Scarletti Curse by Christine Feehan
8. Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8) by J.R. Ward

No Person/Human Image at all
9. Holiday in Death (In Death, #7) by J.D. Robb
10. Midnight in Death (In Death, #7.5) by J.D. Robb


DarkHeart "Vehngeance" (DarkHeart) | 737 comments Gem H aka *Dhelirious* wrote: "cool, I'll tell you the websites I saw them and you could help me out. :)

I now have a shiney cover with the delectable Eric sitting all mean and moody on the cover!!!!"


Gem, check again, as I went through and added a bunch of pics - as the books were out there, just without covers. =)


message 45: by MG (new)

MG I'm in! I'll post the books as I read!


message 46: by The Holy Terror (last edited Apr 21, 2010 03:26PM) (new)

The Holy Terror (theholyterror) | 313 comments Read 3 books whose that has a single male on the cover.
1. Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward
2. Night Lost by Lynn Viehl
3. Dark Needs at Night's Edge by Kresley Cole

Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #7) Night Lost (Darkyn, #4) Dark Needs at Night's Edge (Immortals After Dark, #5)

Read 3 books whose that has a single female on the cover.
1. Midnight Alley by Rachel Caine
2. Touch the Dark by Karen Chance
3. Firespell by Chloe Neill

Midnight Alley (The Morganville Vampires, #3) Touch the Dark (Cassandra Palmer, #1) Firespell (Dark Elite, #1)

Read 2 books whose cover feature a couple.
1. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
2. Embrace the Night Eternal by Joss Ware

Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse, #10) Embrace the Night Eternal (Envy Chronicles, #2)

Read 2 books where there is no person or human image at all.
1. The Smoke Thief by Shana Abé
2. The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker by Leanna Renee Hieber

The Smoke Thief (Drakon, #1) The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker (Strangely Beautiful, #1)


message 47: by Joyce (last edited Apr 21, 2010 04:21PM) (new)

Joyce Gilham (joyce82270) | 155 comments Sounds Fun. Now that I am over the almost unemployed freak out and basically had a great job fall in my lap I'm in this month.
Read 3 books whose that has a single male on the cover.
The Darkest Night
The Darkest Kiss
The Darkest Pleasure

The Darkest Night (Lords of the Underworld,  #1) The Darkest Kiss (Lords of the Underworld,  #2) The Darkest Pleasure (Lords of the Underworld,  #3)
Read 3 books whose that has a single female on the cover.
Black Magic Sanction
Evermore
Blue Moon

Black Magic Sanction (Rachel Morgan/The Hollows, #8) Evermore (The Immortals, #1) Blue Moon (The Immortals, #2)

Read 2 books whose cover feature a couple.
Lover Awakened
Lover Eternal

Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #3) Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2)

Read 2 books where there is no person or human image at all.
Wake
Fade

Wake (Dream Catcher, #1) Fade (Dream Catcher, #2)


Valorie  | 426 comments Count me in!!

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Single Male on Cover
1. Burning Alive by Shannon K. Butcher
2. Naked Dragon by Annette Blair
3. Rapture by Jacquelyn Frank
Burning Alive (Sentinel Wars, #1) Naked Dragon (Works Like Magick, #1) Rapture (Shadowdwellers, #2)

Single Female on Cover
4. They Call Me Death by Missy Jane
5. Mortal Sins by Eileen Wilks
6. Even Vampires Get the Blues by Katie MacAlister
They Call Me Death Mortal Sins (World of the Lupi, #5) Even Vampires Get the Blues (Dark Ones, #4)

Couple on Cover
7. Finders Keepers by Linnea Sinclair
8. Ashes of Midnight by Lara Adrian
Finders Keepers Ashes of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #6)

No Person on Cover
9. Ghost of a Chance by Yasmine Galenorn
10. Charmed to Death: An Ophelia and Abby Mystery Book 2 by Shirley Damsgaard
Ghost of a Chance (Chintz 'n China, #1) Charmed to Death  An Ophelia and Abby Mystery  Book 2


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Single Dude
1. Sabriel Garth Nix
2. Blood Rites Jim Butcher
3. Dead Beat Jim Butcher
Sabriel (The Abhorsen Trilogy, #1) Blood Rites (The Dresden Files, #6) Dead Beat (The Dresden Files, #7)


Single Chick
1. Succubus Shadows Richelle Mead
2. Wanderlust Ann Aguirre
3. Magic Bleeds Ilona Andrews
Succubus Shadows (Georgina Kincaid, #5) Wanderlust (Sirantha Jax, #2) Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels, #4)


Couple
1. Lover Mine J.R. Ward
2. Spirit Bound Richelle Mead
Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8) Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, #5)


No Peeps
1. Lirael Garth Nix
2. Abhorsen Garth Nix
Lirael  Daughter of the Clayr (The Abhorsen Trilogy, #2) Abhorsen (The Abhorsen Trilogy, #3)


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ൠSinful  (Sinful) | 118 comments Read 3 books with a bodacious male bod.
Ecstasy I didn't realize that the nightwalkers spun into this series, Shadowdwellers. I enjoy her books, but they aren't Showalter, Ward, Cole to me. The world was new and intreguing. The two protagonists definately had chemistry and connected. Sometimes I think she over describes the characters when they are talking- she gives to much intention detail. It is also up there on the sex content. Not erotica, but if you find Ward uncomfortable, this will put a blush on your cheeks. (especially her discovery of sex school)
A Quick Bite I actually saw a lot of folks here reading this series last month and put it on my "to try" list. I really enjoyed it. I liked how it was so different from what I had been reading. It is a sweet little love story, unlike the impression the descriptors gave me. Almost YA in style- very low on graphics. Not intense in any way.
Ecstasy (Shadowdwellers, #1), A Quick Bite (Argeneau, #1), The Darkest Passion (Lords of the Underworld, #5)(out May 25),
Read 3 books with a lucious lass on the cover.
Tempting Danger I saw this on some of last month's reads and gave it an impromtu whirl. Jeez. What a delightful surprise. It is so weird that all the common threads are there...Lupi, magic..indians...family and pack... yet it is wholey unique. It would qualify as a PNR, but it reads more like a UF- more Mercy Thompson. I guess Cat and Bones are together at the end of book 1 right? Still. I am glad there are LOTS of books in this series. It's been a while since I have had a series like that to enjoy.
Kiss Of Death This is the eighth book in the Morganville Vampire series. Basically, Michael is invited to go to Dallas to a recording studio. All 4 are allowed to go as long as Oliver chaperones, ensuring a return of course! The normal life/death morganvillesque calamady ensues. I did enjoy the progression of love for the couples. It was nice to see them each think somewhat about the future. Both were portrayed well for their young (in my opinion) if experienced lives. Did it leave me as satisfied as Sookie? No. Did I enjoy reading it? You bet. But if you are new to Morganville, start with book 1.
Kitty and the Midnight Hour I have been saving Kitty Norville, knowing that this was going to be a series I sunk my teeth into. It did not dissappoint. For the first part of the book I was truly disturbed by her attitude about how her alpha was treating her. Then I got how the author was using that insight to show character change/growth. Frankly, after Laurell Hamilton I have to open my mind to thinking/values way outside my comfort zone so it didn't just dawn on me that the author intended it the way she did. (hopefully that was obtuse enough to not spoil it for anyone)
I have already downloaded book 2 and I am a few short clicks from starting it on the heals of a well written #1.
Kitty Goes to Washington I totally get why so many people are hooked on these books. Apparently I am going into a Kitty Norville coma this week. How many of these books are there? 8? 9??? Jeez. I hope I remember to pick my kids up from school and feed them :)
Kitty Takes a Holiday Grrr. Loved the story. Hated who she hooked up with. Maybe it was because she kept wondering about the guy's best friend! I know people sometimes wonder "what if" when things don't follow a romantic path that might have, but I couldn't help but think eww. when ever any of them reflected on it. Don't get me wrong. I loved the book. I whipped through it and I am climbing into the tub with the next in the series. I just hope I don't spend another book ewwing the relationship part. :)
Kitty and the Silver Bullet
OK. Ben grew on me. This may have been my favorite in the series so far. Not so much for the relationship-although it was much easier- but for the political and family dynamic/struggle. Great new characters to look out for and loved the resolution to some 'problems' from book one.
Ill Wind The TV rights to this were sold, but Caine says she doesn't know that it will ever go anywhere. I can see the lure. Really unique world to discover while a story of adventure and romance unfolds. I did enjoy it, but didn't rush to book 2. I will some day. Just not today.
Kiss Of Death (The Morganville Vampires, #8), Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Kitty Norville, #1), Kitty Goes to Washington (Kitty Norville, #2), Kitty Takes a Holiday (Kitty Norville, #3), Kitty and the Silver Bullet (Kitty Norville, #4), Tempting Danger (World of the Lupi, #1), Ill Wind (Weather Warden, #1), Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels, #4) (out 5/25)
Read 2 books whose cover feature a couple.
Lover Mine Having waited for so long, I was ready to be disappointed. There was one little thread of the story that was addressed frequently during the book that wasn't resolved-obveously it is going to 'come out' later. Other than that the book was beyond my expectations. It was sooo well written, and given that both of the main characters were already familiar, oh so satisfying!This and Z's story are probably now my faves.
Dead in the Family Don't you just LOVE ya some Sookie! The only problem is that it is just Never enough. I swear to you, CH tried her hardest to hit all those we love and really delve into each and every one of their familial ties- while still threading some mystery in there to be solved- but all I wanted was MORE! Really. Enough of the 300page books. After a year don't we deserve a 7 or 800 behemoth?
Damien This is such a traditional romance series. The waxing prose, the flow of the storyline, the secondaryness of all else but the romance...
If you are in the mood for one of those lovey-dovey romances with a paranormal twist- this is one to try. Every now and then, I am in the mood for just that. It doesn't hook me like a book where the romance is secondary to a larger story. I prefer snarky humor to run rampant and the mushy gushy love prose to be a small dash of salt on the story. That being said, the Nightwalkers world is unique. There is in fact a battle with an evil of sorts that throughout the books works to bring each of the isolated species of nightwalkers together to work in cooperation for peace.
Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse, #10), Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8), Damien (Nightwalkers, #4), Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, #5)(out 5/18)
Read 2 books with covers void of homeo sapien action.
Shiver
Well. Just...Damn.
Typically, I don't particularly thrill to young adult books. Mortal Instuments- unbearable. Hunger Games- Can't get past the horrifying plot line even knowing there is a HOA at the end.
Wicked Lovely, HON, VA, Beautiful Creatures- good. I enjoy them, but I don't salivate over them.
Yah. Ok. I am a Twihard. I admit it.
Now. Wow. Am I a Shivhard? Shiv-a-holic?
Seriously, tears are rolling down my old wrinkled face. I am WAY too old for this, yet...
Yah. Just... Moved.
My Soul to Lose
This is a prequel to the Soul Screamers series that you can get as a free ebook. And frankly it should be free. The only reason I will read book one is because it has high ratings with a fairly large # of readers. Enough for an avid reader to give it a try (especially starting with the 'try a sample for free' button on the kindle app.
My Soul to Take So with the mantra: Fair is fair, I went ahead and read the actual first book in the series... and it was good. The whole premise and execution were novel to me. I won't give it away, but when she was 'revealed' I had a 'duh' moment. (really, how did I miss that?) The end surprised me. A rare treat in and of itself. I am glad I read it, but I have to say- the next book's teaser did nothing for me. I enjoyed the world building, but not sure I am along for the ride. Mostly because it is YA and they just don't hook me as well.
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1), My Soul to Lose (Soul Screamers, Prequel), My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers, #1)


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