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message 1: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Your Humble Servant (last edited Sep 26, 2012 05:31PM) (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 8001 comments Invite 2nd Annual


Here's how this works:

We have a few different options and difficulty levels to pick from. You can choose as many options as you like, all can overlap and, as always, YOU choose how to make it work for YOU!!! But remember, the only books you can use for this challenge are the ones listed in the Lisa's Ladies' Favorites Book List Folder

You've Been Invited to 9 Halloween Parties!

There are parties on Historical Romance Road,Romantic Suspense Square, Contemporary Romance Court, Erotica Avenue, Fantasy Lane, Sci Fi Way, Steampunk Street, Urban Fantasy Boulevard, and Paranormal Parkway, and you've been invited to them all! Can you possibly make it to each one? Do you even want to? And what are you going to wear?? Will you come dressed as a Victorian Era Lady, a Sexy Seductress, a Vampire, or something else?

It's up to you to decide which parties you'll attend on which streets (genres), what you'll wear (sub-genres within those genres) and how many houses (books) you'll choose to visit(read).

Now, you can always decide to just come in costume and sit on the sidelines doing your own thing, watching everyone else have fun. That's absolutely okay! Orrrr you can choose one or all of the following extra activities to participate in.

For example -


Activity #1 - Games to Play

1. Pin the Tailbone on the Skeleton - Close your eyes and pick a book from the Lisa's Ladies' Favorites Book List list. Where ever your finger lands, that's what you'll read.

2. Bobbing for Apples – The letters B,O,I,N,G,F, R,A,P,L,or E must be in the title

3. Pumpkin Carving - Covers must be orange or the book must have been published in October.


Activity #2 - Trick or Treat ~ Pick a Theme:

Snickers – Must be funny
Kisses – Must be romantic
Junior Mints - must have kids in the story
Hershey's with Nuts - must have a crazy person, or someone thought to be crazy, in the story.
100 Grand Bar or PayDay - wealthy character
3 Musketeers- book with friend theme, 3rd book in series
Swedish Fish- fisherman character, pirate, sea voyage
Milky Way- steampunk (dirgibles), fantasy
Mounds, Red Hots- erotica
Nerds- scientists, professors, bluestockings
York Peppermint Patty- takes place in the US
Airhead- ditsy character, blond character


Activity #3 - Trick or Treat ~ Pick a Color:

The cover color of the book you read must match the wrapper color, or the color of the candy itself -

Skittles - Any color of the rainbow!
M&M's - Yellow, Red, Brown, Blue
Hershey's Bars - Brown
KitKat or Reeces - Orange
Good N Plenty - Purple, Pink or White
Junior Mints- Green, Brown or White
Dots or Starburst - Yellow
Almond Joy - Blue
Bubble Gum - Pink
Raisins - Red or Black
Licorice - Black
Candy Corn - Yellow, Orange, White or any combination of those colors.


Activity #4 ~ Haunted House

There's a Haunted House in the neighborhood! If you choose to attend this party, all of your books need to be scary, or very edgy, with paranormal characters such as witches, vampires, demons, ghosts, shifters, etc...


I know, I know... You're probably thinking, 'what the heck is she talking about?' and I don't blame you! I know I'm confused and I'm the one telling you how to do it. That in itself is scary, but I digress...

So here are some examples -

Example #1. Let's keep it simple. You want to attend a party on Paranormal Parkway. What will you wear and how many houses will you visit? Maybe you'll go to only one party dressed as a Vampire. That means you'll only read 1 book and it must have a Vampire in it. Or perhaps you'll want to visit 3 houses on this street. That means you'll choose to read 3 PNR books and you can either go as a Vampire to all three houses, or you can mix it up and go as a Vampire to 1, a Shifter to another, and a Demon to yet another.

Example #2. This one's a bit harder. Let's say you choose to come to a party on Historical Romance Road dressed as a Duchess who loves Snickers bars: Your book choice has to be a Historical Romance with a Duchess as one of the characters (she doesn't have to be the main character) and it has to be humorous. The same as example #1 - you choose how many books you want to read and plan them accordingly.

Example #3. This one will be tough! You want to attend a party on SciFi Way dressed as an Alien who wants to play Bobbing For Apples and loves to eat Junior Mints. Your book will have to be Science Fiction and it has to have an alien as one of the characters, the cover has to be green, AND the title has to contain one of the letters B,O,I,N,G,F, R,A,P,L,or E. And again, the same as example #1 - you choose how many books you want to read and plan them accordingly.

Now, how should you post your choices? That's entirely up to you! Whatever works for you, works for me, but here's how I'm going to list my selections:


Dhes' Lisa's Ladies' Favorites Halloween Challenge


I'm going to 3 parties!

Party #1.

Location - Historical Romance Road
Costume - I'll go dressed as a Rakish Libertine! (The hero is a Rake and no one said I had to dress as a woman!)
Candy - Snickers (the book is funny) and Skittles (the book cover is colorful.)
Book - At The Bride Hunt Ball

Party #2.

Location - The Haunted House on Paranormal Parkway
Costume - Vampire attire
Candy - Almond Joy (Blue cover, blue wrapper).
Book - Lover Unleashed (edgy PNR)

Party #3.

Location - Erotica Avenue
Costume - Black Corset and handcuffs
Game - Bobbing for Apples.
Book - - Breaking Free (erotica BDSM (bondage), "B" in the title)

At the Bride Hunt Ball (Devine & Friends, #1) by Olivia Parker Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #9) by J.R. Ward Breaking Free (Masters of the Shadowlands, #3) by Cherise Sinclair

Remember! You can choose to participate in as few or as many of the activities as you want to!

There are a couple of restrictions--

1. All books must be chosen from our Lisa's Ladies' Favorites Book List Folder .

2. This challenge begins October 1 and goes through October 31st.

3. You can add to or remove from or edit your books as often as you want to, but you cannot start reading before October 1st and you must be done reading by October 31st.

4. You MUST give Alycia and Danielle a huge THANK YOU for helping me put this together and making sure that everything made sense!!!

Please remember to post your stats at the top of your update comment.

If you're interested in participating, sign up below!


message 2: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Your Humble Servant (last edited Nov 01, 2012 07:57AM) (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 8001 comments Invite_zps00f2e445participants




Ariana-----------------------------1/1 - - -Done!!!
Katherine-------------------3/3 - - - Done!!!!
Lady Danielle
Lisa Kay
Megan
Susan-----------------------------6/6 - - - Done!!!
Trish



message 3: by Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books), Certifiable St. Vinnie's Ninny (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) (Gatadelafuente) | 3737 comments Sign me up. I'll probably be going the scary book route, so definitely Activity #4, but I will need to think about my challenge a little more.


message 4: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 4781 comments Me, too! Love this one, Dhes!


message 5: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Your Humble Servant (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 8001 comments Awesome!


message 6: by Megan (new)

Megan | 546 comments Sign me up. I'll probably do something super easy though, I have a one-month old baby at home.


message 7: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Your Humble Servant (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 8001 comments How fun, Megan!!! You know our motto: If it works for you, it works for the challenge!


message 8: by Katherine (last edited Oct 01, 2012 06:12AM) (new)

Katherine | 828 comments Sign me up too. Not sure how many will have to look over the list first and see what I haven't read yet. Thanks Dhes, Alyicia, and Danielle, You girls are so creative.

0/3 Parties attended

Party #1 and #2

Location: Contemporary Romance Court

Costume #1 Angel

Candy #1: Skittles -it's a circus

Book #1: Kiss and Angel

Costume #2: Assistant U.S. Attorney (lawyer suit)

Candy #2: Bubble Gum

Book #2: Something about you


Party #3

Location: Historical Romance Road

Costume: Wedding dress with war paint

Candy: Ring pop

Book: The Wedding


message 9: by Susan (new)

Susan Gorman | 400 comments Sign me up...this is fabulous!
Thank you Dhes, Alyicia and Danielle! :)


message 10: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Your Humble Servant (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 8001 comments Awesome, Susan and Katherine!!!


message 11: by Bekah, Fellow Kleypasaholic (new)

Bekah (Bekah317) | 2750 comments How clever Dhes!


message 12: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Your Humble Servant (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 8001 comments Bekah wrote: "How clever Dhes!"

Thanks! Alycia and Danielle were huge helpers putting this together!


message 13: by Trish (new)

Trish (taclaussen) | 117 comments FUN!! I'm in! Gonna try to combine all the challenges (well, the ones I usually do) together. YIKES!


message 14: by Trish (last edited Sep 30, 2012 07:43AM) (new)

Trish (taclaussen) | 117 comments Okay - I'm going to two parties:



Party No. 1:
Book - Good Girls Don't (Donovan Brothers Brewery, #1) by Victoria Dahl
Location - Contemporary Romance Court
Costume - Airhead
Candy - Bubblegum / Peppermint Patty

Party No. 2:
Book - Night Pleasures (Dark-Hunter, #2) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Location - Paranormal Romance Parkway
Costume - Dark Hunter / Vampire
Candy - KitKat


message 15: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Your Humble Servant (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 8001 comments Ooooohhhh! I love me some Dark Hunters!


message 16: by Trish (new)

Trish (taclaussen) | 117 comments UniquelyMoi *~*Dhestiny*~* wrote: "Ooooohhhh! I love me some Dark Hunters!"

I've been reading Chronicles of Nick series, and thought, "I want to re-read DH from the beginning, now!" So - here I am, LOL! Can't wait to read Kyrian's story again!


message 17: by Susan (new)

Susan Gorman | 400 comments I am going to 2 Parties....

Party #1

Location: Historical Romance Road
Costume: Ball Gown
Candy; Skittles
Trick or Treat: Kisses
Book: When the Duke Returns (Desperate Duchesses, #4) by Eloisa James

Visiting 2 houses on the street:
To Taste Temptation (Legend of the Four Soldiers, #1) by Elizabeth Hoyt
To Seduce a Sinner (Legend of the Four Soldiers, #2) by Elizabeth Hoyt

Party #2

In planning stages


message 18: by Ariana (new)

Ariana (oh2ny) | 102 comments Oh, this looks fun. I'm sure I can fit in a book or two this month. One for sure. Now to decide which party...


message 19: by Katherine (new)

Katherine | 828 comments 1/3 Parties attended

Party #1 and #2

Location: Contemporary Romance Court

Costume #1 Angel

Candy #1: Skittles -it's a circus

Book #1: Kiss and Angel

Costume #2: Assistant U.S. Attorney (lawyer suit)

Candy #2: Bubble Gum

Book #2: Something about you read 4*


Party #3

Location: Historical Romance Road

Costume: Wedding dress with war paint

Candy: Ring pop

Book: The Wedding


message 20: by Susan (new)

Susan Gorman | 400 comments Completed 2/

I am going to 2 Parties....

Party #1

Location: Historical Romance Road
Costume: Wedding Dress
Candy: Skittles & Pay Days
Trick or Treat: Kisses
Book: When the Duke Returns (Desperate Duchesses, #4) by Eloisa James
completed

Visiting 2 houses on the street:
To Taste Temptation (Legend of the Four Soldiers, #1) by Elizabeth Hoyt
completed
To Seduce a Sinner (Legend of the Four Soldiers, #2) by Elizabeth Hoyt
reading

We have a husband hunting theme for our party--and I bought lots of snickers and pay day treats! Our wedding gowns are fabulous and we hope a handsome prince or a duke will notice us! While trick or treating in the neighborhood, we collected Almond Joys, lots of bubble gum and starbursts!

Party #2

In planning stages


message 21: by Susan (new)

Susan Gorman | 400 comments Completed 3/6

I am going to 2 Parties....

Party #1

Location: Historical Romance Road
Costume: Wedding Dress
Candy: Skittles & Pay Days
Trick or Treat: Kisses
Book: When the Duke Returns (Desperate Duchesses, #4) by Eloisa James
completed

Visiting 2 houses on the street:
To Taste Temptation (Legend of the Four Soldiers, #1) by Elizabeth Hoyt
completed
To Seduce a Sinner (Legend of the Four Soldiers, #2) by Elizabeth Hoyt
completed

We have a husband hunting theme for our party--and I bought lots of snickers and pay day treats! Our wedding gowns are fabulous and we hope a handsome prince or a duke will notice us! While trick or treating in the neighborhood, we collected Almond Joys, lots of bubble gum and starbursts!

Party #2

Location: The Brown Mansion On Contemporary Drive
Costumes: Evening wear and Wedding gowns
Games: Bobbing for Apples
Candy:Candy Corn and Kisses


Vision in White (Bride Quartet, #1) by Nora Roberts

Guests:
Holding the Dream (Dream Trilogy #2) by Nora Roberts
Sea Swept (Chesapeake Bay Saga, #1) by Nora Roberts


message 22: by Katherine (new)

Katherine | 828 comments 2/3 Parties attended

Party #1 and #2

Location: Contemporary Romance Court

Costume #1 Angel

Candy #1: Skittles -it's a circus

Book #1: Kiss an Angel read 4*

Costume #2: Assistant U.S. Attorney (lawyer suit)

Candy #2: Bubble Gum

Book #2: Something about you read 4*


Party #3

Location: Historical Romance Road

Costume: Wedding dress with war paint

Candy: Ring pop

Book: The Wedding


message 23: by Ariana (last edited Oct 24, 2012 06:09PM) (new)

Ariana (oh2ny) | 102 comments Only Time for one party... :( But this was fun to do!


Location: Historical Romance Road
Costume: A Prostitute
Trick or Treat Activity #1 (theme): Kisses
Trick or Treat Activity #2 (color): Starburst

Book: Dreaming of You


message 24: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Your Humble Servant (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 8001 comments Awesome, Ariana!!!! I'm glad you enjoyed it :)


message 25: by Susan (new)

Susan Gorman | 400 comments b> Completed 5/6

I am going to 2 Parties....

Party #1

Location: Historical Romance Road
Costume: Wedding Dress
Candy: Skittles & Pay Days
Trick or Treat: Kisses
Book: When the Duke Returns (Desperate Duchesses, #4) by Eloisa James
completed

Visiting 2 houses on the street:
To Taste Temptation (Legend of the Four Soldiers, #1) by Elizabeth Hoyt
completed
To Seduce a Sinner (Legend of the Four Soldiers, #2) by Elizabeth Hoyt
completed

We have a husband hunting theme for our party--and I bought lots of snickers and pay day treats! Our wedding gowns are fabulous and we hope a handsome prince or a duke will notice us! While trick or treating in the neighborhood, we collected Almond Joys, lots of bubble gum and starbursts!

Party #2

Location: The Brown Mansion On Contemporary Drive
Costumes: Evening wear and Wedding gowns
Games: Bobbing for Apples
Candy:Candy Corn and Kisses


Vision in White (Bride Quartet, #1) by Nora Roberts
completed

Guests:
Holding the Dream (Dream Trilogy #2) by Nora Roberts
completed
Sea Swept (Chesapeake Bay Saga, #1) by Nora Roberts


message 26: by Katherine (new)

Katherine | 828 comments 3/3 Parties attended

Party #1 and #2

Location: Contemporary Romance Court

Costume #1 Angel

Candy #1: Skittles -it's a circus

Book #1: Kiss an Angel read 4*

Costume #2: Assistant U.S. Attorney (lawyer suit)

Candy #2: Bubble Gum

Book #2: Something about you read 4*


Party #3 read 4*

Location: Historical Romance Road

Costume: Wedding dress with war paint

Candy: Ring pop

Book: The Wedding By Julie Garwood


message 27: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Your Humble Servant (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 8001 comments Way to go, Katherine!!!! I hope you enjoyed this "challenge"!!!


message 28: by Susan (new)

Susan Gorman | 400 comments b> Completed 6/6 FINISHED

I am going to 2 Parties....

Party #1

Location: Historical Romance Road
Costume: Wedding Dress
Candy: Skittles & Pay Days
Trick or Treat: Kisses
Book: When the Duke Returns (Desperate Duchesses, #4) by Eloisa James
completed

Visiting 2 houses on the street:
To Taste Temptation (Legend of the Four Soldiers, #1) by Elizabeth Hoyt
completed
To Seduce a Sinner (Legend of the Four Soldiers, #2) by Elizabeth Hoyt
completed

We have a husband hunting theme for our party--and I bought lots of snickers and pay day treats! Our wedding gowns are fabulous and we hope a handsome prince or a duke will notice us! While trick or treating in the neighborhood, we collected Almond Joys, lots of bubble gum and starbursts!

Party #2

Location: The Brown Mansion On Contemporary Drive
Costumes: Evening wear and Wedding gowns
Games: Bobbing for Apples
Candy:Candy Corn and Kisses


Vision in White (Bride Quartet, #1) by Nora Roberts
completed

Guests:
Holding the Dream (Dream Trilogy #2) by Nora Roberts
completed
Sea Swept (Chesapeake Bay Saga, #1) by Nora Roberts
completed


message 29: by Susan (new)

Susan Gorman | 400 comments And..congrats to all who completed the challenge!


message 30: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Your Humble Servant (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 8001 comments Susan, awesome!!! I'm glad you joined in!


message 31: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Your Humble Servant (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 8001 comments I just saw this awesome Halloween light show:

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


message 32: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 4781 comments Congrats, Susan! Woohoo!


message 33: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 4781 comments Love the light show, Dhes. I don't think I've ever heard that song (where have I been?). Love the way they end it, with just the eyes showing. LOL! Spooky!


message 34: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Your Humble Servant (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 8001 comments I know, right!?! LOL! FUN!


message 35: by Susan (new)

Susan Gorman | 400 comments Thanks for hosting the party, Dhes! It was fun!


message 36: by Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books), Certifiable St. Vinnie's Ninny (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) (Gatadelafuente) | 3737 comments My brain wasn't functioning when I signed up. I actually wasn't able to read any books on the list. Sorry!

Congrats to all who finished!


message 37: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Your Humble Servant (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 8001 comments I'm glad you enjoyed it, Susan!


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