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message 1: by Connie (last edited Jan 12, 2013 01:54AM) (new)

Connie (constantjoy) Over in a Flash ~ Cover Hunt & Theme Challenge ~

Duration: January 1st through January 31th.

3/5 completed

item: fire/ice
Twin of Ice (Taggert, #1) by Jude Deveraux Twin of Ice and Twin Of Fire (Chandler Twins, #1) by Jude Deveraux by Jude Deveraux (I've been wanting to read these anyway, but never got around to it)

Holiday: New Year's Day ( a new to me author)

Charming the Prince (Fairy Tales, #1) by Teresa Medeiros Charming the Prince by Teresa Medeiros

Beauty by Robin McKinley Beauty by Robin McKinley

Color: White
One White Rose (Rose #3) by Julie Garwood by Julie Garwood

3/5 completed


message 2: by Connie (last edited Apr 24, 2013 03:32PM) (new)

Connie (constantjoy) Fairy Tale Retelling Challenge
Fairy Tale Retelling Challenge
From mermaids to beauties with beasts, there are tons or novels in every genre that are actually fairy tales retold. For this group challenge, read books that is a retelling of a fairy tale. It can be a historical, or a modern-day setting.
When? Start Date: 00:01 on January 1, 2013 until December 31, 2013.

Where? Join the Challenge that appears on our Home Page, or it can be found at this link http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/3....

LEVELS
Troll 03
Ogre 04-06
Eye of Newt 08-10
Lady in Waiting 11-13
Damsel in Distress 14-16
Evil Enchantress 17-19
Great & Terrible Beast: 20+ books

10/20

UnEnchanted (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale, #1)
Fairest (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale, #2)
The Bride and the Beast (Fairy Tales, #2)
Charming the Prince (Fairy Tales, #1)
Beauty
Charming Blue
The Glass Slipper Project
The Duke is Mine
A Kiss at Midnight
The Princess and the Pea


message 3: by ⚜️XAR (new)

⚜️XAR the Bookwyrm (duskrider3740) constance wrote: "Fairy Tale Retelling Challenge
Fairy Tale Retelling Challenge
From mermaids to beauties with beasts, there are tons or novels in every genre that are actually fairy tales retold. For this group cha..."


Where is this challenge found? The link you list isn't there, and I'd love to join this challenge!


message 4: by Tina (new)

Tina Rischlynn (beggsyboo) constance wrote: "Fairy Tale Retelling Challenge
Fairy Tale Retelling Challenge
From mermaids to beauties with beasts, there are tons or novels in every genre that are actually fairy tales retold. For this group cha..."


I agree i even have some of my books picked out


message 5: by Connie (last edited Aug 06, 2013 04:57PM) (new)

Connie (constantjoy) 2013 A-Z Author Challenge

Read 26 books which authors' names (either first or last) begin with the letters of the alphabet. For the letter "X", any author with the letter X in his/her name is acceptable.

http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1...

Ok, I'll give it a shot

22/26

A: Attalla, Kat Barista Caitlin's Choice by Kat Attalla Caitlin's Choice
B: Beattie, Michelle Another Chance by Michelle Beattie Another Chance
C: Clarke, Ros The Tycoon’s Convenient Wife by Ros Clarke The Tycoon's Convenient Wife
D: Davidson, MaryJanice Really Unusual Bad Boys by MaryJanice Davidson Really Unusual Bad Boys
E: Evanovich, Janet Hero at Large by Janet Evanovich Hero at Large
F: Force, Marie Maid for Love (The McCarthys of Gansett Island, #1) by Marie Force Maid for Love
G: Grayson, Kristine Charming Blue (Fates, #8) by Kristine Grayson Charming Blue
H: Hewitt, Theresa Marguerite Two Weeks with a SEAL (Wakefield Romance, #1) by Theresa Marguerite Hewitt Two Weeks With a SEAL (Wakefield Romance, #1)
I
J: Jenkins, Beverly Destiny's Embrace by Beverly Jenkins Destiny's Embrace
K: Kress, Alyssa Your Scheming Heart by Alyssa Kress Your Scheming Heart
L: Langlais, Eve Delicate Freakn' Flower (Freakn' Shifters, #1) by Eve Langlais Delicate Freakn' Flower
M: Michaels, Leigh The Corporate Wife (Tender Romance S.) by Leigh Michaels The Corporate Wife
N: Naramore, Rosemarie Loving Miss Libby by Rosemarie Naramore Loving Miss Libby
O: O'Keefe K.L. Maid to Be Mine A Regency Cinderella Story by K.L. O'Keefe Maid to Be Mine: A Regency Cinderella Story
P: Phinney, Barbara All for a Good Cause by Barbara Phinney All For A Good Cause
Q: Quinn, Julia The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgertons, #2) by Julia Quinn The Viscount Who Loved Me
R: Reid, S.A. Protection by S.A. Reid Protection
S:Sands, Lynsay Immortal Ever After (Argeneau, #18) by Lynsay Sands Immortal Ever After (Argeneau, #18)
T: Thompson, Vicki Lewis The Nerd Who Loved Me (Nerds, #2) by Vicki Lewis Thompson The Nerd Who Loved Me
U
V
W: Ward, J.R. Lover At Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #11) by J.R. Ward Lover at Last
X
Y: York, Rebecca Dark Moon (Moon #10; Decorah Security #1) by Rebecca York Dark Moon
Z: Zingera, L.C. The Billionaire and the Barista by L.C. Zingera The Billionaire and the Barista]


message 6: by Connie (new)

Connie (constantjoy) Victoria wrote: "constance wrote: "Fairy Tale Retelling Challenge
Fairy Tale Retelling Challenge
From mermaids to beauties with beasts, there are tons or novels in every genre that are actually fairy tales retold. ..."


Sorry, I don't always pay attention. It is a group challenge and can be found on the Happily Ever After Group homepage here is the link
http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/3...


message 7: by Connie (last edited Jun 27, 2013 12:24AM) (new)

Connie (constantjoy) https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

I'll give it a go. June will be a busy month for me so I'll go for 5. Haven't picked books yet, will add them as a I go along.

5/5 completed DONE!!!!

1. Father's Day (June 16): Read a book with a father as a main character or with a father-to-be (pregnancy in story). Round Robin by Joseph Flynn Round Robin by Joseph Flynn

2. LGBT Pride Month: Read a book in the LGBT genre, has a LGBT character, or the cover has at least three colors of the rainbow on it. Crumbs A Lesbian Hansel and Gretel (Sappho's Fables Lesbian Fairy Tales) by Elora Bishop Crumbs by Elora Bishop

3. Rebuild Your Life Month: Read a book where a main character makes a big change in their life. Ex: New job, moves to a new city, divorce, adoption, rehab, etc.
Gone Country Gone Country (Rough Riders, #14) by Lorelei James by Lorelei James

4. Name Your Poison Day (June 8): Read a book from one of your favorite genres that you have been neglecting lately. (genre: Historical Romance ) Her Mad Baron Her Mad Baron by Summer Devon by Summer Devon

5. Readers Choice : Maid for Love Maid for Love (The McCarthys of Gansett Island, #1) by Marie Force by Marie Force


message 8: by Connie (last edited Aug 19, 2013 02:39AM) (new)

Connie (constantjoy) http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1...

2013 A-Z Book Challenge
Duration: January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013

Starting a little late (5/27/13) but here it goes:


19/26

A: All for a Good Cause All for a Good Cause by Barbara Phinney by Barbara Phinney
B: Bare it All Bare It All (Love Undercover, #2; Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor, #5) by Lori Foster by Lori Foster
C: Crazy on You Crazy On You (Lovett, Texas, #2) by Rachel Gibson by Rachel Gibson
D: Dark Moon Dark Moon (Moon #10; Decorah Security #1) by Rebecca York by Rebecca York
E: Enticed by His Forgotten Lover Enticed by His Forgotten Lover (Pregnancy & Passion, #1) by Maya Banks by Maya Banks
F: Fast Break Fast Break (Brooklyn Monarchs, #1) by Regina Hart by Regina Hart
G:Gone Country Gone Country (Rough Riders, #14) by Lorelei James by Lorelei James
H: Her Mad Baron Her Mad Baron by Summer Devon by Summer Devon
I: If the Shoe Fits If the Shoe Fits A Contemporary Fairy Tale by Sandra D. Bricker by Sandra Bricker
J: Jayden's Faith Jayden's Faith by Emma Daniels by Emma Daniels
K
L: Loving Miss Libby Loving Miss Libby by Rosemarie Naramore by Rosemarie Naramore
M:Maid for Love Maid for Love (The McCarthys of Gansett Island, #1) by Marie Force by Marie Force
N: The Nerd Who Loved Me The Nerd Who Loved Me (Nerds, #2) by Vicki Lewis Thompson by Vicki Lewis Thompson
O: Once Upon a Star Once Upon A Star by Nora Roberts by Nora Roberts
P: The Princess Problem The Princess Problem by Diane Darcy by Diane Darcy
Q
R:Round Robin Round Robin by Joseph Flynn by Joseph Flynn
S: Stargirl Stargirl (Stargirl, #1) by Jerry Spinelli by Jerry Spinelli
T
U: Unlawful Contact Viva Las Bad Boys! by HelenKay Dimon by HelenKay Dimon
W: Wickedest Witch Wickedest Witch by Eve Langlais by Eve Langlais
X
Y: Yours Until Dawn Yours Until Dawn by Teresa Medeiros by Teresa Medeiros
Z


message 9: by Connie (last edited Jun 19, 2013 02:10AM) (new)

Connie (constantjoy) http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1...

Never watched the Bachelorette but the Challenge sounds interesting

I'm in for 10 so that's level 2

4/10 completed

The Bachelorette Quarterly Challenge
*******May 27- August 27, 2013**********

One of my guilty pleasures is watching The Bachelorette. The next season of this mindless, silly, addicting show begins on May 27th. Let's celebrate all that is The Bachelorette!


This will be a Cover Challenge! Below are 20 facts about The Bachelorette and 20 corresponding items for you to find on 20 different book covers.

The Bachelorette Facts and Items to Find-

1. The next bachelorette is Deiree Hartsock- find a heart or sock on cover.
2. Desiree is a brunette- find a brunette on cover. Her Mad Baron by Summer Devon Her Mad Baron by Summer Devon
3. Desiree has a huge white smile- find a smile on cover.
4. All of her men to choose from stay in a large mansion together- find a cover with several males on cover or with a house. Maid for Love (The McCarthys of Gansett Island, #1) by Marie Force Maid for Love by Marie Force
5. There is always a pool at the mansion- find a body of water of any kind on cover.
6. The guys are usually half naked most of the time- find a bare chest on cover. Gone Country (Rough Riders, #14) by Lorelei James by Lorelei James

7. There is always a lot of drinking- find a drink on cover.
8. Desiree will be giving out roses to the guys she wants to keep- find flower(s) on cover. The Princess Problem by Diane Darcy The Princess Problem by Diane Darcy
9. One guy always sings a song and plays an instrument to the bachelorette at some point- find a musical instrument or microphone on cover.
10. The guys arrive in a limo on the first night- find a vehicle on cover.
11. There is always some kind of bungee/free-falling date from way up high- find clouds on cover.
12. A carriage ride is also common- find a large animal or a couple on cover.
13. Hand-holding abounds- find hands touching on cover.
14. Also tons of kissing with many men- find kissing on cover.
15. Picnics are also popular for a date- find a food item or blanket on cover.
16. Most guys leave broken-hearted (in a black mood)- find a cover that is mostly black or stormy scene.
17. There are overnight dates where cameras aren't allowed- find underwear on cover ;) Round Robin by Joseph Flynn Round Robin by Joseph Flynn
18. The season ends with a proposal- find a piece of jewelry on cover.
19. The final couple always embrace in the final episode after proposal- find an embrace on cover.
20. The final couple usually have a sunset in the background of the final shot- find a sunset on cover.


message 10: by Connie (last edited Jun 22, 2013 05:48PM) (new)

Connie (constantjoy) http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1...

I'm in for 3

3/3 Completed Done!!


1. HOLIDAY THEMES: (1) National Doughnut Day: {June 1st} Read a book with a cover that you think looks delicious, (and it doesn't have to be food, LOL!) (3) Weed Your Garden Day: {June 13th} Read a book where the main character loves to garden, or they have a flower name, or the book’s title has the word “garden” or a flower name in it.

This book fits either category: Gone Country (Rough Riders, #14) by Lorelei James Gone Country by Lorelei James

2. ITEMS:Flower is the rose. The Princess Problem by Diane Darcy The Princess Problem by Diane Darcy

3. COLORS: Blue (and a little pink) Round Robin by Joseph Flynn Round Robin by Joseph Flynn


message 11: by Connie (new)

Connie (constantjoy) http://www.goodreads.com/challenges/l...

Full year challenges -Paranormal Romance Challenge
Get full instructions here.
Start Date: January 01, 2013
End Date: December 31, 2013
Total goal for all participants: 3,527 books

931 of 3,527 (26%)
Average goal for all participants: 31 books
Total challenges completed: 0
constance
You have read 4 books toward your goal of 10 books.

4 of 10 (40%)
Great work, you're on track!


message 12: by Connie (last edited Jul 31, 2013 12:35PM) (new)

Connie (constantjoy) http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1...

July Monthly Challenge

I'll go for 6

6/6 DONE!!!

1. “J" is for July:Jackpot! Jackpot! by Jackie Pilossoph by Jackie Pilossoph

2. Stay Out Of The Sun Day (July 3rd): My Immortal Highlander My Immortal Highlander (MacNachton Vampires, #3) by Hannah Howell by Hannah Howell and Lynsay Sands

3. Independence Day (July 4th): Stargirl Stargirl (Stargirl, #1) by Jerry Spinelli by Jerry Spinelli

4. Embrace Your Geekness Day (July 13th): the Nerd Who Loved Me The Nerd Who Loved Me (Nerds, #2) by Vicki Lewis Thompson by Vicki Lewis Thompson

5. I Forgot Day (July 2nd): Bare it All Bare It All (Love Undercover, #2; Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor, #5) by Lori Foster by Lori Foster

6. Readers Choice: Beastly Beastly by Alex Flinn by Alex Flinn


message 13: by Connie (last edited Jul 31, 2013 09:06PM) (new)

Connie (constantjoy) http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1...

Over in a Flash for July ~ Cover Hunt & Theme Challenge

I'm in for 5

Made it just in time LOL!! Done!!!
5/5 completed


1. COLORS: Red, white, and blue!: Blood in the Water Blood in the Water by Megan Derr by Megan Derr

HOLIDAY THEMES:

2: Bastille Day, France: Lord Perfect (Carsington Brothers, #3) by Loretta Chase by Loretta Chase

3: Tell a Joke Day: {July 31st} Read a book with a comedic theme.: The Loving Daylights by Lynsay Sands by Lynsay Sands


ITEMS:
4.stars: Stargirl (Stargirl, #1) by Jerry Spinelli by Jerry Spinelli

5. picnics: Love Gone to the Dogs by Margaret Daleyby Margaret Daley ( I brought this book for Kindle and the cover on amazon is a picnic, but they don't have that cover on goodreads, here is a link to the amazon page http://www.amazon.com/Love-Gone-Secon... )


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