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message 1: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Loves 'Em Lethal (last edited Feb 06, 2013 02:03PM) (new)

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Dangerous Hero Addict Support Group 2013 Mega-Challenge

Duration: January 1-December 31, 2013

Description: Are you truly a Dangerous Hero aficionado? Prove it. Join our annual DH challenge. This year you’ll get to pick which categories you want to complete, one or all.

General Rules:
1. Books must be read between the time period of January 1st and December 31st of 2013. You can start as early as 12:00am on January 1st, and must be done by 11:59pm December 31st. A member can join the challenge at any point during the year.
2. The books you use do not have to be romance. If you read a fictional book of any kind with a hero that you feel is bad/edgy/dangerous enough to qualify, you can use them.
3. You can post your book selections at any time once the thread opens, and you may make changes up until the end of the year.
4. You cannot use a book more than once in a particular option. Books between options may overlap.
5. Please let the Challenge Coordinator know if you are signing up, and she will add you to the participant list. Please let the Coordinator know when you have finished your challenges for the year.
6. Participants can do as many of the options as they wish. If they decide to repeat challenges, that is fine, but they must use new books from those used in the first challenge. Please specify which challenges you are doing. Please repost your progress regularly.
7. Participants can change their options and books anytime during the challenge.



Option A: Spell Out Your Love!

For this Option, you can choose to spell out a dangerous hero-related phrase using only books with dangerous hero characters. You can use:
1. The first or last name of the author
2. The first letter of the book title (not including A, An, And, or The)
3. If you choose your own acronym and it contains the letter X, the word can have X anywhere in its spelling. Other letters much be used in the specified manner.
4. You can even use the hero’s first or last name, but only once.
Here are your choices (you can do however many you like throughout the year).

Spelling Choices:

1.HE SENT AN ARROW STRAIGHT TO MY HEART (29 letters)

2.ONE DAY HE WILL BE MINE (19 letters)

3. LOVING HIM IS A KILLER (19 letters)

4.ONLY ONE WOMAN CAN TAME HIM (23 letters)

5.COLD HEARTS WARM HANDS (19 letters)

6.MEN IN UNIFORM MAKE MY HEART STUTTER (30 letters)

7.WALKING TALKING LETHAL WEAPON (26 letters)

8. Pick your own acronym. It should be a minimum of 10 letters (but try to challenge yourself and go for twenty).

Option B: The Alphabet of Dangerous Hero-Osity

This is a hold-over from last year's challenge. Spell out A to Z using the character names of only dangerous heroes from books you read in the year of 2013. You can use a minor or side character or even a villain. They must be bad/edgy/dangerous. You will have 26 different books when you are done. For the letter X, you can use any name that has X anywhere in its spelling. You can use the first, middle, last or an official nickname for the character used in the book.

Option C: Paranormal Dangerous Heroes

Read ten to thirteen books with a main character/hero who is in each of the below categories. One book per category. The books can be from romance, urban fantasy, fantasy, or science fiction novels.

1. Angel or demon
2.god or demi-god
3.Werewolf or shapeshifter
4. Sorcerer/Wizard/Magician or Magic-User
5.Immortal Warrior
6.Alien/From Another World or Dimension
7.Vampire
8.Faerie (any Fae creature)
9.Genetically-Enhanced or altered hero (powers are not magical but scientific)
10.Time-Traveler
11.Superhero (caped crimefighter with powers)
Bonus: Psychic/Telekinetic Abilities (doesn’t fit in above categories)
Bonus: Other (doesn’t fit into above categories)

Option D: Dangerous Hero World-Tour

This is a hold-over from last year's challenge. Compile a list of fifty heroes from fifty different books that take place in fifty different locations. You may use a country more than once. You may not use a United State of America more than once or a city more than once for any country. For example: You can use two locations in France, but you cannot use Paris or New York state again after the first time (one city and one state per book). You can use all the fifty states of the US once. Which means that if you stay with only US set books, you can still have the potential for 50 different books, since there are 50 different states. So if you have a book set in one state, you're done with that state for the rest of the challenge. It might require a bit of research if you aren't familiar with the cities in the US, but you can use this website if you want to find out.

http://www.city-data.com/

You can use fictional/mythical/otherworldly locations. Please note if the location is mythical in your listing.

Option E: Dangerous Hero Scavenger Hunt

This is a holdover from last year’s challenge. Read at least fifteen but no more than twenty different books with different dangerous heroes. Refer to the list below for ideas. If you come with another type, just list what kind you think he is and make sure he doesn’t fall into any of these categories.

1.Assassin (Contract Killer)
2.Modern Soldier (includes Mercenary)
3.Seducer/Heartbreaker/Womanizer
4.Stalkerific Hero
5.Tortured Hero (can be any of the above but major classification is tortured)
6.Criminal (Thief/Gangster/Illegal Enterprises)
7.Law Enforcement
8.Gunslinger/Outlaw/Pirate
9.Historical Warrior (Highlander/Knight/Native Warrior/Viking/Warlord/Soldier)
10.Spy
11.White Collar Raider (Business/Legal)
12.Blue Collar (Rough around the edges)
13.Fireman/Dangerous Job-holder
14.Paranormally Lethal/Immortal Warriors (Vampire, Demon, Werewolf, Gods, Shifter, Dark Fae)
15.Cowboy/Rancher/Rodeo
16.Bodyguards/Protectors
17.Sportsmen/Athletes/Bikers
18.Rakehell/Rake
19.Emperors/Kings/Dukes/Other Powerful and Titled Heroes

Option F: The History of Romance.

For this challenge, read one historical romance book for each historical period listed, in any setting around the world (from Pre-History to 1969). One book per historical period. The books don’t have to have dangerous hero books for this part of the Mega-Challenge.

Levels:
1. History Buff (Read books from 15-20 time periods)
2. History Dabbler (Read books from 10-14 time periods)
3. History 101 (Read books from 5-9 time
periods)

***Note: There are many sub-categorical historical periods in various regions of the world, but for ease, I combined many of these into major periods. I did not in any way mean to be Eurocentric or culturally insensitive to other areas of the world.

1. Pre-History/Ancient Historical Period (BC Period-1 AD)
2. Roman Empire-Early AD period (1 AD-500 AD)
3. Dark Ages (500-1066 AD) aka Viking Period
4. Medieval Period (1067-1485 AD)
5. Renaissance Period (1485-1660 AD)
6. Elizabethan Period (1558-1603)
7. Jacobean Period (1603-1625)
8. Baroque Period (1625-1714)
9. Georgian Period (1714-1830) Includes Napoleonic Era
10. Hanoverian Period (1830-1837)
11. Victorian Era (1837-1901)
12. Edwardian Era (1901-1910)
13. Late Belle Epoque Period (1911-1914)
14. World War I Period (1914-1918) (you can include any book from 1918-1919 here)
15. Roaring Twenties (1920-1929)
16. 1930s (Including Great Depression) (1930-1939)
17. World War II (1939-1945)
18. 1940s (1940-1949)
19. 1950s (1950-1959)
20. 1960s (1960-1969)

Here is a link listing historical periods. http://www.buzzle.com/articles/histor....

If you use a different sub-categorical period listed on this site, please indicate it by classifying it in the above categories when you post your stats.

If you need suggestions for books to read for the periods, don't be shy about asking.

Option G: Dangerous Hero Icons:

For this challenge, read a book that represents one of the below dangerous hero/villain icons. You can choose a book that you feel represents that icon in a satisfactory manner. Read as many as 13 books, one for each character, or as few as five.

A. Jason Bourne: A genetically enhanced, super-soldier (may or may not be amnesiac or active duty soldier)
B. Merlin: A powerful wizard or sorcerer
C. James Bond: International spy who loves the ladies
D. Sam or Dean Winchester: Tortured monster hunter
E. Dracula: Powerful vampire
F. Batman: Caped/masked crimefighter
G. Sherlock Holmes: Super-detective (incomparable deductive abilities)
H. Doctor Who: Scientific genius (can be a human or alien)
I. King Arthur: Benevolent, idealistic royal ruler
J. The Scarlet Pimpernel: Crimefighter/do-gooder by night, disguised as nerd, geek, or fop during the day
K. Wyatt Earp: Historical lawman
L. Indiana Jones: Globe-trotting adventurer/treasure-hunter
M. Van Helsing (from movie): Monster-hunter

Option H: Set up your own challenge. Just make sure you follow the general rules above. You may use any past challenge categories (not used above), if you so wish. Try to challenge yourself in a way that will expand your dangerous hero reading. Maybe read a different genre with dangerous heroes, work your way through your reading pile, start and finish a new series, read as many dangerous hero books as your age.

Any questions???? I hope you decide to join the fun!


message 2: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Loves 'Em Lethal (last edited Aug 29, 2013 01:51PM) (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 9732 comments Mod
Challenge Participants List

Lady Danielle aka The Book Huntress
Finn
Melissa
Pat
Dina
Sarah
Valerie -ValHall-
Desiree
Jill
Trisha Schneider
Laureen
Beileag aka Isabel
Hayat
Nikita
Ashley
Andrea
Psycho
Elizabeth
Ren
Amanda
Gea
Jessica
Kryptonite
Kerstin
Kimberly
Story_girl



message 3: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Loves 'Em Lethal (last edited Dec 06, 2013 07:51PM) (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 9732 comments Mod
Completed Participants List
You go!!!

Pat
Kimberly
Danielle The Book Huntress



message 4: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Loves 'Em Lethal (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 9732 comments Mod
For Option D, here is a list of all the fifty states in the United States:


Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois

Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky

Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota



Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
Washington DC
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Here is a website which will tell you which state a real (non-fictional) city is in:

http://www.city-data.com/



message 5: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Loves 'Em Lethal (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 9732 comments Mod
Suggested Book Titles for Each Historical Period for Option F

I will add recommendations from members here for each Period.

Pre-History/Ancient Historical Period (BC Period-1 AD)
Roman Empire-Early AD period (1 AD-500 AD)
Dark Ages (500-1066 AD) aka Viking Period
Medieval Period (1067-1485 AD)
Renaissance Period (1485-1660 AD)
Elizabethan Period (1558-1603)
Jacobean Period (1603-1625)
Baroque Period (1625-1714)
Georgian Period (1714-1830) Includes Napoleonic Era Hanoverian Period (1830-1837)
Victorian Era (1837-1901)
Edwardian Era (1901-1910)
Late Belle Epoque Period (1911-1914)
World War I Period (1914-1918) (you can include any book from 1918-1919 here)
Roaring Twenties (1920-1929)
1930s (Including Great Depression) (1930-1939)
World War II (1939-1945)
1940s (1940-1949)
1950s (1950-1959)
1960s (1960-1969)



message 6: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Loves 'Em Lethal (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 9732 comments Mod
This ought to be fun and a bit challenging. I'm going to sign up for all the levels and see where the year takes me.


message 7: by Finn (last edited Sep 18, 2013 03:52AM) (new)

Finn Cool! I will try option C and E. Good luck to all :)


Option C: Paranormal Dangerous Heroes

Completed: 0/10


Read ten to thirteen books with a main character/hero who is in each of the below categories. One book per category. The books can be from romance, urban fantasy, fantasy, or science fiction novels.

1. Angel or demon
2.god or demi-god
3.Werewolf or shapeshifter
4. Sorcerer/Wizard/Magician or Magic-User
5.Immortal Warrior
6.Alien/From Another World or Dimension
7.Vampire
9.Genetically-Enhanced or altered hero (powers are not magical but scientific)
10.Time-Traveler
11.Superhero (caped crimefighter with powers)
Bonus: Psychic/Telekinetic Abilities (doesn’t fit in above categories)
Bonus: Other (doesn’t fit into above categories)



Option E: Dangerous Hero Scavenger Hunt

Completed: 11/15


This is a holdover from last year’s challenge. Read at least fifteen but no more than twenty different books with different dangerous heroes. Refer to the list below for ideas. If you come with another type, just list what kind you think he is and make sure he doesn’t fall into any of these categories.

1.Assassin (Contract Killer)To Love a Man & Killing Sarai
2.Modern Soldier (includes Mercenary) Diamond Bay
3.Seducer/Heartbreaker/Womanizer
4.Stalkerific Hero - Mi Carina - Diego's Wrath by Sienna Mynx
5.Tortured Hero (can be any of the above but major classification is tortured)
6.Criminal (Thief/Gangster/Illegal Enterprises) Reaper's Property
7.Law Enforcement Lazarus Rising
8.Gunslinger/Outlaw/Pirate Touch the Wind
9.Historical Warrior (Highlander/Knight/Native Warrior/Viking/Warlord/Soldier) Francesca.
10.Spy
11.White Collar Raider (Business/Legal)
12.Blue Collar (Rough around the edges) Outlaw by Nicole James
13.Fireman/Dangerous Job-holder
14.Paranormally Lethal/Immortal Warriors (Vampire, Demon, Werewolf, Gods, Shifter, Dark Fae)
15.Cowboy/Rancher/Rodeo - Sarah's Surrender by Lynda Chance
16.Bodyguards/Protectors
17.Sportsmen/Athletes/Bikers Real by Katy Evans
18.Rakehell/Rake
19.Emperors/Kings/Dukes/Other Powerful and Titled Heroes


message 8: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Loves 'Em Lethal (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 9732 comments Mod
Thanks for signing up, Finn! I thought I was going to be doing the challenge all by my lonesome (wipes brow)!


message 9: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melorem) | 2 comments I'm in too!

I'm going with "Spell Out Your Love."

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message 10: by PepperP0t (last edited Apr 27, 2013 06:51PM) (new)

PepperP0t Ok, you talked me into it.

Mega-Challenge
Jan 1 - Dec 31
26/26 (Option A)
19/19 (Option E)

Option E

1.Assassin (Contract Killer) -- Shadow's Claim (1/23 - 4.5stars)
2.Modern Soldier (includes Mercenary) -- Kiss and Tell (1/17 - 3.5stars)
3.Seducer/Heartbreaker/Womanizer -- Lover Eternal (1/6 - 5stars)
4.Stalkerific Hero: Succubus on Top (3/14 - 3star)
5.Tortured Hero (can be any of the above but major classification is tortured) -- Dominion (1/4 - 3.75stars)
6.Criminal (Thief/Gangster/Illegal Enterprises): Unlawful Contact (3/10 - 5star)
7.Law Enforcement -- Lover Revealed (1/11 - 4.5stars)
8.Gunslinger/Outlaw/Pirate -- Wildest Dreams (1/10 - 4stars)
9.Historical Warrior (Highlander/Knight/Native Warrior/Viking/Warlord/Soldier) Trapped (1/25 -- 3.5stars)
10.Spy -- Shadow of Night (1/6 - 3.75tars)
11.White Collar Raider (Business/Legal) -- Wallbanger (2/1 - 5stars)
12.Blue Collar (Rough around the edges) Material Girl (2/12 - 3.75stars)
13.Fireman/Dangerous Job-holder -- Wet in Whispering Cove (1/31 - 3.5stars)
14.Paranormally Lethal/Immortal Warriors (Vampire, Demon, Werewolf, Gods, Shifter, Dark Fae) -- Fated (1/13 - 4.5stars)
15.Cowboy/Rancher/Rodeo: Raising Kane (2/26 - 4.75)
16.Bodyguards/Protectors -- Zane's Redemption (1/1 - 4.5stars)
17.Sportsmen/Athletes/Bikers -- Alaska Heart (2/5 - 4.5stars)
18.Rakehell/Rake -- Unveiled (4/23 - 4.25stars)
19.Emperors/Kings/Dukes/Other Powerful and Titled Heroes: Lady of Light and Shadows (37 - 4star)

Option A
W: Wallbanger (2/1 - 5stars)
A: Alaska Heart (2/5 - 4.5stars)
L: Lover Eternal (1/6 - 5stars)
K: Kiss and Tell (1/17 - 3.5stars)
I:Iced (1/2 - 3.75stars)
N: Naked Edge (1/1 - 4stars)
G:The Guardian (2/28 - 5stars)

T: Trapped (1/25 -- 3.5stars)
A:Ascension (1/8 - 4stars)
L: Lover Revealed (1/11 - 4.5stars)
K: Rock Chick Regret (1/3 - 4.5stars)
I: In Too Deep (3/18 - 4.5stars)
N: NYPD Red (1/18 - 4stars)
G: Gone Girl (1/8 - 3.25stars)

L: Lover Awakened (1/8 - 5stars
E:Enraptured (1/21 - 4.5stars)
T: Thread of Death (1/21 - 2stars)
H: Hide and Seek (1/31 -- 4stars)
A: Awaken Me Darkly (3/18 - 4stars)
L: Lover Unbound (1/14 - 4.5stars)

W: Wildest Dreams (1/10 - 4stars)
E: Embrace Me at Dawn (3/2 - 4stars)
A: All Jacked Up (2/10 - 4.5stars)
P:Phantom Shadows (1/7 - 4.5stars)
O: On the Steamy Side (1/22 - 2stars)
N:
Enraptured (1/21 - 4.5stars)


message 11: by Dina (new)

Dina (missdina) | 179 comments I'm in and following Danielle's lead, I'm signing up for all the levels. I know I won't be able to complete all of them, but what the heck, it's going to be fun trying. (Please, don't call my therapist. Yet. LOL)


message 12: by Sarah (last edited Jan 18, 2013 10:12AM) (new)

Sarah Dizon (sarahd828) | 6 comments Dangerous Hero Mega Challenge 2013
Duration: 1.1.13-12.31.13


Level 1: Spell it Out
Completed: 2/19

L:Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward 1.2.13
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H:Here Kitty, Kitty! by Shelly Laurenston 1.9.13
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K: Kiss of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #1) by Lara Adrian by Lara Adrian 1.18.13
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Level 2: Dangerous Heroes A-Z
Completed: 3/26

A: Aric, Sealed with a Curse by Cecy Robson 1.6.13
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Level 3: Paranormal Dangerous Heroes
Completed: 2/10

1.Angel/Demon
2.God/Demi-god
3.Werewolf/Shapeshifter: Sealed with a Curse by Cecy Robson 1.6.13
4.Sorcerer/Wizard/Magician/Magic-User
5.Immortal Warrior
6.Alien/From Another World or Dimension
7.Vampire: Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward 1.2.13
9.Genetically-Enhanced/Altered Hero (powers are not magical but scientific)
10.Time-Traveler
11.Superhero (caped crimefighter with powers)

Bonus: Psychic/Telekinetic Abilities (doesn’t fit in above categories)
Bonus: Other (doesn’t fit into above categories)

Level 4: Dangerous Hero Icons
Completed: 1/5

A. Jason Bourne: A genetically enhanced, super-soldier (may or may not be amnesiac or active duty soldier)
B. Merlin: A powerful wizard or sorcerer
C. James Bond: International spy who loves the ladies
D. Sam or Dean Winchester: Tortured monster hunter
E. Dracula: Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward 1.2.13
F. Batman: Caped/masked crimefighter
G. Sherlock Holmes: Super-detective (incomparable deductive abilities)
H. Doctor Who: Scientific genius (can be a human or alien)
I. King Arthur: Benevolent, idealistic royal ruler
J. The Scarlet Pimpernel: Crimefighter/do-gooder by night, disguised as nerd, geek, or fop during the day
K. Wyatt Earp: Historical lawman
L. Indiana Jones: Globe-trotting adventurer/treasure-hunter
M. Van Helsing: Monster-hunter


Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ | 152 comments Why not!
I'll compile my list and see which options to tackle.


message 14: by Lacy (last edited Dec 31, 2012 11:48AM) (new)

Lacy (lacylaces) | 25 comments I'm in!
Lacy's Challenges:

Option A: Spell Out Your Love!
Completed 0/29



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Option C: Paranormal Dangerous Heroes
Completed: 0/12


1. Angel or demon
2.god or demi-god
3.Werewolf or shapeshifter
4. Sorcerer/Wizard/Magician or Magic-User
5.Immortal Warrior
6.Alien/From Another World or Dimension
7.Vampire
9.Genetically-Enhanced or altered hero (powers are not magical but scientific)
10.Time-Traveler
11.Superhero (caped crimefighter with powers)
Bonus: Psychic/Telekinetic Abilities (doesn’t fit in above categories)

Option E: Dangerous Hero Scavenger Hunt
Completed: 0/15


1.Assassin (Contract Killer)
2.Modern Soldier (includes Mercenary)
3.Seducer/Heartbreaker/Womanizer
4.Stalkerific Hero
5.Tortured Hero (can be any of the above but major classification is tortured)
6.Criminal (Thief/Gangster/Illegal Enterprises)
7.Law Enforcement
8.Gunslinger/Outlaw/Pirate
9.Historical Warrior (Highlander/Knight/Native Warrior/Viking/Warlord/Soldier)
10.Spy
11.Blue Collar (Rough around the edges)
12.Fireman/Dangerous Job-holder
13.Paranormally Lethal/Immortal Warriors (Vampire, Demon, Werewolf, Gods, Shifter, Dark Fae)
14.Cowboy/Rancher/Rodeo
15.Bodyguards/Protectors

Option H: Set up your own challenge—15 TBR Fan Fic Reads with dangerous heroes
Completed: 0/15

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message 15: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Loves 'Em Lethal (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 9732 comments Mod
Glad you signed up, everyone! Good luck to you all!

Dina, I guess we both like to live dangerously. LOL!


message 16: by Dina (new)

Dina (missdina) | 179 comments Danger makes life more exciting, Danielle. Especially if we have a dangerous bad boy to help us through it. ;)


message 17: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Loves 'Em Lethal (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 9732 comments Mod
Absolutely, Dina!


message 18: by Desiree M ~*~*~ (new)

Desiree M ~*~*~ LiveReadCollect (livereadcollect) | 109 comments I'm in and I think I'll attempt all of them A thru G.


message 19: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Loves 'Em Lethal (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 9732 comments Mod
Cheering you on, Desiree!


message 20: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Loves 'Em Lethal (last edited Jan 01, 2013 12:45AM) (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 9732 comments Mod
Danielle's Dangerous Hero Addict Support Group 2013 Mega-Challenge

Duration: January 1-December 31, 2013

Option A: Spell Out Your Love!

For this Option, you can choose to spell out a dangerous hero-related phrase using only books with dangerous hero characters. You can use:
1. The first or last name of the author
2. The first letter of the book title (not including A, An, And, or The)
3. If you choose your own acronym and it contains the letter X, the word can have X anywhere in its spelling. Other letters much be used in the specified manner.
4. You can even use the hero’s first or last name, but only once.
Here are your choices (you can do however many you like throughout the year).

Spelling Choice:

7.WALKING TALKING LETHAL WEAPON (26 letters)

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Option B: The Alphabet of Dangerous Hero-Osity

This is a hold-over from last year's challenge. Spell out A to Z using the character names of only dangerous heroes from books you read in the year of 2013. You can use a minor or side character or even a villain. They must be bad/edgy/dangerous. You will have 26 different books when you are done. For the letter X, you can use any name that has X anywhere in its spelling. You can use the first, middle, last or an official nickname for the character used in the book.

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Option C: Paranormal Dangerous Heroes

Read ten to thirteen books with a main character/hero who is in each of the below categories. One book per category. The books can be from romance, urban fantasy, fantasy, or science fiction novels.

Completed: X/13

1. Angel or demon
2.god or demi-god
3.Werewolf or shapeshifter
4. Sorcerer/Wizard/Magician or Magic-User
5.Immortal Warrior
6.Alien/From Another World or Dimension
7.Vampire
9.Genetically-Enhanced or altered hero (powers are not magical but scientific)
10.Time-Traveler
11.Superhero (caped crimefighter with powers)
Bonus: Psychic/Telekinetic Abilities (doesn’t fit in above categories)
Bonus: Other (doesn’t fit into above categories)

Option D: Dangerous Hero World-Tour

This is a hold-over from last year's challenge. Compile a list of fifty heroes from fifty different books that take place in fifty different locations. You may use a country more than once. You may not use a United State of America more than once or a city more than once for any country. For example: You can use two locations in France, but you cannot use Paris or New York state again after the first time (one city and one state per book). You can use all the fifty states of the US once. Which means that if you stay with only US set books, you can still have the potential for 50 different books, since there are 50 different states. So if you have a book set in one state, you're done with that state for the rest of the challenge. It might require a bit of research if you aren't familiar with the cities in the US, but you can use this website if you want to find out.

Completed: X/50


Option E: Dangerous Hero Scavenger Hunt

This is a holdover from last year’s challenge. Read at least fifteen but no more than twenty different books with different dangerous heroes. Refer to the list below for ideas. If you come with another type, just list what kind you think he is and make sure he doesn’t fall into any of these categories.

Completed: X/19

1.Assassin (Contract Killer)
2.Modern Soldier (includes Mercenary)
3.Seducer/Heartbreaker/Womanizer
4.Stalkerific Hero
5.Tortured Hero (can be any of the above but major classification is tortured)
6.Criminal (Thief/Gangster/Illegal Enterprises)
7.Law Enforcement
8.Gunslinger/Outlaw/Pirate
9.Historical Warrior (Highlander/Knight/Native Warrior/Viking/Warlord/Soldier)
10.Spy
11.White Collar Raider (Business/Legal)
12.Blue Collar (Rough around the edges)
13.Fireman/Dangerous Job-holder
14.Paranormally Lethal/Immortal Warriors (Vampire, Demon, Werewolf, Gods, Shifter, Dark Fae)
15.Cowboy/Rancher/Rodeo
16.Bodyguards/Protectors
17.Sportsmen/Athletes/Bikers
18.Rakehell/Rake
19.Emperors/Kings/Dukes/Other Powerful and Titled Heroes

Option F: The History of Romance.

For this challenge, read one historical romance book for each historical period listed, in any setting around the world (from Pre-History to 1969). One book per historical period. The books don’t have to have dangerous hero books for this part of the Mega-Challenge.

Levels:
1. History Buff (Read books from 15-20 time periods)

Completed: X/20

1. Pre-History/Ancient Historical Period (BC Period-1 AD)
2. Roman Empire-Early AD period (1 AD-500 AD)
3. Dark Ages (500-1066 AD) aka Viking Period
4. Medieval Period (1067-1485 AD)
5. Renaissance Period (1485-1660 AD)
6. Elizabethan Period (1558-1603)
7. Jacobean Period (1603-1625)
8. Baroque Period (1625-1714)
9. Georgian Period (1714-1830) Includes Napoleonic Era
10. Hanoverian Period (1830-1837)
11. Victorian Era (1837-1901)
12. Edwardian Era (1901-1910)
13. Late Belle Epoque Period (1911-1914)
14. World War I Period (1914-1918) (you can include any book from 1918-1919 here)
15. Roaring Twenties (1920-1929)
16. 1930s (Including Great Depression) (1930-1939)
17. World War II (1939-1945)
18. 1940s (1940-1949)
19. 1950s (1950-1959)
20. 1960s (1960-1969)

Option G: Dangerous Hero Icons:

For this challenge, read a book that represents one of the below dangerous hero/villain icons. You can choose a book that you feel represents that icon in a satisfactory manner. Read as many as 13 books, one for each character, or as few as five.

Completed: X/13

A. Jason Bourne: A genetically enhanced, super-soldier (may or may not be amnesiac or active duty soldier)
B. Merlin: A powerful wizard or sorcerer
C. James Bond: International spy who loves the ladies
D. Sam or Dean Winchester: Tortured monster hunter
E. Dracula: Powerful vampire
F. Batman: Caped/masked crimefighter
G. Sherlock Holmes: Super-detective (incomparable deductive abilities)
H. Doctor Who: Scientific genius (can be a human or alien)
I. King Arthur: Benevolent, idealistic royal ruler
J. The Scarlet Pimpernel: Crimefighter/do-gooder by night, disguised as nerd, geek, or fop during the day
K. Wyatt Earp: Historical lawman
L. Indiana Jones: Globe-trotting adventurer/treasure-hunter
M. Van Helsing (from movie): Monster-hunter



message 21: by Jill (last edited Jan 24, 2013 03:46AM) (new)

Jill | 294 comments I am in! Option A & E oh and G aswell!

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1.Assassin (Contract Killer)
2.Modern Soldier (includes Mercenary)A Dom is Forever
3.Seducer/Heartbreaker/Womanizer
4.Stalkerific Hero
5.Tortured Hero Creed
6.Criminal (Thief/Gangster/Illegal Enterprises)
7.Law Enforcement Liberating Lacey
8.Gunslinger/Outlaw/Pirate
9.Historical Warrior (Highlander/Knight/Native Warrior/Viking/Warlord/Soldier)
10.Spy
11.White Collar Raider (Business/Legal)
12.Blue Collar (Rough around the edges)
13.Fireman/Dangerous Job-holder
14.Paranormally Lethal/Immortal Warriors (Vampire, Demon, Werewolf, Gods, Shifter, Dark Fae)Obsession Untamed
15.Cowboy/Rancher/Rodeo
16.Bodyguards/Protectors
17.Sportsmen/Athletes/Bikers Reaper's Property
18.Rakehell/Rake
19.Emperors/Kings/Dukes/Other Powerful and Titled Heroes

0/13 completed

A. Jason Bourne: A genetically enhanced, super-soldier (may or may not be amnesiac or active duty soldier)
B. Merlin: A powerful wizard or sorcerer
C. James Bond: International spy who loves the ladies
D. Sam or Dean Winchester: Tortured monster hunter
E. Dracula: Powerful vampire
F. Batman: Caped/masked crimefighter
G. Sherlock Holmes: Super-detective (incomparable deductive abilities)
H. Doctor Who: Scientific genius (can be a human or alien)
I. King Arthur: Benevolent, idealistic royal ruler
J. The Scarlet Pimpernel: Crimefighter/do-gooder by night, disguised as nerd, geek, or fop during the day
K. Wyatt Earp: Historical lawman
L. Indiana Jones: Globe-trotting adventurer/treasure-hunter
M. Van Helsing (from movie): Monster-hunter




message 22: by Tricia (last edited Jan 01, 2013 05:54AM) (new)

Tricia Schneider (triciaschneider) | 7 comments I'll join in for Options C & F!

Option C: Paranormal Dangerous Heroes

Read ten to thirteen books with a main character/hero who is in each of the below categories. One book per category. The books can be from romance, urban fantasy, fantasy, or science fiction novels.

1. Angel or demon
2.god or demi-god
3.Werewolf or shapeshifter
4. Sorcerer/Wizard/Magician or Magic-User
5.Immortal Warrior
6.Alien/From Another World or Dimension
7.Vampire
9.Genetically-Enhanced or altered hero (powers are not magical but scientific)
10.Time-Traveler
11.Superhero (caped crimefighter with powers)
Bonus: Psychic/Telekinetic Abilities (doesn’t fit in above categories)
Bonus: Other (doesn’t fit into above categories)

Option F: The History of Romance

For this challenge, read one historical romance book for each historical period listed, in any setting around the world (from Pre-History to 1969). One book per historical period. The books don’t have to have dangerous hero books for this part of the Mega-Challenge.

Levels:
1. History Buff (Read books from 15-20 time periods)
2. History Dabbler (Read books from 10-14 time periods)
3. History 101 (Read books from 5-9 time
periods)

***Note: There are many sub-categorical historical periods in various regions of the world, but for ease, I combined many of these into major periods. I did not in any way mean to be Eurocentric or culturally insensitive to other areas of the world.

1. Pre-History/Ancient Historical Period (BC Period-1 AD)
2. Roman Empire-Early AD period (1 AD-500 AD)
3. Dark Ages (500-1066 AD) aka Viking Period
4. Medieval Period (1067-1485 AD)
5. Renaissance Period (1485-1660 AD)
6. Elizabethan Period (1558-1603)
7. Jacobean Period (1603-1625)
8. Baroque Period (1625-1714)
9. Georgian Period (1714-1830) Includes Napoleonic Era
10. Hanoverian Period (1830-1837)
11. Victorian Era (1837-1901)
12. Edwardian Era (1901-1910)
13. Late Belle Epoque Period (1911-1914)
14. World War I Period (1914-1918) (you can include any book from 1918-1919 here)
15. Roaring Twenties (1920-1929)
16. 1930s (Including Great Depression) (1930-1939)
17. World War II (1939-1945)
18. 1940s (1940-1949)
19. 1950s (1950-1959)
20. 1960s (1960-1969)


message 23: by Laureen (last edited Sep 23, 2013 08:19PM) (new)

Laureen (goodreadscomliterateworld) | 4 comments Hi,
I'm new to the group, but love your challenge ideas. I'm going to give Option A and E a try.

Option A:
30/30 completed

Make Me Yours
Everyday AverageJones
Noble Intentions (1-5)

Irene Hannon (author). Vanished
Nobody's Angel

Unstoppable
Nobody's Hero
In Rides Trouble
Falcon, Nick(hero), Baby Bonanza
Orlando, Damian (hero), Nobody's Perfect
Rollins, James (author), The Blood Gospel
Model Soldier

Morgan
Atlanta Heat
Killer Secrets
Enigma

Make Mine Midnight
Yours to Keep

Hostage
Eye of God
Adam (hero), Masters in Arms
Rapp, Mitch (hero), American Assassin
Terry O'Dell (author), When Danger Calls

Suspect
Tribune(The)
Unridden
Teague Creek (hero). Fever
Threshold
Elvis Cole (hero). Chasing Darkness
Rowling, JK (author), The Cuckoo's Calling

Option E
16/15 Completed

1. Assassin: Noble Intentions (1-5)
2. Modern Soldier: The Blood Gospel
3. Seducer/Heartbreaker: Atlanta Heat
4. Stalker Hero:
5. Tortured Hero: Vanished
6. Criminal: Fever
7. Law enforcement: Chasing Darkness
8. Gunslinger/Outlaw/Pirate: The Rules of Wolfen
9. Historical Warrior: The Tribune
10. Spy: The Faithful Spy
11. White Collar Raider: Baby Bonanza
12. Blue Collar:
13. Fireman: Make Me Yours
14. Immortal Warrior:
15. Cowboy/Rancher: Unridden
16. Bodyguard/Protector: Sweet Talk
17. Sports: Changing the Game
18. Rake:
19. Emperors/kings, etc: Storming the Castle
20. Mercenary/hostage rescue: High Treason
Going to get started now!!!


message 24: by [deleted user] (last edited Dec 26, 2013 11:31AM) (new)

DHASG 2013 Mega-Challenge
Duration: January 1-December 31, 2013
Options: A & E
Read: 26/34-38


Option A: Spell out your love "Cold Hearts Warm Hands" | Completed: 18/19
(books with dangerous hero characters; the first or last name of the author; the first letter of the book title (not including A, An, And, or The))
C. MacRieve by Kresley Cole - [Jul,10] ★★★★★
O. One Sweet Ride by Jaci Burton - [Jun,19] ★★★★☆
L. Lothaire by Kresley Cole - [Mar,15] ★★★★★
D. Dark Needs at Night's Edge by Kresley Cole - [Jan,7] ★★★★★
H. Highlander Most Wanted by Maya Banks - [Apr,16] ★★★★☆
E. The Emperor's Wolf by J.C. Owens - [Jun,7] ★★☆☆☆
A. Edge of Dawn by Lara Adrian - [Jul,4] ★★★★★
R. Riding Wild by Jaci Burton - [May,16] ★★☆☆☆
T. Thrown by a Curve by Jaci Burton - [Apr,14] ★★★★☆
S. Styxx by Sherrilyn Kenyon - [Oct,3] ★★★★★
W. Lover At Last by J.R. Ward - [Apr,2] ★★★★☆
A. Awaken Me Darkly by Gena Showalter - [Oct,9] ★★★☆☆
R. Ruthless Pursuit by Stephani Hecht - [Dec,18] ★★☆☆☆
M. Midnight's Warrior by Donna Grant - [Jan,30] ★★★☆☆
H. Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt - [Mar,23] ★★★★☆
A. The Assignment by Evangeline Anderson - [Jan,15] ★★★☆☆
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D. Dark Desires After Dusk by Kresley Cole - [Feb,5] ★★★★☆
S. Born of Silence by Sherrilyn Kenyon - [Jan,4] ★★★★★
MacRieve (Immortals After Dark, #13) by Kresley Cole One Sweet Ride (Play by Play, #6) by Jaci Burton Lothaire (Immortals After Dark, #12) by Kresley Cole Dark Needs at Night's Edge (Immortals After Dark, #5) by Kresley Cole Highlander Most Wanted (The Montgomerys and Armstrongs, #2) by Maya Banks The Emperor's Wolf by J.C. Owens Edge of Dawn (Midnight Breed, #11) by Lara Adrian Riding Wild (Wild Riders, #1) by Jaci Burton Thrown by a Curve (Play by Play, #5) by Jaci Burton Styxx (Dark-Hunter, #22) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Lover At Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #11) by J.R. Ward Awaken Me Darkly (Alien Huntress, #1) by Gena Showalter Ruthless Pursuit (Lost Shifters, #6) by Stephani Hecht Midnight's Warrior (Dark Warriors, #4) by Donna Grant Wicked Intentions (Maiden Lane, #1) by Elizabeth Hoyt The Assignment (Assignment, #1) by Evangeline Anderson Dark Desires After Dusk (Immortals After Dark, #6) by Kresley Cole Born of Silence (The League, #5) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Option E: Dangerous Hero Scavenger Hunt | Completed: 8/15-19
1. Assassin: Shadow's Claim by Kresley Cole - [Apr,23] ★★★★★
2. Modern Soldier (black ops soldier): Crave by J.R. Ward - [May,9] ★★★★★
3. Seducer/ Heartbreaker/ Womanizer:
4. Stalkerific Hero: Bonds of Fire by T.A. Grey - [Sep,12] ★★★☆☆
5. Tortured Hero: Dreams of a Dark Warrior by Kresley Cole - [Mar,12] ★★★★☆
6. Criminal:
7. Law Enforcement: Envy by J.R. Ward - [Oct,13] ★★★★★
8. Gunslinger/ Outlaw/ Pirate:
9. Historical Warrior:
10. Spy:
11. White Collar Raider (Business/Legal):
12. Blue Collar (Rough around the edges):
13. Fireman/ Dangerous Job-holder: Hot Head by Damon Suede - [Jul,15] ★★★★☆
14. Paranormally Lethal/ Immortal Warriors:
15. Cowboy/ Rancher/ Rodeo:
16. Bodyguards/ Protectors:
17. Sportsmen/ Athletes: Playing to Win by Jaci Burton - [Jan,14] ★★★★★
18. Rakehell/ Rake:
19. Kings: Kiss of a Demon King by Kresley Cole - [Feb,13] ★★★★☆
Shadow's Claim (The Dacians, #1) by Kresley Cole Crave (Fallen Angels, #2) by J.R. Ward Bonds of Fire (The Bellum Sisters, #2) by T.A. Grey Dreams of a Dark Warrior (Immortals After Dark, #11) by Kresley Cole Envy (Fallen Angels, #3) by J.R. Ward Hot Head (Head, #1) by Damon Suede Playing to Win (Play by Play, #4) by Jaci Burton Kiss of a Demon King (Immortals After Dark, #7) by Kresley Cole


message 25: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Loves 'Em Lethal (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 9732 comments Mod
Glad to see some new members and veteran members participating in the challenge!


message 26: by Jill (new)

Jill | 294 comments This was my favourite challenge of last year so there is no way I would miss it again!!
This year though I am doing more options to challenge myself a bit more.


message 27: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Loves 'Em Lethal (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 9732 comments Mod
I'm glad you enjoyed it, Jill! I like it too--gives me an opportunity to reflect on my DHs that I so love!


message 28: by Dina (new)

Dina (missdina) | 179 comments DH = Dear Husband? How many do you have, Danielle? Is that legal in Texas? LOL


message 29: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Loves 'Em Lethal (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 9732 comments Mod
Well, I meant dangerous heroes, but many some of them are my virtual husbands. Don't tell the authorities though! :)


message 30: by Dina (new)

Dina (missdina) | 179 comments LOL!


message 31: by Jill (new)

Jill | 294 comments Haha!


message 32: by PepperP0t (new)

PepperP0t Dina wrote: "DH = Dear Husband? How many do you have, Danielle? Is that legal in Texas? LOL"

Dina -- with these insane numbers of books in our TBR piles, we live in GoodReadsville where multiple husbands and book boyfriends are allowed -- as many as you can handle.


message 33: by Dina (new)

Dina (missdina) | 179 comments Good point, Pat! :)


message 34: by Dina (last edited Jan 01, 2013 05:05PM) (new)

Dina (missdina) | 179 comments Stalking, I mean, following Danielle's lead... ;)


Dangerous Hero Addict Support Group 2013 Mega-Challenge
Duration: January 1 - December 31

Option A: Spell Out Your Love!

For this Option, you can choose to spell out a dangerous hero-related phrase using only books with dangerous hero characters. You can use:
1. The first or last name of the author
2. The first letter of the book title (not including A, An, And, or The)
4. You can even use the hero’s first or last name, but only once.

Spelling Choice:
7.WALKING TALKING LETHAL WEAPON

0/26 completed

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Option B: The Alphabet of Dangerous Hero-Osity

Spell out A to Z using the character names of only dangerous heroes from books you read in the year of 2013. You can use a minor or side character or even a villain. They must be bad/edgy/dangerous. You will have 26 different books when you are done. For the letter X, you can use any name that has X anywhere in its spelling. You can use the first, middle, last or an official nickname for the character used in the book.

0/26 completed

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Option C: Paranormal Dangerous Heroes

Read 10 to 13 books with a main character/hero who is in each of the below categories. One book per category. The books can be from romance, urban fantasy, fantasy, or science fiction novels.

0/X completed

1. Angel or demon
2. God or demi-god
3. Werewolf or shapeshifter
4. Sorcerer/Wizard/Magician or Magic-User
5. Immortal Warrior
6. Alien/From Another World or Dimension
7. Vampire
9. Genetically-Enhanced or altered hero (powers are not magical but scientific)
10. Time-Traveler
11. Superhero (caped crimefighter with powers)
Bonus: Psychic/Telekinetic Abilities (doesn’t fit in above categories)
Bonus: Other (doesn’t fit into above categories)

Option D: Dangerous Hero World-Tour

Compile a list of 50 heroes from 50 different books that take place in 50 different locations. You may use a country more than once. You may not use a United State of America more than once or a city more than once for any country. For example: You can use two locations in France, but you cannot use Paris or New York state again after the first time (one city and one state per book).
You can use fictional/mythical/otherworldly locations. Please note if the location is mythical in your listing.

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Option E: Dangerous Hero Scavenger Hunt

Read at least 15 but no more than 20 different books with different dangerous heroes. Refer to the list below for ideas. If you come with another type, just list what kind you think he is and make sure he doesn’t fall into any of these categories.

0/X completed

1.Assassin (Contract Killer)
2.Modern Soldier (includes Mercenary)
3.Seducer/Heartbreaker/Womanizer
4.Stalkerific Hero
5.Tortured Hero (can be any of the above but major classification is tortured)
6.Criminal (Thief/Gangster/Illegal Enterprises)
7.Law Enforcement
8.Gunslinger/Outlaw/Pirate
9.Historical Warrior (Highlander/Knight/Native Warrior/Viking/Warlord/Soldier)
10.Spy
11.White Collar Raider (Business/Legal)
12.Blue Collar (Rough around the edges)
13.Fireman/Dangerous Job-holder
14.Paranormally Lethal/Immortal Warriors (Vampire, Demon, Werewolf, Gods, Shifter, Dark Fae)
15.Cowboy/Rancher/Rodeo
16.Bodyguards/Protectors
17.Sportsmen/Athletes/Bikers
18.Rakehell/Rake
19.Emperors/Kings/Dukes/Other Powerful and Titled Heroes

Option F: The History of Romance

Read one historical romance book for each historical period listed, in any setting around the world (from Pre-History to 1969). One book per historical period. The books don’t have to have dangerous hero books for this part of the Mega-Challenge.

Level:
1. History 101 (Read books from 5-9 time periods)

0/X completed

1. Pre-History/Ancient Historical Period (BC Period-1 AD)
2. Roman Empire-Early AD period (1 AD-500 AD)
3. Dark Ages (500-1066 AD) aka Viking Period
4. Medieval Period (1067-1485 AD)
5. Renaissance Period (1485-1660 AD)
6. Elizabethan Period (1558-1603)
7. Jacobean Period (1603-1625)
8. Baroque Period (1625-1714)
9. Georgian Period (1714-1830) Includes Napoleonic Era
10. Hanoverian Period (1830-1837)
11. Victorian Era (1837-1901)
12. Edwardian Era (1901-1910)
13. Late Belle Epoque Period (1911-1914)
14. World War I Period (1914-1918) (you can include any book from 1918-1919 here)
15. Roaring Twenties (1920-1929)
16. 1930s (Including Great Depression) (1930-1939)
17. World War II (1939-1945)
18. 1940s (1940-1949)
19. 1950s (1950-1959)
20. 1960s (1960-1969)

Option G: Dangerous Hero Icons

Read a book that represents one of the below dangerous hero/villain icons. You can choose a book that you feel represents that icon in a satisfactory manner. Read as many as 13 books, one for each character, or as few as 5.

0/X completed

A. Jason Bourne: A genetically enhanced, super-soldier (may or may not be amnesiac or active duty soldier)
B. Merlin: A powerful wizard or sorcerer
C. James Bond: International spy who loves the ladies
D. Sam or Dean Winchester: Tortured monster hunter
E. Dracula: Powerful vampire
F. Batman: Caped/masked crimefighter
G. Sherlock Holmes: Super-detective (incomparable deductive abilities)
H. Doctor Who: Scientific genius (can be a human or alien)
I. King Arthur: Benevolent, idealistic royal ruler
J. The Scarlet Pimpernel: Crimefighter/do-gooder by night, disguised as nerd, geek, or fop during the day
K. Wyatt Earp: Historical lawman
L. Indiana Jones: Globe-trotting adventurer/treasure-hunter
M. Van Helsing (from movie): Monster-hunter



message 35: by Hayat (new)

Hayat (hyassin) I'm in!

DHASG 2013 Mega-Challenge
Duration: January 1-December 31, 2013
0/10-13 (Option C)
0/19 (Option E)

Option C: Paranormal Dangerous Heroes

Read ten to thirteen books with a main character/hero who is in each of the below categories. One book per category. The books can be from romance, urban fantasy, fantasy, or science fiction novels.

1. Angel or demon
2.god or demi-god
3.Werewolf or shapeshifter
4. Sorcerer/Wizard/Magician or Magic-User
5.Immortal Warrior
6.Alien/From Another World or Dimension
7.Vampire
9.Genetically-Enhanced or altered hero (powers are not magical but scientific)
10.Time-Traveler
11.Superhero (caped crimefighter with powers)
Bonus: Psychic/Telekinetic Abilities (doesn’t fit in above categories)
Bonus: Other (doesn’t fit into above categories)



Option E: Dangerous Hero Scavenger Hunt

This is a holdover from last year’s challenge. Read at least fifteen but no more than twenty different books with different dangerous heroes. Refer to the list below for ideas. If you come with another type, just list what kind you think he is and make sure he doesn’t fall into any of these categories.

Completed: X/19

1.Assassin (Contract Killer)
2.Modern Soldier (includes Mercenary)
3.Seducer/Heartbreaker/Womanizer
4.Stalkerific Hero
5.Tortured Hero (can be any of the above but major classification is tortured)
6.Criminal (Thief/Gangster/Illegal Enterprises)
7.Law Enforcement
8.Gunslinger/Outlaw/Pirate
9.Historical Warrior (Highlander/Knight/Native Warrior/Viking/Warlord/Soldier)
10.Spy
11.White Collar Raider (Business/Legal)
12.Blue Collar (Rough around the edges)
13.Fireman/Dangerous Job-holder
14.Paranormally Lethal/Immortal Warriors (Vampire, Demon, Werewolf, Gods, Shifter, Dark Fae)
15.Cowboy/Rancher/Rodeo
16.Bodyguards/Protectors
17.Sportsmen/Athletes/Bikers
18.Rakehell/Rake
19.Emperors/Kings/Dukes/Other Powerful and Titled Heroes


message 36: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Loves 'Em Lethal (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 9732 comments Mod
Pat wrote:

Dina -- with these insane numbers of books in our TBR piles, we live in GoodReadsville where multiple husbands and book boyfriends are allowed -- as many as you can handle. "


I like that idea, Pat!


message 37: by Isha (new)

Isha I'm in!

Dangerous Hero Addict Support Group - Yearly Reading Challenges
~ DHASG 2013 Mega-Challenge ~

Duration: 1 January 2013 - 31 December 2013



Option A: Spell Out Your Love!
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Option C: Paranormal Dangerous Heroes
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1. Angel or demon
2.god or demi-god
3.Werewolf or shapeshifter
4. Sorcerer/Wizard/Magician or Magic-User
5.Immortal Warrior
6.Alien/From Another World or Dimension
7.Vampire
9.Genetically-Enhanced or altered hero (powers are not magical but scientific)
10.Time-Traveler
11.Superhero (caped crimefighter with powers)

Bonus: Psychic/Telekinetic Abilities (doesn’t fit in above categories)
Bonus: Other (doesn’t fit into above categories)


Option E: Dangerous Hero Scavenger Hunt
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1.Assassin (Contract Killer)
2.Modern Soldier (includes Mercenary)
3.Seducer/Heartbreaker/Womanizer
4.Stalkerific Hero
5.Tortured Hero (can be any of the above but major classification is tortured)
6.Criminal (Thief/Gangster/Illegal Enterprises)
7.Law Enforcement
8.Gunslinger/Outlaw/Pirate
9.Historical Warrior (Highlander/Knight/Native Warrior/Viking/Warlord/Soldier)
10.Spy
11.White Collar Raider (Business/Legal)
12.Blue Collar (Rough around the edges)
13.Fireman/Dangerous Job-holder
14.Paranormally Lethal/Immortal Warriors (Vampire, Demon, Werewolf, Gods, Shifter, Dark Fae)
15.Cowboy/Rancher/Rodeo
16.Bodyguards/Protectors
17.Sportsmen/Athletes/Bikers
18.Rakehell/Rake
19.Emperors/Kings/Dukes/Other Powerful and Titled Heroes


message 38: by Ashley (new)

Ashley (ashley1029) Alright I'm in too! And I'm going to be adventurous and do Option A: Walking Talking Lethal Weapon, Option B, Option C, and Option F. Will post progress as soon as I make some!

Oh do we need to have a seperate bookshelf for the mega challenge?

Thanks and Good luck to everyone!
~Ashley


message 39: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Loves 'Em Lethal (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 9732 comments Mod
@Ashley, you don't have to make a bookshelf for the mega-challenge unless you just want to.


message 40: by Dina (new)

Dina (missdina) | 179 comments First down, a gazillion to go...


Dangerous Hero Addict Support Group 2013 Mega-Challenge
Duration: January 1 - December 31

Option A: Spell Out Your Love!

For this Option, you can choose to spell out a dangerous hero-related phrase using only books with dangerous hero characters. You can use:
1. The first or last name of the author
2. The first letter of the book title (not including A, An, And, or The)
4. You can even use the hero’s first or last name, but only once.

Spelling Choice:
7.WALKING TALKING LETHAL WEAPON

1/26 completed

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Indulgence in Death by J.D. Robb == 01/04
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Option B: The Alphabet of Dangerous Hero-Osity

Spell out A to Z using the character names of only dangerous heroes from books you read in the year of 2013. You can use a minor or side character or even a villain. They must be bad/edgy/dangerous. You will have 26 different books when you are done. For the letter X, you can use any name that has X anywhere in its spelling. You can use the first, middle, last or an official nickname for the character used in the book.

1/26 completed

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Option C: Paranormal Dangerous Heroes

Read 10 to 13 books with a main character/hero who is in each of the below categories. One book per category. The books can be from romance, urban fantasy, fantasy, or science fiction novels.

0/X completed

1. Angel or demon
2. God or demi-god
3. Werewolf or shapeshifter
4. Sorcerer/Wizard/Magician or Magic-User
5. Immortal Warrior
6. Alien/From Another World or Dimension
7. Vampire
9. Genetically-Enhanced or altered hero (powers are not magical but scientific)
10. Time-Traveler
11. Superhero (caped crimefighter with powers)
Bonus: Psychic/Telekinetic Abilities (doesn’t fit in above categories)
Bonus: Other (doesn’t fit into above categories)

Option D: Dangerous Hero World-Tour

Compile a list of 50 heroes from 50 different books that take place in 50 different locations. You may use a country more than once. You may not use a United State of America more than once or a city more than once for any country. For example: You can use two locations in France, but you cannot use Paris or New York state again after the first time (one city and one state per book).
You can use fictional/mythical/otherworldly locations. Please note if the location is mythical in your listing.

1/50 completed

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Tulla, Ireland - Indulgence in Death by J.D. Robb == 01/04
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Option E: Dangerous Hero Scavenger Hunt

Read at least 15 but no more than 20 different books with different dangerous heroes. Refer to the list below for ideas. If you come with another type, just list what kind you think he is and make sure he doesn’t fall into any of these categories.

1/X completed

1.Assassin (Contract Killer)
2.Modern Soldier (includes Mercenary)
3.Seducer/Heartbreaker/Womanizer
4.Stalkerific Hero
5.Tortured Hero (can be any of the above but major classification is tortured)
6.Criminal (Thief/Gangster/Illegal Enterprises)
7.Law Enforcement
8.Gunslinger/Outlaw/Pirate
9.Historical Warrior (Highlander/Knight/Native Warrior/Viking/Warlord/Soldier)
10.Spy
11.White Collar Raider (Business/Legal):
Roarke - Indulgence in Death by J.D. Robb == 01/04
12.Blue Collar (Rough around the edges)
13.Fireman/Dangerous Job-holder
14.Paranormally Lethal/Immortal Warriors (Vampire, Demon, Werewolf, Gods, Shifter, Dark Fae)
15.Cowboy/Rancher/Rodeo
16.Bodyguards/Protectors
17.Sportsmen/Athletes/Bikers
18.Rakehell/Rake
19.Emperors/Kings/Dukes/Other Powerful and Titled Heroes

Option F: The History of Romance

Read one historical romance book for each historical period listed, in any setting around the world (from Pre-History to 1969). One book per historical period. The books don’t have to have dangerous hero books for this part of the Mega-Challenge.

Level:
1. History 101 (Read books from 5-9 time periods)

0/X completed

1. Pre-History/Ancient Historical Period (BC Period-1 AD)
2. Roman Empire-Early AD period (1 AD-500 AD)
3. Dark Ages (500-1066 AD) aka Viking Period
4. Medieval Period (1067-1485 AD)
5. Renaissance Period (1485-1660 AD)
6. Elizabethan Period (1558-1603)
7. Jacobean Period (1603-1625)
8. Baroque Period (1625-1714)
9. Georgian Period (1714-1830) Includes Napoleonic Era
10. Hanoverian Period (1830-1837)
11. Victorian Era (1837-1901)
12. Edwardian Era (1901-1910)
13. Late Belle Epoque Period (1911-1914)
14. World War I Period (1914-1918) (you can include any book from 1918-1919 here)
15. Roaring Twenties (1920-1929)
16. 1930s (Including Great Depression) (1930-1939)
17. World War II (1939-1945)
18. 1940s (1940-1949)
19. 1950s (1950-1959)
20. 1960s (1960-1969)

Option G: Dangerous Hero Icons

Read a book that represents one of the below dangerous hero/villain icons. You can choose a book that you feel represents that icon in a satisfactory manner. Read as many as 13 books, one for each character, or as few as 5.

0/X completed

A. Jason Bourne: A genetically enhanced, super-soldier (may or may not be amnesiac or active duty soldier)
B. Merlin: A powerful wizard or sorcerer
C. James Bond: International spy who loves the ladies
D. Sam or Dean Winchester: Tortured monster hunter
E. Dracula: Powerful vampire
F. Batman: Caped/masked crimefighter
G. Sherlock Holmes: Super-detective (incomparable deductive abilities)
H. Doctor Who: Scientific genius (can be a human or alien)
I. King Arthur: Benevolent, idealistic royal ruler
J. The Scarlet Pimpernel: Crimefighter/do-gooder by night, disguised as nerd, geek, or fop during the day
K. Wyatt Earp: Historical lawman
L. Indiana Jones: Globe-trotting adventurer/treasure-hunter
M. Van Helsing (from movie): Monster-hunter



message 41: by Finn (new)

Finn Lady Danielle aka The Book Huntress wrote: "Thanks for signing up, Finn! I thought I was going to be doing the challenge all by my lonesome (wipes brow)!"

My pleasure:)


message 42: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Loves 'Em Lethal (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 9732 comments Mod
Off to a good start, Dina!


message 43: by Andrea (new)

Andrea Jackson (paperbackdiva) | 181 comments Ooh, I'm in! I've decided on a Bad Boy a week which means 52 books. I think I will base it on the Scavenger Hunt but will have to personalize it in order to have 52 different kinds of heroes. I'll post in the next few days.

The historical period interests me, but I think I'm already challenged enough. lol! I may print the list and work on it privately.


message 44: by Andrea (new)

Andrea Jackson (paperbackdiva) | 181 comments Dina wrote: "I'm in and following Danielle's lead, I'm signing up for all the levels. I know I won't be able to complete all of them, but what the heck, it's going to be fun trying. (Please, don't call my thera..."

Awesome! Good luck, Dina and Danielle.


message 45: by Andrea (new)

Andrea Jackson (paperbackdiva) | 181 comments Lacy wrote: "I'm in!
Lacy's Challenges:
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Lacy, I'm curious where you look for the Fan fic stories for your customized challenge? That should be interesting. Best of luck!


message 46: by Dina (new)

Dina (missdina) | 179 comments Lady Danielle aka The Book Huntress wrote: "Off to a good start, Dina!"

That's the spirit, Danielle! It's been only one book so far, but I've got to keep positive thoughts if I intend to survive this challenge, LOL.


message 47: by Dina (new)

Dina (missdina) | 179 comments Thanks, Andrea! :)


message 48: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Loves 'Em Lethal (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 9732 comments Mod
I like your challenge idea, Andrea. Good idea to use the historical list as a private motivator.

Thanks for the best wishes.

@ Dina, the challenge starts with the first book! Before you know it, you have finished.


message 49: by Maria (last edited Dec 10, 2013 03:07PM) (new)

Maria Clara | 11 comments Level 1: Spell it Out
Loving Him Is A Killer

L: Lara Adrian - Midnight Breed series
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N: Nalini Singh - Lord of the Abyss
G: Gena Showalter - Lords of the Underworld series

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S: Sarah MacLean - Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake

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K: Karen Marie Moning - The Immortal Highlander
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Completed: 6/19

Level 2: Dangerous Heroes A-Z
Completed: 19/26

A: Adam Black - (The Immortal Highlander)
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C: Colin - Romancing Mister Bridgerton
D: Dante - Kiss of Crimson
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G: Gabriel - Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake
H: Harry - And Then He Kissed Her
I: Iain - Dying Wish
J: Jack - Secret Life of a Vampire
K: Koldo - Beauty Awakened
L: Lucifer (Alasdair) - All About Love
M: Madoc - Living Nightmare
N: Nicholas - Maiden Bride (Harlequin Historical, #332)
O: Orpheus - Enraptured
P:Paris - The Darkest Seduction
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R: Rio - Midnight Rising
S: Saint - London's Perfect Scoundrel
T: Theron - Marked
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W: Willian - (Lords of the Underworld series)
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Level 3: Paranormal Dangerous Heroes
Completed: 8/10
1.Angel/Demon:The Darkest Secret - Gena Showalter (Amun)
2.God/Demi-god:Fantasy Lover - Sherrilyn Kenyon (Julian)
3.Werewolf/Shapeshifter: Lord of the Wolfyn - Jessica Andersen (Dayn)
4.Sorcerer/Wizard/Magician/Magic-User:Lord of the Abyss - Nalini Singh (Micah)
5.Immortal Warrior:
6.Alien: The Stone Prince - Gena Showalter
7.Vampire: How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire - Kerrelyn Sparks (Roman)
8.Faerie:The Immortal Highlander - Karen Marie Moning (Adam Black)
9.Genetically-Enhanced/Altered Hero (powers are not magical but scientific):
10.Time-Traveler: A Dance Through Time - Lynn Kurland (Jamie MacLeod)
11.Superhero (caped crimefighter with powers):

Bonus: Psychic/Telekinetic Abilities (doesn’t fit in above categories):
Bonus: Other (doesn’t fit into above categories):

Level 4: Dangerous Hero Icons
Completed: 1/12

A. Jason Bourne: A genetically enhanced, super-soldier (may or may not be amnesiac or active duty soldier)
B. Merlin: Lord of the Abyss - Nalini Singh (Micah)
C. James Bond: International spy who loves the ladies
D. Sam or Dean Winchester: Tortured monster hunter
E.Dracula: Powerful vampire
F. Batman: Caped/masked crimefighter
G. Sherlock Holmes: Super-detective (incomparable deductive abilities)
H. Doctor Who: Scientific genius (can be a human or alien)
I. King Arthur: Benevolent, idealistic royal ruler
J. The Scarlet Pimpernel: Crimefighter/do-gooder by night, disguised as nerd, geek, or fop during the day
K. Wyatt Earp: Historical lawman
L. Indiana Jones: Globe-trotting adventurer/treasure-hunter
M. Van Helsing: Monster-hunter


message 50: by Andrea (last edited Feb 02, 2013 10:30AM) (new)

Andrea Jackson (paperbackdiva) | 181 comments Here we go. Option H.
Andrea's Bad Boy a Week Challenge for 2013
Duration: 1 January - 31 December, 2013

Completed: 7/52

Update: --
Feb 2, 2013

(Based on the Scavenger Hunt but personalized in order to have 52 different kinds of heroes.

1. Assassin – Roman "the Sandman" Tate, Black Widow and the Sandman, L.L. Reaper,/ Jan
2. Modern soldier
3. Historical soldier – (or disfigured)Jack Griffin, Duke of Lenster, The Duke's Challenge, Fennella Miller /Jan 4
4. Futuristic Soldier
5. Widower/tormented hero
6. Criminal (thief, con artist, etc)
7. Viking-- Nils Bjornsson, My Lord Viking, Jo Ann Ferguson/ Jan 15
8. Highlander
9. Regency
10. Medieval
11. Dangerous job (fireman, policeman, etc)
12. Private investigator/seeking to discover a secret (could be professional detective or not)
13. Bodyguard/Protector
14. Head of state (King, Emperor, president, etc.)
15. Nobility of England (duke, counts, etc.)
16. Nobility of another country (marquis, compte, etc.
17. Vampire
18. Shifter - Reed, Retribution, Denise Jeffries, 2/2
19. Demon or Angel
20. Sorcerer/Wizard/Magician
21. Other immortal being
22. Other paranormal creature
23. Pirate
24. Gunslinger/outlaw
25. Mega wealthy lifestyle
26. Performing artist
27. Biker
28. Blue collar rough guy/works with his hands and body
29. Athlete
30. Seducer/womanizer
31. Master or slave
32. White collar professional (doctor, lawyer, journalist, etc.)
33. Recluse/hermit (by his own choice)
34. Outcast (from society)
35. Wrongly accused/convicted (trying to right a wrong) - Jack Reacher, Killing Floor, Lee Child, 1/21/13
36. Invisible Man type/disavowed spy or killer (like Reese on Person of Interest or Michael Westin on Burn Notice)
37. Childhood brutality or stolen identity
38. Hero younger than heroine
39. Apocalyptic/dystopian survivor
40. Genetically-Enhanced or altered hero (powers are not magical but scientific)
41. Time travel
42. Steampunk
43. Space traveler
44. Alien species
45. Handicapped hero or heroine
46. Mind problems (like amnesia, PTSD, bipolar, etc)
47. Kidnapper
48. Holiday
49. Asian
50. African
51. Middle Eastern
52. Native American – (he's also part Maori NZ'er) Rafe Severson, The Boatbuilder's Bed, Kris Pearson, Feb 5


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