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Challenges Archive > 2013 Pick Your Own Theme Challenge (Jan 1-June 30, 2012)

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message 1: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Harlequin Presents are my crack! (last edited Jan 08, 2013 03:52PM) (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 2280 comments Mod
Are you a theme reader when it comes to Harlequin Presents? Then this challenge is for you.

Duration: January 1-June 30, 2013

Goal: Select up to five themes and how many books you want to read per theme within a six month period. Enter the total of books you plan to read in for the official challenge number.

1. The books must be Harlequin Presents novels, with the exception of the new KISS line (those books that would have been published as HP books prior to the new line will count). You can use foreign editions of the books.

2. A book only counts once in the challenge. It is not transferable across themes.

3. You may use a reread to count toward the challenge.

4. Sign up for the challenge through the link provided, and it will create a shelf that will be used to count your reading.

http://www.goodreads.com/challenges/1...

5. Post on the thread that you are signing up and update your stats regularly. Let the coordinator know when you're finished.

Any questions? Let the fun begin!



message 2: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Harlequin Presents are my crack! (last edited Mar 18, 2013 06:45PM) (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 2280 comments Mod
Challenge Participants

Danielle
Verity
Mary
Kate
IslandGirl
Rebecca
Leona
Floqueta
Vashti
Ἀστερόπη - Asteropê



message 3: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Harlequin Presents are my crack! (last edited Jan 01, 2013 02:01AM) (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 2280 comments Mod
I think I will do the following themes.

I. Possessive/Jealous/Stalkerific Hero (3 titles)

II. Blackmail/Forced Marriage (3 titles)

III. Virgin Heroine (3 titles)

For a total of 9 books

Hopefully I am not biting off more than I can chew...



message 4: by Verity (new)

Verity | 567 comments I'll aim low :
- Epic fail = 1
- Step sibs = 5


message 5: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Harlequin Presents are my crack! (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 2280 comments Mod
Ooh, I am looking for more step-sib stories!


message 6: by Verity (new)

Verity | 567 comments Yeah I pick that theme as a legit excuse to bulldoze thru PW's backlist haha


message 7: by [deleted user] (new)

Ok I am going to try this one.

Pregnant Mistress 5

Scandal in the Spotlight 5

We shall see how this goes


message 8: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Harlequin Presents are my crack! (last edited Jan 01, 2013 01:52PM) (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 2280 comments Mod
Verity wrote: "Yeah I pick that theme as a legit excuse to bulldoze thru PW's backlist haha"

You can do it, Mary!! Cool themes!


message 9: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Harlequin Presents are my crack! (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 2280 comments Mod
Verity wrote: "Yeah I pick that theme as a legit excuse to bulldoze thru PW's backlist haha"

Great strategy. Let me know when you read them!


message 10: by [deleted user] (new)

I don't know who PW's blacklist is but good luck with it. Such a newbie here.. lol


message 11: by Kate (new)

Kate (kateperegrinate) I signed up for 10 books with the reunion/second chance theme.


message 12: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Harlequin Presents are my crack! (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 2280 comments Mod
Mary wrote: "I don't know who PW's blacklist is but good luck with it. Such a newbie here.. lol"

I think she's referring to Patricia Wilson.


message 13: by IslandGirl (new)

IslandGirl Reads (islandgirlreads) | 5 comments I want to try this. Here are the themes I like:

Unplanned pregnancy
Office Romance


message 14: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca (bd200789) | 62 comments I think I'll go for 10 total from these themes:
guardian/ward, office romance, and fake engagement


message 15: by Leona (new)

Leona (wdwcbm) | 373 comments ok..Ladies. I just signed up for "Italian Heroes"...they just make me swoon...oh if I were only younger ; - )


message 16: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Harlequin Presents are my crack! (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 2280 comments Mod
I love all the different themes people are pursuing! Can't wait to see which books you read.


message 17: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Harlequin Presents are my crack! (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 2280 comments Mod
I love all the different themes people are pursuing! Can't wait to see which books you read.


message 18: by Floqueta (new)

Floqueta | 46 comments I decided to participate too in the challenge. Total of books: 10 - Themes: voyage on a cruise ship + setting on an exotic place. Pls. take into account that for me Catalonia or Spain is not an exotic place (the setting of many HP-books, as I am Catalan and live there).


message 19: by Leona (new)

Leona (wdwcbm) | 373 comments Floqueta...you should try Anne Hampson's Song of the Waves, an all-time favorite by many...


message 20: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Harlequin Presents are my crack! (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 2280 comments Mod
I think you will find plenty of books to read, Floqueta.


message 21: by Vashti (new)

Vashti | 732 comments Okay,I am in,I will get back to you with the themes.Love this challenge idea Danielle


message 22: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Harlequin Presents are my crack! (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 2280 comments Mod
Glad you're joining, Vashti!


message 23: by Vashti (new)

Vashti | 732 comments Thanks Danielle,I was overly ambitious,changed my goal from 60 to 25 .I thought ut was for the entire year,that is what I get for reading to fast.


message 24: by Vashti (last edited Jan 10, 2013 02:29AM) (new)

Vashti | 732 comments MY THEMES

VIRGIN HEROINES (5)

GREEK HEROES (5)

REUNITED FORMER COUPLES/LOVERS (5)

DESERT PRINCE/SHIEKH/KING/SULTAN (5)


SECRET BABY PLOT (5)


message 25: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Harlequin Presents are my crack! (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 2280 comments Mod
I like your categories, Vashti!


message 26: by Vashti (new)

Vashti | 732 comments Thanks Danielle.
Hope you are feeling better soon girl!


message 27: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Harlequin Presents are my crack! (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 2280 comments Mod
Thanks, Vashti!


message 28: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Harlequin Presents are my crack! (last edited Jan 13, 2013 05:14PM) (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 2280 comments Mod
Danielle's 2013 HP Pick Your Own Theme Challenge

Update: 1/14/13
Completed: 1/9

I. Possessive/Jealous/Stalkerific Hero (3 titles)
1. Dearest Traitor by Patricia Wilson 1/13

II. Blackmail/Forced Marriage (3 titles)

III. Virgin Heroine (3 titles)

For a total of 9 books



message 29: by Vashti (new)

Vashti | 732 comments Are you feeling better?


message 30: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Harlequin Presents are my crack! (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 2280 comments Mod
Not really. But I'm not a lot worse, so that's good! Thanks for asking, Vashti. :)


message 31: by Vashti (new)

Vashti | 732 comments Do you have the latest flu,pls be careful with this one.Rest,fluids,fluids,and meds hon.Hope you get better soon.


message 32: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Harlequin Presents are my crack! (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 2280 comments Mod
I'm not claiming the flu. I think it's just a bad cold. But I'm definitely doing all the above. Thanks!


message 33: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Harlequin Presents are my crack! (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 2280 comments Mod
Danielle's 2013 HP Pick Your Own Theme Challenge

Update: 1/24/13
Completed: 2/9

I. Possessive/Jealous/Stalkerific Hero (3 titles)
1. Dearest Traitor by Patricia Wilson 1/13

II. Blackmail/Forced Marriage (3 titles)
1. Surrendering All but Her Heart by Melanie Milburne 1/24

III. Virgin Heroine (3 titles)

For a total of 9 books



message 34: by Vashti (new)

Vashti | 732 comments D,feeling better.
I need to update my reading progress,have been too lax lately lol.


message 35: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Harlequin Presents are my crack! (last edited Jan 24, 2013 12:35PM) (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 2280 comments Mod
Hi Vashti! I'm feeling better. Still a little cough and snotty nose, but a lot better. Thanks for asking?

How are you doing?


BTW, I am loving this challenge. I have an idea to kick it up a notch for another round in July!


message 36: by Vashti (new)

Vashti | 732 comments Doing well with the exception of my dratted allergies,thanks for asking.
Glad to hear you are on the mend.
Getting a new pc this weekend,hate to type in my Nook,that is why I have been late in pisting my books lol.

Love to hear about the July challenge,but will restrain myself. :)


message 37: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Harlequin Presents are my crack! (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 2280 comments Mod
It's still in the embryonic stages, but I think it will be fun, and more challenging.

Allergies are rough right now!

I'm glad you're getting a new computer. I had to get a new one because my old one is definitely old! It's so much faster!

I don't like typing on my phone. I pretty much just add a book I'm reading on Goodreads, and not much more than that.


message 38: by Vashti (new)

Vashti | 732 comments Lol,I am not even adding a book because I like to add a comment here and there.


message 39: by Asteropê (last edited Jun 19, 2013 01:44PM) (new)

Asteropê (21tauri) | 82 comments Is it too late to join in?

I tend to stick to sheikh books and a few others, so I haven't gotten into many of the others I plan to read.

I plan to read 18 books:
Greek heroes (5 books)
Italian or Sicilian heroes (5 books)
Series: Royal Brides (8 books) - Lucy Monroe -----(already read book 1 & 9)


message 40: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Harlequin Presents are my crack! (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 2280 comments Mod
Not at all! Glad you joined!


message 41: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Harlequin Presents are my crack! (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 2280 comments Mod
Danielle's 2013 HP Pick Your Own Theme Challenge

Update: 6/19/13
Completed:10/9 DONE!!!

I. Possessive/Jealous/Stalkerific Hero (3 titles)
1. Dearest Traitor by Patricia Wilson 1/13
2. To Love, Honor and Betray by Jennie Lucas 1/26
3. Deadly Angel by Sarah Holland 6/8

II. Blackmail/Forced Marriage (3 titles)
1. Surrendering All but Her Heart by Melanie Milburne 1/24
2. Claiming His Wedding Night by Lee Wilkinson 1/25
3. A Willing Surrender by Robyn Donald 4/5

III. Virgin Heroine (3 titles)
1. Bought for the Marriage Bed by Melanie Milburne 1/26
2. Ruthless Magnate, Convenient Marriage by Lynne Graham 3/8
3. Passionate Enemy by Patricia Wilson 5/11
4. A Honeyed Seduction by Diana Hamilton 6/10



message 42: by Verity (last edited Jun 19, 2013 08:32PM) (new)

Verity | 567 comments Congratz, D ! i'm hella behind. Time to push the panic button !


message 43: by Leona (new)

Leona (wdwcbm) | 373 comments Congratulations Lady D! Awesome.

Ladies - I have one more to go. My challenge was those scrumptious Italian Heroes. Does anyone have a good recommendation for me?


message 44: by Vashti (new)

Vashti | 732 comments Congrats Danielle,I am soooo far behind,was ina long reading slump!


message 45: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Harlequin Presents are my crack! (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 2280 comments Mod
Thanks, girls.

I feel you on the reading slump, Vashti. It's like pulling teeth to finish books lately.

You can still do it, V!

Leona, Surrendering All But Her Heart has an Italian hero. I liked him a lot.


message 46: by Leona (new)

Leona (wdwcbm) | 373 comments Thank you Ladies for the recommend!


message 47: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Harlequin Presents are my crack! (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 2280 comments Mod
YW!


message 48: by [deleted user] (new)

I finished mine a long time ago. Should I have posted it here? I posted in the 2013 reads. I could copy and paste it here


message 49: by Danielle The Book Huntress , Harlequin Presents are my crack! (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 2280 comments Mod
That's the only way I would be able to track who finished is if it's posted here.


message 50: by [deleted user] (new)

Ok so here is my list

1. His Pregnant Mistress by Carol Marinelli 1/5 Pregnant Mistress
2. No More Sweet Surrender by Caitlin Crews 1/5 Scandal in the Spotlight
3. In the heat of the Spotlight by Kate Hewitt 2/5 Scandal in the Spotlight
4. Captive in the Spotlight by Annie West 3/5 Scandal in the spotlight
5. Pregnant with the Billionaire's Baby by Carole Mortimer 2/5 Pregnant Mistress
6. The French Tycoon's Pregnant Mistress by Abby Green 3/5 Pregnant Mistress
7. Santiago's Love-Child by Kim Lawrence 4/5 Pregnant Mistress
8. The Pregnancy Ultimatum by Kate Hardy 5/5 Pregnant Mistress
9. A Game With One Winner by Lynn Raye Harris 4/5 Scandal in the Spotlight
10. Heiress Behind the Headlines by Caitlin Crews 5/5 Scandal in the Spotlight
11. Back in the Headlines by Sharon Kendrick 6/5 Scandal in the Spotlight

Sorry about that. Didn't know I had to post it here.


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