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message 1: by Hina (last edited Feb 27, 2014 07:12AM) (new)

Hina | 2579 comments 2014 Authors After Dark Challenge

Author After Dark Convention (AAD) is taking place in Charlotte, North Carolina from August 6th to August 10th, 2014. Fran came up with a great challenge to make us a part of the convention. More information on the convention can be found at Authors After Dark Romance Convention

Duration: January 1 2014 - December 31, 2014.

There are 5 levels for this challenge. Each level has 5 books that need to be read. You can read 1-5 levels. But you must read all 5 books to complete a level. You do not need to complete a level to start another one. You may start out small and add on as you wish. Or start out big and reduce as needed :)

✩ You may only read books by the authors listed in message 2 and/or from the list on the convention's website. ***The list of authors are going to be changing, with more authors that will be attending and/ or authors that might come off the list, but we will allow them to be used.

✩ You may use an author more than once, but for different categories, and a title can only be used once for the entire challenge.
NO minimum page requirement.


Level 1: Read 1 category, 5 books
Level 2: Read 2 categories, 10 books
Level 3: Read 3 categories, 15 books
Level 4: Read 4 categories, 20 books
Level 5: Read 5 categories, 25 books

Categories:

A. Read a book for each of the following sub-categories of romance. You may use an author only once.
1. Western
2. Sci-Fi/Dystopian
3. PNR
4. Contemporary
5. Historical

B. Read a book with the following items on the cover.
1. an animal (any kind)
2. a guy
3. a girl
4. a couple
5. jewelery/jewels

C. Read a book with the following items on the cover.
1. a moon
2. water
3. clouds
4. a weapon
5. a vehicle

D. The AAD will be held in Charlotte, NC. Here are some facts about Charlotte and the task...
1. Charlotte is the largest city in NC - read a book with over 300 pages.
2. Charlotte is the home of the NASCAR Hall of Fame - read a book with a race car driver or car on the cover, or with a character who drives fast.
3. Charlotte is nicknamed 'The Queen City' - Read a book with a Queen in it, a historical, or a female character who is in charge of her life and/or others' lives.
4. Charlotte is a major financial U.S. financial center - Read a book with a wealthy character, or takes place in the banking industry, or where a character's finances are important to the story.
5.The Taste of Charlotte food festival - draws more than 150,000 people to Center City each June to experience a wide array of family activities, live music and fantastic food from the area’s hottest restaurants. (I am adding this one because Dee, Jane and I went to The Taste of D.C. together last month! We had so much fun :) Read a book that center around the food industry, a bar/saloon, has a character that is a chef, food critic, bartender, or someone who just loves to eat or drink!

E. In honor of Alexandra Ivy, the Master of Ceremonies for the AAD Conference in 2014 - Read 5 PNR/UF/Fantasy titles, using an author only once.


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Thanks to Fran and the mods for letting me host again!


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Hina | 2579 comments Attending Authors

Authors Attending

Jeanne Adams
Tina Folsom
J. Kenner
Melissa Schroeder
Kerry Adrianne
Mari Freeman
Lizzie T. Leaf
MK Mancos/K Scott
Louisa Bacio
Eliza Gayle
Jenn LeBlanc
Lynne Silver
Nina Berry**
Seressia Glass
Heather Long
Terry Spear
Jamie Brenner/L Belle*
Colleen Gleason
Bethany Lopez*
Sandy Sullivan
Sidney Bristol
Nina S. Gooden
J.L. Mac
Denise Grover Swank*
Boone Brux
Jane Graves
Kallypso Masters
Julia Talbot
Dianna Love/M Caida**
Bronwyn Green
Lissa Matthews
B.A. Tortuga
Opal Carew
Tilly Greene
Ann Mayburn
Jenny Trout**
Cara Carnes
Andrew Grey
Jenna McCormick
S.A. Price/A Virgas
Dakota Cassidy
RL Griffin*
Donna McDonald
Sasha White
Diana Castilleja
Megan Grooms
Amanda McIntyre
Erika Wilde
Karenna Colcroft
Lia Habel**
Hildie McQueen
Jasinda Wilder*
Kerrianne Coombs
Jess Haines
Kelly Meding
Beth Williamson
Melissa Cutler
Liliana Hart
Jess Michaels
Rebecca Zanetti
Bianca D'Arc
Andrea Heltsley*
TJ Michaels
Joy Daniels
Leanna Renee Hieber**
Trista Ann Michaels
Kristin Daniels
Yvette Hines
Marianne Morea
Jae Lynne Davies
Desiree Holt
Lacie Nation
A.L. Davroe**
Ann Jacobs
Elizabeth Naughton
Jana DeLeon
Ella Jade
Kris Norris
Virna DePaul
Adrianne James*
Cara North
Delilah Devlin
Jessica Jarman
Kristen Painter
Saranna DeWylde
Cat Johnson
Allison Pang
Kate Douglas
Annabel Joseph
Lyla Payne*
Isabelle Drake
Stephanie Julian
Dawn Pendleton*
SJ Drum
Mina Kahn
Carly Phillips
Marie Rose Dufour
Kelly Keaton/Gay**
Michelle Pillow
Hailey Edwards
Sahara Kelly
Mandy Roth
C.j. Ellisson
Kiernan Kelly
Jayne Rylon
Leigh Ellwood
Dorien Kelly
Colette Saucier
Jennifer Estep**
Stacey Kennedy
Rita Sawyer

* New Adult Author
** YA Author/Crossover Author


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AndaM | 237 comments Yearly Challenges > 2014 Authors After Dark Challenge
Duration: January 1 2014 - December 31, 2014.

Level 5: Read 5 categories, 25 books

0/25

Level 1
E. In honor of Alexandra Ivy, the Master of Ceremonies for the AAD Conference in 2014 - Read 5 PNR/UF/Fantasy titles, using an author only once.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Level 2
B. Read a book with the following items on the cover.
1. an animal (any kind)
2. a guy
3. a girl
4. a couple
5. jewelery/jewels

Level 3
A. Read a book for each of the following sub-categories of romance. You may use an author only once.
1. Western
2. Sci-Fi/Dystopian
3. PNR
4. Contemporary
5. Historical

Level 4
C. Read a book with the following items on the cover.
1. a moon
2. water
3. clouds
4. a weapon
5. a vehicle

Level 5
D. The AAD will be held in Charlotte, NC. Here are some facts about Charlotte and the task...
1. Charlotte is the largest city in NC - read a book with over 300 pages.
2. Charlotte is the home of the NASCAR Hall of Fame - read a book with a race car driver or car on the cover, or with a character who drives fast.
3. Charlotte is nicknamed 'The Queen City' - Read a book with a Queen in it, a historical, or a female character who is in charge of her life and/or others' lives.
4. Charlotte is a major financial U.S. financial center - Read a book with a wealthy character, or takes place in the banking industry, or where a character's finances are important to the story.
5.The Taste of Charlotte food festival - draws more than 150,000 people to Center City each June to experience a wide array of family activities, live music and fantastic food from the area’s hottest restaurants. (I am adding this one because Dee, Jane and I went to The Taste of D.C. together last month! We had so much fun :) Read a book that center around the food industry, a bar/saloon, has a character that is a chef, food critic, bartender, or someone who just loves to eat or drink!


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Desperado (LethalLovely) | 822 comments GTFO. Seriously. AAD is going to be held in Charlotte, NC? Queen City? Charlotte, NC where I actually LIVE and actually go to college and am actually breathing AIR in right now? How did I not know this? It's like when they were filming parts of THG in Charlotte & I didn't know until I actually drove by the set. WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME THG WAS HERE SO I COULD STALK LIAM HEMSWORTH GET PICS WITH THE CAST? *LL needs a moment*

Okay. I am calm(ish). I will think about joining this challenge. Actually, I feel like I have to join it now since AAD will be here and that means HELL YEAH I am going.


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Hina | 2579 comments LethalLovely~I Was Born in a Big Gray Cloud wrote: "GTFO. Seriously. AAD is going to be held in Charlotte, NC? Queen City? Charlotte, NC where I actually LIVE and actually go to college and am actually breathing AIR in right now? How did I not know ..."

LOL....Lucky you! YAY.. I was bummed when I found out the RT convention in 2012 was held in Chicago, literally like a 10 mins drive away from where I was living at the time. I was kicking myself as to how I could have missed out on it. But look now you have a chance to attend, and you can let us know how it goes. :)


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Angie | 654 comments 2014 Authors After Dark
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A. Read a book for each of the following sub-categories of romance. You may use an author only once.
1. Western
2. Sci-Fi/Dystopian
3. PNR
4. Contemporary
5. Historical

B. Read a book with the following items on the cover.
1. an animal (any kind)
2. a guy
3. a girl
4. a couple
5. jewelery/jewels

C. Read a book with the following items on the cover.
1. a moon
2. water
3. clouds
4. a weapon
5. a vehicle

D. The AAD will be held in Charlotte, NC. Here are some facts about Charlotte and the task...
1. Charlotte is the largest city in NC - read a book with over 300 pages.
2. Charlotte is the home of the NASCAR Hall of Fame - read a book with a race car driver or car on the cover, or with a character who drives fast.
3. Charlotte is nicknamed 'The Queen City' - Read a book with a Queen in it, a historical, or a female character who is in charge of her life and/or others' lives.
4. Charlotte is a major financial U.S. financial center - Read a book with a wealthy character, or takes place in the banking industry, or where a character's finances are important to the story.
5.The Taste of Charlotte food festival - draws more than 150,000 people to Center City each June to experience a wide array of family activities, live music and fantastic food from the area’s hottest restaurants. (I am adding this one because Dee, Jane and I went to The Taste of D.C. together last month! We had so much fun :) Read a book that center around the food industry, a bar/saloon, has a character that is a chef, food critic, bartender, or someone who just loves to eat or drink!

E. In honor of Alexandra Ivy, the Master of Ceremonies for the AAD Conference in 2014 - Read 5 PNR/UF/Fantasy titles, using an author only once.


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jingles | 123 comments Sign me up for Level 5, please.


RRRC: Authors After Dark Challenge
01/01/14 - 12/31/14
Level: 5, 25 Books
0/25 Completed

Categories:

A. Read a book for each of the following sub-categories of romance. You may use an author only once.
1. Western
2. Sci-Fi/Dystopian
3. PNR
4. Contemporary
5. Historical

B. Read a book with the following items on the cover.
1. an animal (any kind)
2. a guy
3. a girl
4. a couple
5. jewelery/jewels

C. Read a book with the following items on the cover.
1. a moon
2. water
3. clouds
4. a weapon
5. a vehicle

D. The AAD will be held in Charlotte, NC. Here are some facts about Charlotte and the task...
1. Charlotte is the largest city in NC - read a book with over 300 pages.
2. Charlotte is the home of the NASCAR Hall of Fame - read a book with a race car driver or car on the cover, or with a character who drives fast.
3. Charlotte is nicknamed 'The Queen City' - Read a book with a Queen in it, a historical, or a female character who is in charge of her life and/or others' lives.
4. Charlotte is a major financial U.S. financial center - Read a book with a wealthy character, or takes place in the banking industry, or where a character's finances are important to the story.
5.The Taste of Charlotte food festival - draws more than 150,000 people to Center City each June to experience a wide array of family activities, live music and fantastic food from the area’s hottest restaurants. (I am adding this one because Dee, Jane and I went to The Taste of D.C. together last month! We had so much fun :) Read a book that center around the food industry, a bar/saloon, has a character that is a chef, food critic, bartender, or someone who just loves to eat or drink!

E. In honor of Alexandra Ivy, the Master of Ceremonies for the AAD Conference in 2014 - Read 5 PNR/UF/Fantasy titles, using an author only once.


Mary: Harry Dresden's Love Slave (HarryDresdensLoveSlave) | 789 comments I'm in and I'll probably do 5 for each category.


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Barbara ★ | 3017 comments I'm in and I'll do level 5.


Duration: January 1 – December 31, 2014

Level 5: Read 5 categories, 25 books

0/25

A. Read a book for each of the following sub-categories of romance. You may use an author only once.
1. Western
2. Sci-Fi/Dystopian
3. PNR
4. Contemporary
5. Historical

B. Read a book with the following items on the cover.
1. an animal (any kind)
2. a guy
3. a girl
4. a couple
5. jewelery/jewels

C. Read a book with the following items on the cover.
1. a moon
2. water
3. clouds
4. a weapon
5. a vehicle

D. The AAD will be held in Charlotte, NC. Here are some facts about Charlotte and the task...
1. Charlotte is the largest city in NC - read a book with over 300 pages.
2. Charlotte is the home of the NASCAR Hall of Fame - read a book with a race car driver or car on the cover, or with a character who drives fast.
3. Charlotte is nicknamed 'The Queen City' - Read a book with a Queen in it, a historical, or a female character who is in charge of her life and/or others' lives.
4. Charlotte is a major financial U.S. financial center - Read a book with a wealthy character, or takes place in the banking industry, or where a character's finances are important to the story.
5.The Taste of Charlotte food festival - draws more than 150,000 people to Center City each June to experience a wide array of family activities, live music and fantastic food from the area’s hottest restaurants. (I am adding this one because Dee, Jane and I went to The Taste of D.C. together last month! We had so much fun :) Read a book that center around the food industry, a bar/saloon, has a character that is a chef, food critic, bartender, or someone who just loves to eat or drink!

E. In honor of Alexandra Ivy, the Master of Ceremonies for the AAD Conference in 2014 - Read 5 PNR/UF/Fantasy titles, using an author only once.


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Ethel | 703 comments 2014 Authors After Dark Challenge

Nice challenge! I was secretly hoping that I could do some other things next year (2014) than reading (good) books, but not gonna happen! :) I'm too addicted to the reading!

Level:5
0/25 read

A. Read a book for each of the following sub-categories of romance. You may use an author only once.
1. Western
2. Sci-Fi/Dystopian
3. PNR
4. Contemporary
5. Historical

B. Read a book with the following items on the cover.
1. an animal (any kind)
2. a guy
3. a girl
4. a couple
5. jewelery/jewels

C. Read a book with the following items on the cover.
1. a moon
2. water
3. clouds
4. a weapon
5. a vehicle

D. The AAD will be held in Charlotte, NC.
1. read a book with over 300 pages
2. read a book with a race car driver or car on the cover, or with a character who drives fast.
3. read a book with a Queen in it, a historical, or a female character who is in charge of her life and/or others' lives.
4. read a book with a wealthy character, or takes place in the banking industry, or where a character's finances are important to the story.
5. read a book that center around the food industry, a bar/saloon, has a character that is a chef, food critic, bartender, or someone who just loves to eat or drink!

E. In honor of Alexandra Ivy, the Master of Ceremonies for the AAD Conference in 2014 - Read 5 PNR/UF/Fantasy titles, using an author only once.


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Netanella | 439 comments RRRC 2014 Authors After Dark Challenge

I'm in and will go for 5 on 5!

Level 3/5
Read 20/25


Level 1 - Done!
A. Read a book for each of the following sub-categories of romance. You may use an author only once.
✔ 1. Western - Branded: A Leather and Lace Story by Beth Williamson - 01.12.2014 (★★)
✔ 2. Sci-Fi/Dystopian - King of Swords by Bianca D'Arc - 01.05.2014 (★★★)
✔ 3. PNR - Oliver's Hunger by Tina Folsom - 01.11.2014 (★★★)
✔ 4. Contemporary - Against the Wall - 02.11.2014 (★★★★)
✔ 5. Historical - An Introduction to Pleasure by Jess Michaels - 01.06.2014 (★★★★★)
Branded A Leather and Lace Story by Beth Williamson King of Swords (Arcana, #1) by Bianca D'Arc Oliver's Hunger (Scanguards Vampires, #7) by Tina Folsom Against the Wall (Maverick Montana, #1) by Rebecca Zanetti An Introduction to Pleasure (Mistress Matchmaker, #1) by Jess Michaels

Level 2 - 3/5
B. Read a book with the following items on the cover.
✔ 1. an animal (any kind) An Alpha's Path by Carrie Ann Ryan - 05.29.2014 (★★★★)
✔ 2. a guy - Arctic Shift by Lissa Matthews - 01.17.2014 (★★)
3. a girl - Karma Girl by Jennifer Estep
✔ 4. a couple - Against the Wall by Rebecca Zanetti - 02.11.2014 (★★★★)
5. jewelery/jewels - Charmed in the Big Easy by Delilah Devlin
An Alpha's Path (Redwood Pack, #1) by Carrie Ann Ryan Arctic Shift (Denali Heat, #1) by Lissa Matthews Karma Girl (Bigtime, #1) by Jennifer Estep Against the Wall (Maverick Montana, #1) by Rebecca Zanetti Charmed in the Big Easy (Femme Noir, #2) by Delilah Devlin

Level 3 - Done!
C. Read a book with the following items on the cover.
✔ 1. a moon - Magnetic Attraction by Mandy Roth - 01.05.2014 (★)
✔ 2. water The Gypsy Lovers by Sahara Kelly - 05.20.2014 (★★★)
✔ 3. clouds - Hara's Legacy by Bianca D'Arc - 02.24.2014 (★★)
✔ 4. a weapon - Chosen By Sin by Virna DePaul - 03.22.2014 (★★★★★)
✔ 5. a vehicle - Ride a Cowboy by Delilah Devlin - 05.12.2014 (★★★)
Magnetic Attraction (Droid Wars) by Mandy M. Roth The Gypsy Lovers by Sahara Kelly Hara's Legacy (Resonance Mates, #1) by Bianca D'Arc Chosen By Sin (Para-Ops, 3) by Virna DePaul Ride a Cowboy by Delilah Devlin

Level 4 - 2/5
D. The AAD will be held in Charlotte, NC.
1. read a book with over 300 pages

✔ 2. read a book with a race car driver or car on the cover, or with a character who drives fast. Hot Wheels and High Heels by Jane Graves - 03.22.2014 (★★★★)
✔ 3. read a book with a Queen in it, a historical, or a female character who is in charge of her life and/or others' lives. Chosen by Fate by Virna DePaul - 02.14.2014 (★★★★★)
4. read a book with a wealthy character, or takes place in the banking industry, or where a character's finances are important to the story. For Desire Alone by Jess Michaels
5. read a book that center around the food industry, a bar/saloon, has a character that is a chef, food critic, bartender, or someone who just loves to eat or drink! Simmering Seductions by Mandy Roth
xx Hot Wheels and High Heels by Jane Graves Chosen by Fate (Para-Ops, #2) by Virna DePaul For Desire Alone (Mistress Matchmaker, #2) by Jess Michaels Simmering Seductions by Mandy M. Roth

Level 5 - Done!
E. In honor of Alexandra Ivy, the Master of Ceremonies for the AAD Conference in 2014 - Read 5 PNR/UF/Fantasy titles, using an author only once.
1. ✔ Chosen By Blood by Virna DePaul - 01.25.2014 (★★★★)
2. ✔ Warlord's Destiny by Delilah Devlin - 02.09.2014 (★★★)
3. ✔ The Vampire Narcise by Colleen Gleason - 02.19.2014 (★★★★★)
4. ✔ Maiden Flight by Bianca D'Arc - 06.29.2014 (★★★)
5. ✔ Desire by Blood by Melissa Schroeder - 05.25.2014 (★★★★)
Chosen By Blood (Para-Ops, #1) by Virna DePaul Warlord's Destiny by Delilah Devlin The Vampire Narcise (Regency Draculia, #3) by Colleen Gleason Maiden Flight (Dragon Knights, #1) by Bianca D'Arc Desire by Blood (By Blood, #1) by Melissa Schroeder


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Lynne (LoveToReadGal) | 1020 comments Loved the last Convention Challenge. I'm in!

2014 Authors After Dark Challenge
Duration: January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
0 of 5 Categories Completed!
0 of 25 Books Completed!


Category A: Read a book for each of the following sub-categories of romance
1. Western
2. Sci-Fi/Dystopian
3. PNR
4. Contemporary
5. Historical

Category B: Read a book with the following items on the cover
1. Animal (any kind)
2. Guy
3. Girl
4. Couple
5. Jewelery/jewels

Category C: Read a book with the following items on the cover
1. Moon
2. Water
3. Clouds
4. Weapon
5. Vehicle

Category D: Charlotte, NC
1. Charlotte is the largest city in NC (over 300 pages):
2. Charlotte is the home of the NASCAR Hall of Fame (cover w/racecar/driver/etc or driver in story):
3. Charlotte is nicknamed 'The Queen City' (Read a book with a Queen in it, a historical, or a female character who is in charge of her life and/or others' lives):
4. Charlotte is a major financial U.S. financial center (Read a book with a wealthy character, or takes place in the banking industry, or where a character's finances are important to the story):
5.The Taste of Charlotte food festival (Read a book that center around the food industry, a bar/saloon, has a character that is a chef, food critic, bartender, or someone who just loves to eat or drink):

Category E: In honor of Alexandra Ivy
Read 5 PNR/UF/Fantasy titles, using an author only once.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.


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Dina (MissDina) | 807 comments Okay, I'm in. I'll start big and see how it goes.


2014 Authors After Dark Challenge
Duration: January 1 - December 31

Level 5
0/5 categories completed
0/25 books completed


A. Read a book for each of the following sub-categories of romance.

1. Western
2. Sci-Fi/Dystopian
3. PNR
4. Contemporary
5. Historical

B. Read a book with the following items on the cover.
1. an animal (any kind)
2. a guy
3. a girl
4. a couple
5. jewelery/jewels

C. Read a book with the following items on the cover.
1. a moon
2. water
3. clouds
4. a weapon
5. a vehicle

D. The AAD will be held in Charlotte, NC. Here are some facts about Charlotte and the task...
1. Charlotte is the largest city in NC - read a book with over 300 pages.
2. Charlotte is the home of the NASCAR Hall of Fame - read a book with a race car driver or car on the cover, or with a character who drives fast.
3. Charlotte is nicknamed 'The Queen City' - Read a book with a Queen in it, a historical, or a female character who is in charge of her life and/or others' lives.
4. Charlotte is a major financial U.S. financial center - Read a book with a wealthy character, or takes place in the banking industry, or where a character's finances are important to the story.
5.The Taste of Charlotte food festival - draws more than 150,000 people to Center City each June to experience a wide array of family activities, live music and fantastic food from the area’s hottest restaurants. (I am adding this one because Dee, Jane and I went to The Taste of D.C. together last month! We had so much fun :) Read a book that center around the food industry, a bar/saloon, has a character that is a chef, food critic, bartender, or someone who just loves to eat or drink!

E. In honor of Alexandra Ivy, the Master of Ceremonies for the AAD Conference in 2014 - Read 5 PNR/UF/Fantasy titles, using an author only once.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.


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Shan ~ A ~ (TheBookGlutton) | 535 comments 2014 Authors After Dark Challenge
Duration: 01.01.14-12.31.14
Level 1: Read 1 category, 5 books(starting here) 4/5
Level 2: Read 2 categories, 10 books
Level 3: Read 3 categories, 15 books
Level 4: Read 4 categories, 20 books
Level 5: Read 5 categories, 25 books

Categories:

A. Read a book for each of the following sub-categories of romance. You may use an author only once.
1. Western:
2. Sci-Fi/Dystopian:
3. PNR:
4. Contemporary:
5. Historical:

B. Read a book with the following items on the cover.
1. an animal (any kind): A White Cougar Christmas by Eliza Gayle ~ Eliza Gayle 01/27
2. a guy: Sexy Devil (Psychic Hunters #1) by Sasha White ~ Sasha White 01/11
3. a girl: A Touch of Greek (Out of Olympus, #1) by Tina Folsom ~ Tina Folsom 05/21
4. a couple: Dare to Love (Dare to Love, #1) by Carly Phillips by Carly Phillips 06/03
5. jewelery/jewels:

C. Read a book with the following items on the cover.
1. a moon
2. water
3. clouds
4. a weapon
5. a vehicle

D. The AAD will be held in Charlotte, NC. Here are some facts about Charlotte and the task...
1. Charlotte is the largest city in NC - read a book with over 300 pages.
Nobody's Angel by Kallypso Masters 03/07/14

2. Charlotte is the home of the NASCAR Hall of Fame - read a book with a race car driver or car on the cover, or with a character who drives fast.
3. Charlotte is nicknamed 'The Queen City' - Read a book with a Queen in it, a historical, or a female character who is in charge of her life and/or others' lives.
4. Charlotte is a major financial U.S. financial center - Read a book with a wealthy character, or takes place in the banking industry, or where a character's finances are important to the story.
5.The Taste of Charlotte food festival - draws more than 150,000 people to Center City each June to experience a wide array of family activities, live music and fantastic food from the area’s hottest restaurants. (I am adding this one because Dee, Jane and I went to The Taste of D.C. together last month! We had so much fun :) Read a book that center around the food industry, a bar/saloon, has a character that is a chef, food critic, bartender, or someone who just loves to eat or drink!

E. In honor of Alexandra Ivy, the Master of Ceremonies for the AAD Conference in 2014 - Read 5 PNR/UF/Fantasy titles, using an author only once.


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Stephanie | 333 comments 2014 Authors After Dark Challenge
Duration:
January 1 - December 31

Level 5
0/5 categories completed
0/25 books completed

A. Read a book for each of the following sub-categories of romance.
1. Western
2. Sci-Fi/Dystopian
3. PNR
4. Contemporary
5. Historical

B. Read a book with the following items on the cover.
1. an animal (any kind)
2. a guy
3. a girl
4. a couple
5. jewelery/jewels

C. Read a book with the following items on the cover.
1. a moon
2. water
3. clouds
4. a weapon
5. a vehicle

D. The AAD will be held in Charlotte, NC. Here are some facts about Charlotte and the task...
1. Charlotte is the largest city in NC - read a book with over 300 pages.
2. Charlotte is the home of the NASCAR Hall of Fame - read a book with a race car driver or car on the cover, or with a character who drives fast.
3. Charlotte is nicknamed 'The Queen City' - Read a book with a Queen in it, a historical, or a female character who is in charge of her life and/or others' lives.
4. Charlotte is a major financial U.S. financial center - Read a book with a wealthy character, or takes place in the banking industry, or where a character's finances are important to the story.
5.The Taste of Charlotte food festival - draws more than 150,000 people to Center City each June to experience a wide array of family activities, live music and fantastic food from the area’s hottest restaurants. (I am adding this one because Dee, Jane and I went to The Taste of D.C. together last month! We had so much fun :) Read a book that center around the food industry, a bar/saloon, has a character that is a chef, food critic, bartender, or someone who just loves to eat or drink!

E. In honor of Alexandra Ivy, the Master of Ceremonies for the AAD Conference in 2014 - Read 5 PNR/UF/Fantasy titles, using an author only once.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.


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Gianna | 289 comments I'm in!


0/25


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Dragana (bookwormdreams) | 902 comments I'm in. :)


message 26: by Kme_17 (last edited Oct 13, 2014 06:42PM) (new)

Kme_17 | 107 comments 2014 Authors After Dark Challenge
Duration: January 1 - December 31

1/25

A. Read a book for each of the following sub-categories of romance.
1. Western
2. Sci-Fi/Dystopian
3. PNR
4. Contemporary
5. Historical

B. Read a book with the following items on the cover.
1. an animal (any kind)
2. a guy
3. a girl
4. a couple
5. jewelery/jewels

C. Read a book with the following items on the cover.
1. a moon
2. water
3. clouds
4. a weapon
5. a vehicle

D. The AAD will be held in Charlotte, NC. Here are some facts about Charlotte and the task...
1. Charlotte is the largest city in NC - read a book with over 300 pages.
2. Charlotte is the home of the NASCAR Hall of Fame - read a book with a race car driver or car on the cover, or with a character who drives fast.
3. Charlotte is nicknamed 'The Queen City' - Read a book with a Queen in it, a historical, or a female character who is in charge of her life and/or others' lives.
4. Charlotte is a major financial U.S. financial center - Read a book with a wealthy character, or takes place in the banking industry, or where a character's finances are important to the story.
5.The Taste of Charlotte food festival - draws more than 150,000 people to Center City each June to experience a wide array of family activities, live music and fantastic food from the area’s hottest restaurants. (I am adding this one because Dee, Jane and I went to The Taste of D.C. together last month! We had so much fun :) Read a book that center around the food industry, a bar/saloon, has a character that is a chef, food critic, bartender, or someone who just loves to eat or drink!

E. In honor of Alexandra Ivy, the Master of Ceremonies for the AAD Conference in 2014 - Read 5 PNR/UF/Fantasy titles, using an author only once.
1. A Touch of Greek (Out of Olympus, #1) by Tina Folsom
2.
3.
4.
5.


message 27: by Rebecca (last edited Nov 26, 2014 05:15AM) (new)

Rebecca (bexsi) | 633 comments Level 5: Read 5 categories, 25 books

25/25 read

A. Read a book for each of the following sub-categories of romance. You may use an author only once.
1. Deadman's Road -22nd November-

2. The Leftovers -9th November-

3. My Soul to Take -19th October-

4. The Maiden -7th November-

5. Written in My Own Heart's Blood -28th September-


B. Read a book with the following items on the cover.
1. Dark Love -9th November-

2. Naming Of Parts -22nd November-

3. Playing Possum -22nd November-

4. Dating Secrets Of The Dead -22nd November-

5. Mary Boleyn: The Mistress of Kings -16th November-

C. Read a book with the following items on the cover.
1. Zombies: The Recent Dead -22nd November-

2. Gone Girl -5th November-

3. Hallowed (Unearthly #2) -19th Movember-

4. Deadman's Road -22nd November-

5. Death Race -1st Feb-

D. The AAD will be held in Charlotte, NC. Here are some facts about Charlotte and the task...
1. The End Of It All And Other Stories: The Dark Edge Of Ed Gorman -8th November-

2. Hunting Jay 20 - May-

3. The Confession of Katherine Howard -21st November-

4. Hidden and Other Stories -7th November-

5. Lunch at the Gotham Cafe -7th November-

E. Read 5 PNR/UF/Fantasy titles, using an author only once.

1.Hunting Kat (Darkest Powers 0.4) -10th Jan-

2.Name the Beast -3rd June-

3.Shadows For Silence in the Forests of Hell -30th may-

4.Wrestling Jesus -29th may-

5. Accursed (Ghosts of Albion #1) -7th March-






. Deadman's Road by Joe R. Lansdale The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers, #1) by Rachel Vincent Written in My Own Heart's Blood (Outlander, #8) by Diana Gabaldon Dark Love by Nancy A. Collins Naming Of Parts by Tim Lebbon Playing Possum by Charlaine Harris Dating Secrets Of The Dead by David Prill Mary Boleyn The Mistress of Kings by Alison Weir Zombies The Recent Dead by Paula Guran Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Hallowed (Unearthly, #2) by Cynthia Hand Deadman's Road by Joe R. Lansdale The End Of It All And Other Stories The Dark Edge Of Ed Gorman by Ed Gorman The Confession of Katherine Howard  by Suzannah Dunn Hidden and Other Stories by Stuart M. Kaminsky Lunch at the Gotham Cafe by Stephen King Hunting Kat (Darkest Powers, # 0.4) by Kelley Armstrong Accursed (Ghosts of Albion, #1) by Amber Benson


message 28: by Shell (last edited Dec 31, 2013 10:55AM) (new)

Shell Trying for Level 1, I may upgrade later

Level 1
A. Read a book for each of the following sub-categories of romance. You may use an author only once.
1. Western
2. Sci-Fi/Dystopian
3. PNR
4. Contemporary
5. Historical


message 29: by Barbara ★ (new)

Barbara ★ | 3017 comments After reviewing the authors, I'm withdrawing from this challenge as I've never heard of over 2/3 of them and their books are not on my TBR.


message 30: by Hina (new)

Hina | 2579 comments Barbara ★ wrote: "After reviewing the authors, I'm withdrawing from this challenge as I've never heard of over 2/3 of them and their books are not on my TBR."

That's too bad Barbara, but there are plenty of challenges. :)


message 31: by Say (new)

Say (say_22) | 85 comments I'm in doing 3 levels....=)


message 32: by Andrea (last edited Jan 02, 2014 09:32AM) (new)

Andrea (Lillieblue613) | 86 comments I'm in and will start with 2 Levels.

2014 Authors After Dark Challenge
Duration: January 1 - December 31


Level 1

A. Read a book for each of the following sub-categories of romance. You may use an author only once.
1. Western
2. Sci-Fi/Dystopian
3. PNR
4. Contemporary
5. Historical


Level 2

E. In honor of Alexandra Ivy, the Master of Ceremonies for the AAD Conference in 2014 - Read 5 PNR/UF/Fantasy titles, using an author only once.\

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.







message 33: by Amber (last edited Jun 25, 2014 03:01PM) (new)

Amber Gray | 715 comments Books 6/25
Levels 0/5

A Genre 1/5
1. Western Micah & Mrs Miller - Heather Long
2. Sci-Fi/Dystopian Sanctuary – Jessica Jarman
3. PNR How To Lose a Demon in 10 Days– Saranna DeWylde 3/30/14
4. Contemporary Last Chance to Run - Dianna Love
5. Historical - Somber Island – T Lynne Tolles

B. Covers 1/5
1. Animal You Dropped a Blonde on Me – Dakota Cassidy 2/21/14
2. Guy Dane – Liliana Hart
3. Girl Hunted by the Others– Jess Haines
4. Couple Trusting Delilah – Diana Castilleja
5. Jewelery/jewels – By Private Invitation – Stephanie Julian

C. Covers 1/5
1. Moon Giving Up The Ghost – Melissa Ecker
2. Water – Cade – Liliana Hart
3. Clouds How to Rope a Real Man– Melissa Cutler
4. Weapon Spider's Bite – Jennifer Estep 3/20/14
5. Vehicle – Long Black Cadillac – B.A. Tortuga

D. 2/5
1. Over 300 pages. Kiss Me If You Can – Carly Phillips 1/8/14
2. Race car driver Sweet Carolina – Roz Lee
3. Queen A Hint of Frost – Hailey Edwards
4. Wealthy character Eversea – Natasha Boyd 6/25/14
5. Chef Make it Last - Bethany Lopez

E. Read 5 PNR/UF/Fantasy titles 1/5
1. To Catch Her Death – Boone Brux
2. Aphrodite's Kiss – Julie Kenner
3. Dead Awake – Lizzie Leaf 3/21/14
4.Wynter's Captive – Milly Tilden
5. Fated – Rebecca Zanetti

How To Lose a Demon in 10 Days (10 Days, #1) by Saranna DeWylde You Dropped a Blonde on Me (Ex Trophy Wives #1) by Dakota Cassidy Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin, #1) by Jennifer Estep Kiss Me If You Can (Bachelor Blogs, #1) by Carly Phillips Eversea (Eversea, #1) by Natasha Boyd Dead Awake (DEAD, #1) by Lizzie T. Leaf


Kay   ✾◕ ‿ ◕✾  (KayTheSerialReader) | 94 comments I'm in.


message 35: by Nikita (new)

Nikita | 500 comments RRRC - Yearly Challenge
~ 2014 Authors After Dark Challenge ~


Duration: January 1 2014 - December 31, 2014

Read:


message 36: by Mrs.soule (new)

Mrs.soule (Mrssoule) | 318 comments I'm in! Great challenge idea!


message 37: by Suzanne (last edited Feb 13, 2014 09:24AM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 1550 comments Romance Readers Reading Challenges
2014 Authors After Dark Challenge
Duration:
1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014

Progress: 0 out of 25 (Level 5: Read 5 categories, 25 books)

✩ You may only read books by the authors listed in message 2 and/or from the list on the convention's website. ***The list of authors are going to be changing, with more authors that will be attending and/ or authors that might come off the list, but we will allow them to be used.
✩ You may use an author more than once, but for different categories, and a title can only be used once for the entire challenge.
✩ The book should have at least a minimum of 100 pages.


A. Read a book for each of the following sub-categories of romance. You may use an author only once.
1. Western
2. Sci-Fi/Dystopian
3. PNR:
4. Contemporary
5. Historical:

B. Read a book with the following items on the cover.
1. an animal (any kind)
2. a guy
3. A Girl:
4. a couple
5. jewelery/jewels

C. Read a book with the following items on the cover.
1. a moon
2. water
3. clouds
4. a weapon
5. a vehicle

D. The AAD will be held in Charlotte, NC. Here are some facts about Charlotte and the task...
1. Charlotte is the largest city in NC - read a book with over 300 pages:
2. Charlotte is the home of the NASCAR Hall of Fame - read a book with a race car driver or car on the cover, or with a character who drives fast.
3. Charlotte is nicknamed 'The Queen City' - Read a book with a Queen in it, a historical, or a female character who is in charge of her life and/or others' lives.
4. Charlotte is a major financial U.S. financial center - Read a book with a wealthy character, or takes place in the banking industry, or where a character's finances are important to the story.
5.The Taste of Charlotte food festival - draws more than 150,000 people to Center City each June to experience a wide array of family activities, live music and fantastic food from the area’s hottest restaurants. (I am adding this one because Dee, Jane and I went to The Taste of D.C. together last month! We had so much fun :) Read a book that center around the food industry, a bar/saloon, has a character that is a chef, food critic, bartender, or someone who just loves to eat or drink!

E. In honor of Alexandra Ivy, the Master of Ceremonies for the AAD Conference in 2014 - Read 5 PNR/UF/Fantasy titles, using an author only once.


message 38: by Cathlyn (new)

Cathlyn (cathlynok) | 3 comments Level 5: 5 categories, 25 books

Categories:

A. sub-categories of romance
1. Western
2. Sci-Fi/Dystopian
3. PNR
4. Contemporary
5. Historical

B. items on the cover
1. an animal (any kind)
2. a guy
3. a girl
4. a couple
5. jewelery/jewels

C. items on the cover
1. a moon
2. water
3. clouds
4. a weapon
5. a vehicle

D. the task...
1. a book with over 300 pages.
2. a book with a race car driver or car on the cover, or with a character who drives fast.
3. a book with a Queen in it, a historical, or a female character who is in charge of her life and/or others' lives.
4. a book with a wealthy character, or takes place in the banking industry, or where a character's finances are important to the story.
5.a book that center around the food industry, a bar/saloon, has a character that is a chef, food critic, bartender, or someone who just loves to eat or drink!

E. 5 PNR/UF/Fantasy titles, using an author only once.


message 39: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Cutler (melissa_cutler) Hi there. I'm one of the authors attending AAD this year, and I thought it might be helpful to let you know which of my books would satisfy the various challenge requirements. Also, I have extra copies of Cowboy Justice, Colton by Blood, and Secret Agent Secretary, and would be happy to send them to individuals should they select one of them as a challenge book. Please private message me if you'd like me to mail you one of the above books.

Cowboy Justice: it's a Western, over 300 pages, a guy on the cover, a weapon on the cover, clouds on the cover.

The Trouble with Cowboys: a Western over 300 pages with a guy on the cover. The heroine is a chef who owns a restaurant

How to Rope a Real Man (out this May): a Western over 300 pages with a guy and clouds on the cover.

Secret Agent Secretary: it has a character who drives fast (yay for car chases!) and it has a couple on the cover

Tempted into Danger: takes place in the off-shore and international banking industry of Panama. With a couple on the cover

Colton by Blood: a couple on the cover and a chef heroine

I hope that helps. Best of luck with your reading challenge, everyone. See you at AAD in August!


message 40: by Fran, Moderator (new)

Fran | 9122 comments Melissa wrote: "Hi there. I'm one of the authors attending AAD this year, and I thought it might be helpful to let you know which of my books would satisfy the various challenge requirements. Also, I have extra co..."



Hi Melissa!


Thank you so much for your very generous offer and for the challenge help! That was so sweet of you!

I'm sure there will be many participants (current and new ones that will sign up during the year) who will be happy to take you up on your generous offer to read your books :)


Yes, I am off to check out your backlist, lol.


message 41: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Cutler (melissa_cutler) Hi Fran,

This will be my first time at AAD and it'll be great to get to know some readers beforehand. It's going to be a great time!

~Melissa


message 42: by Hina (new)

Hina | 2579 comments Hi Melissa!

Thank you for the offer. I know a lot of participants will be very happy of your offer and thanks so much for the details, it helps me plan my reading list better. :)


Thank you Fran for chiming in! My notifications are getting screwed up.


message 43: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Cutler (melissa_cutler) You're so welcome, Hina, but all the thanks is mine to you and the readers for being so awesome and being passionate about romance novels. Thank YOU!!!


message 44: by Netanella (new)

Netanella | 439 comments Hi Melissa,

That is really nice of you...I will PM you, as I am still searching to fulfill some requirements for this really neat challenge.

Thanks!


Mary: Harry Dresden's Love Slave (HarryDresdensLoveSlave) | 789 comments I haven't even started this one yet. Most of these are authors that I don't have on hand.


message 46: by Hina (new)

Hina | 2579 comments Mary, I havent started either, I am still planning my list and since I have so many New athors, I keep going back and forth about what I should read.


message 47: by Amber (new)

Amber Gray | 715 comments Hello Melissa and welcome, that is too kind of you, I hope you enjoy AAD!


Mary and Hina, I'm with you, I only had a few books in my TBR mountain that matched this, so I will be working with those first. Hopefully a NOOK gift card fairy will leave one under my pillow for me! Hahaha!


message 48: by Fran, Moderator (last edited Feb 19, 2014 07:55AM) (new)

Fran | 9122 comments *Here is an updated list of the authors that will be attending the AAD Convention. Feel free to use any author on this list as well as the original list. If the author's name appears on either list they can be used*



Allie K. Adams
Bronwyn Green
Lissa Matthews
Julia Talbot
Jeanne Adams
Tilly Greene
Ann Mayburn
Cecilia Tan
Kerry Adrienne
J M Gregoire
Jenna McCormick
B.A. Tortuga
Louisa Bacio
Andrew Grey
Donna McDonald
T. Lynne Tolles
Natasha Boyd
A.M. Griffin
Amanda McIntyre
Jenny Trout**
Alyssa Breck
Lea Griffith
Hildie McQueen
S.A. Price/A Virgas
Sidney Bristol
Jess Haines
Kelly Meding
Brandy Walker
Boone Brux
Liliana Hart
Jess Michaels
Shannon West
S.M. Butler*
Leanna Renee Hieber**
TJ Michaels
Sasha White
Opal Carew
Yvette Hines
Trista Ann Michaels
Erika Wilde
Dakota Cassidy
Desiree Holt
Marianne Morea**
Jasinda Wilder*
Diana Castilleja
Ella Jade
Julie Morgan
Beth Williamson
Kerrianne Coombes
Becca Jameson
Jean Murray
Rebecca Zanetti
Cynthia D'Alba
Jessica Jarman
Nancy Naigle
Bianca D'Arc
Cat Johnson
Lacie Nation
Joy Daniels
Annabel Joseph
Elizabeth Naughton
Jami Davenport
Hunter S. Jones
Kris Norris
Jae Lynne Davies
Stephanie Julian
Allison Pang
A.L. Davroe**
Tonya Kappes
Carly Phillips
Jaycee DeLorenzo
Suza Kates
Mary Reiber
Virna DePaul
Sahara Kelly
Jayne Rylon
Delilah Devlin
Kiernan Kelly
Colette Saucier
Saranna DeWylde
Stacey Kennedy
Rita Sawyer
Kate Douglas
J. Kenner
Melissa Schroeder
Isabelle Drake
JoAnne Kenrick
Selene Grace Silver
Hailey Edwards
Mina Khan
Lynne Silver
C.j. Ellisson
Lizzie T. Leaf
Terry Spear
Leigh Ellwood
Jenn LeBlanc
Frances Stockton
Jennifer Estep**
Roz Lee
Sandy Sullivan
Mari Freeman
Heather Long
Joan Swan
Eliza Gayle
Bethany Lopez*
Denise Grover Swank*
Nina S. Gooden
Kallypso Masters
Milly Taiden


message 49: by Fran, Moderator (new)

Fran | 9122 comments *Here are some freebies on Amazon from some of the authors attending ADD-

Cade,Dane, Whiskey Rebellion, Dirty Little Secrets,Surrender- Liliana Hart

Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes- Denise Grover Swank

Masters at Arms- Kallypso Masters

Untamed Magick, A White Cougar Christmas- Eliza Gayle

Free Agent- Roz Lee

A Kiss of Venom- Hailey Edwards

An Indecent Proposition Part I- Stephanie Julian

Forever & Always- Jasinda Wilder

Molly's Lips: Club Mephisto Retold- Annabel Joseph

Cat Snips, BB Dalton - Cat Johnson

The Awakening, Surrender (anthology)- Erika Wilde

Committed: An Erotic Valentine's Tale, Thankful- Lissa Matthews


This is only a sample of freebies. I will try to add more later, but if you have the time, check the authors' names on Amazon, you may be surprised at how many freebies are available!


message 50: by Hina (new)

Hina | 2579 comments Thanks Fran!


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