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message 1: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Over in a Flash - hopefully will be a reoccurring challenge.

I stole this idea (with permission) from the SOS: Serious Overload of Series group.

Over in a Flash ~ Cover Hunt & Theme Challenge ~

Duration: Yes, we are revisiting this challenge, first posted August 2012. Read from August 1st through August 31st.

Rules: Read 2 books with the following items found on their covers; choose 2 of the 3 options below. Be sure to post your book covers, dates read, and star ratings. If you want, you can do this at the end of the month after you reviewed your covers. Feel free to do all three if you want.

Member Choosing: Brandilyn has been a GoodReads member since November 2011, but is one of our newest members as she just joined Happily Ever After Café this July. Her avatar shows her two youngest, Logan and Emery. There are no major holidays in August; however, she came up with some fun things to celebrate. **whispers: “Plus, it is her birthday month!”**

COLOR: Green

HOLIDAY: Back to School Month - Read a book that stars a school age (college, high school) hero/heroine. Also, Hawaii Becomes a State {August 21, 1959} - Read something that takes place in Hawaii (for help with books set in this state, go here or here ). Or you may use another Tropical/Beach location setting. Indy Speedway hosts it's first race. {August 19, 1909} - Read a Book that features an Auto Racer, fast cars, or people that like to turn in circles over and over. Day the A-Bomb was Dropped on Hiroshima {August 6, 1948} - Read a Book that takes place during a War or features a Military Hero/Heroine, or does NOT have a HEA.

ITEM: Peridot (August Birthstone), Onyx (August Secondary Birthstone), Lion or Virgin (Astrological Signs), Gladiolus or Poppy (Birth Flower), eight, watermelon, chocolate, marshmallow, cake, candles, pens/pencils, notebooks, jewelry, lighthouse, volcano, waffle, airplane. Words: birthday, school, class, gold, dream.

HAWAII'S State SealLIGHTHOUSEGREEN NOTEBOOKCOLLEGE John BalushiVOLCANOWATERMELON

GLADIOUSPERIDOT NECKLACEPOPPYBLACK ONYX RINGGREEN CAKEDREAMS


message 2: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)


message 3: by Becky ♡The Bookworm♡ (last edited Aug 24, 2016 04:34PM) (new)

Becky ♡The Bookworm♡ (mckennamuse) | 292 comments HEA Over-In-A-Flash
August 2016
❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀
Finished: 3 of 3

✔︎ 1. Holiday/Military With No Remorse by Cindy Gerard |★★★★★| Aug 24
✔︎ 2. Item/Airplane Squall by Sean Costello |★★★★| Aug 3
✔︎ 3. Going in Circles Match Me If You Can by Susan Elizabeth Phillips |★★★★★| Aug 6

With No Remorse (Black Ops, #6) by Cindy Gerard Squall by Sean Costello Match Me If You Can (Chicago Stars, #6) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
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message 4: by Jackie (new)

Jackie Happily Ever After Cafe

Group Challenges and Buddy Reads > Over in a Flash - August, 2016

August 1, 2016 to August 31, 2016

Completed 0/3

❑ 1. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
❑ 2. Killer Connection by R. Barri Flowers
❑ 3. Army Wives: The Unwritten Code of Military Marriage by Tanya Biank

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen Killer Connection (A Hawaii Mystery Novelette) by R. Barri Flowers Army Wives The Unwritten Code of Military Marriage by Tanya Biank


message 5: by Elaine (new)

Elaine I'm in for 5.
Thanks Lisa Kay


message 6: by Elaine (last edited Aug 06, 2016 04:37PM) (new)

Elaine HEAC - OVER IN A FLASH (August 1st - 31st 2016)

COMPLETED 5/5

1) GREEN COVER Nightingale: Cathy Maxwell 3.5 - 4*
2) CANDLES My Lady Coward: An Episodic Regency Romance Jaimey Grant 3*
3) SCHOOL (words) Ghosts from the Past (Wiggons School for elegant young ladies series) Jane Charles 4*
4) BIRTHDAY (words) The Birthday Scandal Leigh Michaels 3.5-4*
5) JEWELLERY The Duke's Proposal Fenella J. Miller 3.5*

Nightingale (Originally appeared in the print anthology THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY) by Cathy Maxwell My Lady Coward An Episodic Regency Romance by Jaimey Grant Ghosts from the Past (Wiggons' School for Elegant Young Ladies, #2) by Jane Charles The Birthday Scandal by Leigh Michaels The Duke's Proposal by Fenella J. Miller

Finished, Lisa Kay


message 7: by Vicki (last edited Jul 31, 2016 03:45PM) (new)

Vicki (vickiguardianofthewraiths) I'm In, now I got to find the books I'll do 3


message 8: by Nicole (last edited Aug 20, 2016 11:55AM) (new)

Nicole | 115 comments In for 3

Completed 2/3

Abducting Abby (Dragon Lords of Valdier, #1) by S.E. Smith Dream Finished 8/11 ★★★

To Tempt a Knight (The Brotherhood of the Scottish Templars, #1) by Gerri Russell Jewelry

Scent of Salvation (Chronicles of Eorthe, #1) by Annie Nicholas A-bomb Finished 8/20 ★★★★


message 9: by Valarie (last edited Aug 27, 2016 11:21PM) (new)

Valarie | 28 comments   5/5 COMPLETED

COLORS:
➊ Green - Celtic Poets 08/18 ★★

THEMES:
➋ Back to School Month (school age hero/heroine) - Cress 08/09 ★★★★

➌ Day the A-Bomb was Dropped on Hiroshima (during war) - Dragonfly in Amber 08/23 ★★★★

ITEMS:
➍ Jewelry - Read My Pins 08/17 ★★☆

➎ Poppy - The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland 08/08 ★★☆

Celtic Poets 47 Irish, Scottish and Welsh Poems by Yeats, Burns, Swift and Others Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3) by Marissa Meyer Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, #2) by Diana Gabaldon Read My Pins Stories from a Diplomat's Jewel Box by Madeleine K. Albright Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll


message 10: by Lisa - (Aussie Girl) (last edited Aug 11, 2016 09:17PM) (new)

Lisa - (Aussie Girl) | 13013 comments I'm back this month and will do three.

LISA'S TRACKING POST 3/3. COMPLETED.

HOLIDAY; Day the A bomb was dropped - military hero. The Diabolical Miss Hyde (Electric Empire, #1) by Viola Carr by Viola Carr. 8/6/16 .★★★★☆

GREEN; Tabitha Bride of Missouri (American Mail-Order Bride #24) by Amelia C. Adams by Amelia C Adams. 8/6/16.★★★

HOLIDAY; Day the A bomb was dropped - military hero. Crossfire (High Risk, #2) by JoAnn Ross by JoAnn Ross. 8/12/16. ★★★☆


message 11: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 249 comments I'm in for 3. Thanks Lisa Kay


message 12: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 75 comments Over in a Flash - August, 2016
Duration:
Aug. 1 - 31, 2016

0/2

Cover: {green} Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
Back to School Month: Bad for You

Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson, #4) by Darynda Jones Bad for You (Sea Breeze, #7) by Abbi Glines


message 13: by Nikki ♥ (last edited Aug 10, 2016 07:14PM) (new)

Nikki ♥ | 2103 comments Over in a Flash - August
2/2


Green It Happened One Midnight (Pennyroyal Green, #8) by Julie Anne Long 8/9 - 4★
Day the A-bomb was Dropped no HEA Feverborn (Fever, #8) by Karen Marie Moning 8/8 - 5★


message 14: by Brandilyn (new)

Brandilyn (brandilynrc) | 233 comments In for 3.. which reminds me I need to update my July.


message 15: by Lara (last edited Aug 27, 2016 07:21PM) (new)

Lara | 59 comments I'm in for 3

Read: 3/3

COLOR: Green - Loving a Lost Lord (The Lost Lords series) by Mary Jo Putney
HOLIDAY: Back to School Month - Hard to Hold on To (Hard Ink, #2.5) by Laura Kaye 8/2
ITEM: Words: gold. Fool's Gold series: Best of My Love (Fool's Gold, #20) by Susan Mallery 8/9


message 16: by Miranda (new)

Miranda | 55 comments I'm in for 3. Tell you when I pick them.


message 17: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 249 comments 1/3 Completed 8/2/16

Item: notebooks (Main character kept notebook/log throughout storyline)
Swimming Lessons  by Mary Alice Monroe

5***** I loved this book & the characters!! I want MORE!!


Becky ♡The Bookworm♡ (mckennamuse) | 292 comments Finished: 1 of 3


Squall by Sean Costello
Squall by Sean Costello |★★★★| Aug 3

This is another hidden gem among the freebies on Amazon, iBooks, and Kobo. The plot isn't anything destined for greatness and it certainly isn't going to leave you pondering over flowery prose, but it will take you on a wild crash course as clean living, stand up bush pilot Tom Stokes collides with Dale Knight, a heroine addict in deep trouble over a "deal gone bad".

Some reviews have said this is the perfect book for fans of Breaking Bad and I couldn't agree more! Of course that means it is adult material with graphic violence, shocking language, and drug use.


Lisa - (Aussie Girl) | 13013 comments LISA'S TRACKING POST 1/3

HOLIDAY; Day the A bomb was dropped - military hero. The Diabolical Miss Hyde (Electric Empire, #1) by Viola Carr by Viola Carr. 8/6/16 .★★★★☆ The Diabolical Miss Hyde (Electric Empire, #1) by Viola Carr


Lisa - (Aussie Girl) | 13013 comments LISA'S TRACKING POST 2/3

HOLIDAY; Day the A bomb was dropped - military hero. The Diabolical Miss Hyde (Electric Empire, #1) by Viola Carr by Viola Carr. 8/6/16 .★★★★☆

GREEN; Tabitha Bride of Missouri (American Mail-Order Bride #24) by Amelia C. Adams by Amelia C Adams. 8/6/16.★★★ Tabitha Bride of Missouri (American Mail-Order Bride #24) by Amelia C. Adams


message 21: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 249 comments 2/3 Completed 8/6/16

Item: jewelry (ring on cover)
Eligible (The Austen Project #4) by Curtis Sittenfeld

4****
A very enjoyable retelling of Pride & Prejudice. It is definitely a MODERN retelling with LOTS of surprises.


message 22: by Vicki (new)

Vicki (vickiguardianofthewraiths) Becky ♡The Bookworm♡ wrote: "Finished: 1 of 3


Squall by Sean Costello
Squall by Sean Costello |★★★★| Aug 3

This is another hidden gem among the freebies on Amazon, iBooks, and Kobo. The plot isn't anythi..."


I'm glad you like it I put it on my TBR list


Becky ♡The Bookworm♡ (mckennamuse) | 292 comments Finished 2 of 3:


Match Me If You Can (Chicago Stars, #6) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Match Me If You Can by Susan Elizabeth Phillips |★★★★★| Aug 6

I can't get enough of this series! Any book that includes Phoebe and Dan along with their extended family becomes an instant favorite. I really enjoyed Annabelle and Heath's story, but what melted my heart was Heath's participation at the Princess party with all those little girls. I love, love, LOVED it!

I may be the last person on the planet to discover the Chicago Stars series, but if I'm not, these are must reads for romance fans. And get the audio from the library if you can Trust me. You won't regret it!


message 24: by Lara (new)

Lara | 59 comments Becky ♡The Bookworm♡ wrote: "Finished 2 of 3:


Match Me If You Can (Chicago Stars, #6) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Match Me If You Can by Susan Elizabeth Phillips |★★★★★| Aug 6

I can't get enough of this series! Any book that includes Ph..."


You are definitely not the last person to discover this series. I still have this one to read. I actually started with Natural Born Charmer (Chicago Stars, #7) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips , which I loved, and realized I needed to go back and read the rest. I'm thrilled she has a new book in the series coming out this year.


message 25: by Nikki ♥ (new)

Nikki ♥ | 2103 comments Over in a Flash - August
2/2


Green It Happened One Midnight (Pennyroyal Green, #8) by Julie Anne Long 8/9 - 4★
Day the A-bomb was Dropped no HEA Feverborn (Fever, #8) by Karen Marie Moning 8/8 - 5★


Lisa - (Aussie Girl) | 13013 comments Nikki ♥ wrote: "Over in a Flash - August
2/2

Green It Happened One Midnight (Pennyroyal Green, #8) by Julie Anne Long 8/9 - 4★
Day the A-bomb was Dropped no HEAFeverborn (Fever, #8) by Karen Marie Moning 8/8 - 5★"


Two great books, Nikki.


message 27: by Nicole (new)

Nicole | 115 comments Finished Abducting Abby (Dragon Lords of Valdier, #1) by S.E. Smith ★★★★ Aug 11


message 28: by Nikki ♥ (new)

Nikki ♥ | 2103 comments Lisa - (Aussie Girl) wrote: "Nikki ♥ wrote: "Over in a Flash - August
2/2

Green It Happened One Midnight (Pennyroyal Green, #8) by Julie Anne Long 8/9 - 4★
Day the A-bomb was Dropped no HEAFeverborn (Fever, #8) by Karen Marie Moning 8/8 - 5★"

Two great books..."


A nice way to start out the month.


Lisa - (Aussie Girl) | 13013 comments LISA'S TRACKING POST 3/3. COMPLETED.

HOLIDAY; Day the A bomb was dropped - military hero. The Diabolical Miss Hyde (Electric Empire, #1) by Viola Carr by Viola Carr. 8/6/16 .★★★★☆

GREEN; Tabitha Bride of Missouri (American Mail-Order Bride #24) by Amelia C. Adams by Amelia C Adams. 8/6/16.★★★

HOLIDAY; Day the A bomb was dropped - military hero. Crossfire (High Risk, #2) by JoAnn Ross by JoAnn Ross. 8/12/16. ★★★☆ Crossfire (High Risk, #2) by JoAnn Ross


message 30: by Vicki (new)

Vicki (vickiguardianofthewraiths) Over in a Flash-August- 2016 finished 3/3

Color Green= Reaper's Vow (Shadow Reapers, #2) by Sarah McCarty I gave it 5 stars

Holiday: Hawaii becomes a State 8-21-1959= Walking in Fire (Hawaiian Heroes, #1) by Cathryn Cade read 8-15 through 8-18-16 gave it 5 stars

Item: Leo/Lion= Her Lion Guard by Amira Rain I gave it 5 stars


message 31: by Lara (new)

Lara | 59 comments Great job, Vicki!


message 32: by Vicki (new)

Vicki (vickiguardianofthewraiths) Lara wrote: "Great job, Vicki!"


Thanks!!


message 33: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 249 comments 3/3 Completed 8/19/16

Holiday: Hawaii Becomes a State {August 21, 1959} - Read something that takes place in Hawaii. Or you may use another Tropical/Beach location setting.

All Summer Long by Dorothea Benton Frank

4**** Took place on several tropical/beach locations!


message 34: by Lara (new)

Lara | 59 comments Great reading, Sandra!


message 35: by Nicole (new)

Nicole | 115 comments Finished Scent of Salvation (Chronicles of Eorthe, #1) by Annie Nicholas ★★★★


message 36: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 249 comments Lara wrote: "Great reading, Sandra!"

Thanks Lara!!


Becky ♡The Bookworm♡ (mckennamuse) | 292 comments Finished 3/3 on Aug 24, 2016


Read: With No Remorse (Black Ops Inc. #6) by Cindy Gerard
With No Remorse by Cindy Gerard |★★★★★| Aug 24

The last two books were so great it was hard to put them down once I began reading! I'm looking forward to Mean Joe Greene's story, the last book in the series, then I'll go back and catch up on the Bodyguards series. I'm going to miss these guys, but I think they make a few appearances in The Bodyguard, or maybe in the sequel series, One-Eyed Jacks.


message 38: by Lara (new)

Lara | 59 comments Becky--great job! It sounds like it was a pleasure to complete this challenge with such great reading.


message 39: by Lara (last edited Aug 29, 2016 08:21PM) (new)

Lara | 59 comments I finished :)

Read: 3/3

COLOR: Green - Loving a Lost Lord (The Lost Lords series) by Mary Jo Putney 8/27
HOLIDAY: Back to School Month - Hard to Hold on To (Hard Ink, #2.5) by Laura Kaye 8/2
ITEM: Words: gold. Fool's Gold series: Best of My Love (Fool's Gold, #20) by Susan Mallery 8/9


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