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message 1: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (last edited Oct 04, 2016 11:54PM) (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 October 2013. October 1st through October 31st.

Rules: Choose two of the three 3 options below. Color may be the predominant color of the book, or a “pop” of color that catches your eye. Holidays are explained. Items may be found on the cover, or the word found within the storyline. Be sure to post your book covers, dates read, and star ratings. You may join at any time during the month. Feel free to do all three, or more, if you want.

Member Choosing: Saxonjus has been a GoodReads member since December, 2012, and a participant of Happily Ever After Café since June, 2013.

She is an avid Historical Fiction fan; the Middle Ages – with all its brutality, bloodthirstyness, scheming & skullduggery – makes her love it all the more. She is also a fan of the Roman Empire and Vikings (more battles, blood & guts – oops! is this a theme?). A dream of hers would be to join a group for real, either Roundheads & Cavaliers, or a Medieval Group! She just has to find one & convince them she is a Lady of the Court – not a poor serf’s wife!

Other interests are Wine Tasting, Cooking Italian or Indian food. She loves to cook for friends & family! A group around the table, eating, drinking, chatting, and sharing... to her is BLISS. In addition, she has two sons immensely proud of, who are both marrying soon. Her short term goal: she wants to be a nice mother-in-law!

COLORS: Green!

OCTOBER THEMES: (1) National Divorced Parents for Children Week {First week in October} Read a book where someone is divorced or getting one and has children. (2) Summer Ends in Europe: {October 27th} Read a book set at the end of Summer. (3) Hallowe'en: {October 31st} Read a book where something spooky happens. (4) Cookbook: Read and try a new cookbook.

ITEMS: October’s Birthstones are opal, tourmaline, aquamarine, and coral. Its flowers are calendulas or marigolds, hops, and snapdragon. Zodiac Signs are Libra or Scorpio. Other cover items are a bottle or glass of wine, a kitchen or dinning table, child or children on the cover, a skull, castle, or a Viking.

HOPSVIKINGTABLESPOOKYMARIGOLDSTOURMALINECASTLEWINESNAPDRAGON


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


message 3: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments So sorry I'm late posting!


message 4: by Sonja (last edited Oct 18, 2016 06:48AM) (new)

Sonja (tigerofmu) | 2 comments I'm in

A pop of Green... Hold on My Heart by Tracy Brogan

Halloween (okay, not that spooky, but what is more "Halloweeny" than Ghosts?) The Ghostfaces (Brotherband Chronicles, #6) by John Flanagan The Ghostfaces

OCTOBER THEMES: (1) National Divorced Parents for Children Week {First week in October} Read a book where someone is divorced or getting one and has children. (2) Summer Ends in Europe: {October 27th} Read a book set at the end of Summer. (4) Cookbook: Read and try a new cookbook.

ITEMS: October’s Birthstones are opal, tourmaline, aquamarine, and coral. Its flowers are calendulas or marigolds, hops, and snapdragon. Zodiac Signs are Libra or Scorpio. Other cover items are a bottle or glass of wine, a kitchen or dinning table, child or children on the cover, a skull, castle, or a Viking.


message 5: by Lisa - (Aussie Girl) (last edited Oct 21, 2016 04:21AM) (new)

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

1. GREEN. Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4) by Dan Brown 10/6/16. ★★★★ . (The cover is green in real life )

2. HALLOWEEN. Something spooky. Demon Bound (Black London, #2) by Caitlin Kittredge 10/4/16 ★★★★

3. ITEM; Viking. Immortal Defender (Immortal Brotherhood, #4) by Lisa Hendrix 10/21/16 ★★★★★


message 6: by Lara (new)

Lara | 59 comments COLORS: Green!

OCTOBER THEMES: (1) National Divorced Parents for Children Week {First week in October} Read a book where someone is divorced or getting one and has children. (2) Summer Ends in Europe: {October 27th} Read a book set at the end of Summer. (3) Hallowe'en: {October 31st} Read a book where something spooky happens. (4) Cookbook: Read and try a new cookbook.

ITEMS: October’s Birthstones are opal, tourmaline, aquamarine, and coral. Its flowers are calendulas or marigolds, hops, and snapdragon. Zodiac Signs are Libra or Scorpio. Other cover items are a bottle or glass of wine, a kitchen or dinning table, child or children on the cover, a skull, castle, or a Viking.


message 7: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 75 comments I'll try for 2


message 8: by Sally906 (last edited Oct 26, 2016 03:31PM) (new)

Sally906 I'm in - here's my list:

COLOUR: Green
The Fairytale Curse (Magic's Return #1) by Marina Finlayson The Fairytale Curse by Marina Finlayson
Read: 19/10/16 - 5★s

THEME: National Divorced Parents for Children Week - Read a book where someone is divorced or getting one and has children.
The Art of Keeping Secrets by Rachael Johns The Art of Keeping Secrets by Rachael Johns
Read: 26/10/16 - 5★s

ITEMS: a kitchen or dining table
Joy for Beginners by Erica Bauermeister Joy for Beginners by Erica Bauermeister
Read: 12/10/16 - 3★s


message 9: by Elaine (last edited Oct 10, 2016 06:06AM) (new)

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

Read 3/3

GREEN COVER Awakening Amelia Kate Pearce 4*
HALLOWEEN Bedeviled Kate Pearce, Deb Marlowe & Michelle Willingham 4*
CASTLE Call of the Wild Wind Sabrina York 5*

Awakening Amelia (Diable Delamere, #3) by Kate Pearce Bedeviled (The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor Book 2) by Kate Pearce Call of the Wild Wind (Waterloo Heroes Book 2) by Sabrina York


message 10: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 249 comments Lisa Kay wrote: "So sorry I'm late posting!"

THANK YOU for doing this!! I would not have the first clue! ;-}

I'm in for 3!!


message 11: by Becky ♡The Bookworm♡ (last edited Oct 27, 2016 08:44PM) (new)

Becky ♡The Bookworm♡ (mckennamuse) | 292 comments HEAC - Over-In-A-Flash
October 2016

❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖

Books Read: 3/ 3
Finished: Oct 27, 2016

1.) Halloween: Dead Things by Stephen Blackmoore |★★★| Oct 4
2.) Green Cover: No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean |★★★★| Oct 27
3) End of Summer: Her Second-Chance Family by Holly Jacobs |★★★★| Oct 16


Dead Things (Eric Carter #1) by Stephen Blackmoore No Good Duke Goes Unpunished (The Rules of Scoundrels, #3) by Sarah MacLean Her Second-Chance Family by Holly Jacobs


message 12: by Nikki ♥ (last edited Oct 11, 2016 05:38PM) (new)

Nikki ♥ | 2103 comments Nikki's Tracking Post
3/3


Green ~ Your Wicked Ways (Duchess Quartet, #4) by Eloisa James 10/5 - 3★
Halloween Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #2) by Ransom Riggs 10/8 - 4★
National Divorced Parents for Children Week ~ Don't Let Go (SEAL Team 12, #5) by Marliss Melton 10/10 - 4★


message 13: by Vicki (new)

Vicki (vickiguardianofthewraiths) I'm in for 0/3: 1=Green
2=Halloween
3=can't decide between castle, skull or viking maybe
kids? Gotta see what I've got?????


message 14: by Nicole (last edited Oct 28, 2016 11:41AM) (new)

Nicole | 115 comments Completed 2/4

I will try 4 :)

Between the Lanterns by J.M. Bush End of Summer Finished 10/10 ★★★

Say You'll Stay by Corinne Michaels Divorced Parents week: Finished 09/10 ★★★★

An Unexpected Cookbook The Unofficial Book of Hobbit Cookery by Chris-Rachael Oseland Cookbook: Finished 17/10 ★★★★

Eternity (Immortal Witches, #1) by Maggie Shayne Halloween Finished 26/10 ★★★★


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

1. GREEN. Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4) by Dan Brown10/6/16. ★★★★ . (The cover is green in real life ) Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4) by Dan Brown

2. HALLOWEEN. Something spooky. Demon Bound (Black London, #2) by Caitlin Kittredge 10/4/16 ★★★★ Demon Bound (Black London, #2) by Caitlin Kittredge

3. ITEM; Viking.


message 16: by Nikki ♥ (new)

Nikki ♥ | 2103 comments 1/3
Green ~
Your Wicked Ways (Duchess Quartet, #4) by Eloisa James 10/5 - 3★


message 17: by Nikki ♥ (new)

Nikki ♥ | 2103 comments 2/3
Halloween
Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #2) by Ransom Riggs 10/8 - 4★


message 18: by Nicole (last edited Oct 10, 2016 08:37PM) (new)

Nicole | 115 comments Just finished Say You'll Stay by Corinne Michaels ★★★★ First book by this author and I really enjoyed this one.

Also finished Between the Lanterns by J.M. Bush ★★★ Sweet romance


message 19: by Elaine (new)

Elaine Finished the challenge :o)


message 20: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 249 comments 1/3 Completed 10/11/2016

Color: Green (pop of color)
The House at the Edge of Night by Catherine Banner

3*** Really a 3.5 for me but not enough to go up to a 4. I REALLY wanted to love this book & overall it was okay. I found my mind wandering during parts of it & would have to read entire pages over. I loved the island and some of the character but felt that it was drawn out. The ending fell a little flat for me.


message 21: by Nikki ♥ (new)

Nikki ♥ | 2103 comments Thanks for the challenge, Lisa Kay.

3/3

Green ~ Your Wicked Ways (Duchess Quartet, #4) by Eloisa James 10/5 - 3★
Halloween Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #2) by Ransom Riggs 10/8 - 4★
National Divorced Parents for Children Week ~ Don't Let Go (SEAL Team 12, #5) by Marliss Melton 10/10 - 4★


message 22: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Peters (lepeters) | 80 comments I'm in for 2.
Book one is completed. The Love Letters by Beverly Lewis Has a child on the front.


message 23: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Congrats, Elaine & Nikki ♥!
...marigolds...


Welcome, Lauren!




message 24: by Vicki (new)

Vicki (vickiguardianofthewraiths) I just finished this one:
1. GREEN= Damned (Witch Hunt #3) by Lisa Childs cover is green
2. HALLOWEEN= Haunted (Witch Hunt #1) by Lisa Childs spooky story
3. ITEM: Lost Highlander (Lost Highlander, #1) by Cassidy Cayman castle
All good books


message 25: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 249 comments 2/3 Completed 10/15/16

Item: a skull (on scarf)
Mistletoe Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery #1) by Leslie Meier

4**** I enjoyed the start of this series.


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


Dead Things (Eric Carter #1) by Stephen Blackmoore
✔︎ Halloween: Dead Things by Stephen Blackmoore |★★★| Oct 4

This one was a little too dark for my liking, but it wasn't bad. The writing was very good and the characters are definitely interesting. If you enjoy the darker side of paranormal / supernatural, this is an interesting series to check out.


Her Second-Chance Family by Holly Jacobs
✔︎End of Summer: Her Second-Chance Family by Holly Jacobs |★★★★| Oct 16

I loved this! It's a very sweet romance between a successful banker and a young woman who has taken in three foster children at a young age. I like how she loved the unconditionally and taught the them about taking responsibility for their actions without going overboard. It's a fast read and just perfect for a quick afternoon read!


message 27: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Peters (lepeters) | 80 comments Book 2/2 completed! Yay I actually completed early today!! This book has both green on the cover and some of the stories take place in late summer/early fall. An Amish Market by Amy Clipston


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

1. GREEN. Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4) by Dan Brown10/6/16. ★★★★ . (The cover is green in real life )

2. HALLOWEEN. Something spooky. Demon Bound (Black London, #2) by Caitlin Kittredge 10/4/16 ★★★★

3. ITEM; Viking. Immortal Defender (Immortal Brotherhood, #4) by Lisa Hendrix10/21/16 ★★★★★ Immortal Defender (Immortal Brotherhood, #4) by Lisa Hendrix


message 29: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 249 comments 3/3 completed 10/25/16

October Theme: Halloween
Trick or Treat Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #3) by Leslie Meier

4****


message 30: by Sally906 (new)

Sally906 Completed my challange - 3/3:

COLOUR: Green
The Fairytale Curse (Magic's Return #1) by Marina Finlayson The Fairytale Curse by Marina Finlayson
Read: 19/10/16 - 5★s

THEME: National Divorced Parents for Children Week - Read a book where someone is divorced or getting one and has children.
The Art of Keeping Secrets by Rachael Johns The Art of Keeping Secrets by Rachael Johns
Read: 26/10/16 - 5★s

ITEMS: a kitchen or dining table
Joy for Beginners by Erica Bauermeister Joy for Beginners by Erica Bauermeister
Read: 12/10/16 - 3★s


Becky ♡The Bookworm♡ (mckennamuse) | 292 comments Finished my last book for 3 of 3


No Good Duke Goes Unpunished (The Rules of Scoundrels, #3) by Sarah MacLean
No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean |★★★★| Oct 27

I really enjoyed this! The boys were really cute and even though the plot was a bit predictable, I enjoyed the banter between the couple. It was a fun read.


message 32: by Nicole (new)

Nicole | 115 comments Finished my last one, this was a good month, all books were great reads!
Eternity (Immortal Witches, #1) by Maggie Shayne ★★★★


message 33: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Congrats, Vicki, Lauren, Lisa (Aussie Girl), Sandra, Sally, Becky ♡The Bookworm♡, & Nicole!
...marigolds...



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