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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: February 1st through February 28th.

Rules: Choose at least two (2) of the three (3) options below. (Meaning minimum of two books.) 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.

Please feel free 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: Lara has been a GoodReads member since October, 2011, and a participant of Happily Ever After Café since June, 2016. She tells us: “I am originally from Chicago, moved a lot as a child, went to boarding school for a couple of years, enjoy knitting and baking, used to hike and camp. I got into romance through science fiction romance and SF and fantasy are still the genres I turn to first, then mysteries. But, I think I read more romances now than anything.”

COLOR: Purple!

February THEMES: (1) Valentine’s Day: {February 14th} Read a book set over the Valentine’s Day period. Or one where the couple “meets cute” - (Listopia’s Popular Meet Cute Books). Or the cover is predominently red. Or there are hearts or candles onthe cover. Or one where a romantic dinner is planned. (2) Mardi Gras: {February 28th} Read a book with any of these things: parades, beads, parties, carav dancing, religions. (Listopia’s Mardi Gras, etc.)(3) Her sister’s birthday is this month: Read a book where someone celebrates a birthday. Or one that features sisters. Or one with a cake on the cover. (4) Bonus: Chicago! The city where Lara originated. Read a book set in Chicago. Or has a protagonist that is from The Windy City. (Listopia’s Best Romances Set in Chicago; Books Set in Chicago; Best SF and Fantasy set in Chicago; Chicago Crime Fiction; YA books set in Illinois/Chicagoland.)

ITEMS: February’s Birthstones birthstone is Amethyst. Its flowers are the violet and the primrose. Zodiac Signs are Aquarius and Pisces. Other cover items are water, fish, twins, moons, Greek gods, rubies, cats, hearts, restaurants, wines, rings, holding hands, kissing, beads, beds. (Singles of any of these are alright, too.)

PISCESMARDI GRASAMETHYSTPRIMROSEMG BEADSCHICAGOWINESVIOLETSVALENTINE CARDHAPPY BIRTHDAY CAKE


message 2: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (last edited Mar 01, 2017 02:38PM) (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments
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Becky ♡The Bookworm♡ 03/03 - Done! Congrats!
Brenda 00/02
Elaine 03/03 - Done! Congrats!
Jennifer 00/02
Jo-Anne 15/10 - Done! Congrats!
Julianna 02/02 - Done! Congrats!
Kym 00/04
Lara 03/03 - Done! Congrats!
Lauren 02/02 - Done! Congrats!
Lennie 00/02
Lisa (Aussie Girl) 03/03 - Done! Congrats!
Melissa(MO) 00/03
Nicole 00/02
Nikki ♥ 03/03 - Done! Congrats!
Reagan I 02/02 - Done! Congrats!
Sally906 02/02 - Done! Congrats!
Sandra 04/04 - Done! Congrats!
Silvia 02/02 - Done! Congrats!
Sonja 05/05 - Done! Congrats!





message 3: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 249 comments I'm in for 4 this time. Thanks!!


message 4: by Jo-Anne (last edited Jan 26, 2017 01:47PM) (new)

Jo-Anne (fish44) This sounds like fun. I'm in for 10.


message 5: by Sonja (last edited Feb 23, 2017 05:20AM) (new)

Sonja Sounds like fun! I will try this time!

Lets starts:
5/5

1.Books that feature sisters: Casanova by Emma Hart DONE

2.Books with red on the front: Feversong (Fever, #9) by Karen Marie Moning DONE

3. Water on cover - Wild and Free (The Three, #3) by Kristen Ashley DONE

4. Purple on the cover - Soaring (Magdalene, #2) by Kristen Ashley DONE

5. Meets Cute - Willing Surrender (Willing Surrender, #1) by Carrie Hogle DONE


message 6: by Elaine (new)

Elaine I'll try 3. Thanks.


message 7: by Kym (new)

Kym | 1472 comments I'm in. I'll try for 4. :-)


message 8: by Nicole (last edited Jan 31, 2017 01:35PM) (new)

Nicole | 115 comments Completed 0/3

Not His Dragon by Annie Nicholas : Flowers


message 9: by Lisa - (Aussie Girl) (last edited Feb 14, 2017 07:15PM) (new)

Lisa - (Aussie Girl) | 13013 comments Lisa's Tracking Post - 3/3. COMPLETED

Themes - Valentine's Day - Heart in the title. Stealing the Rogue's Heart (The Rookery Rogues #4) by Erica Monroe by Erica Monroe. 2/5/17. ★★★

Themes - Valentine's Day - Mainly red cover. Sweet Ruin (Immortals After Dark, #16) by Kresley Cole Kresley Cole. ★★★★. 2/8/17

Colour - Purple. Alien Warrior (Zerconian Warriors, #1) by Sadie Carter by Sadie Carter. ★★ 2/15/17


message 10: by Silvia (last edited Feb 09, 2017 08:06PM) (new)

Silvia | 568 comments I'm in for 2.

Heart on cover:
Sweet Dreams Sweet Dreams (Sugar Rush, #1) by Nina Lane Feb 3rd - 5 stars - I love Nina Lane!

Sweet Escape Sweet Escape (Sugar Rush, #2) by Nina Lane Feb 9th 4 stars


message 11: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 75 comments I'm in for 2


message 12: by Nikki ♥ (last edited Feb 08, 2017 12:54PM) (new)

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


Valentine's Day meets cute ~ Soul Deep (I-Team, #6.5) by Pamela Clare 2/7 - 4★
Sister's Birthday ~ Suzanna's Surrender The Calhouns by Nora Roberts 2/3 - 3★
Water ~ Obsidian (Lux, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout 2/7 - 4★


message 13: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Peters (lepeters) | 80 comments I'm in for 2!


message 14: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Welcome to the challenge, Sandra, Jo-Anne, Sonja, Elaine, Kym, Nicole, Lisa (Aussie Girl), Silvia, Brenda, Nikki ♥, & Lauren!


message 15: by Becky ♡The Bookworm♡ (last edited Feb 14, 2017 09:39PM) (new)

Becky ♡The Bookworm♡ (mckennamuse) | 292 comments HEA: Over-In-A-Flash
February 2017

❦ ❦ ❦ ❦ ❦ ❦ ❦ ❦ ❦ ❦ ❦ ❦ ❦ ❦ ❦ ❦


Books Read: 3 of 3 Finished: February 14, 2017

✔︎ 1. "Meets Cute": A Worthy Pursuit by Karen Witemeyer |★★★★½| Feb 8
✔︎ 2. Cover: Purple: A Night to Surrender by Tessa Dare |★★★★| Feb 13
✔︎ 3. Cover: Water: Submerged by Dani Pettrey |★★★★| Feb 14

A Worthy Pursuit by Karen Witemeyer A Night to Surrender (Spindle Cove, #1) by Tessa Dare Submerged (Alaskan Courage, #1) by Dani Pettrey


message 16: by Lara (last edited Feb 13, 2017 08:42PM) (new)

Lara | 59 comments I'm in for 3 :-)

1. Purple: A Night to Surrender 2/12
2: Romantic dinner & Mardi Gras: Midnight Bayou 2/9
3. Greek Gods: A Promise of Fire 2/8

A Promise of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles #1) by Amanda Bouchet Midnight Bayou by Nora Roberts A Night to Surrender (Spindle Cove, #1) by Tessa Dare


message 17: by Elaine (last edited Feb 26, 2017 04:27PM) (new)

Elaine HEAC - OVER IN A FLASH (February 1st - 28th 2017)

Read 3/3

PURPLE COVER: Three Schemes and a Scandal Maya Rodale 4*
RED COVER: Mistress by Mistake Maggie Robinson 3*
WATER COVER: When a Lord Needs a Lady Jane Goodger 3*

Three Schemes and a Scandal (The Writing Girls, #3.5) by Maya Rodale Mistress by Mistake (Courtesan Court, #1) by Maggie Robinson When a Lord Needs a Lady by Jane Goodger


message 18: by Sally906 (last edited Feb 08, 2017 02:05PM) (new)

Sally906 Found some books - so put me down for 2:

COLOUR: Purple
Book read: Three Hours Late by Nicole Trope Three Hours Late by Nicole Trope
How it fits: Purple Cover
Date read: 04/02/17
Rating: 5★s

ITEMS: Water
Book read: 25 Stories of Life and Love in Australia by Margaret Lynette Sharp 25 Stories of Life and Love in Australia by Margaret Lynette Sharp
How it fits: Lovely stretch of water on the cover
Date read: 05/02/17
Rating: 3★s


message 19: by Julianna (new)

Julianna (authorjuliannad) | 671 comments Count me in for 2.


message 20: by Melissa (new)

Melissa I am going to try for 3.

Purple: Amethyst (The Jewel Trilogy, #1) by Lauren Royal

Takes place in Chicago: The Mistress (Great Chicago Fire Trilogy, #2) by Susan Wiggs

Heart on Cover: Bound by a Dragon (The Dragon Archives #1) by Linda K. Hopkins


message 21: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Welcome to the challenge, Becky, Lara, Sally906, Julianna, & Melissa!

Updated you, Elaine. :o)


message 22: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Kidd (jenniferkidd) | 51 comments I'm in for two
0/2


message 23: by Reagan I (new)

Reagan I  | 9 comments I'm new but I'll try for 2.

Book 1: Something Sweet Something Sweet (Curvy Women Wanted Book 1) by Sam Crescent
How it fits: Purple cover

Book 2: Flirting with Fire Flirting with Fire (Hot in Chicago, #1) by Kate Meader
How it fits: set in Chicago


message 24: by Nikki ♥ (new)

Nikki ♥ | 2103 comments 1/3

Lara's Sister's Birthday ~ Suzanna's Surrender The Calhouns by Nora Roberts 2/3 - 3★


message 25: by Jo-Anne (last edited Feb 20, 2017 05:39AM) (new)

Jo-Anne (fish44) 15/10 Challenge Completed

Cowboys Don't Cry (Code of the West #1; Tanner Brothers #1; Man of the Month #74) by Anne McAllister Feb. 2 ~ 3.5 stars ~ Red cover

Love and Shenanigans (Ballybeg, #1) by Zara Keane Feb. 1 ~ 4 stars ~ Purple cover

There’s Always a Catch (Christmas Key, #1) by Stephanie Taylor Feb. 5 ~ 3 stars ~ Water on cover

More than Meets the Ink (Bowen, #1) by Elle Aycart Feb. 3 ~ 4 stars ~ Red cover

Reunions can be Deadly (Chloe Cook #2) by Kayla Michelle Feb. 2 ~ 4 stars ~ Water on cover

Murder at the Lighthouse (Exham on Sea Mysteries #1) by Frances Evesham Feb. 1 ~ 3 stars ~ Water on cover

Winters Heat (Titan, #1) by Cristin Harber Feb. 7 ~ 5 stars ~ Pop of red on cover

Daisy McDare Cozy Mystery Eight Book Set (Daisy McDare #2-3,5-10) by K.M. Morgan Feb. 1 ~ 4 stars ~ Purple cover

Esper Files Volume 1 by Egan Brass Feb. 4 ~ 4 stars ~ Water on cover

Cupid's Corpse (Gemma Stone #4) by Willow Monroe Feb. 8 ~ 4 stars ~ Heart on cover

Lovers' Quarrel by Jessica L. Randall Feb. 9 ~ 5 stars ~ meets cute

Captive Seduction (Seduction Series, #2) by L.L. Kellogg Feb. 10 ~ 3 stars ~ Valentine getaway & Purple

Burn for You (Boys of the South, #5) by Marquita Valentine Feb. 16 ~ 5 stars ~ Author's name is Marquita Valentine and red cover

Party Favor An Erotic Short Story by April Winters Feb. 18/17 ~ 5 stars ~ Red

Another Saturday Night and I Ain't Got No Body (Page Turners, #1) by Jennie Marts Feb. 18 ~ 5 stars ~ Red


message 26: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Welcome to the challenge, Jennifer & Reagan I!

Updated you, Nikki ♥ & Jo-Anne. :o)


message 27: by Reagan I (new)

Reagan I  | 9 comments 1 book down-something sweet
1 to go


Lisa - (Aussie Girl) | 13013 comments Lisa's Tracking Post - 1/3

Themes - Valentine's Day - Heart in the title. Stealing the Rogue's Heart (The Rookery Rogues Book 4) by Erica Monroe by Erica Monroe. 2/5/17. ★★★ Stealing the Rogue's Heart (The Rookery Rogues Book 4) by Erica Monroe


message 29: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Updated you, ladies. :o)


message 30: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 249 comments 1/4 Completed 2/6/17

February THEMES: Valentine’s Day: {Feb.14th} Read a book that the cover is predominently red.
Shadow in Serenity by Terri Blackstock

4**** This was a quick read that held my interest from the start.


message 31: by Lennie (new)

Lennie Daluz (lenniedaluz) | 24 comments Let me try 2 :)


message 32: by Nikki ♥ (new)

Nikki ♥ | 2103 comments 2/3

Valentine's Day meets cute ~ Soul Deep (I-Team, #6.5) by Pamela Clare 2/7 - 4★


message 33: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 249 comments 2/4 Completed 2/7/17

February Themes: Chicago! Main character was from The Windy City.

A Dark Seduction (The Shields, #3) by Donna Grant

4****


message 34: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Welcome to the challenge, Lennie!

Updated you, Sandra & Nikki ♥. :o)


message 35: by Nikki ♥ (new)

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

3/3

Valentine's Day meets cute ~ Soul Deep (I-Team, #6.5) by Pamela Clare 2/7 - 4★
Sister's Birthday ~ Suzanna's Surrender The Calhouns by Nora Roberts 2/3 - 3★
Water ~ Obsidian (Lux, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout 2/7 - 4★


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


A Worthy Pursuit by Karen Witemeyer
A Worthy Pursuit by Karen Witemeyer |★★★★½| Feb 8

This was SOOOO cute! If you enjoy children bringing a couple together, you'll definitely like this book. The Hubster and I listened to the bulk of it on audio yesterday. It really held our attention and had lots and lots of sweet moments between the couple and between Stone and the kids. Here's my short review!


message 37: by Sally906 (new)

Sally906 I have finished my reads:

COLOUR: Purple
Book read: Three Hours Late by Nicole Trope Three Hours Late by Nicole Trope
How it fits: Purple Cover
Date read: 04/02/17
Rating: 5★s

ITEMS: Water
Book read: 25 Stories of Life and Love in Australia by Margaret Lynette Sharp 25 Stories of Life and Love in Australia by Margaret Lynette Sharp
How it fits: Lovely stretch of water on the cover
Date read: 05/02/17
Rating: 3★s


Lisa - (Aussie Girl) | 13013 comments Lisa's Tracking Post - 2/3

Themes - Valentine's Day - Heart in the title. Stealing the Rogue's Heart (The Rookery Rogues Book 4) by Erica Monroe by Erica Monroe. 2/5/17. ★★★

Themes - Valentine's Day - Mainly red cover. Sweet Ruin (Immortals After Dark, #16) by Kresley Cole Kresley Cole. ★★★★. 2/8/17 Sweet Ruin (Immortals After Dark, #16) by Kresley Cole


message 39: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments
Congrats, Nikki♥ & Sally906!

Updated you, Becky. :o)

...violets...



message 40: by Silvia (new)

Silvia | 568 comments Finished.

Heart on cover:
Sweet Dreams Sweet Dreams (Sugar Rush, #1) by Nina Lane Feb 3rd - 5 stars - I love Nina Lane!

Sweet Escape Sweet Escape (Sugar Rush, #2) by Nina Lane Feb 9th 4 stars


message 41: by Nikki ♥ (new)

Nikki ♥ | 2103 comments Lisa Kay wrote: "Congrats, Nikki♥ & Sally906!

Updated you, Becky. :o)

...violets...
"


Beautiful. Thanks, Lisa Kay.


message 42: by Nikki ♥ (new)

Nikki ♥ | 2103 comments Congrats, Sally906 and Silvia!


message 43: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments
Congrats, Silvia!

...violets...



message 44: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 249 comments 3/4 completed 2/10/17

Item: Holding Hands (a Main character sculpted Holding Hands entitled Infinity to win a scholarship.)
Emerald Windows by Terri Blackstock

4**** Another very good book by Terri Blackstock!


message 45: by Lara (new)

Lara | 59 comments I'm done!


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


For "purple cover":

A Night to Surrender (Spindle Cove, #1) by Tessa Dare
A Night to Surrender by Tessa Dare |★★★★| Feb 13


message 47: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments
Congrats, Lara!

...violets...



message 48: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Updated you, Sandra & Becky. :o)


message 49: by Lisa - (Aussie Girl) (last edited Feb 14, 2017 07:16PM) (new)

Lisa - (Aussie Girl) | 13013 comments Lisa's Tracking Post - 3/3. COMPLETED

Themes - Valentine's Day - Heart in the title. Stealing the Rogue's Heart (The Rookery Rogues #4) by Erica Monroe by Erica Monroe. 2/5/17. ★★★

Themes - Valentine's Day - Mainly red cover. Sweet Ruin (Immortals After Dark, #16) by Kresley Cole Kresley Cole. ★★★★. 2/8/17

Colour - Purple. Alien Warrior (Zerconian Warriors, #1) by Sadie Carter by Sadie Carter. ★★ 2/15/17 Alien Warrior (Zerconian Warriors, #1) by Sadie Carter


message 50: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments
Congrats, Lisa!

...violets...



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