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message 1: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

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We liked the read-a-thon's event #2 so much that we decided to upgrade it to a full-fledged challenge. We reason Halloween themes can be read year long, whenever a NBRC member gets the urge, not just one month out of the year. Enjoy!


Duration: One year from start

Levels:
Zombie Herder ► 2 to 5 books
Mummy Unraveller ► 6 to 10 books
Vampire Slayer ► 11 to 15 books
Werewolf Hunter ► 16 to 20 books
Monster Collector ► 21+ books
Rules & How to:
►Read as many books as you like that matched the themes listed below
► For spell-it-outs: use the first letter in the book's title (if the book starts with 'the', 'a', 'an', etc, you may use the first letter in the second word of the title), the first letter of an author's first or last name, or the first letter of a character's first, last or nick name.
► When choosing books to fit a theme, it all depends on the reader's interpretation - it can be book concept, settings, cover or title.




Theme #1:Classic Horror
Read classic horror books like Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein or Bran Stoker’s Dracula. Or, you can choose the modern revamp of old classics like Pride, Prejudice and zombies. Or books that are based on Classic Horror books like Alice in Zombieland.


Theme #2:Masters of Horror and Fantastic
Read a book from a master of horror and Fantastic like Stephen King or Dean Koontz, or if you prefer a more lighter approach, like Neil Gaiman or Terry Pratcher.


Theme #3:Samhain
Read a book that focus on Celtic/Gaelic traditions like Beltane, Samhain or other rituals, or somehow fit the meaning of Samhain (see spoiler for info)
(view spoiler)
People also took steps to protect themselves from harmful spirits, which is thought to have led to the custom of guising. Divination was also done at Samhain.
Example:
The Mists of Avalon (Avalon, #1) by Marion Zimmer Bradley Beltane by Erin O'Riordan Samhain by Cassandre F. Amaranthe

Theme #4:Trick or Treat
Let your inner child on the loose in a trick or treat spell-it-out challenge. Suggestions: the perfect costume, the sweets, the pranks, the kind neighbor, the scary one. Surprise us.
Example:
T - Tangled Threads
W - Wallbanger
I - Ilona Andrews - Magic Burns
Z - Zeke from The Immortal Rules
Z - Zevin, Gabrielle - All These Things I've Done
L - The Last Olympian
E - Etiquette & Espionage
R - Robert Galbraith - The Cuckoo's Calling
S - Sarah Dresden - Just Listen

Theme #5:Face your Fears
Read books about things that scary you - urban legends, ghost stories, spiders, spider webs, murders, even elevators or planes, is all about your fears.




Theme #6:Hallow Places
For this option, is all about the setting - Cemeteries, dark forest, haunted house, the asylum, Dracula's Castle

Theme #7:Halloween Party – a Spell-it-Out challenge
Use your imagination to create the perfect party item: the beverages, the food, the decorations, the theme, the music
Example:
P - Prodigy
O - The Ocean at the End of the Lane
T - Tolliver from Grave Sight
I - Ilona Andrews - Magic Strikes
O - The Orphan Master's Son
N - Neil Gaiman - The Graveyard Book

Theme #8:Supernatural Creatures
The title is self explanatory, read a book that has witches, warlocks, vampires, werewolves, zombie, ghosts, spirits, poltergeist, anything counts.

Theme #9:Halloween Cover Hunt
Read books with covers matching Halloween colors - black, orange, red - or Halloween themes - pumpkins, skulls, etc.

Theme #10:Special Abilities
Read books with characters with special abilities - fire power, magical powers, sensing the dead, premonitions, etc.




Note:
In 2013 we started this challenge, and we've now decided to start a new thread for the challenge to freshen it up a bit! You can find the old thread here


message 2: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (last edited Sep 29, 2017 01:08PM) (new)

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message 6: by Delitealex (last edited Oct 05, 2017 07:51PM) (new)

Delitealex | 3970 comments Im in theme 8 monster collector


message 7: by Maddy (last edited Sep 16, 2018 07:23AM) (new)

Maddy | 2032 comments I am in! :)
Themes #9 and #10
Level : Monster Collector ► 21+ books

Date started - Sept 30, 2017
Date finished - February 4, 2018


Theme #9:Halloween Cover Hunt
Read books with covers matching Halloween colors - black, orange, red - or Halloween themes - pumpkins, skulls, etc.

Omega Grown (Northern Lodge Pack, #7) by Susi Hawke (Read Oct 1)
Croc and the Fox (Furry United Coalition, #3) by Eve Langlais (Read Oct 2)
RedKnife (Skin Walkers, #2) by Susan A. Bliler (Read Oct 11)
Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles, #1) by Gena Showalter (Read Oct 16)
Date with Death (Welcome to Hell, #2.5) by Eve Langlais (Read Oct 16)
A Demon and Her Scot (Welcome to Hell, #3) by Eve Langlais (Read Oct 14)
Lucifer's Daughter (Princess of Hell, #1) by Eve Langlais (Read Oct 14)
A Demon and His Witch (Welcome to Hell, #1) by Eve Langlais (Read Oct 14)
Hide and Seek (True Destiny #6) by Dana Marie Bell (Read Oct 29)
Vēlme (Hacker, #2) by Meredith Wild (Read Nov 6)
A Skeleton in the Family (Family Skeleton Mystery #1) by Leigh Perry (Read Nov 8)
Cursed Laird (Cursed MacKinnons, #3) by Tara Nina (Read Nov 18)
Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1) by Jeaniene Frost (Read Nov 28)
Lauren's Barbarian (Icehome, #1) by Ruby Dixon (Read Dec 27)
Her Billionaire Lion A Zodiac Shifters Paranormal Romance Leo (Zodiac Sanctuary Book 1) by Dominique Eastwick (Read Jan 4)
Jack (A Grim Reaper Romance, #1) by Cali MacKay (Read Jan 4)
Cross (Barely After Dark, #1) by Elle Thorne (Read Jan 19)
Destination Unknown  by Agatha Christie (Read Jan 24)
Come Sundown by Nora Roberts (Read Jan 23)
THE NAUGHTY ONES The Complete 5-Books Series by Kristina Weaver (Read Jan 21)


Theme #10:Special Abilities
Read books with characters with special abilities - fire power, magical powers, sensing the dead, premonitions, etc.

„Bunny and the bear” by Eve Langlais (Read Oct 1)
„Broomstick breakdown” by Eve Langlais (Read Oct 2)
„Raphael/Parish” by Alexandra Ivy (Read Oct3)

„Lion and the falcon” by Eve Langlais (Read Oct 4)
„Python’s embrace” by Eve Langlais (Read Oct 11)
„King” by Susan A. Bliler (Read Oct 11)
„A demon and his psycho” by Eve Langlais (Read Oct 12)
„Wickedest witch” by Eve Langlais (Read Oct 16)
„Shot through the heart” by Dominique Eastwick (Read Oct 17)
„Her mad hatter” by Marie Hall (Read Oct 18)
"The nymph king" by Gena Showalter (Read Nov 11)
"Immortal ops" by Mandy M. Roth (Read Nov 13)
„Wolf’s mate” by Celia Kyle (Read Nov 18)
. „The dragon shifter’s duty” by Mandy M. Roth (Read Nov 20)
„Crititcal intelligence” by Mandy M. Roth (Read Nov 21)
„Wedding the wolf” by Steffanie Holmes (Read Nov 23)
„Cursed in love: Cancer” by Bethany Shaw (Read Nov 30)
„Possess me under the mistletoe” by T.F. Walsh (Read Dec 16)
„Protector lion” by Zoe Chant (Read Dec 16)
„To trap a temptress” by Jane Cousing (Read Dec 19)
„A hunger like no other” by Kresley Cole (Read Dec22)
„The warlord wants forever” by Kresley Cole (Read Dec 26)
„Hell’s kitty” by Eve Langlais (Read Dec 30)
„To enthrall the demon lord” by Nadine Mutas (Read Jan 6)
„Becoming dragon” by Eve Langlais (Read Jan 14)
„Hide & Seek” by Aimee Laine (Read Febr 2)
„Chromosomes” by Ashleigh Reynolds (Read Febr 2)
„Dark of night” by Jex Lane (Read Febr 4)
„Sealed with a purr” by Celia Kyle (Read Febr 4)


Jade aka MrsTosh (mrstosh) | 520 comments Res


message 9: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

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Welcome to the challenge!


message 10: by Meri Kate (new)

Meri Kate (booksandsunshine) I am in!

Themes #1 and #2
Level: Monster Collector

Date Started: October 1, 2017
Date Finished: October 1, 2018


message 11: by Michelle (new)

Michelle | 1 comments I'm in. I'm going for Monster Collector, using theme 8.


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Welcome Meri Kate & Michelle!


message 13: by Cindy III (new)

Cindy III | 50 comments 12 Months of Halloween
Duration: One year from start

Levels:
Zombie Herder ► 2 to 5 books
Mummy Unraveller ► 6 to 10 books
Vampire Slayer ► 11 to 15 books
Werewolf Hunter ► 16 to 20 books
Monster Collector ► 21+ books
Rules & How to:
►Read as many books as you like that matched the themes listed below
► For spell-it-outs: use the first letter in the book's title (if the book starts with 'the', 'a', 'an', etc, you may use the first letter in the second word of the title), the first letter of an author's first or last name, or the first letter of a character's first, last or nick name.
► When choosing books to fit a theme, it all depends on the reader's interpretation - it can be book concept, settings, cover or title.

Theme #1:Classic Horror
Read classic horror books like Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein or Bran Stoker’s Dracula. Or, you can choose the modern revamp of old classics like Pride, Prejudice and zombies. Or books that are based on Classic Horror books like Alice in Zombieland.

Theme #2:Masters of Horror and Fantastic
Read a book from a master of horror and Fantastic like Stephen King or Dean Koontz, or if you prefer a more lighter approach, like Neil Gaiman or Terry Pratcher.

Theme #3:Samhain
Read a book that focus on Celtic/Gaelic traditions like Beltane, Samhain or other rituals, or somehow fit the meaning of Samhain (see spoiler for info)
(view spoiler)
People also took steps to protect themselves from harmful spirits, which is thought to have led to the custom of guising. Divination was also done at Samhain.
Example:
The Mists of Avalon (Avalon, #1) by Marion Zimmer Bradley Beltane by Erin O'Riordan Samhain by Cassandre F. Amaranthe

Theme #4:Trick or Treat
Let your inner child on the loose in a trick or treat spell-it-out challenge. Suggestions: the perfect costume, the sweets, the pranks, the kind neighbor, the scary one. Surprise us.
Example:
T - Tangled Threads
W - Wallbanger
I - Ilona Andrews - Magic Burns
Z - Zeke from The Immortal Rules
Z - Zevin, Gabrielle - All These Things I've Done
L - The Last Olympian
E - Etiquette & Espionage
R - Robert Galbraith - The Cuckoo's Calling
S - Sarah Dresden - Just Listen

Theme #5:Face your Fears
Read books about things that scary you - urban legends, ghost stories, spiders, spider webs, murders, even elevators or planes, is all about your fears.

Theme #6:Hallow Places
For this option, is all about the setting - Cemeteries, dark forest, haunted house, the asylum, Dracula's Castle

Theme #7:Halloween Party – a Spell-it-Out challenge
Use your imagination to create the perfect party item: the beverages, the food, the decorations, the theme, the music
Example:
P - Prodigy
O - The Ocean at the End of the Lane
T - Tolliver from Grave Sight
I - Ilona Andrews - Magic Strikes
O - The Orphan Master's Son
N - Neil Gaiman - The Graveyard Book

Theme #8:Supernatural Creatures
The title is self explanatory, read a book that has witches, warlocks, vampires, werewolves, zombie, ghosts, spirits, poltergeist, anything counts.

Theme #9:Halloween Cover Hunt
Read books with covers matching Halloween colors - black, orange, red - or Halloween themes - pumpkins, skulls, etc.

Theme #10:Special Abilities
Read books with characters with special abilities - fire power, magical powers, sensing the dead, premonitions, etc.


message 14: by [deleted user] (last edited Nov 22, 2018 10:16AM) (new)

I am in! :)
Theme #8:Supernatural Creatures
The title is self explanatory, read a book that has witches, warlocks, vampires, werewolves, zombie, ghosts, spirits, poltergeist, anything counts.
Level : Monster Collector ► 21+ books

Date started - 02/10/2018
Date finished - 02/10/2019


1. How to Howl at the Moon - Eli Easton - 09/10/2018 - Dog Shifters
2. The Cry of the Icemark - Stuart Hill - 14/10/2018 - Vampires/Vampires/Talking Leopards
3. Frostblood - Elly Blake - 19/10/2018 - Frostblood/Fireblood mages
4. Night Pleasures - Sherrilyn Kenyon - 01/11/2018 - Vampires/demons
5. The Forest of Hands and Teeth - Carrie Ryan - 04/11/2018 - Zombies
6. Dark Witch - Nora Roberts - 11/11/2018 - Witches
7. Dark Lover - J.R. Ward - 14/11/2018 - vampires
8. Heart of the Wolf - Terry Spear - 15/11/2018 - werewolves


message 15: by Connie N. (last edited Oct 25, 2019 01:48PM) (new)

Connie N. | 635 comments I can't pass this one up. I'll do a spell-out.

Halloween
Timeframe: 10/1/18 to 10/17/19
158/158
26/26 Halloween-y Words

Afraid (6/6)
A - Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley by M.C. Beaton - 10/21/18 ♥♥♥♥
F - Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs - 4/11/19 ♥♥♥♥
R - Rocky Mountain Angel by Vivian Arend - 10/9/18 ♥♥♥♥
A - The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman - 10/23/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
I - I Knew You Were Trouble by Lauren Layne - 11/2/18 ♥♥♥♥
D – Author Debbie Macomber - Silver Linings - 7/13/19 ♥♥♥♥

Boo (3/3)
B - Author Patricia Briggs - Silver Borne - 10/2/18 ♥♥♥♥
O - On the Line by Liz Lincoln - 10/25/18 ♥♥♥♥
O - Only a Promise by Mary Balogh - 10/29/18 ♥♥♥♥

Costume (7/7)
C - Cook County ICU: 30 Years of Unforgettable Patients and Odd Cases by Cory Franklin - 10/16/18 ♥♥♥♥
O - Author Olivia Dade - Hidden Hearts - 1/24/19 ♥♥♥
S - Snowflakes, Iced Cakes and Second Chances by Sue Watson - 1/25/19 ♥♥♥
T - Thankless in Death by J.D. Robb - 10/7/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
U - Unseen by Karin Slaughter - 1/15/19 ♥♥♥♥♥
M - Author Carol Madison - Serena's Plight - 10/12/18 ♥♥♥
E - Author Emily March - Lover's Leap - 10/13/18 ♥♥♥

Doorbell (8/8)
D - Author Debbie Macomber - Love Letters - 5/5/19 ♥♥♥♥
O - Author Karen E. Olson - Driven to Ink - 2/3/19 ♥♥♥♥
O - One, Two, Buckle My Shoe by Agatha Christie - 3/14/19 ♥♥♥♥
R - Author Annie Rains - Welcoming the Bad Boy - 10/20/18 ♥♥♥♥
B - Beach Happens by Jamie K. Schmidt - 11/16/18 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Lissa Evans - Wed Wabbit - 10/21/18 ♥♥♥♥
L - Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran - 10/14/18 ♥♥♥
L - Author Jessica Lemmon - A Snowbound Scandal - 12/28/18 ♥♥♥

Eerie (5/5)
E - Author Jennifer Estep - Spider's Bite - 2/7/19 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Katy Evans - Real - 2/9/19 ♥♥♥
R - Author M.L. Rowland - Murder on the Horizon - 1/2/19 ♥♥♥♥
I - Author Isobel Chace - To Marry a Tiger - 4/20/19 ♥♥
E - Author Emma Hart - Stripped Bare - 2/27/19 ♥♥♥♥

Fear (4/4)
F - For Kicks by Dick Francis - 6/25/19 ♥♥♥♥♥
E - Author Jennifer Egan - Manhattan Beach - 11/10/18 ♥♥♥
A - Author Ellery Adams - Pecan Pies and Homicides - 10/30/18 ♥♥♥♥
R - The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy - 11/29/18 ♥♥♥

Ghost (5/5)
G - Author Codi Gary - Don't Call Me Sweetheart - 11/11/18 ♥♥
H - The Hollow by Nora Roberts - 10/18/18 ♥♥♥♥
O - The Other Side by J.D. Robb - 3/25/19 ♥♥♥♥
S - Author Lynsay Sands - A Bite to Remember - 3/29/19 ♥♥♥♥
T - Trick or Treat Murder by Leslie Meier - 10/19/18 ♥♥♥♥

Halloween (9/9)
H - Home for the Holidays by Jeaniene Frost - 12/26/18 ♥♥♥
A - Animal Attraction by Jill Shalvis - 1/10/19 ♥♥♥♥
L - Author Stacey Lynn - Fake Wife - 3/13/19 ♥♥♥♥
L - Author Leanne Banks - The You-Can't-Make-Me Bride - 4/19/19 ♥♥♥♥
O - One Death, Nine Stories by Marc Aronson - 4/2/19 ♥♥♥♥
W - Wrangled and Tangled by Lorelei James - 3/11/19 ♥♥♥♥
E - Eggs in Purgatory by Laura Childs - 2/28/19 ♥♥♥♥
E - The End of Everything by Megan Abbott - 3/31/19 ♥♥
N - Author Nancy Martin - Dead Girls Don't Wear Diamonds - 1/4/19 ♥♥♥♥

I - Magic (5/5)
M - Author Susan Mallery - Just One Kiss - 12/5/18 ♥♥♥
A - Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis - 11/19/18 ♥♥♥♥
G - Gem & Dixie by Sara Zarr - 11/15/18 ♥♥♥♥
I - I Think I Love You by Lauren Layne - 12/13/18 ♥♥♥♥
C - Counting Stars by Kathleen Long - 11/18/18 ♥♥♥♥

Jack-o'-lantern (12/12)
J - Author Julianne MacLean - A Curve in the Road - 6/24/19 ♥♥♥♥
A - Author Jennifer AlLee - A Wild Goose Chase Christmas - 12/8/18 ♥♥♥♥
C - A Cowboy's Christmas Promise by Maggie McGinnis - 12/24/18 ♥♥♥♥
K - Killer Pancake by Diane Mott Davidson - 11/21/18 ♥♥♥♥
O - One Day in December by Josie Silver - 5/20/19 ♥♥♥♥♥
L - Looking For Rachel Wallace by Robert B. Parker - 6/20/19 ♥♥♥♥
A - Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil by Nancy Atherton - 1/19/19 ♥♥♥♥
N - Nurse Smith, Cook by Joyce Dingwell - 12/15/18 ♥♥♥
T - Three Bedrooms, One Corpse by Charlaine Harris - 11/5/18 ♥♥♥♥
E - An Ex for Christmas by Lauren Layne - 11/13/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
R - Author Renita Pizzitola - Just a Little Kiss - 12/11/18 ♥♥♥♥
N - Author Nalini Singh - Mine to Possess - 1/6/19 ♥♥♥♥

K - Dark (4/4)
D - Author Donna Douglas - The Nightingale Nurses - 5/21/19 ♥♥♥♥
A - Author Allen Zadoff - Hungry: Lessons Learned on the Journey from Fat to Thin - 2/14/19 ♥♥♥♥♥
R - Rugged Texas Cowboy by Lora Leigh - 2/11/19 ♥♥♥
K - Kiss Me Back by Sidney Halston - 2/23/19 ♥♥♥

Lurk (4/4)
L - Author Lorelei James - One Night Rodeo - 7/16/19 ♥♥♥♥
U - Unplugged by Lois Greiman - 3/3/19 ♥♥♥♥
R - Author J.D. Robb - Festive in Death - 2/13/19 ♥♥♥♥♥
K - Kiss the Girls by James Patterson - 3/20/19 ♥♥♥♥

Mask (4/4)
M - Author Leslie Meier - Back to School Murder - 4/24/19 ♥♥♥♥
A - Author Kristen Ashley - Rock Chick Revolution - 5/14/19 ♥♥♥♥♥
S - Scored by Sloane Howell - 5/12/19 ♥♥♥♥
K - Author Kelly Jamieson - Back Check - 5/30/19 ♥♥♥♥


message 16: by Connie N. (last edited Oct 25, 2019 01:48PM) (new)

Connie N. | 635 comments Halloween - Part 2

Nightmare (9/9)
N - Author Nancy Martin - Some Like it Lethal - 1/27/19 ♥♥♥♥
I - Iceberg by Robyn Donald - 4/25/19 ♥♥♥♥
G - Author Roxane Gay - Difficult Women - 5/29/19 ♥♥♥
H - Hostage to Pleasure by Nalini Singh - 5/31/19 ♥♥♥♥♥
T - Tangerine by Christine Mangan - 1/16/19 ♥♥♥♥
M - Meant to Be by Maggie McGinnis - 3/2/19 ♥♥♥♥
A - Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage by M.C. Beaton - 3/12/19 ♥♥♥♥
R - River Marked by Patricia Briggs - 1/30/19 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Elly Griffiths - The Crossing Places - 4/3/19 ♥♥♥♥

October (7/7)
O - Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys - 5/24/19 ♥♥♥♥
C - The Christmas Cowboy Hero by Donna Grant - 1/29/19 ♥♥♥♥
T - Top Shelf by Kelly Jamieson - 1/12/19 ♥♥♥♥
O - Obsession in Death by J.D. Robb - 6/7/19 ♥♥♥♥♥
B - Bishop by Sawyer Bennett - 12/3/18 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Janet Evanovich - Look Alive Twenty-Five - 12/19/18 ♥♥♥♥
R - Author J.D. Robb - Concealed in Death - 12/18/18 ♥♥♥♥

Pumpkin (7/7)
P - Author James Patterson - Lifeguard - 1/23/19 ♥♥♥
U - The Unsung Hero by Suzanne Brockmann - 4/30/19 ♥♥♥
M - Magic Graves by Jeaniene Frost and Ilona Andrews - 3/10/19 ♥♥♥♥
P - The Pagan Stone by Nora Roberts - 3/9/19 ♥♥♥♥♥
K - Author Kyra Davis - Sex, Murder And A Double Latte - 4/5/19 ♥♥♥♥
I - In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park - 5/18/19 ♥♥♥
N - Never Trust a Pirate by Valerie Bowman - 2/6/19 ♥♥♥♥

Quake (5/5)
Q - Author Spencer Quinn - Paw and Order - 2/20/19 ♥♥♥♥
U - Unusually Stupid Americans: A Compendium of All-American Stupidity by Ross Petras - 6/6/19 ♥♥♥♥
A - Author Celia Aaron - Cleat Chaser - 4/10/19 ♥♥
K - Author Kate Meader - Down with Love - 6/18/19 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Tracy Ewens - Candidate - 4/28/19 ♥♥♥♥

RIP (3/3)
R - Rescue My Heart by Jill Shalvis - 3/26/19 ♥♥♥♥♥
I - Author Ilona Andrews - Magic Rises - 5/19/19 ♥♥♥♥♥
P - Author Ross Petras - You're Saying It Wrong: A Pronunciation Guide to the 150 Most Commonly Mispronounced Words--And Their Tangled Histories of Misuse - 5/3/19 ♥♥♥♥

Scare (5/5)
S - Second Chance Summer by Jill Shalvis - 7/5/19 ♥♥♥♥
C - Author J.H. Croix - Follow Love - 5/25/19 ♥♥♥♥
A - Author Annette Blair - Cloaked in Malice - 6/16/19 ♥♥♥
R - Royal Pain by Tracy Wolff - 6/4/19 ♥♥♥
E - Author Elizabeth Hoyt - Dearest Rogue - 6/30/19 ♥♥♥♥

Trick or treat (12/12)
T - 12 Rounds by Lauren Hammond - 2/17/19 ♥♥♥
R - Author Robin Benway - Far from the Tree - 2/21/19 ♥♥♥♥
I - Illegally Yours by Kate Meader - 8/25/19 ♥♥♥
C - Cancun by Kimberly Fox - 3/27/19 ♥♥♥
K - Author Krista Davis - The Diva Takes the Cake - 7/2/19 ♥♥♥♥
O - Only My Heart To Give by Nan Asquith - 6/23/19 ♥♥♥♥
R - Rock Chick Regret by Kristen Ashley - 2/24/19 ♥♥♥♥♥
T - Author Tracy Wolff - Hot & Heavy - 3/24/19 ♥♥♥♥
R - Author Rebecca Zanetti - Fated - 3/4/19 ♥♥♥
E - Author E.L. Konigsburg - The View from Saturday - 5/4/19 ♥♥♥
A - Author Annie Rains - Stolen Kisses - 4/15/19 ♥♥♥♥
T - Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker - 4/12/19 ♥♥♥

U - Mummy (5/5)
M - Author Colum McCann - Let the Great World Spin - 12/7/18 ♥♥
U - Until the End of Time by Danielle Steel - 7/24/19 ♥♥♥♥
M - Author Marquita Valentine - Take the Fall - 3/19/19 ♥♥
M - My Addiction by Cassie Ryan - 3/22/19 ♥♥♥
Y - Author Yvonne Whittal - The Light Within - 11/30/18 ♥♥♥

Vampire (7/7)
V - Author Donna VanLiere - The Christmas Star - 12/31/18 ♥♥♥
A - Autumn Song by Margaret Pargeter - 6/26/19 ♥♥
M - Max by Sawyer Bennett - 5/27/19 ♥♥♥♥
P - PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives by Frank Warren - 5/7/19 ♥♥♥
I - Ink Flamingos by Karen E. Olson - 9/30/19 ♥♥♥♥
R - Rumor Has It by Jill Shalvis - 5/8/19 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Janet Evanovich - Back to the Bedroom - 7/7/19 ♥♥♥♥

Witch (5/5)
W – Author William Wright - Jailhouse Doc: A Doctor in the County Jail - 7/6/19 ♥♥♥
I - In the Mood Fur Love by Eve Langlais - 10/17/19 ♥♥♥
T - Then Came You by Jill Shalvis - 6/5/19 ♥♥♥♥
C - Claimed by Rebecca Zanetti - 6/17/19 ♥♥♥
H - Author Greer Hendricks - The Wife Between Us - 6/12/19 ♥♥♥♥

X - Hex (3/3)
H - Hard Sell by Lauren Layne - 11/26/18 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Jill Alexander Essbaum - Hausfrau - 10/26/18 ♥♥♥♥
X - The X Factor: A Quest for Excellence by George Plimpton - 10/24/18 ♥♥♥

Y - Bogeyman (8/8)
B - Author Pearl S. Buck - Three Daughters of Madame Liang - 6/8/19 ♥♥♥
O - The Other Miss Donne by Jane Arbor - 6/27/19 ♥♥♥
G – Author G.A. McKevett - Bitter Sweets - 7/21/19 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Jennifer Estep - Web of Lies - 7/20/19 ♥♥♥♥♥
Y - The Year 1000: What Life Was Like at the Turn of the First Millennium by Robert Lacey - 3/17/19 ♥♥♥♥
M - Madly by Ruthie Knox - 4/6/19 ♥♥♥♥
A - Author Gillian Archer - Ruthless - 7/9/19 ♥♥♥♥
N - No One to Trust by Katie Reus - 3/6/19 ♥♥♥

Zombie (6/6)
Z - Author Lindy Zart - Love without a Compass - 10/3/18 ♥♥♥
O - One Perfect Kiss by Jaci Burton - 7/12/19 ♥♥♥♥
M - Author Wendy Mass - 11 Birthdays - 11/8/18 ♥♥♥
B - Author Valerie Bowman - The Legendary Lord - 11/23/18 ♥♥♥♥
I - Author Ilona Andrews - Magic Slays - 11/9/18 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Erin McCarthy - The Hookup - 8/11/19 ♥♥♥♥♥

*****CHALLENGE COMPLETE 10/17/19*****


message 17: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 30933 comments Mod
Welcome Cindy, Seraphina & Connie


message 18: by Connie N. (new)

Connie N. | 635 comments Finished this spell-out just in time for Halloween this year!

Halloween
Timeframe: 10/1/18 to 10/17/19
158/158
26/26 Halloween-y Words

Afraid (6/6)
A - Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley by M.C. Beaton - 10/21/18 ♥♥♥♥
F - Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs - 4/11/19 ♥♥♥♥
R - Rocky Mountain Angel by Vivian Arend - 10/9/18 ♥♥♥♥
A - The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman - 10/23/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
I - I Knew You Were Trouble by Lauren Layne - 11/2/18 ♥♥♥♥
D – Author Debbie Macomber - Silver Linings - 7/13/19 ♥♥♥♥

Boo (3/3)
B - Author Patricia Briggs - Silver Borne - 10/2/18 ♥♥♥♥
O - On the Line by Liz Lincoln - 10/25/18 ♥♥♥♥
O - Only a Promise by Mary Balogh - 10/29/18 ♥♥♥♥

Costume (7/7)
C - Cook County ICU: 30 Years of Unforgettable Patients and Odd Cases by Cory Franklin - 10/16/18 ♥♥♥♥
O - Author Olivia Dade - Hidden Hearts - 1/24/19 ♥♥♥
S - Snowflakes, Iced Cakes and Second Chances by Sue Watson - 1/25/19 ♥♥♥
T - Thankless in Death by J.D. Robb - 10/7/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
U - Unseen by Karin Slaughter - 1/15/19 ♥♥♥♥♥
M - Author Carol Madison - Serena's Plight - 10/12/18 ♥♥♥
E - Author Emily March - Lover's Leap - 10/13/18 ♥♥♥

Doorbell (8/8)
D - Author Debbie Macomber - Love Letters - 5/5/19 ♥♥♥♥
O - Author Karen E. Olson - Driven to Ink - 2/3/19 ♥♥♥♥
O - One, Two, Buckle My Shoe by Agatha Christie - 3/14/19 ♥♥♥♥
R - Author Annie Rains - Welcoming the Bad Boy - 10/20/18 ♥♥♥♥
B - Beach Happens by Jamie K. Schmidt - 11/16/18 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Lissa Evans - Wed Wabbit - 10/21/18 ♥♥♥♥
L - Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran - 10/14/18 ♥♥♥
L - Author Jessica Lemmon - A Snowbound Scandal - 12/28/18 ♥♥♥

Eerie (5/5)
E - Author Jennifer Estep - Spider's Bite - 2/7/19 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Katy Evans - Real - 2/9/19 ♥♥♥
R - Author M.L. Rowland - Murder on the Horizon - 1/2/19 ♥♥♥♥
I - Author Isobel Chace - To Marry a Tiger - 4/20/19 ♥♥
E - Author Emma Hart - Stripped Bare - 2/27/19 ♥♥♥♥

Fear (4/4)
F - For Kicks by Dick Francis - 6/25/19 ♥♥♥♥♥
E - Author Jennifer Egan - Manhattan Beach - 11/10/18 ♥♥♥
A - Author Ellery Adams - Pecan Pies and Homicides - 10/30/18 ♥♥♥♥
R - The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy - 11/29/18 ♥♥♥

Ghost (5/5)
G - Author Codi Gary - Don't Call Me Sweetheart - 11/11/18 ♥♥
H - The Hollow by Nora Roberts - 10/18/18 ♥♥♥♥
O - The Other Side by J.D. Robb - 3/25/19 ♥♥♥♥
S - Author Lynsay Sands - A Bite to Remember - 3/29/19 ♥♥♥♥
T - Trick or Treat Murder by Leslie Meier - 10/19/18 ♥♥♥♥

Halloween (9/9)
H - Home for the Holidays by Jeaniene Frost - 12/26/18 ♥♥♥
A - Animal Attraction by Jill Shalvis - 1/10/19 ♥♥♥♥
L - Author Stacey Lynn - Fake Wife - 3/13/19 ♥♥♥♥
L - Author Leanne Banks - The You-Can't-Make-Me Bride - 4/19/19 ♥♥♥♥
O - One Death, Nine Stories by Marc Aronson - 4/2/19 ♥♥♥♥
W - Wrangled and Tangled by Lorelei James - 3/11/19 ♥♥♥♥
E - Eggs in Purgatory by Laura Childs - 2/28/19 ♥♥♥♥
E - The End of Everything by Megan Abbott - 3/31/19 ♥♥
N - Author Nancy Martin - Dead Girls Don't Wear Diamonds - 1/4/19 ♥♥♥♥

I - Magic (5/5)
M - Author Susan Mallery - Just One Kiss - 12/5/18 ♥♥♥
A - Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis - 11/19/18 ♥♥♥♥
G - Gem & Dixie by Sara Zarr - 11/15/18 ♥♥♥♥
I - I Think I Love You by Lauren Layne - 12/13/18 ♥♥♥♥
C - Counting Stars by Kathleen Long - 11/18/18 ♥♥♥♥

Jack-o'-lantern (12/12)
J - Author Julianne MacLean - A Curve in the Road - 6/24/19 ♥♥♥♥
A - Author Jennifer AlLee - A Wild Goose Chase Christmas - 12/8/18 ♥♥♥♥
C - A Cowboy's Christmas Promise by Maggie McGinnis - 12/24/18 ♥♥♥♥
K - Killer Pancake by Diane Mott Davidson - 11/21/18 ♥♥♥♥
O - One Day in December by Josie Silver - 5/20/19 ♥♥♥♥♥
L - Looking For Rachel Wallace by Robert B. Parker - 6/20/19 ♥♥♥♥
A - Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil by Nancy Atherton - 1/19/19 ♥♥♥♥
N - Nurse Smith, Cook by Joyce Dingwell - 12/15/18 ♥♥♥
T - Three Bedrooms, One Corpse by Charlaine Harris - 11/5/18 ♥♥♥♥
E - An Ex for Christmas by Lauren Layne - 11/13/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
R - Author Renita Pizzitola - Just a Little Kiss - 12/11/18 ♥♥♥♥
N - Author Nalini Singh - Mine to Possess - 1/6/19 ♥♥♥♥

K - Dark (4/4)
D - Author Donna Douglas - The Nightingale Nurses - 5/21/19 ♥♥♥♥
A - Author Allen Zadoff - Hungry: Lessons Learned on the Journey from Fat to Thin - 2/14/19 ♥♥♥♥♥
R - Rugged Texas Cowboy by Lora Leigh - 2/11/19 ♥♥♥
K - Kiss Me Back by Sidney Halston - 2/23/19 ♥♥♥

Lurk (4/4)
L - Author Lorelei James - One Night Rodeo - 7/16/19 ♥♥♥♥
U - Unplugged by Lois Greiman - 3/3/19 ♥♥♥♥
R - Author J.D. Robb - Festive in Death - 2/13/19 ♥♥♥♥♥
K - Kiss the Girls by James Patterson - 3/20/19 ♥♥♥♥

Mask (4/4)
M - Author Leslie Meier - Back to School Murder - 4/24/19 ♥♥♥♥
A - Author Kristen Ashley - Rock Chick Revolution - 5/14/19 ♥♥♥♥♥
S - Scored by Sloane Howell - 5/12/19 ♥♥♥♥
K - Author Kelly Jamieson - Back Check - 5/30/19 ♥♥♥♥


message 19: by Connie N. (new)

Connie N. | 635 comments Halloween - Part 2

Nightmare (9/9)
N - Author Nancy Martin - Some Like it Lethal - 1/27/19 ♥♥♥♥
I - Iceberg by Robyn Donald - 4/25/19 ♥♥♥♥
G - Author Roxane Gay - Difficult Women - 5/29/19 ♥♥♥
H - Hostage to Pleasure by Nalini Singh - 5/31/19 ♥♥♥♥♥
T - Tangerine by Christine Mangan - 1/16/19 ♥♥♥♥
M - Meant to Be by Maggie McGinnis - 3/2/19 ♥♥♥♥
A - Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage by M.C. Beaton - 3/12/19 ♥♥♥♥
R - River Marked by Patricia Briggs - 1/30/19 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Elly Griffiths - The Crossing Places - 4/3/19 ♥♥♥♥

October (7/7)
O - Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys - 5/24/19 ♥♥♥♥
C - The Christmas Cowboy Hero by Donna Grant - 1/29/19 ♥♥♥♥
T - Top Shelf by Kelly Jamieson - 1/12/19 ♥♥♥♥
O - Obsession in Death by J.D. Robb - 6/7/19 ♥♥♥♥♥
B - Bishop by Sawyer Bennett - 12/3/18 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Janet Evanovich - Look Alive Twenty-Five - 12/19/18 ♥♥♥♥
R - Author J.D. Robb - Concealed in Death - 12/18/18 ♥♥♥♥

Pumpkin (7/7)
P - Author James Patterson - Lifeguard - 1/23/19 ♥♥♥
U - The Unsung Hero by Suzanne Brockmann - 4/30/19 ♥♥♥
M - Magic Graves by Jeaniene Frost and Ilona Andrews - 3/10/19 ♥♥♥♥
P - The Pagan Stone by Nora Roberts - 3/9/19 ♥♥♥♥♥
K - Author Kyra Davis - Sex, Murder And A Double Latte - 4/5/19 ♥♥♥♥
I - In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park - 5/18/19 ♥♥♥
N - Never Trust a Pirate by Valerie Bowman - 2/6/19 ♥♥♥♥

Quake (5/5)
Q - Author Spencer Quinn - Paw and Order - 2/20/19 ♥♥♥♥
U - Unusually Stupid Americans: A Compendium of All-American Stupidity by Ross Petras - 6/6/19 ♥♥♥♥
A - Author Celia Aaron - Cleat Chaser - 4/10/19 ♥♥
K - Author Kate Meader - Down with Love - 6/18/19 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Tracy Ewens - Candidate - 4/28/19 ♥♥♥♥

RIP (3/3)
R - Rescue My Heart by Jill Shalvis - 3/26/19 ♥♥♥♥♥
I - Author Ilona Andrews - Magic Rises - 5/19/19 ♥♥♥♥♥
P - Author Ross Petras - You're Saying It Wrong: A Pronunciation Guide to the 150 Most Commonly Mispronounced Words--And Their Tangled Histories of Misuse - 5/3/19 ♥♥♥♥

Scare (5/5)
S - Second Chance Summer by Jill Shalvis - 7/5/19 ♥♥♥♥
C - Author J.H. Croix - Follow Love - 5/25/19 ♥♥♥♥
A - Author Annette Blair - Cloaked in Malice - 6/16/19 ♥♥♥
R - Royal Pain by Tracy Wolff - 6/4/19 ♥♥♥
E - Author Elizabeth Hoyt - Dearest Rogue - 6/30/19 ♥♥♥♥

Trick or treat (12/12)
T - 12 Rounds by Lauren Hammond - 2/17/19 ♥♥♥
R - Author Robin Benway - Far from the Tree - 2/21/19 ♥♥♥♥
I - Illegally Yours by Kate Meader - 8/25/19 ♥♥♥
C - Cancun by Kimberly Fox - 3/27/19 ♥♥♥
K - Author Krista Davis - The Diva Takes the Cake - 7/2/19 ♥♥♥♥
O - Only My Heart To Give by Nan Asquith - 6/23/19 ♥♥♥♥
R - Rock Chick Regret by Kristen Ashley - 2/24/19 ♥♥♥♥♥
T - Author Tracy Wolff - Hot & Heavy - 3/24/19 ♥♥♥♥
R - Author Rebecca Zanetti - Fated - 3/4/19 ♥♥♥
E - Author E.L. Konigsburg - The View from Saturday - 5/4/19 ♥♥♥
A - Author Annie Rains - Stolen Kisses - 4/15/19 ♥♥♥♥
T - Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker - 4/12/19 ♥♥♥

U - Mummy (5/5)
M - Author Colum McCann - Let the Great World Spin - 12/7/18 ♥♥
U - Until the End of Time by Danielle Steel - 7/24/19 ♥♥♥♥
M - Author Marquita Valentine - Take the Fall - 3/19/19 ♥♥
M - My Addiction by Cassie Ryan - 3/22/19 ♥♥♥
Y - Author Yvonne Whittal - The Light Within - 11/30/18 ♥♥♥

Vampire (7/7)
V - Author Donna VanLiere - The Christmas Star - 12/31/18 ♥♥♥
A - Autumn Song by Margaret Pargeter - 6/26/19 ♥♥
M - Max by Sawyer Bennett - 5/27/19 ♥♥♥♥
P - PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives by Frank Warren - 5/7/19 ♥♥♥
I - Ink Flamingos by Karen E. Olson - 9/30/19 ♥♥♥♥
R - Rumor Has It by Jill Shalvis - 5/8/19 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Janet Evanovich - Back to the Bedroom - 7/7/19 ♥♥♥♥

Witch (5/5)
W – Author William Wright - Jailhouse Doc: A Doctor in the County Jail - 7/6/19 ♥♥♥
I - In the Mood Fur Love by Eve Langlais - 10/17/19 ♥♥♥
T - Then Came You by Jill Shalvis - 6/5/19 ♥♥♥♥
C - Claimed by Rebecca Zanetti - 6/17/19 ♥♥♥
H - Author Greer Hendricks - The Wife Between Us - 6/12/19 ♥♥♥♥

X - Hex (3/3)
H - Hard Sell by Lauren Layne - 11/26/18 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Jill Alexander Essbaum - Hausfrau - 10/26/18 ♥♥♥♥
X - The X Factor: A Quest for Excellence by George Plimpton - 10/24/18 ♥♥♥

Y - Bogeyman (8/8)
B - Author Pearl S. Buck - Three Daughters of Madame Liang - 6/8/19 ♥♥♥
O - The Other Miss Donne by Jane Arbor - 6/27/19 ♥♥♥
G – Author G.A. McKevett - Bitter Sweets - 7/21/19 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Jennifer Estep - Web of Lies - 7/20/19 ♥♥♥♥♥
Y - The Year 1000: What Life Was Like at the Turn of the First Millennium by Robert Lacey - 3/17/19 ♥♥♥♥
M - Madly by Ruthie Knox - 4/6/19 ♥♥♥♥
A - Author Gillian Archer - Ruthless - 7/9/19 ♥♥♥♥
N - No One to Trust by Katie Reus - 3/6/19 ♥♥♥

Zombie (6/6)
Z - Author Lindy Zart - Love without a Compass - 10/3/18 ♥♥♥
O - One Perfect Kiss by Jaci Burton - 7/12/19 ♥♥♥♥
M - Author Wendy Mass - 11 Birthdays - 11/8/18 ♥♥♥
B - Author Valerie Bowman - The Legendary Lord - 11/23/18 ♥♥♥♥
I - Author Ilona Andrews - Magic Slays - 11/9/18 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Erin McCarthy - The Hookup - 8/11/19 ♥♥♥♥♥

*****CHALLENGE COMPLETE 10/17/19*****


message 20: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 30933 comments Mod
congratulations Connie


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