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message 1: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (last edited Oct 01, 2017 12:36PM) (new)

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Choose Your Own Adventure: Underwater

Duration: You Set the Pace

How to play: Chose your Adventure from the list below and "read them".

Choose your Underwater Adventure:

Option 1: Underwater Covers
►Read books with large amounts of water on the cover

Option 2: Underwater Themed Books
►Read books that have the main part of the setting on/in water or where the main character is facing unbelievable struggles.

Option 3: Underwater Spell-it-Out
►Using the Spell-it-Out Rules(*), spell out any of the terms below.

Option 4: Underwater Terms Freestyle
►Choose from the terms below, and use covers or titles for that term

Option 5: Scavenger Hunt Freestyle
►Pick a level and find the words below in the books you read. There is no limit to the number of words per book

Option 6: Scavenger Hunt Want-it-All
►The same Freestyle, but you must find at least one word from each letter grouping (i.e., one word from A, B, C, D etc.)

Book Levels:

- Abysmal : 2-3 books
- Kaput : 4 - 6 books
- Fathomless : 7 - 10 books
- On last leg : 11 - 15 books
- Damned : 16 - 20 books
- Vex : 21 - 24 books
- Gone to blazes : 25+ books

Scavenger Hunt Levels:

- Cursed : 1-20 words
- Dead duck : 21-40 words
- Bottomless : 41-60 words
- One foot in the grave : 61-80 words
- Hexed : 81-100 words
- Agog : 101-120 words
- Davy Jones : 121 + words

Word List ~ 208 Words
(view spoiler)

(*)Spell-it-Out Rules
Using the first letter in the book’s title, the first letter of the series name, the first letter in the author’s first or last name, or the first letter of a character’s first, last, or nick-name, or the first letter in the audiobook narrators first or last name.
If you are reading a translated version, you can also use the first letter of the translator's first or last name.

As always, if the first letter of a title starts with ‘A’, ‘An’, ‘The’, etc., you may use the first letter of the second word in the title to spell out your chosen word.

Sapphire Coin Choose Your Own Adventure ~ Sapphire Coin Sapphire Coin

Earn your Sapphire Gem Coins with the CYOA Challenges.

To Earn a Sapphire Coins:
Sapphire Coin One Coin upon reaching highest book level (Gone to blazes)
Sapphire Coin One Coin upon reaching highest scavenger hunt level (Davy Jones)

message 2: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 30836 comments Mod

message 3: by Maddy (new)

Maddy | 2015 comments Also, I am in.

Option 1: Underwater Covers
►Read books with large amounts of water on the cover

Book level - - Gone to blazes : 25+ books

Date started - Oct 1, 2017

message 4: by Sam (last edited Mar 03, 2019 03:49PM) (new)

Sam | 1656 comments Choose Your Own Adventure: Underwater
Duration: 10/1/17-???
Option 3: Underwater Spell-it-Out
►Using the Spell-it-Out Rules(*), spell out any of the terms below.


A: Anubis Nights- Gary Jonas- 2/18/18
B: Blue Bloods- Melissa de la Cruz- 10/27/17
S: Spider's Revenge- Jennifer Estep- 11/4/17
O: Omega- S.M. Reine- 2/4/18
R: The Ruins of Gorlan- John Flanagan- 1/19/18
B: Bound by Flames- Jeaniene Frost- 12/26/17
E: Elemental Soul- Phaedra Weldon- 2/28/18
D: Dead Girls Are Easy- Terri Garey- 11/24/17


A: And Then There Were None- Agatha Christie- 4/19/18
B: Bayou Moon- Ilona Andrews- 1/4/18
Y: The Young Elites- Marie Lu- 9/8/18
S: Special Agent In Charge- T.S. Paul- 12/23/17
M: Murder At The Mystery Bay Hotel- Marcia Spillers- 11/17/17
A: Attack of the Fiend- Joseph Delaney- 4/29/18
L: Lying Season- Karina Halle- 11/9/17


A: Along Came a Spider- James Patterson- 5/20/18
B: By a Thread- Jennifer Estep- 2/3/18
Y: Your Eight O'Clock Is Dead- Kat Jorgensen- 10/27/18
S: Skulduggery Pleasant- Derek Landy- 1/8/18
S: Snobbery With Violence- Marion Chesney- 1/17/18
A: Anne of Avonlea- L.M. Montgomery- 6/20/18
L: Linger- Maggie Stiefvater- 11/16/17


A: The ABC Murders- Agatha Christie- 6/22/18
G: Grim Holiday- Amanda M. Lee- 11/10/17
O: On Deadline & Under Fire- Amanda M. Lee- 9/9/18
G: Ghost Girl- C.J. Archer- 11/29/17

All wound up

A: Angels and Demons- Dan Brown- 6/29/18
L: The Lost City of Faar- D.J. MacHale- 12/12/17
L: Louisiana Longshot- Jana Deleon- 1/17/18

W: Winterfall- John Conroe- 7/31/18
O: Only The Lonely- Amanda M. Lee- 10/23/18
U: Unwritten & Underwater- Amanda M. Lee- 4/23/18
N: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency- Alexander McCall Smith- 8/30/18
D: Dragon Blood- Eileen Wilks- 1/15/18

U: An Unsuitable Job for a Woman- P.D. James- 9/26/18
P: Prophecy of the Six- Sheena Boekweg- 9/11/18


A: All My Witches- Amanda M. Lee- 9/18/18
S: The Ship of the Dead- Rick Riordan- 1/24/18
S: Something from the Nightside- Simon R. Green- 1/29/18
I: Into the Fire- Jeaniene Frost- 4/22/18
D: Dark in Death- J.D. Robb- 1/30/18
U: The Unyielding- Shelly Laurenston- 11/29/18
O: Opal Fire- Barbra Annino- 11/8/18
U: Undead and Unappreciated- MaryJanice Davidson- 3/3/19
S: Sealed with a Curse- Cecy Robson- 2/6/18

message 5: by Sam (last edited Jun 10, 2019 10:05PM) (new)

Sam | 1656 comments Baptize

B: The Burning Bridge- John Flanagan- 2/13/18
A: At Peace- Kristen Ashley- 10/15/18
P: The Parrot's Revenge- Robin Knowles- 10/9/18
T: Touched by an Alien- Gini Koch- 8/22/18
I: The Iron Daughter- Julie Kagawa- 5/9/18
Z: Zero Sight- B. Justin Shier- 4/18/18
E: Executable- John Conroe- 7/24/18


B: Blameless- Gail Carriger- 2/23/18
E: Edge Of Evil- J.A. Jance- 8/12/18
D: Deadly Magic- Elisabeth Crabtree- 2/7/18
E: Extra! Extra! Dead All About It- Amanda M. Lee- 8/28/18
V: The Vampire's Accidental Wife- Kristen Painter- 1/9/18
I: I'll Tell You Mine- Pip Harry- 6/2/18
L: Lord Edgware Dies- Agatha Christie- 1/20/18
E: Everlasting Covenant- Amanda M. Lee- 9/21/18
D: Dream Warrior- Sherrilyn Kenyon- 3/23/18


B: Burn Bright- Patricia Briggs- 3/7/18
E: The Emperor of Nihon-Ja- John Flanagan- 11/14/18
L: Lake Silence- Anne Bishop- 3/6/18
O: The Outcast: Prequel to the Summoner Trilogy- Taran Matharu- 11/30/18
W: A Witch Before Dying- Amanda M. Lee- 9/17/18


B: The Battle for Skandia- John Flanagan- 5/23/18
E: Extreme Medical Services- Jamie Davis- 12/17/18
N: Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men- Molly Harper- 9/6/18
E: Elemental Storm- Phaedra Weldon- 3/27/19
A: Any Given Doomsday- Lori Handeland- 12/19/18
T: Twice Bitten- Chloe Neill- 9/16/18
H: Hot and Badgered- Shelly Laurenston- 5/21/18


B: The Body Reader- Anne Frasier- 6/17/18
E: Empty Nest- Marty Wingate- 5/2/19
W: A Witchmas Carol- Amanda M. Lee- 9/17/18
I: Iron and Magic- Ilona Andrews- 6/26/18
T: Third Girl- Agatha Christie- 10/2/18
C: Curse of the Bane- Joseph Delaney- 2/20/18
H: Hex and the City- Simon R. Green- 6/15/18
E: Evil Dark- Justin Gustainis- 5/24/19
D: Dark Descendant- Jenna Black- 7/8/18


B: Brutal Asset- John Conroe- 7/21/18
L: Lie Down with Dogs- Hailey Edwards- 4/16/18
O: On Demon Wings- Karina Halle- 3/1/19
O: Old Blood- Karina Halle- 3/2/19
D: Demon Driven- John Conroe- 7/21/18
Y: Yappy Hour: A Mystery- Diana Orgain- 12/23/18


B: Beastly Bones- William Ritter- 8/7/18
O: Owl and the Electric Samurai- Kristi Charish- 3/10/19
T: Trinkets, Treasures, and Other Bloody Magic- Meghan Ciana Doidge- 11/29/18
T: Tim Curious; A Murder Mystery of the American Revolution- Roddy Thorleifson- 12/6/18
O: Only the Quiet- Amanda M. Lee- 5/5/19
M: The Mystery of the Blue Train- Agatha Christie- 11/17/17
L: Leverage in Death- J.D. Robb- 9/4/18
E: The Elite- Kiera Cass- 6/7/19
S: Seabiscuit: An American Legend- Laura Hillenbrand- 4/26/18
S: Succubus Blues- Richelle Mead- 5/3/18


B: Better Read Than Dead- Victoria Laurie- 8/15/18
R: Rogues- John Conroe- 7/27/18
O: Once Upon Stilettos- Shanna Swendson- 5/9/19
A: Archangel's Heart- Nalini Singh- 12/24/18
D: Duel Nature- John Conroe- 7/22/18

message 6: by Sam (last edited Mar 18, 2020 07:10PM) (new)

Sam | 1656 comments Bugged

B: Buffer Zone- Connie Suttle- 8/23/18
U: Unholy Magic- Stacia Kane- 6/10/19
G: Ghost Seer- Robin D. Owens- 2/21/18
G: The Grendel Affair- Lisa Shearin- 2/24/18
E: Elephants Can Remember- Agatha Christie- 6/16/19
D: Desperate Covenant- Amanda M. Lee- 9/20/18


B: Blood Recall- Connie Suttle- 9/14/18
U: The Undead Uproar- Amanda M. Lee- 7/12/19
R: The Reaper Rescues The Genie- Kristen Painter- 10/24/18
I: I Dream of Twila: A Wicked Witches of the Midwest Short- Amanda M. Lee- 9/11/18
E: Empath- Edie Claire- 7/14/19
D: A Dragon of a Different Color- Rachel Aaron- 10/22/18


C: The Case of the Golddigger's Purse- Erle Stanley Gardner- 2/25/18
A: Aunt Dimity and the Duke- Nancy Atherton- 1/11/19
P: Postmortem- Patricia Cornwell- 12/3/18
T: Tall, Dark & Hungry- Lynsay Sands- 1/15/19
I: Infernal Magic- C.N. Crawford- 11/13/18
V: A Vision of Murder- Victoria Laurie- 12/5/18
A: Accidental Ashes- Sara C. Roethle- 1/13/19
T: A Tiger's Tale- Laura Morrigan- 3/25/19
E: Exiled- J.C. Diem- 9/19/19
D: Dragon's Blood- Jane Yolen- 11/1/18


C: The Case of the Sleepwalker's Niece- Erle Stanley Gardner- 3/9/18
A: Above the Fold & Below the Belt- Amanda M. Lee- 3/22/19
P: A Panicked Premonition- Victoria Laurie- 1/19/19
T: Thru the Badger Hole- Taki Drake- 4/3/19
I: Invisible Elder- T.S. Paul- 11/25/18
V: Vision Impossible- Victoria Laurie- 12/20/18
E: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library- Chris Grabenstein- 10/11/19


C: Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder- Joanne Fluke- 5/30/18
A: Advent- Xander Boyce- 3/24/19
S: The Spook's Tale: And Other Horrors- Joseph Delaney- 5/21/18
C: Casino Royale- Ian Fleming- 6/1/18
A: Another One Bites the Dust- Jennifer Rardin- 4/8/19
D: Diamond Fire- Ilona Andrews- 11/6/18
E: Eyes to the Soul- Dale Mayer- 10/31/19


C: Cold Burn of Magic- Jennifer Estep- 10/4/17
A: Assassin's Apprentice- Robin Hobb- 10/17/17
T: Taken at the Flood- Agatha Christie- 11/3/17
A: Aunt Dimity's Death- Nancy Atherton- 2/13/18
R: A Restless Evil- Ann Granger- 10/7/17
A: Agents of Light and Darkness- Simon R. Green- 2/16/18
C: A Charming Cure- Tonya Kappes- 10/29/17
T: Ten Little Bloodhounds- Virginia Lanier- 2/14/18

Caught up

C: A Court of Mist and Fury- Sarah J. Maas- 7/20/18
A: Anne of the Island- L.M. Montgomery- 8/11/19
U: Under The Final Moon- Hannah Jayne- 7/21/19
G: The Guns of Avalon- Roger Zelazny- 3/5/18
H: Hallowe'en Party- Agatha Christie- 8/18/18
T: Treasures, Demons, and Other Black Magic- Meghan Ciana Doidge- 5/17/19

U: Unmasked- Dale Mayer- 12/18/19
P: Perilous Seas- Lily Harper Hart- 4/29/19

Caught up in

C: College Arcane- John Conroe- 7/25/18
A: Among the Living- Jordan Castillo Price- 9/16/19
U: Unnatural Death- Dorothy L. Sayers- 2/14/20
G: The Good, the Bad, and the Undead- Kim Harrison- 3/27/18
H: Halt's Peril- John Flanagan- 9/2/18
T: The Trouble with Turkeys- Kathi Daley- 6/17/19

U: Unnatural Causes- P.D. James- 3/18/20
P: Pumpkins in Paradise- Kathi Daley- 6/2/19

I: Influential Magic- Deanna Chase- 12/7/18
N: Nice Girls Don't Live Forever- Molly Harper- 10/4/18

message 7: by Michelle (last edited Feb 22, 2019 09:36AM) (new)

Michelle | 2778 comments Choose Your Own Adventure > Underwater
Spell it out A-Z

1st Word - ABSORBED

A - Abbey - Dark Grace by M. Lauryl Lewis - 10.10.17
B - Bob Friedman - Sleepwalking in Daylight by Elizabeth Flock - 10/1/17
S - Schreiber, Thomas - Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine - 10/9/17
O - Olivia Finch - Salt & Stone by Victoria Scott - 10/15/17
R - Romanowski, Nate - Off The Grid by C.J. Box - 10/19/17
B - Bill Compton - Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris - 10/10/17
E - The End of Oz by Danielle paige - 10/5/17
D - The Dead of Winter by Jean Rabe - 10/7/17


B - Bill Compton - All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris - 10/27/17
E - Enzo Valenciano - The Midnight Star by Marie Lu - 11/3/17
W - Waldo Butters - Cold Days by Jim Butcher - 11/8/17
I - The Islands at the End of the World by Austin Aslan - 10/22/17
T - Tufo, Mark - Alive In A Dead World - 10/22/17
C - Chandra - Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan - 10/24/17
H - Hank Miller - The Girl at the Center of the World by Austin Aslan - 11/1/17
E - Eva - Steele City Blues by Karen Greco - 10/25/17
D - Drew Weber - The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe - 11/10/17


C - C.J. Box - Vicious Circle - 11/13/17
A - April White - Waging War - 11/14/17
U - Upton, Billy - White Trash Zombie Unchained by Diana Rowland - 12/19/17
G - Gunnar - Demon Rogue by D.N. Erikson - 11/17/17
H - Helen Bourg - Malevolent by Jana Deleon - 11/16/17
T - Tom Doucet - Sweet Hollow Women by Holly Tierney-Bedord

U - Uriel - Skin Game by Jim Butcher - 1/17/18
P - Parvati - Shattered World by Kate L. Mary - 11/27/17


D - Devon - Once We Were by Kat Zhang - 2/2/18
E - Edwin Fulton - A Cold Day in Paradise by Steve Hamilton - 1/18/18
S - Shattered by Kevin Hearne - 1/24/18
C - Cork O'Connor - Mercy Falls by William Kent Krueger - 1/26/18
E - Eleanor Vance - The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson - 1/27/18
N - Newman, Emma - 20 Years Later - 1/29/18
D - Dick Cheney - Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors by Molly Harper - 1/29/18


D - Dario Santiago - Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine - 2/6/18
I - Ink and Ashes by Valynne E. Maetani - 3/2/18
L - Lamb, Prosper - The Awakening by Amanda Steven - 2/23/18
I - Isabella Marlene - How High the Moon by Sandra Kring - 2/27/18
G - Gren - Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi - 3/6/18
E - Eric Northman - Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris - 2/7/18
N - Nehemia Ytger - Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas - 2/19/18
T - Tanner - Dead Spots by Rhiannon Frater - 2/8/18


D - Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris - 3/9/18
O - Owen Baillie - Breakdown - 4/11/18
W - White, April - An Urchin of Means - 4/16/18
N - Neill, Chloe - Hexbound - 3/10/18

R - Red Knife by William Kent Krueger - 4/11/18
E - Eli Younger - Broken Soul by Faith Hunter - 3/20/18
A - Aku - Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi - 3/20/18
C - Carter Olson - The Vault by Emily McKay - 3/26/18
H - Henry Meloux - Thunder Bay by William Kent Krueger - 3/28/18
I - India - Mordacious by Sarah Lyons Fleming - 4/3/18
N Northman, Eric - Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris - 4/5/18
G - Gillian, Kara - Mark of the Demon by Diana Rowland - 4/6/18

NExt Word - Engulf

E - Elle - Over the Rainbow by Brian Rowe - 5/1/18
N - Nathan - Mad World by Kate L. Mary - 4/17/18
G - Garrett Swopes - The Trouble with Twelfth Grave by Darynda Jones - 4/27/18
U - The Unblessed Dead by Rhiannon Frater - 4/19/18
L - Lori Lansens - The Mountain Story - 4/23/18
F - Freida - Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris - 4/19/18


E - Estel Blake - Those Across the River by Christopher Buelhman - 5/25/18
N - Nell - The Hidden Summer by Gin Phillips - 5/23/18
T - Trina Martinez - Insanity by Susan Vaught - 5/5/18
H - Hazel Pellar - Boundary Lines by Melissa F. Olson - 5/13/18
R - Romanowski, Nate - The Disappeared by C.J. Box - 5/28/18
A - Ann O'Connor - Northwest Angle by William Kent Krueger - 6/6/18
L - Liz - Jumping Off Swings by Jo Knowles - 5/7/18
L - Liam Quinn - All the Ugly and Wonderful Things: A Novel by Bryn Greenwood - 5/9/18
E - Essie Snowball - Whiter Than Snow by Sandra Dallas - 5/11/18
D - Dorian Havillard - Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas - 5/21/18


F - Fallen Grace by M. Lauryl Lewis - 6/9/18
O - O'Neal, Butch - Dark Lover by J.R. Ward - 6/13/18
I - Iskra - Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas - 6/28/18
L - LeBlanc, Vinnie - Winter of the Wolf Moon by Steve Hamilton - 6/7/18
E - Eddie Parks - The Girl With All the Gifts: Extended Free Preview by M.R. Carey - 6/18/18
D - Devon - Saving June by Hannah Harrington - 6/19/18


G - Genevieve Jack - The Ghost and the Graveyard - 6/30/18
O - O'Connor, Cork - Trickster's Point by William Kent Krueger - 7/4/18
N - Northman, Eric - The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories by Charlaine Harris - 7/21/18
E - Elton - The Passage by Justin Cronin - 7/10/18

T - Taegar - Death Storm by G.S. Wright - 7/23/18
O - O'Connor, cork - Tamarack County by William Kent Krueger - 7/24/18

B - Boyer, Joseph - A Darkness Strange and Lovely by Susan Dennard - 7/30/18
L - Larkin, Jillian - Vixen - 7/26/18
A - Adem - The Vengeance of the Vampire Bride by Rhiannon Frater - 7/13/18
Z - Zsadist - Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward - 8/14/18
E - Evergreen Avenue: 1970s by Amelia Keldan - 7/28/18
S - Seth Barrett - Jenny Pox by J.L. BRyan - 7/16/18


H - Hank Wilson - Some Were In Time by Robyn Peterman - 8/16/18
A - A Daughter's Hero by Julie K. Weber-Torres - 8/22/18
N - Niclolai - No Were To Run by Robyn Peterman - 8/18/18
D - Diane Chamberlain - The Silent Sister - 8/22/18
I - Ina Yoder - A Gathering of Secrets by Linda Castillo - 8/20/18
C - Cassidy Cochran - A Dawn Most Wicked by Susan Dennard - 8/23/18
A - Aelin Galathynius - Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas - 8/29/18
P - Phury - Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward - 9/4/18


H - Hattie - The Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain - 9/9/18
E - Eli Younger - Dark Heir by Faith Hunter - 9/22/18
X - Xavier, Joseph - Lover Revealed by J.R. Ward - 9/13/18
E - Emily - The Glass Casket by McCormick Templeman - 9/25/18
D - Dr. Doolittle - Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews - 9/7/18


I - Ilona Andrews - Magic Burns - 10/9/18
N - Ness, Patrick - A Monster Calls - 11/5/18
C - Chen, Jie - Strange and Ever After by Susan Dennard - 9/26/18
A - Amalya - Lover Unbound by J.R.Ward - 10/16/18
P - Paul, Gill - World War II Love Stories - 10/4/18
A - Ani - The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian - 10/18/18
C - Citra Terranova - Scythe by Neal Shusterman - 9/30/18
I - Ilona Andrews - Magic Strikes - 11/5/18
T - Tailt, Kyle - 77 Days in September by Ray Gorham - 10/27/18
A - Anthony Eden - The Broken Girls by Simone St. James - 10/2/18
T - Tommy Prichard - Revenant by Carolyn Haines - 10/25/18
E - Esposito, Raymond - You and Me Against the World - 10/3/18


J - Jonah Miller- Lost Souls by Seth Patrick - 11/10/18
I - Inez - Looking for Me by Beth Hoffman - 11/23/18
N - Niecey - Fashionably Dead by Robyn Peterman - 11/21/18
X - Xavier Church - Crossbones by John L. Campbell - 12/6/18
E - Elizabeth - Girls Like Us by Gail Giles - 11/6/18
D - Davey - The Dry Grass of August by Anna Jean Mayhew - 11/9/18


K - Keith Weston - Before the Storm by Diane Chamberlain - 12/6/18
N - Naeenah - Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews - 1/9/19
O - Orissa Penwell - Contagious by Emily Goodwin - 12/18/18
C - Cormia - Lover Enshrined by J.R. Ward - 12/13/18
K - Keith Weston - Secrets She Left Behind by Diane Chamberlain - 1/1/19

O - Olive Ann Burns - Cold Sassy Tree - 12/16/18
U - Unknown Museums of Upstate New York: A Guide to 50 Treasures by Chuck D'Imperio - 12/8/18
T - Tara - Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost - 12/25/18


L - Lincoln - Attachments by Rainbow Rowell - 1/13/19
O - Osgod, Paxton - The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen - 2/8/19
S - Sandra Dallas - Prayers for Sale - 2/4/19
E - Elaine = The Haunting of the Hockomock Swamp by H.E. Kline - 1/22/19

B - Bones - Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost - 1/23/19
A - Annette - One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost 1/24/19
L - Laurie Notaro - The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life - 1/16/19
A - Anne - Grave Mercy by Robin LaFever - 2/6/19
N - Nox - Dorothy Must Die: Stories by Danielle Paige - 1/19/19
C - Christmas After All: The Great Depression Diary of Minnie Swift, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1932 by Kathryn Lasky - 1/27/19
E - Estavan - The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver - 1/16/19

message 8: by Michelle (last edited Sep 18, 2020 07:45AM) (new)

Michelle | 2778 comments NEXT WORD - MONOPOLIZED

M - Mallory - Hysteria by Megan Miranda - 2/13/19
O - Odette - Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers - 3/16/19
N - North Stephen A. - Dead Tide - 2/25/19
O - Olympia - Bird Box by Josh Malerman - 3/22/19
P - Patra - At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost - 2/16/19
O - Ovo, Jimmy - The Vampire's Assistant by Darren Shan - 5/27/19
L - Lisa Rowe Fraustino - I Walk in Dread: The Diary of Deliverance Trembley, Witness to the Salem Witch Trials, Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1691 - 2/9/19
I - Iskra Yellowlegs - Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas - 2/21/19
Z - Zahilda Faliq - Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas - 3/29/19
E - Evdokia - Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews - 3/10/19
D - Daniels, Jack - Whiskey Sour by J.A. Konrath - 2/11/19


N - Natalie - Flight by Alyssa Rose Ivy - 5/30/19
O - Osh - Summoned to Thirteenth Grave by Darynda Jones - 6/20/19
O - Oatha Wallace - Abandon by Blake Crouch - 6/22/19
S - Saxton - Lover Mine by J.R. Ward - 6/10/19
E - Ed kennedy - I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak - 6/16/19


O - Outlander by Diana Gabaldon - 7/27/19
V - Verin De Clermont - Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness - 6/25/19
E - Ewan Brewster - Plague of the Dead by Z.A. Recht - 7/18/19
R - Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan - 6/26/19
W - Willis, Sherrie - Eyewall by H.W. "Buzz" Bernard - 8/10/19
H - Hightower, Mary - Everlost by Neal Shusterman - 7/22/19
E - Ethan Keys - My Last Kiss by Bethany Neal - 7/15/19
L - Lafayette Hendricks - Depths by Robert J. Crane - 7/25/19
M - Michelle Bryan - Ascension - 7/2/19
E - Erin Harris - Called by Robert J. Crane - 7/4/19
D - Delphina - Unbroken by Paula Morris - 7/9/19


P - Payne - Lover Unleashed, Unabridged CDs by J.R. Ward - 8/14/19
L - Lilah - Broken Lands by Jonathan Maberry - 8/16/19
U - Uchka - Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Survival by Clara Kramer - 8/28/19
N Naoki Higashida - The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism - 9/9/19
G - Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry - 8/22/19
E - Ellen - Puddin' by Julie Murphy - 8/19/19


Q - Qhuinn - Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward - 9/12/19
U - Unvanquished: How Women of the South Survived the Civil War by Pippa Pralen - 9/16/19
E - Ellie Winter - The Other Side of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon - 9/11/19
N - Natalie - Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan - 9/17/19
C - Cooper Lyons - No Fences in Alaska by Glen Sobey - 9/12/19
H - Hogan, Roger - Curse of the Immune by Levi Doone - 9/23/19


R - Rex - Meat by Opal Carew - 9/26/19
I - iAm - Lover At Last by J.R. Ward - 10/7/19
V - Vlad - Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost - 9/26/19
E - Elliot - Trust Me by Gemma Metcalfe - 10/21/19
T - Tallie - After the End by Amy Plum - 10/28/19
E - Emma Flint - Savvy by Ingrid Law - 11/1/19
D - Demon Ember by M.J. Haag - 9/26/19


R - Rosario - Dark Days by Manel Loureiro
O - Odie O'Banion - This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger - 11/12/19
O - O'Neal, Drew - Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson - 11/18/19
T - Taylor, Jonas - Meg by Steve Alten - 11/6/19
E - Emerson, Prudence - Love Thy Neighbor: The Tory Diary of Prudence Emerson by Ann Turner - 11/20/19
D - Donna - The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris - 11/14/19

NEXT WORD - Subterranean

S - Sartaq - Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas - 12/6/19
U = Until the Beginning by Amy Plum - 12/17/19
B - Brody Rooks - Wilde Card by Jenn Stark - 12/12/19
T - Teddy Jo - Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews - 12/23/19
E - Elizaveta - Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs - 12/27/19
R - Randall, Alexander - Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon - 12/31/19
R - Richard Powell - The Bell Witch: An American Haunting by Brent Monahan - 1/8/19
A - Anna Cornick - Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs - 1/1/20
N - Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon - 2/3/20
E - Erin - Middlegame by Seanan McGuire - 1/18/20
A - Annabelle - Dollbaby by Laura Lane McNeal - 1/6/20
N - Nathaniel Wilson - The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness - 2/11/20


T - Tammy Carter - Resolve by Owen Baillie - 3/2/20
U - Umrigar, Thrity, The Story Hour - 4/17/20
M - Mahon - Curran POV Collection by Gordon Andrews - 2/20/20
B - Bale - Iron and Magic by Ilona Andrews - 2/24/20
L - Lanza, Jonathan - Blood of the Demon by Diana Rowland - 2/14/20
E - Eilahn - Secrets of the Demon by Diana Rowland - 2/17/20


U - Undine, Dylan - Muse by M.R. Pritchard - 6/9/20
R - Robert - Focus by Alyssa Rose Ivy - 4/18/20
G - Gypsy - Scumble by Ingrid Law - 4/27/20
E - Eshe - Born To Be Wilde by Jenn Stark - 4/21/19
D - Dale Rose - Bless Their Shallow Graves by Meg Collett - 4/23/20

Next Word - VOODOOED

V - The Vampire Prince by Darren Shan - 6/16/20
O - One of Us Is Next by Karen M. McManus - 6/30/20
O - O'Rourke, Kathy - When the Hipchicks Went to War by Pamela Rushby - 7/3/20
D - David Torrance - Illuminae by Amie Kaufman - 6/14/20
O - Otto - The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton - 7/14/20
O - Orlu - Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor - 7/21/20
E - Eryn - Under Their Skin by Margaret Peterson Haddix - 7/1/20
D - Del - Switch by Ingrid Law - 6/16/20


W - Wexler, Sarah - Sunflowers by Melodie Starkey - 8/14/20
R - Renee - The Deepest Secret by Carla Buckley - 8/1/20
I - Iris Bell - Justice for Sara by Erica Spindler - 9/1/20
N - Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo - 7/25/20
G - Greta - Staked by Kevin Hearne - 7/30/20

Next Word - YAWNING

Y - Yvetter - Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre - 9/14/20
A - Artemis - Sucks To Be Me by Kristen Painter - 9/4/20
W - White, Ellen Emerson - Into No Man's Land: The Journal of Patrick Seamus Flaherty - 9/9/20
N - Nick Stone - In Over Their Heads by Margaret Peterson Haddix - 9/7/20
I - Ilona Andrews - Clean Sweep - 9/11/20
N - Nuan Cee - Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews - 9/17/20
G - Ghosts of the Tsunami: Death and Life in Japan’s Disaster Zone by Richard Lloyd Parry - 9/8/20

message 9: by Sam (last edited Jul 20, 2020 01:08PM) (new)

Sam | 1656 comments Cave in

C: The Cold Dish- Craig Johnson- 8/14/18
A: Archangel's Viper- Nalini Singh- 9/22/19
V: The Violet Fairy Book- Andrew Lang- 2/25/19
E: Easter Escapade- Kathi Daley- 11/21/19

I: Irresistible Magic- Deanna Chase- 12/8/18
N: Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors- Molly Harper- 10/14/18


C: Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic- Meghan Ciana Doidge- 9/1/18
O: The One- Kiera Cass- 9/5/19
A: Archangel's Prophecy- Nalini Singh- 9/23/19
S: The Sorcerer of the North- John Flanagan- 6/16/18
T: To Spell with It- Amanda M. Lee- 7/18/19


C: Close Encounters of the Witchy Kind- Amanda M. Lee- 9/19/18
O: Oracles & Obituaries- Amanda M. Lee- 9/12/19
E: Eye of the Falcon- Dale Mayer- 12/12/19
R: Redwall- Brian Jacques- 10/25/18
C: Choppy Seas- Lily Harper Hart- 10/28/18
E: An Easy Death- Charlaine Harris- 12/29/19
D: Death of a Red Heroine- Qiu Xiaolong- 11/21/18


C: Churning Seas- Lily Harper Hart- 10/29/18
O: Outcast- J.C. Diem- 9/27/19
L: Lover Avenged- J.R. Ward- 9/23/18
L: Last Dragon Standing- Rachel Aaron- 11/11/18
A: Archangel's War- Nalini Singh- 9/26/19
P: Pruning the Dead- Julia Henry- 7/15/19
S: Sleeping Beauty- K.M. Shea- 6/18/18
E: Enter the Janitor- Josh Vogt- 2/20/20


C: Claimed By Shadow- Karen Chance- 10/31/18
M: Marlfox- Brian Jacques- 12/18/17
P: Puppies in Paradise- Kathi Daley- 9/28/19
E: Eye Spy- Mercedes Lackey- 2/22/20
L: The Last Camel Died at Noon- Elizabeth Peters- 11/19/18
L: Lethal Outlook- Victoria Laurie- 12/21/18
E: Éclair and Present Danger- Laura Bradford- 3/22/20
D: Dangerous Seas- Lily Harper Hart- 12/10/18


C: The Chupacabra Catastrophe- Amanda M. Lee- 11/8/18
O: Once Hunted, Twice Shy- Mandy M. Roth- 2/22/20
N: Night of the Unicorn- T.S. Paul- 11/22/18
S: The Silver Dwarf- Victor Kloss- 7/4/18
U: The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club- Dorothy L. Sayers- 6/26/20
M: Murder in Mesopotamia- Agatha Christie- 1/7/18
E: Electric Curse- Stacey Brutger- 6/15/20
D: Death Perception- Victoria Laurie- 12/17/18


C: Doctor Who: The Crawling Terror- Mike Tucker- 11/22/18
O: On the Street Where You Live- Mary Higgins Clark- 3/24/20
N: Nighttime Is My Time- Mary Higgins Clark- 12/26/18
V: Vanishing Acts- Jodi Picoult- 8/15/19
I: Iced Chiffon- Duffy Brown- 2/18/19
C: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay- J.K. Rowling- 11/26/18
T: Take the Monkey and Run- Laura Morrigan- 8/29/19
E: Every Which Way But Dead- Kim Harrison- 7/19/20
D: Doom with a View- Victoria Laurie- 12/18/18


C: The Cove- Catherine Coulter- 12/10/17
R: Remember Me- Mary Higgins Clark- 1/26/18
A: Alchemy- Sheena Boekweg- 4/13/18
S: Stillwatch- Mary Higgins Clark- 11/24/17
H: Haunted Covenant- Amanda M. Lee- 1/27/18

message 10: by Sam (last edited Dec 26, 2020 02:24PM) (new)

Sam | 1656 comments Crouch

C: The Cuckoo's Calling- Robert Galbraith- 12/14/18
R: Red Angel- Helen Harper- 12/18/18
O: Open Cockpit- Arthur Stanley Gould Lee- 3/30/20
U: Until the Sun Falls from the Sky- Kristen Ashley- 7/3/20
C: Crime Seen- Victoria Laurie- 12/16/18
H: Heart on Fire- Amanda Bouchet- 10/6/18


C: Child of Darkness- T.S. Paul- 1/25/19
U: Undead and Unreturnable- MaryJanice Davidson- 8/24/20
R: Road to Honor- Taki Drake- 2/21/19
S: The Siege of Macindaw- John Flanagan- 7/5/18
E: Embrace the Grim Reaper- Judy Clemens- 8/24/20
D: The Dragon Conspiracy- Lisa Shearin- 12/29/18

Cut down

C: Connections in Death- J.D. Robb- 2/5/19
U: Urban Shaman- C.E. Murphy- 12/12/20
T: Tailing a Tabby- Laurie Cass- 9/9/19

D: Deadly Forecast- Victoria Laurie- 1/2/19
O: Only The Devout- Amanda M. Lee- 4/10/20
W: Wicked Hearts- Lily Harper Hart- 9/30/18
N: Night Myst- Yasmine Galenorn- 3/17/19


D: Demon Divine: A novel of the Demon Accords- John Conroe- 1/7/19
A: Alaskan Alliance- Kathi Daley- 11/7/19
M: Murder on Astor Place- Victoria Thompson- 1/31/18
N: The Never War- D.J. MacHale- 6/30/19
E: Emerald Blaze- Ilona Andrews- 8/25/20
D: Deadly Descendant- Jenna Black- 1/29/19

Davy Jones

D: Death on the Nile- Agatha Christie- 1/31/19
A: Aunt Bessie Assumes- Diana Xarissa- 12/24/19
V: Vendetta in Death- J.D. Robb- 9/3/19
Y: Yarn to Go- Betty Hechtman- 4/17/19

J: Jurassic Park- Michael Crichton- 10/21/17
O: Old Dog, New Tricks- Hailey Edwards- 4/19/20
N: New Spring- Robert Jordan- 7/7/19
E: Evans Above- Rhys Bowen- 9/29/20
S: Snake Eyes- John Conroe- 7/29/18

Dead duck

D: Demons Are a Ghoul's Best Friend- Victoria Laurie- 2/20/19
E: Evan Help Us- Rhys Bowen- 10/15/20
A: Alien Tango- Gini Koch- 4/15/20
D: Daughter of Smoke and Bone- Laini Taylor- 4/16/19

D: Dark Predator- Christine Feehan- 4/26/19
U: Untouched- Robert J. Crane- 12/26/20
C: Coven Codex: From the Federal Witch Series- Taki Drake- 2/9/19
K: The Kings of Clonmel- John Flanagan- 8/16/18


D: The Dark Prophecy- Rick Riordan- 5/12/19
E: Ensign Spacemage- Timothy Ellis- 10/20/20
C: The Cat Who Turned On and Off- Lilian Jackson Braun- 2/19/19
L: Lethal Bayou Beauty- Jana Deleon- 3/11/19
I: It Takes a Witch- Heather Blake- 2/26/19
N: The Name of the Wind- Patrick Rothfuss- 8/6/19
E: Evanly Choirs- Rhys Bowen- 10/22/20


D: Death by Darjeeling- Laura Childs- 5/16/19
E: Evan and Elle- Rhys Bowen- 10/29/20
E: Evan Can Wait- Rhys Bowen- 11/4/20
P: Play of Passion- Nalini Singh- 11/11/19

S: Summer Reign- John Conroe- 8/1/18
E: Evans to Betsy- Rhys Bowen- 11/12/20
A: Alien in the Family- Gini Koch- 4/20/20
T: Treasure in Paradise- Kathi Daley- 9/28/19
E: Evan Only Knows- Rhys Bowen- 11/18/20
D: Dispelled- Terri L. Austin- 5/27/19

message 11: by Sam (last edited Nov 29, 2021 04:48PM) (new)

Sam | 1656 comments Deluge

D: Draft of Dragons- T.S. Paul- 5/29/19
E: Evan's Gate- Rhys Bowen- 12/2/20
L: Loves Music, Loves to Dance- Mary Higgins Clark- 3/29/19
U: Uva's Shorts: A Selection of the Finest Stories Ever Told... or Not!- Michael G. Uva- 2/15/21
G: Golden Son- Pierce Brown- 5/13/18
E: Elemental Blood- Phaedra Weldon- 1/20/21


D: Dragon Mated- Jaymin Eve- 6/18/19
E: Etiquette & Espionage- Gail Carriger- 2/24/21
S: Stormy Seas- Lily Harper Hart- 10/11/18
C: The Case of the Rolling Bones- Erle Stanley Gardner- 6/27/19
E: Eggs in Purgatory- Laura Childs- 3/11/21
N: No Farm, No Foul- Peg Cochran- 8/21/19
D: Darkbeam- Adrienne Woods- 7/27/19


D: The Dirty Coven- Lily Harper Hart- 7/28/19
E: Equalize- Ryan DeBruyn- 5/28/21
S: Sunken Seas- Lily Harper Hart- 10/16/18
T: Thanksgiving in Paradise- Kathi Daley- 10/9/19
R: The Rhyme of the Magpie- Marty Wingate- 3/18/19
O: Outcast- Annabel Chase- 8/27/20
Y: You Cannoli Die Once- Shelley Costa- 9/2/19
E: Entreat Me- Grace Draven- 6/20/21
D: Doctor Who: The Doctor Trap- Simon Messingham- 8/12/19


D: Destined- J.C. Diem- 10/11/19
I: Indexing- Seanan McGuire- 3/15/19
L: Lending a Paw- Laurie Cass- 5/21/19
I: In a Badger Way- Shelly Laurenston- 4/23/19
G: A Game of Thrones- George R.R. Martin- 6/8/18
E: The Evolution of Mara Dyer- Michelle Hodkin- 7/22/21
N: No Crones About It- Amanda M. Lee- 9/3/19
T: Turkeys, Tuxes, and Tabbies- Kathi Daley- 10/26/19


D: Dead Witch Walking- Kim Harrison- 12/3/17
I: I Am Half-Sick of Shadows- Alan Bradley- 12/31/17
P: Playing with Fire- Derek Landy- 2/15/18


D: Derby Divas- Kathi Daley- 10/16/19
I: Into the Hollow- Karina Halle- 6/14/19
S: Seven Years- Dannika Dark- 11/3/18
C: A Curse So Dark and Lonely- Brigid Kemmerer- 7/11/19
O: One August Morning: The True Story of Lizzie Borden- Troy Taylor-8/29/20
M: Marked- P.C. Cast- 5/14/18
F: Fated- Benedict Jacka- 12/18/17
I: I'd Rather Be in Philadelphia- Gillian Roberts- 7/28/19
T: Trick or Treason- Kathi Daley- 11/22/19
E: Excise- Ryan DeBruyn- 8/31/21
D: Dark Heart of Magic- Jennifer Estep- 11/7/19


D: Deadly Prospects- Lily Harper Hart- 11/10/19
I: Doctor Who: In the Blood- Jenny T. Colgan- 9/16/19
S: Spell on Earth- Leighann Dobbs- 11/22/18
T: To Catch a Vampire- Jennifer Harlow- 1/17/20
A: Alien Proliferation- Gini Koch- 5/11/20
N: Now You See Her...- Dale Mayer- 11/14/19
T: Trouble Is My Business- Raymond Chandler- 3/2/20


D: Dark Desires After Dusk- Kresley Cole- 11/25/19
O: Outclassed- Annabel Chase- 10/7/20
G: Grim Rising- Amanda M. Lee- 7/17/18
G: God Hammer- John Conroe- 7/26/18
O: Only The Strong- Amanda M. Lee- 10/7/20
N: The New Normal- Kathi Daley- 11/20/19
E: Exclusively Yours- Shannon Stacey- 11/28/21

message 12: by Sam (last edited May 03, 2021 07:47PM) (new)

Sam | 1656 comments Done for
Down reaching


D: Déjà Dead- Kathy Reichs- 11/19/17
R: Rise of the Evening Star- Brandon Mull- 10/21/17
O: Over My Dead Body- Rex Stout- 11/7/17
W: Wraith- Edie Claire- 10/20/17
N: A Natural History of Dragons- Marie Brennan- 10/10/17


D: Death Du Jour- Kathy Reichs- 3/4/20
U: Universal Alien- Gini Koch- 4/27/21
C: Christmas Crazy- Kathi Daley- 10/1/19
K: Kiss the Girls- James Patterson- 8/27/18

Duty bound

message 13: by Sam (new)

Sam | 1656 comments Eighty-sixed

message 14: by Sam (last edited Oct 07, 2021 06:51PM) (new)

Sam | 1656 comments Fascinated


F: A Fistful of Evil- Rebecca Chastain- 9/27/18
L: Light My Fire- Katie MacAlister- 9/21/20
O: Outling- Marty Mayberry- 5/29/21
O: An Offer From a Gentleman- Julia Quinn- 7/21/21
D: Death of a Cad- M.C. Beaton- 10/2/20

Force down

message 15: by Sam (new)

Sam | 1656 comments Frustrate
Give up the ghost
Go down
Go under
Gone to blazes

message 16: by Sam (last edited Oct 07, 2021 07:08PM) (new)

Sam | 1656 comments Gripped


G: Grave Haunting- Lily Harper Hart- 10/9/17
U: Undead and Unemployed- MaryJanice Davidson- 10/31/17
S: Scarlet- Marissa Meyer- 10/30/17
H: Hide'n Go Seek- Dale Mayer- 11/13/17



H: Hunting Fear- Kay Hooper- 9/25/19
A: The Azalea Assault- Alyse Carlson- 11/16/20
N: Night Shifter- Lucia Ashta- 8/20/21
D: Deep Kiss of Winter- Kresley Cole- 2/22/21
I: I Scream, You Scream- Wendy Lyn Watson- 3/17/21
C: Cat in an Alphabet Soup- Carole Nelson Douglas- 11/15/19
A: Archangel's Sun- Nalini Singh- 11/25/20
P: The Pillars of Ponderay- Lindsay Cummings- 5/28/20

Have no alternative
Head over heels
Heavily into

message 17: by Sam (last edited Feb 16, 2018 12:35AM) (new)

Sam | 1656 comments Hexed
Hung up


I: Illuminae- Amie Kaufman- 10/25/17
M: The Mummy Case- Elizabeth Peters- 10/3/17
P: Peril at End House- Agatha Christie- 11/14/17
R: The Rest Falls Away- Colleen Gleason- 10/5/17
E: Every Heart a Doorway- Seanan McGuire- 11/11/17
G: Graceling- Kristin Cashore- 10/2/17
N: Never Buried- Edie Claire- 10/9/17
A: Archangel's Enigma- Nalini Singh- 10/14/17
T: The Trouble with Twelfth Grave- Darynda Jones- 10/31/17
E: Electric Night- Stacey Brutger- 2/15/18

message 18: by Sam (new)

Sam | 1656 comments In Davy Jones' locker
In extremis
In the cards

message 19: by Sam (new)

Sam | 1656 comments Jinxed
Kick the bucket
Kiss of death
Knock out

message 20: by Sam (last edited Feb 02, 2018 10:13PM) (new)

Sam | 1656 comments Lave
Lose balance


L: Lion in the Valley- Elizabeth Peters- 10/12/17
U: User Unfriendly- Vivian Vande Velde- 11/27/17
R: The Roman Hat Mystery- Ellery Queen- 12/6/17
C: The Case of the Silent Partner- Erle Stanley Gardner- 11/22/17
H: Heart of Ice- K.M. Shea- 1/12/18


message 21: by Sam (new)

Sam | 1656 comments Miscarry
Nose dive
On last leg

message 22: by Sam (new)

Sam | 1656 comments One foot in grave

message 23: by Sam (new)

Sam | 1656 comments Plunge
Que sera sera

message 24: by Sam (new)

Sam | 1656 comments Rapt
Rest in peace

message 25: by Sam (last edited Mar 02, 2018 04:19AM) (new)

Sam | 1656 comments Ruined
Saddle with


S: Songs of the Humpback Whale- Jodi Picoult- 11/6/17
I: I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie- Lani Lynn Vale- 2/8/18
N: Nemesis- Agatha Christie- 11/26/17
K: Kiss of Frost- Jennifer Estep- 2/22/18

Slough off

message 26: by Sam (new)

Sam | 1656 comments Sop

message 27: by Sam (new)

Sam | 1656 comments Submerged

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message 29: by Sam (last edited Jul 15, 2018 05:49PM) (new)

message 30: by Sam (new)

Sam | 1656 comments Urged

message 31: by Sam (new)

Sam | 1656 comments Waste
Weigh down
Wrapped up

message 32: by Sam (new)

Sam | 1656 comments reserved just in case

message 33: by June (last edited Mar 26, 2018 01:38PM) (new)

June | 385 comments Underwater Challenge
October 1, 2017-

Underwater Themed Books
(Setting in or around water or MC faces unbelievable struggles)
Level: Gone to the Blazes
✔ 1. Salt to the Sea MCs all face unbelievable struggles
✔ 2. Ruby- Ruby at age 20 in 1890s raises sister, manages to convert Dove House from an unsavoury establishment to a hotel
✔ 3. Eragon Eragon faces many dangers with little knowledge, wanted by two opposing forces
✔ 4. The Little Paris Bookshop- MC travels for more than 50% on river Seine and then near Toulon
✔ 5. The Goblin Emperor- fourth son in exile has to rule a court with no prior grooming
✔ 6. Perdido Street Station- Isaac has numerous and formidable villians to face with very few resources
✔ 7. Black Water Rising- set close to the bayou in Houston, Texas
✔ 8. The Republic of Pirates- set on sea
✔ 9. Pompeii- set near Italian coast, main character is a water engineer
✔ 10. Castle Cay- sea key to the novel

Progress: 8/28
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys Ruby (Dakotah Treasures, #1) by Lauraine Snelling Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1) by Christopher Paolini The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison ] Perdido Street Station (New Crobuzon, #1) by China Miéville Black Water Rising by Attica Locke The Republic of Pirates by Colin Woodard Pompeii by Robert Harris Castle Cay (Julie O'Hara Mystery #1) by Lee Hanson

message 34: by Deanna (last edited Nov 20, 2017 04:49PM) (new)

Deanna | 2722 comments CHALLENGE COMPLETE
Underwater CYOA Challenge

Duration: October 1, 2017 -
Option 3: Underwater Spell-it-Out
Book Levels: Gone to blazes : 25+ books (25/25 read)

C - A Curious Beginning by Raybourn (10/19)
A - Aaronovitch's Foxglove Summer (10/8)
S - Saved by the Wolf by Mason (10/17)
C - Chase, Annabeth inThe Last Olympian by Riordan (11/5)
A - Anna Huber's The Anatomist's Wife (11/3)
D - Demigod Files by Riordan (10/9)
E - Eagle Strike by Horowitz (10/5)

D - Demigod Diaries (10/14)
R - Riordan's Demigods and Magicians (10/29)
I - Ida Belle in Louisiana Longshot by Deleon (10/12)
B - The Battle of the Labyrinth by Riordan (10/3)
B - Barbra Annino's Opal Fire (10/6)
L - Laurie's Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye (10/7)
E - Evanovich's The Heist (10/30)

G - Grant, Peter in The Furthest Station by Aaronovitch (10/25)
U - Umbridge in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by Rowling (11/20)
S - Swamp Sniper by Deleon (11/5)
H - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by Rowling (10/22)

T - Trent in Dead Witch Walking by Harrison (10/7)
R - Rider, Alex in Scorpia (11/9)
I - Ida Belle in Lethal Bayou Beauty by Deleon (11/2)
C - Cruz, Jessie in Trail of Dead by Olson (11/8)
K - Kevin Hearne's Tricked (10/25)
L - Leigh Bardugo's Wonder Woman: Warbringer (10/31)
E - Eli in Hunter's Trail by Olson (11/10)

message 35: by Barbara ★ (last edited May 06, 2018 04:34PM) (new)

Barbara ★ Underwater Adventure
Start Date: October 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018
Book Levels: Gone to blazes : 25+ books

READ: 109/113

✔️Option 1: Underwater Covers
►Read books with large amounts of water on the cover
1. Golden Age and Other Stories - Naomi Novik 10/9
2. Murder on the Aloha Express - Sally J. Smith 1/11
3. The White Mary - Kira Salak 1/18
4. Deadly Wipeout - Beth Prentice 2/19
5. A Hopeless Romantic - Harriet Evans 2/26
Golden Age and Other Stories by Naomi Novik Murder on the Aloha Express (Aloha Lagoon Mysteries #2) by Sally J. Smith The White Mary by Kira Salak Deadly Wipeout (Aloha Lagoon Mysteries #3) by Beth Prentice A Hopeless Romantic by Harriet Evans

Option 2: Underwater Themed Books
►Read books that have the main part of the setting on/in water or where the main character is facing unbelievable struggles.
1. Star of the Sea - Joseph O'Connor (takes place at sea) 10/17
2. The Gracekeepers - Kristy Logan (takes place on an island) 2/24
3. Passenger - Alexandra Bracken (set at sea on a boat) 3/29
STAR OF THE SEA, by Joseph O'Connor The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan Passenger (Passenger, #1) by Alexandra Bracken

Option 3: Underwater Spell-it-Out

A: And I Darken - Kiersten White 10/30
B: Bite My Fire - Mary Hughes 10/14
Y: Dragon Wytch - Yasmine Galenorn 12/3
S: Secrets in Death - J.D. Robb 11/3
M: The Wood Queen - Karen Mahoney 10/4
A: Brother - Ania Ahlborn 10/28
L: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet - Becky Chambers 11/25

B: Burning The Map - Laura Caldwell 10/28
E: Where All the Dead Lie - J.T. Ellison 10/2
N: The Bedlam Stacks - Natasha Pulley 11/18
E: Metro Girl - Janet Evanovich 10/3
A: The Dragons Want Her - Angela Foxxe 11/9
T: Kinked - Thea Harrison 11/13
H: Highland Avenger - Hannah Howell 10/9

C: Casting Spells - Barbara Bretton 12/28
O: The Outcast Dead - Elly Griffiths 10/30
A: Death on Paradise Island - B.M. Allsopp 12/19
S: She'll Never Live - Hunter Morgan 10/14
T: A Tale of Two Vampires - Katie MacAlister 11/16

message 36: by Barbara ★ (last edited May 06, 2018 04:35PM) (new)

Barbara ★ continued....

D: Ho-Ho-Homicide - Kaitlyn Dunnett 10/5
R: Blind Faith - Rebecca Zanetti 10/16
E: The Wrong Hostage - Elizabeth Lowell 10/12
N: No Rest for the Dead - Andrew Gulli 11/20
C: The Devil's Triangle - Catherine Coulter 12/9
H: Highland Wolf Pact - Selena Kitt 10/31

E: Foul Play - Janet Evanovich 10/21
E: The Woman in Blue - Elly Griffiths 12/7
C: Wife by Wednesday - Catherine Bybee 12/13
R: White Trash Zombie Unchained - Diana Rowland 10/7
A: Dead Dry - Sarah Andrews 12/13
B: Body Check - Deirdre Martin 11/20
L: Dolled Up to Die - Lorena McCourtney 11/6
E: Field of Graves - J.T. Ellison 11/17

F: Forgive Me - Daniel Palmer 11/13
A: Darkness Avenged - Alexandra Ivy 11/9
T: To Brie or Not To Brie - Avery Aames 11/27
H: How to Wash a Cat - Rebecca M. Hale 11/22
O: The Obsidian Chamber - Douglas Preston 11/5
M: Midnight's Captive - Donna Grant 10/12
L: The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster - Scott Wilbanks 11/29
E: The Persian Always Meows Twice - Eileen Watkins 10/26
S: The Six-Gun Tarot - R.S. Belcher 10/25
S: The Four Sworn: Spring Equinox - Lenore Sagaskie 12/15

G: Godsgrave - Jay Kristoff 10/24
O: Strong, Sleek and Sinful - Lorie O'Clare 11/4

U: Ukulele Murder - Leslie Langtry 10/23
N: The Naked Duke - Sally MacKenzie 12/16
D: Dreadmarrow Thief - Marjory Kaptanoglu 12/9
E: Death Echo - Elizabeth Lowell 11/25
R: The Dragon Caller - Pauline M. Ross 12/23

H: How to Seduce a Vampire - Kerrelyn Sparks 12/14
A: Her Own Devices - Shelly Adina 12/7
M: Mind Game - Iris Johansen 12/11
P: Dorothy Must Die - Danielle Paige 10/19
E: The Ghost Fields - Elly Griffiths 11/28
R: Stars of Fortune - Nora Roberts 12/31

I: In Stone's Clasp - Christie Golden 11/6
M: Midnight's Temptation - Donna Grant 11/30
M: Malevolent - Jana DeLeon 12/16
E: Widow’s Web - Jennifer Estep 11/30
R: Red 1-2-3 - John Katzenbach 12/9
S: Sick Fux - Tillie Cole 12/30
E: The Zig Zag Girl - Elly Griffiths 12/25
D: Duck the Halls - Donna Andrews 12/25

N: Silver Silence - Nalini Singh 12/13
O: Of Grave Concern - Max McCoy 12/4
S: Intensity - Sherrilyn Kenyon 12/9
E: Echoes of Ice - Boone Brux 11/26

D: Almost Like Being in Love - Christina Dodd 12/31
I: Immune - Shannon Mayer 12/30
V: Vampires Dead Ahead - Cheyenne McCray 12/5
E: Everlasting Enchantment - Kathryne Kennedy 12/18

O: Origin Phase - RTW Lipkin 12/17
V: The Vampire King - Heather Killough-Walden 2/5
E: Deadly Sting - Jennifer Estep 2/5
R: Mister Hockey - Lia Riley 2/15
F: Forever... - Jude Deveraux 11/19
L: Lady of Devices - Shelley Adina 11/23
O: Ox-Tales: Earth - Mark Ellingham 2/27
W: Wait for Dark - Kay Hooper 10/31

P: Pig Island - Mo Hayder 11/12
L: Something in the House - D.L. Lewis 2/23
U: Into the Fire - Amanda Usen 12/28
N: Not What You Seem - Lena Maye 12/21
G: Midnight's Promise - Donna Grant 2/13
E: Dragon Spawn - Eileen Wilks 2/27

E: Heart of Venom - Jennifer Estep 3/8
L: Love Without Blood - Raz Steel 3/10
L: Laced with Magic - Barbara Bretton 3/20

S: Simply Irresistible - Rachel Gibson 3/22
W: Whom the Gods Love - M.M. Perry 3/26
A: Hide Your Heart - Tracey Alvarez 12/27
M: McKnight in Shining Armor - Tami Hoag 3/17
P: Terrier - Tamora Pierce 12/23

N: Stardust - Neil Gaiman 3/22
D: Demon Mistress - Yasmine Galenorn 3/16
E: Dragon Blood - Eileen Wilks 3/18
R: Relocating MIA - Rebecca Lerwill 3/4
S: Split - Swati Avasthi 3/24
E: Etched in Bone - Anne Bishop 3/31
A: A Killing Frost - Hannah Alexander 12/27

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Katherine | 298 comments 💎💎 Choose Your Own Adventure > Underwater 💎💎

Option 1: Underwater Covers: (view spoiler)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3) by J.K. Rowling Monster High Great Scarrier Reef The Junior Novel by Perdita Finn Divine Scales (Blood Prince, #4) by Jennifer Blackstream Dead Air by James Goss Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie The Crystal Cave (Arthurian Saga, #1) by Mary Stewart The 10th Kingdom by Kathryn Wesley The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2) by Rick Riordan The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle Someone Else's Fairytale (Someone Else's Fairytale, #1) by E.M. Tippetts Doctor Who Wetworld by Mark Michalowski Doctor Who The Nightmare Of Black Island by Mike Tucker

Option 2: Underwater Themed Books: (view spoiler)
Humanity's Death A Zombie Epic by D.S. Black How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell Wizard's Chance (The Realm, #1) by Eve Langlais One Piece East Blue 4-5-6, Vol. 2 (One Piece Omnibus, #2) by Eiichiro Oda How to Be a Pirate (How to train your dragon, #2) by Cressida Cowell 2d6 by Robert Bevan How to Speak Dragonese (How to Train Your Dragon, #3) by Cressida Cowell The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne Collins Caverns and Creatures Volume I (Books 1 - 4) by Robert Bevan White Flag of The Dead (White Flag of the Dead, #1) by Joseph Talluto The Spook's Revenge (The Last Apprentice / Wardstone Chronicles, #13) by Joseph Delaney Before Midnight (Blood Prince, #1) by Jennifer Blackstream Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5) by Marissa Meyer The Child Thief by Brom The Castle of Llyr (The Chronicles of Prydain #3) by Lloyd Alexander Ostrich and the 'Roo (Furry United Coalition, #6) by Eve Langlais One Bite (Blood Prince, #2) by Jennifer Blackstream Golden Stair (Blood Prince, #3) by Jennifer Blackstream Her Majesty's Dog, Volume 10 by Mick Takeuchi Stardust by Neil Gaiman Zero Day / Infected / Destroyer (Slow Burn, #1-3) by Bobby Adair Barbarian's Hope (Ice Planet Barbarians, #10) by Ruby Dixon Rise of the Werewolf (Lycan Fallout #1) by Mark Tufo The Hobbit Graphic Novel by Chuck Dixon The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1) by L. Frank Baum

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Jessica (The Psychotic Nerd) (goldenfurproductions) | 381 comments Underwater

DATE STARTED: October 5th 2017
Level: gone to Blazes

Option 1: Underwater Covers
►Read books with large amounts of water on the cover
On the Fringe by Courtney King Walker The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon The Ruining by Anna Collomore Halfway (Wizards and Faeries, #1) by Stephanie Void Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell Soul Taken (The Life After, #1) by Katlyn Duncan Awaken (Awakened Fate #1) by Skye Malone Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt Just Breathe (Just Breathe Trilogy #1) by Heather Allen Deep Blue (Waterfire Saga, #1) by Jennifer Donnelly Listen to Your Heart by Kasie West Into the Deep (Into the Deep, #1) by Lauryn April Sea Witch (Sea Witch, #1) by Sarah Henning The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley Rogue Wave (Waterfire Saga, #2) by Jennifer Donnelly And the Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness Sea Dweller by Melanie Atkinson Revel by Maurissa Guibord Intrinsical (The Yara Silva Trilogy, #1) by Lani Woodland The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter Descend (Awakened Fate #2) by Skye Malone The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air, #2) by Holly Black The Storm Runner (The Storm Runner, #1) by J.C. Cervantes The Light at Tern Rock by Julia L. Sauer

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fleurette | 184 comments I'm in for Scavenger Hunt Freestyle

Choose Your Own Adventure
Scavenger Hunt Freestyle - Underwater

Captive Prince (Captive Prince, #1) by C.S. Pacat
Below: (p.24) ...lay just below his left collarbone.
Beneath: (p.4) Beneath her, blood began slowly to spread out over the marble floor.
Bewitched: (p.168) Because he’s bewitched you, Damen thought.
Bloody: (p.63) ...that had easily enough force to bloody a mouth...
Buried: (p.6) ...buried beneath these a new emotion that twisted...
Captive: (p.148) ‘He’s the captive Kastor sent you to train?’
Caught up: (p.145) ...courtiers caught up in their own amusements...
Caught up in: (p.145) ...courtiers caught up in their own amusements...
Coerced: (p.238) ...coaxed or coerced into the employ of the Regent.
Collapse: (p.69) ...he would simply collapse onto his hands and knees...
Crash: (p.183) There was a crash on the far side of the room...
Cut down: (p.129) ...a lashing for me to cut down someone you care for...
Decline: (p.49) He declines his services.
Diligent: (p.74) ...and how diligent in his service...
Distant: (p.155) though they were very distant.
Done for: (p.235) ‘That’s done for appearance’s sake only.
Drown: (p.146) he surrendered himself to drown in deep water.
Duck: (p.147) If I duck he’ll hit Torveld.
Engaged: (p.104) ...the impression of a mind somewhat engaged...
Force down: (p.207) ...Damen had to force down a breath...
Frightened: (p.174) ...I will be a little frightened, but so obedient...
Frustrate: (p.60) ...and seemed designed to frustrate and impede...
Go down: (p.52) It did not go down well.
Gripped: (p.102) Damen gripped the metalwork of the bower...
Gutter: (p.48) Damen saw his chances of returning to Akielos gutter...
Immersed: (p.30) Damen immersed himself in the water...
Impede: (p.60) ...and seemed designed to frustrate and impede...
Incapacitate: (p.198) ...if the intent had been only to incapacitate.
Injured: (p.89) ...a wide-eyed expression of injured innocence.
Jump: (p.48) Jump through his hoops.
Knock out: (p.52) knock out the Regent’s favourite thug.
Mastered: (p.8) To be mastered by—who—Adrastus?
Overrun: (p.13) The walls were overrun by decoration.
Overwhelm: (p.61) ...that this one would not overwhelm either his pride...
Overwhelmed: (p.5) Overwhelmed by numbers...
Quell: (p.3) Guion tried to quell his reaction as he turned his gaze back...
Required: (p.60) ...that was required for his purpose.
Revolting: (p.209) What a revolting suggestion.
Ruined: (p.99) It’s a shame his back is ruined...
Sink: (p.52) ‘. . . the Regent’s what?’ said Damen, feeling his stomach sink.
Sound: (p.10) He could make no more than a muffled sound...
Sympathetic: (p.103) Damen wondered if he should feel sympathetic...
Tied up: (p.96) He was once again tied up.
Tumble: (p.6) ...towels were arranged in an appealing tumble
Underground: (p.30) The water comes from a great underground river that is hot.
Urged: (p.88) Damen was urged onto his feet by his handler.
Wash: (p.61) ‘Wash me.’
Waste: (p.24) ‘The Bastard King disposes of his waste by tossing it at my feet.
Worry: (p.58) ‘Don’t worry, I won’t hit you unless I have a good reason.’
Wreck: (p.108) That would wreck you.
Yawning: (p.124) ...yawning and trailing bed linen.

Prince's Gambit (Captive Prince, #2) by C.S. Pacat
Absorbed: (p.34) Laurent absorbed that. But: ‘I can’t turn him off,’ said Laurent.
Agog: (p.358) ...agog with the shock of what they had seen and heard.
Broad: (p.61) ...or quite so broad across the shoulders.
Compelled: (p.63) ...the machinery that confronted and compelled them...
Consumed: (p.102) He looked at the log that was half consumed...
Descend: (p.217) ...Damen waited for the sword to descend...
Destroyed: (p.173) Akielon attack had destroyed the village of Breteau.
Lurch: (p.356) Damen felt a sickening lurch of his stomach...
Penetrate: (p.92) It took a moment for those words to penetrate.
Rooted: (p.41) ...and how deeply rooted was his antipathy for Laurent...
Subjugated: (p.258) ...or you will come after we have subjugated your men.
Subside: (p.300) ...waiting for the feeling to subside.
Thrown down: (p.197) ...whose attack on Breteau had thrown down the gauntlet...
Trickle: (p.147) The trickles of trade swelled in the warmer months...
Unnerve: (p.350) He didn’t know why that should unnerve him.
Weaken: (p.117) ...his own return would temporarily weaken Akielos even further.

Kings Rising (Captive Prince, #3) by C.S. Pacat
Cascade: (p.287) The ringing sound of his sword had triggered a cascade of action.
Coast: (p.272) The hills rolled down to a distant coast...
Dip: (p.207) ...from the curve in his back to the dip of his lowered head.
Fated: (p.224) It had a fated quality that appealed to him.
Flood: (p.267) The flood of heat that came at that wasn’t comfortable.
Riveted: (p.315) all of the hall’s attention riveted on Loyse.
Slough off: (p.258) It felt good to slough off the dust and dirt of the road.
Subterranean: (p.40) Blood, welling up from some newly bandaged, subterranean place...

Timeless (Parasol Protectorate, #5) by Gail Carriger
Crouch: (p.64) Lady Maccon looked up from her crouch at Major Channing.
Cursed: (p.309) ...cursed by extreme inebriation or emotional instability.
Enthralled: (p.102) I am enthralled by the concept of a society named after an accessory.
Fascinated: (p.102) Biffy was fascinated. “What kind of consortium?”
Indentured: (p.15) ...sentencing Genevieve to a decade of indentured servitude.
Licked: (p.66) Countess Nadasdy licked her lips.
Profound: (p.33) That would require an even more profound apology...
Rapt: (p.397) He hadn’t anticipated such a rapt audience...
Submerged: (p.11) ...Prudence remained at least mostly submerged...
Sunken: (p.64) ...were sunken with exhaustion.
Swoop: (p.80) Alexia let Conall swoop her up...
Unfortunate: (p.6) ...she had been the unfortunate victim...

Fatal Shadows (The Adrien English Mysteries, #1) by Josh Lanyon
Gush: (p.141) He opened his mouth and blood spilled out in a gush.
Hamper: (p.117) ...I dug through the hamper seeking something...
Hung up: (p.7) No sooner had I hung up on Claude than the phone rang again.
Ill-fated: (p.96) ...had anything to do with romance, ill-fated or otherwise?
Vanish: (p.129) Then she winked at me and strolled off to vanish into the bathroom.

A Dangerous Thing (The Adrien English Mysteries, #2) by Josh Lanyon
Cave in: (p.112) ...what appeared to be a cave in the hillside;
Damned: (p.149) “Damned if I know.”
Grieved: (p.125) ...I still felt shocked and disoriented. Grieved.
Heavily into: (p.1) He was heavily into the S/M scene.
Monopolized: (p.62) ...monopolized by a pugnacious senior...
Sluice: (p.168) ...some awkward moments around the sluice boxes.
Slump: (p.18) ...a body to fall from the closet or slump out of the cupboard-sized shower.

Death of a Pirate King (The Adrien English Mysteries, #4) by Josh Lanyon
Bugged: (p.109) It just bugged me that everyone seemed to take it for granted...
Discomfited: (p.61) For a split second she looked discomfited.
Kiss of death: (p.158) ...coming out as openly gay is the kiss of death in Hollywood...
Wrapped up: (p.35) ...did me give an incentive in seeing this investigation wrapped up...

The Dark Tide (The Adrien English Mysteries, #5) by Josh Lanyon
Bottomless: (p.279) ...roaring in from the bottomless deep...
Reprobate: (p.102) “Yeah, you're a little reprobate.”

Original Sin (Seven Deadly Sins, #1) by Allison Brennan
Baptize: (p.326) Abby, I'd like to baptize you.
Captivated: (p.198) Moira listened, captivated...
Deep-seated: (p.260) ...her deep-seated need to understand the unknowable...
Fathomless: (p.201) He stared at her, his dark eyes troubled, fathomless.
Hexed: (p.309) ...tell her someone was practicing witchcraft--or was hexed.
Vault: (p.345) ...Father Philip had taken it from St. Michael's vault...
Wring: (p.112) I will wring your soul dry until it's begging for mercy...

On a Wild Night (Cynster, #8) by Stephanie Laurens
Convicted: (p.381) You were hauled away, essentially convicted of the crime...
Douse: (p.134) ...his features was enough to douse her reaction.
Gravitate: (p.260) ...who would gravitate here as the evening wore on.
Lave: (p.211) he could lave the thudding pulse...
Moisten: (p.142) She saw the moisten them...
Noose: (p.255) ...if not to tighten the noose a few notches...
Plummet: (p.304) "The temperature here will plummet in the next few hours."
Plunge: (p.78) plunge into the heart of the fire...

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Handicap: (p.302) I must have watched her many times in the handicap race...
Head over heels: (p.247) ...down he came, head-over-heels, cursing and laughing.
Loathsome: (p.218) ...the expression on her face, loathsome, triumphant.
Luckless: (p.145) 'Better you than the luckless Robert.'
Overflow: (p.105) Except when there was an overflow.
Sop: (p.49) a sort of sop...
Thrush: (p.104) A thrush flew across the lawn to the magnolia tree...

Tricked (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #4) by Kevin Hearne
Keel: (p.239) ...they ain’t gonna step on one and keel over dead.
Swamp: (p.149) ...everything south of Lake Okeechobee was a swamp...

The Pursuit (Fox and O'Hare, #5) by Janet Evanovich
Cataract: (p.216) “Does he still have cataracts?”
Foiled: (p.239) And yet, he’d been foiled by a spider...
Routed: (p.204) ...with all the utilities you’ll need already routed in.
Submarine: (p.154) a watertight hatch from a submarine.

The Truth About Love (Cynster, #12) by Stephanie Laurens
Engulf: (p.322) ...trying to engulf her and draw her back...
Enslaved: (p.182) ...and in so doing enslaved him.
Vanquish: (p.320) The ability to vanquish those who’d dared threaten her.

Rev It Up (Black Knights Inc., #3) by Julie Ann Walker
Withering: (p.53) Especially when she slid him a withering look.

Claimed (Brides of the Kindred, #1) by Evangeline Anderson
Dribble: (p.97) She could see dribbles of sauce...
Impaired: (p.78) ...worried her judgment was definitely impaired.
Menaced: (p.17) ...was menaced in the forest by a large lupine predator?

The Two Gentlemen of Altona (Playing the Fool, #1) by Lisa Henry

Them Bones (Sarah Booth Delaney, #1) by Carolyn Haines
In the cards: (p.46) I told Tinkie Bellcase what I saw in the cards.

Melting the Ice (Play by Play, #7) by Jaci Burton
Washed-up: (p.249) He felt washed-up and finished, like a loser.

Single Malt (Agents Irish and Whiskey, #1) by Layla Reyne
Go under: (p.185) ...but before he could go under completely...

Cask Strength (Agents Irish and Whiskey, #2) by Layla Reyne
Nose dive: (p.82) ...Ethan’s mind had taken a nose-dive into the gutter.

Angel Rogue (Fallen Angels, #4) by Mary Jo Putney
Deluge: (p.221) ...a tall female form stepped out into the deluge...
Taken up with: (p.293) ...the blond mountebank his niece had taken up with.

Bay of Sighs (The Guardians Trilogy, #2) by Nora Roberts
Overthrown: (p.37) In 1806—French occupation overthrown by the English.

The Devil You Know (Rutledge Family #3) by Liz Carlyle
Abysmal: (p.322) Even Mrs. Naffles’s menu had been abysmal...
Rest in peace: (p.276) that his spirit might rest in peace.

Archangel's Viper (Guild Hunter, #10) by Nalini Singh
Glut: (p.121) “You’ll die if you glut yourself on me.”

Gift of Fire (Gift, #2) by Jayne Ann Krentz
Predestined: (p.180)'ll see that a union between Jonas and myself is predestined.

Steel's Edge (The Edge, #4) by Ilona Andrews
Thunderstruck: (p.339) if he were thunderstruck.

The Witness Wore Red The 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders to Justice by Rebecca Musser
Impregnate: (p.189) poison, falsely impregnate, abuse, or annihilate people.

Hexmaker (Hexworld, #2) by Jordan L. Hawk
Duty bound: (p.54) Owen tried not to imagine his future, duty bound...

Stormhaven (Whyborne & Griffin, #3) by Jordan L. Hawk
Abyssal: (p.136) ...I was in an abyssal city of nightmare.
Undersea: (p.131) “I thought I was in an undersea city.”

Scandal's Bride (Cynster, #3) by Stephanie Laurens
Bedeviled: (p.37) ...her bedeviled senses had reported accurately on the man...
Quench: (p.99) hard to hold the fire in, to quench it, tame it...
Saddle with: (p.362) ...holding himself in the saddle with his usual indolent grace.

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fleurette | 184 comments Flint by Paul Eddy
Have no alternative: (p.358) You have no alternative but to surrender.
Toboggan: (p.212) With the grace of a toboggan...

Undone (Will Trent, #3) by Karin Slaughter
Up to Here: (p.145) Fucking gorgeous. Red hair, legs up to here.

It's in His Kiss (Bridgertons, #7) by Julia Quinn
Vex: (p.33) “It will vex him.”

Shadow's Edge (Night Angel, #2) by Brent Weeks
Drench: (p.21) Kylar had managed to drench Uly’s face completely.

The King (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #12) by J.R. Ward
Misfire: (p.374) ...afraid that it was some kind of internal misfire—

A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, #1) by Arthur Conan Doyle
ill-omened: (p.22) Number 3, Lauriston Gardens wore an ill-omened and minatory look.
Inmost: (p.16) fathom a man's inmost thoughts.

The Unruly Chaperon by Elizabeth Rolls
Assiduous: (p.86) He had been far more assiduous in keeping Tilda in sight...

In the Wreckage (Metahuman Files, #1) by Hailey Turner
Jinxed: (p.199) “Now you’ve jinxed us,” Donovan said.

Sleep No More by Susan Crandall
Doggone: (p.91) "Sure did. Damn--pardon, Miss--doggone TV.

The Shadows (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #13) by J.R. Ward
In extremis: (p.506) ...the three medical professionals were likewise in extremis...

Lord Foul's Bane (The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, #1) by Stephen R. Donaldson
Inundate: (p.233) ...they seemed to inundate him with terrifying implications.
Weigh down: (p.239) ...frown that seemed to weigh down his forehead.

A Face to Die for (Forensic Instincts #6) by Andrea Kane
All wound up: (p.32) ...they all wound up in that black hole on your desk.

Archangel's Prophecy (Guild Hunter, #11) by Nalini Singh
Execrable: (p.293) From his sour expression, Piero found that execrable behavior...

Darkness at Dawn by Elizabeth Jennings
Foreordained: (p.117) ...pierce the pig’s heart, almost as a foreordained event...

The Rising (Badlands, #2) by Morgan Brice
Davy Jones: (p.169) We’ll send that son of a cur back to Davy Jones.

The Liar by Nora Roberts
Star-crossed: (p.111) lovers, from feuding families...

The Necromancer's Dance (The Beacon Hill Sorcerer, #1) by S.J. Himes
Under compulsion: (p.78) sending him into Vamp HQ under compulsion.

Honeythorn by Marina Vivancos
Encumber: (p.224) Their bodies, now without fur to encumber, fit together intimately.

Enigma (Last Chance #2) by Dee Davis
Kaput: (p.348) Finished. Kaput. Nothing more.

In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
Que sera sera: (p.73) ‘And that was Doris Day with her classic hit “Que Sera Sera”.’

Fatal Courage (SEALs of Shadow Force #3) by Misty Evans
Dead duck: (p.117) Rows and rows of dead ducks, all of their beady eyes watching him.

The Witching Hour (Lives of the Mayfair Witches, #1) by Anne Rice
Give up the ghost: (p.960) ...pepper tree he'd planted seemed about to give up the ghost.

The Mother Tongue English and How It Got That Way by Bill Bryson
Kick the bucket: (p.164) move like greased lightning, to kick the bucket,...
Whelm: (p.19) When you are overwhelmed, where is the whelm that you are over...

Wicked All Day (Lorimer Family & Clan Cameron #5) by Liz Carlyle
Miscarry: (p.371) So tell me, Claire, did you miscarry?

Paradox (FBI Thriller #22) by Catherine Coulter
Voodooed: (p.372) Had Lissy voodooed him?

Thief of Dreams by Mary Balogh
Quieten: ...he occasionally consorted to quieten his appetites...

White Night (The Dresden Files, #9) by Jim Butcher
Obligate: (p.464) It might even obligate you in ways you wouldn't like very much.

One Summer America, 1927 by Bill Bryson
Souse: (p.145) He was, it appears, a hopeless souse.

Master and Commander (Aubrey & Maturin, #1) by Patrick O'Brian
Subaqueous: (p.336) ...what might be called her subaqueous gun-room...

Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon
Eighty-sixed: (p.149) “Eighty-sixed.”

Kage (Kage Trilogy, #1) by Maris Black
KO: (p.136) The fight could only end with a submission, a KO or TKO, or a forfeit.

The Book of Lost Books An Incomplete History of All the Great Books You'll Never Read by Stuart Kelly
Sedulous: (p.161) Not sedulous by nature to indite

Scrap Metal by Harper Fox
Prolapse: (p.34) “Damn ewe had a prolapse.

A Kiss for Midwinter (Brothers Sinister, #1.5) by Courtney Milan
Etherize: (p.75) rob his father of all his dignity and to actually etherize him...

Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy
Unredeemed: (p.212) ...they had been burned unredeemed in a green...

Exposed to You (One Night Of Passion, #2) by Beth Kery
Submersed: (p.214) He was completely submersed in her.

Poseidon's Arrow (Dirk Pitt Adventure) by Clive Cussler
Lose balance: (p.129) ... causing both men to lose balance as they fell back.

Kraken by China Miéville
Subaquatic: (p.371) ...and a subaquatic fire burned everything away.

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message 44: by Kay (last edited Apr 01, 2018 11:03AM) (new)

Kay M (angeleyes003) | 76 comments Choose Your Own Adventure: Underwater
Duration: 1/10/17-???
Option 3: Underwater Spell-it-Out
Part 1

A: Freed by Amanda Carlson (Author first name) - 7/10/17
B: Breakaway by Catherine Gayle (Title) - 4/10/17
S: Love... From Both Sides by Nick Spalding (Author last name) - 5/10/17
O: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (Author first name) - 16/10/17
R: Switching Hour by Robyn Peterman (Author first name) - 13/10/17
B: The Billionaire's Secret Wife by Nadia Lee (Title) - 12/10/17
E: Lobsters by Tom Ellen (Author last name) - 1/10/17
D: A Magical Shift by Vella Day (Author last name) - 11/10/17

A: All for You by Kate Perry (Title) - 17/10/17
B: One Perfect Night by Bella Andre (Author first name) - 21/10/17
Y: You Loved Me At My Darkest by Evie Harper (Title) - 12/11/17
S: Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King (Author first name) - 15/10/17
M: Edge of Glory by Magan Vernon (Author first name) - 5/11/17
A: Exiled by Amanda Carlson (Author first name) - 8/11/17
L: Winter Eve by Lia Davis (Author first name) - 21/10/17

A: Rikki by Abigail Strom (Author first name) - 12/11/17
B: Thorn's Challenge by Brenda Jackson (Author first name) - 28/11/17
Y: Year of the Mountain Lion by Maria E. Schneider (Title) - 23/2/18
S: Dating an Alien Pop Star by Kendra L. Saunders (Author last name) - 14/11/17
S: Strawberry Cream Cupcake & Murder by Ann S. Marie (Title) - 25/11/17
A: Nix & Nox: A Paranormal Erotic Quickie : Volume 1 by Angela Chance (Author first name) - 30/11/17
L: Wishing for You by Elizabeth Langston (Author last name) - 9/11/17

A: All Against All by Nathan Allen (Title) - 4/12/17
G: Paper Towns by John Green (Author last name) - 8/10/17
O: Wild Irish Heart by Tricia O'Malley (Author last name) - 19/10/17
G: Girl in the Red Hood by Brittany Fichter (Title) - 31/12/17

All wound up
A: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams (Author last name) - 3/12/17
L: Louisiana Longshot by Jana Deleon (Title) - 20/11/17
L: Love Among The Stars by Nick Spalding (Title) - 29/11/17
W: Halo: The Flood by William C. Dietz (Author first name) - 30/10/17
O: One Night with Hemsworth by Eden Finley (Title) - 19/12/17
U: Unbind Me: Prequel to Risk Me by Bella Love-Wins (Title) - 12/11/17
N: The Naughty Girls Book Club by Sophie Hart (Title) - 11/12/17
D: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Author last name) - 19/11/17
U: Undercover Warrior by Aimée Thurlo (Title) - 6/2/18
P: Protecting What's Theirs by Tessa Bailey (Title) - 16/12/17

A: Jaxson by Alisa Woods (Author first name) - 10/12/17
S: The Lion's Share by Karin Shah (Author last name) - 17/12/17
S: Scandalous Desires by Elizabeth Hoyt (Title) - 26/12/17
I: If You Deceive by Kresley Cole (Title) - 24/10/17
D: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (Author last name) - 14/12/17
U: Unwrapping The Castelli Secret by Caitlin Crews (Title) - 28/3/18
O: Only for Him by Cristin Harber (Title) - 27/12/17
U: Unmasked: Volume One by Cassia Leo (Title) - 18/11/17
S: Special Offers by M.L. Ryan (Title) - 27/12/17

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Kay M (angeleyes003) | 76 comments Part 2

B: Blizzard of Love by Erin Wright (Title) - 24/12/17
A: Eden Rising by Andrew Cunningham (Author first name) - 17/2/18
P: Pleasure of a Dark Prince by Kresley Cole (Title) - 10/10/17
T: Kiss Across Time by Teal Ceagh (Author first name) - 1/10/17
I: If You Dare by Kresley Cole (Title) - 27/11/17
Z: Gnome on the Range by Jennifer Zane (Author last name) - 18/11/17
E: The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe (Author first name) - 15/10/17

B: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (Author last name) - 19/1/18
E: Explosive Engagement by Lisa Childs (Title) - 24/2/18
D: Demon from the Dark by Kresley Cole (Title) - 24/12/17
E: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): Your Toolkit to Modify Mood, Overcome Obstructions and Improve Your Life by Elaine Iljon Foreman (Author first name) - 11/3/18
V: Veil of Midnight by Lara Adrian (Title) - 3/318
I: In Too Deep by Mara Jacobs (Title) - 23/12/17
L: The Littlest Cowboy by Maggie Shayne (Title) - 27/12/17
E: Eden Lost by Andrew Cunningham (Title) - 13/3/18
D: The Darkest Pleasure by Gena Showalter (Title) - 28/1/18

B: Because of Low by Abbi Glines (Title) - 17/2/18
E: Eden's Legacy by Andrew Cunningham (Title) - 14/3/18
L: Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence (Title) - 27/1/18
O: Wings on Fire ~ Falling by Ann Omasta (Author last name) - 12/3/18
W: The Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole (Title) - 4/11/17

B: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo (Author last name) - 7/2/18
N: Naughty Mummy and the Bad Anniversary by Mummies Anonymous (Title) - 16/12/17
A: The Art of Halo 5: Guardians by Anonymous (Title) - 31/1/18
T: Riskier Business by Tessa Bailey (Author first name) - 17/12/17
H: A HEAVENLY CHRISTMAS by Patrice Wilton (Title) - 16/12/17

B: How to Be Confident by Anna Barnes (Author last name) - 11/2/18
W: Keeper of the Peace by Jennifer Malone Wright (Author last name) - 6/1/18
I: Innocent in Las Vegas by A.R. Winters (Title) - 29/12/17
T: A Thousand Fiendish Angels: Stories Inspired By Dante's Inferno by J.F. Penn (Title) - 13/1/18
C: Caraval by Stephanie Garber (Title) - 14/1/18
H: Halo: Blood Line by Fred Van Lente (Title) - 2/1/18
D: 13 Dates by Matt Dunn (Author last name) - 19/3/18

B: How to Be Mindful by Anna Barnes (Author last name) - 11/2/18
L: Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan (Title) - CURRENTLY READING
O: The Girl Who Was Saturday Night by Heather O'Neill (Author last name) - 2/4/18
D: Dreams of a Dark Warrior by Kresley Cole (Title) - 10/4/18
Y: A Christmas Vow Of Seduction by Maisey Yates (Author last name) - 17/3/18

B: Personal Delivery by Ainsley Booth (Author last name) - 2/4/18
T: Through the Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter (Title) - 17/2/18
T: Star of Wonder by Tracy L. Higley (Author first name) - 18/2/18
M: MacRieve by Kresley Cole (Title) - 1/12/17
L: Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward (Title) - 7/4/18
S: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (Title) - 17/1/18
S: Fat Chance by Nick Spalding (Author last name) - 18/1/18

B: The King's Mistress by Gillian Bagwell (Author last name) - 11/4/18
R: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (Author last name) - 28/10/17
A: A Woman's Guide to Perfection by Alix Nichols (Author first name) - 23/2/18

B: Bound Together by Christine Feehan (Title) - CURRENTLY READING
U: Until November by Aurora Rose Reynolds (Title) - 7/12/17
G: Ghosts and Grudges by Jasmine Walt (Title) - 21/2/18
G: Goddess of Troy by P.C. Cast (Title) - 16/3/18

U: The Unmumsy Mum Diary by Sarah Turner (Title) - 6/4/18
R: Red Sister by Mark Lawrence (Title) - 7/1/18
I: Instant Mindfulness: Stress Less, Sleep Better, Feel Abundantly Happier Without Drugs And Find Your Calm - IN JUST MINUTES by Peter Spell (Title) - 18/3/18

message 46: by Kay (last edited Apr 13, 2018 11:11AM) (new)

Kay M (angeleyes003) | 76 comments Part 3

C: Right Here With You by Susan Coventry (Author last name) - 29/3/18
I: Indebted: A Sin from Ashes by Khai L. Bayne (Title) - 3/4/18

C: The City of Dreams by Hailey Griffiths (Title) - 2/4/18
A: American Star by Jackie Collins (Title) - 21/3/18
T: Trouble in Mudbug by Jana Deleon (Title) - 7/3/18
I: King of Ithaca by Glyn Iliffe (Author last name) - 13/4/18

C: The St. Tropez Lonely Hearts Club by Joan Collins (Author last name) - 8/4/18
S: A Hero to Keep by Susan Gable (Author first name) - 1/4/18

C: Kiss of a Demon King by Kresley Cole (Author last name) - 3/2/18
R: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two by J.K. Rowling (Author last name) - 15/11/17
C: Confessions of a Wild Child by Jackie Collins (Title) - 25/2/18

Caught up
G: The Girl With The Painted Face by Gabrielle Kimm (Title) - 13/3/18
H: A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole (Title) - 23/2/18

Caught up in
G: The Goddess Chronicle by Natsuo Kirino (Title) - 27/3/18

Cave in

S: Why Mummy Drinks by Gill Sims (Author last name) - 5/4/18

R: Queen's Heart by Regina Wolfe (Author first name) - 26/2/18


M: Merry Random Christmas by Julia Kent (Title) - 18/12/17
L: Last Breath by Rachel Caine (Title) - 10/3/18

N: Mad Love by Nick Spalding (Author first name) - 17/3/18
M: The Mao Case by Qiu Xiaolong (Title) - 7/3/18


R: Red Rising by Pierce Brown (Title) - 5/2/18

Cut down

message 47: by Kay (last edited Mar 18, 2018 03:39PM) (new)

Kay M (angeleyes003) | 76 comments Part 4

M: The First Quest by Jonathan Moeller (Author last name) - 15/3/18

Davy Jones
Dead duck
Done for

Down reaching
W: Keeper vs. Reaper by Jennifer Malone Wright (Author last name) - 9/1/18


K: Keeper Under Fire by Jennifer Malone Wright (Title) - 10/2/18

Duty bound

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Kay M (angeleyes003) | 76 comments Part 5


Z: Z-Minus I by Perrin Briar (Title) - 16/1/18


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Kay M (angeleyes003) | 76 comments Part 6

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