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

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

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

Over in a Flash ~ Cover Hunt & Theme Challenge ~
Duration: October 1st through October 31st.

Rules: Read at least 2 books with the following themes, or items found on their covers, or colors from the options below. Be sure to post your book covers, dates read, and star ratings. Feel free to do as many as you want, as many times as you wish.

Member Choosing: Ipshita has been a GoodReads member since July, 2013, and a participant of Happily Ever After Café since September of that same year. As to why she volunteered for October, she tells us about her friendship with Kritika:
Kritika has been a very close friend of mine since high school. We initially bonded over our love for romances. I think she likes to read romances even more than I do.
She has a sweet tooth. We always order a big chocolate dessert at a diner we frequent, and so far neither of has been able to finish the dish yet. It's been an ongoing challenge for about three years now.

Last year, Kritika gave me a cute bracelet made of silver turtles that I absolutely adore.

She recently moved out of state to study MBA. So I hope she's fine and doing well.
COLORS: Red or White - Kritika's favourite colours !

OCTOBER THEMES - (1) World Vegetarian Day: {October 1st} (It is also Vegetarian Month!) • Read a book that shows vegetables on the cover. Or one that is predominately green, purple, or orange. (2) Diwali: {October 19th} Which is an Indian festival of lights where we burn fire crackers and light up sky lanterns. • Read any book with lanterns, fire crackers, or fire depicted on the cover. (3) Halloween: {October 31st} • Read a book that reminds you in any way about Halloween. (4) Friendship:Read a book where two or more women are very good friends.

ITEMS: October’s birthstones are opal, tourmaline, aquamarine, and coral. Its flowers are calendulas or marigolds, hops, and snapdragon. Zodiac Signs are Libra or Scorpio Other items are: chocolate, bracelet, turtles.

HALLOWEENVEGGIES
BRACELET REDBABY TURTLESKYLANTERNLIBRA


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

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Blinkie Text Generator at TextSpace.net


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message 3: by Lisa - (Aussie Girl) (last edited Oct 24, 2017 04:17PM) (new)

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

Theme - Friendship - Read a book where two women are best friends. River Run Deep (Jillaroo #1) by Rachael Treasure ★★★. 10/8/17

Theme - Reminds you of Halloween. - Etched in Bone (The Others, #5) by Anne Bishop 10/12/17. ★★★. Gravestone on cover.

Colours - Red and white. White background, red writing. Persephone by Kitty Thomas 10/24/17. ★★


message 4: by Julianna (new)

Julianna (authorjuliannad) | 671 comments I'm in for 2 this time.


message 5: by Jo-Anne (new)

Jo-Anne (fish44) I'm going to try for 5.


message 6: by Sandra (new)

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


message 7: by Claire (new)

Claire (proud-mum) | 100 comments 2 please.


message 8: by Silvia (last edited Oct 12, 2017 10:13PM) (new)

Silvia | 569 comments In for 3:

Green:Silent Whisper October 3rd - 5*
Purple: Ravenous October 9th - 4*
Women friends: Rock Chick Revenge October 12th - 5*

Silent Whisper by Andrea Smith Ravenous (The Finn Factor, #4) by R.G. Alexander Rock Chick Revenge (Rock Chick, #5) by Kristen Ashley


message 9: by Becky ♡The Bookworm♡ (last edited Nov 07, 2017 09:55AM) (new)

Becky ♡The Bookworm♡ (mckennamuse) | 292 comments Becky's Tracking Post
HEA Cafe's Over-In-A-Flash: Oct 2017

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Books Read: 2 / 3

1. COVER: White Never Judge A Lady By Her Cover by Sarah McLean
✔︎ 2. FRIENDSHIP: The Memory House by Bette Lee Crosby |4★'s| Oct 3
✔︎ 3. COVER: R & W: Seeing Red by Sandra Brown |4★'s| Oct 27


Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover (The Rules of Scoundrels, #4) by Sarah MacLean Memory House (Memory House, #1) by Bette Lee Crosby Seeing Red by Sandra Brown


message 10: by Sherin (new)

Sherin Punnilath (shery_7) | 85 comments Will try to read 2 books for this challenge


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



Friendship between two women:
Memory House (Memory House, #1) by Bette Lee Crosby
The Memory House by Bette Lee Crosby |4★'s| Oct 3

A sweet introduction to Bette Lee Crosby's magical realism series, Memory House. Widowed at a young age, Ophelia Browne is now 89-years-old and lives alone in the same house she shared with her husband. Tucked away in a rural Virginia community, she tends her garden and blends special teas that awaken her ability to receive other people's "memories" from objects they've owned or touched. The rest of my review is here: Becky's Review


message 12: by Nikki ♥ (last edited Oct 25, 2017 08:08PM) (new)

Nikki ♥ | 2103 comments Nikki's Tracking
2/2


Halloween ~ Divine Evil by Nora Roberts 10/7 4.5★
Bracelet ~ The Darkest Promise (Lords of the Underworld, #13) by Gena Showalter 10/12 - 2★


message 13: by Jo-Anne (last edited Oct 08, 2017 07:35AM) (new)

Jo-Anne (fish44) 2/5

Halloween Promise To Defend (Rescue Ops #2) by Diana Gardin

Cover: Red The Haunting of Barry's Lodge by Annie Walters


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

Theme - Friendship - Read a book where two women are best friends. River Run Deep (Jillaroo #1) by Rachael Treasure ★★★. 10/8/17 River Run Deep (Jillaroo #1) by Rachael Treasure


message 15: by Nikki ♥ (new)

Nikki ♥ | 2103 comments 1/2

Halloween ~ Divine Evil by Nora Roberts 10/7 4.5★


message 16: by Dana (last edited Oct 09, 2017 09:59AM) (new)

Dana Cristiana (silvermoon1923) Dana's Tracking Post

I hope this time I will make it. I'll put two for the start.
1. Colour Red and White: Sweet Christmas Romances 2017 by Sharon Kleve
2. A book that remindes me about Halloween. The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright


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

Theme - Friendship - Read a book where two women are best friends. River Run Deep (Jillaroo #1) by Rachael Treasure ★★★. 10/8/17

Theme - Reminds you of Halloween. - Etched in Bone (The Others, #5) by Anne Bishop 10/12/17. ★★★. Gravestone on cover. Etched in Bone (The Others, #5) by Anne Bishop


message 18: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 249 comments 2/3 Completed 10/12/17

Color: Red (pop of color) 4**** A great Christmas read!!
Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber

Theme: Friendship 4+**** A very engaging and whimsical story centered around the Cottingley Fairies photographs. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. The book is set in 1917 and present time in a quaint Irish village bookshop. I'm terrible at describing storylines but if you have not read or heard about this book please pick it up quickly!
The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor


message 19: by Silvia (new)

Silvia | 569 comments Finished.

Green:Silent Whisper October 3rd - 5*
Purple: Ravenous October 9th - 4*
Women friends: Rock Chick Revenge October 12th - 5*

Silent Whisper by Andrea Smith Ravenous (The Finn Factor, #4) by R.G. Alexander Rock Chick Revenge (Rock Chick, #5) by Kristen Ashley


message 20: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 249 comments 3/3 Completed 10/19/17

Items: Bracelet
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

4****+ A GREAT book!!


message 21: by Jo-Anne (last edited Oct 23, 2017 12:09PM) (new)

Jo-Anne (fish44) 5/5 Complete

Cover: red & white With This Click, I Thee Wed (ClickandWed.com #1) by Bonnie R. Paulson

Friends Warrior Agent (Agents Under Fire #3) by Dana Marton

Friends Hawk (SEALs of Honor #2) by Dale Mayer


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

Theme - Friendship - Read a book where two women are best friends. River Run Deep (Jillaroo #1) by Rachael Treasure ★★★. 10/8/17

Theme - Reminds you of Halloween. - Etched in Bone (The Others, #5) by Anne Bishop 10/12/17. ★★★. Gravestone on cover.

Colours - Red and white. White background, red writing. Persephone by Kitty Thomas 10/24/17. ★★ Persephone by Kitty Thomas


message 23: by Nikki ♥ (new)

Nikki ♥ | 2103 comments Finished but I forgot to post.

2/2

Halloween ~ Divine Evil by Nora Roberts 10/7 4.5★
Bracelet ~ The Darkest Promise (Lords of the Underworld, #13) by Gena Showalter 10/12 - 2★


message 24: by Ipshita (new)

Ipshita (miss_romanceaholic) | 1031 comments Completed: 4/4 books

COLORS: white
Investigating the Hottie by Juli Alexander 10/10 - ★★★

(1) World Vegetarian Day: • predominately green
Her Best Friend's Baby (Family Matters #2) by C.J. Carmichael 22/10 - ★★★

(3) Halloween: {October 31st} • reminds you in any way about Halloween
A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks 05/10 ★★★★★

(4) Friendship:
Happily Ever Ninja (Knitting in the City, #5) by Penny Reid 12/10 - ★★★★


message 25: by Julianna (new)

Julianna (authorjuliannad) | 671 comments Challenge Title: Over in a Flash
Duration: October 1, 2017 – October 31, 2017
Number of Books: 2/2 - All Done!

1.Color (White): Prince Charming by Gaelen Foley (10/16)★★★★★

2.Themes (Halloween): White Night by Jim Butcher (10/8)★★★★★

Prince Charming (Ascension Trilogy #3) by Gaelen Foley White Night (The Dresden Files, #9) by Jim Butcher


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

Seeing Red by Sandra Brown
Seeing Red by Sandra Brown |4★'s| Oct 27

This was a really good book. Interesting characters, a great mystery to solve and a steamy romance between the main characters! My full review can be found here: Becky's Review

I'm running a bit behind from October, but I still plan to finish out my last book. I'll keep updating as I catch up.


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