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message 1: by Ann aka Iftcan (last edited Oct 11, 2017 02:19PM) (new)

Ann aka Iftcan (iftcan) | 2659 comments Mod
Ok, so it is only Oct. 11, but since there have already been inquiring minds asking what November's challenge is going to be, I thought I'd just go ahead and post it now.

Since November and December are both really busy months for most of us (I don't even want to THINK about my schedule for either month) I'm going easy on you all for this month. However, it WILL require you to post the cover of your book to the group as well as the title and author.

Ready????






I'm going to call this challenge A SALUTE TO COVER MODELS . (Plus, I've been looking at some really neat covers lately.) So, on with the challenge.


1) 3 books with shape shifters in their "animal" form on the cover
2) 3 books with vampires or gods (since everyone knows that vampires are the rulers of the PNR world, right) on the cover
3) 2 books with fae--of whatever stripe on the cover, be they little winged pictsies, trolls, Hi Elves, brownies, or mer folk
4) 2 books with magic users, or aliens on the cover

So, post those covers, lets all drool over our favourite artists renderings of those fabulous paranormals out there.

P.S. I know this is very similar to the October one, but hey, I have lots of books that could be used in October, and this is a way to get more of them read. Plus, I'm feeling stressed already about the holiday season, and feeling somewhat fragile as a result, so, we are going for simple, simple, simple.


message 2: by Ann aka Iftcan (new)

Ann aka Iftcan (iftcan) | 2659 comments Mod
Alison (Lady Coffin) reminded me that I'd originally suggested using"


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Where the () hid a double letter, and thus wasn't used.

So, since we have the time, I'm throwing it open--who wants the cover and who wants the phrase? Or do you all want to be able to chose for yourselves?

The holidays are bearing down on us at the speed of a meteor, and frankly I'm feeling a bit like I have a big bullseye painted on me. (I don't know why this year is being so bad, unless it's that it's been 5 years since my Mum died, and the anniversary is getting to me. . .)


message 3: by Drea (new)

Drea I’m in either way. Since you have posted both... I say we chose, hopefully that will be less work for you.
It’s been 18 years since my dad passed and I have found some years harder then others. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Thanks for all you do to challenge us.


message 4: by Ann aka Iftcan (new)

Ann aka Iftcan (iftcan) | 2659 comments Mod
Ok, we'll go with "your choice" on the 2 options.

It's also been 18 years since my Dad died (he died Dec. 29, 1999, which kind of wrecked Christmas for me for a few years.) And, well, for some reason, I'm really missing the 2 of them this year. If they were still alive, they'd be 90 years old. I know they had good, long lives, but still they are my parents. And I don't think you really ever get over that loss, at least, if you had a good relationship with them.


message 5: by Drea (last edited Dec 01, 2017 04:53AM) (new)

Drea I’m going with option 2.
books with titles that started with the letter
7/10

P- Peyton 313 11/3/17
N- Navarro's Promise 11/23/17
R- The Rings Fighter: An Alien Apocalypse Story 11/15/17
C- Chained by Night
H- Heart of Atlantis 11/14/17
A- The Angel Wore Fangs 11/30/17
L- Lucifer's Daughter 11/19/17
E- Emerald Dragon 11/21/17
N- No Remorse
G- Goddess With a Blade

Peyton 313 (Cyborgs Mankind Redefined, #1) by Donna McDonald Navarro's Promise (Breeds, #24; Wolf Breeds, #8) by Lora Leigh The Rings Fighter An Alien Apocalypse Story by J.C. Andrijeski Chained by Night (MoonBound Clan Vampire, #2) by Larissa Ione Heart of Atlantis (Warriors of Poseidon, #8) by Alyssa Day The Angel Wore Fangs (Deadly Angels, #7) by Sandra Hill Lucifer's Daughter (Princess of Hell, #1) by Eve Langlais Emerald Dragon (Awakened Dragons, #6) by Terry Bolryder No Remorse (Heart of a Wolf, #1) by MaryLynn Bast Goddess With a Blade (Goddess With A Blade, #1) by Lauren Dane


message 6: by Alison (Lady Coffin) (last edited Nov 30, 2017 09:57PM) (new)

Alison (Lady Coffin) S | 184 comments I like this idea!
I think it would be fun to choose the one we want this month.
I will have to think about what challenge I want to tackle, or maybe, both?!?!
“PNR Challenge Spellout” ~ November 2017
10/10 Completed + extras read

P Prudence (The Custard Protocol, #1) by Gail Carriger done 11-23-17
N Neferet's Curse (House of Night Novellas #3) by P.C. Cast done 11-25-17
R The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker #2) by Douglas Adams 11-15-17

C Curtsies & Conspiracies (Finishing School #2) by Gail Carriger done 11-17-17
H The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo #1) by Rick Riordan done 11-10-17
A Apex (Hunter #3) by Mercedes Lackey done 11-8-17
L(L) Legacy (Night School #2) by C.J. Daugherty done 11-19-17
E Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School #1) by Gail Carriger 11-12-17
N Nuts (Hudson Valley #1) by Alice Clayton done 11-5-17
G(E) Geekerella by Ashley Poston done 11-17-17
Where the () hid a double letter and thus wasn't used.

“Cover Models” Challenge ~ November 2017
6/10 Completed + extras read

1) 3 books with shape shifters in their "animal" form on the cover
✔2) 3 books with vampires or gods (since everyone knows that vampires are the rulers of the PNR world, right) on the cover
-Feast of Fools (The Morganville Vampires, #4) by Rachel Caine done 11-21-17
-Neferet's Curse (House of Night Novellas #3) by P.C. Cast done 11-25-17
-The Ship of the Dead (Magnus Chase & Gods of Asgard #3) by Rick Riordan 11-27-17
3) 2 books with fae--of whatever stripe on the cover, be they little winged pictsies, trolls, Hi Elves, brownies, or mer folk
-Apex (Hunter #3) by Mercedes Lackey done 11-8-17
✔4) 2 books with magic users, or aliens on the cover
-The Silver Mask (Magisterium #4) by Holly Black done 11-23-17
-Opal (Lux #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout 11-29-17

READ Blue Lines (Assassins, #5) by Toni Aleo A Likely Story (Library Lover's Mystery, #6) by Jenn McKinlay The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig Midnight Alley (The Morganville Vampires, #3) by Rachel Caine Nuts (Hudson Valley, #1) by Alice Clayton Being Nikki (Airhead, #2) by Meg Cabot Midnight Jewel by Richelle Mead Magic in the Blood (Allie Beckstrom, #2) by Devon Monk Apex (Hunter, #3) by Mercedes Lackey Southern Fried (Kenni Lowry Mystery #2) by Tonya Kappes The Perfect Play (Play by Play, #1) by Jaci Burton The Hidden Oracle (Trials of Apollo, #1) by Rick Riordan The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1) by Stephanie Perkins Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, #1) by Gail Carriger Alienated by Melissa Landers A World Without Princes (The School for Good and Evil, #2) by Soman Chainani The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker's Guide, #2) by Douglas Adams Matched (Matched, #1) by Ally Condie The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler Geekerella by Ashley Poston Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger Elvis and the Dearly Departed (A Southern Cousins Mystery, #1) by Peggy Webb Legacy (Night School, #2) by C.J. Daugherty The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus, #1) by Rick Riordan The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus, #2) by Rick Riordan Feast of Fools (The Morganville Vampires, #4) by Rachel Caine The Summer of Skinny Dipping (Summer, #1) by Amanda Howells Prudence (The Custard Protocol, #1) by Gail Carriger The Silver Mask (The Magisterium #4) by Holly Black The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1) by Rick Riordan The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2) by Rick Riordan Neferet's Curse (House of Night Novellas #3) by P.C. Cast A Deal to Die For (Good Buy Girls, #2) by Josie Belle The Ship of the Dead (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #3) by Rick Riordan Runaway (Airhead, #3) by Meg Cabot Opal (Lux, #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag (Flavia de Luce, #2) by Alan Bradley Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy, #1) by Kiersten White
*40 books this month, I am exaused!


message 7: by Sana (last edited Nov 15, 2017 04:29AM) (new)

Sana Zameer (sanazameer) I'm happy with option 2
9/10

P- Prowlers by Christopher Golden 11/11/17
N- Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs by Molly Harper 3/11/17
R- Renegade by Erica Stevens 13/11/17

C- Crimes Against Magic by Steve McHugh 8/11/17
H- How to Run with a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper 6/11/17
A- Accidentally...Over? by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff 6/11/17
L(L)- Lover Unbound by J.R. Ward
E - The Executioner by Chris Carter 15/11/17
N- Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men by Molly Harper 5/1/17
G(E)- The Great Pursuit by Wendy Higgins 9/11/17

Where the () hid a double letter, and thus wasn't used.


Prowlers (Prowlers, #1) by Christopher Golden Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs (Jane Jameson, #1) by Molly Harper Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men (Jane Jameson, #2) by Molly Harper Renegade (The Captive, #2) by Erica Stevens How to Run with a Naked Werewolf (Naked Werewolf, #3) by Molly Harper Crimes Against Magic (Hellequin Chronicles, #1) by Steve McHugh Accidentally...Over? (Accidentally Yours, #5) by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5) by J.R. Ward The Great Pursuit (Eurona Duology, #2) by Wendy Higgins The Executioner (Robert Hunter, #2) by Chris Carter


 ♥Lynn ♥  | 519 comments I like them both! Ann, I'm sorry for your loss. I have never lost a parent yet, but I couldn't imagine that loss no matter how long ago it was. I hope you can find a way to honor him.


message 9: by Namita (last edited Nov 01, 2017 12:49PM) (new)

Namita  (-namita) I'm going with the covers.

Shape Shifters:

1.
2.
3.

Vampires/Gods:

1. Dark Legacy
2. Archangel's Viper
3.
Dark Legacy (Dark, #27) by Christine Feehan Archangel's Viper (Guild Hunter, #10) by Nalini Singh

Fae:

1. Rituals
2.
Rituals (Cainsville, #5) by Kelley Armstrong


Magic User/Alien:

1. Convicted Witch
2. Miss Spelled
Convicted Witch (Jagged Grove #1) by Willow Monroe Miss Spelled (The Kitchen Witch, #1) by Morgana Best


message 10: by Monica (last edited Nov 10, 2017 03:30AM) (new)

Monica (snowbunny1977) 8/10 Just no Fae books yet. Not sure if I'll get to them or not since its a busy month.

Shifters:
1. Thank You For Not Shifting (Peculiar Mysteries #2) by Renee George
2. The Alpha's Arrangement by Ryan Michele
3. My Hairy Halloween Volume 4 (Peculiar Mysteries) by Renee George

Vampires/Gods
1. Magic and Mayhem Fire, Brimstone and Chocolate Cake (Kindle Worlds Novella) by Mina Carter
2. The Vampire's Surprise Baby A Paranormal Pregnancy Romance (Billion Dollar Vampires Book 1) by Maria Amor
3. The Vampire wants a Wife (Supernatural Dating Agency, #1) by Andie M. Long

Fae:
1.
2.

Magic User/Alien
1. Magic and Mayhem Harmony A 'Not-Quite' Haunted Love Story (Kindle Worlds Novella) (The 'Not-Quite' Love Story Series Book 8) by Julia Mills
2. The Alien's Mail-Order Bride (Mail-Order Brides, #1) by Ruby Dixon


message 12: by ♥Lynn ♥ (new)

 ♥Lynn ♥  | 519 comments I'm currently moving so I will post my list when I can. I will never move again!


message 14: by Aminko (last edited Nov 16, 2017 05:16PM) (new)

Aminko | 48 comments A SALUTE TO COVER MODELS
1 November to 30 November, 2017

1/10 Read


Shape Shifters
1. Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews
2. Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews
3. Big Bad Wolf by Christine Warren

Vampires or Gods
1. The Vampire's Mail Order Bride by Kristen Painter
2. Shadow of the Vampire by Meagan Hatfield
3. Undead and Unreturnable by MaryJanice Davidson

Fae
1. Silver Skin by D.L. McDermott
2. Fighting Destiny by Amelia Hutchins 15/11/2017

Magic Users or Aliens
1. Krac's Firebrand by S.E. Smith
2. Cosmos' Promise by S.E. Smith

Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, #3) by Ilona Andrews Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels, #4) by Ilona Andrews Big Bad Wolf (The Others, #2) by Christine Warren The Vampire's Mail Order Bride (Nocturne Falls, #1) by Kristen Painter Shadow of the Vampire by Meagan Hatfield Undead and Unreturnable (Undead, #4) by MaryJanice Davidson Silver Skin (Cold Iron, #2) by D.L. McDermott Fighting Destiny (The Fae Chronicles, #1) by Amelia Hutchins Krac's Firebrand (Zion Warriors, #2) by S.E. Smith Cosmos' Promise (Cosmos' Gateway, #4) by S.E. Smith


message 15: by Suzanne (last edited Nov 21, 2017 07:15AM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 61 comments Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy
November challenge
Duration:
11/1/2017 - 11/30/2017

Progress: 3 out of 10

Ok, so it is only Oct. 11, but since there have already been inquiring minds asking what November's challenge is going to be, I thought I'd just go ahead and post it now.

Since November and December are both really busy months for most of us (I don't even want to THINK about my schedule for either month) I'm going easy on you all for this month. However, it WILL require you to post the cover of your book to the group as well as the title and author.

Ready????

I'm going to call this challenge A SALUTE TO COVER MODELS . (Plus, I've been looking at some really neat covers lately.) So, on with the challenge.


3 books with shape shifters in their "animal" form on the cover
1.
2.
3.

3 books with vampires or gods (since everyone knows that vampires are the rulers of the PNR world, right) on the cover
4. The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter - *** - 11/14/2017 - 379 Pages
5.
6.
The Darkest Night (Lords of the Underworld #1) by Gena Showalter

2 books with fae--of whatever stripe on the cover, be they little winged pictsies, trolls, Hi Elves, brownies, or mer folk
7.
8.

2 books with magic users, or aliens on the cover
9. Kiss of a Demon King by Kresley Cole - ***** - 11/8/2017 - 417 Pages
10. Grim Tuesday by Garth Nix - ** - 11/17/2017 - 336 Pages
Kiss of a Demon King (Immortals After Dark #7) by Kresley Cole Grim Tuesday (The Keys to the Kingdom, #2) by Garth Nix

So, post those covers, lets all drool over our favourite artists renderings of those fabulous paranormals out there.

P.S. I know this is very similar to the October one, but hey, I have lots of books that could be used in October, and this is a way to get more of them read. Plus, I'm feeling stressed already about the holiday season, and feeling somewhat fragile as a result, so, we are going for simple, simple, simple.



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