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Choose Your Own Adventure: Xtreme Sports

Duration: You Set the Pace

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

Choose your Xtreme Sports Adventure:

Option 1: Go Xtreme
►Pick an Xtreme Sport, using covers and/or titles gather everything you would need to participate - including the location
►Or, Pick an Xtreme Sport, then Spell-it-out

Option 2: Xtreme Sports Themed Books
►Read books that are tagged Sports, or where the MC plays sports, or where there are Sports Items on the cover

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

Option 4: Xtreme Sports 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:

- Wacky : 2-3 books
- Oomph : 4 - 6 books
- Radical : 7 - 10 books
- Ferocity : 11 - 15 books
- Harebrained : 16 - 20 books
- Lion-hearted : 21 - 24 books
- Dauntless : 25+ books

Scavenger Hunt Levels:

- Prodigal : 1-20 words
- Eccentric : 21-40 words
- Spunk : 41-60 words
- Infamous : 61-80 words
- Grueling : 81-100 words
- Moxie : 101-120 words
- Bravura : 121 + words

Word List ~ 257 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 (Dauntless)
Sapphire Coin One Coin upon reaching highest scavenger hunt level (Bravura)

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message 3: by Sam (last edited Nov 17, 2018 06:44PM) (new)

Sam | 1658 comments Choose Your Own Adventure: Xtreme Sports
Duration: 1/1/18-???
Option 3: Xtreme Sports Spell-it-Out


A: Along Came a Spider- James Patterson- 5/20/18
C: The Case of the Sleepwalker's Niece- Erle Stanley Gardner- 3/9/18
M: Murder on Astor Place- Victoria Thompson- 1/31/18
E: Executable- John Conroe- 7/24/18


A: Anne of Avonlea- L.M. Montgomery- 6/20/18
C: Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder- Joanne Fluke- 5/30/18
U: An Unsuitable Job for a Woman- P.D. James- 9/26/18
T: Touched by an Alien- Gini Koch- 8/22/18
E: Edge Of Evil- J.A. Jance- 8/12/18


A: The ABC Murders- Agatha Christie- 6/22/18
L: Leverage in Death- J.D. Robb- 9/4/18
T: Twice Bitten- Chloe Neill- 9/16/18
O: On Deadline & Under Fire- Amanda M. Lee- 9/9/18


A: Angels and Demons- Dan Brown- 6/29/18
P: Prophecy of the Six- Sheena Boekweg- 9/11/18
E: Extra! Extra! Dead All About It- Amanda M. Lee- 8/28/18
X: Xoe: or Vampires, and Werewolves, and Demons, Oh My!- Sara C. Roethle- 7/12/18


A: All My Witches- Amanda M. Lee- 9/18/18
P: The Parrot's Revenge- Robin Knowles- 10/9/18
O: Only The Lonely- Amanda M. Lee- 10/23/18
G: The Guns of Avalon- Roger Zelazny- 3/5/18
E: Everlasting Covenant- Amanda M. Lee- 9/21/18
E: The Emperor of Nihon-Ja- John Flanagan- 11/14/18


A: At Peace- Kristen Ashley- 10/15/18
R: Rock Chick Revolution- Kristen Ashley- 7/12/18
C: Casino Royale- Ian Fleming- 6/1/18
T: Third Girl- Agatha Christie- 10/2/18
I: I Dream of Twila: A Wicked Witches of the Midwest Short- Amanda M. Lee- 9/11/18
C: A Court of Mist and Fury- Sarah J. Maas- 7/20/18

message 4: by Sam (last edited Aug 14, 2019 02:51PM) (new)

Sam | 1658 comments Arduous

A: Any Given Doomsday- Lori Handeland- 12/19/18
R: Rogues- John Conroe- 7/27/18
D: Dream Warrior- Sherrilyn Kenyon- 3/23/18
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


A: Archangel's Heart- Nalini Singh- 12/24/18
R: The Reaper Rescues The Genie- Kristen Painter- 10/24/18
R: Redwall- Brian Jacques- 10/25/18
A: Aunt Dimity and the Duke- Nancy Atherton- 1/11/19
N: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency- Alexander McCall Smith- 8/30/18
T: Trinkets, Treasures, and Other Bloody Magic- Meghan Ciana Doidge- 11/29/18


A: Accidental Ashes- Sara C. Roethle- 1/13/19
T: Tim Curious; A Murder Mystery of the American Revolution- Roddy Thorleifson- 12/6/18
R: Red Angel- Helen Harper- 12/18/18
O: The Outcast: Prequel to the Summoner Trilogy- Taran Matharu- 11/30/18
C: College Arcane- John Conroe- 7/25/18
I: Infernal Magic- C.N. Crawford- 11/13/18
O: On Demon Wings- Karina Halle- 3/1/19
U: Unholy Magic- Stacia Kane- 6/10/19
S: Seabiscuit: An American Legend- Laura Hillenbrand- 4/26/18


A: Above the Fold & Below the Belt- Amanda M. Lee- 3/22/19
V: A Vision of Murder- Victoria Laurie- 12/5/18
A: Advent- Xander Boyce- 3/24/19
N: Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men- Molly Harper- 9/6/18
T: Tall, Dark & Hungry- Lynsay Sands- 1/15/19

G: The Good, the Bad, and the Undead- Kim Harrison- 3/27/18
A: Another One Bites the Dust- Jennifer Rardin- 4/8/19
R: Road to Honor- Taki Drake- 2/21/19
D: Dark Descendant- Jenna Black- 7/8/18
E: Elemental Storm- Phaedra Weldon- 3/27/19


B: By a Thread- Jennifer Estep- 2/3/18
A: Anne of the Island- L.M. Montgomery- 8/11/19
R: The Rhyme of the Magpie- Marty Wingate- 3/18/19
I: Invisible Elder- T.S. Paul- 11/25/18
T: A Tiger's Tale- Laura Morrigan- 3/25/19
O: Old Blood- Karina Halle- 3/2/19
N: Nice Girls Don't Live Forever- Molly Harper- 10/4/18
E: Empty Nest- Marty Wingate- 5/2/19


B: The Burning Bridge- John Flanagan- 2/13/18
O: Owl and the Electric Samurai- Kristi Charish- 3/10/19
O: Only the Quiet- Amanda M. Lee- 5/5/19
M: Marked- P.C. Cast- 5/14/18
I: Influential Magic- Deanna Chase- 12/7/18
N: Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors- Molly Harper- 10/14/18
G: Golden Son- Pierce Brown- 5/13/18


B: Blameless- Gail Carriger- 2/23/18
O: Once Upon Stilettos- Shanna Swendson- 5/9/19
U: The Undead Uproar- Amanda M. Lee- 7/12/19
N: Night of the Unicorn- T.S. Paul- 11/22/18
D: Demon Driven- John Conroe- 7/21/18
L: Lover Avenged- J.R. Ward- 9/23/18
E: Evil Dark- Justin Gustainis- 5/24/19
S: Succubus Blues- Richelle Mead- 5/3/18
S: The Spook's Tale: And Other Horrors- Joseph Delaney- 5/21/18


B: Bayou Moon- Ilona Andrews- 1/4/18
R: Remember Me- Mary Higgins Clark- 1/26/18
A: Alchemy- Sheena Boekweg- 4/13/18
V: The Vampire's Accidental Wife- Kristen Painter- 1/9/18
U: Unwritten & Underwater- Amanda M. Lee- 4/23/18
R: Revenge of the Witch- Joseph Delaney- 1/28/18
A: And Then There Were None- Agatha Christie- 4/19/18

message 5: by Sam (last edited Jun 26, 2020 07:04PM) (new)

Sam | 1658 comments Breakthrough

B: Burn Bright- Patricia Briggs- 3/7/18
R: Risk- Dannika Dark- 3/31/19
E: The Elite- Kiera Cass- 6/7/19
A: Among the Living- Jordan Castillo Price- 9/16/19
K: Kiss of Frost- Jennifer Estep- 2/22/18
T: Thru the Badger Hole- Taki Drake- 4/3/19
H: Heir of Fire- Sarah J. Maas- 2/12/18
R: Ruby Red- Kerstin Gier- 5/20/19
O: The One- Kiera Cass- 9/5/19
U: Under The Final Moon- Hannah Jayne- 7/21/19
G: A Game of Thrones- George R.R. Martin- 6/8/18
H: Hot and Badgered- Shelly Laurenston- 5/21/18


B: The Battle for Skandia- John Flanagan- 5/23/18
R: Raging Seas- Lily Harper Hart- 8/11/19
I: Irresistible Magic- Deanna Chase- 12/8/18
M: MindMage- Connie Suttle- 7/10/18


B: The Body Reader- Anne Frasier- 6/17/18
R: Rare Find- Dale Mayer- 10/27/19
U: Unmasked- Dale Mayer- 12/18/19
I: Iced Chiffon- Duffy Brown- 2/18/19
S: The Sorcerer of the North- John Flanagan- 6/16/18
E: Elephants Can Remember- Agatha Christie- 6/16/19
D: Duel Nature- John Conroe- 7/22/18


B: Brutal Asset- John Conroe- 7/21/18
R: Raven, Red- Connie Suttle- 11/2/19
U: Unnatural Death- Dorothy L. Sayers- 2/14/20
T: Treasures, Demons, and Other Black Magic- Meghan Ciana Doidge- 5/17/19
A: Archangel's Viper- Nalini Singh- 9/22/19
L: Last Dragon Standing- Rachel Aaron- 11/11/18


B: Beastly Bones- William Ritter- 8/7/18
U: Unnatural Causes- P.D. James- 3/18/20
R: Reindeer Roundup- Kathi Daley- 11/22/19
N: Nighttime Is My Time- Mary Higgins Clark- 12/26/18
I: It Takes a Witch- Heather Blake- 2/26/19
N: Night Myst- Yasmine Galenorn- 3/17/19
G: Grim Rising- Amanda M. Lee- 7/17/18


C: The Cold Dish- Craig Johnson- 8/14/18
A: Archangel's Prophecy- Nalini Singh- 9/23/19
P: Postmortem- Patricia Cornwell- 12/3/18
I: Indexing- Seanan McGuire- 3/15/19
T: The Trouble with Turkeys- Kathi Daley- 6/17/19
A: Archangel's War- Nalini Singh- 9/26/19
L: The Last Camel Died at Noon- Elizabeth Peters- 11/19/18


C: Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic- Meghan Ciana Doidge- 9/1/18
A: Alaskan Alliance- Kathi Daley- 11/7/19
U: The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club- Dorothy L. Sayers- 6/26/20
S: Sleeping Beauty- K.M. Shea- 6/18/18
T: To Spell with It- Amanda M. Lee- 7/18/19
I: In a Badger Way- Shelly Laurenston- 4/23/19
C: Close Encounters of the Witchy Kind- Amanda M. Lee- 9/19/18


C: Choppy Seas- Lily Harper Hart- 10/28/18
H: Hex and the City- Simon R. Green- 6/15/18
A: Aunt Bessie Assumes- Diana Xarissa- 12/24/19
F: Forbidden Mind- Karpov Kinrade- 6/11/18
E: Extreme Medical Services- Jamie Davis- 12/17/18
D: Desperate Covenant- Amanda M. Lee- 9/20/18

message 6: by Sam (last edited Mar 06, 2021 02:34PM) (new)

Sam | 1658 comments Chastening

C: Churning Seas- Lily Harper Hart- 10/29/18
H: Hallowe'en Party- Agatha Christie- 8/18/18
A: Alien Tango- Gini Koch- 4/15/20
S: The Silver Dwarf- Victor Kloss- 7/4/18
T: Take the Monkey and Run- Laura Morrigan- 8/29/19
E: Empath- Edie Claire- 7/14/19
N: The Never War- D.J. MacHale- 6/30/19
I: Into the Hollow- Karina Halle- 6/14/19
N: New Spring- Robert Jordan- 7/7/19
G: God Hammer- John Conroe- 7/26/18


C: Claimed By Shadow- Karen Chance- 10/31/18
L: Lethal Outlook- Victoria Laurie- 12/21/18
A: Alien in the Family- Gini Koch- 4/20/20
M: The Mysterious Benedict Society- Trenton Lee Stewart- 7/16/18
A: Alien Proliferation- Gini Koch- 5/11/20
N: The Name of the Wind- Patrick Rothfuss- 8/6/19
T: Tailing a Tabby- Laurie Cass- 9/9/19


C: The Chupacabra Catastrophe- Amanda M. Lee- 11/8/18
L: Lethal Bayou Beauty- Jana Deleon- 3/11/19
A: Alien Diplomacy- Gini Koch- 5/15/20
M: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd- Agatha Christie- 8/3/18
O: Oracles & Obituaries- Amanda M. Lee- 9/12/19
R: Real Murders- Charlaine Harris- 12/11/19
O: Outcast- J.C. Diem- 9/27/19
U: Until the Sun Falls from the Sky- Kristen Ashley- 7/3/20
S: The Siege of Macindaw- John Flanagan- 7/5/18


C: Doctor Who: The Crawling Terror- Mike Tucker- 11/22/18
L: Loves Music, Loves to Dance- Mary Higgins Clark- 3/29/19
I: I'd Rather Be in Philadelphia- Gillian Roberts- 7/28/19
M: Midnight Awakening- Lara Adrian- 8/9/18
A: The Adventures of the Mountain Men: True Tales of Hunting, Trapping, Fighting, Adventure, and Survival- Stephen Vincent Brennan- 6/10/20
C: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay- J.K. Rowling- 11/26/18
T: Treasure in Paradise- Kathi Daley- 9/28/19
E: Exiled- J.C. Diem- 9/19/19
R: Romeow and Juliet- Kathi Daley- 1/20/20
I: Doctor Who: In the Blood- Jenny T. Colgan- 9/16/19
C: The Cuckoo's Calling- Robert Galbraith- 12/14/18


C: Crime Seen- Victoria Laurie- 12/16/18
N: No Farm, No Foul- Peg Cochran- 8/21/19
S: Snake Eyes- John Conroe- 7/29/18
U: Undead and Unreturnable- MaryJanice Davidson- 8/24/20
M: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore- Robin Sloan- 8/11/18
M: Magic Triumphs- Ilona Andrews- 8/29/18
A: The Ancient Future: The Dark Age- Traci Harding- 6/30/20
T: Thanksgiving in Paradise- Kathi Daley- 10/9/19
E: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library- Chris Grabenstein- 10/11/19


C: Child of Darkness- T.S. Paul- 1/25/19
O: Once Hunted, Twice Shy- Mandy M. Roth- 2/22/20
N: No Crones About It- Amanda M. Lee- 9/3/19
T: Turkeys, Tuxes, and Tabbies- Kathi Daley- 10/26/19
R: Radiance- Grace Draven- 5/22/20
A: Alien vs. Alien- Gini Koch- 7/4/20
L: Lending a Paw- Laurie Cass- 5/21/19
T: Trick or Treason- Kathi Daley- 11/22/19
O: On the Street Where You Live- Mary Higgins Clark- 3/24/20


C: Connections in Death- J.D. Robb- 2/5/19
O: Open Cockpit- Arthur Stanley Gould Lee- 3/30/20
N: Now You See Her...- Dale Mayer- 11/14/19
T: To Catch a Vampire- Jennifer Harlow- 1/17/20
U: Urban Shaman- C.E. Murphy- 12/12/20
M: MindRogue- Connie Suttle- 8/31/18
A: Alien in the House- Gini Koch- 8/13/20
C: Coven Codex: From the Federal Witch Series- Taki Drake- 2/9/19
I: Into the Abyss- Dale Mayer- 12/2/19
O: Only The Devout- Amanda M. Lee- 4/10/20
U: Untouched- Robert J. Crane- 12/26/20
S: Summer Reign- John Conroe- 8/1/18


C: The Cat Who Turned On and Off- Lilian Jackson Braun- 2/19/19
R: Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingos- Donna Andrews- 5/25/20
E: Eyes to the Soul- Dale Mayer- 10/31/19
D: A Dragon of a Different Color- Rachel Aaron- 10/22/18
U: Uva's Shorts: A Selection of the Finest Stories Ever Told... or Not!- Michael G. Uva- 2/15/21
L: Loved by a Dragon- Linda K. Hopkins- 9/30/19
O: Old Dog, New Tricks- Hailey Edwards- 4/19/20
U: Untamed- P.C. Cast- 3/6/21
S: Stormy Seas- Lily Harper Hart- 10/11/18

message 7: by Sam (last edited Dec 22, 2021 03:29PM) (new)

Sam | 1658 comments Crisis

C: The Case of the Rolling Bones- Erle Stanley Gardner- 6/27/19
R: Ravishing in Red- Madeline Hunter- 6/25/20
I: The Incubus Impasse- Amanda M. Lee- 12/4/19
S: Sunken Seas- Lily Harper Hart- 10/16/18
I: Itsy Bitsy Spider- Dale Mayer- 12/15/19
S: Seven Years- Dannika Dark- 11/3/18


C: A Curse So Dark and Lonely- Brigid Kemmerer- 7/11/19
R: Redshirts- John Scalzi- 8/12/20
I: Infinity- Sherrilyn Kenyon- 3/20/20
T: Trouble Is My Business- Raymond Chandler- 3/2/20
I: If Walls Could Talk- Juliet Blackwell- 4/8/20
C: C.A.E.C.O.: A novel of the Demon Accords- John Conroe- 7/31/19
A: Assaulted Caramel- Amanda Flower- 8/31/20
L: The Laird- Sandy Blair- 10/24/19


C: Christmas in Paradise- Kathi Daley- 9/28/19
R: Raven's Shadow- Patricia Briggs- 9/19/20
U: Universal Alien- Gini Koch- 4/27/21
E: Easter Escapade- Kathi Daley- 11/21/19
L: Lemon Meringue Pie Murder- Joanne Fluke- 2/16/20


C: Christmas Crazy- Kathi Daley- 10/1/19
U: Unfinished Muse- R.L. Naquin- 6/15/21
T: Tilling the Truth- Julia Henry- 3/15/20
T: Thirty Nights with a Highland Husband- Melissa Mayhue- 3/25/20
I: Into the Light- Christopher Johns- 5/31/20
N: The New Normal- Kathi Daley- 11/20/19
G: Ghostly Images- Lily Harper Hart- 8/20/18

E: Eye of the Falcon- Dale Mayer- 12/12/19
D: Dragon's Blood- Jane Yolen- 11/1/18
G: Grim Tempest- Amanda M. Lee- 9/14/18
E: An Easy Death- Charlaine Harris- 12/29/19


D: Diamond Fire- Ilona Andrews- 11/6/18
A: Aunt Bessie Believes- Diana Xarissa- 9/8/20
U: Unraveler- Marty Mayberry- 12/20/21
N: New Beginnings- Kathi Daley- 11/20/19
T: To Love a Witch- Amanda M. Lee- 5/5/20
L: Lowcountry Boil- Susan M. Boyer- 4/14/20
E: Enter the Janitor- Josh Vogt- 2/20/20
S: Spell on Earth- Leighann Dobbs- 11/22/18
S: Single White Vampire- Lynsay Sands- 12/16/18
N: Newsletter Exclusives: Volume 1- Nalini Singh- 12/21/19
E: Eye Spy- Mercedes Lackey- 2/22/20
S: The Silver Stag- Yasmine Galenorn- 1/4/19
S: Sense of Deception- Victoria Laurie- 1/12/19


D: Death of a Red Heroine- Qiu Xiaolong- 11/21/18
E: Éclair and Present Danger- Laura Bradford- 3/22/20
A: Aunt Bessie Considers- Diana Xarissa- 9/15/20
D: Dangerous Seas- Lily Harper Hart- 12/10/18
L: Libriomancer- Jim C. Hines- 5/26/20
Y: The Young Elites- Marie Lu- 9/8/18


D: Death Perception- Victoria Laurie- 12/17/18
E: Electric Curse- Stacey Brutger- 6/15/20
B: Better Read Than Dead- Victoria Laurie- 8/15/18
A: The Accidental Vampire- Lynsay Sands- 9/16/20
U: Unamused Muse- R.L. Naquin- 12/22/21
C: Cupid's Curse- Kathi Daley- 10/2/19
H: Halt's Peril- John Flanagan- 9/2/18
E: Every Which Way But Dead- Kim Harrison- 7/19/20
R: Reaper's Crossroad- Timothy Ellis- 10/14/20
Y: Your Eight O'Clock Is Dead- Kat Jorgensen- 10/27/18


D: Doom with a View- Victoria Laurie- 12/18/18
E: Embrace the Grim Reaper- Judy Clemens- 8/24/20
P: A Panicked Premonition- Victoria Laurie- 1/19/19
L: Lord Peter Views the Body- Dorothy L. Sayers- 6/10/20
O: Outcast- Annabel Chase- 8/27/20
R: Rogue Unit- Timothy Ellis- 10/21/20
A: Ashes of Honor- Seanan McGuire- 9/17/20
B: Buffer Zone- Connie Suttle- 8/23/18
L: Lokahi- Edie Claire- 8/30/20
E: Emerald Blaze- Ilona Andrews- 8/25/20

message 8: by Sam (last edited Mar 31, 2021 07:25PM) (new)

Sam | 1658 comments Desperate

D: The Dragon Conspiracy- Lisa Shearin- 12/29/18
E: Evans Above- Rhys Bowen- 9/29/20
S: Summoned to Thirteenth Grave- Darynda Jones- 1/17/19
P: Perilous Seas- Lily Harper Hart- 4/29/19
E: Evan Help Us- Rhys Bowen- 10/15/20
R: A Rule Against Murder- Louise Penny- 10/24/20
A: Admiral of Gaia- Timothy Ellis- 10/11/20
T: Three Mages and a Margarita- Annette Marie- 7/5/20
E: Ensign Spacemage- Timothy Ellis- 10/20/20

Die Hard

D: Deadly Forecast- Victoria Laurie- 1/2/19
I: The Island of Dr. Libris- Chris Grabenstein- 7/26/20
E: Evanly Choirs- Rhys Bowen- 10/22/20

H: Heart on Fire- Amanda Bouchet- 10/6/18
A: The Accidental Demon Slayer- Angie Fox- 10/16/20
R: Rosemary and Crime- Gail Oust- 10/28/20
D: Demon Divine: A novel of the Demon Accords- John Conroe- 1/7/19

Dire Straits

D: Deadly Descendant- Jenna Black- 1/29/19
I: I See Me- Meghan Ciana Doidge- 8/3/20
R: The Red Book of Primrose House- Marty Wingate- 11/27/20
E: Evan and Elle- Rhys Bowen- 10/29/20

S: Shade of Honor: From the Federal Witch Series- Taki Drake- 2/4/19
T: True Grit Spirit- Lily Harper Hart- 7/15/20
R: Red Rope of Fate- K.M. Shea- 12/28/20
A: Alien Research- Gini Koch- 10/30/20
I: Into the Dragon's Den- Christopher Johns- 9/11/20
T: The Traitor of Belltroll- Lindsay Cummings- 7/21/20
S: A Spell for Chameleon- Piers Anthony- 2/14/19


D: Dark in Death- J.D. Robb- 1/30/18
I: Into the Fire- Jeaniene Frost- 4/22/18
S: Snobbery With Violence- Marion Chesney- 1/17/18
S: The Ship of the Dead- Rick Riordan- 1/24/18
I: The Iron Daughter- Julie Kagawa- 5/9/18
P: Playing with Fire- Derek Landy- 2/15/18
A: Agents of Light and Darkness- Simon R. Green- 2/16/18
T: They Do It With Mirrors- Agatha Christie- 4/3/18
I: I'll Tell You Mine- Pip Harry- 6/2/18
O: One Salt Sea- Seanan McGuire- 3/30/18
N: Night of the Soul Stealer- Joseph Delaney- 4/9/18



D: Daughter of Smoke and Bone- Laini Taylor- 4/16/19
I: Ice Maiden- Dale Mayer- 1/18/21
Z: Zero Sight- B. Justin Shier- 4/18/18
Z: Zone War- John Conroe- 10/26/18
Y: Yappy Hour: A Mystery- Diana Orgain- 12/23/18
I: I Scream, You Scream- Wendy Lyn Watson- 3/17/21
N: New Media & Old Grudges- Amanda M. Lee- 3/13/20
G: Grave Danger- Lily Harper Hart- 9/23/18


D: Deadly Magic- Elisabeth Crabtree- 2/7/18
O: Oracles of Delphi Keep- Victoria Laurie- 6/23/18
G: The Grendel Affair- Lisa Shearin- 2/24/18
M: Murder in Mesopotamia- Agatha Christie- 1/7/18
A: Anubis Nights- Gary Jonas- 2/18/18
T: Touching Evil (Evil, #1)- Kay Hooper- 6/13/18
I: Iron and Magic- Ilona Andrews- 6/26/18
C: The Case of the Golddigger's Purse- Erle Stanley Gardner- 2/25/18

message 9: by Sam (last edited Jan 04, 2022 06:38PM) (new)

Sam | 1658 comments Domineering

D: Dark Predator- Christine Feehan- 4/26/19
O: Outclassed- Annabel Chase- 10/7/20
M: Make A Witch- Amanda M. Lee- 9/8/18
I: Into the Hells- Christopher Johns- 4/14/21
N: Nocturnal Magic- C.N. Crawford- 4/27/20
E: Evan Only Knows- Rhys Bowen- 11/18/20
E: Evan's Gate- Rhys Bowen- 12/2/20
R: Ritualist- Dakota Krout- 5/20/21
I: Into the Darkness- Christopher Johns- 5/2/21
N: Nightchaser- Amanda Bouchet- 5/5/20
G: Grave Missteps- Lily Harper Hart- 9/25/18


D: The Dark Prophecy- Rick Riordan- 5/12/19
R: Redeemer of the Dead- Tao Wong- 7/18/21
A: The Alchemist and an Amaretto- Annette Marie- 11/4/20
C: Chill of Fear- Kay Hooper- 10/3/19
O: Only The Strong- Amanda M. Lee- 10/7/20
N: Never Again- Michele Bardsley- 5/16/20
I: IQ- Joe Ide- 5/3/21
A: Aunt Dimity's Good Deed- Nancy Atherton- 11/5/20
N: Never Sorry- Edie Claire- 9/18/20


D: Death by Darjeeling- Laura Childs- 5/16/19
R: Rejected- Jaymin Eve- 7/19/21
A: The Azalea Assault- Alyse Carlson- 11/16/20
S: Southern Spirits- Angie Fox- 5/3/19
T: Timeless- Gail Carriger- 9/22/20
I: Into the Storm- Christopher Johns- 5/10/21
C: The Case of the Mythical Monkeys- Erle Stanley Gardner- 10/5/19


E: Elemental Blood- Phaedra Weldon- 1/20/21
C: Christmas Cozy- Kathi Daley- 10/29/19
C: Cat in an Alphabet Soup- Carole Nelson Douglas- 11/15/19
E: Etiquette & Espionage- Gail Carriger- 2/24/21
N: Nightworld Academy: Term One- L.J. Swallow- 11/28/20
T: Today's Spacemage- Timothy Ellis- 9/25/20
R: The Real Macaw- Donna Andrews- 9/7/21
I: Into the Wild- Christopher Johns- 5/11/21
C: Costume Catastrophe- Kathi Daley- 11/20/19



E: The Evolution of Mara Dyer- Michelle Hodkin- 7/22/21
X: X Marks the Spot- M.J. O'Shea- 12/25/18
A: Archangel's Sun- Nalini Singh- 11/25/20
G: Ghostly Tricks- Lily Harper Hart- 9/29/18
G: Ghostly Distress- Lily Harper Hart- 10/7/18
E: Excise- Ryan DeBruyn- 8/31/21
R: Redemption- Morgan Cole- 12/31/21
A: Alone- Robert J. Crane- 12/25/20
T: Tomorrow's Spacemage- Timothy Ellis- 9/26/20
E: Exclusively Yours- Shannon Stacey- 11/28/21
D: Dispelled- Terri L. Austin- 5/27/19


E: Ethan- Dale Mayer- 11/29/21
X: X-Treme Dating- Cathy McDavid- 12/23/19
C: Candy Cane Caper- Kathi Daley- 11/21/19
E: Enthroned- K.M. Shea- 11/29/21
L: The Long Road to Gaia: An Interlude Novel between Parts 2 & 3- Timothy Ellis- 10/3/20
L: Lady Luck- Kristen Ashley- 10/8/20
E: Enter System- Tom Larcombe- 11/30/21
N: No Nest for the Wicket- Donna Andrews- 1/18/21
T: Trouble in Mudbug- Jana Deleon- 10/10/20

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Archangel's Viper (Guild Hunter, #10) by Nalini Singh
Acute: (p.105) His sense of smell was more acute than hers;
Bruised: (p.154) None of her bones broke, nothing bruised...
Brutal: (p.31) ...had told her brutal truths about what would happen...
Burning: (p.79) ...but he couldn’t give up these burning hot showers.
Caustic: (p.98) ...her voice caustic because otherwise, she might cry.
Chafed: (p.35) matter how much the extra leash chafed...
Critical: (p.44) ...a slow and critical once-over.
Cruel: (p.111) cruel immortals could be.
Deadly: (p.9) ...that her deadly boss made no effort to hide.
Desperate: (p.21) Only the stupid or the desperate would go after a woman...
Disturbing: (p.104) look at her with disturbing intensity...
Enormous: (p.301) It had taken enormous courage for her...
Exaggerated: (p.46) She put on her seat belt with exaggerated care.
Excellent: (p.49) ...that gave an excellent appearance of being blood.
Excruciating: (p.200) ...Vivek had become excruciatingly sensitive...
Exquisite: (p.187) ...the exquisite fabrics she’d made her mother donate...
Fierce: (p.291) ...small and fierce and strangely gentle with him.
Flamboyant: (p.207) ...he pulled off the flamboyant outfit with aplomb.
Forward: (p.16) “I am looking forward to fresh blood.”
Glacial: (p.167) ...the recording progressed at a glacial pace for him...
Grave: (p.328) ...somehow found a way to return from the grave.
Guts: (p.340) Agony twisted at her guts...
Heinous: (p.358) act as heinous as the Falling...
Highest: (p.251) A flag flew from the highest point of the highest tower.
Insane: (p.6) ...a violently powerful and deeply insane archangel...
Intense: (p.10) intense it had threatened to set her hair on fire.
Keen: (p.327) The whisper held so much hope it was a keen of sound.
Leading: (p.40) Dmitri was leading Ash and Janvier through a series of moves...
Lethal: (p.16) ...the lethal wildness of his scent blew across her skin.
Monstrous: (p.9) No blood that craved the monstrous.
Mortal: (p.28) was a deranged mortal who’d abducted her friends...
Needless: (p.177) Needless to say, the consort had never again had to deal...
Noxious: (p.107) Other, more noxious body fluids.
Ornate: (p.68) ornate and covered with ivy...
Out of Sight: (p.318) ...hiding in the forest out of sight of the sentries...
Pluck: (p.69) ...pluck off each and every one of his feathers.
Pressing: (p.66) ...pressing her face to his chest.
Scandalous: (p.352) wouldn’t be considered scandalous.
Severe: (p.25) ...incapacitate the older with severe pain.
State-of-the-art: (p.211) My protections are state of the art.
Stratospheric: (p.47) ...such stratospheric price tags...
Strict: (p.71) Holly had been placed on a strict blood regime...
Struggling: (p.35) ...struggling past her desire to obey Dmitri...
Tearing: (p.16) ...Holly had been tearing herself apart.
Terrible: (p.41) wasn’t just a terrible echo of trauma.
Ultimate: (p.251) ...Uram and Michaela made the ultimate “power couple.”
Utmost: (p.55) He’d served his hundred years with utmost fidelity...
Vast: (p.102) ...glimpsing a vast world of earth-shattering power...
Verge: (p.18) She pulled over onto the verge.
Vicious: (p.18) ...his speed vicious.
Violent: (p.11) All of the Seven were violent powers.
Vivid: (p.8) ...nearer to the vivid green of the archangel...
Way out: (p.6) ...frustrated drivers on every side, with no way out...
Weird: (p.37) All for a weird Chinese girl who had the bad luck...
Wicked: (p.96) Venom’s grin was a wicked, wild thing.
Wild: (p.8) ...and her nails painted in a wild mix of colors.
Wildness: (p.16) ...the lethal wildness of his scent blew across her skin.

Gift of Fire (Gift, #2) by Jayne Ann Krentz
Arctic: (p.133) ...set out on an expedition to the Arctic?"
Boundless: (p.179) It is a matter of boundless love;
Crisis: (p.36) "Rick was busy handling a crisis in the bar."
Drastic: (p.156) "This is a rather drastic way to do it," Verity muttered.
Eccentric: (p.32) ...reconstructed by an eccentric relative of our late uncle...
Exotic: (p.71) ...Elyssa's gleaming rings and exotic bracelets.
Extreme: (p.271) With an extreme effort of will...
Flashy: (p.217) write a flashy ad for a big real estate deal.
Indulgence: (p.240) He opened one eye and regarded her with lazy indulgence.
Infamous: (p.270) ...she was heading for the infamous torture chamber...
Jumbo: (p.219) Some mumbo-jumbo herb treatment?
Major league: (p.246) ...lose you to a major-league research institution.
Notorious: (p.167) "Maybe he was there before you became notorious."
Overboard: (p.53) ...had a heart attack and fell overboard.
Quaint: (p.133) Let's try one of those quaint little bed-and-breakfast places...
Raging: (p.15) ...he was in the grip of his own raging desire.
Unbelievable: (p.179) The woman's effrontery was unbelievable.
Willpower: (p.78) ...he gathered every ounce of his willpower...

Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover (The Rules of Scoundrels, #4) by Sarah MacLean
Apex: (p.264) His gaze fell to the apex of her thighs.
Extravagance: (p.35) ...but without the extravagance.
Flagrant: (p.32) thoroughly destroyed with such a flagrant lie.
Foremost: (p.149) But she’s Chase’s whore first and foremost.
Implausible: (p.373) “I don’t think those things sound so implausible,” Pippa said.
Insufferable: (p.206) He was an insufferable man.
Manifest: (p.203) ...each light made manifest as a golden orb of glass.
Mettle: (p.109) ...the one that proved their mettle.
Precocious: (p.60) “You are what is referred to as ‘precocious.’”
Preposterous: (p.100) ...the statement as preposterous as she did.
Prodigal: (p.32) The aristocracy’s prodigal daughter is returned.
Resolute: (p.239) had made her strong and resolute when Caroline was born.
Shocking: (p.230) You’re shocking the ladies.
Transcendent: (p.262) ...the dark waters of his transcendent swimming pool...
Yearning: (p.287) ...and he heard the yearning in her young voice.

Winter (The Haunted Heart, #1) by Josh Lanyon
Arduous: (p.49) ...arduous task of hauling it back up the rickety stairs.
Harrowing: (p.82) It had been an exhausting evening. Harrowing.
Jazz: (p.123) ...with a young jazz musician Baton Rouge way.
Nefarious: (p.28) ...euphemism for all nefarious and underhanded doings.
Oppressive: (p.59) ...but the heavy oppressive atmosphere was gone.
Over One's Head: (p.51) ...white blankness closed over my head.
Racking: (p.69) ...racking my brain, trying to remember.
Self-indulgence: (p.44) I had no time for self-indulgence.

Wild Fire (John Corey, #4) by Nelson DeMille
Brim: (p.277) ...filled the glasses to the brim.
Capital: (p.79) Included on the A-list are almost all the capital cities of the Mideast...
Dizzying: (p.486) the box was spinning a dizzying array of red LED letters...
Frenzied: (p.504) ...frenzied about the way she was shooting.
Harebrained: (p.94) stupid, so moronic, so harebrained, so reckless, so—”
Maximum: (p.11) ...which insures minimum sunlight and maximum stress.
Pricey: (p.170) Pretty good, but a little pricey.
Profound: (p.90) have a profound influence on my life...
Queer: (p.145) ...and also a teetotaler, making him an Irish queer...
Radical: (p.63) ...he’d interrogate left-wing radicals...
Titanic: (p.272) ...the ladies on the Titanic stopped at the ship’s apparel shop...
Unreal: (p.110) This was so unreal that Harry himself began to forget...
Valor: (p.442) ...discretion is the better part of valor.”

Fair Game (All's Fair, #1) by Josh Lanyon
Baritone: (p.156) “I knew you didn’t call just to hear my seductive baritone.”
Domineering: (p.130) ...that she’s the classic domineering female.
Ferocity: (p.181) Tucker embraced him with something close to ferocity.
Grueling: (p.222) Tucker was in for a grueling night...
Imperative: (p.182) Biological imperative.
Lavish: (p.251) That lavish appreciation of detail seemed odd...
Lewd: (p.190) Ordinarily he’d have made some lewd joke.
Reddened: (p.92) Elliot’s face reddened.
Resonant: (p.251) The deep, resonant heartbeat triplets...
Supreme: (p.122) indicate anything but supreme confidence.

Fair Play (All's Fair, #2) by Josh Lanyon
Booming: (p.174) He had a deep, booming laugh.
Ludicrous: (p.175) “What? That’s ludicrous,” Blewe exclaimed.
Superfluous: (p.19) There was not one superfluous ounce of flesh...
World-class: (p.155) She was a world-class competitor.

Steel's Edge (The Edge, #4) by Ilona Andrews
Cutting-edge: (p.289) ...what they consider to be the cutting-edge trend.
Fanaticism: (p.144) No, perhaps not insanity. Fanaticism.
Garish: (p.94) It is a noisy, garish hive of a city.
Grandiose: (p.168) ...its grandiose sails spread wide.
Imaginative: (p.256) “Not really an imaginative guy.”
Pinnacle: (p.82) be one of the pinnacles of Adrianglian literature.
Raunchy: (p.335) was erotic, explicit, and raunchy.
Stamina: (p.368) George knew Richard had ungodly stamina...
Willful: (p.192) I call it willful ignorance.
Zing: (p.301) An electric zing of excitement dashed through her.

Dangerous Ground (Dangerous Ground, #1) by Josh Lanyon
Headstrong: (p.28) Taylor was a little headstrong and he was a little arrogant...

The Witness Wore Red The 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders to Justice by Rebecca Musser
Breakthrough: (p.306) I had one of the biggest breakthroughs of my entire life...
Consummate: (p.68) “Jason pressured me to consummate our marriage,”
Debauchery: (p.113) ...senselessly imbibing in debauchery...
Egregious: (p.224) Willie Jessop’s behavior was the most egregious.
Exceptional: (p.17) She had exceptional skills that local doctors and nurses respected...
Fervor: (p.28) He spoke with great fervor...
Plight: (p.175) ...oblivious to my sister-wives and their plight.
Showy: (p.42) ...think of most music as being worldly and showy.

Hexbreaker (Hexworld, #1) by Jordan L. Hawk
Atrocious: (p.215) “Your timing is atrocious,” Rook said.
Spunk: (p.75) ...coated with Cicero’s spunk...

Hexmaker (Hexworld, #2) by Jordan L. Hawk
Ghastly: (p.90) “How ghastly,” Mother exclaimed.
Unconventional: (p.91) ...unconventional in his thinking about familiars.

Stormhaven (Whyborne & Griffin, #3) by Jordan L. Hawk
Deplorable: (p.55) ...she began lecturing on the deplorable state of archaeology...
Fortitude: (p.69) ...such strength of character, such inner fortitude!
Gaudy: (p.39) ...with the gaudy, stylized W on the side of every car.
Heavy-handed: (p.10) “Mr. Flaherty isn’t some heavy-handed strike-breaker,”
Nonsensical: (p.126) ...its spiky towers and nonsensical angles...
Sonorous: (p.152) ...carried on the sound of Zeiler’s sonorous tone...

Necropolis (Whyborne & Griffin, #4) by Jordan L. Hawk
Fanciful: (p.32) Forgive my fanciful talk, Dr. Whyborne.
Ostentatious: (p.5) Like everything in Whyborne House, it was absurdly ostentatious...
Zenith: (p.145) But as the sun reached its zenith...

All Kinds of Tied Down (Marshals, #1) by Mary Calmes
Die Hard: (p.76) He fell asleep halfway through Die Hard...
Exigent: (p.194) “There are exigent circumstances here, sir...
Overkill: (p.95) It would have been considered overkill...
Tenacity: (p.69) ...something about him: a fierceness, a tenacity...

The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks (The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks, #1) by Josh Lanyon
Grievous: (p.158) ...but the intent to do grievous bodily harm had been there...
Hallucinatory: (p.21) The night was taking on a hallucinatory quality.

Scandal's Bride (Cynster, #3) by Stephanie Laurens
Importunate: (p.73) The Lady has ways of dealing with importunate suitors...
Pestilential: (p.393) "That pestilential man!"
Vehement: (p.43) Her vehement question broke the spell;

Flint by Paul Eddy
Draconian: (p.42) ...his eternal obligations under the draconian sanctions...
Exorbitant: (p.75) ...a Whirlpool imported from America at exorbitant cost.
Frontier: (p.219) ...when she crosses the frontier near Mons.
Open-air: (p.228) of the open-air restaurants on the quayside...

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fleurette | 184 comments Enemies of the State (The Executive Office #1) by Tal Bauer
Limitless: (p.294) If Ethan hadn’t known the limitless love...

Call Me Irresistible (Wynette, Texas, #5) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Avant-garde: (p.136) Hanging nearby was an avant-garde dress...
Laborious: (p.73) ...began the laborious process of dragging all her possessions...
Low-pitched: (p.10) He greeted his bride’s family in a low-pitched, pleasant voice.
Tormenting: (p.296) “How could tormenting Meg show your so-called love?”

Undone (Will Trent, #3) by Karin Slaughter
Ulcerated: (p.349) That would explain why Zabel’s stomach was so ulcerated.
Up to Here: (p.145) Fucking gorgeous. Red hair, legs up to here.

It's in His Kiss (Bridgertons, #7) by Julia Quinn
Smarting: (p.29) ...who was still smarting over the loss of her cane.
Whimsical: (p.235) It was delicate and whimsical...

Shadow's Edge (Night Angel, #2) by Brent Weeks
Zealous: (p.502) ...and most zealous in his service of Khali.

Murder and Mayhem (Murder and Mayhem, #1) by Rhys Ford
Alto: (p.133) ...leaving behind a watery alto.
Wacky: (p.109) There’s no wacky sidekick...

The King (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #12) by J.R. Ward
Progressive: (p.34) ...and edicts that had been progressive...
Sky-high: (p.190) was more than enough to blow the facility sky-high.
Voluminous: (p.363) ...he went to pull the voluminous weight fabric...

Defending Angels (Beaufort & Company, #1) by Mary Stanton
Semitropical: (p.173) ...after two hundred years of Savannah’s semitropical weather.

The Ugly Duckling by Iris Johansen
Acme: (p.294) He'd had his oil changed at the Acme Garage...
Overdoing: (p.117) ...complaining to Joel that she was overdoing it.
Single-minded: (p.91) ...that single-minded determination and unrelenting will.

A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, #1) by Arthur Conan Doyle
Outré: (p.53) ...without any of those outré and sensational accompaniments...

Never Say Never (Callahan Brothers, #2) by Geralyn Dawson
Oomph: (p.263) I’m so done with your—oomph!’

Her Only Desire (Spice Trilogy #1) by Gaelen Foley
Clamorous: (p.463) ...the clamorous want, the throbbing confusion.
Knavish: (p.96) ...Derek turned and greeted their old nurse with knavish affection.
Nadir: (p.165) That would be the nadir of decorum and would only give offense.
Profligate: (p.105) ...if I lived like a profligate for the rest of my life...
Pugnacity: (p.23) ...yelling at him in various dialects with renewed pugnacity...

The Unruly Chaperon by Elizabeth Rolls
Arrant: (p.85) ...but I would be an arrant fool to think...
Vexatious: (p.199) There is nothing more vexatious than actresses...

What Price Love? (Cynster, #13) by Stephanie Laurens
Dissipation: (p.444) Their faces already bore the stamp of dissipation...

Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple, #1) by Agatha Christie
Dogmatic: (p.239) Hawes's sermons are dull and dogmatic.

Evil Under the Sun (Hercule Poirot, #24) by Agatha Christie
Tortuous: (p.135) ...always says you have a damned tortuous mind.

Cry No More by Linda Howard
Xavier: (p.271) “James Alejandro Xavier Diaz, if you want the American version.”

Island of Glass (The Guardians Trilogy, #3) by Nora Roberts
Standout: (p.255) “Not much, but one of the standouts was how I must be conflating...

Where Death Meets the Devil (Death and the Devil, #1) by L.J. Hayward
Peerless: (p.2) ...a peerless blue sky arcing over it.

The Duke's Perfect Wife (MacKenzies & McBrides, #4) by Jennifer Ashley
Zest: (p.13) Once upon a time Hart had tasted that eagerness, her zest for life...

The Shadows (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #13) by J.R. Ward
Nuts For: (p.479) You don’t think that it might be seriously fucking nuts for you...

Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy, #2) by Deborah Harkness
Saturnalia: (p.128) “It is Saturnalia, madame,” Pierre said...

Sin Undone (Demonica #5) by Larissa Ione
Leading edge: (p.9) ...was too close to the leading edge of the slab...

Dead Lagoon (Aurelio Zen, #4) by Michael Dibdin
Superabundant: (p.62) ...the surly arrogance of its superabundant staff...

Hide and Seek by James Patterson
Contralto: (p.55) That sultry contralto of yours.
Matchless: (p.107) ...had been restored to its matchless splendor.

Beautiful Sacrifice by Elizabeth Lowell
Jungle like: (p.368) ...the natives weaving through the jungle like snakes, watching Lina.

Innocent Blood by P.D. James
Credulous: (p.230) ...soon learned that they were infinitely credulous.
Purlieu: (p.28) typical of the grey purlieus of any large city...

A Fine Passion (Bastion Club, #4) by Stephanie Laurens
Swan Song: (p.422) She wanted the ton to remember this night, her swan song...

Lethal by Sandra Brown
Moxie: (p.25) He would much rather deal with a little moxie than bawling and begging.

The Absent One (Department Q, #2) by Jussi Adler-Olsen
Immoderate: (p.301) Wealth, power, and immoderate self-confidence.
Trenchant: (p.342) Then Carl put his head in the doorway and gave her a trenchant look.
Unsurpassed: (p.77) ...he’d created another new, unsurpassed collection...

The Rake (Davenport, #2) by Mary Jo Putney
Dire Straits: (p.131) Eight years before, she had been left in dire straits...

Haunted (Harrison Investigation, #1) by Heather Graham
Spendthrift: (p.101) ...except that he was a spendthrift and a womanizer.

Proven Guilty (The Dresden Files, #8) by Jim Butcher
Apogee: (p.387) ...the fetch reached the apogee of its reflexive leap.

Never Lie to a Lady (Neville Family #1) by Liz Carlyle
Rashness: (p.191) She tried not to consider the rashness of her actions...

Winterblaze (Darkest London, #3) by Kristen Callihan
Illusive: (p.212) ...almost illusive combination of sandalwood soap...

The Venetian Betrayal (Cotton Malone, #3) by Steve Berry
Pestilent: (p.161) Then, pestilent fever, malaria, and silt clogging its canals...

Señor Vivo and the Coca Lord by Louis de Bernières
Keenness: (p.275) He felt the blade for keenness and then sliced across her belly...

The Red Rover by James Fenimore Cooper
Full-toned: (p.294) ...iron nerves scarce rendered deep and full-toned as common.

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Extraordinary Voyages, #6) by Jules Verne
Intemperance: (p.102) See, friend Ned, see the monstrous effects of intemperance!

More Work for the Undertaker (Albert Campion Mystery, #13) by Margery Allingham
Prodigality: (p.146) ...even at such a moment, scandalised him by its prodigality.

Wicked All Day (Lorimer Family & Clan Cameron #5) by Liz Carlyle
Chastening: (p.176) The recitation of his many plagues might be sufficiently chastening.

Bonfires (Bonfires #1) by Amy Lane
Bravura: (p.86) Her bravura disappeared. “Are you okay with it?”

Master and Commander (Aubrey & Maturin, #1) by Patrick O'Brian
Climacteric: (p.194) ...this is a critical time for him, a lesser climacteric...

The California Roll by John Vorhaus
Pleonastic: (p.110) There, in pleonastic detail, was a greatest hits version...

Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon
Recherché: (p.241) “All that real recherché shit,” puts in Sandwichgrrl.
Vertex: (p.255) Repeated messages from her Vertex, or does she mean Vortex...

Dirty Kiss (Cole McGinnis, #1) by Rhys Ford
Ferociousness: (p.148) ...haunted my hearing with a ferociousness I’d not thought...

Death at the President's Lodging (Sir John Appleby, #1) by Michael Innes
Unrestraint: (p.60) Haveland – and with a trace of unrestraint – thrust it aside.

Saving Max by Antoinette van Heugten
Monomaniacal: (p.358) But you know how he gets this monomaniacal focus...

Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
Exorbitance: (p.161) ...their own governor, and other the like exorbitances.
Unmeasurable: (p.51) And so unmeasurable is the ambition of princes...

Brother Odd (Odd Thomas, #3) by Dean Koontz
Mondo: (p.244) to explain it to the brothers, because it is mondo weird.

Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody, #1) by Elizabeth Peters
Rampageous: (p.33) ...the rampageous British female at her clumsiest...

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
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Start: 1/1/18
Option 3

Die Hard

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Xtreme Sports
Timeframe: 1/10/18 to 2/20/19
26/26 Words

Attempt (7/7)
A - Accidental Cowgirl by Maggie McGinnis - 2/14/18 ♥♥♥♥
T - Turbo Twenty-Three by Janet Evanovich - 2/21/18 ♥♥♥♥
T - Truth or Die by Jack Lynch - 3/13/18 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Richard Paul Evans - A Step of Faith - 3/7/18 ♥♥♥♥
M - Author Marie Force - Fatal Affair - 2/21/18 ♥♥♥♥
P - Playing Dirty by C.L. Parker - 2/11/18 ♥♥♥
T - Author Trish McCallan - Forged In Ash - 3/17/18 ♥♥♥♥

Be bold (6/6)
B – Author Mary Balogh - Only a Promise - 10/29/18 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Christy English - How to Tame a Willful Wife - 1/23/18 ♥♥♥
B – Beach Happens by Jamie K. Schmidt - 11/16/18 ♥♥♥♥
O - Author Olivia Thorne - Rock Me Hard - 1/11/18 ♥♥♥
L – Author Lauren Layne - I Knew You Were Trouble - 11/2/18 ♥♥♥♥
D - Devil's Mark by Megan Crane - 2/4/18 ♥♥♥♥

Consequences (12/12)
C - Checkmate by R.L. Mathewson - 2/2/18 ♥♥♥♥
O - Off Limits by Clare Connelly - 1/14/18 ♥♥♥
N - New York to Dallas by J.D. Robb - 2/9/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
S - Shopaholic Ties the Knot by Sophie Kinsella - 2/6/18 ♥♥♥♥
E - Easy by Tammara Webber - 1/25/18 ♥♥♥♥
Q - Author Spencer Quinn - The Sound and the Furry - 8/23/18 ♥♥♥♥
U - Uncovered by Kathryn Taylor - 2/5/18 ♥♥♥
E - Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie - 2/3/18 ♥♥♥♥
N - Author Nalini Singh - Slave to Sensation - 2/16/18 ♥♥♥♥
C - Celebrity in Death by J.D. Robb - 4/5/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
E - Author Janet Evanovich - Hardcore Twenty-Four - 3/9/18 ♥♥♥♥
S - Space in His Heart by Roxanne St. Claire - 3/8/18 ♥♥♥♥

Drastic (7/7)
D - Doing It for Love by Cassie Mae - 3/21/18 ♥♥♥♥
R - Rose Harbor in Bloom by Debbie Macomber - 1/13/18 ♥♥♥♥
A – Author Ilona Andrews - Magic Slays - 11/9/18 ♥♥♥♥
S - Single White Vampire by Lynsay Sands - 3/22/18 ♥♥♥♥
T - Total Surrender by Rebecca Zanetti - 1/29/18 ♥♥♥♥
I - Author Ilona Andrews - Magic Strikes - 1/17/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
C - The Cat Who Saw Red by Lilian Jackson Braun - 6/18/18 ♥♥♥♥

Extreme (7/7)
E - Author Ellen Marie Wiseman - The Life She Was Given - 4/6/18 ♥♥♥♥
X - The X Factor: A Quest for Excellence by George Plimpton - 10/24/18 ♥♥♥
T - Take Me Deeper by Jackie Ashenden - 5/20/18 ♥♥♥♥
R - The Reluctant Duchess by Sharon Cullen - 1/18/18 ♥♥♥♥
E - The Escape Diaries by Juliet Rosetti - 4/7/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
M - Make Me Stay by Sidney Halston - 1/31/18 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Nicole Edwards - Bad Reputation - 4/22/18 ♥♥♥♥

Fervor (6/6)
F - Author Cory Franklin - Cook County ICU: 30 Years of Unforgettable Patients and Odd Cases - 10/16/18 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Emily March - Heartache Falls - 6/12/18 ♥♥♥
R - Author J.D. Robb - Delusion in Death - 6/9/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
V - Author Valerie Bowman - The Unexpected Duchess - 5/5/18 ♥♥♥♥
O - One Less Problem Without You by Beth Harbison - 6/3/18 ♥♥♥
R - Author Annie Rains - Forbidden Kisses - 6/15/18 ♥♥♥

Guts (4/4)
G - Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner - 3/15/18 ♥♥♥♥
U - Unseen by Karin Slaughter - 1/15/19 ♥♥♥♥♥
T - Tall, Dark & Hungry by Lynsay Sands - 6/16/18 ♥♥♥♥
S – Author Sara Zarr - Gem & Dixie - 11/15/18 ♥♥♥♥

Harebrained (11/11)
H - Hell on Heels by Victoria Vane - 5/24/18 ♥♥♥
A - Author Praveen Asthana - The Woman in the Movie Star Dress - 2/20/18 ♥♥
R - Rock Chick Redemption by Kristen Ashley - 3/2/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
E - Author Ellery Adams - Peach Pies and Alibis - 7/8/18 ♥♥♥
B - Author Serena Bell - Do Over - 6/23/18 ♥♥♥♥
R - Risk It by Jennifer Chance - 4/2/18 ♥♥♥
A - Author Anne George - Murder Runs in the Family - 4/10/18 ♥♥♥♥
I - Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs - 2/24/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
N - Author Nora Roberts - A Will and a Way - 2/28/18 ♥♥♥♥
E - Enemy Lover by Pamela Kent - 7/31/18 ♥♥♥♥
D - Author Darynda Jones - The Curse of Tenth Grave - 4/29/18 ♥♥♥♥

Intense (7/7)
I - Indiscreet by Kasey Michaels - 4/16/18 ♥♥♥♥
N - The Necklace by Claire McMillan - 3/3/18 ♥♥♥
T - Author Terri Brisbin - Christmas in Kilts - 7/3/18 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Erin McCarthy - Dream Maker - 8/21/18 ♥♥♥♥
N – Nurse Smith, Cook by Joyce Dingwell - 12/15/18 ♥♥♥
S - Author Karin Slaughter - Criminal - 3/30/18 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Erin McCarthy - Love Taker - 8/30/18 ♥♥♥

Jeopardy (8/8)
J – Author Jessica Lemmon - Arm Candy - 3/23/18 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Evelyn David - Zoned for Murder - 9/4/18 ♥♥♥
O - Only Enchanting by Mary Balogh - 6/4/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
P - Author Patricia Briggs - Bone Crossed - 6/26/18 ♥♥♥♥
A - Author Jackie Ashenden - Wrong for Me - 4/27/18 ♥♥♥♥
R - Rock Chick Revenge by Kristen Ashley - 6/21/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
D - Death by the Dozen by Jenn McKinlay - 5/25/18 ♥♥♥♥
Y - Author Yvonne Whittal - House of Mirrors - 4/26/18 ♥♥♥♥

Kicks (5/5)
K - Author Samantha Kane - Jacked Up - 9/20/18 ♥♥♥
I - Author Ilona Andrews - Magic Bleeds - 5/31/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
C - Cockatiels at Seven by Donna Andrews - 6/28/18 ♥♥♥♥
K – Author Kelly Jamieson - Body Shot - 5/2/18 ♥♥♥♥
S - Author Sandra Brown - Breakfast in Bed - 6/6/18 ♥♥♥

Limitless (9/9)
L - Love Me Again by Jaci Burton - 5/7/18 ♥♥♥♥
I - The Illusion of Separateness by Simon Van Booy - 5/12/18 ♥♥♥♥
M - My Brown-Eyed Earl by Anna Bennett - 3/29/18 ♥♥♥♥
I - Author Alyssa Rose Ivy - Soar - 5/19/18 ♥♥♥♥
T - Trying It All by Christi Barth - 7/31/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
L - Love Struck by Laurelin McGee - 5/9/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
E - Author Erin S. Riley - Odin's Shadow - 9/11/18 ♥♥♥♥
S - The Secret of the Wooden Lady by Carolyn Keene - 3/31/18 ♥♥♥♥
S - Summer Nights by Susan Mallery - 4/11/18 ♥♥♥♥

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Milestones (10/10)
M - Author Jael McHenry - The Kitchen Daughter - 5/28/18 ♥♥♥♥
I - It Happened One Wedding by Julie James - 5/31/18 ♥♥♥♥
L - L is for Lawless by Sue Grafton - 5/23/18 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Elin Hilderbrand - The Matchmaker - 9/27/18 ♥♥♥♥
S - The Sunny Side: Short Stories and Poems for Proper Grown-Ups by A.A. Milne - 4/20/18 ♥♥♥♥
T - The 13th Hour by Richard Doetsch - 9/9/18 ♥♥♥♥
O - Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman - 4/20/18 ♥♥♥
N - Nothing Personal by Jaci Burton - 4/18/18 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Emily March - Lover's Leap - 10/13/18 ♥♥♥
S - The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie - 5/3/18 ♥♥♥♥

No Holds Barred (13/13)
N - Now and Then by Mira Lyn Kelly - 4/19/18 ♥♥♥
O - Once Upon a Thanksgiving by Holly Jacobs - 4/25/18 ♥♥♥♥
H - Hot Asset by Lauren Layne - 7/17/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
O - Author Molly O'Keefe - Can't Buy Me Love - 7/13/18 ♥♥♥
L - The Last Suppers by Diane Mott Davidson - 7/7/18 ♥♥♥♥
D - Devil's Own by Megan Crane - 5/30/18 ♥♥♥♥
S - Spurred On by Sabrina York - 7/11/18 ♥♥♥♥
B - Author Jaci Burton - The Final Score - 6/27/18 ♥♥♥♥
A - All Summer Long by Susan Mallery - 5/18/18 ♥♥♥♥
R - Rock Chick Renegade by Kristen Ashley - 4/24/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
R - Red Delicious Death by Sheila Connolly - 7/21/18 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Lissa Evans - Wed Wabbit - 10/21/18 ♥♥♥♥
D - Author Donna Alward - The Crown Prince's Bride - 6/13/18 ♥♥♥♥

Overboard (9/9)
O - One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost - 3/9/18 ♥♥♥♥
V - Author Virna DePaul - Mr. Rich - 2/27/18 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Jill Alexander Essbaum - Hausfrau - 10/26/18 ♥♥♥♥
R - Author Nora Roberts - Blood Brothers - 7/30/18 ♥♥♥♥
B - Author Patricia Briggs - Silver Borne - 10/2/18 ♥♥♥♥
O - Author Karen E. Olson - Pretty in Ink - 8/8/18 ♥♥♥♥
A - Almost Forever by Kathy Clark - 4/13/18 ♥♥♥
R - Author J.D. Robb - Calculated in Death - 8/7/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
D - Demons are a Ghoul's Best Friend by Victoria Laurie - 8/20/18 ♥♥♥♥

Pinnacle (8/8)
P - Author Natasha Preston - You Will Be Mine - 9/18/18 ♥♥♥
I - I've Been Thinking . . .Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life by Maria Shriver - 6/7/18 ♥♥♥
N - Author Nina LaCour - You Know Me Well - 6/25/18 ♥♥♥
N - The Nightingale Sisters by Donna Douglas - 7/6/18 ♥♥♥♥
A - The Art of Hiding by Amanda Prowse - 6/8/18 ♥♥♥♥
C - Chocolat by Joanne Harris - 7/26/18 ♥♥♥♥
L - Author Laura Drewry - How Forever Feels - 8/10/18 ♥♥♥
E - Author Ellery Adams - Pecan Pies and Homicides - 10/30/18 ♥♥♥♥

Quest (5/5)
Q - Author Spencer Quinn - Paw and Order - 2/20/19 ♥♥♥♥
U - Unlucky in Love by Maggie McGinnis - 3/28/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
E - 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass - 11/8/18 ♥♥♥
S - Six Geese A-Slaying by Donna Andrews - 7/15/18 ♥♥♥♥
T - Author Tess Gerritsen - Keeper of the Bride - 9/25/18 ♥♥♥♥

Rash (4/4)
R - Author Annie Rains - Welcoming the Bad Boy - 10/20/18 ♥♥♥♥
A - Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley by M.C. Beaton - 10/21/18 ♥♥♥♥
S - The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis - 4/12/18 ♥♥♥♥
H – Author Charlaine Harris - A Bone to Pick - 4/19/18 ♥♥♥♥

Severe (6/6)
S - Author Phoef Sutton - Fifteen Minutes to Live - 8/27/18 ♥♥♥
E - Author Jennifer Egan - Manhattan Beach - 11/10/18 ♥♥♥
V - Author Vina Jackson - The Pleasure Quartet: Autumn - 8/24/18 ♥♥♥♥
E - An Ex for Christmas by Lauren Layne - 11/13/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
R - Rock Chick Reckoning by Kristen Ashley - 8/28/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
E – Author Emma Douglas - Need You Now - 3/4/18 ♥♥♥♥

Thrill (6/6)
T - Thankless in Death by J.D. Robb - 10/7/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
H - Hawke by Sawyer Bennett - 7/28/18 ♥♥♥
R - Author M.L. Rowland - Murder Off the Beaten Path - 8/11/18 ♥♥♥♥
I - It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet by James Herriot - 6/11/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
L - Author Lee Kilraine - You Can't Hurry Love - 8/14/18 ♥♥♥♥
L - Love without a Compass by Lindy Zart - 10/3/18 ♥♥♥

Utmost (6/6)
U - Until Trevor by Aurora Rose Reynolds - 5/4/18 ♥♥♥
T - Trick or Treat Murder by Leslie Meier - 10/19/18 ♥♥♥♥
M - Mrs. McGinty's Dead by Agatha Christie - 6/10/18 ♥♥♥♥
O - On the Line by Liz Lincoln - 10/25/18 ♥♥♥♥
S - Someone like You by Lauren Layne - 9/2/18 ♥♥♥♥
T - Three Bedrooms, One Corpse by Charlaine Harris - 11/5/18 ♥♥♥♥

Venture (7/7)
V - Author Valerie Bowman - The Accidental Countess - 6/30/18 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Janet Evanovich - Look Alive Twenty-Five - 12/19/18 ♥♥♥♥
N - Author Nalini Singh - Visions of Heat - 7/20/18 ♥♥♥♥
T - The Travel Writer: A Mystery by Jeff Soloway - 3/25/18 ♥♥
U - Unlawful Contact by Pamela Clare - 5/11/18 ♥♥♥
R - Author Rochelle Alers - Sweet Silver Bells - 9/23/18 ♥♥
E – Author Eileen Cook - Unpredictable - 2/13/18 ♥♥♥

Wild (4/4)
W - When Love Comes by J.H. Croix - 9/5/18 ♥♥♥♥
I - I Dared the Duke by Anna Bennett - 9/15/18 ♥♥♥♥
L - Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran - 10/14/18 ♥♥♥
D - Author Dorothy Gilman - The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax - 10/23/18 ♥♥♥♥♥

X - Maximum (7/7)
M - Author Kate Meader - Playing with Fire - 7/27/18 ♥♥♥♥
A - Along Came a Spider by James Patterson - 9/12/18 ♥♥♥♥
X - X Marks the Spot by Opal Carew - 8/17/18 ♥♥♥
I - Author Alexandra Ivy - When Darkness Comes - 8/31/18 ♥♥♥
M - Mystery of the Brass-bound Trunk by Carolyn Keene - 8/2/18 ♥♥♥♥
U - Up from the Grave by Jeaniene Frost - 8/15/18 ♥♥♥♥
M - Author Carol Madison - Serena's Plight - 10/12/18 ♥♥♥

Y - Dynamic (7/7)
D - Don't Call Me Sweetheart by Codi Gary - 11/11/18 ♥♥
Y - Author Beth Yarnall - Rush - 6/24/18 ♥♥♥
N - Author Nicole Michaels - Start Me Up - 8/16/18 ♥♥♥
A - Author Vivian Arend - Rocky Mountain Angel - 10/9/18 ♥♥♥♥
M - Make It Hurt by Jackie Ashenden - 7/12/18 ♥♥♥
I - I See Life Through Rosé-Colored Glasses by Lisa Scottoline - 7/25/18 ♥♥♥♥
C - Caressed by Ice by Nalini Singh - 9/19/18 ♥♥♥♥

Zenith (6/6)
Z - Author Rebecca Zanetti - Blind Faith - 1/24/18 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Jennifer Estep - Spider's Bite - 2/7/19 ♥♥♥♥
N - Author Sheryl Nantus - Game On - 3/1/18 ♥♥♥
I - I Kill Me: Tales of A Jilted Hypochondriac by Tracy H. Tucker - 1/26/18 ♥♥
T - Top Shelf by Kelly Jamieson - 1/12/19 ♥♥♥♥
H - The Hollow by Nora Roberts - 10/18/18 ♥♥♥♥

*****CHALLENGE COMPLETE 2/20/19*****

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