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

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Duration: You set the pace

Option 1 - Armed
Read books that have a character who carries a firearm as part of their day to day life, such as: police, military, spy, security, private detective, CIA, FBI, sheriff, MI5, criminal etc.
Here's an Armed and Dangerous listopia if you're looking for ideas and feel free to add more books to the list.

Option 2 - Dangerous
Read books where one of the characters is in a dangerous situation, such as: being kidnapped, held hostage, war, gunfight, car accident, or other life threatening situation.

Oprion 3 - Title
Read books with associated words (a list is provided farther down with suggestions) in the title.

Option 4 - Spell it out
Use an associated word or words such as suggested in the following list. Then read books to spell out the word(s) using the first letter in the book's title, the first letter in the series, the first letter in the author's first or last name, or the first letter of a character's first, last, or nick-name. As always, if the first letter of a title starts with an indefinite or definite article ('A', 'An', 'The', etc.), you may use the first letter of the second word in the title to spell out your chosen word.
List of words
(view spoiler)

Option 5 - Combination
Read any combination of the above.

Levels:
description  Gun shy - 1 to 5 books
description  Packing heat - 6 to 10 books
description  Armed to the teeth - 11 to 15 books
description  Trigger happy - 16 to 20 books
description   Last Man Standing - 21+ books


Examples:
Option 1
American Assassin (Mitch Rapp, #1) by Vince Flynn Mitch Rapp carries weapon

Option 2
The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2) by Thomas Harris character in danger

Option 3
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls, #1) by Ally Carter Kill in title

Option 4
A Along Came a Spider A - title
G The English Assassin G - series - Gabriel Allon series
E The First Casualty E - author - Ben Elton
N The Chinaman N- character - Nguyen Ngoc Minh
T Traitor T - title

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Thanks to Gabrielle ~ Bhlack Benehvolence for the suggestion.


message 2: by Celeste (new)

Celeste (pinkbear) | 51 comments This looks like a fun challenge :)


❤Stephanie ღ♥ღMrs Daryl Dixonღ♥ღ | 2613 comments when i think of Armed and Dangerous, I think of Ty and Zane from Cut & Run can i spell out there full names from option 4 instead of words from the list?


message 4: by Renee (new)

Renee (reneeconoulty) | 3309 comments For sure Stephanie. Sonia thought of them too while I was writing the challenge. I put a couple of books from that series in the listopia, feel free to add some more.


message 5: by Renee (new)

Renee (reneeconoulty) | 3309 comments Oh and welcome to the challenge Celeste and Stephanie!


message 6: by ❤Stephanie ღ♥ღMrs Daryl Dixonღ♥ღ (last edited Jun 21, 2015 11:16PM) (new)

❤Stephanie ღ♥ღMrs Daryl Dixonღ♥ღ | 2613 comments Armed and Dangerous Challenge
Duration:
27th July 2014 - 21st June 2015
Option: 4 Spell-it-out (& will be Reader's choice)
66/66

CUT & RUN SERIES + Main Characters

Cut & Run Done
C - Snakeskin Boots by Xara X. Xanakas *Brad Cannidy* (26/11/14)
U - MacRieve by Laurann Dohner *Uilleam MacRieve* (16/06/15)
T - The Submissive by Tara Sue Me (11/12/14)

& - Brac Pack Halloween Murder Mystery by Lynn Hagen (25/11/14)

R - Polar Opposites by Lynn Hagen *Reese Galloway* (24/11/14)
U - Warrior's Cross by Madeleine Urban and Abigail Roux (15/09/14)
N - Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts (13/12/14)

Beaumont Tyler Grady Done
B - Anything Goes: My Autobiography by John Barrowman (05/08/14)
E - Faith & Fidelity by Tere Michaels *Evan Cerelli* (27/07/14)
A - Dark Submission by A.J. Hardcourt (22/08/14)
U - Uncollared by Nona Raines (24/08/14)
M - Mannies Incorporated by Sean Michael (23/08/14)
O - Emma And The Outlaw *Orphan Train series* by Linda Lael Miller (04/08/14)
N - Red Dirt Heart by N.R. Walker (02/08/14)
T - Loving Jay by Renae Kaye *Liam Turner* (19/08/14)

T - The Truth About Riley by Henrietta Clarke (30/08/14)
Y - Yuri by Roxie Rivera (09/08/14)
L - Lean on Me by Roxie Rivera (08/08/14)
E - Edge of Dawn by Lara Adrian (29/07/14)
R - Josh by R.C. Ryan (31/07/14)

G - Screw the Fags by Josephine Myles *Alasdair Grant* (28/07/14)
R - Lone by Rowan McBride (11/08/14)
A - St. Nacho's by Z.A. Maxfield (29/08/14)
D - Dimitri by Roxie Rivera (08/08/14)
Y - Something More by Amanda Young (27/08/14)

Zane Garrett Done
Z - The Pirate Prince by Michelle M. Pillow *Zhang Mei* (14/08/14)
A - Cowboy Naughty by Lynn Hagen *Josh Abrams* (09/09/14)
N - Cross & Crown by Abigail Roux *Nick O'Flaherty* (03/09/14)
E - Ivan by Roxie Rivera *Erin* (07/08/14)

G - Protecting What's His by Tessa Bailey *Ginger Prrt* (18/08/14)
A - Annie's Song by Catherine Anderson (10/09/14)
R - Jake by R.C. Ryan (24/08/14)
R - In Finn's Heart by Roxie Rivera (11/09/14)
E - House Rules by Roxie Rivera *Erin* (07/08/14)
T - Take My Hand by Lynn Hagen (29/09/14)

THIRDS SERIES + Main Characters

THIRDS Done
T - The Sweetest Thing by Jill Shalvis *Tara Daniels* (02/10/14)
H - His Risk to Take by Tessa Bailey (19/08/14)
I - In Kelly's Corner by Roxie Rivera (06/08/14)
R - Riley's Downfall by Lynn Hagen (29/09/14)
D - Cowboy Rescue by Lynn Hagen *Bryson Duran* (10/09/14)
S - Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis (29/08/14)

Sloane Brodie Done
S - Lover Undercover by Samanthe Beck (20/08/14)
L - Cowboy Seduction by Lynn Hagen (13/09/14)
O - Oh, Baby! by Roxie Rivera (08/08/14)
A - At Last by Jill Shalvis (15/10/14)
N - Loving Styles by Lynn Hagen *Robby Nobles*(23/11/14)
E - Hot And Bothered by Roxie Rivera *Erin* (07/08/14)

B - Teaching Angelo by Lynn Hagen *Angelo Bensen* (01/12/14)
R - Rio's Fire by Lynn Hagen (06/11/14)
O - Caroline and the Raider *Orphan Train series* by Linda Lael Miller (28/08/14)
D - Smiley by Laurann Dohner (08/11/14)
I - I'll Be Your Drill, Soldier by Crystal Rose (30/07/14)
E - Alien Rule by Tracy St. John *Egilka* (16/08/14)

Dexter J. Daley Done
D - Hot Head by Damon Suede (13/09/14)
E - Try by Ella Frank (24/10/14)
X - Lover Mine by J.R. Ward *Xhex* (10/02/15)
T - Fighting Temptation by Lynn Hagen *Turi* (21/11/14)
E - Custom Toys Made to Order by Gabrielle Evans (19/09/14)
R - Whispering Rock by Robyn Carr (08/11/14)

J. - Under the Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis (27/10/14)

D - The Dark Side of Love by Lynn Hagen (28/09/14)
A - Forged in Steele by Lynn Hagen *Steele Avery* (13/11/14)
L - Slade by Laurann Dohner (21/06/15)
E - Zero at the Bone by Jane Seville *Jack Edward Francisco*(23/09/14)
Y - Cowboy Convenience by Lynn Hagen *Yancy Butler* (15/02/15)

COMPLETED


message 7: by Jojobean (last edited Nov 30, 2014 10:33AM) (new)

Jojobean | 447 comments Armed and Dangerous
Option 4 - Spell it out

assassin
A
S
S
A
S
S
I
N

autopsy
A
U
T
O
P
S
Y

battle
B
A
T
T
L
E

bullet
B
U
L
L
E
T

caliber
C
A
L
I
B
E
R

Central Intellegence Agency
C
E
N
T
R
A
L
I
N
T
E
L
L
I
G
E
N
C
E
A
G
E
N
C
Y

corrupt
C
O
R
R
U
P
T

danger
D
A
N
G
E
R

defend
D
E
F
E
N
D

espionage
E
S
P
I
O
N
A
G
E


message 8: by Jojobean (last edited Nov 30, 2014 10:39AM) (new)

Jojobean | 447 comments Federal Bureau of Investigations
F
E
D
E
R
A
L
B
U
R
E
A
U
O
F
I
N
V
E
S
T
I
G
A
T
I
O
N
S

guilty
G
U
I
L
T
Y

homicide
H
O
M
I
C
I
D
E

hostage
H
O
S
T
A
G
E

innocent
I
N
N
O
C
E
N
T

justice
J
U
S
T
I
C
E

kill
K
I
L
L

lethal
L
E
T
H
A
L

murder
M
U
R
D
E
R

navy
N
A
V
Y

operative
O
P
E
R
A
T
I
V
E

predator
P
R
E
D
A
T
O
R


message 9: by Jojobean (last edited Nov 30, 2014 10:42AM) (new)

Jojobean | 447 comments rifle
R
I
F
L
E

sniper
S
N
I
P
E
R

Special Services
S
P
E
C
I
A
L
S
E
R
V
I
C
E
S

treason
T
R
E
A
S
O
N

trigger
T
R
I
G
G
E
R

undercover
U
N
D
E
R
C
O
V
E
R

villian
V
I
L
L
A
I
N

weapon
W
E
A
P
O
N


message 10: by Renee (new)

Renee (reneeconoulty) | 3309 comments Welcome to the challenge Joanne!


ilovebakedgoods (Teresa) (ilovebakedgoods) | 0 comments Fun, fun, fun. I am in!

Details to come...


message 12: by Gianna (last edited Aug 13, 2014 06:57AM) (new)

Gianna | 22 comments I'm in! I'll do spell it out though

accident
Dangerous Ground
affair
agency
agent
Airforce
Out of Bounds
alibi
ammunition
A Marrying Man
armed
Army
assassin
Storming Hell's Gate
asset
authority
autopsy
barrel
battle
bodyguard
bolt
bones
bullet
caliber
casualty
Central Intellegence Agency
civilian
clear
command
commando
contract
cop
corrupt
crime
crime scene investigation
criminal
criminal enterprise
danger
dangerous
dead
deadly
death
defence
defend
detective
die
enemies
enemy
enlisted
espionage
fear
Federal Bureau of Investigations
fight
file
fire
flag
guilty
gun
gunslinger
heist
hide
holster
homicide
hostage
hunt
impact
injury
innocent
intelligence
justice
kidnapped
kill
killing
law enforcement
lethal
live
loaded
magazine
military
murder
mystery
Navy
Navy Seal
officer
operative
orders
organized crime
packing heat
patriot
patrol
performance
pistol
police
power
predator
protect
punishment
pursuit
racketeering
reload
revolver
rifle
rogue
round
run
sabotage
secret
security guard
serve
sheriff
shoot
shotgun
sniper
soldier
source
Special Services
spy
stranger
strategy
survivor
target
thief
training
treason
trigger
trooper
undercover
victory
villian
war
weapon


message 13: by Gianna (new)

Gianna | 22 comments .


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Gianna | 22 comments .


message 15: by Jonquil (last edited Aug 24, 2014 08:51PM) (new)

Jonquil | 52 comments Option 5 Combination
Armed to the teeth 11-15

15/15 DONE

1. Louisiana Longshot 8/1 ★★★★★ CIA Assassin goes to small Louisiana town to hide from cartel seeking her, gets caught up in (cozy) mystery
2.The Red Room Grace and Will, risk agents, fight the bad guys using advanced defense/
offense skills in kidnapping, scuffles and coercion. 8/3 ★★★
3.Night of the Loving Dead Cassandra resists her captors 8/2 ★★★
4.Searching for Dragons evil wizards attack the king of the enchanted forest 8/2 ★★★★★
5. The Best School Year Ever the Herdmans terrorize a town 8/1 ★★★
6. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency PI investigates murder 8/3 ★★★
7. The Girl's Guide to (Man) Hunting hunt in title 8/4 ★★
8. Tomb with a View volunteer is murdered 8/13 ★★★
9. Murder, She Wrote: Aloha Betrayed murder in title 8/16 ★★★
10. The Drowning Spool woman is murdered 8/13 ★★★
11. The Good Cop: A Mystery 8/8 ★★★
12. Shadow Spell parents are killed 8/8 ★★
14. Fatal Fixer-Upper several murders 8/7 ★
15. Dead Man Talking man framed for murder 8/12 ★★★


message 16: by Renee (new)

Renee (reneeconoulty) | 3309 comments Welcome to the challenge ilovebakedgoods (Teresa), Gianna & Jonquil!


message 17: by Renee (new)

Renee (reneeconoulty) | 3309 comments Welcome to the challenge Cecily!


message 18: by Shan ~A~ (last edited Jan 05, 2020 09:01PM) (new)

Shan ~A~ (thebookglutton) | 712 comments Armed and Dangerous
Duration: You set the pace
Original Start Date: August 3, 2014
New Start Date: January 5, 2020
End Date: ???

Option 5: Combo
Level:Last Man Standing - 21+ books
Progress:1/21+

Armed ~ Read books that have a character who carries a firearm as part of their day to day life, such as: police, military, spy, security, private detective, CIA, FBI, sheriff, MI5, criminal etc.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Dangerous ~ Read books where one of the characters is in a dangerous situation, such as: being kidnapped, held hostage, war, gunfight, car accident, or other life threatening situation.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Title ~ Read books with associated words (a list is provided farther down with suggestions) in the title.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Spell it out ~ Book's title, series name, authors FN/LN, or character's first, last, or nick-name. May ignore ('A', 'An', 'The', etc.).
sabotage
secret
security guard
serve
sheriff


message 19: by Shan ~A~ (new)

Shan ~A~ (thebookglutton) | 712 comments Reserved: Since there is no definite time limit, this could go on for a while :)


message 20: by Eve (last edited Aug 22, 2014 02:54PM) (new)

Eve | 2 comments I'm in. My first challenge, so don't expect much.
level: armed to the teeth
completed 3/11

Title:
1. Dangerous Liaisons 4.08.14
2. To Kill A Mockingbird
3.
4.

Spell it out:
Hazel, The Fault In Our Stars 5.08.14
Off with their heads!
Schmitt Eric Emmanuel, Oscar and the lady in pink 22.08.14
Tree Grows In Brooklyn
A
Gortner Christopher, The Queen's Vow
E


message 21: by Renee (new)

Renee (reneeconoulty) | 3309 comments Welcome to the challenge Shan and Eva!

Hope you have fun with your first challenge Eva!


message 22: by Suzanne (last edited Jan 20, 2017 02:03PM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 1126 comments Nothing but Reading Challenges
Armed and Dangerous
Duration:
8/1/2014 - Til Done!

Moved to Make More Room


message 23: by Eve (new)

Eve | 2 comments Renee wrote: "Welcome to the challenge Shan and Eva!

Hope you have fun with your first challenge Eva!"


thank you!:3


message 24: by Angie (new)

Angie | 185 comments Armed and Dangerous
Level – Last Man Standing – 0/30
Option 5 (Mix of Option 1 and 2)


Armed
1 - Get Lucky - Suzanne Brockmann
2 - Wild Things - Chloe Neill
3 - Taylor's Temptation - Suzanne Brockmann
4 - If Looks Could Chill - Nina Bruhns
5 - Night Watch - Suzanne Brockmann
6 - The Rule-Breaker - Rhonda Nelson
7 - Burning Alive - Shannon K Butcher
8 - Fired Up - Jayne Ann Krentz
9 - The Defiant Hero - Suzanne Brockmann
10 - Whispers In The Dark - Maya Banks
11 - Born of Fury - Sherrilyn Kenyon
12 - Echoes At Dawn - Maya Banks
13 - Blood Games - Chloe Neill
14 - Shades of Gray - Maya Banks
15 - Over The Edge - Suzanne Brockmann

Dangerous
16 - Origin - Jennifer L Armentrout
17 - Deception Cove - Jayne Castle
18 - Shield of Winter - Nalini Singh
19 - Night Broken - Patricia Briggs
20 - Silver Shadows - Richelle Mead
21 - Running Hot - Jayne Ann Krentz
22 - Unfiltered and Unlawful - Payge Galvin
23 - Styxx - Sherrilyn Kenyon
24 - Dangerous Games - Jayne Ann Krentz
25 - Deadly Sins - Lora Leigh
26 - Strategic Engagement - Catherine Mann
27 - Obsession - Jennifer L Armentrout
28 - Opposition - Jennifer L Armentrout
29 - The Perfect Poison - Amanda Quick
30 - Burning Lamp - Amanda Quick


message 25: by Renee (new)

Renee (reneeconoulty) | 3309 comments Welcome to the challenge Suzanne and Angie!


message 26: by Rebecca (last edited Nov 04, 2014 07:01AM) (new)

Rebecca (rebeccasg) | 3321 comments Armed and Dangerous
Duration: 1 year (August 8th 2014 - August 7th 2015)
Level: Last Man Standing - 21+ books


21/21

Armed
Q is for Quarry (Kinsey Millhone, #17) by Sue Grafton 8/8/14
The Hangman's Daughter (The Hangman's Daughter, #1) by Oliver Pötzsch 10/8/14
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1) by J.R.R. Tolkien 10/10/14

Dangerous
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling 8/12/14
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom 8/17/14
Antiques Maul (A Trash 'n' Treasures Mystery, #2) by Barbara Allan 8/18/14
A Tale of Two Biddies (League of Literary Ladies #2) by Kylie Logan 8/21/14
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2) by J.K. Rowling 8/29/14
Buttercream Bump Off (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #2) by Jenn McKinlay 9/8/14
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt 9/24/14
Service for Two (Pennyfoot Hotel Mystery, #3) by Kate Kingsbury 9/29/14
Antiques Flee Market (A Trash 'n' Treasures Mystery, #3) by Barbara Allan 10/1/14
The Road by Cormac McCarthy 10/15/14
The Kingmaker's Daughter (The Cousins' War #4) by Philippa Gregory 10/24/14

Title
Plum Pudding Murder (Hannah Swensen, #12) by Joanne Fluke 8/19/14
The Kill Artist (Gabriel Allon, #1) by Daniel Silva 9/2/14
Guidebook to Murder (A Tourist Trap Mystery #1) by Lynn Cahoon 9/3/14
Murdermobile (Portland Bookmobile Mysteries, #1) by B.B. Cantwell 9/15/14
Frankly My Dear, I'm Dead (A Delilah Dickinson Literary Tour Mystery, #1) by Livia J. Washburn 10/10/14
Farm Fresh Murder (A Farmers' Market Mystery, #1) by Paige Shelton 10/15/14
Killer Cuts (Dead-End Job Mystery, #8) by Elaine Viets 11/2/14


message 27: by AndaM (new)

AndaM | 168 comments Reading Challenges > Armed and Dangerous
Option 4 - Spell it out
Start 08/01/14
0/143

Part 1 0/77

agent 0/5
A
G
E
N
T

alibi 0/5
A
L
I
B
I

armed 0/5
A
R
M
E
D

autopsy 0/7
A
U
T
O
P
S
Y

bones 0/5
B
O
N
E
S

cop 0/3
C
O
P

crime 0/5
C
R
I
M
E

dangerous 0/9
D
A
N
G
E
R
O
U
S

death 0/5
D
E
A
T
H

detective 0/9
D
E
T
E
C
T
I
V
E

fear 0/4
F
E
A
R

homicide 0/8
H
O
M
U
C
I
D
E

hostage 0/7
H
O
S
T
A
G
E


message 28: by AndaM (new)

AndaM | 168 comments Part 2
0/66

innocent 0/8
I
N
N
O
C
E
N
T

murder 0/5
M
U
R
D
E
R

Navy Seal 0/8
N
A
V
Y

S
E
A
L

police 0/6
P
O
L
I
C
E

rifle 0/5
R
I
F
L
E

sniper 0/6
S
N
I
P
E
R

shotgun 0/7
S
H
O
T
G
U
N

training 0/8
T
R
A
I
N
I
N
G

undercover 0/10
U
N
D
E
R
C
O
V
E
R

war 0/3
W
A
R


message 29: by Shelly (new)

Shelly Bretheim (shellybre) | 43 comments I think I am going to do a mix of option 1 & 2

Last Man Standing - 21+

Option 1 - Armed

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.

Option 2 - Dangerous

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.


message 30: by Renee (new)

Renee (reneeconoulty) | 3309 comments Welcome to the challenge RebeccaS, AndaM and Shelley!


message 31: by OddModicum Rachel (last edited Aug 10, 2014 03:38PM) (new)

OddModicum Rachel (oddmodicumrachel) | 126 comments OOh, I definitely want to do this challege! Rip roaringly fun! And thanks to Jane (if you're around) for getting me to leave my Team Hook comfort zone and peek around for other challenges. ;)

I'll come back when I've a bit more brain power (right now I lack the grok) and figure out all the rules and plan my course of attack. ;) Not sure how I'll go about it yet, but definitely will aim for 'Last Man Standing' level. So exciting!


message 32: by OddModicum Rachel (last edited Aug 17, 2014 02:38PM) (new)

OddModicum Rachel (oddmodicumrachel) | 126 comments K... someone yell out if I do this wrong. These challenges are super new to me. ;) Duration - within 6 mos. I'm going to try a combination of 4 Spell it out, 1 Armed, 2 Dangerous. "Last Man Standing" level with 26 books total.
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Spell it out... phrase "Armed & Dangerous" (16 books total) I stuck two suggested words together as a phrase.

A Blood Warrior A - 'Alex Montgomery Saga' series 8/13

R

M The Watcher M - Mia (char name) 8/16

E The Virgin of the Wind Rose: A Mystery-Thriller of the End Times E - Elymas (char name)

D


& Days of Blood & Starlight & - ampersand in title (since nothing starts w 'and'. lol)


D William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope D - Doescher (author name)

A

N

G The Hybrid: Book 1 G - Gertrude (char name) 8/16

E

R

O The Blood Gospel O - 'Order of the Sanguines' Series

U

S
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"Armed" content in book (5 books total)
1) Skin Game by Jim Butcher, Karrin Murphy is Armed. 8/16
2)
3)
4)
5)
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"Dangerous" content in book (5 books total)
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)


PROGRESS: As of 8/17, 4 books read, 22 books to go to complete challenge. ;)


message 33: by Renee (new)

Renee (reneeconoulty) | 3309 comments Welcome to the challenge Rachel. I love your "&" solution (and I enjoyed the book you choose too).
I usually pay the books after I read then because I'm not much of a planner but other people plan out the books and strike through or mark them when they're done. It's up to you.


message 34: by Barbara ★ (last edited Feb 22, 2015 09:10AM) (new)

Barbara ★ I'm in for option 5 - Last Man Standing
Duration: August 1, 2014 - July 31, 2015

READ: 50/50

✔ 1. Armed - character carries a gun
1. Cross Fire - James Patterson (cop) 8/5
2. Feel the Heat - Cindy Gerard (spec ops) 8/16
3. Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons - Denise Grover Swank (cop) 8/28
4. Middle of Nowhere - Ridley Pearson 9/11
5. Green-Eyed Demon - Jaye Wells 9/13
6. Power Play - Catherine Coulter 9/29
7. Deadlock - Iris Johansen 10/30
8. Merry Christmas, Alex Cross - James Patterson 10/30
9. Alex Cross, Run - James Patterson 11/14
10. The City and the City - China Miéville 11/21
Cross Fire (Alex Cross, #17) by James Patterson Feel the Heat (Black Ops, #4) by Cindy Gerard Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons (Rose Gardner, #2) by Denise Grover Swank Middle of Nowhere by Ridley Pearson Green-Eyed Demon (Sabina Kane, #3) by Jaye Wells Power Play (FBI Thriller, #18) by Catherine Coulter Deadlock by Iris Johansen Merry Christmas, Alex Cross (Alex Cross, #19) by James Patterson Alex Cross, Run (Alex Cross, #20) by James Patterson The City & the City by China Miéville

✔ 2. Dangerous - character in dangerous situation
1. Heart of Atlantis - Alyssa Day 8/11
2. Are You Scared Yet? - Hunter Morgan 8/19
3. Darkest Highlander - Donna Grant 8/20
4. Redemption - Susannah Sandlin 8/24
5. Dire Wants - Stephanie Tyler 8/26
6. A Warrior's Promise - Donna Fletcher 8/27
7. The Mage in Black - Jaye Wells 8/28
8. Darkfire Kiss - Deborah Cooke 8/29
9. Frostfire - Lynn Viehl 8/30
10. No Longer a Gentleman - Mary Jo Putney 8/30
Heart of Atlantis (Warriors of Poseidon, #8) by Alyssa Day Are You Scared Yet? by Hunter Morgan Darkest Highlander (Dark Sword, #6) by Donna Grant Redemption (Penton Legacy, #1) by Susannah Sandlin Dire Wants (Eternal Wolf Clan, #2) by Stephanie Tyler A Warrior's Promise (The Warrior King, #3) by Donna Fletcher The Mage in Black (Sabina Kane, #2) by Jaye Wells Darkfire Kiss (Dragonfire, #6) by Deborah Cooke Frostfire (Kyndred, #3) by Lynn Viehl No Longer a Gentleman (Lost Lords, #4) by Mary Jo Putney

✔ 3. Title - dangerous word in title
1. A Thief In A Kilt - Sandy Blair 8/9
2. Slay It with Flowers - Kate Collins 8/9
3. The Trouble With Witches - Shirley Damsgaard 8/16
4. The Deadliest Bite - Jennifer Rardin 9/6
5. Double Shot - Diane Mott Davidson 9/22
6. Kill Alex Cross - James Patterson 9/24
7. Killing Grounds - Dana Stabenow 9/30
8. Light My Fire - G.A. Aiken 1/5
9. Bombshell - Catherine Coulter 1/16
10. Devil Bones - Kathy Reichs 1/21
A Thief In A Kilt (Castle Blackstone, #3) by Sandy Blair Slay It with Flowers (A Flower Shop Mystery, #2) by Kate Collins The Trouble With Witches (Ophelia & Abby, #3) by Shirley Damsgaard The Deadliest Bite (Jaz Parks, #8) by Jennifer Rardin Double Shot (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #12) by Diane Mott Davidson Kill Alex Cross (Alex Cross, #18) by James Patterson Killing Grounds (Kate Shugak, #8) by Dana Stabenow Light My Fire (Dragon Kin, #7) by G.A. Aiken Bombshell (FBI Thriller #17) by Catherine Coulter Devil Bones (Temperance Brennan, #11) by Kathy Reichs

✔ 4. Spell It Out
A: And One Last Thing ... - Molly Harper 8/27
R: The Big Dirt Nap - Rosemary Harris 8/17
M: Can't Buy Me Love - Molly O'Keefe 8/21
E: The Serpent on the Crown - Elizabeth Peters 8/22
D: The Devil's Punchbowl - Greg Iles 8/3

&: Tall, Dark & Lonely - R.L. Mathewson 8/13

D: A Taint In The Blood - Dana Stabenow 8/10
A: Angel Fever - L.A. Weatherly 9/9
N: Nightshine - Lynn Viehl 9/16
G: Some Kind Of Fairy Tale - Graham Joyce 8/22
E: Evertrue - Brodi Ashton 9/29
R: Bitten in Two - Jennifer Rardin 8/31
O: On the Prowl - Christine Warren 8/4
U: White Wedding - Ursula Sinclair 8/11
S: Vampire Mine - Kerrelyn Sparks 8/2
And One Last Thing ... by Molly Harper The Big Dirt Nap (Dirty Business, #2) by Rosemary Harris Can't Buy Me Love (Crooked Creek Ranch, #1) by Molly O'Keefe The Serpent on the Crown (Amelia Peabody, #17) by Elizabeth Peters The Devil's Punchbowl (Penn Cage, #3) by Greg Iles Tall, Dark & Lonely (Pyte/Sentinel, #1) by R.L. Mathewson A Taint In The Blood (Kate Shugak, #14) by Dana Stabenow Angel Fever (Angel, #3) by L.A. Weatherly Nightshine (Kyndred, #4) by Lynn Viehl Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce Evertrue (Everneath, #3) by Brodi Ashton Bitten in Two (Jaz Parks, #7) by Jennifer Rardin On the Prowl (The Others, #6) by Christine Warren White Wedding by Ursula Sinclair Vampire Mine (Love at Stake, #10) by Kerrelyn Sparks

A: Animal Magnetism - Jill Shalvis 9/25
G: Goddess - Fiona McIntosh 9/13
E: Wife for Hire - Janet Evanovich 9/24
N: Nickeled-and-Dimed to Death - Denise Swanson 9/15
T: The Thirteenth House - Sharon Shinn 8/7
Animal Magnetism (Animal Magnetism, #1) by Jill Shalvis Goddess (Percheron, #3) by Fiona McIntosh Wife for Hire (Elsie Hawkins #3) by Janet Evanovich Nickeled-and-Dimed to Death (Devereaux's Dime Store Mystery, #2) by Denise Swanson The Thirteenth House (Twelve Houses, #2) by Sharon Shinn

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 35: by OddModicum Rachel (last edited Aug 11, 2014 04:02PM) (new)

OddModicum Rachel (oddmodicumrachel) | 126 comments Renee wrote: "Welcome to the challenge Rachel. I love your "&" solution (and I enjoyed the book you choose too).
I usually pay the books after I read then because I'm not much of a planner but other people plan..."


lol Thanks, Renee! I was gonna just skip the 'and', but figured it was more fun that way. ;P

Question... is this like the big challenge... heck, I don't even know what the challenge is called, but I'm on Team Hook, and theres Team Torchwood, etc, etc... where we have to set up an 'armed and dangerous' shelf and stick all our books we read for challenge in it? Or just post em up in our little 'area'?


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Renee (reneeconoulty) | 3309 comments OddModicum Rachel wrote: "Renee wrote: "Welcome to the challenge Rachel. I love your "&" solution (and I enjoyed the book you choose too).
I usually pay the books after I read then because I'm not much of a planner but oth..."


This is an individual challenge, so you can just post things here. The Wheel-a-thon is a big team challenge, so we decided specific shelves would help us check things. Nobody will check up on you for the individual challenges, they are for you.

Hope you're having lots of fun!


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Renee (reneeconoulty) | 3309 comments Welcome to the challange Barbara!


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Jonquil | 52 comments Message 15 finished (lots of murders)


message 39: by OddModicum Rachel (last edited Aug 17, 2014 02:42PM) (new)

OddModicum Rachel (oddmodicumrachel) | 126 comments Okie doke... updated my progress in Message #33 above. 4 books down... 22 to go! This coming week will likely be very slow as I've got 8 bazillion other things to take care of. Don't you hate when life interferes with your ability to read yourself silly? ;)


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Renee (reneeconoulty) | 3309 comments Congrats Jonquil!

I know how you feel Rachel. Sometimes real life just gets in the way!


message 41: by Lau Maia (last edited Mar 03, 2018 02:15PM) (new)

Lau Maia I'm in for option 5 - Last Man Standing
Duration: August 1, 2014 - October 8, 2017

READ: 50/50

1. Armed - character carries a gun
1. 18 Seconds - George D. Shuman
2. Vanished - Danielle Steel
3. Storm Front - Jim Butcher
4. Auschwitz: A New History - Laurence Rees
5. Bravo Two Zero - Andy McNab
6. The Girl Who Played with Fire - Stieg Larsson
7. Inferno - Dan Brown
8. Assassin's Creed: The Secret Crusade - Oliver Bowden
9. Pecados na Noite - Tami Hoag
10. Casino Royale - Ian Fleming

2. Dangerous - character in dangerous situation
1. Uma Aventura no Bosque - Ana Maria Magalhães
2. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe- C.S. Lewis
3. Lavrar o Mar - Um Novo Olhar Sobre o Relacionamento Entre Pais e Filhos
4. Twilight - Stephenie Meyer
5. A Ruiva - Fialho de Almeida
6. Prince Caspian - C.S. Lewis
7. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader - C.S. Lewis
8. The Silver Chair - C.S. Lewis
9. Living Dead in Dallas - Charlaine Harris
10.Club Dead - Charlaine Harris

3. Title - dangerous word in title
1. Este homem é perigoso - Peter Cheyney
2. Águas Perigosas - Dominique David
3. Blade Runner: Perigo Iminente - Philip K. Dick
4. The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan
5. A Noite da Reencarnação Final - Arthur Byron Cover
6. Chuva em dia de Bruxas - Christopher Golden
7. A Estalagem das Duas Bruxas - Joseph Conrad
8. A Colina das Bruxas - Marion Zimmer Bradley
9. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
10. Diário de Um Killer Sentimental - Luis Sepúlveda

4. Spell It Out
A: Fantasy Lover - J.R. Ward
R: Couplehood - Paul Reiser
M: Vai Uma Rapidinha? - Maria de Vasconcelos
E: Emmanuelle - Emmanuelle Arsan
D: Desesperadamente Giulia - Sveva Casati Modignani

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D: Del Sufrimiento a la Paz - Ignacio Larrañaga
A: All He Ever Wanted - Anita Shreve
N: Nazarenas e Matrioskas - Margarida Rebelo Pinto
G: The Seventh Gate - Richard Zimler
E: O Estranho Caso do Dr. Jekyll e do Sr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson
R: Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead
O: Os Sensos Incomuns - Maria Isabel Barreno
U: Uma Aventura no Bosque - Ana Maria Magalhães
S: Sundome, Vol. 1 - Kazuto Okada

A: Assassin's Apprentice - Robin Hobb
G: El coronel no tiene quien le escriba - Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
E: A Peste Escarlate - Jack London
N: O Pai Natal Não Existe - Nilton
T: Lições de Dactilografia - André Mayans Tunhas


OddModicum Rachel (oddmodicumrachel) | 126 comments lol Renee... I'm often irritated by 'real life' in general. ;)

Welcome, Isabel! Love your ambitious challenge strategy! Was trying to think of books with Dangerous in the title, offhand. Bout the only thing I could come up with was Dangerous Liasons. Les Liaisons Dangereuses Dying to see what titles you come up with for that one!


message 43: by ☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ (last edited Aug 18, 2014 08:44PM) (new)

☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments I'm in!!! :)

Duration: Start:August 18,2014
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Level: Last Man Standing - 21+ books


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Renee (reneeconoulty) | 3309 comments Welcome to the challenge Isabel and Carmen!


OddModicum Rachel (oddmodicumrachel) | 126 comments The Bootyshaker is in the building! Hey, Carmen!

I meant to ask... is it sort of standard in this group to count re-reads if its been more than 6 mos since you first read them like they do w 'wheel a thon'? I'm a mad re-reader, and tend to read my faves every year or two. Wanted to make sure that was a group standard before I started counting them here, though.


☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments Hey OddModicum Rachel!!


message 48: by Hilary (last edited Feb 28, 2015 07:47AM) (new)

Hilary (bookboss) Armed and Dangerous
Duration: You set the pace
Start Date: August 23, 2014
End Date: ??
Option 5: Combo
Level: Packing Heat, 6-10 books
Progress:7 books!
S-Since Last Summer8/25/14
P - Pride Over Pity 2/27/15
Y - Yoga for Anxiety: Meditations and Practices for Calming the Body and Mind 11/20/14

A - Away Laughing on a Fast Camel 1/8/15
R - Red Rose County - A Novella 1/14/15
M-Mask of the Swan 11/10/14
E- Eternally Bound 11/8/14
D- Desired Affliction 1 8/31/14


message 49: by Renee (new)

Renee (reneeconoulty) | 3309 comments Welcome to the challenge Hilary!

Rachel, we usually have the 6 month rule on re reads in the team challenges. This is an individual challenge so it's all about being fun for you so you can run this one how ever you like.


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