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message 1: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments use this thread to discuss books - each member in group, please reserve a post for reporting status of books


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Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments Genre
science fiction
early 20th century thru WW2
erotica
dystopia/apocalytpic/zombies
shapeshifters - other

Members
Chris
Elizabeth (book)
Ezinwanyi~the Troublemaker
Jenn Dee
Megan
Nicole
Pam
Rissa
Roger
Sallie(Georgia Girl)
Sarah
Shannon
Valerie


message 3: by Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!) (last edited Aug 13, 2014 09:03AM) (new)

Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!) (rissa79) | 41 comments Saved!


A. science fiction- Blind Space 206 Pages. Tagged Sci-fi 93 times:https://www.goodreads.com/work/shelve...
B. early 20th century thru WW2- Pathfinder
C. erotica - Be Brave (172 Pages)
https://www.goodreads.com/work/shelve...★★★★ 8/11/14
D. dystopia/apocalytpic/zombies- Strain (375 pages)
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/2...
E. shapeshifters - other- Scales And A Tail 155 Pages (Dragon...it's in the blurb & on the Dragon Listopia https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...)★★★ 8/8/14
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Ranks Just Based on Theme
1. Erotica
2. Shifters -Other
3. Sci-Fi
4. Dystopia/Apocalytpic/Zombies
5. Early 20th century thru WW2
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message 4: by Megan L (last edited Jul 30, 2014 10:21AM) (new)

Megan L Harnett | 806 comments Saving my Spot!

My list of books just for planning purposes:

Science Fiction: Claimed/Evangeline Anderson
Early 20th Century: Thornbrook Park/Sherri Browning
Erotica: Gabriel's Rapture/Sylvain Reynard
Dystopia: The Selection/Kiera Cass
Shifters-Other: The Wallflower/Dana Marie Bell


Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!) (rissa79) | 41 comments Hey group C members!

I think this was the ONE group I didn't wanna be placed in. I dislike every theme in it... besides erotica! Lol.

This is gonna be one long hard challenge for me. :(


message 6: by Megan L (new)

Megan L Harnett | 806 comments Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!) wrote: "Hey group C members!

I think this was the ONE group I didn't wanna be placed in. I dislike every theme in it... besides erotica! Lol.

This is gonna be one long hard challenge for me. :("


Yeah me too! Oh well!


message 7: by Sarah (last edited Aug 29, 2014 05:20AM) (new)

Sarah | 41 comments List:

Science Fiction - The Pedlar and the Bandit King (was on a couple of science fiction GR lists) - 3 Stars
Early 20th Century - The Dark Farewell - 4 Stars
Erotica - Dangerous Boys and Their Toy - 3 Stars
Dystopia/Apocalypic/Zombies - Afterimage 4 Stars
Shapeshifters/Other - The Cat’s Meow - 4 Stars

Ranking
1. Shapeshifters
2. Erotica
3. Early 20th Century
4. Science Fiction
5. Dystopia/Apocalypic/Zombies


Comments
This was hard. Shapeshifters was an easy pick for me as #1, but I really did enjoy the early 20th century book. The era did appeal to me, but I wasn't sure if it was truly the era or just the writer. I love Josh Lanyon. That is why I put it as #3. I struggled with the ranking of science fiction and dystopia. I normally HATE dystopia but I love the In the Company of Shadows series. Also, I love science fiction, but The Pedlar and the Bandit King just didn't do much for me. Since Afterimage didn't really stress the dystopia world, I placed science fiction at #4, even though the science fiction book was my least favorite read.


message 8: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 41 comments I think this is the group most people didn't want...lol.

I know dystopia is one of my least favorite categories of all time.

Question:
Doesn't The Only Gold take place in early 20th century? I thought it did. Also, what period of time is Widdershins?


message 9: by Ty (new)

Ty  | 1943 comments I had a book for every one of these genres *glares at the magical mixer*


Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!) (rissa79) | 41 comments I'm glad I'm not the only one groaning over these themes.


message 11: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (mooselover) | 2121 comments Rissa, don't worry, Shannon will be here soon moaning as well....


message 12: by Pamela Su (new)

Pamela Su (thebluebaroness) | 194 comments Sarah wrote: "I think this is the group most people didn't want...lol.

I know dystopia is one of my least favorite categories of all time.

Question:
Doesn't The Only Gold take place in early ..."


Widdershins takes place in 1897. :)


message 13: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 41 comments Pamela Su wrote: "Sarah wrote: "I think this is the group most people didn't want...lol.

I know dystopia is one of my least favorite categories of all time.

Question:
Doesn't The Only Gold take p..."


Crap! Thanks Pamela.


message 14: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 41 comments If Widdershins takes place in 1897, then how much time passes between book 1 and 2? If book two takes place at least 3 years later, I should be good. *fingers crossed*


message 15: by Pamela Su (new)

Pamela Su (thebluebaroness) | 194 comments Sorry. :( Book 2 appears to continue a few weeks after the first book ends. (But if I'm wrong, I'm sure someone will correct me!)


message 16: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 41 comments Pamela Su wrote: "Sorry. :( Book 2 appears to continue a few weeks after the first book ends. (But if I'm wrong, I'm sure someone will correct me!)"

You're killing me Pamela!


message 17: by Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!) (last edited Jul 30, 2014 06:25AM) (new)

Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!) (rissa79) | 41 comments Any (MM) suggestions for 'early 20th century thru WW2'!

I'd like something without the stupid dialogue/word usage (hard to find i'm sure) they use in historicals and something that falls right around the 150 page limit. Am I asking for to much?! lol


message 18: by Pamela Su (new)

Pamela Su (thebluebaroness) | 194 comments I'm sorry! I tried searching for suitable MM historicals, but they're all pre-1900s. :(


message 19: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 41 comments Whistling in the Dark is set in 1919!


message 20: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 41 comments Is there a page limit to this challenge? If not, Tamara Allen has another short free book set during the Great Depression, If It Ain't Love.


message 21: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 41 comments Josh Lanyon has a book, Snowball in Hell set in 1943. That's during WWII.


message 22: by Sarah (last edited Jul 30, 2014 06:56AM) (new)

Sarah | 41 comments Another one from Josh Lanyon set in the 20s, The Dark Farewell.

Also, Lessons in Love, 1905.


message 23: by Fran, Moderator (new)

Fran | 10999 comments There is a 150 page/45k word minimum.


message 24: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments rissa - i'm deleting your comment - DV (no matter what context) is inappropriate in this group


message 25: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 41 comments James Lear's series beginnig with the The Back Passage takes place in the 1920s.


message 26: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 41 comments Fran wrote: "There is a 150 page/45k word minimum."

Thanks.


Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!) (rissa79) | 41 comments Dee wrote: "rissa - i'm deleting your comment - DV (no matter what context) is inappropriate in this group"

I'm sorry...and do apologize. :(


message 28: by Fran, Moderator (new)

Fran | 10999 comments I found an m/m that fits the early 20th c- WW 11 category and looks good...

Bonds of Earth Bonds of Earth by G.N. Chevalier


Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!) (rissa79) | 41 comments Fran wrote: "I found an m/m that fits the early 20th c- WW 11 category and looks good...

Bonds of EarthBonds of Earth by G.N. Chevalier"


Thanks Fran. I'll keep this one in mind. :)


message 30: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments I haven't read, but this one was mentioned on the amazon mm thread from someone who reads a lot - Make Do and Mend (WW2)


message 31: by Sarah (last edited Jul 30, 2014 07:58AM) (new)

Sarah | 41 comments So far for early 19th century we have:

Make Do and Mend
Bonds of Earth
The Back Passage - whole series is in time period
Lessons in Love - whole series in time period
The Dark Farewell
Snowball in Hell
Whistling in the Dark

It looks like all of these are MM reads.


message 33: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 41 comments Here is a link to Goodreads Romance books set in early/mid 20th century.

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...


message 34: by Ezinwanyi (last edited Aug 30, 2014 08:45AM) (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 2657 comments Ezi's Spot.
Reading 3/5


1) Science fiction: The Eighth Guardian (Done 8/28) ★★★★
2) Early 20th century thru WW2: Treasure of the Sun(Done 8/29) ★★★
3) Erotica: Mystery Man (Done 8/10) ★★
4) Dystopia/apocalytpic/zombies: Beyond the Night(Done 8/14) ★★★
5) Shapeshifters – other (Dragons): Knight Awakened(Done 8/12) ★★★1/2

Claimed (Brides of the Kindred, #1) by Evangeline Anderson The Eighth Guardian (Annum Guard, #1) by Meredith McCardle Beauty from Pain (Beauty, #1) by Georgia Cates Mystery Man (Dream Man, #1) by Kristen Ashley Beyond the Night (Envy Chronicles, #1) by Joss Ware Knight Awakened (Circle of Seven, #1) by Coreene Callahan

Ranking:
1) Science fiction:
2) Early 20th century thru WW2:
3) Shapeshifters – other (Dragons):
4) Dystopia/apocalytpic/zombies:
5) Erotica:


message 35: by Ezinwanyi (last edited Jul 30, 2014 08:50AM) (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 2657 comments Fran wrote: "I found an m/m that fits the early 20th c- WW 11 category and looks good..."

Looks like Aleks V has some books I need to look into :D
Special Forces - Soldiers;Gold Digger;Skybound;The Lion of Kent;Scorpion;Unhinge the Universe


message 36: by Ezinwanyi (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 2657 comments Ezi's Spot


Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!) (rissa79) | 41 comments Ezi to the rescue!

Aleks V has some possibilities?! That just make this whole category a whole lot better. :)


message 38: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments check lengths - Lion of Kent is too short (86pgs); so is Skybound (44pgs).


message 39: by Shannon (last edited Aug 13, 2014 12:43AM) (new)

Shannon (pokey36) | 1628 comments Shannon's spot!
(This is gonna be painful!)

✓Sci-Fi: Ashland, 151 pages/GR, Shelf: Sci-Fi Futuristic 8/12/14 ★★★★
✓Early 20th thru WW2: Pathfinder, 194 pages/GR, Amid the planes and bombs of World War Two.... Finished 8/2/14 ★★★★
✓Erotica: A Dance with Domination, 220 pages/GR, #66 in Books > Gay & Lesbian > Literature & Fiction > Erotica Finished 8/3/14 ★★★★
✓Dystopia/Apocolypse/Zombie: Strain, 375 pages/GR, List: Gay Post Apocalyptic/Dystopic 8/13/14 ★★★★
✓Shifters (Not Wolf or Bear): A Shadow of Wings, 164 pages/GR, he’s a freak among freaks, a cockatrice shifter 8/11/14 ★★★★


message 40: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments cockatrice?


message 41: by Shannon (new)

Shannon (pokey36) | 1628 comments Lisa - President of Challengeaholics Anon and Challenge Enabler wrote: "Rissa, don't worry, Shannon will be here soon moaning as well...."

Hey!! I'm more than moaning, I'm actually sobbing a tiny bit. :p


message 42: by Shannon (new)

Shannon (pokey36) | 1628 comments Dee wrote: "cockatrice?"

It's not a bear or a wolf though right? Who doesn't love a little birdy shifter?


message 43: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments i've just never heard of a cockatrice ;)


message 44: by Pam (last edited Aug 28, 2014 08:14PM) (new)

Pam | 1047 comments Pam's spot

Completed 5/5

✓Shape shifters other than wolves/bear Magic Rises ★★★★★
✓Sci-Fi The Adoration of Jenna Fox ★★★★★
✓Early 20th The Baker's Daughter ★★★★★
✓Dystopia/apocalyptic/zombie Angelfall ★★★
✓Erotica The Darkest Night ★★ 1/2


message 45: by Pam (new)

Pam | 1047 comments Hurray, Angelfall is free on Kindle unlimited!


Roger - president of NBR United - (roger_presidentofnbrunited) | 1135 comments OArrghh this is like the worst group for me!


Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!) (rissa79) | 41 comments Roger wrote: "OArrghh this is like the worst group for me!"

Ditto Roger, Ditto!


message 48: by Dee (last edited Jul 30, 2014 10:29AM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments (dee inserts evil manical laugh)


message 49: by Roger - president of NBR United - (last edited Aug 27, 2014 08:12AM) (new)

Roger - president of NBR United - (roger_presidentofnbrunited) | 1135 comments FINISHED 8/27
Well sci fi is good for me and I know I will be reading from the Sci Regency series by J.L. Langley (which ever one I get from the library first.

science fiction -- My Regelence Rake374 pages. 5 stars I love this series and 8/20
early 20th century thru WW2 -- Into Deep Waters set during world war II 172 pages. kaje is just so great 4 stars 8/17
erotica -- Lion Hearted 167pages/ Amazon #36 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Erotica > LGBT > Gay 3 stars 8/13
dystopia/apocalytpic/zombies -- Sunset504 pages Gay Post-Apocalyptic/Dystopic yay a book I read and liked in this genre. to bad it so big. 8/27 5 stars vampires magic space travel good plot what is not to love.
shapeshifters (other) - A Shadow of Wings yay own this and might have to change my readers choice book to cover this for M/M Scavenger Hunt 8/11 5 stars I would definitely say this covers the other a cockatrice shifter.

rankings for books
My regelence rake
a shadow of wings
Sunset
Into deep waters
Lion hearted

Ranking for categories
1. Sci-fi
2. Shifters other
3. erotica
4. historical (Early 20th century to WWII)
5. post apocalyptical dystopia Zombies


Roger - president of NBR United - (roger_presidentofnbrunited) | 1135 comments Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!) wrote: "Any (MM) suggestions for 'early 20th century thru WW2'!

I'd like something without the stupid dialogue/word usage (hard to find i'm sure) they use in historicals and something that falls right aro..."


Rissa at 172 pages Kaje Harper's Into Deep Waters is good


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