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message 1: by Amyiw, Challenges Moderator (new)

Amyiw | 1083 comments Mod
So lots of travel and warm lazy days for us in the North, and I thought I would do a easy 12 book challenge.
Here are the categories.
1. New author or series you've been wanting to start.
2. An indulgent read, whether a re-read of a favorite or a book you think of as fluff, fluffy, or something you love but wouldn't brag about reading, like erotica, romance, etc...
3. Continue a series that you enjoy or read the latest new release.
4. And because we are Vampire and Fantasy, I'm going to stretch it and make Fantasy any fantasy, including scifi and pure fantasy or PNR/UF as we usually do.

Try to read one book of each and 12 of any combo. Post your favorite 5 reads separately. and lets see if we can get one of the others to read one of your favorites from the summer.


message 2: by Aly is so frigging bored (last edited Aug 04, 2018 12:42AM) (new)

Aly is so frigging bored I'm in! It sounds fun!

1. New author/series
Jordan Reclaimed (Preload, #1) by Scarlett Cole Iron and Magic (The Iron Covenant, #1) by Ilona Andrews Captured by a Laird (The Douglas Legacy, #1) by Margaret Mallory Claimed by a Highlander (The Douglas Legacy, #2) by Margaret Mallory Kidnapped by a Rogue (The Douglas Legacy, #3) by Margaret Mallory Shadowbound (Dark Arts, #1) by Bec McMaster Hexbound (Dark Arts, #2) by Bec McMaster Hexbound (Dark Arts, #2) by Bec McMaster Wickedly Dangerous (Baba Yaga, #1) by Deborah Blake Wickedly Magical (Baba Yaga, #0.5) by Deborah Blake

2. Indulgent read
Getting Schooled (Getting Some, #1) by Emma Chase Mated on Hades Celestial Mates by Golden Angel
The whole Kate Daniels series, including shorts

3. New release in a series
Wicked and the Wallflower (The Bareknuckle Bastards, #1) by Sarah MacLean Born to Be Wilde (The Wildes of Lindow Castle, #3) by Eloisa James White Lies (Arcane Society, #2) by Jayne Ann Krentz Rainy Day Friends (Wildstone, #2) by Jill Shalvis Dangerous Control (Dark Dominance, #3) by Annabel Joseph It Started with a Kiss (The Worthingtons, #3) by Ella Quinn The Marquis and I (The Worthingtons, #4) by Ella Quinn You Never Forget Your First Earl (The Worthingtons, #5) by Ella Quinn Ocean Light (Psy-Changeling Trinity, #2; Psy-Changeling, #17) by Nalini Singh

Since I saw everyone putting every genre in, that makes me even happier :)


message 3: by Sana (last edited Aug 28, 2018 07:46AM) (new)

Sana Zameer (sanazameer) Summer Challenge

1. New author/series:
NS- The Start of Something Good (Stay, #1) by Jennifer Probst Stay #1 27/6/18 ★★★★
NA/NS- Kings of the Wyld (The Band, #1) by Nicholas Eames The Band #1 22/7/18 ★★★★★
NA/NS- The Vampire Voss (Regency Draculia, #1) by Colleen Gleason Regency Draculia #1 9/8/18 ★★★★1/2 https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
NA- Xander's Mate (Daddy Dragon Guardians) by Meg Ripley 6/8/18 ★★★
NA/NS- Her Dark Angel Of The Night (Nocturnia #1) by Scerina Elizabeth 5/8/18 ★ https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
NS/NA - The Queen's Poisoner (Kingfountain, #1) by Jeff Wheeler 10/8/18 ★★★ https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
NA/NS- The Witch Hunter (The Witch Hunter, #1) by Virginia Boecker 29/7/18 ★★★
NS- Dance of Thieves (Dance of Thieves, #1) by Mary E. Pearson 18/8/18 ★★★ https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
NA/NS: In Bed with a Highlander (McCabe Trilogy, #1) by Maya Banks 28/8/18 ★★★ https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


2. An indulgent read:
Tangled (Tangled, #1) by Emma Chase 8/6/18 ★★★★ https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Truce (Neighbor from Hell, #4) by R.L. Mathewson 16/6/18 ★★★★1/2 https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
The Game Plan (Neighbor from Hell, #5) by R.L. Mathewson 23/6/18 ★★★1/2 https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Save a Truck, Ride a Redneck (Southern Eclectic, #0.5) by Molly Harper 27/6/18 ★★★ https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Unplugged (A Chrissy McMullen Mystery, #2) by Lois Greiman 28/7/18 ★★ https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
The Naked Truth by Vi Keeland 19/8/18 ★★ https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Tangled Extra Scenes (Tangled, #1.1) by Emma Chase 12/8/18 ★★★ https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Twisted (Tangled, #2) by Emma Chase 14/8/18 ★★.75 https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
A Little Big Rock (Big Rock, #0.5) by Lauren Blakely 22/8/18 ★★ https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
The Beachside Sweet Shop A Feel Good Romantic Comedy by Karen Clarke 28/8/18 ★★ https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

3. Continue a series:
Prison of Hope (Hellequin Chronicles, #4) by Steve McHugh Hellequin Chronicles #4 21/6/18 ★★★★★ https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson, #4) by Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson #4 12/6/18 ★★★
Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, #5) by Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson #5 10/7/18 ★★★ https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
River Marked (Mercy Thompson, #6) by Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson #6 11/7/18 ★★★★ https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson, #7) by Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson #7 21/7/18 ★★1/2 https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Night Broken (Mercy Thompson, #8) by Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson #8 22/7/18 ★★ https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson, #9) by Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson #9 24/7/18 ★★★
Goddess of Forgetfulness (Immortal Matchmakers, Inc. #4) by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff Immortal Matchmaker Inc. #3 23/6/18 ★★★★★https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Lover Enshrined (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #6) by J.R. Ward Black Dagger Brotherhood #6 2/8/18 ★★ https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Luc (Wolves of the Rising Sun, #3) by Kenzie Cox Wolves of the Rising Sun #3 28/7/18 ★★★
The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower, #2) by Stephen King The Dark Tower Series #2 31/7/18 ★★★★
Undead Sublet (Half-Moon Hollow, #2.5) by Molly Harper Half-Moon Hollows #2.5 11/8/18 ★★★
The Vampire Dimitri (Regency Draculia, #2) by Colleen Gleason Regency Draculia #2 20/8/18 ★★★★ https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


4. Fantasy:
Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson, #3) by Patricia Briggs UF 8/6/18 ★★★1/2 https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Tinker Bell and the Pirate (Once Upon a Spell, #4) by Vivienne Savage Fantasy/fairytale Retelling 14/6/18 ★★★1/2 https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Better Homes and Hauntings by Molly Harper Paranormal/Ghosts 4/7/18 ★★★ https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Firefighter Pegasus (Fire & Rescue Shifters, #2) by Zoe Chant Paranormal Romance 26/6/18 ★★★★ https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Captive Prince (Captive Prince, #1) by C.S. Pacat High Fantasy - 5/7/18 ★★★★ https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Zombie An Anthology Of The Undead by Christopher Golden Zombies/Horror - 9//18 ★★★ https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
The King Slayer (The Witch Hunter, #2) by Virginia Boecker Fantasy 3/8/18 ★★
The Prince (A Wicked Trilogy, #3.5; 1001 Dark Nights, #85) by Jennifer L. Armentrout PNR/ Fae 21/8/18 ★★★



message 4: by Amyiw, Challenges Moderator (last edited Aug 31, 2018 07:20PM) (new)

Amyiw | 1083 comments Mod
1. New
Baby, I'm Howling for You (Alphaville, #1) by Christine Warren The Unleashing (Call of Crows, #1) by Shelly Laurenston Chasing His Bunny (Big Bad Bunnies #1) by Golden Angel Darkness Awakened (Darkness, #1) by Katie Reus The Gargoyle Gets His Girl (Nocturne Falls, #3) by Kristen Painter Hungry Like the Wolf (SWAT, #1) by Paige Tyler Justice Calling (The Twenty-Sided Sorceress, #1) by Annie Bellet Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #1) by Kerri Maniscalco Slouch Witch (The Lazy Girl's Guide to Magic, #1) by Helen Harper Blackbirds (Miriam Black, #1) by Chuck Wendig Hunter of Demons (Spectr, #1) by Jordan L. Hawk
2. Indulgent
Pleasure Unbound (Demonica, #1) by Larissa Ione Shards of Hope (Psy-Changeling, #14) by Nalini Singh Desire Unchained (Demonica #2) by Larissa Ione The Last Nights of The Frangipani Hotel (The Actor's Circle #2) by Bey Deckard Passion Unleashed (Demonica #3) by Larissa Ione Goodbye Paradise (Hello Goodbye, #1) by Nealy Wagner The Gargoyle Gets His Girl (Nocturne Falls, #3) by Kristen Painter The Vampire's Mail Order Bride (Nocturne Falls, #1) by Kristen Painter The Werewolf Meets His Match (Nocturne Falls, #2) by Kristen Painter The Professor Woos The Witch (Nocturne Falls #4) by Kristen Painter The Vampire’s Fake Fiancée (Nocturne Falls, #5) by Kristen Painter The Dragon Finds Forever (Nocturne Falls, #7) by Kristen Painter The Shifter Romances The Writer (Nocturne Falls, #6) by Kristen Painter
3. Continue
Coyote Dreams (Walker Papers, #3) by C.E. Murphy Dr. NEURO (St. Luke's Docuseries, #3) by Max Monroe Wild Wild Hex (Hexworld, #3.5) by Jordan L. Hawk Night Huntress (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon, #5) by Yasmine Galenorn Captives of the Night (Scoundrels, #2) by Loretta Chase Razr (Demonica Underworld #4; Demonica #15; 1001 Dark Nights #56) by Larissa Ione The Vor Game (Vorkosigan Saga, #6) by Lois McMaster Bujold A Dragon of a Different Color (Heartstrikers, #4) by Rachel Aaron Last Dragon Standing (Heartstrikers, #5) by Rachel Aaron Fear the Darkness (Guardians of Eternity, #9) by Alexandra Ivy
argh (see series that I just cannot stop but wish I would)
The Darkest Promise (Lords of the Underworld, #13) by Gena Showalter
NEW RELEASE
Someone to Care (Westcott #4) by Mary Balogh Ocean Light (Psy-Changeling Trinity, #2; Psy-Changeling, #17) by Nalini Singh Midnight Wolf (Shifters Unbound, #11) by Jennifer Ashley The Lady is a Vamp (Argeneau, #17) by Lynsay Sands The Chosen (Elder Races, #9.7) by Thea Harrison In Darkness Transformed (The Paladin Strike Team #1) by Alexis Morgan Alec Mackenzie's Art of Seduction (MacKenzies & McBrides, #9) by Jennifer Ashley Iron and Magic (The Iron Covenant, #1) by Ilona Andrews Atone in Darkness (The Paladin Strike Team #2) by Alexis Morgan Wild Hunger (Heirs of Chicagoland, #1) by Chloe Neill
4. Fantasy/UF/PNR
Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits by David Wong On Basilisk Station (Honor Harrington, #1) by David Weber


message 5: by Amyiw, Challenges Moderator (new)

Amyiw | 1083 comments Mod
I think I'm going to have a lot of indulgent reads as rereading sounds so appealing right now.


message 6: by Somer (last edited Sep 10, 2018 05:01PM) (new)

Somer Jennings | 4 comments I am in starting here:

Topic 1:
The sea witch: Can love turn you evil?: Volume 1 Finished 06/05/2018
Caraval Finished 8/12/2018
An Unkindness of Magicians Finished 8/8/2018


Topic 2:
Crave Finished 8/2/18
When Katie Met Cassidy Finished 8/13/2018

Topic 3:
Traitors
The Night Trade Finished 6/7/2018
Fangs and Fennel Finished 6/6/18

Topic 4:
The Fallen Star Finished 07/10/2018
The Rules of Magic
Glitter Finished 8/13/2018

Will add more when I finish these four!


message 7: by Norma, BOM & Co Moderator (last edited Jul 02, 2018 10:47AM) (new)

Norma Mills | 653 comments Mod
I don't know if I can do 12, but here is what I got so far. I am going on a cruise in July, so I am going to try to bang a few out...

1. New author or series you've been wanting to start.
Unsinkable A Memoir by Debbie Reynolds - A book I have wanted to read for about 5 years. (Own it, read book)
Sons of Anarchy Bratva by Christopher Golden - A quick, fun read, with no series, but about a series I adore. (Own it, read book)
Asylum (Asylum, #1) by Madeleine Roux - A new series, horror, I have wanted to read for a while and just got in the mail. (Own it, read book)

2. An indulgent read, whether a re-read of a favorite or a book you think of as fluff, fluffy, or something you love but wouldn't brag about reading, like erotica, romance, etc...
DONE Pleasure Unbound (Demonica, #1) by Larissa Ione - Audio re-read because I want to continue the series, but cannot remember what happened. (Audio own)
DONE Desire Unchained (Demonica #2) by Larissa Ione - Audio re-read because I want to continue the series, but cannot remember what happened. (Audio own)
IN PROGRESS The Killing Dance (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #6) by Laurell K. Hamilton - Audio read because I have been slacking on this series, but I have to do it in Audio only. (Audio rental)

3. Continue a series that you enjoy or read the latest new release.
Fugitives (Escape from Furnace, #4) by Alexander Gordon Smith - A series I have wanted to finish that is both horrific and entirely possible. (Own it, read book)
Eve of Chaos (Marked, #3) by S.J. Day - Last book in a series I have wanted to complete for a while, but never have time. (Own it, read book)
The Werewolf of Bamberg (The Hangman's Daughter, # 5) by Oliver Pötzsch - Audio this series! I love this series and can't to read this one, probably on Audio because it is German, audiobooked into English. (Audio-Audible)

4. And because we are Vampire and Fantasy, I'm going to stretch it and make Fantasy any fantasy, including scifi and pure fantasy or PNR/UF as we usually do.
IN PROGRESS Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #1) by Kerri Maniscalco - New series I have wanted to start for a little while now. (Audio Rental)
A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson - Second book in a series I didn't know existed when I read the first book. (Audio Rental)
Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #3) by J.R. Ward - Book 3 in a long paused series I need to get back into. (Own it/Audio-Audible))


message 8: by Amyiw, Challenges Moderator (new)

Amyiw | 1083 comments Mod
I'm updating but I've been on such a crazy reading spree that I could fill this multiple times.

End of July, first of August so one more month.


message 9: by Sana (new)

Sana Zameer (sanazameer) Update message #3
Read: 40 books
Thanks Amyiw for this challenge. It was so much fun! :)


message 10: by Amyiw, Challenges Moderator (new)

Amyiw | 1083 comments Mod
Oh I need to update now that it is the end of the month. I read so much this summer. :-)

I'll try posting a mini challenge for September.


message 11: by Amyiw, Challenges Moderator (new)

Amyiw | 1083 comments Mod
I recorded 36 books that fit.


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