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message 1: by GinBee, Founder & Mod (last edited Mar 19, 2010 12:02PM) (new)

GinBee (jennymbee) | 4468 comments Mod
April Mini Challenge - New to you author

Duration - 1st April 2010 to 30th April 2010

Our mini challenge for April is to read something by an author who is new to you just to try them out. Could be from a recommendation or something that is on the TBR you are not sure about.

Simply choose a book by the new to you author to read and hopefully you will find another one to fall in love with!

As this is a monthly mini challenge the requirement is just to list one book. For faster readers or those who want more of a challenge choose say 2,3 or 5 (or you choose, just post it up so we can follow you!!). They can either all be from the same new author or from say 3 different new authors.

New Author
New Author 2 OR second book by the same new author
And so on.....



message 2: by GinBee, Founder & Mod (last edited Apr 22, 2010 11:17AM) (new)

GinBee (jennymbee) | 4468 comments Mod
Participating in the April Mini Challenge - New to me author:-


Jen
~♥ Kat ♥~
Archer
Melanie
chucklesthescot
Amanda
Angela
Angie
Valorie
Amanda
Mariya
Shera
Lisa


message 3: by GinBee, Founder & Mod (last edited Apr 21, 2010 11:36AM) (new)

GinBee (jennymbee) | 4468 comments Mod
I've found I like having reading challenges on the go :) I have been meaning to read some stuff by Laurell K Hamilton for a while now so she is going to be my new to me author. (I did get a book off my shelf to read a few weeks ago but never actually started it) I have the first two books in the series on my shelf so I'm going to set my challenge as two books by the same new author!

New Author - Laurell K Hamilton
I'm now going to just read the first book

1. A Kiss of Shadows (Meredit
h Gentry, #1)



New Author - Sherrilyn Kenyon
Reading 1 book by this author

1. Fantasy Lover read 21/04/2010

A Kiss of Shadows (Meredith Gentry, #1)  by Laurell K. Hamilton Fantasy Lover (Dark-Hunter, #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon


message 4: by Archer (new)

Archer | 205 comments I'm in.. I just joined and what a great way to start.

Three Days to Dead - Kelly Meding

Three Days to Dead (Dreg City, #1) by Kelly Meding


message 5: by Melanie (last edited May 17, 2010 10:14AM) (new)

Melanie (melobrien) I'm in! I am addicted to reading challenges.

I have been hearing a lot about J. R. Ward
Dark Lover Read- 4/24/10

And if I like that book, I'll add the next 2.

And started the next book in the series


message 6: by chucklesthescot (last edited Apr 12, 2010 01:45PM) (new)

chucklesthescot OK I'll give this one a try. I have soooo many UF type books waiting on my shelf. I'm going to try

Christine Warren Wolf at the Door
Kerrelyn Sparks The Undead Next Door
Poppy Z Brite Wormwood: A Collection of Short Stories
The Sweet Scent of Blood by Suzanne McLeod
Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost


message 7: by Amanda (last edited Apr 01, 2010 09:32PM) (new)

Amanda (thehopelessbibliophile) | 16 comments April Mini Challenge
read 2 out of 6

Embers by Laura Bickle
Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey
Master of the Night by Angela Knight
Ms. Pendragon by Michele Lang

Dante’s Girl by Natasha Rhodes
Intertwined by Gena Showalter

Master of the Night (Mageverse, #2) Ms. Pendragon


Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews (pnrbookloverreviews) | 15 comments Jen wrote: "I've found I like having reading challenges on the go :) I have been meaning to read some stuff by Laurell K Hamilton for a while now so she is going to be my new to me author. (I did get a book ..."

Loved this series!
How did you like it?


message 9: by Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews (last edited Apr 12, 2010 03:08PM) (new)

Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews (pnrbookloverreviews) | 15 comments This is great challenge
im going to read
Bitten (Women of the Otherworld, #1) by Kelley Armstrong Kiss of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #1) by Lara Adrian
I read both of these and i have also read
Kiss of Crimson (Midnight Breed, #2) by Lara Adrian Midnight Awakening (Midnight Breed, #3) by Lara Adrian A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark, #2) by Kresley Cole When Darkness Comes by Alexandra Ivy Evermore (The Immortals, #1) by Alyson Noel


message 10: by Angie (new)

Angie I'm new to the group and love challenges so I'll give this a go.

1 - I'm The Vampire, That's Why - Michele Bardsley
2 - The Legend of Banzai Maguire - Susan Grant
3 - Touched By Darkness - Catherine Spangler
4 - A Connecticut Fashionista in King Arthur's Court - Marianne Mancusi
5 - Blood Rose - Sharon Page

I'm the Vampire, That's Why (Broken Heart Vampires, #1) by Michele Bardsley The Legend of Banzai Maguire (2176 Series, #1) by Susan Grant Touched by Darkness (The Sentinel Series, Book 1) (Berkley Sensation) by Catherine Spangler A Connecticut Fashionista In King Arthur's Court by Marianne Mancusi Blood Rose (Blood, #2) by Sharon Page


message 11: by Valorie (new)

Valorie This looks like fun, I love trying new authors! Here is my list..

1. The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox
2. Witch Way to Murder by Shirley Damsgaard
3. Spider's Bite by Jennifer Estep
4. Key to Conflict (Gillian Key, ParaDoc, #1) by Talia Gryphon

The Accidental Demon Slayer (Demon Slayer, Book 1) by Angie Fox Witch Way to Murder (Ophelia & Abby Mystery, Book #1) by Shirley Damsgaard Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin, #1) by Jennifer Estep Key to Conflict (Gillian Key, ParaDoc, #1)  by Talia Gryphon


message 12: by Valorie (last edited Apr 05, 2010 10:52AM) (new)

Valorie 1/4 Done

1. The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox
2. Witch Way to Murder by Shirley Damsgaard 4/5 ***
3. Spider's Bite by Jennifer Estep
4. Key to Conflict (Gillian Key, ParaDoc, #1) by Talia Gryphon

The Accidental Demon Slayer (Demon Slayer, Book 1) by Angie Fox Witch Way to Murder (Ophelia & Abby Mystery, Book #1) by Shirley Damsgaard Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin, #1) by Jennifer Estep Key to Conflict (Gillian Key, ParaDoc, #1)  by Talia Gryphon


message 13: by [deleted user] (last edited Apr 12, 2010 04:28PM) (new)

*Challenge Complete*

Paranormal Addicts & Newbies April Mini Challenge
Duration: April 1 to April 30

1.The Iron King - Julie Kagawa 08/04

The Iron King (Iron Fey, #1) by Julie Kagawa

I loved this book! 5 stars for sure. It's a great YA book that deals with the Fae and their myths and legends. It has great detail and lots of action with just a hint of romance that leaves you craving the next book. I can hardly wait for August when the second book The Iron Daughter (Iron Fey, #2) by Julie Kagawa comes out. This is a definate must read!


message 14: by AmandaG (new)

AmandaG (amandag3) | 15 comments 1. Lord of the Fading Lands by C.L. Wilson
2. Full Moon Rising by Keri Arthur (could have the author wrong)


message 15: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (thehopelessbibliophile) | 16 comments April Mini Challenge
read 3 out of 6

Embers by Laura Bickle
Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey
Master of the Night by Angela Knight
Ms. Pendragon by Michele Lang

Dante's Girl by Natasha Rhodes
Intertwined by Gena Showalter


message 16: by Valorie (new)

Valorie 2/4 Done

1. The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox 4/15 ***
2. Witch Way to Murder by Shirley Damsgaard 4/5 ***
3. Spider's Bite by Jennifer Estep
4. Key to Conflict (Gillian Key, ParaDoc, #1) by Talia Gryphon

The Accidental Demon Slayer (Demon Slayer, Book 1) by Angie Fox Witch Way to Murder (Ophelia & Abby Mystery, Book #1) by Shirley Damsgaard Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin, #1) by Jennifer Estep Key to Conflict (Gillian Key, ParaDoc, #1)  by Talia Gryphon


message 17: by Mariya (last edited Apr 17, 2010 08:35AM) (new)

Mariya (cr6zym0nkeyiz) these were my two that i did.



1. Halfway to the Grave by jeaniene frost
2. Dark Lover by j.r. ward

Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1) by Jeaniene Frost Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1) by J.R. Ward


message 18: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (thehopelessbibliophile) | 16 comments April Mini Challenge
read 4 out of 6

Embers by Laura Bickle
Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey
Master of the Night by Angela Knight
Ms. Pendragon by Michele Lang

Dante's Girl by Natasha Rhodes
Intertwined by Gena Showalter


message 19: by Valorie (new)

Valorie 3/4 Done

1. The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox 4/15 ***
2. Witch Way to Murder by Shirley Damsgaard 4/5 ***
3. Spider's Bite by Jennifer Estep
4. Key to Conflict (Gillian Key, ParaDoc, #1) by Talia Gryphon 4/18 ***

The Accidental Demon Slayer (Demon Slayer, Book 1) by Angie Fox Witch Way to Murder (Ophelia & Abby Mystery, Book #1) by Shirley Damsgaard Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin, #1) by Jennifer Estep Key to Conflict (Gillian Key, ParaDoc, #1)  by Talia Gryphon


message 20: by Shera (Book Whispers) (last edited May 01, 2010 08:02PM) (new)


message 21: by Angie (new)

Angie All done!

1 - I'm The Vampire, That's Why - Michele Bardsley - April 12
2 - The Legend of Banzai Maguire - Susan Grant - April 10
3 - Touched By Darkness - Catherine Spangler - April 17
4 - A Connecticut Fashionista in King Arthur's Court - Marianne Mancusi - April 19
5 - Blood Rose - Sharon Page - April 20

I'm the Vampire, That's Why (Broken Heart Vampires, #1) by Michele Bardsley The Legend of Banzai Maguire (2176 Series, #1) by Susan Grant Touched by Darkness (The Sentinel Series, Book 1) (Berkley Sensation) by Catherine Spangler A Connecticut Fashionista In King Arthur's Court by Marianne Mancusi Blood Rose (Blood, #2) by Sharon Page


message 22: by ♥Lisa♥ (last edited Apr 26, 2010 07:27PM) (new)

♥Lisa♥ | 1441 comments I would like to try


1.Touch of Seduction by Rhyannon Byrd♥♥♥♥
2.Ice Blue by Ann Stuart ♥♥♥
3.Desire Untamed by Pamela Palmer ♥♥♥

Touch of Seduction (Primal Instinct, #4) by Rhyannon Byrd Ice Blue (Ice, #3) by Anne Stuart Desire Untamed (Feral Warriors, #1) by Pamela Palmer


message 23: by Valorie (new)

Valorie 4/4 Done Yay!

1. The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox 4/15 ***
2. Witch Way to Murder by Shirley Damsgaard 4/5 ***
3. Spider's Bite by Jennifer Estep 4/21 *****
4. Key to Conflict (Gillian Key, ParaDoc, #1) by Talia Gryphon 4/18 ***

The Accidental Demon Slayer (Demon Slayer, Book 1) by Angie Fox Witch Way to Murder (Ophelia & Abby Mystery, Book #1) by Shirley Damsgaard Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin, #1) by Jennifer Estep Key to Conflict (Gillian Key, ParaDoc, #1)  by Talia Gryphon


message 24: by Archer (new)

Archer | 205 comments DONE!!

Three Days to Dead - Kelly Meding


message 25: by Amanda (last edited Apr 29, 2010 06:18PM) (new)

Amanda (thehopelessbibliophile) | 16 comments April Mini Challenge
read 5 out of 5 COMPLETE!

Okay, didn't get to the last one on my list. But since there wasn't a minimum, I'm just changing it to 5.

Embers by Laura Bickle
Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey
Master of the Night by Angela Knight
Ms. Pendragon by Michele Lang
Intertwined by Gena Showalter



message 26: by GinBee, Founder & Mod (new)

GinBee (jennymbee) | 4468 comments Mod
April mini challenge - completed!!


A Kiss of Shadows (Meredit
h Gentry, #1)
by Laurell K Hamilton read 30/04/2010
Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon read 21/04/2010

A Kiss of Shadows (Meredith Gentry, #1)  by Laurell K. Hamilton Fantasy Lover (Dark-Hunter, #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon


message 27: by A.R. (new)

A.R. Moler | 28 comments Valorie wrote: "1/4 Done

1. The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox
2. Witch Way to Murder by Shirley Damsgaard 4/5 ***
3. Spider's Bite by Jennifer Estep
4. [book:Key..."


I'm rather fond of Shirley's Daamsgard's stuff. I only started read her about a year ago.


message 28: by Valorie (new)

Valorie A.r. wrote: "Valorie wrote: "1/4 Done

1. The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox
2. Witch Way to Murder by Shirley Damsgaard 4/5 ***
3. Spider's Bite by Jennif..."


I've found I'm liking the series more with every book. Very enjoyable so far!


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