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message 1: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Your Humble Servant (last edited Oct 16, 2010 11:05AM) (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 8001 comments Welcome to the We Love Lisa Kleypas Group’s Pot Luck Reading Challenge. Come on in and seat yourself, there’s plenty of room for everyone!

Knowing that everyone’s tastes differ, I asked you each to “bring” your favorite “dishes” to share, “tasty treats” that some of us may not have ventured to try before. The list of available “food” items to choose from can be found beginning in the next post. Also, because we all have different sized appetites, we’re offering a wide range of “meal plans.” Please choose from one of the following:

#1. Zachary Bronson's Barely a Bite - Choose 1 "dish" from a "food group" you've never tried before.
#2. Jack Travis’ Tantalizing Temptations – Your choice of any 3 or more “dishes,” selected from 1 or more “food groups.”
#3. Kev Merripen’s Manly Morsels – Your choice of any 4 or more “dishes” selected from any 2 or more “food groups.”
#4. Derek Craven’s Carnal Cravings – Your choice of any 5 or more “dishes” selected from any 3 or more “food groups.”
#5. Leo’s Luscious Libations – Your choice of any 6 or more “dishes” selected from any 4 or more “food groups.”
#6. Jack Devlin’s Devine Delectables – Your choice of any 7 or more “dishes” selected from any 5 or more “food groups.”
#7. Sebastian’s Scrumptious Sensations – Your choice of any 8 or more “dishes” selected from 6 or more “food groups.”
#8. Hardy Cates’ Hearty Appetite – Your choice of 9 or more “dishes” - 1 or more selected from each of the 9 “food groups.”

The “food groups” are as follows: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Fantasy, Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense, Sci-Fi, Steampunk, and Urban Fantasy. (See Mandy’s post below for a description of each “food group.”)

Now, to make this a little more challenging for those more adventurous types amongst us, if you don’t feel like filling your own “plates,” you can ask one of the other “diners” to do it for you. Just choose someone, and if they are willing, let them know what “meal plan” you’d like and then sit back and wait for them to serve you.

This challenge begins November 1st and runs through November 30th. The only restriction is that you can’t “partake” of any of the “dishes” that you “brought,” because this challenge is about trying new things.

I’d like to thank all of you who brought something to share. There are offerings sure to please even the most discriminating pot luck palette, so please, help yourselves and don’t be afraid to sample something new.

Now, get ready to dig in!


message 2: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Your Humble Servant (last edited Oct 17, 2010 08:04PM) (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 8001 comments Menu/Food Choices -

Contemporary

A Sky Full of Miracles - Kim Cates
A Walk to Remember - Nicholas Sparks
Adam's Fall - Sandra Brown
After the Night -Linda Howard
Baby Love (Kendrick/Coulter/Harrigan #1) by Catherine Anderson
Bet Me - Jennifer Crusie
Blue Dahlia - Nora Roberts (Book 1 In The Garden trilogy)
Blue-Eyed Devil - Lisa Kleypas
Born in Shame (Born In trilogy #3) - Nora Roberts
Catch A Mate - Gena Showalter
Dark Paradise - Tami Hoag
Deep Waters - Jayne Ann Krentz
Delicious - Susan Mallery. (1st book of the series)
Dream a Little Dream - Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Fallen from Grace - Laura Leone
Family Man - Jayne Ann Krentz
Flat-Out Sexy - Erin McCarthy (Book 1 in the Fast Track series)
Getting Rid Of Bradley - Jennifer Crusie
Heaven, Texas by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Henry's List of Wrongs - John Scott Shepherd
Her Secret Santa - Day LeClaire
Holding the Dream - Nora Roberts
Honest Illusions - Nora Roberts
Honor Bound - Sandra Brown
In the Midnight Rain - Ruth Wind
In Your Eyes - Marie Force
Jamie - Lori Foster
Just the Sexiest Man Alive- Julie James
Kept - Jamie Alden
Kiss an Angel- Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Knock Me Off My Feet - Susan Donovan
Lake Magic - Kimberly Fisk
Lead Me On - Victoria Dahl
Letters to a Secret Lover – Toni Blake
Line of Scrimmage - Laura Moore
Loving Jessie - Dallas Schultz
Natural Born Charmer - Susan Elisabeth Philips


Contemporary Romance continued below...


message 3: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Your Humble Servant (last edited Oct 13, 2010 10:30AM) (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 8001 comments Contemporary Romance Cont.
One for the Money - Janet Evanovich
One Reckless Summer - Toni Blake (Book 1 in the Destiny series)
Paradise - Judith McNaught
Perfect - Judith McNaught
Romeo, Romeo - Robin Kaye (Book 1 in the Domestic Gods series)
Sea Swept - (Cheasapeake Bay Saga,#1)By Nora Roberts
Season for Miracles (Bethlehem #1) by Marilyn Pappano
Shelter Mountain - Robyn Carr, book 2 in the Virgin River series
She's Gone Country - Jane Porter
Shut Up and Kiss Me - Christie Craig
Slow Heat in Heaven - Sandra Brown
Smooth Talking Stranger - Lisa Kleypas
Something About You - Julie James
Sugar Daddy - Lisa Kleypas (Travis' book 1)
Summer of Two Wishes - Julia London
Talk Me Down - Victoria Dahl (Book 1 in the Tumble Creek series)
Tempt Me Tonight by Toni Blake
Texas! Chase (Texas! Trilogy #2) - Sandra Brown
The Manning Sisters -Debbie MaComber.(1st two books of the series)
The Pregnancy Test (NY Girlfriends #1) - Erin McCarthy
The Real Deal - Lucy Monroe
The Seductive Impostor by Janet Chapman
The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
The Sweet Gum Tree - Katherine Allred
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffinegger
Then Came Heaven - LaVyrle Spencer
This Heart of Mine - Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Virgin River - Robyn Carr (Book 1 in the Virgin River series)
Vision in White - Nora Roberts (Book 1 of the Bride Quartet series)
Welcome to Temptation -Jennifer Crusie
Whitehorse - Katherine Sutcliffe


message 4: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Your Humble Servant (last edited Oct 11, 2010 03:20PM) (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 8001 comments Erotic Romance
Abiogenesis- Kaitlyn O'Connor
Addicted by Charlotte Featherstone
Bound and Determined - Shelly Bradley
Bound to Please - Lilli Fiesty
Caine's Reckoning - Sarah McCarty (Hell's Eight #1)
Colters' Lady (Colters Legacy #2) - Maya Banks
Colters' Woman (Colters Legacy #1) - Maya Banks
Cowgirl Up and Ride by Lorelei James
Forbidden Pleasure- Lora Leigh (Bound Hearts 8),
Heather's Gift (Men of August Series #3) Lora Leigh
Hot in Here - Sophie Renwick
Jane and the Sneaky Dom - by Hannah Murray (#1 in an untitled series)
Laid Bare - Lauren Dane
Lisa's Gift by Mackenzie McKade
Long Hard Ride - Lorelei James
Making Chase - Lauren Dane (Book 4 in the Chase Brothers series)
Marly's Choice (Men of August Series #1) Lora Leigh
Master of the Mountain - Cherise Sinclair
Maverick's Black Cat by Maggie Casper & Lena Matthews (The Boulevard #1)
Midnight Angel - Lisa Marie Rice (Book 3 in the Midnight series)
Miss Firecracker - Lorelei James
One of the Guys - Shiloh Walker
Only Pleasure - Lora Leigh
Passion- Lisa Valdez (1st in series)
Rough, Raw and Ready- Lorelei James
Sarah's Seduction (Men of August #2) Series Lora Leigh
Seven Nights of Sin - Lacy Alexander
Shoulda Been A Cowboy (Rough Riders #7) - Lorelei James
Simply Sexual - Kate Pearce
Strip Search - Shelly Bradley
Submission & Seduction - Lora Leigh, Bound Hearts #2-3
Sweet Seduction - Maya Banks
Swing - Opal Carew
Taboo - Jess Michaels
The Bikini Diaries - Lacey Alexander
The Dom's Dungeon - Cherise Sinclair
The Forever Kiss - Angela Knight (Paranormal)
The Gentleman and the Rogue - Bonnie Dee (M/M read)
The Hot Line - Cathryn Fox
The Seduction of Shamus O'Rourke - N.J. Walters (Book 4 in the Jamesville series)
The Tin Star - J.L. Langley (This is a M/M read)
Their One and Only- Trista Ann Michaels
Victor- Julia Templeton
Victorious Star - Morgan Hawke
Wicked Ties - Shayla Black
Wild, Wicked, & Wanton by Jaci Burton


message 5: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Your Humble Servant (last edited Oct 16, 2010 11:14AM) (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 8001 comments Historical Romance

A Hint of Wicked - Jennifer Haymore
A Kingdom of Dreams - Judith McNaught
A Rake's Guide To Pleasure - Victoria Dahl
A Summer to Remember - Mary Balogh
Again The Magic - Lisa Kleypas (Stand alone or prequel to the Wallflowers)
Always to Remember - Lorraine Heath
An Indecent Proposition - Emma Wildes
And Then He Kissed Her - Laura Lee Guhrke
Annie's Song - Catherine Anderson
As You Desire - Connie Brockway
Beauty Like the Night - Liz Carlyle
Because You're Mine - Lisa Kleypas
Born in Sin (Brotherhood of the Sword #3) - Kinley MacGregor (aka Sherrilyn Kenyon)
Captive Bride - Johanna Lindsey
Claiming the Courtesan - Anna Campbell (Stand alone)
Devil in Winter - Lisa Kleypas
Devil of the Highlands (Devil of the Highlands #1) - Lynsay Sands
Don't Tempt Me - Loretta Chase
First Comes Marriage - Mary Balogh - Book 1 of the Huxtable series)
Gentle Rogue by Johanna Lindsey
Gone With the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
High Country Bride - Linda Lael Miller
Impostress - Lisa Jackson
Keegan's Lady - Catherine Anderson (Coulter's Historicals #1)
Lady Be Bad - Candice Hern
Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage - Jennifer Ashley
Like No Other Lover (Pennyroyal Green, #2) - Julie Anne Long
London's Perfect Scoundrel - Suzanne Enoch
Lord of Scoundrels - Loretta Chase (Book 3 but can be read alone)
Love in the Afternoon - Lisa Kleypas (Book 5 of the Hathaways series)
Love Only Once - Johanna Lindsey. (1st book of the Mallory series)
Mischief - Amanda Quick/Jayne Ann Krentz
Morning Glory - LaVyrle Spencer
Mr. Impossible - Loretta Chase
My Dearest Enemy - Connie Brockway
Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean
Once a Princess-Johanna Lindsey
One Night With You - Sophie Jordan
Outlander - Diana Gabaldon
Outlaw - Susan Johnson
Penelope & Prince Charming -Jennifer Ashley.
Private Arrangements - Sherry Thomas
Proof by Seduction - Courtney Milan
Ransom - Julie Garwood
Ravishing in Red - Madeline Hunter
Ride the Fire - Pamela Clare
Romancing Mister Bridgerton – Julia Quinn (Bridgerton #4)


Historical Romance continued below...


message 6: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Your Humble Servant (last edited Oct 13, 2010 05:29PM) (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 8001 comments Historical Romance cont.

Saving Grace -Julie Garwood (stand alone)
Say You Love Me - Johanna Lindsey
Scandalous - Jenna Petersen
Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas
Seduce Me at Sunrise - Lisa Kleypas
Seize the Fire - Laura Kinsale
Seven Secrets of Seduction - Anne Mallory
Shanna - Kathleen E. Woodwiss
Slightly Dangerous - Mary Balogh
Slightly Scandalous - Mary Balogh. (3rd book in the Bedwyn series).
Splendor - Brenda Joyce (stand alone)
Suddenly You - Lisa Kleypas (Stand alone)
Summer Breeze - Catherine Anderson (Book 3 Coulter's Historicals
Sunset Embrace - Sandra Brown
Tender Is the Storm - Johanna Lindsey
Tender Rebel - Johanna Lindsey
The Awakening - Jude Deveraux
The Bride - Julie Garwood
The Darkest Heart-Brenda Joyce
The Devil You Know - Liz Carlyle (there is no official series, but the H/H appear in previous books by the author)
The Duke And I by Julia Quinn
The Duke of Shadows - Meredith Duran (Stand alone)
The Duke - Gaelen Foley (Knights Miscellany #1)
The Forbidden Rose - (The Spymaster's Lady (Chronological order #3)) - Joanna Bourne
The Last Hellion - Loretta Chase
The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie - Jennifer Ashley
The Prize - Julie Garwood (Stand alone)
The Secret Pearl - Mary Balogh
The Secret -Julie Garwood
The Seduction - Nicole Jordan
The Stranger I Married - Sylvia Day
The Texan's Wager - Jodi Thomas
The Tiger's Woman - Celeste De Blasis
The Unknown Ajax - Georgette Heyer, who invented the genre in the 1940's.
The Warlord's Bride - Margaret Moore
The Wedding - Julie Garwood (#2 after The Bride, or can be stand alone)
Then Came You - Lisa Kleypas
Three Nights of Sin - Anne Mallory
Till Next We Meet - Karen Ranney
To Catch an Heiress (Ex-spies #1) - Julia Quinn
To Seduce A Sinner (Legend of the Four Soldiers #2) - Elizabeth Hoyt
To Taste Temptation (Legend of the Four Soldiers #1) - Elizabeth Hoyt.
To Wed a Scandalous Spy - Celeste Bradley. (1st book in its series).
When He Was Wicked - Julia Quinn (#6 Bridgertons, but can be stand-alone)
When the Duke Returns - Eloisa James Book 4 of Desperate Duchesses series)
Where Dreams Begin - Lisa Kleypas
Wicked Angel - Julia London
Winter Fire - Elizabeth Lowell
You Belong to Me-Johanna Lindsey


message 7: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Your Humble Servant (last edited Oct 18, 2010 08:49AM) (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 8001 comments Paranormal

A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole
Acheron - Sherrilyn Kenyon
Angels' Blood - Nalini Singh
Blood and Chocolate - Anette Curtis Klause
Blood Brothers - Nora Roberts
Branded by Fire - Nalini Singh
Burning Wild - Christine Feehan
Caressed By Ice - Nalini Singh
Cry Wolf - Patricia Briggs
Dark Lover by J R Ward
Dead Until Dark - Charlaine Harris
Demon Forged - Meljean Brook
Demon from the Dark - Kresley Cole
Demon Moon - Meljean Brook
Face the Fire - Nora Roberts (Three Sisters Island 3)
Fantasy Lover - Sherrilyn Kenyon (Dark-Hunters #1)
Firelight - Sophie Jordan
Forever (Book 1 in the Forever Trilogy) Jude Devereaux
Jacob (Nightwalkers #1) - Jacquelyn Frank
Key of Valor - Nora Roberts
Kiss and Hell - Dakota Cassidy
Kiss of Midnight - Lara Adrian (Book 1 Midnight Breeds series)
Lover Avenged - J.R. Ward
Lover Awakened - J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood #3)
Lover Eternal - J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood #2)
Lover Unbound - J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood #5)
Megan's Mark - Lora Leigh's Breeds
Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs - Molly Harper
Night Pleasures - Sherrilyn Kenyon.
On the Edge by Ilona Andrews
On The Way To Heaven: She Was Sent From Heaven To Save A Marriage Made In Hell - Tina Wainscott
Pack Challenge (Magnus Pack #1) - Shelly Laurenston
Pleasure Unbound - Larissa Ione (Demonica, Bk 1)
Prince of Dreams - Susan Krinard
Running Hot - Jayne Ann Krentz
Shadow Game (Ghostwalkers #1) - Christine Feehan
Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh
Summer Heat - Jaci Burton
The Darkest Night (Lords of the Underworld #1) - Gena Showalter
The Smoke Thief - Shana Abe
Touched by Darkness - Catherine Spangler
Twilight Hunger - Maggie Shayne
Twilight - Stephenie Meyer (Twilight #1)
Unleashing the Storm - Sydney Croft


message 8: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Your Humble Servant (last edited Oct 18, 2010 08:48AM) (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 8001 comments Romantic Suspense

A Man To Slay Dragons - Megan Mckinney
Angels Fall - Nora Roberts
Behind Closed Doors - Shannon McKenna
Black Ice (Ice #1) - Anne Stuart
Bodyguard - Suzanne Brockmann
Chill Factor - Sandra Brown
Crazy Cool - Tara Janzen
Crazy Hot - Tara Jantzen
Cry No More- Linda Howard
Die For Me - Karen Rose
Don't Tell - Karen Rose (#1 in untitled series)
Dream Man - Linda Howard
Extreme Exposure - Pamela Clare (Book 1 I-Team series)
Fragile - Shiloh Walker
Hard Evidence - Pamela Clare (Book 2 of the I-Team series)
Harvard's Education(Tall, Dark & Dangerous #5) - Suzanne Brockmann
Heartbreaker - Julie Garwood (The Buchanans #1)
Hello, Darkness - Sandra Brown
Hidden Riches - Nora Roberts
Killjoy - Garwood
Last Chance (Chance #1)- Christy Reece
Love You to Death - Shannon K. Butcher
Maverick - Lora Leigh
Mr. Perfect - Linda Howard
Naked Edge - Pamela Clare (Book 4 I-Team Series)
Naked in Death(In death series,#1)By JD Robb
No Chance(Chance #2)- Christy Reece
Northern Lights - Nora Roberts
Out Of Control - (McCloud & Friends #3) - Shannon McKenna
Protective Custody(Colby Agency #3) - Debra Webb
Rescue Me (Last Chance #1) - Christy Reece
Return to Me (Last Chance #2)- Christy Reece
Run to Me (Last Chance #3)- Christy Reece
Second Chance (Chance #3)- Christy Reece
Show No Mercy (Black Ops #1) Cindy Gerard
The Hunter (Crossfire #4) - Gennita Low
The Unsung Hero by Suzanne Brockmann
True Betrayals - Nora Roberts
Unlawful Contact - Pamela Clare (Book 3 of the I-Team series)
Weddings Can Be Murder - Christie Craig
White Lies - Jayne Ann Krentz
Wild Card - Lora Leigh


message 9: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Your Humble Servant (last edited Oct 16, 2010 11:15AM) (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 8001 comments OTHER - Fantasy, Sci Fi, Steam Punk, Urban Fantasy

Fantasy

A Dirty Job - Christopher Moore (non romance)
Daughter of the Blood - Anne Bishop
Dragonflight - Anne McCaffrey
Dragonquest by Anne McCaffrey (non romance)
Garden Spells - Sarah Addison Allen
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter #1) J.K. Rowling
Kushiel's Dart - Jacqueline Carey
Myrren's Gift (The Quickening #1) - Fiona McIntosh
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (Book 1 of the Study trilogy)
Shapechangers - Jennifer Roberson
Sword of Darkness - Kinley MacGregor (Lords of Avalon, #1)
The Crystal Cave - Mary Stewart
The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again - J.R.R. Tolkein
The Lord of the Rings (LOTR #1) - J.R.R. Tolkein
The Return of the King (LOTR #3) - J.R.R. Tolkein
The Two Towers(LOTR #2) - J.R.R. Tolkein
White Tiger (The Chronicles of Kassouk #1) by Vijaya Schartz
Year of the Unicorn - Andre Norton

Sci-Fi

Dune - Frank Herbert
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga #1) - Orson Scott Card
Ender's Shadow (Shadow #1) - Orson Scott Card
I, Robot- Isaac Asimov
The Host - Stephenie Meyer


Steam Punk
Soulless - Gail Carrigar
The Iron Duke - Meljean Brooks
Warrior - Zoe Archer

Urban Fantasy
A Rush of Wings - Adrian Phoenix (Book 1 in The Maker's Song series)
At Grave's End - Jeanienne Frost (Night Huntress #3)
Bitten (Women of the Otherworld #1) - Kelley Armstrong
Born of Ice - Sherrilyn Kenyon
City of Bones (Y/A) by Cassandra Clare
Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
Dead to the World -Charlaine Harris
Dead Witch Walking - Kim Harrison
Full Moon Rising by Keri Arthur
Grave Peril - Jim Butcher
Grave Sight - Charlaine Harris
Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton
Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews
Mark of the Demon (Kara Gillian #1) - Diana Rowland
Moon Called - Patricia Briggs
Once Bitten, Twice Shy - Jennifer Rardin
One Foot in the Grave - Jeanienne Frost
Out of the Light, Into the Shadows - Lori Foster/L.L. Foster
Red-Headed Stepchild Stepchild by Jaye Wells
Shadow Touch - Marjorie M. Liu
Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin #1) - Jennifer Estep
Succubus Blues - Richelle Mead
Tall, Dark & Dead by Tate Hallaway
Tempting Danger - Eileen Wilks
The Better Part of Darkness (Charlie Madigan #1) - Kelly Gay
Touch the Dark by Karen Chance
Undone - Rachel Caine


message 10: by Mandy (new)

Mandy Glover | 576 comments Contemporary
The largest of the romance novel subgenres, contemporary romance novels are set in the time when they were written, and usually reflect the mores of their time
Vision in White

Historical
Historical romance is set before World War II.Many historical romances include contemporary attitudes, as, for example, the heroines often have far more education than was the norm in their time period.
The Bride

Erotica
Erotic romance, sometimes called romantica, is a blend of romance and erotica. Erotic romance novels are characterized by strong sexual content, but can contain elements of any of the other romance subgenres. Erotic romance novels tend to use more frank language, avoiding many of the euphemisms used in books with milder content. These novels also usually include more sex scenes, often focusing more on the sex act rather than being a more traditional love scene, and may include more unusual positions or acts.
Lisa's Gift

Paranormal
Paranormal romance blends the real with the fantastic or science fictional. The fantastic elements may be woven into an alternate version of our own world in an urban fantasy involving vampires, demons, and/or werewolves, or they may be more "normal" manifestations of the paranormal—humans with psychic abilities, witches, or ghosts. Time-travel, futuristic, and extraterrestrial romances also fall beneath the paranormal umbrella.
Acheron

Urban Fantasy
Urban fantasy is a subset of fantasy defined by place; the fantastic narrative has an urban setting. Many urban fantasies are set in contemporary times or contain supernatural elements.
Dreamfever

Fantasy
Fantasy is a genre that uses magic and other supernatural phenomena as a primary element of plot, theme, and/or setting. Many works within the genre take place in fictional worlds where magic is common. Fantasy is generally distinguished from science fiction in that it does not provide a logical (or pseudo logical) explanation for the scientifically impossible events that occur, though there is a great deal of overlap between the two (both are subgenres of speculative fiction).
Artemis Fowl

Romantic Suspense
Romantic suspense involves an intrigue or mystery for the protagonists to solve.[26] Typically, however, the heroine is the victim of a crime or attempted crime, and works with a hero, who tends to be in a field where he would serve as a protector, such as a police officer, FBI agent, bodyguard, or Navy SEAL. By the end of the novel, the mystery is resolved and the interaction between the hero and heroine has evolved into a solid relationship.
Wild Card

Steam Punk
Steampunk involves an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century and often Victorian era Britain—that incorporates prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy.
The Iron Duke


message 11: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Your Humble Servant (last edited Dec 06, 2010 11:40AM) (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 8001 comments Particpants List


Beverly-----------------8/8 - - - Cleaned her plate!!!
Alycia---------------------5/5 - - Cleaned her plate!
Lady Leah Westcliff------------5/5 - -Cleaned her plate!!!
Lady Leah Back for Seconds-------- 1/1
Becky--------------------3/3 - - - Cleaned her plate!!!
Becky Back for Seconds-----------2
Cheryl--------------------4/4 - - -Cleaned her plate!!!
Dina------------------5/5 - - - Cleaned her plate!!!!
Mheghan------------------6/6 - - -Cleaned her plate!!!
Bekah----------------------7/7 - - Cleaned her plate!!!
E.-----------------------------1/1 - - - Cleaned her plate!!!!
Christine S.--------------------8/8 - - - Cleaned her plate!!!
Angela-----------------6/6 - - -Cleaned her plate!!!
Tonya-----------------7/7 - - - Cleaned Her Plate!!!!!!!!
Tonya - Back for Seconds----------1/1!
Miss Kate------------------5/5 - - -Cleaned her plate!!!
D.G.------------------------4/4 - - Cleaned her plate!!!
Anja-----------------3/3 - - - Cleaned her plate!!!
Alycia Bonus--------------------x/1
Katherine----------------------6/6 - - -Cleaned her plate!!!
Carolyn F. ------------ 23/23 - - - Cleaned her plate!!!
Mollie-------------------------2/8
Judy-----------------------3/4


Doggy Bag Line:

Dhestiny------------------------A Doggy Bag for A Rakes Guide to Pleasure and Red Headed Step Daughter
Lady Danielle------------A Doggy Bag for - Kushiel's Dart - - - Finished!!!!
Suzanne------------- A Doggy Bag for Heartbreakers and The Darkest Night
Mandy----------------- A Doggy Bag for 3/7



message 12: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Your Humble Servant (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 8001 comments OK, it's up! Let me know if it makes sense, or if you have any questions, because the thing is, it makes perfect sense to me. Which is scary ;)


message 13: by Catherine (new)

Catherine | 182 comments It makes perfect sense to me!


message 14: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Your Humble Servant (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 8001 comments Yay! And I got the notice, too :)


message 15: by Alycia (new)

Alycia | 1478 comments So awesome Dhes! This is so creative and you've been working hard... WTG!


I am in! I am going to take a look at all the options so I'll post my challenge number and book choices later.


message 16: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Your Humble Servant (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 8001 comments Thanks, Alycia! I'm just hoping everyone likes it :) I tried to make it both easy and challenging. ***fingers crossed***


message 17: by Alycia (new)

Alycia | 1478 comments I am sure it will go really well!


message 18: by Bekah, Fellow Kleypasaholic (new)

Bekah (bekah317) | 2750 comments Dhes, where is the Gage meal plan?!


message 19: by Bekah, Fellow Kleypasaholic (new)

Bekah (bekah317) | 2750 comments I'm in too


message 20: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Your Humble Servant (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 8001 comments Gage? Who's Gage? I haven't read her contemporaries yet.


message 21: by Bekah, Fellow Kleypasaholic (new)

Bekah (bekah317) | 2750 comments oh! I need a moment.


message 22: by D.G. (new)

D.G. Oh...love the idea! But I'm not sure I'll be able to participate...the minimum is still too much for me this month (with my trip and my trying to complete two yearly challenges.) :'(


message 23: by D.G. (new)

D.G. UniquelyMoi *~*Dhestiny*~* wrote: "Gage? Who's Gage? I haven't read her contemporaries yet."

Gage Travis, from Sugar Daddy.


message 24: by Alycia (last edited Oct 16, 2010 09:04AM) (new)

Alycia | 1478 comments Duration Nov. 1- 30
#3 Derek Craven's Carnal Cravings

Contemporary:
1. Vision in White

Historical:
2. A Rake's Guide To Pleasure

Paranormal:
3. Angels' Blood

Suspense:
4. Extreme Exposure

Fantasy:
5. Poison Study

*Bonus- Erotica:
Strip Search


message 25: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Your Humble Servant (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 8001 comments DG, I was hoping that 3 books wouldn't be too many, but do I understand that life does get in the way of reading sometimes. We'll miss you!


message 26: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Your Humble Servant (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 8001 comments Oooh, Alycia, maybe I'll join you in reading Angel's Blood. Let me know when you're going to read it.


message 27: by Katherine (new)

Katherine | 828 comments I'm in will do:
#4. Leo’s Luscious Libations – Your choice of any 6 or more “dishes” selected from any 4 or more “food groups.”

Will have to look over the list. Thanks for going to so much trouble with this one. Should be fun and tasty.


message 28: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Your Humble Servant (last edited Oct 16, 2010 09:28AM) (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 8001 comments Thanks, Katherine! I'm glad it sounds fun :) Let's hope it works out that way. I was hoping that it made sense. And you're very welcome! I couldn't have done it without everyone's help.


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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 8001 comments Oh, and I also have a Rake's Guide to Pleasure, Alycia.


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Alycia | 1478 comments UniquelyMoi *~*Dhestiny*~* wrote: "Oh, and I also have a Rake's Guide to Pleasure, Alycia."

LOL! I will read either or both with you. I don't care when we read them together. If you want to start with these, then I will too.


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D.G. I may still try to make it because I already have 6 of those books plus other books from the same series as the one recommended. It will all depend on if I can also use them for the RRRC monthly challenge (I always try to do several categories in that one.)


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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 8001 comments Why don't we do that, start those first? I think that will be easier to do it that way, before we get into other books.

I'm really, really tempted to do #7. Hardy Cates’ Hearty Appetite – Your choice of 9 or more “dishes” - 1 or more selected from each of the 9 “food groups.”

But 9 books? I dunno if I can do that much. LOL I'm trying to force myself to try new things.


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Alycia | 1478 comments UniquelyMoi *~*Dhestiny*~* wrote: "Why don't we do that, start those first? I think that will be easier to do.

I'm really, really tempted to do #7. Hardy Cates’ Hearty Appetite – Your choice of 9 or more “dishes” - 1 or more select..."


Maybe do St. Vincent's where there are 8 choices. I think starting at the beginning of the month will be easier. I don't care which one.


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D.G. Oh I have a question...let's say that I already read one of the books recommended but I haven't read the next book in that same series...would it count for the challenge or not? I ask because I'd like to read Lover Eternal soon but I think that's the only one of the BDB books that wasn't recommended. :)


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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 8001 comments D.G. wrote: "I may still try to make it because I already have 6 of those books plus other books from the same series as the one recommended. It will all depend on if I can also use them for the RRRC monthly ch..."

Let us know what you decide. You know we'd love to have you with us again!

Other than the starting date and not partaking of dishes you brought, it's flexible. You can make any changes to the reading list and even the "meal plan" that you need to.

This challenge is very experimental, too. But I'm LOVING the list that was compiled and can't wait to use it in future challenges, and add to the existing list as well.


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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 8001 comments DG, you can read the next books in the series and it will count. Just not the 1 you brought/recommended. I know it might seem a little silly to do it that way, but I figured that it's still helping encourage further reading of a series, so that's why I didn't eliminate all books from a series if you recommended 1. I hope that made sense.


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Katherine | 828 comments #4 Leo's Luscious Libations

Contemporary
1) Blue Dahlia
2) Smooth Talking Stranger

Historical
3) The Prize
4) Penelope & Prince Charming

Suspense
5) True Betrayals

Paranormal
6) Lover Eternal


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D.G. That makes sense, Dhes. :)

You don't have to worry about that in my case because I'm not much of a re-reader. There are too many books out there that I'd like to get to!

I'd really try to make it because I want to discuss what we think of each other choices. I'm sure some people would say regarding the books I brought...you thought THAT was a good book, LOL!

It would be interesting if we could put together a list and vote among ourselves as to what we think were the best choices, once we read them. :)


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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 8001 comments And I want to add, I know this is going to be a little more difficult because we're limited to the books on the list, so don't feel bad if you can't choose one of the "bigger meal plans." As I keep saying, the purpose of this challenge is to try something new, so even if you only read 1 new book, something you wouldn't normally go for, you're doing GREAT!!!


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 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 3737 comments I'm going to do Derek Craven's Carnal Cravings:

#3. Derek Craven’s Carnal Cravings – Your choice of any 5 or more “dishes” selected from any 3 or more “food groups.”


Here is my tentative list:
Contemporary Romance:
Smooth Talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypas
Blue-Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas
Romantic Suspense:
Crazy Hot by Tara Janzen
Fantasy
Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey
Urban Fantasy
Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
Historical Romance
The Bride by Julie Garwood


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 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 3737 comments Thanks for the hard work of putting this together, Dhestiny, and to all the members for their suggestions.


Mollie *scoutrmom* (scoutrmom) | 170 comments Oh, oh, oh, I so want to do this! Count me in for:

#6. Sebastian’s Scrumptious Sensations – Your choice of any 8 or more “dishes” selected from 6 or more “food groups.”

I'll have to make selections later.


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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 8001 comments You're welcome, Danielle! Glad you could join us. :)


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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 8001 comments Glad to have you with us, Mollie :)


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D.G. UniquelyMoi *~*Dhestiny*~* wrote: "As I keep saying, the purpose of this challenge is to try something new, so even if you only read 1 new book, something you wouldn't normally go for, you're doing GREAT!!! "

Hey Dhes...now that you mention that...why don't you give a choice with less dishes provided people try something they wouldn't normally pick? (This wouldn't work for me because I've read at least 1 book from each category.:)

You have a better way to describing the names, LOL! but you could do something like:
Sir Ross' Exotic Ambrosia
Zachary's Succulent Confection


message 46: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Your Humble Servant (last edited Oct 24, 2010 02:00PM) (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 8001 comments I'm going to TRY to make a pig of myself. I'll be going with #8. Hardy Cates’ Hearty Appetite – Your choice of 9 or more “dishes” - 1 or more selected from each of the 9 “food groups.”

Contemporary
Flat-Out Sexy

Erotic
Rough, Raw and Ready

Historical
A Rake's Guide To Pleasure

Paranormal
Angels' Blood

Romantic Suspense
Mr. Perfect

Fantasy
Sword of Darkness

Sci-Fi
Ender's Game

Steampunk
Warrior

Urban Fantasy
Red-Headed Stepchild

Flat-Out Sexy (Fast Track, #1) by Erin McCarthy Rough, Raw and Ready (Rough Riders, #5) by Lorelei James A Rake's Guide To Pleasure by Victoria Dahl Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter, #1) by Nalini Singh Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard Sword of Darkness (Lords of Avalon, #1) by Kinley MacGregor Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1) by Orson Scott Card Warrior (The Blades of the Rose, #1) by Zoe Archer Red-Headed Stepchild (Sabina Kane, #1) by Jaye Wells


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Catherine | 182 comments Excellent, UM! You're FINALLY reading A Rake's Guide To Pleasure and Angels' Blood! Woot! I can't wait to see what you think of Mr. Perfect and Warrior too.


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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 8001 comments Thanks, Catherine! I need to clear some books off my shelves, and I already own each one of those so that should help!

Are you going to join in, too?


message 49: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish, Your Humble Servant (last edited Oct 16, 2010 10:59AM) (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish | 8001 comments DG, that's a great idea. I'll add that. Once I figure out how to do it, that is. I'd have to renumber the meal plans. Let me think on it.


Mollie *scoutrmom* (scoutrmom) | 170 comments Found a boo boo in Historicals, Keegan’s Lady is Catherine Anderson, NOT Catherine Coulter. (the “Coulter’s Historicals #1” is correct.)


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